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Jewelry Store in the Historic District

Thirteen years ago I had a jewelry artist remake a ring for me. I had met him getting a cup of coffee downtown his name is Rex, he has a store off of Cuna street. I had some gold jewelry from my travels through the years and decided I wanted to have Rex melt it down and  design me a cigar band type ring. I wanted it to be contemporary and yet nautical. He showed me the design and how he was going to place the stones in the setting. When he showed me the finished product I was thrilled. I was so pleased with the results I had him make several other rings.  Mine are one of a kinds but he can recreate anything. He reminds me of a cross between Einstein and Geppetto with a Jersey accent.  He is a character for sure, his shop is easy to get to and well worth the trip downtown. He carries a wide range of jewelry anything from Platinum, gold, white gold, sterling silver. You can find pearls of every kind and precious and semi-precious stones. I  love visiting him to see what he is working on and looking at all of his new inventory.

Contributed by, Joan Salisbury


Rex Jewelry 27 Cuna Street

Saint Augustine, Fl 32084

Grilling in Saint Augustine

When growing up in Florida cooking on the grill becomes natural for most people.  I would like to share with you a few of my favorite markets to get the best value for your dollar and enjoy some delicious fare along the way. First of all on Anastasia Island we have the Seafood Shoppe on A1A South, those folks are so knowledgeable, it’s always so nice to  shop there. Their fish is always fresh and reasonably priced .

I like to make fish taco’s a lot and they have an” everything tray” which is a variety of fish that they may have left over from the fish they filleted earlier that day.  It has nice chunks of fish ready to go  for about $7 or 8 dollars a pound that is right up my alley. I also like to make Wahoo steaks on the grill with Béarnaise sauce, it is so amazing. That’s a South Florida dish. I used to go out fishing with my Dad off Jupiter inlet, he always caught a Bonita first for good luck and then  the real fish would hook on afterwards…  never failed. When king-fish are running I always ask to see if they have any in and if they would steak them up for me, because its time to get the grill going. I like to grill salmon, in fact that’s the only way I’ll eat salmon is on the grill with just a hint of blackened seasoning on it , yummy, it gives it the best flavor .  You will find a lot of fresh fish choices here in St. Augustine .

The next best place to get your grill on, is Stewart’s Market on Anastasia Blvd. Luther is a native of Saint Augustine and the owner. His home made  datil  sausage is very good, perfect for Perlau. My friend Rex  turned me on to this Awesome  place to get steaks , the best New York strips starting from$ 5.99 a pound and up. You can’t beat those prices and get such quality steaks anywhere else! I can get two potatoes and two  New York strips for under $15.00 dollars easy.  The beef steak tomato’s are the best and the cherry clams or great when in season. Plus if I don’t have time to run to the fish Market and I want a little surf and turf its a one stop shop, they have a selection of fish and poultry that can’t beat. Stewart’s Market also sells our local shrimp. The shrimp around here are fantastic. I Support our local shrimpers, they work hard to bring in the supply to our city and Stewart’s Market . All the locals shop at Stewart’s market BUT bring your cash and leave your debit at home because “that’s how they roll “


whether you are visiting charming St. Augustine or have set your roots down here you must go to the local outdoor markets.  The Wednesday market takes place at the pier out on the beach.  The Saturday market takes place at the amphitheater. Our Sunday market takes place in Lincolnville just on the outside of historic downtown.  You can find so many great deals on veggies, coffee, plants, local honey, local arts and crafts and so much more. if the fish lady happens to be there pick up the tuna, its delicious on or off the grill. these markets will give you a sense of our community and the experience is priceless.  Happy Grilling!

Contributed by, Joan Salisbury

 Stewart’s  Market  311 Anastasia Boulevard St. Augustine Florida   904- 824- 5637

Seafood Shoppe  2125 A1 A South St. Augustine, Florida  904-471- 0410