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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

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

Uptown Girl

Looking for something to do tonight? Join this uptown girl as I do the San Marco Crawl, part of Uptown Saturday Nights in St. Augustine. From 5 til 9 tonight, all the art galleries, antique stores, and boutiques along San Marco will be open for this monthly event…some serve snacks, many have wine, but all … Read More

Picas-So Cool

One of the things I love about St. Augustine is that it really is a small town. When the hub and I walk somewhere, we invariably see people we know (a shout out here to Jim and Teresa at Pop N’ Off–if we walk past their shop at 59 Cuna without saying “hi”, Jim runs … Read More

MLK Day: Welcome to Lincolnville

Happy MLK Day, All! St. Augustine has a close connection to Dr. King, as he visited Lincolnville in March 1964 to participate in a sit-in at Monson’s Motor Lodge. He stayed at several area homes, also in Lincolnville. Lincolnville is a small neighborhood in St. Augustine, a 45-block area┬ábordered by DeSoto Place, Cedar, Riberia, Cerro, … Read More

Christmas is Coming

I know, I know…it’s not even Halloween yet. (And I heart Halloween!) But we’ve just announced our Nights of Lights special, so I’ve been humming Christmas tunes all day. What’s so special about our Nights of Lights special? Well, when you stay two weeknights (that’s Sunday through Thursday) during the Nights of Lights event (it … Read More