holiday happenings

December 18, 2018

Another December week has passed, and we are all another step closer to concluding one year and beginning the next!  Down here, on the Carolina coast, there is rarely a corner that doesn’t feel the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We may not live in a huge metropolitan area, but we have our own special way of celebrating, and it all starts with honoring local traditions.  A good… [Read More…]

bell custom homes brings local family home for the holidays

December 15, 2018

For many years now, Brunswick Forest has been a valued coastal community destination in Southeastern North Carolina.  With our location not far from the water, it’s easy to get used to the idea of being coastal by nature. Living in paradise with all the amenities you expect, makes life good.  But as any native will tell you, the weather can keep you on your toes during certain times of the… [Read More…]

holiday cooking tips from chef scott

December 13, 2018

Brunswick Forest knows that community is very important, and that preparing the right holiday meal for family and friends helps to bring everyone together.  But that doesn’t mean that meal prep can’t be a battle in itself!  Brunswick Forest’s very own Chef Scott, head chef at The Forest at Cape Fear National, divulges some valuable time saving tips in the kitchen this season.  Helping you to spend less time worrying… [Read More…]

ugly sweater parties: the origin

December 11, 2018

Being situated near the water, the holiday season at Brunswick Forest is very much alive and in tune with the spirit of southern living.  For one thing, it’s certainly warmer and lacking in the snow department; just another one of the standard amenities that make this area wonderful this time of the year.  So, what really comes to mind when thinking of the holidays?  Stockings, candy canes, chestnuts roasting on… [Read More…]

recap: wilmington’s 24th annual cucalorus festival

December 7, 2018

Wilmington is no stranger to the film and entertainment industry. So it is no surprise that what started 24 years ago as a small scale movie festival has become the Cucalorus that we know today. From the beginning, Wilmington’s Cucalorus Festival has been a celebration of film. When it was founded in 1994 by a group of Wilmington filmmakers called Twinkle Doon, just 16 local films brought crowds of people… [Read More…]