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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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My Picks: Beauty

Let’s talk beauty. I am a total beauty product junkie and am constantly changing my skincare routine. I do have some standbys (Clarisonic skin brush, Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Exfoliating treatment) but when it comes to moisturizer, I’m always on a quest to find the perfect product. I recently tried out a few new products […]

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30 Days of Giveaways

In honor of Jacksonville Magazine’s thirtieth anniversary, we’re giving away gift certificates, free dinners at some of the area’s best restaurants and more throughout the month of May. Prizes include: Buca Bucks from Buca di Beppo TacoLu gift certificate Ticket vouchers from Alhambra Theatre & Dining Gift certificates to Al’s Pizza Gift certificates to The […]

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