Easter Weekend Getaway


So Monday may not be my best friend but recapping a fun-filled weekend definitely makes up for it. K and I had a lovely yet short getaway spent in St. Augustine, Florida. It's an enchanting little city with lots of history and sites to see. It kind of reminds me of Savannah, GA but with it's own different appeal which comes in the form of antique shopping, cute restaurants, and the Castillo de San Marcos fort which is the oldest American fort built in the 17th century.


K and I both had Good Friday off of work so we headed north to St Augustine after dropping Lola off at Kate's who kindly agreed to puppy sit. We arrived around lunchtime which was perfect to grab some Spanish/Cuban style cuisine at the famous Columbia Restaurant. Their Mojitos are on point and the 1905 Salad is a must!
 
 
I plan to recap all the wonderful things St. Augustine has to offer for our Wanderlust Wednesday travel link on April 13th. Don't forget to join Kate, Kerri and myself with your favorite travel adventures whether it may be new or old.
 

We spent all of Friday walking around and exploring the historic district. It was an overcast and rainy day but we didn't let that ruin our fun.

 

For dinner we settled at Harry's Seafood Bar & Grill for some amazing New Orleans style food. This place is a must if you're ever in St Augustine.
 


After dinner we capped the night off with a dirty martini from the Tini Martini bar and had a relaxing night after that.
 

Saturday morning came too soon but we started the day with some amazing Brunch from Casablanca Inn after checking out of our hotel. We walked off the food by exploring the bay front and some other historic sites.
 


On Saturday evening we picked up Lola from Kate's house and we all headed out for an early dinner at 4th Street Bar & Grill. I didn't manage to get many photos but it was fun catching up with Kate and her hubby.


I hosted Easter dinner yesterday for close friends and will post the details and yummy recipes tomorrow.

Joining the lovely Biana for her Weekending linkup.

20 comments

  1. growing up in jacksonville, I'd got to St. Augustine at least once a month. I haven't been there in about 4 years and it makes me so happy to see all the spots that you were able to eat at while you were there!! So much good food!! Happy Monday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Glad you had a nice lil getaway and that brunch, oh that brunch..yum!! Cannot wait to see more pics of your Easter dinner!! I'll bet it was lovely as can be!! Happy Monday, let's hope, right!!??

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  3. What a fun getaway! And so much yummy food!!!

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  4. So nice that you were able to get away and enjoy some time in St. Augustine-- looks great! Isn't hosting holidays fun? It can be a lot of work, but I love doing it. Have a great week!

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  5. i LOVE st aug. it's one of my spirit animal cities. the history! now i need to go back stat. i almost went last weekend too ha. tini martini bar (at the hotel) - i love that spot (even though you did the brunch) so yum. and harrys - deadly! yay for easter dinner traditions with friends!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  6. Monday recaps are no fun, I wish it were still Sunday, haha. Looks like quite a lovely vacay away, delicious food and beautiful weather.

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  7. What a fun weekend! I love St. Augustine, I really need to plan a weekend getaway there soon! All of your food looks so delish! And I can never say no to Spanish/Cuban food! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  8. St. Augustine esems amazing! Can't wait for your whole recap.
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  9. I really need to get my butt up to St. Augustine, it's too close not to go exploring! Such a beautiful city, and all that food looks DELISH! Glad to rain held off for the most part this weekend, and I loved all the extra Lola time <3
    Green Fashionista

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  10. How fun! This just brought back so many memories! Before my husband and I started officially dating, we took a day trip to St. Augustine and I LOVED it! I haven't thought about that trip in forever!

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  11. All the food looks so amazing!!!! That is awesome that Kate watched Lola so you didn't have to board her :) St Augustine looks like a fabulous place to visit. Cant wait to hear about your Easter!

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  12. What a fun little getaway and an awesome city- I can't wait for the full recap in a few weeks :)

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  13. It sounds like you had the best time exploring St. Augustine for your Friday off! It looks like such a cute town, and I can't wait to hear more about it during Wanderlust Wednesday! That was so sweet of Kate to puppy sit, and I'm sure that both pups had a blast playing with each other all day!

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  14. oh my goodness, look at all this food! it all looks amazing, especially harry's. i am so hungry now, haha. can't wait to read more about st augustine and all the easter food tomorrow.. yum :) how nice of kate to puppy sit lola!

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  15. I had no idea St. Augustine was such a great place! Looks and sounds like a yummy weekend!

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  16. I love that you guys did a weekend away for the holiday and still got to enjoy some of the weekend celebrating at home too - it sounds like such fun! This is actually on my "small town" list for us, well smaller than flying to visit a big city, but I've heard good things so I can't wait to read more about your thoughts!

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  17. Fun weekend! Those martinis looked delish!! xx

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  18. What a fun little getaway. That little town looks so cute and does look like Savannah. All that yummy food too :)!

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  19. i love st augustine and haven't been in years. what a great getaway!

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