"'Redneck Riviera' No More, South Walton Now Draws Celebs" by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS via NYT http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/07/03/us/ap-us-travel-nashville-south.html
Start each day with a fresh pastry and hot coffee at Fonville Press, Alys Beach’s cozy café; then take a short walk along the Nature Trail and Somerset Bridge. With bright white architecture set against rich greenery, this New Urbanist community is a work of art in itself.
Alys Beach guests and residents are known to mingle in the area’s many open lawns and gathering spaces, where live entertainment and outdoor movies are often featured. In the mornings, a small crowd unites outside Charlie’s Donuts truck, where hot glazed donuts are served with a smile. As the day closes, head to Caliza Restaurant for an elegant poolside dining experience.
“Alys Beach is a white-hot, state-of-the-art community. The white stucco walls, private courtyards and elegant gardens form a sophisticated enclave for privileged residents and lucky visitors.” – Janet Thomas, The Dallas Morning News