I love my babies, now although I don’t have the human kind I still show them special attention. Jaxon is the newest edition to the family. He is a tiny little one, but he really is growing in front of my eyes. It is so wonderful that my kitten and my dog Niiko are getting along like best friends. Here are some adorable photos to brighten up your day.
I’ve taken so many photos of food at local restaurants in the past couple of months, but if you’ve noticed I have not blogged about them quite yet. I’m beginning to do a food blog for IKnowJax.com soon, however my busy schedule kept pushing it back. I want to talk about all the restaurants I’ve been to, but today I am going to talk a little bit about my recent visit to Brewer’s Pizza in Orange Park.
If anybody knows me then they know that going to Orange Park is like going out of town for me. Well I’ll go “out of town” for some good pizza and beer. I’m not usually a pizza person, but something about their signature pizza called the Florida Smacker gets my heart (not literally). The Florida Smacker is their trademark 8″ deep dish pizza. This delight has a fluffy crust with golden crunchy sides…juuuuust the way I like it. Brewer’s is the only true brewpub in Orange Park with the awesome Pinglehead Brewing Company on site. With my pizza I had a Pinglehead Black hOPs and with my Black hOPs I had a glass of half Angry Orchard and half Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout. AMAZING!
By the way…try the Snicker’s Cinabread for dessert.
14B Blanding Blvd
Orange Park, FL 32073
I finally updated my blog! =)
I was so excited when I first heard about Jaxsons Night Market back in April, but I was too busy to make it to the first one. This past Thursday I decided after a hard day at work that I would relax, have a taco and a beer, and just enjoy the night. The weather was perfect!
Jaxsons Night Market happens once a month on the third Thursday of the month. As far as I know they will set up at the corner of Main and Laura St. across from The Barnett building. The market features local craft and artisan entrepreneurs. You can also pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers to take home for dinner! Since we have a lot of foodies here in Jacksonville there were also food trucks set up at the market along with Intuition Ale Works Craft Beer Garden.
I can’t forget to mention the fashion apparel trucks! I’ve never seen anything like this before, but I have to admit this is pretty cool.
My first stop was La Fashion Coach. Adorable, adorable, adorable! So many cute dresses with my name written all over it, however I had to hold off on buying clothes (punishing myself for spending too much on clothes lately). If you are a Betsey Johnson fan like me then you’ll be happy to find several Betsey tags hanging in the mix. Other than clothes you can pick up some jewelry as well, do you not have a statement necklace yet?
Like La Fashion Coach on Facebook and find out where you can catch this mobile boutique!
Just next to La Fashion Coach is Belle of the Boulevard. You can’t miss this pretty pink truck, at least I can’t because I love pink. This is my type of fashion, I can’t help but fall in love with everything in sight. Here you can find the cutest outfits and sweet accessories to pair with.
Then I walked on over to Wolf & Cub where I met a lady name Emily who made some amazing pieces. Here I found some beautiful wire wrapped sea glass jewelry. I found a lot of stuff I wanted, but yet again I’ve banned myself from shopping for a month or so. *sigh* Anyways look how cool these are!
Next stop was Sunisha Designs. You guys, aren’t these bags adorbs?! I know!!! I couldn’t get over how cute these are. The best thing I found out about Sunisha Designs is that you can be the designer! I’m thinking about maybe getting something in Gator colors. Yeah? They even had these cute reusable wine gift bags…that I thought were water bottle covers. *face palm* After some research I found out you can find some Sunisha Designs at HAVEN in Jacksonville Beach, Pampered & Polished Spa in Arlington, Southside Cellars in the Southside area and Cottage by the Sea in Jacksonville Beach along with a home studio.
I decided to take a little break from the “oohs and ahhs” of the beautiful fashion that were treats to my eyes and grabbed a can of Intuition Ale Works‘ Jon Boat. This is probably my favorite from Intuition next to the I-10.
As I was sitting at the table munching away I was admiring my surroundings. My gosh how beautiful the night was and I sat with some nice folks as well. It’s cool getting to know strangers that you may never see again. Well as I was admiring my surroundings and such I looked up to see these abandoned buildings and the cracked walls and windows. To me it is a beautiful sight, to others its horrible and dangerous. That’s probably the difference between an artist and a regular person? No offense, but artists find the beauty in the unordinary. I picked up my camera and snapped this photo right here, I think this will look good in the hallway.
I moved on to admire other vendors, but something else caught my eye. A vendor called Rethreaded. I’ve heard of the name before and briefly heard about them as well. I finally got to see them in person and my gosh I am so happy that I came across them. Rethreaded is an amazing organization helping women coming out of the sex trade from around the world. These beautiful items in front of me were created by those women. The items sold allows them to hire new employees and those employees are hired into a paid 4-month holistic training program that includes sewing, art, and life skills. These items were created using donated t-shirts. They had these really super cute scarves made out of stretched strips of shirts, I didn’t actually take a picture of it, but you can purchase them on their website.
I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT JAXSONS NIGHT MARKET!
I don’t have a big head so I don’t go around saying I’m the best photographer ever or even the best self-photographer ever. It’s a little tough and I do this for fun. I’ve been trying to find this flower field for the past several years and one day in March this year I just happened to find it outside of Gainesville. At the time no flowers were in bloom yet, but I was so sure that it was right field. I heard flowers only blooms once a year for a few weeks around Mother’s Day. Last month I decided to make my fluffy white tutu and flower crowns with no idea if the flowers are really in bloom yet. When I got there it was like heaven on Earth. Flowers here, flowers there…flowers EVERYWHERE!!!
It was so hot especially in the white thick tutu!
I was probably supposed to do this blog months and months ago since I took these photos. I’ve been super busy that I haven’t gotten around to blogging. I’m trying to learn to put time aside for this.
If you’ve been following my blog since the end of last year then you may know about my interest in craft beer. I’ve learned more and more about it the past several months like I said I would. One of my favorite places to pick up a large variety of craft beer in Jacksonville is Total Wine & Spirits on Town Center Parkway. It’s like craft beer heaven in there.
However today I’ll be talking about Broudy’s Fine Wine and Spirits, the one located in the Cobblestone Shopping Plaza off S.R. 213 in St. Augustine, Florida in particular.
Last year they debut the Craft Beer Cellar, which can be found in the back of the store. You can’t miss it; there is a sign at the top of the entrance.
The cellar is kept around 45 to 55 degrees. Inside you’ll find over 250 different craft and import beers to choose from. They are all divided by the different styles of beer that are paired with the specific glass that particular beer should be served in. There are over 12 different types of gluten-free/gluten-removed beers in the cellar as well.
I spent some time in there taking some photos. Yes, it was a little chilly, but I like the cold.
Take a look around:
Broudy’s Fine Wine and Spirits
516 W. Geoffrey St.
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Just a quick post! I’ve been so busy with work and a photo shoot this weekend that I haven’t been updating. I’m always busy, but I have a couple of posts planned. One is about the shoot I did and the other is about the Craft Beer Cellar at Broudy’s! Stay tuned!
I worked from home today as I wasn’t feeling so well. I think my baby knew and never left my side.
See you guys soon!