601 Anastasia Blvd.
Saint Augustine, FL 32080
Phone: (904) 825-4535
Fax: (904) 829-8963
Check out local and emerging artists at Simple Gestures in St. Augustine. This quirky gallery showcases collections of jewelry, pottery, mosaics and glass work in addition to many more do-it-yourself projects. These creative pieces make great gifts for those you love, truly demonstrating that a simple gesture can go a long way. Visit here if you are looking for a gift for somebody who is just impossible to shop for.
Planet Sarbez is proof that good things really do come in small packages. Bar, cafe, boutique, art gallery and event venue rolled in to one, Planet Sarbez offers its patrons an eclectic mix of delights. With its vibrant colors, contemporary art pieces and laid-back vibe, the bar is an attraction in itself. On the menu you will find delicious gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, alongside an impressive selection of beers and wine. Indulge in a bit of retail therapy at the Planet Sarbez boutique where you will find one of a kind pieces produced by local artists, or explore the many fun-filled treasures scattered throughout this joint. Games, books, videos, music and scrumptious bites, at Planet Sarbez you will find a seemingly endless variety of fun things to do. The bar also hosts stellar live performances at least once a week, so be sure to keep an eye on their facebook page for the latest updates.
Rochelle's Clothing is a women's clothing boutique located across the Bridge of Lions. It is a quick escape outside of the historic district and a great fashion find in America's oldest city. Most of the items are tops, skirts and jeans, however the family owned store has plenty of accessories as well. Some of the designers include Analili, Ella Moss, Indah, Michael Stars and many others that rotate on the racks.
Founded in 1924, this art association and gallery hosts the First Friday Art Walks, as well as ten juried art shows annually. The gallery features constantly changing exhibits of the Coast's finest artists and the gallery is available for rent for weddings, concerts, and other special events. Workshops are also available.
Aviles Street is the oldest continuously inhabited European street in the Americas despite the fact that Philadelphia claims its own Elfreth's Alley as the one. Excavations under Aviles Street have confirmed its providence and it has shown that it harkens back to at least the late 16th-Century, quite possibly even during the establishment of the city in 1565. Its age notwithstanding, Aviles Street is still very quaint today, where visitors will find that it's filled with shops, restaurants and historic architecture galore. Some of the highlights include the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, the O'Reilly House and the Spanish Military Hospital Museum.
Ponce de Léon and his naval contingent first set foot upon the shores of the swampy Matanzas River in 1513. Thereafter, various European nations tried in vain to establish a permanent colony along this beautiful, but rugged coastline. The settlement wasn't permanent until Spanish conquistador Pedro Menéndez de Avilés finally succeeded in 1565. Named after Augustine of Hippo, this 'ancient city' began its fledgling existence countering attacks by indigenous peoples as well as those against the British and French. The boundaries of the old city usually begin at the magnificent Castillo de San Marcos, however visitors can start from the Ponce de Léon Fountain of Youth Archaelogical Park for a more comprehensive tour. Some notable sights along the way include the Mission of Nombre de Dios, the aforementioned Castillo, the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum and lovely, historic Colonial Quarter along St. George Street.
St. George Street follows a historically old pathway that was once used by the Timucuan Indians before the first European colonists arrived. Over the last 400 years it was used by the Spanish, British and Americans as the main thoroughfare in which commerce commenced in the New World. Today, it is a pedestrian-only street that begins at the Castillo de San Marcos and meanders past Maria Sanchez Lake until it ends at South Street. Along the way, there are many sights, restaurants and the place where guests will find all of the city's kitschy, sometimes tacky souvenir shops.
Just about any candle for any special occasion is available at this aroma filled store that offers a large line of specialty candles such as real bayberry candles, custom holiday centerpieces, wedding candles, novelty candles, and tapered candles. Gifts for all occasions are also available, as well as candle accessories.
As its name implies, this store specializes in marine-themed keepsakes. However, its not all googly-eyed molluscs. It also features some outstanding local art and souvenirs for every budget, as well as the usual beach wear and tourist schlock. Stop by shell shop and head for the beach, or get something to remember a beach trip for the colder climes of home.
If vintage is on your mind, then head to Red Pineapple in St. Augustine for a fine selection of retro dresses, purses and jewelry. The selection of items is vast, choose from their soft flowing dresses or pick up a few items of home decor, you'll definitely leave home with something. The boutique also has a lot of well thought out gifts for your loved ones, especially those who are impossible to shop for.
A wonderful selection of Harbour Lights collectible lighthouses, Kira designer chairs, Lefton illuminated lighthouses, nautical decor, Island Glass Mirrors, Florida souvenirs, nautical clothing, shoes, and gift items are available at this nautically themed gift store.