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$mart Women Make Change

//photos by Erynn Dostaler On Thursday, October 23, Junior Achievement (JA) held its 6th annual $mart Women Make Change luncheon at the Florida Blue Conference Center. NASCAR driver Danica Patrick was the keynote speaker for the event, which raised money for JA’s “JA Girl$” program. JA Girl$ helps teenage girls on the First Coast own […]

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Shoe Cam: Wine, Women and Shoes

//photos by Kerry Speckman At the Hyatt Regency Riverfront on October 25, Wine, Women and Shoes ruled. A fashion show, wines, shopping and “Shoe Guys” with must-have footwear on silver platters—in other words, everything a woman could want—were on the menu, with proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida.

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TEDxJacksonville

TEDxJacksonville‘s major annual conference was held on Saturday, October 25, at WJCT Studios. Speakers from Jacksonville and far beyond—from local artist Chip Southworth to Vancouver tour guide Ali Butcher—and area musicians including Mama Blue and JJ Grey took the stage during the all-day event. After the conference, a reception took place under the canopy of […]

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A Low Country Boil

As an edible ode to summer and a sweet summoning of the fall, we gathered on a friends dock to feast on the southern flavor of the low lands and sea. Crab was cracked. Shrimp was peeled. Corn was splattered. Our hands became sticky and our belly’s became full. A low country boil – a […]

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Transformations

//photos by Erynn Dostaler The 16th annual Transformations, an event benefiting the Sulzbacher Center, took place October 7 at the Hyatt downtown. This year’s event showcased how education positively impacts the lives of homeless children and adults on the First Coast. A reception with food, drinks and music was followed by a program and dessert […]

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Employee of the Month

  Shirt – Ann Taylor LOFT   Faux leather skirt – Ann Taylor LOFT   Necklace – F21     Pumps – Cole Haan Dress – Juicy Couture     Top – Ann Taylor   Pants – Trina Turk As I start a new job sans uniform, my wardrobe is begging for office appropriate attire. […]

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Wines of the World

//photos by Nicole Piper A culinary tour around the world without ever leaving downtown Jacksonville, the third annual Wines of the World was held at the Public Library’s Main Branch rooftop terrace on October 10. Guests enjoyed live music, dancing, and all-they-could-eat and drink samples from the most popular wine regions around the world.

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Recipes to Try This Fall/Winter

I cannot believe we are already halfway through October! I must say fall is my absolute favorite time of year to create new seasonal recipes – watermelons and berries are great n’ everything but I’d choose apples and squashes any day of the week. In fact, I love this season so much I decided to […]

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Florida Forum

Popular star of television and film Michael J. Fox took the stage at the Times-Union Center on October 13 to kick off the 2014-15 Florida Forum speaker series benefiting Wolfson Children’s Hospital. He shared stories from his childhood and how he got his big break in his 40-year acting career when he was chosen to […]

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Scalloping|Port St Joe

Never ever have I been so excited about a boat outing. I love boats, I really do. But this time there was food foraging involved. We were going scalloping. My dear friend Suzanah had invited us to join her family out on the bay of Port St Joe. We went out on her dad, Danny’s, […]

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