30A South Walton Grayton All Beers 960 Grayton Beer Company Launches New Beers & Packaging Designs

Grayton Beer Company officially unveiled its new range of locally brewed beers today. The new brews are due to hit the market later this month.

“We are proud to be the first brewery based in South Walton, brewing our beer locally and serving the entire Emerald Coast and surrounding areas,” said Jamey Price, founder of Grayton Beer.

The new designs are colorful, bright and bold, and they incorporate images well-known to locals. The flagship beer for Grayton Beer – Original – is wrapped in rich, red colored packaging and features a new branding campaign, Be Original.

“Attractive packaging is an important part of launching new beers,” said Martin Liptrot, the VP of Marketing and Sales at Grayton Beer who led the overall design process. “We know taste and style are important on the Emerald Coast, and our designs are thoughtfully constructed to fit with the great lifestyle we enjoy here on the beach. So far, we have had terrific feedback on them from locals.”

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The range of beers also includes 30A Beach Blonde Ale, which incorporates 30A.com’s iconic blue logo.

“We worked with local designers, with Mike Ragsdale and his 30A team, and thousands of 30A fans to get that design just right,“ said Liptrot. “We knew the beer needed to have a blonde girl image on it but getting it right was important. She is stylish, full of vitality and classy – she has a little bit of a retro look and she really fits with the vibe on the 30A.”

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30A South Walton CAROLYN TRIPLE edited 1 Award Winning Food Journalist Carolyn ONeil at The Hidden Lantern Bookstore This Saturday

In conjunction with the 9th Annual Girls’ Getaway weekend in Rosemary Beach, The Hidden Lantern Bookstore will host nutrition expert, award-winning journalist and TV personality Carolyn O’Neil for a presentation and author-signing event on Saturday, February 1st from 2pm to 4pm.

O’Neil — who endorses a refreshing food philosophy, the more you know, the more you can eat — reported on food and travel at CNN for nearly 20 years. She is the author of the new release Slim Down South: Eating Well and Living Healthy in the Land of Biscuits and Bacon. She previously co-authored The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous!, honored as the “Best Health and Nutrition Book” at the World Food Media awards.

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In case you haven’t had time to enjoy a South Walton sunrise lately, we condensed this one down to 60 seconds for you…

30A South Walton Lauren Lege 100 30A’s Gulp Guide: How to Happy Hour Like a LocalBy Lauren Lege

30A is home to the Gulf Coast’s finest dining experiences, so it’s no surprise that they deliver where it counts: Happy Hour. Buzzing with bargains on booze, appetizers and entrees, 30A has a full spread of restaurants teeming with deals. Here’s five to get you hooked on Happy Hour.

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723 Whiskey Bravo

723 Whiskey Bravo, located in Seagrove Beach, hosts their Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 – 5 PM offering half-off beer, wine and liquor up on The Roof. Featuring fire pits and glimpses of the gulf, you really can’t go wrong with Whiskey. Downstairs dining offers 2 for 1 entrees from 5 – 6 PM Monday through Friday.

You could throw a rock from The Roof and hit the next stop on our hottest happy hour list (don’t actually do this — it’s practically a glass house, and you know what they say about stones and glass houses.) V Seagrove presents half-price entrees in the restaurant from 5 – 6 PM, and continues at the bar for another hour, where you can get $3 Stella drafts, $4 wines, $5 cocktails and discounts on 10 different appetizers from 5 – 7 PM.

Take the sidewalk west for five minutes, turn right, and cruise in to Crush, located on the west end of the Seaside Circle. Crush offers daily deals from 4 – 6 PM featuring a fanfare of half price wine, beer and killer sushi.

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30A South Walton Lauren Lege 100 From Birmingham to the Beach    LAH Real Estate Brings Connections to 30ABy Lauren Lege

For over twenty years, LAH Real Estate has served the Birmingham, Alabama market, earning a strong reputation of professionalism and expertise in marketing and selling real estate. Having created such success back home, LAH recently opened a new branch here at the beach, and appointed South Walton local Lisa Egstad as their Florida Broker Manager.

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Lisa Egstad

“Our goal is to grow the office with quality people,” said LAH Co-founder Maurice Humphries. “We want the 30A community to be proud to claim LAH as a member of its business family.”

With Egstad leading the new team, LAH’s 30A branch currently employs eight sales associates, whose mission is to be a unique company where clients and associates always come first.

“I am blessed to have such a quality group of Realtors on my team,” said Egstad. “No matter what a Seller or Buyer is looking for in a Realtor, I have someone who can meet their expectations.”

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30A South Walton unnamed3 Vue on 30A to Host Ladies That Lunch Charity EventThe second Ladies That Lunch event will benefit the Children’s Home Society of Florida and will take place on Friday, January 31st at Vue on 30a.

Guests will sip champagne, shop various upscale retail booths, and socialize starting at noon. The luncheon will begin at 1pm.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online.

Tickets include cocktails, shopping, a 3-course meal, a swag bag courtesy of Dr. Derek Jones-Facial Plastic Surgeon, and numerous giveaways and raffles. Guest speakers will include a representative from Children’s Home Society of Florida.

“We look forward to sharing what this wonderful non-profit does for vulnerable, neglected and abused children throughout our region and our state,” said Steve Barber of Barber & Gall, who is producing the event.

The mission of the Children’s Home Society of Florida is to provide services — such as caring counselors and nurturing forever families — to some of the most vulnerable, neglected and abused children in our community.

To learn more, email Steve Barber or Lauren Gall.

30A South Walton 1531848 245132222327773 1942474274 n Photography Book Publishers Seeking Sunsets of 30A    Deadline Extended!A new coffee table book of photography, Sunsets of 30A, is in production stages and is a collaboration between editor/curator Cindy Moskovitz and Colleen Duffley Productions (CDP).

The book will be a collection of photographs of sunsets taken along Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A by tourists, locals, amateurs and professionals alike.

A “call for entries” is now live and has been extended to January 26th, 2014, with the book set to be published in the Spring. Anyone who wants to submit photography and/or artwork can email up to three entries to Sunsets of 30a.

The book will include a resource page with information on how to contact each photographer regarding their image, as well as drive fans to their websites to see the breadth of their work. Colleen Duffley Productions was chosen to produce and design the book based on Duffley’s status as an award-winning photographer and skilled art director.

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30A South Walton Missy Robertson Signature Photo 30As Southern Fashion House Debuts Clothing Line with Missy Robertson of A&E’s Duck Dynasty

Missy Robertson in “Crochet Off-Shoulder Top With Flounce Sleeve” by Missy Robertson of Southern Fashion House’s Spring Collection

MISSY ROBERTSON was busy long before the fame of A&E’s Duck Dynasty ever came knocking on her door. And as the wife of Jase Robertson — one of A&E Ducky Dynasty’s central figures — Missy’s days demanded an increasing number of public appearances. But despite the challenges of newfound fame, something beckoned Missy to fill what she recognized as a significant void in the fashion industry.

“I felt there was a void in the market for active, busy, working moms who want to look ‘put together’ without having to put a lot of effort into it, while staying modest and age-appropriate,” said Missy.

The result is a new clothing line called Missy Robertson by Southern Fashion House, a collaboration with Stephanie Carter’s Southern Fashion House, based here in Santa Rosa Beach. Southern Fashion House also produces the well-known clothing lines Judith March and Jacque+Janis, and operates numerous DejaVu boutiques, one of which is located along Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A in Seaside.

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