FREE in St. Augustine 6/29 – 7/5

Simply St. Augustine keeps you abreast of what is fun and FREE in St. Augustine this week!  Make fun Florida memories and even have some ice cream money left!!! 6/29 St. Augustine Music Festival "Sacred Music” Friday, June 29, 7:30 p.m.  In honor of Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul.  Cathedral Basilica is on the Plaza in the heart of historic St. Augustine.  Here is more information on the St. Augustine Music Festival. 6/30 FINAL NIGHT of St. Augustine Music Festival! Final night to enjoy the free music series, St. Augustine Music Festival.  “Back to Bach” … [Read more...]

Kale Chips- who knew?!

Kale Chips Present Moment Cafe St Augustine

The kiddos & I ran errands in Jacksonville today.  When we stopped by Native Sun, look what I found!! Raw Kale Chips from St. Augustine's Present Moment Cafe!  I've been wondering whether to try a recipe for Kale Chips for quite a while now... now I had a chance to taste Kale Chips and support my fave raw restaruant in St Augustine! You'll likely not believe me, but they are really good.  I love the crunch {I'm a texture gal} and they're very well seasoned.  And they're made with pink salt. What's not to love?! Stop in Present Moment and grab a bag- I'm … [Read more...]

St. Augustine Beach Farmers Market

Wednesday Farmers Market St Augustine Beach

You never know what you'll find at the St. Augustine Beach Farmers Market.  Fresh produce, food trucks {lunch!}, local art... T-Rex!?! You don't have to make breakfast Wednesday morning!  Head to The Wednesday Market as early as 8:00 am to scoop up a freshly baked muffin or an egg sandwich from a food truck and do your produce shopping while you're there!  Need a birthday present or a little something to take home to a friend?  They have that covered, too.  In fact, there were more art & craft vendors than produce the last week we went- here's the … [Read more...]

FREE in St. Augustine 6/22 – 6/28

Simply St. Augustine keeps you abreast of what is fun and FREE in St. Augustine this week!  Make fun Florida memories and even have some ice cream money left!!! 6/22 St. Augustine Music Festival "Piano Spectacular”  Friday, June 22,  7:30 p.m at the Cathedral Basilica (Catholic Church on the Plaza).  FREE.  Featuring international pianists Eugenio Urrutia Borlando and Gregory Martin. 6/23 Fort Mose Reenactment Experience living history!  Starting around 10, tour encampments and witness cooking and craft demonstrations at Fort Mose.  Witness skirmishes throughout the … [Read more...]

The Black Molly Grill

He had me at "No Tilapia". Being surrounded by water on 3 sides, there are a lot of fish a seafood restaurant in Florida can offer- grouper, flounder, mahi, swordfish, cobia... but farm-raised tilapia and swai {a fancy word for Viatnamese Catfish}?  NEVER!  So when The Black Molly Grill 1/2 owner, Ryan, told me he chooses their fish from the local market I had to ask this clarifying question: "What about tilapia?" "We will never serve tilapia."  In fact, the only farm-raised fish they offer is salmon. Now that's a local restaurant I'm happy to support! The … [Read more...]

FREE in St. Augustine 6/15 – 6/21

Simply St. Augustine keeps you abreast of what is fun and FREE in St. Augustine this week!  Make fun Florida memories and even have some ice cream money left!!! 6/20 Music by the Sea The St. Augustine Beach Civic Association sponsors the free concert series, Music by the Sea, every Wednesday night from now through September 26.  Each week, a local restaurant offers a meal priced under $10 for an easy picnic under the stars.  This week, enjoy La Strada Italian food with your Rock & Roll. 6/21 Concert in the Plaza Bring a blanket or some chairs and enjoy music in … [Read more...]

How to Make your 4th of July Special

Family 4th of July

It's a 4th of July Roundup! You can celebrate Independence Day in St Augustine by watching fireworks from several places!  {Here's a link to great places to watch fireworks in St Augustine} Whether you head to the green in front of the Castillo for an all-day picnic or celebrate with friends at home, here are some ideas to keep your littles happy while you wait for the sun to set:     Disney Family shares some outdoor games.  If you're hanging out at home & want a Mickey-themed 4th, try some of these 4th of decorations. On SurfNet, I came … [Read more...]

Rainy Day at the Beach

Butler Beach - St. Augustine Beach, Florida morning of June 8, 2012 It's been a week of bad weather in St. Augustine, Florida.  We're thankful for the rain- water levels are up again and the garden looks great- but the kiddos {and their mamma} are going stir-crazy!  Today, we decided to brave the rain and have breakfast at the beach.  It couldn't have been a more perfect day for it. … [Read more...]