Friday, March 14, 2014

weekend getaway // savannah, ga // part ii

hey there! am’s friend and recent travel buddy erica here to bring you part two of our savannah trip. on friday i was a part of the group who went to the spa, however, after our relaxing time at the spa, we did a little exploring of our own and stumbled across gryphon tea room. i can’t turn down the possibility of a good tea room so we went in to grab a snack. it turns out that gryphon is part of scad (savannah college of art and design) and employs mostly students. with it’s stained glass panels, mahogany carved bookcases, a chandelier to die for, and a locally sourced organic menu it was definitely a lucky find. ps sorry for the iphone photos, they really don’t do it justice. didn’t want to bring the dslr to the spa.
after our delicious catered bbq dinner on friday night we headed out to a “country” barcomplete with a live country music band and a mechanical bull. it was definitely something different and so fun. after spending some time there we headed to a dueling piano bar around the corner. the two pianists on stage were so talented and did some great renditions of the songs requested. the night would not have been complete if we didn’t pool our money and make a request of our own to have erin pulled up on stage so the crowd could sing her happy birthday.
on saturday we had a private trolley tour of the city. we got to see how beautiful savannah is without all of the walking which was really nice especially since it was a little drizzly that day. erin being erin made sure there was a catered lunch on board in case we got hungry which was the perfect touch. after the tour we all set out to discover savannah on foot. and by discover i mean pop in and out of shops with drinks in tow. the historic district’s open container policy makes shopping fun and also a little dangerous for the old credit card. i was the happiest girl when i got to walk up to a restaurant and order the most delicious georgia peach sangria right on the sidewalk and take it to-go. across the street from the restaurant where we bought our delicious drinks, was a huge candy store we could not pass up. i was in heaven.
saturday night was the perfect way to end the weekend. after a small yet cheesy photo shoot (see below!) that am and i had to document our outfits, we headed out to a private dinner at form, an awesome wine store with the best cheesecake i’ve ever had.
 the owner of the shop was so accommodating by creating a custom menu with wine pairings for all 18 of us. he even had wine waiting when we arrived so we could sip and chat while we waited for our first course. side note: he is in the process of opening a full service restaurant as well, so if you are in savannah or planning a visit i highly recommend checking it out. 
we ended our night at with a walking ghost tour of the historic district. i’ve been on a ghost tour of philly before, but this one was way spookier. i can see why savannah holds the title of most haunted city in the country, they’ve earned it. for all of its nighttime creepiness savannah is an adorable city that i hope i get to visit again soon. 
thanks for reading my guest post! be sure to check out erin’s and my blog coming in may dinner and debauchery.

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