Thursday morning I received a very excited phone call from one of the memebers of our housekeeping team to tell me Mermaid Cottages was on The Today Show! Turns out the story was about the top 5 best places to retire and Tybee Island was one of the top 5! Even better- the video they used during the segment showed pictures of our various cottages: Maddie’s on Jones, The Shrimp and The Key Lime Parrot. The background- about a year ago we recevied a call from Good Morning America who wanted to do a story on Affordable Family Vacations. Barbara Corcoran- a nationally known real estate expert-had heard about Tybee and wanted to include our Island in the story. We sent her some video on Tybee and our cottages and Barbara used the video in the story and on her website www.barbaracorcoran.com. Some of the same video was used in this story . To see the actual video- please go to “Fun Stuff” on our website and then to Media. You can watch Ann Curry learn all about Tybee!
BIG NEWS! Our dear friend ( and very famous author) Mary Kay Andrews just found out her brand new book- Deep Dish- has made the NY Times Best Seller List! She’ll be on the new list which comes out next week. This book is in Mary Kay’s classic fun style and tells yet another story of a Southern Woman TV Chef and her adventures. She spent time with Paula Deen to research the main character so you know this book will be great! Mary Kay wrote much of her book on Tybee Island and stayed with us at various cottages ( The Shrimp, Key Lime Parrot and Flip Flop Cottage to name a few) and even thanked Mermaid Cottages in the book for providing her with a cozy nest while she was writing. If you haven’t read any of her books- be sure to pick up and read Savannah Blues, Savannah Breeze and Blue Christmas- a trilogoy of books about characters who live , work and love in Savannah and Tybee. And even more fun- be sure to join us next January for our third annual Savannah Breeze Weekend which is the ultimate girls weekend here on Tybee. For more details on both Mary Kay and the weekend go to www.marykayandrews.com and www.savannahbreezeweekend.com
Greetings from Tybee Island and the brand new Mermaid Cottage Blog! I’m very excited to start sharing some of the amazing events going on in our little Coastal Community, so please come back and visit soon!