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    Paint & Pour Art Workshops

    Local ​a​rtists​,​ Sarah Stewart and Polli Youngbeck​,​ will host Paint & Pour Art Workshops beginning August 21, 2017, Monday - Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Market Shops.

    The acclaimed South Walton artists are offering casual classes covering acrylic techniques, thick medium, abstract painting, resin and glass, mixed media and drawing. Classes will take place ​Monday - Friday, and the subject of each class is dependent on attendees interest. The ​two​-hour class will include wine and light bites. Cost to participate varies dependent on the technique​ and size of artwork preferred​. Individuals and groups of all sizes are welcome. Those interested in attending must reserve their space prior to the class.

    Reservations can be made by calling Sarah at (850) 525-4800 or Polli at (850) 502-0870.

    Polli and Sarah

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    The Market Shops 3rd Annual Bloody Mary Festival

    The Market Shops will host the 3rd Annual Bloody Mary Festival benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Walton County on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 11 am to 2 pm.


    This year's festival welcomes many favorite restaurants, bars and culinary artists from around South Walton and Destin.

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    The much anticipated event will feature Bloody Mary's with Cathead Vodka from the area's top restaurants, craft beer from Grayton Beer Company, memories captured by Epic Photo Co., bubbly bar, local eats, live music by Luke Langford Band and more!

    Guests will pay $40 in advance, or $50 at the door and $100 VIP tickets, per person for entry and will enjoy 3 hours of unlimited tastes of up to 25 of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys, made and served by the finest restaurants and bars on the Panhandle. VIP tickets that include valet parking exclusive entry will be available for $100. Guests will also enjoy local food tastes, a commemorative signature cup, Mimosa Bar, live music, special shopping options from the merchants of The Market Shops, and ONE vote for the People’s Choice Award for the Best Bloody Mary in South Walton. We are anticipating 700 to 1,000 guests who all must be 21+ in age.

    Judging for first place Bloody Mary will be made by a panel of select food critics and local celebrities. Bloody Marys will be judged on most delicious and most creative. There will also be a highly coveted People’s Choice Award.

    We are proud to announce proceeds from The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival will benefit Habitat for Humanity Walton County. Habitat for Humanity—Walton County partners with people in the community to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.
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    The Market Shops to Host OneBlood Drive July 27

    Following the success of their first ever OneBlood Drive, The Market Shops will host their second drive on Thursday, July 27, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    TMS 7.27.17 OneBloodDrive

    The OneBlood Big Red Bus® will be parked in The Market Shops parking lot, adjacent to Highway 98. OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood. Generally healthy people ages 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. All donors receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including cholesterol screening, plus a OneBlood Tervis Tumbler.

    OneBlood Tervis Types

    One in three people will need blood in their lifetime. Blood that is donated on July 27 will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant. Many potential blood donors believe that they cannot donate blood due to medical or other reasons. If you are curious if you are a candidate for donation or to learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit

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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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