Through the Lens

2015 Wine, Women, & Shoes Vintner Dinners

Take a peek behind the scenes with VIE at this year’s Wine, Women & Shoes Vintner Dinners. Guests purchased tickets to attend the Vintner dinner of their choice, with all proceeds supporting our region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, Sinfonia Gulf Coast. An exclusive dinner was prepared in a luxury home in South Walton or in a private dining room of one of the area’s award-winning restaurants.

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For its eighth consecutive year covering NYC Fashion Week, VIE has invited fine art photographer Aranka Israni to create a special feature by contributing her unique perspective on fashion. Learn more about Aranka in this exclusive interview with VIE!

Astronaut Frank Culbertson, Expedition 3 Commander, shares his experiences aboard the International Space Station (ISS) during the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, in the most recent edition of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex “Tell Me a Story” video series. As the only American not on Earth at the time, Culbertson offers a unique and deeply moving account on the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Unless you’re afraid of heights, you can’t resist climbing up to Stairway to Heaven’s crow’s nest, which offers a bird’s eye view spanning above Seaside’s sea of tin roofs and white wooden cupolas that resemble wedding cake toppers. To the south, sea oat-covered dunes shadow the Gulf of Mexico’s sugar-white shores…

These past four weeks have gone by so fast, and we are already itching to visit the Big Apple again. Our video producer, Benjamin, put together this little video of some of the highlights from our trip. We can’t wait to see these styles on the streets come September!

Our hearts still go out to the families, friends, policemen, firefighters, volunteers, airline personnel and every other person who suffered losses and grief from the attack.

Have you ever been bored by the news? We’re all guilty of it. We find it easier to get a news story by looking at what happened visually first, and then reading into it after we get the overview via photos. Apparently we’re not the only ones.

As natives of the Emerald Coast, we have boundless opportunities for viewing wildlife. Whether witnessing dolphin feeding patterns or hiking a birding trail, Mother Nature is all around us. By joining Project Noah, you can share photos and video of local wildlife and help save the planet.

Have you heard the news? The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hits the streets tomorrow. Guess where the photos were taken? Right here in Northwest Florida.

Over the winter break, I stumbled upon a great app for the iPad called Snapseed. It is an incredible app for manipulating your everyday photos into beautiful masterpieces!