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Savannah is Beautiful: What You Can Do On A Rainy Day

April 22nd, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

As I’m writing this in our charming parlor listening to the rain hit the windows and steps of our front porch I’ve come to a sudden realization that some would think their vacation is un-salvageable once it rains. True, this could happen in some places, but this writer would like to gently remind you that Savannah isn’t just any place.

Savannah dazRed Azaleazles even when we have a hint of frost. Our fair city fascinates even when she’s in atrocious downpours. Savannah is captivating even when she does not shine and there are light trickles of rain on the leaves, new azaleas, and flowers of magnolia trees. Savannah is beautiful under colorful umbrellas and rubber boots as you stroll through Forsyth Park.

Think of all the things you can do when it’s rainy outside! Take advantage of exploring the antique shops throughout the Historic district and find hidden treasures from the past. Go through the Telfair museum and look at the newest collection of art or even go on a trolley tour to learn Savannah’s history. Go to the local shops along lovely Bull street or through the beautiful squares; perhaps have lunch at a local’s hangout like Crystal Beer Parlor, Six Pence, Zunzi’s, or Fire Street Food. And when you crave something a little sweeter head over to Leopold’s Ice Cream Parlor or Chocolat by Adam Tourni.

Think of the rain as a lovely symphony heard upon the roof of a private balcony overlooking the garden; the necessary white noise to quiet your mind and spirit as you nestle yourself in the arm chair of the parlor with  evening wine and hor d’oeuvres. Rain is a lovely sound in the background as you read a book with tea or coffee in the early hours of afternoon.

And when the sun comes out go out and be amazed by Savannah all over again. Just because the rain is there doesn’t mean it will meddle with your vacation. Rain or shine- Savannah is the place you want to be. So, are you ready to be mesmerized?

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.  

Chosen as #5 of “19 Truly Charming Places To See Before You Die”

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Best 2014 Girlfriends Getaway Package

April 5th, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Best 2014 Girlfriends Getaway

Exclusive Design District Savannah Shopping Tour

The best 2014 girlfriends getaway package anywhere in the South launches on April 11, 2014 when we combine our newest suites with the most ingenious Tour in the historic district,  ‘Tiques Boutique Shopping Tours.  Leave responsibility behind for a a bit of time; significant others are banished from your thoughts. This is all about you. Laugh with abandon, explore a new world, shop in secret places. Stay up late, watch movies and eat buttered popcorn. Drink wine, sip martinis. Devour Macrons or the decadent Cranberry-Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting (an Azalea Inn and Gardens signature dessert). Order in Pizza. Sleep late. Stay in your nightie till noon. Have pedicure. Indulge in a massage. Take a nap.  Savor hand made chocolates. Let your personal shoppers show you where to find the fabulous one-of-a-kind-god-I-feel-beautiful-and-look-at-these-shoes designer outfit sure to make your lover swoon.  Are you ready to reserve the best 2014 Girlfriends Getaway Package in Savannah?

April 11th marks the soft opening of three luxury suites next to Azalea Inn Inn and Gardens bed and breakfast rooms. These suites are sure to be a hit just like our bed and breakfast rooms but these suites are suited to family gatherings and getaways.  The unveiling will come soon enough but for now know we have spared nothing in  the buildout – same luxurious linens, sleep-defining mattresses, free wi-fi, full kitchens and an expanded continental feast each morning in your room. Oh, you want a traditional breakfast and our fabulous wine and appetizer hour included? No problem – add the Social package for the full bed and breakfast experience.

  • 601, a two-bedroom suite and love-seat sofa (that converts to a twin bed!) – comfortably sleeps five.
  • 603, a one-bedroom suite and queen convertible sofa – suited for four but best enjoyed by two – think Honeymoon privacy.
  • 605, a carriage house with a queen bedroom and queen convertible sofa – sleeps four which makes it girlfriend perfect.

Here is what ‘our fab partner has to say: “Over here at ‘Tiques Boutique Shopping Tours headquarters, we are particularly excited about the 605 Carriage House. Why? Because our new tour also launches on April 11, and we can think of nothing better than a group of girlfriends having a memorable weekend staying at this new addition to the Azalea Inn & Gardens family and spending a fabulous 3.5 hours exploring the best boutiques in Savannah with our expert Style Hosts.

Imagine…checking in to your carriage house and strolling around beautiful Forsyth Park with azaleas blooming and Spanish moss dripping from the huge Live Oak trees. Kicking your feet up with complimentary wine and appetizers or a Southern-inspired cocktail before heading out on a ghostly adventure or joining a Savannah Slowride pub crawl. The next day, wake up to a wonderful Southern breakfast that might include stuffed breakfast potatoes, cheese blintzes, or local sausage before joining your small group of fellow fashionistas to shop the best boutiques in Savannah on our ‘Tiques shopping tour.

Our tours include deep discounts that more than pay for the price of your ticket, plus gourmet chocolates and tea sandwiches. But the highlight is arguably the exclusive insider experiences with the designers and curators who will show you how to put together that perfect outfit, provide access to private samples, and are ready to help you look like a million bucks.

When we told Azalea Inn & Gardens owner Teresa and Innkeeper Shannon about our new shopping tours—the only one of its kind in Savannah—they both loved the idea, and we know you will too. To celebrate, we’ve got two discount codes for you: for tours on April 11 & 12, use the code LAUNCH to buy one ticket, get your second for 50% off. For other tour dates in April, use the code HONEYMOON for buy one ticket, get the second for 25% off.

We can’t wait to host you!”

–‘Tiques

So, what are you waiting for? We are offering incredibly low introductory pricing on our three new suites – why – well, because we need you to help us work any kinks out and make our new inn the Souths preferred Girlfriend Getaway destination!

 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.  

Chosen as #5 of “19 Truly Charming Places To See Before You Die”

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Juliette Gordon Low Sculpture Unveiled

March 29th, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Woman of Compassion - Juliette Gordon Low

Woman of Compassion – Juliette Low

Nestled in the gardens of the Juliette Gordon Low childhood home, the “Lady of Compassion” sculpture was unveiled on March 25, 2014. Sculpted by great-great niece, Nina de Burgh, the statue depicts Juliette seated on a bench in her garden with her dog. Everyone knows Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts. History teaches us that she was an accomplished artist, sculptor, and “rabble rouser” as Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the United States has stated.

Building a World of Successful Women:

What we may have forgotten over the years is that Juliette Gordon Low (or “Daisy”) encouraged girls to be more, learn more, and live broader lives. At a time when girls were prepared for lives of traditional homemaking roles, Daisy was building the possibility that girls could attain future roles as professional women. She envisioned women engaged in the world of arts, history and science. She was also engendering a spirit of active citizenship outside the home.

I was inspired by the comments of Ms. Chávez during the dedication and unveiling. I was impressed with the words of Nina de Burgh as she shared the commitment of her Father, Richard Platt, to the organization. (Did you know that Juliette Gordon Low was given America’s highest civilian award, the Medal of Freedom, in May 2012. Mr. Platt traveled to the White House to accept the award on behalf of Juliette Gordon Low and her ancestors.) Dr. Stan Deaton, Senior Historian, Georgia Historical Society, spoke eloquently interweaving Daisy’s vision and dreams for girls of the world with the historical influences of her time.

One Hundred and Two years later her vision is as powerful today as it was then.  Ms. Chávez stated during a recent luncheon “… when boys speak up, they are lauded for exhibiting “executive skills” while girls are told to stop “being bossy” and assertive. ”  Ms. Chávez is dedicated to continuing Juliette Gordon Low’s legacy and never forgetting that the Girl Scouts are a foundation of development for the future of young girls worldwide. 

Girl Scouts today are in dire need of volunteers, women willing to carry the torch that Juliette Gordon Low first lit so long ago, even before women achieved the right to vote. Take a moment to consider whether you have a gift to share with our future women leaders.

A Few Quick Facts About Juliette Gordon Low:

On March 12, 1912 Juliette called a girlfriend in Savannah and ”I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight.” Girl Guides, later called Girl Scouts, was born in America.

On July 3rd, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed a bill authorizing a three-cent commemorative stamp in honor of Juliette Gordon Low.

During World War II, a liberty ship was named in her honor.

In 1954, the city of Savannah honored her by naming a new school for her.

On October 28, 1979, Juliette Gordon Low was installed in the Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. The Hall of Fame is to “honor in perpetuity those women, … whose contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science have been of greatest value to the development of their country.”

On December 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill naming the new Federal Building in Savannah, Ga. for Juliette Gordon Low. It was only the second Federal Building in history to be named for a woman. The first was named after Mary E. Switzer for her years of service to public welfare, and specifically for championing on behalf of people with disabilities.

Visit the First Girl Scout Headquarters This Summer:

Bring your daughter, or your sister. Maybe your best friend from childhood. It really doesn’t matter. Walk in the footsteps of the woman who changed so many young girls lives. Visit the home where the belief that girls can be more and do more was born. Book a Two-night stay online (or by phone). You must mention Girl Scouts in the comment section and two free admissions to the Juliette Gordon Low birthplace are included.

 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.  

Chosen as #5 of “19 Truly Charming Places To See Before You Die”

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Wedding Planning Event in Savannah, GA (and How to Attend Free)

February 9th, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Wedding at Bed and Breakfast

“The best time to love with your whole heart is always now, in this moment, because no breath beyond the current is promised.”
-Fawn Weaver

Wedding Planning season is upon us and we are sure it’ll be no surprise to learn that most proposals occur in the time-frame between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, or that 46% of couples share the good news via Facebook!  And how about these little factoids: In 2011, 62 proposals took place via the Jumbotron at Fenway Park in Boston,  2000 engagements per year happen at Disney World, and on average 75-100 people ride the ferry to propose at the Statue of Liberty annually. Wait, did you know the average length of an engagement is 14 months?

Holy moly – but what is this all leading up to?  The Fifth Annual Behind the Veil wedding planning event in Savannah, GA hosted by our city’s only bridal Lifestyle magazine, Savannah Weddings. And we have the inside scoop on how to attend free!

On Sunday, March 2, 2014, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Telfair Museums in historic downtown Savannah you will have the opportunity to meet LOCAL expert wedding professionals who are deeply entwined in all that this low country coastal wedding destination has to offer.  Join these top professionals for tastings, consultations, luxe giveaways and a top-label gown show, presented by BleuBelle Bridal Boutique, Simon’s Formal Wear, B Street Salon, Savannah Makeup and Skincare Professionals, Urban Poppy, and Jeremy Davis & The Equinox Jazz Quintet. And don’t forget to book your Savannah honeymoon at the Azalea Inn & Gardens!

A mainstay of romance in the South’s most beautiful city, Azalea Inn & Gardens offers a small intimate venue for couples who want to stay focused on each other on their day of days.  More than 100 couples who have chosen to elope to Savannah select our inn for the personal attention that comes wrapped in our elopement package. Small and personal, our package offers a chance for couples to really come together and start a brand new chapter. This one-on-one wedding is perfect for those who are looking for a more personal experience and is most often chosen by second-marriage couples.

Other couples have chosen the inn as the site for their family and friends only wedding ceremony. Reserving the entire inn for two or three days and  relaxing, these couples taking great comfort in knowing that their guests will have this vibrant Southern city to amuse and enthrall them. All while they relax in the gracious surroundings of our intimate Bed and Breakfast- what better way can you celebrate? Wedding planning has never looked this promising!

Wait, we did promise to tell you how to attend this event for free.  Simply follow these steps.

  1. Pick someone to come with you – your soon-to-be-groom or your bride’s maid.
  2. Book one or two nights at the inn to include Sunday, March 2, 2014.
  3. Mention Behind the Veil in the comment section if booking online, or tell our staff if you are booking by phone.
  4. On arrival TWO tickets to the event will be yours!

It’s really that easy.  So come on! It’s time to start a new adventure- Savannah is waiting for you.

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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March Music Madness and Blooms

February 7th, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Lodging Savannah Music FestivalMarch is alive with the sound of Music!  Whether we are speaking of the Wedding March Music or a Symphony, Jazz to African Drums, it’s all here, all for you, and as easy as 1-2-3.  So, where do we start? Jeremy Davis and The Equinox Jazz Quartet will be with us at the Telfair Museums for a peek into Savannah’s Signature Bridal Event. Bonus for you: just be the first two engaged couples to book your two-night stay between February 28 and March 3 and you will be admitted for free – a $40 value per couple! Not planning a wedding? That’s okay cause we have more music to captivate your soul and so much more this March.

“Every year, hundreds of the best up-and-coming bands make the long trek down I-95 to Austin’s Prestigious South by Southwest Music Conference. Where do they stop along the way? You guessed it!”  The Savannah Stopover Festival is in its third year now and we are more than happy to join in the dance that is music.

We find ourselves laughingly captivated by the Stopover organization’s blurb, “Bands will enjoy the quirky, shamelessly social elements of Georgia’s Hostess City while festival goers will be exposed to up-and-coming bands in closer, more personal environs.” With 100 performances over three days do you seriously need another reason to visit Savannah in March? March Music Madness has never looked so wonderful!

Well, okay then. Not only do we have the honor of hosting some seriously incredible up and coming bands from March 6 thru March 9th but hot on the heels of this epic event is our never to be missed St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festivities that begins on March 14 and culminates in a day of debauchery (okay seriously raucous partying) that follows the parade. But wait, of course there’s more…

Savannah Music Festival is a three-week long event (commencing on March 20 and running through April 5) that allows immersion into nearly every genres of music you can imagine – Americana/Folk/Traditional, Chamber/Symphonic, Dance, International/World, Jazz/Blues/Cabaret, Pop/Rock/R&B – you choose. Get excited, tune yourself on to new adventures in music, explore the possibilities, but don’t forget to reserve your rooms for this major music force worthy to be part of March Music Madness!

Ever wonder what is behind the walls of some beautiful, historic, iconic, magnificent Historic District Homes?  You don’t have to stand outside looking in. March is also the hostess month for the 79th Annual Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens. We are, of course, thrilled to share with you that we were honored to be a Featured Garden in the 71st Tour of Homes and Gardens (in our first 12 months of operation!). Our gardens have continued to grow and be featured in publications, tours and stories in the years since and with the addition of the property next door we are able to festoon our breakfast plates with homegrown produce at least nine months of the year!

If you can’t join us in March to tour gardens, we have one more chance for you to peek behind the walls in April. Join the Garden Club of Savannah for its 39th Annual NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens, April 25th and 26th, 2014. It is always an honor to take a peek behind the gates of some of the historic districts most impressive gardens. Tours are self-guided, are open from 10 to 4 each day, and cost $40.

March and April are the beginning of the most exciting Months in Savannah, followed by May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January and February. Don’t miss out. Subscribe to our newsletter 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.”

You can also keep up with Azalea Inn & Gardens on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter, too!

Valentine’s Day in Savannah: Chocolate by Adam Turoni

February 3rd, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Valentines Day in Savannah

Hearts on Display

 

Whomever decided to pair chocolate and Valentine’s Day together is a genius because ( 1) It’s another excuse to eat chocolate and (2) refer back to number one, and (3) they’ve been best friends ever since. Since then chocolate has made a significant impression on everyone; your mom or dad, your girlfriend or boyfriend, spouse, grandparents, coworkers, and just about everyone else in-between!

Chocolate is the gift that keeps on giving and we know the MASTER of the craft, Adam Turoni! With his help you can find a chocolate that can fit just about ANYONE. Allow us to show you some several delicious examples:

Savannah Chocolates - Red Velvet Truffles. Mmmm.

Red Velvet Truffles. Mmmm.

 

Red Velvet Truffles: light, decadent, just down right precious! Look at the pink casing and the white piping-  this is definitely the kind of chocolate to dazzle a certain someone. Heck, you could give these to your best friend and still make their Valentine’s Day in Savannah! And besides, who can say no to red velvet?

 

Savannah Chocolates - Hazelnut creme with dark chocolate crisps

Hazelnut creme with dark chocolate crisps and beautifully printed music notes? Adam’s Chocolates never cease to amaze us!

 

See! There’s even chocolate for the musician in your life! We try not to question the chocolate voodoo going on in Adam’s little shop of wonders but you can’t help but wonder how he makes them all look so gorgeous. And with dark chocolate crisps and hazelnut you can’t go wrong.

 

 

 

Savannah Chocolates - Riesling and Rose Water Truffles

Riesling and Rose Water truffles. Simple, sophisticated, and of course- stunning.

 

Perhaps you have that friend or loved one with a much more delicate palate. Maybe you had trouble picking between a bottle of wine and some artisan chocolates? Problem solved! Adam’s Rose Water and Riesling Wine Truffles can impress even the most eclectic of foodies. Light, subtle, and fragrant this truffle will leave them wanting more.

 

Savannah Chocolates - Screw Love truffles

Screw Love! Have Chocolate!

 

Heck, there’s even a chocolate for the recently single ( or perhaps fiercely independent woman who doesn’t need a man or vice versa) in your life! Hard to be bitter when the Screw Love truffles are so clever and delicious! 72% dark chocolate is something we can all go a little batty for this Valentine’s Day in Savannah.

 

 

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers- it’s meant to celebrate love of all kinds! Tell the people in your life that you care by picking out the chocolate that’s unique as they are. We promise- Adam doesn’t disappoint. Find his shop right on Broughton Street near MLK Boulevard. Go to Adam’s Facebook page and be swept away by a master of the craft. And of course,  we can’t wait to hear about your Valentine’s Day in Savannah.

 

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.”

You can also keep up with Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, too!

Architectural Tour of Savannah with Jonathon Stalcup: What We Miss When We Don’t Look Up

January 19th, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah is widely considered one of the most walkable cities in the US. Not only is Savannah absolutely stunning but she is also filled with a rich history that most can’t help but feel captivated by. Beyond the live oak trees and the Spanish moss we can see an even more detailed face of the Savannah and that is her architectural design. But how does one even begin to fathom the complex history of Savannah with her architecture? Jonathon Stalcup took this challenge by the horns and did so in a marvelous way! Here’s why we LOVE Jonathon’s Architectural Tour:

Your Tour Guide

Jonathon Stalcup, a local author and SCAD graduate, sought to bring this “secret Savannah” to public light and did so in a marvelous way. On his tour you don’t feel overwhelmed with information or intimidated by his knowledge. His approach to enlightening his tour-mates is leisurely and comfortable making this the ideal tour for those of you who would want a brief overview of Savannah’s architecture without feeling like you’re losing that information.

Savannah’s Architecture and History

With over three hundred years of history compressed into its buildings a lot of people, Savannahians included, miss a lot when they don’t look up. Savannah has been there for a majority of American History and has also gone through constant changes in design and styles as the years go on. Jonathon does a marvelous job summing up the trials of Savannah as she was faces the challenges of history.

For example, did you know that after the Revolutionary War Savannahians of the time got so sick of the British Empire that they adopted Grecian architecture?  Although they did not get rid of all the Colonial Styles a good portion of the wealthy elite and others built or converted their homes, businesses, and public buildings into what appears to be Greek Temple and Pantheons. Stylish- but it made it difficult to discern which was the post office and which was your house. At least it was showing your true allegiance to democracy, right? Take that, British Empire!

Start Walking!

So book a tour with Jonathon, bring a bottle of water, wear comfortable shoes, and most importantly, prepare to be enlightened and once again captivated by Savannah’s beauty . Jonathon Stalcup’s Architectural Tour of Savannah will no doubt leave you with a whole new perspective.

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.”

You can also keep up with Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, too!

Savannah Restaurant Week: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

January 5th, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

One of our many favorites from 45 Bistro. :)

Scallops: one of our many favorites from 45 Bistro. :)

If there’s anything you should know about Savannah it’s that we are THE city when it comes to unique, tantalizing cuisine. So to celebrate coming the 24th of January and ending February 2nd The Savannah Restaurant Week will be taking off!

This 10-day festivity pays homage to the culinary gems of Savannah and offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to anyone looking for a more intimate look what these restaurants have to offer.

What’s Included

With over thirty spectacular restaurants participating this is a MUST for anyone!

Each restaurant participating in Savannah Restaurant Week is offering three decadent courses and for only $30 a person (not including tax and gratuity) you can be apart of this delicious escapade!

Whose Participating in Savannah Restaurant Week?

Participating restaurants for The Savannah Restaurant Week are scattered all throughout the Historic District and each has their own unique charm but let’s get you better acquainted with two of our favorites:

45 Bistro is a must for those of you looking for the terrific atmosphere of fine dining and cuisine with all the comforts of family. Located inside the Marshall House Hotel, 45 Bistro has made a significant impression on the people of Savannah and all of her travelers for being an excellent model for hospitality. And of course, one of our favorite places to have some fabulous meals!

Chef Brian, Sous Chef Alfredo, and the staff of 45 will do more satisfy your appetite; they’ll win your heart as well.

A.lure is a restaurant that might make you do a double take at the menu. Originally a divorce lawyer, Chef Charles found his true calling in low country cuisine and we are more than impressed! You’ll experience an almost overwhelming array decadent dishes that will satisfy your taste buds and send you back for more! His innovative approach to contemporary low country cuisine is truly masterful and not to be missed.

What are you waiting for?!

Come on down to Savannah to experience the restaurants mentioned above and many more! The Savannah Restaurant Week only comes twice a year so hop to 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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Savannah’s Jingle Bell Square

December 23rd, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson

It’s getting closer to Christmas and we just can’t wait to share the inn with everyone! And of course, what is the Christmas spirit without any music?  Did you know that Savannah has her Jingle Bell Square? That’s right! Jingle Bells was written right here in Savannah’s Troup Square!

 The Musician

James L. Pierpont was a talented Music Director of the Unitarian Church overlooking Troup Square and also served as a Confederate cavalry regiment. Of the many lyrics and compositions he wrote, Jingle Bells was the one that really took Savannah’s people and the world by storm for its catchy tune!

The Music of Savannah’s Jingle Bell Square

He wrote the composition and lyrics to Jingle Bells in 1853 under the title ‘One Horse Open Sleigh’. His initial inspiration for the song was drawn from the bells attached to the harnesses of horses whose purpose was to alert other carriages of your presence when you were coming to a blind intersection.

The bells were especially important when it snowed seeing as how you can’t hear the sleighs! Imagine if they didn’t think of having them? YIKES.

 Jingle Bells Today!

When it was reprinted in 1859 it was given the name ‘Jingle Bells.’ Since it’s become public domain the song has become a Christmas classic having been covered by scores of musicians all over the world! So come down to Troup Square on the corner of Habersham and Harris street in the Historic District! And from all of us at the Azalea Inn & Gardens: Have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Holiday, and a wonderful New Year!

 

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.”

You can also keep up with Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, too!

Savannah, Birthplace of the Girl Scouts

November 19th, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson

Birthplace of the Girl ScoutsScouts honor, Savannah is the bona fide birthplace of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

In 1912, Savannah’s own Juliette Gordon Low dreamed of a world where young girls would enjoy the same real-world education that boys enjoyed. Or, that is to say – as she did,  a ‘real fun’ experience that shapes courage, confidence and character.

 

Equality for Young Women in America Started Here

A young lady’s male counterpart at that time had the Boy Scouts, whose official organization was incorporated a mere 2 years earlier. That is, 2 years before Juliette, or ‘Daisy’ as she was called, started a ripple in the fight for women’s rights across America. Juliette gave girls equal rights 7 years before the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. Go Juliette.

In the Year of 1912…

Imagine, Savannah in 1912, the same year the Titanic sailed. And we are sure you can recall the opulence of dress that Kate Winslet donned for her character, Rose in the movie. Just saying, the fashion certainly did not put women on an equal playing ground – but THIS Girl Scout sure wouldn’t mind an opportunity to play dress up while celebrating my equal rights, and selling cookies, or, eating them.

Living History Right Here in Savannah, Birthplace of the Girl Scouts

Wouldn’t you know, that the Juliette Gordon Low birthplace was the FIRST Registered National Landmark in Savannah? That started another tidal wave, for we now have one of the largest historic districts in the country. Come see for yourself! Also, as we mentioned already, Daisy said that her #1 reason for founding the Girl Scouts is that it’s “real fun.” Savannah continues to deliver on that.

When you visit Savannah, we think spending an hour or two at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace is a great idea – for girls AND boys of all ages. It is located at 10 East Oglethorpe Avenue (at the intersection of Bull and Oglethorpe). Full of living history, and, real fun!

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.”

You can also keep up with Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, too!

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