What's in a name? A trip to Savannah.

Hi! I'm Rachel — the product coordinator for Studio Calico. I help plan all of the kits you receive each month. With this, I also help brainstorm their names! My mom’s birthday is in late May so my two sisters and I thought it would be fun to take a girl trip to Savannah. This was a perfect reason to spend time with my family but I also had the excuse to do two things I also love, planning trips and eating! When I came home I was so inspired (and full!) by the city I knew it would be a great name choice for our February kits and I hope you think so too!

So of course as soon as we got to Savannah we had to get ice cream. Normal, right? Leopold’s Ice Cream has been a crowd pleaser since 1919, and once I tasted the honey almond and cream, I understood why.

In the morning, we drove out of the city toward the beach to Breakfast Club for breakfast on Tybee Island (get the pecan waffles!). The island was a great place to bum out on the beach all day or rent bicycles and explore.

Driving back, we stopped at what was my favorite stops of the trip, Wormsloe State park. It has a lovely 1.5-mile long avenue lined with over 100-year-old live oak trees.

Hungry yet again, we went to Back In the Day Bakery for some delicious salads and sandwiches, but stayed for the lavender shortbread cookies and the adorable set up. Don’t even get me started on their gallery wall and all their florals — I was obsessed.

What’s a girl’s trip without shopping? And Savannah sure does have a lot of shopping! While it is probably most known for its antique shops, The Paris Market on Broughton Street was where we spent the most time. Beauty products, café, children’s boutique and home décor galore, this place had everything, and I can’t believe I walked out with as little as I did.

Is there anything as wonderful, or more southern, than sitting down for tea after a day of shopping? In my experience, no there isn’t. So if you also want to bask in the glory of drinking tea and eating scones in a repurposed pharmacy full of Tiffany Co. windows then make sure go to Gryphon’s Tea Room.

Do you have a must visit list for Savannah? What cities do you find inspiring?


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  1. LeanneB says…

    Loved that striped white and yellow bag with pom pom tassel - that would of gone home with me xxx

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  2. photochic17 says…

    This is awesome because I'm going to Savannah with one of my my girlfriends over Valentine's Day weekend! I will put these places on my list of go-to's! :) And then what's awesome is I'll have an awesome kit to document the trip with! Pretty excited!

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  3. CeliseMcL says…

    This is a great post. I would love to see more posts about the process of coming up with names.

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  4. cmsplitt says…

    Yay! I'm so glad this idea caught some steam and is now up and running on the blog!! I love hearing about how you come up with kit names and a little history behind the whole process! I think it makes the kits even more meaningful to us, and it certainly will make me think of our community here when I'm using my Savannah products this February! :) Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us Rachel, looks like you had a lovely time!

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