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Best Burger in St. Augustine

The hub loves a good burger. He doesn’t want anything fancy–no bacon, triple cheese, special sauce. Just good beef, well cooked, in a bun that doesn’t look like it was sat on. True confessions: our favorite burger in town was the single (me)¬†or double (him)¬†version that we used to enjoy at Five Guys Burgers and … Read More

Save Money on your St. Augustine Wedding!

The hub and I will have been married 20 years on December 4. Even as I type it, that seems impossible. When we got married, the average cost of a wedding was around $19,000. The hub and I got married at my family’s church (I have pictures of my great-grandmother getting married there), and then … Read More

Secrets of the Locals: Black Molly

Our guests often ask us where the locals like to eat. We love us some St. Augustine restaurants–and we love the same ones that visitors to our city love. We go to Collage or Old City House for special events; we hang out at the Gourmet Hut or Harry’s when we want to eat outside; … Read More

3 Things to Pack for a Trip to St. Augustine, FL

You already know where to stay in St. Augustine (hint: it’s the Bayfront Marin House). But what to bring for your trip? Here are our top three tips: 1. Walking shoes. There are a lot of ways to see St. Augustine–there are trolleys, pedicabs, boats, bikes, segways, carriages, and golf carts–but the very best way … Read More

Nighttime Weddings: Six Things to Remember to End the Big Night

When my parents got married, there was only one way to send the couple off–with handfuls of hard rice thrown up in the air. It was a nice party atmosphere–kind of an edible confetti–and it served happy couples on their big day for a long, long time. Now there are so many other ways to … Read More

Local Secrets: Cuban Food

The Ponce de Leon mall–like a lot of malls–is a lot of empty space. Belk”s is on one side, and JC Penney is on the other, and a Sears appliance store is somewhere in the middle…but other than that, it’s pretty quiet there. (Before we moved, I once suggested that the Ravens move their training … Read More

June House Concert: Francis Dunnery

There is nothing like seeing a musician in a small venue. Francis Dunnery, an English musician, singer/songwriter, record producer and record label owner, will be performing a house concert in our dining room on June 23 at 7:30. Tickets are $30 for the general public, and $20 for guests of the inn. If you had … Read More

7 Ways to Enjoy St. Augustine in the Rain

We’ve had our second nor’easter blow through here in a matter of weeks, and–while the water is great for my newly planted sod–I know that our guests are not thrilled when there’s rain on their vacation. The good news is that the damp weather doesn’t have to dampen your plans! There are plenty of cool … Read More

Cathedral Festival 2013

The hub tells me that fireworks are a girl thing. Boys don’t like them nearly as much, he says. But boys like getting kissed, so I recommend that all you boys take your girls to the Cathedral Festival this weekend. You can fill up on all the fried food you can carry (boys like food), … Read More

Honey…Aww, Sugar Sugar…

They say that good things come to those who wait…and that’s how I feel about dessert. I knew that St. Augustine had more than its fair share of amazing desserts, but even I didn’t know how many great ways there were to end a meal in our town. I found out when we ran a … Read More