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Ditch your skinny jeans and heels; shopping in your PJs is all the rage this holiday season!

I had the opportunity to chat with the delightful innkeepers of four of Savannah’s premier inns and who dreamed up the Savannah Pajama Shop Hop – a shopping experience in your pajamas! Azalea Inn and Gardens, Dresser Palmer House, Green Palm Inn and Zeigler House Inn invite you to this exciting month-long event that offers the best of holiday shopping with never-before offered savings at more than 60 of Historic Savannah’s best stores, galleries, restaurants, bars and tours – all in the comfort of your favorite pajamas!

Wearing your PJs out in public? Teresa Jacobson, innkeeper of the Azalea Inn and Gardens tells me “It’s the couch-potato’s answer to public speaking or perhaps it’s the most fun one can have in PJs outside your bedroom! Actually, the concept was a brainstorm idea while we were discussing ways to increase revenue in December. Little girls love pajama parties, little boys liked to have sleepovers – we are all grown up now but why not treat ourselves to the fun of childhood but in a slightly more grownup way. I adore the idea of spending the day in my PJs, cruising through the downtown area in search of bargains as the holidays approach. The very idea of a luncheon in my jams, or dinner and drinks in my slightly “finer” nightwear (yet still maintaining a demure appearance,) makes a smile stretch from ear to ear.” I love Teresa’s enthusiasm!

So what’s the catch, why shop in your PJs? Most of the participating merchants are offering discounts, gift with purchase, or an entrance into a drawing. is offering a two-night stay at the inn of choice to every participant who (1) makes purchases at a minimum of 10 participating merchants, and (2) returns the passport with proof of purchase to any one of the four participating inns to be entered into a New Year’s Day drawing.

Oh yes, the catch: you must have a passport – not the traditional United Sates of America Passport – but the official Savannah Inns Pajama Shop Hop Passport. If you are a guest at one of the Savannah Inns the passport is free; otherwise, drop off a Toys for Tots ™ donation at any of the inns in exchange for a passport. Of course these gracious innkeepers have partnered with Toys for Tots™ to help make the holidays brighter for others!

Innkeeper Jackie Heinz of the Zeigler House Inn says, “By shopping downtown the crowds will be less, there will be discounts with your Passport and you can do it in the comfort of your PJs. How can that not be fun?”

I think it’s so perfectly Savannah that four of our inns have partnered for this promotion. How did the partnership come about? Jacobson tells me, “The group originated in 2007 and consisted of only three innkeepers though we added a fourth two years ago. We all had belonged to larger inn-focused marketing groups but found that management by consensus was slowing progress and actually hindering our growth. Though each property is unique and offers different levels of service and amenities, what ties us together can be bundled into a few major points: We love our city and introducing visitors to her charms every day of the year. We are progressive forward thinkers who recognize that we must continually seek betterment – in our personal lives, business lives and in the lives of the people who count on us to share the best of Savannah with them. We are not afraid to try and fail – if we believed in the adage ‘we’ve always done it this way’ we would not have come through the recession with our friendships and businesses intact.”

The concept of wearing Pajamas while shopping was inspired by a similar event held in Fernandina Beach, FL, the day after Thanksgiving each year.  It has been a pretty successful one-day event for the city and participants have been known to wear some pretty outrageous PJs.’s group of women innkeepers rarely does anything on a small scale and so the idea of a month-long event began to take shape. Once they tied in the Toys for Tots ™ holiday event and gauged the level of participation, they knew they had the makings of a fabulous Savannah Holiday Extravaganza!

So where to shop? Innkeeper Shannon Blackburn of the Dresser Palmer House says “My first choice is always to start with the Downtown Design District; a great way to work your way through the Historic District.” A list of participating merchants is below.

While it is a month-long event, there will be a kickoff evening on November 29, at 24E from 4 to 7 p.m. This is also the same evening as the Downtown Design District’s Holiday Stroll from 5:30 – 9 p.m. I expect to see all of you in your PJs along with me! For more information visit

Pajama Shop Hop
Participating Merchant List

1790 Restaurant – 307 E. President Street – 912-236-7122

24E – 24 E. Broughton Street – 912-233-2274

45 Bistro – 123 E. Broughton – 912-234-3111

American Craftsman – 223 W. Broughton Street – 912-239-8989

Antiquities – 20 W. State Street – 912-234-3733

Arthur Smith Antiques – 402 Bull Street – 912-236-9701

C.H. Brown Antiques – 14 W. Jones Street – 912-236-0732

Café Gelatohhh – 202 W. St Julian St. – 912-234-2344

Casa De Moda – 110 W. Broughton Street – 912-234-0736

Cha Bella – 102 E. Broad Street – 912-790-7888

Civvies New & Recycled Clothing – 22 E. Broughton Street – 912-236-1551

Clipper Trading Co. – 201 W. Broughton Street – 912-238-3660

Corner Door Antiques – 417 Whitaker Street – 912-238-5869

Cotton Exchange Tavern & Restaurant – 201 E. River Street – 912-232-7088

Custard Boutique – 422 Whitaker Street – 912-232-4733

D. Luxe Savannah – 413 Whitaker Street – 205-903-0352

Daydreams Boutique – 180 W. Broughton Street – 912-232-3372

Downstairs Gallery – 19 W. Gordon – 912-233-0920

E. Shavers, Booksellers – 326 Bull Street – 912-234-7257

Fab’rik – 318 W. Broughton Street – 912-234-8470

Folklorico – 440 Bull Street – 912-232-9300

Frieze – 1 W. Jones Street – 912-335-7434

Gap – 122 W. Broughton Street – 912-790-0977

Go Fish Savannah – 160 W. Broughton Street – 912-231-0609

Jazz’d – 52 Barnard Street – 912-236-7777

Julia Christian Gallery – 114 W. Taylor – 912-234-1960

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace – 10 E. Oglethorpe – 912-233-4501

Kitchens on the Square – 38 Barnard St. – 912-236-0100

La’ Berry – 225 W. Broughton Street – 912-233-1900

LaPaperie – 409 Whitaker Street – 912-443-9349

Levy Jewelers – 101 E. Broughton Street – 912-233-1163

Liquid Sands Glass Gallery – 5 W. York Street – 912-232-3600

Lulu’s Chocolate Bar – 42 MLK Blvd – 912-238-2012

Madame Chrysanthemum – 101 W. Taylor Street – 912- 238-3355

Magnolia’s of Savannah – 137 Bull Street – 912-236-1004

Mercer House Carriage Shop – 430 Whitaker Street – 912-236-6352

Mirage Restaurant – 20 E. Broughton St. – 912-236-5464

Nourish – 202 W. Broughton Street – 912-232-3213

No. Four Eleven – 411 Whitaker Street – 912-443-0065

One Eyed Lizzie’s – 417 E River Street – 912-341-8897

One Fish Two Fish – 401 Whitaker Street – 912-447-4600

River Street Sweets – 13 E. River Street – 912-629-4162

Savannah Cigars at City Market – 308 W. Congress, City Market – 912-224-1946

Savannah Shoe Co. – 226 W. Broughton Street – 912-232-2334

Serendipity Gift Boutique – 204 W. Broughton Street – 912-234-0474

Sixth Sense Tours – multiple tour locations – 866-666-3323

Southern Charm Antiques – 250 Bull Street – 912-233-9797

Spa Bleu – 101 Bull Street – 912-236-1490

Sylvester & Co. – 205 W Broughton

The Clothing Warehouse – 217 W. Broughton – 912-233-2034

The Frayed Knot – 6 W. State Street – 912-233-1240

The Pirate’s House Restaurant – 20 East Broad St. – 912-233-2225

The Salt Table – 51 Barnard Street – 912-447-0220

Thomas Kinkade City Market Gallery – 211 W. Saint Julian Street – 912-447-4660

Trunk 13 Boutique – 414 Whitaker Street – 912-349-4129

Villa Savanna & Sub Zero – 109 W. Broughton Street

Wright Square Café  – 21 W. York Street – 912-238-1150

Yves Delorme, Inc. – 134 Whitaker Street – 912-232-3563




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