Turn your home and garden into the ultimate place of your dreams at the 26th annual Coastal Home & Garden Show. Featuring more than 12,000 square feet of exhibits and vendors, this trendy showcase features the latest in products and services for DIY projects, renovations, redecorating, and more. Expect builders, landscapers, and designers showcasing everything from outdoor living spaces to home improvement ideas to relaxing pools and spas.
This year’s exhibitor list includes local businesses like Corbett Woodworks, Bluewater Pools, Ann Paige Designs, and C&C Tiles & Home Renovations among more than 70 others. So whether you are looking for a new contractor or are searching for some much-needed inspiration, this annual show is the place to be. You’ll also find plenty of how-to ideas on maintaining proper upkeep of your home, too, like protecting from mold and mildew, for instance. It’s also the perfect time to get in the mood for spring on the East Coast with its festive and colorful design ideas.
The event begins March 1 at 10:00am at the Crystal Coast Civic Center and runs until Sunday at 3:00pm. Your $3 admission gives you an all-access pass to the latest home trends, DIY fads, and the area’s finest professional services providers. Your dreams are within arm’s reach after you visit the Coastal Home & Garden Show this March, so come with an open mind and leave with a feverish imagination. It’s time to cross that long-awaited remodeling, redecorating, or landscaping project off your to-do list.
Art aficionados will feel right at home when roaming downtown Jacksonville’s engaging art scene. For the last nine years, around 6,000 visitors each month flock the city for its annual First Wednesday Art Walk, an astounding visual and live art showcase spanning more than 15 city blocks. Over 40 galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars, and businesses take part in this free, self-guided tour. Expect spots like Downtown Cigar Lounge, Champblin’s Uptown, Burrito Gallery, and Watercolors by Chris Flagg, to name a few.
Rain or shine, dozens of emerging and established artists will line up in Hemming Plaza as part of the monthly event. Beginning February 5, patrons can browse an eclectic mix of works spanning a range of specialties, including fiber arts, mixed media, painting, photography, drawing, and sculpture. Plus, you can also snag a number of handmade accessories and unique jewelry items, too—not to mention ultra cool recycled art from Transient Moose Handcrafted. With dozens of options for new keepsakes, Art Walk just might be the perfect place to find those final pieces for your ever-growing collection.
The free, self-guided tour allows patrons to roam about downtown at will, stopping to talk to artists and to purchase pieces along the way. Other highlights include over 10 live music and performances venues as well as a number of after-hour hot spots that open at 9:00pm. Best of all, getting around downtown is easier than ever with more than 40,000 parking spaces and multiple public transportation options available. Just hail a cab, hop on Skyway, or take the bus.
Wedding season is upon us, and with that comes the need for the perfect wedding planner. In order to help you plan the day of your dreams, One Ocean Resort & Spa has assembled your one-stop-shop to all things wedding-centric. Called “A Taste of Bridal Bliss,” this highly anticipated event will bring together some of Jacksonville’s most trusted wedding professionals in an afternoon of, well, bridal bliss.
Scheduled for February 16 from noon until 4:00pm, brides- and grooms-to-be can settle in for an elegant three-course luncheon. Mix and mingle with other couples as you enjoy a superb menu prepared especially for you by our culinary team. Afterward, catch a sneak peek at the latest ideas and trends to hit the market via a bridal fashion show. Whether you’re searching for a modern look or a more elegant affair, this designer showcase will help give you some much-needed ideas for the big day.
You’ll also find the area’s top wedding professionals, including planners, florists, and photographers, to name a few. Event partners include J’adore Studios Photography, Bella Bridesmaid, and the White Magnolia Bridal Collection. Guests can browse our hotel’s numerous breathtaking venues, too-ideal for everything from an elegant wedding in the grand ballroom to a casual ceremony on the beach alfresco.
An ideal wedding locale, our beachfront boutique resort works with each couple to reflect their personal style, and this special event is just the beginning of what you’ll discover when working with us. Tickets for the event are $50 per person and include a raffle ticket for coveted bridal items. Visit www.oneoceanresort.com/weddings for more information and to purchase tickets.