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Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Wine Tasting Gala

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation hosted its 10th Annual Wine Tasting Gala March 21st at the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Jacksonville. The Gala is one of several events that the Foundation holds each year to benefit children with cancer. The event included fine wine and tasty food from the area’s best restaurants. Jaguars […]

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Ridge, Three Valleys, Sonoma

Grapes 65% Zinfandel, 20% Petite Sirah, 9% Carignane, 3% Mataro, 2% Alicante Bouchet,1% Grenache and a partridge in a pear tree.   Facts You know what I’ve always admired about Ridge? It’s that they manage to “do Zin” without making me feel like feeling I’ve just been molested by blackberries and alcohol. True story. The […]

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Speckled Easter Egg Cake

(please excuse my dry wrinkly dish washing hands) I don’t know about you but my personal favorite part about Easter is not hanging out with family or gathering around the table for some lousy cold hard boiled eggs. Nah. It’s definitely the whopper eggs! (Just kidding family) but really look at these things! They’re colorful […]

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Cocktail Couture

Lemme tell ya bout something really cool that’s going down next month. On April 16, at the Garden Club of Jacksonville, a group of architects, designers and all-around creative types will be showing off some really fashionable creations as part of Cocktail Couture. The event is led by the IIDA North Florida chapter and has […]

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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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