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    Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits Honored with 2017 Golden Spoon Award

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    MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 1, 2017) – Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, located in The Market Shops at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, was recently recognized as one of Florida’s best places to dine with “Florida Trend’s” Golden Spoon award. The annual winners appear in the 50th Anniversary Golden Spoon special section in the December issue of “Florida Trend” magazine.

    One of Destin’s top award-winning restaurants since 2002, Bijoux embodies coastal cuisine with a New Orleans flair.  Open for dinner seven nights a week, Bijoux owners Leslie and Jack McGuckin, feature the freshest Gulf seafood, prime steaks and an extensive, award-winning wine list. The stylish bar and intimate lounge area features a nightly (5-7 p.m.) happy hour menu featuring delectable bites, wine, specialty martinis and craft cocktails. Award-winning Executive Chef/Owner Jack McGuckin and team curate seasonal menus that feature the highest quality ingredients sourced both locally and regionally.

    For the past 50 years, “Florida Trend” has provided readers with a guide to the state’s finest restaurants, celebrating the diversity of dining opportunities from coast to coast. The Golden Spoon awards recognize individual achievement and distinctive contributions to the Florida restaurant scene.   “Dining out is a major activity for Florida citizens and our 110 million annual visitors,” says “Florida Trend” Publisher, Andy Corty. “We are pleased to recognize the leaders.”

    Reservations are suggested by calling 850-622-0760 or online via the Bijoux website www.BijouxDestin.com or through the free OpenTable smartphone app. Bijoux is located in the Market Shops at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, on the south side of U.S. Hwy 98 at 9375 Emerald Coast Parkway W, (US Hwy 98) Ste 22, Miramar Beach, FL 32550.

     About Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits:

    Bijoux is a full service fine dining restaurant located in The Market Shops located at the entrance to Sandestin Gold and Beach Resort. Open for dinner seven nights a week, Award-winning Executive Chef Jack McGuckin and his team curate the freshest Gulf seafood, finest prime steaks, and an extensive, award-winning wine list. The intimate Bijoux lounge features a full bar complete with a large selection of wine, specialty martinis and craft cocktails. One of Destin’s top award-winning restaurants since 2002, Bijoux embodies “coastal cuisine with a New Orleans flair.” The main dining room can accommodate up to 120 guests, accompanied by an outdoor courtyard that comfortably seats 70, as well as multiple options for private dining for your party or event.

    About Florida Trend

    Florida Trend is an award-winning business magazine read by 250,000 senior business executives, civic leaders and government officials each month. Delivered via print, tablet, mobile and e-mail newsletter, Florida Trend covers business news, executives, industry analysis, regional news round-ups and executive lifestyle. Special features focus on travel, restaurants, innovation, research and technology, personal finance, law and small business. FloridaTrend.com attracts 110,000 unique visitors. Daily e-newsletter reaches 47,000 subscribers.  For more information, please visit www.FloridaTrend.com

     

     

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    The Market Shops Announces New Merchant and Merchant Move : Pizza by the Sea opens their fourth location and Sirens Lingerie & Swimwear relocates within the center

    MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (November 15, 2017) – The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, announces new merchant Pizza by the Sea and the move of Sirens Lingerie & Swimwear to a new location within the shopping center.

    Deemed “30A’s #1 Hot Spot for Pizza,” the popular Pizza by the Sea will be opening the doors to its fourth location in the Market Shops. With its first restaurant opening in 2007, Pizza by the Sea has made headway as one of the best pizza places on the Emerald Coast. Known for its kid-friendly environment, with an emphasis on customer service and a helpful staff, Pizza by the Sea sets the standard for a local, family-owned business. Fresh cut ingredients and its famous thin crust coupled with gluten-free options have made them popular within the community as the restaurant provides options for every customer. Pizza by the Sea will be located behind Ben & Jerry’s on the west end of the shopping center and will be opening its doors in February 2018.

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    Sirens Lingerie & Swimwear is a fine lingerie, lounge, and swimwear boutique fondly known as Sirens. Established in 2012, Sirens specializes in carrying collections of lingerie and swimwear for all types of women. Focusing on the importance of fit for the buyer, the boutique is filled with a variety of bra sized swimwear, 0-20w, and a wide array of designers to choose from to ensure their customers’ needs are met. Siren’s is also known for their implication of old-world customer service, in which they offer their clients one-on-one attendance and a variety of other added services such as personal shopping appointments, gift registry services, honeymoon attire, gift packaging and bridal trunk shows.

     

    Previously located next to Destin Luxury Real Estate & Rental, Sirens will now be moving to a new location next to 30A Television. Sirens will sustain its normal business hours Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and will be open for business on Friday, November 17.

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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 lauren@barbergall.com or call (850)420-0634.
    To learn more about Alaqua Animal Refuge, visit alaqua.org.
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    Upcoming Merchant Events

    The Market Shops is pleased to announce three upcoming merchant events.

     

    The Dressing Room Boutique will host Catwalk for a Cause, an event and contest benefiting Children in Crisis, Inc. on Thursday, March 30, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Twenty high school senior and junior girls, from Okaloosa and Walton County, are participating to win the prom dress of their dreams and walk the runway for a great cause. The participant who sells the most tickets prior to the event will be announced as the winner at the end of the fashion show and will win a custom prom dress of her choice. All proceeds will benefit local non-profit, Children in Crisis, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing homes to abused, neglected, and abandoned children in our community. Tickets are $10 and available at The Dressing Room Boutique or online.

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    Ben & Jerry’s fans around the world can mark April 4, 2017, on their calendar as the local scoop shop will celebrate Free Cone Day at The Market Shops from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fans are invited to The Market Shops, located at 9375 Emerald Coast Parkway, Miramar Beach, FL 32550, to join in on the company’s long-time tradition of thanking fans for their commitment and ongoing support. The event is open to the public, and guests will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. Individual scoop cups and cones are complimentary during the allotted time. Additionally, guests who donate $1 will receive a second scoop as donations benefit The HER Foundation of Northwest Florida and Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast.

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    On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Bijoux Restaurant & Spirits will host a wine dinner showcasing Sterling Vineyards at 6:00 p.m. Featured wines include their 2014 Napa Sauvignon Blanc, 2014 Napa Chardonnay, 2013 Napa Merlot and 2014 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Sterling's single vineyard estates include vastly different terroirs producing wines of great distinction. In addition to the fabulous wines, guests will enjoy 5 courses prepared by Bijoux Executive Chef & Owner Jack McGuckin. Cost to attend is $65 per person, and reservations are highly recommended. Please contact Bijoux at (850) 622-0760 for more information or to reserve your seats.

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    The Dressing Room Boutique to Host Catwalk for a Cause Event

     The Dressing Room Boutique to Host Catwalk for a Cause Event
    Local Upscale Fashion Boutique to Host Prom Dress Contest & Fashion Show to Benefit Children in Crisis, Inc.
    The Dressing Room Boutique, a local, upscale ladies fashion boutique, recently announced that they will host Catwalk for a Cause, an event and contest benefiting Children in Crisis, Inc. The boutique will host the prom dress contest beginning March 1 through March 29. The first 30 high school senior or junior girls who apply, from Okaloosa or Walton County, will be entered to win the prom dress of their dreams and all participants will walk the fashion show at the Catwalk for a Cause event on March 30. The participant who sells the most tickets to the event will be announced as the winner at the end of the fashion show and will win a custom prom dress of her choice. All proceeds will go to benefit local non-profit, Children in Crisis, Inc.
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    For those interested in participating, there will be an information social at The Dressing Room Boutique on Wednesday, March 1, at 5:30 pm. Those that are interested in participating, along with their parents, are encouraged to attend to be eligible for the contest. Please RSVP to lauren@barbergall.com or call 850-420-0634 on or before February 28th.The boutique can be found in The Market Shops located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
    Catwalk for a Cause will take place in the courtyard of The Market Shops, located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, on March 30 at 6 pm. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased through participants and at The Dressing Room Boutique. Award-winning dancers from the Alfonso Academy will open the show, with DJ 30A providing music and entertainment during the show.
    The Dressing Room Boutique offers a dynamic wardrobe for women and is built upon the principle that building a quality wardrobe shouldn't break the bank. At The Dressing Room Boutique, you'll find the timeless pieces that never grow old and the latest trends to keep a wardrobe fresh. Their mission is to bring out their client’s inner beauty and personality to the surface, while allowing the customer to confidently conquer the world in style. The boutique will also soon offer a select variety of designer formal and prom gowns.
    “We are very excited to host this contest and fashion show event to raise money for Children in Crisis,” says Abbie Reeves, Owner. “We are thrilled to offer ladies, of various ages, beautiful merchandise at fantastic price points, as well as prom and formal attire!”
     
    “I can't thank Abbie and The Dressing Room Boutique enough for the tremendous support to Children in Crisis,” says Ken Hair, President & CEO, Children in Crisis, Inc. “Our most critical need is to help feed, clothe and care for our at-risk foster children living at the CIC Neighborhood.  Abbie is making a difference in the lives of our children today and far into the future. Thank you and to all those involved!”
     
    To learn more about The Dressing Room Boutique, find them on Facebook, as well as follow them on Instagram. Store hours of operation are 10 AM – 6 PM Monday-Saturday and 1 PM-5 PM on Sunday.
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    The Dressing Room Boutique to Host Drive for Children in Crisis

    The Dressing Room Boutique recently announced that they will host a holiday drive benefiting Children in Crisis, Inc. (CIC) The upscale ladies boutique, located at The Market Shops at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, will collect much needed items for the non-profit organization from today through January 31, 2016.
    Items needed include: child friendly DVDs, board games, hairbrushes, and gift cards to Starbucks, Burger King, McDonald’s and Books A Million. All of these items can be dropped off at the boutique, Monday through Saturday, between 10 am and 6 pm.
     
    Children in Crisis, Inc. is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of caring people, working together to provide homes and keep brothers and sisters together. The organization gives a home to the abused, neglected, and abandoned children of our community. Before Children in Crisis, there was no Emergency Shelter in Circuit One (which includes Okaloosa, Walton, Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties in Northwest Florida) for young children removed from an unsafe environment on short notice. Without CIC and the stability it brings, many foster children would be moved from home to home, some as many as ten times per year. The Children’s Neighborhood provides a home to an average of 100 children per year. Since opening their doors in 2008, CIC has been called “home” by nearly 700 children. Providing these children with over 70,000 days and nights of a safe, loving environment to grow and thrive. At The Children’s Neighborhood, sibling separation is minimized and it is their priority to keep brothers and sisters together.
    “I can't thank Abbie and The Dressing Room Boutique enough for the wonderful support to Children in Crisis,” says Ken Hair, President & CEO, Children in Crisis, Inc. “Our most critical need is to help feed, clothe and care for our at-risk foster children living at the CIC Neighborhood.  Abbie has made a difference in the lives of our children today and far into the future.  Thank you and to all those that helped!”
    “We are so happy to be able to host this drive for a wonderful organization, such as Children in Crisis,” says Abbie Reeves, Owner, The Dressing Room Boutique. “This is a great way for us to give back to the community and help those children served by this organization. We hope to continue to do many drives in support of this organization, as well as others, in the future.”
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    Holiday Bazaar ArtWalk

    The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, announces the Holiday Bazaar ArtWalk on Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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    Held in conjunction with the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, the inaugural Holiday Bazaar ArtWalk will include an artist marketplace, live music by the Fort Walton Beach High School Valhalla Choir, shopping and dining with Market Shops merchants and children’s activities. The Market Shops will come alive with artists displaying and selling their original, handmade quality pieces.

    The Holiday Bazaar ArtWalk is free to attend and open to the general public.

    The Cultural Arts Alliance is currently accepting applications for interested exhibitors and artists now through November 30, 2016.

    2016 Winter Bazaar Artist Application

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    Bijoux hosts Fall Floral Wreath Workshop featuring Flowers by Milk & Honey

    Bijoux hosts Fall Floral Wreath Workshop feat. Flowers by Milk & Honey

    A portion of the proceeds to benefit The Junior League of the Emerald Coast

    MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2016) – Join the Junior League of the Emerald Coast and Flowers by Milk & Honey at Bijoux Restaurant & Spirits located at The Market Shops, on Saturday, November 19 for a hands-on seasonal floral wreath workshop.

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    Indulge in sips and snacks crafted by Bijoux Executive Chef Jack McGuckin while you design your very own wreath to take home. To ensure your experience is personal and interactive, there are two time offerings available: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The event is approximately two hours long.

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    Cost is $60 per person and includes all necessary supplies, food and beverage. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Junior League of the Emerald Coast. Space is limited, so reserve online now at: http://bit.ly/JLECWreathBijoux16

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    Bijoux is located in the Market Shops at the entrance of the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, on the south side of 98 (Emerald Coast Parkway), at 9375 US Highway 98 W Ste 22, Miramar Beach, FL 32550. For more information, please call 850-622-0760.

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    The Market Shops at Sandestin

    jadeeastcondos.com - Located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, The Market Shops at Sandestin feature local shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The renovated shopping center is attracting new shops, including Village Boutique, as well as new restaurants including Bijoux and DIG. For more information, visit the www.themarketshops.com.

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    The Market Shops at Sandestin are open for business

    waltonsun.com - The newly remodeled Market Shops at Sandestin hosted its grand opening and ribbon cutting last week, and all 11 of its stores opened their doors offering tapas and libations to celebrate.

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    10 Best Restaurants in South Walton, FL

    theculturetrip.com - South Walton is made up of 26 miles of beach neighbourhoods on the Gulf Coast such as Santa Rosa, Alys Beach, Seagrove, Grayton Beach and Water Color. Renowned for these superb coastal stretches, South Walton is packed with top-quality restaurants and is relatively undisturbed as most visitors to the state head to Miami, Florida Keys, or Orlando. Here are ten of the very best restaurants to try in South Walton.

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    Freshness key ingredient at wonderful DIG

    nwfdailynews.com - DIG, which stands for Dig in the Gulf, is in the Market Shops at Sandestin in Miramar Beach.

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    DIG (Dig in Gulf) Opens at the Market Shops at Sandestin

    destinshines.com - DIG is a family owned and operated eatery which recently opened in the Market Shops at Sandestin. DIG offers breakfast, lunch and an early dinner, as well as a healthy selection of prepared meals to go.

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    Sip and Shop at Bijoux

    destinfun.com - The 5th Annual Sip n Shop event is set to be one fabulous day of shopping, eating, and sipping at Bijoux in The Market Shops in Sandestin on May 1, 11am - 3pm! As a part of the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown weekend (May 1 & 2), Sip n Shop brings together local vendors and winemakers in an effort to raise money and awareness for Alaqua Animal Refuge.

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    Floral Print Dress | Wyland Galleries of Destin

    fabuloustorture.blogspot.com - I was wearing this floral print dress to the Wyland Galleries of Destin grand opening. If you ever visit Destin, you have to stop by the gallery. Wyland's pieces are unbelievable! We had the pleasure to meet Wyland and see him in his happy painting world. He is unbelievably talented and fast.

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    Events and Entertainment April 24 - May 1

    waltonsun.com - Sip n Shop: The Chi Chi Miguel Fifth Annual Sip n Shop is set to be a day of shopping, eating, and sipping from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. atBijoux in the Market Shops of Sandestin in Miramar Beach. Local vendors and winemakers will raise money and awareness for Alaqua Animal Refuge. Unique, local businesses set up shop to bring private shopping right to the participants as they sip champagne and wine, followed by a three-course lunch.

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    The Village Boutique opens at Market Shops

    waltonsun.com - If cutting-edge fashion and style is what you seek, Village Boutique is for you.

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    Wyland Gallery comes to Market Shops

    nwfdailynews.com - A familiar face has made his way back to the Emerald Coast.

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    Wyland Galleries grand opening

    newsherald.com - Wyland returns to the Emerald Coast with the grand opening of Wyland Galleries at The Market Shops 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18. Internationally acclaimed for his marine life murals spanning five continents and 17 countries, marine life artist Wyland is best known in the region for his majestic 1,500-foot long, 60-foot high mural on the Mid-Bay Marina in the heart of Destin.

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    5th Annual Sip n Shop Benefitting Alaqua Animal Refuge

    30a.tv - The 5th Annual Sip n Shop event is set to be one fabulous day of shopping, eating, and sipping! As a part of the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown weekend on May 1 and 2, Sip n Shop brings together local vendors and winemakers in an effort to raise money and awareness for Alaqua Animal Refuge.

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    Wyland Gallery coming to Market Shops

    waltonsun.com - A familiar face is making his way back to the Emerald Coast next weekend. The new Wyland Gallery in the Market Shops at Sandestin will have a grand opening April 17 and 18 from 6 -10 p.m.

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    Please Join us for the Chi Chi Miguel 5th Annual Sip N Shop

    alaquaanimalrefuge.org - Ticket price is $150, which includes lunch, select shopping on-site, and plenty of wine and champagne to sip! Click hereto reserve your spot! Can't join us, but want to help the abuse, neglected, and homeless animals of the Emerald Coast?

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    PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE CHI CHI MIGUEL 5TH ANNUAL SIP N SHOP

    chichimiguel.com - Join us for sipping, select shopping on-site, and an incredible lunch.  Once again this event will benefit the Alaqua Animal Refuge.

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    ECTC Adding art to ‘Art’

    waltonsun.com - The Emerald Coast Theatre Company has announced they will have 12 local artists feature their art in a gallery in collaboration with the comedy play “Art.”

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    New Restaurant DIG in Sandestin

    destinvacation.com - Locals and visitors along the Emerald Coast enjoy eating fresh locally grown and caught delicacies. Now, there's another great new casual  dining restaurant opening in the South Walton - Destin area. We’re excited to share that DIG, which stands for Dig In Gulf, is opening in March at the Market Shops at Sandestin.

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    Wine Women & Shoes

    sinfoniagulfcoast.org - Be There. Be Fabulous. Support Music Education! Slip on your Jimmy Choos and get ready for an amazing weekend of fabulous fashion, exclusive wines, and award-winning cuisine within South Walton’s spectacular beachside setting.

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    Two new restaurant concepts join The Market Shops

    thedestinlog.com - The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, is proud to announce two new restaurants in the newly renovated shopping center.

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    New Sandestin Restaurants Coming...

    sowal.com - Several new eateries coming to Sandestin this spring!

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    Birkenstock Shoes

    businessfinder.al.com - Sunset Shoes at the Market Shops of Sandestin opened in 1997 to sell shoes & the like. Since that time there have been many expansions, now this location is over 5,000 square feet of not only shoes, but also clothing, jewelry & much more.

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    Bijoux brings elegance to new location

    nwfdailynews.com - One of the most remarkable transformations of a restaurant space I have seen in this area is the change from a Beef O’Brady’s sports bar to the elegant Bijoux.

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    THE MARKET SHOPS OF SANDESTIN

    seaoatsrentals.com - SEA OATS MOTEL & MANAGEMENT CO. IS LOCATED RIGHT IN THE HEART OF DESTIN.

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    Bijoux

    collectiononmarco.com - Bijoux is a recently opened, unique gift shop carrying home goods, jewelry, body care products, gifts and some specialty apparel.

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    Bijoux is now open at The Market Shops at Sandestin

    sowal.com - Bijoux is a full service fine dining restaurant located in The Market Shops at Sandestin. Open for dinner seven nights a week, we feature the freshest Gulf seafood, prime steaks and an extensive award winning wine list. Our intimate Bijoux lounge features a full bar complete with a large selection of specialty martinis.

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    Major renovation to Market Shops is underway

    nwfdailynews.com - The Market Shops at Sandestin have struggled in recent years, but an ongoing multi-million dollar renovation looks to rejuvenate the shopping center.

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    Press Release: Unveiling the Market Shops

    PR Contact:
    Proffitt PR
    Whitney Lee Ladwig
    whitney@proffittpr.com
    850-974-2002

    The Market Shops unveils multi-million dollar renovation, and announces new merchants and first community event

    Miramar Beach, Fla(April 23, 2014)The Market Shops located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort has unveiled specific details and a timeline for the extensive renovation that is currently taking place on the property.

    Construction on the property began on March 17, 2014 and includes major exterior repairs including: doors and windows being installed to all storefronts facing Emerald Coast Parkway, which will provide easy access from the parking lot and visibility to traffic passing by, as well as redesigned courtyards and walkways. Brick pavers are being laid in the interior common area of the center to create a courtyard that will be the epicenter for events, nightlife, live music and more. The center will also receive cosmetic enhancements including a new façade, stone columns, a new paint color scheme and a complete redesign of landscaping. The lawn on the east side of the property has been expanded and refreshed to host festivals, concerts and other special events in the future. The renovation is scheduled for completion by Summer 2014. In the interim, the local community is invited to the center every Sunday for the Seaside Farmer’s Market at The Market Shops beginning Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    The Market Shops confirms the addition of several new merchants that will be joining Sunset Shoes, Sandestin Real Estate and Tandestin including a new fine dining concept by the managementof Bistro Bijoux, Sirens at the Beach, a locally owned lingerie, lounge, swim and sleepwear boutique, Favori Gift Boutique, a mini sweet shop, apparel, jewelry and art boutique as well as Market Shops Nails & Spa. Several additional new merchants will be announced in the coming weeks, and many of The Market Shops merchants will be open for business during the renovation of the center.

    Built in 1985, this is the first renovation that the 52,000 square foot center has undergone. Owners of the center, OBP Partners of Miami, Fla., acquired the property in 2002, and in 2013 took over the asset’s management duties from the prior operator.

    “With OBP Partners’ experienced team now managing and operating The Market Shops, and with the real estate market making a strong comeback, we think this is the right time to revive The Market Shops,” said Ian Schenkman, Vice President of OBP Partners. “We are excited to reestablish the center as a location for the local community to enjoy.”

    JPB Commercial Real Estate Advisors is handling all leasing for The Market Shops and has seen very strong interest from local and regional retailers and restaurateurs.  Currently in the pre-leasing stage, the center has reached more than 50% occupancy. Those wishing to inquire about leasing space at The Market Shops should contact JPB agents Tom Watson at 850-527-3524 or Doreen Baca at 850-460-5050.

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    About The Market Shops

    Located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, The Market Shops is an upscale, neighborhood-style shopping, dining and entertainment center.  After going through a complete renovation in the spring of 2014, The Market Shops will reemerge as the Emerald Coast’s premier location for unique retailers, specialty boutiques and an array of eateries from casual to fine dining. The East Lawn and Courtyard will feature live music and local events including wine walkabouts, farmer’s markets, concerts and more.  For more information visit www.themarketshops.com or find The Market Shops on Facebook and Twitter.

    About The OBP Partners

    Founded in 1970, OBP Partners is a real estate investment company with offices in Miami, Florida. OBP Partners has built, owned, and operated manufactured housing, office, industrial, multifamily, retail and medical office properties throughout Florida, Tennessee and Virginia, as well as water and wastewater utilities throughout Florida.

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    Great Places to Shop at in Destin, FL

    scenicsir.com - Destin, Florida is home to some truly amazing shopping opportunities. Departing from the everyday mall experience, Destin is home to dozens of exclusive specialty shops and charming boutiques. Here, shoppers can find everything under the sun, from clothing to gifts to art. Here are some of the best places to shop in Destin:

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    Jewel Toffier Takes You from Casual to Classy

    sowal.com - Walking into Jewel Toffier in Gulf Place is like walking into a girl's dream closet with all of your closest friends. Jewel Toffier is known for its private-label coastal clothing and accessories.

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Local shopping, unique dining and entertainment.