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Symptoms and Signs You Need a Vacation: Relax and Rejuvenate in Savannah at Azalea Inn & Villas

October 26th, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Do These Symptoms and Signs Sound Familiar?

Relax and Rejuvenate in Savannah

“I need a vacation! Someone kidnap me please!” -Joey

Signs & Symptoms:

  1. You’re just. So. Tired.
  2. Are you trying on your favorite vacation looks just for fun?
  3. Does your food taste bland?
  4. Is your luggage collecting dust in the back of your closet?
  5. Do you catch yourself gazing at travel magazines?
  6. You’re tired of hearing about your neighbor’s recent getaway.
  7. Is your daily routine lacking the excitement you so greatly desire?
  8. Are you overly stressed?
  9. Waking up for work causes pain. Great, unbearable pain.
  10. Does the slightest request push you over the edge?

 

If you answered yes to some or all of the questions above, there is only one explanation; there is only one cure: You are in desperate need of a vacation to Savannah, Georgia! Recuperate, relax and rejuvenate in Savannah at Azalea Inn & Villas.

 

Relax and Rejuvenate in Savannah

Breakfast is never bland at Azalea Inn!

Enjoy an Amazing Breakfast When You Relax and Rejuvenate in Savannah

When you stay with us at Azalea Inn & Villas you will never taste a bland breakfast! Our promise! Wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. We get our beans from Savannah Coffee Roasters with a 100% guarantee that the beans are fresh and savory. Everything we serve for breakfast is made from scratch, right down to the fluffy, warm biscuits- hot out of the oven. Would you like your breakfast in bed? Let concierge know when you call to book your room!

 

 

Relax and Rejuvenate in Savannah

Enjoy a wonderful night’s sleep in our rooms or villas!

Refresh in Our Beautiful Rooms & Villas

Are you in desperate need of a good night’s sleep? Well, the beds at Azalea Inn offer a wonderful night’s sleep! Relax and Rejuvenate in Savannah at our bed & breakfast and villas. Our beautiful rooms provide the luxury you desire. Experience a deep sleep or a catnap on our comfy beds. Our soft sheets will guarantee the rest you need. Refresh in our newly renovated bathrooms, and relax in our cozy robes with a book and a glass of champagne. You’ll never want to leave!

 

 

 

Relax and Rejuvenate in Savannah

Plan a spa day full of relaxation and rejuvenation. Watch the stress melt away!

Relax and Rejuvenate in Savannah With a Spa Day

Are you incredibly stressed? Does your back ache from hours of sitting in your desk chair? Treat yourself to a day at the spa! Allow Azalea Inn to make spa appointments for you. How does a massage or a facial sound? What about a mani/pedi? Pamper yourself on your rejuvenation vacation!  Experience luxury and relaxation at one of Savannah’s local spas.

 

 

Make Your Plans Today!

If you’re in a vacationless funk, make plans to visit the Hostess City! Dust off those suitcases, pack up your vacation outfits and hit the road! Experience beauty and luxury when you relax and rejuvenate in Savannah. Stay with us at Azalea Inn & Villas and make the most of your rejuvenation vacation.

 

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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Savannah in the Spotlight: The Savannah Film Festival

October 12th, 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!

 

 

Savannah Film Festival

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

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.

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!

 

Savannah Film Festival

Look for famous faces around Savannah!

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!

 

Experience Spooks, Scares, and Fun: Visit Savannah for Halloween

October 5th, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Visit Savannah for Halloween

Make plans to Visit Savannah for Halloween

Celebrate Halloween in Savannah

 Once the sun sets in Savannah, head out on the town for some spooks and scares, and ultimately some fun this Halloween. Saunter down the moonlit cobblestone walkways, under the hanging Spanish moss, and watch Savannah come to life right before your eyes!

Savannah has been voted as one of the most haunted cities in America, and it’s no mystery as to why. Savannah sits on Native American burial grounds, is home to old homes and cemeteries, and has seen a yellow-fever epidemic, massive fires, hurricanes, brutal battles, and more. With such rich and intense history, the Hostess City is the perfect historical for Halloween. So, make your plans to visit Savannah for Halloween!

 

Visit Savannah for Halloween

Search for ghosts at the very haunted Sorrel-Weed House in Savannah

 Become a True Ghost Hunter When You Visit Savannah for Halloween:

Seek your thrills at the haunted Sorrel-Weed House! Located on Harris Street, this historic home has been featured on HGTV & Syfy because of its supernatural activity. There have been multiple accounts of bodiless voices and ghostly figures seen about the home. Scared yet? Well, if you are brave enough, sign up for the professional Ghost Hunting Experience, authentic ghost hunting equipment provided, offered late October at the Sorrel-Weed House. Click here for more information.

 

 Visit Savannah for Halloween and Participate in Crawl-O-Ween:

Want to participate in something a little less scary? Well, when you visit Savannah for Halloween, be sure to participate in the Crawl-O-Ween pub crawl, taking place October 31. Put on your best costume and enjoy strolling the streets of Savannah! Click here for more details.

 

Visit Savannah for Halloween

Take a ghost tour and learn all about the supernatural history of Savannah

Enjoy History, Spooks, & Scares on a Savannah Ghost Tour:

Get into the Halloween mood with a Savannah ghost tour! With so much history (and ghosts), there are plenty of haunted spots to explore around the city. Choose from a few of our favorite Ghost Tours to hear all of the spooky stories and juicy details that surround some of Savannah’s most popular haunted sites. We suggest Blue Orb walking tours, Sixth Sense Savannah ghost tours, or if you are looking for something a little more lighthearted, the Savannah Hearse Tour. Ghost tours are the perfect thing to do when you visit Savannah for Halloween!

 

Make Your Halloween Plans Today!

Don’t miss out on any of this spooky fun! Make your plans to visit Savannah for Halloween and stay at the Azalea Inn & Villas. We are located right in the heart of downtown Savannah, just a block over from Forsyth Park, offering quick access to all activities and Savannah’s best attractions. We look forward to see you this Halloween, so call and reserve your room 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!

 

Veterans Day 2014: A Celebration at Azalea Inn and Villas

September 25th, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Veterans Day 2014

B&B For Vets 2010. Thank you all who are serving and have served our country.

Veterans Day 2014 at the Azalea Inn & Villas

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Veterans Day, which is an important day for our country, especially here in Savannah at the Azalea Inn & Villas. We recognize and are beyond grateful for the service of our current and former soldiers and believe in doing what we can to express our thanks.

Azalea Inn & Villas is an active member of B&B for Vets which is a nation-wide effort by bed and breakfast inn owners to honor our Vets. The initiative asks that on the eve of Veterans Day innkeepers donate one night free of charge to those that have served our country. My husband and I have been very blessed in life and so our commitment for the past five years has been to fill our 10-room inn with retired Veterans and Active Duty service members alike. We have a community of like-mind restaurateurs who have generously donated platters of delectable food for our evening reception. This year will be no different.

Veterans Day 2014

Teresa Jacobson during her service in the U.S. Army

Why Veterans Day is So Important to Us

Military Service runs deep in the backbone of my family. My mother’s dad served with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in WWI and the terrible battle at Keiberg Ridge where he lost his two best buddies. My grandfather Scott enlisted with the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force at the age of 15. He was seriously injured at the battle of Vimy Ridge in Northern France following four days of bloody fighting. My own father was a career man having enlisted in the Navy at 16. Prior to the end of WWII he then enlisted in the Army-Air Corp and completed 20 more years of service as an OSI agent in the US Air Force.  My father’s sister was a WAVE serving in Washington during the early years of the war. Two of my mother’s brothers also served during the war. The next generation of these two families found 5 of my Canadian cousins (all girls) serving their country . One of my sisters gave service in the Air Force while I joined the Army. Finally, I have a nephew who is currently enlisted in the US Army.

So you see, supporting the military runs deep in my soul. Our commitment to today’s military led us to take one giant step forward in our daily lives. On Veteran’s Day 2011, we hosted three soldiers of the then Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion of Fort Stewart’s 3rd Infantry Division. The bravery, courage and fortitude of these three men was the catalyst for creating “Respite and Retreat”. We provide two combat injured soldiers and a significant other a day and night at our inn, while the 3rd ID gives these soldiers a 4-day leave. The program starts with resiliency training by the company chaplain and the remainder of the leave is designed to give the soldier and family the necessary time to implement what they have learned. We have once again paired with two Savannah restaurants, The Pirates House and Leoci’s Trattoria, who provide a three-course dinner to the participants. Veterans Day is a public ceremony of thanks, we have chosen to say thank you every single month.

Veterans Day 2014

Veterans Day 2014 in Savannah


Veterans Day 2014 in Savannah

In addition to our own celebration of Veterans Day 2014, Savannah will host a Veteran’s Day parade. The soldiers who stay at our inn have a short walk to enjoy the parade. It conveniently passes within sighting distance of the Inn!  History Buffs know that a walk around beautiful Savannah will lead you to a number of  war memorials. The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum features historical displays and memorabilia of the United States Armed Forces. Discounts are available for military veterans and individuals currently enlisted. Entrance is Free to veterans of World War II.

 Veterans Day 2014 Savannah Style

For Veterans Day 2014, we welcome soldiers and veterans to our bed & breakfast for a night of relaxation, rejuvenation, and as an overall appreciation for their service. Thank you to all of our service men and women, and to our veterans. You are dear to our hearts.

 

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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Byrd Cookie Company: A Savannah Favorite for 90 Years!

August 24th, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Byrd Cookie CompanyWhat’s In A Cookie? A Taste So Sweet…

What’s better than a delicious cookie? For many, cookies mean more than just a sweet treat. Cookies are a reminder of afternoons in the kitchen at Grandma’s house, making her famous chocolate crinkles.

Cookies and a cold glass of milk are a cure-all for a bad day, and they keep Santa fueled on his busy night. They are the coveted snack high on the counter in the cookie jar, just out of reach, but nothing a kitchen chair couldn’t fix.Relive these memories, and create many more at Byrd Cookie Company: A Savannah Favorite for 90 Years!

Byrd’s Famous Cookies

There’s nothing like a yummy cookie, especially when they bring back such sweet memories.  Byrd Cookie Company, here in Savannah, Georgia, knows exactly how to create a memory with their scrumptious variety of cookies in their special Savannah scenery tins.

Offering the classics, chocolate chip, butter, and oatmeal, to unique tastes, such as Key Lime Coolers, Peach Coolers, and Red Velvet you’ll have no trouble walking away with a delicious tin of Byrd’s Famous Cookies. You’ll be back for more!

 90 Years, a Savannah Favorite

Byrd Cookie Company is celebrating 90 years in business, and they are doing it in a big way! Opening numerous locations in Savannah and Pooler, this beloved local cookie company is opening stores all along the east coast, from New York to Georgia.

In 1924, Ben T. Byrd, Sr. began his cookie business, baking cookies in his bakery and delivering them to neighborhood markets in his Model T Ford. It wasn’t long before the cookies and Mr. Byrd became famous to locals and visitors.

Check out Byrd Cookie Company at any of its three Savannah locations. Visit the factory store on Waters Avenue and smell the cookies baking the minute you step out of your car. Get a bite to eat at B. Tillman’s Restaurant & Bar located right next door.

Walking around downtown? Then don’t forget to stop by the City Market location to taste some samples, or BT Byrd’s @ Drayton Tower for a quick snake, hand-crafted soda, coffee, and of course, cookies!

Discover Your Favorite Cookie & Savannah

Find your own favorite treats at Byrd Cookie Company, and create new memories in Savannah. Book your next trip, grab a tin of cookies (or two), and enjoy a taste of 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.”

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

Savannah GA Wedding Event of the Year!

January 30th, 2011 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Georgia Wedding DestinationBehind the Veil! presented by Savannah Weddings Magazine and Telfair Museums.  11 AM – 5 PM

11 AM – Gourmet Champagne Brunch at Cafe Zeum in the Jepson Center with a presentation by Emily Newman of the acclained bridal blog, Once Wed.

1 PM to 5 PM.  SHow with more than 50 exhibitors, including BleuBelle Bridal, Glow Medspa and B Street Salon.

Brunch and show is $35 in advance and $45 at the door.

Show only:  $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Gullah Geechee Ring Shouters Perform on July 21, 2010

June 25th, 2010 by Teresa Jacobson

What?  What is a ring shouter?  Well, I certainly didn’t know before I read the newspaper article in the Savannah Morning News but as I write this blog I am listening to a recording of “Run Old Jeremiah” sung by Joe Washington Brown and Austin Coleman in Jennings, Louisiana, in 1934.   The words of the ”shout” are written just below the recording which helps make sense of the roles each Shouter plays.  The leader is the ”Songster” who begins the song, and next to him is the “basser” whose job it is to call back the lines of the song. Next to the leader is the “stick man” who beats a rhythm with a wooden stick or broom and the basser adds rhythm with hand clapping or foot tapping. The women shouters move in a counterclockwise direction shuffling their feet while singing. Pantomime may also be a part of the ring shout to help convey the story of the song, like rocking a baby.

The congregation of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in the tiny community in Bolden is known as the keepers of ring shout, a spiritual dance-like practice rooted in the African slave tradition. The practice was first described during the Civil War by outside observers in coastal communities of Georgia and South Carolina and was largely thought to have died out until its rediscovery in the early 1980′s. These shout songs have been passed down from their slave ancestors generation to generation largely intact. The church has a performing group, the McIntosh County Shouters that performs anywhere they are asked to, and recently received a $3000 grant from the Plum Creek Foundation to continue performing the ring shout in area schools.

Join the McIntosh County Shouters at 6 p.m. on July 21 at the Second African Baptist Church, 123 Houston Street. The group hopes to raise money for a trip to perform in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center on December 1 and at the Lincoln Center on December 2. I hope to see you there!

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