We took a quick break and went to Savannah and Charleston last week.
It's been on our list of places to see for some time, between the architecture and food it made for a perfect getaway.
We first headed to Savannah and stayed at the River Street Inn a converted mill, over looking the Savannah River on one side and this row of historic buildings along a lovely tree lined raised walkway on the other. The historic district encompasses 3 square miles of beautifully maintained homes interspersed with charming shops and rehabbed industrial buildings, many housing the Savannah College of Art and Designs facility's. Our street had a very European feeling with it's cobblestone paths though with the everpresent Spanish Moss hanging from every tree.
SCAD has done an amazing job of rehabbing old building, among them a synagogue turned student center, a dept store into the library, motels into dorms and even a coffin factory into studio space. Their buildings are scattered throughout the city with galleries in multiple locations and the museum is def worth checking out.
Of course any trip includes a bit of shopping and Savannah has some really fab shops.
The Paris market is a stylist's dream and I came home with selection of silver pieces, nest's and various dried plant material along with jewelery for myself. They have a lovely cafe with treats and coffee making it the perfect family spot - the Mr. was happy to sit and read with a coffee while we explored.
We had some great meals as well while there and our favorites were The Public Kitchen and Bar both for it's roof top dining and food - we went there several times and Ampersand a new addition to the eating scene.
Come back later this week for my take on Charleston and my trip to Urban Electric's factory.