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Christmas is Coming

I know, I know…it’s not even Halloween yet. (And I heart Halloween!) But we’ve just announced our Nights of Lights special, so I’ve been humming Christmas tunes all day. What’s so special about our Nights of Lights special? Well, when you stay two weeknights (that’s Sunday through Thursday) during the Nights of Lights event (it … Read More

Getting Crafty: My Latest Wreath

 This wreath doesn’t suc-ulent.  Every now and again, I get inspired to do something a little crafty. Last week, inspiration struck and I created this wreath for our back patio area. It’s where we keep the bicycles and beach chairs, and it’s not a very trafficked area–but I think every space has the … Read More

Happy Fourth (On the Fifth)

It was a beautiful night last night for fireworks (and for a wedding, which we happened to have). You can see the fireworks from our front lawn (and from the front porches, of course). It’s a perfect place to enjoy the holiday!! And that’s exactly where our bride and groom sat after their ceremony was … Read More

Egg-Citing Plans for Easter!!

Easter is this Sunday and the Easter Festival Committee is ready. The big push is at 3 p.m. April 8, when the Easter Parade makes its way through downtown St. Augustine. Bands, floats and Easter bonnets are the drawing card for this annual event, begun in 1959. What’s special is that the holiday hats are … Read More

Groovin’ Reuben Dip: St. Paddy’s Happy Hour

Last night, as we were walking home from the inn, the town was lit up with glow-in-the-dark necklaces and headware. You know what they say…everyone is Irish on March 17. I may not be Irish, but I know a good Irish meal when I see one (for the record, you can get a mean corned … Read More

Erin Go Bragh!!!

Happy St. Paddy’s Day, lassies!! (And lads!) A bit of leprechaun magic overtook me last night and I made what I now call Leprechaun bark. It was a big hit at happy hour. If you want to make your own, here’s how: Leprechaun Bark 1 bag dark chocolate chips1 bag white chocolate chipsshortening, as neededpeppermint … Read More

Light Up Your Life: A Holiday Special from the Bayfront Marin House

I used to balk whenever I saw Christmas decorations in stores before it was even Halloween. Then I met my nephew, who–when he was four–opened his last birthday present of the day then said “When is my birthday next year???” Why not celebrate something that you really enjoy as soon as possible? We’ve been thinking … Read More

You Light Up My Life

I love Christmas. Last year, I had eight trees in my house. This year, I have 3750 lights on my bed and breakfast (not including the icicle lights). To be honest, I was surprised by that number when we added up all of the boxes. I had guessed it was closer to about 40,000. Nights of … Read More

Happy Halloween, St. Augustine!!!

St. Augustine, they say, is one of the most haunted cities in America (it is the oldest, after all, so I suppose it’s had the most time to acquire ghosts). Donna, who works our evening shift, swears that our Inn is haunted by its original owner, Francisco Marin. The other night, the front door to … Read More

Asking Me To Remember is Just.Plain.Mean.

It’s not fun to have a memory deficiency. I don’t know if it’s a sleep deprivation thing, or a pre-menopausal thing, or if it’s just… Wait a minute. What was I talking about? That’s what it’s like now around the Wieber Ranch. I’m constantly walking into a room, stopping short, and saying (usually out loud) “Why … Read More