by the Editors | December 19, 2019

Inside Flamingo’s Festive Shopping Party with J.McLaughlin and Friends

See the food, drinks and fun from this year’s event in Jacksonville


The holidays are meant to be spent with people you love, and the season is even better when you can check a few things off your shopping list at the same time. So Flamingo teamed up with some of our favorite partners to craft the perfect evening of food, drinks and gifts from J. McLaughlin.

On Dec. 11, more than 100 of our closest friends in Jacksonville came to sip cocktails by Carve Craft Vodka, munch on light bites from Ruth’s Chris Steak House, watch live painting from artist Alma Ramírez and shop from J. McLaughlin’s line of clothing and accessories, all in a stunning beachfront home. In true holiday spirit, a portion of the event’s sales benefited North Florida Land Trust, a nonprofit that preserves land for future generations. Can we do all of our shopping surrounded by friends and endless champagne? 


J. McLaughlin
Alma Ramírez Art
Cypress Floral Design
Bold Bean Coffee Roasters 
Ruth’s Chris Steak House 
Carve Craft Vodka

Meet the brands and businesses who made the night magical.

Angie Cleary (right), the manager of J. McLaughlin in Ponte Vedra, helps a shopper find the perfect fit.

Couldn’t make it to the party? J. McLaughlin’s perfect holiday gifts are available online.

Paul Grey, owner of Carve Craft Vodka, mixed up a signature cocktail for the evening.

Megan Mangiaracino (left), director of development and marketing for North Florida Land Trust, poses with Flamingo Editor in Chief Jamie Rich.

Michelle Toomer (left) chats with artist Alma Ramírez (right) while she paints an original piece of artwork.

Some guests purchased the gift that keeps on giving: a subscription to Flamingo.

Pictured from left, homeowner Ashton Hudson with friends Tiffany Snyder and Emily Hall.

Homeowner Mandy Hudson (left) chats with Flamingo Sales and Marketing Manager Shylo Kline (middle) and artist Alma Ramírez (right).

Guests snacked on ahi tuna and tomato bruschetta from Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Ivie Teston (left) and Caroline Nimnicht (right) enjoy a glass of wine while they shop.

Paintings by Alma Ramírez and items from J. McLaughlin filled the beachfront home.

Roxanne Seawell (left), Kari Ferguson (middle) and Robyn McQuiston (right) shop and socialize.
One lucky subscriber won an arrangement from Cypress Floral Design.

Flamingo Editor in Chief Jamie Rich (left) raises a glass with Sales and Marketing Manager Shylo Kline (right) to a perfect night.

Photography by Birgit Singh