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.”

Here’s our #30a Instagram photo of the week by @david_bradford …. Click here now to follow 30A on Instagram for up-to-the-moment beach pix! There are almost 12,000 #30a photos, and your pix are featured real-time on the right sidebar of 30A.com!

30A South Walton WaterColor Clock Tower 300x224 FEATURED: WaterColor Merchants

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.

30A South Walton 2013 06 04 07.44.54 1 Behind the Scenes with Bryan Kennedy, 30As Favorite Cowboy

A few behind-the-scenes photos of Bryan Kennedy working on his new “Peace Love & Bare Feet” video (and we use the term “working” in the loosest possible sense).

30A South Walton LOLA 252x252 Alaquas Pet of the Week: Lola and Arabella

Lola

From our friends at Alaqua Animal Refuge:

There’s a song from a Broadway musical that says, “Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets.” At Alaqua Animal Refuge our Lola is hoping that, in her case, these words hold true. This sweet gray tabby with her arresting sea foam green eyes currently resides in the front Cat Cabin, and what she wants more than anything is a place of her very own to call home. Lola is quiet and undemanding. This is not to say that she doesn’t love attention, she simply waits patiently for someone to take notice of her. Then, a little rub under the chin or a gentle scratch between the ears and Lola responds with purrs of contentment. Arabella is another tabby looking for a forever home. She lives with her feline friends in the back Cat Cabin. A gorgeous girl with unusual coloring, Arabella has a coat that’s a mixture of gray and orange striping and soft green eyes with an exotic touch of gold here and there. Very friendly and eager for attention, she watches each day for that special someone to walk in and whisk her away. Both Lola and Arabella encourage visitors to stop by our peaceful sanctuary and give them the opportunity to show what wonderful cat companions they can be.

For info, call 850-880-6399 or visit www.alaquaanimalrefuge.org