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Fashioning Atmosphere from Salvage

Southern-Roots - Eco Relics

One of the most important aspects of opening a restaurant or cafe is crafting a physical environment that connects the food and beverage offerings with a particular history, style, and culture. Authenticity is important to today’s savvy customers. Targeted by thousands of marketers every day, they can smell a fake from a mile away. Chain restaurants and cafes lack the unique ambiance enjoyed by the discerning customer. Ambiance cannot be duplicated, it is simply harnessed by proprietors with vision and will. Meehan’s Irish Pub of in St. Augustine stressed the value of incorporating salvage into design plans during the renovation …

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Now Boarding the Style High Club 747!

Welcome ladies and gentleman! I hope everyone is ready to take a fashion trip on the Style High Club 747. The date is Oct. 9, Friday and your destinations will be New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Atlanta. If anyone is afraid of flying don’t worry. You are not boarding a real plane but stepping into celebrating the 5 year anniversary of hosted by Yual and Emily B., celebrity stylist and shoe designer. was transformed into a runway with thirty white chairs on either side. The expected turnout was 100 people but there were closer to 150 people in attendance. …

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THRILLS, MUSIC, & FOOD: At The 60th Annual Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair

  What’s the difference between a carnival and a fair? A carnival is just about the rides and games. The provides entertainment through agriculture and horticulture, showcasing Florida crops, livestock, and descriptions of the animals throughout the exhibition halls to create an educational experience for the entire family. This year marks the 60th year of the Greater Jacksonville Fair. The fair is held November 4-15 in downtown Jacksonville adjacent to EverBank Field. They’ve got live music, carnival games, the best in fair cuisine from turkey legs to funnel cakes, and enough rides to lose them all on the midway. It …

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Sit Back & Rock On – Jacksonville PorchFest

  By name alone, PorchFest conjures images of jug bands, old men in rocking chairs alongside their old hound dogs, and one hell of a hootenanny once the hooch sets in. It’s entirely possible that one or all of those things may be found on November 7th during  in Springfield. However, I don’t want to misrepresent the event or lead you completely astray—this is a family friendly event. PorchFests are held annually across the United States and Canada. They were started in Ithaca, New York, in 2007. The underlying idea was to bring local musicians and neighborhoods together to create …

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A Letter from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Hello young Whos of Jacksonville, I suppose you are all starting to think about that holiday coming up with blinking lights, buckets of cheer, and lots of noise, noise, NOISE. Christmas (or as I like to call it, Grinch-mas) is upon us and you are in for a Grinchy treat! I hope you heard that I am coming to town December 1 (and if you haven’t, SURPRISE! I’m coming to town!) to share my secrets of how I stole Christmas. I will be staying at the Times-Union Center with my trusty canine Max the Dog until Sunday, December 6. By …

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Collards – Grow Your Own

  In the era of heated gun control dialogue I am hesitant to promote any vegetation as “bulletproof”, but here goes. If you want a vegetable that has been promoted as the “New Kale,” try collards. Yep, collards that southern green staple that is usually eaten as a slimy green mass supporting a ham hock thus creating the faux alcohol known as “Pot Liquor.” In the interest of full disclosure, I happen to love an occasional bowl of that liquor especially when served with a rich slab of corn bread. While the cost of triple washed, organic, supermarket kale now …

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Picturing The Kingsley Plantation

In November will host nature photographer as its latest Artist in Residence. On November 7, 2015 Rick will share with the public photographs he has taken within the preserve and around the world. This event will take place in the barn from 11am to 1pm. Call 904 251-3537 for more information. About Rick Rasmussen Rick’s passion for the outdoors started in his early years, when he hunted and fished with his father. Unlike some photographers who visit game farms for opportunities, Rick prefers working with his subjects in their natural environment, portraying the animals doing what they do naturally – …

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A Weekend of Music, Costumes & Campsites – Hulaween

The third annual is now just around the corner. Music festival attendees are excited for this weekend, filled with top notch performances, Ghoul-themed costumes, decorative campsites and reunions with old friends. But this year’s Suwannee Hulaween experience goes even further. Set in the midst of oaks trees and moss in the friendly confines of the Suwannee Music Park a major transformation will take place this upcoming Halloween weekend, as the entire festival grounds will be decorated to the nines with a brilliant array of art installations for performers and music lovers to devoir. The Spirit of Suwannee Lake, the epicenter …

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Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues Headline Gainesville’s Downtown Blues Concert

It’s just a short drive down US 301, which many of us have made trekking back and forth to UF. Just before the holiday break its become an annual tradition to celebrate at the Downtown Festival & Art Show. The soulful sound of blues will usher in the weekend Friday, Nov. 13 with a free Downtown Blues Concert on the new stage (located on the corner of Southwest Second Avenue and Southwest Second Street) from 7-10 p.m.  The is pleased to announce an evening under the stars featuring three incredible blues performances. This soul-moving show will kick-off with local blues musician, …

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 THIRD ANNUAL SUWANNEE HULAWEEN!

SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK OCT 30 – NOV 1, 2015 (LIVE OAK, FL)   Head over Halloween weekend October 30 – November 1, 2015 to the  in Live Oak for the third annual , hosted by seminal Colorado jamband The String Cheese Incident brought to you by . Performing at Suwannee Hulaween is Denver’s electro-soul and glitch-hop pioneer Pretty Lights, San Francisco thrash-funk eccentrics Primus, Chicago’s psychedelic hip-hop hero Chance The Rapper and his live band,The Social Experiment, legendary Georgia jamtronica innovators STS9, rising Seattle electronic-indie duo ODESZA, San Diego’s post punk reggae beach rockers Slightly Stoopid, and Detroit’s electro-funk and live saxophone sensation GRiZ, along with Lettuce, Railroad Earth, Papadosio, The Floozies, Sam Bush Band and many more. Fans will also be treated to three nights, and 7 sets, …

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