What to Buy and Where to Buy It in the EC

As fall kicks off, we're telling you all the hot spots to hit and what's trending in the Emerald Coast.
Photos courtesy of Lizard Thicket

Destin Commons

New business is bloomin’ and boomin’ at the plaza

Beloved lines of Sorelli, La Contessa and Elaine Coyne accessories deliver the dazzle at Emma & Kate Jewelry.

Frios & Smallcakes proves to be the best duo yet, offering gourmet popsicles and decadent cupcakes to shoppers with a sweet tooth.

Featuring Freeloader, Anama, Piko and Raw & Rebellious clothes, shoes and accessories, Lizard Thicket is a one-stop boutique for things contemporary and cool.

Meanwhile, Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill has become a family-friendly fun zone with the addition of an arcade. American Eagle got a facelift and has relocated to the east, where it debuted Aerie swimwear and lingerie.


Self Care

When it comes to skin care, customers are always on the lookout for natural, high-quality ingredients in products. From its lab in Fort Walton Beach, Ladyganics handcrafts vegan, organic soaps, serums and toners for which your complexion will thank you.

Topix Salon has hit the beauty scene in Panama City Beach, offering clients cuts, color and specialty services for all hair types. This fall, try the “cream soda” color trend or the Brazilian Blowout Split End Correction treatment for a fresh start to the season.


Crafty Buys

If you’ve encountered Velia Lala’s art along 30A, you know she does abstract like no other. You can now become a mobile exhibit for her bold, beautiful work with Velia Lala Design’s new Wearable Art collection of leggings, kimonos, dresses and scarves. Find them at Today’s Boutique in Destin.

New to Pier Park in Panama City Beach, Synchronicities is an exclusive gallery of homegrown, sea-inspired art, home decor and accessories fit for a mermaid.

Come often, as you never know what local artisans will have in store.

The Bodhi Tree has opened its sixth location, at the Cordova Mall in Pensacola, offering items for both the serious meditator and those just looking to bring more tranquility into their home. Patrons will find home decor, apparel and crystal jewelry.


Wine And Dine

Select from Wagyu, organic and grass-fed gourmet meats that pair tastefully with the collection of vino at Thirty-A Filet & Vine. And don’t skimp on the sides. The Santa Rosa Beach grocer’s fresh bread, ripe produce and other specialty ingredients will make your delectable dinner complete.

Tired of the typical red and white? De Luna Winery has officially opened in Downtown Pensacola, offering fruity flavors of De Luna cherry, blueberry, pomegranate and strawberry-kiwi wines. Feel free to sip and socialize in the winery’s 25,000-square-foot event space.


Beachy Keen

Seaside’s signature al fresco boutique, Perspicacity, has rebranded to Cabana by The Seaside Style. While remaining in the same location, the market will up the ante by featuring exclusive lines of linen and cotton clothing, accessories and seaside merchandise for the “Cabana” lifestyle.

Indigo: A Lifestyle Boutique painted the community of WaterColor in shades of blue with its grand opening in spring. The beachside boutique offers dashing denims, turquoise accessories, summer-perfect sundresses and artisan-made home goods.

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