Monthly Archives: May 2018

City Guide: Jacksonville

An explorer’s dream. A songwriter’s muse. A chef’s garden. From its marshy outposts to the banks of the St. Johns River and deep into its urban core, a cultural storm surge has washed over greater Jacksonville. In its wake, a bounty of old and new treasures forged by creative thinkers, tastemakers, designers and entrepreneurs is […]

Just Hatched: Summer 2018 Openings Around The State

North GILBERT’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN & BAR / GILBERT’S HOT CHICKEN, FISH & SHRIMP JACKSONVILLE BEACH An audience favorite during his run as a contestant on season seven of Top Chef, Kenny Gilbert brings decades of culinary expertise to his newest eateries, doubling down with a pair of new beachfront concept establishments. The Southern Kitchen offers […]

Broward to the Bahamas: Boats and Pre-Party Fare

ISLAND HOPPING To truly appreciate the Bahamas is to explore its myriad quiet harbors, vibrant coral reefs and secluded beaches. But covering the vast territory requires a fast boat designed to cut through shallow waters. These classic vessels  offer the perfect ride. –Albury Brothers Boats– These bespoke Bahamian-built craft have become synonymous with the islands. Man-O-War […]

Editor’s Note: Summer Loving

We’ve hit double digits! I can’t believe this is Flamingo’s tenth edition. Every issue is the result of an intense creative process, each emerging with its own distinct personality. Around the office we unofficially refer to each volume by what’s on the cover. “The Kelsey,” issue No. 2, one of my favorite covers, features an […]

Solar Powered in the Sunshine State

As you drive down state Route 31 through eastern Charlotte County, the Florida of yesterday and the Florida of today blend together: Agricultural plots spill into gated communities interspersed with cattle and industrial spaces. About 15 miles east of Fort Myers, the entrance to Babcock Ranch welcomes visitors with wide boulevards and roadside advertisements adorned […]

Things To Do In Florida: The Tide Summer 2018

NORTH PENSACOLA BEACH AIRSHOW PENSACOLA JULY 14 Each July, this iconic event unfolds on the beach at Pensacola, home to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ elite flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels. The celebration caps off Red, White and Blues Week, which begins on July 11 with fireworks and concerts and continues over the […]

Islands in the Stream: Insider’s Guide to the Bahamas

If you’re anything like me, a born-and-bred Floridian who has spent the past 12 years living in sunny South Florida, visiting the Bahamas was an idea that needed to be warmed up to. Getting away didn’t normally include melting under the same tropical sun and humid conditions that I already feel every day. Then, on a […]

Grahamelot: Gwen Graham’s Race to Become Florida’s Next Governor

Gwen Graham is interested. She fixes you with a brown-eyed gaze as warm as a May afternoon and asks, “How’s your family? How are your students? What should the state of Florida be doing to help our universities get to the next level? And what about campus safety issues?” Then she listens to what you […]

Insider’s Guide to Boca Grande

THE GASPARILLA INN A Historic Hotel of America Landmark Inn, this Queen Anne–style resort boasts a golf course, Har-Tru tennis courts, a spa and a beach club. Cheerful wallpaper and an abundance of tropical plants capture a breezy “Old Florida” ambience. THE PINK ELEPHANT Once a dance hall catering to fishermen wanting to cut loose […]