Jacksonville Magazine Testimonials

Testimonials

From hand-written letters to emails, texts, phone calls and even social media endorsements, we’re grateful for the many wonderful reviews coming our way.

“Pam, while you refer to Living Luxe as your ‘silly magazine,’ note that it is hardly silly; it is the way magazines are supposed to be presented, and the silly thing is that yours is one of only a few in the entire country presented the right way. No wonder you stand out, and as a result, people pay attention and appreciate it.” C. Clayton Bromberg, CG, President, Underwood Jewelers, San Marco, September 7, 2021  

“Yes, Living Luxe is out on all of our lobby tables and looks just great! Our customers are loving it and are grabbing them up; in fact, we’re down to just a half a box left. We’d love as many copies as you can spare of the new issue coming out.” Jean VonDolteren, Customer Service Representative, Signature Flight JAX private air services, Jacksonville, September 7, 2021  

“I was showing Diane (Hartley-McConnaughey, Co-Owner, Hartley Press) the proofs of the fall issue, and she told me about how her sister lives on Ponte Vedra Boulevard and gets Living Luxe mailed to her; and that she calls Diane every single time she gets the new issue, raving about how beautiful it is and that it’s the best magazine Hartley has ever printed.” Patty Brantley, Sales Representative, Hartley Press, San Marco, September 2, 2021

“I love being in Living Luxe, and often see it on coffee tables at million-dollar homes I’m showing, or in my favorite boutiques in the historic district!” Jon Singleton, Realtor, The Singleton Team of Watson Realty Corp., San Marco, August 30, 2021

By the way, my mom was saying she was reading a local magazine that she really liked, and I asked her which one. She said, ‘Hold on let me go check,’ and it was yours.” Lindsay Burnett, Business Manager, Bold Bean Coffee, Riverside, August 15, 2021 

“Enjoying reading the summer issue with a glass of wine on the deck. Thanks for sending all the issues! Love the Underwood’s jewelry. Your magazine is so Lexus-like and beautiful!” Barbara Miracle, Team One Account Supervisor, Atlanta, GA, ad agency representing Lexus, August 10, 2021 

“It is fabulous!!! Of course, I would expect nothing less from you. You are the best!!!!” Elizabeth Hudgins, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Ponte Vedra Beach, writing upon seeing content created for Hudgins + Alexander brand in Luxe Publishing’s Jacksonville Relocation Guide, August 7, 2021

“I saw my mom the other day, and she brought up Living Luxe. She said, ‘You know, Whitney, I really know my stuff. And this magazine is not only beautiful, it’s the most beautiful magazine I’ve ever seen anywhere, I mean, in my entire life!’” Whitney Shettel, Realtor, Robert Slack Realty, Jacksonville Beach, July 29, 2021

“I’ve now shown Living Luxe to the pilots flying our private charters in and out of Jacksonville, and they’re placing copies inside the cabins. This magazine is a perfect fit for our lobby areas as well, as our clients would love to have something this classy to read about Jacksonville.” Phillip Humphries, Line Service Manager, SHELTAIR Aviation Services JAX, Jacksonville, July 20, 2021

“Good evening, Pam! I just wanted to send a few pictures of the magazines in our lobby area. They look fabulous!” Jean VonDolteren, Customer Service Representative, Signature Flight JAX private air services, Jacksonville, July 19, 2021

“Oh my gosh, people love this magazine! Our customers grab them up. I hear a lot, ‘Is this the new issue?’ and ‘When will the next issue be here?’” Hostess, Aqua Grill restaurant, Ponte Vedra Beach, July 8, 2021

“The client was so incredibly happy! Our ad in Living Luxe was the crowning achievement of our entire ad campaign. We’re planning on framing not only her ad, but the entire article on Miami in Living Luxe, to give as a gift to the client.” Elisabeth Denil, Senior Account Executive, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Coral Gables, FL, ad agency representing Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, June 25, 2021

“The president of our company was visiting Jacksonville, and he happened to see your magazine around town and was so impressed by it, he brought a copy back to Atlanta to show the rest of us. We’ve all been looking through it and can’t believe how beautiful this magazine is; in fact, I keep it right here on my desk! We’re having our annual company meeting at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and would love if we could give each board member a copy of Living Luxe, if you’d provide them.” Ana Baker, Executive Assistant to the President, Summer Classics luxury outdoor furniture brand, Atlanta, GA, June 17, 2021

“It’s insane. The last batch of boxes you brought — they were all gone in just two days. Our customers were asking for more; sometimes they come in just to get the magazine.” Bailey, Hostess, Bonefish Grill, Jacksonville Beach, June 8, 2021

“The spring and PLAYERS editions are stupendous! We’ve been passing them out to the hordes of buyers moving here from the Northeast.” Lisa Barton, Broker Associate, The Lisa Barton Team Realtors, Ponte Vedra Beach, June 5, 2021

“I was going through some reading material today and I found the 2019 Spring Edition of your Living Luxe magazine. I picked it up during a visit to the St. Johns area in 2019. Yes, it was two years old, but I know why I hadn’t yet discarded it: It was absolutely beautiful! If you can tell me how to obtain the latest, Summer 2021 issue, I would be extremely grateful.” Tom Giordano, Smithtown, New York, June 3, 2021

“We’ve been getting a great response from our ad! I couldn’t be happier. People are coming in specifically on account of the ad and asking to buy the exact product shown. The response has been off the charts.” Diana Edwards, Owner, Lemon Twist Boutique, Ponte Vedra Beach, June 1, 2021

“We read the magazine from cover to cover! It’s beautiful! I loved the article on Amelia Island and that ‘ISOLA Home’ store. We wanted to go see it on Sunday; do you know if it’s open?” Couple from Orlando visiting Fernandina Beach during Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, May 22, 2021

“We thoroughly enjoy receiving the Luxe magazine with the wonderful articles, outstanding photographs and real estate updates.” M. Troy Woods, Chairman, President and CEO of global payments solutions provider, TSYS, Columbus, Georgia, May 19, 2021

“I’m calling to subscribe to Living Luxe. Friends of mine from St. Simons Island picked up a copy when there for THE PLAYERS, and called me saying they couldn’t believe what a beautiful magazine they’d found, and wanted to show it to me. I visit Jacksonville about six times a year, so this will be a great resource for me.” Donte Nunnally, resident of Brunswick, Georgia, May 18, 2021

“I think you are spot on with this [new Living Luxe digital Relocation Guide], and your timing is perfect. I just love your energy, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit. It’s infectious… the good kind.” Lee Webster, CEO, FENBLIK Architectural Windows & Doors, Jacksonville Beach, May 15, 2021

“This is the most beautiful magazine I’ve ever seen in my life — it’s a work of art.” Wendy Fejzo, Member Relations Coordinator, The Amelia Island Club, Amelia Island, May 8, 2021

“I gave one to a lady and told her, ‘It’s a really good magazine.’ She came back the next day to thank me.” Nathan, Barista, Starbucks, Ponte Vedra Beach, May 1, 2021

“They went like mad the last time you dropped them off.” Jeremy, The Golf Club of Amelia Island, Amelia Island, April 24, 2021

“Good afternoon. Your magazine is doing so well I only have three left on the counter. April 23, 2021.
Good afternoon. We have already gone through the additional five boxes you left, and are getting positive feedback from the guests. I learned of one who took a trip to Amelia Island based on your write-up. April 30, 2021
Good afternoon. Just wanted to let you know we are again completely out of your magazines, from the latest boxes delivered. The guests are loving it. May 14, 2021
Good afternoon. It looks we are down to three magazines once again from the new shipment. If you can bring any more the guests will grab them up.” May 19, 2021 Angela McMullan, Concierge, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, Ponte Vedra Beach, weekly text messages to Publisher relaying that hundreds of copies of Living Luxe are being depleted by guests each week.

“Tonya (O’Quinn) was showing homes in Riverside to an important new client, and they stopped at some coffeeshop in Avondale. Tonya went to the rest room and when she returned, he was seated in a couch, reading a classy magazine. He pointed to an ad in the magazine and said, ‘Isn’t that you?!’ Of course, it was Living Luxe, and he was studying our ad with Tonya featured at that precise moment! How perfect was that!? We are ecstatic with the magazine and the job you’ve been doing for us.” Lisa Barton, Broker Associate, The Lisa Barton Team Realtors, April 16, 2021

“We walked into Orsay (Restaurant) for our anniversary dinner, and there was a stack of Living Luxe on the bench just inside the front door.” TJ Samhouri, General Manager, Bentley Jacksonville, Jacksonville, April 10, 2021

“I love this magazine! I read every issue, cover to cover.” Woman grabbing Living Luxe from Publisher’s arms while restocking at Starbucks, Jacksonville Beach, April 3, 2021

“Thank you for leaving more copies! We love this magazine!” Staff of Talbot’s, Ponte Vedra Beach, April 3, 2021

“We use Living Luxe with all our best sales calls. We get calls from customers specifically saying they saw our ad in Living Luxe. Last week, a woman walked in to the showroom, from Ponte Vedra Beach, and I asked her if she’d like a copy of the magazine. She said ‘no, thank you.’ I was stunned as no one’s ever said that. Then she clarified, “I’ve already read it; I get it at home.” Alex Sepi, Sales Manager, Lifetime Enclosures, Jacksonville, April 2, 2021

“The head of marketing for Porsche was visiting and saw the magazine and was so very pleased!” Tierney Anderson, Marketing Director, Porsche Jacksonville, Jacksonville, April 2, 2021

“They’re all gone from the (Marina San Pablo luxury condominiums) clubhouse already. Every single one was picked up.” Michelle Mousin, Engel & Volkers Real Estate, Jacksonville Beach, April 1, 2021

“Trying to advertise in every magazine dilutes our prestige. We only want to be in the best. Why would we be in anything but the ultra-best in the market?” TJ Samhouri, General Manager, Bentley Jacksonville, Jacksonville, March 30, 2021

“I love this magazine! I work parttime at JJ Cooper (historic Fernandina Beach men’s clothier) and whenever the new issue arrives, I grab a copy and sneak away to read it.” “Kristin,” Public Relations Associate, The Lakeside at Amelia Island, Amelia Island, March 29, 2021

“I was just talking about you and your magazine to a customer today! They just moved to the area and I gave them a copy of Living Luxe, as it’s so lovely and presents our area so well.” Christine Jordan, Sales Manager, John Craig Clothier, Ponte Vedra Beach, March 29, 2021

“We’re really stoked! We love our ads in the magazine and the fact that we’re alongside so many other classy brands. A guy came to our Open House this past Sunday and picked up Living Luxe, and was talking about attending the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance event featured.” Oliver McLeod, Realtor, Forrest Realty Group, St. Augustine, March 29, 2021

“We sell a lot of jewelry off your magazine. Our customers love it so much. We hand it to them and they thank us for the gift. They specifically call it a ‘gift.’” Underwood Jewelers’ staff members, Underwood Jewelers, San Marco, March 24, 2021

“Oh, my gosh, we are so pleased! I’ve been hearing from folks that I feel certain came to us through Living Luxe.” TJ Samhouri, General Manager, Bentley Jacksonville, Jacksonville, March 23 ,2021

“This is the most beautiful magazine that I’ve ever seen in my life. As someone that lives here, I found it remarkable that you were able to capture not only our lifestyle, but every glorious detail about what makes Amelia Island such a special community. It’s a work of art.” Wendy Fejzo, Member Relations Coordinator, The Amelia Island Club, Amelia Island, March 18, 2021

“I was so glad to see your new edition in time for THE PLAYERS Championship. As I was spreading them out (on our Concierge desk), and keeping the other unnecessary brochures away from your beautiful magazine, Todd Hickey (General Manager) said to remove the other items off the counter completely. I am so proud of your magazine and impressed with Todd for recognizing the quality it brings to our property.” Angela McMullan, Concierge, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, Ponte Vedra Beach, March 16, 2021

“I’ve been getting calls and texts from so many friends, saying they’ve gotten the latest issue in the mail and raving about the duck decoy story.” John Krehel, Ponte Vedra artist featured in Spring 2021 Edition Living Luxe, March 15, 2021

“I’ve seen it (Living Luxe Spring 2021 Edition) and it is very, very nice. Thank you! Photos tell the story… posh and classy.” Bill Warner, Founder and Chairman, Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation, March 8, 2021

“On a scale of one to ten, this is a 12. You don’t need ‘sell’ Living Luxe to anyone. If they don’t immediately ‘get it,’ they don’t deserve to be in it.” R. Stephens Tart, Jr., President, Genesis Real Estate Advisers, Atlanta, GA, February 22, 2021

“Congratulations on the Marriott showcasing Living Luxe! You are a force and have created a product everyone is proud to be a part of.” Diana Edwards, Owner, Lemon Twist Boutique, Ponte Vedra Beach, February 18, 2021

“I’ve been watching you [Living Luxe] for two years, now. And for 20 years I’ve seen magazines come and go from this market. You’re the only one that’s kept at it and kept your quality consistent. In fact, it gets better each issue!” Michelle Mousin, Realtor, Engel & Volkers, Jacksonville Beach, February 16, 2021

“Other publications just sit there. No one takes them. We end up throwing them all out. Yours? This stack you just left? It’ll be gone in two days.” “Carol,” Manager, Beach Diner, Amelia Island, February 13, 2021

“I was sitting in the lobby at Baptist M.D. Anderson and looked down, and there was Living Luxe.” Jane Hatfield, Secretary, Ocean Park Baptist Church, Jacksonville Beach, February 11, 2021

“Yes, I am receiving the magazine, and you continue to do an incredible job with photos and storytelling! My mom absolutely loved the national park photo spread you had in the fall edition.” Emily Tillo, PR & Community Outreach Manager, THE PLAYERS Championship, Ponte Vedra Beach, February 1, 2021

“One of our customers came in, saw the magazines, grabbed one to show to me, and began raving about it. They’re grabbed up in no time.” “Lindsay,” Manager, Trasca & Co. Eatery, Ponte Vedra Beach, January 29, 2021

“A husband and wife came into the Beaches store during Christmastime. When leaving, I handed them a copy of Living Luxe. The next day, they returned and talked about having seen our ad with the ruby necklace featured — I could only imagine that beautiful ad opened on their kitchen counter and their looking it over! Well, they decided to buy that exact piece! Not only that, they saw our sapphire and diamond earrings in the Gift Guide section and bought those as well! These two sales of about $45,000.00 were directly off of Living Luxe, in one day.” Rocky Joseph, Owner, S.E. Joseph Jr., Inc. Jewelers, Jacksonville Beach, January 16, 2021

“A customer came walking in with the magazine, walked up to the counter, and pointed to the diamond ring featured in our ad. He’d gotten the Living Luxe Underwood’s Edition in the mail and wanted to buy that exact diamond. We made a $60,000.00 sale that day.” C. Clayton Bromberg, CG, President, Underwood Jewelers, San Marco, January 15, 2021

“We’ve gotten several calls from clients saying they’ve seen our ad in Living Luxe.” Lisa Gielincki, Principal, Lisa Gielincki Interior Design, Jacksonville, January 15, 2021

“I got a call from an old friend who mentioned Living Luxe. When the straight guys even know about it, you are there.” A kind fan of Living Luxe, January 13, 2021

“I hear from customers all the time about how much they love this magazine. In fact, if we run out, they’ll be asking me when they can get their next copy.” Diana Edwards, Owner, Lemon Twist Boutique, Ponte Vedra Beach, January 10, 2021

“We’ve been handing out Living Luxe as a gift to our best patients and hearing how much they love it. Some even say they already get it mailed to their home! It’s a really beautiful magazine — there’s nothing like it in the market.” Richard C. Mullens, DDS, Mullens & Nguyen Distinctive Dentistry of Jacksonville, San Marco, January 8, 2021

“I looked throughout the hotel, and finally found a beautiful display stand to show off your magazine! We love having Living Luxe at our Concierge Desk. It’s such a first-class resource for our guests.” Angela McMullan, Concierge, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, Ponte Vedra Beach, December 29, 2020

“I got a call out of the blue for a sizable new job in Ortega — a beautiful waterfront home — and wondered how they’d learned about us. Then I remembered the Living Luxe Christmas mailing and am certain this was how it came about. We’re already out of the 300 copies you brought us, we can’t keep them stocked, they go in no time.” Brian Bidwell, Owner, Wild Birds Unlimited, Julington Creek, December 28, 2020

“The manager of The Book Loft gave it to us — he’s handling it out to customers, saying it’s a really great magazine.” Couple seated at Island Time Ice Cream, Fernandina Beach, while reading Living Luxe. December 22, 2020

“We’d love as many copies as you can spare, as our clients always ask if they can take a copy home with them.” Receptionist, FISHER, TOUSEY, LEAS & BALL, P.A, Ponte Vedra Beach, December 16, 2020

“We could use another hundred more or so. They pretty much go the moment we put them out.” Jane Z. Norton, General Manager, Serenata Beach Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, December 15, 2020

“We hear so many stories. My wife was walking our dog, and apparently our neighbor gets the magazine mailed to her. She came running up to my wife, saying how much she loves Living Luxe and seeing all the Underwood’s ads. She said she was so proud to keep it on her coffee table.” John Rutkowski, General Manager, Underwood Jewelers, Ponte Vedra Beach, December 3, 2020

“I love this magazine! I make a point of bringing a copy to any single ladies I see dining with us, offering it to them to read. No one’s ever refused.” “Steven,” General Manager, Nona Blue Modern Tavern, Ponte Vedra Beach, November 19, 2020

“We keep them on the front reservation counter. Our customers love them. We’re happy to distribute Living Luxe.” Chris Bolen, General Manager, Biscotti’s Restaurant, Avondale, November 15, 2020

“This is the best put together magazine we have. Of the copies you’d given us, not a single one was left anywhere in the hotel by the end of the [2020] Concours d’Elegance. We create gift bags for each of our 150 guests, filled with local trinkets and stuff related to the Concours, and included Living Luxe in each bag. Usually more than half of the items are just left behind in the room. Not a single copy of Living Luxe was left behind.” Celeste Christian, Director of Sales, Hilton Hampton Inn & Suites Amelia Island-Historic Harbor Front, October 28, 2020

“Thank you for bringing these magazines! We don’t have enough publications for the concierge’s desk anymore, after so many stopped printing due to ‘COVID.’ This is the only regional magazine we’ve got at this point to hand to guests, and it’s such a beautiful one.” “Kennedy,” Concierge at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, October 28, 2020

“Within just a week or so of the fall issue coming out, my sister — who lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, where we both grew up — had gotten no less than eight phone calls from friends saying, ‘I saw Ed’s name in Living Luxe!’ I was amazed, as the only place my name appeared was in that tiny photo caption in the interior design story you ran. I mean, it’s barely legible!

Then, I myself got a call from a gal I’d gone to school with some 30 years ago, who actually tracked me down through my website to tell me she’d picked up a beautiful magazine in Fernandina Beach and couldn’t believe when she saw my name in it.

This tells me just how closely people read this publication, if even photo captions are generating this type of awareness.” Edward Lobrano, Principal, Edward Lobrano Interior Design, New York City, October 25, 2020

“I did get the hard copy of the fall edition. So beautiful, and I enjoyed it from cover to cover. You do a fabulous job! Thanks for taking such good care of us!” Tracy Reece, VP Marketing for Sawgrass Village Shopping Center, Ponte Vedra Beach, October 15, 2020

“Dear Jay,

As we’re likely about to sign with Arthur Rutenberg Homes to build our new custom dream home, I wanted to just take a minute on how this all came about. Eloy and I have been considering home options for a long time but couldn’t find anything worth us moving. I was consistently seeing the EvenTide ad in Living Luxe magazine that prompted us to visit your model home, the style of which we fell in love with. We are personally familiar with Living Luxe — the publisher, Pam Anderson, worked with Eloy in doing a feature on Florida bird life that became the front cover story about a year ago. It was a fantastic experience, and we got a ton of rave reviews from people seeing the story. And while we haven’t connected with Pam in a long while, were it not for Living Luxe — and seeing that EvenTide ad in every issue reminding us to visit — we may have never connected the dots we needed to in order to get the right new dream home.

EvenTide is a beautiful community, but in the end, we preferred the Intracoastal and marsh views so key to Eloy’s photography. From this all, it looks like AR Homes is getting a new custom home contract on our property, and it’s important that the company recognize the role that Living Luxe played. Ironically, Eloy got an email from Pam a few days ago exploring a story about some adorable bluebirds he photographed out back during the spring lockdown, and it occurred to me that Pam doesn’t even know about our new home plans or the fact that her amazing magazine factored into our decision.

If you go back to the Spring 2019 issue, Pam quoted me regarding Eloy’s photography taking over our house and the need to build a home to have a proper studio. I have to appreciate the coincidence of that story, EvenTide’s ad, and, of course, Living Luxe that made it happen for all of us. In fact, thinking back on all this now, Pam had even told me about the EvenTide community at the time and had encouraged us to visit, but she’s been unaware of all that’s transpired since!

Coming from a marketing background, I know how unusual it is for ownership to ever really know how effective (or not) their advertising is, so I wanted to spell this all out so that both EvenTide and Arthur Rutenberg Homes knows business is being generated from this magazine. While we didn’t end up buying at EvenTide, the magazine ad did its job in piquing our interest to visit, and as it turns out, Arthur Rutenberg will most likely have a new client as a result.” Debbie Castroverde, email from new home buyers to Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Jacksonville, October 10, 2020

“I’ve received your fall issue, and it is gorgeous. I kept turning the pages in that national parks article and saying, ‘Oh, that’s my favorite spread.’ And then I’d turn the page again and say, ‘Oh, no, THAT’S my favorite spread.’ ‘Oh, no, this one.’ Hard choices!” Regan C. Minners, Director of Communications, St. Johns Country Day School, Orange Park, Jacksonville, October 8, 2020

“Congrats on another stellar issue!! Really enjoyed it and love the crescent at the end of each story. Nice touch! I’ve put it in our clubhouse for our boaters to enjoy as well. Looking forward to your next issue, Pamela!” Kate A. Hallock, Director of Marketing & Communications, Jacksonville Historical Society, Jacksonville, October 5, 2020

“I love the magazine. Something for everyone. Part National Geographic, part Better Homes and Gardens, Williams Sonoma and Bon Appétit! Nicely done! Seems like a wonderful vehicle for advertisers.” Erik Nicolaisen, Muralist and Living Luxe subscriber, Los Angeles, September 28, 2020

“Dear Pamela! We just got your magazine, and it’s sooo amazing! I loved every page, and I loved the cover — that paper, feeling sooo good! It’s all gorgeous, thank you so much for mailing it to us! We love it so much!” Julia Ponomareva, Co-owner, Russian Imperial Ballet Academy, Jacksonville, September 19, 2020

“Your August issue is spectacular, as always! So loved your ‘Nostalgic Florida’ article. I, too, was the little girl that stuck to the hot car seat and loved the Coke floats at Howard Johnson’s and A&W Root Beer. I fell in love with the mermaids at Weeki Wachee but somehow missed Parrot Jungle! We are the lucky ones for having crossed paths with you!” Julie Radigan, Executive Assistant, Lifetime Enclosures, Jacksonville, September 10, 2020

“Everyone knows about this magazine. I used to work in two other doctor’s offices before coming here, and each one carried Living Luxe. We’d have patients who would come in just to pick up the magazine. There’s nothing like it in the market.” Victoria Fluehr, Front Desk Coordinator, Schneider Eye & Wellness Center, Jacksonville, August 27, 2020

“You’ve ruined me. I can’t even look at another magazine now without asking myself, ‘Why aren’t the ads better coordinated with the content?’ or ‘Where’s the color theme running throughout?’ or ‘Why is this thing so cluttered?’” Rocky Joseph, Owner, S.E. Joseph Jr., Inc. Jewelers, Jacksonville Beach, August 24, 2020

“I walked into Aqua Grill, and your magazines were on the front counter. Then I went into the bar area, and there were a bunch of men and women sitting around, all reading Living Luxe. I see it everywhere.” Sabrina Chaker, Co-owner, Milo Fashion, Atlantic Beach, August 20, 2020, commenting on all the venues she’d seen Living Luxe in the marketplace and why she elected to herself become an advertiser.

“The stack you brought to the Nocatee store was gone in two days.” Vanessa Melody, Manager, Beach & San Pablo Starbucks, Jacksonville, August 17, 2020

“We know the ad is working, as we’re getting a lot more walk-in traffic than before we started advertising.” Carmi Canipe, Co-owner, Belmarmi Marble, Neptune Beach, August 3, 2020

“[My wife and business partner] Joline could not put the [Summer 2020] issue down and raves that it is by far your best work yet. It is flying off the shelves in both stores.” Brian Bidwell, Co-owner, Wild Birds Unlimited, Jacksonville Beach, July 27, 2020

“Holy cow! Talk about white glove service!” Susan Jackson, Assistant to Realtor Suzie Connolly, Ponte Vedra Beach, July 21, 2020

“Of course, I know your magazine! I take each issue home with me, and my husband and I try your different recipes. They’re terrific.” Janet, employee of Cypress Village, Jacksonville, July 20, 2020

“This is the best magazine Jacksonville has ever had.” Janet Farley, Sales Manager, S.E. Joseph Jr., Inc. Jewelers, Jacksonville Beach, July 15, 2020

“This is your best issue yet — it’ll be hard to beat!” Joanelle Mulrain, Chief Marketing Officer, Fisher Design, July 7, 2019

“I moved here several years ago, and when first getting settled, my girlfriends and I were at the Chart House downtown and found a copy of Living Luxe there. We were all sitting in the bar looking through the magazine, and it made us feel great about having moved here. And we’re all in our 30s, so this magazine isn’t just for older people.” Victoria Fluehr, Front Desk Coordinator, Schneider Eye & Wellness Center, Jacksonville, June 29, 2020

“People really love this magazine.” Hostess at Nona Blue restaurant, Ponte Vedra Beach, June 24, 2020, commenting on how quickly Living Luxe is taken from their reservation desk.

“Just received the latest Living Luxe and, once again, it’s dazzling. I really loved your Letter From the Editor messaging about ‘Together, let’s kick COVID to the curb.’ The overall brand marketing benefits for your advertisers just gets stronger and stronger with every edition.” Thomas V. Dew, resident of San Diego, California, June 20, 2020

“My phone’s been blowing up with friends telling me they just read your callout to me on the [Summer 2020] Editor’s page!” Al Bagocius, Oasis Senior Advisors, Jacksonville, June 15, 2020

“I was having dinner at one of my favorite restaurants downtown, sitting at the bar. The guy next to me struck up a conversation, wanting to tell me about a magazine he keeps seeing in Jacksonville, and that he couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. He said it was ‘the most beautiful magazine he’d seen in his life.’  I said, ‘You must be talking about Living Luxe.’ ‘Yes! That’s it!’ he replied. You can imagine his surprise when I explained that he was speaking to its printer. For the next 10 minutes, that’s all we talked about, Living Luxe.” Michael Hartley, President, The Hartley Press, Jacksonville, June 11, 2020

“I was doing a portrait photoshoot of a very successful wealth management couple here in Ponte Vedra, when the wife saw Living Luxe on my table, pointed to it, and said ‘I love that magazine.’ We all began talking about it and I was proud to show her my photography in the issue.” Alex L. Quijano, Owner, Art & Alex Photography, Ponte Vedra Beach, June 6, 2020

“I gave my mom your magazine and she was like ‘Oh my gosh, I love this magazine! It’s my favorite magazine, I read it all the time!’” Alexa Lavallee, Ponte Vedra Beach Instacart shopper, June 2, 2020

“The stack of [Spring 2020] issues you brought by were gone in one day.” Manager, The Loop Restaurant, Neptune Beach, May 15, 2020

“We receive your lovely publication to our home… it is a joy to look at and read. Congratulations on the achievement of publishing and circulating a high-end and classy piece of work.” Cynthia Burns, landscape designer, San Marco, April 13, 2020

“I started watching the magazine rack [filled with Living Luxe] as I couldn’t believe how quickly it was emptying. I counted eight customers taking it in just the first hour, alone.” “John,” Manager, Panera Bread, Ponte Vedra Beach, March 30, 2020

“I was speaking with our client, David Yurman, about the power of print and why digital can’t hold a candle to it. I told him that nothing compares to what Living Luxe is doing in this market — not even close.” C. Clayton Bromberg, CG, President, Underwood Jewelers, San Marco, March 11, 2020

“Pamela, you do a great job with Luxe.” Roger Osteen, Chairman and Founder, The PARC Group, Jacksonville, March 10, 2020

“Our own customers were coming up to me, showing me the magazine, raving about it. There are publications that are just dropped off in our stores without any type of approval, and we immediately throw them out. We’ve got to protect the brand. Your magazine is the only thing I’ve seen in this market that is on par with the Starbucks brand.” Ralph Malear, District Manager of Jacksonville Starbucks, commenting on some of the reasons he approved distribution of Living Luxe at Jacksonville area Starbucks, March 9, 2020

I was just at a meeting with our company, it was held at the Aloft Hotel in Tapestry Park. There was a lovely, huge stack of Living Luxe in the bar area. It looks gorgeous!  Whitney Shettel, Realtor, Robert Slack Realty, Jacksonville, March 9, 2020

“We get this [Living Luxe] in the mail! My husband always brings the new issue to me and says ‘Can you believe this magazine?’ He reads it cover to cover. I see this magazine everywhere. People absolutely notice. “Trina,” Receptionist at Eccela Smiles, Ponte Vedra Beach, March 6, 2020

“Wayne made the comment that it was nice to see how many people were excited to see the new [Spring 2020] issue!” Bobby Pendexter, Distribution Manager Luxe Publishing, commenting on input from Luxe delivery team, March 5, 2020

“How do we subscribe? We are just moving to Amelia and are enjoying learning about the area! Your magazine is a great resource.” Nancy Bartmess, Georgia transplant to North Florida, February 28, 2020

“My wife and I were at the Alhambra Theater one evening in early February and they had Living Luxe there; we had guests with us and I had the opportunity to flip through the magazine — they were so impressed!” John Rutkowski, General Manager, Underwood Jewelers, Ponte Vedra Beach, February 28, 2020

Beaches Starbucks Magazine “Jeff wants the photo in the ad changed out as soon as possible! We’re getting too many calls off the ad, people saying they want that exact pool enclosure built, and we’re trying to focus more on sunrooms right now.” Tonya Claar, Executive Assistant to President of Lifetime Enclosures, Jacksonville, Living Luxe advertiser concerned about too many calls being generated by their ad, February 15, 2020

“The article you did on Nocatee was the best that’s ever been written on our community. We love your magazine! We keep it on our coffee table at home.” Rick Ray, President & CEO The PARC Group, Jacksonville, developers of the master-planned community of Nocatee, February 9, 2020

“I live in Palm Beach. This is nicer than any magazine we have.” Lucienne Stark, visitor to Ponte Vedra Beach, commenting on caliber of Living Luxe relative to publications serving her ultra-wealthy community, February 5, 2020

“I was at Bonefish Grill the other night and overheard a group of women at the table next to me, talking about how much they love your magazine. They had a copy of Living Luxe on the table in front of them, and were looking at it together. I was so proud as I could see the little gold banner on its front cover, meaning it was the Underwood’s Edition!” Ali Walker, Sales Associate, Underwood Jewelers, Ponte Vedra Beach, January 25, 2020

“A customer of mine came in and was raving about Living Luxe; she went on for like five minutes, talking about how much she loves the articles and photos.” Vicki Lynn Marra, Sales Associate, Underwood Jewelers, Ponte Vedra Beach, January 25, 2020

Jacksonville Starbucks Magazine “Thank you for the excellent work and support of our advertising and marketing. I don’t think there’s anything out there that competes with what you’re doing and we appreciate being part of such a unique publication.” Jane Z. Norton, General Manager, Serenata Beach Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, January 24, 2020

“Just in the time I’ve been standing here, five more customers picked up a copy.” Jennifer Marshall, Hostess of Ruth’s Chris Steak, House Ponte Vedra Beach, commenting on incredible take rate of Living Luxe from restaurant reception area, December 22, 2019

“We keep your magazines behind the desk to give to special guests as a gift because it’s so lovely. If we kept them out on the table they’d be gone in a day. Many of our guest are looking to move here.” Sandra Mees, Manager, Residence Inn by Marriott Amelia Island, December 21, 2019

“I literally had just finished reading your magazine when you walked in! This publication is a visual feast for the eyes. The color coordination and design are not lost on me. It has something for everyone.” Roger Joiner, employee of Lott’s Furniture, Amelia Island, December 21, 2019

“People are really happy with your magazine.” Brian Bidwell, Wild Birds Unlimited, Jacksonville Beach, December 20, 2019

“Whenever the new issue comes out, I grab up as many copies as I can to have in back of my limousines for guests I’m driving from the airport. They love it and ask to take it with them. You do good work.” “Tony,” Owner, Tony’s Limousine Service of Jacksonville, December 17, 2019

“We just moved here from New York and I was surprised to find a magazine of this caliber here. It’s something I’d expect to see in New York or L.A. It’s amazing! I see Living Luxe everywhere; in fact, I can’t go anywhere and not see it!” Fred Meisler, Ponte Vedra Beach resident, December 16, 2019

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“I don’t have to read the articles, as I’ll be hearing about them from all my customers.” C. Clayton Bromberg, CG, President, Underwood Jewelers, December 10, 2019

“I was told the Metro Diner Ponte Vedra Beach copies were all gone in a day!” Pamela Tibbs Daylor, Realtor, December 6, 2019

“I know you hear this all the time, but your magazine is stunning.” Susan Jackson, Assistant to Suzie Connolly, Realtor, December 9, 2019

“The magazine (Winter 2019 issue) is absolutely gorgeous; you did a fantastic job, we are both thrilled to pieces and we thank you thank you, thank you, thank you!! We will get these copies out to our clients and friends and family and doctors and wherever we go!” Amanda Webster, Amanda Webster Design, December 8, 2019

“Pam, received the gorgeous Winter issues and love not only the issue, but our ad.” Jill Baker, RayWare Hardware, December 11, 2019

“So proud of you – just saw it (Winter 2019 issue) all over Baptist (Women’s Pavilion at Baptist Medical Center Downtown)!” Joanelle Mulrain, Fisher Design, December 10, 2019

“Guests sit and read the articles while waiting (for their table or take out), and always ask ‘Can I take this home with me?’ They go in no time. People love this magazine.” “Nicole,” Manager, Poppy’s Italiano Restaurant Ponte Vedra Beach, October 18, 2019

“Thank you very much Pam. It’s an impressive and stunning magazine. I’m proud to be part of it.” Suzie Connolly, Realtor, Ponte Vedra Club Realty, October 4, 2019

“The new [Fall 2019] issue of Living Luxe is absolutely wonderful! We have gotten tons of positive feedback on both ads, as well. We are so pleased with it and are excited to be a part of such a quality publication.” Sarah Alexander, Elizabeth Hudgins & Sarah Alexander Realtors, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, Ponte Vedra Beach, September 22, 2019

“When my staff told me you were in the lobby, I had to come out and meet the person who has created this magazine. I’ve never seen anything like it. We’d love to have copies [of Living Luxe] not just in the lobby but in every room during the [2020] Concours d’Elegance.” Celeste Christian, Director of Sales, Hilton Hampton Inn & Suites Amelia Island-Historic Harbor Front, September 15, 2019

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“One of my very best clients texted me saying she was at home reading Living Luxe and saw our ad. She couldn’t believe how beautiful it was, and how beautiful the ring [shown in the ad] was! It made my day. If we got no other response but that one text, it would have still made the ad worthwhile.” Rocky Joseph, Owner, S.E. Joseph Jr., Inc. Jewelers, Jacksonville Beach, September 11, 2019

“I found your magazine at Florida Eye Specialists and so loved reading it while waiting for my appointment. I took a photo of all the recipe pages and the page saying how to subscribe, as I wanted to leave the copy for others, but now I wish I’d taken it with me!” Kathleen Falkenstern, First Coast resident, August 14, 2019

“I had to call you and find out about this magazine, as every listing I go to — homes on the oceanfront and St. Johns River — have Living Luxe on their coffee tables. Four homes this week I visited, each had the current issue out and even past issues.” JulioCesar Mendez, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, August 13, 2019

“Our customers love this magazine. I love that you open it up and you’re not clobbered by ads.” Cathy Wagner, General Manager, Ragtime Tavern, Atlantic Beach, August 8, 2019

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“I’m calling to see if you can have more magazines delivered, as the copies at the Downtown and Beaches offices are all gone already. People really love the [Summer 2019] Chihuly story.” Susan Fairbairn, JAX Chamber Representative, July 25, 2019

“As soon as we began with you our sales started to increase and our restaurant is now the highest grossing store in the whole chain. Advertising in Living Luxe was the only thing we did differently. We love your magazine.” Tony Scholera, General Manager, Graffiti Junktion Restaurant, July 24, 2019

“I recognize that magazine! We picked up copies of it just last night at Roy’s and I’ve already read it cover to cover. Do you have any more copies we can take? I’d like to give some to my daughter and friends.” Several women sitting outside Bold Bean Coffee Jacksonville Beach noticing Living Luxe begin carried by Publisher, July 16, 2019

“Our customers love this magazine! They specifically ask for it to read while their cars are being serviced.” Randy Medina and Joe Bend, Sales Associates, Lexus of Jacksonville, July 12, 2019

Lux-Magazine-Jacksonville-Testimonials-11 “I got a text from a friend who had already seen my ad before I’d even seen the issue myself. Customers have been coming in and calling, talking about the magazine and saying they’ve seen our ad.” Carmi Canipe, Co-owner Belmarmi Marble Neptune Beach, July 7, 2019

“We have now handed out more than 400 copies of the magazines you gave us, and still we have people coming in asking for more.” Brian Bidwell, Co-owner, Wild Birds Unlimited Jacksonville Beach and Julington Creek, July 5, 2019

“They’re gone [from the rack] in no time.” “Brandon,” Manager at Timoti’s Seafood Restaurant Nocatee, July 2, 2019

“Just saw your latest issue… wanted to say kudos on raising the bar on an already high standard. Great content, photos, spectacular cover.” Bill Geiger, Ponte Vedra Beach resident, June 30, 2019

“One of our elderly patients wanted me to read to her while in the waiting room, so I grabbed your magazine as it’s the best one we carry.” Employee of Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, June 26, 2019

“Your last issue with the wood duck on the cover is on my patio table; We love birds and have also seen it at Wild Birds Unlimited, we were talking with the owner all about Living Luxe.” “Claudia,” Office Manager, Ponte Vedra Cosmetic Dentistry, June 26, 2019

“Can we have more magazines delivered? People are asking for them and we’ve already run out.” Andrew Delpeuch, St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce St. Augustine Division, June 25, 2019

“A patient came up to me just today asking if the next issue of Living Luxe was out yet, and here you are! As soon as you leave the magazines, our volunteers take them to all the reception areas on all floors and they’re gone in no time. The patients love your magazine.” Renee Reddish, Guest Receptionist at the Mayo Clinic Mangurian Cancer Building, Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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“This thing bleeds quality.” C. Clayton Bromberg, CG, President, Underwood Jewelers, June 10, 2019

“Dear Ms. Anderson, I have been meaning to reach out to you for quite some time regarding Living Luxe and how much I have been enjoying each issue. As a long-term resident of Ponte Vedra Beach, your magazine is a breath of fresh air. As soon as it lands in my mailbox, I am reading it from cover to cover. It is such a high-quality magazine that truly stands out. I have witnessed on a few occasions people reading it while I’m out and about at places like Bonefish, Bold Bean, Starbucks, Art Walk, Picasso Day Spa, Marsh Landing and the PV Lodge to name a few. Even my bank in Marsh Landing always has it displayed.

This week I had been at the Ponte Vedra Lodge gym when I noticed the gentleman in the attached photo reading a magazine. I have met him before and went over to him joking about how he’s goofing off while everyone else was working out when I noticed it was YOUR magazine he was reading. Our conversation did turn to the magazine and he echoed the popularity and how he can feel the difference literally in his hands with your magazine. ‘The paper quality and selection of cover make people want to pick it up’ were his words. This made me want to covertly take his picture so I can send to you and introduce myself to you. He lives in The Carlisle (which are those beautiful condos across from the PV Lodge) and told me there are copies on each floor of the building. He noticed you had a color theme between the winter issue and this one. I hadn’t picked up on that but evidently he did and also enjoys each issue. 

Your magazine, contributors and advertisers are just getting better and better with each issue. I hope this email conveys the appreciation of having our coast properly represented. A quality place needed a quality magazine. Well done!” Debra Bryant, Ponte Vedra Beach resident, email of May 30, 2019

“Great magazine. Good articles, beautiful homes. Really enjoy it.” M. Troy Woods, Chairman, President and CEO of TSYS, a global payments solutions provider with annual revenues of $5 billion who had sent a hand-written letter subscribing to Living Luxe, commenting on latest issue received, June 6, 2019.

“I have been very fortunate to have obtained a copy of both the Winter 2018 and Spring 2019 issues of your fabulous magazine. It is filled with great stories and some of the most beautiful photography I have ever seen. Even the ads are spectacular. I would like to send you a check for $26 for a yearly subscription.” Tony Braden, resident of Jacksonville, email of June 5, 2019

“My husband and I visited Nocatee recently and may relocate to that area. We picked up your March – May 2019 magazine at one of the restaurants in Nocatee and my husband really liked it. Is there any way we can purchase all previous issues? Also, I would like to subscribe starting with Summer 2019.” Kimberly Jablonski, resident of Lake Worth, Florida, email of June 5, 2019

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! Once again, a couple walked into the sales center holding your beautiful magazine. They had just come from The Metro Diner where they found Living Luxe. The husband said the cover was so beautiful he couldn’t help but pick it up. Upon seeing our ad they headed over immediately and stayed for an hour. This is a likely sale. I am honored to have Waterfall in your magazine and so impressed by your keen sense of where to place this publication so that it reaches discerning and affluent consumers.” Sue Hutchison, Sales & Marketing Manager, Waterfall Condominiums, email of May 24, 2019

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“Hey, Katie, Matt (lead cook) says that business is booming on account of Living Luxe, and that you’re even having to hire more staff to handle the demand. In fact, he calls these new clients the ‘Golden Crescent’ crowd, saying that they come in with our magazine in hand. Is this true?” “Oh gosh, yes! We’re getting a ton of comments about the magazine and couldn’t be happier!” Conversation between Publisher and Katie Rider, client and co-owner Gregory Paul’s Catering, May 22, 2019

“We love your magazine! We’re getting so many calls and clients raving about our ads.” Marsha Keller, Realtor, Lisa Barton Team, May 11, 2019

“We sold 15 memberships this month, alone!” Deanna Grady, Membership Director of Serenata Beach Club, commenting about the marked uptick in sales since having begun advertising with Living Luxe, many such prospects calling off their ad and even walking in with the magazine in hand, April 24, 2019

“A couple came in today with our ad from Living Luxe torn out of the magazine, wanting to learn about the condos! They said they’d picked up Living Luxe at their doctor’s office and were here on account of it!” Sue Hutchison, Sales Coordinator, Waterfall Luxury Condominiums, April 16, 2019

“We’ve been blowing through a ton of the magazines. People really like it because it looks like an expensive magazine you’d have to pay for. We get better tips when we hand them out.” “Seth,” Valet at Medure Restaurant, referring to arrangement between Luxe Publishing and area valets to distribute magazine, April 16, 2019

“I was wondering if you’d mail a copy (of Living Luxe) to my friend, because I want her to see this magazine, but I don’t want to give up mine.” Jacksonville Beach resident who receives Living Luxe by mail calling Publisher, April 15, 2019

“I saw LL on the counter at Bonefish last night.” Brian Bidwell, Owner, Wild Birds Unlimited, email of April 15, 2019

“I had brought a copy of the spring issue to show my accountant. As it turns out, she’d already seen it, as just that same day another client had brought her a copy of Living Luxe, saying ‘You’ve got to see this magazine.’” Eloy Castroverde, local wildlife photographer, email of April 8, 2019

“A couple came in from Nocatee, saw the magazines (at the front reservation desk), said they love it, and asked if they could take like 10 copies or more to give to friends. I said ‘Absolutely!’” “Selena,” Manager at Roy’s Restaurant Jax Beach, April 2, 2019

“My staff tells me whenever you’ve come in delivering new copies. I ask ‘Where are they?’ They tell me, ‘They’re already gone.’” Tony Scholera, General Manager, Graffiti Junktion Restaurant, March 27, 2019

“Pam, your beautiful magazine is flying of the shelf!! I have been restocking the ones at the Ponte Vedra YMCA. I’ll put out 10 or 20 and they are gone within a day or two. The other day I was working out and went down the hall way to the pool to talk to my friend Alex. He said he wanted to see the magazine and I told him I just saw there was one left. We walked back inside and it was gone! You guys did a great job with the current issue! So many people are talking about the magazine.” Eloy Castroverde, wildlife photographer whose work was featured in Spring 2019 issue, email of March 26, 2019

“I like the new ‘listings’ section.” Pat Columbo, Ponte Vedra Beach resident referring to new Luxe Listings content, March 23, 2019

“We sold another membership today off our ad!” Deanna Grady, Membership Director, Serenata Beach Club, March 21, 2019

“Our patients LOVE this magazine! They like reading it because it’s so peaceful looking and helps get their minds off of why they’re here. Once all the issues on the coffee tables are gone, they’ll come around the backside of my desk and try and grab more copies when they think I’m not looking.” “Joy,” Head Receptionist at Mayo Clinic new Mangurian Building, March 21, 2019

“I’ve been raving about your magazine to everyone at our office. The content is great! It’s always at the (Ponte Vedra Inn & Club) gym and members like to have something like this to read while relaxing.” Jeffrey R. Bankston, Attorney at Law, Buschman, Ahern, Persons & Bankston, March 20, 2019

“I was at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Spa today and Living Luxe was on all the tables. It looked great!” Lisa Barton, Broker Associate, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, email of March 19, 2019

“This magazine is perfect for our front desk, as a lot of our guests are here because they’re looking for a home, and it’s such a classy magazine about the area.” Christopher Brown, Front Desk Manager, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, March 15, 2019

“Your new issue is incredible. I’ve been handing it out to all our guests.” Randy Pickering, Assistant General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn Ponte Vedra, March 15, 2019

“When I first saw your magazine, I came back to the office and instructed my staff to contact you. I told them ‘This is where I need to be.’” Jan Shields, Realtor, Watson Realty Corp., March 13, 2019

“Pam, this publication is beyond beautiful…. well done again! With every issue, you raise the bar.” Diana Edwards, Owner, Lemon Twist Boutique, email of March 12, 2019

“Hey Pam, I had a meeting today at Fortress Wealth in Ponte Vedra Beach, and they have every single issue of yours on the lobby coffee table for guests to read. They said they LOVE your magazine! (And they’re heavy hitters!)” Alyssa Sharp, Roy’s Jax Beach, email of February 20, 2019

“I definitely recognize your magazine, as I see it on coffee tables in homes throughout the Beaches.” Jason Huntley, Partner, SH Design, February 20, 2019

“The (Living Luxe) Underwood’s Special Christmas Edition was the most successful issue we’ve ever done. We got calls from as far away as Philadelphia – like the client who said it was the most beautiful magazine he’d ever seen. And the marketing manager for David Yurman was visiting at that time, and stayed at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. She picked up a copy of Living Luxe at the resort, and said her Dad, who was travelling with her, could not put it down.” C. Clayton Bromberg, CG, President, Underwood Jewelers, February 19, 2019

“Our partner brands are all so impressed with the magazine, Pam. We get rave reviews from them about how it looks and feels.” Charlie Slaton, Owner, Carla Shoes & Accessories, February 13, 2019

“We got two calls today off our ad! Both said they loved the ad and the magazine, and wanted to schedule a tour.” Deanna Grady, Membership Director, Serenata Beach Club, January 21, 2019

“We got a call just a few days after the (December) issue came out. A man wanted to buy the exact shoes in our ad for his wife.” JoAnne Wilkins, General Manager, Carla Shoes & Accessories, January 15, 2019

“A woman after church today said she was at the Lexus dealership and saw my ad in a beautiful magazine.” Suzie Connolly, Realtor, Ponte Vedra Club Realty, text of December 30, 2018