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Inside Universal Studios’ Diagon Alley

It’s official: Universal Studios’ new Harry Potter-themed area, Diagon Alley, will open on July 8! On May 8 and 9, I was lucky enough to be invited to one of the first—if not the first—media events to check out the new additions to Universal Studios, including a preview of Diagon Alley. I know everyone wants […]

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The Art of the Estate Sale

Chanel bag (found at a China Cat estate sale) It’s no secret that I love a good estate sale. There’s just something about hunting through mounds of jewelry and piles of clothes and returning triumphant with that one special item—a vintage Dior dress, a mirrored side table, a gorgeous LANVIN necklace… Recently, I spoke with […]

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Good in Every Neighborhood

The United Way of Northeast Florida held its Annual Meeting and Campaign Celebration Luncheon on June 12. More than 650 people attended the luncheon, held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. A picnic-style lunch of fruit, macaroni and cheese, green beans, hamburger and BBQ sandwich sliders and apple pie was served as the “Good in […]

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Shoe Cam: A Night With The Stars

On June 7, A Night With The Stars, an evening of retro ’50s glam with crooners, cars and cocktails was held Downtown at WJCT Studios. A Vegas table gaming area, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and signature cocktails, classic cars and dancing accompanied by Crescendo Amelia Big Band made it an elegant night to remember. […]

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What is terroir and why should I care?

Okie-dokie, before we get started, it’s probably best to  get the pronunciation of terroir word out of the way before we move on with the rest of the article: Terroir [ter-whah] Very loosely translated from French (since no-one can agree on the exact definition, and there is no English equivalent), terroir means “a sense of […]

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Community Loaves

Bread and butter, or bread and olive oil. So simple, yet somehow we keep messing it up. By messing it up, I mean you’re grabbing it off of shelves where the fluorescent lights blind you and you can’t even see that you’re buying heavily processed ingredients. I’m here to tell you your options of buying […]

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UpGrades at EverBank

//photos by Travis Gibson You’ve probably heard about the new changes to EverBank Field: giant HD video boards, pools and cabanas—it was even discussed on the Colbert Report (we won’t talk about how some people are feeling about that). Jax Mag was invited to check out the new construction first hand last Tuesday in a […]

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The Mindfield – Brownsville, TN

A recent trip to Tennessee brought one of the most fascinating pieces of public art that I’ve ever seen. The Mindfield, located in Brownsville, is the life work of Billy Tripp and is worth a detour from Memphis if you are in the area. Billy began the steel artwork in 1989 and has plans to […]

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