Sharing Savannah, Georgia's Best Kept Secrets
by Tracy Gavant
Savannah’s ambiance is like no other; the famous Spanish moss covers the trees like scrim, charming the streets by day but reminiscent of cobwebs at night, creating a moody, mysterious atmosphere. Famous for its antebellum mansions, horse-drawn carriages, and manicured squares, this city also features cutting edge design and Southern cuisine with a twist. Some say these youthful and artistic influences are thanks in part to the local
Savannah College of Art& Design (SCAD).
We love that there are many design finds in Savannah--from vintage to modern and epicurean delights that indulge the senses. Since the city is also known as the most haunted city in America, I am sharing some of my favorite “haunts”
340 Bull Street
A treasure trove of unique art, jewelry and home goods designed and created by students and alumni of Savannah College of Art and Design.
24e Design Co.,
24 East Broughton Street
This two-story design shop is like a chic warehouse, packed with unique home furnishings and salvage finds.
Savannah Bee Company
124 Broughton Street & The River Walk
This homegrown success offers everything honey, from lotions, soaps and candles to Honey Wine (mead), whipped honey and raw honeycomb. Sample it all at their tasting bars.
Paris Market & Brocante
36 W Broughton Street
I could spend hours in this bazaar-style shop, with two floors of amazing treasures including art, antique lighting, tableware, linens, candy, stationary, books and a coffee bar with divine French pastries.
14 East Broughton Street
The grooviest collection of new and recycled clothing,
Back in the Day Bakery
2403 Bull Street
With unique sweets such as Lavender cookies and Blackberry Basil Lime Pie, this old-fashioned bakery is delish. Check out their cookbook, too!
1220 Barnard Street
On the outskirts of town, this retro diner housed in a streamliner has amazing southern BBQ.
The Collins Quarters
151 Bull Street
This bright, modern eatery near SCAD has great breakfast, especially the Australian avocado sandwiches.
Leopold’s Ice Cream
212 East Broughton Street
This ice cream parlor is a Savannah classic since 1919, with unusual and divine homemade flavors. I promise the ever-present line moves fast!
The Salt Table
51 Barnard Street
This cook’s paradise offers tons of tasting samples of their unique and exotic salts, rubs, seasonings and dips.
201 West Bay Street
This recently opened gem offers modern design with a Southern twang. Clever touches like a crate-paneled elevator and iron mesh on the ceiling emulating Spanish moss make this a unique find.
The Brice, a Kimpton Hotel
601 East Bay Street
This chic, whimsical boutique hotel is dog friendly and perfectly located.
River Street Inn
124 E. Bay Street
This historic riverside hotel is traditionally furnished, with each room uniquely designed. During our “Haunted Savannah” tour, we learned that it’s haunted, making for an interesting night of no sleep!
For more travel information on Savannah, Georgia including details about Forsyth Park, Bonaventure Cemetery and The River Walk, head to www.visitsavannah.com.
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Savannah at night