WEEKEND IN ST. AUGUSTINE
Usually after having a trip and visiting a new place you develop a feeling, something that will pop up in your memory and make you smile without a reason. To be honest, this is the second time that I know for sure that that would be a great memory to remember! For the second time only from all my previous US travels (first one was trip Boston, you can read about it here), I know for sure, that my visit to beautiful St. Augustine, Florida I will remember and its cosy, real European town feel will last. And yes, I prefer to refer to it as a town, as it feels more smaller and nicer to me.
Being established in early 1565 by Spanish admiral Pedro Menendes de Aviles, it was named “San Agustín” and is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, town in the United States. As we walk through its most known parts as Flagler College (St. Augustine University), Lightner Museum, St. Augustine Light, Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Parl, Old St. Johns Country Jail we immediately dive in to well known Spanish colonial architecture and charming 17th century feel.
Don’t get me wrong, but I don’t want to write about this biased ‘top 10 things to do..’ way, instead I will bring some St. Augustine attractions and historical places that I liked as a travel blogger. One of them is beautiful horse-drawn carriages floating around which adds more charm to the streets. Being a Miami fashion blogger, I saw and visited almost all South Florida attractions and I must admit we don’t have nothing that cute here, sadly.
My current outfit styled in Italian way and it fits greatly to charming St. Augustine environment. I got many compliments with my Lemon dress from random people on the streets and felt I hit a home run with my look. I almost decided to wear it the next day as well, who don’t like compliments, right? The photos below are proof to that.
As you advance deeper through the town, lots of cozy patios and European style cafes appear along your way and to me it felt almost like rural Croatia or Italy, so heart touching! We found a nice and green The Floridian restaurant to have an early dinner and discovered a hidden gem! Not only this place serve local and farm food, but has a great variety of wild-caught fish and organic wines. Nothing can make happier than good wine and a fresh seafood )
As the evening comes closer we start looking for the place of accommodation and ended up with super cute Carriage Way hotel, on 70 Cuna Street. The owner Michaele invited us in and showed the premises. Long story shirt – the friendliest place to stay, period. Its location is very convenient, it is situated in the heart of St. Augustine’s Historic District, so everything is in a walking distance, it has a parking on site so you can securely leave your car there. The hotel theme in general transferring you in a Victorian style era and you simply can not ask for more!
All next day we’ve spent doing photoshoot, you can see preview picture below. It will be about four sport-oriented outfits on different St. Augustin’s locations, one of which is Castillo de San Marcus.