Publix has announced they will require customers to wear face coverings while shopping in all stores effective July 21.

Signs announcing the new requirement will be posted at store entrances, and in-store announcements will be made. This requirement will not apply to young children and those with medical conditions who are not able to wear face coverings.

“With the number of coronavirus cases continuing to grow and current CDC guidance indicating face coverings can help slow the spread of COVID-19, we believe requiring face coverings in our stores is another way we can do our part to help protect our communities,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous.

Publix encourages those who are not able to wear face coverings to consider using Publix…

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Long before Russ Gibson and Julie Countess built their home in Alys Beach, they were already channeling that Alys Beach vibe. “It’s funny, when we built the Rosemary [Beach] house, we called it the ‘Alys house in Rosemary,’” Julie said, “because it actually looked like an Alys house.” The Gibson family, including 14-year-old Madi and nine-year-old Asa, first started visiting 30A about 10 years ago. Julie said they immediately fell in love with Rosemary Beach. “We … decided we wanted to have a place there. So, that also happened to be right about the time of the recession,” Julie remembered, laughing. “We were able to buy a distressed lot in Rosemary and built the house there using our architect Ron Domin and Doug Bock [of Domin Bock Architects].” It…

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With approximately 65 new homes under construction, 40 homes being designed, a new owners beach club underway and a fitness campus set to be completed by 2019 — It's safe to say that Alys Beach is getting some serious community updates. With 135 homes already completed, and many more being built across 158 acres of land, there will soon be 550 homes in total in this new urbanism community.

The new owner's beach club will offer top-of-the-line amenities, luxurious features and private access to all Alys Beach residents. December 2018, Hart Howerton will start construction on amenities in the beach club like an expansive new heated pool, a rooftop terrace to enjoy incredible views of the gulf and direct gateway access to the beach. The beach club will also…

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If your into organic food, homemade goods or supporting your community then swing by the Seaside Farmers Market, Saturday's 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. 

As one of the best farmers markets on 30A — Seaside offers a great selection of local vendors. Choose from a selection of fresh produce, home grown flowers, wild honey, freshly baked breads, pastries and some of the best snacks and seafood you can find. If you are looking for something a little more special you can find handmade jewelry made from pearls fit for a mermaid. Looking for something for your furry friend? One of our favorite vendors offers some of the best all natural, organic dog treats that your pup will LOVE. 

The farmers market also comes with live entertainment, featuring live music every…

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175 Songwriters, Over 225 Performances at More Than 25 Venues in South Walton County

The 9th annual 30A Songwriters Festival is coming back to the Emerald Coast this winter! Headliners have just been announced for the upcoming festival that will be taking place along Scenic Highway 30A from January 12th - 15th. 

Concert goers can go from stage to stage across the Gulf Coast to see some of music's best performers. A few of this year's headliners include Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, The Zombies, North Mississippi Allstars and Lee Ann Womack. Additional confirmed songwriters who will be performing include Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Patty Griffin, Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls with her solo Murmuaration Nation band, Shawn Mullins and…

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Design by Jordan Ferney

This year we are seeing less neutrals and more bright, bold colors schemes trending in home design — and right now we are living for Emerald Green across the Emerald Coast.

Deep and dark green hues are a big hit in the interior design market this year and we can't get enough. You can incorporate this accent color into your home with furnishings like a statement couch, a throw blanket or accent pillows. Want something a little more bold? Add a splash of green paint to your walls, choose some colorful cabinetry or incorporate this palette by choosing some deep green mosaic tiles.

For more ideas of how you can incorporate this trend, check out Studio McGee


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The fall is the best time to spend outdoors — the weather is cooling off, the trees change colors, the crowds begin to dwindle and time just seems to slow down. Enjoy as much of the outdoors you can this fall by spicing up your patio or backyard with five of our eco-friendly must haves. From lighting, to furniture, to bug repellant we have a list of trendy essentials that will help you go green.

Solar Powered Lights
Shed a little light on your backyard with solar powered globe string lights. You can string these trendy lights from a tree, your front porch or across your yard while saving energy. No need to worry about extension cords or plug ins, just make sure the solar pannels have access to sunlight and you're all set!

Mosquito Free Plants

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Pairing swatches of bright white and off whites is a new color trend that we are loving!

Freshen your home up with a soft and sophisticated palette. Using white throughout your home not only brightens up your house, but also makes it feel larger and more open and adds a touch of glamor. We particularly love pairing a combination of cool whites, off whites and gray whites and polishing it off with silver accents for a modern feel. Try this look today and start small with a guest room of fresh white linens, or go big with an open living space and a bold white couch.  

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4th of July is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate this Independence Day than with a backyard BBQ! We've got some tips and tricks for hosting the perfect patriotic party!


Sparkler Party Favors
What’s the 4th of July without sparklers?! Sparklers are great party favors for people of all ages. Grab a few bundles and tie up in a red, white or blue ribbon to hand out to your friends and family.


Patriotic Décor
Celebrate this holiday in style! Streamers, paper lanterns, balloons, pin wheels -- and of course American flags are all festive, simple décor options to dress up your backyard BBQ!


Entertain guests with some fun interactive games like corn hole, volleyball, or ladder golf. If you want to DIY your own…

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The kitchen is often the heart of the household, and therefore should reflect you the most. We've rounded up some of our favorite trendy coastal kitchens for sale all along 30A. From a laid back beach style to a glam, sophisticated design we have a variety of seaside kitchens to give you inspiration. 



5. 1956 Beach Lane 
5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | 4,478 SQ FT



4. 46 E Seacrest Beach Blvd

3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 2,006 SQ FT



3. 278 W Water Street

7 Bathrooms | 8 Full | 2 Half Baths | 5,463 SQ FT



2. 122 Hopetown Lane

4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Bathrooms | 2,973 SQ FT



1. 267 W Water Street

6 Bedrooms | 6.5 Bathrooms | 5,342 SQ FT



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