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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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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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TEDxJacksonville‘s major annual conference was held on Saturday, October 25, at WJCT Studios. Speakers from Jacksonville and far beyond—from local artist Chip Southworth to Vancouver tour guide Ali Butcher—and area musicians including Mama Blue and JJ Grey took the stage during the all-day event. After the conference, a reception took place under the canopy of […]

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//photos by Erynn Dostaler The 16th annual Transformations, an event benefiting the Sulzbacher Center, took place October 7 at the Hyatt downtown. This year’s event showcased how education positively impacts the lives of homeless children and adults on the First Coast. A reception with food, drinks and music was followed by a program and dessert […]

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Wines of the World

//photos by Nicole Piper A culinary tour around the world without ever leaving downtown Jacksonville, the third annual Wines of the World was held at the Public Library’s Main Branch rooftop terrace on October 10. Guests enjoyed live music, dancing, and all-they-could-eat and drink samples from the most popular wine regions around the world.

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