Archive for June, 2009

Big July 4th Planned on Amelia Island

We’ve got lots doin’ this weekend if you’re still looking for a place to hang your star-spangled hat for a small town July 4th celebration. FridaySounds on Centre – a free concert (with pirates!) on Centre Street 6-8pm SaturdayFarmers Market – just up the street from us 9am – 1pmFt. Clinch State Park – First […]

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Great Day at the Farmers Market

I really love your peaches… Farmers Market Director, Jan, and her pasta Ms. Christine’s All Naturals – she graciously gave me some all-natural bug spray to try. I think that she sized me up and noticed that I’m the other white meat. If it works on me… and I’m going to find out tonight. Update […]

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Ciao………

Fernandina has gone Italian! We’re starting to see more of these eco-friendly scooters around the island. Maybe one day we’ll look like the streets of Milan… (shameless reference to our trip to Italy last year). Fairbanks House

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Felix and the Philly Boy

Our resident downtown ambassador, Felix (r), met up with one of the Philly Boyz from Philly Boyz Cheese Steaks, a newly opened business behind the Palace Saloon. I’m sure that Felix is explaining the ins and outs of downtown delivery, which they both do. Please get along, boys, we need you both. Fairbanks House

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Frog Fan I Am

I would like to have this. Fairbanks House

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Crafty Masseuse

I appreciate the creativity of the people of Amelia Island whether it’s the selection of plants in a garden, a whimsical display in a yard or store window, a way to help those less fortunate or a different way to stay in business during difficult times. Sometimes it’s just a slogan that makes me smile. […]

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Ahoy Impatiens

I’m a sucker for an interesting garden ornament or a creative planter. Here’s my favorite from today’s walk. This is a block from the river and next door to the boat yard. Ahoy, indeed. Fairbanks House

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Rookies of the Year

We’ve had quite few bed and breakfast rookies this week but Jeanette and Anna took to the experience like pros: cleaned their plates at breakfast, drank a few of our red wine slushes at Social Hour, and mastered the famous “girls’ jump” as if they’d practiced all weekend (they had). Yep, Rookies of the Year… […]

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Lantana

Who would think that what some consider to be a weed could be so beautiful and useful in the landscape? Not moi. As many of you know, I grew up in Baltimore and we didn’t have lantana there. Since I’ve moved to the south, I’ve been mesmerized by all of the different colors available. And […]

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Immaculate Cottage

This Fernandina cottage is always a joy to walk by. The paint is always crisp, the porch is always welcoming and the garden is always in bloom and weed free. A good bit of eye-candy all the way around. And there are many, many like this here. Thanks, good neighbors! Fairbanks House

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