Delphin Design in Destin – Beautiful Bathroom Cements Bosom Buddies

 | March 26, 2015 7:28 pm

I have to admit, I was thrown a bit when my husband who was recently sent overseas for an extended work assignment informed me that natural stone was his chosen material for both the bathroom floor and the shower.


Now it wasn’t so much the idea of the natural stone as such but the fact that my husband was insisting on travertine tile: what on earth was that?
I turned to a professional husband and wife team, the owners and contractors of Delphin Design ( ), to assist me with this particular project. This couple, were introduced to me by a close friend of mine who had contracted them to re-tile her kitchen.
My friend was so thrilled with the result and the way they had managed the project that, when she found out I needed somebody to tile my bathroom she suggested I contacted them at Delphin Design.
With the help of my husband I came up with the list of questions I could use when I met with Arthur and Agata.

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Go Green by the Yard

 | March 25, 2015 7:28 pm

Get Back to Nature with Organic Lawn Products that Produce Lush Lawns and Earth-Friendly Benefits


Adopting a “green” lifestyle usually brings to mind taking eco-friendly steps such as improving how you heat and cool your home or choosing a more fuel-efficient vehicle. However, you also can minimize your impact on the planet by maintaining your lawn with products that promote a more environmentally sound way of life.

Last year, members of our Test Drive Team decided to try their green thumbs at lawn care. Our mission was to determine if organic weed-and-feed products could produce vibrant, lush, pest-free lawns that matched up against other lawns treated with synthetic chemicals.

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Blissful Weekend for Two

 | March 24, 2015 7:27 pm

Leave the Kids With Your Mother, Head to Henderson Park Inn and Get to Know Each Other Again

You’ve heard the term “staycation”? While many people are actually staying at home, others plan their vacation at a nearby location, reducing travel expenses but still taking a break from the daily routine.

An assignment to spend a night at the Henderson Park Inn, a romantic bed and breakfast on the beach in Destin, was my chance to experience the staycation phenomenon, but with an upscale twist — a suite ranges from $349 to $539 per night.

When innkeeper Ryan Olin suggested we come for the whole weekend to experience all the inn’s amenities, I thought, why not? Staying in B&Bs is a delightful way to immerse yourself in the local scene. The hosts are up to date on the best places to visit; whether you are looking for a specific type of restaurant, shopping or entertainment, there is ample time to talk with the staff about their favorite things to do — and they love to share.

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Take a Photographic Weekend Trip and Discover Emerald Coast

 | March 23, 2015 7:22 pm


It was a long weekend from school. My roommates and I were so excited! We had rented a beach house in Destin, Florida and being that Destin photography was our major course of study, we packed up our camera gear and were ready to explore this beauty for ourselves that we had marveled at on television and in books.

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Reed Waddle

 | March 22, 2015 7:20 pm


A rising musical talent, Destin’s Reed Waddle has always had an ear for music. Growing up along the Emerald Coast, his family was a musical one; the 26-year-old remembers with a laugh, “My father made me learn the guitar whether I wanted to or not.”

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Choosing a Photography Studio to Make Your Wedding Day Memorable

 | March 21, 2015 7:18 pm

Choosing a Photography Studio in Destin Florida to Make Your Wedding Day Memorable

Don’t choose a photographer that merely takes usual snapshots. Go for a  Destin photographer that will treat your wedding photos as if he or she were snapping pictures of their own wedding
Don’t choose a photographer that merely takes usual snapshots. Go for a Recommended Destin photographer that will treat your wedding photos as if he or she were snapping pictures of their own wedding












All women and girls dream of that magical day when they are joined in matrimony with their true love. Some even have their weddings planned before they even have a prospective groom in the picture! Floridian girls from Destin have the benefit of choosing a beach wedding photographer for their special day and many take advantage of that fact.

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Advice During Troubling Economic Times

 | March 20, 2015 7:15 pm

Walton County Financial Planner and Author Offers Abundant Business Advice During Troubling Economic Times

Buz Livingston might be considered a traditional small-business owner, but he’s one with a vast reach and a nickname that cannot be easily forgotten.

“I was a huge sports fan and took the nickname ‘Buz’ from several players, including one who played for the Georgia Bulldogs. I was in the fourth grade before I knew it should have two z’s,” he says.

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New Urbanism

 | March 19, 2015 7:15 pm

Sculpting Seaside

They transformed a scrubby beachfront into a new symbol of community, gave new life to the almost forgotten “cracker house” and popularized the idea of building homes in harmony with their environment.

Meet Robert and Daryl Davis, the boy from Birmingham, Ala., and the girl from Brooklyn who have been hailed worldwide as “true architectural connoisseurs.”

Together, they turned a grandfather’s vision into reality, transforming what some considered scrub wasteland and worthless sand into an architectural mecca. And they introduced the world to Scenic Highway 30-A and its world-class beaches.

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Custom cabinet maker you can’t afford to miss

 | March 18, 2015 7:07 pm

Custom Kitchen Cabinets in Destin, Florida

No matter what your budget might be, there is a style of kitchen cabinets to give your home a brand new look and the resale value you’ll enjoy.
The first step is to find a custom cabinetmaker.
Emerald Coast News pick of this coming season is The Design Studio-Fine Kitchens and Baths located in Fort Walton Beach ,Florida. We had a pleasure talking to leading Designer and Owner of The Design Studio, Stive Kotlowsky
Emerald Coast News: Custom kitchen cabinets are what every homeowner dreams of, but for those with the budget it can be a reality..

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The Indian Temple Mound & Museum links a late-prehistoric culture to present-day Fort Walton Beach

 | March 17, 2015 6:51 pm

Twelve hundred years ago, there was no city of Fort Walton Beach. The area where it now stands, however, was inhabited by a late-prehistoric culture of mound-building Indians who disappeared with the arrival of the first Europeans.

Known only by their place in a long archaeological timeline, these “Mississippi Era” peoples thrived throughout the southeastern, midwestern and eastern United States from approximately 800 A.D. to 1400 A.D. One of their colonies existed for a time on the Emerald Coast, and the lives of these early coastal dwellers are examined at the City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center.

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Progressive Dinner Party

 | March 16, 2015 6:39 pm

Throw a Progressive Dinner Party

There’s nothing swankier than a fabulous dinner party – but from the food and drinks to the decorations, the cost can add up quickly. What’s a poor party lover to do?

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Fastest growing water sport: stand-up paddleboarding.

 | March 15, 2015 6:33 pm

“You only live once” say the co-creators of the YOLO Board, Jeff Archer and Tom Losee.

 Both led successful lives in different parts of the country before moving to the Emerald Coast and founding the Santa Rosa Beach company in 2006. Since then, YOLO has quickly gained a reputation along the Emerald Coast and beyond as the paddleboard of choice for the fastest-growing water sport – stand-up paddleboarding.

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Stimulus Package and Education Funding

 | March 14, 2015 6:31 pm

How the Stimulous Package Breaks Down:


• $54 billion in state fiscal relief to prevent cuts in state aid to school districts, with up to $10 billion for school repair;

• $26 billion to school districts to fund special education and the No Child Left Behind law for students in K-12;

• $17 billion to boost the maximum Pell Grant by $500 to $5,350; $2 billion for Head Start.

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All bridal couples have a unique story about their “big day.”

 | March 13, 2015 6:23 pm

Of all the big days we celebrate in life – the first kiss, getting a driver’s license, graduating college, starting a career – the wedding day tops them all.

Planning that big day can be so consuming that it takes as much time as a full-time job. Invitations, location, flowers. The vows, the theme, the wedding photographer, the cake. And for goodness’ sake, the most important decision – the dress! It’s exhausting and exhilarating at the same time.

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Good Friends and a Great Vintage Promise Big Fun on a Small Budget

 | March 12, 2015 6:15 pm

With the holidays behind us, we can all return to our normal lives. For many people, this reality entails a nine-to-five job, loads of laundry, bundles of bills and sky-high stress.

To revive the fun in your every day and night, don’t sweat the small stuff – celebrate it. Occasions need not be occasional. With tips from professionals who enjoy life for a living, you too can make the most of any moment.

We called upon a pair of Emerald Coast event planners and one savvy sommelier to create a wine and cheese party guaranteed to entertain your entourage without breaking the bank.

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