Monday, June 13, 2011

My Guide to Savannah, GA

This weekend my romantic and very generous boyfriend took me to Savannah, GA which will now go down in history as one of the best weekends I've ever had (please, try not to throw up). Without fail, my camera decided not to work when I needed it most so the pictures I am about to share are not of the best quality. Trust me, this hurts me way more than it hurts you!
[Disclaimer: get ready for picture overload!]

Savannah, GA bridge at sunset. It may look beautiful right now, but I almost hyperventilated going over it!

This is the historical & romantic bed and breakfast Andrew and I stayed at!

As soon as we got to the bed and breakfast I couldn't wait a second longer to give him his anniversary gift. An all black citizen watch, which he loved! [best girlfriend ever award went to me that weekend! :)]

For those who don't know, this is the fabulous Paula Deen's restaurant. While Paula Deen is fabulous, we heard her restaurant was not. We decided not to eat at this packed restaurant but I couldn't help but snap a picture in true tourist fashion!

I had done some research before the trip to find out the best places to eat, Hueys was the only one we actually made it to on my list but it was the best! Pictured above are Hueys shrimp and grits. To say they were amazing would be the understatement of the century. To quote Andrew, "This is the best thing I have ever eaten; I could eat them for every meal!" I highly recommend Hueys shrimp and grits!

Andrew got the jambalaya pasta at Hueys. It was delicious as well, but didn't hold a flame to the shrimp and grits!

After dinner at Hueys, my sweet boyfriend bought me a rose made out of died palm leaves. These are sold all along River Street in Savannah and are made in front of you. (Pretty neat, right!?)

That night, we found something only Savannah could offer. Picture above is a frozen drink bar called Wet Willys. It is also on the river. In Savannah there is no open container law so you can take your drinks out on the river walk and watch live entertainment. Wet Willys has around 20 different types of mixed drinks to choose from.

Andrew got the banana flavor and I chose sex on the beach because I am lame and it was the only one I recognized! [ I swear this was his first sip! He's just a total goofball!] After we got our drinks we listen to a sax player that I swear knew every song ever written. He was extremely talented and entertaining.

The next day we woke up early and went to The Paris Market. The best way to describe it is an antique market for the very well off. Of course, we couldn't afford anything here, but it didn't stop us from pretending like we could and browsing the wonderful merchandise!

Isn't this table and place settings to die for?! I fell in love with this at The Paris Market. I would kill to have this in my home! The funny part was, Andrew knew I would love it before I even saw it! (Love him!)

The one thing we could afford at The Paris Market was the delicious french frozen hot chocolate. I could not sing enough praises about this frozen concoction!

I also fell in love with these at The Paris Market and plan to get Andrew to help me make them ASAP. They are pearl covered letters. So creative and beautiful!

Andrew surprised me with massages at Spa Bleu while we were in Savannah. It was so relaxing and just what we needed after a 4 hour car ride and hours of walking around. (He spoils me!)

After the massages we went to Isaacs. I got a BLT, but the 'T' was actually friend green tomatoes! What a cool way to add a southern staple to a tradition sandwich. It was soo good!

The Savannah sun was so hot, at least that was my excuse, for purchasing this cute floppy sun hat! I absolutely love it and plan to wear it as much as possible this summer.

Andrew picked on me for getting it, but look who's having to squint in the sun and who's shaded!

Nobody told me Savannah was wedding capital of the southeast! We had the pleasure of crashing  attending two different weddings while we were there! Naturally, they were beautiful.

On the last night we were walking down River Street and spotted an Irish pub with live entertainment. After visiting Dublin, Ireland last summer, I am obsessed with all things Irish, so naturally, we went in! We sat and watched this hilariously talented singer play for hours. It was sprinkles on my already wonderful weekend! I was also glad to share that with Andrew since he had never experienced why I loved Ireland so much.

Hueys shrimp and grits were the first Andrew had ever had (sinful, I know!) but he fell so in love with them he got me a Paula Deen cook book so I could make them for him back home!

For lunch before we left we went to a tavern on River Street. I ended up just getting an appetizer because I felt like I was still in a food coma from the previous meals. It was the best idea! These mushrooms stuffed with crab meat were delicious.

I hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as I enjoyed experiencing them! I definitely look forward to my next trip to Savannah and would recommend the city and all of these places to anyone & everyone.

I hope everyone's weekend was as wonderful as mine was!


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