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Ten Trendy New Year’s Resolution Ideas for 2018

Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017

It’s the beginning of a new year. A time when one can wipe the slate clean, so to speak, and start from scratch. While Apple Watches, Fitbits and Exercise Apps are making New Year goals for you, here are ten trendy resolutions that don’t begin with hitting the gym.  Be more mindful and in the present moment. With such busy schedules we are always looking ahead, sometimes forgetting to focus on what’s happening now. Being present in the moment is about listening to yourself and others. It’s about being grateful and enjoying your surroundings.  Put down your cell phone . Let’s face it, cell phone addiction affects us all. We are so busy looking... read more


The Story Behind the Surfing Deer

Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Surfing Deer is one of the newest of Ann and George Hartley’s restaurants located in Seagrove Beach. Many may remember V Seagrove which was the previous restaurant on the corner of 30A and 395. Living in this area for years, I always planned to go to V as it reminded me of something you would find on the Miami strip. Floor to ceiling windows so you can see right in, huge chandeliers, and modern décor made it stand out. When I finally made it, it had become the Surfing Deer. But I wasn’t disappointed in the least. The Name: When you tell someone you’re going to the Surfing Deer, most likely they’ll ask you to repeat yourself. Not your... read more


5 Things You Can’t Miss in South Walton

Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Our beautiful beaches attract thousands all year long. While you can find plenty of things to do each month, the colder weather and early sunsets may limit your beach time. No worries! We are going to fill you in on some exciting things you can do during the upcoming weeks. The Hub is a fun place everyone can enjoy with lots of activity every week. Great restaurants, ice cream, and weekly movies on an outdoor big screen make it one of our favorite spots. Bring a blanket or sit near the firepit to stay warm. Check their calendar for matinee or evening movies to bring the whole family.  Seaside Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from... read more


How to Host a Holiday Party on 30A

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017

When most of the world is shoveling snow, we are brushing sand off our feet! Yes, the temperatures along the Emerald Coast during December are cool enough to see the seasons and still enjoy a walk on the beach. The Holiday spirit is strong with 30a beach towns lit up with lights and holiday happenings in cozy 30a vacation rentals. Here are 5 simple steps to host the perfect holiday party on 30A!  The first thing you want to do when planning a holiday party is to pick a date. There are a lot of parties happening this time of year as well as travel so picking a date that’s convenient for most might be more difficult than you think. Keep an open... read more


What’s New to Eat on 30A

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

If you have been coming to the Gulf Coast for years now, you most likely have some favorite spots to eat that have become a tradition. There are so many great places for all kinds of palates that it can be hard to narrow it down during a short trip. We have a few new places in town we wanted to let you know about that might just be your new favorite restaurant next time you visit. Black Bear Bread Company opened earlier this year in the Shops of Grayton Beach on Logan Lane. They serve fresh baked bread along with breakfast and lunch from an impressive menu. For breakfast, choose from a variety of delicious pastries, breakfast sandwiches, or a... read more