Seaside and its merchants continue to make headline news. The Art of Simple in Seaside has been selected as one of the South’s Best by Southern Living magazine. The exclusive list celebrates the spectacular sights, inspiring destinations, and cultural institutions that define the South in 2017. To create the first ever South’s Best list, Southern Living surveyed more than 22,000 readers on the best-loved places in 13 categories: bars, breweries, cities, hotels, inns, islands, museums, resorts, restaurants, shops, small towns, tailgates, and barbecue joints. And The Art of Simple was named one of the Best Shops in the South. (For the full list of winners, see southernliving.com/souths-best.)
And Seaside shows off its style in “5 Must Stop Shops on 30A!” The Seaside Style, Willow & Woods, Ophelia Swimwear and Perspicasity were all included in LCBStyle.com’s list. Says Caroline Bramlett of LCB Style, “As someone who has been visiting and shopping along 30A for the past 15 years and sharing each of my trips on my fashion and travel blog, LCBSTYLE.com, I’m so excited to share my all-time favorite finds and five stores you must stop to shop at next time you find yourself along the Emerald Coast.” Visit: southernliving.com/travel/travel/seaside-florida-shopping#willow-boutique-30A.
The Travel Channel “Weekender” recently featured Seaside, stating, “There’s no better backdrop on the East Coast than the aptly named Seaside, Fla. You yourself voted it the Best Overall Beach in our 2015 Best Beach Awards, thanks to its white sands and warm waters from the Gulf of Mexico.” Visit: travelchannel.com/interests/beaches/articles/best-beach-awards-2015. And travelchannel.com/roam-blog/adventure/beaches-for-every-type-of-traveler.
And Seaside is included in Coastal Living’s “The Ultimate Guide to Florida’s 30A,” citing Sundog Books, Perspicasity, Raw & Juicy and Airstream Row specifically. “A blend of original vendors like outdoor bazaar Perspicasity and newcomers like organic juice bar Raw & Juicy give this new town with old ways an exciting array of shopping and dining options.” “Whether you know it as 30A, South Walton, SoWal, or you’ve never heard of it at all, this strip of Florida Gulf Coast is about to be your favorite new vacation destination.” Visit: coastalliving.com/travel/gulf-coast/what-is-30a florida