Teresa Merritt

Teresa Merritt
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Teresa, a fifth-generation Floridian, grew up in North Palm Beach. Her family purchased a historic Victorian "fixer-upper" house in St. Augustine in 1992. After living in Atlanta, Manhattan, and traveling extensively, she returned to the sunny coastal family home and established Jasmine's Coffeehouse – a restaurant loved by locals and tourists alike from 2004-2008. Teresa also worked as a wine consultant for several years and enjoys doing anything "foodie" related. After the birth of her son in 2015, she decided to follow in her family's 40+ years of real estate experience and join the trade. She currently works at Coldwell Banker Premier Properties where her office window overlooks the mission grounds. When she's not working with wine or real estate, Teresa is seen gallivanting around town with her son, who often persuades her to roll down the fort hills, which she happily complies - regardless of dress or weather.
Child at Fort Mose Overlook with Binoculars

Flight to Freedom: Celebrate Black History Month With a Trip to Fort Mose

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You probably already know that St. Augustine is known as the Nation's Oldest City, but did you know it is also home to America's First Black Settlement? Over 300 years ago in the late...
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Year 2000: A Twenty Year Walk Down Memory Lane

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In January of 2000, folks were breathing a sigh of relief after checking every electronic device for Y2K bugs. Ew! Bugs? Yes. As of December 31, 1999, according to EVERYBODY some sort of virus would...
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Travel Back In Time With The Garden Club of St. Augustine Tour Of Homes

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St. Augustine is a magical place all year, but I find the winter(ish) holidays especially delightful. I LOVE experiencing our tiny town twinkling aglow! And yes, the slow-moving trolleys, horse and carriages, and endless...

Minimalist Mama Madness: Too Much for Me

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First of all, to the folks really embracing the minimalist lifestyle movement, I get you. This movement has lit the fire to help people understand how to simplify and enjoy life, and for that,...

Plan for Uncertainty By Putting an Estate Plan Together NOW

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Mommies, we plan EVERYTHING, right? We range from super planners to fly by the seat of our pants planners. Planning has been established within the matriarchal DNA since the dawn of time. I don't...
Make A Mark

Know a Stellar Teacher? Make a Mark Campaign Ready for Nominations!

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As the school year gets off to a start, keep an ear out for your kiddos talking up a special teacher. Maybe this teacher gave your child a boost of confidence when they really...

Your Guide to Parking in St. Augustine

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I love living in the heart of historic St. Augustine and sharing all the fun things to see and do here like a local. However, I often forget that most of you will have to...
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Need a Sitter ASAP? College Nannies, Sitters, and Tutors Has Your Back, Mama!

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Last December, my Dad had a couple of emergencies where he ended up in the hospital, and everyone I knew was busy with holidays or out of town — including my two beloved and...
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Get Better Sleep TONIGHT With These Tips & Tricks

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March seems to be the month chosen for "Sleep Awareness." Maybe because it's around Daylight Savings Time or Spring is approaching and we need to be reminded of how to crawl out of our...
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Budget Holiday Crafts Kids {and Adults} Can Do!

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In 2016, Hurricane Matthew hit St. Augustine with a storm surge that took parts of our home with it. We lost all sorts of stuff that was more immediate and pressing to replace (like...