Forget Hawaii and California - on the East Coast, the best place for surf is on the Outer Banks, and this region is renowned as one of the best surfing destinations from New York to Florida. Surfers from all over the country and the world flock to the Outer Banks for the annual ESA tournament, or just after a storm swell, to paddle out to the Atlantic and enjoy some of the best waves on the coast.
New in 2012, this eclectic little store is as artsy and creative as you can get. A Hawaiian native, the owner is a skilled seamstress who combines the best of vintage fabric, classic design and imagination into clothing and art for sale in the shop. Her slogan posted at the front of the store sets the laybacked vibe of the store: “If I am here, come in. If I am not, it’s the best I can do, so come back.” The store sells handcrafted vintage threads and it is also a “green” art and sewing studio and a gallery that sells art and crafts from Outer Banks artisans. Among the unusual items for sale are wonderful custom-made “jet set” bags, made with vintage cloth and a utilitarian design; and super cool “spin art” on old vinyl 33 and 45 records. A contemporary men and women’s boutique, there are one-of-a- kind shirts, blouses and handbags made with exquisite cloth . There is also an alteration service available, and future plans include art, sewing and scrapbooking classes.