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...]

Corazon Cinema

Corazon Movies Downtown St Augustine

Tucked away at the end of Granada Street is a local gem- Corazon Cinema and Cafe. The cafe opens for lunch at 11:00 AM and weeknight movies start at 7:00 PM but this venue strives to be more than just a movie theatre. Special events, matinees, room rentals, live music and free parking make Corazon an easy entertainment choice in the heart of St. Augustine. Hubby and I slipped down to Corazon on a quiet weeknight for dinner and a movie. We were both relieved that the beer selection went beyond Bud & Bud Lite. He ordered a local brew without question- Bold City … [Read more...]

Cap’s Express on SR16

Caps Express st augustine

Cap's on the Water has been a local favorite for decades. Fresh flavors, the best water views in St. Augustine and a line of locals willing to wait for a memorable meal all await you when you visit on a nice evening. Cap's Express now offers the fresh & local flavors Cap's on the Water is known for. Breakfast and lunch are available for dine-in or take-out weekdays and service is super-fast to fit into any schedule. Ben, my oldest son, and I visited for lunch. My only regret is that I didn't take the whole family so I could try one of everything on the … [Read more...]

St Augustine Christmas Shopping Tour

Shop Local & Help a Local Family in need! Are you making a list and checking it twice? St. Augustine Historic Walking Tours is offering a great new tour this season to help you knock that list out with unique & meaningful gifts, have a lot of fun and support local small businesses! I'm super excited about this holiday season tour- my Mom is coming up next weekend for the inaugural tour and we can't wait to shop locally for those we love! Whether you come solo, book a private tour with all your girlfriends or make this a unique date with your honey, … [Read more...]

Coquina Condos at Crescent Beach

crescent beach fl

Even though we live 20 minutes from the ocean, we are not beach regulars. Getting there is the first problem... try packing a picnic lunch, floaties, hats & towels then sunscreening up six excited kids. It's no small task, I assure you! That's only the beginning of the effort, though. Bringing six sandy kids home can cause heart failure for the inexperienced! (car, bathing suits, house... SO.MUCH.SAND!!) Add on top of that the fact that I have six of the whitest children on the First Coast- one who burns just walking to the car and we have reasons to limit our trips to … [Read more...]

Top 10 Places for Family Photos in St. Augustine

Top 10 places for family photos in st augustine

Ben is 15. That means 15 years of family photos under our belt- and believe me, it's been a long time since we crammed into the Sears Portrait Studio for a hurried {or should I say harried?} torture photo session. When we moved to St. Augustine, we decided we were more catch us in real life people than say cheese right now, dangit people and thus began a decade of searching for the perfect on-location photography spots. Fortunately for us, St. Augustine offers so many perfect backdrops, you could take a different family photo every day for a year! Fortunately for you, … [Read more...]

Writing & Photography Contest: Be Featured on Simply St. Augustine!

Summer Writing Contest

It's summertime and some kids are ecstatic they don't have to pick up a pen for a few months! This post is not for them. Here, read this one instead or maybe this one. Or just work your way through all these fun  St. Augustine #staycation ideas! Now, to the students who like to write... who think in creative sentences and dream up leads or new characters as you're drifting off to sleep, this one is for you. A little backstory first. Years before I saw my first piece printed in a travel magazine, before the parenting columns or my own blog, someone gave me a chance. … [Read more...]

Creative Juices Natural Cafe

Creative Juices Cafe

If you enjoy fresh food, if you enjoy healthy food, if you enjoy veggie food or gluten-free food or whole food, if you have ever had a juice you love or have never had a juice you love... you need to go to Creative Juices Natural Cafe on Anastasia Boulevard. Creative Juices' menu boasts locally sourced veggies and something for everyone. When I went, I ordered the Tempeh Reuben on GF bread and savored every bite as only a GF newbie can do. Man I missed sandwiches... I hope I don't have to be GF forever. But if I do, I'm going to find out what kind of bread this was … [Read more...]