29.4.14

On the Road... Savannah Ga.

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.
A few of my favorites are Prospector Co,. The Paris Market ( thanks Paola for the tip) and Satchel.
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.

1 comment:

  1. I loved your trip + thanks for giving a look at Savannah + what an interesting place. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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