“Ya’ll Come Inn.” At Paula Deen’s Tybee Island beach house, it’s both the name of Deen’s charming beach house hideaway and an invitation to step inside these uber comfy digs for some serious R and R – Southern-style. Everything you need for a memorable getaway is here, starting with a shopping bag’s worth of goodies created by or compliments of the doyenne of southern cookery herself.
Arriving at Paula Deen’s beach house and finding a whole pile of goodies waiting for you: autographed cookbook, assorted seasonings and spices developed by Deen, including her Vidalia Onion Steak Sauce, house and steak seasonings and Uncle Bubba’s hot sauce, guaranteed to “add a lil kick to your favorite seafood.” For a sweet tooth: a bag of Deen’s rich coconut pecan bars.
Embracing your inner islander with a lazy sunrise or sunset stroll along the beach, stopping to smell the salt-tinged breezes, pick up shells or sea-glass and enjoy the kind of all-encompassing quiet that comes with standing next to an ocean.
Popping into Seaside Sisters in window shop mode and leaving with a can’t-live-without-it dragonfly necklace with beautiful opalescent beadwork.
Chicken pot pie
Driving 20 minutes from Tybee Island to Savannah to The Lady & Sons Restaurant to experience where it all began. Order the chicken pot pie if for no other reason than to be blown away by a buttery and flaky topping that cossets creamy chicken beneath its crisscrossing crust and melts on the tongue. There is cheese and butter aplenty(this is not the place to count calories) and a casual shorts-and-t-shirts ambience.
Ya'll Come Inn
Doing absolutely nothing, and doing it from a rocking chair on the front balcony porch of the “Ya’ll Come Inn” cottage while ocean breezes (and a suitably frothy something in a tall glass) keep you cool.