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Make Plans Now for a Savannah St. Patrick’s Day!

January 25, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah St. Patrick's Day

Join us for one of Savannah’s Biggest Celebrations of the Year: St. Patrick’s Day!

Make Plans for a Savannah St. Patrick’s Day!

March is a beautiful time here in sunny Savannah. The weather is stunning, the flowers are blooming, and the town is turning green. March is not only a great time to visit Savannah, but also an exciting time! Savannah boasts one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the United States, and after 191 years, we’ve earned the title. So, pull out your best green clothes, channel your inner Irish, and paint the town green at one of the biggest Savannah celebrations of the year! Make Plans for Savannah St. Patrick’s Day now!

 

Don’t Miss Out on the Irish Festivities!

While the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day parade is the main attraction, there are a few other celebrations taking place during the month of March that you really should not miss. It’s the perfect time to join in on these Irish festivities and enjoy Irish music, dance, food, culture, and more!

 

Savannah St. Patrick's Day

Do St. Patrick’s Day Savannah Style by Turning the Fountain Green!

Go Green

One of the most beloved Savannah St. Patrick’s Day traditions is the Greening of the Fountain in Forsyth Park. This kickoff to the St. Patrick’s Day festivities takes place March 6 at 12pm, and is just a block over from Azalea Inn & Villas. Join in on the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day fun and watch as our Fountain goes green!

 

Celtic Cross Ceremony

Celebrate Irish Catholic Heritage at the Celtic Cross Ceremony, taking place March 8 at 1pm at Emmet Park. This year marks the 29th annual Celtic Cross Ceremony. Listen as the haunting bagpipes play while various members of our Savannah Irish community speak about the past, present, and future. Don’t miss out on this wonderful homage to Irish culture.

 

Savannah St. Patrick's Day

Everyone is Irish in Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day!

Dance Your Way Through Our Savannah St. Patrick’s Day

Music and dance are important elements to Celtic culture and a huge part of the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Tap your toe to the sound of Celtic music at the Tara Feis Irish Celebration, taking place March 14 in Emmet Park. Enjoy live music, art, crafts, games, performers, and more at this year’s Tara Feis. It’s the perfect celebration to put you in the mood for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

 

The Main Event: The Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Don your green and shamrocks and take to Savannah’s historic streets on Tuesday, March 17 for the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will start promptly at 10:15am in the Forsyth Park area of Abercorn Street which happens to be 43 steps from our inn’s front door! There is no mad rush to claim a sidewalk view when the music is a part of your breakfast and the excite vibrates right outside the door.  Stroll down the street, “To-Go” cup in hand and enjoy the excitement of near front-row seats to the biggest parade in the South!

 

Savannah St. Patrick's Day

Azalea Inn & Villas has the best seats to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah!

 

Stay with Us for This Savannah St. Patrick’s Day

Not only does Azalea Inn & Villas provide easy access and visibility to the parade route, but we also provide a delicious sit-down breakfast in the morning, just in time to make it out to the parade by 10:15am. Celebrate a Savannah St. Patrick’s Day with Azalea Inn & Villas. We still have some availability, but it’s going fast! Book your rooms today for our Savannah St. Patrick’s Day. Erin Go Bragh!

 

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Calling All Book Lovers: Savannah Book Festival

January 11, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Book Festival

Don’t miss out on your favorite authors this year at the Savannah Book Festival

Calling All Book Lovers: Savannah Book Festival

Savannah is the perfect getaway for book lovers. The historic walks, enchanting homes, and romantic tall oaks with hanging Spanish moss make the city seem like its right out of a novel, each with their own unique story to tell. Filled with charm and elegance, Savannah has often been the subject of books of all kinds! Experience this fairytale city during Savannah’s annual Book Festival, featuring many wonderful authors, lectures, book signings and more! Make plans to attend the Savannah Book Festival today!

 

 

 

Savannah Book Festival

Take in our enchanting city in between book signings and lectures. Maybe the scenery will inspire you to write!

Savannah Book Festival Speakers & Events

This year, the Savannah Book Festival will feature 40 writers this year, with a few celebrity writers scheduled to speak at lectures and host book signings. If you’re an avid reader, then there are some lectures you might not want to miss out on!

 

 

 

 

 

Kicking off the Savannah Book Festival, Janet Evanovich will be speaking Thursday, February 12. On Friday, February 13, be sure to check out the lecture by P.J. O’Rourke, and on Sunday, February 15, don’t miss the Anne Rice lecture! All of these talks and book signings will take place at the Trustees Theater. Click here for more information on times and tickets.

 

All day Saturday, be sure to check out the Author Signings and Book sales taking place in Telfair Square. Mosey around the beautiful Savannah square and go on a book-shopping spree!

 

 

Savannah Book Festival

Plan a book-worthy getaway to Savannah, and stay at Azalea Inn.

Make Plans for the Savannah Book Festival Today!

If you love to read, fall in love with Savannah during this year’s Savannah Book Festival. Plan your storybook getaway to Savannah with Azalea Inn & Villas. Start your days with a sit-down breakfast, and end the night with a delicious homemade dessert. Drift to sleep in our enchanting and luxurious rooms, providing ample rest for the next day’s activities. Don’t miss out on this year’s Savannah Book Festival! Make your plans today!

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Dine With the Best During Savannah Restaurant Week

December 14, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Restaurant Week

Make plans to visit Savannah during Savannah Restaurant Week!

Calling All Foodies to Savannah for Restaurant Week!

Are you a self-proclaimed foodie? Do you enjoy trying new and exciting dishes? Well, Savannah is the place for you! With so much to offer in its local cuisine, Savannah is a foodie’s paradise. Make plans to attend Savannah Restaurant Week!

 

Enjoy Savannah’s Local Cuisine During Savannah Restaurant Week

Home to various restaurants, Savannah boasts an eclectic palate guaranteed to meet your taste.  Many of Savannah’s best restaurants provide fresh seafood, local and seasonal produce, and amazing dishes that are sure to impress. With so many great places to dine, are you worried you won’t hit the best places? Well, look no further…

Starting January 23 and lasting through February 1, dine with Savannah’s best during restaurant week! Participate in a celebration of Savannah’s finest restaurants! Twenty-six Savannah restaurants will offer a spectacular 3-course dinner menu for $30 per person. Find more information and a list of all restaurants participating in this year’s Restaurant Week here.

Savannah Restaurant Week

One of our many favorites from 45 Bistro.

Azalea Inn’s Favorite Savannah Restaurant Week Participants

There are so many wonderful restaurants participating in this year’s Savannah Restaurant Week, but we have a few favorites here at Azalea Inn that we are excited to see on the list of restaurants.

  • Alligator Soul- This gourmet Southern restaurant is the perfect combination of sass and class! Enjoy the cool ambiance and amazing culinary display during this year’s Savannah Restaurant Week.
  • Garibaldi’s- A long time Savannah favorite, Garibaldi’s provides an elegant setting with an even more elegant culinary flare to its dishes. Don’t miss out on this spot during Restaurant Week.
  • Leoci’s Trattoria- Located right next to Azalea Inn, this is the perfect place to start your journey during Savannah Restaurant Week! Taste their delicious and fresh Italian cuisine. We recommend their wonderful olives!
  • 45 Bistro- A long time favorite of Azalea Inn, 45 Bistro never disappoints! We can’t wait to see what this top Savannah restaurant has in store for Restaurant Week!
  • Vic’s on the River- A Savannah staple, Vic’s on the River is located on Bay St, overlooking the beautiful Savannah River. While you’re there participating in Savannah Restaurant Week, make sure you ask to see their map from the Civil War!

 

Make Your Plans For Savannah Restaurant Week Today!

Savannah Restaurant Week is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on, especially if you consider yourself a foodie! Make your plans today with Azalea Inn and enjoy the best of Savannah’s restaurants. When booking, let us know that you are participating in Savannah Restaurant Week and we will be happy to make all of your reservations. So, bring your appetite and enjoy Savannah’s Restaurant Week! Bon Appetit!

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

 

 

Celebrate the New Year in Savannah

December 7, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Celebrate the New Year in Savannah

Make plans to Celebrate the New Year in Savannah!

Welcome 2015 Savannah Style

 With 2015 just a few weeks away, it’s time to start making your special New Year’s Eve plans! It is important to start your year off right and set the tone for the remainder of the year. The best way to do that is to celebrate the New Year in Savannah! With so much to do, see, and celebrate, Savannah is the perfect place to ring in the New Year. Read our suggestions and book your rooms today! You don’t want to miss out a Savannah New Year!

 

 

 

Celebrate the New Year in Savannah With a Grand Gala

Celebrate the New Year in Savannah at the New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise! Take a four hour cruise along the Savannah River and enjoy hor d’oeuvres, a delicious dinner, live entertainment and more! Get dressed up in your dapper formal attire and enjoy a night of dancing, champagne, and beautiful Savannah. For more information, click here.

 

Celebrate the New Year in Savannah

Ring in the New Year with the cast of Savannah Live!

Sing and Dance Your Way into the New Year!

Are you more of a musical type? Well, The Historic Savannah Theater has the perfect way to bring in the New Year! Celebrate the New Year in Savannah with the cast of a “Rockin’ New Years Eve,” featuring an evening full of dancing, music to sing along to, and a champagne toast. It is guaranteed to be a fun Savannah time, so get your tickets and information here.

 

 

 

Be in the Heart of the Celebration in City Market

Celebrate the New Year in Savannah at City Market’s New Year’s Eve Celebration! An outdoor party open to the public, this New Year’s Eve celebration is the perfect place to enjoy food, drinks, live entertainment and the festive flare of Savannah! Stop in on your way to other celebrations, or make a night of it in City Market. Click here for more information.

 

Celebrate the New Year in Savannah

Join Savannah in celebrating 2015!

Ring in the New Year with a Bang on Tybee!

Grab a bottle of champagne, some blankets, and beach chairs, and head out to Tybee Island to enjoy some New Year’s Eve Fireworks! Enjoy from the Tybee Pier or the beach at the stroke of midnight! What a romantic way to celebrate the New Year in Savannah!

 

 

 

Celebrate the New Year in Savannah at Azalea Inn

Savannah is a special city, and the perfect scenery to say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015! With so much to do, see, and celebrate, Savannah is the best getaway spot for New Year’s festivities. Book your rooms as soon as possible, and stay with us at Azalea Inn & Villas. Enjoy a homemade breakfast, luxurious rooms, and easy access to all New Year’s events. Celebrate the beginning of 2015 with us at Azalea Inn. We look forward to your stay!

 

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Dance Your Way Through Savannah: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

October 19, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Enjoy the live music and marathon events at this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Dance Your Way Through Savannah

Do you love live music? How about running for charity? If you answered “yes” to either one, join us November 8-9 for Savannah’s annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, a marathon, and half marathon, featuring bands all around the race course. Not a runner? No problem! Dance your way around Savannah during this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon! Enjoy the live entertainment and catch some of the race along the way!

Listen to the Music

Along with the marathon, there are many fantastic bands playing this year at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. Don’t miss out on a single one! You can find bands playing all along the marathon course, and some major headlining bands playing in Forsyth Park. This year, Savannah welcomes Cranford H0llow, Phillip Phillips, and Nickel Bag of Funk to the Marathon. Read on to find out more about each band and when they’ll be playing!

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Don’t miss Cranford Hollow and their Southern sound!

Don’t miss Cranford Hollow at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Cranford Hollow is the opening band for this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. Featuring a blend of Southern Rock, American Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Appalachian Fiddle Music, Cranford H0llow is sure to get the crowd dancin’!  Find them at Forsyth Park, starting at 8am until 10:30am. Listen to them here.

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Watch Phillip Phillips perform this year at the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon!

Feel at “Home” in Savannah with Phillip Phillips at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

You heard right! American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips, will be headlining at this year’s Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. With his hit single, “Home”, playing on the radio, Phillip Phillips has become a household name. Don’t miss his performance in Forsyth Park, taking place from 11am to 12:15pm. Listen to his music here.

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Groove to Nickel Bag of Funk in Forsyth Park!

Get Your Groove On at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon with Nickel Bag of Funk

Catch Nickel Bag of Funk, the closing act of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. This local band features R&B, Hip Hop, and funk, guaranteeing a fun time! Enjoy their set in Forsyth Park starting at 12:45pm to 3pm. Listen to Nickel Bag of Funk here.

Shake, Rattle, & Roll at the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Are you participating in this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, or just coming to Savannah to enjoy the music? Whichever it may be, stay with Azalea Inn & Villas. Located right next to Forsyth Park, the Azalea Inn offers quick and easy access to the weekend’s many events. Enjoy the comfort and luxury of Savannah in our bed & breakfast… you’ll need to after hours of dancing! Make your plans to stay at Azalea Inn & Villas today.

Azalea Inn and Villas, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Villas on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Savannah in the Spotlight: The Savannah Film Festival

October 12, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Film Festival

Watch unique films at SCAD’s annual Savannah Film Festival

Bring Out Your Inner Film Buff For the Savannah Film Festival:

Are you a fan of the silver screen? Do you love all that goes into film-making? Or, do you just enjoy a great movie? Well, Savannah is the place for you!  As a destination for filming, as well as home to Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah is no stranger to movie crews and film. So, pack your bags, make your plans, and buy your tickets for the Savannah Film Festival!

Lights, Camera, Action:

Founded in 1998, the Savannah Film Festival, hosted by Savannah College of Art & Design, has brought filmmakers, actors, and educators to the city for eight days of film viewings, lectures, and conferences. Each year more than 40,000 people attend the eight day Savannah Film Festival. Channel your inner film buff and enjoy the cinematic creativity from SCAD film students and award-winning professionals! There will be over 90 premiere film screenings this year, providing ample opportunities to see amazing independent films.

Savannah Film Festival

Catch unique movies, discussions with filmmakers and actors, and more!

You can find big names within many of the films that will be shown this year, and often, some of these actors, directors, and writers will be hosting Q&A sessions after screenings. Names have not been announced yet, but keep on the look out! Catch the screening of “The Homesman”, a film that tells the story of the harsh pioneer life, featuring Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, James Spader, and Tommy Lee Jones. Or, watch the popular Benedict Cumberbatch in his intense performance as Alan Turning in “The Imitation Game.” Interested in something spooky? Well, the Savannah Film Festival will host a series call “After Dark.” This series includes thriller, supernatural, and horror genres, with screenings of “Creep”, Horns”, and “The Badabook.” Whatever genre you prefer, there are plenty of unique films this year at the festival, so don’t miss out!

Star Searching:

Keep your eyes out for famous faces! The Savannah Film Festival brings famous writers, directors, and actors to the Hostess City. Jeremy Irons,  Norman Reedus, Alec Baldwin, and Abigail Breslin are just a few actors that have received awards and discussed films with audiences at the Savannah Film Festival. Many actors have come to Savannah for this festival and to film movies, such as Forrest Gump and Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil. You can find celebrities hanging out at 45 Bistro, or attending the after parties happening each night. Purchase tickets to these after parties and feel like a star on the red carpet! You’ll surely be surrounded by them!

Make Your Plans Today to Attend the Savannah Film Festival

Savannah College of Art & Design will be hosting their 16th annual Savannah Film Festival from October 25through November 1. Enjoy unique and intriguing films, star searching, and more at this year’s event. Tickets are on sale now, and are going fast, as are rooms! So, grab your tickets, and book your room at Azalea Inn & Villas for the Savannah Film Festival.

Azalea Inn and Villas, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Villas on Facebook and Twitter, too!

A Moveable Feast: The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

September 21, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

A Savannah Moveable Feast!

A Moveable Feast, Savannah Style
While reflecting on his time in Paris, Ernest Hemingway called the city of love “a moveable feast,” or a series of memories that will always remain with him. In his memoir, titled “A Moveable Feast,” Hemingway discusses his time abroad, including many descriptions of cafés, bars, and dining experiences that he fondly remembers.

Hemingway understood that food and drink are more than simply sustenance…They are combined to yield a masterful creation to enjoy, and that is exactly what the Savannah Food & Wine Festival seeks to achieve through a week long “moveable feast” in the Hostess City.

Wine & Dine Your Way Through The Savannah Food & Wine Festival
Who doesn’t enjoy an amazing meal accompanied by a delectable glass of wine? Well, Savannah certainly knows a thing or two about pairing great wine and delicious food… that’s why we have a week dedicated to the duo! The Savannah Food & Wine Festival will host events throughout the week of November 10-16. We don’t want you to miss out on a single one, so here is a list of food & wine events taking place during the Savannah Food & Wine Festival.

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Wine & dine surrounded by the beauty of Savannah

November 10-Kick-off the Festivities at the Bethesda Farm to Table Dinner
Join the Savannah Food & Wine Festival kick-off at Bethesda Academy. Experience the expertise of several masterful Chefs and a Master Sommelier from the Savannah area as they prepare and serve a one of a kind meal with fresh, local ingredients. Enjoy the romance of the scenery featuring marsh, tall oaks, and swaying Spanish moss from the tented dining room. Feel free to take a tour of Bethesda’s chapel, museum, and historic grounds. This is an opportunity you certainly do not want to miss!

November 11-Begin the Master Class Series
Have you always wanted to know how to cook food from Spain? Well, now is your chance to learn! Starting Tuesday, November 11 through Thursday, November 13 , the Savannah Food & Wine Festival will begin their Master Class Series taking place at the Mansion on Forsyth. Learn from Chef Kate Button’s class, “Spain for the Holidays,” on Tuesday. Or Sample various wines from Spain & Portugal at a “Taste of Iberia” with Master Sommelier, Robert Jones on Wednesday. On Thursday choose a class with Chef and author Virginia Willis, or Chef Nico Romo, or take both! For more information on classes, tickets and times, click here.

November 12-Discuss & Dine with the Chefs at the Celebrity Chef Tour
On Wednesday, November 12, join multiple award-winning chefs at the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour. Meet chefs from all over Georgia, as well as from right here in Savannah. The Celebrity Chef Tour is a night of combining supreme culinary talent to create an amazing culinary experience. Each meal will be carefully paired with specific wine, as prepared by the Master Sommelier. Proceeds will go to the James Beard Foundation.

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Bring out your inner Master of Wine.

November 13-Calling All Wine & BBQ Lovers!
For all the wine lovers out there, this event is specifically tailored to you! The Grand Reserve Tasting & Silent Auction is located at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Taste the best of the best with wines specifically chosen for a one of a kind wine experience. We’ll drink to that! This is a popular event, so get your tickets NOW! Also, taking place at the Westin Savannah Harbor Gold Resort & Spa is Le Grand Cochon, a Heritage Hog Roasting experience with some of the best pit masters showcasing their best BBQ recipes.

November 14-Participate in the Olde World Wine & Dine Experience
Start the evening with the Candlelight Home Tour, and end on a delicious note at the The Brice for the Olde World Wine & Dine Experience. Enjoy carefully selected wines, paired with each dish concocted by the Pacci Italian Kitchen & Bar at the Brice. The Savannah Food & Wine Festival hopes to combine the historical significance of Savannah, and a world class dining experience into an educational and delightful evening!

November 14- Eat & Drink Your Way Through the River Street Stroll
Also taking place on Friday, November 14, the River Street Stroll provides a chance to enjoy a walk up and down the scenic and historic River Street while enjoying wine and beer tastings, along with tasty food! Combine this event with the Riverboat Wine & Dinner Cruise for an evening filled with wonderful spirits and food!

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Enjoy a Taste of Savannah

November 15- Don’t Miss the Main Event: A Taste of Savannah
Now, this event is certainly a moveable feast! Taking place from Ellis Square to Johnson Square, A Taste of Savannah features educational courses, food, drinks, and more, providing a full day dedicated to celebrating Savannah and food! But, don’t get too full at the Taste of Savannah…move this feast to the Winery Cellar Dinner later that evening, located at the Westin, featuring three celebrity chefs and winemakers for an evening of unforgettable food and wine.

November 16- The Grand Finale
If you still have room for another bite, join the Savannah Food & Wine Festival for the Jazz & Bubbles Brunch. Taste champagne to the sounds of smooth jazz and dine on a Savannah-Style brunch prepared by the AquaStar at the Westin. Cheers to the Savannah Food & Wine Festival!

Experience Every Bite of Savannah
Are you ready to participate in this grand food adventure? Get your Festival tickets and call the Azalea Inn & Villas to book your room. This is a popular event, so don’t hesitate! Tickets and rooms are going quickly, so make your reservations today and experience the best at the Savannah Food & Wine Festival.

 

Azalea Inn and Villas, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Villas on Facebook and Twitter, too!

A Moveable Feast: The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

September 21, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

A Savannah Moveable Feast!

A Moveable Feast, Savannah Style

While reflecting on his time in Paris, Ernest Hemingway called the city of love “a moveable feast,” or a series of memories that will always remain with him. In his memoir, titled “A Moveable Feast,” Hemingway discusses his time abroad, including many descriptions of cafés, bars, and dining experiences that he fondly remembers.

Hemingway understood that food and drink are more than simply sustenance…They are combined to yield a masterful creation to enjoy, and that is exactly what the Savannah Food & Wine Festival seeks to achieve through a week long “moveable feast” in the Hostess City.

Wine & Dine Your Way Through The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Who doesn’t enjoy an amazing meal accompanied by a delectable glass of wine? Well, Savannah certainly knows a thing or two about pairing great wine and delicious food… that’s why we have a week dedicated to the duo! The Savannah Food & Wine Festival will host events throughout the week of November 10-16. We don’t want you to miss out on a single one, so here is a list of food & wine events taking place during the Savannah Food & Wine Festival.

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Wine & dine surrounded by the beauty of Savannah

November 10-Kick-off the Festivities at the Bethesda Farm to Table Dinner

Join the Savannah Food & Wine Festival kick-off at Bethesda Academy. Experience the expertise of several masterful Chefs and a Master Sommelier from the Savannah area as they prepare and serve a one of a kind meal with fresh, local ingredients. Enjoy the romance of the scenery featuring marsh, tall oaks, and swaying Spanish moss from the tented dining room. Feel free to take a tour of Bethesda’s chapel, museum, and historic grounds. This is an opportunity you certainly do not want to miss!

November 11-Begin the Master Class Series

Have you always wanted to know how to cook food from Spain? Well, now is your chance to learn! Starting Tuesday, November 11 through Thursday, November 13 , the Savannah Food & Wine Festival will begin their Master Class Series taking place at the Mansion on Forsyth. Learn from Chef Kate Button’s class, “Spain for the Holidays,” on Tuesday. Or Sample various wines from Spain & Portugal at a “Taste of Iberia” with Master Sommelier, Robert Jones on Wednesday. On Thursday choose a class with Chef and author Virginia Willis, or Chef Nico Romo, or take both!  For more information on classes, tickets and times, click here.

November 12-Discuss & Dine with the Chefs at the Celebrity Chef Tour

On Wednesday, November 12, join multiple award-winning chefs at the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour. Meet chefs from all over Georgia, as well as from right here in Savannah. The Celebrity Chef Tour is a night of combining supreme culinary talent to create an amazing culinary experience. Each meal will be carefully paired with specific wine, as prepared by the Master Sommelier. Proceeds will go to the James Beard Foundation.

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Bring out your inner Master of Wine.

November 13-Calling All Wine & BBQ Lovers!

For all the wine lovers out there, this event is specifically tailored to you! The Grand Reserve Tasting & Silent Auction is located at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Taste the best of the best with wines specifically chosen for a one of a kind wine experience. We’ll drink to that!  This is a popular event, so get your tickets NOW! Also, taking place at the Westin Savannah Harbor Gold Resort & Spa is Le Grand Cochon, a Heritage Hog Roasting experience with some of the best pit masters showcasing their best BBQ recipes.

November 14-Participate in the Olde World Wine & Dine Experience

Start the evening with the Candlelight Home Tour, and end on a delicious note at the The Brice for the Olde World Wine & Dine Experience. Enjoy carefully selected wines, paired with each dish concocted by the Pacci Italian Kitchen & Bar at the Brice. The Savannah Food & Wine Festival hopes to combine the historical significance of Savannah, and a world class dining experience into an educational and delightful evening!

November 14- Eat & Drink Your Way Through the River Street Stroll

Also taking place on Friday, November 14, the River Street Stroll provides a chance to enjoy a walk up and down the scenic and historic River Street while enjoying wine and beer tastings, along with tasty food! Combine this event with the Riverboat Wine & Dinner Cruise for an evening filled with wonderful spirits and food!

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Enjoy a Taste of Savannah

November 15- Don’t Miss the Main Event: A Taste of Savannah

Now, this event is certainly a moveable feast! Taking place from Ellis Square to Johnson Square, A Taste of Savannah features educational courses, food, drinks, and more, providing a full day dedicated to celebrating Savannah and food! But, don’t get too full at the Taste of Savannah…move this feast to the Winery Cellar Dinner later that evening, located at the Westin, featuring three celebrity chefs and winemakers for an evening of unforgettable food and wine.

November 16- The Grand Finale

If you still have room for another bite, join the Savannah Food & Wine Festival for the Jazz & Bubbles Brunch. Taste champagne to the sounds of smooth jazz and dine on a Savannah-Style brunch prepared by the AquaStar at the Westin. Cheers to the Savannah Food & Wine Festival!

Experience Every Bite of Savannah

Are you ready to participate in this grand food adventure? Get your Festival tickets and call the Azalea Inn & Villas to book your room. This is a popular event, so don’t hesitate! Tickets and rooms are going quickly, so make your reservations today and experience the best at the Savannah Food & Wine Festival.

Azalea Inn and Villas, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Villas on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Hey Y’all! Find Out What’s New With Paula Deen!

August 31, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Paula Deen Hey Ya’ll!

Nothing says Savannah like the delightful, Southern chef, Paula Deen. We were lucky enough to attend the first showing of Paula Deen Live at the Lucas Theater, featuring Paula and her family doing what they do best: cooking and laughing!

This Southern chef has a lot of exciting things coming up that you won’t want to miss!  So, find out what’s new with Paula Deen!

A Family That Cooks Together 

Paula entertained her guests with her contagious joy and laughter, her natural Southern charm and love for Savannah. First, Paula and her two sons, Jamie and Bobby, whipped up a delicious peach trifle, proving that dessert is certainly best when eaten first, and that Georgia peaches are the sweetest peaches you’ll ever taste.

Michael, Paula’s husband, joined the family on stage to create a dish they call a Five in Dime. This dish had only five ingredients: chicken, feta, arugula, tomatoes, and corn, and can be thrown together in only ten minutes! Easy and delicious- our kind of meal.

Get Ready for Paula’s Next Adventure

Paula Deen is Savannah’s Sweetheart, and we are all excited for the launch of her new network. The Paula Deen Network will start this September, featuring recipes, shows, and much more. The best part? It’s all accessible from your phone, tablet, and PC! Find out more information here.

A night full of fun and laughter is what you can expect from Paula Deen and her family, embodying the true Savannah spirit in their love for food and one another. You’ll feel right at home in Paula’s kitchen.

There Is No Place Like Savannah

Take it from Paula when she says, “There is no place like Savannah in the entire world!”

Y’all, she’s right!

So, make your plans to visit Savannah soon! You don’t miss out on any of the great Paula Deen Live shows, or the book signings taking place this September –December at her restaurant, Lady & Sons.

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Celebrate Labor Day in Savannah

August 10, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

300px-US-DeptOfLabor-Seal-AltColors.svg_311We all look forward to Labor Day Weekend. It’s a nice little break at the end of Summer and beginning of Fall to get away from all of the hustle and bustle of life. This year marks 120 years of Labor Day. But what is the origin of Labor Day? It isn’t just for the blow out sales and three day weekend, so what is it for?

How It All Began: The Origin of Labor Day 

Who came up with Labor Day? Those details are a bit unclear. Some historical records state that it was Peter J. McGuire, Co-Founder of the American Federation of Labor that suggested the holiday. Other records credit Matthew Maguire, a machinist, for proposing the holiday in 1882 while serving as the secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York.

Though the origins are muddy, each year, on the first Monday of September, we celebrate Labor day and all of the achievements made by American workers.

Labor Day Weekend Events

Are you a beer enthusiast? Then satisfy the brew master in you at the 7th Annual Savannah Craft & Brew Festival taking place Saturday, August 30. Enjoy the many varieties of beer, along with the entertainment and educational services provided by the Savannah Craft & Brew Festival. For more information click here.

How about some fun at the beach? Tybee Labor Day Beach Bash will be in full swing, with delicious food and live entertainment. Sit on the pier and catch the fireworks, or dance to the music inside the pavilion.  Click here for more information on this fun Labor Day Weekend Event.

Looking for a little history? Check out the Old Fort Jackson. They will be hosting a special program, “A Century of Sentries: 100 Years of Fort Jackson Guarding Savannah.” Make sure you don’t miss out on their Daily Canon Firing. It’ll start your day with a bang! For more information click here.

How Will You Celebrate? 

Labor Day is a day to relax and celebrate the hard work you put in all year round. So, why not celebrate with a Labor Day Weekend getaway? Plan a trip to Savannah and explore all of the beauty that this historic city has to offer, as well as some fun events going on that weekend!

Be sure to make your plans as soon as you can! Labor Day will be here before you know it!

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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