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DECEMBER JANUARY 2017

THE CITY MAGAZINE FOR ST. AUGUSTINE

GET STRONG MIND & BODY Make 2017 the year you turn a local movement into a lifelong mission for serious wellbeing STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.COM

Display until January 31, 2017

IN THIS ISSUE

Fitness Gurus Organic Farming Mental Wellness Healthy Eating


HELLO

From Us

WELLNESS & WEDDINGS Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a motivated team to create the magazine you have before you. While every issue is a collection of our favorite stories around St. Augustine, we're always bound to have a favorite!

-Andrew Vreeland Publisher

andrew@occasionsmediagroup.com

There’s only one word to describe Rype & Readi's co-owner Sebastien – jolly! I have never met anyone more happy than him. He truly cares about keeping his community healthy and as organic as possible. When he opened Rype & Readi a little over two years ago he helped start a revolution with the assistance of some other local restaurants to bring in as many fresh products as he could. Now through numerous events and community sponsorships his farm has become a destination for families!

-Kaitlin Kennedy Advertising Director

kaitlin@occasionsmediagroup.com

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This issue we celebrate our two year anniversary publishing St. Augustine Social. It's true about life and making magazines – when you light a candle for someone else, it also brightens your path. We work everyday to shine a light on the most interesting stories taking shape in our town and just like that we find ourselves sending a magazine off to print with even more appreciation and admiration for this town than we had before. Thank you for being with us on this journey and inspiring us everyday!

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Can we just take a minute and appreciate that the Eat Local Guide saved me three times this fall? If I had to answer the question "I don't know, where do you want to eat?" one more time I was going to lose it! Walking the streets of St. Augustine all the time, I am always grabbing stuff on the go, so it's been nice to be able to sit still, with family gathered around, and enjoy an amazing meal from some of the best local eateries. Our favorites? The Floridian, Barnacle Bill's, and Mellow Mushroom!

-Zach Janik

Advertising Account Executive zach@occasionsmediagroup.com

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I loved making this issue with a new friend! We recently welcomed Molly, a former editorial intern, to join our editorial team permanently! I had so much fun teaching her tricks of the editorial trade. As you might have seen on our Instagram story, we had a super fun day 'shopping' around town for all the local items shown in our product pick features (pages 40-46). Looking for an internship like Molly's? Awesome! You can apply to join our team by filling out the internship form on occasionsmediagroup.com!

-Erin Rapp Managing Editor

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Haven Horse Ranch has to be my favorite unexpected story in this issue. Even having lived in the city for a few years now, I had never heard of them or the amazing work that they’re doing. Ric Lehman exudes such passion when he talks about the miracles that their equine therapy fosters and his enthusiasm is contagious. Each story that he told us convinced me more and more that everyone in St. Augustine needs to know about this place!

-Molly Wilson Editorial Assistant

molly@occasionsmediagroup.com

Team photos by Rob Futrell, Davy Whitener & Ed Taylor

Best part of this issue? There's an oxygen bar in St. Augustine! I've been telling Heather for months that I want to keep an oxygen tank under the bed and wake up to a a little fresh air. Growing up we Summered in North West Maine and every time we climbed out of my Dad's plane my Mom instructed us to breathe that fresh air in deep. Now you can get the same benefits right here in St. Auggie. It's 90% pure oxygen and costs $1 per minute. Breathe deep on page 32!


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COVER Get every issue first... The issue you hold in your hand is a piece of work. Hard work that takes lots of big thinking, coordination, money and creative design. So we like to make sure no single copy is left behind. That's why you don't see stacks of free magazines around town. That's just not our style. Rather, we like to go direct to the source – our readers like you – via direct mail. If you like the magazine and want to see many more in the future – get on that list and subscribe. HERE'S HOW YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE CUT + MAIL SUBSCRIPTION CARD ON PAGE 112 TO: P.O. BOX 3784 ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32085 OR, FOR FASTER SERVICE... SIGN UP ONLINE AT WWW.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.COM WE LL NE SS

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This issue, we needed a cover that showed our beautiful city what wellness in St. Augustine is really about. This time we landed on the team at The Academy. Though the photograph does come from the Wellness Guide (meaning The Academy paid for an advertisement) they didn’t pay for the cover. That’s just not how our process works. When we saw their photograph, we knew that these strong and enthusiastic trainers would perfectly represent St. Augustine health.

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Learn the benefits of the newest wellness trend, the infrared sauna, and find one right here in the Oldest City!

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LONG STORY SHORT

Quietly tucked away right outside St. Augustine, Haven Horse Ranch offers unique therapy to kids all over the area.

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COZY FINDS

Get ready for those harsh Florida winters with the warmest and coziest products from local retailers.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE

Jean-Sebastien Gros is living his dream and fulfilling his vision at the ever-charming Rype & Readi Farm.

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WELLNESS GUIDE

WEDDING GUIDE

From engagement rings to gorgeous venues, we've got all you need-to-know about planning a wedding in this city.

Meet the folks who are keeping us helathy and find all you need to know about getting (and staying!) fit in St. Augustine.

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LIVING ON THE VEG

Make your way down A1A for delicious veggie sandwiches, salads, smoothies, and more at Cafe Eleven.

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Martin Tommino joins the city's newest bar, Damiana, to whip up some Latin cocktails and an unforgettable night out.

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William is the kind of baby who smiles with his whole body, even when he’s woken up during a tour of his fish-motif room. Little Will and his parents Linda and Jeffrey Dumas moved into their newlybuilt home in Menendez Park last April, when he was just two weeks old. Welcoming and uncluttered, this home was built around the dream that this child will spend his entire childhood here. Lucky boy.

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From the mouth of Katherine Kennedy.. When Hurricane Matthew hit, it didn’t just hit a town of nine to fivers; it hit a town of restaurant owners, musicians, craft bartenders, artists, and fishermen. These unique people, to no surprise at all, have come together post-hurricane in an effort to help one another rebuild their livelihoods. They gave what they could – their time, their money, their food, and their talents to ensure that St. Augustine would stay the charming town everyone knows and loves.

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Living THE NUTCRACKER Lewis Auditorium December 17-18, 1:30pm & 7pm The Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, is returning to the St. Augustine Ballet stage. The timeless ballet’s brilliant colors, phantasmagoria, exceptional choreography, and charming score have been drawing Christmas crowds since their inception and their place as a holiday tradition has been solidified. The story follows young Clara who, on Christmas Eve, is given a beautiful wooden Nutcracker. The gift sends Clara off on a fantastical, whirlwind journey with a mysterious uncle, mischievous mice, sentient dancing sweets, reindeer-drawn sleigh rides, and the beloved Sugar Plum Fairy – all when her Christmas Nutcracker comes to life! The cast is joined this year by Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Carlos Miguel Guerra as the Cavalier, both stars of the Miami Ballet scene. So don your winter coats and your holiday best for an unforgettable, sensational, and prismatic night at the ballet! Tickets are $25-$30 with a $5 discount for ages 65 and over, and 12 years and under. They are available for purchase online or by calling 855-222-2849.

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THINGS TO DO IN ST. AUGUSTINE DURING DECEMBER AND JANUARY CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO HOLIDAY SHOW Ponte Vedra Concert Hall December 1, 8pm Kick off your holiday season right with masterful renditions of classic holiday carols by the genre-defying California Guitar Trio. The group is celebrating 25 years of their music, so you can expect a fun-filled and festive evening of carols interwoven with entertaining and captivating storytelling. Take a break from the holiday stress and celebrate! Tickets begin at $33.50. www.pvconcerthall.com

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TONY JOE WHITE WITH SPECIAL GUEST MERE WOODARD

Limelight Theatre December 2-31

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall December 3, 8pm Tony Joe White was raised to believe that music wasn’t something you listened to. You made music yourself, plucking on the strings of a guitar, releasing the intoxicating melodies of the Louisiana bayou. That intense authenticity of his upbringing has never dissipated, so prepare yourself for a show that is fiercely ominous and fervently

Rural Georgia plays host to a modern-day interpretation of the biblical Gospels in this country music-infused narrative. Mayor Herod oversees the lynching of Christ, who – inevitably – rises again three days later. Give your Christmas celebrations a twang all December long.

11 Old Mission Avenue • www.limelight-theatre.org

THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND Ponte Vedra Concert Hall December 2, 8pm

Crowned with nearly every music award imaginable, Stanley Clarke has joined together with a few other vibrant young musicians to bring an electric and invigorating jazz show. The show will feature music from Clarke’s over 40 albums and is sure to provide the audience with an unforgettable jazz experience. Tickets begin at $53.

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real, perfectly complemented by the unguarded, bona fide folk sound of special guest Mere Woodard. Tickets begin at $38.50. www.pvconcerthall.com

CHRISTMAS PARADE Mission Nombre de Dios December 3, 10am Usher in a beautiful holiday season with one of St. Augustine most loved Christmas traditions–the annual Christmas parade! Now in its 62nd year, the parade features festive floats, antique cars, local marching bands, and even an appearance from St. Nick himself! Line the streets beginning at Mission Nombre de Dios and ending at the Visitor’s Center for the celebratory spectacle. You can even head over to the Plaza de la Constitucion afterwards for pictures with Santa! 904-824-4997

WINTER SPECTACULAR Flagler College Lewis Auditorium December 3, 2pm and 7pm Bring the whole family to one of the Oldest City’s newest Christmas traditions. The Winter Spectacular showcases the many talents of the St. Augustine Dance Company in cozy storytelling, charming characters, and holiday scenes expressed through a variety of dance styles. Pre-purchased tickets begin at $15 and tickets at the door begin at $20 depending on seat location. www.staugustinewinterspectacular.com

REINDEER RUN South Castillo Drive December 3, 8:30am Join the Boys and Girls Club of St. Augustine before the Christmas Parade for a true one-mile run along the parade route. You’ll be sure to have quite a crowd cheering you on the whole way and the fastest male and female runners will get their own place on a parade float! Registration is only $10 and all proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club. www.facebook.com/ReindeerRunStAugustine

beachside and treat yourself to a bundle of amenities at the finish line. Ladies, you receive a tech shirt, a drawstring Diva backpack, boa and tiara, and a glass of bubbly to finish it off right! Registration for the 5K begins at $65 and registration for the half marathon begins at $110. www.runlikeadiva.com

CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES Downtown St. Augustine December 4, 12-5pm Celebrating its 90th year, the Garden Club of St. Augustine is showcasing six of the city’s grandest and most historic downtown homes. This leisurely walking tour leads you through the peaceful streets of downtown St. Augustine and into a festive appreciation of the beauty of the Ancient City. Trolley transportation to most venues is provided for those with difficulty walking. Tickets are $25 and sell out quickly, so reserve your space soon! www.christmastourofhomes.com

TAYLOR HICKS Ponte Vedra Concert Hall December 7, 8pm Beloved American Idol winner Taylor Hicks is coming to Ponte Vedra with the unique sound of Southern soul, R&B, and country that secured him the Season 5 crown. Since his debut, Hicks has enjoyed high spots on the Billboard charts, a place on Jimmy Fallon’s Grammy-winning comedy album, and a starring role in a Broadway show. Tickets begin at $31.50. www.pvconcerthall.com

THE 1975, PHANTOGRAM, SILVERSUN, PICKUPS, St. Augustine Amphitheatre GLASS ANIMALS, AND COIN December 2, 5pm Pull on your white v-neck tee, slide into your leather jacket, groom your ironic moustache, and join X102.9 for a lineup of five of alt pop’s best. From uber cool Brits to charmingly alternative duos, the show will offer an evening of catchy beats from the 1975, Phantogram, Silversun Pickups, Glass Animals, and Coin. The night promises incendiary beats and unforgettable moments worthy of your best Instagram filters. Tickets start at $46.50.

1340C A1A South • www.staugustineamphitheatre.com

REINDEER RUN HALF MARATHON & 5K Main Beach Park December 4, 7am Get in the Christmas spirit by getting your blood pumping! This fun and festive race is perfect for the whole family. Commit to the beautiful scenery of the full half-marathon or let your little ones join in the one mile kids run. And make sure to catch your breath afterwards with an ice cold beer and homemade cookies while the kids enjoy face painting and a visit with Santa! www.ameliarunners.com/reindeer-run

DIVAS HALF MARATHON & 5K St. Johns County Ocean Pier December 4, 7:15am Don’t miss out on one of the city’s most fun races! Run your way through beautiful

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REGULAR EVENTS Market at the Pier

St. Augustine Beach Pier Every Wednesday Shop and support local vendors every Wednesday at St. Augustine Beach, featuring baked goods, hand-made gifts, jewelry and home décor. The market hosts anywhere from 60 to 80 vendors each week and is open from 8am to 12:30pm every Wednesday, rain or shine. www.thecivicassociation.org

First Friday Art Walk

Downtown St. Augustine First Friday of the Month Kick off the weekend on the first Friday of every month, from 5pm to 9pm, for a tour of the latest exhibits, music and entertainment at more than 20 participating galleries in downtown St. Augustine. Jump on board one of Ripley’s Red Sightseeing Trains or Old Town Trolleys for a complimentary shuttle service to a majority of the galleries. Shuttles run every 30 minutes for convenience. www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org

LUMINARY NIGHT St. Augustine Lighthouse December 7, 7-9pm Join the city for this time-honored and beloved holiday tradition at one of St. Augustine’s favorite historic locations. Guests will get an upclose view of the beautiful lighthouse decorations, a sampling of yuletide refreshments, a visit with Santa, and an unrivaled view of the spectacular Nights of Lights. This event is free and open to the public. www.staugustinelighthouse.com

ST. AUGUSTINE COMMUNITY CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERT The Cathedral Basilica December 10, 8pm and 11, 2pm One of SACC’s only three yearly events, the holiday concert is always an unforgettable experience. With beautiful renditions of holiday classics and a triumphant, uplifting delivery of Handel’s Messiah, this concert ought to become one of your Christmas traditions (if it isn’t already!). www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org

Old City Farmers Market

St. Augustine Amphitheatre Every Saturday Visit the Old City Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and plants directly from the producers. There’s even fresh seafood in season. The farmers market is always a lot of fun for the whole family with live entertainment and much more. The Old City Farmers Market takes place every Saturday morning at the St. Augustine Amphitheater on A1A South in St. Augustine. 8:30am to 12:30pm on Saturdays, Admission is Free. www.staugustinefm.com

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SANTA SUITS ON THE LOOSE 5K St. Augustine Beach Pier December 10, 8am Bring your best holiday cheer to this marvelously merry 5K! The first 100 adult registrants are given either a free t-shirt or a free Santa suit to run in and child registrants will receive a Santa-inspired t-shirt. The course winds through the beautiful neighborhoods of St. Augustine Beach and benefits St. Augustine Youth Services. Dayof registration is $35. www.racesmith.com/races/SantaSuitsOnTheLoose5K

ST. AUGUSTINE HISTORIC INNS BED AND BREAKFAST HOLIDAY TOUR Downtown St. Augustine December 10-11, 1-5pm Experience the best of St. Augustine’s vast array of historic B&Bs with this self-guided walking tour. Meet the proprietors of each inn and enjoy their beautiful decorations

as you make your way through the homes. At the end of each individual tour, dig into delightful samplings of local restaurants before making your way to the next stop. Tickets are $40 and you will be provided with a tour map as well as a list of each B&B’s restaurant partners. www.staugustinebandbtour.com

HOLIDAY IN THE GARDENS Washington Oaks State Park December 11, 11am-4pm Take advantage of the crisp December air with a stroll through one of the area’s most charming state parks. Not only will the gardens be festively decorated, but the park will be playing host to Mr. and Mrs. Claus as well as arts and crafts for the little ones and live entertainment all day. Admission is free with the donation of toys or canned goods. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Washington-Oaks

HOLIDAY SPIRITS COCKTAIL CLASS St. Augustine Distillery December 12 & 19, 6:30-8:30pm

Looming family gatherings have you questioning your holiday entertaining skills? Well the St. Augustine Distillery is here to help! Bartender Anthony will be conducting a complimentary cocktail class in the Distillery’s tasting room. Learn to perfect all the classic holiday cocktails (with a Distillery twist, of course) and come away with spirits that will leave any guest happy. The event is free and open to any guest over the age of 21.

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EDWIN MCCAIN WITH SPECIAL GUEST DANNY BURNS Ponte Vedra Concert Hall December 14, 8pm Edwin McCain has built a 20 year long musical career and stunned audiences with his unforgettable love ballads, authenticity, and relatable humor. After writing and recording two of pop;s biggest love songs ("I'll Be" and "I Could Not Ask for More"), Edwin McCain began an annual tour with more than 100 concerts along the way. Tickets begin at $31.50. www.pvconcerthall.com

REGATTA OF LIGHTS Downtown Bayfront December 10, 6pm

This annual event takes the classic St. Augustine lights onto the water for a spectacular Nights of Lights experience. Sit along the bayfront and enjoy a parade of sailboats, yachts, shrimp boats, and the like all decked to the nines with holiday fare, magnified on the peaceful intracoastal waters. Take a free seat on the seawall or pull up a chair at one of the bayfront restaurants for dining and a show.

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LAZY MAN'S HOLIDAY GIFT BONANZA Magnolia Supply December 15, 4-8pm Having trouble finding gifts for your lady? Well now's the time to beat the shopping blues. The ever-trendy Magnolia Supply is hosting their much-loved guys' shopping day featuring Mojo's BBQ, a host of local beers, a pop-up jewelry shop by Sailors Omen, great savings and sales, and all the shopping assistance you could wish for. The days of last minute gift cards are a thing of the past. www.shopmagnoliasupply.com

DONNA THE BUFFALO AND BUTCH TRUCKS & THE FREIGHT TRAIN BAND

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Ponte Vedra Concert Hall December 29, 8pm Even after 25 years, describing the music of Donna the Buffalo as anything other than captivating and danceable is difficult to do. The band has found an eclectic cacophony of fiddle, electric, folk, reggae, even Cajun that is nothing short of genuinely soulful. They are joined by the fairly new Butch

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ST. AUGUSTINE ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT Lightner Museum Antique Courtyard December 9, 8pm

The talented and mesmerizing St. Augustine Orchestra will ring in the holiday season with their annual celebratory concert. And what more magical backdrop than the Lightner Museum at Christmastime? Sit back and let the holiday cheer engulf you. General admission is $20. Students are $5 and children under 12 are free.

75 King Street • www.lightnermuseum.org www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com

Trucks & the Freight Train Band whose bluesy rhythms are a perfect partner to Donna the Buffalo. Tickets start at $28.50. www.pvconcerthall.com

PUCCINI’S MADAMA BUTTERFLY Flagler College Lewis Auditorium January 6, 7:30pm & 8, 2pm One of the world’s most popular operas, Madama Butterfly follows a young Japanese girl, Ciocio-san (the Japanese word for “butterfly”) whose American husband marries her out of convenience. The narrative follows her heartbreaking three year long wait for his return from the states. www.firstcoastopera.com

HENRY ROLLINS (SPOKEN WORD) Ponte Vedra Concert Hall January 14, 8pm Henry Rollins has been a lot of things in his life–including, but not limited to: rock

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NIGHTS OF LIGHTS TOURS Downtown St. Augustine November through January

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There are many ways to experience the splendor of the Anicent City during Nights of Lights, but sometimes just walking around in the glow won't quite cut it. Luckily, tour companies all over the city offer special tours this time of year to highlight for guests the best of the luminary spectacular. Check out the list below for the groups that offer Nights of Lightsthemed tours. Fall in love with St. Augustine and its holiday beauty in a whole new way.

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FLORIDA WATER TOURS January 19-January 31

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BEACH BLAST OFF

SCHOONER FREEDOM November 19-January 28,

St. Augustine Beach Pier December 31, 5-10pm

Fridays and Saturdays

Ring in the new year with the sand between your toes at the St. Augustine Beach Pier. The evening will be jam packed with live entertainment from local bands, delicious food and drink, amusement for the little ones, and a fireworks show to boot. The fireworks display will take place at 8:30pm and the afterparty will continue until 10pm. Entrance to the event is free and tickets for kids’ activities as well as food and drink are available for purchase. 350 A1A Beach Boulevard • www.sabevents.com/beach-blast-off

www.schoonerfreedom.com ATLANTIC WATER TOURS November 19-January 31

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icon, actor, television host, author, DJ, and radio host. His "talking show" is an eclectic and entertaining mix of humor, political commentary, and personal anecdote that exemplifies his creativity and enthusiasm. Tickets begin at $33. www.pvconcerthall.com

ST. AUGUSTINE MILITARY BALL Mark W. Lance Armory January 14 Support local veterans and active duty military personnel all while experiencing the pomp and circumstance of a military gala. This year, the black tie event will benefit retired Lt. Col. William Dudley,

current chairman of the veteran’s council in St. Johns County. Dine and dance and even participate in a silent auction. Tickets are $100 and space is very limited. www.4wardmarch.org

LOS LOBOS Ponte Vedra Concert Hall January 15, 8pm Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Americana legends Los Lobos head to Ponte Vedra to explore the eclectic new style of their most recent album, Gates of Gold. Their intensely poetic lyrics have always been underscored by deeply spiritual and romantic music and their work

November 20-January 13

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ST. AUGUSTINE FILM FESTIVAL Flagler College & Corazon Cinema & Cafe January 20-22 An ever-growing event for local film lovers, the St. Augustine Film Festival is celebrating its seventh year. Independent filmmakers from all over the world come together to present their latest original work in a stunning range of genres, themes, and voices. Tickets are available for individual films as well as passes for all films and the special events of the weekend. www.staug filmfest.com

MATANZAS 5000 5K & FUN RUN Francis Field January 21, 8am Celebrate a new year and new beginnings with a beautiful run through downtown St. Augustine. The Matanzas 5K is in its 37th year running and is still one of Florida’s fastest 5Ks. Cash prizes are given for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female participants as well as the top three finishers in each age group. Pre-registration begins at $25. Day-of registration is $35. www.matanzas5k.com

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AN EVENING WITH LEON RUSSELL Ponte Vedra Concert Hall January 28, 8pm

Leon Russell is nothing short of a music legend. His career has spanned over 50 years (in every musical role imaginable) and his music has reflected bluegrass, rock, pop, country, and gospel sounds. He has collaborated with an incredible array of chart-topping musical artists and was recently inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Tickets for the event begin at $41.50.

HEDDA GABLER Limelight Theatre January 27-February 19, 7:30pm Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler follows a Norwegian woman as she navigates the difficulties of her survival and prosperity, her relationships, and her own identity as an outwardly powerless female in a 19th century male dominated world. Hedda stands behind her husband George in the face of a newly reappeared academic rival and a competing scholarly work. In order to preserve the lifestyle to which she is accustomed, Hedda protects in the only way she can – violent manipulation. This title character is considered one of the great dramatic female roles in theatre. www.limelight-theatre.org

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1050 A1A North • www.pvconcerthall.com J BOOG WITH SPECIAL GUESTS JO MERSA MARLEY AND JEMERE MORGAN

FLORIDA CHAMBER MUSIC PROJECT PRESENTS SCHUBERT

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall January 27, 7:30pm A Californian of Samoan decent, Jerry "J Boog" Afemata frames his pride and love for his heritage with unique and deeply personal reggae beats. On this energetic tour, he is joined by Jemere Morgan, a familial heir of one of the reggae greats, Denroy Morgan. Together, they're bringing Ponte Vedra an unforgettably intense sound. www.pvconcerthall.com

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall January 29, 3pm The third installment of the Florida Chamber Music Project’s 2016-2017 season is Franz Schubert’s Quintet in C Major, a captivating and breathtaking work that is widely considered one of Schubert’s masterpieces and is the only full string quintet in his oeuvre. Season tickets for the FCMP can be purchased, but individual tickets for this performance are $25. www.pvconcerthall.com

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SPANISH STREET + HYPOLITA STREET Nestled into the hustle and bustle of downtown, Spanish Street and Hypolita Street are hubs of great cuisine, whimsical and exceptional gifts, and ethereal healing. Venture off the main St. George drag and explore these intriguing side streets.

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1 - THE GIFTED CORK

Drawing a blank on a gift for the oenophile in your life? Well, fret no more. The experts over at The Gifted Cork are there to help. The little downtown gourmet shop offers a large selection of wines from all over the world as well as eclectic gifts and a mélange of cheeses.

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For all your massage, aromatherapy, and spiritual healing needs, look no further. Sphere massage offers therapeutic massage, essential oils, reiki and energy healing, even homeopathic consultation. You’re sure to leave feeling refreshed and energized!

58 Spanish Street www.sphereheals.com

64-A Hypolita Street www.thegiftedcork.com

2 - COLLAGE RESTAURANT

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For the lovers of innovative cuisine and an intimate atmosphere, there is hardly a better place to dine. The expertly trained chefs create delicious and always aesthetically pleasing dishes that will never fail to impress. Taste the ever-popular Lobster Ravioli or the Filetto Magnifico if you’re still in doubt of their culinary brilliance. Collage is the perfect backdrop for your next date night!

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This charming bed and breakfast served as a boarding house in the 1920s. The home-away-from-home offers eight en-suite guest rooms for the ultimate staycation right here in The Oldest City. The best part of staying in the heart of downtown for the weekend? The parking space of course.

60 Hypolita Street www.collagestaug.com

44 Spanish Street www.44spanishstreetinn.com

3 - METALARTZ GALLERY

Buying gifts for the person who has everything is an age-old quandary. Luckily, Metalartz has your solution. The gallery displays and sells unique gifts created by local artists with everything from metal to ceramic to Artwork by Steve Hyde paper and more.

58 Hypolita Street www.metalartzgifts.com

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6 - THE FLORIDIAN

One of downtown’s most charming lunch, dinner, anytime spots, The Floridian dishes out Southern classics with uber-creative twists. Nosh on beloved local fare and always fresh ingredients in dishes that could please any quirky epicure – even if they’re vegan!

72 Spanish Street www.thefloridianstaug.com www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com


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EAST COAST GREENWAY

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This massive undertaking aims to create cohesive (and beautiful) bike trails that span nearly the whole East Coast from Florida to Maine.

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Infrared sauna is a fairly new type of wellness treatment that hasn’t quite hit mainstream yet. In fact, only one place in St. Augustine offers it – City Wellness.

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GROW YOUR OWN MICRONUTRIENTS By Sue Bjorkman

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ity Wellness is an organic spa and wellness center that, in addition to an infrared sauna, offers spa services, yoga, acupuncture, physical therapy, and health and nutritional counseling. What’s the difference between an infrared sauna and a traditional sauna? For one thing, it feels less hot! A traditional sauna warms your body by heating the air around you. An infrared sauna produces the same effects on your body – sweating, increased heart rate – at lower temperatures than a traditional sauna by heating the body directly from within, since infrared waves penetrate deep within the body. Chelsea Jo Conard, City Wellness’ owner, explains, “Infrared is a dry heat, so it doesn’t feel suffocating. It’s relaxing and calming; and we’ve also included light therapy and soothing music in our sauna if you so choose.” Infrared

sauna therapy is quickly gaining mainstream attention due to its many healing benefits, especially when paired with other therapies like massage, facial or yoga. “Infrared increases the muscular benefits of a yoga class by helping to repair muscle tissue, burning calories, and helping the body’s natural ability to detox. Before a massage, an infrared sauna visit will help to loosen up muscle tissue so the therapist can more efficiently release muscle knots, tension, and bound fascia. Infrared is also a powerful anti-aging tool for the skin. It helps boost collagen production, so it’s ideal after a facial!" For those new to the infrared sauna, Chelsea recommends starting with 15 or 30 minutes, and eventually working up to 60 minute treatments. 120 Sea Grove Main Street www.citywellnessfl.com

Visualize the ‘hair’ on that famous ch-ch-chia pet. Those curly green locks are actually super healthy chia seed sprouts, a.k.a. micronutrients (or microgreens). Practically any vegetable can be specially-grown to yield this vitamin and mineralpacked superfood. Grow your own by soaking ¼ cup veggie seeds in water for eight hours in a dirt-free “Sprout Jar.” Three days later sprouts are ready for guilt-free snacking, blending into smoothies or topping off your salad. Get supplies at Diane’s Natural Market or many online sources. www.dianesnaturalmarket.com www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com


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BUSINESS NEWS THIS MONTH

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St. Augustine businesses are rebranding, relocating, building and brewing up some serious new opportunities for our small town. Here's what we know this month...

Maureen Kyle’s Moringa Plantation grows ‘Trees of Life’ right here in St. Augustine. By Sue Bjorkman

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aureen Kyle’s business began in a very “Jack-inthe-Beanstalk” way – minus the scary giant. It all started with 12 “magic beans” that grew into 12-feet tall trees in just months. It’s not a fairy tale, though, just a fascinating nutritional discovery – the Moringa Olifera tree. Dubbed the “Tree of Life,” it’s thought to be the most nutrient-rich plant on earth. Dating back to 200 BC, it’s been used in more than 90 countries for its medicinal properties. In Maureen’s life, it dates back to 2008, the year she moved to St. Augustine. Maureen, owner of the Moringa Plantation products, was introduced to moringa through her oldest daughter serving in the Peace Corps in Guinea, Africa. There it’s called “the Miracle tree,” and her daughter suggested it might do “amazing things” for her sisters’ health. “Two of my daughters have Down Syndrome,” says Maureen. “The main reason I got into moringa was to see if it could

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Celebrations has moved its business to Lighthouse Plaza. For all your event decorations, rentals, and party advice needs, this local party store should be your go-to! 900 Anastasia Boulevard improve my family’s health.” Maureen and husband Warren have five children between the ages of 15 and 30. In “The Moringa Consumer Awareness Guide,” author Tim R. Juback says moringa has 18 amino acids, 40 antioxidants, and 92 nutrients, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients. It boasts the highest protein level of any plant and also offers antiaging and circulatory benefits. All this convinced Maureen, who served 12 years in Marine Corps as an Air Defense Controller, earned a Master’s in Art Psychotherapy, and still teaches art at Turning Point Christian Academy, to become a moringa farmer. Florida is one of the few U.S. states where moringa will grow, so the seeds her daughter sent immediately thrived. Maureen became an expert on pruning and harvesting and on the plant’s spectacular potential. She now has 200 trees on a fouracre “plantation” she maintains herself. By her third growing season, she began selling dried

leaves and six vinegar-based “tonics” at the local Farmer’s Markets for $10 each. For those looking to plant a "Miracle tree" of their own, Maureen offers instructions on transplanting and caring for moringa in our North Florida soil. (Green-thumbs will be delighted to know moringa trees thrive in sunny environments.) “I use moringa in everything I can sneak it into, from smoothies to sandwiches to salad dressings,” she says. And it shows. Her family’s health has visibly improved. The girls, who used to suffer four or five yearly hospitalizations for croup, now rarely get ill. Her once-skeptical husband is now a believer, too. “At the market, I love when people stop to talk, try it, then come back and say it’s working. It’s worth it to me for that. This is a labor of love,” she says. So there is a ‘giant’ in this tale after all. Maureen’s giant heart… 510 Outlet Mall Boulevard, Suite 1070 www.moringaplantation.org

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Hot Shot Bakery and Cafe has moved exclusively to their Cordova Street location. This St. Augustine staple is the perfect spot for a casual afternoon lunch or a quick, delicious snack on the go. 47 Cordova Street @Corner-Sushi opened its doors to St. Augustine's sushi lovers. Dine in or takeout, their known for great service and tasty rolls. 2443 Dixie Highway Maker’s Melt has opened its doors. The gourmet grilled cheese heaven is whipping up delectable, melty creations (with an Italian kick!) from the freshest meats and cheeses. Pop in and taste the magic. 1831 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 127 Crave on the Beach is ready for your business! The beloved local food truck is now serving up your favorite healthy wraps, salads, and smoothies near the water. Relax in the shade and enjoy! 647 A1A Beach Boulevard


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OXYGEN BAR BOOST By Meeka Anne

All it takes is one glance at Cathlene Miner to see that she is all about good health. With her history of working as a personal trainer for 22 years and at the Mayo Clinic for 12 years, she is passionate about all things that can naturally enhance one’s vitality. One option at the tanning salon, Sawyere and the Sea, she opened in March is the use of her oxygen bar. An oxygen bar is a place that offers non-medical oxygen which is around 90% pure oxygen compared to the approximately 21% that we breathe naturally. An extra bonus at Cathlene’s 02 bar is the use of aromatherapy blends in the oxygen that offer a myriad of benefits. Choose from four blends that range from an energizing citrus to a sinus opening eucalyptus mix. The cost is $1 per minute and for best results expect to stay about 20 minutes. Cathlene said, “I use the oxygen consistently as it gives me more energy and reduces the toxic load in my body.” She also recommends the lavender and peppermint blend for those who suffer from headaches. 1572 U.S. 1 North www.sawyereandthesea.com

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HEALING AT HAVEN HORSE RANCH

Nearly a decade before science proved it, horseback healing was happening right here in St. Augustine.

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ic Lehman, executive director of Haven Horse Ranch knows horses and he knows miracles, having witnessed many firsthand through his work with equine therapy. “Miracles come in all forms, shapes, and sizes,” said Ric. The 26-acre ranch was founded 27 years ago after Ric observed and compared the differences in teens who had grown up with horses in relation to those who had not. “Everything about the kid with horses was head and shoulders above their peers,” said Ric. He began the ranch as a recreational facility, but fate stepped in one day in the form of a 13-year old autistic girl who visited the ranch with a group. Hesitant at first, but with gentle coaxing, she at last mounted the horse, and within minutes went from cooing, to chuckling, to full out laughter. “I looked over at the counselor and she was sobbing. I didn’t get it at first,” said Ric. The counselor informed Ric that the child had never expressed an emotion, never made a sound until that moment. As they say, the rest is history. Even though there was no such thing as equine therapy at the time, they just kept doing it because it worked. “It was almost 10 years before we started figuring out the science behind why it worked.” Reasons range from the www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com

simple enjoyment of being on a horse to the stimulation of the vestibular system. Currently the ranch has 16 horses, including patient favorites Orian and Fancy (both rescue horses) who work their magic in 95 individual sessions of therapy and lessons weekly. The ranch is part of the program of the Duval Detention Academy, Brooks Rehab and The Arc. They are also the exclusive equine therapy provider for WellCare and Staywell. Last March, Barbara Adler began bringing her 8-year-old autistic grandson. “Daniel has gotten much more confident. The first session it took him 15-minutes to get on the horse. Now he gets right on and even speaks to the horse,” she said. Ric never turns a patient away due to financial reasons. Therapy is free, but he does ask caregivers to donate time or a regular monetary contribution. Those unable to do either often help with fundraising. Haven Horse Ranch covers overhead with lessons and camps, but they need support from donors for the therapy sessions. “We’re a non-profit organization. Over the last five years we have increased the number of people we serve by 350%," he said. "We’ve cut our costs, but there’s so much more we can do with support." 7333 County Road 208 www.havenhorseranch.org


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or knowingly brought infected people into the city (by boat or any other means) there were consequences. In 1877 there was a maximum $50 fine and up to 20 days in jail for each instance of breaking the law. The quarantine station in St. Augustine wasn’t much of a station at all, just a yellow flag in the sand near the inlet. Ships might have to spend four days in quarantine for an inspection to be completed, and no communication was allowed between ships. If they were found to be infected they would be sent north to Fernandina for treatment, or even further abroad at times. A notice from 1880 indicates the Board of Health voted to direct “all vessels infected, and all vessels from infected ports arriving on this coast, to the Sapelo Quarantine Station in Sapelo Sound, Georgia.” And you thought downtown traffic was inconvenient!

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AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION The legend inextricably linked to Ponce de Leon is that he came to Florida in search of medicine via the Fountain of Youth – while there was no Fountain of Youth, there were a lot of opportunities to get sick. By Matt Armstrong

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ntil relatively recent times, people in St. Augustine didn’t know what caused some of the deadliest illnesses that faced them, let alone how to treat them. A logical solution to the spread of disease was to not let any sick people into the city, which of course, was easier said than done. Unfortunately for the containment of infectious diseases, St. Augustine was a popular destination for sick people. In the late 1800s, droves of northerns descended to St. Augustine for their own Fountain of Youth: a mild winter climate to alleviate the symptoms of “consumption,” which wouldn't become formally known as “tuberculosis”

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Sailing Vessel in Quarantine, 1912, photo via State Archives of Florida

until the tubercle bacillus bacteria was discovered in 1882. In an effort to stave off “contagious, infectious, or pestilential disease” (of chief concern among these were yellow fever and smallpox), the city Board of Health enacted quarantine laws. This meant that people entering the town by boat from May 1 to November 15, when epidemics were likely to occur, had to anchor at a quarantine station and be inspected by a port physician who made sure that there were no pathogenic stow-aways. If they were traveling from a foreign port they were required to stop regardless of the month. If you didn’t stop at the quarantine station www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com

“Patients” at the Spanish Military Hospital, 1972

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Style COMING BACK STRONGER By Molly Wilson Hurricane Matthew was devastating to an enormous amount of people and businesses in our community. Our team were some of the lucky ones. Our homes suffered little to no damage and my life was (essentially) back to normal by Sunday afternoon. What was most astonishing about the whole ordeal, however, was not the devastation, but the aftermath. As the clouds and rain receded and the city stood up still reeling, local citizens made aggressive efforts to help those who had suffered losses – individuals and businesses alike. Cleanup crews were organized and donations were freely made. The Ancient City begin to piece itself back together, stronger. This is what the STA Strong necklace represents. It is the strength of a community reaching its hands out. It is the fortunate giving strength to the unfortunate. “I was fortunate enough to have minor damage to my home and shop,” says Anchor Boutique owner Laurel Baker, “The emotions of not knowing if my home was even livable after flooding, has prompted me to find my own way to help others in our community who were not so fortunate.” The necklace is available in gold ($75) or silver ($60) and all profits go to aiding the relief efforts in St. Augustine.

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"Because of my job, staying connected online is as important in my life as it is offline. This portable battery has become the ultimate lifesaver when traveling and on the go." Triple C Power Card Ultra Thin

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"Denim’s favorite dance partner and my favorite way to add a little edge to a floral dress." Sam Edelman

Black Leather Reesa Chelsea Boot, available at Nordstrom 3 - MATTE LIPSTICK

"A light-weight and bold one swipe piece of magic." Smashbox Always

On Matte Liquid Lipstick (Stepping Out – Deep Nude), available at Ulta

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"I am a strong believer in the importance of unplugging regularly. I spend a lot of time outside brainstorming ideas and reflecting on my days in order to harness creativity. It is because of this that my journal is one of my most treasured companions." Bombay

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ALYSSA BANTAD As the social media and marketing manager for local popsicle purveyor, The Hyppo, Alyssa Bantad is a connoisseur of all things adorable and trendy. The unabashedly Instagram famous Flagler College grad clearly has a natural flair for finding the practically pretty and purely photo-worthy. Luckily for us, she’s decided to share her life essentials.

Brown Leather Wrap Journal with Tie, available at Barnes and Noble 5 - SNAKE PLANT

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"I learned a while back that washing your hair too frequently only hurts it. I turn to this product to not only add volume to my fine hair, but it also leaves it smelling as fresh as a day one wash." Lulu Organics Lavender

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"The perfect way to add an element of originality, whether tied around your neck, used as a headband, or wrapped around your wrist like a bracelet." Ecote Silky Mini Square

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FOREST GREEN BUYS Nothing says "winter" more stylishly than this gorgeous shade of evergreen! Shop some of our favorite local stores for the color of the season. 1 - NAIL POLISH Let your nails do the talking at your next holiday party with this beautiful shade of green.

Available at Debbie’s Day Spa & Salon

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2 - WATCH For the man who has everything, give the gift of style with this sleek and elegant timepiece.

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3 - DIFFUSER Inhale the beauty of 'Bordeaux Fig and Vetiver' and keep your home fresh and stylish all winter long.

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4 - SHIRT When the man in your life’s favorite plaid button down has seen better days, surprise him with this classic.

Available at H.W. Davis Clothing and Shoes 5 - DRESS Say hello to your new favorite dress. Cute and comfortable, it will bring you from the office to happy hour with no stress.

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Available at GOLDFINCH Boutique 6 - HAND BALM Made with almond oil and shea butter, this balm will keep your dry winter hands looking and feeling great.

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7 - BODY CREME Get a dewy glow thanks to this all-natural moisturizer. Use it all over for maximum softness.

Available at Panache Salon & Spa 8 - NECKLACE Need a little pop of color for your holiday outfit? Try this gorgeous, go-with-anything piece!

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OUR YOGA FAVORITES We're all yoga enthusiasts and with as many yoga studios as St. Augustine has, it seems like we're in good company! Get all the cutest gear, apparel, and wellness accessories in these local stores. 1 - MUG Brew your morning coffee (or herbal tea!) in a cheeky yoga position mug complete with its very own hilarious yoga mat coaster.

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2 - YOGA MAT This mat is thick, comfortable, and perfect for either beginning yogis or long time enthusiasts to use!

Available at 8 Limbs Yoga

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3 - SPRAY CLEANER Keep your mat clean and smelling like new with this Puremat natural aromatherapy mat and gear spray.

Available at REI

4 - ESSENTIAL OILS Invigorate, relax, or just find some focus with this roll on oil set. Easy and convenient chakra alignment!

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5 - LIQUIDO TANK & ALO LEGGINGS Step up your yoga outfit game. Liquido's tanks are cute, comfortable, and colorful! Looking for a bit of extra interest? Alo's layered-look Goddess Leggings are the pair for you.

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6 - BATH OIL Post-workout muscles can be a little too tense, so why not give your tired body a little TLC with this muscle soothing juniper bath oil?

Available at Hopcraft & Co.

7 - JOURNAL When you need a little mental destressing, take out this cute journal and jot down your thoughts. Feeling better already!

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8 - YOGA TOWEL Calling all hot yoga lovers! This soft, no slip yoga towel is ideal when those hands get a little extra slippery.

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Classical Classical to to Contemporary Contemporary Antiquities to Contemporary Fine Art Antiquities to Contemporary Fine Art from Around the World from Around the World

John Gamache, American, Oil on Canvas John Gamache, American, Oil on Canvas G. Magni, Italian, Oil on Canvas G. Magni, Italian, Oil on Canvas

Trish Beckham, American, Oil on Canvas Trish Beckham, American, Oil on Canvas

Emmett Fritz, American, Oil on Canvas Emmett Fritz, American, Oil on Canvas

Montague Dawson, British, Oil on Canvas Montague Dawson, British, Oil on Canvas

Museum Quality at Affordable Prices Museum Quality at Affordable Prices Lost Art Gallery LostSt. Art GalleryStreet (South) 210 George 210 St. George Street (South) St. Augustine, FL 32084 St. Augustine, FL 32084 904.827.9800 904.827.9800 fineart@lostartgallery.com fineart@lostartgallery.com

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COZY FINDS Even Florida can have its chilly winter days, so prepare yourself for the low temperatures this season by stocking up on the coziest gems from our favorite retailers.

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1 - CHAIR Grab a book and sink into your new favorite place to read. Cozy and stylish all wrapped into one!

Available at Peace Love Home

2 - PONCHO Ponchos are the socially acceptable way to wear a blanket out of the house (especially when they’re this stylish!).

Available at Fresh Produce

3 - SCENTED CANDLE After a long, cold day, set this luxury scented candle alight and relax in the glow. No better scent for the holidays!

Available at dHd HOME

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4 - PILLOW During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, this cozy reminder will be there to spur you on and keep your heart warm.

Available at West to East

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5 - BLANKET The perfect cuddle-up-witha-mug-of-tea kind of blanket. Staying inside never seemed so appealing.

Available at Oak & Adze

6 - BOOT CUFF Give your boots a little extra flare with this adorable PeekA-Boot cuff. You’re sure to get compliments all day.

Available at Declaration & Co.

7 - BABY BLANKET When the little one's blanket needs a little upgrade, this soft, cuddly Barefoot Buddy alternative will become a fast favorite.

Available at Market Street Boutique

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8 - FURRY PILLOW Add some couture allure to your home with this Mongolian lamb fur pillow.

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SKINCARE ESSENTIALS This collection of our favorite beauty products will soothe, smooth, and heal despite that cold air that bites and dries you out. Keep your skin soft, youthful, and healthy all winter long.

1 - BODY SERUM

Add this body serum to your shower or bath routine to moisturize and revitalize your skin. Your skin will thank you!

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Available at City Wellness 2 - LIP POLISH

This coconut oil and rose all natural scented lip polish will soothe and heal through all the cold days.

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Available at Magnolia Supply 3 - HYDRATING SERUM

By supporting the skin's natural ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid, this serum attacks fine lines and wrinkles with scientific precision.

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Available at Facial Rejuvenation Centre 4 - NIGHT CREAM

Apply right before you settle into sweet dreams to firm and smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Available at The Fountain of Youth Spa

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5 - FACE AND BODY OIL

Give your skin a welcome gift with an oil that will increase circulation, boost cellular renewal and hormonal balance!

Available at Posiden Spa 6 - EYE CREAM

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This age-repair eye cream will reduce under eye puffiness and dark circles, making your eyes look brighter, younger, and more awake!

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Available at the Rosy Cheek 7 - PAJAMA PASTE

Skin tightener, super hydrator, and redness reducer, what more could you ask for? Available at The

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Fountain of Youth Spa 8 - FACE WASH

Reenergize, rejuvenate, and balance your skin, all in one easy step. This extract-rich wash keeps your face feeling clean and clear.

Available at Oak & Adze

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Family Tree (House) Near the beach and surrounded by trees, Jeffrey and Linda Dumas’s custom dream home gives the young family roots. By Sue Bjorkman | Photography by Ed Taylor

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illiam is the kind of baby who smiles with his whole body, even when he’s woken up during a tour of his fish-motif room. Little Will and his parents, Linda and Jeffrey Dumas, moved into their newly-built home in Menendez Park last April, when he was just two weeks old. Welcoming and uncluttered, this home was built around the dream that this child will spend his entire childhood here. Lucky boy.

PARADISE FOUND Jeffrey and Linda moved to St. Augustine in 2010 from Boston. City-weary, they dreamed of living near the beach and were thrilled to discover a town where that was still possible. On their first visit, they fell in love with the area and soon made the move. They found jobs in their healthcare field — Linda is a pharmacist and Jeffrey is a Physical Therapist Assistant — and then got busy househunting.

A comforting canopy of palms, magnolias, and live oaks dripping with Spanish moss envelops the home. They designed a reverse floor plan so it would feel like a treehouse. The main living space on the second level has an abundance of ‘naked’ windows – 24 upstairs alone – to maximize the effect. “We have no curtains, on purpose,” says Linda. “I wanted to look out and just see trees and sky. You can never have too many windows.” It works. The thick vegetation bordering Anastasia State Park is directly across the street. As many trees as possible were saved when building, including the relocation of five palm trees. “Trees are the vernacular of the neighborhood,” says Jeffrey.

In 2014, they found a “really overgrown jungle” lot in an ideal location. Over the next two years, they turned potential into paradise. The four-bedroom home is 2,700 square feet with another 1,200 square feet of porches and decks. It has two and a half baths (three counting the outdoor shower). The open floor plan and ten foot ceilings give it an expansive, airy feel. LOCAL FOCUS They utilized local businesses and products as much as possible. This truly custom “nest” was created with help from Bob Esposito of Esposito Designs and built by Brandon Construction. “We really loved all

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Details Residents: Jeffrey, Linda & William Dumas

Amenities: 4 beds, 2.5 baths Size: 2,700 square feet indoor and

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the coquina here. It’s not something you see anywhere else,” says Linda. They achieved a similar look by using stucco with shell dash (tabby) on the lower exterior and as a fireplace feature. The exterior’s upper half is Western Red Cedar shingles. They adamantly use all-natural materials, like cedar, marble, shells, and wood. LIVING SPACE Three oversized windows and two in the corners allow abundant natural light to pour into the living room. A large Fiddle Leaf Fig from Southern Horticulture, thrives. The comfy oversized grey and white chairs and couch are Ethan Allen but most other pieces are from West to East on San Marco. Decorator Rachael Hanson guided their choices. “We sold everything and started from fresh,” says Linda. “It’s a classic look, but also a little rustic.” "Or a modern beach cottage style," Jeffrey adds. A harmonious

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palette of grey, blue and white (all Sherwin Williams paints) enhance the walls throughout. The floors are a luxury vinyl in Alabaster Oak, a light grey color reminiscent of a windswept boardwalk. The cherry wood fireplace mantle is pretty special, they say, it was the last thing they bought together before Linda went into labor. While shopping at Jacksonville store Eco-Relics, the salesperson feared Linda would have the baby any minute, so they got “the baby discount.” Deal. They bought the beautiful piece and drove straight to Flagler Hospital where William was later born. Outside, the upper level eight-footwide porch with Trex flooring provides a peaceful sanctuary. A similar deck is off the kitchen and another patio below. The large farmhouse table is the inviting link to the kitchen. The gas range with a vertical hood is

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The upstairs living space has a “treehouse� feel with its ten foot ceilings and numerous windows capturing the views at leaf-level. Lines between living, dining and kitchen areas are blurred in this open, uncluttered flow. The farmhouse table, the first piece Linda found at West to East, represents exactly the right blend of rustic and classic they envisioned for the entire house.

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The high horizontal windows and vertical corner pair bathe the upper floor Master in sunlight. With a wooded lot providing privacy, the Dumas’ didn’t want curtains. That is, until they realized how early the sun comes up on weekend mornings.

imbedded in an island topped in a solid quartzite block in “London Fog” design. A natural stone, quartzite is harder than granite and resembles marble. The farmer’s white cast-iron sink, framed by white cabinets with glass panels, is in front of a window with sunset views. All appliances are GE Monogram series. UP AND DOWN There are four ways to traverse the levels, including an elevator and three staircases. “We’re very practical. With the living space upstairs, the elevator makes the house more accessible to everyone,” Linda says. Right now, it comes in handy when juggling the baby and armfuls of groceries. The master bedroom and the nursery complete the upper floor. The master stays neat largely because of that retro built-in laundry chute. It’s undeniably playful to toss clothes down (two points!) into the laundry room below. The rejuvenating “soaking tub,” with stainless steel fixtures inspires bubble-bath longings. The Mont Blanc marble tiles in herringbone and hexagon designs on the floors, vanity and shower were inspired by the white marble at Flagler College (the former Ponce de Leon Hotel). Downstairs, find the laundry room, two guest bedrooms, a guest bath, a surfboard closet and the two-car-onestroller garage. “We love the way the house turned out. We’re so happy,” Linda says. And why not? This is where William will always think of as “home.”

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Sources Builder Brandon Construction Home Design Esposito Design Decorator West to East Fiddle Leaf Fig Southern Horticulture Kitchen Appliances GE Monogram Porch Decking Trex Sofa & Chairs Ethan Allen


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From engagement rings to gorgeous venues, there's no denying St. Augustine is the wedding destination of Northeast Florida. Here we've paired our editor insight with a host of feedback, tips and referrals from St. Augustine's top wedding professionals just in time for the 2017 engagement season.

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REPURPOSED SPACES

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Historic landmarks made into chic wedding spaces. The Treasury on the Plaza St. Augustine’s only “skyscraper,” the six-story building spent the first part of its life as a national bank and now features a bar in the bank’s vault and towering marble columns. www.treasuryontheplaza.com

Image by Dana Goodson Photography

St. Francis Barracks The Barracks were constructed by monks in 1724 before the British converted the space into a military structure. It now serves as a charming and historical backdrop for events. www.facebook.com/pages/st-francis-barracks Parlor Room It’s hard to go more elegantly industrial than a converted auto parts garage. The venue embraces its roots and offers a gorgeous space for intimate weddings. www.parlorroomevents.com Lightner Museum Formally Henry Flagler’s eminent and majestic Alcazar Hotel, the Lightner Museum not only houses an enormous art and artifact collection, but sets a distinguished stage for your nuptials. www.lightnermuseum.org

2THE LOCAL VENDORS

"I constantly tell brides that St. Augustine has some of the best wedding vendors you could ever work with and that statement could not be more true! Because we are such a small town the wedding vendors are all like one big, happy, hardworking family. It’s truly unique in the fact that we support each other and really create an environment where only the best is accepted. You can be assured that if another vendor recommends someone local they are going to be amazing and that they are going to hold each other accountable for the quality of their work. At the end of the day, we don’t just work together, a lot of us are friends, we love what we do and we love the relationships with our fellow vendors and that shows in our work and product!" Amanda Hopcraft, Makeup Artist

Inside Th e Trea sury on the Pla za

3 TROLLEY TRANSPORTATION

"Use a trolley for transportation after the ceremony! Although St. Augustine is small and totally walkable — I have found that transportation makes things much easier to get shots at multiple locations around the city. Best case scenario? Finish up family portraits and have trolley driver pick you

and your bridal party up for a 30-45 minute cruise during cocktail hour. It’s an awesome way to see the city and stop at two or three locations without all of the walking. More variation in your photos as well!" Sarah Annay, Photographer Sarah Annay Photography

WATERCOLORS BY LIZ 4 For grooms, parents, or other guests who want to give a personalized gift to the bride, look no further than local watercolorist Liz Ligeti of Watercolors by Liz. While portraits of the bride's dress, shoes, and bouquet are the most popoular commissions, Liz will illustrate any meaningful wedding day detail the bride holds special. The process starts with sharing inspiration photos with Liz – from there, her creativity takes the lead. Already tied the knot? Illustrations are just as meaningful as anniversary gifts! Bouquet illustrations range from $120 (5"x7") to $185 (11"x14"). Custom gown paintings are available as 8"x10" for $180 or 11"x14" for $220.

Hopcraft & Co.

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We've all heard of food trucks, but have you ever heard of a beauty bus? Enter the ever-unique, trend-setting Bardot Beauty Bus by The Bardot Beauty Bar. This former 1963 travel trailer now houses three hair and makeup chairs, a pedicure station, a hair wash station, a private bathroom and a lounge area – seriously! Rolling up to weddings in Northeast Florida and beyond with onsite mobile hair and makeup services, owner Britnye Shore and her team can style a bride and her 'maids likety split. Getting married where parking space is limited (say, downtown perhaps?) but still want to board the beauty bus? Worry not, the Bardot girls are way ahead of you. Multiple locations around the historic district have partnered to host the bus while you're primping. Packages start at $150 per guest. 150 Riberia Street, Unit C www.thebardot.com

7 FREE RESOURCES

"Utilize our local Visitors & Convention Bureau. From providing you with maps & restaurant guides for your welcome bags to helping you find accommodations for your guests, they are a great free resource!" Crystal Hill, Catering Manager Hammock Dunes Club, Inc.

8 CALLIGRAPHY

“One of my favorite wedding day touches is to

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have your invitations done by a calligrapher. Calligraphy by Cami is someone we have also worked with on projects for our store – she does an amazing job. Cami really goes out of her way to make her brides happy." Olivia Masters, Bridal Salon Manager One Fine Day Bridal Salon

9 FIVE STAR PHOTOGRAPHERS

q NATURAL SETTINGS

"Ashley Steeby Photography and Zach Thomas of Monarch Studio are our favorite photographers to work with. They both do amazing work and are very

ENGAGEMENT RINGS FOR EVERY GIRL TRADITIONAL

"A hidden jewel for weddings is the GTM Research Reserve’s Environmental Education Center, a nature preserve located in-between Vilano Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach. The Guana River creates a picturesque backdrop – nothing but pristine nature is in the distance!" Patrician Price, Public Information Officer Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

EDGY & ARTISTIC

Blue Water Jewelers

Present her with a stunning and classic ring she'll want to wear everyday – even when she's 100 years old. 500 Anastasia Boulevard

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quick to share photos of our work." Becca Cady & David Snyder, Florists Flower Works

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Reubel Fine Jewelry

When you don't know where to begin a with custom creation, look no further for a sculptural ring that reflects her style. 57 King Street


e CREATIVE ACCOMMODATIONS

"Consider renting a condo or beach house for a group of friends and family, or even the whole wedding party. Survey your fellow local friends and family so you have plenty of reccomendations to share with all your guests upon arrival." Tasha Peters, Caterer By Design Catering

r PARKING PERKS

"As St. Augustine is getting more popular, parking downtown is harder to find. Arrange parking spots and transportation for guests and vendors. It will make everyone happier when they arrive." Chase Rideman, Musician Chillula Dance Band

t MULTI-PURPOSE VENUES

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"The White Room is also an awesome venue that has the added convenience of hosting both a ceremony and reception there. The White Room is beautiful and elegant and gives brides several options which is a plus. The main ballroom with the exposed brick is perfect for a big party and the Villa Blanca is absolutely beautiful! Brides can choose between an indoor or outdoor (on the rooftop!) ceremony and reception, so there is always a backup plan if it rains." Lisa Silva, Photographer Lisa Silva Photography

w CHOCOLATES AND COFFEE

"Claude's Chocolates packages a beautiful gold box for their scrumptious chocolates. They will add the couple's initials and tie with ribbon to match their color scheme. The Kookaburra also does a fabulous job with a coffee station at receptions – perfect detail for local coffee lovers!" Dawn Walker, Events Coordinator The Wedding Authority

y WEDDING PLANNER WOW

"Karen Erwin with St. Augustine Weddings & Special Events and Lindsey Ohlin with Coastal Celebrations always go above and beyond to make our clients dream weddings a reality. Last minute changes and other hiccups that may create chaos at other weddings are handled quickly and calmly – in most cases without the bride and groom even knowing about them!" Brandy Boulette, Venue Director of Operations The Treasury on the Plaza

u ALUMNI ACCESS

"Flagler College Alumni can come back to campus and have their engagement and wedding photos in some of the most coveted spaces in town!" Tonya Creamer, Events Coordinator Flagler College

i SAYING 'I DO' ABOARD THE SCHOONER FREEDOM Set sail and host a wedding your guests are sure to never forget. By Remee LaChance In the age of Pinterest, creating a genuine and unique wedding is difficult. For those looking for a fresh take on 'I do,' consider boarding The Schooner Freedom. This tall ship sailboat molds to any style wedding you wish to have – casual to formal, whatever you choose. Guests are sure to remember your day out of the countless weddings they've attended. Set sail for at least one hour (but no more than four), during the any time of day – sunrise to sunset. While the sailboat easily lends itself to an intimate elopement, the vessel is able to accomodate up to 40 guests. The Schooner Freedom provides complimentary water, soft drinks, wine, and beer and their sound system for the special occasion. Other vendors (like officiants, photographers, musicians and caterers) must be otherwise sourced. Walk the dock during your processional for a breath-taking entrance, begin your ceremony after you've set sail and celebrate with cocktails immediately following before returning for a full reception on the mainland. 111 Avenida Menendez www.schoonerfreedom.com

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CLASSIC & VINTAGE

For those looking for a ring that encapsulates a style like none other, a custom creation is the only way to go. 7 Rohde Avenue

Wish you had an heirloom to present? Opt for an estate and vintage-inspired piece that'll stand the test of time. 1811 U.S. 1 South

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o MUSICIANS

"The RiverTown Band does an amazing job getting the party going and keeping everyone on the dance floor all night long. They have songs from yesteryear through today’s most popular songs. They get the guests on their feet and incorporate the couple into the entertainment too! They blow away everyone who hears them with their talent and energy."

BARN VENUES IN OUR BACKYARD Even though it’s known for its beautiful beaches, St. Augustine has a lot to offer for the more rustic couple.

Alison Neumark, Photographer Life and Love Studio

p ST. AUG SIPPERS Image by Ivey Pictures

Hometownthemed signture drinks for cocktail hours and receptions in The Oldest City.

CHANDLER OAKS BARN The chicest barn you ever did see. It has enough white shiplap to make even Joanna Gaines' heart skip a beat.

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CALDWELL DAIRY BARN Situated on the grounds of The Florida Agricultural Museum, this barn has seating for up to 200 guests.

www.floridaagmuseum.org

a UNBEATBALE GOLDEN HOUR

"There are so many beautiful places to shoot here in St. Augustine. I personally like to shoot at golden hour, one hour before the sun sets or an hour after sunrise. If you're going to choose an afternoon session, make sure you find a place with good shade and lots of trees. Oftentimes, I like to meet my clients for at The Kookaburra before an engagement session so they can feel more comfortable in front of my lens." Dawn Wallace, Photographer Daybreak Photo Co.

Old(est City) Fashioned St. Augustine Distillery Bourbon, angostura bittters, citrus rind garnish

BOWING OAKS PLANTATION A little bit ballroom, a little bit barn, this venue is the perfect answer to those torn on their wedding style.

s GIFTING OPTIONS

"I would have to say one of my favorite, little known gifting companies locally to St. Augustine and Jacksonville is Gratis. They take the guess work out of the loveliest welcome gifts for your guests!" Adair Currie, Event Designer & Wedding Planner Dairing Events

www.bowingoaksplantation.com

Florida Citrus Spritzer

St. Augustine Distillery Vodka, club soda, blackberry and orange garnish

d VENDOR RELATIONSHIPS

"Take the suggestions from your wedding planner or venue from their preferred vendor list. They work hand and hand with several companies and know which ones are top notch." Kristen Cumiskey & Alicia Lane, Event Bartending Company Owners The Perfect Pour

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Step Back in Thyme

Herb-infused St. Augustine Distillery gin, tonic syrup, citrus rind garnish

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THE BARN AT TWO SON FARM Love the look of a barn, but still want to enjoy our Florida sunshine? This open-air barn is sure to please.

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THE WHITE ROOM Intracoastal views, lofty ceilings, and enough stunning white to rival the bride's dress make this venue utterly enviable.

www.whiteroomweddings.com

"My team has worked at just about every venue in St. Augustine and while all of them are lovely there is one that stands out to me as a vendor – River House on Marine Street. Their property is always a dream to work at. It is a beautiful, well-run venue that has great parking and a highly professional staff who are always very accommodating. So many times venues forget that we are all in this together to make an outstanding experience for the bride and groom on their special day and they forget to work as a team. This has truly never happened at the River House." Susan Kass, Florist A Fantasy in Flowers

j RANGE OF VENUE OPTIONS

"When selecting your wedding venue we believe it should feel like home but also like something you've never experienced before. It's the place you'll welcome all of your guests, it's where you'll share your first dance, it's where you'll celebrate a new adventure and make memories that last forever!" Amy Brooks & Stacy Robbins Frazier, Event Designers & Wedding Planners Southern Grace Events and Gatherings

k ENDLESS ENGAGEMENT OPTIONS RIVER HOUSE Oozing with old world charm, River House and its unbeatable sunsets will give your event some much-desired elegance and grace.

www.riverhouseevents.com

"For brides planning an engagement session in St. Augustine, always work with your photographer to think outside the box! St. Augustine is filled with many great locations but you always want to make sure your shoot represents you and your fiancè as a couple. If the two of you are foodies and love a good cocktail, head over to The Ice Plant and ask your photographer to shoot the two of you just being you, in your element, enjoying 'date night.'" Olivia Duke, Photographer Olivia Duke Photography

l DESSERT FOR DAYS HAMMOCK BEACH RESORT Endless blue sky meets endless blue ocean meets posh accommodations–who wouldn’t want that as their wedding backdrop?

www.hammockbeach.com

PONCE DE LEON'S FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH Add your special day to an already rich history while the coursing Matanzas River and the roaming exotic peacocks instill a little magic. 60

www.fountainofyouthflorida.com

"Not only have I had the pleasure of working with great vendors in St Augustine but I just had my own wedding and got to experience working with my favorite vendors as a client. We decided not to have a cake at our wedding and do a dessert table instead. I have worked several events with Crème de la Cocoa and have photographed many of their desserts for their marketing material. Their desserts are exquisite and their presentation is second to none. Wedding guests wouldn't stop commenting on how much they loved the dessert cups." Brian Miller, Photographer Brian M Miller Photography

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Image by Photos by Rob Futrell

g WATERFRONT VENUES

h THE RIVER HOUSE

; PICTURESQUE PLACES

"The historic Magnolia Avenue located in front of The Fountain of Youth is always a dear place to take the most iconic Saint Augustine photographs. Being born and raised in Saint Augustine, I aussure you – the beautiful scenes and incredible venues never get old!" Britnye Shore, Hair & Makeup Artist Bardot Beauty Bar

z VENDORS WITH HELPFUL INSIGHT "My advice to St. Augustine brides would be to give yourself as much time to plan as possible. Early planning allows you to reach out to your vendors with as much advance notice as possible. There are a lot of amazing wedding vendors in our beautiful city all with very unique styles and in order to ensure that they will be able to be a part of your big day it is so important to start inquiring and planning with them early. You can never plan too far in advance!" Bailey Rowland, Dessert Shop Owner Crème de la Cocoa

x LOCATIONS WITH MEANING

"If I had to name my favorite location to shoot in St. Augustine, it'd have to be the Mission of Nombre De Dios – it has everything. There's so much architectural interest, history, and lush greenery... not to mention a wide open field, a bridge and gorgeous sunsets over the water." Rob Futrell, Photographer Photos by Rob Futrell

c WEDDING PLANNERS

"One of the best pieces of advice for a couple getting married in St Augustine is to make sure you have a local wedding planner! With the many moving parts of a wedding, a planner that knows the city and the venues is the best thing to relieve stress. Also, when you're thinking of how the wedding day will go, allow time in the timeline for traffic and parking; especially if traveling over the Bridge of Lions or parking in the historic part of town. Another practical piece of advice is to grab a pair of flats or sandals for walking through the city for pictures. Sore feet will not be fun for anyone." Bethany Walter, Photographer Bethany Walter Photography


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v CREATIVE CEREMONY SPACES Saying 'I do' is truly the most important part of the day, so be sure to plan a ceremony in a place as beautiful as the love you share. (And you're in luck, because St. Augustine is chalk full of stunning locations to tie the knot!) Villa Blanca A venue ideal for the couple that wants to take their guests’ breath away from the very beginning, Villa Blanca features stunning lofty ceilings with exposed beams and glittering chandeliers. The sunlight streaming from across the intracoastal and in through the grand windows will illuminate your 'I do’s' and give them an utterly enviable enchantment. The bright white of the walls and ceiling offset by dark hardwood floors is elegant and dreamy enough that you needn’t spend a lot of money on ceremony decor www.whiteroomweddings.com/ the-villa-blanca

Mission of Nombre De Dios & La Leche Shrine St. Augustine Catholics are already familiar with the Diocese's Cathedral Basilica and sister parishes near the downtown area (San Sebastian and St. Benedict the Moor) – but it might come as a surprise to some that the Mission is another location option for a sacramental marriage ceremony. Ceremonies at the Mission must be arranged through the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Not Catholic? While you can't marry on the grounds, you can take as many pictures as your heart desires – be sure to visit the water's edge for stunning sunset portraits. www.missionandshrine.org

Washington Oaks Want to get married in a tropical paradise? Look no further than Washington Oaks Gardens State Park for your wedding ceremony. Getting married in the spring? Say 'I do' surrounded by a colorful display of azaleas, camellias, and roses in the gardens. You can even bring your leashed dog if you want your pup to be a part of your special day. This Palm Coast park features a mammoth live oak perfectly situated along a ceremony-shaped pathway, practically made for a bride's grand processional. Does it get more beatuiful and southern than that? www.floridastateparks.org/ park/washington-oaks

Anastasia State Park Spend your ceremony in tune with nature at one of the area’s most alluring state parks. This venue is ideal for the couple that wants to experience the untamed beauty of old Florida without being too far out of the way of the city. Anastasia State Park is the closest state park to the conveniences of the restaurants, attractions, and accommodations of historic downtown all while boasting gorgeous, uncultivated beaches and coastal woodland. There are no buildings to obstruct your unrivaled ocean views and plenty of parking for your guests. www.floridastateparks.org/ activities/anastasia-weddings

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KATHLEEN ABBOTT She's the managing partner of Life Source Group in St. Augustine and loves having the opportunity to help her clients understand their strengths and their gifts. By Meeka Anne | Photography by Brian Miller Kathleen has been a licensed mental health counselor for nearly 35 years. Many of her clients reach out to her because of her faithbased counseling, which offers a specific style of comfort to those seeking to understand themselves better. “We’re all seeking a sense of purpose, a sense of identity and a sense of security and helping people to find that is a beautiful mission,” she said. Her philosophy is that transformation begins with a renewing of the mind. She has specific questions that enable her to get a grasp on a person’s perspective. She uses this information to guide patients to an understanding of how powerful the mind is. The only downside of her job is sitting all day. To offset that, when she’s not at work, she walks the beach searching for driftwood. To nourish her creative side, she creates wall hangings and votive candle holders from her treasures. Kathleen enjoys yoga and participating in mud runs and obstacle courses. She said, “Obstacle courses are the perfect metaphor for life. You don’t know what’s next, you don’t know what the obstacle will be, and sometimes you find you need help getting over a wall.” Life Source Group in St. Augustine is offering free group counseling to those in need post Hurricane Matthew. Call 904-797-5680 for more information. 248 Southpark Circle, E www.lifesourcegroup.com

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SOPHIE OGNJENOVIC When dance classes weren't a fit anymore, local teen Sophie Ognjenovic opted to try a demanding performance art of another kind – aerial. By Amanda LaConte | Photography by Brian Miller

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f you’ve ever witnessed an aerial arts performance, you’ve experienced the thrill of it from a spectator’s perspective. Aerial dancing is an exciting sport and a prominent phenomenon locally, as St. Augustine has its very own aerial athletics studio which frequently performs at local events. If you’ve seen one of them, you may have seen young Sophie Ognjenovic perform. Sophie is only a freshman in high school but is already making a name for herself as an incredibly talented aerial athlete here in St. Augustine. Laura Atkins, one of Sophie’s coaches and owner of Aerial Athlete, says it is rare to see the self-motivation in teens that Sophie exemplifies. “She is hard working and enjoys tackling challenges. She is a positive and strong (mentally and physically) role model to our younger aerialists.” So what exactly is aerial dancing? It’s a subgenre of modern dance that incorporates an apparatus attached to the ceiling or overhead, often an aerial silk or trapeze. It’s an extremely demanding sport that requires significant strength, flexibility, and – unsurprisingly – courage to master. The sport has been around in the US since the 1970s, but was perhaps most famously brought to the mainstream’s attention by Cirque du Soleil. Aerial dance is characterized by creative choreography and fluid movements. Aerial silk athletes, like Sophie, climb, twist, drop, spin, and contort themselves on fabric aerial silks that hang from overhead. The visual effect is breathtaking and often nerve-wracking, but always stunning! Sophie started the aerial arts three years ago, when she attended a summer camp

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at Orlando Circus School. At the camp, she was able to try various techniques including trampoline, static trapeze, and aerial arts. Soon after her discovery of aerial, she decided to take a break from her lifelong study of dance to start taking classes at Aerial Athlete in St. Augustine, where she has thrived in just a few short years. Sophie is attracted to the distinctive nature of the sport. “I love that I can express myself in a unique way. I have been taking ballet since I was four and aerial dance is the perfect mixture of strength and grace. It also incorporates choreography and performance aspects, which I love.” Sophie’s success in aerial arts comes from a mix of raw talent, supportive coaching, positive attitude, and a very healthy dose of work ethic. In addition to the hours she spends training, Sophie is in the incredibly rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) academic program at her high school. www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com

All considered, she considers herself a pretty typical teenager. “There are times when I miss out on things because I have a rehearsal or performance but I think if you want to be good at anything, discipline and sacrifice are part of the package,” says Sophie. Academically, Sophie enjoys research, problem solving and projectbased work. Currently, her favorite subject is math. Outside of school and sports, Sophie loves to travel! Her dad is from Croatia and the family frequently travels to Europe to visit family. Her favorite part of traveling? “I really enjoy learning about other cultures and experiencing different ways of life.” While Sophie’s first priority now is her schooling, she would love to someday perform professionally for Cirque de Soleil and eventually become an aerial dance coach. 1701 Lakeside Avenue, Unit 1 www.aerialathlete.com


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THE JOHNSON FAMILY This family of four keeps St. Augustine (and themselves!) fit and strong – all while never missing out on what this vibrant city has to offer. Photography by Bethany Walter Meet the Johnson family. Aaron and Alison met in highschool in Panama City, followed each other to the University of Florida, then ended up right here in the Ancient City when they got married 12 years ago. The power couple are the co-owners of DRiV Fitness, a local Crossfit gym, and the Network Operations Company, a managed IT services company. Together they raise their two young children, Hallie (Hals to many) and Hadyen (the Hulk to most). The little family is always out and about in the city and on the beach, keeping active, and enjoying the weather. You can always find them enjoying the cuisine of the best local restaurants or at their gym, The Johnson Family letting the kids loose to try their own workouts or follow the lead of pictured from left: Hayden mom and dad. The Johnsons are 4, Alison (Mom) 37, Hallie non-stop beach-goers, insatiable 5, Aaron (Dad) 37 gourmets, master gym rats, and allaround St. Augustine connoisseurs.

Favorite Free Thing to do in St. Augustine? Even

though it isn't quite a free thing, we have to mention the Flagler College tour! Though not free, it's well worth the $10 or less. It's a history lesson and an architectural feast. We haven't taken the kids yet, but we will soon! The kids, though, both still love Ron Parker Park for an hour of free fun.

If we're not at home, we're usually... grabbing Kookaburra coffee on our way to run the kids to school, activities, and then to work. Alison's days start at DRiV and Aaron usually ends his work day there to workout, coach, or just connect with our gym family.

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Favorite Family Restaurant?

Blue Hen for breakfast because it's always tasty and we can get in and out without disrupting the whole place. For dinner, Beachcomber always has great food and the kids love playing in the sand the whole time!

When we have out-of-town guests, we always take them to... Especially this time of

When there isn't a cloud in the sky you'll find us... at the

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year, downtown is magical, so we love to see the lights and go out to eat at Casa Maya or The Floridian. If we're feeling fancy, the Casa Monica is a sure stop. The St. Augustine Distillery is another favorite for the start of an "adult" night.


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JEAN-SEBASTIEN GROS Both working to bring the community healthy, local produce and playing host to an unlikey animal family, this picturesque Elkton farm is a true passion project. By Alexter Albury | Photography by Rob Futrell

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estled in Elkton among neighboring potato fields, cabbage fields, pastures, and long-standing barns is the farm market known as Rype & Readi. Jean-Sebastien Gros’ 22 acre farm greets visitors with open fields, fenced in livestock, and other expected visuals of the country. But the unexpected is not far from the senses as guests soon realize as they approach the market. Pumpkins and squash with varied hues and shapes immediately catch one’s eye. Their twisted, flattened, and knotted bodies resemble a still life master piece of an abstract painter. Unusual colors and patterns of vegetables unseen in the air-conditioned aisles of big name grocery stores are common fare in the open-air display just outside the door of Rype & Readi. The fresh and unique

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varieties of goods available at this market is what gives Jean-Sebastien great pride as his vision is realized. “We try to focus on presenting products that are fresh, seasonal, and definitely local. There are some things here from our farm, but we’ve also developed a great network of relationships with other farms in this area, even regionally,” explains JeanSebastien. Along with his business partner Dr. Ripp Smith, Jean-Sebastien works to not only provide the community with fresh and healthy produce, but to also introduce local farmers and their goods to the surrounding area. This is a passion that both JeanSebastien and Ripp share and cultivate with their daughters, who also work at the market. “We call it a legacy project about health and wellness that we share with our daughters and the communities that we serve,” says Jean-Sebastien. Rype & Readi provides the normal goods associated with farm markets along with its varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, but the market takes things a step further. It also introduces special or little-known foods that captures both the imagination www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com

and taste buds. One such sweet product is the Pink Pearl apple. The outside of this apple is golden-yellow and red, but a bite of this succulent, rare treat reveals its pink to purplish delicious flesh. One of the market’s top selling items is Honey Crystals. Jean-Sebastien says, “There is one plant in the whole United States that makes this! It’s honey without the stickiness. It's crystallized, dehydrated honey. It’s a sugar substitute that’s better for you.” The little, tan, crunchy granules pack big flavor that can be enjoyed on its own or as an addition to coffee, tea, other drinks, or food. “We’re always trying to offer any kind of natural substitute for refined sugar,” adds Jean-Sebastien. Jean-Sebastien also imports some of his items from other farms outside of the country. Aromatic and floral teas such as Japanese Cherry Rose are brought in from an English supplier that has been making special and impeccable teas for over one-hundred and fifty years. However, like many local farms, Jean-Sebastien’ foreign partners also have trouble bringing their produce to the public. This is where Jean-


If you have kids, or you’re a big kid yourself, Rype & Readi makes for a fun morning outing while you get to check some grocery shopping off your list (they have some of the best produce in town, really!). We recommend grabbing a snack and a bag of animal feed before heading on out to make some new furry friends. Be sure to make note of all the animals' names by checking out the red barn on your way in!

"WE CALL THE MARKET A LEGACY PROJECT ABOUT HEALTH AND WELLNESS THAT WE SHARE WITH OUR DAUGHTERS AND THE COMMUNITIES THAT WE SERVE." Sebastien strongly believes in his desire to deliver the goods of small farms to the local public. “That’s what our relationship with other farms is all about, trying to help them capture some of that margin that is swallowed up by big merchandisers,” Jean-Sebastien says. By adding a variety of products from different farms, he believes that the healthy goods will highlight each other. “All of these ingredients are compliments to the local ingredients.”

chickens, geese, sheep, goats, donkeys, and cows. With so much space and such tranquil scenery, Jean-Sebastien also encourages people to explore the possibilities of having other public and private events on the farm. “It’s such a cool place,” Jean-Sebastien says. “There’s so much room. I’d like to see live bands here with people relaxing to nice music and socializing. There’s just a lot of possibilities for the community to share with one another here.”

In addition to offering quality foods and ingredients, Jean-Sebastien also makes use of his farm's 22 acres by providing customers with a place to experience touching and harvesting farm goods. “In the summer people can pick sunflowers, Snap Dragons in the winter, and Gladiolus on Mother’s Day,” explains Jean-Sebastien. The farm also gives visitors a chance to pet and feed its

The fine selection of fresh dairy products, aromatic teas, balsamic vinegar, nuts, fruits, and vegetables is due to the hard work and partnerships of Jean-Sebastien. His continuation of building friendships and connections with local and regional farmers pushes Rype & Readi well beyond the country roads of rural Elkton. Just as his market has expanded to provide dining at

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the St. Johns Golf Club, Jean-Sebastien also sets his sights on stationing other Rype & Readi locations around the city. He says, “We want to provide the community with the best and freshest ingredients. We want to share the many goods provided by our associated farmers with the city. I’d really like to see us with markets in different parts of town. Places downtown and the beach would be great!” Jean-Sebastien Gros and Rype & Readi Farm Market are determined to continue to provide the community with healthy, fresh, and desirable food that not only celebrates the talent and skill of local producers but also encourages partnerships and family. 5780 County Road 305, Elkton www.rypeandreadi.com

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JEANETTA SALYER Jeanetta Salyer, of the local Ramona Quimby Band, set out to make a change following the devistation of Hurricane Matthew. By Katherine Kennedy | Photography by Rob Futrell

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sk anyone who has spent any amount of time in St. Augustine – the town has a certain charm about it. It could be due to its local food, historic streets, or beautiful beaches. But it’s more likely due the people who live here – thousands of residents who uphold the characteristic charm St. Augustine has become famous for. When Hurricane Matthew hit, it didn’t just hit a town of nine to fivers; it hit a town of restaurant owners, musicians, craft bartenders, artists, and fishermen. These unique people, to no surprise at all, have come together posthurricane in an effort to help one another rebuild their livelihoods. They gave what they could – their time, their money, their food, and their talents to ensure that St. Augustine would stay the charming town everyone knows and loves. After the hurricane, Salyer had about $10,000 in equipment damages, and lost about $1,700 in working income due to restaurants being closed. She quickly realized that she was one of many full-

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time working musicians whose livelihoods were put on hold after the hurricane, and decided to put her time and energy into helping those who were affected. She started a Go Fund Me page, and also gave many musicians resources to help turn their bands into an LLC, claim their equipment, and file economic injury with the State of Florida. After weeks of planning and hard work, Salyer put on Sing Out for St. Augustine, a benefit concert aimed at helping local, full-time musicians who were affected by Hurricane Matthew. The concert was held at the St. Augustine Amphitheater, and was the perfect medium for people looking to relax and let go after the hurricane. Seven bands volunteered their time and talents to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew, including Lu Rubino, Musical Charis, Amy Hendrickson & Chelsea Saddler, John Bailey, Trio of Boom, Papercutt, and Ramona Quimby. There were five local food trucks on site, beer from Cigar City Brewing, and a raffle box with prizes ranging from concert tickets to gift cards to local www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com

restaurants. An estimated 1,400 people attended the event. Between the event and the Go Fund Me page, Salyer was able to raise about $10,000 that will be divided and distributed to 14 various full-time musicians. The beneficiaries consist of people from Jacksonville all the way down to Flagler Beach, but most of them make up the downtown St. Augustine community. The event was successful largely because of Sayler’s obvious passion for her town and her fellow musicians. “Our economy in St. Augustine is very unusual because it is service industry based, and entertainment based, and tourist based; it relies on the human condition to help one another. Everybody loves the performing arts, and everybody loves being able to eat at all these amazing restaurants, and everybody loves craft cocktails. All these things take love, effort, and craftsmanship to really execute well. It’s what makes our town so awesome and amazing.” www.ramonaquimbymusic.com


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DEVA PARNELL 17-year St. Augustine resident, Deva Parnell lived in an ashram for 12 years, was trained by yoga masters, and owns Discovery Yoga, the first Yoga Alliance registered school in Florida. By Meaghan Alvarado | Photography by Brian Miller

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rounded, calm, balanced, and self-assured, these are a few of the qualities that radiate from long-time yoga teacher and local business owner Deva Parnell of Discovery Yoga. Her journey into yoga began in 1971 when she was visiting a friend in Philadelphia and read a magazine article where Jane Fonda described how yoga brought her inner peace. She consulted the local yellow pages for “yoga” and found Kripalu Ashram in Sumneytown, Pennsylvania. They charged ten dollars for room and board, including two daily yoga practices. Deva spent her time at the ashram immersing herself in yoga. She spent hours in the on-site library absorbing ancient yogic texts like The Bhagavad Gita and practicing twice a day. The owner of the ashram, Amrit Desai is one of the few living yoga masters who introduced yoga to the Western world in the 1960s. After her introduction to yoga, Deva moved to Pensacola where she would ultimately land her first teaching gig. Before the culmination of her yoga teaching career, Deva worked as a sales rep for a paper company and a graphic designer for ad agencies. A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree

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from the University of South Florida and her expertise in darkroom photography helped Deva secure her first advertising job where her boss taught her graphic design. Upon mastering her graphic design skills, Deva rented an office in downtown Pensacola and started her own business, Graphitti Design and Production. While working as a graphic designer, Deva continued her yoga practice. Not yet trained as a teacher, Deva’s yoga teacher suggested that Deva was the best person to take her position when she retired. In 1979 she made the investment in getting certified and attended Kripalu Retreat in Summit Station, Pennsylvania for her basic and advanced yoga teacher training. Four years after completing her training, Deva closed shop on her graphic design business and made the move to Kripalu Retreat. Only there a few short months, Deva and other residents helped to relocate the Kripalu Retreat to Stockbridge, Massachusetts which is today’s Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Deva spent twelve years living at the Kripalu Center. While there she used her organizational skills to help develop the yoga teacher training curriculum and trained over 2,000 yoga teachers. She compared the process www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com

to completing crossword puzzles. In 1993 Deva took her first adventure to India with a group from the Kripalu Center. Over the next two years, she spent a total of four months immersed in yoga and the local culture. She experienced ceremonies of light (Arati) which included chanting mantras and ringing bells. They received training in hatha yoga and explored ancient temples honoring Durga, Kali, and Gayatri. Deva’s teaching was significantly affected by the asana (or yoga posture) examination at the end of their yoga training. The trainees were judged by an Indian teacher, and everyone failed without any feedback. This spurred Deva to include an all-day review session in Discovery Yoga’s teacher training where their fellow students provide feedback. During her time at Kripalu, Deva met her husband Hugh White, another resident. The two moved to St. Augustine to be closer to family in 1999. She taught yoga to small groups on Vilano Beach, at community centers, and even in the upstairs area of The Reef Restaurant. In 2001, Deva opened a small two room studio across the street from Butterfield Garage on King Street. She quickly outgrew the space and bought the


Discovery Yoga was the first Yoga Alliance registered school in Florida. Deva took the curriculum she helped develop for the Kripalu Center and transformed it into Discovery’s yoga teacher training program in the Kripalu tradition. Her classes at the Kripalu Center included about sixty student teachers in each program, at Discovery she keeps the groups smaller.

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"I LOVE TEACHING YOGA BECAUSE IT’S A SIMILAR PROCESS [EACH TIME] AND WORKING WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE KEEPS ME PRESENT." building that houses Discovery Yoga today at 3 Davis Street. Following many renovations to the two large downstairs studio rooms and upstairs area, Discovery Yoga as it is known today opened its doors in 2003. As students from outside of St. Augustine were attending her workshops and trainings Deva saw a need for housing and added the hostile. Discovery Yoga has seven bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs for a total of 17 beds. Discovery Yoga was the first Yoga Alliance registered school in Florida. Deva took the curriculum she helped develop for the Kripalu Center and transformed it into Discovery’s yoga teacher training program in the Kripalu tradition. Her classes at the Kripalu Center included about sixty student

teachers in each program, at Discovery she keeps the groups smaller. The bonding experience is greater for the twelve to twenty students in each training. Deva fosters the bonding process through introductions on day one, and by the second day, the group has already formed friendships. This group bonding provides a compassionate and supportive environment in which to learn how to teach yoga. Graduates of Discovery Yoga’s teacher training program leave with lifelong friends. “I love teaching yoga because it’s a similar process [each time] and working with different people keeps me present,” Deva beamed. She thinks of teaching as a meditation, applying her analytical www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com

mind, intuition, and staying focused on her students’ needs. Between Kripalu Center and Discovery Yoga Deva has trained over 2,600 yoga teachers. When she’s not teaching yoga or training instructors, her family, gardening, walking on the beach and coming up with new creations in the kitchen keeps her occupied. She has a binder of recipes she is constantly tweaking and improving upon that includes everything from salad dressings to chicken sausage. A proud wife, mother, and grandmother, Deva Parnell leaves a lasting impression of unity and love on everyone who crosses her path. 3 Davis Street www.discoveryyoga.com

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LUCI BUTLER At a time when most people are still settling into a first career, St. Augustine's Lucinda Butler has been down that path and back again and taken a somewhat different musical path than most. And she’s loving her life right now. By Steve Parr | Photography by Rob Futrell

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riginally from Savannah, Georgia, Luci moved to New York City to work as a music therapist after graduating from the University of Georgia with a double major in psychology and music therapy. While in New York, she worked at Beth Abraham Health Services in the Bronx. At this point, music therapy was her career, and the thought of being a touring musician never crossed her mind. It was during her time in New York, however, when her performing career began to flourish. Luci met the musician Moby, probably best known for the "Bourne Identity" theme "Extreme Ways," when he joined the Board of Directors of the music therapy organization at Beth Abraham. At the ripe old age of 26 she embarked on a world tour with Moby, remaining with the band for a year and a half, but would often join the band for shows here and there. She also recorded the album "Last

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Night" with the band. "I never planned on being a touring musician. But the first time I stood on stage... I knew that was what I was supposed to do. I'd always been a creator. That's what I loved about music therapy. I could create this whole world of rehabilitation. Now I was delivering the message." After her time with Moby, Luci's path was clear. She enjoyed the energy of life on the road. In 2006, she had the opportunity to join the venerable and renowned Trans Siberian Orchestra. She would remain with them for the following seven years. Luci considers herself more of musician than a keyboard player. She began formal training at age four, but Luci says her mother and grandmother insist that she was playing recognizable songs on her Fisher-Price xylophone at the age of two. It took some time for them to find someone to teach her at such a young age. While she cites no one person as an inspiration, she's quick to mention that she would take a www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com

piece like "Light My Fire" by The Doors and memorize, note for note, the opening organ solo. But, if she had to pick a particular influence, it would be The Beatles "Abbey Road" album, which her parents would play for her as an infant when she couldn't sleep. Because of that album Luci says "I love melody and beauty and expression. I've never become totally obsessed with blowing people's brains out with my keyboard skills. Although, growing up in piano lessons I would only learn giant and impressive pieces by my favorite romantic composers like Brahms, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff.� It was during her time with Trans-Siberian Orchestra that she fell in love with St. Augustine and quickly decided this is where she needed to be. She knew no one when she moved here. She only knew she was home. She had come to St. Augustine to, as she puts it, "heal from Manhattan" and to sort of isolate herself. After preparing herself emotionally for a full year, she made


Combining the healing powers of music and science, Luci thrives in engaging a group of residents at Bayview Healthcare. She uses creativity (on-the-spot song writing), movements (full body deep breathing), and memory access (remembering song lyrics) to create a beneficial session.

"THAT'S WHAT I LOVED ABOUT MUSIC THERAPY. I COULD CREATE THIS WHOLE WORLD OF REHABILITATION. NOW I WAS DELIVERING THE MESSAGE." the decision to leave Trans-Siberian Orchestra to devote herself to uncovering and creating the music she wanted to share with the world.

and get to perform with him on stage, 10 feet in front of me, was amazing."

When asked what her most memorable gig has been, the answers (she has two) come easy. With Moby, it was the Splendor In The Grass Festival in Australia, playing to 80,000 people. The single "Lift Me Up" was on the charts there. “The audience; all 80,000 of them, started jumping up and down in synchronicity. It was breathtaking to see so many people synchronized by music like that.�

Locally, Luci has again become excited about doing more work in the music therapy field. While she hasn't yet hung out her shingle, she's worked with Bayview Healthcare and, most recently, Buckingham Smith Assisted Living Facility. At Bayview, she's proud that the groups she's worked with, which were once eight to ten people, now number 15-20. The doubling in size of the groups, she says, is indicative of how effective music therapy is.

For Trans-Siberian Orchestra, "We were playing shows at the Meadowlands and the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith was our guest for those shows. I don't have that moment with too many celebrities, but to see him and hear him

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it's not only the auditory area that lights up. It's the motor area, the speech area, the memory area, the emotion/mood area, the cognition area, and many others relative to each person and his or her relationship to the music. Studies in neuroplasticity confirm the brain creates new neural pathways to repair itself, and music therapy can directly guide this process." Luci is currently in the studio recording the first album of her original music project "Light Elixir," but she also has her eyes back on the road and getting back to touring at some point in the future. It'll be interesting to see how long she lets herself stay out there. www.lucindaannebutler.com

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LOVE YOUR MOTHER ECO FASHION SHOW The best way to save the planet and the community, and have an experience like no other! This was an unforgettable night of recycled glitz and glamor.

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Images by Steve Parr Outrageously attired models strutted the fluorescent runway in outfits of ever-increasing (and environmentally friendly) outlandishness. The evening was hosted as always by Panache, an Aveda Salon, and Volkswagen of St. Augustine as well as a legion of hardworking community partners. This year, Love Your Mother raised an astonishing $68,000 for Home Again St. Johns, a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating the homelessness problem that permeates our community. www.loveyourmotherstaug.com

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How do you stay up to date on the ever changing trends in your industry? All of our staff are required to continue their education in their specialty. With the constant changes in health and well-being, we have to stay up to date on trends and be aware of what the media hype is currently and in the future. Continuing education is part of our mission statement. Taking classes and continuing educations has always been our focus for our staff.

How do you help people find their zen? By having a refreshing day spa to enhance our clients well-being. We offer the very best in care and personal attention. The management and staff believe that each client is the most important person at the time.

What role do you think beauty plays in a person's well-being? A very large one! You can maintain a good diet, exercise regularly, and live a healthy lifestyle...but when you look in the mirror and see a beautiful you, it all comes together with great satisfaction.

What are your specialties? We feature deep tissue, Swedish and couples massages, Cellutox Ocean Wrap, salt glows, Hydrating Moroccanoil Wrap, Tropical Escape Body Wrap. European Facials for all skin types, Microdermabrasion, Light Therapy, Micro-current, Peels and SWiCH.

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We have a wonderful staff and an array of specialties to compliment one another, which allows us to meet many of our clients' health and wellness needs in one place.

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Tell us about your business. It is our mission to provide a space in which to rejuvenate, detox, relax, unwind, and breathe; to provide an environment where you are truly taken care of, pampered, and given the tools to feel well and be whole. Collectively for our wellness services, our specialties include: women’s health, pain management, mental/ emotional issues, digestive health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disease, allergies, Lymphedema Therapy, and therapeutic massage. Our patients/clients can expect to be heard, educated, and receive a wide of range of approaches to their care and healing process. We exercise compassion, and we actively listen to the individual’s concerns and goals in order to create a clear path and blueprint for their overall wellness.

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How do you help people find their zen? Many find their zen when they simply walk into our space. We have a friendly staff greeting and getting to know our clients, many classes each day, a spa open six days a week, a new infrared sauna, and medical wellness services to meet all of our clients' needs. Our business lends itself well to helping people relax, get well, and find their peace. What motivates you in the workplace? Seeing the health and wellness of our clients improve with each day motivates us each to become better practitioners. Without health, we cannot be our best selves; therefore, we are motivated and inspired by our patients/ clients who are on a path to become the best versions of themselves, free from pain, disease, and able to live life more fully.


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Tell us about your gym. We have five fulltime trainers with very different backgrounds including, gymnastics, crew, weightlifting, football, soccer, endurance training and more. Because of how diverse our trainers are we specialize in being a one-stop-shop for everyone's needs. It doesn't matter to us if you want to improve your 5k time, lose 50 pounds or gain mass and strength. We know what to do and the most effective way to make that happen for you. What are you competitive advantages? Even though we offer a lot of group classes, our focus is on the individual. Every client is different so we start them with a custom approach based on their current strengths, weaknesses and movement abilities - and thats not usually a class. Sometimes people

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need months of personal training before they can join a class. We are extremely patient with each persons needs and committed to helping them fix their physical problems. How do you help people balance the stresses of life? Exercise is one of the best ways to relieve stress. Exercising with a group of like minded people who also really like to have fun is even better. We want the 60 minutes people spend with us each day to be the most stress-free and fun part of their day and we think it will carry over into the rest of their lives as well. What motivates you? Changing lives. We truly believe that what we do inside these walls allows for people lives to be better outside of them.

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THE BAR METHOD Kaitlin Wayant Gayle Gallagher KNOWN FOR: An intense, one-hour workout that combines dance conditioning exercises with light weights and stretching to create a lean, sculpted body, safely, using the principles of physical therapy in a spa-like environment. What is your competitive advantage? At our studio, Gayle was a physical therapist for 25 years and Kaitlin was trained in classical ballet at the Boston Ballet School. As a mother-daughter duo, our experiences mesh perfectly. The Bar Method was a natural fit for both of us and we are fortunate to be apart of an international barre fitness franchise to provide the safest and most effective class to our community. All of our exercises are approved by physical therapists and physicians. New classes and exercises continue to evolve. We now have an aerobic "sweaty" class for experienced clients and have a 45 minute express class with a fun, new format.

We want to empower women (and men) and make them feel stronger inside and out. We want to help people balance their lives and make themselves a priority for an hour. You need to be able to take care of yourself before you can help others.

What are your company's core values? The Bar Method strives to provide top quality, fullbody workouts to the students who attend our classes. We aim to make every workout safe, challenging, expertly-taught, fun, and highly effective at toning and slimming down our students’ bodies. Our goal is to know each of our clients individually and make them feel welcomed, safe, and empowered. How do you help clients balance the stresses of everyday life? We provide an escape for an hour. It's great to be able to put your phone away in the locker room and simply be present. Although our classes are fast-paced and require ones full attention, the final stretch at the end makes one feel refreshed and ready to tackle the day.

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Don’t let its simple name fool you, the Combo Salad from Manatee Cafe packs a serious punch. The hearty vegetarian dish starts with a bed of mixed greens, then goes a little crazy. The greens are covered with all manner of delicious veggies – tomatoes, mushrooms, carrots – and garnished with your choice of pita, chips, or wheat. The already substantial display is then topped with hummus and tofu and finally tabouli, a Middle Eastern dish of parsley, mint, bulgar, and onion. And if that weren’t enough, add some sprouts and your favorite dressing. You’ll hardly remember it’s a salad. 525 FL State Road 16 #106 www.manateecafe.com

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OUR FAVORITE HOT CHOCOLATE No matter how old you are, hot chocolate on a chilly night is always the way to go. Why not stop by these places on your stroll downtown during the Nights of Lights? Guaranteed happiness for the whole family. By Renee LaChance

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VEG BY THE BEACH Located at 501 A1A Beach Boulevard, Cafe Eleven attracts those with a penchant for vegetarian eats and a modern atmosphere.

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lanted across from the public parking lot on 11th Street, Cafe Eleven is a 15-year fixture in St. Augustine Beach. The restaurant and concert venue is housed in what was once a convenience store. The rustic yet modern interior is accented with aluminum stools, distressed wood, and Edison bulbs hanging behind the bar. Today the location draws a combination of locals and tourists with a menu of fresh foods and live music instead of Slim Jims and cartons of milk. Boasting a full vegetarian menu with eight sandwich choices and a slew of salads, Cafe Eleven is a favorite among many local herbivores. Many non-vegetarians are attracted to the restaurant for their comfort foods. They also have a gluten free menu for even the strictest of diets. On the weekends you’ll find a full brunch buffet with options for both vegetarians and meat eaters. Due to their popularity, many of the available dishes are from the original menu. The local favorite is the Avocado Melt. This decadent sandwich can make a vegetarian out of a meat eater with its sliced avocado, fresh tomatoes,

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roasted red peppers, green goddess dressing, and mozzarella cheese on focaccia bread. In addition to their vegetarian menu, any sandwich can be made vegetarian by swapping in marinated tempeh for a buck. Another staple item amidst the favorites of locals is their acai bowl topped with bananas. Or, order it as a smoothie for a quick snack on the go. They also offer other frozen concoctions like the Peach Synthesis or the Green Pina Colada, a play on the well-known pina colada with a boost of fresh spinach. A sneaky way to be sure you’re getting your daily veggies. Cafe Eleven is open daily from 7am-9pm for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their half price happy hour is every day from 3-7pm. Order their warm pretzel bread and beer cheese sauce for the perfect munchy to have with your afternoon brew. If you’re feeling social grab a seat at the bar and make your selection from a lineup of craft beers on tap. Or bring your furry friend and dine outside on their pet-friendly patio. 501 A1A Beach Boulevard www.originalcafe11.com

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The Kookaburra If you want to switch up your morning coffee for another hot drink, try the Kook’s Dirty Hot Chocolate. Rich hot chocolate, with a shot of espresso. A tasty treat with your daily caffeine fix. 24 Cathedral Place Hot Shot Bakery and Cafe Though winter is making its way to St. Augustine, you can still get some ice cream along with a winter classic. Order a cup of hot cocoa with a scoop of ice cream and enjoy the best of both worlds. 47 Cordova Street Crucial Coffee Cafe Need to cure a major chocolate and caramel craving? Crucial Coffee Cafe has you covered with a Snickers hot chocolate. Perfect for an after dinner treat. 26 Charlotte Street Whetstone Chocolates High quality hot chocolate mix made with chocolate that contains 72% cocoa makes the 'San Augustin' the ultimate grown up hot chocolate. 42 St. George Street Dolce Café Add a little French twist to your day. Head over to Dolce Cafe and enjoy a yummy Sweet Little Princess crepe and a delicious cup of hot chocolate. Sometimes we all need to treat ourselves. 210 St. George Street


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JEFF HOLLERAN With a cornucopia of healthy options featuring locally sourced ingredients, plus a well-planned beer and wine program, the ever-evolving Ripe Bistro and Social Lounge is just the latest feather in Jeff Holleran’s entrepreneurial cap. By Matthew Shaw | Photography by Brian Miller

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t’s 3pm on a Wednesday afternoon and Jeff Holleran is taking advantage of his first opportunity of the day to simmer. After one of his servers called in sick, the well-known St. Augustine entrepreneur and jack-of-all trades was doing double, make that triple, duty during today’s lunch shift at his Anastasia islandbased farm-to-table style restaurant Ripe Bistro and Social Lounge – hosting, waiting a few tables, and yes, even cooking. True to his nature the laidback father of three who spends much of his free time surfing, paddle boarding, or playing paddle tennis takes it all in stride. A veteran of St. Augustine’s food and beverage scene – having opened and sold several restaurants including Sangria’s on St. George Street and Spy Sushi on Hypolita – this is not Jeff’s first rodeo, so to speak. “I learned a long time ago that you have to be prepared if someone doesn’t show,” he says. Ripe is the first of Jeff’s businesses where he’s endeavored to do the cooking. “It gets a little hectic, but you just have to be ready to do whatever,” he says, nonchalantly.

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Ripe’s gone through some renovations and menu changes since opening in 2011, but through it all it has maintained a reputation for serving simple, well-crafted dishes made from fresh, locally-sourced (when available) ingredients in a plush, yet welcoming environment. “The philosophy is pretty casual,” Jeff says of Ripe. “Come drink, share some plates, hangout, and if you’re hungry, we have really delicious meals.” Ripe’s lunch menu incorporates a variety of healthy options like smoothies, juices, salads, and sandwiches – including the wildly popular house-made free-range chicken salad made with almonds, cranberries, apples, and organic apple cider vinegar. But the dinner menu is where Jeff’s creativity shines. He serves a delicious and well-marbled Flat Iron steak, using nonhormone treated meat he buys from the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Seminole Pride Beef out of Ocala. “I use Flat Iron because it has the marbling of a Rib eye with the tenderness of a filet,” www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com

Jeff says. “You get the best of both worlds and the whole 8 oz. steak is edible – no bone, no grizzle.” Another popular dinner item is the Hawaiian Poke bowl, which Jeff prepares using raw, center cut Hawaiian Ahi tuna, spinach, brown rice, cucumbers, carrots, and avocado. He places all of these ingredients in a bowl and covers the dish with his house made poke sauce which he creates using Bragg’s liquid aminos, organic blue agave nectar, Sriracha, coconut oil, sesame oil, fresh garlic, cracked pepper, and freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice. These signature dishes only serve to compliment what is an atmosphere that became even more conducive to socializing when Jeff extended the bar area and added several high top tables a few months ago. Now on any given Friday or Saturday night, groups of locals gather at the high tops to indulge in craft beers from Ripe’s selection of more than 30 (plus six rotating taps) or wines by the bottle or glass from a selection that includes many small


Jeff, who has proven over the years that he’s not one to rest on his laurels, says he’ll continue to tweak Ripe’s atmosphere until he gets it just right. If only to prove that “rest” is not something found in his entrepreneurial playbook, with the lunchtime rush over and dinner service preparations looming, Jeff moves quickly from the kitchen to Ripe’s back patio where a trio of brand new ping pong tables have arrived. While “Ping Pong Bistro” doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, the tables are just a few new pieces to what Holleran perpetually sees as a puzzle full of vacancies.

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boutique wines, as well as several organic and sulfite free options. The drinks tend to go down easier with cornucopia of small plates from Ripe’s tapas menu, which includes a rotating selection of meats, cheeses, olive trays, pesto spreads, and a delicious black bean hummus. While St. Augustine’s downtown dining and drinking scene has grown in popularity over the past half decade – adding new restaurants and bars with an alacrity previously unseen in the city’s long history – more and more establishments are beginning to pop up across Bridge of Lions. To Jeff’s credit, Ripe was ahead of the curve when it opened off A1A in Anastasia Plaza. “I’ve always had my eye out for trends and ways to fill voids in [St. Augustine],” Jeff says. “My early success gave me the confidence to just go for it.” Raised in coastal New Jersey, Jeff first came to St. Augustine after transferring from a small private college in Vermont to Flagler College in order study communications and business. “I knew early on that I wanted to be an entrepreneur,” he says. He used a $5,000 loan from his

grandmother to open Stogie’s Cigar Bar, which in its Charlotte Street location remains popular today with tourists and locals, alike. “I’d been spending time in Vermont and places like Charleston where farm-to-table was becoming a thing,” Jeff says of the path that led to the launch of Ripe. “I’ve always looked up to Vermont brands like Ben & Jerry’s [Ice Cream] and Magic Hat [craft brewery]. These are brands that were, early on, buying from local farmers and trying to business that was smart and sustainable.” Providing a quality wine bar and restaurant for the island was the easy part of the equation. The farm-to-table piece proved to be more of a challenge. “The elements are tough,” he says. “We get really hot summers here so things aren’t always available. Some items are hard to find or prohibitively expensive. And with limited resources I don’t have the ability to change my menu as often as I’d like.” That being said, local farmers, fishermen, www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com

and purveyors are prevalent on Ripe’s menu, which does include specials that are revised daily. Jeff gets Ripe’s fresh seafood catch daily from Seafood Shoppe on Riberia; micro-greens and herbs from Palatka’s Urban Greens; kale, mustard greens and spinach from the local farmers market; and even Kombucha from St. Augustine-based Local Booch. After more than two decades creating unique dining experiences in St. Augustine, Jeff is still echoing the sentiments that kept him here in the first place. “This city is really a land of opportunity,” he says. “And it just keeps getting better.”

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MARTIN TUMMINO Martin Tummino spent nearly a half-decade perfecting the cocktail recipes of the Latin world. Now he’s lending his expertise to downtown St. Augustine’s newest craft cocktail establishment. By Matthew Shaw | Photography by Rob Futrell When St. Augustine cocktail-preneur Cesar Diaz – the brains behind the bar program at the wildly popular Ice Plant as well as the upscale watering hole Oddbirds – needed to someone to manage the day-to-day at the newest addition to his fast-growing empire, the charismatic Venezuelan knew just the guy. Some months ago, Diaz had recruited the Argentina-born Martin Tummino to work at the then-newly established Oddbirds. Indeed Martin, who spent the previous six years traveling and tending bar across the western hemisphere, from Brazil to Venezuela to Miami, shares more with Diaz than just South American heritage. “Cesar and I are passionate about everything we do,” says Martin of his friend and boss, whom he met in Miami. “We believe that it’s not just about the cocktail, it’s about the experience and atmosphere. Read the rest of Martin's And we try to transmit that passion.” Tummino was an easy choice to serve as the bar manager of Damiana Elixirs and Love Potions, which opened on the corner of Cuma and Avenida Mendez in October. Named after a flower native to arid regions of Mexico, South America, and the Southwestern United States which is said to have aphrodisiacal powers, Damiana emphasizes drinks made with agave spirits – mezcal and tequila, in particular – and tropical concoctions crafted with Central and South American spirits like rum and pisco. Not just a drinking establishment, Damiana hosts salsa dancing, DJ nights, and other festivities designed to bolster its Latin-inspired ambience. “When you come to Damiana it’s like traveling a bit,” Martin says. “If you order

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Despite his years of wanderlust, Tummino feels he’s found a home in St. Augustine, which he says reminds him of the small town in Argentina in which he grew up. “I’ve been in big cities, but at the same time I really loved being in small towns,” he says. “I like the people here, I like the weather and the beach. It’s kind of like an eternal summer, here. And now we have Damiana,” says Martin.

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of the equation, creativity, is perhaps just as evident. Innovation reins at Damiana, as traditional cocktail recipes are reimagined and reconfigured, emerging as what Martin describes as “elibations” (Elevation + libation = elibation, got it?). When it comes to Damiana’s Mezcal Sazerac, for example, the only thing recognizable is the rock glass in which the drink is served, as Martin foregoes the whiskey, choosing Mezcal instead, before adding spiced bitters, agave nectar, and replacing the traditional absinthe with a Mexican liqueur made from rum and fermented honey called xtabentún.

While both passion and authenticity play a role Damiana’s philosophy, a third part

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PRESERVED Really special occasions often occur at really exceptional restaurants. When such an occasion occurs, be glad that St. Augustine has Preserved Restaurant, which specializes in refined southern cuisine. This new favorite in The Oldest City calls a historic Lincolnville house 'home' – no need to remove your shoes at the door, though. Written and Photographed by Steve Parr

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estled in the historic Lincolnville neighborhood, the house which is Preserved Restaurant was built between 1865 and 1885, making it one of the oldest structures in the area. The launch of the restaurant in early 2016 brought to the area an elegant level of dining that’s not easy to find. The lineage of fine dining is readily evident here at Preserved and it's expressed throughout the menu. This is southern dining at its finest. To start this dining experience, it's important to consider that the appetizers are sizeable. At only $12, the compressed pork belly, served atop kim chi collard greens and a sweet potato puree, is sure to satisfy the most finicky of bacon fans. The pork belly is expertly prepared while

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the sweet potato puree could almost be a dessert dish. If the sweet taste of pork isn't what you're looking for, for $15 you might opt for the cheese and house charcuterie board, which features a rillettes spread, which is made from beef short ribs, pickled okra and white asparagus, a cranberry/ apple jelly, duck prosciutto, bleu cheese from Georgia and goat cheese from South Carolina. On its own, this is an entree for even a mildly hardy appetite. Other appetizers include Prince Edward Island mussels, shrimp cocktail and oysters. A variety of salads are available for $9. After your appetizer, settle in with your entree of choice. At $28, the locally caught fish is light and flavorful, without tasting "fishy." It's all nestled in a bed of congaree and penn rice middlins, all on top of a delicious crawfish etoufee. Plan on taking


Owner and executive chef Brian Whittington brings a long history of culinary expertise to Preserved. Along with his tenure as Executive Chef at Orsay in Jacksonville, you might recognize him from the Cooking Channel’s show “Grill Iron.” His credibility for fine dining is sound. General Manager Francesca Cooper keeps the floor running smoothly, adeptly managing the entire operation.

Constructed between 1865 and 1885, the building that houses Preserved Restaurant is one of the oldest buildings in Lincolnville. Over the years, it has housed the great granddaughter of President Thomas Jefferson and Frank Rolleston, editor of the St. Augustine Record in the 1920’s. Today the restaurant has become just another part of its already abundant history. some of this home with you, because odds are good you're not finish it. If you're the type of person who prefers "turf" over "surf," the $29 beef braised short rib is served with roasted Brussels sprouts and mushrooms. Choose a nice red wine to go with it and there's much to like about dinner. No special dinner is complete without a delectable dessert and Preserved cuts no corners in this department. The pumpkin bread pudding is sublime. Served with a

Location: 102 Bridge Street Claim to Fame: Fine dining in a reclaimed historic setting Fare: Refined Southern Favorite on the Menu: Charcuterie board

scoop of maple ice cream, a bourbon caramel (made with bourbon from the St. Augustine Distillery) and pumpkin seed crumbles, it's entirely possible this is the best $9 you will ever spend. Other desserts include selections such as creme brulee, ice cream and sorbet. So, when you find yourself wanting to kick up your dining experience a notch for that special occasion, you would be hard pressed to find a better choice than Preserved Restaurant.

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Thai Dye Pizza Olive oil & garlic base, all natural grilled curry chicken, mozzarella cheese, Roma tomatoes, onions. Topped with fresh basil, cucumbers & a sweet swirl of Thai chili sauce. Kosmic Karma Pizza Red Sauce base pizza with Mozzarella, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Spinach, Feta, Roma Tomatoes and a Pesto swirl Veggie Supreme Calzone: Roma Tomatoes, Spinach, Mushrooms and Seasoned Ricotta Cheese. Mushroom Club Hoagie Ham, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Provolone, Caramelized Onions and Grilled Mushrooms. Enlightened Spinach Salad Fresh spinach topped with dried cherries, apples, homemade candied pecans and feta cheese. Rib Eye Pie Olive Oil and Garlic base pizza with grilled Steak, Portobello Mushrooms, Artichoke Hearts, Kalamata Olives, Provolone, Feta, and Mozzarella Cheese.

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Gator Tail, Crab Cakes, Ahi Tuna Stcks, Catfish Fingers CHEF SPECIALTIES

Shrimp & Grits Sautéed shrimp served over cheddar cheese grits topped with bacon and mushroom country gravy Baby Back Ribs Slow smoked and glazed with our homemade Southern Comfort barbeque sauce

CUISINE SPECIALTIES:

Southern Fare, Local Seafood

North Beach Chicken Twin breasts basted with our homemade Southern Comfort barbeque sauce, topped with ham, provolone, shredded cheddar and tomatoes

SETTING: Intracoastal Water

View, Outdoor Seating ENTERTAINMENT:

Live Music

KID'S MENU: Yes NEIGHBORHOOD: North of

11AM-9PM MONDAY- SUNDAY

Vilano Beach

RESERVATIONS: Yes

612 EUCLID AVE. ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32084 (904) 829-1105

PARKING OPTIONS:

Self-Parking

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Salt Roasted Beet Salad, Marinated Manchego, Gambas CHEF SPECIALTIES

Vieras Scallops with leek risotto, vegetables, passion fruit vinaigrette El Jefe N.Y.Strip with roasted marrow, caramelized pearl oniions, forest mushrooms, fingerling potatoes, minzuna and garlic confit

CUISINE SPECIALTIES:

Spanish Tapas, Seafood Gluten Free, Low Carb SETTING: Historic District,

Outdoor Dining

MTR Burger House Ground Angus Beef, Crispy Serrano Ham, Cabrales Blue Cheese, Truffle Fries

ENTERTAINMENT: Live

Music on Sundays KID'S MENU: Yes

NEIGHBORHOOD:

Downtown

RESERVATIONS: Yes

SUN-THURS: 5PM-9PM FRI-SAT: 5PM - 10:30PM

PARKING OPTIONS:

Street, Self-Park

25 CUNA STREET ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32084 (904) 810-2400

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Escargot, Baked Brie, Cabot Tuna, Seafood Crepes CHEF SPECIALTIES

Lobster & Spinach Ravioli 6 oz Maine Lobster Tail accompanied with Spinach and cheese raviolis topped with our signature Pink Vodka sauce Rack Of Lamb Roasted to perfection and drizzled with a Tangy Rosemary Demi-glace sauce.

CUISINE SPECIALTIES:

International Cuisine with a Latin flair SETTING: Located at the

Chilean Sea Bass Over Vegetable Rissoto and Asparagus with Tomato Hollandaise Sauce, Garnished with Shrimp

Casillo Real Hotel

KID'S MENU: Yes NEIGHBORHOOD: St.

Augustine Beach

8AM-9PM* MONDAY- SUNDAY 530 A1A BEACH BOULEVARD (904) 461-8288

RESERVATIONS: Yes PARKING OPTIONS:

Self-Parking

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*Please refer to website for complete hours of operation. zClosed inbetween dining shifts.

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Fritto Misto, Grilled Octopus, Special Recipe Meatballs, Tre Mozzarelle CHEF SPECIALTIES

Tagliatelle Boscaiola Housemade pasta, pancetta, porcini mushrooms, plum tomato sugo & cream Pappardelle Cernia Local grouper ragù, housemade pappardelle pasta, citrus gremolata

CUISINE SPECIALTIES:

Modern Italian Dining

Double Pork Chop Fontina & prosciutto stuffed pork chop served with roasted cauliflower & asparagus

SETTING: Beautiful

restaurant with patio dining SPECIALS: Monthly

Community Table and Wine Dinners KID'S MENU: Yes

MONDAY - SATURDAY LUNCH 11AM - 2:30PM, DINNER 4-9PM, 4-10PM FRIDAY-SATURDAY

NEIGHBORHOOD: Sea

Grove, St. Augustine Beach RESERVATIONS: Yes PARKING OPTIONS:

134 SEA GROVE MAIN STREET ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32080

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Sourhern Pie, Beer Battered Dawg Bites

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CHEF SPECIALTIES

Chili Dawg Farm-fresh beef dog topped with our grass fed/housemade meat sauce and organic 3 bean chili with Non-GMO Irish cheddar cheese!

Saint Augustine est. 2015

Breakfast Dawg Farm-fresh pork brat and bacon on a garlic butter toasted organic bun and topped with a fried egg* and organic hash fries!

450th est.

CUISINE SPECIALTIES:

Organic Hotdogs

SETTING: Casual & friendly

'Eh, What's up Dawg?' Organic Carrot‫ ‏‬Dawg marinated in cider and spices then grilled and topped with organic sauerkraut and house-made datil sauce!

ENTERTAINMENT:

Classis board games KID'S MENU: No NEIGHBORHOOD:

Business District near corner of US1/312

11AM-12AM TUESDAY- SUNDAY

RESERVATIONS: No PARKING OPTIONS:

1974 US1 SOUTH ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32086 (904) 429-7149

Plenty of self-parking!

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On the Menu STARTERS, SOUPS AND SALADS

Tomato Salad, Classic Caesar, House Salad CHEF SPECIALTIES

Traditional Club Black Forest ham, Turkey pastrami, Havarti and Muenster cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, garlic herb aioli, and honey mustard on five grain wheat bread

CUISINE SPECIALTIES:

Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches, Weekly Specials

Philly Steak Seasoned filet of beef or chicken, peppers, onions, Provolone, and smoked gouda, with our Parmesan peppercorn sauce on a hoagie roll

SETTING: Cafe ENTERTAINMENT:

Across from IMAX and Hall of Fame Museum KID'S MENU: No

MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM-6PM SUNDAY 12PM- 6PM

NEIGHBORHOOD:

World Golf Village

RESERVATIONS: No PARKING OPTIONS:

ONE WORLD GOLF PLACE ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32092 (904) 940-4000

Self-Park

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'N Grits Florida shrimp, grilled fresh catch or tofu over pan-seared cheesy polenta cakes, topped with seasonal salsa and house made herbed ricotta cheese, served with sautéed seasonal veggies Brisket Posole Slow-smoked beef brisket, simmered in a roasted tomato, black eyed pea and pepper stew. Served over creamy stone-ground grits and topped with a fried egg and green tomato relish N Waffles Slow-smoked BBQ pulled pork served with our crunchy cornmeal waffles. Topped with bourbon-brown sugar glazed fruit, local honey, buttermilk ricotta and candied pecans

CUISINE SPECIALTIES:

Innovative Southern, Plentiful Gluten Free options

SETTING: Casual Old

South meets funky Florida vibes KID'S MENU: Yes NEIGHBORHOOD:

Downtown St. Augustine

11 AM-9PM: SU,M,W,TH 11AM-10PM: F,S

PARKING: Self-Parking,

Street

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Seared Rare Blackened Tuna, Home-Made Blue Cheese Chips, Tender Fried Calamari, Ragtime Shrimp, Blue Crab & Artichoke Dip CHEF SPECIALTIES

Grilled Seafood Paella Split Lobster Tail, Fresh Fish, Shrimp, Chicken, Calamari, Mussels & Chorizo Simmered in a Savory Saffron Court-Bouillon CUISINE SPECIALTIES:

Lobster and Shrimp Tacos Crisp Blue Corn Tortillas, Wrapped in Soft Flour Tortillas with Pepper Jack Cheese, Pico de Gallo, Lettuce & a Lemon-Lobster Citrus Sauce

Made from Scratch Menu and Fresh Seafood SETTING: Historic District

overlooking the bayfront SPECIALS: Fresh Fish

Specials Daily

KID'S MENU: Yes

SUNDAY-THURSDAY 11AM-11:30PM

NEIGHBORHOOD:

Downtown

FRIDAY-SATURDAY 11AM-1AM

RESERVATIONS: Yes

1 KING STREET, SUITE 101

CATERING: Yes

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JR’s Pretzels with a homemade mustard cheeze sauce CHEF SPECIALTIES

The Back It Up Reuben homemade corned beef, aged Swiss cheeze, homemade sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on deli style rye bread The Eagle Has landed Philly Burger Sautéed Peppers and Onions with our homemade Cheeze Sauce on A Kaiser Roll

CUISINE SPECIALTIES:

All fresh all the time. All meat roasted in house. Hand rolled burgers. Now serving beer and wine.

Terrie's Tantalizing Western Burger Onion rings, bacon, BBQ sauce and cheddar cheeze on a Kaiser roll

SETTING: Casual ENTERTAINMENT:

Occasional live music NEIGHBORHOOD:

The Shores

8AM-6PM: MON-TUES 8AM- 8PM: WED-SAT 918 SANTA MARIA BLVD. ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32086 (904) 679-5008

PARKING OPTIONS:

Plenty of self-parking!

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Homemade onion rings, Blue Crab Bites, Smokin' Fish Dip, Oysters Castillo and Florida Gator Tail CHEF SPECIALTIES

Shrimp....So Many Ways Fried, Coconut, Stuffed, Blackened, Grilled, Matanzas, Steamed Salmon Sensation Seasoned with a zesty sauce of sun-dried tomatoes and topped with feta cheese, served with 2 sides. Hickory Crusted Pork Ribeye Flame grilled 8 oz pork ribeye coated with a savory hickory rub, served with 2 sides and roasted garlic bread brushed with herb butter

CUISINE SPECIALTIES:

Southern Sytle Seafood and a whole lot more SETTING: Coastal, casual

family restaurant with a full bar KID'S MENU: Yes NEIGHBORHOOD:

Downtown

RESERVATIONS: No PARKING OPTIONS:

SUNDAY- SATURDAY 11AM - 9:00PM

Onsite parking lot and public parking garage located directly across the street

14 W. CASTILLO DRIVE ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32084 (904) 824-3663

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Gluten Free Corn Chips, Fresh Salsa, Fruit Smoothies, Coffee Drinks, Protein Smoothies, Warm Pitas and Homemade Hummus' CHEF SPECIALTIES

Pita Tosh Made with hummus, cheese, Boars Head Salsilito Turkey, onion, tomato, carrot, avocado, & fresh greens The Nutty Mother mixed greens light cheese, diced tomato, cucumbers, avocado, carrots, toasted almonds, & a side of pocketless pita The Good Karma Cooked sprouted grain tortilla, filled with layers of hummus, carrots, onions, broccoli & avocado

CUISINE SPECIALTIES:

Health food, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free

SETTING: Window service,

outside seating

KID'S MENU: Yes NEIGHBORHOOD:

St. Augustine Beach

11AM-5PM 7 DAYS A WEEK

TO-GO ORDERS: Yes

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18 A STREET ST AUGUSTINE BEACH (904) 461-4552

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Fried Gator, Steamed Clams, Conch Fritters, Minorcan Conch Chowder, Caribbean Chop Salad CHEF SPECIALTIES

Sunset Shrimp Tacos Local shrimp lightly fried and tossed in our sweet & spicy sunset sauce. Marley Burger Char grilled, seasoned with a blend of Caribbean spices, fried onions and jalapenos. Datil Pepper Shrimp & Grits Local shrimp sauteed with bacon, garlic and scallions. Caribbean Jerk Chicken Marinated boneless chicken breasts served with Caribbean rice, steamed broccoli and fried plantains.

CUISINE SPECIALTIES:

Seafood, gluten free options

SETTING: Toes in the sand,

Caribbean, Sunset view, live music SPECIALS: Football

Specials, Happy Hour Mon-Fri from 3-7pm

SUNDAY - THURSDAY: 11 - 9 PM

KID'S MENU: Yes

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 11 - 10PM

NEIGHBORHOOD: Vilano

Beach

254 VILANO ROAD

PET FRIENDLY: Yes

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Black Bean Hummus, Jerk Chicken Nachos, Cajun Shrimp and Black Bean Quesadilla, ThreeBean Chili and Chips CHEF SPECIALTIES

Wet Burrito A fully loaded black bean, rice, and veggie burrito smothered in a mild chili sauce and cheese Cuban Sandwich Sweet smoked ham and roasted pork shoulder with swiss cheese, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard. pressed on a hoagie roll Shrimp Curry Salad Cajun grilled shrimp over romaine, red cabbage and carrots, tomatoes, marinated cucumbers, toasted coconut, cashews, house made croutons, coconut curry dressing

CUISINE SPECIALTIES:

Vegetarian and Vegan options SETTING: Casual SPECIALS:

Tostada Tuesdays and Daily Happy Hour NEIGHBORHOOD:

Old South Dixie

PARKING OPTIONS:

Plenty of self-parking!

11AM-9PM DAILY 40 OLD SOUTH DIXIE HWY ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32084 (904) 824-0227

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Brunswick Stew, Super Kale Salad, Cheese Biscuits CHEF SPECIALTIES

Brisket Ciabatta Grilled with crisp onions, topped with Provolone and Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce M Burger An M Shack favorite, American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle and Shack Sauce

CUISINE SPECIALTIES:

BBQ, Slow-Smoked Meats, Homemade Sides, Hand-spun Milkshakes SETTING: Family-Friendly,

Homemade Sides Sweet Corn Grits, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw

Fresh-Casual, Beer & Wine KID'S MENU: Yes

Veggie Burger Made fresh in-house

NEIGHBORHOOD:

Anastasia Island

PARKING OPTIONS:

Private Lot

MON - SAT 11AM-9PM SUN 11AM-3PM

SPECIALS:

Weekdays 3-6PM $2 off Beer & Wine, $1 off M Shakes

604 ANASTASIA BLVD. ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32080 (904) 484-7472

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CHEEZEES GRILL DISH: AUSTIN'S AMAZING MAC N CHEESE GRILLED CHEEZE Delicious Homemade Mac N Cheeze, Slices Of American Cheeze On Thick Country White Bread - Something To Write Home About. Served with a pickle and Cheezees signature mini corn muffin.

REFINED FARE

Shorter more refined menus, with an atmosphere and service worthy of formal attire although not required.

BLACKFLY - THE RESTAURANT Seafood Grill

Known for their daily fresh fish specials using local caught fish that you usually don't see on most restaurant menus, along with select fillets of wahoo, mahi, hog snapper and other specialty fish.

108 Anastasia Boulevard (904) 201-6300

COSTA BRAVA

Mediterranean When you first enter Costa Brava, you can’t help but notice the lavish antiques, silk textures and hand-painted gold leaf ceilings. You are surrounded by artful décor, then you discover the Mediterranean influenced cuisine is also celebrated as an art form of its own. Delicious.

95 Cordova Street (904) 810-6810

CELLAR 6

Seafood, Steakhouse, Martinis St. Augustine's premier Wine and Martini Bar. Located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, Cellar 6 is a full service restaurant featuring a fresh and new dinner menu composed of

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popular urban cuisine dishes as well as weekly dinner specials.

6 Aviles Street (904) 827-9055

CATCH 27

Local Seafood & Seasonal Fare Catch 27 stands in the heart of historic St. Augustine, Florida. They believe in preparing and serving fresh, locally caught seafood from the nation's 27th state and cook everything from scratch with seasonal ingredients and local produce.

40 Charlotte Street (904) 217–3542

COLLAGE

Fine Dining Collage is a small eclectic fine dining restaurant in the heart of downtown. Plan for a date night and enjoy a five course meal prepared by their expert culinary team.

60 Hypolita Street (904)829-0055

THE FLORIDIAN

Modern Southern Grub The Floridian is proud to offer St. Augustine’s locals and visitors regionally authentic, fresh from the source cuisine: a clever synthesis of down home Southern comfort foods and lighter, healthier dishes, with many vegetarian options.

72 Spanish Street (904) 829-0655 www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com

LA PENTOLLA

Latin and Mediterranean La Pentola Restaurant offers Latin and Mediterranean inspired cuisine in a beautiful setting in historic downtown. Their culinary team offers seafood, prime steaks, and innovative pasta paired with unique wines and housemade desserts. Lunch is served Tuesday to Saturday 11-3; dinner is served Tuesday to Sunday 5 until close; and Sunday Brunch 10 to 3.

58 Charlotte Street (904) 824-3282

LA COCINA INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT Latin and Mediterranean

You'll find this classy restaurant located at Castillo Real Resort on St. Augustine Beach featuring intimate fine dining with a Latin flair in a casual atmosphere. Start your day with fresh, cooked to order a la carte breakfast, enjoy a business meeting, or a casual lunch with friends and family and finish a perfect day with an amazing culinary experience in a fine dining romantic candle lit setting for your evening meal.

530 A1A Beach Boulevard (904) 461-8288


MICHAEL'S TASTING ROOM

AUNT KATE'S RESTAURANT

They change their menu every month to bring you the most innovative dishes using the freshest ingredients possible. Chef Michael Lugo believes in organic and sustainable ingredients, and uses local or meticulously sourced products throughout.

Continuing over 100 years of serving the finest in local seafood, Aunt Kate's pleasures both the eye and the palate. Sit in a grove of live oaks on the bank of the Tolomoto River, you can dine on the outside decks under the trees or inside in either the main dining room or the Victory Bar.

25 Cuna Street (904) 810-2400

612 Euclid Avenue (904) 829-1105

PURPLE OLIVE

A1A ALE WORKS

Family owned and operated since 2004, the Purple Olive offers a creative full dinner menu, nightly dinner specials, freshly baked artisan breads, and all homemade soups, sauces, signature salad dressings and desserts.

Located in historic St. Augustine, their dining room and private function facilities overlook the scenic Matanzas Bay. A1A Ale Works’ passion for fresh seafood has been a hit since day one. The menu features a variety of Caribbean, Cuban and Florida influences.

Spanish Tapas & Wine

Mediterranean / New American

4255 A1A South (904) 461-1250

RAINTREE RESTAURANT Upscale American

Their intercontinental menu blends Mediterranean, American and Asian cuisine. You’ll enjoy the finest ingredients in the food prepared just for you, from the Canadian Lobster to the Chilean Sea Bass.

102 San Marco Avenue (904) 824-7211

THE REEF

Seafood / Mediterran There are few remaining true oceanfront restaurants in Northeast Florida, and of those, The Reef, commands the most spectacular views. Sit at any table inside and the view is dynamic to say the least, or enjoy the recently rebuilt and expanded deck where you not only look out at the ocean, you listen to it as the waves break and the birds cry.

Southern Seafood

American Seafood

1 King Street, Suite 101 (904) 829-2977

THE BACK 40 URBAN CAFE

Caribbean, New American An eclectic mix of flavors from around the

world, including vegetarian and vegan dishes, at an affordable price. Be sure to stop in an enjoy one of their famous "wet burritos" with a cold brew.

40 South Dixie Highway (904) 824-0227

BARNACLE BILL'S

American Seafood Featuring a variety of grilled, broiled, steamed, blackened and fried seafood items. Steaks, pasta, chicken, alligator, homemade desserts and creative entree salads.

14 W. Castillo Drive (904) 824-3663

BEACHES AT VILANO

American Grill / Seafood Get away from it all at St. Augustine’s coolest new outdoor deck and bar. Enjoy beaches the way it was meant to be – dining on the beach, the patio or inside with college and pro football games on every screen.

254 Vilano Road (904) 829-0589

A1A ALE WO RKS DISH: HOUSE SPECIALTY GRILLED SEAFOOD PAELLA Grilled split lobster tail, fresh fish, shrimp, chicken, calamari, mussels and chorizo simmered in a savory saffron court-bouillon.

4100 Coastal Highway (904) 824-8008

RIPE BISTRO

Healthy, Local Seafood, Italian Ripe Bistro is a unique combination of fresh, healthy, locally grown food combined with gourmet cooking to provide the perfect dining experience.

1097 A1A Beach Boulevard (904) 471-3177

CASUAL CHOW

You'll find a family-friendly and casual environment at these restaurants with all around great food. Expect your typical sit and be served dining experience here.

AMICI ITALIAN RESTAURANT Italian

Serving authentic Italian cuisine that's both innovative and traditional, their menu includes delicious seafood, meat, homemade pastas, chicken, salads and homemade desserts and a carefully chosen wine list to complement your meal.

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THE BLACK MOLLY GRILL American Seafood Grill

The Black Molly Grill, a family-style, full-service restaurant specializing in seafood, steaks, chops and chicken, is in the Cobblestone Village Shopping Center on State Road 312.

504 W Geoffrey Street (904) 547-2723

BONO'S PIT BAR-B-Q Barbeque

Bono’s has been serving real pit BBQ since 1949. Remember, if you don’t see a Pit, it ain’t Legit. That is why they cook all of their award-winning BBQ fresh everyday and finish it on a live pit, the way real BBQ is supposed to be cooked.

STIR IT UP (On Left) DISH: PULLED PORK TACO SPECIAL. Soft shell toacos served with fresh red onion, slow simmered pulled pork and topped with salsa verde and served with a side of crunchy corn chips. (On Left) DISH: BEET ROOT HUMMUS WRAP SPECIAL. Heavenly wrap stuffed full with spring mix, beet root hummus, carrot, cucumber, avocado and fresh salsa and served with a side of crunchy corn chips.

2420 US 1 South (904) 794-9424

BULL & CROWN PUBLICK HOUSE Casual Pub

Join them for an historic adventure in the heart of St. Augustine for great food, fun and full bar in a casual pub atmosphere. Cheer on your favorite team with a cold beer and an overstuffed sandwich or tackle tasty wings watching the crowds go by from St. George Street.

53 St. George Street (904) 342-2869

CAP'S ON THE WATER

Mediterranean / Seafood At Cap's On The Water, they prepare new coastal cuisine, pairing fresh local seafood with traditional Southern, as well as Mediterranean flavors. A large outdoor deck, a sunset oyster bar, a full bar and an intimate indoor dining room, all offer breathtaking views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

4325 Myrtle Street (904) 824-8794

THE CONCH HOUSE Seafood

This full service award winning casual restaurant features the finest seafood, steaks, salads and Caribbean style cuisine. Sit down under a palm tree on the outside deck or dine in one of the unique Jamaican styled grass huts out over the water. One of the most unique dining experiences in the area.

57 Comares Avenue (904) 829-8646

COQUINA BEACH SURF CLUB Island Style Grill

Coquina Beach Surf Club was created to bring customers the best in seasonal seafood, select beef entrees, seasonal produce, killer burgers, unique sandwiches and creative specials.

452 A1A Beach Boulevard (904) 471-2434

CREEKSIDE DINERY Down Home Eats

Creekside Dinery and marshside deck are nestled among beautiful magnolia trees beside one of St. Augustine's oldest boatyards on Gonzales Creek off the Intracoastal Waterway. Creekside has its own

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distinctive style of southern cuisine with special emphasis on plank cooking - baking fish, chicken and steak on a 1" thick oak plank which seals in the juices and imparts a subtle wood flavor to the meat.

160 Nix Boat Yard Road (904) 829-6113

FUSION POINT Sushi

A local favorite for delicious sushi and a variety of Asian fusion cuisine, Fusion Point has been a constant since 1997.

237 San Marco Avenue (904) 823-1444

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GAS FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT Casual New American

Serving fresh local food you want to eat. The menu aims to offer something for everybody by serving classic comfort food elevated to something new with our creative twist and superior ingredients.

9 Anastasia Boulevard #C (904) 217-0326

GYPSY CAB CO.

European Fusion Gypsy Cab Co. has a reputation for being a casual restaurant with exceptional food that offers a unique dining experience. Located on Anastasia Island just over the Bridge of Lions


828 Anastasia Blvd. (904) 824-8244

(904) 461-1077

HURRICANE PATTY'S

Funky Pizza

Seafood Shack

Hurricane Patty's offers fresh seafood dishes to delight any appetite. From award winning clam chowders to live Maine lobsters and sashimi ahi tuna to beer battered cod, they have it all and bring the ocean to your table.

69 Lewis Boulevard (904) 827-1822

HASZARD'S AT THE BEACH Open Pit BBQ

Owners Tim and Sharon Hazard have brought the taste of Baltimore’s delicious open pit beef sandwiches and the South's love of slow-cooked pulled pork, loin and ribs together with a side of the restaurant's best-seller, Maryland Crab Cakes.

5633 A1A South (904) 461-4201

ICE PLANT BAR AND RESTAURANT

Farm-to-table Dining Inspired by the historical period of the early 20th century, the idea is to reintroduce guests to a time where the experience of having a cocktail and a bite to eat was both healthful and enjoyable.

110 Riberia Street (904) 829-6553

KINGFISH GRILL

Casual Seafood and Sushi Located right at the docks of Camachee Cove Marina, they offer spectacular waterfront views with both inside and outside dining. Enjoy the freshest seafood and casual cuisine served in a relaxed setting. "Bring the Family."

252 Yacht Club Drive (904) 824-2111

MELLOW MUSHROOM Locally owned and operated with a fun groovy vibe, Mellow Mushroom sees baking as an art form, and seeks to bring joy to others by perfecting the art of pizza.

410 Anastasia Boulevard (904) 826-4040

MOJO OLD CITY BBQ Barbeque

MOJO refers to blues song lyrics describing a good luck feeling or vibe and, with a cool clientele and a relaxed atmosphere, the blues filled space at MOJO’s offers a vibe that doesn’t resemble any other barbeque joint in town - and that’s just the way Mojo likes it.

5 Cordova Street (904) 342-5264

JAYBIRD'S RESTAURANT American Eatery

This locally owned new-American restaurant offers a casual atmosphere with breakfast, lunch and dinner served in their spacious dining room or outdoor patio and happy hours from 4-7 pm.

2600 N Ponce de Leon Boulevard (904) 429-7153

OC WHITE'S SEAFOOD & SPIRITS American Grill

Enjoy mouth-watering, fresh Maryland Blue Crab Cakes to bruschetta to a Florida style Bucket O' Steamers. Top it off with one of their frozen specialty drinks such as a Banana Cabana, captivating Coladas or traditional Margarita.

118 Avenida Menendez (904) 824-0808

LA COCINA MEXICAN

PIZZALLEY'S CHIANTI ROOM Italian

A Mediterranean jewel complete with an open kitchen, gorgeous dining areas and expansive veranda. Enjoy favorites such as bruschetta, calamari and crab cakes in a roasted garlic and red pepper sauce, Chef Dees' Marsalas, Lasagnas, and Parmesans.

117 St. George Street (904) 825-2627

ROMANO'S Italian

Independently family owned, Romano’s on the Beach has an authentic Italian lunch or dinner ready for you! Their menu has plenty of options for everyone – pizza, salads, subs, wraps, and delicious dinner entrees like chicken marsala and eggplant parmigiana.

4010 US1 South (904) 797-8989

REDFROG & MCTOADS Grub-n-Pub

Redfrog & McToad’s is the first Grub-N-Pub in Northeast Florida. Stop by today and enjoy the casually cool eating and drinking establishment. With 25 flat screen TVs, you can be assured that you’ll have a great seat for the big game.

5545 A1A South Street (904) 814-8430

SALTWATER COWBOYS

Southern Seafood & Grill A very popular mainstay of the First Coast's restaurant scene for over 50 years, Cowboy's present owners have been serving up their own brand of fresh seafood, BBQ ribs, chicken, steaks, gator tail and frog legs to locals and tourists alike for 35 years.

299 Dondanville Road (904) 471-2332

Mexican

Featuring traditional dishes like Molcajete, Sopa de Mariscos, Veracruz style red snapper, Carnitas, Chiles Rellenos, Beef Tongue and a lot of other great choices, making dining at this restaurant an experience that everyone talks about and can't wait to come back to.

3290 US 1 South (904) 794-1610

MIKATO JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE & SUSHI Steak House & Sushi Bar

Enjoy the finest in steak and seafood skillfully prepared and presented with great flair by master teppanyaki chefs over an open flame on your table top grill.

CATCH 27 DISH: RUSTIC FISH. Local catch, seasoned with salt and cracked pepper and served with rice and a vegetable medley. Topped with a lemon garlic compound butter.

1092 S Ponce De Leon Boulevard (904) 824-7064

MANGO MANGO'S

Caribbean American Mango Mango’s combines the best of classic American fare with flavors from the Caribbean and the Southwest. There are over fifty unique menu items to choose from including award-winning appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, salads, fish and chicken entrees and desserts.

700 A1A Beach Boulevard www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com

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TERRA & ACQUA DISH: DOUBLE PORK CHOP. Heritage Kurobuta double pork chop stuffed with rich fontina and salty prosciutto. Served atop a bed of oven roasted brussels sprouts and asparagus. Paired with Botromagno Gravina, a tangy Italian white wine with strong aromas of green apples and pears are underscored by notes of white peaches and apricots.

SAIGON PHO BISTRO Vietnamese

Authentic Vietnamese fare with vibrant modern decor and bistro style dining.

1935 A1A South (904) 461-9190

SOUTH BEACH GRILL

Easy-going Seafood Eatery Regarded as one of the best local restaurants for fresh fish, shrimp, oysters and crab legs! South Beach Grill is proud to serve only fresh, local seafood. All of their fish is hand cut in-house, fresh from the loin.

45 Cubbedge Road (904) 471-8700

SCHOONER'S SEAFOOD HOUSE Classic Seafood

Celebrating 20 Years in the Nation's Oldest City! Home of award winning Minorcan Clam Chowder and other local favorites. Serving Lunch and Dinner Daily.

3560 N Ponce De Leon Boulevard (904) 826-0233

SALT LIFE FOOD SHACK American Seafood

Salt Life Food Shack offers a carefully crafted eclectic menu to cater to all tastes and personalities. The casual yet trendy open-air space will accommodate all types from the avid seaman to land lovers looking for a taste of the Salt Life. It'€™s your choice of flops over loafers and soon to be your ideal choice for lunch or dinner!

312 A1A Beach Boulevard (904) 217-3256

TERRA & ACQUA

Italian Seafood Bringing modern, northern Italian cuisine to sunny Florida – Terra & Acqua’s chef/ owner, Simone Parisi, is creating something to experience. Terra & Acqua is a restaurant inspired by the beautiful Atlantic ocean and the freshest of locally-farmed ingredients .

134 Sea Grove Main Street (904) 429-9647

THEO'S RESTAURANT

FAST "FOODIE"

For a quick, flavorful bite; you may or may not find table service at these places, but you'll always find the freshest ingredients.

Greek American

Open for breakfast and lunch, this traditional family restaurant will make you come back for more. Theo’s Restaurant is known for their delicious homemade bread, cinnamon bread, gyros and fried shrimp.

169 King Street (904) 824-5022

ZAHARIAS

Greek / Italian / American Since 1987, Zaharias Restaurant has been serving a legendary variety of Greek, American and Italian cuisines. Begin the day with an equally complete breakfast menu served til 2pm and recharge at night under the cities largest privately owned pavilion and bar.

3945 A1A South (904) 471-4799

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BREWZ |N| DAWGZ

Healthy Dogs & Sausages With a guilt-free, no junk menu this tucked away spot in the plaza of US-1 and 312, is calling to the locals avoiding downtown. A hangout with only fresh, local ,organic/non-gmo ingredients, and all their meats coming from real farms that are trusted to provide the best humanely raised/ grass-fed meats without any of the funny stuff. On the wall they keep 24 FL craft beers on draft and “99 bottles of beer on the wall.”

1974 U.S. 1 South (904) 429-7149

THE BLUE HEN

Southern Breakfast / Lunch Southern charm, with a hint of lime is their claim to fame. This cozy breakfast place is open

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Tuesday - Sunday from 8AM-3PM. There is nothing the local foodie wouldn't want to

try!

117 King Street (904) 217-3777

CHEEZEES GRILL All American

Cheezees Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With delivery, hand crafted sandwiches, fresh salads and homemade soups there’s no reason to deny a tasty meal. For a quick pickme-up, savor our seasonal selections of coffee, lattes and homemade baked goods.

918 Santa Maria Boulevard (904) 679-5008

THE CHEESE WHEEL & SANDWICH BOARD Classic Sandwich Shop

St Augustine's oldest sandwich shop. We serve breakfast and lunch; open Monday-Saturday 6:30-3:30 and Sunday 6:30-2:30.

252 San Marco Avenue (904) 824-8286


CRAVE FOOD TRUCK

Healthy Salads & Wraps Located in a food truck at the San Sebastian Marina, you will order the healthiest lunch filled with dates, hummus, kale and any other colorful vegetable you can think of. Andrés will make you a wrap, salad or smoothie with whatever combination you can dream of. Picnic tables line the water with covering, for rain or shine.

134 Riberia Street (904) 297-1885

FLAVORS EATERY

Ecclectic Smoothies & Wraps Looking for something quick, delicious, humongous and adventurous? Flavors is the place for you! Open for lunch and dinner, there is something for everyone - salad, wraps and nachos are their claim to fame. Stop by for a drink and open mic night!

125 King Street (904) 824-4221

FLORIDA CRACKER CAFE Southern Casual

Located in the heart of St. Augustine's historic district directly on St. George Street, this cafe offers outside dining on the garden patio, or you can enjoy your meal in the contemporary dining room. Perfect for a quick lunch or laid back dinner.

81 St. George Street (904) 829-0397

HOT SHOT BAKERY N' CAFE Breakfast & Lunch

Hot Shot Bakery n' Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch daily. Join them for their freshlybaked goods and a coffee. Come eat a chocolate-dipped Datil pepper and make it on the Wall of Flame!

8 Granada Street (904) 824-7898

THE KOOKABURRA

Hipster Coffee & Aussie Pies Stop by for a filling handmade Aussie meat pie (for lunch or dinner!) or grab a coffee and pasterie in this hometown favorite.

1835 US HWY 1 South 904-209-9391

THE MUSEUM CAFÉ AT WGV Classic Cafe

Located adjacent to the World Golf Hall of Fame Gift Shop, The Museum Café offers inhouse dining and take-out service for lunch. An extensive menu includes an assortment of burgers, deli-fresh sandwiches, soups and salads. The Museum Café also offers a variety of delicious desserts.

One World Golf Place (904) 940-4100

MOJO'S TACOS Simple Tacos

& nachos. The best kept secret of locals is their breakfast tacos. Everything made to order served fast and fresh. Cash only.

551 Anastasia Boulevard (904) 829-1665

NALU'S TROPICAL TAKE-OUT Tropical Wraps & Burritos

Nalu's specializes in serving the very freshest of ingredients homemade sauces, salsas, pestos, soups, fish jerky and selecting the highest grade and all wild caught Mahi Mahi, Ono (wahoo) and Ahi (yellowfin tuna) to create their tacos, burritos, burgers, sashimi and more.

1020 Anastasia Boulevard (904) 501-9592

SMOKIN D'S BBQ

Grab-n-Go Barbeque It takes 6 to 15 hours to make authentic fresh smoked BBQ. So, these folks get up real early to sell bbq at it's perfect moment.

110 State Road 206 E (904) 797-2050

STIR IT UP

Trending

Healthy Wraps & Salads Specializing in healthy lunch cuisine and smoothies. The food is simply divine, made by caring hands with fresh ingredients including mixed greens, fresh ripe avocados, homemade hummus, and Annie’s Goddess salad dressing. All food is made to order, so be prepared to wait a little while if the porch is jammin.

18 A Street (904) 461-4552

THE SPOT

Classic Cafe Family friendly cafe! Serving bountiful breakfasts and daily lunch specials. From traditional breakfast meals to the deep Southern belly busting flavors, there will be something that will catch your hungry eyes! A full lunch menu is also available.

KID FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS Casual, comfortable restaurants where your kids can be kids and you can enjoy a nice meal out. MELLOW MUSHROOM 410 Anastasia Boulevard

4508 US1 Highway North (904) 824-8212

MOJO OLD CITY BBQ

SEA OATS CAFFE

THE BEACHCOMBER

Diner

Tucked in the St. Augustine Beach Publix, this little breakfast joint will have you coming back for more! Sit at the bar or outside and enjoy over 30 different flavors of pancakes. Check out the daily lunch specials.

1075 A1A Beach Boulevard (904) 471-7350

TABERNA DEL CABALLO Spanish

Step back in time into our candlelit 18th centurystyled taberna. Enjoy savory tapas, flatbreads, sangria and cold beverages in an intimate atmosphere you won't find anywhere else.

37 St. George Street (904) 342-2867

Mojo's Tacos is locally owned unique taco experience featuring an east coast restaurant with a laid back atmosphere, serving fresh mahi, shrimp, chicken, beef, vegetarian & vegan options like tofu & tempeh. Although known for their tacos, they also have burritos, salads,

5 Cordova Street

2 A Street

BEACHES AT VILANO 254 Vilano Road

ZAHARIAS RESTAURANT

3945 A1A South

SOUTH BEACH GRILL 45 Cubbage Road

CAP'S ON THE WATER 4325 Myrtle Street

CREEKSIDE DINERY 160 Nix Boatyard Road

AUNT KATE'S 612 Euclid Avenue

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