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Oh Savannah!!

Posted on October 22, 2009 in More Fun by | 2 comments

Janie is back from her trip and has to share…read on!

Hi there. So I mentioned in my last post that I was in Savannah and Charleston…or at least the packing part. I have to recap the trip becasue I had the best time ever!
First, did you know I grew-up in Augusta, GA? So Savannah is very close to home and to say I love it…is the biggest understatement…well, it’s like saying I like Lilly or I have a few cocktail rings. In reality I ADORE Savannah. I obviously love Lilly and…the cocktail ring collection is taking on a life of it’s own…we may have to build an addition onto the house for a vault.
I love to exaggerate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can see you laughing to yourselves…YES, I exaggerate. Or is that just enthusiasm…whatev. LOVE SAVANNAH.
I went with my B-O-S-S who just happens to be one of the most lovely people ON THE PLANET. Her name is Linda Bradbury and she is the VP of Product…meaning she has to TRY desperately to control and guide my creative-ness. It is a full time job for her…bless you Linda.
We stayed at The Mansion on Forsyth Park. WOWEE. It is very chic, the staff is lovely and it is within walking distance to all of historic Savannah. Perfect. Take a peek.

We were there for two reasons…
1. SCAD
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Savannah College of Art and Design. IF I do not show-up to work one day you will find me in Savannah as a “fibers” student at SCAD. They have the most amazing programs for all things art and fashion. Every time I visit I am completely blown away by the facilities, the staff and the students. And it is in the heart of Savannah. SCAD has played a MAJ part in bringing Savannah back to life…in such an authentic and historic way…while revitalizing and invigorating. It is an amazing school and I really wish I could be a student there. One day…
On a side note, the last 2 print designers we have hired have come from SCAD. Our very talented Paige and Torie. They were taught such FREEDOM along with the phenominal skills…I really could go on forever. IF your kids want to go to art school PLEASE go visit.
2. To visit our Savannah Store PALM AVE.

SUUUUCH a cute store. They have redecorated with chic seagrass wallpaper and zebra rugs. J’Adore the D’core. We chatted about the Fall line, what everyone loved and styles they wished they had more of. It was a treat to see them and learn more about SOUTHERN FALL.
While we were there we also took a walking tour around historic Savannah which was absolute heaven for me. It is just so close to my heart, the trees, the architectire…and this will sound silly – the dirt. It reminds me so much of growing up and my happy childhood. The Magnolia’s!
My favorite part about Savannah is it’s DARK SIDE. There are rumors of ghosts everywhere…and pirates. It is gorgeous…and spooky…and old-school chic. Mix that with the NEW-ART-COOLNESS of the SCAD influence and you have, in my opinion, the perfect city.
Oh wait…and dinner! Linda and I went to The Pink House. SOOOOO YUMMY. I love grits. Who cares if they make your butt bigger, they are delicious and so worth it. I had a very decadent cocktail and Linda had a ‘pink lady’. Made dinner full of giggles and pink cheeks. No wonder we have so much fun at ‘work’!

OK, I want to tell you more…get onto the Charleston part, but I am going to take a bubble bath and hop into my Lilly pj’s. WHY haven’t we made Lilly bubble bath yet?!??!?!?! I want the Beachy scent for the tubby. I will work on that…tomorrow. Yawn. xx

Susie Bettenhausen

Posted on October 24th, 2009 at 9:30pm

What a great post! I’ve been craving a trip up to Savannah lately so this was a nice read. I must try the Pink House – it sounds wonderful! Oh and…I agree grits are too good to care if they make your backside big!! Too funny!! I think that’s a painted sign I need to add to my collection in the kitchen :) You’re blog is so nice to visit – thanks again for making me smile!

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donna

Posted on October 28th, 2009 at 10:29pm

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We were just in Savannah and Charleston (via Hilton Head) too.
We were probably t here around the same time as you.

This was our third time in Charleston and fourth time in Savannah. I really like both places a lot but just love Savannah.

We heard so many nices things about SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design).

If you didn’t go to the Gryphon Tea House run by SCAD, if you go again, sounds like it’s a nice place to have lunch.
We missed it as we were only in Savannh the one day and wanted to eat at Paula Deen’s.

Can’t wait to go back to Savannah and Charleston too!!

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