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Top 25 Restaurants

It goes without saying that picking “best” or “top” restaurants is a subjective exercise. Because no two diners have exactly the same preferences and tastes, compiling a one-size-fits-all list of favorite eateries is not a scientific endeavor. What it is, however, is extremely labor intensive, sometimes contentious, often rewarding and always challenging. No matter a […]

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Getting to Know… Kelly Kelly

Once known as Kelly Kelly, former pro wrestler Barbie Blank makes a new name for herself. By Kerry Speckman • From the April 2013 edition of Jacksonville Magazine   At 19, Barbie Blank was a part-time model and student at FCCJ (now Florida State College) with dreams of being a broadcast journalist—until she got a […]

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A Shore Thing

[nggallery id=49 images=1]What happens when a family transitions from a ‘town’ house to a sand castle? photography by Adam Cohen Jimmy Buffet may sing of “changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes,” but for one local family, getting a new perspective on life has had more to do with altering their longitude. The Arnolds were perfectly happy […]

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Layered Looks

[nggallery id=50 images=1] As the months finally grow colder in Northeast Florida, layering up is not only practical, it leaves a gorgeous side effect. Photography : Agnes Lopez Hair : Casey Powell Make Up : Jackie Neal Model : Niamh Hart

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Tastings & Tapas

[nggallery id=51 images=1]Royal Palm Village Wine & Tapas 296 Royal Palms Dr., Atlantic Beach; 372-0052, royalpalmwines.com Atlantic Beach newcomer offers something for just about anyone. Walking into Royal Palm Village Wine & Tapas on a Friday night was like walking into a friend’s party. It was a loud, bustling brew of beach folk, drinking, laughing, eating and […]

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Clam Up

Minorcan Chowder from Aunt Kate’s on the River Ingredients: 1 lb. diced bacon 2 diced Spanish onions 2 diced green bell peppers 2 diced celery ribs 6 seeded diced tomatoes 5 seeded and diced datil peppers 2 tsp. fresh diced thyme ½ cup brown sugar 2 cans chopped ocean clams 2 lbs. diced potatoes 2 […]

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