Real-Time Retreats

Discover Florida Panhandle’s Scenic 30A

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Our next tour heads to the powdery-white sand beaches of the Florida panhandle, to laze on the sundecks of these two “beach chic” ‘sister’ resorts - The Pearl and Watercolor Inn, both members of the St. Joe’s Club & Resorts family.

Carol & Whitney mermaids
Real-Time Retreats - Discover Florida Panhandle’s Scenic 30A

But don’t get too settled into your pool chairs, darlings, because we’re taking a joyride down Scenic 30A, the shore-clinging roadway between these two properties, full of galleries, unique shops, lively watering holes, and good eats! Let’s get into the spirit of things by viewing the live beach cam and catch those beautiful vistas along the white sands and clear turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

What to wear? Well, we’re far from ‘redneck Riviera’ vibe that this part of Florida used to be jokingly known for, but still... wouldn’t it be fun to dress up as tacky tourists? Who else can get away with black socks and sandals? Big straw hats, cameras around our necks, and mismatched shorts? Oh, and don’t forget the zinc oxide across the nose. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

The first five people after 3:55 to log into the call (no earlier than 3:55pm, please) will receive a special gift from our hosts, so be there, darlings, and don’t be late!

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Satori Wilson - Sales Manager, Watercolor Inn

Satori Wilson

Sales Manager, Watercolor Inn

St. Joe Club & Resorts
1701 E. County Hwy 30A, Suite 201
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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Hi Everyone,

I’m Satori! I’ve been at WaterColor for almost 7 years and on the Sales team for 5 years.

Being one of eight kids, family is one of the most important aspects of my life. The thing I love most about my job is creating relationships that last a lifetime – making everyone, clients & coworkers, a part of my extended family.

When I am not at work, you can find me enjoying good wine with friends, relaxing on the beach (under shade and with lots of SPF, of course!), or playing with my puppy, Dixie.

Ashton Burks - Sales & Events Manager, The Pearl

Ashton Burks

Sales & Events Manager, The Pearl

St. Joe Club & Resorts
63 Main Street (P.O. Box 611100)
Rosemary Beach, Florida 32461
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Ashton, here ~ Sales & Events Manager at The Pearl Hotel. Coming into my 5th year in this role, I have loved the opportunity to work intimately with my clients from our first inquiry call, to bringing their onsite program vision to life & the (pre-Covid) hug in the lobby as they depart with a successful program on the books.

My wonderful clients & our breathtaking hotel certainly set the tone to make my job a dream job… BUT my favorite part of my day to day is sharing where I live with new-comers. Our beach town is overflowing with independent artists & business that help fuel your personal passions in life. It is a feeling that just can’t be replicated. Our community created experiences such as Songwriters & Digital Graffiti; they’re what I live for!

Outside of the office you will find me with my toes in the sand & soaking up the sun or my feet in my boots as I spend a day at the barn with my horse, Stella. If you catch me inside... it’s usually recovering from a Wine Bar Happy Hour with Shelby & Satori ;)

St. Joe Club & Resorts - The Pearl At Rosemary Beach & Watercolor Inn

St. Joe Club & Resorts

The Pearl At Rosemary Beach & Watercolor Inn

Owned by The St. Joe Company, St. Joe Hospitality is a management company with a variety of amenities and one-of-a-kind regional offerings, in addition to a private membership club, The Clubs by JOE. Spread along a 26-mile stretch of Scenic Highway 30A and throughout Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast, the accommodations and amenities showcase the best of the region.

Located along the vibrant blue-green Gulf waters and sugar-white sand beaches, these properties also position guests near a stunning array of state parks, rare and naturally occurring dune lakes, and the coastal forests that cover nearly half the region.

Watercolor Inn, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Watercolor Inn

Overlooking the sugar sands of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, just a short distance from popular attractions including Seaside and Rosemary Beach communities, you will find WaterColor Inn, a warm family-friendly destination steeped in southern hospitality, history and charm. Our Florida resort hotel is situated on a stunning 499-acre community, tucked between the Gulf of Mexico and a coastal dune lake framed by a longleaf pine forest.

Thoughtfully designed by architect David Rockwell and featuring a gorgeously renovated lobby, the Inn seamlessly marries the laid-back comfort of a classic beach house with the modern perks and indulgences of a luxury boutique hotel.

ACCOMMODATIONS

All 60 of WaterColor Inn’s 500-square-foot gulf view rooms overlook the natural coastal sand dunes and the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. From the soft linens and white, blue and light green color palettes to the spa-inspired toiletries, every room and suite merges contemporary sophistication with casual beachy style.

Watercolor Inn accommodations

SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST

From the moment you arrive at WaterColor Inn & Resort, our warm southern hospitality and ample resort amenities are sure to impress every member of your group. You and your guests will also enjoy access to resort pools, our world-class spa, golf courses, shopping and more. We are proud to announce the expansion of our lovely Beach Club, pictured above.

The WaterColor dining experience is distinguished by a fresh, seasonal and locally inspired philosophy celebrating the bounty of Florida’s Gulf Coast. At our restaurants, you will savor creative cuisine showcasing the best ingredients from local farms and fishermen. Delight in a variety of choices, from fresh seafood, sushi and meats to snacks and Margaritas at sunset.

Ideal as a conference incentive or a special treat for executives, the WaterColor Inn Spa is an intimate beachside sanctuary designed for relaxation and replenishment. Select from an artful combination of body treatments for both women and men that are simple yet sumptuous.

Watercolor Inn - southern hospitality

MEETINGS & EVENTS

Meeting and convention groups won’t find business as usual when scheduling gatherings at WaterColor Inn & Resort. Thousands of square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space in a variety of distinct venues mean meeting planners can find the perfect setting to satisfy their specific goals and objectives.

The mix of natural resources and well-designed infrastructure means we can create entirely customized itineraries for groups of five to 300 with events such as team-building exercises overlooking a peaceful coastal dune lake and brainstorming sessions around a blazing beach bonfire. Our award-winning culinary team is available to design memorable menus for banquets, receptions and other dining events.

Watercolor Inn meetings and events

THE ART OF WATERCOLOR

Part of the feel of WaterColor Inn comes from its art. Created by renown artist, Justin Gaffrey, it provides excitement and beauty to the entire resort. Justin has offered his art kits to us at a special rate of 10% off (the discount is included in the link). Order an art kit.

Watercolor Inn - southern hospitality

IT’S A 30A HAPPY HOUR!

We’re traveling to the Gulf of Florida to get some serious mixology instruction from ‘Better Together’ Beverage, who is going to show us how to make the delicious Summer on 30A cocktail.

Summer on 30A Cocktail

Ingredients (Original Version)

  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • .25 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
  • .25 oz. Vanilla Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz. Basil Simple Syrup
  • 2 Cucumber Slices
  • 3 Watermelon Cubes

Directions

*Muddle cucumber and watermelon in cocktail shaker. Add all other ingredients along with ice, shake until fully chilled. Double strain into a collins glass, fill with ice. Garnish with a watermelon rind & tiki umbrella.

Watercolor Inn - southern hospitality

ALSO - the lovely ladies with St. Joe sent us an ‘easier’ version of the recipe because, well, everyone likes to take things easy every once in a while.

Ingredients (Easy Version)

  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • .25 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
  • .25 oz. Vanilla Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 3 Watermelon Cubes

Directions

*Muddle cucumber and watermelon in cocktail shaker. Add all other ingredients along with ice, shake until fully chilled. Double strain into a collins glass, fill with ice. Garnish with a watermelon rind & tiki umbrella.

Appetizer
The Pearl Signature Welcome Amenity, Southern Pimento Cheese

Surprise! No recipe here… if we sent you our 12 step secret recipe, then how would we surprise your taste buds on your first stay with us?

Hop to your favorite local grocer & pick up a jar of pimento cheese and crackers to follow along with this southern recipe.

The Pearl at Rosemary Beach, Florida

The Pearl at Rosemary Beach

The Pearl first began welcoming our guests in August of 2013. Our distinctive 55-room boutique hotel provides an intimate yet limitless event destination on the regal shores of Rosemary Beach. Here, Old World European architecture meets sun-drenched luxury in one of the South’s most exclusive beach towns. From our sublime accommodations and world-class cuisine to an array of recreational activities for your group, an unforgettable experience awaits.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Pearl’s Guest Rooms are luxurious, and wonderfully decorated with comfortable and elegant style furniture. Many of our guest rooms include private balconies with views of the Gulf of Mexico, our destination pool or our quaint beach town. The Hotel’s architectural design is unique as it was structured to maximize views from each guest space as well as bringing in natural lighting into most meeting rooms and guest hallways.

The Pearl at Rosemary Beach accommodations

DINING AND SPA, BOTH FULL OF AHHHHHHS.

With the captivating Gulf of Mexico as a backdrop, Havana Beach Bar & Grill and Havana Beach Rooftop offer a place for guests and locals to gather and savor creative cuisine that celebrates the Emerald Coast’s diverse culinary influences. From our Veranda where you can view the town activity to our newly inspired lounge, your dining experience awaits.

Spa Pearl is a place to be pampered and indulged. We invite you to take time and rediscover your sense of balance and inner peace. In addition to four private poolside treatment rooms, Spa Pearl offers manicures and pedicures in the parlor. In-room spa services are also available.

Watercolor Inn - southern hospitality

MEETINGS TO TALK ABOUT

The Pearl offers superb Gulf Coast meeting venues to gather, whether you seek a stylish private dining room, a state-of-the-art boardroom, a graceful ballroom or a refreshing rooftop overlooking the wind-swept dunes and the Gulf beyond.

Our private beach and sun-splashed pool terrace offer limitless chances for casual networking, while our intimate size ensures that each guest is wonderfully taken care of at all times.

Sophisticated venues, personalized event planning, gourmet cuisine and all the tech-savvy equipment and expertise you require. You can have it all. Because we do. For corporate functions small or large, The Pearl is the place to meet in style.

Watercolor Inn meetings and events

Some virtual backgrounds for you to use on our Zoom call, provided by The Pearl and WaterColor Inn!

Kelly McAlister, Maui Jim Corporate GiftsKelly McAlister, Maui Jim Corporate Gifts

Kelly McAlister, Maui Jim

Kelly McAlister of Maui Jim will be with us on the calls each week as judge and jury to see which planner really goes all-in with the theme. So engage, be creative, and have fun... and you may be the winner!

She’ll be doing some gifting that will surely lift your shelter-in-place spirits!

Maui Jim

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