45 Central Wine Bar Welcomes Allison Wickey as Artist of the Month for May

Celebrate Incredible Local Art at 45 Central on May 12 at Our Artist Reception as Allison Wickey is Welcomed in the Space

Each month 45 Central features a local artist on its walls. During the month of May we are featuring local favorite Allison Wickey. Join us for a celebratory night, meet the artist and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres at 45 Central on May 12 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Happy hour is from 4:00 - 6:00 with half off wine by the glass.
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Acme Ice House Announces Exciting Updates for 2016 Season

Daily 2-for-1 Entrees, Live Music Schedule and Patio Comforts Among the New Offerings.

Today Acme Ice House, a popular upscale casual restaurant on Scenic Highway 30A specializing in Southern Fuze™ cuisine and service, announced a menu of new food, service and entertainment offerings for the 2016 spring/summer season.

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Missing the Ocean? Bring the Beach Vacation to Your Home

 
The days are already getting shorter. Do you know where your beach vacation went? Whether your shore time is already over or it’s just not going to happen this year, missing it in the summer can be a bummer. A little beach house flair for your home may help ease the longing, if only a little. I hope you can adapt one or more of these ideas to make summer around your house feel more like vacation.
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Tour a Pioneering Beach Town That Fosters Community

 
While the population of Seaside, Florida, is well below 5,000, more than 1 million people have lived in this New Urbanist town since its inception in 1981. This fact comes from Dhiru Thadani, a Washington, D.C., architect, urbanist and educator who served as an artist in residence in Seaside in 2011 — the same year he received the Seaside Prize, which recognizes "significant contributions to the quality and character of communities."

In the massive book Visions of Seaside (Rizzoli, September 2013), Thadani documents much more than firsthand observations of his stay; he thoroughly recounts the history and evolution of the pioneering community, highlights many of the place's distinctive buildings and presents a wealth of unbuilt proposals to learn from. This ideabook looks at the town and the principles it has become famous for, followed by a closer look at some of its architecture.
 
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Beach-Scene Colors for a Picturesque Florida Getaway

 
When a town's name is Watercolor, and it's on the equally tantalizingly named Emerald Coast in the Florida panhandle, you have a hunch it's going to be a testament to gorgeous design. And, dare I say, kudos to the town’s homeowner’s association, whose building ordinances and architectural limitations have created a harmonious town with a like-minded style that’s rife with what architect Geoff Chick and others call Florida cracker style.

The look takes its cues from old fisherman's shacks and barns that once populated the region, and has evolved to highlight metal roofs, large porches, double-hung windows, clapboard siding, pitched roofs, exposed rafters and picket fences and railings. It’s a style that first took hold in neighboring Seaside, Florida (the Jim Carrey film The Truman Show was shot there), and has taken on a new life by incorporating sustainable, locally sourced materials for the exterior structures and more sophisticated, pricier interiors.

For Houston couple Brad and Denise Williams, the town became the perfect spot where Denise could finally use her two decades of notes and magazine clippings to create her dream vacation home. After Chick completed his construction, Denise outfitted the space in a simple and clean design with blues, greens and beiges that seem plucked right from the beach.

Houzz at a Glance
Who lives here: This is a vacation home for Brad and Denise Williams.
Location:
Watercolor, Florida
Size: 4,731 square feet; 4 beds (plus bunk area), 4 1/2 bathrooms, plus a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment
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