February 17, 2015

Our main spot for vacation last week was Hilton Head Island (which was fabulous), but we also poked around a couple other places too. My favorite city  (which was also home to my favorite restaurant!) was Savannah, Georgia.

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Above: The city has miles of beautiful, old character. Every building and park is picture perfect. We did not realize until after we left that our favorite Square was the location of Forrest Gump’s famous bench.

Below: One of David and my favorite things to do for gift giving occasions is to shop art together. The prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design has a shop for buying student’s artwork.

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Above: The title of Best Restaurant from the whole week goes to The Collins Quarter. The decorating and atmosphere is lovely and our food was fresh, creative, and affordable. We liked it so much for lunch we were going to forgo trying our planned dinner place. (Eating at the same spot twice while only having 24 hours in a city is unheard of for foodies like us, so take that statement as a huge endorsement.) Unfortunately, we learned their kitchen closes at 3pm. I liked my salad with mussels and a citrus tarragon vinaigrette, but definitely got out-ordered by David. His crispy pork belly rolled sandwich was among the best things I have ever tasted.

Below: The must hit areas of historic Savannah are Bull Street and River Street. We much preferred Bull as River has a tourist-y, beach vibe. The one good thing we found on River was the absolute best pralines. And you get to walk brick roads along the Savannah River, so it is still worth the jaunt.

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Above: We did dinner at The Public Kitchen & Bar. The interior is fun, but I imagine it would be better for drinks than dinner-only guests like us. I had the seasonal risotto and David got the ham & brie melt, out-ordering me for the second time that day.

Below: I really wanted to visit Back in the Day Bakery, but was sad to learn too late they are closed on Mondays. I could not leave the city without something sweet and was completely satisfied with the chocolate hazelnut macaron from Marche de Macarons. The one tiny macaron was worth the $2.

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The next two days I will be sharing about out time in Hilton Head and Charleston, South Carolina. Savannah took a piece of my heart and I do not even want it back.

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