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  • 5 Reasons to LOVE The Original Cafe El…

    Cafe Eleven St Augustine Beach

    Cafe Eleven generously offered a $25 gift card giveaway with this post. Amy won the random drawing. Subscribe for future giveaways! If you’re looking for a weekend brunch, I’ve found where it’s at!! Cafe Eleven stays busy all weekend long with their amazing brunch ...

  • RECIPE: St. Augustine’s Best Whi…

    White Sangria Recipe

    The quest for the perfect sangria has been a long and arduous hunt. I’ve sacrificed for you, dear readers, to find the best in town. I’ve sipped bad red wine with some fruit tossed in disguised as sangria and I’ve ...

  • RECIPE: Healthy Juice Pops for Hot Flo…

    Summer Popsicle Recipe

    Time with cousins is the best! We road tripped down to Lake Wales for a summer visit with lots of great people: my kids great-grandma, their great-aunt & great-uncle, Aunt Jadi and some grrrrreat cousins! Lake Wales is nestled in central ...

Romantic St. Augustine

  • The Treasury on the Plaza

    Brenda Bushell Treasury St Augustine

    St. Augustine is a town of many secrets. The best coffee here is not Starbucks, the best burger is not Five Guys, and the best beach isn’t in the midst of the hustle and bustle either.  To really enjoy this town, ...

  • Date Night: Dinner & a Show

    Harrys St Augustine Martini

    Chris & I make it a point to slip out for “date nights” a couple of times a month.  We always enjoy ourselves- even if we just go for a run together.  But this past Sunday’s date night stands out ...

  • St. Augustine Date Night

    Cabana for 2 at the Casa Monica Hotel St Augustine

    So you’re in St. Augustine for a romantic getaway, Valentines Day, or engagement.  You know about the carriage rides and strolls along the beach- all the usual gushy stuff.  But you want this trip to be set apart.  You want ...

Historic St. Augustine

  • Thank you for the LOVE!

    5,000 likes

    I should not be surprised. You guys are totally awesome!!! You made my day! This morning, Simply’s facebook had 4,930 or so likes. I mentioned that it’d be nice to bump up over 5,000 but didn’t really expect such a surge ...

  • Celebrate St. Augustine’s 450th …

    St Augustine 450th Schedule

    St. Augustine is celebrating her 450th birthday and that’s a big deal for all Americans. St. Augustine has the distinction of being the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the US… we’re proud of being “The Oldest City” and we want to invite ...

  • Announcing St. Augustine Foodie Advent…

    creme de la cocoa 3

    Y’all know I love local business. I am so excited about a new idea that is rooted in Jacksonville and is now blossoming in St. Augustine… St. Augustine Foodie Adventures! These are 1 night events at local restaurants showcasing the best ...

CR 210

  • Doing Dishes Paint Your Own Pottery St…

    Painting Pottery at Doing Dishes

    When Andrew’s co-op class read Stone Soup, each student painted a special soup bowl. He was so proud of it and ate dinner from it the first night and the second… and then he dropped it. So when I had ...

  • Dunkin Donuts on CR210

    Dunkin Donuts St Augustine

    I know there are Dunkin Donuts all over the place and it may seem strange for me to post about Dunkin Donuts on my “go local” blog.  But here’s the thing.  My Dunkin franchise is locally owned and every time ...

  • Every Body Fitness Fit Camp is back in…

    Every Body Fitness CR210

    Okay.  Break’s over.  It’s time to get moving again… and I can’t wait!! Fit Camp is different from other classes I’ve taken- we work hard for an hour, each person doing their best.  I work beside younger women in better shape ...