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The Buzz Has Begun - The Oak Room Restaurant at Double Tree
Thursday January 15, 2015 @ 4:35 pm

The Buzz Has Just Begun: Make Your Reservation
At Oak Room Restaurant Before The Secret is Out!

By Ama Reynolds

Oak Room Restaurant & Lounge:
Classic, Modern and Right-On-Trend

Located in the lobby of the brand new DoubleTree by Hilton St. Augustine Historic District at 116 San Marco Avenue in the heart of St. Augustine, the Oak Room Restaurant & Lounge has everything you’re looking for in a casual fine dining restaurant. 
Featuring upscale American cuisine in a beautiful casual setting, the Oak Restaurant & Lounge also offers an amazing vista view of St. Augustine and a breathtaking fireplace center piece and is open daily for both hotel guests and the public—serving an ecl...




Bringing Downtown Uptown - DoubleTree Comes to St. Augustine
Thursday January 15, 2015 @ 4:35 pm

Bringing Downtown Uptown: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
St. Augustine Historic District and Oak Room Restaurant & Lounge


By Ama Reynolds

A Miracle Makeover: DoubleTree by Hilton
Hotel St. Augustine Historic District


Remember Sluggers?? The bar on San Marco somehow attached to the hotel? Right across from the Mission? Well. To say the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Augustine Historic District and The Oak Room Restaurant & Lounge are stratospheric improvements upon both is an egregious understa...




International Fine Dining at La Cocina Restaurant at Beach Boutique Hotel Castillo Real
Thursday November 20, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

What’s a girl to do but get as warm in heart as though she were falling in love. There are no troubles in here. Gold light and wrought iron. Thoughtful, tasteful, and passionate art--unobtrusive but finely curated, just enough of a fire-heart vitality to offer not comfort necessarily, but ease and a stirred spirit. Deep wood doors offset glittering crystal--your wine glass, your water glass glistening in the firelight.

While we are here for the full fine dining dinner experience, La Cocina serves breakfast and lunch, too. Castillo Real guests are really in for a treat, here. This is no run-of-the-mill hotel restaurant. Not by a long shot. In fact, it’s a local beaches favorite.
Sit down breakfast features eggs benedict, butter...




Light Up Your Holiday: A Guide to St. Augustine's World Famous Nights of Lights Celebration
Thursday November 20, 2014 @ 4:13 pm

Light Up Your Holiday: A Guide to St. Augustine's World Famous Nights of Lights Celebration By Ama Reynolds

BEFORE "NIGHTS OF LIGHTS," WE WISHED YOU "FELIZ NAVIDAD"

Once upon a time, festooned in lovely white lights, bannered across the beautiful Bridge of Lions, visitors and locals on the downtown side of town were greeted with Feliz Navidad, streetlights and lamp posts swirled with lights and green garland. 
Wreaths with red ribbons lined the streets. And tiny white lights glittered hither and yon, lighting up the bay front downtown, upon anchored boats in the bay, across some of the city skyline’s main buildings facing the bay. Modest. But beautiful nonetheless.




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