Tiny Town: St. Augustine Holiday Village

This weekend you need to stop by the Art Association to see this amazing display depicting St. Augustine. The miniature St. Augustine Holiday Village is on display at the Art Association Gallery just through Sunday, December 29. Each year, Mr. Lenny Ruel delivers his beautiful hand made wooden holiday village to the art gallery for the association to display just inside their front windows overlooking the entry walkway. You can spy the village as you enter the gallery.   We were delighted to stumble upon this amazing display and meet Mr. Ruel and his lovely … [Read more...]

Making a Difference: Monica Davis

Joe Desiderio, St. Augustine Beach resident, reached out to me with an untold story of an amazing woman. I'm inspired by her and by his willingness to build up our community by highlighting someone who is giving back in a beautiful way. Below are his words. Thanks, Joe, for sharing Monica's story with us!  First, I’d like to thank Simply St. Augustine for supporting my idea of recognizing locals that are making a difference. I appreciate her indulging me. It seems that, all too frequently, the Internet, and specifically Facebook, promote “doom & gloom.” Thankfully, … [Read more...]