Photo of the Day: St. Augustine at the Beach

The weatherman says we’re in for sunny weather this whole week, which is a relief because a) we have several weddings in a few days, and b) we’re doing photos at our newest beach cottage on Wednesday. A good storm can be wonderful on vacation–especially here in Florida where it’s just going to rain for about … 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

Beer Truck Wars: Need We Say More?

This is going to be brief. This Saturday, 4-8pm, Francis Field: beer truck wars. Tickets are $35 in advance (www.foodtruckwars.com) and $45 at the door. That gets you samples from dozens of brews and a meal ticket for YOUR CHOICE of meals from one of the Gourmet Food Trucks in attendance. Beer. Food. St. Augustine. … Read More

Easter 2014 in St. Augustine: Who Doesn’t Love a Parade?

Here’s a breakdown of some of the “hop”pennings around town this weekend. Easter Parade. I could write a sonnet, about my Easter bonnet…but for now, I’ll just write about the Easter parade that takes place on Sunday, April 20, from 3:00 til 4:00 pm. The route starts at the Mission of Nombre de Dios, comes … Read More

6 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

It’s April 15–tax day! If you’re getting a refund this year, a recent survey says that 7% of you will spend some of your return on travel. If you’re coming to St. Augustine, here are my 6 suggestions for getting your money’s worth: 1. Plan a trip for September. The coast is clear in September here in … Read More

Enjoy the Spring Weather: Outdoor Restaurants in St. Augustine

It’s spring in Florida, and the weather is beautiful. It’s the kind of day that makes me think about eating outside. (That’s as opposed to rainy days, which just make me think about eating. Period.) Here are some of my favorite places to dine al fresco and take advantage of the Florida sunshine (and amazing … Read More