Summer Fun at Destin Commons

Destin Commons is the place to see and be seen. The lifestyle center has been serving our community for over 10 years, and it's only growing in size and reputation. That’s why we put together a Summer Fun guide to fill you in on what’s new and notable at the Commons, as the locals call it. So whether it’s girl’s night, date night, or family night, you’ll find a little fun for everyone.

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Lauren James Fashion Designer Visits Sandestin June 10-11

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.

Sundog Books Is A Seaside Original

Back in 1986, Bob and Linda White would sometimes wonder if their idea of starting a bookstore at Seaside was such a good idea. Fast forward to 2016 and any doubters have long since become believers as Sundog Books clips right along.
The couple, surrounded by customers, employees and their latest Sundog dog “Glover,” celebrated their 30th year in business Saturday, April 30, 2016…the day fittingly coincided with Independent Bookstore Day.


30Avenue is a unique lifestyle shop/dine destination in Inlet Beach. On any given day at 30Avenue, you may find yourself and others eating, running errands, shopping, or squeezing in some 'me time' at the spa or at a yoga class. The upscale lifestyle center serves at the gateway to Scenic 30A and sits within walking distance from Rosemary Beach. Brick walkways and tall palms surround the lush green space and infinity reflecting pool for peaceful strolls.

Grand Opening of Gaffrey's Curate in Rosemary Beach May 20

Much of art's beauty comes from the emotion and story of its maker. This is what South Walton's beloved artist Justin Gaffrey hopes his newest gallery in Rosemary Beach will convey. Celebrating artisans worldwide, Curate is all about sourcing and showcasing unique, one-of-a-kind works. Justin explained that Curate is a celebration of the story of process.

The community is invited to the Grand Opening party Friday, May 20... from 5:30 til 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the new Rosemary Beach gallery.

Cattle Barons Pig Roast at The Market Shops May 14

The Market Shops in Miramar Beach will host the inaugural Cattle Barons' Pig Roast benefitting American Cancer Society on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. It's a pig pickin' with cold drinks and live music on the lawn as a way of saying thanks for all of your support. The Emerald Coast Cattle Barons' Ball 2016 was a huge success!

New Foster Gallery at The Market Shops Calls for CAA Artists

CAA's first member artist co-op gallery to open May 23 in The Market Shops! The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County announces the opening of the Foster Gallery, a CAA member artist co-op gallery located in The Market Shops next to DIG Eatery and the new Ben & Jerry's. Twelve artists will be chosen to exhibit and work in the gallery during the Summer 2016 exhibit, May 23 - August 26.

SoWal List: Inspired Food Shopping at the Beach

We enjoy discovering the freshest and most interesting foods whether its produce, cheese, wines, olive oils, seafood, baked goods or specialty foods. SoWal food shopping options are expanding in ways that make us thrilled to be able to shop local. Tasty, healthful and fresh foods can now be found at a number of locally owned markets, health foods stores, and gourmet/specialty shops.


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