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01/30/2014
30A

Where to Watch The Super Bowl

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Whether you are a die-hard Broncos or Seahawk’s fan or a casual observer more interested in the commercials and half time show, Super Bowl Sunday is a party, and plenty of bars and restaurants are hosting Super Bowl specials and tailgate inspired parties for both locals and visitors. If you’re looking for a place to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday, here are five options. -Miller’s Ale House in Destin is hosting an all-you-can-eat Super Bowl Buffet and drink specials during the game. -Sago Sports Bar in The Palms of Destin is

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01/30/2014
30A

Girls Getaway at Rosemary Beach

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If football is not really your thing, and you are looking for an alternative to beer and wings this weekend, The Girls Getaway At Rosemary Beach might be the answer to your prayers. The Rosemary Beach Foundation hosts the 9th Annual Girls Getaway during Super Bowl Weekend. With all proceeds to benefit the Suzy Fund, which provides free mammograms for underserved Emerald Coast women, the Girls Getaway Weekend is a great way to have fun for a great cause. Designed to celebrate women, the weekend includes: -A red carpet arrival

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01/30/2014
30A

Geocaching Along The Emerald Coast

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Geocaching Along The Emerald Coast The Emerald Coast loves its pirate lore and legends, and now even the most committed land lubber can explore the area’s hidden treasure without ever leaving the beach. Geocaching, a high tech scavenger hunt, utilizes GPS mapping systems and smartphone technology to send explorers on quests of varying degrees of difficulty. Using some preprogrammed websites, you can plug coordinates into your GPS system or smartphone. Follow the directions and soon “x” will mark the spot and you’ll find some inexpensive, but fun treasures. Like any

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01/18/2014
30A

Wine, Women, and Shoes

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During the first weekend in February, Sandestin will be celebrating “Wine, Women, and Shoes” as some of the area’s most fabulous women come out to support Sinfonia Gulf Coast. This exciting weekend is full of food, fine wine, and high fashion. The weekend begins with multiple private Vintner Dinners hosted in some of the area’s most fashionable homes and restaurants. Many of the country’s best wines and vineyards, including Blackbird, Swanson, Pott, and Jericho Canyon will be paired with the Emerald Coast’s most innovative chef’s, including Tim Creehan of Cuvee

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01/18/2014
Destin

Who Has The Best Gumbo In Destin?

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Be sure to head to The Destin History and Fishing Museum’s Annual Gumbo Contest and Silent Auction on Saturday, January 25 at the Destin Community Center. The contest will feature area individuals and local restaurants to determine who has the best gumbo in Destin. The event includes live music by local favorites Dread Clampitt and a silent auction of more than 50 items. The public is welcome to come and sample all of the entries and cast their votes for the annual People’s Choice Award. Advanced tickets are available at

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01/18/2014
Destin

Are You A Fan or A Friend?

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f you’re planning your dream Emerald Coast Vacation, you need to make sure you’re following Five Star Beach Properties’ social media feeds. Right now, via our Facebook page, you can enter to win an ultra-luxurious Emerald Coast getaway. This vacation, valued at $10,000 includes a one week stay at La Brisa (May 18-25) and the use of an Audi convertible, provided by Destin Auto Rentals for the week. This six-bedroom, six-bathroom home sleeps fourteen and offers guests a large gourmet kitchen with restaurant quality appliances, a private pool, and spacious

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01/11/2014
30A

Dressing for the cold along the Emerald Coast

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With most of the nation is caught in the “Polar Vortex”, an extreme polar low pressure system that has become disturbed, sending frigid temperatures well into the deep south, many Emerald Coast visitors are looking for ways to stay warm. With temperatures hovering around 20 degrees and the wind chill making it feel significantly colder, locals and visitors will need to bundle up for the next few days. According to both weather and fashion experts, layering is the key to staying warm as the temperature drops. Your first layer should

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01/11/2014
30A

Tickets to VIP Wine Dinners Available

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South Walton’s first Signature Event of the Year, the 30A Songwriter’s Festival, begins next weekend, January 17, 18, and 19th. Tickets are on sale now, but the price increased to $190.00 on Wednesday, January 8th. In addition to the more than 200 performances at more than 25 venues along scenic Highway 30A, there will be two special, VIP wine dinners over the weekend. On Saturday, January 18, the WaterSound Beach Club invites you to experience a four-course gourmet meal prepared by Joe Truex of Watershed on Peachtree in Atlanta. Wine

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