Monday, June 18, 2012

Dirty Myrtle.

I was able to leave town this weekend with two of my favorite people, Maria & Christina. 
We wanted to go somewhere, but not have to drive 5 hours to get there...insert Myrtle Beach
It is about a 2 hour drive and full of things to see and do. 
I've been to Myrtle Beach several times throughout my life, my family has a place where we can stay and not worry about having to rent a hotel, which is always nice. 
We, in the lovely Charleston area, have always called it "Dirty Myrtle"...well because it's a little dirty.
It's just a nickname that i'm not sure who came up with, but it has always stayed. It's not a dig at Myrtle Beach because there are/were a lot of beautiful places and people's just a local nickname i guess. I'm sure some people have a handful of interesting nicknames for Charleston. 
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Broadway at the beach is a place where you can get some shopping done, go to some pretty nice restaurants, and get involved in some interesting/cool activities. 
Insert Capriz...this was hands down the BEST restaurant i've been to in a LONG time. We all concluded that we would be hitting up this place every single time we head back to Myrtle Beach. Yes, it was that good and yes, you will thank me later. It was a little pricey, but completely worth every penny. 
The strip however (on the beach) is another story. It's just a little....dirty, that's the best way i can explain it. Maybe it's because it's super touristy and people are just continually going through....but it makes you feel like you're in a movie or something. 
We ended up going to Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum and to be honest it kind of let me down. :( 
I'm not really sure what i was expecting...but that wasn't it. I will say that i learned a lot, it was set up really cool, and some of the exhibits were incredible! I just felt like it was...lacking. We ended up taking some funny pictures though, so that is always a plus! 
Yes we're goobers. 
So my suggestion, skip the museum (unless you REALLY want to go inside) and instead stroll around the strip to get a true Myrtle Beach tourist experience! 
We also went to Market Commons and were completely blown away! 
If you're ever in Myrtle Beach and you're looking for some fun shopping/a beautiful place head over there and you will absolutely love it! First of all, their Piggly Wiggly (which is a grocery store) is AMAZING! It is huge and so nice, a lot nicer than the ones we have locally (which they are not horrible by any means) sheesh they have a starbucks in there! Yum.
We went into Francescas (which we have here) and perused a lot of the amazing jewelry and fun little nick-nacks. We are always easily's just how we roll. 
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We also were able to hit up an Anthropologie store {which we're getting one in Charleston soon!}. 
DANG their store's displays are gorgeous and completely creative.
I felt like i was walking in a fairy land...a ridiculously over-priced and i could never afford fairy land. 
I mean...$118 for a shower curtain (while yes it is gorgeous) is just insane. 
Do you see the canvas's up there?! Yes...yes that will be a future DIY project for sure! :) 
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Last but not least we went to Hand Picked {which we also have here in Charleston}. 
I absolutely love that store. It has some of the most beautiful jewelry and the prices are completely awesome. 
Maria & Christina got new watches (mine is from target, i'm the watch in the middle) and i love them! I got a new anchor belt that i'm still drooling over! :)
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So all'in'all it was a fantastic weekend!
We were able to hang out by the pool, shop, laugh like crazy, make hilarious videos, watch some HGTV {which i loved because i don't have cable}, veg out, and just enjoy each others company!
I can't wait to do it again. :)
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How was your weekend? 
Have you ever been to Myrtle Beach?
Have you visited these stores before?


Abbey said...

Looks like a great trip! :)

Sarah Grace Chastain said...

that looks liks such a fun weekend! and i love your red dress!!!

Victoria said...

Myrtle Beach is one of the beaches I used to frequent! We had a few names for it too with the same connotations as your "dirty myrtle"! lol....We didn't even live in Charleston and yet we knew that there is just something about it.

My favorite menories involve a golf cart that we would use to get around while we were there. Beach time us great but so us cruising ariund just because!

Maybe I will go back some day!

Abbey said...

Hey yo. I gave you a blog award. Weeeoooo!

two birds said...

i've never been there, but it sounds like a great place, even if it is dirty!! that anchor belt is so cute!!