Jacksonville Beach – Casa Marina Oceanfront Hotel

Casa Marina Jacksonville Beach

Life is busy. A couple of weeks ago, mine was spinning faster than I could keep up with! You know the feeling... you come up for air only to have another stack of "must-do's" piled on... Hubby graciously offered for me to slip away for some quiet time. I called it a writer's retreat but I did so much more than write! I slipped up to Jacksonville Beach and relaxed. No pressure to visit the new St. Augustine restaurants for my blog or to carry my camera all the time; I was off duty. Time to catch up on assignments, read some fiction and spend time with God. Casa Marina was … [Read more...]

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, you have to dig your toes in the sand, explore hidden streets and chat with the locals. Or follow my St. Augustine blog faithfully. Or both. Last week, I got a sneak peek of the gorgeous, new-but-old wedding venue in St. Augustine- The Treasury on the Plaza.  You'd never know this gracious event space is tucked away inside the Flagler-era Cathedral Place … [Read more...]