Check out this neat article in USA Today Travel featuring Seaside, in the heart of SoWal. It's entitled: Idyllic Seaside is still in the pink as it turns 30
A good hat is hard to find. I’ve always had trouble finding a hat that fits just right. Look no further than Gaelle Le Goff’s new venture Haute Handcrafted Accessories. Gaelle is bringing her Ecuadorian heritage to SoWal with her amazing collection of Panamanian hats. I know that sounds confusing…let me explain.
Upstairs in the Grayton Beach loft, there’s a stockpile of old musical instruments, rusty lawn tools and disassembled light fixtures. Vintage drawer knobs, bottle caps, and pieces of scrap metal fill up crates and drawers, waiting to be reassembled into something new.
South Walton is known for many wonderful things. Our sugary beaches and emerald gulf waters are stunning. Our coastal dune lakes are like rare pearls. Nature's best is on full display every day. But perhaps best of all is that SoWal is such a warm and inviting place with a small-town atmosphere and relaxed sophistication.
Continuing a Mother's Day tradition we started last year, here's your chance to win this exclusive bracelet titled, “Moon Glow”. It's a custom-designed freshwater pearl bracelet featuring an iridescent coin pearl, centered between two spherical white pearls, laced and braided with fine hand-rolled leather and finished with a white pearl clasp. Valued at $175, it is the ideal SoWal Beach-inspired gift for your loving mother (or wife, or mother-in-law). This is your chance to score a Wendy Mignot original, and show your mom how much you love her!
The ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival is a great South Walton Mother's Day tradition. And for the 24th year you can expect to have a great time in Seaside enjoying great art, music, shopping, food, and people watching.
Eight years ago Larry and Beje Beasley discoverd Seacrest while visiting SoWal and fell in love. On a trip four years later, heading back home after spring break they realized it was time for a change.
SoWal’s own Stephanie Nichols is making fashion waves from sea to shining sea. No matter how smug us locals might be about our little corner of paradise, every now and then it’s great to get validation from “out-of-towners.” Granted, we know with certainty our beaches and architecture are the best. But it’s nice when first-time visitors confirm other SoWal offerings rank up there too.
Henderson Farm started vending at Seaside during the summer of 2010 when they had an excess of delicious, spicy off-season arugula in the garden. Their friend, Celeste Dick, an enthusiastic supporter of the Seaside Farmer's Market, suggested that we try offering our extra produce there. And so it began...!
What better gift for the holidays than a little piece of South Walton? Here's a quick list of highlights for you last-minute shoppers looking for an authentic SoWal gift.
There's a lot of great music in the SoWal Area but homegrown Dread Clampitt's style of bluegrass meets the beach has wide appeal.