The Bodie Island Lighthouse, (pronounced "Body") is located just south of the town of Nags Head and Whalebone Junction, where Highway 158, Highway 64, and NC Highway 12 intersect. Visitors travelling towards Hatteras Island can't help but notice the black and white horizontal striped structure, peaking out over a line of dense cedar trees on the soundside.
Custom jeweler Gail Kowalski designs such exquisite work it is admired by entertainers who have their pick of fabulous jewelers at their disposal. Kowalski’s hand-wrought creations in gold, platinum and argentium silver have been featured in the TV show Desperate Housewives and worn by movie stars including Vanessa Williams and Minnie Driver. Described as “heirlooms of tomorrow,” stunning necklaces, bracelets, earrings , pendants and rings made with precious metals and genuine gemstones, pearls, diamonds and minerals fill her store at Gallery Row in Nags Head. Each design is unique and, literally, a work of art. As an award-winning jewelry designer, Kowalski can work with a client to craft the perfect piece, whether for a wedding, or a special gift. Her studio and shop are worth visiting just to see the eye-popping collection of diamonds as well as the beautiful jewelry for sale.