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San Marco Bookstore

I work in a library, which means that I’m well-acquainted with the heady smell of aged dust on aged books. This smell gives some people headaches, but it makes me smile. I smile because that scent means that I’m in a place of endless magic and opportunity. Not Hogwarts, my friends; this splendid aroma can […]

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Big Sur

We had been driving for 6 hours with little fuel left in our car and our tummies. But we didn’t care. Or at least I didn’t. Over the next mountain, would be the mother of all places to find myself on our West Coast road trip. A place that I had heard about via Kerouac and once […]

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My Picks: Nordstrom Sale

Unless you’re living under a rock, you probably know that Nordstrom will be opening its doors in a few short months at the St. Johns Town Center. In anticipation of its opening, I’ve rounded up a selection of my favorite pieces from the store’s anniversary sale. Unlike a typical sale, where older merchandise is offered […]

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Shoe Cam: RETRO Reinvented

//photos by Kerry Speckman First Wednesday Art Walk was lit up as always, but this month, Grease Rags Clothing Co. sponsored a fashion show and design competition entitled RETRO: Reinvented. The show took place in the middle of Laura Street. The Shoe Cam was there to capture Art Walkers’ quirky footwear choices.

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Nordstrom Pre-Gala

  Nordstrom hosted a special private cocktail party to celebrate its opening partnership with the Cathedral Arts Project, Junior League of Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital on July 10 at Ovinte. The three organizations will serve as the beneficiaries of its opening gala on October 8. More than 100 guests enjoyed cocktails and passed hors […]

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Orange Air

I was able to sit in on a regular practice with Orange Air, one of Jacksonville’s newer local bands. It was one of the best times I’ve had working on the blog so far, and most of that has to do with how welcoming Orange Air was to people who were interested in their work. […]

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Suit Yourself (Bikini Giveaway)

I’ll be going to Mercedes Benz Miami Swim Week next weekend so what better way to celebrate that by giving away a bikini? We’ve partnered with Guria Beachwear to give away this super cute purple number (which retails for $140) to one lucky Instagram follower. To enter, just: 1. follow us on Instagram: @guriabeachwear, @vchamlee and […]

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Jaxon’s Night Market

There is a yearning in the air for the folk of Jacksonville to get out and enjoy the local talent, artisan expertise and creative community that is currently blooming around town. I can feel it. Can you? There is so much positive growth currently bursting from the streets, and from what I can tell, people are loving […]

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Heatless Beach Babe Waves

If you’re anything like me, poufy Einstein-esque hair is an everyday battle. After years of coloring and heat damage, its hard to manage what may or may not be my natural hair texture. Lately, I’ve been embracing my wavy do and getting my just-left-the-beach look on. Humidity-proof, ultra seductive, and best of all… EASY! No […]

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A Night of Americana

On June 30 at 6 PM, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens hosted “A Night of Americana” in its gardens. In lawn chairs and on blankets, patrons snacked on picnic eats and chatted while the melodies of three folksy Jacksonville bands filled the air: Jacksonville Old Time Jam, Four Families and Canary in the […]

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