Monthly Archives: February 2017

This Ain’t Nascar: A Look at Florida’s Other Iconic Races

It’s just before daybreak on the last Sunday in January, and Dave Abbey greets his friend Jeff Munford at Albert Whitted Airport in downtown St. Petersburg. Before the wheels of Munford’s 6-seater Saratoga Piper even lift off the tarmac on this crisp winter morning, the two men have already begun counting down the less than […]

A Marine’s Ultimate Mission

Florida sports car racing isn’t just about exotic cars, famous drivers, big-brand endorsements and the latest technology—it’s about human triumph. Retired Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer, a combat veteran with two Purple Hearts, overcame the loss of his lower left leg to race in the IMSA Continental Sports Car Challenge. Dwyer, 35, originally from […]

Grapefruit Shrub Recipe by Mixologist Joe Nicol

Mixologist Joe Nicol of The Ice Plant, St. Augustine explains how to make a favorite Shrub, out of grapefruit. Hint – it’s not something you plant in the yard. But it does use sun-riped Florida citrus. Flamingo’s Sassparilla Punch Recipe calls for Grapefruit Shrub. Video by Jessie Preza

Made In FLA: Fossilized by Cresta Bledsoe

For Generations, Cresta Bledsoe’s in-laws have foraged for shark teeth on Ponte Vedra Beach. Upon first viewing their huge assemblage, she considered the fossils’ ancient history and how they conjure memories from the seashore. “They’re a connection to something bigger than you,” she says. That idea seared in her mind, she contemplated turning the natural […]