The Paula Deen Store Opens at Broadway at the Beach

The queen of southern cooking comes to Myrtle beach

The Paula Dean Store is now open at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach (Photo courtesy of Paula Deen)

The Paula Dean Store is now open at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach (Photo courtesy of Paula Deen)

Fans of Paula Deen will be pleased to know they don’t have to drive any further south than Myrtle Beach to shop for Paula Deen merchandise.  The Paula Deen Store opened July 13 at Broadway at the Beach, one of  South Carolina’s largest entertainment venues, which features great family attractions, unique specialty shops, fabulous nightlife and a wide variety of dining options.

The new store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and features a wide variety of Paula Deen merchandise. Shoppers will find accessories, cookware, apparel, recipe mixes, food, gifts and more.

In addition, shoppers and guests will have the opportunity to speak with Paula Deen, who will occasionally Skype into the store.

The Bag Lady Foundation merchandise is also featured at this store. Established by Paula Deen, this foundation’s mission is to provide hope, inspiration and support to women and families in times of need. (For more more info click on the link.)

The Paula Deen Store is located on the 21st avenue side (Southwest corner) of Broadway at the Beach.

(Info provided by Jamie Wilburn
Public Relations Coordinator)

Beyond Orlando’s Theme Parks

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19:  Singer Ricky Martin (R) unveils his brand new figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas on November 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Figure will soon travel to Florida for the spring 2015 grand opening of Madame Tussauds Orlando.  (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds) *** Local Caption *** Ricky Martin

Singer Ricky Martin meets his double at Madame Tussauds in Orlando, FL

Take flight high above Orlando; dive deep into three oceans; or take a selfie with famous stars. Merlin Entertainments, the second largest attraction operator in the world, is bringing three of its best-known attractions to Orlando: The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquarium

Read the entire article in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker. AllegiantOrlandoBeyondThemeParks copy

Come Play at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC

Broadway at the beach offers fun for the entire family.

Broadway at the beach offers fun for the entire family.

Myrtle Beach’s all-in-one entertainment complex offers fun for the entire family. Billed as South Carolina’s largest entertainment venue of its kind, Broadway at the Beach offers great family attractions, unique specialty shops, fabulous nightlife and a wide variety of dining options. Read complete story as it appeared in Allegiant Airline’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker. AllegiantBroadwayAtTheBeach copy

Rare Sea Turtle Nest at Ft. Fisher, NC

Check out this WECT video on a rare sea turtle nest found at Ft. Fisher.

http://www.wect.com/clip/11586665/rarest-sea-turtle-nests-at-fort-fisher-state-recreation-area

A Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, which is considered to be the rarest sea turtle, nested at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area on Sunday. The most endangered sea turtle rarely nests on the North Carolina coast, according to Alyssa Taylor with the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area.

Sea Turtle Adventure at Ocean Isle Beach, NC

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On a recent vacation to Ocean Isle Beach I had an unexpected adventure! I was sitting on our 11th floor condo porch enjoying my coffee and taking in the beautiful ocean view when I noticed a small crowd gathering on the beach by the dunes.

It was early in the morning and not many people were on the beach, so my curiosity was peaked. With camera in hand, I headed down to see what was happening. The first thing I noticed were strange tracks in the sand leading up to the dunes and back down to the ocean.

Then I noticed several people in T-shirts which identified them as volunteers for OIBSTPO (Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization). A small group of volunteers were digging carefully in the sand looking for a nest that had just  been dug by a female turtle.  Because of the recent tropical storm, Ana, and the sand erosion, the volunteers were  relocating the eggs to a safer nesting area further up the beach. A volunteer with a clicker counted the eggs as they were removed from the nest. Today’s total: 125 eggs! Continue reading

Downton Abbey Visits the Biltmore

Downton Abbey fashion exhibit at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.

Downton Abbey fashion exhibit at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.

“Changing Fashions for Changing Times” Now at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, Nc.

Fans of the popular PBS television series Downton Abbey don’t have to travel to Highclere Castle to experience firsthand what life was like at Downton Abbey or to view original costumes of their favorite characters. The Biltmore House, the grand 250-room Vanderbilt estate in Asheville, North Carolina, is showcasing 47 costumes from the show during its exhibition: Dressing Downton: Changing Fashions for Changing Times, which runs from February 5th through May 25th, 2015.

See my full article which appeared in Luxe Beat Magazine’s April 2015 issue at: Downton-Abbey-Visits-the-Biltmore

NC Beer Month Continues

Wilmington Celebrates NC Beer Month

Want to know what’s happening locally for NC Beer Month? Check it out on the NC Official Tourism Site.  Wilmington’s Top Hops Spots include: Front Street Brewery which has been a star attraction for 20 years, and five newcomers – Flytrap Brewing, Ironclad Brewery, Broomtail Craft Brewery and Wilmington Brewing plus Good Hops Brewery in Carolina Beach. And keep your eyes peeled for the perfect souvenir: a Freaker, the knit koozie created in Wilmington.

NC Beer Month in Wilmington, NC

NC Beer Month in Wilmington, NC