Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Live Music St Augustine

If you've been driving into Jacksonville for big concerts, please let me convince you there is another way!!  Last Sunday, my hubby & I enjoyed a date night- dinner at Harry's then our first concert at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.  Let me tell you why it was so amazing... First, parking was a breeze ($5).  We arrived almost an hour early, so there was no line at all.  We walked across the grassy parking area toward the entrance... and walked right in.  Did I mention there were no lines?  When is the last time you went anywhere downtown without experiencing some sort … [Read more...]

Date Night: Dinner & a Show

Harrys St Augustine Martini

Chris & I make it a point to slip out for "date nights" a couple of times a month.  We always enjoy ourselves- even if we just go for a run together.  But this past Sunday's date night stands out as a favorite- we enjoyed a delish dinner and then visited a new venue for an amazing show! We started at Harry's Restaurant... I first tried Harry's dessert martinis over the holidays.  I'll never forget that fateful moment when the server brought out Harry's {seasonal} pumpkin martini...  It was love at first sip!  After that, anytime we were in St. Augustine with … [Read more...]

Rainy Day at the Beach

Butler Beach - St. Augustine Beach, Florida morning of June 8, 2012 It's been a week of bad weather in St. Augustine, Florida.  We're thankful for the rain- water levels are up again and the garden looks great- but the kiddos {and their mamma} are going stir-crazy!  Today, we decided to brave the rain and have breakfast at the beach.  It couldn't have been a more perfect day for it. … [Read more...]

Picture Perfect

view from casa monica hotel St Augustine

My hubby and I enjoyed a getaway to the Casa Monica Hotel for our 13th Anniversary.  This was our view.  We also enjoyed looking out over the fountain and green in front of the Lightner Museum- it's beautiful as the sun rises!  The view, along with the memory of a fun weekend away, make this photo Picture Perfect to me.    Do you have a Picture Perfect photo to share?  Email it for publication: SimplyStAugustine@gmail.com … [Read more...]

Picture Perfect

Matanzas- our secret St Augustine Fishing Spot

Look closely, then close your eyes.  You're right if you're imagining those grasses swaying in a gentle breeze while the sun warms you. There are many creeks and flats in South St. Augustine.  This is a quiet spot my hubby and I like to escape to- he to wet his line and I to clear my mind.  We hold hands while driving out- sometimes {kindly} passing kayakers, herons and the occasional tailing redfish. It's another reason we love St. Augustine. … [Read more...]

I SPY Color

SPY Restaurant St Augustine Flowers

I love these flowers! They are intensely colored, uniquely shaped and prolific somewhere in historic St. Augustine!  Can you find them? They grow on the fence of SPY cuisine off Hypolita, which I hear is a great place for sushi. … [Read more...]

Spotted

digeridoo player st george street

We spotted this didgeridoo player on St. George Street in front of Earthbound Trading Company.  Drumming & the deep, aboriginal sound of the didgeridoo are unique among streets of guitar-strumming, harmonica-playing locals... helping him claim the title of my favorite street performer last night. Do you have a perfect Simply St. Augustine photo or favorite St. Augustine vacation memory capture on camera?  Email it & we may feature it!  (Sending it in constitutes permission to use.) … [Read more...]