Archive for September, 2010

The Tribe Has Spoken

And you have not been voted off the island.  In fact, the tiki torches here are inviting you to Lulu’s at the Thompson House.  Some of you probably remember this restaurant as Lulu’s Bra and Grill.  That version closed a couple of years ago and the folks that recently bought it decided to take things […]

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Autumn Skies

Make me happy. Fairbanks House – Amelia Island

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Consignment Shops – We’ve Got ‘em

Consignment shopping is a favorite activity of our guests, and for good reason.  We’ve got several really good ones on the island.  They each have their own “character,” as evidenced in the Buy-Gones “open” sign, but they all have great bargains.  We had a guest last week overhear one of our ladies’ groups that was […]

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Roseate Spoonbill

Time after time our guests will insist that they’ve seen Flamingos here and we have to (gently) explain to them that what they’ve actually seen is a Roseate Spoonbill, our brilliant pink wading bird.  I’m told by the local boat captains that their “pinkness” is determined by the amount of shrimp that they eat; the […]

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Pumpkin Season

Ah, yes, it’s pumpkin season everywhere, including warm, sunny Florida.  I love that our ice cream shop, Fantastic Fudge - the beacon of all who want to cool off – celebrates the icon of the season of sweaters and cooler nights.  The clash of the seasons under one roof in a sort of cosmic arm-wrestling match.  In the end, […]

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Bright Red Peppers

These beauties were in good company with all of the other fine treats at today’s farmers’ market.  You can see an album with more shots here.  It was a gorgeous day, and we’re expecting lots more. Fairbanks House – Amelia Island

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Orange Tree

If this one up the street from us is any indication, it’s going to be a good year for oranges, at least on Amelia Island.  In fact, I’ve seen a several citrus trees around the area that look like they’re going to try to make up for last winter.  That would be delightful. Fairbanks House – […]

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The Good Life

This is what all of our guests feel like when they come to Amelia Island.  And that’s why half of them move here.  And if you can’t move here, feel free to visit as often as you feel compelled to strike this island pose. Fairbanks House – Amelia Island P.S.  Don’t forget to check out […]

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Fernandina Shrimp

They just show up everywhere. Fairbanks House – Amelia Island

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Lovely Evening for Al Fresco Dining

And most of the rest of them for the next few months will be, as well.  Enjoy. Fairbanks House – Amelia Island

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