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Marina I. Jokic

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Jen Shannon Portrait Explores the Legacy of Images Jen Shannon Portrait Explores the Legacy of Images

By Marina I. Jokic

Jen Shannon is known for creating one-of-a-kind photo portraits. Based in Saint Augustine, Florida, Jen Shannon Portrait services Jacksonville and its surroundings.

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Leave Your Special Event Photography to Jamie Lee Creativity Leave Your Special Event Photography to Jamie Lee Creativity

By Marina I. Jokic

Jamie Lee Creativity in St. Augustine, Florida is run by Jamie Mathews, a photographer who thoroughly enjoys working with her clients. From weddings and destination weddings to newborn photography, she has extensive field experience and talent for capturing even the most fleeting emotions.

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St. Augustine Face and Body by Promise Spa Is Your Gateway to Wellness and Beauty St. Augustine Face and Body by Promise Spa Is Your Gateway to Wellness and Beauty

By Marina I. Jokic

St. Augustine Face and Body by Promise Spa in Florida specializes in a range of holistic body and skincare treatments, including in-house and on-site hair and makeup for weddings.

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4U Fitness Brings the E-Fitness Revolution to St. Pete 4U Fitness Brings the E-Fitness Revolution to St. Pete

By Marina I. Jokic

4U Fitness in St. Petersburg, Florida is just that?fitness that is especially designed to meet your needs and goals. Offering a customized 20-minute workout that brings a burst of energy, the 4U Fitness approach activates more muscle fibers in far less time than other cardio exercises.

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Build Strength Without Stressing Your Body at CircuSoul Aerial Yoga Build Strength Without Stressing Your Body at CircuSoul Aerial Yoga

By Marina I. Jokic

Specializing in therapeutic and aerial yoga, CircuSoul Yoga in Sarasota, Florida offers classes, workshops, and teacher trainings. The only school in the U.S. to offer comprehensive aerial yoga certification, CircuSoul also has professional level RYT200 training that prepares trainees to teach in private and public.

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Clayton Galleries Is Tampa's Artistic Hub Clayton Galleries Is Tampa's Artistic Hub

By Marina I. Jokic

Under the direction of owner Cathleen Clayton, Clayton Galleries showcases emerging and established Florida artists and puts on special exhibits throughout the year.

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I Am Elite Krav Maga Teaches Miami Residents the Best Self Defense in the World I Am Elite Krav Maga Teaches Miami Residents the Best Self Defense in the World

By Marina I. Jokic

I Am Elite Krav Maga is a specialized training studio in Miami that teaches the Krav Maga self-defense technique, a martial art developed by the Israeli Defense Forces and currently used by law enforcement, military, and Special Forces around the world.

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Urban Kai Offers a Fun and Exhilirating Way to Get Into Top Physical Condition with Stand Up Paddleboarding Urban Kai Offers a Fun and Exhilirating Way to Get Into Top Physical Condition with Stand Up Paddleboarding

By Marina I. Jokic

Located in sunny Tampa and St. Petersburg, Urban Kai Stand Up Paddle Board Shop rents out equipment, and provides training, private lessons, and adventure tours in the area.

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Accomplish Your Fitness Goals in This Veteran Owned Supreme Fitness Facility Accomplish Your Fitness Goals in This Veteran Owned Supreme Fitness Facility

By Marina I. Jokic

Anthem CrossFit, located in Pensacola, Florida, is a premier venue for holding the popular trainings, and co-owner Courtney Carnegie explains what sets this particular studio apart.

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Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Showcases the Rums of the World Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Showcases the Rums of the World

By Marina I. Jokic

The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival celebrates the drink by bringing together producers, distributors, retailers, and consumers to bask in the flavors and richness of different varieties of rums. It's an elaborate affair with many events from seminars to tasting competitions, drawing upward of 10,000 people each year.

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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Finally Get Fit at St. Pete's Body Shoppe Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Finally Get Fit at St. Pete's Body Shoppe

By Marina I. Jokic

Offering high intensity workouts that target every major muscle group in the body, trainees will be able to really challenge themselves and step out of their comfort zones.

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Bunnie Cakes Brings Miami Vegan, Kosher, and Gluten-Free Desserts Bunnie Cakes Brings Miami Vegan, Kosher, and Gluten-Free Desserts

By Marina I. Jokic

Located in Miami, the bakery exclusively focuses on creating desserts that are imaginative and flavorful while adhering to the strict vegan and gluten-free guidelines. Having just recently opened its doors, Bunnie Cakes has showcased the versatility and diversity of flavors and ingredients that can be enjoyed while giving up dairy and grains.

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Keke's Breakfast Cafe Committed to Excellence with Handmade Meals Served by Friendly Staff Keke's Breakfast Cafe Committed to Excellence with Handmade Meals Served by Friendly Staff

By Marina I. Jokic

It is difficult to find a breakfast place that caters to both taste and aesthetics. But if you live in Lakeland, Florida, you are in luck. Nate Martin, the director of business operations at Keke's, is proud to deliver excellent food and service to local residents.

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Inshore and Offshore Fishing with Captain Joe Eskay of Wicked Fly Charters Inshore and Offshore Fishing with Captain Joe Eskay of Wicked Fly Charters

By Marina I. Jokic

Charter Captain and avid fisherman Joe Eskay has been boating and catching fish most of his life. Eskay has been fortunate enough to start his own boat charter business and accompany customers on inshore and offshore fishing expeditions.

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Art More Place Fosters an Artistic Community For Kids in Melbourne Art More Place Fosters an Artistic Community For Kids in Melbourne

By Marina I. Jokic

Art More Place is a special place for many in the Melbourne community in Florida. It allows adults and kids of all backgrounds and experience levels to gather and learn from some of the preeminent art instructors in the area. The largest studio of its kind in Melbourne, it has been teaching art to kids and adults since 2014.

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Cooking with Chef Terry- Fresh Ingredients Crafted Into Mouth Watering Meals Cooking with Chef Terry- Fresh Ingredients Crafted Into Mouth Watering Meals

By Marina I. Jokic

Located in Lakeland, Florida, Chef T's Garden Grill opened in 2007 and has captured the taste buds of many a patron. Chef Terry Doner gives us a glimpse of the day-to-day operations of the restaurant, the highlights on the menu, and some of the history of the place.

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Cub's Crawfish Provides a Cajun Culinary Bliss in Pensacola Cub's Crawfish Provides a Cajun Culinary Bliss in Pensacola

By Marina I. Jokic

Since 2005, Cub's Crawfish has served its spicy, savory Cajun recipes to countless guests. Boiled together with a Southern 'country boil' of corn, potatoes, sausage and mushrooms, Cub's crawfish is a favorite of locals, Cajuns and tourists alike who seek the best crawfish in Pensacola.

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Explore the History Behind Tampa's Cigar Capital of the World Explore the History Behind Tampa's Cigar Capital of the World

By Marina I. Jokic

Ybor City Museum captures the rich historical and cultural heritage of Ybor City in Florida that spans more than several generations of immigrants. The museum serves not only to educate the public, but also as a key link in a network that provides social and civic services to local residents.

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Dance and Dine  on the Waters of Tampa Bay Dance and Dine on the Waters of Tampa Bay

By Marina I. Jokic

Yacht StarShip in Tampa offers the full fine dining experience on board a yacht, and can be booked for special events, small groups, weddings, and other occasions. StarShip also rents out private charters. The only dining yacht of its kind and size in the South, StarShip can arrange for alternate docking locations throughout Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and other cities in Florida.

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Exploring Pinellas County's Largest Natural Area Exploring Pinellas County's Largest Natural Area

By Marina I. Jokic

Brooker Creek Preserve spans 8700 acres, the largest natural area in Pinellas County, Florida.

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Spreading Awareness and Healing Lives at the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida Spreading Awareness and Healing Lives at the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

By Marina I. Jokic

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is a leading institution that works toward finding a cure for epilepsy and overcoming challenges created by the disease.

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Find the Largest Selection of Boats Where Banana and Indian River Meet Find the Largest Selection of Boats Where Banana and Indian River Meet

By Marina I. Jokic

The 321 Boat Club is the largest and oldest boat club in the area with the greatest fleet and the widest variety in Florida.

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A True Blessing is Found in St. Augustine's Good Samaritan Health Center A True Blessing is Found in St. Augustine's Good Samaritan Health Center

By Marina I. Jokic

Introducing the only clinic of its kind in St. John's County to provide medical and dental services at no charge.

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Reinventing Resort Wear with Fun, Creative, Contemporary Classics Reinventing Resort Wear with Fun, Creative, Contemporary Classics

By Marina I. Jokic

This popular brand of women's clothing founded in Clearwater, Florida has been around since 1969.

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Experience Everything Florida Golf Is Meant to Be at Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club Experience Everything Florida Golf Is Meant to Be at Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club

By Marina I. Jokic

Situated amidst pristine nature, Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club is a gem in the Tampa golfing community. Golf aficionados of all levels flock to the beautifully maintained course to enjoy a day of spirited playing. If you are a beginner, the Rick Bradshaw/Jim Dent School of Golf offers world-class instruction. Director of Golf Bob Cunningham shares what the club is all about.

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Come Experience Tampa's Come Experience Tampa's "Must Play" Course at Pebble Creek Golf Club

By Marina I. Jokic

Most golf courses capitalize on providing a first-rate golfing experience. Pebble Creek Golf Club in Tampa achieves that and more. In addition to its perfectly polished golfing grounds and beautiful landscapes, the club is a popular event venue and houses one of the best bars in town.

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The Harvest Bible Chapel Provides Jupiter with A Haven for All The Harvest Bible Chapel Provides Jupiter with A Haven for All

By Marina I. Jokic

Spirituality often assumes secondary place in our busy lives, but Harvest Bible Chapel shows us how essential it is to a well-rounded life. From inspirational and instructional Sunday sermons to small community events, the chapel is deeply involved in the community and seeks to better the lives of local residents in a myriad of ways.

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What to Expect on Your Visit to O'Steen's What to Expect on Your Visit to O'Steen's

By Marina I. Jokic

If you are craving casual seafood in sunny St. Augustine, Florida, O'Steen's is a great place to try. Owner Lonnie Pomar shares the reasons her restaurant keeps drawing in customers year after year.

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Spending a Day at Lakeland's Premier Children's Museum Spending a Day at Lakeland's Premier Children's Museum

By Marina I. Jokic

The Explorations V Children's Museum was founded in July 1991 in Lakeland, Florida by parent volunteers and serves as an important educational venue. It is the only hands-on museum in Polk County dedicated to the education and cultural development of children and families. Museum admissions average more than 40,000 annually, with nearly 20,000 education program attendees and 40,000 outreach attendees.

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An Authentic African Safari in Florida An Authentic African Safari in Florida

By Marina I. Jokic

If you've ever wanted to go on a real safari but didn't have the time or the means to travel far, Lakeland in Florida might be the answer for you. Safari Wilderness Ranch gives people a rare chance to observe wildlife in its nearly natural state.

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Find Your Mojo at Mojo's in Lakeland, FL Find Your Mojo at Mojo's in Lakeland, FL

By Marina I. Jokic

In Lakeland, Florida, Mojo's marketing coordinator James Gibson tells us about the three things that have made the restaurant successful: the coldest beer in town (literally), consistently good and hot buffalo chicken wings, and finally, an entertaining atmosphere with events nearly every day of the week. Gibson gives us the details behind Mojo's reputation.

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Marina I. Jokic is a Staff Writer at Florida Homes.

Marina Jokic holds a bachelor's degree from Connecticut College in Russian and East European studies, a master's in Buddhist studies from Harvard Divinity School, and a master's in Sustainability and Environmental Management, also from Harvard. Marina is interested in writing, research, science, and the environment- and loves hiking and canoeing.