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Florida Keys

It was the Fourth of July weekend and we had decided to head down to the Florida keys. Quite the known death trap. We were camping. It was summer. We were most likely going to die of heat exhaustion… Very rarely do I play the role of negative Nancy towards the idea or places of travel. However this time, […]

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The Fabulist

Here at Jacksonville Magazine, we’re big fans of lists—over the years, we’ve released a lot of them, each detailing the best doctors, restaurants, financial advisors or things to do on the First Coast. The Fabulist is our latest foray into highlighting Jacksonville favorites, but this list is a little different. Each category was chosen by […]

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Diary

I spent a recent weekend in Miami, attending the tenth anniversary of Miami Swim. The weekend was fun and very busy—lots of fashion shows, presentations, late (and amazing) dinners and even a few rain storms. I luckily managed to squeeze in some time with one of my best friends and make some new ones and, […]

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Must Love Dogs

Jags GM David Caldwell might be best known for his association with big cats, but his real love is rescued dogs. David Caldwell began his career as a scouting assistant for the Carolina Panthers in 1996, and later went on to work for the Indianapolis Colts and the Atlanta Falcons. In 2013, he was named […]

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Light the Way

Exhibit shines light on St. Augustine’s Keeper //by Ron Whittington It was 10 years after the Civil War when William Harn and his family took up residence at the St. Augustine Lighthouse, and visitors will soon be able to experience what life was like for the Harns when a new interactive exhibit opens at the […]

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Friends with Dogs

If one of my friends had to choose between me and her dog, she would choose her dog. This epiphany came to me one day, when my friend’s dog bit me on the hand for no apparent reason. //by Karen Miller Its owner (my friend) explained to me that it was because I was wear- […]

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Fresh Catch

Mandarin eatery serving upscale Japanese dishes in low-profile digs //photo by Agnes Lopez Japanese restaurants are a dime a dozen around these parts. You’d be hard-pressed to find a slice of town that doesn’t have at least one hibachi-style eatery and sushi bar—albeit, the kind that are tucked into strip malls and provide little in […]

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Khanstruction Khamplete

//by Travis Gibson After months of anticipation and $63 million worth of renovations to the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, owner Shad Khan officially unveiled the world’s largest video boards and pools at EverBank Field Saturday night. The big reveal was sandwiched between two events that weren’t quite as highly anticipated. No disrespect to country […]

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eCycle Security

Remember those clunky monitors that used to be so cool? Come on, don’t be embarrassed to admit that you once thought you were the bees’ knees with your massive, 5,000 pound computer. Now we’ve got flat screens and touch screens. One of these days there won’t be screens at all. Ever wonder what happened to […]

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