Jacksonville Magazine informs the population of Florida's largest city with five publications that cover a wide gamut of content, including local news, economic issues, notable restaurants, wedding planning, and influential residents. The flagship magazine arrives monthly to enlighten subscribers about the happenings in their city; recent features include an assessment of the care provided at local hospitals, an evaluation of local schools, and a guide to local lounges for those who enjoy late-night revelry or reviewing different barstools. The bimonthly 904 magazine keeps readers abreast of the region's continued economic growth, the business moguls driving the city, as well as topics including personal finance, business travel, and networking.
Home magazine grants readers a glossy-paged window into the city's best examples of interior design, gardening, and other domestic exploits. Each annual edition of Taste amasses menus from more than 250 local restaurants, and installments of Bride boast bountiful information on cake makers, honeymoon destinations, and safety tips for hosting nuptials inside erupting volcanoes.
The Miami Herald has won 20 Pulitzer Prizes, the most recent awarded for Patrick Farrell's news photography. A team of more than 800 employees ensures that news is collected, prepared, and delivered fresh at its optimal serving temperature of 87ºF. Get impartial views about the sports teams you own from popular columnists such as Greg Cote, or follow award-winning writers such as Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen.
Since 1980, Time For Wine has colored the palates of wine lovers with a wealth of limited-production vintages from around the world that are typically unavailable in stores, restaurants, or juice boxes. Personal consultants continue the cherished traditions of European wine tasting by helping clients select a choice bottle with thorough sampling, taste analysis, and metaphors that may involve freshly cut grass or the musk of a well-travelled nickel. The boutique's sommeliers can make house calls to customers to host tastings of wines such as Italian chianti and South American malbec, and mail orders of finely aged grape juices ship within 24 hours. Customized labels grace specially ordered bottles with family photos, family crests, and personal messages.
At Whim So Doodle, clients browse aisles brimming with eclectic scrapbooking and crafting supplies or pick up new techniques in conventional or holiday-themed crafting classes listed on the class calendar. Unlike flattened Christmas ornaments, patterned scrapbook paper and cardstock ($0.70–$3) create an elegant base for holiday cards, and Copic markers ($6.99) add color to mundane messages. Shoppers can browse swathes of Amy Butler fabric ($10.99/yd.) or redirect flee-floating emotions to the pages of Smash journals ($12.99).
A self-proclaimed “T-shirt democracy,” Mother Falcon opens up the floodgates of fashion design, digitally printing t-shirts with customized art, graphics, and text. The staffers invite clients to create their own statements with a process that begins with a blank canvas. Customers can bring their own tops, or browse the shop’s selection of blank T-shirts, many of which hail from brands such as Anvil, Bella, and Next Level. Customers then bring in digital files of their own artwork, photos, haiku, or official SAT score reports. Finished pieces emerge hot from the printer in as little as 24 hours.