Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year from Savannah, GA ! My Savannah Shopping and Food Favorites !

Feliz Ano Nuevo to you and your families!!







My family and I are going to ring in the New Year with close friends in beautiful Savannah Georgia this evening. Of course retail therapy is a part of any visit to a new place ( actually my second time) so here are some of my favorites.


Savannah Bee Company - A must stop for any visitor to the area. Head to the tasting bar and sample different flavors of honey available in multiple size options for your trip home. My favorites are the Wildflower and Sourwood. We left with the Savannah Bee company soap in Mint Julep - smells heavenly!  Mint Julep, the Beeswax Lip Balm in Mint Julep or Shimmer Beeswax Liptint. We also bought Wildflower honey and you must have a Wildflower Honeycomb.....Raw Honeycomb from Rocky Mountain Idaho The raw honeycomb offers wonderful options for entertaining or just for the family. Have guests cut their own samples of the honeycomb along with apple slices and smoked gouda cheese. Store in the pantry at home and bring it out for a special treat.  Simply delicious!
Savannah is also online and they ship.
Location - Flagship
104 West Broughton Street
Savannah, GA 31401
912-233-7873
Savannah Bee Company

Nourish - Natural Bath Products
All natural bath and beauty products, many of which are Shea Butter based. Favorites are the bath " fizzies" for my daughter, the glycerine soaps such as Georgia Peach Glycerine Sopas and Eucalyptus Mint  and the Lavender Hydrating Mist  or Hibiscus Hydrating Mist  for face and body. If you are in Melbourne Florida visit the sister store Indian River Soap. Hibiscus Hibiscus Soy Wax Candles  which has a beautiful scent is a part of their product line, not many beauty brands include Hibiscus as a part of their product offerings.
Location - 202 W Broughton St
912-232-3213
shop on line at
https://www.nourishsavannah.com/






The Salt Table - Sample different types of salt from all over the world. This magical little shop has slabs of their tasty and flavorful pink Himalayan Salt for tasting and purchasing. They also stock many different brands and salts and spices from all over the world. The super helpful staff will help with selections during your visit to the store. They also ship from Savannah.
https://www.salttable.com/
Location - 51 Barnard Street, Savannah GA 31401
912-447-0200

Gryphon Tea Room -
The old pharmacy is now owned and run by the Scad student organization. You can sample different types of teas, coffees, desserts and salads. A must visit while in Savannah.
Location- 337 Bull Street, Savannah GA
912-525-5880

River Street Sweets
People drop into this Savannah Georgia Institution ( since 1973) for the famous pralines, I stopped in so my daughter could watch the staff make the delicious salt water taffy which comes in over 25 flavors, including peach of course, grape, peppermint and maple. The sugared fruit slices in grape and lemon lime are delicious. Patrons huddle around the fudge counter to sample flavors such as maple and peanut butter and chocolate swirl.   You could spend at least one hour in this store and leave with a serious sugar rush.
Location
13 East River Street, Savannah GA 31401
912-234-4608
on line - http://www.riverstreetsweets.com/





 The Paris Market and Brocante
Loose Lavender Tocca Fragrance French Furniture and Antiques are among the delightful treasuresWine Sphere Chandelier found in this supersized emporium on the famous Broughton street. You can also find wonderful French toys and books for kids Toys.
Location- 36 West Broughton Street, Savannah GA 31401

912-232-1500
on line- http://www.theparismarket.com/


Palm Avenue- A Lily Pulitzer lifestyle
For fans this store stocks Lily, Trina and Milly for women and kids and home furnishings. An amazing walk through Lily land. Whimsical and enchanting for sure.
Location- Abercorn Walk- Shopping Center
5525 Abercorn Walk, Savannah GA 31405
912-962-1171
http://www.shoppalmavenue.com/

The Public Kitchen and Bar 
Have supper and dinner indoors or out at this gem on Liberty St. Super cocktails, must call for reservations.

Location- 1 West LIberty St -912-200-4045
http://www.thepublickitchen.com/


Telfair Museum and Jepson Center
Artzeum for Kids 
An amazing series of museums ( oldest public art museum in the southeast since 1880s)  along with a kids interactive center within the Jepson. The current exhibits include the Uffizi Gallery from Florence which includes a magnificent Titan and a divine Madonna and Child from Botticelli.
Three museums
Telfair/Jepson Center an ultra modern building and the Owens- Thomas House.
Location-  124 Abercorn Street - York off of Oglethorpe Square
https://telfair.org/

Soho South Cafe 
Art gallery and wonderful food blend together in this behemoth location, with one of a kind tables and chairs. Try the quiche!!
Location - 12 w Liberty St, 912-233- 1633
http://www.sohosouthcafe.com/




Nadeau with Soul
Unique pieces mostly in wood, wonderful place to browse and ship home. Locations around the south.
Location- 5525 Abercorn St ( Shopping Center)
Savannah, GA 912-355-5944
Furniture with a Soul


Bryd Cookie Company
MY favorites
Scotch Oatmeal, Red Velvet and Georgia Peach, yum!
Location - 6700 Waters Ave, Savannah GA 912-355-1716
http://www.byrdcookiecompany.com/


Bon Voyage from Savannah!
Happy New Year!!!!!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noel! Feliz Navidad! A Christmas Cocktail!

Merry Christmas from Us to You. We hope that you have a wonderful holiday with all of your family and friends. Please find the cocktail recipe below which will most certainly add warmth to your celebration. We had some of this last evening, it was wonderful.  The mix of cinnamon, apple and sparkling cider makes this a quintessential Christmas tipple.  Enjoy! See you in the New Year!!




Christmas Cocktail 

Serves 2

1 oz Absolut Orient Apple
1 oz Plum Wine (chilled)
1 ox Cinnamon Schnapps
Add 2 oz of Sparkling Cider

Place in a cocktail shaker with Ice, pour and enjoy!


Merry Christmas !!!! 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Puerto Rico - My Favorites







La Concha Hotel and Resort, Candado PR 




Puerto Rico is one of my favorite places to visit for work or play. They can boast about some of the best beaches and food in the Caribbean.   This past Thanksgiving was my fourth time on the island.  I know you will have your favorites, these are my picks.


Restaurants 





Hotels 

La Concha Resort, San Juan  - Best hotel for family with four pools and endless beaches.
El Convento, Old San Juan - Old World charm ( former convent). Private and exclusive.
Sheraton - Old San Juan

Beaches outside of San Juan - Luquillo Beach, Cerro Gordo and Ponce

Must See for Kids  - El Yunque Rainforest


Shopping

Novus ShoesNovus Shoes - Some of most stunning summer sandals anywhere in the world.
Plaza las Americas - The Largest mall on the island with 300 plus stores and restaurants.
La Favorita shoes - Plaza Las Americas
Chiquitin shoes for kids Chiquitin
Passion for cakes Passion Cakes- Since 2000- Try the Red Velvet and all the chocolates....
CH by Carolina Herrera - First time on the island.

Best Place for Running- Candado Strip - up to 10 miles along the famous strip.





Beautiful People - Lobby of the La Concha Resort, Candado PR  http://www.laconcharesort.com/

Salsa - Candela,  Old San Juan and El San Juan Resort and Casino http://www.elsanjuanresort.com/ unforgetable experience.

Luxury - Gucci, Ferragamo, Vuitton - Candado, PR





Wish List  - Visit Vieques


Fashion Takeaway - Local fashionistas set off fashion sparks with their stunning daytime combinations of the LD and the JS,  jeweled sandals and dress combinations. The sandals always had jeweled accents and dresses were knee length or above, both solids and prints. Regardless of cut, flared, a line, fitted, or high waisted these women always looked tres chic. I came back with my go to list of summer must haves for 2013.

here are few suggestions similar to and based on the sandal and dress styles I saw in Puerto Rico ( some may be shown with boots, just imagine jeweled sandals). Just in time for Resort! Have fun!











Dres




























Sunday, December 2, 2012

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