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Enter to WIN a $50 gift card from Uncle Ike’s Sandbar and Grill!
Uncles Ike’s is a casual family friendly restaurant with AMAZING food. They’ve been serving homemade breakfast, lunch, & dinner 7 days a week since 2009, and offer a late night bar with activities including karaoke and live jazz music.
Enter here for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Uncle Ike’s!
Hurry, contest ends 8/23!
This week we’re giving away a free family photo session for up to 30 people with Sun Portraits!
Sunportraits.com owner and photographer, Todd Hale, has been working with families on the Outer Banks since 1999. Whether it’s a family photo or a special occasion portrait, Todd will be there to capture all the love and happiness of the moment.
Todd makes things easy and will come to you or meet you at a location of your choice. Take a look at his website portfolio and Facebook page for more information. They also have some really cool T-shirts on their online Gift Shop.
Win a free sitting session for up to 30 people ($250.00 value*) as well as an 11” x 14” photo ($80 value) by entering our “Caption Contest” on either our Twitter,Instagram, or Facebook pages. Make sure to comment soon, contest ends 8/16!
This week we’re giving away a 3-gallon Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe Collector’s Tin!
Vacation and snacking go hand in hand. Whether you’re on the beach or curled up in front of a TV with the family, you’re always going to want to have food within reach. Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe will satisfy your craving, with fresh popcorn made each morning, you’ll have the freshest, best quality homemade popcorn available.
Even though they have over 20 flavors on the regular menu, they’re constantly coming up with the new flavors and seasonal combinations. Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe also does custom orders, party favors, and corporate gifts if you’re looking to impress someone.
|This summer we’re giving away HOT items from the best local businesses around town. This week we’re pairing up with Corolla Parasail and Duck Parasail to select TWO lucky winners who will each win a parasail ride for TWO!
You and a friend will enjoy a relaxing flight and breathtaking panoramic views of Corolla, Duck, the Currituck Sound and the Atlantic Ocean! Begin your adventure by sitting down on the back deck of the boat and let your Captain and First Mate do the work for you.
Corolla & Duck Parasail allow you to go solo or fly with a friend — or two — as they offer single, double, and triple flights. Their 12 passenger “Ocean Pro” boat can even hold your entire family! Corolla and Duck Parasail crew are CPR/First Aid Certified and follow WSIA industry standards so you can trust that you’ll be safe while you’re in the air.
For more info or to book, take a look at their website Corolla Parasail and Duck Parasail, Facebook Duck Parasail & Corolla Parasail, or Instagram. Read reviews of their operation on tripadvisor here.
Enter here or click the pic below for your chance to win. Contest ends 8/2!
Twiddy & Company Summer School is now in session! Whether it’s a student completing their grade school’s mandatory “Summer Reading List”, or an adult sitting under a beach umbrella with a paperback or Kindle in hand…reading books during the summer is both a rite of passage and a time-honored tradition. So we here at Twiddy figured we’d lend you a helping hand finding the perfect summer book to stash in your beach bag! Mystery, romance, comedy, fantasy, biography, non-fiction…no genre was off limits. So take a look at our staff members’ suggestions. Find something that strikes your fancy, and download it to your tablet or crack a book’s binding. We here at Twiddy are partial to our local Outer Banks family-owned bookseller: Island Bookstore (which has convenient locations for our guests in both Duck Village and Historic Corolla Village).
“The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough Staff Pick: Courtney W., Rentals Dept.
Synopsis: This #1 New York Times Bestseller by the two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, David McCullough, tells the dramatic story-behind-the story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.
“The Old Man And The Sea” by Ernest Hemingway Staff Pick: Charles, Home Services Dept.
Synopsis: “The Old Man and the Sea” is one of Hemingway’s most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it’s the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal – a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream.
“Beach Music” by Pat Conroy Staff Pick: Toni, Marketing Dept.
Synopsis: The story of Jack McCall, an American expatriate in Rome, scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife’s suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family’s past that can heal his anguished heart.
Synopsis: A young, innocent waterman from Colington Island is set up by a close friend and falsely imprisoned. He escapes 15 years later and returns to the Outer Banks with a massive fortune and a bottomless desire for revenge. Stretching from the wild horses of Carova Beach to the shipwrecks of the Graveyard of the Atlantic, this is a thrilling Outer Banks tale of vast danger and deep romance.
Synopsis: Deep in the heart of South Carolina Lowcountry we meet three generations of women buried in secrets on a tumultuous journey filled with longings, disappointments, and, finally, a road toward happiness that is hard earned.
“Modern Romance” by Aziz Ansari Staff Pick: Ian, Concierge Group
Synopsis: A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices.
“To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee Staff Pick: Rosemary, Rentals Dept.
Synopsis: Sure, Harper Lee’s new controversial novel “Go Set A Watchman” is garnering all the press this summer. But why not reread the classic that started it all? The best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it.
“A Song of Ice And Fire” by George R.R. Martin Staff Pick: Angie, Rentals Dept.
Synopsis: In the words of Mugatu, “Game of Thrones” is so hot right now. The story of A Song of Ice and Fire takes place on the fictional continents Westeros and Essos. The stories interweave a dynastic war among several families for control of Westeros.
Synopsis: A tale of books and technology, cryptography and conspiracy, friendship and love. It begins in a mysterious San Francisco bookstore, but quickly reaches out into the wider world and the shadowed past.
“You Are Not So Smart” by David McRaney Staff Pick: Bobby V., Home Services Dept.
Synopsis: An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise, based on the popular blog of the same name.
This summer we’re giving away HOT items from the best local businesses around town. This week it’s our turn— enter to WIN a Twiddy & Company cooler filled with custom Twiddy swag!
We have the perfect beach picnic setup for you. This swag bag features 2 Twiddy towels, 2 pair of Twiddy shades, 2 Twiddy coffee mugs, 1 Twiddy JellyBox Bluetooth Speaker, 1 Twiddy beach ball, and 1 custom Twiddy insulated cooler bag: