Archive for October, 2010

Florida-Georgia Weekend

Now that the game is over and Florida won (in overtime), it’s officially called the Florida-Georgia weekend.  And it will be for the next year.  If the outcome had been different, next year we’d be hosting the Georgia-Florida weekend.  See how that works?  Despite the two inflatable Bulldogs to one Gator across the street, the […]

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Sidewalk Art

I’ve always loved the vibe created by sidewalk art.  And it can be any kind of art, but there’s something special about paintings.  Art is good for the soul and a community that values feeding the soul through creativity always feels a little more special to me.  And it evokes a nice, slow, dreamy pace […]

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Pumpkins A’Plenty

Tis the season, afterall.  I’m really surprised to see such a plentiful display of pumpkins all over the island.  There have been shortages for the last couple of years – and the prices have reflected that – so I’d gotten used to the idea that we’d all have to make due with scarecrows again.  And […]

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A Perfect Pint at the Dog Star Tavern

We’ve been really busy at the inn lately with our fall projects but all of the stars lined up tonight and we were able to get out and enjoy a pint at the Dog Star Tavern on 2nd Street.  Other than taking photos for the blog as I wandered by on my evening walk, I’d […]

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Palace Saloon Pirate Preps for Halloween

Even pirates need a costume for Halloween.  And why not be a Gremlin?  Nobody will know who you are… Fairbanks House – Amelia Island

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Vintage Find

I picked up this sweet vintage cherub lamp along with his twin brother this evening at Eight Flags Antiques just a few blocks up the street.  Perfect fit for an 1885 vintage house, don’t you think?  As a rule, I’m not particularly fond of Victorian decor throughout the inn because we like our guests to […]

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Change of Seasons

I feel just like this Christmas tree in the window at Christmas On the River: enjoying the current season but planning for the next.  How else do you explain the fall harvest hanging off of a Christmas tree?  I like it.  I’m really, really enjoying our fabulous fall weather but, as the chair of the […]

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Putt Putt of Fernandina Beach

We had a fine night out of old fashioned putt putt golf this week when B&B;, hotel and restaurant people were invited to Putt Putt of Fernandina Beach for a fun putt and mingle.  Bill and I were paired with Deborah and Byron from the Williams House against a foursome from Elizabeth Pointe Lodge.  I’m […]

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Amelia Island Fine Arts Festival

The Amelia Island Fine Arts Festival wrapped up this afternoon under blue, blue skies and 82 degree temps – perfect weather by any definition.  Lots of folks who’d been to the Jazz Festival got a double-dip of the arts scene when they had a chance to wander the booths displaying everything from ceramics and watercolors […]

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Fernandina General Store

This is Joy, the manager of the Fernandina General Store that will be opening very soon in the old Bank of America building on Centre Street, two blocks from Fairbanks House.  Just think of it as a downtown grocery with a deli in the back from which you can eat in or take out.  When […]

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