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CURATE Justin Gaffrey is pleased to introduce a new creative endeavor – Curate. It’s an artistic concept store celebrating the intersection of process, story, and design. With the intent to both honor and elevate the traditional retail and art gallery experiences, Curate will include collections from a diverse range of designers and makers across the globe. Gaffrey sought the creative input of Christie Casillo, designer of locally made leather goods collection Coastal Road and her Brand Manager Megan Trent to assist in sourcing unique, one of a kind products taylored to 30A. “Our intention for Curate is to bring collaboration in all forms,” says Justin Gaffrey. “We want to connect to a broader community and enhance the opportunity for those who seek to discover new things.”

A beach bucket full of new things you should be checking out at the beach!

Curate evolves each season through new collections, one-of-a-kind collaborative designs and “Meet the Maker” events. With select works from Justin Gaffrey, the shop will also feature several new designers & collections including Samantha Verrone Textiles, Lio & Linn Home Decor, Elizabeth Benotti Ceramics, Souda Design, Nouvelle Glassware and Fog Linen Work from Japan. “We hope Curate will be a place that both our visitors and our locals make a ‘must see’ destination each time they are near Rosemary Beach,” says Christie Casillo. “ Because the products are sourced with an appreciation of the hearts, minds, and hands behind them, we hope our customers feel that difference each time they visit the space.”

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Locally owned and operated, Grayton Beer Co. just finished a staggering expansion to increase their current brewing capacity. The expansion boosts its production capacity with the addition of four 120-barrel fermenters and one 275-barrel brite tank. The new equipment takes the brewery’s capacity up over 1,000 barrels per month, roughly 29,000 gallons. Started in 2011, Grayton Beer Company has been successful throughout Florida. This success has propelled the company’s launch into new markets including Tennessee and all of Georgia. “From grain to glass, Grayton Beer Company takes pride in the product we produce and the team we’ve assembled to do so. Our recent expansion represents so much more than just the growth of our company. It also represents growth in our economy, which means a lot to us,” said Jamey Price, Founder of Grayton Beer Company.

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LIVE WORK PLAY PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE MOST OF THE COAST

Kornelis Poelstra, MD, PhD Orthopedic and Neurological Spine Surgeon

During a cold 2009 winter in Baltimore, Kornelis Poelstra and his wife Lori decided to pack up the family, say goodbye to friends and colleagues, and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. The adventure? Moving to and living fulltime in Destin!

patients. The Spine Institute on the Emerald Coast was born. Others soon joined his team and offices in Destin, Ft. Walton and Crestview were established. Today, they have a total of seven providers and a multidisciplinary team that continues to grow.

Of course, this wasn’t a spontaneous move. With three children at the time and a prestigious career working as an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Maryland, acting spontaneously was out of the question. Dr. Poelstra considered many options but after a trip to Destin he was moved by the natural beauty, the friendliness of the locals, the education system, the safe environment for his kids, and the quality of health care. He knew immediately that he was ready to start the next chapter of his life here.

Dr. Poelstra is an Orthopedic and Neurological Spine Surgeon with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. His sole focus is spine surgery and he prides himself on his unique approach to patient care. He pairs the right treatment with the right patient and with his wealth of experience, he’s created an academic spine practice in a private setting. Three-fourths of his surgeries are correcting previous spine treatments from other practices and The Spine Institute boasts one of the lowest infection and remittance levels in the country.

Can the journey be as rewarding as the destination? A life well lived is comprised of balance. The components necessary to achieve this balance A few years later he was operating his own are unequivocally family, practice in Destin. Within three months of career, and passion. opening his doors, he had 1,000 new Certainly the journey is fulfilling, but when the destination is the Emerald Coast, then the rest falls into place that much easier.

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His PhD in Biomedical Engineering has helped him work with innovative technologies including a sophisticated spine robot. The Spine Institute has incorporated the newest and most advanced technologies available anywhere. This, paired with the vast number of successful surgeries, has made The Spine Institute the number one Place for Robotic Spine Surgery in the world!


In addition to operating from his home base at Sacred Heart Hospital in Destin, he travels globally to demonstrate different techniques and the use of robotics to aid in spinal surgery. When he’s not at work his hobbies include paddle boarding, boating, biking, motorcycling, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors. His slogan is “Motion is Lotion.” Dr. Poelstra enjoys getting up and moving around, which is also a mantra for his patients. With his wife they now have a total of four children who attend Destin Elementary and Destin Middle School. On the weekends they enjoy cycling to The Spine Institute and stopping by Candymaker on the way to the beach. Traveling and sharing his passion of spine treatments allows him to experience many locales, but nothing beats returning home. When asked about why he chooses to live in Destin he states, “The quality of people is fantastic here. I love the people. They are kind and are always looking out for each other. It’s an unbelievable place to live and an unbelievable secret. It’s hard to get here, but it’s even harder to leave.”

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PROTECTING PARADISE SUPERHEROS OF DESTIN

One might argue that Destin’s most treasured quality is its beautiful waters. Thankfully for those who live by and visit our shores, ecologically healthy waters are also economically healthy – working symbiotically to provide enjoyment to all and employment to a majority of the locals. These waters are an inseparable part of our rich heritage and woven delicately into the daily fabric of lives in our shared coastal community. Fortunately for us, there is a group tasked with the paramount job of protecting this – our prized and priceless resource – as well as the lives of those who hold it dear. SOUVENIR MAGAZINE

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Standing proudly on the shores of Choctawhatchee Bay is Station Destin of the US Coast Guard. This is home to 32 full-time Active Duty guards, 12 Reservists and an Auxiliary Flotilla comprised of over 40 uniformed, skilled men and women whose sworn duty is to safeguard the lives of those who live, work and vacation on the Emerald Coast. Station Destin is well outfitted to carry out their missions, as they are equipped with two 45ft response boats, a 29ft Defender Class small response boat and a 24ft shallow water response boat. From 50 miles offshore into the Gulf of Mexico (bordered by Inlet Beach to the east and Navarre Bridge to

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the west) and inland (covering the Bay, all bayous and the Intracoastal Waterway), these stewards of the Gulf stand evervigilant keeping us safe from danger, from storms and sometimes even from ourselves. As commerce and recreation have evolved on the waterways over the centuries, so too has the Guard. The US Coast Guard is the oldest continuous seagoing service and has a proud history. Founded in 1790 as part of the Department of the Treasury, they were tasked by Congress to protect Florida Live Oak trees (trees deemed critical to the security of our newlyformed nation as they provided the best wood for shipbuilding).

As the exploration of the Nation’s valuable marine resources (including whales, fur-bearing animals and fish) increased, the duties of the Coast Guard expanded. Today, US waters are one of the most valuable resources on Earth. They support commercial and recreational fisheries worth more than $30 billion annually. The duties of the modern Coast Guard are vast and varied. However, the mission with which their name is nearly synonymous is Search and Rescue. The focus of these missions is to minimize loss of life, injury and property damage and to aid persons in distress. Not only do they coordinate these


efforts, but usually conduct the missions as well. The US Coast Guard has pioneered many life-saving tactics and is a world leader in the field of Search and Rescue. While many of their duties involve life and death, some actions are thankfully far less dramatic – but by no means less important. One such added service is Recreational and Commercial Boat Safety. These efforts that we are most familiar consist primarily of education and prevention. The same tenets that apply to their life saving efforts also govern their outreach to boaters with regard to improving their knowledge, skills and abilities on the waterways to hopefully prevent loss of life, injuries and property damage.

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The Guard places value on all life on and in the water and as such, are dedicated maritime stewards. They focus on Maine Environmental Protection by safeguarding sensitive aquatic habitats, mammals and endangered species by enforcing laws to protect our waters from the discharge of oil, hazardous substances and the removal of non-indigenous invasive species. Working with other federal and state agencies, they also enforce marine resource management and conservation efforts to preserve healthy stocks of fish and other aquatic resources for future generations to respect and enjoy.

are responsible for providing a safe, efficient and navigable waterway system to support domestic commerce, international trade and military sealift requirements for national defense. They provide aids to navigation; navigation schemes and standards; support for mapping and charting; tide, current, and pilotage information; vessel traffic services; domestic ice breaking to facilitate commerce; and technical assistance and advice.

The Coast Guard’s mission also includes the protection of ports and waterways as well as coastal security. This is no small task as they

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Should you find yourself in the unenviable position of being 40 miles offshore with no fuel or communication, the red stripe of the Coast Guard is most welcome. Evolving as they are needed, in 2003 the US Coast Guard was incorporated into the Department of Homeland Security. It’s a military service intentionally assigned to a civilian department as this allows them to board vessels including warships of other nations. This action is considered a police action, instead of a hostile act of war. They also provide mission-critical command and control support for forces responding to environmental disasters in the maritime domain.


Whether you’re stranded, injured, sick or lost – you can rely on these extraordinary individuals who are as vested in the health and well-being of you and your family as they are in the waters they protect. Their commitment to preserving our coasts and waterways is humbling and we are thankful for the vigilance with which they guard the Emerald Coast. On local boats, docks and beaches, you’ll hear some refer to them as “Coasties” but for those who have looked to the horizon in need they are known as heroes.

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SOLD $3,489,000

2432 Chat Holly Road 38 Acres MLS 744886

$1,800,000

SOLD

5768 West County Hwy 30A 6BR/7BA

$1,500,000

229 Open Gulf Street 3BR/2BA

One of the largest developable properties left. Zoned VMU. Located close to the Bay, boat launches and the Beaches Of South Walton.

This home features contemporary new construction set against an ideal naturalistic backdrop with over 100’ of coastal dune lake frontage and Gulf views.

This two bedroom Florida cottage is a classic and is situated right on the white sand beach facing the emerald green waters of the Gulf.

Michael Taylor • 850.585.0763

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

mtaylor@oceanreefresorts.com

cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com

SOLD $1,050,000

99 Tang-O-Mar Drive 7BR/6BA MLS 726359

On track to do 130k in rentals! Located on the South side of a private drive with no major roads to cross to get to the beach.

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637 hcrane@oceanreefresorts.com

$999,000

hcrane@oceanreefresorts.com

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3167 Scenic Gulf Drive 4BR/4BA MLS 610611

$990,000

40 S Grand Beach Drive 5BR/6BA

In a prime position on Scenic Gulf Drive, this beach view home is stylish and sophisticated – yet ultra comfortable.

This home is beautifully maintained and located south of Scenic Hwy. 30A with deeded beach access and gulf views.

Joe Taylor • 850.865.6278

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

$734,500

$729,000

jtaylor@oceanreefresorts.com

cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com

SOLD $799,00

15200 Emerald Coast Pky #506 3BR/3BA

1894 Biscayne Circle Drive 3BR/3BA MLS 748855

4333 Carriage Lane 4BR/3BA MLS 748125

This condo offers unending views of emerald water and has two large Gulf front bedrooms, which makes it easy to share for multiple families!

Waterfront Home on The Intracoastal Waterway In Navarre. Situated On An Island Accessed By A Quaint Wooden Bridge And Gated For Security.

Exquisite, brand new construction starting soon in Kelly Plantation! This home borders the 16th hole of Freddie Couples Signature Golf Course.

Harstvedt + Lamon • 850.685.7020

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

stacy@oceanreefresorts.com

hcrane@oceanreefresorts.com

cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com

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at destinrealestatesales.com or call 877.392.6085

SOLD $1,470,000

1765 Scenic Gulf Drive 4BR/4BA MLS 745281

$1,475,000

1937 Scenic Gulf Drive 4BR/4BA MLS 751331

$1,200,000

1764 Scenic Gulf Drive 4BR/5BA MLS 746113

This exceptional beachfront home offers paramount attention to detail and is optimally located in the prestigious Frangista Beach community.

You must truly walk this property to appreciate how well maintained this one-owner Delos unit is compared to others on the market!

Just steps from the Gulf this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home features an elevator & a private pool with an outdoor kitchen, perfect for summer gatherings.

Michael Taylor • 850.585.0763

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

mtaylor@oceanreefresorts.com

cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com

SOLD $975,000

10254 E Co Hwy 30-A UNIT 14E 2BR/2BA MLS 751081

$950,000

cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com

SOLD 444 Captains Circle 3BR/3BA

$882,000

176 Open Gulf Street 6BR/6BA

Spectacular Gulf Front Condo with Strong Rental History! High Pointe is a Gated Resort Community nestled between Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach.

This beautiful home in an upscale Regatta Bay neighborhood is ideal for entertaining – or for simply enjoying your relaxed lifestyle on the water!

No streets to cross to the beach, beautiful Gulf views, great rental, newly renovated! Finding homes with this much to offer are hard to find.

Harstvedt + Lamon • 850.685.7020

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

stacy@oceanreefresorts.com

cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com

SOLD $720,000

cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com

SOLD 218 Buck Road 5BR/4BA

$715,000

218 Buck Road 5BR/4BA

$699,000

151 Snowdrift 4BR/4BA MLS 745459

Harbor living at its finest at Harbor Landing. This gated community has all the perks one can dream of including a marina and deeded beach access.

Waterfront home with deep water! Custom built in 2003, 75’on the water. Serenity with Waterviews along with an open concept for entertaining.

Here is your opportunity to obtain one of the very last large vacant lots in town South of Scenic Hwy 98. Snowdrift is a gated Gulf front neighborhood.

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Stacy Lamon • 850.685.7020

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

hcrane@oceanreefresorts.com

stacy@oceanreefresorts.com

hcrane@oceanreefresorts.com

fee structure and pay realtors the highest referral fees in town. South Walton 9961 Scenic Highway 30-A (between Alys & Rosemary Beach)

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SOLD

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$690,000

130 Palmeira Way 4BR/7BA

SOLD

$675,000

Lot 8 Bahia Lane B-4 4BR/4BA

$665,000

8809 St. Andrews Dr. 4BR/3.5BA MLS 741915

Excellent vacation rental investment opportunity. This furnished house is in a quiet, gated neighborhood, just 150 yards from the public beach access.

This luxurious maintenance free 4 bedroom 3 and 1/2 bath home is approximately 2, 942 s.f. and has its own private elevator, hardwood floors and more.

This Sandestin home is located on the Baytowne Golf course with views of the greens and lake. Short to The Village, tennis courts and the marina.

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

Joe Taylor • 850.865.6278

cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com

jtaylor@oceanreefresorts.com

$529,000

$529,000

hcrane@oceanreefresorts.com

$545,000

368 Golfview Dr 4BR/4BA MLS 735752

26 S. St. Francis Dr. 4BR/3BA MLS 734918

221 Tahitian Way 5BR/4BA MLS 737807

Golf Course Patio Home located on The Sandestin Resort. This home is a perfect piece of paradise for any full time resident or second home buyer.

A Mediterranean styled 2,300 square foot vacation home located in the quaint gated community of Emerald Waters Village.

This is a fantastic 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom 3 story home located in the gated resort community-Villages of Crystal Beach.

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

hcrane@oceanreefresorts.com

hcrane@oceanreefresorts.com

SOLD $495,000

cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com

SOLD 908 Trout Creek Cove 4BR/3BA

$475,000

867 Kell-Aire Drive 3BR/2.5BA MLS 753069

$470,000

8682 E. County Hwy 30A #101 2BR/2BA

Immaculate brick home in the desirable Swiftcreek area of Niceville. Home features an exquisite Mother-in-Law quarters plus covered pool.

This home is situated on a large lot with mature landscaping and offers a large living room, dining room, laundry room and large eat-in kitchen.

Gulf Front, ground floor end unit located 2 miles west of Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach and Camp Creek. Tastefully furnished / move in ready.

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Stacy Lamon • 850.685.7020

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

hcrane@oceanreefresorts.com

stacy@oceanreefresorts.com

cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com

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at destinrealestatesales.com or call 877.392.6085

SOLD $650,000

1044 E. Hwy 98, #1101 3BR/3BA MLS 753186

$643,000

104 Norwood Dr. 4BR/3BA

$589,000

45 Lakeview Beach Drive 4BR/3BA MLS 745150

Breath taking gulf views from this 11th floor corner unit in Emerald Towers. Floor to ceiling windows, recently remodeled & upgraded kitchen.

This beach house is one you’re not going to want to miss out on! There are very few homes on the market in this price range.

This home is a great investment opportunity, second home or primary residence. The 3 story home is essentially two totally separate living spaces.

Joe Taylor • 850.865.6278

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

jtaylor@oceanreefresorts.com

cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com

SOLD

SOLD

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$526,457

404 Gulfview 4BR/3.5BA

$520,000

hcrane@oceanreefresorts.com

956 Scenic Gulf Drive 112 4BR/4BA

$500,000

113 Cayman Cove 3BR/3BA MLS 742466

The Conner floor plan in Highland Parks on 30A with the master bedroom downstairs. Includes hardwood, granite counter tops and a home warranty.

This town home is in immaculate condition andhas never been rented. Miramar Beach Villas is a gated community with only 32 units.

This fabulous home located in one of the most sought after beach neighborhoods, Destiny! This home is in immaculate condition.

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

hcrane@oceanreefresorts.com

cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com

cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com

SOLD $467,500

122 Seascape Dr Unit 1410 3BR/3BA MLS 745819

$460,000

162 Windancer Lane #411 2BR/2BA

$439,900

156 Ocean Spray Circle 4BR/2BA MLS 753055

This huge 14th floor West end unit offers incredible views of the Gulf and forever sunsets. Balconies span nearly the entire unit with access throughout.

Windancer is a gulf front complex in the heart of Miramar Beach, walking distance to Silver Sands Outlet Mall, restaurants, & even grocery stores!

This is a must-see home in Cypress Breeze that needs to be on your list! Custom entertainment center, tray ceilings, brick fireplaceand more...

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

hcrane@oceanreefresorts.com

cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com

cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com

fee structure and pay realtors the highest referral fees in town. South Walton 9961 Scenic Highway 30-A (between Alys & Rosemary Beach)

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SOLD $420,000

10343 E. County Hwy 30A #305 3BR/2BA

$405,000

139 Dominica Court 5BR/3 BA MLS 752936

$399,900

132 Carson Oaks Lane 3BR/3BA MLS 754616

Own close to the beach in the heart of 30A’s most rapidly growing community! The Village of South Walton is conveniently located.

This Mediterranean styled home features a private backyard. Located in the subdivision of Baywalk Landing and features 20’ soaring ceilings.

The best value on the market in one of South Walton’s most premier neighborhoods! Too many highlights to list including tumbled travertine floors!

Harstvedt + Lamon • 850.419.3641

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

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SOLD $360,000

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SOLD 112 Seascape Blvd, 310 3BR/3BA

$349,000

310 Bayou Circle 2BR/3BA MLS 703456

$315,000

122 Seascape Blvd #2209 2BR/2BA

This unit offers one of the largest balconies around town making it perfect for sun bathing or hosting parties!

Located just minutes from the white sandy beaches of South Walton, The hospital, shopping and coastal cuisine, this home is located on Mallet Bayou.

Amazing views of the coastline, Gulf, and Choctawhatchee Bay await you from this nicely furnished condo in Ariel Dunes II!

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

Harstvedt + Lamon • 850.419.3641

Harstvedt + Lamon • 850.685.7020

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$285,000

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1096 Scenic Gulf Drive Unit 605 2BR/2BA

$281,000

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SOLD 122 Seascape Blvd, 707 2BR/2BA

$281,000

112 Seascape Blvd, 1003 2BR/2BA

This rental ready gulf view unit is PRICED TO SELL! Enjoy the amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico located on the more desirable east side of Destin Surfside.

Compare the views and pricing and it’s easy to see why this condo needs to be on your list! This is a must-see 2 bedroom unit in Ariel Dunes 2.

10th Floor of one of the area’s newest condominiums, this unit offers great views of the Gulf and is turnkey ready! Won’t be on the market long!

Harstvedt + Lamon • 850.685.7020

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

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at destinrealestatesales.com or call 877.392.6085

SOLD $375,000

Highway 20 MLS 739583

$375,000

112 Seascape Blvd, 301 3BR/3BA MLS 742180

$367,000

214 Blue Mountain Road #112 1BR/1BA

This piece of paradise known as Cowford Subdivision is just off Hwy 20 & on the banks of the Choctawhatchee River and is now available for purchase.

112 Seascape Blvd, 301, Ariel Dunes I, Miramar Beach Three Bedroom, Three Bath. Fantastic rental with over $34K in 2015!

This unit offers one of the largest balconies around town making it perfect for sun bathing or hosting parties!

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

Michael Taylor • 850.585.0763

cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com

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SOLD $315,000

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SOLD 1266 Laura Lane 4BR/3BA

$303,000

17 Players Club #17 2BR/2BA

$300,000

5060 Beachwalk Way 2BR/3BA MLS 733582

Cul de sac, immaculately maintained! Many upgrades including wood flooring, granite, crown molding sound with in-wall speakers and more...

Explore this tasteful Sandestin condo in the serene Players Club on the bay. You will love all the light and this end unit has the best views.

This 1300 sq ft two story town home is located on the highly desirable Southside of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Features an open floor plan.

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Harstvedt + Lamon • 850.419.3641

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

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Second floor two-bedroom in Ariel Dunes I - perfect for entertaining large groups with an extended balcony, Gulf views and close proximity to the pool – Caleb Midgett

SOLD $280,000

158 Windrift Drive 3BR/2BA

$270,500 Thinking about selling?

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$255,000

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Your opportunity to own in a neighborhood with deeded beach access and a pool that you don’t have to keep clean every day, look no further!

Located on the 2rd floor of one of the area’s nicest condominiums, this two-bedroom is a must-see, priced right and ready to rent. If your property is currently listed, this is not a solicitation. I cooperate fully with licensed real estate agents and firms.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Bay, a double fairC 8 5 0 .499.3311 way on the Links golf course and lake from this 3 bedroom / 2 bath townhome with bonus loft area!

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

Collin Barber • 850.460.0706

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THE VISION OF M.C. DAVIS

Connecting people with the nature that surrounds them. Not long ago, a self-proclaimed “dirt-road Panhandle guy� discreetly purchased land all across the Southeast in a personal conservation effort. Most notable was the purchase of the biologically diverse 53,000-acre Nokuse Plantation in Walton County. Today, the former peanut farms and pulpwood forests are a center for preservation and comprise the largest block of privately-owned conservation land east of the Mississippi. Nokuse was founded by the late M.C. Davis with the vision of bringing back longleaf pine forests from preCivil War days (less than 2% remains intact today). This extraordinarily diverse and pristine land is an ideal bear habitat and a much-needed haven for gopher tortoises whose burrows positively impact up to 360 other animal species.

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On the edge of the Nokuse Plantation, M.C. Davis created a $12 million center designed to educate Floridian schoolchildren about the natural world. He named this unique facility after the Pulitzer-winning biologist and naturalist who grew up nearby in Alabama – E.O. Wilson. The term “Biophilia” was initially coined by Dr.

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Wilson and is defined as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life.” Wilson became a major supporter and a friend of Davis and the center became a world-class facility that indeed affiliates with other forms of life. On average, 100+ students a day from the five surrounding counties are inspired and educated at the Biophilia Center. Operating as an extension of their classroom, Biophilia is a science education project-based learning facility - a place where lessons become tangible.

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The importance of biodiversity and encouragement of conservation, preservation and restoration is at the heart of the Center. Many of these values are conveyed through interpretive hands-on exhibits as well as exploration of the extensive trail system through natural habitats on Nokuse Planation.

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EVERYONE’S WELCOME Experience Hands-On Biodiversity

In a collaboration with a local art camp, Abrakadoodle, art and nature will come together for children aged 5-12 every Wednesday. This summer camp starts with creative themed art lessons in the morning and nature adventures in the afternoon. The day concludes with interactive museum discovery time. A week long summer camp for children in grades 1-8 will take place July 18 TH -22 ND . The Nature Rocks! Summer Day Camp comes to the Center by way of the Mattie Kelly All Kinds of Art program. This immersive experience includes hands-on drumming and songwriting classes with renowned percussionist Zig Wajler of “Hands-on with Zig”. It will also include wildlife-themed visual arts classes and dynamic science activities – featuring live animal ambassadors! The camp concludes with a showcase for parents and family members in the Biophilia Theater when the students are given

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“Chevy” Gopher Tortoise


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“Turtle” Bob Walker

a platform to show off what they’ve learned throughout the week and give voice to their creative masterpieces. “Bluegill” Jill Southerland

In addition to the camps, Biophilia will also be open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays in June and July from 9AM to 2PM. This will be a chance to explore the exhibit hall and experience encounters with reptiles, birds-of-prey, and bobcats.

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locally-owned and operated boutiques & restaurants

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WOW WORLD OF WONDER A Six foot interactive sphere is the centerpiece for this state-of-the-art theater and learning center Each year just over 5,000 students explore this one-of-a-kind center. Some may go on to become biologists and change the world. Now is your opportunity to “affiliate with other forms of life” in this preeminent facility with a group of peerless scientists and educators that will leave a lasting impression on you and your natural surroundings.

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Shabby Chic: furniture chosen for its age and sign of wear or repurposed items distressed to an antique appearance.

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Adornments that truly make a house a home demand careful consideration. Weighed against the shifting of light, a complementing hue of paint, the life & love of those who reside around them – these foundations of dÊcor are often referred to as treasures ... the hunt is on.

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We are challenged by the fact that we live in a disposable age where elements that are new and shiny are en vogue (if you’re lucky) for just a little longer than the time it takes to get them out of the box. Often, one will compromise their vision of the ideal beachside villa believing that those pieces that seemingly evolve from the foam and sand in perfect, gently worn sea shades are out of reach. Those who appreciate the virtue of the space between well-worn and worn out know that ‘shabby chic’ isn’t a label placed on something at a garage sale to increase its value – it’s a style that captures the spirit of the seaside and celebrates it joyously with fabrics, texture and color like no other. Enthusiasts of the shabby chic style dedicate themselves to the eternal weekend pursuit that finds them at flea markets, estate sales and antique stores often with little to show for their efforts. Or, worse yet, the ‘project’ piece that occupies space in a closet or garage until such time as you can gold leaf it in its entirety or fix that one missing leg…

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Shabby Chic

Thankfully, Tony and Marisol Gullo share this passion and their love for the style compelled them to fashion an entire store around pieces that they have gently restored by hand to newfound glory! Not Too Shabby can be found at 3906 Highway 98 in Santa Rosa Beach. It resonates with handcrafted one-of-a-kind pieces – each with its own unique story and each waiting to become a fixture in a home and handed down for generations to come. Tony and Marisol approach each piece with an eye towards expressing the inner beauty of an object and realizing it to its fullest potential. They let the piece speak through paint and wood to become something truly extraordinary. They initially seek out antiques and raw materials throughout the Southeast – as well as importing unique elements from around the world. They seamlessly complement pieces or repurpose par ts to craft things that are remarkable and new. Their unique vision has helped repurpose old barn doors as headboards or Egyptian pillars for table legs as well as imagining a 200-year old door from Istanbul as a dining room table. Not Too Shabby carries variety behind its doors as well, including furniture lines from nationally heralded brands like Aidan Gray and Regina Andrew. Additionally, guests can find sumptuous Bella Notte Linens of renown and original paintings from Marisol herself.

Celebrate your sense of style with the people who speak the language of languid afternoons by the beach. The fabrics that invite you to sleep in a little longer. The textures that cajole you into wiling away the afternoon with a paperback. The colors that remind you of that piece of sea glass you found on the shore… Find your treasure today! SOUVENIR MAGAZINE

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Sitting with a taut-line in the water, soaking in the warm rays of the sun and sharing stories with friends and family are the foundations which my fondest childhood memories are built upon. As we didn’t have access to the Gulf of Mexico, we’d load up the station wagon with an abundance of gear and venture far in search of a river or a lake. We considered ourselves mighty hunter-gatherers and our mission was to locate trout & victoriously bring home dinner.

FISHING FOR MEMORIES

Many times we returned with only sunburns and an exhausted arsenal of bait. Sure, we’d occasionally bring in a haul, but it was the experience itself that I cherished most. As a kid, fishing meant it was okay to get sandy, to splash in the water and a chance to putt around in a Jon boat. We’d eat Oscar Mayer bologna sandwiches (as if there are any other kind) and drink way too much Barq’s Root Beer. These memories and moments are like rooms in my mind and I move from one to the next with greater and greater affection as I prepare to head south to Destin . Many years have passed and as I acknowledge to myself the affection I have for those days now long gone, I realize I haven’t spent nearly enough time fishing. Sure, we have some neglected dusty poles in our garage but heading to the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village has heightened my desire to share this experience with my own kids…

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It’s not my first time to Destin. In fact, this is our go-to summer vacation spot. We love the beach! On our last visit, a few of us pitched in and chartered a deep-sea fishing boat. The catch was phenomenal and so was the ride! The roaring diesel engines, the tumbling waves and the giant grouper were all we talked about for months. However, this was an adventure I shared with friends. This time I wanted to share the experience with my whole family. Now I am back at the Harbor with the family in tow. The scent, the sights and the sounds work in concert to cast a magical nautical spell. We meet our captain and board the boat we’ve chartered, the aptly titled Reel Lucky. They’ve assured us calm water fishing and the little ones are relieved and ecstatic in equal measure. The engine roars to life and before we know it, we are trolling. Within minutes, we are reeling in our first catch of the day! The fun continues for some time and after some quick site seeing (the harbor is lined with some remarkable waterfront homes), we head to our next spot.


We pass under the Destin Bridge and float by Crab Island. After we depart the no wake zone, we really feel the wind in our hair. It’s a smooth ride but still plenty of fun. We arrive at what I believe is an inlet, but I’m uncertain if it’s actually a bayou? This isn’t a part of Destin I am familiar with. There are homes and docks nearby, but more importantly – an abundance of fish! Our captain baits the hooks for the children old enough to cast and for our littlest one, he gracefully tosses a line out. Moments later, we’re reeling in some reds. It’s fun and exciting and all at once (for me), everything stops – a moment frozen in time – my wife laughs. The kids smile up at me. I realize I’m here now, creating this indelible memory with them while simultaneously reliving the joys of my youth and maybe – just maybe – carving out a moment in the future when my children bring me back to a ship’s deck, swimming in golden Gulf sun – forever the man I am now. Forever ‘Dad’. We are gliding across the smooth Choctawhatchee Bay back to the docks. Everyone is smiling from ear to ear and we’re not sure if we could’ve possibly had more fun. As if the Universe was listening, a dolphin breaks the surface of the water and is quickly followed by several more. There’s even a baby dolphin! The captain slows the boat and we enjoy a little more unscheduled excitement before heading back in. Later that evening, as my wife and I clean up after a dinner of freshly caught fish, we take an account of our day as a family, careful to note that it is special and unique. In a sea of ordinary days, of busy days, of taxing days – this is one we’ll remember and (more importantly) they’ll remember – our family tradition of fishing in Destin.

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Emerald Towers

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The heart and soul of Destin is its vibrant harbor. Adorned by the boardwalk, this destination is home to a community of local charter fishing boats, water activities, beach shops, restaurants and nightlife spots. Off the harbor, Downtown Destin hosts family fun at both Big Kahuna’s Water Park and the Destin Track. Accommodations in Downtown Destin are comprised primarily of condos and town homes, conveniently placing guests just moments from the most sought after attractions in the area. Sterling Sands

2 BR

Sun Destin

1 BR


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The White House

6 BR

Sandy Beach

5 BR

Waterview Towers

3 BR

Shoreline Towers

2 BR

Waterscape

2 BR

A peninsula located south of the Destin Harbor, Holiday Isle parallels Downtown Destin. This community is a private, water-surrounded oasis that is just seconds from all the excitement imaginable, yet manages to maintain an ideal, laid back communal ambiance. Accommodations offered on Holiday Isle range from intimate canal side cottages to impressive beachfront estates. Casa De LaHunt

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It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere

CRYSTAL BEACH MUST DO LIST: HENDERSON BEACH STATE PARK

Casa Verde

7 BR

Beach Basket

6 BR

Salt Water Taffy II

Barracuda

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8 BR

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BEACH WALK CAFE

Crystal Beach

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6 BR

Just In Tyme

6BR

Star Fish

5 BR

5 BR

Always Summer

5 BR

Caribbean Queen

5 BR


Beachy Keen

CAMILLE’S RESTAURANT

Villa Coyaba

4 BR

4 BR

Flamingo Breezes

4 BR

Crystal View

4 BR

Remember When

4 BR

MIA

4 BR

Crystal Cove

4 BR

Sandy Paws

3 BR

Orange Beach

4BR

Perrywinkle Palms

3BR

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Arcadia

DESTIN COMMONS

Crystal Beach is home to colorful classic-styled beach cottages, intimate condominium buildings, white picket fences, meandering sidewalks and quaint eateries. This community is family-centric and here, the unwinding is easy! But don’t think excitement isn’t on the menu though as this area features the Destin Commons – home to upscale shopping, multiple dining options and venues ideal for entertaining the entire family. Additionally, two of the most highly rated golf courses, Kelly Plantation and Regatta Bay, are just seconds away. Sailfish

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At Ease

3 BR

Lemon Fish

3BR

Britannia

3BR

Parrothead Quarters

3BR

DESTINY MUST DO LIST: CRAB TRAP

TUSCANY ITALIAN BISTRO

REGATTA BAY GOLF CLUB

D e stiny oceanreefresorts.com/destiny

Positioned along Scenic Gulf Drive between Crystal and Miramar Beach, Destiny is host to the most prestigious gated developments in Destin, each offering unique amenities. Destiny Shores and Destiny West share a pool, hot tub, ďŹ tness center and tennis courts. Destiny East is home to Club Destiny, offering a greater selection of activities centered on their clubhouse. Destiny by the Sea is a beachfront neighborhood and, in addition to the private beach, it hosts a pool and 24-hour security.

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Sandcastle by the Sea

7 BR


1-2 BR

Caribbean Dunes

1BR

2-3 BR

Crystal Sands

Pearl of Destiny

5 BR

Blue Lagoon Rendezvous 5 BR

Beach Castle

4 BR

Good Vibrations

4 BR

Blu Sky

5 BR

Feeling Good

3 BR

Beach Beauty

3 BR

Amazing Grace

3 BR

Crystal Cabana

5 BR

Destiny Lakehouse

3 BR

Tranqui-la

3 BR

Destiny Villas

Emerald Dunes

Crystal Villas

1 BR

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FRANGISTA MUST DO LIST: EC WINE CELLARS

Port Royal

WHALE’S TAIL

10 BR

Seaduction

5 BR

Sun of a Beach

5 BR

La Fortune

5 BR

Aqualina

Life is Good

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BAD ASS COFFEE

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SEASCAPE GOLF

5 BR

5 BR

Frangista Costas

5 BR

Le Neptune

5 BR


Frangista Beach

Down Time

4 BR

A Shore Thing

4 BR

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As the most sought-after beachfront community in Miramar Beach, Frangista Beach is the definition of laid-back beachside sophistication. Home to the largest collection of beachfront vacation homes with private pools, this exquisite community is ideal for travelers seeking privacy and close proximity to fellow traveling friends and family. Additionally, classically styled coastal homes located just off the beach ensure quality accommodations are available for every budget. Frangista Beach is also home to a handful of small, locally owned businesses, including Emerald Coast Wine Cellars and the Bad Ass Coffee Company. If you venture just minutes further, you’ll discover luxury and discount shopping, live entertainment, event venues and award-winning dining establishments.

A Beachy Blast

4 BR

4 BR

Good Times

4BR

Oceania

4 BR

Third Day

4 BR

Shangri-La

3 BR

Frangista Royal

3 BR

Emerald Star

3 BR

Alegria

3 BR

Seacret Spot

3 BR

Emerald Waters

2 BR

Firefly

3 BR

Pet Sand

3 BR

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Ocean Oasis

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Seaspray

9 BR

Tackle Box

9 BR

MIRAMAR BEACH MUST DO LIST: SILVER SANDS PREMIUM OUTLETS

Pelicans Roost

8 BR

Gulf Splendor

8 BR

Seadreams

7 BR

Breeze on Inn

7 BR

Polka Dot Bikini

6 BR

Beach House

6 BR

Northwest Florida is home to two distinctly different world-class beach vacation destinations. The first is Destin – filled with excitement, family attractions, shopping, dining, fishing, vibrant nightlife and, of course, white sand beaches. The other is South Walton – home to the same breathtaking beaches but with greater focus on the preservation of nature and with intentionally less development. Miramar Beach is positioned between Destin and South Walton, making it the ideal destination to experience the best of both worlds.

Destin’s neighbor Miramar Beach offers the largest selection of beach homes and variety of condo rentals.

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Dunes Too

6 BR

Castle in the Sand

6 BR

Coco Hut

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VIN’TIJ WINE

While the draw of its neighbors is strong, visitors of Miramar Beach may choose not to leave this oasis. Perfectly situated between the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay, fishermen and water sport enthusiasts will have plenty of options to indulge here. Off the water, guests will enjoy shopping at the nation’s largest designer outlet mall – Silver Sands Premium Outlets. In addition to Silver Sands, other premier shopping and entertainment options include Grand Boulevard and Baytowne Wharf. Fresh seafood eateries are scattered throughout Miramar Beach and the famed Scenic Gulf Drive offers several locations with exceptional beachfront dining.

6 BR

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Birds Bungalow

6 BR

Under the Sea

Anchors Away

6 BR

Shell Shack

6 BR

Chateau Louise

5 BR

Sea-Esta

5 BR

Grand Mirage

6 BR

Banana Cabana

Emerald Breeze

6 BR

Sunset Beach

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6 BR

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Wiki in the Tiki

M i ra m a r Bea c h

POMPANO JOES

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Biscotti

5 BR

The Grits Carlton

5 BR

Mellow Yellow

5 BR

Linger Longer

5 BR

Bellagio

5 BR

Tangerine Dream

5 BR

Magnolia Sands

5 BR

On The Beach

5 BR

Beach Baby

5 BR

Seaglass

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Casa De Miramar

4 BR

Beachside Bungalow

4 BR

My Happy Place

4 BR

Valentine House

4 BR


Caribbean Breezes

4 BR

Cape Monaco

4 BR

Sailors Delight

4 BR

Treasure Chest

4 BR

4 BR

Summer Haven South

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Paradise Found

4 BR

Surfin Safari

4 BR

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Little House on the Beach 4 BR

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Banana Beach

4 BR

Driftwood Dreamin

4 BR

Sea Winds

4 BR

Sandy Toes

4 BR

Avalon

4 BR

4 BR

Hideout

3 BR

M i ra m a r Bea c h

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Sandy Dunes

4 BR

Splendor I & II

4 BR

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Seadreams

4 BR

Summer Breeze


Skinny Dippin

3 BR

Melomar

Averitts Favorite

4 BR

3 BR

All 4 Fun

Island Time

4 BR

3 BR

Puesta Del Sol

4 BR

Destin Blue

3 BR

Seaside Getaway

3 BR

Beachside Bikini

3 BR

Jolebo Landing

3 BR

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Edens Estate

4 BR

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Palm Oasis

Seadreams

3 BR

M i ra ma r B ea c h

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Crab Trap

Beachboys & Mermaids

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3 BR

3 BR

3 BR

After Dunes Delight

3 BR

Blue Marlin

3 BR

Beach Pointe

3 BR

Hilltop

3 BR

Summerhaven

3 BR

Flip Flop Cottage

3 BR

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White Sands Landing

3 BR

All Tide Up

3 BR

3 BR

My Margaritaville

3 BR

Snowdrift

3 BR

Tropic View

3 BR

Rising Sun

2 BR

Lemon Drop

2 BR

Calypso

2 BR

Destination

2 BR

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Sand Wishes

2 BR

M i ra m a r B ea c h

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Leeward Key

2 BR

Mediterranea

2-3 BR

Majestic Sun

1-5 BR

The Empress

3 BR

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Ariel Dunes I

1-4 BR

Ariel Dunes II

1-3 BR

Edgewater

1-3 BR

Costa Del Sol

3 BR

Huntington by the Sea

Grand View

2-3 BR

3 BR


Enclave

3 BR

Windancer

1-2 BR

Amalfi Coast

1-3 BR

2 BR

Surfside

2 BR

Maravilla

2 BR

Gulfside Hidden Dunes

Gulfview

1 BR

Sea Cabins

1 BR

Beach Resort

1 BR

Beach Manor

2 BR

2 BR

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SANDESTIN MUST DO LIST: BAYTOWNE WHARF

JOLEE ISLAND

GRAND BOULEVARD

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BAYTOWNE MARINA

YOLO • BOARD

Northwest Florida’s premier resort destination – Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort – encompasses 2,400 acres stretching between the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay. Here at the Emerald Coast’s only beachto-bay resort, visitors enjoy access to over seven miles of beach and bay frontage. Often referred to as the “Gated City,” this first-class vacation destination features a selection of unparalleled amenities that include four championship golf courses, a world-class tennis center, a bustling marina, multiple entertainment venues, a massive selection of restaurants and two of the top lifestyle destinations in the region – the Village of Baytowne Wharf and Grand Boulevard. Accommodations offered within Sandestin include beachfront high-rise condominiums, golf course and lakeside villas, bayside hotel rooms and executive-styled vacation homes.

2 BR

Westwinds

1-2 BR

Bayside Inn

1 BR

3 BR

Tivoli Terrace

3 BR

Beachwalk Villas

2-3 BR

Beachside Towers II

1-2 BR

Beachside Towers I

1-3 BR

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Luau

Tuscan Breeze

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Sand D Breeze

8 BR

Du n e A l l en Bea ch oceanreefresorts.com/dune-allen-beach

30A Fish Camp

6 BR

30A Morning Surf

6 BR

Sandpiper

5 BR

Dune Vista

5 BR

Dune Allen Delight

4 BR

Fair Catch

4 BR

Sand D Breeze A & B

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Dune Allen Retreat

5 BR

Santa Rosa Sunset

5 BR

Allen House

4 BR

Pink Flamingo Cottage

3 BR


DUNE ALLEN MUST DO LIST: TOPSAIL STATE PARK

STINKY’S FISH CAMP

The gateway to 30A, Dune Allen Beach is the most western community positioned along the famed Scenic Drive. With an unpretentious coastal lifestyle, visitors of Dune Allen will enjoy spending time outdoors, on and off the beach. Of course Dune Allen Beach offers the same pristine white sand found

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Beach Breeze

3 BR

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elsewhere in Northwest Florida, but this quaint community also hosts a state park, nature trails, and several rare coastal dune lakes. Dune Allen’s convenient location puts the excitement of Destin and nearby South Walton only moments away.

Coastal dune lakes often flow into the Gulf. These special lakes are only found in two other locations on the planet.

Sandy Shoes

3 BR

Laffy Taffy

3 BR

A Suite Life

2 BR

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Gulf Princess

5 BR

Forget Me Knot

5 BR

At Redfish

5 BR

Riva Del Mare

5 BR

Sandy by the Sea

4 BR

Coast On Inn

4 BR

Champagne Jam

4 BR

Are We There Yet

4 BR

Adagio

3 BR

Blue Mountain Villas

1-3 BR

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Blue Mountain Beach is the highest elevated point along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It inherited its name from the early Spanish Conquistadors who caught a glimpse of the native blue lupine flowers high on the horizon. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in hiking through the pine groves of Point Washington State Forest or biking along the Timpoochee Trail. Beachgoers will revel in the sand and enjoy some of the most wide open beaches in all of South Walton. Accommodations offered in Blue Mountain Beach are comprised of intimate lowkey beachfront condos, lavish beachside resorts and a selection of vacation homes both on and off the beach.

Redfish Village

3 BR


BLUE MOUNTAIN MUST DO LIST: BIG DADDY’S BIKES

REDFISH VILLAGE

FOR THE HEALTH OF IT

NICK’S

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✲ S A N TA R O S A B E A C H

SANTA ROSA BEACH MUST DO LIST: SRB GOLF CLUB

CAFE TANGO

JUSTIN GAFFREY GALLERY

S a nta R o s a B ea c h oceanreefresorts.com/santa-rosa-beach

Villa Rosa

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GULF PLACE

9 BR

Casablanca

7 BR

Morning Star

6 BR

OMG! By The Sea

6 BR

Beyond the Sea

5 BR

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South Walton hosts a large selection of meticulously maintained public beach accesses - ideal for easy passage to the sand.

Blessings

5 BR

Dolce Vita

5 BR


Often referred to as “the town that began it all,” Santa Rosa Beach was the first established community in South Walton. Attractions include Eden State Garden Park and the Santa Rosa Beach

4 BR

Sea Haunts

3 BR

The Legends

2 BR

The Inn at Gulf Place

1 BR

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Beachcomber

Golf Club. Guests seeking to spend their vacation in Santa Rosa Beach can opt for studio style condos, vacation homes with pools near the beach or custom beachfront homes.

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GRAYTON MUST DO LIST: SACZYNSKI STUDIO

GRAYTON BEACH STATE PARK

THE RED BAR

G ra yto n B ea c h

Bahama Breeze

5 BR

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The heart and soul of South Walton – Grayton Beach is an eclectic community comprised of historic cottages and modern vacation homes. Snuggled against Grayton Beach State Park and bordered by Western Lake, it hosts natural beauty, on and off the beach.

WATERCOLOR MUST DO LIST: WINE WORLD Libbysand

FISH OUT OF WATER 5 BR

BLUE GIRAFFE GALLERY

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WaterColor is a jewel in the crown of South Walton. Easily the largest community on 30A, in addition to the beach it offers lakes and rivers wound within its borders – all leading to the sea. Come see the colors for yourself!

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SEAGROVE MUST DO LIST: 723 WHISKEY BRAVO

THE REP

The Retreat

5 BR

4 BR

CAFE 30-A

Sea gr o ve oceanreefresorts.com/seagrove-beach Southern Sands

4 BR

Great Escape

Cinnamon Fern

4 BR

Villas at Seagrove Beach

4 BR

Lucky Charm

4 BR

Pelican Place

3 BR

Seagrove Bungalow

2 BR

Aquatic Paradise

2 BR

Walton Dunes

2 BR

Capistrano

2 BR

Dunes of Seagrove

2 BR

Ramsgate

1 BR

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Seagrove has stayed true to its “roots” by preserving its natural beauty. From quaint beachfront condominiums, lavish beach-side resorts, to colorful vacation homes, Seagrove Beach is a quiet oasis.

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SEACREST MUST DO LIST: GEORGE’S

OPHELIA’S SWIMWEAR

Renaissance

9 BR

Out-A-Bounds

3 BR

Everybody

5 BR

Coral Rose

3 BR

Villages of S.Walton

1 BR

ACME ICE HOUSE

S e a cr e s t B ea c h oceanreefresorts.com/seacrest-beach This community features the best of 30A, yet remains quiet & relaxed. The development centered on South Walton’s largest community pool (15,000 sq ft) and is a family favorite! Away to Play

Casa Del Sol

Lazy Days

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4 BR

3 BR

Bluetopia

3 BR

Endless Summer

Seascape

4 BR

Tranquility on the Beach

Villas at Seacrest

3 BR

Boothbay

5 BR

3 BR

2 BR


INLET BEACH MUST DO LIST: SHADES AT THE LOOP

CAMP HELEN

THE DONUT HOLE

In le t B e a c h

The last stop along the magical world of South Walton’s Scenic 30A, Inlet Beach offers a relaxed atmosphere that gives visitors an authentic local experience. Nestled alongside Rosemary Beach, time spent here is easily rich, simple and genuinely rewarding. Only minutes from Panama City Beach – all the excitement imaginable is within a moment’s reach.

oceanreefresorts.com/inlet-beach Five Star

4 BR

PANAMA CITY BEACH MUST DO LIST: GULF WORLD

WONDERWORKS

P ana m a C i t y Bea c h oceanreefresorts.com/panama-city-beach-rentals Celadon Beach

1 BR

Calypso Resort

1-2 BR

Hosting 27 miles of paradise, guests of this destination enjoy a varied selection of exciting attractions that have become a thing of legend. Accommodations in Panama City Beach include beachfront townhomes and soaring, high-rise condominiums. Beachfront at Last

4 BR

Blessed

4 BR

Palazzo

3 BR

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Power. Luxury. Elegance. Adventure. Whether you are a novice seeking a fun day with your family or a serious tournament fisherman, we offer a trip to meet your needs. The RELENTLESS is our 65’ x 20’ custom built sportsfisherman and is available for daily trips from 4 hours up to 18 hours. With a captain who has over thirty five years of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico the RELENTLESS specializes in overnight trips of 24 to 72 hours if you prefer to stay longer and “fish bigger” for marlin, tuna & swordfish.

You can go fishing or you can go RELENTLESS

RELENTLESS CHARTER FISHING

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Along famed scenic HWY 30A there is a special group of artist and crafts people who

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make the culture of our area world renowned, this is the map to get you there...

Donna Burgess

Susan Lucas

By Lori Saczynski It’s impossible to not be inspired while traveling along South Walton’s Scenic 30A. Landscapes abound and everywhere you look you’ll see beauty – on and off the beach. So it’s shouldn’t be a surprise that the local art scene has exploded and our little stretch of beach road has gained national attention as a destination for art enthusiasts.

Justin Gaffrey

Adaro

Marti Schmidt

In an effort to build awareness, in early 2012 local artist Aaron Sutton launched the Artists of 30A website (artistsof30a. com) highlighting the artists and art galleries in South Walton. Now, four years later, the site represents 35+ artists and 15+ galleries. Aaron’s goal is to include all local artists and galleries. So, as the artistic community grows, so does the website. In addition to the site, he also produces a map annually. This map can be found at over 100 local businesses. For art lovers, patrons, and collectors, this map is invaluable in helping them discover and SOUVENIR MAGAZINE

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Donna Burgess | Miramar Beach

Susan Lucas | Dune Allen

Artists at Gulf Place | Gulf Place

1 Donna captures color and light through her award-winning paintings. Originals and prints are available at her gallery in Grand Boulevard.

Carol Frank | Santa Rosa Beach

4 Often depicting coastal scenes, Carol wants the viewer to feel the temperature and texture of the water, sand, and sky in her oil paintings.

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Features eight colorful art kiosks filled with the art of local 30A artists – jewelry, pottery, photography, sculptures, paintings and more.

Contemporary edge meets sophisticated color in the post-impressionist tradition, studies of light and color in a semi-abstracted landscape.

explore the art galleries along 30A of every month, local galleries stay open late (usually until 8:00 PM). in South Walton. Some artists even choose to open Those fortunate enough to be in their home studios to the public. South Walton at the beginning of This is an opportunity to see new each month can attend the First artwork, meet the artists, and enjoy Friday Art Walk. On the first Friday both refreshments and live music.

Aaron Sutton | Santa Rosa Beach

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Andy Saczynski Studio Gallery | Grayton Beach

7 Known for mixed media, Andy’s pieces feature coastal animals & musical instruments. He is the 2013 South Walton Artist of the Year.

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30A Mary Hong Studio Gallery | Grayton Beach

8 This gallery features glass mosaic on canvas, often depicting coastal scenes and animals. Mary is the 2014 South Walton Artist of the Year.

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9 Award-winning fine artists are represented at this gallery, featuring both contemporary and traditional works in a variety of styles.


Adaro Art & Design | Grayton Beach

Marti Schmidt | Santa Rosa Beach

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Features several international artists in a variety of mediums at his eclectic gallery. Francisco is the 2015 South Walton Artist of the Year.

Marti combines ancient art forms to reflect the ambiance of the pan-Caribbean, the exotic mysticism of the Orient, with a European flavor.

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Entertainment and discounts vary from gallery to gallery and change monthly, so you never know what surprises you’ll encounter at the First Friday Art Walk! Below is a list of galleries, traveling east to west along 30A and beyond.

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Lori layers cold wax and oils to create rich texture and complexity. Her abstract work is soft and dreamlike.

The Blue Giraffe | WaterColor

13 A diverse array of local award-winning artists, with beachy, colorful, seaside art and gifts that complement the upscale yet casual 30A style.

Red Bird Gallery | Seaside

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Big Mama’s Hula Girl Gallery | Seagrove

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Sea Contemporary Art Space | Rosemary Beach

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Kay works with watercolor, acrylic, and inks. She also uses gesso, sand, marble paste, and stained glass to create texture and depth.

A multidisciplinary contemporary art space featuring new work by national and international artists at the intersection of art and design.

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SARAH K’S CRABBY MAC & CHEESE

DISH’N IT OUT Crabby Mac & Cheese

1.5 cups of dry macaroni 6 oz claw crab meat (pick out shells) 3 Tbs. butter 2 Tbs. flour .125 cup onion, chopped finely 1.5 cups milk 3 oz Parmesan cheese 8 oz sharp white cheddar cheese Salt and pepper (to taste) .25 cup bread crumbs or panko

Preheat the oven to 350 and lightly grease a casserole dish. Cook the macaroni according to the box instructions, drain well. Add the crab meat, set aside. In a sauce pot, melt the butter on medium heat and add onion. Saute until fragrant. Sprinkle the flour over the onion, mix well. Slowly pour in the milk while constantly stirring with a whisk. The mixture will start thickening. Grate the white cheddar into the milk mixture. Add salt and pepper and keep stirring, slowly, until the cheese is melted. Pour the cheese mixture into the macaroni and crab. Add half of the grated Parmesan cheese. Stir well, until all combined. Transfer into a baking casserole dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs /panko and remainder of grated Parmesan cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes..

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SANDIE STYLES

Love is in the Hair

Endless Summer Curls Be-On-Beach-Braid Makeup Artist: Mary Cornelison

Sandie is a master stylist and fashionista here on the Gulf Coast in Destin. When there aren’t scissors in her hand she enjoys healthy living, palates at studio blue and paddle boarding. Her clients include happy wedding parties, the movers & shakers of South Walton and beach -goers from around the globe. If you’re in need of a whole new look or just a simple retouch give her a ring or text at: 850.246.HAIR SOUVENIR MAGAZINE

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Souvenir STYLE Fashion: Saks Off 5TH Home: Libbysand, Ocean Reef

Location: WaterColor, Florida

Models: Ada, Brodie + Gavin Bowman Marta Rata, Jason Futral Buffy Patterson, Michelle Fenik

Casting: AB+ Production

Vacations have a way of bringing you closer to the ones you love. Follow this simple recipe: start with family add a great home and then sprinkle in an abundance of beach. Nestled in the perfect community, all paths lead to pools, parks and memories that will last a lifetime. Reason enough to dress for the occasion...

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Brodie Shirt - Vince Glasses - Ray Ban

Short - Saks Shoe - French Connection Hat - Penguin

Ada Romper - Vanity Room Shoe - Rebecca Minkoff

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Buffy Romper - Vanity Room Shoes - Nine West

Sunglasses - Polaroid Necklace - S5A

Jason Shirt - Report Collection Pant - Robert Graham Shoe - Ben Sherman

Marta Romper - 5/28 Bag - Saks

Hat - Calvin Klein Shoes - French Connection

Gavin Shirt - Nautica Shoe - Polo

Shorts - Nautica

Michelle Dress - Marmellata Shoe - Mini Melissa

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Marta Hat - BCBG Suit - Betsy Johnson Necklace - Saks Brodie Suit - Penguin Ada Sunglasses - Kate Spade Suit - VIX Paula Hermanny Buffy Sunglasses - Polaroid Suit - Ivanka Trump

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njoying fresh seafood in the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village is a must. The catch here along the Gulf of Mexico is abundant and some of the tastiest fish on the planet are reeled in just off our shores here in Destin. With so many delectable dishes and yummy species of fish to choose from how do you decide what to order? That’s where we come in with our handy tasting guide. On the next few pages we’ll school you on the basics and help you order fresh fish like a local.

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GROUPER

There are over 400 species of Grouper. The most abundant is Red Grouper, but others such as the Snowy Grouper can be found on select menus. The fish has a mild but distinct flavor that hints towards a cross between bass and halibut. It’s lean yet moist and the large flakes are quite enjoyable. In Destin, Grouper is King!

SAKE MARINADE GROUPER Sake marinade, warm collard & quinoa salad, miso broth, sesame oil, and charred lemon.

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SNAPPE R

There are 17 Snapper species found in the Gulf of Mexico. However, there are only typically two prized variants offered in restaurants. They are Red Snapper and Yellowtail Snapper. Both are delicately firm and lean with mild to moderate flavored white meat. The Yellowtail is considered by many to be the tastiest, so be sure to jump at the opportunity to sample it.

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PAN SAUTEED GULF SNAPPER Edamame rice cake, Thai coconut red curry, beech mushrooms, and grilled bok choy.

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POMPANO

Not a fish to fry, Pompano is a rich delicacy that is a tasty oily fish, best prepared pan seared, grilled, baked or broiled. The small lean filets are firm with an even thickness and an enjoyable distinct flavor. Demand often outweighs supply so this treat is generally only a guest star on the menu.

PAN SEARED POMPANO Heirloom tomatoes, basil pesto, fresh mozzarella, and balsamic glaze.

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30A RADIO

Tune-In to the Beach THE SOUND TRACK OF 30A

Digital audio pioneers like Pandora, Spotify, and Apple are changing the way we listen to radio. Allowing individuals to curate playlists and content has revolutionized the broadcast industry. On-demand content is king, however many listeners are still fond of the traditional broadcast-style format. This allows insiders to craft a journey of musical enjoyment and discovery that can be shared and experienced anywhere and with anyone. A local digital audio pioneer has combined both, enchanting beachgoers while they play in the sand and allowing them to stay connected to the coast when they return home. Of course we’re talking about 30A Radio. 30A Radio… as in 30A.com? That ’s them! Chances are you’ve seen the bright blue stickers with the sunny “0” in the center

(they ’ve given out nearly a million of them). This local brand has gained serious notoriety on and off line by focusing their efforts on celebrating small-town beach life along Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A. In addition to their trademark decals, you can find the 30A brand on everything from beer, to clothing, to their classic Land Rover known as “ Truman”. Supplemental to their well-crafted marketing, their website was ranked the Number One Independent News Site in America just last year. Needless to say, they ’ve made a business out of maximizing the exposure of our special piece of paradise and their radio station is another fun way to do so.

TOP: ROBERT DAVIS & MIKE RAGSDALE DISCUSS SEASIDE’S ORIGIN STORY • BOTTOM: CORY DAVIS BROADCASTING

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Launched late in 2014, their all-digital station features Gulf Coast-inspired music, 30A event news, beach updates, dining info, activities, local personalities, and original shows. Prior to its modernization,

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30A Radio was a volunteerrun traditional radio station broadcasting out of the Seaside Neighborhood School. When the school expanded and needed the space, one of their volunteer DJs, Mike Ragsdale, elected to keep the station going. For those of you not acquainted with Mr. Ragsdale, he’s the creative mind behind the 30A brand. With an eye towards the future, Mike brought in a 20year radio veteran to head up the station. Cory Davis is now the General Manager of 30A Radio and he has done an outstanding job of rounding out this successful concept. He’s the voice of 30A Radio and the programing insider who crafts the unique blend of beach music, southern rock, country, reggae, and original tunes by local musicians. In addition to the lively beach tunes, 30A Radio also features several entertaining original shows. Many of the interviews from these shows are with local celebrities including many world-renowned developers, architects, authors, vintners and entertainers. Most of 30A Radio’s 100,000+ listeners elect the 30A App as their listening platform of choice. It also streams via 30ARadio.com and the listeners can catch their podcasts, interviews, and shows at soundcloud.com/30ARadio However you make your way to 30A Radio, know the soundtrack to paradise is playing worldwide!

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GOLF ACADEMY @ SANTA ROSA GOLF & BEACH CLUB There’s no better place to enjoy the unique flora and crisp Gulf breezes than Santa Rosa Beach Golf Course. Lock in an 8:00 A.M. foursome or book tutor-time with Carter at (850) 267-2229. santarosaclub.com

TIP #2

TEMPO NOT SLOW…as you swing the club to the top and in the transition from backswing to downswing, thinking TEMPO will allow for a steady wind up and a quiet start for the downswing.

PGA Director of Golf, Carter Murchison AT SANTA ROSA GOLF & BEACH CLUB

SPEED to Increase Distance

Solid contact & mass are two of the variables for creating distance…often overlooked though is the NEED FOR SPEED in the swing.

TIP #3

Once you have transitioned into the downswing…now is the time to swing FAST into and through impact…NOT slow, head down & eye on the golf ball!

TIP#1

A balanced set up with good posture positions will allow the arms to hang at address allowing the grip pressure to be more relaxed… relaxed grip & arms will allow for an increase in SPEED during the downswing.

SPEED DRILL: Hold the driver upside down (by the clubhead) and swing with TEMPO to the top of the backswing and in the transition area…then swing the club forward creating as much wind noise as possible.

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remember

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Together is a wonderful place to be.

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In your next issue of Souvenir you’ll arrive at the beach via local winding Styling by The Southern Atelier :: Photography by The Jacksons Photography :: Hair by Rachel Christine :: Makeup by Kat Li :: Wardrobe by Beachfolly and Sirens at the Beach :: Jewelry by H.M. Willow :: Scarf by Tuli Designs :: Models, Piper Williams, Luisa Hammet and Mackenzie Price

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Technically it's still a car. Technically. To produce a pure high-performance machine is an impressive feat. To reinvent the entire segment is quite another. With the 918 Spyder, we achieved an unprecedented level of performance. Then, naturally, we pushed even further. We wrapped it in iconic racing livery. We fashioned the mirrors, window frame, roof and rear wings out of carbon fiber. And finally, we crafted the wheels from lightweight magnesium. Nearly 90 pounds lighter, the result is the Weissach Package. And, the only vehicle to record a time of 6:57 on the world-famous Nürburgring Nordschleife.

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Souvenir Magazine 12  

Destin + South Walton's vacation lifestyle magazine.

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