Great Wedding Reception Ideas: Food Trucks

We hosted a pre-wedding reception last night at the inn. The bride and groom (pre-bride and pre-groom?) wanted their out of town guests to have a place where they could stop in, see people, and grab a bite to eat. Instead of a traditional caterer, they opted to hire a few food trucks to park on Avenida … Read More

Beach Wedding Decor in St. Augustine: Formal

Think you can’t have a formal feel if you’re planning a beach wedding? Think again. This bride used a nautical blue napkin, and popped it with the bright pink of stargazer lilies in ceramic shells. The result was a happy, elegant look that was formal but still laid back. Look how smart she was to … Read More

Where to Stay in St. Augustine: Our Hopkins Cottage!

Do you have a favorite room at our inn? Before you answer, consider the Hopkins Cottage, our most recently renovated room. The Hopkins Cottage is in the front part of our building, built in the late 1800’s. It has an original brick wall and spectacular heart pine floors. But that’s where the nostalgia for the past ends. You won’t … Read More

Colored Wedding Dresses: Showing Your Personality

There are lots of reasons that a bride might not want to wear a white gown on her wedding day. It could be her second wedding. She might not look good in white. She may just feel that a color would better showcase her personality.Whatever the reason, the bride is in charge, and she should … Read More

A Day Trip from Disney: St. Augustine

St. Augustine is less than a two hour drive from Orlando; it’s a great choice for a side trip as you’re visiting your favorite Magic Kingdom. Worried you can’t talk to the kids/your wife/the grandparents into it? Here are some favorite Disney atractions, and their St. Augustine counterparts. Love the safari ride in the Animal … Read More

Sick as a Dog: Pet Emergencies in St. Augustine

We know how nice it is to bring your pet on vacation–that’s why the rooms on our first floor are pet friendly. After all, you can teach an old dog new tricks–like catching a frisbee in front of the fort, frolicking in the surf, running with you on an early morning run through our narrow … Read More

Beach wedding: soft pink and grey

There are so many beautiful color combinations for beach weddings. We hosted a wedding on Sunday, where the bride used a soft pink combined with two different silver tones, as well as mirrors and sparkly glass hurricanes. It made for a soft, romantic combination on a warm January day.

Valentine’s Day in St. Augustine, Florida

There’s no better place to show the timeless quality of your love than St. Augustine, Florida, the nation’s oldest city. If you haven’t been to our lovely city before, here are some tips: Getting there: Fly into Jacksonville airport on Southwest (totally appropriate for a trip filled with LUV), Delta or USAir, then take a … Read More

It’s An Emergency: All Night Medical Centers in St. Augustine

Here’s a blog we hope you never have to use: a list of emergency centers in St. Augustine. Note: if this is an urgent emergency, call 911. The inn’s address is 142 Avenida Menendez–just south of the Bridge of Lions. The ambulance can park in our loading zone. If this isn’t an EMERGENCY, but more … Read More