Easter Is A Special Time
Happy Easter to all!
Easter is a special time at our house. It reminds us of our faith, importance of family and dear friends and is a time of reflection.
We also embrace the change of seasons. Springtime here in the Lowcountry is so incredible with everything in full bloom and gorgeous azaleas everywhere.
A few fun items are added to our decor to reflect the season. Fresh flowers, bird nests, and various “springy” touches.
Traditional Easter Feast
We are having our traditional Easter feast and it did not disappoint. Who does not love a glazed ham, cheesy potatoes, green beans and a mandarin orange and pecan salad. And, now it’s time for some delicious carrot cake. This year we opted to buy the carrot cake loaf versus the whole cake. The Fresh Market has a very good carrot cake and it was enjoyed by all!
Out And About In Savannah
Recently, we took a couple of day trips to Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina. We are so fortunate to have these beautiful and historic cities only a short drive away.
One outing included a special high tea at the Gryphon in Savannah. A group of coastal gals gathered for tea, libations and spent some time catching up on each others lives. The Gryphon is owned and operated by SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design).
Located on Savannah’s Madison Square this 1926 Scottish Rite building offers elegant dining in a beautiful historical setting. The interior features carved mahogany bookcases and original stained-glass panels highlighting the buildings rich history.
We loved that students of the college are the servers and they gave us a brief history of the building and excellent service. You can choose to have the tea offering or there is a full lunch menu available. We highly recommend a stop at Gryphon if you are ever in the Savannah area.
Charleston – The Holy City
And, what an incredible city this is! We headed here for one of their House and Garden Tours. Throughout March and April there are numerous options for tours of this lovely city. Many times we have visited and peeked through the iron gates to see the gardens beyond…well, this time we got to walk through and explore these hidden treasures.
First things first. We stopped for lunch before heading out for our tour. Felix on King Street is definitely a great spot for a delicious lunch and is right in the middle of one of the best neighborhoods in Charleston. I had been to Felix a while back and I was so glad that my friend suggested we go there for our pre-tour lunch. Felix offers a French inspired menu and the atmosphere is lively and vibrant.
One of our favorite things to do in The Holy City is to stroll around the cobblestoned streets to view the exceptional variety of flower boxes. At this time of year, they are “brimming” with blooms of all varieties. My favorite flower is the hydrangea and they are EVERYWHERE.
Savannah Part Deux – The Big Celebration
Lastly, the hubs had a BIG birthday this year and we gathered with dear friends in Savannah for a celebration. It was a perfect getaway and enjoyed by all.
We loved staying at The Perry Lane hotel and found the location to be perfect! Upon arrival we were offered a sparkling Rose and told that at the Perry Lane there is “Rose All Day. Well, we did have a glass, but opted for a walk into the historic district and riverfront stroll.
The rooftop bar at the Perry Lane is such a great place to view the city and have a light nosh and beverage or two. We all met there in the afternoon after our walk around Savannah for refreshments.
After a brief “refresh”, we were off to dinner at Common Thread and the meal was exceptional! We were a party of eight and were seated at the chef’s table. After sharing a selection of yummy starters, we moved on to the main course. We highly recommend this dining experience! Everything was perfect!
What a great way to celebrate with great friends in the beautiful city of Savannah!