Underwater Dogs Seth Casteel


Seth Casteel

You’ve seen our friend SETH CASTEEL (also known as THE UNDERWATER DOG GUY) on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, CNN, THE TODAY SHOW, TIME Magazine, The Huffington Post, National Geographic, USA Today and hundreds of other places.

He’s one of the most published pet photographers in the world, and he’s going to be at Bass Pro Shops in Destin on Saturday, Nov 17 from 12-2pm signing his NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER book “Underwater Dogs” to help support our very own Alaqua Animal Refuge!

To learn more about Seth and his extraordinary creations, visit his website LittleFriendsPhoto.com or his Facebook page, which has over 138,000 fans!


Buy the book now, or pick-up a copy at Bass Pro!

Your nominations will help determine which local businesses and activities are voted on in each category next month!


light-up-960The Village of Baytowne Wharf will be bright with holiday décor and cheer for Sparkling Wines and Holiday Lights presented by the Sandestin Wine Festival on Saturday, November 17th, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

The special event will feature more than 30 champagnes and featured appetizers at various Village restaurants.

There will be live music (including carolers!), and the night will end with the first Tree Lighting of the season and with the Village’s annual choreographed light show, 12 Nights of Lights.

Tickets are on sale for $40 per person and come with a commemorative glass.

This special event is part of a series associated with the Sandestin Wine Festival, a local tradition for 27 years.

For tickets and more info, visit sandestinwinefestival.com or call 866-91-BEACH.

Bridgette Mitchell and Justin Gaffrey at Halloween
HAPPY HALLOWEEN from Scenic Highway 30A! … And sincere thanks to Justin Gaffrey of Justin Gaffrey Studio & Gallery and Bridgette Mitchell of The B Line for being such warm and bright rays of sunshine in our community!!
Tangiers Deep Seating Contest

One lucky 30A fan will win this outdoor furniture set!

Bay Breeze Patio and Brown Jordan certainly know how to bring luxury living outdoors. And to prove it, one lucky 30A fan will win this 5-piece outdoor furniture set from the new Brown Jordan Tangiers collection (available at Bay Breeze Patio in Miramar Beach). This comfortable, contemporary set includes the sofa, loveseat, club chair, end table and coffee table… and it’s all valued at $11,455!

The deadline to enter is November 2, 2012, and all shipping is included within the continental U.S.

So, what are you waiting for??


30A Halloween Pumpkin

Happy Halloween from 30A!

Noche de los Muertos at Alys Beach

Another creative and colorful Noche De Los Muertos party at Alys Beach on Saturday night!  Here are a few glimpses of the fun. Huge thanks to Kelli and the entire staff at Alys Beach for hosting this signature event every year. If you have any great pix to share, please post them on our 30A Facebook page. We’d also like to thank Shelly Swanger Photography for all of the fantastic images, and Sunshine Shuttle & Limousine for ensuring that our night was both fun and safe!

Witches of South Walton

More and more witches join the fun each year

A group of local women lovingly known as the Witches of South Walton will wake up at the break of dawn on Halloween morning to ride — not broomsticks — but bicycles. And all for a great cause.

On October 31st at 7:00 AM, over 60 “witches” dressed in garb will meet on their festively-decorated bikes at Miss Lucille’s Gossip Parlor in Gulf Place on Scenic Highway 30A to ride 4.4 miles to Butler Elementary and back. Spectators may find a spot along 30A or meet them at the school where they’ll cackle, bewitch and cast their spells on school children and unsuspecting passerby’s.

This treasured local tradition, now in its eighth year, is known as the Annual Witches of South Walton Ride and benefits Children’s Volunteer Health Network.

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