Monday, March 20, 2017

The "Springtime in the South" Issue of the NEW Shrimp Collards & Grits Magazine features Zeigler House Inn

Historic Savannah Spring Fling in the news | Shrimp Collards and Grits Magazine
Issue One: "Shrimp,
Collards & Grits Magazine",
March 2017
SAVANNAH, Georgia -- "The circa-1856 Zeigler House Inn eases you back in time under a canopy of moss-draped live oaks...."

You'll find these words in the inaugural issue of "Shrimp, Collards & Grits Magazine", introducing readers to our elegant, historic inn on Jones Street.

"No longer leaving gaps of years between the phenomenally successful Shrimp, Collards and Grits cookbook series, this new lifestyle magazine fills the intermissions. From my first read, I believe it will keep foodies and southern devotees in tune with fresh, endearing stories of the Low Country's coastal traditions, old and new. We are so honored and excited to be included in the magazine's first issue," says Jackie Heinz, Zeigler House Inn's owner and innkeeper. 

"Shrimp Collards and Grits Magazine", Issue One, launched March 1, 2017.

The "Spring Fling in Savannah" feature written by Wendy Swat Snyder (pages 28-29) transports the reader to a veritable ramble through the National Landmark Historic District, meandering to genteel places, praise-worthy for dining, lodging, shopping, and sightseeing.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mellow Savannah: By-gone Era Zeigler House Inn Shares New Savannah Travel Tips for Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter

Colorful azaleas are famous in Savannah,
especially each spring, near Easter annually.
SAVANNAH, Georgia --  Johnny Mercer, likely Savannah's most famous native son, was referred to as a "Mellow Fellow" by one of his friends in the entertainment industry.

Johnny Mercer is the songwriter who wrote the mellow lyrics "The Summer Wind", "Days of Wine and Roses", and talking about "my huckleberry friend" in "Moon River". He wrote rousing lyrics, too, like "Hooray for Hollywood" (among thousand more songs!). Johnny Mercer was co-founder of Capitol Records. His benevolent legacy continues through the Johnny Mercer Foundation, and locally through Friends of Johnny Mercer.

You can visit the grave of this "mellow fellow" in Bonaventure Cemetery, and his bronze statue in Ellis Square.

MELLOW SAVANNAH, GEORGIA USA

Yes, there is so much about Savannah that is mellow, too!  Delicate, savory, soft, soothing, sweet, aged are synonyms to begin this thought.

Delicate and Soft: Azalea flowers, burst into bloom every spring. In 2017 the colorful blooms are early, creating the annual wonderland in Savannah gardens, in roadway landscapes, and in the historic squares.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Zeigler House Inn Is Among the Hot Spots for Prohibition Era, Roaring 20s Time Travel in Savannah, Georgia USA

Savannah picnic in Laurel Grove Cemetery shows time travel and Roaring 20s Flapper fashion
Dolled-up in Flapper fashion,
Savannah tourism stars Jackie
Heinz (right) and dear friend Diane Crews
picnic in Laurel Grove Cemetery.
SAVANNAH, Georgia -- The Zeigler House Inn is a storied mansion on West Jones Street. The popular mansion bed and breakfast is at the heart of the "dry crusaders",  American Temperance Society neighborhoods, and Roaring Twenties' Prohibition-era escapades.

Liquor was not a new subject of contention for Georgia in the early 1900s. From the inception of Britain's last colony in North America (1733), liquor (rum, whisky, brandy) was banned in Georgia. Madeira wine and beer, however, were beverages carried on board the Atlantic Ocean crossing on the first settlers' ship, The Ann.

ZEIGLER HOUSE INN: PROHIBITION ERA SAVANNAH

Innkeeper Jackie Heinz shares one character-rich story of a proper, bow-tied gentlemen whom she noticed walking slowly and often passed Zeigler House Inn.

A soft spoken gentleman -- perhaps wearing the quintessential seersucker suit -- called from the sidewalk for Jackie's attention one day, offering to share his tale of the stately mansion's "Cat House" era. Interestingly, a ceramic cat had been placed in a front window of the then-brothel / bordello. The position of the cat denoted whether it was safe to enter or if police were in the house ... as patrons, collecting fees, or raiding. The ceramic cat was used much like the "red light" in Europe's bordello-haus, which turned the red light on during working hours.
A ceramic cat from the Prohibition era can be seen at Ships of the Sea Museum. Two world travelers photographed the cat in their For 91-days in Savannah blog.  

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Extraordinary Women in Savannah, Georgia, and America

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- Women are getting national news headlines lately. We're happy to see it!

Amazingly, when spotlights are turned on women around the USA and the world, we can sometimes trace a connection to Savannah women, stories, plus associated places that travelers may visit today.

Caterer-turned-innkeeper and Savannah tourism
star Jackie Heinz of Zeigler House Inn
START AT ZEIGLER HOUSE INN 

We are confident that you will enjoy your stay laced with southern hospitality and gracious cuisine at Zeigler House Inn, hosted by Kentucky born, caterer-turned-innkeeper Jackie Heinz!

When you visit Savannah, we hope that you will ponder the roles of women in making daily life in Savannah, and in the whole of America, a better place.

Don't be surprised when you see innkeeper Jackie Heinz's choice of flags waving in the Savannah breeze at this popular Jones Street inn. America's red, white and blue USA flag waves with patriotism. Pink flags hail attention and awareness to keep up the research to fight cancer and "Save the Tatas."

In March each year, green and orange flags celebrate the tireless effort of Ireland's immigrants who began arriving in the 1830s to Savannah. Joining slave labor, the Irishmen would join slaves to build the railroads, canals, streets, and grow the congregation of Catholic worship in the Georgia colony. Irish women rallied in spite of poor conditions of lodging on the east and west outskirts of the historic district.