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Shoe Cam: Goodwill Celebrity Fashion Show

//photos by Kerry Speckman Goodwill Industries of North Florida hosted its annual Celebrity Fashion Show as part of its Striving to Succeed Luncheon on November 6 at Morocco Shrine Center. Local celebrities, like Daniel Austin of the Cultural Council of Jacksonville, Eden Kendall of WGNE Gator Country and Jacksonville Magazine‘s own Virginia Chamlee modeled fall […]

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March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

//photos by Nicole Piper On November 13 at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Jacksonville, the March of Dimes held its 24th annual Signature Chefs Auction. Area chefs including Chef Hector Gonzalez of TPC Sawgrass, Chef Dennis Chan of Blue Bamboo and Chef Shannon Kanobroski of The Good Food Company gathered to showcase their culinary masterpieces. […]

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Children’s Champion Awards Gala

Episcopal Children’s Services held its 2014 Children’s Champion Awards Gala on November 6th at the Terrace Suite at EverBank Field. Guests were treated to a special performance by Jasmine Rhey before dining. Connie Stophel, CEO of Episcopal Children’s Services welcomed supporters, and Deborah Gianoulis Heald was the master of ceremonies and a special tribute to […]

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Festival d’Vine

Catholic Charities hosted its 11th annual Festival d’Vine on November 8th at Treaty Oak Park. The food and wine-tasting event featured tidbits from 26 area restaurants, including Bistro Aix, Eleven South, Moxie, bb’s, Matthews Restaurant and the Wine Cellar. Ovinte provided more than 200 different wines for tasting, while Champion Brands offered beer as an […]

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Bourbon Tasting with Jon Carloftis

On November 5, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens hosted a day with gardening guru Jon Carloftis. That evening guests attended a cocktail party featuring hors d’oeuvres and Maker’s Mark specialty collection including Maker’s White, the newest 46 bourbon and Maker’s Mark Cask Strength Bourbon, usually only available at the company’s Kentucky distillery. Afterwards, […]

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What’s open on Thanksgiving?

We all know that cooking a turkey takes, like, a really long time. If you’re thinking of skipping that and going out with your family instead, here’s a list of First Coast restaurants open on Thanksgiving: 95 Cordova in St. Augustine is serving an endless feast for $69 per person from 11 AM-8 PM. The […]

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Red Shield Ball

//photos by Nicole Piper The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida’s first annual Red Shield Ball was held at the University Club of Jacksonville on October 25. 150 guests enjoyed a masquerade-themed dinner, auctions and dancing accompanied by The Faze Band.    

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Shoe Cam: The Influencers

//photos by Kerry Speckman The Influencers, a discussion held by FGI of North Florida on October 28 at Florida Mining Gallery, featured a panel of design experts focusing on how fashion trends play a role in your home, office and signature events. Guests enjoyed light bites and beverages as a panel of experts spoke on […]

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