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The Pearl

The Pearl — the new 55-room resort poised to open in Rosemary Beach this summer — will bring a new level of luxury to Florida’s famed Emerald Coast.

Overlooking the spectacular Gulf of Mexico, The Pearl features beautifully appointed accommodations, destination-worthy cuisine, a welcoming spa, and plush meeting facilities in the heart of Northwest Florida’s most exclusive seaside community. Almost all rooms feature such amenities as a private balcony, in-room spa products by skincare expert Kerstin Florian, a refrigerator stocked with Nordaq FRESH water and juices, and a Keurig Coffee & Tea Brewing System. There’a also complimentary valet parking for overnight guests.

“The Pearl has been carefully crafted to capture the relaxed elegance of life on Florida’s Emerald Coast, yet bring a new level of refinement and excitement to guests and locals alike” said Bill Shoaf, Managing Director. “Rosemary Beach is a special place on the coastline and we look forward to welcoming guests to what we anticipate will be one of the country’s finest luxury resorts.”

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Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach isn’t just about the spectacular projections from artists all over the globe — it’s also about the fabulous dance party at Caliza Pool! Thanks to photographer Evan Carter for capturing these colorful moments from Saturday night…

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And here’s a brief video recap featuring DJ Wizz Kidd of Chicago and VJs Katie and John Gaiser of Birmingham:

30A South Walton NFB Afterglow 8850 Free Starlight Ballet Performance at Rosemary Beach on June 23The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) invites dance lovers to enjoy a free performance of “Starlight Ballet” at Rosemary Beach.

This popular annual performance of dance under the stars is sponsored by the Rosemary Beach Property Owner’s Association and will feature NFB company dancers and international guest artists performing a mixed repertoire of classic and modern works.

WHEN: June 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: St. Augustine Green at Rosemary Beach

The program will consist of excerpts from Paquita with music by Leon Minkus, original choreography by Marius Petipa and restaged by Dorothy Lister. Audiences will also be treated to classical variations from Le Corsaire and Diana and Actaeon and Jazz Swing, a piece that brings the joy of classical dancing to the rhythm of Jazz; original choreography by Fernando Bujones, music by Louis Prima and Eddy Higgins.

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30A South Walton Screen shot 2013 06 11 at 6.27.10 PM #30A Instagram Photo of the Week: “Beach. Rainbow. My Donna.”

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WaterColor’s Town Center

From the divinely creative to the just plain fun, the shops and boutiques around the WaterColor Inn & Resort feature an assortment of clothing, gifts and much more. Located within the resort, you’ll find everything you need here to create a memorable vacation, or even bring a little of the Gulf Coast back home with you.

In WaterColor’s Town Center, Beachfolly offers fashion forward swimwear and cover-ups as well as resort casual clothing. So whether you’re heading to the Beach Club for some sun, or out to dine at Fish Out of Water, Beachfolly has the adornments and accessories to make any outfit complete.

Just across the bike-lined street, The Blue Giraffe is a unique art and gift gallery representing a diverse array of local and regional award-winning artists. Original art, handcrafted furniture and jewelry, sculptures and interior accents cover every surface. Their “Sea of Books” alcove holds a distinctive selection of inspirational titles.

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Shopping in WaterColor

Just around the corner past WaterColor’s iconic clock tower, Old Florida Outfitters is something of a local institution, with tons of outdoor gear, including fly fishing supplies for use on the Gulf and nearby lakes.

Local ladies also make quite the fuss over The Fuss Boutique’s unique eye for cosmopolitan style, amidst a sea of flip-flops and sundresses.

Exhausted from all that shopping? Pop into Wine World for a refreshing glass of white wine and a grilled panini.

Did you know that one of the first lots in Grayton Beach was sold for $50 in candy store credit? Here’s a really well-done video about The History of Walton County.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Dave Meadows YOLO Boarding

The surf’s been high along our South Walton beaches this week… Here’s a cool GoPro shot of local David Meadows on (or rather, off) his YOLO Board.