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By Patricia Blackstock
NEW! The Hammock Shop Village will be hosting a "Summer Jazz Series"continuing through the month of July. Performances will take place at the fountain court area of the Hammock Shops Village on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Guests are invited to enjoy the sounds of Night Flight featuring Michael James and Bernie Kenerson.
The Pawleys Island Hammock Shops are located in Pawleys Island, SC, ust a few miles south of Myrtle Beach. If you're looking for shops and restaurants unique to the area, leave the big malls behind and head south to Pawleys Island. Just one look, and these beautifully designed shops will draw you inside to discover something unique and uncommon.
A few years before we moved here in 1997, I was already the proud owner of a Pawleys Island Hammock in Roanoke, VA...a gift from my daughter. At that time I had no idea where Pawleys Island was located, so you can imagine my surprise upon discovering that the birthplace of my hammock was not far from our new home!
I have been told that the idea of the original hammock cam from Joshua John Ward, a riverboat captain who lived in the Low Country. He thought the lumpy, grass-filled mattresses on his boat were too hot for the coastal summers, so he set about designing a soft, cool bed that would serve his purpose. The result was a hammock so strong and comfortable that its handsome design has endured for more than a century.
I have no affiliation with the Hammock shops, nore am I connected to any business located there. I just love the shopping experience and the atmosphere.
The hammocks are sold today at The Hammock Shops. You can view a demonstration of hammocks as they are being made.