Category Archives: Lifestyle

Dec72018

Holiday Parties and Host Gifts with Lumina Station

Twinkling lights, festive decorations, the hustle and bustle of a busy shopping season: the holiday season brings about all sorts of wonderful and exciting delights every year. One of our favorite traditions here at Lumina Station is the influx of holiday parties and celebrations! But with those fun get-togethers comes one of the most common conundrums of this time of year; what gift do you bring your host to thank him or her for throwing such a fantastic party? Luckily, our shopping village by the [...]
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Nov192018

Holiday Hosting Tips from Lumina Station

It’s officially the holiday season, and here at Lumina Station we’re hanging our favorite decorations and getting ready for all of the festivities headed our way. Chances are, you’re doing something similar at home in order to get ready for upcoming holiday gatherings and get-togethers with your family and friends. You may even be prepping for a few guests in honor of the special days we have marked on the calendar. But if hosting fills you with more than a little stress, don’t let it edge out the [...]
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Aug12018

August Merchant of the Month Feature: Island Passage

From casual, daytime attire to outfits worthy of a night out on the town, Island Passage has just what you need to embrace the style of coastal living! As Lumina Station’s August Merchant of the Month, this localized mecca of fashion is perfect for locals and visitors alike when it comes to supplementing a summer wardrobe. For more than 25 years, Island Passage has provided Wilmington and neighboring areas with clothing, shoes, accessories and more, all featuring a distinct island style and personal [...]
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Jul202018

Getting Together with the Neighbors

At Lumina Station, we’re all about being good neighbors. Whether that means working with fellow merchants during the busy season, helping out a friend, or lending a hand during a fantastic community fundraiser, the shops, restaurants and offices housed here focus on being community-minded on a daily basis. When the Good Shepherd Center had an opportunity for us to help stock the shelves, a number of our merchants leapt at the chance! Among the initiators in organizing the special store events, held [...]
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Jun182018

Maintain Healthy Habits Through Summer

The official start of summer is just around the corner, and for locals and visitors to eastern North Carolina, that means the warmer weather has arrived and it’s time to don all of those fun, lighter fashions you can find here at Lumina Station! This is also a great time of year for engaging in outdoor exercise or reinforcing those good habits you resolved to keep up with around New Year’s Eve. In either case, staying active in the balmy air present through the more intense summer months takes dedication, [...]
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Jun12018

June Merchant of the Month Feature: Gentlemen’s Corner

From suits to casual attire fit for a day off, the Gentlemen’s Corner has what every fashionable man needs to complete his wardrobe. As Lumina Station’s June Merchant of the Month, this well-appointed shop promises the very best, from summer wedding ensembles to Father’s Day gifts and more. The company, which was founded in 1978 by Chris Dalrymple in Pinehurst, North Carolina, has since expanded its reach and reputation as the go-to for southern menswear. Located here in Wilmington as well as in Chapel [...]
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May182018

Illuminating Our History

Between our secluded location and the wide variety of shops, dining and services we offer here at Lumina Station, it’s understandable that many of our visitors – and longtime residents of Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington – don’t know that our marketplace holds a lot of history. The design of our buildings, and what our varied collection of merchants represents, calls back to a time when right on the shores of Wrightsville Beach stood a similar-looking structure that housed all the recreation the then [...]
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May42018

May Merchant of the Month Feature: Harbour Club Day Spa and Salon

Whether you’re looking to treat your mom for Mother’s Day or treat yourself to a little pre-summer pampering, you’ll find all the best products and services at Harbour Club Day Spa and Salon, Lumina Station’s May Merchant of the Month! Known around the center as a tranquil haven for both mind and body, Harbour Club is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Originally established in 2001 by Mary Jo Tolar, Harbour Club quickly became a gathering place for talented stylists, manicurists, massage therapists, [...]
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Apr232018

Outdoor Atmosphere at Lumina Station

Spring is in swing, and in southeastern North Carolina, we get to appreciate the outdoors just a bit more than others. In addition to the fun of the Azalea Festival, held earlier this month, our area is treated to a nice long period of warm weather, during which spring melts right into summer. And with a few new design elements that we’ve included in the landscape, it’s easier than ever to spend the day here and enjoy the coastal community’s mild temperatures. Lumina Station has recently added cozy [...]
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Apr42018

A Glimpse at Garden Party 2018

With the North Carolina Azalea Festival on the horizon, the merchants at Lumina Station and Wilmington locals alike are gearing up for a fashionable and fun-filled event: the Airlie Luncheon Garden Party! But if you’re a first-time visitor, or perhaps a newcomer to the party itself, you might be asking yourself what to expect and even what you should include in your wardrobe. Luckily, the shops at Lumina Station have some answers for you. The Main Event For years, the Garden Party has been an enthusiastic [...]
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