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    Business Beacon: Inside Destin City Food Hall

    By Beth Hendricks | March 20, 2023

    Editor’s note: This month’s Business Beacon is a spotlight on City Food Hall Destin, a gathering place that showcases both veteran and up-and-coming chefs under one roof. Co-founder Kenzie Motai talks to us about sourcing food vendors, how technology fuels their business, and the opportunity to feature local chefs. Find them on Facebook, Instagram and... Read More

    Gallery 2022: A Collection Of Our Finest Work — On Full Display

    By Beth Hendricks | February 2, 2023

    Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty hosted a celebration of its agents and staff Saturday, Jan. 28, at Hotel Effie in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The purpose of the yearly event is to recognize the successes of the brokerage’s team members throughout 2022. In 2022, Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty achieved a gross sales volume of more... Read More

    Dana Ford Named To Foundation Board

    By Beth Hendricks | February 1, 2023

    Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty’s Dana Ford, a global real estate advisor, has been named one of six new board members named to Gulf Coast State College Foundation’s board of directors. Other new board members include Arthur Cullen, Joe Holt, Gary Gorman, Billy Jo Smiley and Buddy Czubaj. Dana will serve a three-year term, helping to... Read More

    New Design Trends For The New Year

    By Beth Hendricks | January 11, 2023

    They say there’s nothing new under the sun, but that rule definitely doesn’t seem to apply to interior design where colors, patterns and spaces are everchanging. And, with a new year comes new ideas on everything from paint choices and holistic design to multipurpose spaces and unusual accessories. We’ve rounded up a few trends the... Read More

    Spring Forward: Events For The Whole Family

    By Beth Hendricks | January 4, 2023

    Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time to get out and explore! There are plenty of things to do at the beach that don’t involve sand and sunburns. From 5Ks that benefit charity to concerts and food festivals, there’s surely something here for everyone. Editor’s Note: If we’ve missed something great, please... Read More

    Business Beacon: Inside The Shade & Drape Co.

    By Beth Hendricks | January 3, 2023

    Editor’s note: This month’s Business Beacon is a spotlight on The Shade & Drape Co., a full-service window treatment business. Owner Ted Jurek talks to us about their personalized approach and the art of “custom.” Visit them on their website or find them on Instagram or Facebook. Do you have an interesting topic you think... Read More

    Thanksgiving Dining 2022 From Destin to Panama City Beach

    By Beth Hendricks | November 2, 2022

    You know what goes great with Thanksgiving? The beach. Whether you’re planning a holiday getaway for two or gathering the entire family on the Emerald Coast this November, we’ve found some meal options to eliminate your time in the kitchen so you can spend more quality time together. As always, with this information, we recommend... Read More

    Beach Boos: Our Picks For Spooky Season

    By Beth Hendricks | October 5, 2022

    “Trick or treat, smell my feet. Give me something good to eat.” Oh, hello there! Don’t mind me; I’m just getting into the spirit of spooky szn and all things pumpkin spice, trick-or-treat and hocus pocus. You probably don’t think of Halloween things in relation to the beach but we appreciate a good scare as... Read More

    Business Beacon: Inside Food For Thought Outreach

    By Beth Hendricks | September 12, 2022

    Editor’s note: This month’s Business Beacon is a spotlight on Food For Thought Outreach, a local nonprofit organization working to end food insecurity in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. You can find them on Facebook and Instagram. Founder Tiffanie Nelson talks to us about why she started the organization and how it has grown since 2010.... Read More

    Blake Morar Joins ECCAC Board

    By Beth Hendricks | August 15, 2022

    Blake Morar recently became a member of Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s (ECCAC) Board of Directors. A Santa Rosa Beach resident, Morar co-owns Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty, the No. 1 luxury real estate brokerage in the Florida Panhandle. Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Morar earned a degree in marketing from Louisiana Tech University. He... Read More

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