BEach LOCAL: Our Q&A Series Gets You in the Know

TOM SCHELL
Owner/Designer, Richard-Paige Leather

1. Favorite thing about living at the beach? 

Being an Australian (and a local since 2015), I’ve always been fortunate to live near the beach, but I’m pretty stoked that the water is so much warmer here than back on my side of the world! Plus, I’ve never seen such perfectly clear waters.

2. Three favorite local spots?

Grayton Brewery Taproom for the vibe. I love that there is always something happening there, whether it’s live music, trivia or local fundraisers.

I also love catching sunsets and an exceptional cocktail after work at NEAT in Alys Beach.

The last contender is Chiringo in Grayton Beach as we love being able to sit outside and then walk right down to the beach.

3. Best place for a night out?

After some drinks at Chiringo, we will sometimes hit up AJ’s for a laugh or two. Especially when the karaoke is on!

4. Most delicious menu item?

Anything off the breakfast menu at Great Southern but especially the Eggs Benedict. We are big brunch-goers!

5. What do you like to do in your free time?

In my down time, I love starting my day with a beach walk with my wife and a coffee from Black Bear Bread Co. before hitting my leather studio to make bags and wallets. This town is full of inspiration, and I like to draw from it for my handbag line as much as possible!

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Enjoy a summer getaway at Alys Beach, the premier luxury resort town on Florida's Gulf Coast. Alys Beach is a unique New Urbanist community that combines stunning architecture with the gracious character of courtyard living. Guests can tailor their vacation to include the finest culinary talents in the region, distinctive shopping choices, outdoor activities on an exclusive beach, winding nature trails, and a state of the art wellness center. The utmost in beauty and luxury awaits.