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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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$mart Women Make Change

//photos by Erynn Dostaler On Thursday, October 23, Junior Achievement (JA) held its 6th annual $mart Women Make Change luncheon at the Florida Blue Conference Center. NASCAR driver Danica Patrick was the keynote speaker for the event, which raised money for JA’s “JA Girl$” program. JA Girl$ helps teenage girls on the First Coast own […]

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Shoe Cam: Wine, Women and Shoes

//photos by Kerry Speckman At the Hyatt Regency Riverfront on October 25, Wine, Women and Shoes ruled. A fashion show, wines, shopping and “Shoe Guys” with must-have footwear on silver platters—in other words, everything a woman could want—were on the menu, with proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida.

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