Sip, Style, & Soiree: A Night at Epping Forest {Event Announcement}

We are beyond thrilled to announce our next Moms’ Night Out event at one of the most gorgeous spots in Jacksonville, Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club. This nationally recognized historic location “offers a traditional elegance reminiscent of times gone by, while offering the modern conveniences of today.” JMB thought this gorgeous backdrop on the St. Johns River would be the perfect spot for night out of fashion and fun!

On Thursday, October 23rd at 6:30pm we would love for you to join us for an amazing evening of cocktails, food, shopping with a group of local vendors, a fashion show featuring local boutiques, and of course awesome giveaways and swag!

What to Expect

Tickets are $35 and include one drink (wine, beer, or champagne and then a cash bar), lots of delicious food, dessert, an amazing swag bag and a raffle ticket for the giveaways. Tickets will not be available at the door so make sure you purchase your ticket HERE. There is also an option to purchase extra raffle tickets for the giveaways.

We want this to be a fun night out for everyone, but please drink responsibly. We recommend that you carpool with friends, take a cab, or make arrangements for safe transportation.

Our outdoor soiree and cocktail party will include a fashion show produced by Alix Robinson of Styled by Robinson featuring Olive, Therapie Jax, Rosie True, Katherine Way Collections, and fab’rik. They will be showcasing fabulous looks to help transition our wardrobes into fall (lets hope for some cooler temps!).

Featured Fashion On the Runway

Therapie Jax

Voted “Best Women’s Boutique” for the 2nd time by Jacksonville Magazine readers, Therapie has been providing the ultimate boutique experience since November 2007. Personal attention combined with brands like Ella Moss, Splendid, 7 For All Mankind, Parker and innovative designers you can’t find just anywhere, ensure each visit will leave you looking great and wanting more.

Rosie True

Since launching their first boutique in San Marco in 1999, and their second in Jacksonville Beach in 2003, Rosie True’s loyal followers have shopped for the latest trends, obsessions and coveted pieces. Rosie True carries emerging and classic designers while offering affordable frocks for every aesthetic, hand-picked items for every season, and a tastefully selected shoe-of-the-moment. A unique blend of luxury and casual, hip and flirty, Rosie True is THE destination for style.

Katherine Way Collections

With this apparel line, women can avoid depressing and embrace sassy with versatile dresses that are fashionable enough to wear to work, yet can flow right into dinner, a charity event, and even to a party on the beach. With these looks, you won’t be leaving the shop empty handed. The Katherine Way woman wants to look and feel pretty – but also be confident in the fit of her dress, knowing Mother Nature’s imperfections won’t get in the way of a great look.

Epping Forest

More about EFYC and a special offer for JMB readers:

Have you ever considered the option of joining Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club? Wouldn’t you love a place where you and your family can grow and play together in our ample social events? Our moms love working out or grabbing a glass of wine with friends while their little ones are being entertained at our onsite nursery. Our moms love that they can make date nights happen again without the need of a babysitter.

In addition, members enjoy full access to our 6 tennis courts, fitness center, group fitness classes and our heated lap pools. By being a follower of the Jacksonville Mom’s Blog, you are entitled to a preferred initiation fee and one month of dues free! The Epping Forest Membership Director, Sarah Small will be onsite at the upcoming Sip, Style, & Soiree on October 23rd if you have any other questions. Otherwise, feel free to contact Sarah directly at 904.421.2236 or [email protected].

Capture the Moment

Tin Can Photo Lounge

We are ecstatic to be the debut event for Tin Can Photo Lounge! It brings a photo booth experience to an entirely new level! Priding itself as the most unique photo booth rental in Jacksonville, their photo booth is inside a vintage 1950’s Shasta Camper Trailer. Created and owned by award winning wedding photographer, Jaime Smith of Couture Studios, and her husband, Jason, Tin Can Photo Lounge is the best new addition to Jacksonville’s wedding and event industry! Rent them as a photo booth, bridal sweet, photo prop or any creative way you can think of. Weddings, holiday parties, proms, graduations, Bar and Bat Mitzvas, Reunions, Fundraisers,grand openings, fraternity and sorority parities are just a few of the types of the events that Tin Can Photo Lounge is perfect for! Delight your guests with a fun experience and lasting memory!

Kristen LeAnn Photography

Kristen is a stylish and creative NE FL based lifestyle portrait, boudoir and wedding photographer that loves LOVE. Her passion for photography has transformed her into a humble and grateful artist that would be honored to capture your every day happenings.. right up to those BIG days in your life! She builds life long friendships with clients through photographing and watching their families grow from wedding days to birth stories to annual holiday sessions! Kristen also loves the glamour and bling, which shows in her empowering boudoir sessions. Her goal is to make the everyday woman feel unforgettable and beautiful through the entire experience and final photographs! With a distinctive eye for style and details, Kristen LeAnn Photography turns your moments into lasting memories.

Shop Local Style

We have some wonderful local businesses joining us for the evening! A great way to get to know some local vendors and get some ideas for the holiday shopping.


fab’rik Jacksonville boasts the unique fab’rik shopping experience — personal stylists, loft-like surroundings, and first-class service without the hefty price tags. Check out the daily arrivals including designer denim, casual day tops, and dresses for a night in the city or a day at the JAX beaches, all paired with amazing selection of shoes and accessories.

Pure Barre Riverside

Pure Barre is the fastest and most effective way to change the shape of your body! In 55-minutes, it lifts your seat, tones your thighs, flattens your abs, and burns fat! “After having 3 children I never thought I would get my body back. If you are doubting your body after children, I beg you to try Pure Barre. It literally has saved my hopes and desires to be In shape again. It will truly transform your body and help you gain confidence. The teachers are there to build you up and help you transform your body. Today marked my 150th class. A milestone I never thought possible. I promise if you try it and stay dedicated your life and body will change!’ -Kameron B, busy working mom of three.

Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery

North Florida’s premier plastic surgery center, Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery is the leading center for face and body cosmetic surgery. In addition to surgeons and practitioners, their staff includes aestheticians – skin care specialists who offer aesthetician services in Florida and complete skin care, as well as make-up recommendations. Their services include skin care and make-up consultations, facials and glycol peels and more.

Stella & Dot Associate Director Tricia Boleky

Stella & Dot designs an irresistible line of fashion jewelry and fashion accessories that can be purchased exclusively at home jewelry parties or online. Shop their collection of women’s jewelry, including fashion necklaces, fashion bracelets, fashion earrings and fashion rings.

Belle on the Boulevard

Belle of the Boulevard, Mobile Fashion Boutique, features new, unique and on-trend Ladies Apparel and Accessories, and all at great prices! We’ve fallen in love with each piece and know that you too! The mobile boutique will pop up in different places around Jacksonville to make your shopping experience more convenient than ever before. Belle is even available for private parties! Be sure to check out their website and Facebook/Instagram/Twitter for updates on their next appearance.

Drema Farmer Jewelry

Drema Farmer is a local jewelry designer with a passion for hand crafted, one-of- a kind pieces. What started as a hobby has blossomed into a 15 year career. Drema makes every piece by hand using natural stones from around the world. Her designs can be found in boutiques around the southeast.

Carma Blue

Lead designer, Erin Roman, began making jewelry 13 years ago after the birth of her first daughter. Sparked by the desire to “figure out how they made that,” she quietly began creating jewelry for herself. Soon, her friends and family took notice and the custom orders came pouring in. Today, that small corner of her imagination has become what is now Carma Blue. Inspired by her daughters Carson and Maddox and her ever supportive husband Chris, Carma Blue was born and set forth into the world. They pride themselves on unique, handmade items that hold value and purpose to fellow travelers.

Warehouse Sale Jacksonville

The Warehouse Sale focuses on bringing you boutique brand clothing (all new with tags) at prices up to 60% off and often less than wholesale. In addition to offering customers smocked, appliqued and monogrammed clothing, the sale will also focus on a more casual lines of clothing, in less traditional patterns to accommodate even more tastes and styles.

Beautycounter with Laura Griffin

Beautycounter is chic, effective, safe personal care products for the entire family. At Beautycounter, our social mission is inseparable from our brand.  We educate families about the need for safer chemicals and products and work to bring about a much needed change to the beauty industry and our lives.

Fusion Wrap

Fusion Wrap began in 2012 when Lisa, a nurse and mom of three, moved from New Jersey to Florida and took up running. She realized that there really wasn’t a stylish yet practical way to carry her phone, keys, money etc while running, at a theme park or on the soccer field with her kids. She then began to experiment with all kinds of designs for yoga pants until a light went off in her head. She thought “Why not just take yoga pants material and put some pockets on it!”

Tea Haus

Tea Haus celebrates medicinal herbalism and organic fair trade teas. They carry bulk seeds and teas and powdered herbs intended for juices and smoothies. They currently carry a limited cafe menu that includes freshly pressed juices, local baked goods and seasonal offerings.

Fuse Fair Trade

Located within the Tea Haus in South Jax Beach, Fuse is filled with handmade and fair-trade items from different developing countries around the world including Kenya, Thailand, India and Indonesia. All products are a testimony of sustainability, empowerment and love ranging from, but not limited to, scarves made by young women who survived human trafficking in India to handbags made by women who survived the 2004 tsunami in Thailand. For every purchase made at Fuse Fair Trade, you are getting something and giving back to the world, simultaneously. Every purchase has a greater purpose.


Cortello Salon has a unique way of doing things, the Cortello Way. It’s how they innovate, collaborate, operate and deliver value to their guests. Their uncompromising standards for high performance makes their business a huge success. The Cortello Way is brought to life every day, in everything they do, through their unique passion, energy and style.

This local Jacksonville Beach Salon has won the Titanium Level Achievement Award, recognized as the top 1% of salons in the beauty industry, and most recently ranked on the INC 500|5000 list as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States (for 3 years in a row).

If these accolades aren’t enough validation, check out their 600+ 5-star reviews on Google! Cortello is the real deal and we’re excited to introduce them to you. If you haven’t experience the Cortello difference, now’s your chance (you’ll be glad you did).

Community First Credit Union of Florida

Community First Credit Union of Northeast Florida is a state-chartered credit union based in Jacksonville serving anyone who lives or works on the First Coast. Community First is one of the ten largest credit unions in the state, serving over 108,000 members and with assets exceeding $1.3 billion. Community First has 17 locations and about 300 employees. A not-for-profit, Community First is a full-service financial institution offering banking, loans, mortgages and investments for consumers and business throughout the First Coast.

Giveaway Sponsors

Every attendee will receive one raffle ticket at check in that they can use to enter ANY of the amazing giveaways. You also have the option to purchase more raffle tickets online in advance.

All raffle ticket proceeds will go to our charity partner for this event, Dignity U Wear. DUW’s goal is to “positively impact the lives of children and their families in need by providing brand new clothing.” By doing that, they help people in need overcome the barrier of clothing so that they can focus on improving other aspects of their lives.

Pure Barre Riverside, Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, Cortello Salon, Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors BureauOceanside Inn Resort Daytona, Kendra Scott, Alex and Ani , 4moms, Drema Farmer Jewelry, Therapie Jax, Loveleigh Photography and much more!

Swag Sponsors

Natural Life, Tieks by Gavrieli, MantraBand Bracelets, Cortello Salon and much more!


No tickets will be sold at the door, and you must be registered to attend so that we can plan accordingly. When the tickets are sold out, we will be unable to release more (no exceptions).

Disclaimers: ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. Hopefully we will have fabulous weather, but we will move everything inside the mansion in the case of inclement weather. In the event that you cannot attend the event we will do our best to assist you in finding another mom to exchange/give/or sell your ticket if the need arises and/or if time allows. Additionally, everyone that purchases a ticket will be subscribed to our email list (if they have not been already) in order to provide the most timely and up to date event info. Photos will be taken at the event and of attendees for use on the blog and on social media by Jacksonville Moms Blog and sponsors. All attendees must be 21+ years of age. 

Megan Kilis
Born in Jacksonville and raised in New Orleans and Houston, Megan attended college in Knoxville, then worked in Nashville. From her nomadic lifestyle grew a love for the beach, as well as a fondness for Cajun food and jazz, Texas BBQ, Tennessee football, and everything Music City. She is a work-from-home mompreneur with a passion for business, fashion, fitness, community, and all things mom. Having fallen in love with her parents’ hot plumber Mike in 2007, she married him two years later in her parents’ backyard. After their spunky curly-haired charmer Kingsley was born in February 2010, Megan decided not to return to her job. While spending time as a stay-at-home mom, however, she realized that Jacksonville was lacking some important resources for moms–so in August 2012, she asked her friend Vicky to join her in starting Jacksonville Moms Blog, now Jacksonville Mom. Megan loves learning more about her city; connecting with other moms, as well as connecting moms with one another; and discovering new local businesses. As the blog has grown, so has her family: in May 2014, she and Mike welcomed a spirited baby boy named Britton. When she’s not working on Jacksonville Mom, you can find Megan sweating it out with other moms, shooting skeet with Mike, or running around on the beach with her energetic duo!


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