Spending a good length of time in another city is my favorite version of travel. We're enjoying the sense of being in a 'second home' and have become 'regulars' at several favorite haunts. Apparently Savannah is more a short-term stay kind of place and people are surprised we're longer term visitors. But our longer stay allows us to enjoy discovering and rediscovering places, architecture, shops and restaurants. There is a vast array of detail in everything that makes your most typical walk or visited place turn up something fresh and not noticed in that way before.
ShopSCAD is one place we always check out. A gallery shop of SCAD - Savannah College of Art & Design - on Bull Street and in one of the first SCAD restored buildings with fine art, jewelry and fun little things as well. This January window display caught my eye.
Henry's Restaurant on Drayton Street is one of our favorite breakfast places. It has the vibe of an old school diner, very reasonable prices and really, the best grits in town.
Folklorico also on Bull Street is a wonderful shop always worthy of exploration, with many imported treasures, especially art from Mexico. Last year my friend Joanie gifted me with a wonderful Frida Kahlo santos I had admired while we were in the shop together. So Folklorico and Frida is a natural combo.
I came across an interesting collection of vintage photographs awhile ago and was looking for the perfect background and found it here in 24 E, which is the back of an vintage storefront on East Broughton Street, a main drag in the Savannah historic district. I later discovered that 24e is an interesting store, 24e Design, with unique furniture and art made from vintage and retro things, but the old brick wall and concrete spoke to me first. Felt fitting for our little group who, it turned out, were all members of an English early 1920's criminal gang.