by The Editors | March 23, 2020

Three Florida-Born Things We’re Loving This Spring

Need some Sunshine State shopping inspo? We've got you covered.

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LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT

Keep style close to your heart with this love knot necklace from Kendra Scott’s spring 2020 collection. A modern take on the classic silhouette, this timeless Presleigh strand comes in gold, rose gold or silver. Shop on the Kendra Scott website. $78. kendrascott.com


TALLAHASSEE TALE

colson whitehead
Photography by Chris Close

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead’s latest novel, The Nickel Boys, tells the story of a young black boy, Elwood Curtis, during the Jim Crow era in Tallahassee, who finds himself in the “wrong place at the wrong time” and winds up at the Nickel Academy, a school for troubled boys. Inside, he discovers that it is more like a torture chamber than a reformatory school, where the “students” are subjected to physical and psychological abuse from the guards. Based on the true story of the Dozier School for Boys that operated in Marianna for over a century, this novel dives into Florida’s grisly past with unflinching candidness and reminds readers of a dark time not all that long ago. The Nickel Boys is a New York Times best-seller. colsonwhitehead.com


word of south stage with band
Photography courtesy of Word of South

MUSIC & FOOD MASHUP

Word of South 2020 Canceled due to COVID-19

Find the Flamingo Stage at this year’s Word of South Festival (April 3–5), where books and music combine to create a cultural stew of national and local authors, songwriters, performers and—new this year—chefs. Singers and songwriters will take to the Flamingo Stage alongside cookbook authors and food bloggers to whip up a performance that will have you doing the yummy food boogie. wordofsouthfestival.com

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