Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse

No Wilting Flower, This Hibiscus

By Sherry Londe

Photos by Shelly Swanger

May 5, 2011 Issue

Just off 30A in the mellow beach burb of Grayton lies an intriguing hot spot.

To loyal fans, the Hibiscus Coffee and Guest House is a place to gather, share a meal or be entertained. In 1994, owners Kurt and Barbara Tape opened the original vegetarian café with four guest rooms upstairs. Innkeeper and part owner Cheri Peebles, the established face in the community, came on board three years later.

Set behind the business corner of Defuniak Street and 30A are three main buildings that house the café and 12 distinct guest rooms designed in eclectic Old Florida style. Discreetly hidden are the artists’ cottage, flower gardens and recently opened courtyard for musical and special events. [Read More…]

30A Studio

“Life Shines (The 30A Song)” by Bryan Kennedy from 30A.com on Vimeo

Life indeed does SHINE on 30A …. we are so blessed to live, work and play in a community with so much love and spirit … BE BRIGHT!

Back to Grayton ….

A celebration of two decades of Artsquest. Join us May 5th from 6 – 9pm in the Backyard of Love for an Old Florida Shrimp Boil or Grilled Veggie Burger Plate for $10.00 … live music by the Steenos…. Art display by our 2011 Artist of the year, Allison Wickey. The place to BE to visit with friends old and new …. it’s a great way to kick off the weekend Celebration!

Chris and Huda ….

Hibiscus Backyard of Love was the place to BE last weekend as Chris & Huda shared their wedding day with their family and friends

Thank you Studio 30A photographers, Sheila Goode and Shelley Swanger for capturing the heart and soul of the evening.

Blair & Michael


Don’t miss out on the special events in April …
April 8th:     Benefit for Alaqua Animal Refuge… Singer/Songwriter Daphne Willis will perform
in the Backyard of Love … daphnewillis.com

April 15th … the “Hasty Sisters” …. this only happens once a year so do not miss this night of awesome talent!


Come spend a night or two and enjoy our monthly “Evening in the Backyard of Love”  and recieve a 20% discount of your stay!

Hug In …. Hug Out!

30A Songwriters Festival 2011

30A Songwriters Festival 2011 – courtesy of Murray Balcom