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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.

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).

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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

30A South Walton 30A Farmers Market 960 662x1024 30A Farmers Market at Rosemary Beach Every Thursday and SundayThere’s a new weekly Farmers Market in Rosemary Beach every Sunday and Thursday.

“We have the best of locally grown farm fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, beef, chicken, fresh local seafood, freshly baked artisan bread, homemade pastas, sauces, meatballs, BBQ sauce, local honey, homemade Greek pastries, Greek food, delicious baked cakes, pies, tarts, cupcakes, ice cold Gelato, southern grits, herbs, olive oil and vinegar, fresh cut flowers, wonderful jams, preserves, salsas and chow-chows – just to name a few,” said event organizer Diane Kolopanas.

The 30A Farmers Market is an International Farmers Market Event, featuring foods from around the world, as well as wth delicious food from the South.

WHEN: Every Sunday and Thursday (9am – 2pm)

WHERE: Rosemary Beach Town Center

For info, call 850-213-0577 or visit 30afarmersmarket.com
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YOLO Boarding on a Coastal Dune Lake

Coastal Dune Lakes are a very rare natural phenomena that only occur in a handful of locations around the globe, including New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar and South Walton, Florida.

In fact, South Walton has 15 named coastal dune lakes along its 26 miles of coastline.

They are (moving from west to east): Fuller Lake, Morris Lake, Campbell Lake, Stallworth Lake, Allen Lake, Oyster Lake, Draper Lake, Big Redfish Lake, Little Redfish Lake, Alligator Lake, Western Lake, Eastern Lake, Deer Lake, Camp Creek Lake and Lake Powell, adjacent to Camp Helen and Inlet Beach.

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