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Suit Yourself (Bikini Giveaway)

I’ll be going to Mercedes Benz Miami Swim Week next weekend so what better way to celebrate that by giving away a bikini? We’ve partnered with Guria Beachwear to give away this super cute purple number (which retails for $140) to one lucky Instagram follower. To enter, just: 1. follow us on Instagram: @guriabeachwear, @vchamlee and […]

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Pies in the Sky

The First Coast has no shortage of pizza places. No matter how you slice it— thin and crispy, thick and chewy— good pizza always has an audience. V Pizza, a new Italian-inspired eatery, specializes in Neapolitan-style pizzas (the thin and crispy kind). What may set them apart is that they’re professing to do things the old-fashioned way.

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The Art of the Estate Sale

Chanel bag (found at a China Cat estate sale) It’s no secret that I love a good estate sale. There’s just something about hunting through mounds of jewelry and piles of clothes and returning triumphant with that one special item—a vintage Dior dress, a mirrored side table, a gorgeous LANVIN necklace… Recently, I spoke with […]

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Sale Season

Last week, I blogged about online sales, which tend to crop up around Memorial Day. Today, let’s talk about local sales, which are pretty plentiful right now, too. Here are a few of my favorites:   Dress: Available in store or online at AshleGryre // Sandals: K. Jaques // Ring: Lana K. // Bag: River […]

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Katie Jeffries

HURRICANES, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES AND TRAFFIC JAMS. FOR ONE LOCAL REPORTER, IT’S ALL IN A DAY’S WORK. As traffic anchor and general assignment reporter for First Coast News, Katie Jeffries covers a wide range of topics—and does it all with a smile. But despite her chipper demeanor, she’s adept at covering more than just human […]

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Street Wise

If you’ve driven through Five Points recently, you’ve likely noticed Hawkers, the new Asian-fusion restaurant on the corner of Post and Park streets. Come Friday and Saturday evenings (and pretty much any weekday during lunchtime), the eatery is packed to the exposed rafters with hungry customers. Hawkers doesn’t use heat lamps, so food comes out […]

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My Picks: On Sale

Memorial Day has now come and gone which means that, after recovering from the sun, fun and probably one too many hot dogs, it’s time to shop. That’s because it is officially SALE TIME. Brick-and-mortar stores and e-retailers are marking prices down like crazy, in anticipation of new  styles which will be on racks before […]

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Monthly Roundup: Stuff I’m Lovin’

A few things I’m loving lately: Anything with an eye motif (if you follow me on Instagram, you know I recently got a pretty cool evil eye mani, from M.A.D. Nails),), Zoe Karssen printed tees and sweatshirts (I picked up a Zoe Karssen bat tee at Nordstrom Rack at the Town Center), the new Proenza Schouler […]

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Made (Really) Well

I went to the opening of the new Madewell store in Jacksonville recently, and it was an absolute blast. If you’re unfamiliar with Madewell, it’s owned by J. Crew and, though it has a similar vibe, I like to think of it as the sexier, less buttoned-up, slightly bohemian little sister. The brand hired a […]

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