I went to Savannah with a friend a while back and realized I never posted about it! I would have rather done this when everything was fresh in my mind but, I thought I would share my favorite spots from this truly charming and beautiful town anyways.
There is a store called Fabrika on the corner of Bull and Liberty which is beautiful, as well as the other store in the same building. The building itself is old and gorgeous, rustic hardwood flooring, with daylight streaming through the white trimmed windows. Fabrika is a fabric store with all sorts of fun and colourful fabrics. After visiting Fabrika, you can climb up a few floors (make sure to snoop around a bit on the way up the building is awesome!), to get to Ollie Otson a cute little vintage clothing shop.
My friend and I were so excited when we stumbled across this little boutique. It had a great assortment of very nice, affordable clothing and the jewellery was to die for! I could have bought this entire store!
The Scad shop was a highlight of the shopping portion of the trip. SCAD is the Savannah College of Art and Design and there are SCAD buildings and events going on all over downtown Savannah. I think having SCAD in Savannah is one of the reasons that the town is so darn cool. The young and funky art students roaming around, helping the little hip stores, the students opening their own shops and such. I knew before the trip that I wanted to go to the SCAD shop because my mom recommended it to me, but I did not think I would spend so much time there. I checked out the website before I went and the stuff didn't look very exciting to be honest ($2,000 button necklaces?) but boy their website does not do the store justice, I ended up spending over an hour in there (it's pretty small) and I went back again a few days later. They sell all sorts of awesome jewelry, art, stationary, and home goods and the majority of it is reasonably priced. I went home with some really nice cards with drawings of the classic Savannah spanish moss covered oak trees on them ($10 for the set) and a pretty ring for my friend ($15).
I stumbled upon this bookstore as I was wondering around aimlessly and it is just beautiful! And of course they have a great selection of books, old and new and vintage maps! Very cool place.
The Olde Pink House basement - Planter's Tavern
The pink house is one of the top places to eat in Savannah, the food is delicious and it is in a classic old house. We ate up stairs in the main part of the restaurant where you have to make reservations far in advance, but we were intrigued by the piano playing we could hear coming through the basement and went to check it out. It was a gorgeous dimly lit bar area, with two fire places, a live piano player, and the exact same (divine!) food as upstairs. Next time I would definitely skip making a reservation for upstairs and eat down in the Planter's Tavern. Although it may not be as classy, it seemed like a very unique and fun dining experience!
This place is a total tourist spot but the Pralines are to die for! Seriously worth trying.
This was my first trip to Savannah so I have probably only scraped the surface of all that is there. I can't wait to go back!