Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a really cool event. Cocktail Couture is an annual design competition sponsored by the IIDA (International Interior Designers Association), where area design professionals create outfits out of materials more often seen in corporate office buildings—wood, metal, carpet—than on a runway. The resulting avant-garde ensembles were showcased on […]
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Wedding trends may come and go, but Spring and Summer weddings will always be popular (according to a survey conducted by TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, June is the most popular month for weddings). If you’re like me, then the wedding invites and Facebook engagement notifications have already started piling up. There’s no doubt about it, weddings […]
Here at the Jax Mag offices, we’re always curious to see what our beautiful publication looks like outside in the real world. So, we’ve launched a new social media campaign, #snagjaxmag. We want to see how our readers #snagjaxmag—whether it’s on the beach, at their desk, at a cool spot somewhere in the city… show […]
Trend: Florals // I know what you’re thinking… This season’s florals, though, are a little less sweet than what we’re used to seeing. Givenchy unveiled an outstanding collection of black and pink florals on birkenstocks, booties and pointy-toe heels. Those items are, of course, crazy expensive, so I’ve rounded up a couple more moderately priced […]
Despite a crippling disability, one pint-size songstress is making a big mark on the music industry.
Chef makes a notable return to jax dining scene.
Lemme tell ya bout something really cool that’s going down next month. On April 16, at the Garden Club of Jacksonville, a group of architects, designers and all-around creative types will be showing off some really fashionable creations as part of Cocktail Couture. The event is led by the IIDA North Florida chapter and has […]
I spent last Saturday shopping for antiques in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia. Of course, I can’t visit a city without swinging by the nearest TJ Maxx, and I’m certainly glad I did. I’ve found that in smaller cities, the finds tend to be even better than in large cities—mostly because people aren’t necessarily looking for […]
When it comes to trends, I believe the River City is victim to what I like to call the “trickle-down effect.” Trends originate on the catwalks, during fashion week. What comes down those runways will make its way to high-end retailers (Net-a-Porter, Neiman Marcus, Barney’s) in six months time. Six months after that, you’ll start […]
Five Points tapas joint offers a little bit of everything