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St. Augustine, Florida

How is St. Augustine After the Hurricane: Ready for Visitors?

Despite the very dramatic footage from the news, St. Augustine is doing well in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew (is that called the aftermatthew?) There are lists of businesses that are open in many areas–check or the St. Augustine Facebook page for more information on that. Rather than share a list, I thought I’d … Read More


Updates After the Storm Part I

Thank you again for all the thoughts, prayers, and kind notes. We know we haven’t been able to keep up with all your questions (we got over 60 emails today, and they keep coming in!), but we’ll try to update you all here as best we can. Hurricane Matthew ended about 24 hours ago, and it’s … Read More

margarita cocktail with lime and raspberries on nature background

Florida’s Cocktail Trail: From St. Augustine to Atlantic Beach

Florida’s scenic A1A is not just a great Sunday drive, looking out over the dunes and ocean up and down the coast. It’s also a great place to stop for a relaxing and refreshing drink. We’re not talking about any drink, but one made with fresh Florida orange juice or grapefruit juice, mixed with spirits … Read More

Sing Out Loud Festival

Sing Out Loud: St. Augustine’s Epic Music Event

Just when you thought St. Augustine couldn’t get any cooler—our city announces an amazing three week music event in August and September. The Sing Out Loud Festival will be in full swing on August 26, 27, 31, and September 2, 3, 9, 10, and 11. And by full swing, we mean swinging and singing all … Read More

Walking Tours in St. Augustine

Get on your Feet! FREE Walking Tours in St. Augustine

If St. Augustine had a trophy room, it would be a pretty full one. Prettiest town in America (Forbes), Top Ten Holiday Light Displays in the World (National Geographic), Most Walkable Town in America (AAA)—it seems as if every month another glowing accolade is added to the list. So what’s the best way to enjoy … Read More


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