The last time we were in Savannah, Georgia was back in 2012. During our trip, one of the most memorable moments was our lunch at the Gryphon Tea Room. Located in the 1926 Scottish Rite building on Bull Street, the Gryphon is an architecture lover’s dream. So, when we decided to make a stopover in Savannah on our way down to Sea Island, Georgia, having lunch at the Gryphon was an obvious choice.
When we arrived we put our names in at the Gryphon and took the opportunity to walk around the surrounding area, and have my unofficial photographer (my sister) take some pictures in one of the vacation wear pieces that I’d brought along for the trip.
The Striped Ponte Flare Sleeve Dress is one of my favorite purchases I’ve made this Spring and with the sleeve details and the timeless shift silhouette, it’s the perfect outfit to dress up or down depending on whether you’re going to a bit of walking like we did, or if you’re venturing out of your hotel for a bite of lunch.
I paired the dress with a pair of navy ballet flat’s I’d purchased last season from Old Navy, and a double strand necklace purchased from Ann Taylor. As well as a necklace that I popped into One Fish, Two Fish in Savannah to purchase completely on w him. Don’t you just love it when something like that happens?
The straw bag was my ‘something borrowed’ for the trip, and I couldn’t have been happier how well my mom’s bag went with all of the outfits that I brought along for the trip. If you’re looking to add a straw bag to your collection, definitely check yesterdays post, 6 Straw & Wicker Bags for Spring | Under $200.
Now back to the Gryphon…
One of the things that the Gryphon exudes is elegance and southern charm, which makes it a popular choice of bridal parties and social gatherings. dinners can enjoy sitting at white table cloth covered tables while being surrounded by carved mahogany bookcases. The building retains many of it’s architectural details from when it served as a turn of the century pharmacy, including 14 original stain glass windows.
While having afternoon tea was an option, we had already decided on what we wanted to order in advance, and after being on the road for several hours, we were too hungry to consider anything else.
If you’re planning a trip to anywhere along the Georgia coast, Savannah and the Gryphon are definitely places you need to check out.
Have you visited Savannah? What are some of your recommendations? Let me know in the comments below.