Thursday, December 30, 2010

New toys!

Some nights it can be a bit cold outside for hula hooping, so we thought it was time to introduce some new indoor toys. The spinning tops are particularly popular with the little ones. We love retro toys like this that remind us of simpler times.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The new 30A shirts are in!

Pizza by the Sea is proud to be WaterColor's exclusive retailer of 30A shirts. We are also loving the colors you can only find at our little restaurant. All are American Apparel brand - no cheap shirts here!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas with the Cousins

Did you have a great Christmas?? We sure did. We got to spend it with family at Disney World. The cousins stopped here during their long drive from Texas to eat at Pizza by the Sea. The kids had so much fun playing {indoors because it was freeeeeezing}, and we were all impressed with Carson's amazing Etch a Sketch drawing. I think we have a future architect on our hands!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Scenes from a Christmas party

So what do Pizza by the Sea employees eat at their annual Christmas party? Nope, not pizza. Chef Rich's cuisine, of course! Our own Rich {who happens to be culinary-school trained and even owns his own catering company} impressed with a menu fit for a fine dining restaurant. The food was ah-ma-zing! After finishing the world's best cake, the group exchanged silly gifts and played games. Such a fun night. We've said it many times, but we believe there isn't a better group of employees around. We couldn't be more grateful for each one of them.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

YOLO & Ophelia

Continuing our look at great shops to help you "Keep it Local" this holiday season, here are two more of our favorite local retailers.

YOLO Board {You Only Live Once}
Website  *  Facebook
820 N. County Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach

Hey Yolo-fans! We have a great holiday special at our retail showroom - A free paddle with new Yolo Yak, Yolo Soft-top, or Yolo Epoxy. Make it a YOLO holiday season!!! If you mention this post, we'll also throw in a free gift with your purchase! This is our thanks to the community that has given us so much love this past year. And if you aren't yet ready to splurge for a board, stop by our warehouse to buy cool tees, stickers, gift certificates and more.

Ophelia in Grayton Beach
26 Logan Lane in The Shops of Grayton
(850) 231-0676
Website  *  Facebook

Ophelia is a high-end ladies' swimwear boutique specializing in unique designer swimsuits, tunics & kaftans, hats, bags, jewelry, lingerie and loungewear. Check out our great sale on our website and in our boutique. We are also proud to offer a 10% local discount. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Local Gem: Albert F's in Seaside

Last week, we told you about a few shops to help you "Keep it Local" this Christmas. Here's another local gem that we just adore.

Albert F's Home Garden Gifts - Seaside, FL
  • Located in the Shops of Ruskin Place
  • Open Mon-Sat until 5:00 p.m.
  • 850.974.5203
  • Find us on Facebook
We have known owners Holly & Brad Speight since our days at Movies by the Sea. They are not only fabulous people, but they own a great shop full of Christmas gifts, fashion jewelry, candles, local original art and more. They will gift wrap your selections free and ship anywhere in the world. Here's a bit of what you'll find in this quaint shop.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

13 Going On 30

Seriously, how gorgeous is this girl? She is not only one of our favorite customers, but we like to claim her as our "other daughter." We've watched her grow into a kind, beautiful young woman and hope our little one takes some pointers so she'll be equally as wonderful in her teen years.

She recently introduced her equally gorgeous 90-year-old great grandmother to our pizza, who said it was the best she'd ever had. Thanks, sweet Granny. We can't wait to see you again!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Keep it Local

At Pizza by the Sea, we love Keeping it Local. We hope this holiday season, you will patronize local businesses when possible. Following is a list of local shops who let us know what they've got going on for the holidays. Make sure you read each description as many of them are giving discounts to our readers! Thanks so much to all of the great businesses that participated. We'll start with two of our neighbors in WaterColor Crossings...

Pure Barre - WaterColor
Located by Publix in WaterColor Crossings
Winter Schedule
Follow us on Faceboook

Pure Barre is a total body workout fusing elements of ballet, pilates and weights in a 55 minute intense session. It's simply the most effective exercise technique-lift your seat, tone your thighs and burn fat. Lift-Tone-Burn with one of our package sales & stay fit this holiday season! Holiday Package Sale...
  • 5% off 5 classes $105-$100
  • 10% off 10 classes $200-$180
  • 15% off 15 classes $270-$230
  • 20% off 20 classes $340-$272
Little Red - WaterColor
Shop Online
Call Us at 850.231.5520
We're your neighbor and we have incredible clothes and toys for girls and boys. Our clothes feature classic silhouettes with graphic prints and bold rich colors perfect for portraits but comfortable enough for everyday. Our toys are built to last and reasonably priced including lots of of puzzles, games, journals, and toys for pretend play that make great gifts. We love locals and offer 10% off year round, but now through Christmas, if you mention this post, you get 25% off your entire in store purchase, or visit our new sister website,, for special sale pricing on fun and funky clothes and toys only found online.

Balance Health Studio - Seagrove
Balance Health Studio will be open during the holidays offering YOGA, Chiropractic, spinning, bootcamp and CORE fitness. You can see our schedule at for class times and descriptions. Thanks 30a for an amazing four years!! Happy Holidays! Special Discount: 10% off all lululemon athletica jackets through Dec. 24th!

Jacqueline Ward Images

In the Studio: 4821 Highway 98 West, Suite 106
By Phone: 850.527.1205
On the Web
On Facebook

With a fine arts background, Jacqueline Ward brings a new dynamic to family and wedding photography. This holiday season she is offering mini-sessions to capture that perfect holiday card image and gift portrait, as well as 15% off all frames in-stock in the studio. Drop in to visit at the Shoppes of Southhaven or shop online at

Gigi's Fabulous Kids' Fashions & Toys - Rosemary Beach

Shop Now
Call Us 888-353-6161

We are always open every day (except Christmas day). We are open 10-6 Mon-Sat, 10-5 on Sun, and 10-3 on Christmas Eve. We have a sleigh and a holiday back drop for taking family photos through New Year's Day. We have Santa's mailbox right by our front door and we keep wish lists on file for Santa to pick up throughout the season. We also have free gift wrap... and friendly elves!! Check out a few of our favorite holiday gifts. {Click on the item to purchase it on our website!}



Amavida Coffee - Seaside & Rosemary Beach

Amavida is committed to buying locally. We believe that buying local is vital to the health of our community as the money stays and re-circulates within the community.  We also believe the small independent businesses in our community is what make us special and unique. The owners of these businesses are also the heart and soul of our community - they serve on our school PTA's, they are our soccer and basketball coaches, and many give direction to our non-profits. It is always sad when we lose one. At our cafes, we are always proud to refer localy-minded business to our visiting customers. In keeping with this spirit, we will buy our Christmas gifts locally. We will also offer 20% to all local residents on food items and coffee drinks. Just say the key word "keep-30a-local" to receive the discount. This offer is good during the month of December.

TamTam Stitches & The Hip Seamstress

TamTam Stitches by Tami Huston & The Hip Seamstress by Michelle Uhlfelder offer embroidery and custom designed children's clothes at affordable prices. We are now featuring the holiday minky dress with double satin ribbon ruffles at a 20% discount to all who say "Keep It Local" when placing their order. Additionally, monograms on any custom clothing purchased through The Hip Seamstress will be $5. Please contact Michelle Uhlfelder at for more information or to place an order. Submit your wish list this week to have in time for the holiday festivities!

The WaterColor Store & WaterBugs - WaterColor
The WaterColor Store on Facebook
Waterbugs on Facebook

 Located on the south side of 30A in WaterColor, you'll find lots of goodies for Christmas here. Everything from Lollia candles to adorable plush friends to unique bike bells, logo wear, gorgeous women's clothing, jewelry and more. Right now, the WaterColor Store has select items 50% off, and at Waterbugs, you'll find Razor Scooters and Electric Skateboards 20% off. Check them out and you might just get a look at the store mascots.