Making a Magazine: Behind the Scenes of VIE

The following Q&A with the creative masterminds behind VIE—publisher Lisa Burwell, editor-in-chief Gerald Burwell, and art director Tracey Thomas—describes the creative synergy and dedication involved in publishing the stories filled with heart and soul that VIE’s readers have come to know and love.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s our first time celebrating this day since opening our office in Ireland last August. We are proud to be part of a country so rich in culture, history, and tradition. Sláinte!

Design Chronicles: The Web Design Process for Rent Gear Here

We’re ecstatic about the launch of the website redesign we did for local bike and beach gear rental company, Rent Gear Here. Take a look behind the scenes and into the process of our web designer, Bob Brown, and see a little of what it takes to design customized websites for our clients.

Bijoux Destin’s Winemakers Benefit Raises $20,000 for William Binford’s Recovery

We were excited to be able to attend our client, Bijoux Destin’s, Winemakers Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction. The benefit raised $20,000 to help with the costs of open-heart surgery for longtime employee William Binford.

VIE Magazine's 2015 Travel Issue

Featuring the signature black and white line drawing of internationally acclaimed artist Shantell Martin—a world traveler herself—this issue will take you on a journey to new destinations around the globe.

Seaside Half Marathon presents Taste of the Race featuring Chef Emeril Lagasse

Join us on February 27, 2015 for the Taste of the Race culinary event, presented by the Seaside School Half Marathon and 5K. Featuring special guest Chef Emeril Lagasse, along with almost twenty of the Gulf Coast’s top chefs, the Taste of the Race takes place from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Seaside, Florida.

The Idea Boutique and VIE Magazine Give Back

The Give Back Initiative for local charities and fellow small businesses is a way to say thank you to the community that has given so much to The Idea Boutique by way of business, support and recognition of the company’s creative work. In just the past year, The Idea Boutique and its flagship publication, VIE magazine, have collectively given over $40,000 in donations and sponsorships to area nonprofits, businesses and events.

An Artist's Journey: Rebirth in the Wake of Truth

Justin’s gallery in Seaside will close its doors November 29, 2014. This signals another step forward in his journey to personal enlightenment as he continues to share truths and discoveries with the world through his creations. Make sure you visit the Seaside studio by November 29 so you can become a collector of art with increasing value due to its limited availability. You can also visit Justin's online gallery today at

Reel Rewards Shares the Love

As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of a loyalty card program we developed for our client—New Orleans-based Southern Theatres, with over forty movie theatres nationwide—we are excited to report it was a success! Now that we’re entering year two of the program and know how critical the membership renewal process is to its continued success, we knew we needed to create new commercials to take the message to the next level.

VIE Magazine's 2014 Music Issue

Music gets into your heart and soul. It's a language that people of almost any background, age, race, or culture can understand and enjoy. It conveys emotions, tells stories, and creates bonds between those who listen to or create it together. VIE magazine's new Music Issue pays homage to some of the great creators.