PPHC Anniversary Celebration January 25th! Join Us!

From PPHC Treasurer:

Good Morning All!

Just a quick reminder of our upcoming Happy Hour Thursday, January 25th at Murray’s in Cayce. This will also be designated as the PPHC 21st Anniversary Celebration. The club will buy each member in good standing 2 drinks (beer, wine or well drink). We will also provide wing and veggie trays.

The Holidays are over but there is still a great need in the Midlands so we are asking for cash donations for Harvest Hope Food Bank with PPHC matching donations up to $100.

So come out and help us celebrate 21 years of Partying with a Purpose!! I hope to see you there.

Are you kidding me? Smoothies & Supplements?

The name Margaritaville is basically the antithesis of healthcare supplements. Are they serious with this?


Margaritaville Life High Protein Smoothie is a protein-rich, whole food, antioxidant drink mix perfect for anybody looking to improve health, energy and vitality.  Tropical whole foods like pomegranate, guava and pineapple make this smoothie mix a delicious, island-inspired option as a healthy dietary supplement or meal replacement when mixed with milk, water or a liquid of your choice. Combines 20g of strength-building whey protein with a full spectrum of vitamins, minerals and anti-aging antioxidants to promote overall well-being, healthy recovery, inflammation control and healthful hydration.



Margaritaville Life Whole Food Multivitamins pack more than 50 fruits and vegetables, including tropical whole foods like acai, banana and passion fruit, in two convenient mini tablets made for the whole family (ages 12+). The formula has an array of healthful benefits to address all systems of the body with immune-boosting ingredients, powerful antioxidants, probiotics and a live enzyme blend that help with digestion and absorption of healthful nutrients in foods.



Tropically-sourced, smooth and creamy Margaritaville Life Coconut Oil has a myriad of health benefits and is sure to transport you to the tropics when incorporated in your daily routine. Add it to smoothies for enhanced brain-boosting and heart-healthy benefits, add to a diet plan as a healthful source of fatty acids to support weight loss, use as a healthy substitute in recipes and apply to skin and hair as a clarifying moisturizer.

Source: Margaritaville Foods :: Smoothies & Supplements

“Walk To End Alzheimer’s”, Saturday, Oct. 21st (Spirit Communications Park)

It’s that time of year again! The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is this Saturday, October 21st at Spirit Communications Park.

PPHC has volunteered to help with refreshments and we are scheduled to work 8:30 to 11:00 am. If you are interested in helping be at the Ball Park no later than 8:45 and report to the Home Plate Bar. This is a great event so plan to join us for a few hours of community service.

Finz Up!!!!

Buffett’s “Buried Treasure” coming in November

From BuffettNews.com:

Buffett to release “Buried Treasure” in November
October 5, 2017

Jimmy Buffett will release a collection of songs from the late 60’s called “Buried Treasure” on November 17, 2017. It is available at Amazon.com in two formats:


A few years ago when legendary Nashville producer Buzz Cason sold his recording studio, there was some cleaning up to do. That’s when Jimmy learned they had found a collection of 1⁄4-inch tapes that turned out to be the original demos of songs Jimmy had written and recorded for Buzz in the late 60’s. There were over 125 songs in that pile of tape boxes. In addition to the song demos there were also the first recordings Travis Turk had engineered in Mobile, and that is where the whole story of Buried Treasure begins.

JB : “There is a reason we are calling this collection of songs and stories Buried Treasure – because they were literally buried in a closet in a recording studio in Nashville for decades. They were discovered by an old friend, Travis Turk, who actually recorded these tracks in Mobile, Alabama in 1969, and more in Nashville in the years following when we both wound up moving there. Travis eventually produced the first two albums I recorded in Nashville, as well. When we first found the tapes of Buried Treasure, I didn’t know that it would turn out to be such a unique situation where I’d actually get to honor and introduce the people who started me out.”

It will be available in standard and deluxe packaging. Both releases contain 11 acoustic tracks and song-by-song narration by Jimmy Buffett. The Standard version contains a 28 page book. The Deluxe version is a 40-page collector’s book with never before seen photos which holds the CD and a bonus 20-minute documentary DVD: The Story Behind Buried Treasure.

Track Listing:

Don’t Bring Me Candy
Circle Is Small
Abandoned On Tuesday
I Can’t Be Your Hero Today
Rickety Lane
Wino Has Something to Say
California Dreamin’
The Gypsy
Hopelessly Gone
Simple Pleasures
Close the World At Five

Coast of Carolina’s Throw Back Shell Beach Party is only two weeks away!

For those interested in South Carolina’s biggest Parrot Head party (outside of a Jimmy Buffett concert) you might want to make plans to attend the Coast of Carolina’s 22nd Annual Throw Back Shell Beach Party in Myrtle Beach upcoming Thursday, September 14th through Sunday, September 17th. You can find out all the details on their website.

WGN talks to Jimmy Buffett

Singer, songwriter Jimmy Buffett was in Chicago recently, to perform some of the songs from his upcoming musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE.

The new musical will play Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre for a limited three-week engagement November 9 through December 2, 2017.

Escape to Margaritaville is the musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and many more. With a book by Emmy® Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name Is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy® Award nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless”), this rousing and refreshing new production is choreographed by Tony Award® nominee Kelly Devine (Come From Away, Rock of Ages) and directed by 2017 Tony Award® winner and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis).

Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water’s warm and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all, and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of. Take a break from your troubles, make some new friends at the bar and kick back to the soothing sounds of the kettledrum. It doesn’t get much better than this.

Meeting of the Minds 2017 Update!

The 26th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2017 Update!

Meeting of the Minds will happen November 1 – November 5, 2017 in Key West, Florida

Hello Everyone! Here is the latest update for the 26th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2017 “We’re Still Here!”

The 2017 Meeting of the Minds Schedule!

The Meeting of the Minds entertainment schedule will be published in April. There are a few contracts and details being finalized as this update is going to press. Stand by for more information but get registered for the awesome ticket drawing!! There are less than two weeks until we announce the winners for 2017!

The Casa Marina Remains Sold Out!

We are still sold out at the Casa Marina but we are collecting names for the wait list as some level of cancellations will always happen and we need to keep the hotel sold out! If you want to be on the wait list just follow the steps below:

The 2017 MOTM Wait List for the Casa Marina – Here are the 3 steps below:

1. Register for Meeting of the Minds 2017.


2. Book your room at the Reach Resort. While our awesome Parrot Head rate is only valid at the Casa Marina the Reach is offering a discount to our group this year. This Reach Resort rate will not be as low as the Casa rate but it is a booking discount. There are some Casa Marina cancellations every year so booking early will put you up the list as we do go in order to move people over as vacancy happens through the year. This can happen right up to the event so give the hotel your cell number not your home number for contact!

3. Email our MOTM Director of Registration Rick Fyffe at rjfyffe1@ymail.com

Put in the title of your email “MOTM Casa Marina Wait List.” Tell Rick you are booked at the Reach and registered for MOTM. Rick will add you to the Casa Marina wait list in the order in which you contact him.

We have to fill the Casa Marina so we will work very hard to move everyone we can as cancellations occur. We will be working down the order in which you reply to Rick Fyffe. Sorry for any confusion but it is best to manage this list through Rick vs. contacting the hotel.

Here is the special link to the Reach Resort for our group discount – Again this is NOT the same rate as the Casa Marina. To access the exclusive rates available for this group click The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

The Call in link is: ZZPAR9 The Reach reservations line is: 305-296-5000.


REGISTRATION FOR THE 26th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2017 is OPEN and going very well! Don’t get left out as we stop registration at 3,500 or September 15th whichever comes first!!

If you have ANY QUESTIONS about Meeting of the Minds registration questions are generally answered at this MOTM FAQ.


THANKS TO MARGARITAVILLE FOODS! IF you register FOR MOTM 2017 before April 1st, 2017 YOU will be put in a drawing to WIN a pair of JIMMY BUFFETT and THE CORAL REEFER BAND concert tickets and access to a pre-show VIP party for any 2017 Live Nation tour date within the U.S. or Canada. Concert date must be selected at least 8 weeks prior to the show or as soon as possible, if concert is announced with less than 8 weeks notification.

NEXT….THE CASA MARINA RESORT IS SOLD OUT FOR Meeting of the Minds. IF YOU ARE ON THE WAIT LIST AND GET MOVED OVER BEFORE APRIL 1 YOU WILL GET ENTERED TO THE DRAWING! If you booked your room by April 1st, 2017 you will be put in a drawing to win a FOUR NIGHT STAY DURING MOTM 2017 IN A TWO BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW SUITE FREE!! Only the people who are on the Casa Marina reservations list and registered for MOTM 2017 by April 1 will be eligible for the drawing. This is the fifth year in a row this prize has been offered. Ask some of the previous winners how cool this is to have this awesome suite right on the water in Key West during Meeting of the Minds for FREE!! The winners will be announced in APRIL!!! You have to be REGISTERED to win!

Reserve the Date:

2018 Meeting of the Minds Dates
October 31 – November 4, 2018 in Key West, Florida

Standby for more Meeting of the Minds News!! 2017 is gonna’ ROCK!

Until next time, I’ll see you, down the road…


Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
Meeting of the Minds
Key West, Florida “We’re Still Here'”

It’s 5 o’clock in Margaritaville, again! (Pensacola)

After four long months of renovations, Landshark Landing at the Margaritaville Beach Hotel is back and better than ever.

“They’ve basically made it new again,” said Margaritaville Bar Manager Nate Simmons.

“All of the tables have been painted, the bar top has been completely redone, the bar itself has been restained, and they’ve taken down the old decorations and put up all new ones.”

They have even brought in new sand for their back beach, hung new hammocks and updated the kids area. The Landshark has always been a great place for the whole family to hang out, but their biggest improvement might just make it your go-to spot on Pensacola Beach.

“We are a full, legit restaurant now,” Simmons said. Their menu ranges from light items like the boiled Gulf shrimp and house-made hummus to beach staples like their “fin’tastic” tacos and fish and chips and the crab cake sandwich.

Simmons believes that the biggest home run on Executive Chef Eric Troup’s menu is the smoked-tuna dip.

“I’ve tried every smoked-tuna dip on the island, and nothing compares to what we do here,” Simmons said.

They also have chicken fingers, hot dogs and other items for the pickier eaters in your group.

Not only do they have a new food menu, but the booze in their blender would also make Mr. Buffett proud. You definitely want to try the Blue Angel Lemonade, an homage to our favorite boys in blue that features huckleberry vodka, Aylesbury vodka, mint, and a freshly squeezed and house-made lemonade.

If you are looking for a frozen concoction to help you hang on, try the Havanas Bananas. This beachy treat combines Margaritaville dark rum, Bailey’s Irish Cream, a banana liqueur and pina colada mix. For $15, you can even get your cocktail in a 22-ounce souvenir cup that can be refilled for only $9.

Just a few years ago, Landshark Landing ranked 24th on CNN’s “World’s 50 Best Beach Bars” list, and Simmons believes it is more worthy of the title now than ever before.

“This is the coolest spot on Pensacola Beach,” Simmons said. “You’ve got the view, the back beach, a full restaurant and bar, and parking. I don’t know of a better spot.”

Landshark is throwing a weekend-long party to celebrate the reopening beginning Friday, just in time for Sunday’s Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras parade.

It will be open 4-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. There will be live music every night and $2 beer and $4 margaritas all weekend.

Sign up for the cornhole tournament Saturday for a chance to win a $50 bar tab. They will also have kite flying and beach games to keep the kids entertained, for those who want to bring the whole family. The Landshark will be open only on the weekend for the next few weeks, but once summer comes you’ll be able to live the island lifestyle every day.

So, walk your blown-out flip-flops over to Landshark Landing and claim your hammock. It’s time to waste away in Margaritaville again, my friends.

Want to go?

WHAT: Landshark Landing reopening weekend-long party

WHEN: 4-10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach

FEATURES: Live music every night; $2 beer and $4 margaritas all weekend


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Source: It’s 5 o’clock in Margaritaville, again!

The History Behind the Iconic Margarita Glass – Margaritaville Blog

The origin of the iconic margarita glass is somewhat of a mystery. As is the case with so many popular items, there’s more than one story. One of the most prevalent is that the glass evolved at a restaurant in Los Angeles. They ordered new champagne glasses, and a set of peculiarly shaped ones were accidentally delivered. The bartender suggested using them as margarita glasses since they looked bigger and could probably command a higher price.

You can certainly see the resemblance to the much older and smaller French champagne glass that has its own interesting (yet contested) origin story. Allegedly, this glass got its shape from Marie Antoinette’s left breast – she wanted her court to toast to her health by drinking out of bosom-shaped glassware.

As for the liquid that goes in the glass, the revered margarita drink itself (a simple combination of tequila, lime and triple sec) comes with its own slew of creation myths. A particularly interesting one traces its origin back to the popular drink, the Daisy (‘margarita,’ after all, means daisy in Spanish). During the prohibition, the drink was remade with tequila instead of brandy, which became common as people drifted over the border for alcohol.

Whatever the true origins may be, there’s no argument over that fact that the drink and its designated glass have become cultural staples and in many ways epitomize the laid-back island lifestyle, thanks in part to Jimmy Buffett’s music.

As a lifestyle icon, the margarita glass resonates today beyond the restaurant and bar scene. As Margaritaville’s designers, The McBride Company has worked on ways to infuse the iconic shape of the margarita glass into Margaritaville restaurants and resorts. We tip our hat to the margarita in both literal and more abstract ways.

Photo credit: Eileen Escarda

At the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, one quite literal example greets you in the lobby. A shimmering chandelier hangs above the seating area, and upon closer inspection, guests recognize that it’s made up of dozens of individually illuminated margarita glasses hanging upside down to create a free-form lighting structure.

Photo credit: Eileen Escarda

Another example can be found in the lobby’s custom blown glass sconces. These amber colored fixtures are meant to subtly evoke the shape of vintage tequila bottles. The sconces and chandelier are meant to work together to evoke the Margaritaville state of mind.

The margarita has become one of the world’s most popular drinks. It has been estimated that Americans consume 185,000 margaritas on average per hour. Margaritas have evolved through the years, and the varieties seem endless – from a $1200 version available for purchase at 230 FIFTH rooftop bar in NYC to this unique concoction pictured here. What is it, you ask…? A deep-fried margarita at the Texas State Fair, of course! And if you had any doubts, the thing that most certainly drives it home is that perfectly shaped margarita glass.

The History Behind the Iconic Margarita Glass – Margaritaville Blog