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Month: June 2012

Spring Fever: Mary Kay Andrews’ Book Party

Mary Kay Andrews Book Signing Party in Tybee IslandJoin us for Southern Chick Lit and Cheerwine!

Thursday, July 5th from 5PM – 7 PM

Seaside Sisters/Tybee Island…where the heck else???

Celebrate the release of NYT’s #5 Bestseller, “SPRING FEVER”, Mary Kay Andrews’s sweetest beach read yet!

Meet Mary Kay, get your book signed and enjoy FREE bottles of Cheerwine, Cheerwine Cake, FREE fun Mary Kay and Cheerwine giveaways! Every copy of “Spring Fever” sold holds a ticket for a drawing to go to a PRIVATE party on Tybee Island with Mary Kay Andrews (OMG, what will we WEAR?)

So come on in, grab a bottle of Cheerwine and sit a spell with Mary Kay Andrews. It may be summertime, but it’ll feel like SPRING FEVER in the shop.

Voluntourism Alert: Tybee Floatilla Needs Volunteers

TYBEE FLOATILLA “WILL FLOAT FOR HISTORY” IS LOOKING FOR A FEW VOLUNTEERS THIS SUNDAY, JULY 1ST! 
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HAND OUT T-SHIRTS AS PEOPLE ARRIVE AT THE CRAB SHACK, BEGINNING AT APPROXIMATELY 2:30PM.

VOLUNTEERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE
COME JOIN THE FUN!  PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE RESTORATION OF THE TYBEE POST THEATER AND HELP PAINT THE TYBEE LIGHTHOUSE!

IF INTERESTED, PLEASE EMAIL BY FRIDAY, JUNE 29TH
For more information visit: TybeeFloatilla.com or  Facebook.com/TybeeFloatilla or call 912.660.9001.

 

Tybee Tides: Family, Friends and Tradition

family friendly Tybee Island vacation rentalsA Mermaid Cottages vacation is like family, friends and tradition.  You’ve got to make the time to let those you love know that you see them, hear them and cherish time spent together.  Tybee Tides Cottage is a great place to make this happen and Joni, a recent guest, shared memories of her family’s latest visit:

“Staying at Tybee Tides has become one of our favorite family traditions! We steal away every year to this heavenly spot on Tybee Island to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Then comes a week full of sunsets, bike rides, slip n’ sliding, low… tide exploring, water balloons, backyard cookouts, Monopoly marathons on the screened porch, and loads of little girl giggles. We are always pampered by the outstanding crew at Mermaid Cottages, and of all the places around the world we have been, Mermaid Cottages is far and away the most professional and welcoming. They say they are on call 24/7, and they mean it! When we arrive, the cottage is always perfect, and whatever we might need throughout the week is a quick phone call away. Thanks to all at Mermaid Cottages for helping us to create some wonderful family memories. We can hardly wait until next year!” – Joni …

Mermaids In The Media: Spring Fever Epidemic!

Mary Kay Andrews, a Tybee Island CelebrityOur Mermaids In The Media this week features our literary gal pal, Mary Kay Andrews!  MKA’s latest, Spring Fever, is #5 with a bullet!  No, MKA didn’t do in one of her male leads, but her latest book is #5 on the New York Times Best Sellers List and it’s so hot it’s set off a Spring Fever epidemic!

MKA has been crisscrossing the country on her book tour, but I just had to reach out to her when I spied this mention in the June issue of Deep South Magazine.  The article detailed different beaches that had inspired famous writers.  The article talked about Tennessee Williams and Key West, Pat Conroy and Daufuskie Island, Edgar Allen Poe and Sullivan Island and others.  Then, lo and behold, out popped this, “Newer on the Southern literary scene but making just as big a splash with her classic beach reads is Mary Kay Andrews. The best-selling author lives part of the time on Tybee Island and has featured the island and the Georgia coast in several of her books, like “Savannah Breeze.” Andrews’ Tybee beach cottage, The Breeze Inn, is available for rent.”

Then, I logged onto Facebook and up popped photos of MKA at various book signings.  Check her out!  She was wearing this very chic, little …

Tybee Island / Rand McNally

Welcome Committee

This morning on Tybee Island a die-hard group of supportive Tybee Island citizens gathered on a pirate float to greet the Travel Channel‘s Best Of The Road personalities Nikki & Dusty. they are here on Tybee to promote Tybee and 4 other locations around the country for Rand McNally’s most beautiful small-town in America award. Here are the bathing beauties in their bikini tee shirts. That’s me on the float in the middle.

The rain generated from tropical storm Debbie didn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm.  Whether we win or not it’s an honor to be nominated for this award.  I’m sure that many people whom had never heard about Tybee will now know about us.

Several of us combed the perimeter of Highway 80 for trash in preparation for their arrival. Many thanks to all of you who joined us for the clean-up.  The more of you who can pitch in to keep Tybee the most beautiful town in America the better.  They will be here for the next two days to complete their review.

Thank You!  Riptide

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