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Is there a more trusted name in the industry of knowing just exactly where to go and what to do there than Travel + Leisure?

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We’ll give you a moment to ponder that. Likely, however, you won’t even need a moment! The answer is that there’s no more trusted outlet for the modern day traveler than this prestigious publication. We are so dazzled to be included in their guide to Savannah, GA!

Take a look at the full article by clicking here. Then, take yourself over to the shoppe and treat yourself to something new! We believe an appropriate celebration always includes a little something for you and a  little something for your next fabulous fete.

Cheers, indeed!

Emily McCarthy

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When visiting




The Olde Pink House – Whether or not it seems like a cliche recommendation for Savannah, there really isn’t a better place to soak in the rich atmosphere and decadent history that this city has to offer. Each room has it’s own personality from basement to top floor. The menu ranges from simple to inspired, and it’s almost impossible to beat the signature cocktails. Your dining experience here can be customized to how you feel – if you’re looking for casual you can seat yourself in the outdoor bar, something more upscale will bring you upstairs to the grand dining room, and just a drink could have you taken to the basement bar. All we know is that you and your guests will absolutely adore the atmosphere!

The Grey –  This beautiful new kid on the block is easily a standout for Savannah. Transformed from an old Greyhound station, they’ve reinvented simple classics in a way that will have you in awe! Even the most sophisticated diners are going to rave about this place. The ambience will create a fabulous date night. The bar boasts a skillfully curated collection of spirits, and each dish served will have you raving!
-Kayak Kafe – The Kayak Kafe is the tried and the true. This is the perfect every day place to get a great lunch or dinner. If gluten free is a necessity they’ll always make sure your needs are met. Kayak Kafe always has options that not offer variety, but fresh, local ingredients done right. From a quick salad to a shrimp quesadilla… this is one of our most visited places in town! They have two locations, too. Even more to love. There’s the original Kayak Kafe right on Broughton Street and a midtown location for the work crowd. Both are incredible, and both are well priced so that you aren’t ever breaking the bank for a great meal.
-Local 11ten (The Perch) – Set right on the edge of Forsyth Park, you might want to head right up to the rooftop affectionately called “The Perch.” Fun for drinks and a charcuterie plate if you’re planning to stay at The Perch, otherwise go downstairs to enjoy traditional Southern flavors created with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Constantly being written up for their culinary masterpieces, this is another special spot for date night or an anniversary. The ambience will have you enjoying an extra glass of wine with your sweetheart just to soak in the atmosphere.
The Wyld Dock- A one of a kind view, you’ll feel like you’re seated right in the middle of the water. This is tapas style, so bring a crew and order away. This is a hidden gem, too, so you’ll be the only out-of-towner there! If you’re local, though, you can access it by the water and dock your boat. How private island, right? This is a McCarthy staple especially in the summer time. Make sure to get an order of the fish tacos and, if you’re up for it, one of the “Pain Killer” slushies. Sure to cool you down, and maybe even make you feel a little “wyld”.
Where are your favorite places to eat in Savannah? Let us know, and we’ll try it out!
Emily McCarthy

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Categories: Guide to Savannah





This tourist city really packs a punch, and don’t be surprised that you can find swanky accommodations that you’ll definitely be writing home about. Vacation or staycation, you owe it to yourself to become familiar with these favorite places to stay!
If for no other reason than being able to head right down to their restaurant, 22 Square, you’ll never hear a bad word spoken about the location, the food, or the service. Just steps away from Bay or Broughton Streets – you’ll get to choose if your adventure takes you shopping the local boutiques, or tasting the local cocktails. Even if you decided to stay in the whole weekend, you wouldn’t even know you were missing a thing. Post up at the pool or order in from room service, you won’t regret The Andaz.


Savannah‘s newest boutique hotel, again housing a phenomenal restaurant Pacci, is just a quick walk to historic River Street. It marries hip and modern with historic and storied. It’s a Kimpton Hotel, and if you know Kimpton – that means stylish, current, and never boring. Again, you could stay the weekend at The Brice alone and not even realize you hadn’t left the grounds. Their in house restaurant, Pacci, is a destination for locals. The secret garden is the perfect place to pass a midsummer’s night – and it won’t even be just a dream.
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You know what we always say… if you can stay in a mansion, where else could you want to possibly go? This is definitely on the spendier end of any price range, but if you’re looking to be in a palatial surrounding with marble and Onyx… this is the place for you. This is a McCarthy family favorite, as we always treat ourselves to cocktails at the Mansion before St. Patrick’s Day parade. The pool here will easily trick you into believing you’re a regular on the Real Housewives of Savannah, and the overall decor may have you planning a move-in date because it is that perfect.
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Now, where you do you like to stay in the fabulous heart of Savannah? Can’t wait to find out!
Emily McCarthy

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Categories: Guide to Savannah


Hopefully you caught our feature in Peachy the Magazine not long ago. If you didn’t, we’ll bring our guide to Savannah right to you, dear readers! In this series we’ll let you know Emily’s favorite places to eat, to stay, to play, and shop right here in Savannah, GA.


It’s no secret and no surprise that Savannah is a tourist destination all year round. In fact, it feels like a dream to call this vacation spot a home! Here are the favorite hot spots or hot ideas that you definitely need to be acquainted with.

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– Picnic on Forsyth Park with the Savannah Picnic Company – What could be more fun than a pop-up picnic that you literally don’t have to lift a finger for? This company is the epitome of charm! I never even knew something like this existed, and now I can’t stop recommending it. (Find more info on their website by clicking here.)
– Pure Barre Savannah – Whether you’re a local or visiting, the best workout in all of Savannah is definitely Pure Barre! Located on Derenne and Abercorn this studio will work you from head to toe with the best instructors around. I’m warning you, you’ll be hooked right away. The best part is, it’s a low impact workout that absolutely anyone can do. Schedule your first class here!
– Savannah Slow Ride – We won’t dance around the subject (though dancing does complete any fete!), Savannah likes to party. Grab a group of friends and hop on an intimate 14 person bike and hit up all the best sites. You can take it from monument to monument, or bar to bar. Up to you… and it will be one of your favorite adventures SAV has to offer.
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– Top Deck at the Cotton Sail Hotel – Unlike other rooftop venues in the city, this particular venue is going to give you a view of the river and the picturesque Talmadge Bridge that takes you to South Carolina. Sip cocktails on the sofas outside on the deck and wait for the sun to set – you’ll love the photo ops!
Where are your favorite spots to play around town? We’d love to know! Maybe we can add it to our guide. Everyone loves a local’s inside scoop.
Emily McCarthy

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