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Top 5 Ways to Make Your Patio the Centerpiece of Your Home

You don't need acres and acres of land to create a blissful oasis in which to enjoy outdoor meals and drinks, relaxing evenings watching the sunset and entertaining friends and family on warm summer nights. Whether your personal decorating tastes are country, classic, modern, boho chic or something in between, adding a few decorative touches to your patio can help to make it the focal point and chief gathering space of your home.

Even if you already know what you like and have specific ideas for decorations, lighting and patio furniture, creating a mood board is a great way to get organized and bring your ideas together around a cohesive theme. With its year round warm temperatures, St. Augustine is the perfect place for patio living and entertaining!

1. Make a Statement with Plants

An outdoor patio garden with your favorite seasonal plants and flowers does double duty when it comes to decorating. Start with the actual plants and flowers, and then add decorative planters and vases to give the space an additional pop of color or texture.

2. Set the Mood with Lighting

Whether you prefer fairy lights, ambient candles or faux tiki torch lamps, lighting is an important element of any space, even outdoors.

3. Rug it Out

Nothing brings a space together quite like a good area rug. If your tastes range on the minimalist side, a rug is the perfect accent piece to create a sense of coziness and add a little more depth to your space, without going overboard on the rest of the decorations.

4. Pillows Talk

A great patio space is one that is comfortable and inviting, whether you're just enjoying a pre-dinner glass of wine or hosting a book club. Decorative pillows are the perfect way to infuse some style and personality while bringing a little bit of the indoors outside.

5. Dedicated Tableware

Maybe you were out shopping and couldn't help but notice a set of dishes or wine glasses that didn't necessarily match your kitchen or dining room decor, but you just couldn't take your eyes (or mind) off of them all the same! They might be right at home in your patio space! Keeping a special set of glasses and dishes just for dining and entertaining on your patio can make the experience feel more like a special occasion, whether on a Tuesday evening or a Saturday afternoon.

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Keep Cool This Summer & Explore St. Augustine

Summer is here and it’s a great time to get out and explore what makes St. Augustine such an interesting place to live. Here are two locations that show off the eclectic history of St. Augustine and can help you beat the summer heat!

St. Augustine Distillery

Come take a tour of St. Augustine’s first legal distillery since Prohibition and sample some of their award-winning whiskey, rum, gin and vodka. The Distillery offers free tours and tastings and their guided tour offers a unique window into the history of Old Florida and how the art of distilling spirits has changed.

St. Augustine Distillery creates award-winning whiskey, rum, gin, and vodka, and offers free tours and tastings. The unique tour includes artifacts that reveal the fascinating history of Old Florida and the many ways in which the art of distilling spirits has changed -- and not changed -- over the years. 

Learn more at

112 Riberia Street, St. Augustine, 32084

The Lightner Museum

The Lightner Museum is housed in the former Alcazar Hotel, which was built in 1888. Specializing in pieces from The Gilded Age, the Museum’s eclectic collection ranges from a mummy, shrunken heads to Tiffany glass, fine art paintings, furniture, and sculpture.

Upcoming exhibits include:

  • Summer Mixology Series: There will be three mixology events held on June 21, July 27 and August 31 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM in the Historic Pool area. Each event will feature a different Manifest Distilling liquor, as well as unique crafted cocktails that will evoke the opulence of Gilded Era and encourage guests to entertain in style in their own homes! Learn more:
  • Dressing Downton, Changing Fashion for Changing Times™ is an exhibit with 36 costumes from the hit television show Downton Abbey. Running from October 4, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Learn more at 

75 King Street, St. Augustine, 32084