We spent most of last week in Savannah, Ga. This trip was originally supposed to happen in October to celebrate our three-year anniversary, but as it turns out, morning sickness (which lasts far longer than just the morning) got the better of me. So we decided to reschedule for last week when, thank the Lord, I was feeling much better.
I realized too late that I didn't take enough photos of our time there. Or, more accurately, I didn't take a lot of good ones. I also managed to forget all of my makeup and hair stuff (including my hair brush, for Pete's sake). My one perfect opportunity to get all jazzed up, and I blew it. So...these photos are definitely not super aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Oh well.
But you know, sometimes it's good to just focus more on making memories and less on capturing them. And that is ok.
We had a lot of fun. It was the first real vacation we've taken in two years and the first time we left Evie for that long. I was sad to leave her behind, and we missed her so much we spent some of our down time watching videos of her in our hotel room.
But you know, sometimes you just need a just-the-two-of-us getaway, and that is ok, too.
Early December is actually a great time to go because it isn't too crowded and the hotel rates are a lot lower. Also, everything is decorated all festive for the holidays, and it was just cold enough for me to wear boots (yesss!!) without feeling like a total weirdo, which is how I feel when I try to wear them in Florida.
Though I did a terrible job actually capturing these memories, we visited some great spots, shops and restaurants that I wanted to share, in case you ever decide to go to Savannah.
- Back in the Day Bakery- A super cute little treasure a little ways away from downtown, but worth it in my opinion. I got banana bread and an old fashioned cupcake to-go, and both were delightful.
- The Paris Market- This is such a fun store. It's full of hand-crafted, antique and vintage finds and is super classy. We found this ornament for our tree (because we are in need of more ornaments now that we have room for a bigger tree, and it's a great souvenir) and this toy fox for Evie's Christmas present. I had been wanting this exact fox for her and came very close to jumping up and down with glee when I saw it just hangin' out there in the kid section.
- Savannah Bee Company- If you like honey, you won't be disappointed. Literally, anything you could ever imagine being made out of honey awaits you here in this shop. They also offer $5 meade (wine made from honey) tastings, which is a lot of fun and which we had to unfortunately skip this year because of my preggo self. But we did this a couple of years ago, and it was real tasty.
- Fabrika- This is an awesome fabric and sewing shop filled with unique fabrics and project ideas.
- Forsyth Park- This is a lovely park perfect for taking a leisurely stroll or for having a picnic. This was a great place for us just to sit and talk without worrying where we needed to be or what we needed to do. And it was great.
- Broughton Street- Great for shopping. You can find the Savannah Bee Company and The Paris Market here.
- River Street- It's just what it sounds like. Brick streets lined with shops and restaurants and a view of the river makes this spot quite picturesque although it is a little touristy.
- The Brice Hotel- We stayed here for the first time, and it was such a good decision. The hotel has a fun, modern yet vintage vibe, and they offer free wine and hor d'oeuvres every evening and coffee and tea in the morning. Classy. We had a great time staying here, and the rates are super affordable in December.