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    MEDIA RELEASE: Barks, Baubles & Brews Event Raises Over $2K for Alaqua Animal Refuge

    On May 23, The Dressing Room Boutique, Sirens Lingerie & Swim, Wren’s Village Boutique, and Chapeau & Chocolat, four locally based, upscale boutiques, hosted “Barks, Baubles & Brews,” benefiting Alaqua Animal Refuge. The all-day event included designer trunk shows, food vendors, live entertainment, pet adoptions and breweries, featuring Bijoux De Mer Fine Jewelry, The Salty Sparrow, Primp Salon, Tesseyman, White Pearl, Mara Design Group, Polli Henna, 3rd Planet Brewing, Grayton Beer Company, Bijoux, Charlie Grainger’s, Charlie’s Donut Truck and Ben & Jerry’s.
    The boutiques and designer trunk shows displayed beautiful, handcrafted jewelry, handmade tanks and tops, motivational books, fashion, art, hats, swimwear and much more. A portion of all sales from both the designers and the boutiques went back to Alaqua Animal Refuge. Food vendors served scrumptious fare, while the breweries poured ice cold beer. Ben & Jerry’s offered two delicious ice cream flavors to the attendees and Charlie’s Donut Truck was a huge success, serving their mini-donuts. Continuum rocked the crowd during “Yappy Hour.” Alaqua was also successful in receiving several applications for pet adoptions that evening.
    Hundreds attended the event and $2,227.95 was raised. The check was presented this week to Alaqua Board Chairman, Joe Capers.
    “We are thrilled and humbled by this generous donation from The Dressing Room Boutique, Wren’s Village Boutique, Sirens Lingerie and Swim, and Chapeau and Chocolat,” says Joe Capers, Alaqua Board Chairman. “Thank you to everyone that participated in this awesome event and helped make it a huge success.”
    Jay Powell (Owner, Chapeau & Chocolat), Wren Youngbeck (Owner, Wren’s Village Boutique), Joe Capers (Chairman of the Board, Alaqua Animal Refuge), Abbie Reeves (Owner, The Dressing Room Boutique), and Jamie Rhodes (Sales Associate, Sirens Lingerie & Swim)
    Jay Powell (Owner, Chapeau & Chocolat), Wren Youngbeck (Owner, Wren’s Village Boutique), Joe Capers (Chairman of the Board, Alaqua Animal Refuge), Abbie Reeves (Owner, The Dressing Room Boutique), and Jamie Rhodes (Sales Associate, Sirens Lingerie & Swim)
    For additional press information about this event, please contact Lauren Gall at or call (850)420-0634.
    To learn more about Alaqua Animal Refuge, visit
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    Prosecco, Pints & Pics

    Join the Northwest Florida Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will host Prosecco, Pints & Pics on Tuesday, June 27 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in The Market Shops Gazebo Courtyard. Join us to sip prosecco, enjoy cold pints, and receive a professional headshot while networking with local industry pros! This event is going on in tandem with our June 27 Pop & Shop with Luke Langford & 331 South.

    Cost to attend is free for FPRA members and $25 for prospective members. All guests are asked to REGISTER in advance.


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    Barks, Baubles & Brews

    Mark your calendars for Barks, Baubles & Brews, benefiting Alaqua Animal Refuge! Taking place on May 23 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., the furry friend fundraiser will include all-day designer trunk shows atChapeau & ChocolatThe Dressing Room Boutique, Sirens at the Beach,Wren's Village Boutique, with 20% of all sales going back to the local, no-kill shelter.


    Additionally, Alaqua will be hosting pet adoptions on the lawn from 3-6 p.m. and food and brew tastings from 5-7 p.m.; coinciding with our regularly scheduled Pop & Shop Concert Series with Continuum. To date, additional sponsors include Grayton Beer Company, Ben & Jerry's, Charlie's Donuts, Charlie Graingers, Bijoux Restaurant & Spirits, 3rd Planet Brewing, Polli Henna, Mara Design Group, White Pearl Fine Jewelry, Tesseyman, Primp Salon, Bijoux De Mer and The Salty Sparrow.

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    Three New Merchants and Tram Stop Announced

    The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, is proud to announce three new merchants have joined the recently renovated shopping center.
    30A TV, located off The Market Shops Gazebo Courtyard between Affinity Boutique and Primp Salon, is a leading provider of hyperlocal TV programming, broadcasting on Mediacom and Comcast, Roku Web TV, and at Owned and operated by Paul Vizard, 30A TV programming is a mix of original unscripted material such as the popular “3 Julias” cooking show, “Behind The Gold Star”, and real estate and community event coverage.
    Chapeau & Chocolat, located in the space between Baytowne Jewelers and Charlie Graingers, is owned and operated by Jay and Angela Powell. The two developed the concept for the unique retail location after visiting a similar boutique in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chapeau & Chocolat carries men and women’s headwear and assorted chocolates. This luxury boutique and lounge showcases nine diverse labels of hats, including SPF options with the American Cancer Society seal of approval. Additionally, Chapeau & Chocolat has European style liquid center chocolates made from a 200-year-old process. Chocolates can also be filled with spirits, wines and fruit nectars. The Powell’s strategically designed the boutique with a lounge vibe, encouraging guests to make themselves comfortable. For more information, visit
    AngelaJayPowell_Chapeau and Chocolat
    Escapology is a real-life adventure game filled with mysterious puzzles and brain-teasing clues. Located between DIG eatery and Primp Salon, Escapology encourages guests to solve challenging clues and puzzles to escape a locked room before time runs out. Escapology is the perfect activity for team-building, birthdays or special occasions, out-of-town visitors, or friends and family looking for an activity all ages can enjoy. Owned and operated by Christoffer Fasth and Hilary Fasth, Escapology will be open for business late Spring 2017. For more information, please visit or call (228) 731-7222.
    In addition to adding three new merchants to their mix, The Market Shops is pleased to share that they are now a route stop for the Sandestin Golf and Beach Tram Service. The tram will service The Market Shops in a seasonal rotation, May 13 through September 8, 2017, picking up between Charlie Graingers and Wren’s Village Boutique. Tram hours are 8:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays. The tram runs on a continuous loop, departing each stop every 30 minutes.
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    Bijoux Ancien Wine Dinner

    Calling all wine lovers out there!  Join Bijoux for a wine dinner featuring featuring 5 Ancien wines paired with delicious dishes this Thursday, April 20th at 6 PM!

    Cost is $75 per person. Give us a call to reserve your spot! 850-622-0760


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