Happy Cakes

Happy Cakes Cupcake Shop St Augustine Beach

  Short version: Do whatever you must to obtain a Happy Cakes Carrot Cupcake. Long version: I turned off AIA onto SeaGrove Drive on a whim.  I was sandy and salty and satisfied.  (Dinner at Burrito Works + St. Augustine Beach + sunset playtime with the fam = happiness!)  The windows in SeaGrove Town Center were mostly dark or empty.  We were about to turn around when a pink beacon of happiness {this is too good to make up!} broke through the darkness.  I had discovered Happy Cakes. Before you even walk through the door, you know this is a happy place to be.  … [Read more...]

High Tides at Snack Jack

high tides at snack jacks flagler beach

Some places are worth the drive. Case in point: High Tides at Snack Jack's in Flagler Beach. After a week in New York, my hubby and I needed to reset our lives to the kick-back, smile at everyone, enjoy the sun on my skin pace of Florida. We'd flown from Orlando so when I-4 gave way to I-95, we eagerly looked for exit 284 & headed for Flagler Beach. Turn R onto A1A and High Tides is about 3 miles South on the dunes- been there since '47. Our now-favorite-spot was an accidental discovery, really. Several  years ago, I-4 traffic kept me & our 6 children … [Read more...]

IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame

World Golf Hall of Fame St Augustine FL

Too much sun?  Too much rain?  Too much walking?  Here's your solution: Catch a movie at the World Golf Hall of Fame's IMAX Theater. The huge screen & digital projection makes any movie larger than life- add 3D to your show and it's not just a movie, it's an experience. Choose your own adventure!  Our children's favorite so far is an undersea movie that explored coral reefs and other sea life.  Others offered right now include Rescue 3D, Born to be Wild, and Everest.  Several shows are always offered, many in 3D. Special Engagements (full-length Hollywood … [Read more...]

FTW: Great Food at Great Prices!

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This post is from 2011. Please see the dining section of the blog for current recommendations. Have you tried Aviles Restaurant downtown?  Authentic French food at Bistro de Leon?  Intimate Italian at Cafe Atlantico?  Russian & European food at Sara's Crepe Cafe? October is the month to discover a new favorite among these and over a dozen more local eateries (listed below).  Order of their Prix Fixe (price fixed) menu this month to enjoy a three course meal at an affordable price! Enjoy & let me know if you discover a new favorite! Restaurant List: 500 … [Read more...]

Night Life

The Tasting Room St Augustine Tapas

Rock Star Parking. That's what my BFF calls a perfect parking spot- and last night, we got a Rock Star spot in Old Town.  My hubs & I were looking for some live music to celebrate his birthday- great parking was just the beginning of a fun night in town. We'd planned to stop by Mi Casa Cafe on St. George Street, they have live music & cold beer, but we got a late start & they close at 10. Sangria's, also on St. George St, was next on the list- we've walked by a million times but never gone upstairs.  It must be decent because the only table available was … [Read more...]