Karen White Book Signing

Karen White Book Signing

New York Times bestselling author Karen White was at The Blue Giraffe on June 25th as part of a national tour promoting her latest novel and first-ever hardcover, THE TIME BETWEEN.  We are thrilled to report that her 16th novel debuted at #25 on the New York Times bestsellers list!  Despite a little rain, lots of loyal fans joined us to hear Karen read from THE TIME BETWEEN, then enjoyed a lively discussion with this gifted author and gracious woman.

The Blue Giraffe co-owner, Christi, stated ” The Time Between is by far one of the best books I have read in many years! I started reading it on a Monday night and was finished by Thursday night. I literally stayed up reading past midnight every night because I didn’t want to put it down! What a beautifully written and enthralling story with such an important life message.”

Karen took the time to autograph several copies of her book which are available in our gallery. If you were unable to attend her event, we will be happy to mail you a copy.  Simply call us at 850.231.5112 to place your order.

Read this great interview with Karen that was published in The Walton Sun on June 22, 2013:   ‘Grit Lit’ by Deborah Wheeler – Special to The Walton Sun

Author/Photographer, Ginger Jackson Sinton

Author/Photographer, Ginger Jackson Sinton

In her new book, “Rare Coastal Dune Lakes: Biodiversity and a Sense of Home”, author/photographer Ginger Jackson Sinton explores the beauty of the lakes and the diversity of their ecosystems. Rare Coastal Dune Lakes are fifteen, dynamic, geological treasures – freshwater with occasional saltwater exchange from the gulf – in Walton County, Florida. Ginger’s recent publication, a full-color, 112-page, softbound photobook, reveals the beauty and rarity of the lakes and surrounding communities along the Scenic Highway 30A area. With an eye for nature, six axis controller apk she weaves personal anecdotes throughout the photo guidebook. A “Sense of Home” in the subtitle is twofold: habitats of native plants and animals and her own fondness for the colorful locale along the Gulf Coast.

The Blue Giraffe was honored to host a book signing with Ginger Jackson Sinton on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013. Thanks to the wonderful folks who came by to meet this native Georgian who considers South Walton her second home…they now have their own autographed copy of Ginger’s beautiful book!

Author/Photographer, Ginger Jackson Sinton


Ginger with Christi, co-owner of The Blue Giraffe

Ginger Sinton

Learn to Paint our Local Beaches and Coastal Dune Lakes

Have you ever been fascinated by a work of art and wondered … “How did they do that? I wish I could do that!” Have you ever looked out across Western Lake or one of the beaches along 30A and thought … “Gosh, I wish I could paint that scene!” If so, it’s never too late to learn where to start.

Local 30A artist, Aaron Sutton has developed a very simple method to help you enjoy painting and take out most of the guesswork. Once you have spent one afternoon with Aaron, you will not only return home with your very own original painting, but also a “recipe” that you can use to enjoy creating artwork for years.

“Once I discovered this method for myself, I truly began to enjoy painting. It removed stress and allowed me to be creative with the paint.”

Aaron, who is both red/green and blue/violet colorblind, believes that anyone can enjoy painting with his simple method. Even with severe colorblindness, using this technique, Aaron can paint just about anything you put in front of him.

Contact the gallery today to sign up for the next painting adventure with Aaron. You don’t need to bring anything but a positive attitude, water and sunscreen! Most of the classes will be Thursday afternoons from 2:00 – 5:00.  Cost is $200 per person, paid in full at time of sign-up.  For more details and to sign-up, call The Blue Giraffe at 850.231.5112.



Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 24th

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sits Small Business Saturday®, a day dedicated to helping small businesses and their communities.

We at The Blue Giraffe are proud to take part in Small Business Saturday this year and we want to encourage you to Shop Small® with us on November 24th.

Visit Shop Small to register and learn about other ways to get involved and support your favorite small businesses. Also, don’t forget to “Like” and recommend us on Facebook!

Thank you for supporting Small Business Saturday 2012!


We are excited to offer a free 30A ornament

with each purchase of $200 or more on November 24th! 

Offer good only on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 while supplies last!




Pearl Bracelet by Skyylar Designs

Linda celebrated The Blue Giraffe’s 2nd anniversary with us on November 2, 2012.  She joyfully went home with a beautiful pearl bracelet, handcrafted by local artisan Christy Haynes of Skyylar Designs.