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Memorial Day :: Food, Shopping & Culture

Posted on 24. May, 2013 by in Gainesville, Local Events, Orlando, Weekend

First, let’s start with Happy Memorial Day
While you may be celebrating start-of-summer-style take a moment to remember those who have fallen in service. We live in a place with so many wonderful opportunities – there is a lot to be thankful for.
Our offices will be closed on Monday in observance of the holiday but we wanted to share some goodies with you.

Celebrating Memorial Day in North Florida with CMC Apartments


Have you heard of Sword and Plough? Company founders, Emily and Betsy Nunez, were born at West Point into a military family. This company uses surplus military material (from clothing, tents, etc) and turns them into stylish backpacks, totes, and more with the goal of empowering veteran employment and reducing waste.
They are currently still seeking funding but you can see a few styles here


From Memorial Day through Labor Day participating Blue Star Museums (many here in our area) are offering FREE admission to any active duty U.S. military and their families. The list includes: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps and up to five family members. Participating locations include:

The Harn Musuem of Art
Florida Museum of Natural History
Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park in Starke
Lightner Museum in St. Augustine

Explorations V Children’s Museum

Orlando & Winter Park
Orange County Regional History Center
Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Get a full list here


Let’s face it, IT’s HOT! but what else is new in Florida. Cool down with this awesome recipe for a Cucumber Mint French Gimlet from Oh So Beautiful Paper. Refreshing and easy to make with only 6 ingredients – what more can you ask for!


As far as food, we are totally inspired by these burger recipies from Food 52:

  • Try they call a “classed-up Japanese version of a Sloppy Joe” with this Gingered Pork Burger Recipe – YUM!
  • or fancy up a regular burger with caramelized onions, jalapeƱo relish and red pepper mayo
  • Or take a stab (get it? stab!) at these strawberry shortcake skewers seen here on our Pinterest.

    Did you visit last week’s Watermelon Festival? Grab some cookie cutters and try a fun fruit salad of star-shaped watermelon, strawberries and blueberries – perfect for a Memorial Day meal (and little fingers). Try blending a bit of honey, sea salt and crushed mint for some extra KA-POW!
    (Photo from Wit & Whistle)

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