Flowers in St. Augustine

I don’t have to tell you that flowers are my thing. I love the colors, the textures…and the way people smile when they walk through our gardens. I’m smiling myself at the gorgeous containers sprinkled throughout the property. And that’s saying something, because folks will tell you that I’m almost never happy with my plants. … Read More

St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast Is Moooving Into Production Agriculture

An award-winning bed and breakfast in the historic district of downtown will soon be offering their guests a new amenity: fresh milk. On April 1, construction will begin on a small freestall barn, located in the front lawn of the Bayfront Marin House. When complete, the barn will hold a herd of eight cows. Co-owner … Read More

Rob Thomas to Perform in St. Augustine

How lucky are we to have the amazing St. Augustine Ampitheatre less than 2 miles from the inn? Very. On July 25, Rob Thomas from Matchbox 20 will perform at the Ampitheatre. Tickets go on sale April 3 at 10AM. If you stay with us, there are a couple of ways to get to the … Read More

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