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Daily Candy: The Road More Graveled (Savannah)

Savannah is a shopper's dream, with plenty of room for historians, ghosthunters, and gourmands. And I can say "road trip" faster than anyone. So read my short travel piece for Daily Candy, and make your own getaway.
August 25, 2006
The Road More Graveled
sweet georgia!

Fiddledeedee. Labor Day around the corner and one long weekend left to your name. What shall you do? Slink off to Savannah for some R&R, B&B, and a little T&A. (As in travel and architecture. Duh.)

Good Eats
Jump-start the day with homemade coffeecake from The Sentient Bean (13 East Park Avenue; 912-232-4447). Then hit The Lady & Sons (102 West Congress Street; 912-233-2600) for fresh seafood, hoecake cornbread, fried chicken, and sweet potatoes by Paula Deen and clan.

Moon River Brewing Company (21 West Bay Street; 912-447-0943) gets creative, with beers like Wild Wacky Wit (a white variety spiced with Curacao and bitter orange peel). Elizabeth on 37th (105 East 37th Street; 912-236-5547) is some of the best old-guard fine dining around.

Counting Sheep
The themed rooms at The President’s Quarters (225 East President Street; 912-233-1600) will have you asking “Millard Fillmore who?” before your head hits the pillow. Catch the vapors at The Kehoe House (123 Habersham Street; 912-232-1020), where the daily tea service will restore you.

Fine Treats
Hipster boutique James Gunn (112 West Broughton Street, 912-790-7500) carries Arden Amelia, Nügaard Designs, Single, Corey Lynn Calter, and others.

Shop Skylark: Fine EuroDesign (319 West Broughton Street; 912-234-4454) for Scandinavian silver, but don’t miss the corsets and peignoirs at the other end of the shop. The Paris Market & Brocante (36 West Broughton Street; 912-232-1500) stocks vitrines, chandeliers, and vintage jewelry by Lulu Bird.

Feel free to be a brainiac among the dusty shelves at The Book Lady (6 East Liberty Street; 912-233-3628) and get the jump on new designers at shopSCAD (340 Bull Street; 912-525-5180), where you’ll swoon over the lovely wares by Cuyler Hovey-King and Working Class Studio.

Hip Beats & Haunted Streets
Mingle with cute waiters and hear live music at Jazz’d tapas bar (52 Barnard Street; 912-236-7777). Double up on spirits on the Savannah Haunted Pub Crawl, a bar-hopping, ghost story-swapping tour of the historic district. Channel your inner Girl Scout (minus green dress and cookies) at their birthplace, the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace (10 East Oglethorpe Avenue; 912-233-4501).

Well, we declare. Southern hospitality never looked so good.


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