Monthly Archives: September 2019

The Spread: Amazing Grazing

At first glance, one of Liz Sergeant’s creations almost looks too good to eat: a board covered with dried apricots, cheese wedges, chocolate-covered pretzels, honeycomb, savory dips, blanched almonds, slices of kiwi, fresh herbs and more, all arranged in a gorgeous, eye-popping pattern.  Sergeant’s ornate food spreads are inspired by the idea of grazing. Popular […]

An Inspired Afternoon with Summer Classics Home

The Sunshine State’s year-round warm weather means Floridians can make the most of outdoor spaces on a daily basis. It’s no wonder that designers around the state are discovering ways to incorporate that outdoor lifestyle into interior spaces. On September 19, Summer Classics Home and Flamingo hosted a design panel discussion with some of Jacksonville’s […]

A Cultured-Fan Favorite: Foo Foo Festival

Pensacola is a natural host for the annual Foo Foo Festival, a 12-day cultural celebration for art-enthusiast families, couples, travelers and locals alike. The Panhandle destination is the only city on the Gulf Coast from Mobile, Ala., to Tampa, Fla., with “the big five”: an opera, ballet, symphony, theater and museum. From Oct. 31 to […]

The Roost: Personal Estate-ments

JACKSONVILLE A Tudor-style riverfront manor has countless exquisite details, including a water-lily feature reminiscent of Giverny, France and the gardens that inspired Claude Monet. Wake up in the master suite, overlooking the St. Johns River, then stroll downstairs, adoring the scrolling wrought-iron railing. Enter the bountiful kitchen, where top-of-the-line appliances, thick stone countertops and rich, […]

A Surprising Marriage of Art and History in St. Lucie

Art can be inspired by anything. In St. Lucie, some of the most spectacular work has been created by those who found beauty and brilliance in the natural environment of this coastal region with a laid-back, Old Florida vibe. “The undeveloped beaches, the Spanish moss that creates a canopy over the St. Lucie River, the […]

The Slice Fall 2019: How to be a Cultured Floridian

1 . Find that lost shaker of salt with Florida-based vida de louie tequila. Every Floridian’s next Caribbean adventure should begin with a pinch of salt, a squeeze of lime and a generous pour of vida de louie tequila. When its makers set out to craft a superior blend to capture the “spirit of the […]

Flamingo Steps up To Support Women’s Surf Community in Jacksonville

Flamingo—Florida’s only statewide lifestyle media brand—paddles out in support of women’s professional surfing in our hometown of Jacksonville Beach by doubling the WaveMasters Surf Contest US Assure women’s pro division purse, bringing it to match the men’s purse total at $10,000. Before Flamingo joined the sponsors this week, the total purse for the WaveMasters US Assure […]

A Shoeless Folktale

Even today, the churned-up water of Broward County’s Hillsboro Inlet hides an entire city of sea life. Fish in spots and stripes dart together in their own choreographed dance. Tarpon jump in feeding frenzies. Reef sharks divebomb the schools. So imagine what might have been waiting for James “Ed” Hamilton on Oct. 11, 1887, when […]

Made in FLA: Colombia Calling

Whether it’s an asymmetrical silhouette in her latest ready-to-wear collection or a dramatic vertical garden in her Cartagena hotel, Silvia Tcherassi isn’t afraid to make a statement. This flair for all things fabulous has catapulted her into the spotlight and made her one of the most sought-after designers for the jet-set crowd. While her namesake […]