Travel: Savannah, Georgia

While I was in North Carolina a few weeks ago, my sister and I took a road trip down to Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina. It was a quick trip, but we managed to see quite a bit and really enjoy ourselves too!

I took these Design*Sponge Savannah guides with me, and here’s some of what we did and saw.

After parking the car, we walked up and down Broughton St., which is one of the main shopping streets in Savannah. We first stopped into at The Paris Market – a gorgeous shop that has all things French. I was in heaven! Every vignette is so beautifully styled, and the mix of old and new items definitely works.

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We then stopped into the Savannah Bee Company shop to be spoiled with samples of honey. Sweet. Sweet. Sweet! I picked up some of the delicious Tupelo honey, which is considered to be the gold standard in honey.

White-Cabana-Savannah-Bee-Company-1 White-Cabana-Savannah-Bee-Company-2Next up, Prospector & Co. This store’s styling was on point. The space is white and bright and the collection of wares is very carefully curated.

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You can imagine that after the 5-hour drive from Chapel Hill, NC, and an afternoon of a lot of walking, my sister and I were quite hungry. We opted to eat at the Gryphon Tea Room, and we feasted on a prosciutto and fig panini (yes, I realize this isn’t the most southern option) as well as a delicious southern take on the cobb salad (including pecans…always a nice touch!). Gryphon is located in the old apothecary, and the building is stunning inside and out.

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And there you have it…a quick tour of Savannah. I’d easily go back!

3 Comments

  1. Rox-Anne November 13, 2015

    I’ve always wanted to visit Savannah, your photos, which are fabulous BTW, look just I imagine Savannah looking. You’ll have to share how the Tupelo Honey is, that happens to be one of my favourite Van Morrison songs! 😀

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  2. Terry Finlay February 13, 2016

    Hey Jordana You really caught the spirit of Savannah, wonderful photos. I have owned a home there for the last 20 years and I am still excited when I drive into the outskirts of the city. I am a lover of architecture and Savannah never disappoints me. The food is great and many of the restaurants cater to the locals at very reasonable price points. I would recommend that anyone would probably find things they would enjoy there. The two art museums are also magnificent. One caters to traditional art and the other to contemporary pieces. Worth a look.

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    • Jordana February 13, 2016

      When I make my return visit, I’m going to pick your brain for places to go/see/eat! My visit was much too short, and it seems that Savannah has so much to offer! I follow Savannah tourism on Twitter, and it always grabs my attention.

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