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Are you looking for a way to get in your summer relaxation time for a low price? Well, First Coast Magazine has put together a list of some deals being offered by spas around the area. So that you can de-stress for much less. Enjoy.

For Your Eyes Only Hair Salon & Spa – 12107 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville (904) 262-4116 – This spa is offering 50% off if you are a first-time customer on any facial treatment or massage. For new and returning customers they are also offering a $30 Spray Tan.

Small Indulgences – 9 Sanchez Ave, St. Augustine (904) 824-6220 – This spa is offering a new service called Rain-Drop Therapy which includes a 75 minute massage for 15% off during the month of July. Call them for information about this special.

City Wellness: Yoga – Spa – 2225 A1A S, St. Augustine (904) 671-2860 – This spa is having a Summer Facial Special which is a 60 minute steam, cleanse, exfoliation, gentle extraction, toner, eye treatment, and more for only $80, down from the usual price of $105. They also have their Summer Massage Special, which includes a 60 minute Swedish massage, and 30 minute scalp massage for only $92.

Magna’s: A Full Body Salon – 103 Centre St, Fernandina (904) 321-0404 – This salon is offering a special Nose to Toes Package, a 7 hour service, for $320. It includes an hour massage, an hour facial, a manicure and pedicure, make-up application, a hair styling, and a complimentary spa lunch.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa – 4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Fernandina (904) 277-1087 – This spa is offering a Reverse Anti-Aging Facial for 50-80 minutes as a special for the month of July as well as their acclaimed Hydration Body Treatment & Wrap, a two-hour treatment. Call for additional information on pricing and appointments.

One Ocean Resort & Spa – 1 Ocean Blvd, Jacksonville (904) 249-7402 – This luxury spa has two specials for the month of July. For soothing damaged sun skin they have the “Dilo After Sun Soother” treatment which also includes a hair therapy massage for $110. They also have a Summer Dreams manicure and pedicure special, 90 minutes for just $99.

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Spa – 200 Ponte Vedra Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach (855) 396-4622 – The spa is offering an introductory package to first-time visitors. This includes 20% off all spa services and dining. Give them a call to set up your next getaway.

Pampered & Polished Spa – 6829 Merrill Road, Jacksonville (904) 745-3301 – This spa has a couple of deals going on during the month of July. They have a Sizzling Summer Special, which includes a bikini wax and pedicure for $70. Also the Summer Loving Couples massage and facial for $250.

Summer Eats Recipes

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Simple Tomato and Cucumber Salad
This bright salad makes an excellent side to any meal.
Ingredients:
2 medium cucumbers halved and sliced
4 medium tomatoes cut into ½ inch wedges
3 tablespoons of rice vinegar
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 sweet onion halved and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon of dry oregano
1 tablespoon of chopped fresh basil
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of pepper

Directions:
1. Place the tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, and basil in a bowl and toss.
2. In a small bowl, whisk the oil and vinegar and dry oregano. Pour over the vegetables.
3. Add salt and pepper and toss. Let sit in fridge for 20 minutes before serving.

Roasted Red Peppers
Roasted red peppers are great toppers for salads, burgers, grilled chicken, you name it. The also make a pretty addition to a cheese platter during happy hour!
Ingredients:
8 red peppers
4 Tablespoons of olive oil
½ Teaspoon of salt
½ Teaspoon of Pepper

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. While oven is preheating, slice red peppers in half and remove seeds.
3. Place in bowl and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.
4. Place the peppers face down on a large cookie sheet and roast for 30 minutes or until the skin begins to bubble.

Fried Okra
This Southern classic makes a great side or appetizer. Recipe compliments of instructables.com
Ingredients:
• 3/4 cup cornmeal
• 3/4 cup flour
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 1/2 cup buttermilk – add 1 tablespoon vinegar to a measuring cup, fill with milk to make 1/2 cup, let sit 5 minutes
• 2 pounds okra, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
• Oil for frying (I like peanut or vegetable oil)

Directions:
1. In a cast iron skillet or deep pan, heat about 6 cups of oil to 350F (125C).
2. Place cut okra in buttermilk to soak for a couple minutes while you assemble the coating.
3. In a bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, and seasonings.
4. Transfer okra to coating mixture and toss well to coat.
5. Fry okra in hot oil for about 5 minutes, stirring to fry evenly.
6. Remove to paper towels to drain.

A Look Back At Some of Our Past Celebration of Nurses Nominees: Spirit

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Ashley Nelson Registered Nurse

Ashley has a heart like I have never seen. She selflessly dedicates her time to not only Baptist ER in Clay County, but also Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. She has previously worked in the children’s hospice center at Wolfson Children’s Center, and was a traveling nurse for a couple of years.
No matter how many hours she spends at the hospital or how rough her day was, she always has positive things to say about her patients. It takes a special kind of nurse to work in hospice care, and Ashley exemplifies the delicate qualities needed to care for those patients and their families. Her selflessness, caring nature, calmness and gentleness is what makes her such a fantastic nurse.
She talks about how there is no other profession for her and that she could never dream of being anything except a nurse. Her eight years in the industry are just the beginning for her. She has a lifetime of caring left to do.

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April Starling Assistant Nurse Manager

April is a veteren who served in the Gulf War. After the Military she returned to school to obtain her nursing degree. She is now working on her BSN and already enrolled in the Masters program for next year.
She is inspiring and motivating. She leads by example. Her staff look to her for direction.
April is an amazing nurse who deserves this award.

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