Marcia Blake with Sunbrella presents Design Using Color Theory, Textiles and Light at Bay Breeze Patio, July 11

Marcia Blake with Sunbrella presents Design Using Color Theory, Textiles and Light at Bay Breeze Patio, July 11

Marcia Blake, a leading authority on home décor and merchandising manager for Sunbrella fabrics, will present an accredited continuing education course on Design Using Color Theory, Textiles & Light to Create Healthful Lifestyle Settings for professional interior designers and anyone interested in color and design. The seminar will be held at Bay Breeze Patio in Miramar Beach across from Seascape on July 11 at 10 a.m.

During her presentation, “Design Using Textiles & Light to Create Healthful Lifestyle Settings,” Blake will discuss how design can be influenced by fabrics and light. Outdoor fabrics, such as the Sunbrella brand, have changed dramatically in look and feel over the past several years. The goal of the presentation is to help interior designers gain a better understanding of how design can be influenced by color, fabric and light and to show what is possible both inside and outside of the home.

The one-hour course carries a CEU value of 0.1 and has been accredited by the IDCEC Interior Design Continuing Education Council for Members of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), IDC (Interior Designers of Canada) and IIDA (International Interior Design Association).

The presentation is a rare opportunity to gain insights from a leading authority on design in Northwest Florida. To register for the seminar, email or call 850-269-4666.

New Outdoor Furniture Options including Sectionals and Balcony Height Outdoor Furniture

We are always following the latest trends and innovations that will allow our clients to enjoy their outdoor room or balcony more. As part of this mission, we’re excited to introduce two new brands, Klaussner and Outdoor By Design, to our family of premium outdoor furniture brands. Outdoor by Design has introduced deep seating, balcony height outdoor chairs while Klaussner has tackled the ever growing need for outdoor storage and tables.

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Since 1963, Klaussner Home Furnishings has been a leading solutions provider to the furniture industry. With a mission to provide value-driven product, constant innovation, speed-to-market and total customer satisfaction, Klaussner Home Furnishings is leading the industry through strategic acquisitions, partnerships and state-of-the-art inventory control and manufacturing/shipping options. Located in Asheboro, North Carolina, Klaussner has 10 manufacturing plants, one warehouse and one distribution facility as well as the company’s corporate headquarters. Kaussner Outdoor features 15 collections of outdoor furniture, including MOD Series Seacoast and MOD Series Canyon. These sectionals include arm rests that double as tables. We know our clients will appreciate the multifunctional design as well as the style and comfort of Klaussner Outdoor Furniture.

Outdoor By Design.

Outdoor By Design produces luxury commercial and residential outdoor furniture in Sarasota, Florida. Many of our clients have balconies with railings and are often seeking balcony height, comfortable seating for their outdoor space. Outdoor By Design has created the most comfortable furniture and elevated it. They are the first manufacturer to introduce deep seating, balcony height outdoor chairs. These chairs are super comfortable and are the perfect height for balconies. Most importantly, they come with a 15-year paint warranty, which is critical to withstand the harsh coastal climate in Destin and along Highway 30A.

We are excited to introduce these new products, which complement our collection of luxury outdoor furniture brands and premium grills. We invite you stop by our showroom and test these innovative and comfortable products for yourself!

Outdoor Furniture Trends Embrace Style, Comfort and Functionality

Enhancing the patio, backyard or deck has been a growing trend in home improvement over the past few years. Improvements make the backyard more enjoyable for homeowners while adding value to the home. All signs indicate that outdoor living will continue to grow in popularity as families continue to seek ways to bring the comfort and function of indoors outside.

With the start of the new year, many homeowners are thinking about renovating their outdoor living space in preparation for spring and summer fun. If you’re in this category, you may be considering following the latest trends and designs for outdoor furniture and outdoor living. After years in the business and attending the International Casual Furniture Market in Chicago, here is what we are seeing:

Composite –Composite is made up of 100% resin, and at one time was just Adirondack Chairs. Today, Composite is everything from Adirondacks to dining to cushioned deep seating and chaise lounges.  This trend is one of the fastest growing in the U.S.  Most manufacturers are offering warranties of 20 years minimum.  At the Beach, Composite can be the most practical choice, while their wood counter parts often last only a few years in harsh coastal environments before needing repainting. At Bay Breeze Patio, we stock three manufacturers in composite and they produce 52 different colors among them. With warranties from 20 years to lifetime, Composite can make life even easier on the coast.

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Teak is back with a vengeance.  Teak was almost dormant but it is back.  Straight Teak, Teak mixed with Sling Fabric, Teak Accents on Aluminum or Outdoor Wicker — it does not matter.  Teak that is harvested the right way – from FSC forests – is making its way into all kinds of furniture manufacturers.  While Teak still requires a lot of work to keep its natural color, it speaks to the organic trends that are so prevalent today.

Mixed Media – Combining materials has been an ongoing trend for a few years.  Whether it’s combining outdoor wicker with wood, cast aluminum with wicker, composite with sling, or brushed stainless steel with wood, the options are endless. There are many ways to combine materials to take a piece of furniture and achieve many different looks and styles. Fully-upholstered furniture for the outdoors was soaring a few years back and has slowed due to the maintenance involved in keeping the fabric clean outdoors. This year’s trend is embracing upholstered furniture mixed with other materials to accomplish an organic feel with less work.


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Sectionals – Sectionals started trending about five years ago but have really come into their own in the last two years.  Every manufacturer we work with has found a way to turn existing lines into sectional lines.  Sectionals are all about space and coziness.  While Outdoor Wicker is the material of choice, we are starting to see more aluminum, wood and composite sectionals.  Sectionals provide the ultimate gathering spot.

Outdoor Kitchens – In most of the country homeowners can only dream of a fabulous outdoor kitchen.  On the Emerald Coast, it is a reality.  The trend is to build bigger and better outdoor kitchens and the outdoor appliance manufacturers are making it easier and more hassle free.   Outdoor Appliances have to be built – just like outdoor furniture – to hold up to the harsh elements of a coastal environment.  A Grill is just the beginning of an outdoor kitchen.  Burners, Refrigerators, Kegerators, Ice Machines, Dish Washers, Pizza Ovens, Teppanyaki Griddles, Fire Places and Fire Pits built around a variety of cabinetry choices allow homeowners to customize and personalize, creating the dream outdoor kitchen for your family.


Our team of outdoor living experts is ready to assist you in finding the perfect mix of outdoor furniture and accessories to create your dream outdoor living space. While it is helpful to begin your research online, we highly recommend purchasing local. Here’s why… You will want to work with local experts who understand the benefits and pitfalls of each brand and how it performs in harsh coastal conditions before making a purchase. In addition, once your products arrive, you’ll want a team of professionals to assemble your purchases and deliver them to your backyard. Finally, if you have any issues with your purchase, you’ll benefit from the local support and assistance in making warranty claims or repairs. At Bay Breeze Patio, we represent premium brands that offer a minimum five-year warranty and are known for durability and comfort.

We invite you call us (850-269-4666) or visit our store in Miramar Beach (one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets) to explore the possibilities and create your dream backyard or outdoor kitchen.



Spring is blooming! Time for spring cleaning of patio furniture.

Spring is in full bloom and with it comes a blanket of pollen, covering up your comfort. It is time for spring cleaning

How to clean outdoor fabrics?

Fabrics such as Sunbrella® fabrics are engineered to withstand outdoor elements with the highest level of design and performance. For easy cleaning of durable fabrics follow these steps:

  1. Brush off loose dirt.
  2. Spray on a cleaning solution made of water and mild soap.
  3. Use a soft bristle brush to clean.
  4. Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
  5. Rinse thoroughly  until all soap residue is removed.
  6. Air dry.

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To remove mildew from fabrics, soak a sponge in a solution of 1/2 cup borax dissolved in 2 cups hot water, and rub it into the affected areas. Let it soak in for several hours until the stain disappears, then rinse well. For Sunbrella® fabrics, you can use ¼ dish soap, 1 cup bleach with 1 gallon of water. Rinse well.


If it is time to replace cushions, Bay Breeze Patio offers a variety of in-stock patio furniture cushions or can order custom styles and sizes. Representing more than 12 premium outdoor furniture brands, the team can also order cushions direct from premium furniture brands, including Lloyd Flanders, Brown Jordan, Lane Venture, Summer Classics, and Skyline.

Bay Breeze Patio also carries a variety of shade products including patio umbrellas, awnings, canopies, and more. Sunbrella® umbrellas offer the added benefit of protection from harmful UV rays and earned the “Seal of Recommendation” by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Our in-store Sunbrella® Kiosk is perfect for viewing the fabrics and colors in-person.

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Stop by and see us at our showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 or call 850-269-4666 for questions on the best products for your home.

*images of courtesy of  Sunbrella®


Bay Breeze Patio Anniversary Event & Grilling Expo, March 31 – April 1

For the last decade, Bay Breeze Patio has been helping families create the most attractive, functional and long-lasting outdoor living spaces in Destin, along Hwy 30A and beyond. We are honored to have so many friends and loyal customers who have supported us over the years and our anniversary is the perfect time to celebrate outdoor living and thank everyone.

Make plans to join us for our Anniversary Event and Grilling Expo, March 31 and April 1 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Bay Breeze Patio, 32 Forest Shore Drive in Miramar Beach.

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We’ll have experts with our top grill brands, sharing popular grilling techniques and serving samples. On both Friday and Saturday, master grillers will hold grilling demonstrations on Big Green Egg, Fire Magic, and Broilmaster  grills. Grilling schedule*:

Friday, March 31
10:30 a.m. – Fire Magic – Breakfast on the Grill
11:30 a.m. – Getting started on the Big Green Egg
12:30 p.m. – Broilmaster – Brats on the Broilmaster
2 p.m. – Fire Magic – Inventive ideas and tips for grilling fruit
Saturday, April 1
10:30 a.m. – Fire Magic – Breakfast on the Grill
11:30 a.m. – Big Green Egg – Tips for Grilling Sliders & hottest Eggcessories
12:30 p.m. – Fire Magic – Rotisserie grilling
2 p.m. – Fire Magic – Perfect pork tenderloins
*Broilmaster demo to be announced
*Demo times and dishes subject to change

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In addition, outdoor living experts with premium aluminum furniture and wicker furniture brands, including Brown Jordan, Castelle, Jensen Leisure IPE, Polywood, Summer Classics, Tropitone, Telescope, and Winston will be on hand to answer questions and provide expert advice and recommendations. There will be special sale pricing on Bay Breeze Patio’s most popular brands as well as in-stock wicker furniture.

Fireplaces and fire pits continue to be popular backyard additions, and the event will feature fireplace, gas logs and fire pit experts and demonstrations from Firetaninment, Real Fyre, Superior, and Empire.

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A truckload of outdoor art, silk floral arrangements and trees will also be on sale. And while you’re here, be sure to register to win two Lloyd Flanders Reflections Lounge Rockers (value $1,500). These are quite possibly the most comfortable rockers ever made.

The Anniversary Event and Grilling Expo will take place rain or shine at Bay Breeze Patio in Miramar Beach on March 31 and April 1, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..  Bay Breeze Patio is located at 32 Forest Shore Drive in Miramar Beach, one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets. For more information call us at 850.269.4666.

Come celebrate outdoor living at its fines!


Spring Sale on Outdoor Furniture – Winston, Summer Classics, and Lane Venture

Spring is beginning to bloom and with the warm temperatures, families and friends are heading outside. If you head into the backyard and notice your outdoor furniture is looking and feeling worn, now is the time to invest in new stylish, comfortable patio furniture.

At Bay Breeze Patio, we’re kicking off spring with sales on some of the most popular premium outdoor furniture brands, including Winston, Summer Classics and Lane Venture. Whether you prefer premium outdoor aluminum furniture, durable plastic polymer, or premium wicker furniture, we have a product line to meet your needs. During the month of March, customers will receive an extra 10% off Winston and Summer Classics outdoor furniture and an extra 15% off Lane Venture furniture.

Aluminum Outdoor Furniture

Durable, non-rusting aluminum outdoor furniture is a popular choice for those living in Destin, Florida and throughout the Southeast. During the month of March, Winston aluminum patio furniture will be discounted an additional 10% off the retail price. Winston specializes in style conscious designs. From Aluminum Sling to Cast and Extruded collections, Winston features many options in fashion forward fabrics. The best part is that Winston is built to last and offers a 15-year warranty on frames, 5-year warranty on paint finishes and 2-year warranty on fabrics.


Outdoor Wicker Furniture

Outdoor wicker furniture holds up well against the sun, salt and sand of coastal living. While Bay Breeze Patio has the largest selection of in-stock outdoor wicker furniture in the Southeast, we also feature many designer wicker furniture brands, including Summer Classics and Lane Venture.


Summer Classics Outdoor Wicker

Summer Classics manufactures modern, high quality resin wicker furniture, which is offered a la carte or in patio furniture sets, and during the month of March is on sale for an additional  10% off the retail price.


Summer Classics outdoor furniture stands out. It is timeless yet fashionable. Their designers are inspired to create sophisticated products that combine traditional craftsmanship with innovative usage of diverse materials. Most importantly, their patented N-Dura Ultra High UV Resistant Resin Wicker is one of the most extensive UV resistant products in the industry. N-dura resin wicker is guaranteed to not experience any significant color change for five years.

Lane Venture

During the month of March, Lane Venture outdoor wicker furniture is eligible for a discount of an additional 15% off retLaneVenture SouthHamptonail price. Lane Venture’s Weathermaster is the company’s outdoor division featuring synthetic weaves that are traditional, transitional or quite contemporary.

Weathermaster offers the patented “flow-through” cushion that is quick dry even after a heavy downpour.  Like other durable outdoor brands, Lane Venture features a five-year warranty on their frames.

Are you ready to update your outdoor living space? We invite you visit us at our showroom in Miramar Beach, just one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets or call us (850-269-4666) for in-home consultation to discuss what is possible to update your backyard.

Seasonal Living & Castelle Added to Premium Patio Furniture Offering

We are committed to bringing our clients the most durable and largest selection of high quality patio furniture in Destin and throughout Northwest Florida. In an effort to continue to bring the brands and styles of backyard furniture that our clients want, we’ve added to two new premium outdoor furniture brands—Seasonal Living and Castelle.


Seasonal Living specializes in multi-functional furnishings and decorative accessory collections. The team at Seasonal Living is passionate about redefining living spaces and we think their outdoor accessories including end tables, coffee tables and lamps are fresh, bold, modern works of art. The team of designers is constantly challenging one another to design and source collections that push prevailing definitions of design and mass-market product offerings.


Castelle Outdoor Furniture

With a long history (more than 30 years) of producing the finest, durable casual furniture, Pride Family Brands is focusing on its Castelle Collections. Pride Family Brands products are manufactured one piece at a time by highly skilled craftsmen coupled with advanced computerization and a complete integrated full service production line of over 800 members.  Pride Family Brands continues to provide the finest in luxury hand-made custom designed aluminum casual furniture. From the designers to mold makers to hand finishing artists, all contribute to the artistry and luxury of Castelle outdoor  furniture.  The collections are inspired by a sophisticated yet casual sense of lifestyle and designed with the idea that your outdoor living space is just as important as your indoor living space. Available in a palette of styles, finishes and fabrics that are both traditional and trend setting, there is something to fit every home.


At Bay Breeze Patio, we take pride in finding customized solutions for our clients. Whether it’s finding the perfect balcony furniture for a small space or uncovering the ideal pool furniture for a large backyard , our team of outdoor living experts is passionate about finding products and solutions for each client’s needs.

We’re honored to be voted Best Outdoor Furniture Retailer by the readers of Emerald Coast magazine for four consecutive years, as well as voted Best In Destin by the readers of Destin Magazine. Serving Panama City to 30A to Pensacola, Bay Breeze Patio is now the official retailer of 16 premium outdoor furniture brands as well as nine grill lines including Big Green Egg. For more information or an in-home consultation, call 850-269-4666.



Fireplace Trends for Outdoor Living in 2016

We’re forecasting 2016 will heat up! Literally. We’re watching gas fireplaces become one of the “must have” accessories for outdoor living.

While outdoor fire pits remain a close a second, gas fireplaces still lead in popularity and help define an outdoor room, providing a focal point along with ambiance and warmth.

Here’s 3 fireplace trends that are heating up for 2016:

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Linear Fireplace Design. As contemporary designs and styles grow, the clean and sleek look of a linear fireplace is growing in popularity. The sleek, long design provides style as well as added length for family and friends to gather.


Technology. As homes move towards customization and personalization, so are fireplaces. Advancements like Powerflow Heat Management Technology allow users to redirect the flow of heat, sending warmth where they want it. Heat distribution can be adjusted throughout the space, inside or outside of the home. This allows users to enjoy flickering flames without the heat, and provides a cool and safe wall for hanging art or a television.

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  Water Features

As homeowners add to their outdoor room, they continue to look for more creative and innovative designs. Water features including fountains and falls provide a relaxing ambiance around the flames. Water feature and fire places often overlook cooking, dining, lounging, entertaining and areas.


At Bay Breeze Patio, we carry Empire, RealFyre and Superior lines of gas fireplaces and fire pits. We invite you to visit us in Miramar Beach to explore how a gas fireplace can complete your outdoor room.


15% Off In-Stock Decorative Accessories – Great for Holiday Gifts

Let us help you complete your holiday shopping. Now through Dec. 25, all in-stock decorative accessories are 15% off listed retail price. Housed within our Destin showroom, we feature a vast selection of in-stock outdoor décor and patio accessories that make outdoor rooms beautiful and functional. In addition, we have fun gifts for friends and family who enjoy entertaining and hosting outdoor parties.

Still searching for that perfect gift? Here’s some great holiday gift ideas:

Outdoor lighting- Lighting creates the ambiance and mood of an outdoor room. Candles lightand specialty lights, such as the marine grade polymer nautical candle pictured here, make a unique gift for a special friend or family member. In addition, one of our most popular items are Forever Oil Candles. These specialty candles make a great gift for the person who has everything. Simply add oil and these candles can last forever.

Accessories for Entertaining – Stylish outdoor plates, serving dishes, glasses, wine accessories, and humorous napkins are just the beginning of the fun in-stock gifts that are sure to make the party planner on your list smile. And the freezer-safe chill bags for wine and cold treats make colorful gifts for friends on the go.





Framed pictures and artwork – From weather resistant outdoor artwork to handcrafted Bovano metal sculptures and outdoor wall art, luxury patio décor is beautiful inside or outside the home and makes a wonderful gift.

From birds to marine life including dolphins, sea turtles, fish and more, we feature decorative accessories and sculptures that appeal to those who appreciate our coastal environments and native species.

Our all-weather art is made to withstand harsh outdoor conditions while providing visual beauty and enjoyment to backyards, patios and outdoor rooms.



With such a large selection of great gifts, the hardest part is deciding which one they’ll like best!


Bay Breeze Patio Voted 2015 Best Outdoor Furniture Retailer

Bay Breeze Patio was recently voted “best outdoor furniture retailer” in Emerald Coast Magazine’sBest of the Emerald Coast” for the fourth consecutive year. The winners, which were announced in the October issue of EC Magazine, will be featured at the “Best of the Emerald Coast” event from 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 24 at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin.

We’re honored to be selected by the readers of EC Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. We want to thank everyone who voted for us and are grateful for the many friends and clients who have supported us over the years.

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Celebrating eleven years on the Emerald Coast, we’re thrilled to be recognized for carrying high quality outdoor furniture that can withstand the Gulf Coast’s challenging environment. We also have a become the go to source for premium grills, including the Big Green Egg, and outdoor kitchens as well as outdoor accessories. Our goal has always been to help clients create the most beautiful, comfortable and long lasting outdoor living spaces.


Stop by our booth at the “Best of the Emerald Coast” event on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at the Grand Boulevard at Sandestin from 6-9 p.m., and enter to win a Big Green Egg “MiniMax.” The MiniMax EGG is the ultimate portable solution for picnics and tailgating, vacations, boating and campfire meals. With a compact size that is perfect as a table-side cooker at your garden party or grilling on balconies for an intimate dinner for two, the MiniMax EGG delivers oversized results in a small package.

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Stop by or call us (850-269-4666) to see what is possible in your backyard.

2015 Eggs on the Beach Raises $23,000 for Fisher House of the Emerald Coast

We’re excited to announced that the second annual Eggs On the Beach EggFest barbecue competition raised $23,000 for the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. Held at Seascape Resort on Sept. 26, we welcomed more than 500 tasters and volunteers who sampled an array of delicacies presented by 25 cook teams.

The second annual event exceeded our expectations. We are so grateful for the overwhelming support from our cook teams, sponsors, volunteers and tasters who came out for the fun afternoon. The funds raised help the Fisher House provided added assistance to many military families.Food for Thought team

The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast provides a home away from home for military families during medical treatment. Within steps of the Eglin Air Force Base Hospital and Veteran’s Clinic, the Fisher House’s 12 guest suites and a caring staff provide lodging, basic needs and support to active and retired military when they need it most. In 2014, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast served 690 guests and has already served more than 600 guests this year.

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Kim Henderson, executive director of the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, recently said, “we rely on community donations to be able to assist families staying at the Fisher House and we are extremely grateful of the monies raised at Eggs on the Beach. In 2014, we expanded our reach to not only be able to assist those families, but also help local military families who unexpectedly experienced a medical crisis with no Fisher House close by to assist them.”

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In addition, the Emerald Coast Theatre Company received $500 and a Mini-Max Big Green Egg by earning second place “People’s Choice” award and the most votes among the non-profit cook teams. With the mission to enrich and entertain the Emerald Coast Community through professional and educational theater, the Emerald Coast Theatre Company will be auctioning off their prize Mini-Max at the upcoming Lip Sync Battle, Oct. 29 at the Hilton Sandestin. Emerald Coast Theatre Company was among some of the area’s leading non-profits, including Food For Thought, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, Rotary Club of Destin, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Air Commando Association Foundation, whose volunteers were cooking and serving their favorite recipes to build awareness for these important causes.

The top “People’s Choice” award and judges award winner was Team InDyne for their smoked brisket grilled cheese and smoked tomato soup, earning the team a trophy and large Big Green Egg. “People’s Choice” runner up was team Snorri’s Tandoori who presented chicken tandoori prepared on the Big Green Egg.

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A limited number of extra-large Big Green Egg-Demo Eggs complete with nest (metal stand) and plate setter, which were used during the competition, are available for purchase at a discounted price. For more information on Eggs on the Beach EggFest Cooking Competition visit For more information about the Big Green Egg, click here.

Make plans to join us for the 2016 Eggs on the Beach, Sept. 24, 2016.

Winners Announced for 2nd Annual Eggs on the Beach EggFest BBQ Competition

The InDyne Cook Team was the big winner at the Second Annual Eggs on the Beach BBQ Competition, taking both the Judges Award and People’s Choice Award. Presented by Bay Breeze Patio, Eggs on the Beach celebrated foods cooked on the Big Green Egg.

More than 25 cook teams competed, presenting their best recipes, on a beautiful Saturday at Seascape Resort. Emerald Coast Theatre Company earned second place for People’s Choice and was the highest ranking non-profit team, earning $500 toward their cause. In third place, Snorri’s Tandoori were competing on behalf of the Air Commando Association Foundation and earned recognition for Snorri’s popular ethnic dish prepared on the Big Green Egg.

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Judges Award & People’s Choice Award: Team InDyne

The InDyne Cook Team was the “People’s Choice” winner in 2014 and returned, proving they had not lost their edge. Team members, Christopher Brown, David Hobbs, Dana Cail and Michael Pare, tried dozens of dishes before agreeing upon a grilled cheese brisket with side of smoked tomato soup. The dish, the ultimate “comfort food,” was a crowd pleaser, earning People’s Choice Grand Prize—a large Big Green Egg as well as the Grand Champion Trophy from the Celebrity Judges.


People’s Choice 2nd Place & Non-profit Team Winner: Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Emerald Coast Theatre Company showed their involvement was no act. Cook team members, Nathanael Fisher, Sherry Londe, Tom Graham and five time cooking champion Dr. Mendy Graham, worked as a team to present an elaborate, flavorful stuffed jalapeno dish. The jalapeno boat was topped with granny smith apple and Gouda cheese as well as slow smoked pulled pork marinated in Dr. Graham’s homemade sweet BBQ sauce. The dish was grilled to perfection on the Big Green Egg and then drizzled with sauce and sprinkled with Gold Dust (Dr. Graham’s own BBQ rub). Tasters could then enhance flavors by adding more of the homemade sauces, choosing from Sweet Smokey, Hot Smokey, Rebelicious (vinegar based), or Liquid Gold (mustard based).

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People’s Choice Award Runner Up: Snorri’s Tandoori

The Snorri’s Tandoori cook team included Nic Dezinski, Michael Agin, Joseph DeCarlis and Snorri Gislason who presented Snorri’s backyard favorite, Tandoori. Snoori regularly makes Tandoori in his backyard on the Big Green Egg and friends and neighbors agree the dish is divine. The Indian dish, which is wildly popular in South Asia and the Middle East, consists of roasted chicken prepared with yogurt and spices.


All proceeds from Eggs on the Beach will benefit the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. Located on Eglin Air Force Base, the Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for military families so the family can be together during treatment for serious illness or physical/occupational therapy.

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The 3rd Annual Eggs on the Beach will be held in September of 2016. Learn more about South Walton’s EggFest at


Dr. BBQ to Attend 2015 Eggs on the Beach Egg Fest BBQ Competition, Sept. 26

We’re excited to announce that Ray Lampe, better known as “Dr. BBQ”, will be our featured celebrity guest at the 2nd Annual Eggs on the Beach BBQ Competition coming to Seascape Resort on Sept. 26, 2015. A chef, author, and a familiar face on many popular cooking shows, Dr. BBQ frequently serves as an expert judge on the Food Network’s “Chopped,” NBC’s “Food Fighters,” and the Travel Channel’s “American Grilled,” among others. As the Big Green Egg’s spokeschef, Lampe is an expert at cooking foods on the Big Green Egg smoker/grill.


Lampe has authored eight cookbooks, including his recently published title, “Flavorize.” He has cooked and medaled in over 300 BBQ contests, and in 2014, he was inducted into the “BBQ Hall of Fame.” He is currently writing his ninth cookbook and traveling the country as Big Green Egg spokeschef.

Flavorize Lampe, who has also appeared on HGTV, CNN, Martha Stewart Living and The Howard Stern Show, will be on hand offer expert advice, serve as a celebrity judge and autograph copies of his new cookbook, “Flavorize.”

The 2nd Annual Eggs on the Beach BBQ Competition will feature tastings by more than 25 cook teams, grilling and product demonstrations, live music by Chris Alvarado, cash bar with beer, wine and sodas, “People’s Choice Awards,” silent auction, chances for prizes, kids’ activities and more. All proceeds from Eggs on the Beach benefit Fisher House of the Emerald Coast located on Eglin Air Force Base.

Dr. BBQ told us “he’s happy to be attending Eggs on the Beach and had heard many good things about our inaugural festival.”

For those who have thought of owning a Big Green Egg, Demo Eggs, which will be used during the event, are on sale now for a discounted price.

Taster tickets are on sale now, featuring advance pricing of $25/adult, $13/child (age 11-17) and kids 10 and under are free. To learn more or to register a cook team or purchase a taster ticket, visit or call 850-269-4666.

Registration Fees Waived for Non-Profit Cook Teams at Eggs on the Beach, Sept. 26

We’re excited to be hosting the second annual “Eggs on the Beach” EggFest Grilling Competition on Sept. 26, 2015 at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. Back by popular demand, we are inviting non-profit organizations to register a cook team and registration fees will be waived. As an added incentive, the non-profit team with the most “People’s Choice” votes will receive a $500 donation to their charity.

The non-profit category was a great success last year. Non-profit organizations were able to share information about their cause with tasters and the winning non-profit, the Emerald Coast Autism Center, enjoyed a $500 donation.

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Our goal is make Eggs on the Beach the most cook friendly competition and to support the local community. Proceeds from Eggs on the Beach Egg Fest will benefit the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. Located on Eglin Air Force Base, Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for military families to be together during treatment for serious illness or physical and/or occupational therapy.

The EggFest draws people who are passionate about cooking and smoking foods on the Big Green Egg, an all-in-one smoker and grill. The day is filled with tasty samples from more than 25 cook teams with attendees voting on their favorites. The winning team takes home a large Big Green Egg and the winning charity receives a $500 donation. Grilling demonstrations, live music by Chris Alvarado, and kids’ activities ensure the event fun for the entire family.


Bay Breeze Patio provides a large or extra-large Demo Big Green Egg for each team to cook on as well as provides lump charcoal, a fire starter, 6-foot table, tent, paper plates, plastic utensils, napkins and toothpicks. Teams simply bring their favorite recipes and their own ingredients.

For those who have thought of owning a Big Green Egg, Demo Eggs are pre-sold now at a discounted price and will be ready for pick up on Sept. 26 between 4 and 5 p.m. Demo Eggs come with a nest (metal stand) and a plate setter as well as a limited lifetime warranty.

Cook team registration is $50 for each team of four and team members receive a welcome bag with a commemorative t-shirt, Wayne’s Get Grillin’ Rub and promotional items from Big Green Egg. Registration fees are waived for non-profit teams. To register a non-profit team, email To register a cook team, sign up as a sponsor, or purchase a taster ticket, visit or call 850-269-4666.


Bay Breeze Patio Voted Best In Destin for Outdoor Furniture

We are humbled and honored to be voted “Best in Destin” for outdoor furniture by the readers of VIP Destin Magazine. We’re celebrating our 11th year providing residents and businesses along Florida’s Gulf Coast, including the beach communities along Scenic 30A (Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, WaterColor, Watersound, Alys Beach, Seacrest and Rosemary Beach) as well as Panama City, Destin, Navarre, and Pensacola, with premier outdoor living spaces.

We love outdoor living and entertaining and really enjoy helping clients select outdoor furniture and home décor. We’d like to thank everyone who voted for us and are grateful for the many friends and clients who have supported us over the years.

We’re proud to carry the largest selection of in-stock outdoor furniture and we are an official retailer for most premium outdoor furniture brands as well as premium grill lines, including the Big Green Egg.

We were honored to join fellow Best In Destin recipients at the Black Tie Gala at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort this spring. Now, we invite everyone to join us for the 2nd Annual Eggs on the Beach BBQ Competition, which benefits the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, serving our nation’s military and their families. “Eggs on the Beach” EggFest will be held Sept. 26, 2015 at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. We invite you to consider entering a 4-person cook team or purchasing a ticket to be taster. To learn more visit

Thanks, again, for voting us “Best In Destin”!

Registration Open for 2nd Annual “Eggs On the Beach” Egg Fest, Sept. 26

We’re pleased to announce registration is open for the Second Annual “Eggs on the Beach” EggFest BBQ Competition taking place on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. As one of the official Big Green Egg Festivals held around the country, Eggs on the Beach will be a delicious afternoon for the entire family, featuring a cooking competition, “People’s Choice Awards”, tastings, live music and children’s activities.


Cook team registration is now open and taster tickets are available online. Each team of up to four is given a large or extra-large Big Green Egg to use during the competition. Teams purchase their own ingredients. We provide the lump charcoal, fire starter, table, tent, paper plates, plastic utensils, napkins and toothpicks. Cook teams create bite size portions of their favorite recipes to be judged by the public. Tasters vote for their favorites, as teams vie for bragging rights and prizes, including the grand prize, a brand new large Big Green Egg.

We’re encouraging EggHeads, master grillers, backyard grillers, and everyone in between to join the fun and register a cook team. Our goal is create the most fun, cook-friendly and taster-friendly BBQ competition in the region while giving back to our local community.


All proceeds from Eggs on the Beach will benefit the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. Located on Eglin Air Force Base, the Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for military families so the family can be together during treatment for serious illness or physical/occupational therapy.

In addition, drawing tickets may be purchased for a chance to win a Big Green Egg and other items donated by area businesses with these proceeds also benefiting the Fisher House. Last year, the event raised $9,100 for the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and we want to exceed that for 2015!


For those who long to own a Big Green Egg, demo Eggs, which will be used during the event, will be sold in advance with nest (metal stand) and plate setter for a discounted price. There are 40 Demo Eggs for sale (25 large and 15 XLarge) and all come with a limited lifetime warranty. Demo Eggs must be picked up after the event, between 4 – 5 p.m. on September 26.


Eggs on the Beach will include tastings, grilling demonstrations, live music by Chris Alvarado, cash bar with beer, wine and sodas, and more. Cook team registration is $50 for a team of four and each team member will receive a welcome bag, including a commemorative t-shirt and Wayne’s Get Grillin’ Rub.

Taster tickets are available for the advanced price of $25/adult, $13/child (age 11-17) and kids 10 and under are free. Sponsorships are also available. We’re aiming to exceed that number and we need your help! Come cook with friends to benefit a great cause!

To learn more or to register a cook team or purchase a taster ticket, visit or call 850-269-4666.

Top 5 Outdoor Trends for Summer

We love summer, a time when everyone and everything moves outside! The days are longer; dinner is served from the grill; and cool cocktails taste even better while lounging on the chaise. If you’re considering an update for your outdoor space, here are the top 5 outdoor trends for summer 2015:

1. Outdoor Cooking

This is one trend that never seems to go out of style, especially during summer. What’s trending now is moving beyond basic outdoor kitchen with built-in premium grill to incorporate special amenities including pizza ovens and fire pits for cooking as well as kegerators, wine cabinets, ice makers and under counter refrigerators, providing options that were previously available only to indoor chefs.


Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchen

2. Tranquil Backyard Sanctuaries

More and more homeowners want their yards to be sanctuaries. Water features like ornamental ponds, fountains, and lap pools as well as zen-themed rock gardens, sculptures, and decorative lighting are all popular options for creating relaxing outdoor spaces. Of course, all that relaxation requires comfortable seating. There are many advancements in outdoor furniture, including fully upholstered outdoor furniture that looks and feels as comfortable as its indoor counterpart. Seating is enhanced by hammocks, bed swings and outdoor rugs.


Lane Venture Upholstered Outdoor Furniture

Design Trends

Interior decorating techniques and color schemes are being extended to outdoor living spaces. This season’s cool color is aquamarine. What makes this shade so popular is the calming and cool effect it has, thus forming some really impressive pairs with brighter tones as well as the calm ones. Add a bright splash with accent pillows, cushions, or even an umbrella.


Tropitone Outdoor Furniture

Landscaping and Garden Trends

Drought and other environmental concerns have led consumers to seek gardening products and methods that are sensitive to the environment. Vast lawns requiring lots of water and maintenance are giving way to low-maintenance, drought tolerant plants, and those in condos and apartments are turning to vertical gardens to maximize growing space on patios and balconies.

Vertical Garden. Source: Kerrie Kelly Design Lab

Vertical Garden. Source: Kerrie Kelly Design Lab

Ornate Decks and Patios

Not everyone is scaling down, however. Homeowners with large yards are adding ornate decks and patios as an extension of their indoor living space. According to a 2015 Outdoor Living Forecast compiled by Trex, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, homeowners want multiple tiers, curved features and built-in pergolas and walls to define various deck areas similar to outdoor rooms that  allow entertaining to flow seamlessly from the indoors.

photo courtesy of Trex & Front Range Lumber

photo courtesy of Trex & Front Range Lumber

These are just some of this summer’s top outdoor trends for backyards, patios and decks. These additions make outdoor living more enjoyable and comfortable, and serve as a great investment, enhancing your home’s value.

At Bay Breeze Patio, we’re passionate about outdoor living. Call or stop by to learn how your backyard can be transformed into the best backyard in the neighborhood.

Trends compiled from Zillow Digs and Industry Edge National Hardware Show, which offers information on product trends and industry insights.


Father’s Day Gift Ideas

June is the month to celebrate and reward Dad. If you’re looking for Father’s Day gift ideas, look no further. At Bay Breeze Patio, we’re full of ideas that will allow Dad to enjoy his backyard or his man cave even more. Here are 6 top Father’s Day gift ideas:

Bison Airlighter – The revolutionary Bison Airlighter is a portable air-driven fire lighter. It jets a 4-inch flame that instantly ignites charcoal and wood, then delivers airflow to spread the flames. For Dads who use charcoal or have a Big Green Egg, this gift will allow Dad to place food on the grill faster, producing delicious results in less time.


MiniMax Big Green Egg – The delicious results of the Big Green Egg are now possible anywhere. The portable MiniMax is ideal for camping, the pool and the beach, and tailgating.


Big Green Egg-cessories – If Dad has a Big Green Egg, you’ve got it made! There are all kinds of “Eggcessories” to make grilling and smoking on the Big Green Egg more fun. From pizza/baking stones to the Big Green Egg BBQ Guru (a temperature control so precise, it’s like having your own personal valet), Bay Breeze Patio offers plenty of gifts for Dads who enjoy smoking and grilling on the Big Green Egg.

Fire Tables – Firetainment, Inc. features fire tables that provide ambiance and enable hibachi-style cooking. Available in a variety of designs & styles.


Grilling Cookbooks – Is Dad stuck in a rut? If so, he may enjoy some new grilling recipes from the experts. We carry the most popular grilling cookbooks, giving Dad new ideas that the entire family will enjoy.


Tommy Bahama – A popular brand for Dads, Tommy Bahama features a line of high quality outdoor furnishings. Choose from 175 all-weather performance fabrics to complement the hand-crafted outdoor furniture collections. Consider giving Dad a lounge chair and ottoman from the all-wicker, Blue Olive Collection. A sure winner!

Blue Olive lounge chair &ottoman

At Bay Breeze Patio, we also carry a wide selection of premium grills along with every size of the Big Green Egg. Come by and see us and we’ll help you find the perfect gift for Dad.

Now Carrying DELTA Heat Premium Grills in Time for Summer Grilling Season

At Bay Breeze Patio, we pride ourselves in offering the best selection of premium grills in and around Destin, Florida. As such, we are pleased to announce we have added DELTA Heat to our family of premium grills.

DELTA Heat products are engineered, designed and manufactured by one of the industry leading premium grill and outdoor kitchen equipment experts – Twin Eagles, Inc. DELTA Heat grills are known for creative design, innovative engineering, precision manufacturing, and impeccable quality. These grills are ideal for outdoor kitchens. Renowned for built-in outdoor grills, DELTA Heat standard grill features include direct heat and ceramic radiant grilling system, 18-gauge stainless steel u-burners, interior halogen lights, mirror polished accents, double lined hood, temperature gauge, 9V electronic ignition and warming/cooking rack. Special features available, include optional sear zone kit and rotisserie (standard on 38” grills).

But don’t take our word for it, recently ranked DELTA Heat #1 among the “Top 10 Gas Grills between $2,000 – $4,000”. Here is what had to say:

“The specifications on this gas grill are fantastic. The heat output is high and even, making for fantastic grilling. The full rotisserie system is versatile, powerful, and very functional. However, it is the construction that gets all the attention here. The amazing design of this gas grill is executed with the highest level of quality control. It is for this reason that manufacturing of this product line was moved from China, back to the United States. Now it can be watched, and made to the most exact of specifications.” Read the full DELTA Heat review online


DELTA Heat also specializes in outdoor accessories for the outdoor kitchen. From single- and double-side burners to trash, coolers, outdoor refrigerators and sinks, DELTA Heat produces premium products designed with utility and longevity in mind.

single side burner

In addition, DELTA Heat produces freestanding premium grill bases (sizes 26”, 32” & 38”) that feature four heavy duty casters, two stationary side shelves, and two with front access doors.

From design prototyping to testing to final productioDHBQ38R-B_DHGB38-B_Front-Closedn, Twin Eagles produces premium gas grills and outdoor kitchen accessories at their state-of-the-art company owned facility in Cerritos, California. The Twin Eagles family consists of passionate, highly trained designers, engineers and skilled craftsmen, producing the highest quality products.

A DELTA Heat premier grills bring a touch of style and functionality to any outdoor kitchen, patio or deck.

Call us at 850-269-4666 to find out more about DELTA Heat or any of our premium grills and outdoor kitchen products.

Happy Grilling!



National BBQ Month Quiz – What kind of barbecuer are you?

May is National Barbecue Month. At Bay Breeze Patio, take pride in the delicious results that can be achieved when cooking on high performance grills. As a member of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), we wanted to share this year’s program to help grillers uncover their BBQ identity.

Do Fire Magic Grills complement your BBQ identity?

Do Fire Magic Grills complement your BBQ identity?

Before you buy your next grill, find out what “What Kind of Barbecuer Are You?” with an online quiz that matches you to your barbecue personality. After answering questions about your barbecue habits, such as:

“What do you look for in a barbecue?”

“What do you consider barbecuing success?”

“How adventurous do you like to get with your barbecue menu?”

Your true barbecue identity will be revealed.

Are you a Master Barbecuer? Or a Barbecue Tenderfoot? Whatever your proficiency, the quiz is designed to help you take your barbecuing expertise to the next level by providing recommendations on barbecue tools, products, technologies, accessories and techniques to help you reach your full barbecuing potential.

Those who take the quiz and share their personalities on Facebook and Twitter have an opportunity to win barbecue-related prizes throughout the month including accessories, sauces, cookbooks and more!

This summer, look beyond what’s already in your backyard. Answer 8 simple questions and find out what kind of barbecuer you are and take your BBQ game to next level. Take the quiz now by clicking on the link below:

Happy Grilling!