Dine through History: St. Augustine’s History in Food

This post is in response to Shelley, a facebook fan who needed some help enjoying St. Aug after hours during her work trip! If you have a question, feel free to ask me or post it on facebook or twitter! Some people come to St. Augustine and never step foot in the fort, climb aboard a trolley or stroll through the Colonial Quarter. They love us for our beaches, our walkability and our local foodie scene. We're flattered. Really. But you have to explore our history! I mean, we're the oldest continually occupied city in the US! {Oops. I got a little excited. Stepping off … [Read more...]

#TriviaTuesday: The History of Oranges in Florida

I credit my Mom & Dad for my love of History. Mom took us to museums and history reenactments and encouraged us to read every plaque. Dad used to spread a blanket on the floor and read us articles from National Geographic. We went on African Safaris. We walked the Great Wall of China. We rode that blanket raft down the Zaire River and learned about the people whose lives are wrapped up in the flow & floods of this river. Even as a 20-something year old mom, Dad called me in to his office where a book filled with post-its waited on the side table. I jokingly asked … [Read more...]

Poseidon Hosts Jane Iredale Rep

Nestled in the heart of St. Augustine, the Casa Monica Hotel is home to Poseidon Spa. A posh, modern space with Moroccan influences, Poseidon aims to be the destination spa of St. Augustine. Guests are invited to utilize Casa Monica's pool deck and Poseidon's relaxation lounge with any service. A day at this petite spa is sure to be relaxing and luxurious. Tuesday, June 16, Poseidon adds another feather in her proverbial cap. Jane Iredale's Global Makeup Trainer, Shawn Towne, is coming to St. Augustine and he wants to customize your look during a personalized makeup … [Read more...]

St Augustine Amphitheatre FREE Summer Movies!

31 Days of Summer in St Augustine

Hi, Simply St. Augustine friends! This post is part of my 31 Days of Summer in St. Augustine series. I've done all the research so you can kick back & have fun this summer! Read through all the ideas here.   I just learned of more fun, free summer movies in St. Augustine!  You may already know about Ripley's Wednesday Family Movie, now you have options at the Amphitheatre as well!! The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is hosting a summer movie series again this year!!  Gates open at 7:00, movies start at 8:00.  Parking is FREE!  The concession stands will be … [Read more...]

Norma Sherry & Co Spa and Salon

Those who have been St. Augustine regulars for years remember a spa and salon downtown. They remember Norma Sherry on Hypolita, famous for her European Facial. Recently re-opened on Ponce de Leon Boulevard {the salon at Charlotte & Hypolita closed over a decade ago!}, Norma Sherry and her team transformed the old Kuhn Florist shop into an eclectic, old world spa with the goal of pampering every person who steps over their threshold. Local and collected art fills every nook of Norma Sherry & Co. I haven't met Norma Sherry but I feel like I know her after … [Read more...]

Tropi-Cali Food Truck

St. Augustine was been slow to catch on to the food truck scene. Narrow streets with no extra room for parking and tight city codes initially made food truck ownership challenging. Nevertheless, we have some amazing food trucks. Tropi-Cali Food Truck joins Nalu's, Crave and Cold Calf Ice Cream Truck in serving up amazing food from tiny kitchens. I just had to post a pix of that chili... but I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's start at the beginning of your visit. First, order from the window and pay the friendly cashier. They recently posted on facebook that the … [Read more...]

Florida Home Education Summit Ticket Giveaway!

Florida Home Education Summit ticket giveaway. Flagler County is hosting a 1 day conference to encourage homeschooling families in June.

I've been homeschooling long enough to know that every mom is a supermom, that raising well-rounded children while teaching them at home is possible and that moms need encouragement. We need reminders of why we're homeschooling and tips on how to accomplish the never-ending list of to-do's. June 25, the Florida Home Education Summit will refresh, encourage and instruct home schooling parents... and I think you should go! Dear friends of mine are speaking. Connie Albers and Sherri Seligson are amazing and Brenda Dickinson has my utmost respect. The other women on the … [Read more...]