ArtRepublic Announces Fashion Design Gala with Estee Lauder

Alex Vinash, ArtRepublic Fashion Gala, Jacksonville, Florida, Art Republic

ARTREPUBLIC FASHION DESIGN GALA NOV. 10 Jacksonville, FL: Yesterday, announced that the Fashion Design Gala will take place November 10 at the historic . The organization revealed that International beauty brand Estee Lauder will serve as Title Sponsor of the event in correlation with New York City Fashion Designer Alex Vinash. The Design Gala will include a black-tie cocktail party and Fashion Exhibit by Jacksonville based photographer , contributing to the conversation of Fashion being acknowledged as applied Art. Last year’s strategic positioning of the ArtRepublic Fashion Design Gala made it the first centralized event in Jacksonville to be focused …

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Seven Local Farmers Markets You Should Know About

Jacksonville Farmers Market Daily, dawn to dusk, Because so many produce providers are there each day, there’s competition, so prices are excellent even if you don’t haggle. What they have over other farmers markets is an incredible selection, but of course that means not everything is locally grown. If it was, there wouldn’t be enough of a variety to sustain such a great market, with choices from exotics like durian and jackfruit to a booth that specializes just in varieties of peaches! There are locally grown booths to be found, and sometimes a booth that’s largely from other states …

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Getting to Know Fernandina Flavor: Amelia Island Culinary Academy

Amelia Island Culinary Tour

Getting to know an area is as much about the local food as it is about the history and landmarks. That’s a concept that the Amelia Island Culinary Academy thoroughly embraces. Before his market tour class arrives,  has already been to the Farmers Market on Center Street in Fernandina Island. It’s just five blocks from the , which is tucked down the same side street as 29 South and the Mermaid Bar/Florida House Inn. He’s cutting Florida-grown strawberries from the market, doing the last of the prep work before the class arrives, when I find him. “Of course I go …

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Dog Wash At Native Sun Benefits First Coast No More Homeless Pets

The local retailer will host its Fifth Annual Charity Dog Wash to benefit First Coast No More Homeless Pets. The dog wash will be held at all three Native Sun locations from noon-2 p.m. June 17. Jacksonville dog owners are invited to bring their dogs for a bath, with all proceeds going directly to . Native Sun team members and volunteers from First Coast No More Homeless Pets will be soaping up the dogs with all natural shampoo courtesy of Ark Naturals. Local pet vendors, including Jacksonville’s own Pawfection, will offer samples at the event, and Native Sun will give …

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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Release Custom College New Era Caps

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have released custom collegiate New Era Caps with all your favorite team colors. They’ll sell fast so get them while they last at the stadium or online. So Dolphins maaayyyy eat Shrimp, doesn’t mean this JU colorway isn’t sharp. LIMITED EDITION: — Jax Jumbo Shrimp (@JaxShrimp) May 30, 2017 New  can be purchased at the stadium or online! Two Bits! Four Bits! Six Bits! A Dollar! All for the Shrimp Stand up and holler! LIMITED EDITION: — Jax Jumbo Shrimp (@JaxShrimp) May 30, 2017 Show your support for the Jumbo Shrimp whether …

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Native Sun Celebrates 20 Years as Jacksonville’s Homegrown Organic Grocer

Twenty years ago, Jacksonville didn’t provide many options for people looking for organic and natural foods. A husband and wife team saw an opportunity to fill that void by launching a business that would become a homegrown success story. Jacksonville’s leading chain of locally owned and operated natural foods stores, , celebrates its 20th Anniversary at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 18 at its , , and locations Owners opened the original Native Sun Natural Foods Market at 10000 San Jose Blvd in February of 1997. As a Jacksonville native, Aaron recognized the city’s need for natural and organic foods, turning …

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Wearing Music Like a Charm: Jordyn Jackson’s Handplayed Handmade Guitar String Jewelry

Life on the road as a traveling musician is good for the soul. It can open windows to new experiences, create lasting connections and inspire discovery right at the fingertips. As one half of the acoustic folk duo , is fortunate to share it all with her partner in marriage and music, . Together, the pair travel the country, playing intimate venues and house concerts, leaving a piece of their hearts in every city.   Handplayed Handmade is the jewelry collection crafted by Jackson using upcycled guitar strings with beads and semi-precious stones gathered along the journey. It allows her …

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CONTEST: Win tickets to Moon Over the Market on Nov 10

Moon Over the Market, GastroJax, FRLA, Jacksonville Farmers Market

Moon Over the Market is a tasting event brought to you by GastroJax, and the First Coast Chapter of FRLA, featuring the iconic Jacksonville Farmers Market. Included in your ticket price will be tastes from local food providers, an adult beverage, and samples from the next generation of chefs as they are mentored in a competition using food from the market. Market guides will be on hand to tell you about the history of the market as you walk through! High School ProStart Culinary Students will be cooking with mentorship from local chefs such as , reigning champion of the …

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Native Sun’s Jacksonville Beach location named New Store of the Year

 Native Sun Natural Foods Market’s store, located at 1585 3rd Street North, has been named the 2016 Best New Store of the Year by New Hope Network, the leading media company in the Natural Products Industry. The award was announced September 23rd at the largest natural products trade show on the East Coast, Natural Products Expo East, held in Baltimore, Maryland. The newest Native Sun location recently celebrated its first anniversary and the innovative model has put Native Sun in the national spotlight. According to Christine Kapperman with New Hope Network, “Native Sun’s creativity and curation stands out as a …

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Andre Gruber, Rum & Duck LLC, Jacksonville, Florida, #moreartculture, #eujacksonville, #eujax

10 Questions courtesy of our friends at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville Andre Gruber is an illustrator, painter, and musician.  Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Andre relocated to the United States at the age of 10 and settled in Jacksonville, Florida.  Andre was a student at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts from 2003 through 2007, where he studied Visual Arts. He never graduated, however, due to being deported back to South America in 2007. After being deported from the United States spent nearly two years living in his native country of Venezuela.  He continued his pursuit of the arts by attending a music conservatory in …

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