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Grove Stand: Stirring the Pot with Chef Jim Shirley

What do you do if you make a dish and it gets famous—really famous? If, say, your “Grits à Ya Ya” is named by a statewide publication as one of the best Southern dishes in Florida and is marched to Washington, D.C., to be served at “Taste of the South,” a celebration of Southern culture […]

Just Hatched: Openings Around the State

NORTH CAPE HOUSE Amelia Island While on vacation in Cape Town, South Africa, Tiffany and Wes Hinton and Lance and Lauren Jones wanted to open a lifestyle shop. Enamored by the coastal-chic style prevalent in the area, the group sought to recapture that feeling at home. Handwoven seagrass nesting baskets, herringbone throw towels, and sculpted […]

Author Jeff VanderMeer: From Books to Big Screen

Not too long after he moved to Tallahassee some 25 years ago, Jeff VanderMeer took a hike in the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, a 68,000-acre habitat winding along 45 miles of Florida’s Gulf Coast. It’s a mecca for all manner of migratory birds and home to an ark’s worth of hairy, scaly, sleek and sharp-clawed beasts, […]

Made in FLA: Boards and Roses by Justin Quintal

In 2010, Jacksonville native Justin Quintal burst onto the global surfing scene by winning the Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational. He’s since racked up the accolades, including four longboard championships at the U.S. Open of Surfing; starred in a documentary in Iceland; and, in early 2016, ventured into the business side of the sport, […]

Coquina: Toothy Treasures

FOUND 2002 Shortly after moving to Ponte Vedra Beach in 2002, Jalene Bermudez noticed waves of beachcombers bent over, searching for something on the shore. “They were finding shark teeth,” Bermudez recalls. Intrigued, she started searching as well, although she soon realized that identifying the tiny teeth among the shells and sand was difficult. So […]

Capital Dame: Presidents in Paradise

Illinois is the land of Abe Lincoln, Georgia gave us Jimmy Carter, Kansas reared Dwight Eisenhower, and Virginia has produced so many presidents—Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe—that you might suspect there’s something in the water. Alas, poor Florida. We’ve never been fertile ground for Rose Garden contenders. Quarterbacks, sure; property developers, hell, yeah; eccentrics and swindlers […]