It’s Almost Here! Baby Shower Countdown…featuring our Raffle & Silent Auction Contributors! (Part 3)

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Baby Shower Contributors

Saturday, March 9
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sunday, March 10
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
(last admittance at 4:00 PM)

The weekend is almost here, and with it…our Baby Shower! Tickets are on sale now, or can be bought at the event.

With only a few days left to get ready for the Baby Shower, we want to make sure to spotlight all the businesses that are contributing to this event…so this blog post is filled with tons of our contributors! We have lots of prizes to win at the Baby Shower this weekend from a variety of businesses including pet businesses, entertainment venues, authors & artists, restaurants, and lots more! There’s something for everybody. Over 25 local businesses have donated their services or product for this event.

Raffle tickets will be $1 per ticket, or $5 for six tickets.



Dogwood ParkDogwood Park – 7407 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Win This Prize: 10-Day Visitor Pass (over $100 value!)
See Yelp Reviews
Dogwood Park’s Website
Dogwood Park’s Facebook

Dogwood Park is one of the largest dog parks in the United States! Situated on 42-acres of land (with 25 acres currently fenced), Dogwood offers plenty of space for off-leash doggie fun. You and your dog can frolic in the 10-acre “Swim and Play” area (with a 2-acre swimming pond!) or traipse through “Barkham Woods” – a 10-acre natural wooded area with trails. For those guests with small dogs, you can join the fun in any of the areas already named…or just hang out in the Small Dog Area (complete with Lake Fifi, a small dog swimming pond). And if that’s not enough, there’s a 3-acre lighted area for those coming to the park in the evening, an agility area (for those dogs who have taken an agility course) and a “special events” area that can be rented out! For safety reasons, all park rules apply to guests (and member) dogs!



Contemporary CakeryContemporary Cakery – Northside, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Donating: Delicious Cupcakes!
See WeddingWire Reviews
Contemporary Cakery’s Website
Contemporary Cakery’s Facebook

Note – Contemporary Cakery is graciously donating cupcakes for sale (while supplies last) for the Baby Shower!

Started about two years ago, Contemporary Cakery is an at-home cake business that specializes in mini-cakes (3-9″) and cupcakes. Andrea’s ( the owner of Contemporary Cakery) passion for making cakes began at a young age and continued to grow until a car accident put her dream on hold. However, her dream was reignited and Contemporary Cakery was born! Andrea’s goal is to make beautiful, delicious cakes for all occasions. She works with quality ingredients and a variety of decorating techniques such as fondant, gum paste and modeling chocolate.



Ripley's Believe it or NotRipley’s Believe it or Not – 19 San Marco Ave, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084
Win This Prize:
Family Pass to Ripley’s St. Augustine & Family Pass to Red Train Trolley Tours (St. Augustine)
See TripAdvisor Reviews
Ripley’s Believe it or Not’s Website
Ripley’s Believe it or Not’s Facebook

Ripley’s Believe it or Not St. Augustine is housed in an 1880’s poured concrete castle that later became a hotel, known as the “Castle Warden.” Ripley’s is a fun attraction for the whole family…and even if you’ve already been, you’ve probably not seen the 40 brand new exhibits! This museum offers various fun and unexpected artifacts from around the world, including shrunken heads, pirate artifacts, the “Lizard Man” and more! And to make your day in St. Augustine even more exciting, jump on the Ripley’s Red Train tours! Take a ride on the trains to listen to the guides give you historical information about the city, or take a break and re-board (no re-entry fee!) at one of the 20 stops along the loop.



Severine PhotograhySeverine Pet Photography
Win This Prize:
One Pet Photo Session
See WeddingWire Reviews
Severine Pet Photography’s Website
Severine Pet Photography’s Facebook

Originally from Switzerland, Severine now lives in Jacksonville with her husband, two Weimaraners, and cat. She is a talented photographer that is available for a variety of subjects and events – including pet photo sessions! Severine can also be found shooting photos for engagements, weddings, babies, pregnancies, and more. Her passion and excitement for beautiful photos shows through in her work…you’re sure to love this easy-going photographer. Severine Photography shoots primarily in Jacksonville (she will soon be opening a studio in downtown Jacksonville), but also frequently shoots in South Florida and Georgia. See some of her “people portraits” on her main website!



AMC TheatresAMC Theatres
Win This Prize:
Date Night Pack – 2 Movie Tickets, 2 Large Drinks, 1 Popcorn
AMC Theatre’s Website

Founded in 1920, AMC Theatres now has over 300 theatres in the United States and Canada. AMC was the first theatre to introduce stadium-style seating and adjustable armrests to create a “loveseat” in the theatre! AMC has generously donated this “date night pack” – the perfect night out! It even includes your snacks for the evening…so turn in some raffle tickets, try to win this prize, and make plans to see your favorite new movie in theatres this summer!



Dance 'N StuffDance ‘N Stuff Boutique – 8011 Merrill Rd. #3, Jacksonville, Florida 32277
Win This Prize:
2 WINNERS – Each will win a $30 Gift Card!
Dance ‘N Stuff’s Website
Dance ‘N Stuff’s Facebook

Dance ‘N Stuff Boutique offers dancing apparel for all types of dancers: from tap to ballroom, children to adults! Their trained professionals will help fit dance shoes correctly – they even offer personalized pointe shoe fittings (lasting 30 to 45 minutes). Their collection of dance wear comes from a variety of designers, including MotionWear, Body Wrappers, Sansha, Capezio, and more. There’s no doubt about it – if you are a dancer (or have a dancer in your life), make sure to check this boutique out!



Charlaine HarrisAuthor: Charlaine Harris
Win This Prize:
Signed Copy of All Together Dead
See Amazon Reviews
Charlaine Harris’ Website
Charlaine Harris’ Facebook

All Together DeadCharlaine Harris is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and is well-known for her Sookie Stackhouse Novels. The Sookie Stackhouse Novels are the basis for HBO’s True Blood series, where waitress Sookie Stackhouse finds her world filled with vampires, werewolves, fairies, and more! In All Together Dead, Sookie wrangles with a variety of problems: dating a weretiger named Quinn, her ex-boyfriend vampire Bill, and going to the vampire summit with vampires Eric and Sophie-Ann. This book is perfect for the True Blood fans out there, or anybody that loves supernatural novels! And don’t forget – where else can you read about a “weretiger”?




Binkie's ChocolateBinkie’s Chocolate
Win This Prize:
Gift Basket filled with chocolates
Binkie’s Chocolate’s Website
Binkie’s Chocolate’s Facebook

Binkie’s Chocolate is owned by Camala Stringer, Chocolatier. While living in Montana, Camala and her husband, Bo, realized there were no chocolate vendors at their local Farmer’s Market. To remedy this, Camala connected with a great chocolate company and learned how to make these delicious treats! Now back in Jacksonville, Binkie’s Chocolate offers a variety of goodies including chocolate covered Oreos, almond turtles, chocolate dipped strawberries, and more!




Ricia SorumArtist: Ricia Sorum
Win This Prize:
Framed Original Artwork of Freddy (our African Lion)
Ricia’s Website
Ricia’s Facebook

Ricia ArtRicia Sorum is a local Jacksonville artist that has competed internationally and has collectors around the world – including actors…and even a baron! She specializes in mythological and fantasy subjects and works mainly with dry-media. Before coming to Jacksonville, Ricia lived in California and specialized in equine and wildlife portraits. To the left, you can see a picture of the framed artwork Ricia created specifically for Catty Shack! Make sure to come out and bid on this piece of artwork for a chance to win it.






Youthful Medical SpaYouthful Medical Spa – 110 Professional Dr Suite #104, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
Win This Prize:
See Yelp Reviews
Youthful Medical Spa’s Website
Youthful Medical Spa’s Facebook

Founded in 2006 by Pamela Caplan-Mahan and her husband, Troy Mahan, Youthful Medical Spa provides the latest cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology by trained professionals. They are Northeast Florida’s largest provider of Thermage (approved by the FDA), a “non-surgical face lift!” Youthful Medical Spa also offers a variety of other procedures, including laser hair removal, IPL, and fractional skin resurfacing. No matter what procedure you are coming in for, you will be impressed by your experience at Youthful Medical Spa!



Poe's TavernPoe’s Tavern – 363 Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233
Win This Prize:
$25 Gift Card
See TripAdvisor Reviews
Poe’s Tavern’s Website
Poe’s Tavern’s Facebook

Come out to Poe’s Tavern, located in Atlantic Beach! Named after Edgar Allen Poe, Poe’s Tavern originally opened on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, in 2003. In 2011, Poe’s Tavern in Atlantic Beach opened and has since become a local favorite! This gastropub offers over 50 beers, with a focus on regional and local options. While you’re here, make sure to grab one of their hamburgers – they are all ground in-house and cooked to order! Or, try their chili, daily fish sandwich special, or fish tacos…no matter what you have, you’ll have a delightful experience!





Ocean 60Ocean 60 – 60 Ocean Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Win This Prize:
$50 Gift Card
See TripAdvisor Reviews
Ocean 60’s WebsiteOcean 60’s Facebook

Established in 2001, Ocean 60 offers two experiences at one location. Grab dinner in the Main Dining Room for a more intimate experience, or mosey over to the “Martini Room” for a more casual time! Since 2003, the Martini Room is one of Jacksonville’s original “Martini Bars.” You can even listen to live music Thursday through Saturday in the Martini Room! Ocean 60 has been awarded Florida Top 500 Restaurants, Golden Spoon Award from 2003-2011, and Jacksonville Magazine’s Top 25 from 2003-2011.




Wine WarehouseWine Warehouse – 665 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233
Win This Prize:
Gift Card
Wine Warehouse’s Facebook

Opened in 1993, Wine Warehouse is independently owned and guarantees the lowest wine prices in Florida! Found in Atlantic Beach, Wine Warehouse offers a wide variety of wines and beers…they have something for every person! Check their facebook page to keep up with all of their wine and beer tasting events!




Catty Shack WrapHandmade Jewelry
Win This Prize:
Leather Bracelet with Tiger Eye and glass beads

Win this beautiful leather bracelet, made by one of Catty Shack’s own volunteers – Christine! This bracelet (see the picture to the left) features tiger eye and glass beads…the perfect accessory for any tiger lover. It fits Fits 6 – 7 1/4 inch wrist.