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Visit Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day

February 28th, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson

Visit Savannah on St. Patrick's Day” ‘Tis the luck of the Irish”, they say…

“Kiss me, I’m Irish”, they say…

Well, guess what?!? When you visit Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day, and, in fact, the entire weekend surrounding the festivities that transform our lovely city into a completely, um, “IRISH” town – you don’t even HAVE to be Irish to have the best time of your life.

Don’t take my word for it. Listen to what others say about Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day:

 

Everyone’s Talking about How Awesome it is to Visit Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day

  • MSN Travel rates Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade #2 in the country (only after Boston, which is still really cold on St. Patrick’s Day…come to where the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining!)
  • US News Travel rates Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade #4 in the country (after Boston, Chicago and NYC)
  • Reuters rates Savannah just before Galway, Ireland when ranking the top places to visit for St. Patrick’s Day

Don’t even take their word(s) for it. Just pack up your celebratory spirit, a big group of friends (or your favorite beloved – your anam cara as the Irish would say) and your greenest clothes. Ladies, grab some red lipstick because you’ll be kissing lots of “Irish” cheeks and spreading that luck to many a cheek during the parade! When you get here, you’ll figure it out.

St. Patrick’s Day Events in Savannah

Events throughout the St. Patrick’s Day celebration week include:

  • The Greening of the Fountain
  • Tara Feis
  • The Celtic Cross Ceremony
  • St. Patrick’s Day Mass

We’ll tell you all about those when you get here! The big bang comes on Saturday, March 16, 2013 – the parade that starts exactly at 10:15am then meanders along for 3 WHOLE HOURS! For a tradition that started in 1813 we’re sure that the volunteer St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee has something special planned for party-goers and onlookers of this years’ 189th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  There’s EVEN a Savannah St. Patrick’s Day website!

Insider tip: The parade starts right outside our front door so you’ll have built-in front row seats when you stay with us! When you plan to visit Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day, think about staying at Azalea Inn & Gardens and experiencing the charm of a bed and breakfast in the most alluring city of America. The 10:15am parade start leaves you just enough time to enjoy our gourmet southern breakfast, whether you prefer the 8:30am OR 9:30am seating.

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

Make Plans now for Savannah Fashion Week in April

February 20th, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson

Only two moPicture 3nths left until Savannah’s Fashion Week in April, and we can’t wait! We’ve got all the inside info at Azalea Inn & Gardens as you make plans NOW for Savannah Fashion Week in April.

There’s going to be Fashion Week events in Savannah from April 22-26, and that’s the last full week in April. Wait, where did January go?

Oh well, who cares where January went as long as you’re living in the moment. If that moment’s got you feeling weary of winter, we DID come up with a way to help you Beat the Winter Blues (until March 4) and we’re always scheming to help anyone plan the best vacations in Savannah.

With events like Savannah Fashion Week going on ALL THE TIME in Savannah, it’s hard to work because all we want to do is play. Yet, work we do so that YOU can come enjoy our dear and charming city, a vacation spot that you CANNOT miss. If you’re wondering why we’re so into fashion in Savannah, check out Teresa’s ensemble for a recent trip to Vegas.

Teresa (your Azalea Inn & Gardens Innkeeper) bringing Savannah’s charm to Las Vegas. Who could resist?

Looking classy (and sassy) doesn’t just come naturally – the charm of Savannah seeps into your veins while you’re here…Fashion in Savannah gets better as you stay here more, and you might just go back home with a floppy hat (or a lamb’s wool collar like Teresa’s) to remind you of the great times our great city has to offer.

A night on the town during Savannah Fashion Week can be your girlfriend getaway dream come true. If April doesn’t work for you, set your sights on September 2013, which will bring yet another fabulous fashion event. Check out our report from a previous Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) in Savannah.

There you have it. Fun, fashion, shopping, Savannah style. We’re gushing now, so it’s time to stop. Just come visit in April. Savannah is calling!

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

Beat the Winter Blues with our Wintertime Special

February 9th, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson

The Cutest Dog in Savannah, GA

Joey’s got the winter blues, but he’ll help you beat yours.

See this cute pup? He’s Joey, our resident Yorkie greeter at the Inn and the one that holds the key for you to beat the winter blues.

We know that some wintertime R&R in the sunshine is super-important for you to maintain your sanity so we’re hookin’ it up. $159 gets you the best room in the Inn upon arrival.

If that sounds too good to be true, call us right now at 912-236-6080 to book a stay between now and March 4, 2013 to take advantage of the offer that Joey begged us to create!

Whether strolling through romantic city squares of Savannah is your calling, or staying in bed until 2 o’clock upon discovery that our secret sheets are the most comfortable you’ve ever slept on, or heard about the 5 reasons you really should visit Savannah during Black History Month this February…the list of ways to beat the winter blues goes on and on and on at Azalea Inn & Gardens.

We always give our guests:

  • Full Southern Gourmet Breakfast every morning
  • Wine & Hors D’Oeuvres every night (except Sunday)
  • Fresh Baked Dessert Nightly
  • Cream Sherry in the parlor whenever you want it
  • WiFi
  • Parking

Don’t forget the BEST Customer Service in the city now! Remember, you can call us today at 912-236-6080 to book your stay through March 4 for only $159 nightly to get all that AND the best room available on arrival. Check out these B&B rooms in Savannah.

If you’re a numbers-kinda person, you’ll be happy to know that you’ll save anywhere from $40-200 when you let Joey help you beat the winter blues at Azalea Inn & Gardens in Savannah. If you’re a theme-song kinda person…we’re pretty sure you might agree that Beyonce knows all about upgrading.

That’s a good look. Seriously, please don’t miss this wintertime special, your chance to upgrade you a room in our unstuffy bed and breakfast that will get you wantin’ to move in and enjoy the Savannah sunshine and spirit forEVER.

We hope that all you New Englanders are staying safe as Nemo dumps some snow on your soil. So when it’s safe, it’s time for you to dig yourself out and get on down to Savannah where the sun is shining and ~gasp~ the azaleas are even starting to bloom. Take advantage of our extra special upgrade offer through March 4, 2013.

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

RESOLVE: Don’t Forget About Valentine’s Day

January 29th, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson

happy_valentines_dayDon’t let those resolutions get you down. We’re halfway through the most healthy month of the year and you’ll do just fine as long as you don’t forget about Valentine’s Day. That’s right. Don’t you dare forget about Valentine’s Day. You can start drinking again, skip the gym or do whatever you’ve sworn off of in the New Year. Believe me you won’t mind as long as you set up the year right with your sweetheart at our B&B in Savannah.

I know, I know. Valentine’s is a commercial holiday that doesn’t really mean anything. Those couples you see on Valentine’s Day are just faking it for the sake of the holiday. Or ARE THEY?

Test the theory. Become one of those couples this Valentine’s Day. Here’s how.

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Savannah Pajama Shop Hop Update

December 18th, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson

Well, we wanted to surprise you – but let’s face it: too many surprises around this time of year and what we really need is a nice drink and some new shoes for all the holiday parties. And some retail therapy for all the “tidings of great joy” we have to get to share. So, if you haven’t heard already – we’ve got your ticket, er, passport.

Yup, here’s another Savannah Pajama Shop Hop update for ya’ll – the December shopping event for visitors and Savannians alike. Today we’re featuring detailed discounts from the restaurants participating  in our first ever Savannah Pajama Shop Hop and details to get you and your friends shopping. As I am writing I am getting an overwhelmingly great sense of a slightly not-sober pajama be-clad drinking and shopping day, ladies and gentlemen! Please drink and shop responsibly!

THE SAVANNAH RESTAURANTS

The Pirate’s House Restaurant is giving 10% off at the gift shop (where there are more t-shirt designs than friends on your gift list) and 1/2 off an entree with any entree purchase. You might even get spooked in the haunted facilities. On the outside of 20 East Broad Street (at Broad and Bryan) it looks like just some old house. Those looks don’t deceive – it’s actually the oldest building in Savannah, and, the ENTIRE state of Georgia. Hours: 11-9:30 Sun – Th. and 11-10 Fridays and Saturdays.

Wright Square Cafe at 21 West York Street (Between Whitaker and Bull Streets right off, you guessed it, Wright Square) is offering either 20% off purchases. They have a huge selection of chocolate confections for sale, and amazing sandwiches also! They describe their business as “a casual European cafe serving only the finest and freshest”. It’s true! Hours: M-F 7:30-5:30, Saturdays from 9-5:30. Closed on Sundays.

For a restaurant championing local and organic produce, Cha Bella is your best bet. You get 10% off your meal and with December temperatures hovering high, you can still choose to sit outside on their patio, which is always sparkling with little white lights! Go to the intersection of Broughton and Broad, to 102 Broad Street to take advantage of your passport at Cha Bella!

45 Bistro at 123 E. Broughton Street has an absolutely STUNNING atmosphere. The photo ops are unlimited: you, and your friends, in pajamas. Drinking cocktails surrounded by the finery. Get a free dessert with any entree purchase with your Shop Hop passport here! The Bar opens around 5, the Restaurant around 6. Close at 9, but they say “until” because they’ll stay open when busy and close when not.

1790 Restaurant is giving away a free dessert or glass of wine. Their website points out that Emerson wrote, of wine, that “It gladdens the heart and stimulates all that is most generous in human nature.” Now that’s a holiday tradition I can get behind! Go to 307 E. President Street (at Lincoln and President Streets). Hours: Lunch Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m / Dinner 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. The Lounge is open 11 a.m. to Midnight with happy hour from 4-7. WAIT. HOLD THE PHONE. Did I just say happy hour???

Cotton Exchange Tavern & Restaurant at 201 E River Street (where the intersection of River and Abercorn Streets WOULD be if there was one but you can enter right on Bay Street). If you get apps and dinner, the appetizer is $8.95 off (and most of the appetizers are in that range so it’s basically a free appetizer) OR, $4 off a cocktail. We even have a room with the same name at our Inn! Hours: 11 am until 10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday -or- until 11:45 Friday & Saturday. Closed Sundays.

Jazz’d Tapas Bar at 52 Barnard Street (at Broughton and Barnard underneath The GAP – giving 25% off any Pajama Shop Hoppers’ purchase) is offering 25% off Tapas and a basic martini for only $6. Hours: Everyday from 4-10, and until 12 on Friday and Saturday. Happy Hour Monday-Thursday 4-7. Ladies Night every Thursday!

I mentioned Lulu’s Chocolate Bar already in the last Shop Hop update  but, seriously, this place is awesome. Dessert and booze at the SAME PLACE as a reward for all the work you put into your Pajama Shop Hop shopping? What’s not to like about that? 15% off anything you buy at Lulu’s for the Shop Hoppers of Savannah. Hellooooo. GO, reserve your room or get your toy NOW to get your passport. You won’t be disappointed. Hours: Open at 5 everyday. Close at 11 Sunday and Monday. Close at 12 Tuesday-Thursday. Close at 1 Friday-Saturday.

Mirage Restaurant is a Hookah Lounge AND a Mediterranean Bar and Grill at 20 E. Broughton Street (about halfway between Bull and Drayton cross-streets). They are giving 10 percent discount to Shop Hoppers in their PJ’s! Hours: Sunday – Wednesday from 5-12. Thursday – Saturday from 5-2:30am.

So now that you’re hungry, remember that you’ll work up an appetite WALKING all around downtown Savannah’s historic district. Don’t forget your holiday shoes! Savannah Shoe Co. is featuring the “cobblestones to cocktail” shoe right now for the season – and there is no better way to hit the pavement. Stop by downtown Savannah location at 226 West Broughton Street between Jefferson & Barnard to get 10% off  your new party shoes! Get your passport TODAY and shop until December 31st!

You only have until December 31 to take advantage of all these restaurant discounts, and the other shopping discounts at the 70+ participating retailers of the Savannah Pajama Shop Hop. To participate, Reserve a room at Azalea Inn & Gardens for 2 nights in December, or, we’ll trade you a Savannah Pajama Shop Hop Saving’s Passport for a new, unwrapped toy (which will be given to the Toys for Tots program). To sweeten the deal, if you get 10 stamps on your passport and bring it BACK to Azalea, you’ll be entered into our Shop Hop drawing to win 2 nights at one of the participating Savannah Inns, including Azalea Inn & Gardens.

 

The Savannah Pajama Shop Hop was masterminded by Azalea Inn & Garden’s Innkeeper Teresa Scott Jacobson. Look how much fun she had convincing the businesses to give YOU the discounts!  Imagine how much fun you will have with YOUR friends, too! It’s so simple to find fun things to do in Savannah – and we’re your ticket, whether you’re local or you’re visiting and want a B&B to show you how to have the best Savannah vacation in our our great city of shopping and eating delights!

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve your room today and begin enjoying the best experiences in our city – including shopping!

Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed Savannah as a “World’s Best City.”

Savannah Pajama Shop Hop’s TOP TEN Gift Guide

December 10th, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson

The inaugural Savannah Pajama Shop Hop kickoff has happened and we’re near bursting with excitement. It’s local holiday shopping at its best in Savannah. It’s also time for you to roll out of bed and head to downtown Savannah’s historic district to finish up the last of your holiday gift list.

To start shopping, don your favorite pajamas and stop by Azalea Inn & Gardens at 217 Huntingdon Avenue. It’s the 2-story yellow historic home with white trim and the white picket fence. Reserve a room for 2 nights in December, or, we’ll trade you a Savannah Pajama Shop Hop Saving’s Passport for a new, unwrapped toy (which will be given to the Toys for Tots program).

Even better, get 10 stamps on your passport and bring it BACK to Azalea for a chance at the Shop Hop drawing to win 2 nights at one of the participating Savannah Inns, including Azalea Inn & Gardens. Don’t think you can find 10 good gifts in Savannah? Well, we’ve done the thinking for you.

Here’s a TOP TEN Gift Guide for our inaugural Savannah Pajama Shop Hop, going on until the end of December.

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Holiday Shopping at its BEST in Historic Downtown Savannah, Georgia

December 2nd, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson

Holiday shopping in Savannah, GAIf you have been a guest of our inn, you know we support local, fresh and seasonal products whenever we can – whether its produce from our own gardens or fresh-selected at the Farmers Market in Forsyth Park every Saturday, from Georgia wild shrimp to artisan cheeses, we seek it out. Holiday shopping is definitely seasonal and surely at its best in Historic Downtown Savannah, Georgia during the Inaugural Savannah Pajama Shop Hop – the brainchild of Savannah Inns and yours truly. We championed a month-long event that offers our guests an opportunity to purchase unique holiday gifts which will never see the light of day in a commercial shopping mall, and all from the playful comfort of your Pajamas! Yes indeed, your PJs, your jams, your nightgown, your nightshirt, your robe, your smoking jacket, your fluffy bunny rabbit slippers … in exchange for a discount on your purchases from over 70 downtown merchants, shops, boutiques, restaurants, bars, tours and more!

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5 Reasons You REALLY Should Visit Savannah During Black History Month

November 28th, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson

When you stay at our B&B in Savannah, we think of ourselves as your hosts, and that means we will direct you to the things and places that are REALLY worth it. Let me tell you 5 reasons why making a trip to Savannah for Black History Month is REALLY WORTH IT.  Technically Black History Month is celebrated in February, but we are running a Savannah vacation special in January AND February to celebrate the unique stage our city sets for you to come learn more about the history that is unique to the African American culture. We’ve got a lot of information for you here but don’t wait too long because to take advantage of our special, travel must be completed by the end of February.

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Pajama Shop Hop is Coming to Town!

November 8th, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson

Teresa Jacobson and Shannon Romine of Savannah Inns are getting the word out!

“We’re making a list… checking it twice…” but we really don’t care if you are naughty or nice! The Savannah Pajama Shop Hop is coming to town and we are proud to be a sponsor of this inaugural event that joins our love of the holidays with our comfiest attire – PJs. Join over 60 participating merchants and your fellow Savannah travelers on an outrageously fun-filled month of Holiday Savings and spirit-filled memories. Grab your best gal (or two), your favorite PJs (or your most outlandish costume) and reserve a room at any of the four Savannah Inns for two nights to receive your Passport to Savings free!

Do not despair, oh Locals of Savannah, we aren’t leaving you out of the fun! Bring us an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots (TM) program sponsored by the United States Marines and a complimentary passport is yours!

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Wine and Beer Tastings: Tuesdays with Tim Returns in November

October 16th, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson

Tuesdays with Tim Returns

There is nothing we love more than attending wine and beer tasting with Tim Rutherford though admittedly reading his food blog, Savannahfoodie.com, is nearly (but not quite) as good.  What we had come to miss though was a weekly ritual of small plate and beverage pairings  – and happily for us – and all of you - “Tuesdays with Tim” returns in November!

Mr. Rutherford has been on the food scene of Savannah for over six years passionately seeking out the new, the unique, the comfortable, the sublime, sharing his finds with over 3000 subscribers a week! He is a cooking class demonstrator, an entertaining and informative after-dinner speaker, and at the drop of an email is available to help with your next wine pairing dinner or reception.

Tim’s return to Tuesdays is eagerly anticipated and we invite you to join us in welcoming Tim back in early November. More details are to follow but the first tasting will be at the back bar at Taco Abajo from 5:30-7 p.m. where Tim will host the sampling of three or four winter seasonal beers with a small plate of light bites.

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve your room today and begin enjoying the best food experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City” in July 2011.

 

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