Tag Archives: South Carolina

Myrtle Beach–Scenic Golf for Every Level

Grande Dunes Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, NC

Grande Dunes Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, NC

Years ago, Myrtle Beach, S.C., was a popular golf destination for all-male buddy trips, corporate executive outings and bachelor parties. Men would make their annual golf trek, leaving the wife and kids behind. Today, visitors are discovering a family-friendly golf mecca that also offers upscale entertainment, a bustling nightlife, outstanding restaurants, shopping and sandy beaches where flip-flops are always in style.

Read my entire article which appeared in West Jet’s in-flight magazine: Golf Guide-MyrtleBeachDPS

Cheers in Myrtle Beach

Libations: Southern Style

by Sandra Chambers

Duplin Winery in Myrtle Beach

Duplin Winery in Myrtle Beach

 

 A casual wine tasting venue where even flip flops are welcomed, a unique wine- on-tap room and a microbrewery with flights of beer and special southern appetizers all beckon to Allegiant travelers visiting Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Read the rest of this article that appears in Feb.–Apr.2016 issue of Sunseeker, Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine: BoozeAtMyrtleBeach

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

South Carolina’s Small Coastal Towns Offer Great Weekend Get-a-Ways

Hammock Island Shop

Pawley’s Island Hammock Shop

If you’ve never visited Pawley’s Island you’re in for a treat! This quaint town provides something for everyone from the history buff, outdoor enthusiast, shopper, golfer or  food and wine enthusiast.

Pawley’s Island 

Located 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach, SC, Pawley’s Island is one of the oldest summer resorts on the East  Coast. The families of rice planters who owned plantations on nearby rivers first settled Pawley’s Island in the early 1700s. Today there are 12 remaining residences in the historic district which date from the late 1700s to the mid 1800s. Continue reading

Where did “the Shag” dance originate?

I recently received a challenge on my “Southern Tidbits” column regarding the origination of  “the Shag.” The commenter claims the birthplace was not Myrtle Beach, SC, but Carolina Beach, NC. (See comment under “Contact” category).

There is quite a bit of controversy over the birthplace of “the Shag.” I don’t think anyone has come up with solid proof for either NC or SC. However, because we’re friendly states, I’m willing to concede to whomever can show solid proof either way!

Let’s hear from some other readers? Was North Carolina or South Carolina the birthplace of the Shag? (Leave your comment below.)