The 2nd Annual South Walton Fashion Week was an incredible success, with a huge turnout, a colorful array of runway shows, trunk shows and parties hosted by fashion partners, boutiques and local designers. Here are just a few scenes from SWFW 2014:


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Local top chefs will compete during the 30A Throwdown 2014 Culinary Cookoff at V Seagrove.

The 3-day weekend event, October 17-19, will feature award-winning chefs collaborating on their creative takes on sublime cuisine. On October 18, competing chefs will progressively “throwdown” their exquisite pairings for the evening’s ticket holders at V Seagrove. The dinner starts at 6 pm and will feature five courses paired with select wines.

Featured in this year’s lineup are last year’s winning chefs, David Cunningham of V Seagrove and Dan Vargo of Seagar’s, along with Chris Mack of Pandora’s, Darek Tidwell of George’s at Alys Beach, Todd Misner and Steve Whithall of Stinky’s Fish Camp and Signature Catering of 30A’s Christopher Holbrook.

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30A South Walton Angela Book a Private or Group 30A Yoga SessionFrom the very first moment that she stepped onto the mat, Angela Ragsdale knew that yoga was her life’s calling.

Her fun and friendly style of instruction is welcoming for both beginners and seasoned yoga experts.

Angela offers private personal and group lessons on the beach and in private residences, tailored specifically for you and your needs.

Join Angela for a Sweaty Vinysa Flow Yoga Class every Wednesday morning from 8:00 – 9:00 AM. The class is suitable for all levels. The classes are $15 per person and are held at Justin Lyon’s Art Gallery in Grayton Beach.

Angela earned her 200RYT Yoga Alliance and has been teaching in the area since 2009. She is currently pursuing her 500RYT advanced certification. Forever the student, Angela continues to deepen her understanding and love for this ancient art by studying and learning from her world-renowned teacher, Tiffany Cruikshank, and attends various retreats and workshops with other teachers such as Kathryn Budig, Doug Kellar, Amy Ippoliti, Bryan Kest, and Seane Corn among many others.

Speckled with artsy villages, rare coastal dune lakes, upscale resorts, funky beach bars, world-class restaurants and 25,000 acres of protected habitats, Scenic Highway 30A is also home to the most beautiful beaches in the world. Whether it’s a single class for beginners or a private week-long yoga beach retreat, 30A is an idyllic backdrop to experience, explore and enjoy yoga.

Email Angela now to book your private yoga session:


Tesla invites you to experience the award-winning Model S and feel what it’s like to go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds … without a drop of gasoline!

30A South Walton Tesla Model S 300x199 Test drive a Tesla in SeasideTesla will host a two-day test drive event in Seaside from 10am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, October 18th and 19th). There will be two Model S vehicles onsite.

Prospective customers can make an appointment online.

Appointments will be confirmed by a Tesla representative. The driving session will be 15 minutes long over a predetermined route designed to highlight the capabilities of Model S. A Tesla Product Specialist will accompany all drivers to ensure time is optimized in the Model S. You may bring up to three guests to ride in the back seat during your drive!

Stinky’s Bait Shack30A South Walton FishingTournament Letter back Flyer Sponsors final 10 1 2014 Stinky’s Inaugural Beach to Bay Grand Slam Fishing Tournament Underway will host their inaugural Beach to Bay Grand Slam Fishing Tournament from October 4 – November 15. This tournament is a great way for locals to take the beach and bay back and a perfect opportunity for visitors to enjoy the community spirit.

To win the grand prize, an individual angler must catch and score a red fish, speckled trout and a flounder. Sounds Like fun? The calcutta categories also include pompano and biggest individual fish scored of each species.

The launch party is an Oyster Festival on October 4 from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Stinky’s Fish Camp and Stinky’s Bait Shack. The festivities will have oysters prepared in various styles, an oyster shucking contest, cooking demonstrations, an oyster shell painting contest for the kids and adults and live music. The South Walton community and visitors are invited to the festival to help kick off the fishing tournament.

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From L to R: Blues Traveler, Foghat and the Outlaws

With some of the biggest names in country and rock music and the area’s best seafood restaurants bringing so much to the table already, it’s no doubt that the 2014 Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival will be a blast for all ages.

30A South Walton seafood Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival: Oct 17 18The fun doesn’t end there; the festival also includes a lineup of waterfront and fishing activities at Capt. Anderson’s Marina, kids’ activities, a 5K run and more.

The main event takes place October 17 and 18, with classic favorites Blues Traveler, Foghat and the Outlaws on Friday evening and headliner The Band Perry on Saturday night. Other performances include the Dylan Altman Blues Band, Heritage, Little Honey, the Andy Velo Band, the Dave Pahanish Band, the Adam Craig Band and Josh Thompson.

Buy general admission, VIP and preferred seating tickets here.

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With Fall approaching, what could be more fun than a day in the park? Whether you like hiking, kayaking, face painting, bird watching, beach ecology or simply resting in the grass or sand, October 19 is the day to visit Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the 13th Annual Back to Nature Festival hosted by the South Walton Community Council.

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Coastal dune lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Photo by Florida Park Service.

Activities are scheduled all day starting with a sunrise meditation, bird walk and beach ecology walk along the pristine Topsail Hill Preserve beach.

Family friendly activities scheduled for the afternoon from 1 to 6 p.m. include hiking, kayaking, interpretive talks, face painting, information booths and an opportunity to view the art work donated for the South Walton Community Council 2014 Silent Auction. Barefoot Bar-B-Que will be on site selling food and the community council will provide a refreshment tent.

The evening schedule from 6 to 10 p.m. will orient more toward adult activities with musical entertainment provided by the Owsley Brothers and the Courtyard Saints, a presentation by Elam Stoltzfus, beverages by Grayton Beer and a raffle drawing.

For more info or to view the full schedule visit South Walton Community Council or call 850-314-3749.

30A South Walton speakersimage Seaside Institute to Host Distinguished Speakers   Oct 17The Seaside Institute will host a lecture by three distinguished speakers as part of Seaside’s Homeowners Weekend on Friday, October 17th from 5 PM to 7 PM.

Photographer and Seaside homeowner Richard Sexton will present a talk titled, “Magical Urbanism of the Creole World,” taken from his new book Creole World. Leigh Gallagher — assistant editor of FORTUNE magazine and co-chair of the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit — will discuss her findings written in her book End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving. Seaside Town Founder Robert Davis will also give a Founders Report at this special event. After the talks, enjoy Richard Sexton’s new photo exhibit and mingle with the speakers at a reception that will follow.

Tickets will be $40 at the door. Tickets purchased online prior to the event are only $30. Click here now to register online.

For more info, visit The Seaside Institute or call 850-231-2421.

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