Monthly Archives: November 2017

Her Majesty

An antique wooden Chris-Craft holds a lifetime of memories for one Florida family.

Birdies and Beer in St. Lucie

You may think that golfers have been exploring Florida for so long that there’s little left to discover. But those who relish the game are sometimes surprised to learn about the opportunities to hit the links in St. Lucie, with nearly two dozen courses designed for a variety of skill levels and budgets. And because […]

Just Hatched: Winter 2017 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 […]

The Secret Life of Santa Claus

In the Truman Capote story “One Christmas,” the character Miss Sook says, “Of course there is a Santa Claus. It’s just that no single somebody could do all he has to do. So the Lord has spread the task among us all.” The bearded Floridians in this story would likely agree. They have each found […]

A Day on the Water and a Lifetime of Lessons with Florida Fishing Legend Flip Pallot

Slowly cutting through the Intracoastal Waterway north of Central Florida’s Mosquito Lagoon, Flip Pallot, 75, spun the steering wheel of his skiff to the east, looked left and right, and then gracefully put the boat on plane, weaving through a labyrinth of oyster beds and shallow shoals. Each pivot of the boat and tweak of […]

Shop FLA: Holiday Gift Guide

SAINTS OF OLD FLORIDA Saints takes readers deep into Old Florida, where simplicity, adventure and community thrive. The 2017 Florida Book Award winner brings together the authors’ personal stories, heirloom recipes, vintage relics and authentic photography in a natural-cloth hardback cover with gold embossing. $48 CRÈME DE LA COCOA These hand-painted, hand-casted chocolates made […]

Amelia Island: When North Meets South

DAY 1 With only 30 minutes remaining of a five-hour journey from our home near Palm Beach to Amelia Island in Northeast Florida, the monotonous four-lane highway finally eased into a winding two-lane beach road, at times surrounded by endless marshland and at others canopied by old oak trees and wrapped in pine forest. A […]

Things To Do In Florida: The Tide Winter 2017

NORTH Dickens on Centre Amelia Island Dec. 8–10 For three days in December, the likes of Tiny Tim and Ebenezer Scrooge walk the streets of Amelia Island. Vendors and artists along Artist Alley feature holiday-themed keepsakes, and local restaurants like Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro offer classic English dishes. The Victorian-era buildings are dressed up in […]

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, […]