Amelia Island Plantation Blog


Build a Burger in 30 Seconds with Chef Daven Wardynski

Omni Amelia Island Plantation's Executive Chef Daven Wardynski created a gourmet burger for Jacksonville Magazine's upcoming Home Edition.  Check the stands for the fall issue to get the recipe for this massive, southern-inspired burger complete with pimento cheese, fried pickles, ham and a corn-scallion relish!  For now, watch Chef Daven build a burger in 30 seconds!

September 20, 2013 - Leave a comment

Dining

Meet Amanda Clark, Amelia Island Nature Center Manager and Avatar

Buddy.  Baby T.  Speckles.  Pancake.  All of these creatures call the Nature Center their home.  So if Amanda Clark is the manager of the Amelia Island Nature Center, does that make her their mom?  Whether or not she goes by mom, Amanda Clark recently received the title Manager of the Quarter at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation for her dedication and work at the Nature Center. Under her leadership, the Nature Center has expanded their programs including the addition of paddleboarding and the opening of Heron's Cove Adventure Golf.  Her supervision has also increased the Nature Center's revenue and the impact on our local community through a variety of animal rescues and educational programs.  Amanda started as a concierge at Amelia Island Plantation before becoming a nature aid at the Nature Center. From there she became a full time naturalist before being promoted to Nature Center Manager in the summer of 2012.  You can often find Amanda in a kayak, on a paddleboard, riding a Segway™, walking the beach, fishing in a lagoon...we don't feel sorry for Amanda when she's in the "office", but we're proud of her accomplishments and wanted to introduce her to you!

September 13, 2013 - Leave a comment

Nature

Amelia Island Jazz Festival Returns to Omni Amelia Island Plantation

This weekend on Amelia Island the air will be filled with the sultry sounds of blues during the annual Amelia Island Blues Festival.  But you don't have to be blue when the blues festival is over because the 2013 Amelia Island Jazz Festival is just a few weeks away!  The eight days of action-packed, dazzling jazz will be held October 6-13 at venues throughout Amelia Island including our oceanfront resort, Omni Amelia Island Plantation!  Celebrating it's tenth anniversary, the Amelia Island Jazz Festival delivers a variety of jazz in many styles, including swing, bebop, Dixieland, big band, Latin, and contemporary.  The Amelia Island music festival includes performances from jazz greats as well as fresh, up-and-coming young talent.  The headliners for the 2013 jazz festival include the smooth jazz sax sensation Mindi Abair and the hot retro swing band Royal Crown Revue!

September 11, 2013 - Leave a comment

Community, Events

Florida Georgia Weekend on Amelia Island

If you follow the rule of the fashion world, you don't wear white after Labor Day.  Well, except for winter white, which is basically the same thing just on heavier fabric, and for whatever reason this makes it acceptable.  Most people have given up on this old tradition, but I still can't help but feel like I'm performing a fashion faux pas when I slip on a pair of summer white jeans in September. There is, however, one weekend every fall when I wear white merely as a sign of neutrality and I simply don't care if it breaks all fashion rules.  It's the weekend when four colors take over Amelia Island in competition to own the island. It's the famous Florida Georgia weekend on Amelia Island!

September 2, 2013 - Leave a comment

Community, Events, Other

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