Thursday, December 23, 2021

Warm Up with Winter Weekends at Cinnamon Shore

  New Holiday Activities, a Romance Package, and Three-Day Weekend Fun This Winter 

Port Aransas, TX, December 22, 2021 - Mild winter weather and holiday fun from Christmas to Valentine’s weekends are attracting more vacationers than ever to Cinnamon Shore, a New Urban, beachside village on the outskirts of Port Aransas, Texas. For vacationers looking for a winter coastal escape, there’s still availability at condos, townhomes and beach homes, where they can enjoy special events, quiet season rates and a Romance Package in February.  

“It’s the season to give the gift of vacation, and we’re making the most of our quiet season this year,” says Celeste Edwards, general manager at Cinnamon Shore Vacation Rentals. “We’re offering new activities between Christmas and New Year and adding things like a Super Bowl watch party using our new, outdoor A/V set-up and an extended Valentine’s romance package in February.” 

Holiday Week

The new holiday activity schedule runs from Christmas Eve on Fri., Dec. 2, through New Year’s Weekend on Sun., Jan. 2. It includes: 

A Holiday Paint & Sip crafting class on Christmas Eve afternoon

Community bonfires over Christmas Weekend and New Year’s Weekend

Yoga classes and a Beach Body Burn class for a cardio workout

A free yoga class on the Great Lawn

See the full week’s schedule. 

Romance Package, With Complimentary Third Night and More!

Guests can plan a romantic getaway anytime between Feb. 10-21, 2022, to enjoy a complimentary third night, plus other romantic extras. The Romance Package includes: 

Complimentary third night when guests book two

Late checkout at noon

A complimentary bottle of wine

Private, complimentary beach bonfire set-up for two

Complimentary beach chairs the day of the bonfire

The Romance Package requires the reservation to be made before Mon., Feb. 14, 2022. Book online with coupon code VALENTINE22 or call 361-749-0422. On-site bistro Lisabella’s will offer a Valentine’s menu, too; reservations, 361-749-4222. See more about the Romance Package. 

Three-Day Winter Weekend Best Bets

Our usual quiet season rental rates are in effect during winter’s three-day weekends, which typically include: 

Martin Luther King. Jr. Day Weekend: Jan. 14-17, 2022

President’s Day Weekend: Feb. 18-21, 2022

Valentine’s Weekend: Feb. 11-14, 2022

Super Bowl Watch Party 

On Sun., Feb. 13, guests can gather in the Town Center to watch the Super Bowl on the new outdoor screen and sound equipment set-up. It’s the same equipment that will be used during Spring Break and all summer long for outdoor movie nights and other special events. “Our new equipment is a big upgrade that will make all of our Town Center viewing experiences even more fun,” Edwards says. “We’re excited to introduce it for the big game.” 

To book a vacation rental for a winter getaway or to check availability for spring break and beyond, visit

About Cinnamon Shore

Cinnamon Shore is a pedestrian-friendly planned community nestled behind the protective dunes on Mustang Island along the Texas Gulf Coast. It is the first new urbanism development for Sea Oats Group, which is fulfilling its vision of a traditional seaside village with a wide array of amenities and recreational facilities intertwined with beach cottages, luxury villas and vibrant town centers. Now comprised of two communities – the original, Cinnamon Shore North, and its new, 150-acre, Gulf-side expansion, Cinnamon Shore South – every detail of the master plan for both is designed to embrace the natural ambience of Mustang Island and the slow-paced charm of a walkable neighborhood. For more information, visit, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@CinnamonShore). 

About Sea Oats Group

Port Aransas-based Sea Oats Group is one of the most successful developers of coastal properties in any market nationwide, including the Texas Gulf Coast, where the value of its beachfront portfolio is unequalled. The firm is dedicated to creating traditional neighborhood developments that provide residents with the highest possible quality of life, while preserving the integrity of the resort landscapes they occupy. By combining living spaces with retail areas in a walkable, connected plan, Sea Oats Group weaves together beautiful places to live, work and play. For more information, visit

Marci Bracco Cain
The Buzz PR LLC
Salinas, CA
(831) 747-7455

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Go On A Whimsical Adventure With the Irresistible Mattie the Giraffe in First Book from Award-Winning Artist-Author Andi Scurto

  32-Page Illustrated Book Available to Pre-Order at Artist’s Website at and Available at Three Florida Book Signings. 

Destin, FL, December 16, 2021 — This is the time of year we get together with our families and friends to share something special, and there is no better gift to share with your loved ones than a great book, especially one for children. 

“The Accidental Adventure of Mattie the Giraffe” is a colorfully illustrated tale of the day that Mattie learns to ride her bicycle. This new release, by Destin, Florida author and artist Andi Scurto, is a captivating story about Mattie’s unexpected adventure that makes the perfect winter-break read for your children. 

Written and illustrated by Scurto, Mattie the Giraffe is a beloved character that has developed a whimsical following over the last six years. Scurto’s illustrations not only inspire wonder and curiosity, but leave fans asking, “where will Mattie be next?” 

Bring Mattie the Giraffe into your home by ordering “The Accidental Adventure of Mattie the Giraffe” straight from Scurto’s website at , signed by the author. There is limited stock, and once it runs out you can find copies on at  or Barnes & Noble at   

The book, which is scheduled to be released Dec. 14, 2021, is also available to pre-order from Target at:   

Local Author Meet-and-Greet Locations Announced: 

In addition, there will be three book signings where attendees can meet the author and get an autographed book: 

1. Dec. 22  Sundog Books, Seaside FL 12-4 p.m. 

a. 89 Central Square, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 

2. Jan. 8 Bodacious Books, Pensacola FL 11-3 p.m. 

a. 110 E Intendencia St., Pensacola, FL 32502 

3. Jan. 11 Destin Library, Destin, FL 2:30 p.m. 

a. 150 Sibert Ave., Destin, FL 32541 

Hailing from Destin, Florida by way of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Scurto is of Colombian descent and finds the warm Florida weather much to her liking. 

Six years in the making, Mattie the Giraffe began as a shy illustration that went on to be the subject of the 20th anniversary poster for Destin Festival of the Arts and then continued to win multiple awards, culminating in the book. Scurto’s favorite pastimes include bird-watching, attempting to complete the NY Times daily crossword and of course, riding her bike. This is her first book. 

Marci Bracco Cain
The Buzz PR LLC
Salinas, CA
(831) 747-7455

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Monterey Symphony Single Concert Tickets on Sale 12/15/21

  Single Concert Tickets are on sale starting December 15th for the Monterey Symphony’s 75th Anniversary Season. 

Carmel, CA, December 15, 2021 – Single Concert Tickets are on sale starting December 15th for the Monterey Symphony’s 75th Anniversary Season. MSO is looking both back and forward by celebrating 75 years of music while finalizing the search for the new Music Director. The search and season will resume beginning February of 2022. The four finalists listed below will conduct a weekend of concerts with the Symphony at Sunset Center in Carmel. Full bios and programs can be found on MSO’s website ( 

The finalists will each be joined by a soloist. 

DONATO CABRERA (February 19 and 20, 2022) featuring Julian Schwarz, cello 

PETER BAY (March 19 and 20, 2022) featuring Simone Porter, violin 

JUNG-HO PAK (April 16 and 17, 2022) featuring Rachel Barton Pine, violin 

JAYCE OGREN (May 14 and 15, 2022) featuring Philippe Bianconi, piano 

MSO’s 75th Anniversary Season includes four concert sets that are held on both Saturdays with a new start time of 7:30 PM and Sundays at 3:00 PM. Prices are per person and range from $85 for Tier 1 seats, $65 for Tier 2 seats, and $44 for Tier 3 seats. Tickets are $10 for students and active military. More details can be found on MSO’s website ( 

Tickets are available online at and by calling the MSO Box Office Monday – Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at (831) 646-8511. 

The Monterey Symphony was founded in 1946 and incorporated in 1947. The Symphony’s mission is to engage, educate and excite our community through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.

 For press inquires, contact: Nicola Reilly, Executive Director, or 831-645-1131 (Direct). 

Marci Bracco Cain
The Buzz PR LLC
Salinas, CA
(831) 747-7455