On my recent blogger retreat to Tybee Island, we headed back to the mainland for a visit to Savannah. I had never been to Savannah before and was excited to see the city. We started the morning at Back in the Day Bakery, an amazing restaurant with delicious food and whimsical, vintage decor. The owners, Cheryl & Griff, welcomed our group with gracious southern hospitality to the bakery and shared a bit about the history of their business.
I ordered a scrumptious ham and cheddar bakery croissant, which was light and flaky but satisfying. The pastry had a surprising hint of spicy heat which I loved! My high light was sipping on a latte that was almost too pretty to drink. One word to describe the bakery: DELISH.
If you are in Savannah, make sure to visit Back in the Day Bakery. It was a definite local hot spot. I kinda felt bad that our large and very paparazzi-like gathering invaded the locals’ Saturday morning, but they didn’t seem too phased, in true laid back southern acceptance. Everything about the bakery will bring a smile to your face, whether it is the delightful staff, the food, the vintage gift shop items, or the fun decor like this marshmallow chandelier! How cool is that!?
After filling our tummies we were ready to do a bit of sight seeing and shopping. First stop was a wonderful consignment store called Two Women and a Warehouse.
I found a few vintage bottles that looked as if they had been found somewhere along the seashore. One even had tiny barnacles in it. We strolled through a few other antique markets and when were leaving we heard sirens and noticed an enormous and ominous black pillar of smoke. A very large tire warehouse had just caught fire. It was quite the spectacle and talk of the city all afternoon. A beautiful, turquoise blue haired, art student from SCAD (the prestigious school of art & design) saw me gazing in awe at the massive plume and shared her Instagram photos with me of the scene, close up (which are way more shocking than my photos). She was very concerned because she knew that SCAD had student housing in close proximity to the fire. They had told students to turn off all heat and close any windows due to the toxic smoke. Note to self: visit SCAD next time in town.
A morning full of shopping makes a girl hungry! We had a private room reserved for all of us at Paula Deen’s restaurant, Lady & Sons. Eating here has been on my bucket list. I LOVE Paula. Watching her cooking shows always made me happy. I totally believe Butter Makes Everything Better. 😉 At least for the short term.
The lovely Claudia Deen, Paula’s daughter in law, spoke to us about her blog, Chicaloverde. We took a group shot together with the Lady & Sons staff. They were wonderful. Claudia is the long haired brunette in the center.
After stuffing ourselves to our gills, we rolled out onto the street for more shopping. This area of town by the restaurant is a bustling collection of wonderful shops and restaurants. I had been told that when in Savannah, The Paris Market was a must see store. The store has two levels of the most unique items. It also has quite a bit of coastal decor. Can you just see me smiling?
A-hem… speaking of chandeliers… oh my gorgeousness! We entered, I must admit, my absolute favorite store of the day, Villa Savannah. The blown glass chandelier is a work of art! Stunning!
The day came to a close too quickly and we had to return back to Tybee. I know that someday I will have to bring hubs back to this gorgeous and historic city and take our time soaking in all the splendor the Savannah has to offer.