• Felix The Peanut Man

    “Would you like some peanuts ma’am?” Felix has asked me this question more times than I can keep track of during my years on the island.  Over time it has grown to include pineapples, mangos, cookies, newspapers, and now t-shirts…

  • Amelia Island Museum of History

    It is with great excitement that I announce that last night the Amelia Island Museum of History Board of Directors voted in favor of adding me as a Board member!  The museum holds a very special place in my heart…

  • Amelia Island Wine-Napa Highlights and Coppola Director Wines

    Our weekly wine recommendations are from Amelia Island Wine Company, a wine shop that offers fine wines from around the world along with wine accessories and gifts.  The shop is located in Palmetto Walk at 4924 First Coast Highway just down…

  • Restaurant Week Top Five

    Today I was chatting with someone who mentioned how much they enjoy when I posts lists on the blog.  For those of you who do not know, this is Restaurant Week on Amelia Island which is a week of special…

  • Sinda Nichols-Live Ink Theater

    “Hope” is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all – And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard – And sore…

  • Celebrating a Decade

    How should one celebrate a decade of life?  My daughter Charlotte, who we call Lotte, was born ten years ago on Christmas Eve.  Even before birth she has been an oddly magical child with circumstances surrounding her that always seem…

  • Nana Teresa’s Bake Shop

    Opening a business in this area is a dangerous endeavor because the climate is incredibly fickle.  Locals are not quick to support small business and tourism is not a year-round support.  I remember peeking into the building that was the…

  • Nature’s Pace

    As I stare at the Bald Eagle through binoculars, far too cumbersome for my liking, taking breaks to sip vanilla coffee from my “I do what I want” sassy cat mug, I pause for a moment to wonder if this…

  • Merry Christmas From Amelia Island

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!  Thank you to all of you who continue to follow my adventures on Amelia Island.  I look forward to another amazing year with you!  With much love, Tarah

  • Candy Cane Cocktail

    This Marlin and Barrel Christmas cocktail recipe is one of my favorites!  A very Merry Christmas from my house to yours.    1 candy cane, crushed, for garnish 2 ounces Marlin and Barrel Venture Vodka 2 dashes of strawberry simple…