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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. www.thewritetouch.com

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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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Splish Splash

Weeki Wachee continues its tradition of natural marvels blended with bathing beauties • By John O’Mara, from the September 2013 issue of Jacksonville Magazine. Few things cool a person off more quickly on a hot summer day than a dip into one of Florida’s freshwater springs. About a dozen miles from the state’s western shoreline is […]

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Peace & Relaxation

Local spa services provide comfort for mind, body and wallet There is nothing like the feeling of stretching out face-down on a comfortable mattress as someone gently kneads the tension out of your muscles. The sheer strain of a stressful day and a long commute simply melts away in the hands of a quality spa […]

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Cheers from Bourbon Alley!

[nggallery id=57 images=1]For one realtor, the journey to making his house a home is just one chapter of a whiskey-fueled historic tale. To folks who know Jeff Staggs, it comes as no surprise that he would end up owning a home on Bourbon Alley. Staggs himself is unlike many Avondale residents. While some homeowners in […]

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A Shore Thing

[nggallery id=49 images=1]What happens when a family transitions from a ‘town’ house to a sand castle? photography by Adam Cohen Jimmy Buffet may sing of “changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes,” but for one local family, getting a new perspective on life has had more to do with altering their longitude. The Arnolds were perfectly happy […]

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