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The ABC’s of St. Simons Island, Part 2

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Christ Church on St. Simons Island

Christ Church on St. Simons Island

 

We love St. Simons Island and wanted to count down all of the reasons we love it, from A to Z! To read Part 1 (A-F) click here. Stay tuned for the rest of the alphabet in upcoming blog posts!

G. Golf- The island is a golfer’s paradise with 162 holes of golf, many of which are on the ocean or have beautiful marsh views! The King and Prince Golf Course is on the marsh and is located at the north end of St. Simons Island.

H. History- You will find history everywhere you look on the island. From the tabby slave cabins, to Fort Frederica to Christ Church and the historic tours with Lighthouse Trolleys, you are surrounded by history on our small island.

I. Island Time- Drive over the causeway and you are on “Island Time.” Slow down, smell the salt air, see the massive live oaks dripping with Spanish moss and you’ll know you have arrived. Time slows down when you get to the island. You’ll find smiling faces, lots of shops, restaurants, fishing, beautiful beaches and good times!

J. Barbara Jean’s Restaurant- An island staple for years, Barbara Jean’s sits right in the middle of the action in the pier village area. Get there early because tables go fast. You’ll love their selection of coastal cuisine and Southern favorites like shrimp & grits, crab cakes, she crab soup, catfish, ham and even a veggie plate.

K. Kennedy Outfitters- Your one-stop-shop for all of your fishing, hunting and beach needs, this outdoorsman’s paradise is the perfect place to stock up on gear before you head out fishing.

L. The St. Simons Lighthouse- This is one of only 3 lighthouses on the Georgia coast. It is an operational navigation aid for boats entering St. Simons Sound. The light can be seen up to 23 miles away at sea. Visitors are welcome to climb up it’s 129 steps to see the spectacular view from the top! For more information, visit their website.

 

The ABC’s of St. Simons Island

Friday, February 6th, 2015

St. Simons Island Georgia

St. Simons Island is rich in history and charm. It’s no wonder island residents and visitors fall in love with the area so quickly! Learn more about our little slice of paradise and the reasons you should visit (if you haven’t already).

A. The Atlantic Ocean- Just steps from our resort you can dip your toes into the water of the Atlantic Ocean. Along with being able to hear the ocean from your room, there are miles of unspoiled beaches to explore and great fishing, sailing and paddleboarding.

B. Pristine Beaches- The island is home to miles of pristine beaches which visitors are able to enjoy year round due to the mild climate.

C. Southern Charm- From the Spanish moss draped oaks, to the quaint shops in the village and the friendliness of everyone you meet, it is clear from the moment you step foot on the island that Southern charm is alive and well!

D. We love dogs!- Did you know that St. Simons Island is only one of a handful of places in Georgia and Florida where you can enjoy the beach with your dog? From Labor Day until Memorial Day, leashed dogs are permitted on the beach at any time. From Memorial Day until Labor Day, leashed dogs are permitted on the beach between First Street and Mallery Street after 6pm.

E. Easy Access To The Island- Located just a short drive from I-95 and right between Savannah, GA and Jacksonville, FL, the island is easily accessible by car. For those traveling from further away, the Brunswick Airport is an ideal (and convenient) spot to fly into.

F. Fort Frederica- This centuries old fort is located at the northern end of the island was established in 1736 and still stands today as a testament to the dreams, struggle, victory and defeat of the early colonists. If you visit the fort, there are ranger-led tours and re-enactments that take place throughout the year. While learning about the history of the fort, you will take in breathtaking views of the marsh and see many coastal birds. The fort is open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm except for certain holidays.

 

Stay tuned to learn the rest of the “ABC’s of St. Simons Island.” To learn more about the resort in the meantime, visit our website.

 

February 2015 Events In The Golden Isles

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, February 6th- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

3rd Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball: Saturday, February 7th 7-10pm at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort. This annual lively gala is a fundraiser for the Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple. For more information, visit their website.

2015 Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run: Saturday, February 14th from 7am-12pm. Regarded as “The toughest 5k in Georgia”, participants cross over the bridge twice while taking in the beautiful views of Brunswick, St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. For more information, visit their website.

Live Music at ECHO: Grab your friends and head over to ECHO at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort for an evening of dinner, drinks and dancing! Here is the lineup for February:

Friday, February 6th, 7-10pm: Robby Schenk

Saturday, February 7th, 7-10pm: Cops & Robbers

Friday, February 13th, 7-10pm: The Stingrays

Friday, February 20th, 7-10pm: Michael Johnson

Saturday, February 21st, 7-10pm: Defunk

 

December 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, December 5th- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

The Cassina Garden Club’s 30th Annual Tour of Homes: Saturday, December 6th from 9am to 5pm- The tour will showcase five beautifully decorated Sea Island homes and will also include a bake sale. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the historic tabby cabins on Gascoigne Bluff. Advance tickets are $45. For more information visit the Cassina Garden Club website.

The Pier Village Holiday Market: Saturday, December 13th and Sunday, December 14th- Stroll through the village and enjoy the annual “Holiday Market” from 10am to 5pm. There will be vendors from across the Southeast selling artwork, jewelery, photography, organic teas and much more.The best part is Santa’s arrival at the pier by boat at 2:30pm on Saturday, December 13th!

The Small Town Throwdown Featuring Dierks Bentley: Saturday, December 13th 6pm to 11pm- The Wainwright Foundation’s inaugural benefit weekend kicks off with a concert featuring country music superstar Dierks Bentley with special guest Thomas Rhett! For more information, visit our website.

Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing: Tuesday,December 16th. Bar opens at 5pm, lecture begins at 6pm- The guest speaker will talk about environmental topics and preserving Georgia’s coast. Admission is $10 and space is limited. Please RSVP by visiting their website.

New Year’s Eve-Partying with Ease Cooking Demonstration at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Wednesday, December 17th from 5-8pm- New Year’s Eve is coming to the island early this year with one of the most informative and fun culinary ‘events’ that blends creative party ideas with easy-to-make recipes. In anticipation of one of the biggest party nights of the year when family and friends get together, our chef has planned an interactive demonstration that’s as easy as 3-2-1-Party! Visit our website to learn more and to register for the event.

Holiday Cookie Class: Thursday, December 18th from 5-8pm at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort- This cookie demonstration features 3 types of cookies, icing, and colorful decorations. Join us for a memorable evening of hands-on participation for adults and children. Sip a specialty holiday cocktail (hot chocolate, milk and other child-friendly beverages also served). Start a new tradition this year and come on over for a cookie bash! Visit our website to learn more and to register for the event.

Women’s Wellness Weekend on St. Simons Island

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Women's Getaway Weekend on St. Simons Island

Join us February 5th-8th, 2015 for a women’s retreat where you can discover your “inner voice” for a better understanding of your higher self. Our tranquil oceanfront setting is a perfect place to work from the inside out. The weekend will be guided by Master Pilates Instructor/Exercise Physiologist Marie Artman, M.Ed and Esthetician/Aromatherapist Donna Mastrianni, L.E.

The four day Women’s Wellness Weekend event will guide each guest to strengthen and align their body through proper movement. Senses will be heightened during aromatherapy classes. Learn the difference between synthetic and natural essential oils and how they can help you, your family, and pets in daily life. Additionally, each afternoon is open to enjoy the local history and natural setting that St. Simons Island and The King and Prince offer.

The weekend will offer opportunities for:

  • Pilates classes
  • Health classes with OB/GYN ~ Dr. Margaret Goodman
  • Zumba classes
  • Healthy lifestyle meals
  • Walking and posture classes
  • Massages & facials at The Royal Treatment Cottage
  • Private reformer classes
  • Trance Medium – Dwanna Paul ~ for private consults
  • Personal Training

To learn more about the weekend, visit our website. Or, to embark on your pathway to wellness, reserve your spot by calling 1-800-342-0212.

November 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, November 7th- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

History Tours at Cannon’s Point: November 18th through December 19th from 10am -12:30pm- The personalized tours provide an overview of the history of Cannon’s Point. The cost is $95 per person. For specific dates and times, visit www.saintsimonslighthouse.org.

Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing: Tuesday, November 18th. Bar opens at 5pm, lecture begins at 6pm- The guest speaker will talk about environmental topics and preserving Georgia’s coast. Admission is $10 and space is limited. Please RSVP by visiting VillageCreekLanding.com.

Mistletoe Market: Friday, November 21st through Sunday, November 23rd- Spend some time getting into the Christmas spirit by heading over to the Pier/Village area for live music, children’s activities, local artist vendors and even a visit from Santa!

4th Annual Swing for Kids Golf Tournament: Friday, November 21st at The King and Prince Golf Course- Lunch begins at 11am, shotgun start at noon. This annual event benefits local children’s charities in the Golden Isles.

Holiday Culinary Demonstration at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort:  Saturday, November 22nd from 5-8pm- Join executive chef John Palacio for a fun and informative culinary demonstration that introduces five classic holiday dishes from this year’s sumptuous buffet menu. Enjoy generous tastings of regional inspired recipes while sipping a glass of wine. Share our passion for holiday cooking and settle in for a delicious ‘Taste of Thanksgiving’ dinner while sharpening your own culinary skills. The event is $62.85 per person and reservations are required. Click here for more information or to make a reservation.

Posture & Poise: A Mother-Daughter Day at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort: Saturday, November 22nd from 9:30am to 4:30pm- Nationally recognized wellness specialists Marie Artman, M.Ed. and Donna Mastrianni, L.E. will be instructing and coaching ‘Posture & Poise’ for mothers and daughters of all ages. Call 912-268-5965 or visit our website for more information.

 

New Businesses on St. Simons Island

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Over the past few months, St. Simons Island has welcomed several new businesses to the island. Here are a few you may want to visit the next time you are on the island.

Del Sur Artisan Eats

Del Sur Artisan Eats- Located on the corner of Mallery Street and King’s Way in the village, this new restaurant combines rustic Italian and Argentinian flavors for a menu full of robust, home cooked flavor and local ingredients.

 

 

 

 

Spiced Adventures in Taste- A little spicy, a little sweet and maybe even a little salty. Stop by their shop in the village to browse their selection of gourmet spices, flavored sugars, sea salts and avocado oils.

Ed Hose IllustrationEd Hose Illustration- This wonderfully talented local artist is opening a gallery on November 5th at the Pier Market Village on St. Simons Island. If you’ve visited the island or the area before, you have probably seen her artwork. If not, you are missing out! Stop by her gallery to see her latest artwork and maybe even take something home with you!

A Mother-Daughter Day on St. Simons Island

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Mother Daughter Getaway St. Simons Island

On Saturday, November 22nd from 9:30am to 4:30pm we invite mothers & daughters to gather at our resort for a day that could be life changing! The day will be hosted by Donna Mastrianni, L.E., Master Esthetician and aromatherapist, and Marie Artman, M.Ed., Master Pilates instructor and owner of Main Street Wellness Center.

You will begin the morning with Marie and Donna for a meet & greet followed by an invigorating morning walk. Next, dance like there’s no tomorrow in a class that targets your heart rate and is focused on inspiring, energetic movements.

After a morning of exercise, you deserve a delicious lunch! Marie Artman will demonstrate correct posture techniques that add strength and grace to your alignment as you move through your day. She will then incorporate the art of poise in an effort to combine both posture and poise to help eliminate pain and add positive reinforcements to your life. Next, Donna Mastrianni will envelop your senses in Aromatherapy. Find out what Aromatherapy is and how to use it to support a healthy lifestyle. Finally, get ready to charge one last time on a Lighthouse climb with Marie. Learn enlightening historical facts as you work your core, quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteal muscles.

End the day at ECHO in the resort’s lobby with Marie and Donna to discuss any questions you have about what you’ve learned. What a perfect ending to a day of bonding for Mothers and Daughters!

The cost for the day is $150 per person. Reservations must be made if you plan to attend. Call us at 912-268-5965 to reserve today! For more information, visit our website.

Marie Artman has been in the fitness business for more than thirty years and holds a Bachelor of Education in dance therapy and a Master of Education in Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation. She worked for twenty years at the Forbes Five Star Cloister Resort on Sea Island. She now runs the Main Street Wellness Center on Saint Simons Island where her Pilates Loft specializes in private and group Pilates Reformer classes as well as Bungee Ballet.

Donna Mastrianni is a licensed Master Esthetician, Executive Spa Director, Aromatherapist, Lecturer and product developer. Donna was Spa Director for Sea Island’s Forbes Five Star Spa as well as other spas including the PGA Tour La Terra Spa. She has created a line of products, Donne & Cavalli®, for people with active lifestyles and specific skin care needs. Donna practices privately at Main Street Wellness Center on Saint Simons Island through her company The Facial Suite.

The McGladrey Classic Returns to St. Simons Island

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

The McGladrey Classic

Every year, St. Simons Island plays host to The McGladrey Classic. This year the 7 day PGA event is on October 20th-26th. There are many events that take place over the course of the week for you to enjoy. From a military appreciation day, to pro-am tournaments, to youth days and an evening concert featuring country music recording artist Darius Rucker, this is an event that the whole family can enjoy!

Along with golf and music, the classic raises funds for local charities including The Special Olympics, The Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia and the Birdies Fore Love Charities.

Our resort is just 5 minutes from the tournament! To reserve your room for the event, visit our website. Or, to learn more about purchasing tickets to the classic or any events, visit the McGladrey Classic website.

 

October 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival: Wednesday, October 1st through Sunday, October 5th- Celebrate the bounty of The Golden Isles while raising money and awareness for Hospice of the Golden Isles. There will be several tastings and events and several area restaurants as well as an appearance by celebrity chef Hugh Acheson. For more information or for ticket prices, visit their website.

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, October 3rd- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

Coastfest: Saturday, October 4th from 10am to 4:45pm- This annual event is held at the Georgia DNR coastal regional headquarters in Brunswick, GA. Bring the whole family for a day of outdoor fun! There will be over 70 environmental and educational exhibits about sea turtles, coastal ecology, sharks, shrimp and much more!

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday & Sunday, October 4th & 5th from 9am to 5pm- Antique dealers from across the Southeast will be under the oaks in Postell Park by the Pier. Admission and parking are free!

Glynn Art in the Park Fall Festival: Saturday & Sunday, October 11th & 12th- Artists from across the southeast will be selling their art at Postell Park on St. Simons Island for this festival. There will be jewelry, photography, stoneware, children’s toys and much more! Bring the family for a beautiful fall day under the oaks.  This event is free.

Rhythm on the River featuring Michael Hulett: Sunday, October 12th- Enjoy live music at Mary Ross Waterfront Park featuring local musician Michael Hulett in Brunswick from 6-8pm. Bring the kids and pack a picnic dinner. Admission is $10 per adult, 15 & under free.

5th Annual St. Simons Island SUP Challenge: Friday and Saturday, October 17th & 18th- The event features a 3 mile short course, an 8 mile elite race, relay race 13 and under race and even a race with a dog on your board! The weekend is hosted by Davis Love III and proceeds benefit The Davis Love Foundation. To register visit their website.

The 15th Annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee: Saturday, October 18th- Celebrate (and eat) delicious Brunswick Stew! There will be a cooking competition, pooch parade, 5k race, live entertainment and events just for the kids!

The 2014 McGladrey Classic: October 20th-26th at the Sea Island Golf Club- This annual PGA tour is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation and benefits many local charities. Throughout the week there are many events including a pro-am, military appreciation day, youth day and an evening concert with Darius Rucker. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website.

Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing: October 21st. Bar opens at 5pm, lecture begins at 6pm- The guest speaker will talk about environmental topics and preserving Georgia’s coast. Admission is $10 and space is limited. Please RSVP by visiting VillageCreekLanding.com.