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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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Romantic Things to Do in Savannah

January 8th, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson

There are so many romantic things to do in Savannah. Romance is waiting for you and that special someone at Azalea Inn & Gardens, the most romantic B&B in historic Savannah Georgia. If you’re wondering, “what are some romantic things to do in Savannah?” – we’ve got your answer.

Let us paint you a picture. You and your love strolling down streets lined with historic architecture and live oak trees dripping with moss. You and your love taking a horse-drawn carriage tour around the city and sipping wine, cocktail or hot chocolate as you meander around the squares of Savannah – rated one of the top 10 best walking cities in the U.S. by Walking Magazine. In this modestly sized yet grandly adorned city you’ll  fall in love all over again – easily.

When you are tired of walking and in the mood for some real romance – hey, even MSN included Savannah among top 8 romantic cities of North America, thank your lucky stars you found Azalea Inn & Gardens. Nestled at the edge of the historic district with all the amenities, without all the noise, you’ll be greeted by wine and hors d’oevres (everyday except Sunday). After you’ve enjoyed the treats, saunter back to a room where the sheets are smoother than a baby’s bottom, and snuggle up in the robes preferred by celebrities and every single guest that has stayed with us – ever. Light up your very own gas fireplace and let your imagination take it from there. Sneak back into our imagination and back into the dining room for a fresh, home-baked dessert every night. A little sugar is a nice energy boost!

After what might be the best night of your life, wake up lazily to breakfast in bed, or swap stories with the other guests around our family-style breakfast table. Your eyes dazzled by the hand-painted murals depicting Savannah’s history, your senses awakened by the culinary genius of the ladies who love to cook and have made it their job to make your food and warm your heart with some good old-fashioned southern hospitality. By the way have I mentioned that you are keeping company with the of the love of your life? He or she deserves and needs a special vacation, and when is the last time you’ve splurged on some romance? Oh, can’t remember? Let’s keep this story going a bit so you can make your move.

You can splurge on the jetted air tubs in Forsyth Place or Chinaberry Balcony, the 2-person jetted air tub in Cotton Exchange or the 2-person whirlpool tub in the Cottage Garden House. And you can schedule one of our romance packages. Or, you just chose some a la carte options we offer for romance, like breakfast in bed, chocolate covered strawberries, fresh flowers in your room, or a silk rose petal turndown accompanied by champagne. Whatever fits your mood and your personality, give us a call (912-236-6080) to reserve your romantic B&B room so we can help you arrange your vacation and come up with the most romantic things to do in Savannah, Georgia. We know all the top restaurants and all the massage therapists in town – because all this imagining is making ME want to run around for some romance in Savannah. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

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

A Room Called Chinaberry Balcony

January 1st, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson

chinaberry-sidegal6Be still my heart. A room called Chinaberry Balcony with a fireplace AND a balcony AND a jetted air tub in historic Savannah, GA exists. This bed and breakfast room is a reminder of renewal as these nights are getting longer, albeit a little bit colder.

In the holiday season of hectic merrymaking, it’s easy to forget to take care of ourselves. I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the good that can come of planning a winter vacation in Savannah to take care of yourself, and maybe your loved one too!

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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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Savannah Inn Joins PLANET at Arlington National Cemetery for Renewal and Remembrance

June 11th, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson

Repairing irrigation system Arlington National Cemetery, 2011

The owners of Azalea Inn and Gardens have a firm commitment to the military: active duty, retired and deceased, to honor their service whereever and whenever possible, and for the second year in a row this Savannah Inn joins PLANET at Arlington National Cememtery for Renewal and Remembrance on July 9, 2012. PLANET is an acronym for Professional Landcare Network, and for 16 years this organization has drawn hundreds of volunteers in the landscape and lawn care profession from  across the country. They spend the day mulching, cabling and installing  lightening protection for trees, pruning, planting, and liming and aerating more than 200 acres. Mike Jacobson is an irrigation specialist and has volunteered to oversee the installation of new irrigation products which are being donated by his employer, Jain Irrigation USA. Last year as one of the Irrigation Association (IA) volunteers Mike (known as Jake at the inn) and Teresa  worked on the addition of new irrigation components at the receiving vault, a historic building dating back to the Civil War. The volunteers and staff also upgraded the irrigation system at the columbarium, where cremated remains are interred.

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Azalea Inn Creates “Mini-Farm” in the Heart of Savannah, GA

June 12th, 2011 by Teresa Jacobson

Historic Savannah gardensGuests and Savannah’s SAFE Shelter benefit from this downtown Savannah Inn’s harvest

Savannah, GA – Azalea Inn & Gardens brings on the greens and encourages you to leave the blues behind. Who’d imagine an inn located in a quiet historic urban neighborhood in Savannah, GA would support their own mini-farm? But with astute planning from Adam Mentzer, passionate local farmer and owner of Adam’s Farm, the bounty is blooming at Azalea Inn and Gardens.  Knowing that her mini-farm would produce beyond the needs of the guests, Azalea Inn & Gardens owner, Teresa Jacobson, set out to find a place where needy recipients could benefit from the garden.  Having had friends benefit from the help of shelters for abused victims, Jacobson settled on the Savannah Area Family Emergency (SAFE) Shelter for abused people to receive produce from her garden. Today, both Mentzer and Jacobson are supplying the shelter’s clients with excess fresh-grown food from their garden while teaching graduates of the SAFE Shelter program how a small-space garden can produce big benefits.

The Azalea Inn & Gardens has a long history of gardening fame. Their award-winning flower gardens have received media accolades for years.  Yet never one to settle for status quo, Teresa Jacobson decided she wanted a bigger garden in 2011 when she was motivated by a “Meet Your Maker” dinner (where local artisans’ and growers’ produce, cheeses, meats were showcased.)  It was here she made the acquaintance of local farmer Adam Mentzer, and soon the concept of the Azalea Inn mini-farm developed.  While skeptical at first at what could be accomplished on a small lot in downtown Savannah, Mentzer refused to be daunted, knowing raised beds and container gardens could produce plenty.  What followed was phenomenal: 

The list of varieties of herbs and produce growing in the mini-farm is astounding.  Careful planning has allowed a long list of varieties to be grown, the likes of which you’d expect to find on a ten acre rural Georgia farm, including:

Hybrid Squash 8-Ball               Hybrid Melon Galia                Hybrid Melon Athena

Gourd Cucuzzi Snake               Tomato Amana Orange          Hybrid Tomato Supersweet

Okra Clemson Spineless         Gourd Dipper Long Handled   Hybrid Cucumber Tasty Green

Hybrid Tomato Morning Light                                                Hybrid Tomato Brandymaster Pink

Tomato Cherokee Purple        Hybrid Pepper Anastar           Hybrid Pepper Aristocrat

Hybrid Zucchini Squash           Kentucky Blue Pole Bean        Yellow Bush Bean

Purple Bush Bean                    Fennel Zefa Fino                     Swiss Chard Magenta Sunset

Arugula                                   Daikon Radish Miyashige       Hybrid Turnip Scarlet Queen Red Stems

Greens Mache                                    Strawberries Sequoia              Strawberries Quinalt

Eggplant Black Beauty                        Eggplant Ichiban

Herbs:

Rosemary                                Oregano                                  Stevia

Texas Terragon                       Onion Chives                           Lemon Balm

Curled Parsley                         Cilantro                                   Potpourri Lavender

Spearmint                               Peppermint                             Rosemary

Fernleaf Dill                            Spicy Globe basil                     Thai Basil

Lemon Basil                            Opal Basil                                Sweet Basil

“I’m not sure what I’m more excited about,” smiled Teresa Jacobson when asked about the new mini-farm, “all of this glorious produce and herbs, my new partnership with Adam or being able to offer those who’ve had to leave everything behind the taste of freshness from my garden,” finished Jacobson.  The response from the SAFE Shelter staff and clients has included an outpouring of gratitude.

While the focus has always been on locavore cuisine at the Azalea Inn & Gardens, the new mini-farm will bring the property even closer to a totally sustainable model.  Food scraps will be composted in 80-gallon Earth Machine compost bins and rainwater for watering plants is collected in 55 gallon cisterns, allowing nature’s bounty to be reused to create healthier plants and a healthier planet. Additionally, low-volume irrigation and low volume water baths are utilized outside and in.  At Azalea Inn, Earth Day is every day.

Inside, cotton/bamboo blend towels delight guests with their soft and eco-friendly texture. All lighting utilizes energy-saving CFL bulbs and plastic bottles for bath amenities have been replaced with dispensers for high quality eco-friendly shampoos, shower gels and conditioners.  Guests are given the option to re-use towels to cut down on unnecessary detergents and energy use and as many papers and plastics as possible are recycled.

The décor of the inn emphasizes nature, and rooms have been designed to allow as much natural light as possible.  Most rooms feature private balconies or patios allowing guests to “bring the outdoors in”.

About Azalea Inn

Deliciously relaxing and lighthearted, the Azalea Inn and Gardens is a casually elegant Savannah bed and breakfast mansion offering vintage and award-winning gardens and its new mini-farm, historic 19th century architecture (complete with soulful imperfections) and a scrumptious, new and traditional southern cuisine breakfast. A hidden garden courtyard pool, modern comforts and free on-site parking sets Azalea Inn & Gardens apart and makes staying here easy and relaxing. Located in the Historic Landmark District of Savannah on brick-cobbled Huntingdon Street near Forsyth Park (Savannah’s central park), the inn’s atmosphere is characterized by fun, with an adventurous and decidedly eco-friendly focus. Yet the ultimate allure of this daffodil-colored Queen Anne Italianate inn is its owner’s 21st century, whimsical and outgoing personality. You’ll arrive ready for a break and leave with a new great friend.

For those seeking a green urban refuge, the Azalea Inn & Gardens is a delight.  Learn more at www.azaleainn.com.

These and other photos available in high-res from Azalea Inn.  Misty DeBlasio photos

Live Wire Music Hall presents Cowboy Mouth March 31, 2011

March 31st, 2011 by Teresa Jacobson

“The term “Cowboy Mouth” has been used in the poetry of Shakespeare and Bob Dylan as well as a play by Patti Smith and Sam Shepard.  Usually meaning one with a loud and raucous voice, it describes the band well. With over 2000 concerts under their belt and many years of reviews lauding their live show, there is still one quote which best captures their show…..
‘…on a bad night they’ll tear the roof off the joint and on a good night, they’ll save your soul.’ ‘”

www.wagatailpresents.com for more information and to secure tickets.

Cooking Class in Historic Downtown Savannah, Georgia

December 18th, 2010 by kolin

The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful – if you are in a cooking class in historic downtown Savannah, Georgia.  The fire I’m speaking of was under the pot of gumbo I was making at a cooking class I recently attended.  We have been experiencing an unseemly cold snap here in Savannah, and have been searching for warmer inside activities. We discovered an answer only a short jaunt from the inn at a 3-hour cooking class with a re-known chef and 10 other foodies.  It was, to say the least, a blast!

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