Archive for February, 2010

Olympic Hopeful HIts the Lanes

February 28th, 2010

                                             

                                                           

                                                             
                                                                Olympic (Onion) RINGS!

With the Olympics unfortunately drawing to a close (now what are we doing to watch on TV???), we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention a missing event…. Bowling, hon!

Sister Susan, practicing for the 2014 Winter Olympics BOWLING competition. With ball in hand, pizza and beer by her side, Susan stands ready to begin her tedious training in earnest. I think this is perhaps her “promo pose” for the upcoming Wheaties box… me thinks she needs a poodle skirt and monogrammed bowling shirt!!!!! Stay tuned for more riveting stories about strikes, gutter balls and more fashionable bowling shoes (do they make them in stilettos???)

                                                            

Ok, now that the Olympics are over, it’s time to concentrate on Savannah’s favorite sport…. St. Patrick’s Day!!! We are loaded to the gills with St. Patty’s day paraphenalia…hats, glasses, jewelry, home decor and party accessories. St. get your GREEN on at Seaside Sisters…tis the coolest shop on the planet!

The Last Song Comes to Savannah March 31st!

February 24th, 2010

                                                                               

                                                                                  

                                                                             You are invited to
                   THE LAST SONG “Flip Flop” Red Carpet Party!
     Join Tybee Island in celebrating our premiere on the big screen!

                       March 31st 5 PM – 6:30 PM
                            Seaside Sisters
                
1207 Hwy 80 East/ Tybee Island, GA

                          Reserve your tickets TODAY!
                     912.786.9216 / tybeeseasidesue@aol.com

     Introducing the appearance of The Chapel on Tybee/www.tybeewedding.com

                                    $18.00 ticket includes:
              Music by Randy “Hatman” Smith (www.hatmanentertainment.com)
          Cocktails, Food by Papa’s Bar-B-Que & Seafood (www.papasbar-b-que.com)
                               Movie ticket and Goodie Bag

                                    $30 ticket includes:
          All of the above PLUS a glamorous trolley ride to/ from the theater

            Continue the fun with a Post-Premiere Party and Paparazzi at
                                Huc-a-Poos / Tybee Oaks

Funds collected over & above the movie and transportation costs will be donated to the
Tybee Island
Marine Science Center for the Sea Turtle Conservation Project!


   

Books and Blizzards

February 7th, 2010
                                                         



Yours truly spent yesterday volunteering for the Savannah Book Festival …as always this local, FREE, festival is a delight for the mind and soul! Amazing authors, thought-provoking discussions and gorgeous venues in the Historic District.

This year offered a DELIGHT of hilarious Southern wordsmiths… really, just bust-a-gut, knee-slapping, snorting milk out of your nose kind of funny!

First was Lauretta Hannon (www.thecrackerqueen.com). Lawd have mercy, this girl is FUNNY! She is  proud of her cracker past…she really did grow up in a double-wide in Warner-Robbins, GA with parents who gave out ammunition as baby shower gifts and tossed packs of smokes to “family members” in the local chain gang! There wasn’t a dry eye in the Jepson Auditorium as she told story after story about her crazy yet loving family…her aunt who enjoyed “frequent flyer” status in the local jail  and the love story about her parents meeting at a moonshine still! This is all true girls, and if we’re lucky, we’re going to try to get Lauretta to visit us real soon and hopefully sign some of her books.

The next author, Rick Bragg was standing-room only…folks were lined up down the hall of the Jepson to hear this sweet and funny Alabama boy (Pulitzer Prize winner, no less) share the stories he wrote about his family. “All Over But the Shoutin”, and his newest, “Ava’s Man”…are books about what he calls “his south”…written for and about the waitress in The Waffle House, the cement worker or the local roofer. “The Prince of Frogtown” was written (a painstaking 5 year journey) about his father.. a whiskey-maker, roofer and a prolific fighter! This guy is FUNNY and his sleepy Southern humor had the entire crowd in tears…!

Two other Southern writers had us in stitches…first Robert Leleux from Houston, TX. His book, “The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy” about his life as a boy during his mother’s torturous (yet hysterical) divorce was a side-splitter! He spoke of the post-divorce trauma of being “nouveau poor” and how his father left his mother for a pregnant jockey. When he confronted his mother (a Southern belle if you’ve ever seen one…Bless her heart!) about getting a job, she replied, “Going to work just ruins the whole day”! Do we love her or what??

The last author was Janis Owens, with her newest novel/cookbook, “The Cracker Kitchen”.She shared her views on being raised in backwoods Florida as well as a hip-slapping history on all things Cracker (the originals hail from Florida), to her Pentecostal upbringing  (food was the only sin allowed) to her use of lard in cooking. The book is full of fabulously fattening and comforting recipes as well as stories about her own Cracker Clan!


                          
                                  Pass the suntan oil!


Where are the palm trees??

Let It SNOW….NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sister Susan is up in the MD/PA area visiting family and checking out some fabu items for the store for this spring…gotta keep things fresh at Seaside Sisters! Little did she know she was heading for Snowpocalypse 2010 or otherwise called Snowmaggedon….she’s fanny deep in snow, but just fine! She’ll be flying back to us tomorrow! I’m sure she’ll be glad to get back to warmer climes and all of you Sisters!

Till next time ladies…stay warm and keep your chins up (all of them)!!!!