Savannah’s close proximity to where we were staying in Palmetto Bluff, made it the perfect choice for one of our day trips. Just a 36 minute drive out of Bluffton (which felt much shorter) and we were in the city that has some of my favorite shops. From The Paris Market, to Capitol Bee and popular shops that line West Broughton, we spent a wonderful Monday afternoon in Savannah.
The Paris Market
One of the places that I always visit while in Savannah is the Paris Market. Since our last visit, there were some renovations, and the window displays were all set up for the spring season. Although it’s far away from Paris, you feel like you’ve been transported to the City of Light the moment you walk through the front doors.
As always they had so many beautiful things, from delicious sweets (macarons) to the cutest children books and toys. So no matter what you’re looking for, stopping in the Paris Market while in Savannah is an absolute must for any Francophile!
Capital Bee Company
Located away from the business of W. Broughton and Bay Streets, the Capital Bee Company (located on E. Broughton in a more residential area) is an absolute honey haven. With everything from specialty honeys that can be sampled at their Honey Bar to gifts for the home and bee jewelry, there is something for everyone at the Capital Bee Company.
Before heading to our lunch reservations at the Gryphon, we popped into this charming stationery store in the Design District. Owned by Debbie Lewis, Le Paperie offers everything from designer stationery collections to journals and wax seals. Whether you’re looking for unique stationery for writing letters or looking to create custom invitations for your big day, stopping in at Le Paperie is a good idea.
Looking for a restaurant off one of the quiet squares in Savannah? The Gryphon located on Bull St. is definitely a spot to consider. (Although I highly recommend making reservations in advance, as it’s always busy!)
I recommend the Savannah Strawberry Spritzer (Muddled strawberries, sparkling water, orange blossom essence) and the Herb-encrusted goat cheese medallions (with pear, toasted almonds, roasted beets and dried cranberries on baby greens with Vermont maple vinaigrette)
If the weather isn’t too rainy or humid, a walk through Forsyth Park is a refreshing way to end your afternoon in Savannah. With it’s shady trees and beautiful fountain you let yourself relax away from the busiest parts of Savannah.