Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Breeze Inn

Ebbtide-ings Of Great Joy

Mary Kay Andrews and Mr. MKA have been busy making beautiful upgrades to their cottage collection.  We’re so thrilled with all the new goodies we call them Ebbtide-ings of great joy!


This historic beach house features original board and batten wood paneling, wood ceilings, hardwood floors and all the seaside ambiance you can imagine! Lovingly preserved and restored, this kind of historic, original construction adds a special, memory-making touch that is one-of-a-kind and cannot be reproduced.  It is a place you will remember fondly long after you have checked out and returned to “the real world” and one that you will dream about returning to again and again! …

Mary Kay Andrews Presents Christmas Bliss

Hang on to your tinsel.  Mary Kay Andrews presents Christmas Bliss and she’s coming to town!  She’s making a list of friends and fans to help start the holiday season and we don’t see your name.  Wish you could be a part of the celebration?  Well, we just happen to know how to make that happen and it doesn’t even matter if you’ve been naughty or nice!

Mary Kay Andrews

“From the New York Times bestselling author of Summer Rental comes a novella that celebrates love, the holidays, and antiques. …

Mary Kay Andrews’ Big Ass Book Tour

Come on, girls!  Mary Kay Andrews’ Big Ass Book Tour for Ladies Night rolls into Seaside Sisters on Tybee Island July 5th!

Mary Kay Andrews

Next Friday, from 1-4PM, join the girlie drink gang for a celebration and book signing of our favorite ink-slinger’s newest HOT read…Ladie’s Night!  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll want to add more rum and an extra umbrella to your cocktail! This is THE beach read of the summer.  Come on in and get you a copy, as well as all of MKA’s other titles!! …

A Soldier’s Story

It’s a Hero’s Homecoming Welcome for our wonderful guests, Elizabeth and Jason, staying at Mary Kay Andrews\’ beautiful Breeze Inn Cottage this week.  Mermaid Cottages is hosting Beach Retreats For Heroes in honor and celebration of our active service men and women and Veterans Day.

Mermaid Denise helped arrange this special getaway and she shares Elizabeth’s email of thanks here.

Hey Denise!
I spoke with you earlier about your Beach Retreats for Heroes program this weekend.  First, I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart that y’all are going so far out of your way to make Veteran’s Day special for not only my veteran but myself as well.  My husband, Jason actually used to be stationed at Ft. Stewart before we were married, and he always speaks very fondly of his time in Savannah and days off spent at Tybee.  We have never been able to visit Tybee Island together, so this is such a nice surprise.  He is very excited to show me around his old stompin’ grounds.  I must also say that I selfishly am so excited to have the opportunity to stay in Mary Kay Andrews’ cottage!  I discovered her books while a student at the College of Charleston and immediately fell in love with her southern tales.  She is my most favorite author!  Y’all are truly making dreams come true!
Here is a little bit about my husband, Jason Widner.  He is originally from Seattle, Washington, and he became a soldier in the Army in February 2004 where he was first stationed at Ft. Stewart.  He soon after deployed to Tikrit, Iraq for 12 months.  He then deployed in 2007 for the second time for 15 months to the Al Anbar Province.  His third deployment was to Northern Afghanistan from June to November of 2010.  We currently reside in Columbia, SC where Jason is in school completing his bachelor’s degree, and I am becoming certified to teach Special Education.  For the Widners, the Army is truly a family affair because Jason’s older brother, Dan, is also a veteran having served two tours overseas.
I’ve also attached a picture of Jason taking a quick break during a patrol in August of 2007 during his second deployment.
Again, thank you so very much for reaching out to members of the armed forces in such a generous way!  It is so truly appreciated!
Have a wonderful afternoon,
Elizabeth North-Widner
It’s a story that touches every American man and woman and every person on this earth that is safe and at home with loved ones.  You see, it’s not just a soldier’s story.  It’s the story of spouses and parents and siblings and children and co-workers and friends who must carry on while their loved one is away in service to us all.
What can you do?   Be a good listener.  Be a good neighbor.  Be a good friend.  Be grateful.  Be thankful.
Say Thank You.
Celebrate homecomings.
 Make A Difference.

Sip ‘n’ Sign at Seaside Sisters

Clear the calendar and get ready for fun! Make plans to be at Seaside Sisters this Thursday, July 21st, for their Sip ‘n’ Sign event!

photo thanks to Mary Kay Andrews and Seaside Sisters

Mary Kay Andrews will be at Seaside Sisters signing her fabulous and fun new novel Summer Rental, an New York Times Best Seller! She is fresh off of her national tour, so that means she’s had some wonderful junking excursions…and she’s sharing them with everyone. Come get your copy of Summer Rental signed, sip on a cool beverage, and browse the loads of vintage lovelies from Mary Kay’s junking adventures. It’s all fabulous, and it’s all for sale!

Summer Rental, a New York Times Best Seller!

The sippin’ and signin’ fun starts at 4 p.m., so don’t you dare miss it! Check out all the info over at seaside Sisters, or follow the Sip ‘n’ sign Event Page on Facebook. See you there!