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Bayfront Marin House
St. Augustine, Florida

Where to Stay in St. Augustine: A Bed and Breakfast for Everyone

If you’re looking for the best place to stay in St. Augustine, let us offer the following suggestion: The Bayfront Marin House, located right on the water in downtown St. Augustine. Why, you ask? Consider the following advantages: 1. Location. In addition to being beautiful, St. Augustine is a very walkable town (note to self: … Read More

What’s the Special Occasion? Fine Dining in St. Augustine

The best part of owning a bed and breakfast in St. Augustine is the opportunity to celebrate so many special occasions with our guests. (Well, that and the free Maringria every night!) Wedding anniversaries, birthdays, new promotions, holidays…we’re always happy to share a toast with our guests to the most important days in their lives. … Read More

Lunch in St. Augustine: Best Sandwiches Ever

When the hub and I need to run out for a quick lunch, there’s one place that both of us can agree on every time: JP Henley’s. We first found this place when the inn was closed last year for some rehab work. The contractors would end up turning off the water…or the electric, and … Read More

Best Burger in St. Augustine

The hub loves a good burger. He doesn’t want anything fancy–no bacon, triple cheese, special sauce. Just good beef, well cooked, in a bun that doesn’t look like it was sat on. True confessions: our favorite burger in town was the single (me) or double (him) version that we used to enjoy at Five Guys Burgers and … Read More

Save Money on your St. Augustine Wedding!

The hub and I will have been married 20 years on December 4. Even as I type it, that seems impossible. When we got married, the average cost of a wedding was around $19,000. The hub and I got married at my family’s church (I have pictures of my great-grandmother getting married there), and then … Read More

Happy Founder’s Day: Things to do in St. Augustine

Most days, I barely know what was going on yesterday. But today, I know what was going on 448 years ago…the founding of our beautiful city! To be historically accurate, the city was actual founded on September 8. But this year we’re celebrating today, at 10:00 at the Middion de Nombre de Dios. This heritage … Read More

Boho Wedding Decor at the Beach

Weddings should reflect the couple getting married. For some people, that means an all-white sophisticated affair; for others, it means casual elegance with khaki pants, white shirts and a dress with flip flops. For Mary Ann and Matt, it meant a colorful, fun vibe with an emphasis on happiness. Mary Ann chose a palette of brights–including … 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

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

Happy New Year: Making Lemonade out of Lemons

What’s your resolution this year? Mine is to look for the good in everything–even when it seems negative. I had a little dose of that in 2012. When we had a fire in June, our first thought was not particularly positive. But after the reality set in, and we realized that renovations were going to … Read More