Archive for December, 2014

Give the Gift of Theatre!

December 8th, 2014 by David Jones

wasat_Theatre_MasksTheatre tickets make great Christmas presents!  We are so lucky here on Amelia Island to have three wonderful and talented community theaters!  Amelia Musical Playhouse is a theater in the round  here on the island and offers live music venues.  Playing this month is “Peter Pan” and “The UnXmas Story”.  The rock musical “Hair” kicks off the 2015 season on January 8th.  Just down the street from the Blue Heron Inn is the Amelia Community Theatre.  Playing through December is “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol” and kicking off the new year is “Grease” opening in February. Also within walking distance from the inn is the Fernandina Little Theatre.  Modeled on the popular “black box” and Equity-waiver theater spaces of Los Angeles and New York City, this theatre stages diverse and engaging productions in an intimate space.  “Love Letters” will start the season there in January.  Why not consider packaging up your tickets with a weekend stay at the Blue Heron Inn?  Who wouldn’t enjoy such an entertaining and fun-filled gift?  For complete season and show information please visit each theatre site: www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org; www.ameliamusicalplayhouse.com.

Cookie Tour a Sweet Success!

December 4th, 2014 by David Jones

Thanks to everyone for making this year’s Cookie Tour so successful!  More than 700 people came out on a beautiful Saturday last month to tour six inns and bed and breakfasts in the downtown Historic District, sample a delicious homemade cookie and collect the recipe to take home!   All the inns were gussied up in their holiday finery which provided ample opportunities for guests to get inspired and collect decorating ideas.  Participants could hop on the trolley or enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride as they strolled from inn to inn.  A fun part of the tour is seeing former guests return and welcoming new guests for future visits!  But perhaps the best part of the Cookie Tour is the fact that the Amelia Island Bed and Breakfast Association donates a portion of its profits to benefit a local charity.  This year’s charity was Micah’s Place, a a local center helping to prevent domestic violence.

Trimmed Tree!

Trimmed Tree!

 

Cookies by the Pool

Cookies by the Pool

 

Hamming it Up!

Hamming it Up!

Decorating Ideas!

Decorating Ideas!

 

Holiday Flair

Holiday Flair

Enjoying the Private Backyard

Enjoying the Private Backyard