Events & News

America’s Next Top Model Takes On South Walton Fashion Week!

We are thrilled to announce that America’s Next Top Model Laura James, “Cycle 19″ winner, has joined the distinguished panel of judges for South Walton Fashion Week’s Model Competition.

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In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties in partnership with Silver Sands Premium Outlets is introducing the Celebration Vacation package, celebrating the many moms, daughters, sisters, aunts, spouses and friends who have been impacted by breast cancer.

Hess Entertainment will present the band Chicago at the Marina Civic Center on Sunday, October 5, 2014. Doors open at 6:30, the show starts at 7:30 and there will be a tailgate party beforehand.


We’d first like to thank Visit South Walton for the nomination in the “Best Local Media Source” category, and thank you to all our loyal readers and fans who have helped VIE grow so much in these past seven years. We can’t wait to share many more with you!


Don’t forget to come out to Alys Beach on Saturday August 31st for the 3rd Annual 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run starting at 7:00 AM with the 5K Race and the 1 Mile Fun Run starting at 8:30 AM. Cost of participating in the 5K is $35 for all ages, and $15 for kids 12 and under for the 1 Mile Fun Run.


Former Project Runway contestant Knight was an integral part of the inaugural South Walton Fashion Week in 2013 and comes back to SWFW this year with an exclusive runway show and as a distinguished judge for the Emerging Designer competition.


We couldn’t be more delighted to feature this organization and founder Laurie Hood as our Animal Issue cover story, and in honor of the great work they are doing, VIE will donate 10 percent of its advertisement sales revenue for this issue to Alaqua Animal Refuge. We hope you also enjoy this little sneak peek of photos of Laurie from our cover shoot at the refuge, taken by Dawn Chapman Whitty!


Summer is in full bloom, and we hope you are able to draw some decor and design ideas from our Home and Garden issue. Take a peek at what’s inside or read the full issue online now!


The Alys Shoppe in beautiful Alys Beach, Florida, is holding its First Anniversary celebration all day today, July 3. Stop by the shoppe for great sales, prizes, snacks, champagne, and more from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.


The Independence Day event on Saturday, July 5 kicks off with a songwriter showcase with country music star Clint Daniels at 6 p.m. with special guests C.J. Solar, Brent Anderson and Jeff Hyde. Come enjoy the daily Happy Hour Sunset Celebration is at dusk and gather for dinner in the dining room or on the rooftop bar deck with family and friends. Fireworks are at 9 p.m. followed by a rocking performance by Bobby Moore and the Rhythm Aces.