Lauren James Fashion Designer Visits Sandestin June 10-11

June 4, 2016 by SoWal Staff

The Sandestin Family Retail Shops announced today that fashion designer Lauren Stokes, creator and owner of the clothing line Lauren James, will make appearances June 10-11 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. There will be an exclusive meet and greet on June 10 at the Overlook at Sandestin, and an in-store appearance on June 11 at Barefoot Princess in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. This is the first time Lauren has partnered with a retailer for an in-store event.

Executive Director Sara Becnel explains, “We are thrilled that Lauren has decided to choose Sandestin for her first in-store appearance and think our guests and locals will be excited too. Lauren James is one of our fastest growing lines, and we are extremely grateful that we are able to showcase Lauren and her company in this manner, and to create this one of a kind event.” 

On Friday, June 10th from 5:30-8:30 pm guests can attend an exclusive VIP meet and greet with Lauren Stokes at the Sandestin Overlook located atop the new Welcome Center at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The event will feature champagne, light hors d'oeuvres, live music; and attendees will get the exclusive opportunity to meet, mingle and have their picture taken with Lauren Stokes. Guests will also receive an exclusive Lauren James gift to take home to remember the evening. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by visiting 

Sandestin Welcome Center

On Saturday, June 11th from 3-6 pm Barefoot Princess, located in the Village of Baytowne Wharf, will be hosting a free Lauren James in-store event. Guests can enjoy a fun afternoon of shopping, an in-store appearance by Lauren Stokes, samples of Southern favorites, the Lauren James Land Rover, cocktails and exciting Lauren James giveaways.

“I am extremely grateful to the entire Sandestin team for inviting me to their resort for this amazing event!” said Lauren Stokes. “They have planned an unbelievable weekend and I am so excited to be able to come and meet everyone. Mark your calendars, because you won't want to miss this event!” 

Lauren Stokes, creator and owner of Lauren James, with her son

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is inviting guests to spend the entire weekend at the resort by offering a special VIP Lauren James Experience Package that includes special pricing on two-night accommodations June 10-11, ticket(s) to the VIP meet and greet on Friday, June 10 and breakfast voucher(s) for Sunday, June 12 at Marina Bar and Grill located at the Baytowne Marina. Book online at using code: LJVIP.

To learn about the latest news, offers and special events at the Sandestin Family Retail Shops including Barefoot Princess, Island Clothiers, Sandestin Clothing Company and Coconut Kidz, like them at, or follow them on Instagram and Pinterest @ShopSandestin.


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