Testimonials

From hand-written letters to emails, texts, phone calls and even social media endorsements, we’re grateful for the many wonderful reviews coming our way.

“I was speaking with our David Yurman client about the power of print, and told them that nothing compares to what Living Luxe is doing in this market — not even close. “ C. Clayton Bromberg, CG, President, Underwood Jewelers, March 11, 2020

“Pamela, you do a great job with Luxe.” Roger Osteen, Chairman and Founder, The PARC Group, March 10, 2020

“Our own customers were coming up to me, showing me the magazine, raving about it. There are publications that are just dropped off in our stores without any type of approval, and we immediately throw them out. We’ve got to protect the brand. Your magazine is the only thing I’ve seen in this market that is on par with the Starbucks brand.” Ralph Malear, District Manager of Jacksonville Starbucks, commenting on some of the reasons he approved distribution of Living Luxe at Jacksonville area Starbucks, March 9, 2020

Beaches Starbucks Magazine“Hey Pam, I was just at a meeting with our company, it was held at the Aloft Hotel in Tapestry Park, and there was a lovely, huge stack of your new issue in the bar area! It looks gorgeous!” Whitney Shettel, Realtor, Robert Slack Realty, March 9, 2020

“We get this (Living Luxe) in the mail! My husband always brings the new issue to me and says ‘Can you believe this magazine?’ He reads it cover to cover. The Winter issue was incredible; does Underwood Jewelers own it? I see this magazine everywhere. People absolutely notice.” “Trina,” Receptionist at Eccela Smiles, Ponte Vedra Beach, March 6, 2020

“Wayne made the comment that it was nice to see how many people were excited to see the new (Spring 2020) issue!” Bobby Pendexter, Distribution Manager Luxe Publishing, commenting on input from Luxe delivery team, March 5, 2020

“How do we subscribe? We are just moving to Amelia and are enjoying learning about the area! Your magazine is a great resource.” Nancy Bartmess, Georgia transplant to North Florida, February 28, 2020

“My wife and I were at the Alhambra Theater Tuesday evening and they had Living Luxe there; we had guests with us and I had the opportunity to flip through it and they were so impressed.” John Rutkowski, General Manager, Underwood Jewelers Ponte Vedra Beach, February 28, 2020

“Jeff wants the photo in the ad changed out as soon as possible! We’re getting too many calls off the ad, people saying they want that exact pool enclosure built, and we’re trying to focus more on sunrooms right now.” Tonya Claar, Executive Assistant to President of Lifetime Enclosures, Living Luxe advertiser concerned about too many calls being generated by their ad, February 15, 2020

“The article you did on Nocatee was the best that’s ever been written on our community. We love your magazine! We keep it on our coffee table at home.” Rick Ray, President & CEO The PARC Group, developers of the master-planned community of Nocatee, February 9, 2020

“I live in Palm Beach. This is nicer than any magazine we have.” Lucienne Stark, visitor to Ponte Vedra Beach, commenting on caliber of Living Luxe relative to publications serving her ultra-wealthy community, February 5, 2020

Jacksonville Starbucks Magazine“I was at Bonefish (Grill, Jacksonville Beach) the other night and overheard a group of women at the table next to me, talking about how much they love your magazine. They had a copy of Living Luxe on the table in front of them, and were looking at it together. I was so proud as I could see the little gold banner on its front cover, meaning it was the Underwood’s Edition!” Ali Walker, Sales Associate, Underwood Jewelers Ponte Vedra Beach, January 25, 2020

“A customer of mine came in and was raving about Living Luxe; she went on for like five minutes, talking about how much she loves the articles and photos.” Vicki Lynn Marra, Sales Associate, Underwood Jewelers Ponte Vedra Beach, January 25, 2020

“Thank you for the excellent work and support of our advertising and marketing. I don’t think there’s anything out there that competes with what you’re doing and we appreciate being part of such a unique publication.” Jane Z. Norton, General Manager, Serenata Beach Club, January 24, 2020

“Just in the time I’ve been standing here, five more customers picked up a copy.” Jennifer Marshall, Hostess of Ruth’s Chris Steak House Ponte Vedra Beach, commenting on incredible take rate of Living Luxe from restaurant reception area, December 22, 2019

“We keep your magazines behind the desk to give to special guests as a gift because it’s so lovely. If we kept them out on the table they’d be gone in a day. Many of our guest are looking to move here.” Sandra Mees, Manager, Residence Inn by Marriott Amelia Island, December 21, 2019

“I literally had just finished reading your magazine when you walked in! This publication is a visual feast for the eyes. The color coordination and design are not lost on me. It has something for everyone.” Roger Joiner, employee of Lott’s Furniture Amelia Island, December 21, 2019

“People are really happy with your magazine.” Brian Bidwell, Wild Birds Unlimited Jacksonville Beach, December 20, 2019

“Whenever the new issue comes out, I grab up as many copies as I can to have in back of my limousines for guests I’m driving from the airport. They love it and ask to take it with them. You do good work.” “Tony,” Owner, Tony’s Limousine Service of Jacksonville, December 17, 2019

“We just moved here from New York and I was surprised to find a magazine of this caliber here. It’s something I’d expect to see in New York or L.A. It’s amazing! I see Living Luxe everywhere; in fact, I can’t go anywhere and not see it!” Fred Meisler, Ponte Vedra Beach resident, December 16, 2019

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“I don’t have to read the articles, as I’ll be hearing about them from all my customers.” C. Clayton Bromberg, CG, President, Underwood Jewelers, December 10, 2019

“I was told the Metro Diner Ponte Vedra Beach copies were all gone in a day!” Pamela Tibbs Daylor, Realtor, December 6, 2019

“I know you hear this all the time, but your magazine is stunning.” Susan Jackson, Assistant to Suzie Connolly, Realtor, December 9, 2019

“The magazine (Winter 2019 issue) is absolutely gorgeous; you did a fantastic job, we are both thrilled to pieces and we thank you thank you, thank you, thank you!! We will get these copies out to our clients and friends and family and doctors and wherever we go!” Amanda Webster, Amanda Webster Design, December 8, 2019

“Pam, received the gorgeous Winter issues and love not only the issue, but our ad.” Jill Baker, RayWare Hardware, December 11, 2019

“So proud of you – just saw it (Winter 2019 issue) all over Baptist (Women’s Pavilion at Baptist Medical Center Downtown)!” Joanelle Mulrain, Fisher Design, December 10, 2019

“Guests sit and read the articles while waiting (for their table or take out), and always ask ‘Can I take this home with me?’ They go in no time. People love this magazine.” “Nicole,” Manager, Poppy’s Italiano Restaurant Ponte Vedra Beach, October 18, 2019

“Thank you very much Pam. It’s an impressive and stunning magazine. I’m proud to be part of it.” Suzie Connolly, Realtor, Ponte Vedra Club Realty, October 4, 2019

“The new [Fall 2019] issue of Living Luxe is absolutely wonderful! We have gotten tons of positive feedback on both ads, as well. We are so pleased with it and are excited to be a part of such a quality publication.” Sarah Alexander, Elizabeth Hudgins & Sarah Alexander Realtors, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, Ponte Vedra Beach, September 22, 2019

“When my staff told me you were in the lobby, I had to come out and meet the person who has created this magazine. I’ve never seen anything like it. We’d love to have copies [of Living Luxe] not just in the lobby but in every room during the [2020] Concours d’Elegance.” Celeste Christian, Director of Sales, Hilton Hampton Inn & Suites Amelia Island-Historic Harbor Front, September 15, 2019

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“One of my very best clients texted me saying she was at home reading Living Luxe and saw our ad. She couldn’t believe how beautiful it was, and how beautiful the ring [shown in the ad] was! It made my day. If we got no other response but that one text, it would have still made the ad worthwhile.” Rocky Joseph, Owner, S.E. Joseph Jr., Inc. Jewelers, Jacksonville Beach, September 11, 2019

“I found your magazine at Florida Eye Specialists and so loved reading it while waiting for my appointment. I took a photo of all the recipe pages and the page saying how to subscribe, as I wanted to leave the copy for others, but now I wish I’d taken it with me!” Kathleen Falkenstern, First Coast resident, August 14, 2019

“I had to call you and find out about this magazine, as every listing I go to — homes on the oceanfront and St. Johns River — have Living Luxe on their coffee tables. Four homes this week I visited, each had the current issue out and even past issues.” JulioCesar Mendez, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, August 13, 2019

“Our customers love this magazine. I love that you open it up and you’re not clobbered by ads.” Cathy Wagner, General Manager, Ragtime Tavern, Atlantic Beach, August 8, 2019

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“I’m calling to see if you can have more magazines delivered, as the copies at the Downtown and Beaches offices are all gone already. People really love the [Summer 2019] Chihuly story.” Susan Fairbairn, JAX Chamber Representative, July 25, 2019

“As soon as we began with you our sales started to increase and our restaurant is now the highest grossing store in the whole chain. Advertising in Living Luxe was the only thing we did differently. We love your magazine.” Tony Scholera, General Manager, Graffiti Junktion Restaurant, July 24, 2019

“I recognize that magazine! We picked up copies of it just last night at Roy’s and I’ve already read it cover to cover. Do you have any more copies we can take? I’d like to give some to my daughter and friends.” Several women sitting outside Bold Bean Coffee Jacksonville Beach noticing Living Luxe begin carried by Publisher, July 16, 2019

“Our customers love this magazine! They specifically ask for it to read while their cars are being serviced.” Randy Medina and Joe Bend, Sales Associates, Lexus of Jacksonville, July 12, 2019

Lux-Magazine-Jacksonville-Testimonials-11“I got a text from a friend who had already seen my ad before I’d even seen the issue myself. Customers have been coming in and calling, talking about the magazine and saying they’ve seen our ad.” Carmi Canipe, Co-owner Belmarmi Marble Neptune Beach, July 7, 2019

“We have now handed out more than 400 copies of the magazines you gave us, and still we have people coming in asking for more.” Brian Bidwell, Co-owner, Wild Birds Unlimited Jacksonville Beach and Julington Creek, July 5, 2019

“They’re gone [from the rack] in no time.” “Brandon,” Manager at Timoti’s Seafood Restaurant Nocatee, July 2, 2019

“Just saw your latest issue… wanted to say kudos on raising the bar on an already high standard. Great content, photos, spectacular cover.” Bill Geiger, Ponte Vedra Beach resident, June 30, 2019

“One of our elderly patients wanted me to read to her while in the waiting room, so I grabbed your magazine as it’s the best one we carry.” Employee of Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, June 26, 2019

“Your last issue with the wood duck on the cover is on my patio table; We love birds and have also seen it at Wild Birds Unlimited, we were talking with the owner all about Living Luxe.” “Claudia,” Office Manager, Ponte Vedra Cosmetic Dentistry, June 26, 2019

“Can we have more magazines delivered? People are asking for them and we’ve already run out.” Andrew Delpeuch, St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce St. Augustine Division, June 25, 2019

“A patient came up to me just today asking if the next issue of Living Luxe was out yet, and here you are! As soon as you leave the magazines, our volunteers take them to all the reception areas on all floors and they’re gone in no time. The patients love your magazine.” Renee Reddish, Guest Receptionist at the Mayo Clinic Mangurian Cancer Building, Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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“This thing bleeds quality.” C. Clayton Bromberg, CG, President, Underwood Jewelers, June 10, 2019

“Dear Ms. Anderson, I have been meaning to reach out to you for quite some time regarding Living Luxe and how much I have been enjoying each issue. As a long-term resident of Ponte Vedra Beach, your magazine is a breath of fresh air. As soon as it lands in my mailbox, I am reading it from cover to cover. It is such a high-quality magazine that truly stands out. I have witnessed on a few occasions people reading it while I’m out and about at places like Bonefish, Bold Bean, Starbucks, Art Walk, Picasso Day Spa, Marsh Landing and the PV Lodge to name a few. Even my bank in Marsh Landing always has it displayed.

This week I had been at the Ponte Vedra Lodge gym when I noticed the gentleman in the attached photo reading a magazine. I have met him before and went over to him joking about how he’s goofing off while everyone else was working out when I noticed it was YOUR magazine he was reading. Our conversation did turn to the magazine and he echoed the popularity and how he can feel the difference literally in his hands with your magazine. ‘The paper quality and selection of cover make people want to pick it up’ were his words. This made me want to covertly take his picture so I can send to you and introduce myself to you. He lives in The Carlisle (which are those beautiful condos across from the PV Lodge) and told me there are copies on each floor of the building. He noticed you had a color theme between the winter issue and this one. I hadn’t picked up on that but evidently he did and also enjoys each issue. 

Your magazine, contributors and advertisers are just getting better and better with each issue. I hope this email conveys the appreciation of having our coast properly represented. A quality place needed a quality magazine. Well done!” Debra Bryant, Ponte Vedra Beach resident, email of May 30, 2019

“Great magazine. Good articles, beautiful homes. Really enjoy it.” M. Troy Woods, Chairman, President and CEO of TSYS, a global payments solutions provider with annual revenues of $5 billion who had sent a hand-written letter subscribing to Living Luxe, commenting on latest issue received, June 6, 2019.

“I have been very fortunate to have obtained a copy of both the Winter 2018 and Spring 2019 issues of your fabulous magazine. It is filled with great stories and some of the most beautiful photography I have ever seen. Even the ads are spectacular. I would like to send you a check for $26 for a yearly subscription.” Tony Braden, resident of Jacksonville, email of June 5, 2019

“My husband and I visited Nocatee recently and may relocate to that area. We picked up your March – May 2019 magazine at one of the restaurants in Nocatee and my husband really liked it. Is there any way we can purchase all previous issues? Also, I would like to subscribe starting with Summer 2019.” Kimberly Jablonski, resident of Lake Worth, Florida, email of June 5, 2019

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! Once again, a couple walked into the sales center holding your beautiful magazine. They had just come from The Metro Diner where they found Living Luxe. The husband said the cover was so beautiful he couldn’t help but pick it up. Upon seeing our ad they headed over immediately and stayed for an hour. This is a likely sale. I am honored to have Waterfall in your magazine and so impressed by your keen sense of where to place this publication so that it reaches discerning and affluent consumers.” Sue Hutchison, Sales & Marketing Manager, Waterfall Condominiums, email of May 24, 2019

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“Hey, Katie, Matt (lead cook) says that business is booming on account of Living Luxe, and that you’re even having to hire more staff to handle the demand. In fact, he calls these new clients the ‘Golden Crescent’ crowd, saying that they come in with our magazine in hand. Is this true?” “Oh gosh, yes! We’re getting a ton of comments about the magazine and couldn’t be happier!” Conversation between Publisher and Katie Rider, client and co-owner Gregory Paul’s Catering, May 22, 2019

“We love your magazine! We’re getting so many calls and clients raving about our ads.” Marsha Keller, Realtor, Lisa Barton Team, May 11, 2019

“We sold 15 memberships this month, alone!” Deanna Grady, Membership Director of Serenata Beach Club, commenting about the marked uptick in sales since having begun advertising with Living Luxe, many such prospects calling off their ad and even walking in with the magazine in hand, April 24, 2019

“A couple came in today with our ad from Living Luxe torn out of the magazine, wanting to learn about the condos! They said they’d picked up Living Luxe at their doctor’s office and were here on account of it!” Sue Hutchison, Sales Coordinator, Waterfall Luxury Condominiums, April 16, 2019

“We’ve been blowing through a ton of the magazines. People really like it because it looks like an expensive magazine you’d have to pay for. We get better tips when we hand them out.” “Seth,” Valet at Medure Restaurant, referring to arrangement between Luxe Publishing and area valets to distribute magazine, April 16, 2019

“I was wondering if you’d mail a copy (of Living Luxe) to my friend, because I want her to see this magazine, but I don’t want to give up mine.” Jacksonville Beach resident who receives Living Luxe by mail calling Publisher, April 15, 2019

“I saw LL on the counter at Bonefish last night.” Brian Bidwell, Owner, Wild Birds Unlimited, email of April 15, 2019

“I had brought a copy of the spring issue to show my accountant. As it turns out, she’d already seen it, as just that same day another client had brought her a copy of Living Luxe, saying ‘You’ve got to see this magazine.’” Eloy Castroverde, local wildlife photographer, email of April 8, 2019

“A couple came in from Nocatee, saw the magazines (at the front reservation desk), said they love it, and asked if they could take like 10 copies or more to give to friends. I said ‘Absolutely!’” “Selena,” Manager at Roy’s Restaurant Jax Beach, April 2, 2019

“My staff tells me whenever you’ve come in delivering new copies. I ask ‘Where are they?’ They tell me, ‘They’re already gone.’” Tony Scholera, General Manager, Graffiti Junktion Restaurant, March 27, 2019

“Pam, your beautiful magazine is flying of the shelf!! I have been restocking the ones at the Ponte Vedra YMCA. I’ll put out 10 or 20 and they are gone within a day or two. The other day I was working out and went down the hall way to the pool to talk to my friend Alex. He said he wanted to see the magazine and I told him I just saw there was one left. We walked back inside and it was gone! You guys did a great job with the current issue! So many people are talking about the magazine.” Eloy Castroverde, wildlife photographer whose work was featured in Spring 2019 issue, email of March 26, 2019

“I like the new ‘listings’ section.” Pat Columbo, Ponte Vedra Beach resident referring to new Luxe Listings content, March 23, 2019

“We sold another membership today off our ad!” Deanna Grady, Membership Director, Serenata Beach Club, March 21, 2019

“Our patients LOVE this magazine! They like reading it because it’s so peaceful looking and helps get their minds off of why they’re here. Once all the issues on the coffee tables are gone, they’ll come around the backside of my desk and try and grab more copies when they think I’m not looking.” “Joy,” Head Receptionist at Mayo Clinic new Mangurian Building, March 21, 2019

“I’ve been raving about your magazine to everyone at our office. The content is great! It’s always at the (Ponte Vedra Inn & Club) gym and members like to have something like this to read while relaxing.” Jeffrey R. Bankston, Attorney at Law, Buschman, Ahern, Persons & Bankston, March 20, 2019

“I was at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Spa today and Living Luxe was on all the tables. It looked great!” Lisa Barton, Broker Associate, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, email of March 19, 2019

“This magazine is perfect for our front desk, as a lot of our guests are here because they’re looking for a home, and it’s such a classy magazine about the area.” Christopher Brown, Front Desk Manager, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, March 15, 2019

“Your new issue is incredible. I’ve been handing it out to all our guests.” Randy Pickering, Assistant General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn Ponte Vedra, March 15, 2019

“When I first saw your magazine, I came back to the office and instructed my staff to contact you. I told them ‘This is where I need to be.’” Jan Shields, Realtor, Watson Realty Corp., March 13, 2019

“Pam, this publication is beyond beautiful…. well done again! With every issue, you raise the bar.” Diana Edwards, Owner, Lemon Twist Boutique, email of March 12, 2019

“Hey Pam, I had a meeting today at Fortress Wealth in Ponte Vedra Beach, and they have every single issue of yours on the lobby coffee table for guests to read. They said they LOVE your magazine! (And they’re heavy hitters!)” Alyssa Sharp, Roy’s Jax Beach, email of February 20, 2019

“I definitely recognize your magazine, as I see it on coffee tables in homes throughout the Beaches.” Jason Huntley, Partner, SH Design, February 20, 2019

“The (Living Luxe) Underwood’s Special Christmas Edition was the most successful issue we’ve ever done. We got calls from as far away as Philadelphia – like the client who said it was the most beautiful magazine he’d ever seen. And the marketing manager for David Yurman was visiting at that time, and stayed at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. She picked up a copy of Living Luxe at the resort, and said her Dad, who was travelling with her, could not put it down.” C. Clayton Bromberg, CG, President, Underwood Jewelers, February 19, 2019

“Our partner brands are all so impressed with the magazine, Pam. We get rave reviews from them about how it looks and feels.” Charlie Slaton, Owner, Carla Shoes & Accessories, February 13, 2019

“We got two calls today off our ad! Both said they loved the ad and the magazine, and wanted to schedule a tour.” Deanna Grady, Membership Director, Serenata Beach Club, January 21, 2019

“We got a call just a few days after the (December) issue came out. A man wanted to buy the exact shoes in our ad for his wife.” JoAnne Wilkins, General Manager, Carla Shoes & Accessories, January 15, 2019

“A woman after church today said she was at the Lexus dealership and saw my ad in a beautiful magazine.” Suzie Connolly, Realtor, Ponte Vedra Club Realty, text of December 30, 2018