Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

JAN-FEB 2018

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MAKING THE MOST OF THE HISTORIC COAST After four days of championship golf—or for a fun break from the action—head down A1A to St. Augustine for some Spanish colonial charm. Here, tips on where to eat, stay and play in the oldest city on Florida's Historic Coast. STAY AWHILE With its wrought-iron finishes, fountains and period details, The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens blends contemporary luxuries and amenities with quaint touches and the personal service of a bed-and-breakfast. LOCAL FLAVOR Billed as "innovative Southern fare for omnivores, herbivores and locavores," e Floridian's menu stars include Creole comfort foods and vibrant bowls like the Elton Salad (all-natural grilled chicken or the local fresh catch with roasted sweet potatoes, shredded carrots and sweet onions, zesty cabbage slaw, green beans and green-tomato salsa served over local lettuces and topped with a fried green tomato). IN GOOD SPIRITS Housed in a beautifully restored historic Ice Plant, St. Augustine Distillery's handcrafted, small-batch spirits capture the taste and flavors of Florida. Whet your whistle with a Florida Mule and stay for a bite at the Ice Plant Bar. KEEPIN' IT COOL No stroll through downtown St. Augustine is complete without popping into e Hyppo for one of its all-natural, gourmet ice pops. As the seasons change, so do the flavors, but all are made with fresh fruits, herbs and spices. Try the Strawberry Datil pop that gets its kick from the small hot pepper that's indigenous to the area. HISTORY CLASS A tour of the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States, the Castillo de San Marcos, is a must. e large Spanish stone fortress was built more than 315 years ago to protect and defend Spain's claims in the New World. It's a National Monument and the oldest structure in St. Augustine—and the weaponry demonstrations are wicked cool. St. Augustine Distillery is where in-the-kmow locals go for super premium, small batch spirits Gourmet, all-natural ice pops from e Hyppo Peeking into e Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens in St. Augustine. 41

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