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Visiting St. Augustine Any Time of Year

St. Augustine is beautiful 12 months out of the year—there is a reason that people have been coming here to escape the cold for centuries! There are festivals and special events throughout the year, but here is an overview of the various seasons in the Oldest City: March-May          Our busiest time of year, spring in … Read More

Flowers in St. Augustine

I don’t have to tell you that flowers are my thing. I love the colors, the textures…and the way people smile when they walk through our gardens. I’m smiling myself at the gorgeous containers sprinkled throughout the property. And that’s saying something, because folks will tell you that I’m almost never happy with my plants. … Read More

8 Things You Have Wrong About Bed and Breakfasts

Since we’ve owned the inn, it’s amazed me how many first-time bed and breakfasters stay with us, and greet me in the morning, saying “This isn’t at all what I thought a bed and breakfast would be like!” After that comment, I often ask what they thought it would be like–apparently there is an image of … Read More

Gardens of St. Augustine: Secrets of the Bayfront Marin House

There are so many reasons that I love to garden–the connection with the soil (I guess this farm girl hasn’t shaken that off yet), that good tired feeling you have after planting all day, the ability to enjoy the landscape you’ve created…but one of the things that I’ve really come to love is the fact … Read More

Tips for Beach Weddings: Picking Your Beach (second in a series)

{{This is the second in a series of blogs about beach weddings. Other topics covered include “Is a beach wedding for you?” and “Planning the perfect beach wedding”. If you’d like to have a wedding on the beach in St. Augustine, please call one of our wedding specialists at 904.824.4301–we’d love to help you plan your … Read More

Tips for Beach Weddings: Is it For You? (the first in a series)

{{Note: This blog is the first in a series on beach weddings. For information not covered here, please see our other posts, or call us at 904.824.4301 and ask to speak with one of our wedding planners. We look forward to working with you!}} Are you thinking about a beach wedding? You may love the … Read More

Where to Stay in St. Augustine: Nights of Lights Special

The holidays are a magical time in St. Augustine, starting with the Nights of Lights on November 23. The entire town is lit up with hundreds of thousands of little white lights–a nod to the single candles that the Spanish used to put in their windows. Wondering where to stay for Nights of Lights? We … Read More

Cool Weather Things to Do: Best Soups in St. Augustine

I travel frequently for my “other” job. Sometimes, I’m on the road for a week, then home for a night (just long enough for two loads of laundry), and then I’m out again for a week. So I know what it’s like to eat out a lot. It’s awesome, usually…until one day it isn’t. Your tummy just doesn’t … Read More

7 Places to Eat for Vegans and Vegetarians Visiting St. Augustine

Just because you’ve chosen a specific diet doesn’t mean that you have to pack your own food on your trip to St. Augustine (although if you do, be sure to ask us about having a refrigerator placed in your room!) Below are our favorite restaurants, both in the historic district (1,2,3, and 4) and outside … Read More