Food and Wine, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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. Continue reading “The Paula Deen Store Opens at Broadway at the Beach”

Entertainment & shows, Family Fun, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Hollywood Wax Museum Comes to Myrtle Beach

Hollywood Wax Museum Offers Loads of Fun!

Hollywood Wax Museum at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC
Hollywood Wax Museum at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC

Head to North Myrtle Beach for a new twist on beach entertainment. Opening this summer at Broadway at the Beach,  the two-story Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center offers three adventures–The Wax Museum, Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors, and Outbreak (a scary zombie  journey for the brave of heart!)

Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean
Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean

At the Wax Museum guests will enjoy rubbing elbows with Hollywood stars and pop culture icons  as they stroll through the decades. From Robert Downing Jr. to Marilyn Monroe and other academy award winners and music superstars, every age group will discover their favorites are there.

Each recreated wax replica is very life-like and set in an authentic movie-scene background or other appropriate setting.

Will Smith & Sandra Bullock
Will Smith & Sandra Bullock
Hannah's Maze of Mirrors
Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors

And don’t forget to bring your camera–photos are allowed inside and who can pass up a shot with their favorite star to post on Twitter or Instagram? The complex is open 9 a.m. until midnight seven days a week through Labor Day, with shortened hours year round.

Food and Wine, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

A Romantic Getaway in Myrtle Beach, SC

Grab your honey and head for Myrtle Beach for some great off-season fun!

Some people  think of Myrtle Beach primarily as a summer beach or golf destination, but there’s plenty to do off-season along the Grand Strand.

Accommodations:  Get some great winter rates at  Marriott’s Resort & Spa at Grand Dunes. Enjoy an oceanfront/view room or a 2-bedroom villa. Walk on an uncrowded beach, have a drink in the bar with an ocean view, or indulge at their Hibiscus Spa with a winter special of two mini spa services (facial, manicure, pedicure or massage)  for just $85.

Upscale dining: 

Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro
Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro

(1)The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro (Little River, SC)  Featuring “Low  Country French Cuisine,” this unique restaurant is located  in a quaint Victorian home built in 1910. With several fireplaces and private dining rooms this is the place for a great romantic dinner!  The staff will gladly share stories about how the house is haunted!

Select from the Chef’s 7-course Tasting Menu, a 4-course “Prix Fixe,” or the La Carte dinner menu. I selected the Cote De Beuf (Cadillac of Steaks) while my husband had a daily special of Beef Wellington.  The Brentwood also boasts a huge wine selection. In fact, several rooms are totally wallpapered with wine corks!  Chef Eric Masson, who holds three culinary degrees, won first place in the 201 1 Coastal Uncorked Iron Chef competition.

(2) Croissants Bistro & Bakery 

Scallops and ahí tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes
Scallops and ahí tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes

One of Myrtle Beach’s favorite spots for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner Croissants Restaurant & Bistro on Grissom Parkway won’t disappoint. My husband and I had dinner there recently, experiencing  Chef Bradley Daniels’ special creations. Continue reading “A Romantic Getaway in Myrtle Beach, SC”

Arts / Culture / History, Myrtle Beach, North Carolina, South Carolina

Shaggin’ Down South–Save the Last Dance for Me

Shaggin’ Down South

Since we’ve had some interesting discussions on this blog regarding  where the Shag originated, I thought I’d pass on some info on a new book titled, Save the Last Dance for Me by Phil Sawyer and Tom Poland (University of  South Carolina Press, $21.95). Continue reading “Shaggin’ Down South–Save the Last Dance for Me”

Golf, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach Golf–Fun for the Whole Family

Myrtle Beach has always been a great destination for golf, but many people don’t know that the Grand Strand has many family-friendly golf courses.

Check out my story that appeared in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, SunseekerMyrtle Beach Golf_16MAY11