Where the Stars come for Sunshine

From left: Stiller, Underwood, Lagasse, Romo, Seymour, Simpson, Spears, CantoreWhere the Stars come for SunshineThe sparkle of our emerald-green waters and the shimmer of the white sand  attract the glitter of Tinseltown year after year. Some celebrities, including Britney Spears, Sheryl Crow, Bette Midler, and power couples Faith Hill and Tim McGraw and Amy Grant and Vince Gill, own homes along the Northwest Florida Gulf coast. Others choose to slip away to enjoy nature’s paradise while on vacation. Here’s a star-studded roster of visitors to the area and places they’ve been spotted in recent years: Goldie Hawn at Bistro Bijoux and Bark Avenue, Sela Ward at The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Jamie Lynn Spears at Destin Commons, Jeff Foxworthy at WaterColor, Carrie Underwood at Destin Beaches, Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo at WaterColor, Avery Johnson at Alys Beach, Sean Payton at Bud & Alley’s, Archie Manning at WaterColor, Jim Cantore at Alys Beach, Jimmy Johnson at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Joe Theisman at Destin Commons, Greg Kinnear at Fish Out of Water, Emeril Lagasse at Chan’s Wine World, Bart Starr at Stinky’s Fish Camp, Nicholas Cage at The L2 Gallery, Ben Stiller at Seaside, Jane Seymour at Seaside.