While technically not in PV, Watts Juicery, a new juice bar, is worth the 10 minute drive. Fresh, delicious and good for you with a fun space, check out Watts and hopefully you will run into the beautiful and gracious Annie Tuttle.
What is your favorite thing about PVB?
I love the close knit community and the beaches are beautiful.
What made you start Watts Juicery?
The inspiration for Watts was two fold. I recognized a need for a cold-pressed juice bar in the Jacksonville beaches market after being in Atlanta and visiting a cold-press juice bar. I thought, “This is so great! Why doesn’t Jacksonville have one?” Also, my mother lived with breast cancer for over two decades, but because of her healthy lifestyle and philanthropic commitments, she was able to maintain a positive outlook on life. She juiced throughout her sickness and that really made a difference in how she felt day to day. I wanted to start Watts to encourage healthy living and also have a business that gave back to the community, just as my mom always did.
How long have you been doing Watts Juicery?
We opened on September 26, 2015 and hope to open additional locations very soon.
What should people know about Watts Juicery?
We’re located in Seawalk Village in Jacksonville Beach, directly behind Mellow Mushroom and Salt Life. We’re the first organic cold-pressed juicery in Jacksonville and our juices are different because the cold-press process preserves more antioxidants and nutrients than any other type of juicing available. Just one 16 oz. juice can provide an entire day’s servings of fruits and vegetables (up to three pounds of produce). In addition to juices, we also carry elixir shots, cleanse packages and charcoal water.
What are your hobbies outside of your profession?
I have four little ones, so when I’m not at the shop, I’m spending time with them. They’re all involved in different activities after school, so I go from being a stage mom, to a football mom, to a horseback riding mom to a dance mom.
If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be and why?
My mom because not a day goes by that I don’t miss her. Now that Watts is open, I would love to sit my mom down and ask her how she managed all she did when I was growing up. Being a momtrepreneur is extremely rewarding, but it is challenging, and I always admired my mother’s ability to bring balance into her life.
What was your favorite subject in school?
What is your favorite football team?
Alabama (Crimson Tide) and the Jaguars
What is your favorite book?
Favorite and least favorite trend in your business?
Too early to tell
If you can change one thing about Ponte Vedra, what would it be?
Absolutely nothing, it’s perfect as is.
Last time you laughed out loud uncontrollably? And why?
This morning – I was driving my kids to school and my 8 year old was making fun of a song on the radio. He is so quick witted, I couldn’t stop laughing! We laugh every day in our house – my husband and I mostly laugh at ourselves and our mistakes. This teaches our kids to not take life too seriously.
Your suggestion for a Ponte Vedra mascot?
Hmm…that’s a tough one. Maybe a dolphin since seeing them in the ocean gives everyone so much joy.