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  • Haint Blue

    Haint Blue

    A Southern tradition that just feels good. Mary Lavoire, owner of the Villa at Kirkside in St. Augustine, introduced me to Haint Blue. A thoughtful decorator, she wanted to pay homage to the Southern tradition and used it in the... Continue Reading...

  • Did Someone Say Shopping?

    Did Someone Say Shopping?

    For everyone who loves to shop while traveling (and who doesn’t, right?), owner of Villa at Kirkside, Mary Lavoire has been kind enough to share some great tips in her favorite downtown St. Augustine shops listed below. St George Area • The... Continue Reading...

  • TOP 10 Georgia Beaches

    TOP 10 Georgia Beaches

    Many travelers think of Georgia as a great destination for cities. From the romantic streets of Savannah to the nightlife in Atlanta, this state is full of urban attractions. Yet there is a whole other side of Georgia to explore:... Continue Reading...

  • Art & Soul - Exploring a Hidden Gem

    Art & Soul - Exploring a Hidden Gem

    Traces of artists past and present abound. Custom designed, Tiffany windows in the dining hall at historic Flagler College, down a block and a half to the inspired cathedral of Memorial Presbyterian Church, directly next door at the Villa at Kirkside with... Continue Reading...

  • Luxury World Traveler (@luxuryworldtraveler)

    Luxury World Traveler (@luxuryworldtraveler)

    This account features photos from a different country each week, so not only is the feed entertaining, it’s also educational! The feed includes images of gorgeous natural locations as well as breathtaking resorts and accommodations, so mentally photo-shopping yourself into... Continue Reading...

  • Helen Oktoberfest 2014

    Helen Oktoberfest 2014

    Helen, Georgia is a unique, folksy and funky little mountain village tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains about an hour and a half north of Atlanta. The entire town has been turned into a quaint, replica German town. It... Continue Reading...

  • 13 Things to Enjoy on Oregon's South Coast

    13 Things to Enjoy on Oregon's South Coast

    Rural, rustic, rich in history, mystery and a deep seeded culture of resilience, Oregon’s South Coast is a breathtakingly beautiful piece of real estate every outdoor enthusiast must experience. Now, more than ever, native lands with sweeping miles of sand... Continue Reading...

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Haint Blue

A Southern tradition that just feels good. Mary Lavoire, owner of the Villa at Kirkside in St. Augustine, introduced me to Haint Blue. A thoughtful decorator, she wanted to pay homage to the Southern tradition and used it in the ceiling of the downstairs bathroom, a perfect foil for the slate, silvery green on the [...]

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Did Someone Say Shopping?

For everyone who loves to shop while traveling (and who doesn’t, right?), owner of Villa at Kirkside, Mary Lavoire has been kind enough to share some great tips in her favorite downtown St. Augustine shops listed below. St George Area • The Panama Hat Company for lovely Panama hats and other items from Latin America. • Red Pineapple has [...]

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TOP 10 Georgia Beaches

Many travelers think of Georgia as a great destination for cities. From the romantic streets of Savannah to the nightlife in Atlanta, this state is full of urban attractions. Yet there is a whole other side of Georgia to explore: its excellent beaches. Georgia offers wide beaches with fine sand that are ideal for sunbathing, [...]