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Time Machine

Colonial Williamsburg remains true to its American Revolution-era roots. by John O’Mara Much of the historic city of Williamsburg was lost to the ages. Progress had paved over and built around nearly all of Virginia’s 18th century capital. It wasn’t until 1926 that Reverend Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin hatched a plan (primarily funded by John D. […]

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This Old House

This Ol’ House

Historic Palatka home provides a window into 1850s Florida  by Ron P. Whittington There are many Northeast Florida houses that are older than the Bronson-Mulholland House in Palatka, but very few that welcome visitors—something that Palatka and Ashleigh Boice are eager to do. In September, Boice was hired to give tours of the Bronson-Mulholland House, […]

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Cluade's Chocolate

An assortment of chocolate bonbons & Truffles Claude’s passionate appreciation for achieving the proper balance of flavors between the aromatic and flavorful ganache (interiors) and the dark or milk chocolate coatings, results in a flawless little mouthful of heaven. Our gourmet Belgian chocolate is made from the finest ingredients available. Our bonbons and truffles do not contain any artificial additives or preservatives. • 145 Hilden Road Ponte Vedra, FL 32081; 6 Granada Street St Augustine, FL 32084;

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A Pilates Studio

20 Reformer, TRX, and/or Barre Classes • With regular visits to A Pilates Studio, you’ll balance and tone your body while we bring you to a place of strength and harmony within. We’re a full-service Pilates studio and fitness center in South Jacksonville Beach offering reformer and TRX classes in a spa-like setting. • 1102 3rd St. S. Jacksonville Beach, FL, 904-305-0518,

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Oceanside Cleaners

Steaming, Delivery and Preservation of Wedding Gown • Oceanside Cleaners has served the North Florida Community since 1990. Our 22 years of service, attention to detail and quality work have made us the premier cleaners for those who value their apparel and home furnishings. All our work is guaranteed and we are confident that you will “See the Difference.” Our extensive list of services includes dry cleaning, laundry, tailoring and alterations, preservation and we will come to you for on-site cleaning. • 3742 Southside Blvd., 904-642-6177; and 298 Solano Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach, 904-285-2123.

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The Write Touch

Invitations • The Write Touch is a San Marco Square landmark, serving loyal customers in search of fine invitations and stationary, books and pens, leather goods, briefcases, desk accessories and gifts. Among the many leading brands it carries are Vera Wang, Johnston & Murphy, Kate Spade, Bosca, Crane & Co. and Filofax. The shop specializes in personal service, including seeking out rare and hard-to-find gifts. It’s selection of fine invitations and stationary is second to none. • 1967 San Marco Blvd., San Marco (904) 398-2009.

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Ellie Bing

Vintage NecklacesLocated in Jacksonville Beach, Ellie Bing Jewelry has built its reputation as a unique shop offering jewelry, both current and vintage, designer handbags, hair accessories as well as stationary items. The shop has recently expanded to better serve its clients, savvy shoppers who come from across the city to discover items found only at Ellie Bing. • 21 S. 12th St., Jacksonville Beach (904) 249-6444

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Beautiful Homes of Jacksonville

“There’s no place like home.” Dorothy was right on the money when she whispered these now immortal words in the landmark film Wizard of Oz. A couple of quick clicks of her ruby slippers and she and Toto were magically transported back to their Kansas farm, a modest homestead that in reality wasnít the stuff […]

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New Beginnings

A mainstay area resort opens the new year with a fresh face. • by John O’Mara • From the April 2013 edition of Jacksonville Magazine • The Omni Amelia Island Plantation resort has been around since the early 1970s. And, if we’re being honest, she was starting to show her age. Years of hot Florida […]

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