30A South Walton St. Tropez 1 of 10 300x199 South Walton Tour of Homes to Benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge

St. Tropez

The South Walton Tour of Homes will be held on Saturday, May 18th (10am to 4pm) and will showcase five exquisite residences throughout South Walton. All proceeds will benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge.

Tickets can be purchased online for $25 in advance at SouthWaltonTourofHomes.com and will be available through May 17 at 3pm. Tickets can also be purchased at two ticket locations on the day of the tour (for $30) at Nest Home Décor and Pelican Real Estate‘s office in Seagrove. Those ticket locations will be open from 9:30am until 3pm on the day of the tour, May 18.

The homes selected for this year’s tour include:

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30A South Walton Screen shot 2013 05 10 at 6.58.48 AM #30a Instagram Photo of the Week

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HAPPY FRIDAY, EVERYONE! Here’s our #30a Instagram photo of the week posted by @crewofhodgiesBe sure to tag your photos #30a during ArtsQuest this weekend so we can all share the fun! You can also follow 30A now at www.instagram.com/hey30a.

30A South Walton BrookHeadshot 252x252 Seaside Repertory Theatre Promotes Brook Stetler to Executive Director

Executive Director Brook Stetler

Seaside Repertory Theatre announced the promotion of Artistic Director Brook Stetler to Executive Director.

In his position as Artistic Director, Stetler has been instrumental in expanding the reach of the Rep through the addition of diverse programming, and mentoring at local schools. As Executive Director, Stetler will now be responsible for guiding the theatre through the next phase of growth.

Stetler brings with him eight years experience working in professional theatre, five of which have been with the Seaside Repertory Theatre. He holds a B.F.A. degree in Theatre Arts from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Based along the beautiful 30A corridor, the Rep is Northwest Florida’s premier theatre organization.

For more info, visit www.seasiderep.org.

30A South Walton Erica Courtney headshot 1 252x252 McCaskill & Co. Hosts Celebrity Jeweler Erica Courtney

Erica Courtney

From accessorizing celebrities like Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Jessica Alba and Ellen DeGeneres to mining for exquisite gems in Africa and Turkey, luxury jewelry designer Erica Courtney has an impressive list of accomplishments. Named “One of the Top Three Jewelry Designers in the World” by United Brands, Erica will be at McCaskill & Company on May 17 and 18 from 10:00am to 5:30pm.

Meet the designer and view her renowned Drop Dead Gorgeous collection, seen regularly on red carpets and Hollywood’s elite. Erica’s style is glamourous, romantic and girly. She tirelessly travels the world to source the most precious, coveted and unique gemstones.

Favoring socially and environmentally responsible manufacturing processes, Erica chooses recycled metals, eco-friendly processes and ethically obtained gems, even observing “green” mining for rare Zultanite firsthand. Her slogan, “Always Gorgeous, Glamorous and Green” reflects this approach. Continue Reading…

30A South Walton Digital Graffiti House 2013 Digital Graffiti Announces 23 Finalists from Around the Globe

Walls come to life during Digital Graffiti

With nearly 200 submissions from countries including England, Portugal, France, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Serbia, South Korea, Sweden, Japan, Cambodia, Poland, Ireland, India, Brazil, Spain, Taiwan, Iran, Ukraine and the USA, Alys Beach announced 23 digital artists who will compete for $10,000 at the 6th Annual Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach on June 7-8.

“Digital Graffiti brings out the best in projection art from local and international artists, and this year is no exception,” said Digital Graffiti Curator and Judge Brett Phares. “We have a powerful list of finalists from Florida, all over North America and Europe, South America and the Middle East.”

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30A South Walton concerts3 Concerts in the Village at Dugas Pavilion Every ThursdayCelebrating its 18th season, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) announced the kick-off of its annual Concerts in the Village.

The 10-week concert series begins this week and continues every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. through June. Kicking off the 2013 season on May 2nd, the Fountain City Players will christen the Dugas Pavilion with the sounds of Motown, R&B, and Jazz. Founded three years ago by Doug Norman, Ben Weldon and Norris Dates, the band brings more than 40 years musical experience, performing rhythm and blues, ranging from the 1960’s to the sounds of present day.

Voted one of the top ten things to do in Northwest Florida by Florida Travel & Tourism Guide, Concerts in the Village will be held at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village and enjoy use of the new permanent stage, the Dugas Pavilion, and an expanded Village Green. Located a mile-and-a-half west of Destin Commons, the Cultural Arts Village is nestled among nearly 45 acres of pristine forest. The newly-developed concert venue rests on 6.76 acres of green space, and is complemented by a commanding 20-foot metal sculpture designed by Frank Ledbetter visibly identifying the concert entrance, a new restroom facility, and 168 additional on-site grass parking spaces.

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Meanwhile, on Grayton Beach…

30A South Walton The Pearl Career Fair Banner1 Career Fair at The Pearl in Rosemary Beach on May 13 15

Dreaming of starting a new life and career at the beach?

The Pearl in Rosemary Beach is hosting a Career Fair on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13-15. The Pearl will fill 80 to 100 hotel and restaurant positions, from bussers and front desk professionals, to assistant restaurant management and laundry services. Both full-time and part-time positions are available, and they are offering extremely competitive compensation packages and hourly rates. A number of the positions are full-time, year-round career opportunities with full benefits. Employment will commence in early June.


Monday, May 13th, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14th, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 15th, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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