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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

Snickerdoodle Sunday!

Mary is making a time consuming happy hour (hot ham and cheese roll ups, hot spinach dip, and a garlic cheese ball), so she’s opted for an easy dessert today–her famous “Don’t Tell Busy Day Cookies”. Just in case you have a busy day yourself sometime, here’s the recipe. But you have to promise not … 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

El Galeon Continues Her Stay through 2015

Now the hub can relax. Well, not really, because he’s crazy busy. Which is why he still hasn’t gone to see El Galeon, the 170′ wooden galleon docked in the marina. He has a great view of it from the inn, but he wants to go on board. First, the ship was going to stay … 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