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Tour Hidden Gardens in the Historic District of Savannah

April 22, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

This past weekend, The Garden Club of Savannah celebrated the 40th Anniversary of it’s Tour of Hidden Gardens.  Visitors were granted access to eight private gardens throughout the Historic District as well as the Massie Heritage Center Gardens.  The gardens ranged from expansive green space to small courtyards all brimming with beautiful native garden species and unique decor.   Just in case you missed it, we took pictures all along the way to share with you.

The Platt Garden – East Hall Street
The Platt Garden has generous private green space in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District.  A massive oak offers shade to the entire garden and reaches out over the sidewalk down Hall Street.
Click on the first photo to launch The Platt Garden slide show.

The Murse/Kern Garden – East Huntington Street
Cherokee Roses drap the gate at the entrance of the Murse/Kern garden.  Recent renovations to this garden include a beautiful fountain and built-in brick planters.  We found a mother robin nesting in a potted lemon tree.
Click on the first photo to launch The Murse/Kern Garden slide show.

The Mastrianni/Hester Garden – East Gaston Street
A sculpture bought by the homeowners while on vacation in Europe is the centerpiece of this small courtyard garden.  The art hangs above a mostly edible garden while colorful trumpet honeysuckle covers the wall of the garden.
Click on the first photo to launch The Mastrianni/Hester Garden slide show.

The Seabolt Garden – Abercorn Street
Another small courtyard garden built for lounging all year round.  A covered patio adorned with small statues and planters looks over a sitting area with a working fireplace and corner fountain.
Click on the first photo to launch The Seabolt Garden slide show.

Massie Heritage Center Gardens – East Gordon Street
The Massie Heritage Center is honored as Georgia’s oldest school in continuous operation.  The extensive grounds along Calhoun Square has a lovely courtyard surrounded by a brick wall draped in green vines.
Click on the first photo to launch the Massie Heritage Center Garden slide show.

The Russell Garden – East Gordon Street
The Russell Garden got our vote for the most beautiful entrance.  Brick columns in an iron fence covered in greens sets the stage for the lush drama of the garden within.   A beautiful brick patio takes you through an arbor to a pond with a sculpture and fountain surrounded by bamboo.  It’s so lush, you feel like you’ve stepped into a jungle.
Click on the first photo to launch The Russell Garden slide show.

The Chastulik Garden – West Gordon Street

Every step of the way through the garden and pathways of the Chastulik garden had fun garden treasures to see.  We only scratched the surface with the photos.  Walkways through two different patio area leads you to an open garden with a swimming pool.  Two stories of screened in porches overlook this incredible space filled with enchanting creatures, decor, and planters.  We weren’t surprised to see a plaque from Hidden Garden Tours of years past throughout the garden.
Click on the first photo to launch The Chastulik Garden slide show.

 The Bolch Garden – West Perry Street
The Bolch garden is designed with walkways around two fountains and a patio with a stunning Italian white marble sculpture.
Click on the first photo to launch The Bolch Garden slide show.

The Salandi Garden – East Oglethorpe Avenue
The Salandi garden of the Ballastone Inn is a lovely space for guests to relax in.  Moss dragonflies adorn the walls of this secret space hidden behind huge potted tea olives lining Oglethorpe Avenue.
Click on the first photo to launch The Salandi Garden slide show.

 

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.”

Savannah Celebrates Spring With Festivals and Fun

April 7, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Azalea's in the Inn Garden

Azalea’s in the Inn Garden

 

 

 

The weather has finally shifted and the azaleas are blooming.  Spring has sprung in Savannah and it is beautiful!  Spring is a fantastic time to be in Savannah as everyone feels the glorious relief of warmth from the chill of winter and gets ready to celebrate with a bevy of spring festivals and fun that Savannah has to offer.

 

Fort Pulaski National Park

Fort Pulaski National Park

Locals and visitors from all over the world have just enjoyed another incredibly successful Savannah Music Festival.  With artists such as The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Roseann Cash, Bela Fleck, and Mavis Staples it’s easy to understand why USA Today calls the Festival, “one of the top festivals in the world”.  The rest of April in Savannah will see a wonderfully diverse offering of festivals.  On April 11th and 12th, there will be an incredible celebration colonial history at the 153rd Anniversary of the Siege of Fort Pulaski, Savannah’s own National Park.  Participate in a diverse array of activities to recognize the Battle of Fort Pulaski in 1862.  A fantastic Earth Day Festival will be in beautiful Forsyth Park on April 18th just steps away from The Azalea Inn.

SCAD Sidewalk Art Festival

SCAD Sidewalk Art Festival

 

 

The Tybee Island Wine Festival will last 5 days from April 22nd – 26th, and then you’re back to Forsyth Park for the SCAD Sidewalk Chalk Festival on April 25th.  There are a few rooms left at The Inn for that last minute getaway into the sunshine of the South and The Azalea Inn concierge is ready to help you navigate all festivities!

 

Susan G Komen Race photo from Savannahnow.com

Susan G Komen Race
photo from Savannahnow.com

 

Runners will wash Savannah’s Historic District with Pink on April 18th for the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure.  The world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created with 100% of proceeds going toward their mission.  Registration is still open and there is room at The Azalea Inn!  Take a run for a good cause then let Inn staff pamper you silly while you rest your tired feet in our garden pool.

 

 

River Street Seafood Festival

River Street Seafood Festival

Make plans now to be with us at The Azalea Inn & Gardens in May.  The River Street Seafood Festival kicks off the month May 1 – 3.  Seafood Fest is one of River Street’s longest running and most anticipated events of the year.  Come enjoy shrimp, crawfish, oysters, crab, and live music at Rousakis Plaza.  Savannah’s most colorful cultural festival, The Savannah Scottish Games, will take place on May 2nd at historic Bethesda Academy’s Bynah’s Field overlooking the iconic Moon River.  A grand celebration with music, dancing and athletic competition, demonstrations, shopping, food, and fun for all!  If Scottish culture isn’t what you’re looking for on May 2nd, you can head to Tybee Island and submerge yourself in the low country culture of one of America’s best small beach towns by joining their Tybee Island Tour of Homes.   Wait a week and experience the Savannah Preservation Festival from May 7th – 9th.  It is an educational festival that demonstrates all the historic preservation that makes Savannah so unique and special.  The Preservation Wine Tour is always in high demand.

Visual Blues Exhibit at Telfair Museum

Visual Blues Exhibit at Telfair Museum

 

 

Art lovers can join the Starland District Art March on May 1st.  This tour guides you through local galleries and art exhibits south of Forsyth Park in the Starland District neighborhood the first Friday of every month.  Visit The Telfair Museum to experience the Visual Blues Art Exhibit through the end of May or go to Telfair’s Jepson Center on May 15th for nationally renowned jewelry designer Zia Sachedina 10th Anniversary Fashion Show.

 

There are many more fun and intriguing things to do and places to be in the Spring in Savannah.  The Azalea Inn & Gardens is excited to be your guide and show you southern hospitality at its best.

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 Fashionistas! See Oscar de la Renta in Savannah

February 8, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Oscar de la Renta

Don’t miss the fabulous Oscar de la Renta exhibit at the SCAD Museum this Spring!

 

See Oscar de la Renta Fashion in Savannah

 Do you long after red carpet fashion? Have you ever found yourself flipping through fashion magazines, ear-marking your favorite gowns, jewels, and accessories? Do you follow your favorite designers and their latest trends? Well, if you answered yes to all of these then you truly are a fashionista. If that is the case, then you must make plans to see Oscar de la Renta Fashion in Savannah this Spring!

 

 

Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style

The SCAD Museum of Art presents “Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style” this Spring, going on now through May 3. View Oscar de la Renta’s renowned work, with most of the exhibit pieces coming from the closets of iconic clients such as Diana Taylor, Mrs. Mercedes T. Bass, Annette de la Renta, and Eliza Bolen. Take in the stunning beaded work, gorgeous fabrics, and timeless silhouettes created by the ever-artistic Oscar de la Renta.

 

Oscar de la Renta

Ask the Concierge at Azalea Inn where the best places to shop are in Savannah!

 

Savannah: Your Fashion Central

Don’t let the fashion fun stop there! Stop into Savannah’s Design District and explore local boutiques for the latest fashions. Pick out a new outfit at Red Clover, head over to Satchel for a great, handmade leather bag, and over to Globe Shoe Company for some head-turning pumps! With so many wonderful boutiques and shops in Savannah, something will certainly catch your eye!

 

 

Spend Your Fashionista Getaway at Azalea Inn & Villas

Shop ‘till you drop during your Fashionista Getaway in Savannah! Come back to Azalea Inn & Villas after a long day of shopping, or drooling over Oscar de la Renta, kick up your feet, and enjoy a glass of wine. Enjoy our luxury rooms, delicious sit-down breakfast, and decadent, homemade desserts. Let us make your Savannah getaway memorable and relaxing. Book your rooms 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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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