You thought we were finished with all the spring break touring. Didn’t you? Well guess what… there’s more! (I just gave you a little break from the trip for Easter, and I’ve saved something special for you.)
You see, not only did we get to enjoy some wonderful places on Tybee Island for my break, but we also spent a day in beautiful old Savannah. The squares in the historic district were simply gorgeous with all their ancient trees dressed in Spanish moss, and some of the azaleas were covered in bright blooms.
I loved the benches there for you to sit upon and soak in the peaceful scene. (And the weather couldn’t have been more perfect.)
And then of course, we can’t forget all the amazing architecture! We came upon a woman working on the plants there on her steps when I asked if I could take a photograph of it. She said that she would step inside so that I could get a good shot. Apparently this happens all the time in downtown Savannah.
This very photogenic church was the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
Beyond the beauty of the squares and the architecture, Savannah had some very fun places to shop.
I always enjoy One Fish Two Fish.
Care to look around inside?
Years ago, I really enjoyed Parker’s Market because they carried fresh produce and some plants. It seems that over the years they have changed the products they carry.
There were some interesting home accessories, but I missed the store that it used to be.
The deli did have a number of yummy looking items though.
My favorite store in Savannah is The Paris Market. It’s huge!
Does this scene make you feel as if you are in France?
I couldn’t resist photographing that bicycle.
And another bicycle for children…
There were bags of coffee, tins of tea, and jars of old fashioned candy.
An Easter display with baskets and bunnies greeted you in one doorway.
The downstairs area was filled with treasures.
I would love to have those amazing cabinets there on the main floor. That wood!!
We didn’t stop to get any treats at the counter in the Paris Market. What I really wanted was an ice cream cone from Leopold’s Ice Cream. Unfortunately, when we arrived there (right down the street from the Paris Market) the line was spilling out the door and onto the sidewalk in front. It was getting late in the day, so we decided not to wait. I will have to save that trip to the ice cream store for another visit to Savannah.
But we did stop in here at Back in the Day Bakery. This is one cute bakery run by Cheryl and Griff Day.
Cheryl was named a “Top Pastry Pro” this year by Martha Stewart Weddings. (a major big award!)
Their cookbook was featured last year in Food & Wine’s Best of the Best Cookbooks,
and their bakery was featured in the New York Times book, 36 Hours, Southeast Edition.
And you know, I just had to purchase a few things since we were there.…a blondie, a lavender cookie (which smelled and tasted unbelievable yummy), an old fashioned cupcake, and a “Pink Lady” cupcake. I was very impressed with the cupcakes. Each one tasted like a made-from-scratch cupcake should.
I also purchased one of their cookbooks – autographed by both Cheryl and Griff – for you! It is such a great cookbook, I was really tempted to keep it for myself, but I know we will be going back to Savannah one day, and I can get another copy then. I want you to have a taste of Savannah, so to wind up my blog birthday month, I am doing one more giveaway. There is the Back in the Day Cookbook, the Lady and Sons Just Desserts cookbook, and Paula Deen’s home decorating book Savannah Style. I really don’t feel like I can give you a taste of Savannah without mentioning Paula Deen, and if you are not a fan of Paula Deen, then perhaps you can pass those books on to someone else. (Yes, I know Paula can be a controversial topic.)
As usual,to enter for the random drawing just leave a comment on this post and/or any others that publish between now (4/24/14) and next Wed. night at midnight (4/30/14). Only one comment per post please, but you may comment on more than one post to be entered more than one time. The winner will be announced in early May. (I cannot believe May is almost here!!)
Have you been to Savannah? If so, do you have any recommendations for us?
We’d love to hear!