St. Johns Magazine May 2021

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ST. JOHNS Celebrating the people, places & events in our community

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DR. LINDA QUINN mother, healer, teacher, woman advocate

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Publisher & Creative Director Debbie Gaylord debbie@stjohnsmag.com 1 904-687-8538 Photographer Mindy Kerr, Nature's Child Photography St. Johns Magazine is dedicated to covering the topics readers care about - from hometown stories and community spotlighs to food, health & business. St. Johns Magazine is designed to engage readers and inspire them to enjoy the good life in Northern St. Johns!

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May 2021 Dear Neighbor, A friend of mine recently had a baby girl and it has been a joy to see posts of her happy, joyful face, so innocent and beautiful. Then I look at my daughters, Shainna and Lexi, who are turning eighteen this month and I wonder how so much time has passed. How did they transform from babies who needed me to amazing, independent young women with busy lives and adventures awaiting them that may not include me? People always say, before you know it they will grow up, so enjoy every minute. Sigh - that is the truth. I am excited for them but I am also finding it tough to say good-bye to a chapter in their life that defined me in so many ways. Motherhood, that queen of archetypes. When our children come into our lives we are forever changed by them. With my children, I learned long ago that they are my teachers as much as I

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am theirs and that doing the best I can to guide and support them on their journey is all I can do. Sure, we make mistakes (we are only human after all) but hopefully we have given them the foundation they need, and find ourselves better people in the long run. This month’s feature article is about Dr. Linda Quinn, a local physician who focuses on women’s health in a modern way that incorporates the mind-body connection, regenerative medicine and hormone balance. We also have an article about motherhood from a mental health perspective, and lot’s of ideas for gifts for Mom in these pages. I am excited to say our calendar is back. After over a year of dwindling events, and pandemic related cancelations, it seems that the world and St. Johns is awakening again! So check out our calendar in print and online. We are also running a photo contest this month for Moms of St. Johns. All you have to do is submit your photo to our facebook along with your email and you could win a one-hour massage at Massage Green JCP in a random drawing. Doesn't every Mom love a massage? Thank you to our contributors and please let our sponsors know you found them here! Have a wonderful month and a Happy Mother’s Day to all the St. Johns Moms!

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L.A. QUINN, M.D.

A Unique Medical Practice Focusing on Optimal Health & Flawless Beauty As women, it is our birthright to be radiant. The body is an incredible structure that, if we listen properly, tells us what it needs, and especially what it doesn’t. Rather than simply covering up symptoms with prescriptions, I believe in finding the root of the problem by getting to know my patients and working alongside them in order to identify what imbalances are creating illness, pain and discomfort. - Linda Quinn, M.D.

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r. Quinn is a mother, healer, teacher, woman advocate and unbound believer in the mind-body power to accomplish whatever your heart desires.

A single mother of four daughters who are living beautiful lives on their own terms, Dr. Quinn’s mission and commitment are to be a catalyst to empower her patients to do the same. That means welcoming the choice to put self-care at the top of their priority lists, perhaps for the first time in their lives. Patients value the results they welcome. And most importantly, they treasure the way Dr. Quinn makes them feel by how she treats them. Perceptive, compassionate, and intuitive, Dr. Quinn sees the real you even if

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you can’t. And she sees the possibilities to create powerful transformation at the moment so you can imagine new possibilities for yourself. Dr. Quinn has been in love with all things beautiful, colorful, and aligned for a lifetime. And she knows that there is so much more to embrace to create a vibrant, healthy, beautiful life from the inside out. When she is not practicing medicine, she is practicing yoga and meditation. She is the walking-talking poster child for what it is to be a woman in mid-life or better who is loving the impact she makes for clients, one important, transformational treatment at a time.


L.A. Quinn M.D. is founded by certified ACOG, American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine physician Dr. Linda Quinn, M.D., FAARM, ABBARM. Over the years, Dr. Quinn has taken a multi-layer approach to provide patients with optimal health and flawless beauty. Specializing in regenerative medicine and cosmetic procedures, Dr. Quinn combines science and beauty to create miraculous results. Everyone has the desire to look and feel younger, and at L.A. Quinn M.D., it's never been easier. With innovative procedures, including Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, and EuroThreads Lifting, your body does all of the hard work for you. "I've always sought-after natural alternatives to aesthetic and anti-aging procedures whenever possible," explained Dr. Quinn. "It's an ongoing passion of mine to provide patients with a variety of options that, when coupled with the power of their bodies, help to halt and reverse the aging process." L.A. Quinn M.D. has recently introduced Euro Face, Neck, and Body Thread Lifting and volumizing to their list of services. The innovative procedure activates collagen growth. Time is seemingly reversed, leaving behind little to no scarring, instant results, and no downtime for those looking to achieve a firm, sculpted appearance. EuroThreads places resorbable surgical sutures below the skin, which will be fully absorbed in four to six months, leaving behind zero scar tissue. The threads help tighten and replace lost volume, providing patients with a sculpted and youthful appearance in various areas, including the face, neck, and body, such as abdomen, knees, and arms. Results can be seen immediately and will continue to improve over the next several months as new collagen growth is stimulated underneath the skin. The results reset the clock and can last up to 2 years or more, depending on the patient's skin, health, age, and overall lifestyle. L.A. Quinn M.D. also offers natural facelifts using PRF and PRP therapy for patients seeking a natural approach to radiant, glowing skin. PRF Natural Face Lift procedure is best for those struggling with

age spots, wrinkles, and fine lines. The PRF facelift procedure creates filler from your body's plasma to achieve both volume and silkier skin. By stimulating collagen and elastin production, PRF thickens and tightens thinning skin while effectively smoothing wrinkles and fine lines and targeting dark circles and skin spots to create a more youthful appearance over time. PRF's effects are long-lasting, providing noticeable results for up to two years. PRP and its components are the body's primary defense in the repair and healing process, helping restore, enhance, and rejuvenate the body. During PRP therapy, these cells are directed to troublesome areas, encouraging the body to repair physical ailments that typically don't respond to traditional methods. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has become increasingly popular. It is used to treat various conditions, including hair loss, facial rejuvenation, acne scars, stretch marks, tendonitis, joint pain, and more. "The body is an incredible structure," explained Dr. Quinn. "Using our own body in conjunction with these procedures is a natural alternative to achieve firmer, radiant, and more youthful results." As a mother of four daughters, and expert in anti-aging medicine, Dr. Quinn has spent over fifteen years perfecting her practice to provide patients with a plan tailored to their specific needs. She is a catalyst to empower her patients to create powerful transformation and live their lives as the best version of themselves. Perceptive, compassionate, and intuitive, Dr. Quinn sees the real you even if you can't. L.A. Quinn M.D. specializes in regenerative medicine and hormone balance, including laser therapies, micro-needling, fillers, PRP Treatments, hair regrowth therapies, stem cell therapies, Kundalini Yoga, meditation, and more. L.A. Quinn M.D. is conveniently located on the border of Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville Beach at #410 Jacksonville Drive, Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The office is open Monday through Friday by appointment. Learn more at www. laquinnmd.com or call 904-595-5980. Follow along on social media @laquinnmd

Dr. Quinn preparing PRP treatment in the lab.

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L.A. Quinn M.D. is founded by certified ACOG, American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine physician Dr. Linda Quinn, M.D., FAARM, ABBARM. Over the years, Dr. Quinn has taken a multi-layer approach to provide patients with optimal health and flawless beauty. Specializing in regenerative medicine and cosmetic procedures, Dr. Quinn combines science and beauty to create miraculous results.

L.A. Quinn M.D. is conveniently located on the border of Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville Beach at #410 Jacksonville Drive, Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The office is open Monday through Friday by appointment. Learn more at www.laquinnmd.com or call 904-595-5980. Follow along on social media @laquinnmd

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Simple Landscaping Ideas to improve curb appeal by Aquascapes by Eden It’s that time of year, in which many homeowners are working towards improving the look and functionality of their yards. We are often asked what should we work on first? Our suggestions always include starting with the basics to enhance curb appeal and creating a lush and beautiful outdoor space.

Importance of Mulch

Feeding and Watering

Placing new mulch in your garden beds is a quick and easy way to enhance the look of your home. But it also serves an important function to your flower beds! As mulch starts to decompose, it allows important nutrients to go to the roots of your plants! It also helps to keep the roots moist and cool on hot Florida days. Some homeowners prefer to place rock in their garden beds. Although this can look appealing, it often harms the plants as it dries up the roots and does not hold moisture.

Another important item to complete every 3-4 months is feeding your plants! Providing your plants and trees with some fertilizer will help them grow and flourish throughout the year. When watering your plants, we suggest watering trees and shrubs everyday, and ensuring all flowers receive a one minute shower to keep the roots wet.

Weeding

the look of your garden. You can also cut back overgrown plants and trees for a fresh look.

Plant Location

Another thing to consider is plant placement in your yard. Make sure you pick the right plants for the right place! Some plants love full sun, while others only require partial sun. Placing plants in the correct location will determine their longevity and adaption to your overall yard design.

We recommend weeding your garden beds as needed. This instantly improves

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WELLNESS

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This year, on May 9th, we celebrate Mother's Day. It is a day set aside

and amazement, and often to our own consternation and frustration!

for children of all ages to honor the sacrifices their mothers have

For those of us who have experienced loss related to motherhood,

made for them over the years and to thank them for their unwavering

either through the physical loss of our own mother, or loss due to a

love, commitment, and devotion. It is an opportunity to recognize

fractured relationship, Mother's Day can be so very difficult. If we have

all that being a mother requires in order to raise a tiny infant into the

lost a child, experienced miscarriage, or have struggled with infertility,

human being they are meant to become: midnight feedings, dirty

we may mourn the loss of the motherhood experience we thought

diapers, play dates, field trips, So. Much. Laundry.

we would have. So although it's a day filled with joy and celebration, for many, Mother's Day can also be bittersweet. If you are strug-

It's also so much more.

gling, I acknowledge the courage it takes to make it through this day. Celebrating abundance while simultaneously grieving loss represents

Mothering calls for an emotional investment like no other. The joy of

the fragile dichotomy of being human.

watching another human being grow into adulthood is like unwrapping a present little by little and, with curiosity and wonder, discover-

As my personal experience of mothering a minor child is coming to

ing what is held inside. Whether we are biological mothers, adoptive

a close, I recognize it’s time, once again, to redefine what it means

mothers, step-mothers, grandmothers raising grandchildren, or any

to be a Mom. Motherhood proves to be equal parts joy and sorrow

configuration of circumstances that place us in the central role in a

because, from the moment our children are placed in our arms, it is

child's life, we quickly learn the gravity of our job. As human beings,

a mother's job to begin the process of letting go. I wish you all a very

the relationship with our mother becomes the foundation on which

happy Mother's Day, in whatever way you choose to recognize this

every other experience rests. From emotional regulation to the ability

special day.

to attach to other people, so many of a child's learned behaviors are first modeled for us by our mothers.

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May 2021

Our Calendar is back! So excited to share all the happenings in and around St. Johns. Please email debbie@ stjohnsmag.com with your events!

MAY 1-15 10th annual Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts

and beer brands from around the globe.

will return to the The Amp for their 2021

The inaugural festival offers a wide

Feel Flows Tour on 2021 for a limited-

variety of events for all tastebuds and

capacity concert with distanced seating.

budgets, from wine dinners and tasting

Enhanced safety measures and protocols

events, to master classes and more. More

are in place, including contactless digital

Free concerts and arts events will take

details at www.staugustinefoodandwine-

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venues throughout St. Augustine during the Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts, celebrating its 10th year and including 35 events and exhibits by dozens of independent nonprofit organizations and talent. Daily concerts, plays, dance showcases, art exhibits, opera, wine events, and more will be featured. Romanza Festivale is the only local event

MAY 7TH First Friday Art Walk Downtown St. Agusutine @ 6-9pm

MAY 8: STA Brewers Fest

The beautiful Fountain of Youth Archaeo-

which showcases the arts, culture and

logical Park in St. Augustine will be the

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dozens of organizations and businesses

Augustine Craft Brewers’ Festival from

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1-6 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021. This

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MAY 6-9 St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival

Augustine’s own BOG Brewing Company, Dog Rose Brewing Co., Old Coast Ales, and Ancient City Brewing. Food trucks, and live music will be part of the event. Tickets will go on sale March 1, 2021.

Tickets for The Beach Boys at the venue Box Office or online at Ticketmaster.com.

MAY 14-30 Always…Patsy Cline at Limelight Theatre

From the moment Texas housewife Louise Seger first heard Patsy Cline’s voice, she was hooked. After quickly becoming Cline’s biggest fan, Louise met her idol before a show one surprising evening in Houston. That night sparked a deep friendship between the two women which continued through the years, writing letters to each other as Cline’s fame skyrocketed. Years after Cline’s tragic death, Louise reminisces on their friendship and her love for the singer. Based on a true story, the musical features all of Patsy Cline’s greatest hits and a heartfelt,

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MAY 14 The Beach Boys at The Amp

Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Ave.,

Golf Hall of Fame. The St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival will be a showcase of culinary, beverage and culture that highlights celebrity guest chefs, local chefs, celebrity winemakers/proprietors, artisans, farmers, local craft spirits and beers, along with renowned wine, spirits

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The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is

down home good time. Show times a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Limelight in uptown St. Augustine. Free parking streetside and in the theatre parking lot. For tickets, visit limelight-theatre.org or call 904-825-1164.

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MAY 15 AS IF! The 90s Fest

Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, AS IF! The 90’s Fest will raise funds for ACE Alliance, the nonprofit chapter of Ancient City Entertainment committed to supporting St. Johns and Putnam County’s “movers and shakers” who dedicate their craft and livelihood to the culture of tourism, entertainment, and hospitality. ACE Alliance provides fellow artists and industry members disaster relief and wellness impact.Headliner Eve 6, who rocked the 1990s with hit singles like “Inside Out,” “Here’s to the Night,” and “Promise,” will take the stage as well as bands like Spider Monkey, Ramona + the Riot, The Space Heaters, NKO Nerd Kill Overdrive, Bad Dog Mama, Chillula, The Swell Acoustics, and Salt and Pine.AS IF! The 90’s Fest will be held on Saturday, May 15, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Francis Field, 25 West Castillo Drive in downtown St. Augustine. This actionpacked, family-oriented, one-day event will feature live music, games, slime zone, a Lisa Frank selfie station, a 27-foot water slide, food trucks, and more. General Admission tickets are $15. Children under 5 are free and children ages 5-13 are $5. VIP tickets are available for $30 and include a lounge area and VIP bar access. Sponsor and vendor opportunities are still available! Contact Monika Bernthal at asif90sfest@gmail.com for more information. Buy your tickets here: www. asifthe90sfest.com

MAY 15 Vilano Beach Artisans Market

he Vilano Beach Artisan Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at Vilano Beach Airstream Row, 190 Vilano Road, on the right just beforee Beaches at Vilano. Artisans and vendors will be spread out on the grounds. Vendors include Merry Tate’s (airstream shop featuring fashions and accessories), Ginger and Herbs (soaps, bath bombs, etc.), Fae’s BBQ (food truck), Crochet with Passion (crocheted items such as purses, clothing, etc.), Datil Bloody Mary Mix, Kristen’s Cupcake Cafe, Island Soul Designs (jewelry), Noelle Alexandra Home (handcrafted home decor), The Plant Moms, Mindful Eyes Artistry (natural artwork), Off Her Head Hat Shop, and many other vendors. Admission is FREE. Other market dates are March 20, April 17, and May 15. Details at www.facebook.com/VilanoBeachMainStreet

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MAY 15 GTM Guided Beach Exploration

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