This November, a new wine and food festival is coming to the South Walton area. Produced by Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), Harvest Wine & Food Festival is poised to be one of the Southeast’s premier fall events and will provide patrons the opportunity to sip and savor some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections while enjoying the iconic beach town of WaterColor. Tickets available online at www.dcwaf.org/tickets. Weekend passes and lodging packages are available.
Business partners Phillip Poundstone and Jacob Watkins are always hungry for a new business venture.
Did you hear that? South Walton has sounded a siren call for seafood lovers.
Thanks to local entrepreneurs Pamela and Tim Wellborn you can now find the bounty of the “world’s luckiest fishing village” just inside the welcoming doors of Destin Ice Market 30A in Inlet Beach.
The SoWal location of Destin’s famed seafood shop offers the same quality fresh Gulf seafood as the original, but is much larger with more room for amazing edibles, gourmet gifts and culinary delights.
The Grayton General Store is truly SoWal’s convenience store of choice.
“If you need it, they got it” seems to be the most popular opinion of store shoppers. Located at the corner of Scenic 30A and Hwy 283 in Grayton Beach, the iconic little grocery/deli/bike and watersport venue is a very popular place for all manner of shoppers.
Open. Clean. Minimal. Walking into Fashionably late is like walking into a well organized dream closet with potential outfits laid out for you and all of your clothes separated by color. It’s a work of art by owner Amy Huff.
“I’m a walking mannequin. Everything from my jewelry to my jeans can be found in my shop.”
I often remind myself that we are not meant to be limitless. I had a particularly difficult time holding myself to this as I recently perused the exquisite collection of goods at the Alys Shoppe.
From extraordinary jewelry whispering my name, to the quintessential white v-neck t-shirt adorned with the classic Alys Shoppe logo – I was ready to unharness my imaginary, limitless credit card.
The term “just another beautiful day in paradise” is heard often here in SoWal.
This morning I ventured out to explore The Green Owl in Seagrove Plaza. The South Walton shop is right on Scenic 30A, but tucked away in a small space. I found The Green Owl to be truly unique and overflowing with inspiration from Owner Stephanie Anklier's vision.
“I like simple,” says Stephanie. "Our products are organic, Fair Trade, and contain no harmful ingredients. "
After 29 years in business, Pat Miller’s Goatfeathers Seafood Markets are still a main draw here in South Walton. On the Scenic 30A “west side” in Santa Rosa Beach, the market opened at the same time as his Goatfeathers Restaurant in 1988. The newer Seagrove location opened in 2000, giving residents and visitors on the “east side” of Scenic 30A a closer option for their fresh seafood.
The 29th annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival will fill Grand Boulevard’s Town Center with over 150 national exhibiting artists on May 13-14 over Mother’s Day weekend.