by Allyson Sproul
The ocean, the lifestyle, the dunes; there’s a lot to love about the Outer Banks. But if you ask me, the best thing about this little slice of paradise is the people.
Laid-back and friendly, they cherish time spent in a quality place. This is why, when we put our issue together every year, we make sure that along with food, art and fun, we also talk about the individuals who make this place so special.
This year we’re introducing you to some truly amazing locals. We have an artist whose beautiful watercolors reveal the natural world around her and a photographer whose lenses capture the rugged beauty of life on these barrier islands. We have a woman who literally wrote the book on cooking and a bartender who can bring the bar to you. And we have a collection of entrepreneurial women who have combined their passions with their love of the Outer Banks to achieve the right career-life balance.
Of course, inside you’ll also find stories on restaurants, advice for shopping and dates to circle on your calendar. But I think the stories that will resonate with you most focus on the people who call the Outer Banks home.
Thanks for reading. And have fun out there.