This past weekend was broken into two parts: first, a trip to Savannah and second, Easter celebrations with my family at home in DC. It was such a perfect weekend spent with all of the people I love that I'll be breaking it into two different posts to make sure I'm giving each amazing occasion proper highlighting.
My weekend started Thursday (holla to long weekends) with a road trip down to Savannah, GA for my friend from college, Sarah's, bachelorette party. She's getting married to the absolute greatest guy at the end of April and I could not be any more happy for her if I tried. I first met Sarah when I was a senior in high school during a visit to George Mason University where I would later attend college. It's so funny how world's align because small world, she ended up being best friends with two of the girls in my sorority that ended up being my best friend and my big. So, of course, Sarah and I's friendship blossomed and blossomed from there. She is absolutely one of the kindest, sweetest, most fun, most hard-working, loyal, and loving people I know. You can always count on her for a good time, a listening ear, and sound advice. I'm so thankful for our friendship and I am so happy that she found the love of her life in Shane. He is absolutely amazing and the two of them together make a perfect match.
After about a 9 hour drive from DC we arrived mid-afternoon in Savannah. It's hard to even put into words just how excited I was. Every year my family and I spend a day or two in Savannah at the tail-end of our beach trip so the city hold a special and nostalgic place in my heart. I mean honestly, how could it not? The architecture, charm, history, food, culture, and art make it such an amazing destination.
We stayed at the Springhill Suites right in the historic district which made it super easy to get around because we simply walked everywhere. After checking in we decorated the rooms and began bachelorette festivities and games before a 10:00 ghost tour we had scheduled. The tour was cool, but I honestly wouldn't recommend the specific one we went on. Instead I would recommend either one of the tours that takes place in an actual hurst and drives you around so you can cover more grounds in the short amount of time. Savannah is considered the most haunted town in America, so taking a ghost or voodoo tour definitely should be near the top of your list of things to do!
Friday morning I of course woke up long before anyone else because I'm a natural early-riser. Fortunately another one of my friends is as well so we decided to take a morning walk before anyone else every considered waking up. We walked down to the River, grabbed some coffee, popped in an out of a few squares- for those that don't know historic Savannah is made up of 26 different squares which are all packed with charm, history, and beautiful homes- before meeting everyone back at the hotel. After getting ready we all headed toward Broughton Street, which is where the majority of the great shopping is. We hit up Kendra Scott, Lilly Pulitzer, Anthropologie, and a few boutiques before we went to lunch. For lunch we went to the famous Debi's Restaurant, which is recognizable from Forest Gump. I had the fried fish that came with 3 sides and cornbread. All for $11 I left full and satisfied.
From there half of the group decided to head home for a nap and the rest of us walked up to Forsyth Park to view the beautiful fountain and enjoy the Spring day. We ended up walking around the park and the city for about 4 miles total before going back to the hotel. We then all got ready again and ventured out to dinner. We ate at the restaurant at the Hotel Indigo and had delicious southern fair! From there we had one final night of bachelorette festivities that were such great fun! Sarah had the best time which was all that mattered and it was a perfect celebration of her and Shane with her closest friends. I'm so excited for the end of April to celebrate the couple <3
After a very short night's sleep I woke up for my flight and was back in D.C. just in time for lunch and to meet up with my parents for our Easter celebration. Stay tuned tomorrow for all of the details of part 2 of my weekend!