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Fall Events

kathleen Dupuis - Monday, October 14, 2013
Savannah in the fall is one of the most beautiful locations.  The weather is beautiful, crisp, and the sights are extra enjoyable since the humidity is low. The area is full of festivals, races, and other great attractions for this southern mecca. 
Next weekend October 18, 19, and 20th is the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill, Georgia. This yearly festival is known to the area as a seafood lovers' paradise. Laden with restaurant booths showing off their finest dishes of seafood, bbq, and other southern specialties like kettle corn and peach cobbler, this festival is a hit with families, retirees, teenagers, and young adults. The festival tops off each evening with live music entertainment on the big stage. This year they are boasting the appearances of Collective Soul and Drivin' and Cryin'.   For more information, go tohttp://www.goseafoodfestival.com/.
Dust off your running shoes as Savannah is hosting two upcoming races: the Rock n Roll Marathon in November and the Bridge Run in December. It's not too late to train for those amazing events! The Rock n Roll Marathon is a hit each year as great entertainment is provided every mile or so for the runners to help spur them on to the finish line. For more information, visit http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/savannah.  The Bridge Run is the big hill run of the Savannah area.  With most of the land being flat, the Bridge Run is the chance for runners to experience "the climb"! For more information, visit http://savannahriverbridgerun.com/
If running isn't your thing, take advantage of the great historic tours and trolley tours of Savannah without the sweat, heat, and humidity of the summer months!
Enjoy your time here even more, by taking advantage of our inn decorated to the fullest for each season!

Clean is Comfort

kathleen Dupuis - Saturday, July 06, 2013
clean bed and breakfast

One of the things that many people notice about The Olde Savannah Inn is how clean it is.  Cleanliness can be easily overlooked in a b&b or hotel setting, but it will never be in this inn.  The reason comes down to our innkeeper Kathleen.  Kathleen spent years in the cleaning industry.  She learned how to reach the highest standards a customer could have and she had brought that same level of excellence to the inn.  Kathleen says, "Clean is relaxing and I want my guests to feel relaxed when they're here." 

Kathleen's devotion to cleaning has been put to the test.  While running her cleaning company one of her clients was the state of Massachusetts and so she would go into the homes of people with different types of severe neurosis and disorders.  It was very difficult to clean these houses. Most had given up on these people, but Kathleen knew she was improving their lives by helping them and giving them a fresh clean house. 

Kathleen experienced the opposite end of spectrum too working with a client that was adamant about the way her pillows were to be fluffed. It didn't matter though because Kathleen's dedication to pleasing her clients then and her guests now knows no bounds.  Her guests now get all the perks of Kathleen's 13 years of cleaning experience.  They know that when they walk into the inn; it will be clean and safe.  Safe because guests will find rooms free of bacteria, allergens, and bed bugs.  Rooms instead house antique furniture, the softest bedding, and charm. 



Kathleen's Cleaning Tips:
  1. Develop a system. Week 1 may be baseboards.  Week 2, lower casements.  Create a system that works for you and stick with it. 
  2. Follow a path.  Start in one spot in the room and work around.  Moving all over leads to missed spots.
  3. Don't procrastinate.  Getting out of the routine will allow things to build up and make it harder to start the system over again.  


In the Kitchen with Kathleen

kathleen Dupuis - Thursday, June 20, 2013
KathleenThere's not a much better to wake up in the morning than to the smell of breakfast and coffee.  Not many of us get to experience the joy of walking downstairs and fluffy omelets greeting us at the table, but it happens daily here at The Olde Savannah Inn.  The friendly innkeeper, Kathleen is not a professionally trained chef, but you'd never know it.  She grew up cooking, trying out recipes, and even enlisting the neighbors to try her dishes.  Kathleen's perfectionist nature had her experimenting until it was perfect.

As she cooked to the sounds of smooth jazz, I saw fresh fruit and vegetables being sliced.  Nothing canned here.  Only fresh ingredients here.  Nearby lies a French press gently creating coffee that's smooth and rich.  I sat down at the table glancing at the beautiful view of the garden to my left.  With knife and fork, I cut into the omelet and began to eat.  The soft egg melts alongside the warm and creamy goat cheese. Tomatoes add bright notes, balancing the omelet.  Truly an enjoyable experience.   

Savannah Fashion Week

kathleen Dupuis - Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Savannah Fashion Week

Kevin Cartee, Image Consultant/Wardrobe Stylist

When you think of Savannah one conjures up many thoughts; Antebellum homes, moss, and even Paula Deen. However, something you may not have thought about is Savannah's rich and growing fashion and style community.

In the heart of Savannah, Savannah College of Art and Design as well as Savannah Arts Academy certainly keep the Savannah Fashion Community teaming with new talent.

Savannah is certainly proud of her Art Schools. “Georgia’s First City” also brags about the many artists and fashion professionals such as Makeup Artists, Hair Stylist, Image Consultants & Wardrobe Stylists, and Boutique Owners.  

Savannah Fashion Week runs from 4/22/13 – 4/26/13 and showcases events, such as trunk shows and runway shows, that run throughout the week.

What is a “Trunk Show”? Well, I’m glad you asked.

A trunk show is an event where designers or clothing vendors set up a “pop up shop” in a store or other venue. These vendors sell clothes directly to customers.

If you are a “friend of fashion” and plan to visit Savannah, GA during Fashion Week, I would love to offer you the schedule of events – my treat.

SFW Schedule:

Monday April 22, 2013

Bleubelle Boutique: From 10-6 enjoy the third annual Diane Von Furstenberg trunk show along with a DJ and Gigi’s Cupcakes.

Palm Avenue: Shop an exclusive Lilly Pulitzer 20


13 collection trunk show.

JPaige: By stopping into JPaige you can inter to win a beautiful “Glam Dress” as well as a store gift certificate.

Sara Jane Children’s Boutique: Pop in to shop trunk shows form Beaufort Bonnet Company, TBBC, and Back Yard Baby


Tuesday April 23, 2013

Custard Boutique: Custard Boutique will be hosting designers like Mamie Ruth and Oleander as well as offering refreshments and craft making.

Fabrika Fine Fabrics: Locally owned and operated fabric store will be holding a day long trunk show in honor of their patrons and designers. Be prepared to shop “ready to wear” items made by local Savannah Designers.

Red Clover Boutique: Known for supporting local designers and even my winter scarf lines, Red Clover Boutique will be hosting Sabrina Spanta which is currently in the “Emerging Designer Contest” at Charleston Fashion Week. Santa’s designs as well as many others will be available all day.

Trunk13 Boutique: Trunk 13 Boutique, know for it’s fashion forward collections, will be offering a trunk show of fabulous handbags by Pour La Victoire.


Wednesday April 24, 2013

Satchel.: Starting at 12pm and ending at 6pm, Satchel. (a local bag design company) will be holding a workshop where you can pick your own leather and create your own handbag, coozie, key chain, or wallet. I and my clients show their frequently. This is a stop during Savannah Fashion Week I would not miss.

Terra Cotta: Pop into Terra Cotta near City Market as they host a jewelry trunk show by Christi Reiterman and a second one by Liz Moore of ShopBlithe.

Zia Boutique: Zia Boutique is always sure to excite the fashion enthusiast and Savannah Fashion Week is no exception. Zia Boutique boasts an exotic trunk show by Kelly Parker Designs that will take place Wednesday, 12pm-6pm.


Thursday April 25, 2013

Get your tickets to the SFW Runway Show. This fabulous event will showcase looks from local boutiques and designers as well as display the work of local Hair and Makeup Artists; always a crowd pleaser.

Get tickets at www.savannahfashionweek.org.

Friday April 26, 2013

The SID Fashion Show is sure to end Savannah Fashion Week with a bang.



Savannah Style Expert Style Tip:

Women: Ladies look out for dresses with a built in bib necklace. I find that everywhere I go these and dresses/tops with a peplum skirt are very popular. 





 


Men: Gents keep your eyes peeled for bow ties and mixing and matching patterns. It’s a little thing I like to call “Enjoy the Clash.” This year, it’s okay that your outfit does not coordinate perfectly. It is all about finding complementing colors and in the same family and then kicking your outfit up a notch with different patterns and textures.

 


 






March Hot Spot Savannah, GA (from bnbfinder.com)

kathleen Dupuis - Wednesday, March 06, 2013

If there’s one word that captures the aura of Savannah, GA, it’s enchanting. From the garden squares filled with towering oaks draped in Spanish moss to the grand, historic homes lining cobblestone streets, the “Hostess City of the South” will captivate you with its laid-back southern charm.

The Olde Savannah Inn Bed & Breakfast
The Olde Savannah Inn Bed & Breakfast

What to Do: Let the rhythmic “clip-clop” from a horse-drawn carriage ride take you back to Savannah’s historic roots as you enjoy a leisurely tour through the largest National Historic District in the U.S. It’s also where the 22 garden squares, called the city’s “heart and soul” by some, can be found. Designed to be an essential part of the downtown area, these squares provide a relaxing tree-covered area to stroll or relax while reading the paper by cooling fountains, lush gardens, and historical monuments.

Follow the cobblestone streets and southern hospitality to the waterfront of the Savannah River. River Street is a destination for quaint storefronts and fine-dining establishments built inside centuries-old buildings that once housed goods in one of the busiest ports in America. You can even set sail down the Savannah River and catch a glimpse of the city skyline from aboard an open-air canopy deck on a riverboat.

If you make your way to Savannah this month, don’t be surprised if you find the Forsyth Park fountain flowing green! "The Greening of the Fountain," taking place on March 8th, is part of the city’s massive and long-standing St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Last year, Savannah hosted the second largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world and began the celebrations as early as two weeks before. If you’re in town Saturday, March 16th, go green for the 189th Annual Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade.......

 

Where to stay:

 

The Olde Savannah Inn Bed & Breakfast welcomes guests with gorgeous French Renaissance furnishings in each of the five rooms. Situated only a block from Forsyth Park, the inn puts you steps away from Savannah’s award-winning restaurants and shops and is a perfect location to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Want to see what else awaits you on your southern getaway? Visit our “There’s Something About Savannah” Pinterest board for must-see sights and other B&Bs located in the Georgia Coast Region.

March into Spring Sales for March, April, May and June

kathleen Dupuis - Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Our march into Spring Sales for March, April, May and June

Have you ever dreamed of coming to the MOST ENCHANTING city of the South. This is a golden opportunity as March and April are the most desirable months to see beautiful Savannah. Why not have the most incredible evening of a lifetime. We will make that happen with our Romantic Getaway Offering.


Book Now, and receive a Complimentary $100 Gift Certificate to Elizabeth's on 37th St...the Best of Savannah and ranked 25th in the country. Let's not stop there, as you arrive back from the most Amazing experience that you have probably had in years or a lifetime, we will have two chilled mini bottles of champagne. How perfect !

This sale will expire in June 30th of 2013. Don't hesitate to fulfill the dream that you have always wanted to live, take advantage of this great Spring Getaway for those couples who are looking for the Best of Savannah. Come to the Award Winning Savannah Bed and Breakfast and start making your dreams come true.

This sale Only applies to The Versailles Court, Renaissance Room and the Bon Viant Garden room...Cannot be combined with any Gift Certificates or prior reservations. A 2 night minimum is required...

We look forward to your stay.

Your Savannah Hostess,

Kathleen

Planning a destination wedding?

kathleen Dupuis - Monday, March 04, 2013

 We think Savannah is the perfect place to come for your destination wedding.  We are not the only ones that have that opinion.  In fact, Southern Living magazine lists the City of Savannah as one of "7 Sinfully Romantic Southern Escapes".   The mild weather, romantic squares, and over 200 festivals make it the perfect place for a memorable wedding.  There is something for everyone.  Savannah hosts events from sports to music and art. Don't forget the romantic carriage rides through the cobblestone streets, the tour of historic homes,  or the lush greenery of the city squares.  The historic squares are lined with majestic oaks draped with Spanish Moss. The camellias, azaleas, jasmine and honeysuckle set the stage for the perfect place to say your vows

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To ensure your honeymoon is perfect, plan to stay The Olde Savannah Inn.   Luxurious accommodations, gourmet breakfasts, and romantic hidden courtyards make it one of the most romantic bed and breakfasts in Savannah . The Inn is located in the historic district,  and is situated perfectly for guests to enjoy all that Savannah has to offer.   The Olde Savannah Inn offers a Honeymoon Package which includes:

 

Two nights in the Versailles Court

Strawberries, chocolate and chilled champagne

A romantic carriage ride for two

$100.00 Gift Certificate to Elizabeth's on 37th Restaurant

Two dozen of long stem American Beauty Roses

 

 

More ideas to help plan for the perfect Savannah wedding can be found at  SavannahIdo.com

 

Make reservations today for your wedding to remember!

 

BOOK NOW!

 



 

A Post from Scooting Around Savannah

kathleen Dupuis - Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Look Inside a Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn

Cozy breakfast room Olde Savannah Inn on Gaston Street Savannah GABy Cathy Rodgers
A friend of mine virtually introduced me to a local innkeeper who runs a Savannah Bed & Breakfast on beautiful Gaston Street, so I could not wait to get by to meet her in person. Gardens always motivate me and peeking behind a secret pathway to view cozy sitting areas and new plants got me there quick.

Kathleen Dupois is the proprietor of the Olde Savannah Inn, one of the finest bed and breakfast establishments I’ve ever stepped into. I was truly amazed to find not only beautiful antiques, but amazing chandeliers and French decor which compliments the mansion without overdoing it.

My favorite spot is the fresh and bright breakfast room which allows visitors to look out to the gardens. Can you believe I forgot my camera? I “borrowed” this photo of the breakfast room from the net, and can tell you the room does look like this! It’s amazing and Southern Living magazine really needs to come and see! Then I found out what Kathleen serves at her breakfast celebrations. Who else has a candlelight breakfast and serves Creme Brûlée in the morning??

Kathleen took me upstairs to the honeymoon suite and my jaw nearly dropped! Steps away from the four post bed, marble floors take you to a large jacuzzi tub, two pedestal sinks and his and hers claw foot tubs.

This is where we will be sending our out of town guests and inquiring visitors. Did I mention the 800 count sheets? True elegance and luxury.

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Valentine's Day at The Inn

kathleen Dupuis - Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Olde Savannah Inn, Savannah's award winning bed and breakfast, is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine's Day.  The luxurious accommodations, romantic hidden courtyards, and exquisite cuisine, all work together to create the perfect atmosphere for a romantic getaway.    

 

We believe there is no better way to tell you about our Inn than through the comments left by our wonderful guests. Their comments have included:

 

  "5 of 5 starsThe Olde Savannah Inn has something that makes it stand out. Character. It is displayed throughout the house, on every wall, on the well kept floors, and in the oh-so-comfortable bedrooms with elegant baths. You will be transported back to a nostalgic era with soft music, great laughs and delicious food and coffee"  Reviewed January 31, 2013

 

". Not only is the Inn Stunning and Spectacular but the Inn Keeper Kathleen took care of all our needs. We chose the Versailles Court for a (4) Four night Ultra Romantic Honeymoon Getaway. This room is so romantic. The huge Jacuzzi tub for two, claw foot tubs and the beautiful King sized bed made with the finest linens....The food was deliciously outrageous and the table was set as if you were a King and Queen. While you were dining there was romantic music in the air. Her personality is warm and inviting. Her Inn is all about pampering you personally. We fell in love with Savannah.... We will be visiting Savannah again and only staying at the Old Savannah Inn. Thank you Kathleen....... till we meet again." Reviewed January 14, 2013

 

"First class in everything:
The decor, drop dead gorgeous antiques, gilt mirrors, crystal chandeliers and more.
The breakfasts and additional treats throughout the day, generous gourmet delights! e.g. Eggs Benedict, stuffed French crepes, Belgian waffles, quiche lorain, cheesy grits, scones, cookies, banana bread, fresh fruit cups, garnishes of berries and giant dollops of whipped cream.
All provided for us with special care to our vegetarian diet. (Platters of crispy bacon and other breakfast meats appeared at others' tables. )
The furnishings from hand-ironed linens to sumptuous robes, gloriously indulgent luxury.
You have got to go here and experience this for yourself.
Call Kathleen. She's a one-woman dynamo who truly can do it all."  Stayed in December - Reviewed January 9,2013.

 

Visit us at http://theoldesavannahinn.com for more information and to make your reservation for romance!

 

We have made a short video to wish all of our guests (future and past) a Happy Valentines Day from The Olde Savannah Inn.  It can be viewed here.  http://youtu.be/jItHz2IqxSE

Georgia History Festival for 2013

kathleen Dupuis - Monday, February 04, 2013

Join us to celebrate the founding of the Colony of Georgia, which took place on February 12, 1733.  The Georgia History Festival is a must for all History Lovers!  Savannah's celebrations to commemorate the event include:

 

Step back in time at the Colonial Faire and Muster on the weekend of February 9-10th.  This event is FREE  to the public.  It will be held on the historic Wormsloe Plantation.  Actors and vendors recreate colonial Savannah, with demonstrations of the old blacksmith shop, firing muskets, and cooking over a fire.

 

The festival will include the Official Georgia Day Parade on February 12th, 2013 at 10:30 am.  The parade begins at Forsyth Park, just steps from The Olde Savannah Inn.  The parade route includes a march down the historic Bull Street and will ultimately wind up at City Hall. 

 

The festivities continue with Super Museum Sunday from noon until 4 pm on Sunday February 13, 2013.  Over 40 organizations, including the city's history, art and cultural museums, have agreed to take part in the History Festival.  Admission to the participating locations for this event is FREE.

 

What better place to stay for the Georgia History Festival that at one of Savannah's  Historical Inns? The Olde Savannah Inn, located in the South Historic District, is the perfect place to call home while you enjoy the festivities..  The Inn was built in 1877, and was restored in 2005.  This Award Winning Bed and Breakfast offers beautiful, historic architecture combined with all the comforts of our modern day world. Staying at the Inn allows you to start the day with our famous gourmet breakfast, then proceed to enjoy the festivities knowing that you will be welcomed back to the lap of luxury at the end of the day.

 

 


Photo courtesy of The GA Historical Society