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Savannah Travel Guide

Posted on February 12, 2014 in More Fun by | 1 comment

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The Squares: Famous for its original grid-pattern town plan, Savannah has 22 historical squares that vary in size and character with different statues, monuments & fountains. Our favorite squares are Chippewa (where the famous Forrest Gump bench scene was filmed) and Madison Park (sits among beautiful town homes). Slip into your comfiest shoes and explore them all!

Forsyth Park: One walk through Forsyth Park and you’re hooked. Romance‚ Southern charm‚ and gorgeous things surround you. Visit the elegant large fountain and grab a coffee or tea at the newly open café. Most importantly, enjoy your time in the gardens and get to know all the hidden paths and surprises.

Savannah College of Art & Design: SCAD’s campus is fully engaged with the city and the school has a passion for preserving Savannah’s architectural heritage. Many of the college’s facilities are restored 19th century buildings, making the school a part of historical tours.  Year-round, SCAD puts on fashion shows, film & music festivals and experiments with the biggest ideas in fashion & art. We LOVE to recruit at SCAD and are so happy to have many designers who are alumnae.

Shopping: You could spend days shopping all of the unique clothing & interior design boutiques throughout downtown Savannah. Some of our favorites include The Paris Market, One Fish Two Fish and ShopSCAD. ShopSCAD is an exclusive gallery-shop full of everything from jewelry & clothing to paintings & greeting cards that are ALL designed by students, faculty or alumni of SCAD. So much talent! For more well-known stores, peruse down Broughton Street.

BUY ME LILLY: Palm Avenue & Belk at Oglethorpe Mall

 

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The Olde Pink House: It’s a pink mansion… need we say more? Visit for lunch or dinner and enjoy amazing southern food and even better service. Sip on the “Pink Lady” their house specialty cocktail and make sure to ask the hostess for a tour after your meal. There are SO many hidden details and secrets throughout the mansion. Stay clear of  the ghosts :)

The Public Kitchen & Bar: They serve comfort food at its best but we can’t stop dreaming of their bloody mary bar at brunch. The list of fresh ingredient options goes on and on. Cheers!

J Christopher’s: Another yummy brunch option. Make sure to crab a mimosa from McDonough’s and then walk over.

SoHo South Café: We LOVE the art décor… such a charming place for brunch or lunch with the girls. Your sweet tea will be refilled over and over again.

Mrs. Wilkes’: A bit off the beaten path but a Southern style dining experience unlike any other. The dining room is only open for lunch on the weekdays so be prepared to wait in a long line.  Also, it’s family style eating and no menus… the food just starts coming and coming as soon as you sit down.

Rocks on the Roof: Savannah’s hot spot for drinks and tapas is located on the roof of the Bohemian Hotel. Order your favorite cocktail (…or three!) and cozy up by the fire pits while enjoying live music and fantastic views of the Savannah Riverfront and historic district.

Tybee Island Social Club: Tybee Island is about 15-30 minutes from downtown Savannah and perfect for a beach-filled afternoon. Visit the Tybee Island Social Club for their blue grass brunch on the weekend. Order a pitcher of sangria with friends and jam out to the best music.

 

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The Mansion on Forsyth: The city’s most recognized and iconic hotel is a work of art unto itself. This Kessler Collection boutique overlooks Forsyth Park and was built to match the original 19th-century turreted mansion that now houses the restaurant 700 Drayton. What better way to spend a Sunday then enjoying a boozy brunch at 700 Drayton and then walking around in Forsyth Park? The ambience & service of both the hotel and restaurant are unbeatable.

The Bohemian Hotel Savannah RiverfrontThis is the Mansion’s sister property located between River and Bay Streets and where old Savannah charm meets modern luxe style. The hotel is right by the City Market area and Congress Street where the most happening nightlife spots are. You’ll be inspired by the original art inside and fantastic views outside. Their rooftop bar is our favorite spot to grab drinks before or after dinner!

Ballastone Inn: Savannah’s most romantic bed & breakfast inn. Part of the original settlement founded by James Oglethorpe, the Inn has a fascinating history that ranges from a boarding house turned brothel to Girl Scouts of America’s offices. Every room at the Ballastone has a distinct personality so you truly have to keep going back to experience all of the luxury.

 

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Our Spring 2014 Collection celebrates Lilly’s Story Written in the Sun by visiting all of our friends along the southeastern coast. Our first stop: Savannah. The collection’s first delivery features prints inspired by the Southern charm, mystery, romance of the gorgeous city of Savannah. Read more about the Savannah delivery on the Visit Savannah Blog. Lilly prints inspired by Savannah include In the Garden, Behind the Gates, Iris Blue Chablis, On the Square and Southern Charm.

Karen

Posted on February 15th, 2014 at 12:07am

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