Where You Should Be Eating and Shopping in the EC This Month

A roundup of retail happenings throughout the Emerald Coast
Photo courtesy of Private Holdings


Jackie and Hollis Hart of Rosemary Beach have launched Private Holdings, a line of loungewear designed with comfort in mind.

Boxers with built-in briefs and shelf-bra sewn nightgowns offer both style and support during downtime.

Order online, or find a local carrier here.

Fans of Duke and Stella online boutique … rejoice!

Duke and Stella’s first brick-and-mortar store is now open in Pensacola, letting you skip the shipping and take home your favorite fashion and furnishings today.


Reuse & Recycle

Made from recycled, plastic bottles and blended with soft cotton, 30A Gear Dumpster Diver long-sleeve T-shirts and hoodies are saving the sea and refreshing your wardrobe this season.

Find these sustainable styles here or scope out a local retailer.

Your favorite Fort Walton Beach music store, JAZZ, has moved to 742A Government St. in Niceville.

Peruse owner Ed Smith’s expertly curated collection of classic jazz, rock and pop records, as well as T-shirts, recorded concerts and other vintage memorabilia.

Buying your Halloween costume from Target isn’t exactly original and certainly won’t win you the contest at Susan’s party.

Marsha’s Menagerie Costume Superstore of Pensacola will help you stick it to Susan, be you Wonder Woman or Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

Buy or rent options are available at your convenience.


Bar Hopping

It’s lacquer, not liquor that rules Polish Wax & Nail Bar in Fort Walton Beach.

Owners Tiffani and Nathan Nguyen aim to redefine the salon experience as soon as you take a seat in the pedi-pod, an opulent, egg-shaped lounge chair that serves as your vessel to serenity.

This is the modern mani-pedi that leaves both your nails and mood glowing.

The Blowout Bar of Destin may serve complimentary champagne, but it’s not the house specialty.

Treat your locks to a luxurious wash, scalp massage and specialty blowout for voluminous curls or a silky, straightened style.

Elegant up-dos and full-face makeovers ensure you’re fall-festival ready.


Eats and Treats

Here in the South, no one can resist a golden, flaky, buttery biscuit … and the Maple Street Biscuit Company elevates your appetite to the next level.

The Jacksonville-based company has opened a new location in The Market Shops of Sandestin, where hungry customers may bedeck their bread with house-made pepper jellies, gravy, fried chicken and sweet, smoky bacon.

From All Hallows Eve to Thanksgiving feasts, fall is the sweet season.

Good Eats Bakery Company in Panama City Beach supplies the pies, cakes, cookies and plates of sweet somethings, no matter what the occasion.

Tooth more savory than sweet? Good Eats’ sandwiches and sides have got you covered.

With a nip in the air, our craving for hearty, warm comfort food intensifies.

Hebert’s Specialty Meats and its Cajun eats fit the bill, offering Destin a heaping helping of gumbo, etouffee, meat pies and more.

If you’re looking to spice up Thanksgiving, Hebert’s market of stuffed meats, steaks, sausage and boudin are sure to impress.

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