Last weekend I got to get away with three friends and spend the weekend in Savannah, Georgia. It was a complete blast! We went sightseeing, shopping, and did lots of eating. It was the perfect girl’s getaway!
We ate lunch at a Mellow Mushroom right outside Savannah for lunch on our first day. My boys have flipped over two of our lunch dates that were also eating there. All four of us are moms of boys and took lots of pictures of the restaurant’s decor. :)
While sightseeing, we lived by the “block system” and the free maps located around Savannah. I wasn’t very good with them, but I was very thankful to be with friends who were more proactive with figuring out the way to go. My tendency is to think “let’s start walking, and we will find it”, which is not ever successful with my mind’s GPS.
They got us to this very cute store, The Paris Market. Inside there were some real eye candy displays.
I absolutely love those glass lights. I have no idea where I would put them, but I dream of having some somewhere someday!
I brought the boys home a bag of those beautiful marbles each. They have been carrying them around like crazy but have had moments like in Hook where they are so upset they have “lost their marbles”.
I left that gorgeous store with those string balls on my to-do list. I HAVE to make a bucket of them. They are so colorful and fun.
This gorgeous drift wood elephant stood inside one store. I have a thing for elephants and this one is perfection!
As we strolled from one store to the next and ate in lots of restaurants, we saw a common thing were these shelled chandeliers. They really grew on me, and I kind of want to try to make one of them too! We fell in love with a lot of the cute stores in Savannah. There was one other store we just loved like The Paris Market, and I can’t remember the name.
We did lots of walking! We walked all over on our own, and we also did two walking tours while we were there. We did a ghost tour one night, and a cinema tour one afternoon. They were both highlights of our trip! Good thing they had one of my favorite stores in this town…
There were some beautiful candy stores along the river. They provided lots of good treats to enjoy while walking around.
The squares around town are filled with Spanish moss trees, and I couldn’t get enough of them!
I had never been to Savannah and the beauty with the trees and architecture/buildings was so fun to take in. The tours really helped us learn more about the city as well. The Cinema tour was fascinating to see the parts of town which have been in movies. We saw the square and restaurant that were used in Forest Gump.
I had never seen Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. If you too have not seen it, it is a true story that took place in Savannah and then was also filmed there. It was fascinating to see clips of the movie while we were looking at the real building. The night after our tour we watched the movie.
This little history part of our trip was fascinating to all four of us, and we are all now reading the book that was written based on the movie’s plot.
I just adore all the features of these old houses. I want to live in an old house with some of these fabulous features! I love the great big front doors, the porches, the metal work, and definitely all the huge windows!
This is the main house in the Midnight of the Garden of Good and Evil. So much history right here!
I love the color used on this house front. So beautiful!
We had a lot of fun talking, laughing, and enjoying long meals with out the worry of a child losing it. It was good to come home to my family though too! It’s amazing how just a little space can be so rejuvenating and strengthening to go home and keep pouring into those cute, yet needy parts of your heart.
If you haven’t been to Savannah, GA, I highly recommend it! Some of my favorite places were The Paris Market, Rocks on the Roof of the Bohemian Hotel, Huey’s, and The Moon River Brewing Company. Oh, and you have to do a tour!! For more gorgeous pictures from this trip please visit my friend Erin’s blog!
I hope you are all having a good week! Check in tomorrow to see what item is in my Friday Project Spotlight! It is something I haven’t made in a while, but I love them!