Grand Boulevard Sets the Summer Scene
Keep cool with hot new stores, sweet treats and evening events
School’s out and corporate clothes have been traded for vacation wear. For locals and visitors, summer opens to beach days and a change of pace. Shopping, dining and entertainment options at Grand Boulevard offer a respite from Florida’s heat with laid-back, casual fun.
“Locals love shopping here and visitors have discovered that we have amazing shopping options that aren’t available in their towns,” said Stacey Brady, director of marketing and communications at Grand Boulevard.
One of those unique to market stores is the recently opened Stallworth, locally owned and locally named after the Stallworth Lake in South Walton, a well-known area dune lake. The store specializes in on-trend, luxury clothing brands that can’t be found anywhere else in the market.
Another of Grand Boulevard’s latest additions, national brand Faherty is the epitome of coastal cool. From beautiful sundresses to cozy cardigans, each piece is crafted from the highest-quality cotton making it a treat just to wear.
There’s always someone in the family that forgets a swimsuit or wants an update on their beachwear, making Billabong and Ophelia Swimwear prime stops at the shopping destination. At Billabong, peruse beachwear, swimsuits, hats, glasses and gear for water sports. For ladies, Ophelia’s always wows with intricate and trending swimsuits and coverups.
Top off your look with eye-catching sunglasses from KREWE or Sunglass Hut. Each store sells dozens of designer brands with styles for all.
You’ll need a place to stash your change of clothes, summer read and sunscreen, making Sea Bags a top priority for totes. The brand’s handcrafted bags are composed of recycled boat sails, amplifying the beach vibes with eco-conscious flare.
Whether you plan to hit the tennis courts or take a morning beach jog, lululemon outfits customers in quality, fashionable athleisure and athletic wear. If you plan on spending time fishing, hiking or hanging in your backyard, Orvis offers a variety of outdoor wear and gear. Check out the bug-repellent shirts to keep mosquitos and flies at bay.
If you’re an entertainer who delights in throwing a summer soiree, Williams Sonoma and Rose & Co. will stock you with necessary supplies including kitchen gadgets, food products, tableware, host gifts and fresh-cut florals.
Shopping, swimming and sun soaking will work up an appetite, which Everkrisp and Vin’tij Food & Wine can satiate. Everkrisp’s menu features cool, crisp, substantial salads and Vin’tij has a light lunch menu complete with gluten-free options that always pair well with a chilled glass of white wine.
Beat the heat and grab a sweet treat at Kilwins or Swell Pops. Indulge in a variety of to-die-for flavors in a homemade waffle cone at Kilwins. If fruit is more your speed, Swell Pops sells handcrafted popsicles in a rainbow of flavors.
During the peak heat of the day head into the dark and cool of AMC Classic Boulevard 10 cinema to catch a flick, whether it be thriller or rom-com.
When the sun begins to descend, the evening livens up with lawn games on the green from 4–8 p.m. Families can enjoy corn hole, Connect Four, giant chess, hula hoops and more. During these hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Tommy Bahamas provides live music and a cash bar to enhance the fun.
Catch live theater performances at the Grand Park every Thursday at 8 p.m., through July 27, during Broadway on the Boulevard presented by the Emerald Coast Theatre Company. In an intimate outdoor cabaret setting, enjoy lively musical selections performed by the talented company actors.
If you’re seeking solace from the sun or want to shake up your summer routine, there’s no lack of summer fun at Grand Boulevard.
585 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach, FL, 32550
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