Monthly Archives: September 2018

Where the Wild Things Are

Finding a cure to the concrete in the mythical, restorative nature found in the works of three Florida artists

Floridiana: The Estates of Invention

Dependence on foreign resources seems like a modern-day problem. But in the 1920s, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were obsessed with it. Among their worries was rubber, produced only in foreign countries. In 1927, they decided to build a laboratory to determine whether rubber plants could grow in American soil. Searching for a semitropical setting, […]

Fall Fête

Beyond Florida’s sandy shores, sunny skies and iconic palm-tree-lined boulevards, the Sunshine State is home to some of the nation’s most sophisticated cultural centers. In Flamingo‘s FALL FÊTE: A Guide to Florida’s Museums, Culture and Entertainment we turn the spotlight on a diverse selection of the state’s must-see venues celebrating visual arts, performing arts, science, […]

The Spread: Mais Oui!

When Thom Ziegenhardt began dreaming up a new ice cream parlor concept four years ago, he pictured his parlor as something more refined, an antidote to the frozen yogurt shops and kid-focused sprinkle palaces on every corner. He started with Google. His search turned up something surprising: ice cream got its start in America thanks, […]

The Spread: Float Fabuleux

The menu at Bar Crème offers guests different ways to create a Jeffersonian dish. There’s a made-to-order option, where you pick a pastry, a sauce and toppings. The menu is also full of composed dishes designed and executed by pastry chefs. They’re assembled when you order them, the bananas flambeed on the spot. The toppings […]

Portrait Parade

A family tradition haunting a younger generation

Made in FLA: Skin is In

While visiting a friend who owns a tannery and leather goods factory in Florence, Italy, Ximena Kavalekas had an idea she couldn’t ignore. She would design handbags using the skin of pythons, the beautiful yet invasive reptiles overwhelming the Everglades back in her home state. Creating the designs came naturally to Kavalekas, who has a […]

Fledglings: Keepin’ It Classic with Casey Shea

Casey Shea grew up near Jacksonville in Ponte Vedra Beach before striking out to New York and Nashville to pursue his musical dreams as a singer-songwriter and guitarist. After three solo albums, Shea finds himself a member of Los Angeles–based Grand Canyon, creating a lush classic rock brew that echoes Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood […]

Florida Wild: Back to School

I often use the phrase “hidden in plain sight” to describe wild Florida, especially the overlooked forests, swamps, ranches and wildlife corridors that make up our state’s interior. While our coastlines have much higher billing in Florida’s identity, our coastal nature can be hidden in plain sight too. Such is the case with the thousands of […]