Friday, April 18, 2008

Beach Weekend

If you're ever in North Carolina...go to the beach. That is exactly what I'm doing this weekend! The beaches of N.C. are a treat for your senses. Here are some pictures of my last visit to the Outer Banks. Above the Bodie Lighthouse in all its glory.

On your drive down to the beach you will encounter lots of random, little shops...some selling peanuts, others selling antiques.

The Outer Banks is famously known for the wild horses that roam the beach in an enclosed, protected wildlife refuge. Many believe the horses were brought to the Outer Banks as early as 1523 by Spanish explorers. The horses have been there ever since and live among the locals and tourists. You are not allowed to ride, feed, or go near them (for their protection - thank goodness), but they are a unique and beautiful site to see on the beach.

And the houses at Outer Banks? Really crazy, beautiful, and even a bit over-commercialized. Can you imagine what all those rooms are filled with? Quite possible the new coastal collection at Pottery Barn.

The sand dollar bedding and coral candleholders are lovely. All this beach inspiration has me excited for the weekend ahead...now if only I can finish packing!

16 comments:

Krissy said...

I am so jealous! Have a fantastic time :)

Diana said...

Thanks!!

a little bird said...

man, looks gorgeous!! have a happy, safe weekend :)

A Print A Day said...

oh so gorgeous!!!

i haven't been to that part of the country, and my friend from virginia says that she and her family sometimes go to those beaches and it's supposedly quite lovely.

you should post pictures!

Diana said...

Oh - I will definitely post some pictures when I get back...hope to get some good ones...wish I had a DSLR now!

pinkstilettos said...

ohhh I love the living room Inspiration! Its all gorgeous!

That Girl Designs said...

Gosh, wish I could come with. Have a fabulous time.

Diana said...

thank you, thank you! Err...just a couple more hours...just have to last till I get out of work!

T said...

Oh have so much fun! My dad spent a week on Okracoke Island (sp?) this past summer and he wouldn't shut up about it for a month! I want to go so bad!!

Dianna said...

so pretty! have a great beachy weekend!! really, wild horses? how beautiful!

simplesong said...

this post makes me want to go to the beach, like NOW! have a great time!

High Desert Diva said...

Oh...the beach! Have a wonderful weekend.

Very interesting about the wild horses, btw. Definitely don't have them running the beach in Oregon!

Courtney said...

am trying not to be envious! and those pics are gorgeous. I hadn't notice the coral candleholders before from PB - love those. have a great time!

Sara Christine said...

Gasp - that house is over the top! Do they have 25 children?!? I have heard fantastic things about North Carolina, I would love to visit some day. It's on my list.

littlebyRD said...

Little bit jealous here. Have a fantastic weekend! Looking forward to pictures.

Laura said...

Ooooohhhh...I've been in my own little world lately and missed those Pottery Barn candle holders (amazing...since I get the catalog every 5 to 6 days :-). Thanks for the heads up! Heading to PB ASAP.

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