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Tulua Bistro Review Omar Aftab Upon entering Tulua Bistro, a small brunch restaurant on Third Street in Jacksonville Beach, you’re immediately greeted by a theme of blue, white and gray, instantly evoking beach vibes. All around are potted plants, ranging from vines to small palm trees, and several large art pieces of cultural and political icons such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., amongst large, bright and colorful flowers. The spot, through aesthetics alone, tells you exactly how it wants you to feel: it’s a slow, late morning with nowhere to be and nothing to do but enjoy the …

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Online Dating Experiment

Tinder Harry Moore Hello, Tinder, my old friend. After taking something of a sabbatical from the dating scene, I began to think that it was about time to get my now-immunized self back out there. As is the case for many people out there these days, the most readily available avenue for that was through an app on my phone. And so, began the inevitable redownloading of Tinder. After adding some more recent images (me on a boat, me in a nice shirt, me and my dogs, me and my boys at Hogwarts, Orlando) and a new bio (“FSU Grad, …

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Bound Outside Your Comfort Zone

It’s 2022 and time we find new ways to spend date night rather than at an expensive restaurant or at the movie theater. Now I’m not saying these are bad date nights, but spicing up your weekly routine will more than likely spice things up in your relationship. The pandemic has wreaked havoc on every aspect of coming together, both literally and metaphorically. We are now forced to find COVID-safe things to experience with our significant other. Rather than shoving more lackluster stay-in date plans down your throat this season of love, I decided to put together a list of …

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Cool With Everyone – Neon Moon

There’s a new face in the neighborhood. Since its first soft opening at the beginning of January, Neon Moon has already made quite a name for itself in 5 Points through mostly word of mouth, but it’s obvious they already have a bright future ahead of them. This western-chique style bar is the perfect balance of chill and upbeat, bright and dim. The beautiful acoustic ceiling installation alludes to big future plan for live music, pop up shows and other forms of gatherings. Specializing in natural wines, cold draft brews and vegan eats, Neon Moon is curating a space that …

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Animal Sacrifices & Love Letters

The History of Valentine’s Day So you want to celebrate your love on Valentine’s Day. Grab some flowers and chocolates and go to town on some fancy dinner with your significant other. Although, do we really know why this day is surrounded by love? I mean, where did the ideas we celebrate today even come from?  Feb. 14—or St. Valentine’s feast day, as it is viewed in the Catholic Church—is recognized as the day to commemorate martyred Saint Valentine, a priest who served the Church during the third century in Rome. What made him so important? While the origin is …

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Dear Dumbs,

My daughter has been married now for four years to a great guy. Because my daughter didn’t like his last name she decided to keep and go by her maiden name. He was 100% totally on board with her decision and that right there shows what kind of a guy he is. However ….. they are now pregnant! We’re all so excited. My daughter mentioned the other day that she wants the child to use her maiden name. She doesn’t think that this time it will go over very well with her husband. In fact, she’s almost 100% positive about …

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Ready to Roll

Jacksonville’s roller skating scene gains momentum and shows us how to love thy bearings Roller skating has been a cherished American pastime for decades: In the ’70s, roller disco became a nationwide sensation with many kids growing up at the turn of the millennium christening their weekends with a group of friends at their local roller rink. As the COVID-19 pandemic engulfed the globe in 2020, roller skating experienced an unexpected and explosive comeback. Many of the skaters who picked up the hobby during quarantine now skate daily, go to meets or are members of established local skate crews. Glenn …

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White Smoke, Black Ash

Caron Marcelous goes global with ganja Folio Weed #2 I’ve known Caron Marcelous for about 25 years, and he looks almost exactly the same. You can credit that to genetics and a healthy lifestyle because it’s certainly not about any absence of stress or preponderance of sleep. Instead, Marcelous has been keeping consistently late hours in multiple time zones for longer than some of you readers have even been alive, working as a manager and club promoter, but mainly as a singer for local groups like Big Band Theory. Not only has he shown no indication of slowing down, but …

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