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Bold City Pops

It’s always exiting news when a new food truck hits the local Jacksonville radar. Especially when it is a cute little caravan overflowing with hand made, small batch, local Floridian fruit filled popsicles. Bold City Pops is a brand new farm to freezer inspired venture, curated by owners Suzanah Raffield and Rhonda Ryan. Their mission […]

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Savannah

Savannah is a majestic green wonderland with its moody tree lined streets, romantic hanging Spanish moss and fountain and park bench filled squares. I have found in the past that if I am taking a short trip up north I would head straight to Charleston and only bypass Savannah, using it as a quick coffee […]

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Around Town – San Marco

San Marco is quite often our go to for a night out if we’re up for a quick trip over the river — be it for cocktails and live music or dinner and a movie by the square, there are endless ways to enjoy this gem of a neighborhood. Once the original ‘Hollywood’, this 1920′s […]

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Community Loaves Pizza Night

    We sat outside in a garden behind the Community Loaves bakery. There was a veggie garden and string lights. The weather gods were smiling. Two guys and their guitars were making sweet background music and of course, there was pizza – lovingly made and delivered to us straight from the oven by the smiling faces […]

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Supper by the St. Johns

The summer in Florida is relentless. It’s part of the reason that I love it here so much. You can step outside in the middle of the night and become covered in sweat by just standing still. The air is thick. The sun is constant. The rain storms are daily and beautiful. The river here […]

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Around Town – Riverside

There is no way better to describe the inner city neighborhood nook of Riverside than as old meets new – where century old colonial homes greet graffiti walls of contemporary arts districts. It’s eclectic. It’s buzzing and happening. Best of all it’s welcoming. There is history here. There is innovation here. There is everything and everyone […]

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San Francisco – The Mission District

  The Mission. It’s a fragrant place. The air is filled with wafts of burritos and fresh graffiti paint. Everything is vibrant – the hibiscus, the houses, the alley walls, people’s innovation. The history is present and the freshness is rife. Of course, my agenda was food driven. I inhaled the bread pudding, drank the […]

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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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Sidecar, San Marco

Down on Hendricks Ave, just over the train tracks and right next door to V Pizza, you will find the latest, hottest bar to hit the San Marco urban scene. It’s where you’ll find owners and long time friends Matt Carson and Kurt Rogers shakin’ up a cocktail storm and looking nothing but dapper behind […]

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Big Sur

We had been driving for 6 hours with little fuel left in our car and our tummies. But we didn’t care. Or at least I didn’t. Over the next mountain, would be the mother of all places to find myself on our West Coast road trip. A place that I had heard about via Kerouac and once […]

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