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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 bordered 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

Do you See What I See?

If you were standing on our porch, looking at the Matanzas, this is what your view would be.  If you’re wearing your glasses (or looking through binoculars, this is what it would look like: Thanks to our good friend and photographer Hookey Hamilton for the shots!!

1268 Days ‘Til Our 450th!!!

Man, I better start thinking about what to wear!!! 🙂 I’ll probably be able to figure something out between now and then, but a new website–www.staugustine-450.com–is proof that it’s not too early to start thinking about our town’s 450th anniversary in 2015. The website is already starting to post some pretty cool stuff about the … Read More

How to Bed and Breakfast: Six Steps to Maximizing Your BnB Vacation

As I write this, our Bayfront Marin House has 365 reviews on TripAdvisor. I read (and respond) to every one of them. But as I’ve been reading them for the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a trend–there is a large number of reviewers who start their review by saying “We’ve never stayed at a bed and … Read More

Our New Baby

So, netties, yesterday I told you that the hub and I finally stopped yapping about buying a bed and breakfast and we actually did it. Finally. Today I’d like to tell you a little more about our new baby. And by new baby, I mean ancient baby, because the building dates back to the 1700’s. … Read More

Happy Birthday to the Oldest City

Today marks the third day of festivities for St. Augustine, Florida’s 445th birthday celebration. (Note: if you haven’t made your reservations yet for the big bash in 2015, you might want to book a room at http://www.bayfrontmarinhouse.com/.) St. Augustine was officially declared a city on September 8, 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles. That makes it … Read More