Dole Whip Isn’t Just For Disney Anymore!!

Rejoice, Disney fans, rejoice!! We have Dole Whip in St Augustine! You no longer have to pine for Dole Whip Soft Serve the 362 days you aren't at Disney every year. St. Augustine has an ice cream stand that serves this sought-after, refreshing, pineapple ice cream treat year round! Close your eyes and you'll think you're at Adventureland's Aloha Isle Refreshments at Disney! Well, that's what most locals are saying. A few holdouts insist that Disney's is one-of-a-kind but a facebook poll says this is legit! {If you're new to the Dole Whip phenomena, read this post … [Read more...]

Local Pepper-Eating Contest at Hot Shot Bakery

I posted an open-ended question on facebook yesterday... "I love St. Augustine for its _____." Many people wrote locals, community events, and restaurants. Well, this Saturday you can enjoy all three at once! Hot Shot Bakery is hosting their annual chocolate-dipped-datil-pepper contest and a datil-and-apple recipe contest. Do you think you have what it takes to win a pepper-eating contest? You get more than bragging rights- Mrs. Sherry offers up great prizes, too. When I judged the last event, prizes ranged from a weekend away at St. Francis Inn (for the winning … [Read more...]

In the News: Dressing Downton comes to St. Augustine!

As all the locals know, St. Augustine is a great place to live. In this part of my site, I share news articles from around the nation where our fair city has been featured. Have you heard the latest?!? Our very own Lightner Museum will be hosting the "Dressing Downton" exhibit! Exquisite costumes from the hit Masterpiece series Downton Abbey® now on tour! Downton fans, rejoice! 36 costumes from PBS' series Downton Abbey are on tour and coming to St. Augustine's Lightner Museum October 2017 - January 2018. If you can't wait that long to fangirl squeal, you can … [Read more...]