Local designers offer advice for creating romantic retreats at home

 | August 21, 2014 8:39 am

There is just one day each year — Valentine’s Day — dedicated to celebrating couples. We all know the well-worn rituals: Snag a good dinner reservation, order flowers, buy a box of chocolates and hope that you’ve done enough.

But what if your plans fall through or, in the aftermath of an exuberant Christmas, you’re looking to save a little money without sacrificing romance?
You don’t have to look any further than your own home.

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The Go-Green Express

 | August 20, 2014 8:35 am

Rob Roy McGregor Rides His Bike to Save the Rain Forests

Perhaps you’ve seen him riding down the side of U.S. Highway 90 wearing a kilt and asked yourself, “Who is that guy and what is he thinking?”

He goes by the name Rob Roy McGregor, and he is riding his bike to help raise environmental awareness and save the world’s rain forests.

McGregor’s journey began in Orlando in January 2009 at the 32nd Annual Scottish Highlands Festival. The cultural anthropologist and father of four set off on a journey throughout Florida to spread his message.

After pedaling nearly 1,000 miles across the state, McGregor ended his ride on Feb. 7 in his hometown of DeFuniak Springs.

“I am biking and creating art to draw attention to our most critical global problem created by our daily decisions,” he says. “The current focus of my bike ride and art exhibition is global climate change.”

McGregor is currently riding across his ancestors’ hometown of Glasgow, Scotland, and working on a new exhibit, “The 13 Acacia Trees of Life Art Project.”

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Loving Homes for Special Needs Animals

 | August 19, 2014 8:35 am

Frogs to Dogs’ Dr. Jenny Fortune Finds Loving Homes for Special-Needs Animals

For the past 27 years, Dr. Jenny Fortune has worked as a veterinarian at the Niceville Animal Clinic. Her last name is misleading, in that she doesn’t make a fortune caring for animals, but she is collecting a lot of good karma. 

Through the years, Fortune has seen thousands of animals come through her clinic. Many are surrendered because, for one reason or another, their owners can no longer care for them.

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Weimaraner Puppies for sale Florida

 | August 18, 2014 8:26 am

New 2010 litter of Weimaraner Puppies is here

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Run with Chi

 | August 17, 2014 8:16 am

Learning to Align Body and Mind Can Take Your Running Routine to a New Level


A relatively new concept of running has trained and beginning runners thinking differently when putting one foot in front of the other. “ChiRunning” combines the inner focus and flow of tai chi with the power and energy of running. This technique is meant to make the sport of running more comfortable and can prevent further injury.

Danny Dreyer, author of “ChiRunning Pain-free Marathon Training Program,” created this practice based on his study of tai chi with internationally renowned tai chi masters and his own 35 years of experience racing in ultra-marathons.

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Award-Winning Food Service Keeps Military Well Fed

 | August 16, 2014 8:15 am

Eglin Air Force Base’s Award-Winning Food Service Keeps Military Well Fed


It’s no secret that the Emerald Coast has staked its claim as one of the top culinary wonders of the world, with numerous renowned chefs now living and working in the area.

But in the heart of the Panhandle, there is a different sort of food service program that soars far above average expectations.

The motto of the dining facilities team at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach is “Excellence … Our Standard, Not Our Goal.” It’s the passion behind this motto that recently won them the coveted Hennessy Award, recognizing the team’s commitment to provide quality service and food to customers.

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The Emerald Coasts Own Fishin Chix

 | August 15, 2014 8:11 am

Move Over, Boys: Women Are Discovering the Joys of Fishing Along the Emerald Coast


Hurricane Ivan changed Claudia Espenscheid’s life forever. The strongest storm of the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season destroyed her home in Gulf Breeze, and her family found itself homeless. She quickly pulled herself up by her bootstraps, heading straight to a local bait and tackle shop, where she bought her first rod and reel. Far from where she is now as president and CEO of Fishin’ Chix, her only goal at that time was to fish to feed her family.

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Acupuncture Drug free Alternative for Pain

 | August 14, 2014 8:11 am

Needle Relief

Acupuncture, a Drug-free Alternative for Pain Management, Has Been Around for Centuries. Is It a Valid Therapy? And Is It Right for You?


Acupuncture. The term reminds many people of their first dreaded experiences with another kind of needle — the kind used in childhood vaccinations, which were likely painful and more than a little frightening. So when considering the notion that needles can decrease or eliminate virtually any ailment, those same people often are skeptical.

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Delphin Design in Destin – Beautiful Bathroom Cements Bosom Buddies

 | August 13, 2014 8:10 am

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 ( www.delphindesign.com ), 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

 | August 12, 2014 8:07 am

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

 | August 11, 2014 8:05 am

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

 | August 10, 2014 8:04 am


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

 | August 9, 2014 8:03 am


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

 | August 8, 2014 8:02 am

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

 | August 7, 2014 8:01 am

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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