Mandarin eatery serving upscale Japanese dishes in low-profile digs //photo by Agnes Lopez Japanese restaurants are a dime a dozen around these parts. You’d be hard-pressed to find a slice of town that doesn’t have at least one hibachi-style eatery and sushi bar—albeit, the kind that are tucked into strip malls and provide little in […]
Author Archive > Virginia Chamlee
I’ve done roundups of skincare and beauty products in the past but today, I’m offering up something a little different. I had a facial last week that absolutely transformed my skin. It was dewy days later, seemed a bit more plum, and my eyes appeared lintless. All in all, I looked, somehow, brighter. It’s all […]
Unless you’re living under a rock, you probably know that Nordstrom will be opening its doors in a few short months at the St. Johns Town Center. In anticipation of its opening, I’ve rounded up a selection of my favorite pieces from the store’s anniversary sale. Unlike a typical sale, where older merchandise is offered […]
Heather Quick graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of North Florida in 1998. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in 2000, graduating with honors. Immediately after graduating, Heather served as an Assistant State Attorney in the 13th Judicial Circuit, prosecuting hundreds of jury trials. Heather’s passion for family law combines […]
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 […]
In May, the Jacksonville Symphony Association introduced Courtney Lewis as its new music director.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]