Friday Finds – Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s


Several weeks ago, Jason and I were live on Facebook celebrating Margarita Day at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, located at Broadway at the Beach. It only seemed fitting to try out Jimmy Buffett’s little sisters new dining and entertainment spot in Barefoot Landing.
Welcome to Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s; a place where food, family, and fun all connect!


A vibrant gift shop, huge beach bar, and array of indoor and outdoor seating surrounded us as made our way into the 17,000 brightly colored restaurant. As true vacationers that Jason and I are, we decided to take the outside area overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway for a fantastic view.

The gulf coast inspired menu is host to many delicious burgers, shareable appetizers, and fresh seafood. There is also a variety of sandwiches, salads, and delectable sweets such as the key lime pie!
Many recipes were inspired by Lucy Buffett’s Alabama Gulf Shores upbringing.


After lunch, Jason and I made our way around the rest of Lulu’s property. Namly to Lulu’s Beach Arcade which opened up less than a month ago! Skee-Ball, Grand Piano Keys, and Super Shots Basketball are just a few of the arcade games we were able to play. The arcade is great for children and adults.


Besides the lively arcade and delicious restaurant, there is also a large sandy beach area on the property.
Come enjoy drinks, listen to live music, and soak in the Myrtle Beach rays.
If you would like something more active, gather up a team and play a round of sand volleyball or climb the three foot story ropes course.

Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s in North Myrtle Beach connects food, family, and fun into one truly incredible experience! Lulu’s is a fantastic choice to unwind and kick back into the island lifestyle on your next Myrtle Beach vacation with Palmetto Vacation Rentals.



Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s
Barefoot Landing
4954 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Lulu’s has live free music every night from 5 to 9 pm. There is also an upcoming Easter Egg Dash on April 21st at 2pm.

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Originally from New York, Alison Lashower moved to the Myrtle Beach area with her family twelve years ago. Gamecock at heart, she graduated from the University of South Carolina with a marketing and entrepreneurship degree in May of 2017. When Alison is not spending time taking photographs around the Myrtle Beach area, you can find her writing, dancing, or on some type of adventure. Fun fact, she just spent this past year living abroad in Cape Town, South Africa!

Friday Finds – Run to the Sun Car Show, Myrtle Beach


“The boys are back in town, the boys are back in town!” Anyone else remember this 1976 top hit song by the Irish Hard Rock Band, Thin Lizzy? Even though I was not born in that memorable era, my mind kept replaying that song as Jason and I attended the Run to the Sun Car Show yesterday at the Old Myrtle Beach Square Mall by the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Instead of the boys are back in town, let us change it to souped up corvettes, 1950s Hudson Hornets, and sleek red 1932 Ford Model B antiques. We had an awesome time exploring the 3,000+ vintage automobiles, trucks, and car part vendors. As Jason graciously put it, “It was if all my favorite matchbox cars were real and in one place.” His favorite was the sleek and black 1970s Dodge Challenger. Mine on the other hand was Elvis Presley’s Famous 1950s Pink Cadillac.

Do not worry that you missed out-the fun is only beginning. Today and tomorrow, the Pee Dee Street Rodders are back at it! The show location is at the Old Myrtle Square Mall located between 21st & 29th Ave. on Kings Highway. It is free entry for all nonparticipants and held between 8:00 AM-5:00 PM on both days. Not only will you be able go back in time as you explore renovated Volkswagen buses and exclusive Plymouth Superbirds, but you will have time to interact with the car owners themselves and enjoy delicious barbecue.


Run to the Sun Car Show is truly for everyone! Believe me, I know little to nothing about measuring torque, turbochargers, and engine displacement. Jason on the other hand knew almost every car model we passed by and a vast array of car lingo. Be ready to be enthralled by everything that the show has to offer!

There will be over $10,000 given away in prizes throughout the three day events. Also the proceeds from the Run to the Sun Car Show will go towards Children’s Miracle Network, Horry County Benevolent Fund, and Grand Strand Miracle League.  Last year alone they donated $97,000.00!


Now that the basics are covered, get ready to engage the clutch, turn on the engine, release the handbrake, and shift into the appropriate gear. Or you can just turn on your car and go into drive mode if you have an automatic automobile!


It’s time to ride into the Run to the Sun Car Show!


Run to the Sun Car Show Details:
Dates: Thursday, March 21, 2019- Saturday, March 23, 2019
Times: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Location: Former Myrtle Beach Square Mall (2501 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577)

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Originally from New York, Alison Lashower moved to the Myrtle Beach area with her family twelve years ago. Gamecock at heart, she graduated from the University of South Carolina with a marketing and entrepreneurship degree in May of 2017. When Alison is not spending time taking photographs around the Myrtle Beach area, you can find her writing, dancing, or on some type of adventure. Fun fact, she just spent this past year living abroad in Cape Town, South Africa!

Friday Finds – Johnny D’s, Myrtle Beach

Last night you arrived into your beautiful condo rental in Myrtle Beach and today is your first official day of vacation! Waking up to the mesmerizing sunrise and beach sounds has your stomach starting to rumble. It’s breakfast time and you’re ready for your first taste in Myrtle Beach!

With over dozens of breakfast and brunch options along the Grand Strand, one might be overwhelmed in which one to choose. Our selection of choice is Johnny D’s Waffles & Bakery!

Chosen by the Food Network in 2018 as the Best Waffles in South Carolina, the restaurant(s) have taken the beautiful art of breakfast and lunch and perfected it into a worthwhile and memorable tasting experience!

Jason and I were able to visit Johnny D’s Waffles & Bakery Myrtle Beach location this past Monday morning. Immediately walking into the joint, we felt right at home with the comfortable beach styled interior and “diner vibe” feel.

As excited as Jason and I were to choose what tasty breakfast choice we wanted to try, we both were on a mission to see what all the hype was regarding the famous red velvet waffle! We chose it as our breakfast “appetizer.”  As the red velvet waffle made its way over to our table, our mouths started watering.

We suddenly became those people who started organizing the silverware and table appropriately to get a worthy instagram photo of this beaut! After a few minutes of just gazing upon this cream cheese icing, red velvet cake batter waffle goodness, we needed to see if it tasted as excellent as it looked. We split the waffle in half and dug right in.

The only word that I can come up with to explain this waffle is “unforgettable.” Believe me, this was unlike anything that I had ever tried. Jason just kept repeating, “It’s tough to believe that this is actually breakfast.” We now understand why Johnny D’s Waffles & Bakery was voted Best Waffle in South Carolina!

As you read this post, you may be thinking, “Glad you enjoyed this red velvet waffle, but is this all Johnny D’s Waffle has to offer?”

My answer would be a flat out no. The menu has over a hundred options ranging from premium breakfast omelettes, one-of-a-kind french toast treats, and classic eggs benedict. There are three available menus (early bird, breakfast, lunch) which can be viewed here.  For anyone with dietary specific restrictions, Johnny D’s Waffles & Bakery also offers a wide selection of gluten free options and recipes made with cage free eggs and antibiotic free chicken.  Jason, being the true southern breed gentleman that he is chose the classic Chicken & Waffles option. I tried the satisfying Turkey Delight Omelette.

While there, I also had the enjoyment of meeting with the renowned and lively Chef Jamie Daskalis! Originally from New York, Jamie began working in the culinary world from the ground up through her father’s four restaurants near the big apple. With over fifteen years of experience in the food industry and a degree in Baking and Pastry from the Culinary Institute of America, Jamie’s knowledge and passion for the trade expands far and wide.

When asked about what her favorite part is of heading Johnny D’s Waffles & Bakery, automatically she said, “the customer’s reactions!” Jamie is all about providing satisfaction, surprise, and excellence to everyone who walks through her doors.  She has personally chosen every item on the menu and is constantly looking to advance new menu options fit for her customers delight.

When not driving the Johnny D’s Waffles & Bakery train, you can find Jamie being a powerful activist for Autism Awareness in the community and spending quality time with her seven year old autistic son, James. In the restaurant, they are currently selling t-shirts and bracelets to raise support for two local organizations, Champion Autism Network and SOS Health Care. Learning more about Jamie and her amazing passions for the community made Johnny D’s Waffles & Bakery even more set apart from the other local restaurants in the area. When asked what is on the horizon, Jamie hinted at a new cookbook coming out in 2019 featuring over 90 recipes with less than 140 ingredients and a possible new business venture.

Now that you have a quick glimpse into the powerhouse behind the delicious restaurant and review of a few tasty options being offered, it’s time you actually have a taste for yourself!

We know your stomach is still grumbling and ready for some tasty breakfast on your next Myrtle Beach vacation. Treat yourself and head on over to one of the two Johnny D’s Waffles & Bakery locations in the Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach area. Jason and I might see you there!

Restaurant hours, information, and social media outlets are listed below.
Johnny D’s Waffles – Myrtle Beach Location: 33rd Ave North Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Hours: 6:30 AM-2:00PM

North Myrtle Beach Location: 3900 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle, SC 29582 Hours: 6:30 AM-2:30 PM

Website: http://johnnydswafflesandbakery.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnnydswafflesandbakery/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnnydswaffles/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnnydswaffles

About Alison Lashower

Originally from New York, Alison moved to the Myrtle Beach area with her family twelve years ago. Gamecock at heart, she graduated from the University of South Carolina with a marketing and entrepreneurship degree in May of 2017. When Alison is not spending time taking photographs around the Myrtle Beach area, you can find her writing, dancing, or on some type of adventure. Fun fact, she just spent this past year living abroad in Cape Town, South Africa!

Friday Finds – It’s Sugar! Myrtle Beach

It’s Sugar is a must stop on your next Myrtle Beach Vacation!

If you are looking to experience child-like euphoria on your next Myrtle Beach vacation, be sure to check out one of the most unique shops on the Grand Strand! Located at Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing, It’s Sugar will have you landed right in the middle of sweet’s heaven.

Jason and I were able to visit It’s Sugar at Broadway at the Beach this past Wednesday during a mid-day snack break. Immediately upon entering, we felt like we had just entered into candy paradise! Huge boxes of Nerds, giant five pound edible gummy bears, and a large jelly bean wall were just a few of the items we first noticed. To say Jason and I were excited is an understatement!

Jellybean Heaven!

Everywhere we turned, we would be met with more and more captivating and colorful candy. Ranging from travel size sour patch kids candy perfect for the afternoon goody to giant one pound reese’s cups to share with the family, the options were endless. Believe me, Jason and I were ready to devour the chocolate malt balls and oversized rice krispy treats right there in the store. But through self-control, we were able to continue our adventure through candyland.

It’s Sugar also offers a variety of gifts perfect for their customers to surprise their loved ones with! Going with the theme of It’s Sugar “the bigger, the better”, we found gigantic cuddly stuffed bears, emoji pillows, and candy boxes sets. Along with that, their were traditional size candies such as M&M’s and Lollipop’s that you can take back to your vacation rental. It’s Sugar truly has something for everyone. The store is designed to bring out the child in every adult.

Even the locals love it!

It’s Sugar was originally founded in 2006 by Jeff Rubin in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Since then, It’s Sugar has expanded to over 100 locations throughout the country. This place is taking the candy retail industry to the next level.

Be sure to taste and relish in all the sugar you love on your next vacation to It’s Sugar in Myrtle Beach and be sure to book your stay with Palmetto Vacation Rentals. Your taste buds will be shouting a big thank you!

Alison Lashower, Marketing Associate

Originally from New York, Alison moved to the Myrtle Beach area with her family twelve years ago. Gamecock at heart, she graduated from the University of South Carolina with a marketing and entrepreneurship degree in May of 2017. When Alison is not spending time taking photographs around the Myrtle Beach area, you can find her writing, dancing, or on some type of adventure. Fun fact, she just spent this past year living abroad in Cape Town, South Africa!


Friday Finds – Top Golf Myrtle Beach

In this week’s thrilling edition of Friday Finds, your heroes visit a brand new attraction that is sure to lure  tons of golfers, families, and anyone looking to have a great time on their Myrtle Beach Vacation. Today, we visit Top Golf Myrtle Beach and get the scoop on this amazing venue.

Top Golf is more than a state of the art driving range, complete with micro-chipped golf balls, distance calculators, climate controlled bays, and everything golfers of all skills could desire – it’s a total entertainment complex! Before I delve into the details, let me first say one thing: This place is amazing! With so many features for every type of traveler, it’s easy to see why this is going to be a big hit with those looking for entertainment options outside their Myrtle Beach Condo Rental.

Top golf now has it’s 53rd location with the Myrtle Beach Venue. This over 55,000 entertainment complex has over 100 HD screens for sports enthusiasts, multiple bars, a chef-driven menu, and even a conference room for business outings. One of the best features is the comfortably seated patios that overlook nearby Broadway at the Beach. They play classic and contemporary music that adds to the entertaining ambience. Did I mention this place was amazing?

The staff is very informed, attentive, and promote having a great time in a safe environment. We spoke with their marketing manager, Mikayla, who expects big things for 2019. She let us know of upcoming events that include college nights, family specials, and themed celebrations. She also let us know of other locations coming this year to Greenville and even Dubai! Top Golf is going to be a big win for Myrtle Beach as yet another entertainment option for everyone.

Top Golf is located at 2850 Robert M. Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach. It’s easy to get to and right across from Broadway at the Beach. You can visit topgolf.com/myrtlebeach, facebook.com/myrtlebeach or @Topgolf on Twitter and Instagram.

Be sure to check out Top Golf Myrtle Beach on your next Myrtle Beach Vacation and book with Palmetto Vacation Rentals. 888-808-2788.

View our Top Golf visit HERE

Jason Coker is originally from the metropolis of Burlington, NC and is passionate about vacation rentals. Having served on the front lines of a premier vacation rental company, Jason has a great understanding of all aspects of this fantastic industry. An aficionado of music, sports, and all things geeky, Jason spends his free time performing music, grilling out, and relaxing with his son, daughter, and lovely wife, Amy.