My friend Meredith is getting married on September 14th and in honor of her we went on a bachlorette weekend celebration to Savannah Georgia. I had never been to this cute little southern city and i fell in love with it. The historical homes are beautiful, there is wonderful shopping and great food, what more can you ask for? Click over for more photos, where to shop and eat!
These 3 girls in the picture below made my high school experience. I love them and every time we are together it just picks up right where it left off. I am so grateful to have lifelong friends like them, and because we really don't get to spend much time together it made this trip even more fun.
Savannah is called the "hostess" city of the south and i loved the beautiful historic squares, all 22 of them! The trees with the spanish moss growing on them are strait out of a nicholas sparks novel, so romantic.
We drove down from Nashville on Friday that night we ate at Jazz'd. The food was reallly good. Although they say that they have "small plates" which is a complete lie. Everything is regular portioned so we all ordered way too much food, but it was fun to taste basically the whole menu. Our favorite dishes were the she-crab soup, the seared ahi plate (still thinking about it) and the chocolate torte. I give this place 2 thumbs up for sure!
The second night we ate at The Olde Pink House, which by all the reviews looks liked it would be great. It was voted best restaurant in Savannah and many other accolades and it is in a beautiful historic home, however i was really not impressed with the food. The ambiance was romantic, the decor beautiful and to top it off a lady dressed in period clothing sang to the diners, which was lovely. She even came to our table and serenaded us with "going to the chapel" which was super fun. The food however was mediocre and for the prices i was not impressed at all. I ordered the cheese plate, which was decent other than one of the three cheeses was inedible, and the crab cakes which the server made sound like they were just to die for when they were really just plain ole crab cakes. Another girl ordered the filet which was a pretty penny and was just ok. My friend Caroline ordered the blt salad which Aaron Sanchez from the food network claimed was one of the best things he'd ever eaten, well Aaron i have eaten at your restaurant and nothing at the olde pink house could even hold a candle to Mestizo and that salad was just mediocre at best. I understand we were a large party (12 girls) and that they may have been having an off night, it happens, but i seriously hope that the 88% of urbanspooners who like this place had better food than us.
On Saturday afternoon we went on the Savannah slow ride pub crawl. Have you seen these bike trolley things? They seem to be a new phenomenon showing up all over cities across the country, the way the trolley runs if that the passengers pedal. To be honest its kind of exhausting and i wasn't even drinking! Its a fun experience and our tour guide was fabulous.
On Saturday morning Rachel, Jess, Caroline and I woke up early and headed over to the beach at Tybee Island. I'm such a lover of the beach, it is seriously my happy place, so to just spend an hour with my feet on the sand and soaking up the sun was heavenly.
There is so much shopping in Savannah that we didn't even scratch the surface, but here are a few shops that i loved.
1. Kitchens on the Square. super cute all you need for your kitchen store, and their slogan is so fun- Make your kitchen smile, well this store made me smile! 38 Barnard Street.
2. Red Clover. Adorable boutique, awesome jewelry and cute clothing at affordable prices. i found the cute blue necklace i was wearing with my sequin top here! 244 Bull Street.
3. Savannah Bee Co. honey in so many different flavors and you can taste them all! body products made with honey and all in all an adorable local shop. 104 W Broughton St.
4. The Magic Puppet. Fabulous toy store. This was probably one of the funnest shops we went in to. Rachel and I were looking for things to take back to our kids and as soon as we walked in we spotted a huge live tortoise crawling across the floor that for a second we couldn't decide if it was real or not. It turns out the Magic puppet is owned by Magic Marc of the saturday morning kids show and also touring magician to schools all over, well he happened to be in the store that day and showed us some of his "friends" :) 212 W. Broughton St.