Interior designer Amanda Webster transforms an Amelia Island condo into a work of art. One word: vanilla. That’s all interior designer Amanda Webster, ASID, needed to describe the beige walls, ivory trim, tan floor tiles, cream carpet and white popcorn ceilings of the oceanfront condo in Amelia Island she was hired to make over. Even […]
The Schwartzes thought it would be more cost effective to add a second story to their existing house than purchase a new model double its size. But after working with an architect to draw up plans, they soon realized remodeling wasn’t the best solution.
For Bonnie and Terry Dennis, restoring a century-old mansion in Avondale was a matter of civic duty. Affectionately known as “the White House” by area residents, the Colonial Revival home has been featured in the book Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage and has earned recognition from the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission. Take a peek inside.
Vibrant decorations for the perfect gathering Channel the warmth of spring and summer into charming outdoor party scapes that pop with bright colors, floral accents and shabby chic décor. First, decide which furniture pieces will comprise your entertaining area, and don’t discount sturdy pieces from inside. “For a special event, you can bring indoor furniture […]
Keep Your Plants Looking Tip-Top Through The Spring & Summer April If you did not fertilize the lawn or landscape plants in March, then now is the time to do it. Use a time released granular or organic granular fertilizer, carefully following label instructions. Fertilizing is not necessary if the size and condition of your […]
This past March, Jacksonville Magazine hosted a competition featuring eight of the city’s top chefs battling it out for the dining pleasure of more than 150 guests. Two teams of four chefs apiece created an amazing menu of four courses, each paired with wine. If you weren’t fortunate enough to be among the diners that […]
Sure, every bar on the First Coast serves beer. But for the beer-drinking aficionado, simply having a few taps and a handful of bottled brands isn’t going to cut it. We scoured the region, from Amelia all the way down to St. Augustine, in search of the bars with the most pleasing array of taps, bartenders […]
Barbecue is a personal subject down here in the South. Everybody knows about Sonny’s and sure, they serve great ‘cue. But there are plenty of locally owned and operated BBQ joints scattered about town that are worth seeking out. Here are just a few. Monroe’s Smokehouse BBQ (4838 Highway Ave., 389-5551) takes diners on a […]
St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the country. So, of course, tourists want to see the Oldest House, Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Old Drugstore and Authentic Old Jail. But for locals who have been there, and done that, and done it again, wouldn’t it be nice to see something new for a change?
These pops of color will make a fashion statement this summer. Photos by Agnes Lopez.