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Turning Heads Linkup- Savannah, GA Vacation Pt 1

Hello friends

Ahhh, back from an amazing trip in Savannah, GA. I know, some people head north during the summer months to escape the heat, but we went for it. We really found that it wasn’t much hotter than Charlotte. I thought I would break up the trip a bit into parts and write several posts. We stayed in the Historic District in Savannah, and found it to be a great place to walk to restaurants, shops and Forsyth Park. The air conditioning was icy cold and perfect for when we had to leave the pups for the morning. We did spend a good bit of the first day exploring and walking everywhere! 

I love the greenery from the Spanish Moss, to the Magnolia trees and more in this Southern state.

Forsyth Park- this fountain is a landmark at the park. Love the mer-men! I also love the squares and lay out of Savannah and each section of the park. Students from nearby art school paint, draw and play music as you are walking by.

We stayed in a pet friendly apartment, in the Historic District, as we do enjoy bringing the pups and found Savannah to be a VERY dog friendly city. We visited shops, boutiques, and other places where the dogs were welcome. I was told if you have a dog in Savannah, you will be greeted like a celebrity! Haha, I found that everywhere we went, smiles followed, kids asked to pet, and we were stopped and asked what breed of dog they were. The first evening, I spied a cute clothing boutique on the Riverwalk, and the dogs were gladly excepted into the shop.  My husband saw a sign outside the shop that read, ” 50% off 1 item for your Birthday week”. How lucky! So, with ID in hand, I tried on several dresses and walked away with two. I’m wearing the one green, tropical style dress here, and the other you will see on the blog soon.

We spotted RMC Boutique on the Riverwalk and I was swept in by spying this green tropical shift dress upon entering the store. We met a wonderful lady, whose hubby was in the military and she enjoyed working for the shop, in addition to making her own jewelry. We talked fashion for a while, and I browsed, quite happy with my selections. What’s great is that I can purchase from them on-line, as I am now aware of their sizing.

“River Street is a glittering, multi-faceted gem along the broad Savannah River. The century old buildings, once cotton warehouses, have been converted to antique shops, distinctive boutiques, spectacular galleries, quaint brew pubs, fabulous restaurants, unique nightspots, elegant inns and hotels. Bustling with welcoming hospitality, it’s also the place to see Savannah from the river that made her by taking a cruise or watching ships from around the globe sail into one of the busiest ports in America.”

The first evening we spent walking the Riverwalk, shopping at several boutiques and having a cocktail or two , enjoying the view. We walked around Forsyth Park, a landmark in Savannah, with over 30 acres in the Historic District. A beautiful fountain lined with flowers and filled with mermen is at the center of the park. We enjoyed walking to the fountain as we were mesmerized by the street trees- live oak with Spanish moss which line each side of the  walkway and are the predominant tree along the street.

There is much to do in Savannah, be it Historical trolley tours, horse and buggy and Ghost walks. We were there 10 years ago, before I was diagnosed and I knew I needed to replace those memories with much better ones this trip. We did more exploring the area, looking at architecture and eating and drinking, very well. My hubby and I love the history of places and we did go to one of the most interesting cemetary ( more on that in the next post)…

We knew we wanted to go to one or two of acclaimed  fine dining restaurants and I knew about and chose The Olde Pink House.  with  most popular Southern style cuisine around. This 18th century mansion was lovely and quite elegant, as we dined in celebration of our 16th Anniversary and my Birthday. The meal was amazing, as I am able to enjoy seafood every night, and the crab stuffed grouper was no exception! I have been on a Rose and Viognier kick, so we sipped several glasses of wine with our meal. Later, the waitress brought out two plates with these declarations written in chocolate and whipped cream. A great end!

I can’t say enough good things about the food from Chive, a restaurant we ate at the last day, outside, as well as the Olde Pink House, a landmark in Savannah. We went all out and indulged in our favorite seafood dishes, along with some excellent wine and cocktails. The last evening, we drank overlooking the sunset from the bridge at the Riverwalk, myself enjoying a refreshing Cucumber Cooler, while my hubby enjoyed a crisp Mule. So good!

Gibson at Chive. Mmmm. steak or salmon? Waiting to be served.

Here I am wearing one of the dresses I received for my Birthday. I love the tropical vibe and the bright pink flowers. It doesn’t wrinkle either, which is a plus when traveling.It was quite hot, with a breeze, so the entire trip, my hair was in an up-do or chignon. It’s a necessity!

Pic of City Market – restaurants, shops, music. We stopped for Gelato one evening.

We explored, ate, drank, shopped, walked, satisfied our “history bug” and also went to Tybee Island, a beautiful beach with marshes and less of a crowd, was right up our alley. Tybee Island is a barrier island and small city near Savannah, Georgia. It’s known for its wide, sandy beaches, including South Beach, with a pier and pavilion. In the island’s north, Fort Screven has 19th-century concrete gun batteries and the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum. The still-functioning 18th-century lighthouse has been rebuilt many times. I will be posting part II of my Savannah vacation later in the week, so please do stop by for pictures and info on Tybee. 

Don’t you always feel your summer vacation goes by too fast? The drive was only 4 hours, so it was an easy trip and we will be back, as there is much to see and do.

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SO TODAY, WE ARE BACK TO TURNING HEADS TUESDAY LINKUP!  I ALWAYS ENJOY SEEING YOUR OUTFITS AND SUMMER LOOKS!  Its that HOT HOT HOT time of year, so let’s see how you have styled those outfits.

Please do visit other bloggers and leave a comment, 2+ per blogger, as well as linking up any fashion, beauty or lifestyle post. I always meet new people this way and it does make someone’s day.

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 02:48h, 21 July Reply

    You look stunning in this dress. The colors are perfect on you. The print is so unusual. Great find! Thanks for linking up to Top of the the World Style

  • curlycraftymom
    Posted at 12:39h, 20 July Reply

    Savannah looks so pretty! I haven’t even been to Charlotte, but would love to visit there sometime. Such a beautiful dress!


  • Coco
    Posted at 02:31h, 20 July Reply

    Thank you for hosting dear! I’m linking back to you HERE Hope you’ll check out my latest Fashion post

  • Jennie
    Posted at 11:10h, 19 July Reply

    I just adore Savannah and all it has to offer. The food and atmosphere are simply amazing. Your tropical print dress is a fabulous piece and looks great on you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:37h, 20 July Reply

      Thank you Jennie. I agree, so fun and I love the history as well. Ill be posting part II of our visit on Friday. xx

  • Ada
    Posted at 10:48h, 19 July Reply

    Great photos from Savannah, thanks for sharing. I love that pretty floral wrap dress and I love your hair up like that. It shows off your pretty olive earrings which are the perfect match to that dress!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:37h, 20 July Reply

      Thank you Ada, i am wearing my hair up more and more this summer. Glad you enjoyed the photos! xx

  • Amy | alcofermbrew.com/de
    Posted at 08:45h, 19 July Reply

    Das ist ein wundervolles Outfit, das Sie tragen. Ich mag das. Das Bild der erstaunlichen Aussicht ist auch erstaunlich. Vielen Dank
    Amy von http://alcofermbrew.com/de

  • jacqui
    Posted at 04:07h, 19 July Reply

    Fantastic photos, thanks for sharing your holiday with us. Great dress looks stunning on you. Love your little doggie, my Roxy barks too much to take out for dinner or snacks!! Jacqui

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:38h, 20 July Reply

      aww. Yes, the pups had a good time with us, they are fun to travel with. Thank you Jacqui! xx

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 03:09h, 19 July Reply

    It looks like a very interesting place to visit, Jess. I love exploring new places too. Love the dress you are wearing, lovely print and the fact that it wraps around your body contouring it in the right places.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:39h, 20 July Reply

      Thank you Anna! It was a nice Bday gift. Savannah is a place we will return to, I enjoy the food, atmosphere, history. xx

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 02:01h, 19 July Reply

    My hubby and I went to Savannah a few years ago and we also ate at the Olde Pink House. So good–I just remember having great seafood and biscuits! 🙂 Sounds like you had a wonderful time there and love the photos!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:40h, 20 July Reply

      Hi Meagan! The food was amazing! I love anything with crab on it. We did have seafood and buscuits too! xx

  • Theresa Campbell
    Posted at 19:12h, 18 July Reply

    OOOO! I absolutely love Savannah. That’s one of my fav stops on my drive north and south every year. And always have to pay a visit to the Pink House when I’m there. Love their dark piano bar down below! Never ate at Chive before. But will have to try it. That tropical print dress is just right for that locale. Of course you’ve accessorized beautifully, especially the cute furry friends who match your outfit perfectly 🙂


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:41h, 20 July Reply

      Thank you Theresa! We did have a great time. We would certainly go back. Savannah is such a welcoming town and the pups had fun with us too. Ill have to keep in mind the piano bar. xx

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 19:03h, 18 July Reply

    Savannah looks like a wonderful place for a trip, especially with fur babies! I love your dress, the colours and tropical print are gorgeous. Your hair looks lovely in a chignon!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:42h, 20 July Reply

      Thank you Emma! I loved the colors of the dress, and it was a fun piece to get in Savannah. I have to wear my hair up as it is hot!

  • Patti
    Posted at 18:34h, 18 July Reply

    Looks like a beautiful place to get away! Love the pics with your adorable pups, and your new wrap dress. Thanks for linking up, xo


  • Suzanne Smith
    Posted at 18:13h, 18 July Reply

    My daughter went to school in Savannah at Savannah College of Art and Design! She is in Boston now pursuing a career in ceramics. We love Savannah and miss it so much! Your pictures brought back so many great memories! Thanks so much for the walk down memory lane!

  • Regine Karpel
    Posted at 17:35h, 18 July Reply

    I ate at Chive too.

  • Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 16:20h, 18 July Reply

    Dying over your dress and fur babies! What a fun vacation!

  • EmCi
    Posted at 14:41h, 18 July Reply

    Beautiful place! Thank you for sharing the pretty photos.
    You look fabulous in that floral dress.

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:07h, 18 July Reply

    I have heard Savannah is beautiful and it sure looks like it from your photos. I am so glad you had a wonderful vacation and that dress is so pretty and it looks amazing on you.

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 11:53h, 18 July Reply

    Savannah looks & sounds wonderful! I’m glad you had a nice vacation. And how great that you bought yourself a souvenir in the form of a dress! It looks absolutely amazing on you! And now every time you wear it, you’ll remember your time in Savannah!

    Thanks for the linkup & Happy Tuesday!

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 11:15h, 18 July Reply

    It certainly is a beautiful place and you look like you had a fabulous time!
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com & http://www.yogadocious.com

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 10:54h, 18 July Reply

    The shots are beautiful as is the dress! How cool that you could take the pups along too!

  • richardson4lisa
    Posted at 10:11h, 18 July Reply

    I really want to visit Savannah one of these days. Such a gorgeous place. Love this dress on you. The colors are perfect and those earrings are some of my favorite!!

  • ee0926
    Posted at 09:52h, 18 July Reply

    Savannah looks gorgeous, and how fabulous that it is so dog friendly! These photos are beautiful and you look amazing in that dress!

    xx, Elise

  • Northwest Mountain Living & Style
    Posted at 09:16h, 18 July Reply

    This looks like a beautiful place to vacation! That is a seriously gorgeous wrap dress! I love to have my fur babies with me where ever I go! Peace!

  • Mica
    Posted at 08:57h, 18 July Reply

    Love how you were able to take your adorable pups along even to dinner! 🙂 I wish more places here were dog friendly. We’ve found a few but not all are.

    I really like that dress you’re wearing, it’s a lovely style and print and anything you don’t have to iron is sure to be a winner!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a nice start to the week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Laura
    Posted at 08:54h, 18 July Reply

    What a beautiful place to visit! And that dress was such a great find! I wish more stores had birthday discounts!

  • Is This Mutton?
    Posted at 08:45h, 18 July Reply

    Lovely pictures Jess, thanks for the intro to a place I was unfamiliar with! The tropical print shift is great on you – and the picture of you with the dogs is just adorable.

  • miri
    Posted at 08:33h, 18 July Reply

    Savannah looks truly amazing. Like the best place for holidays! Thank you for organizing your link up, I joined.

    P.S. I am organizing a link up as well. Feel free to join and share your post.


  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 08:26h, 18 July Reply

    I adore Savannah and the Olde Pink House has a special place in my heart! What a great trip! LOVE that dress too. I would totally buy it too!

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 08:23h, 18 July Reply

    Wow, what a beautiful location Jess. It looks like a fairytale! Lovely dress too! Have a great week xx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 08:08h, 18 July Reply

    Those are some fabulous photos of your vacation, Jess!! We’ve only been to Savannah once, but had a magnificent time as well!! I can’t wait to hear more about it!!

  • Rachel
    Posted at 08:05h, 18 July Reply

    Beautiful place! Love your dress!


  • LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    Posted at 07:54h, 18 July Reply

    wow! It looks gorgeous! I pinned it to my bucket list. I haven’t been to Savannah yet, I’ll have to suggest it to my husband.

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:11h, 18 July Reply

    I’ve always wanted to go to Savannah. Such a quaint town! It looks like you had an amazing time!

    Doused In Pink

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:46h, 18 July Reply

    Gorgeous photos, Jess! Savannah sounds like an amazing place to visit! You look amazing in this dress, too. And those earrings are simply fabulous.


  • Pam Greer
    Posted at 06:23h, 18 July Reply

    I love Savannah!! Gorgeous dress!

  • Jill James
    Posted at 03:23h, 18 July Reply

    Your new dress is lovely on you. Glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday break and it looks like the pups did too. I remember Savannah from my visit there way back in 1983, I loved the history and the glorious buildings. Many thanks for hosting Jess.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:29h, 18 July Reply

    Good to read that you had a very nice time! And your lovely dogs too!

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 02:14h, 18 July Reply

    Such a nice place for the holiday. It seems that you had amazing time. You look fantastic in this dress. Perfect choice for the holiday.


  • carmen
    Posted at 02:12h, 18 July Reply

    Lovely setting for a lovely lady and your dress is beautiful Jess!

    Enjoy your holiday!



  • Alexandra Baum
    Posted at 02:00h, 18 July Reply

    What a gorgeous town! And that beautiful dress is perfect pick for it, as you totally blend into the surroundings. Love the visuals =)

    Have a great week Jess!

    Alex – Funky Jungle

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