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So You Want To Build a Wine Cellar…

I continue to receive numerous questions from people looking for advice on building a wine cellar, and whilst I can usually help to answer most people’s queries, I prefer to occasionally defer to the superior knowledge of my good friend Curtis Dahl, co-owner of Joseph & Curtis. Curtis is an expert in all matters wine […]

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Irish Soda Bread With Ina

It is now time for me to confess my absolute love and admiration for Ina Garten (a.k.a The Barefoot Contessa). There’s just something about her that is so soothing and pleasant to watch, it’s down right memorizing! Not to mention that her and Jeffery (her husband) are probably the cutest couple in existence. Sometimes when […]

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One Dress, Two Ways

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 […]

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Junior League Whale of a Sale Preview Party

The Junior League of Jacksonville’s Gone With the Whale party was held Friday, February 28, 6:30 PM, at the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Grounds & Expo Center. The evening featured live entertainment, dancing, dinner by Carrabba’s, drinks and a silent auction, all while allowing guests the chance to preview and buy items for sale at the […]

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LOOK OUT!!!! FRUIT BOMB!!!!

Whenever you hear the term “Fruit Bomb,” what is being referred to is a modern-style of winemaking, which quite simply emphasizes fruit above all else. These wines are big, in-your-face, rich and jammy; they feel like….oh….I don’t know…..errrmmmmm….. an angry 400-lb. man wearing a bright purple jumpsuit and boots made out of plums, blackberries and strawberries […]

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ILRC Mystery Trip Suitcase Party • April 12

You are cordially invited to join the Independent Living Foundation for an unforgettable event that will take you back to the golden era of the Jet Age! The Mystery Trip Suitcase Party. Journey back to the swinging heyday of the early 60s air travel and prepare to dine, drink, dance and delight in true jet setter fashion with […]

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Jason SurfrApp

Jason SurfrApp is kind of a marketing genius. I thought about how to start this post out for quite some time, because I didn’t know how to touch on everything quirky Jason does in  just an opening paragraph. So, I decided, I’m not going to. There’s many facets to Jason SurfrApp, so I’m going to […]

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28th Annual Celebrity Chefs Tasting Luncheon

On March 13, the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary held its 28th annual Celebrity Chefs Tasting Luncheon. Local celebrities were dishing up bites of their favorite recipes, like Publix district manager Jack Felts’ wild mushroom streudel, WJCT’s Melissa Ross’ chocolate and peanut butter “buckeyes,” and French onion soup made by CBS 47′s Lynnsey Gardner. A silent […]

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