Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Roost: Artfully Appointed

SEASIDE Located on the Florida Panhandle in the pioneering new urbanist community of Seaside, this tower house is an easy walk from the Gulf of Mexico and the center of town. The dramatic, fourth-story tower porch also has views of the beach. Built by a developer as his personal home, it spares no expense on […]

Editor’s Note: Get Your Groove On!

If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a music fan—with everyone from Fleetwood Mac to Indigo Girls, JJ Grey, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Zac Brown Band, Taylor Swift and Sugarland populating the soundtrack of my life. And if you’ve been reading Flamingo over the last three years, then you’ve actually gotten to meet some of these artists […]

Cultural Riches in Vero Beach

Novelist Carl Hiaasen, country music star Jake Owen and the Florida Highwaymen artists are among the cultural beacons of Florida who call Vero Beach home. And though it’s the shipwreck booty recovered here that earned the region its “Treasure Coast” nickname, equal riches of the cultural variety inspire visitors to explore these golden shores. MAIN […]

Things To Do in Florida: The Tide Fall 2018

North SING OUT LOUD FESTIVAL st. augustine sept. 1–23 At the Sing Out Loud Festival, one of the largest free concert series in North Florida, hundreds of national and local bands will take the stage in St. Augustine. Sway to the sounds of country, bluegrass, indie, pop, folk, rock and more at dozens of live […]

Fall into Fun in Panama City Beach

Known for its pure white sand and turquoise waters, Panama City Beach is the perfect place for a fall family getaway. LOBSTER FESTIVAL AND TOURNAMENT September 17–23 Imagine fresh lobster prepared any way you like it—on a sandwich, in a roll, on the grill or chopped up in a heaping plate of smoked Gouda macaroni and cheese. […]

Miami Masters: A Guide to Miami Art Week and Art Basel

If Miami collectively knows one thing, it’s how to throw an extravagant affair. Think block parties on Miami Beach, burlesque shows, Diplo performances at the hottest club in the city and so much more. But over the last 15 years, the Magic City has proved that it’s not all style and no substance with a […]

Going Long with Blake Bortles

Few NFL players have felt the gnawing pressure to win more than Jacksonville Jaguars starting quarterback Blake Bortles. Now 26, Bortles grew up in the tiny Orlando suburb of Oviedo playing baseball and football alongside his younger brother and eventually becoming the star quarterback at the University of Central Florida. At 6-foot-5 and 236 pounds, […]

Just Hatched: Fall 2018 Openings Around The State

North EL JEFE Jacksonville Already known for his fried green tomatoes and creamy shrimp and grits, Chef Scott Schwartz of Amelia Island’s popular 29 South restaurant set out to recreate a cuisine he first fell in love with as a kid: Tex-Mex. Not “fresh Mex,” or Baja style, or any other chef-driven take on it. […]

Bringing Back the Funk with P-Funk Legend George Clinton

I am a few miles north of Florida’s capital city, driving down a dirt road, well off the main drag. I’m looking for the home of one of American culture’s true originals, the one true Dr. Funkenstein, captain of the Mothership and shape shifting Trickster Supreme. George Clinton is a living bridge across seven decades of […]