Exploring St. Augustine, FL

Visiting St. Augustine, FL has been on my bucket list for quite some time, and I finally got the chance to explore this wonderful city.
I was there for just a weekend, and there's so much to do and see that I'm already planning to return. Below, some highlights of the trip:


St George St,  a pedestrian only street full of restaurants, shops, art galleries and tourist attractions.

The Oldest Wooden School House; such a charming look into the past.


Lunch at Columbia; amazing Spanish food. I had gambas al ajillo and tortilla espanola.

If St. Augustine is delightful during the daytime, at night is simply magical. I was incredibly lucky and was there during the Nights of Lights, which is a festival were the city puts up the Holiday Lights. The whole town looks like out of a fairy tale.


I've read great reviews of Crucial Coffee, in Charlotte St, and I wanted to check it out. This is probably the cutest coffee shop I've ever been too.

I had to visit the Oldest House, built in the 16th century. It was so interesting to see how people lived back in the day.

It truly was a weekend to remember and if you have to chance to visit, please do. You won't regret it!


Images: Monica Aguinaga
Shot with a Canon T3i/50mm 1.4 lens
Edited in Lightroom with the Limelight Collection.

Discovering Vizcaya

On my quest to discover more of Miami, I decided to finally visit Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, a national landmark and former winter home of  agricultural industrialist James Deering.
It's impressive to say the least, full of history and incredible architectural details.

Inspired by Venetian and Tuscan Italian Renaissance elements, the villa and its gardens are a must visit if you're in Miami.