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Light ’em Up: St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights Kicks Off TONIGHT

Everything about St. Augustine will change tonight at 6:30, when the mayor lights the big tree in the center of town. Dark corners of the town will be lit up with holiday cheer; locals and visitors alike will bump into each other as they gape at the town’s three million electric “stars” on long evening walks. I love … Read More

The Joys of a Hammock

Twenty years ago, the hub and I were on the beach in Key West, taking a short walk after a wonderful lunch at the Casa Marina. Ahead of us, under the palms, we spotted a cluster of arc-shaped teak hammock stands, with enticing quilted hammocks swinging in the breeze. Now, we knew that we loved … Read More

Rob Thomas to Perform in St. Augustine

How lucky are we to have the amazing St. Augustine Ampitheatre less than 2 miles from the inn? Very. On July 25, Rob Thomas from Matchbox 20 will perform at the Ampitheatre. Tickets go on sale April 3 at 10AM. If you stay with us, there are a couple of ways to get to the … Read More

Enjoy the Spring Weather: Outdoor Restaurants in St. Augustine

It’s spring in Florida, and the weather is beautiful. It’s the kind of day that makes me think about eating outside. (That’s as opposed to rainy days, which just make me think about eating. Period.) Here are some of my favorite places to dine al fresco and take advantage of the Florida sunshine (and amazing … Read More

Where to Stay in St. Augustine: Our Hopkins Cottage!

Do you have a favorite room at our inn? Before you answer, consider the Hopkins Cottage, our most recently renovated room. The Hopkins Cottage is in the front part of our building, built in the late 1800’s. It has an original brick wall and spectacular heart pine floors. But that’s where the nostalgia for the past ends. You won’t … Read More

Colored Wedding Dresses: Showing Your Personality

There are lots of reasons that a bride might not want to wear a white gown on her wedding day. It could be her second wedding. She might not look good in white. She may just feel that a color would better showcase her personality.Whatever the reason, the bride is in charge, and she should … Read More

Beach wedding: soft pink and grey

There are so many beautiful color combinations for beach weddings. We hosted a wedding on Sunday, where the bride used a soft pink combined with two different silver tones, as well as mirrors and sparkly glass hurricanes. It made for a soft, romantic combination on a warm January day.

Valentine’s Day in St. Augustine, Florida

There’s no better place to show the timeless quality of your love than St. Augustine, Florida, the nation’s oldest city. If you haven’t been to our lovely city before, here are some tips: Getting there: Fly into Jacksonville airport on Southwest (totally appropriate for a trip filled with LUV), Delta or USAir, then take a … Read More