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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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San Marco Bookstore

I work in a library, which means that I’m well-acquainted with the heady smell of aged dust on aged books. This smell gives some people headaches, but it makes me smile. I smile because that scent means that I’m in a place of endless magic and opportunity. Not Hogwarts, my friends; this splendid aroma can […]

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Orange Air

I was able to sit in on a regular practice with Orange Air, one of Jacksonville’s newer local bands. It was one of the best times I’ve had working on the blog so far, and most of that has to do with how welcoming Orange Air was to people who were interested in their work. […]

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Brew Five Points

Not sure if it’s the Northwestern in me or my overly zealous love for black coffee, but when I heard five points was being graced with a new coffee shop I was more than just a little excited. Brew Five Points is opening with the mission of selling craft beers and fine espresso. With inspiration […]

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Sippers Coffeehouse

The Town Center is either a place one loves or a place one loathes. I tend to lean towards the latter. Not too many gems just a ton of name brands but tucked away on Gate Parkway there is a local experience you must try. Sippers Coffeehouse, which is near and dear to my heart. […]

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Community Loaves

Bread and butter, or bread and olive oil. So simple, yet somehow we keep messing it up. By messing it up, I mean you’re grabbing it off of shelves where the fluorescent lights blind you and you can’t even see that you’re buying heavily processed ingredients. I’m here to tell you your options of buying […]

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Gwynne Mims Salon

There’s nothing that can make a girl feel better than having fabulous hair, and with this new salon in town, they’ll do just the trick at providing all the glam a girl needs in her life. Opened at the beginning of May, Gwynne Mims Salon is full of clean design, great products and wonderful stylists. […]

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The Volstead

I’m excited to share this post with you guys so you’ll be able to go get a drink tonight after you read this. I know the joys of having your favorite watering hole but I do ask, go downtown and check The Volstead out soon! I was able to head there one night with some […]

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Aardwolf Brewery

If you haven’t been to Aardwolf Brewery in San Marco yet, let me just say, I’m ashamed. It’s such a beautiful place – so beautiful  that, when I got married 6 months ago, I decided I really wanted to have my reception there. So I’m going to throw in some photos in from my wedding […]

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