SAVANNAH SCENE MAGAZINE 14
Contents July-August 2019 39th Year, Issue #3
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Welcome Calendar of Events Savannah Tides Scene Puzzle Greater Savannah Map Historic Savannah Map Directory of Advertisers
Savannah Scene Must Taste John Ryan’s Bistro: Southern Fare with Savannah Flair Savannah’s Historic Cemeteries City Market Art Scene Tour Pass Savannah: Experience the Best of Historic Savannah Savannah’s Historic Squares The Posh Loft: Savannah’s Newest Fashion Destination The Monuments of River Street Top 10 Photo Spots in Savannah River Street Shopping Savannah Souvenirs Horoscopes – July/August
Dining & Lounges Arts Activities & Outings Puzzle Answer Shopping
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ver since General James Oglethorpe founded Savannah along a scenic bluff overlooking the Savannah River in 1733, the city has warmly welcomed visitors from near and far. In recent years, this cosmopolitan, historic city has been included on Southern Living’s list of Best Cities in the South, Travel + Leisure’s list of Top U.S. Cities and USA Today’s list of Most Romantic North American Destinations. With its pedestrian-friendly city plan, award-winning architecture and stunning urban tree canopy, Savannah inspires visitors from across the country and around the world. Plus, this coastal haven offers world-class dining and shopping, as well as plenty of activities to fill your days and nights. Summer is an ideal time to visit Savannah. Sip a cold beverage under the shady canopy of live oak trees, wander through the city’s cobblestone streets and enjoy a picnic in one of Savannah’s squares, each of which has its own unique beauty and character. July and August are also perfect months to relax on Tybee Island, located just 15 miles east of Savannah. Known as “Savannah’s Beach,” Tybee offers six miles of sandy beaches, delicious seafood,
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a wide variety of watersports and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. In this issue of Savannah Scene, we spotlight John Ryan’s Bistro, an exceptional downtown dining destination, offering a stellar weekday Southern buffet, that will have you going back for a second helping. We also showcase The Posh Loft, a fashion-forward boutique located on the upper level of Broughton Street, and Tour Pass Savannah, a new smartphone-enabled way to save at some of the city’s most popular attractions. We hope you find our Dining, Shopping and Activities listings helpful in guiding you to some of the very best that Savannah has to offer. Plus, our Calendar of Events helps keep you on top of Savannah’s most exciting summer activities. Make the most of every moment in the Hostess City by visiting savannah.com to keep all the information you need in the palm of your hand. Have a wonderful time in Savannah. We hope you will plan to return again soon!
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CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Karen Cooper Allison Hersh ACCOUNTING Mallory Raley SALES EXECUTIVE Linda Adams SALES Erika Aparicio Blane Raley ART DIRECTOR Jennifer Mlay GRAPHIC DESIGN Liz Shumake DISTRIBUTION Bruce McLemore John Tant Savannah Scene® is published bimonthly by Island Communications, 513 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Suite I, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone (912) 238-1453, Fax (912) 234-7010. E-mail: email@example.com. Look for us on the web at savannah.com. Savannah Scene® prints a minimum of 280,000 copies per year and is distributed to approximately 300 locations in Savannah and surrounding areas. Subscriptions are avail able at $24.00 (Canada, $30 US) per year, single copies at $5 for postage and handling (Canada, $6.00 US). Send check to Island Communications, P.O. Box 5511, Hilton Head Island, SC 299385511. The design, concept and contents of Savannah Scene® are copyrighted and may not in any manner be reproduced in part or whole without written permission from the publisher. Every effort is made to provide dependable information; however, the publisher does not warrant that the content herein is complete or accurate. Any rates, special offers, etc. are sub ject to change and are not guaranteed by Island Communications. Copyright 2019 Savannah Scene® All Rights Reserved
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hen visiting Savannah, getting a taste of its unique culinary options is an absolute must. With varied cuisines and atmospheres to choose from, this is a city that celebrates both haute cuisine and Southern fare. Here are just a few spots you don’t want to miss during your stay.
Goose Feathers Café
39 Barnard St. (912) 233-4683 goosefeatherscafe.com
PJ’s Thai Cuisine 147 Abercorn St. (912) 201-3534 pjsthaicorner.com
307 E. President St. (912) 236-7122 17hundred90.com
Six Pence Pub
245 Bull St. (912) 233-3156 sixpencepub.com
Brighter Day Natural Foods Market 1102 Bull St. (912) 236-4703 brighterdayfoods.com
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of the history and art of Bonaventure Cemetery. Made famous by Jack Leigh‘s photograph for the cover of John Berendt’s bestselling novel of Savannah, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Judson’s sculpture was removed from the cemetery to Telfair Museums, where it has been enjoyed by visitors for decades. This exhibition connects visitors to the history of Bonaventure, from Mary Telfair’s visits to the cemetery in the nineteenth century to the present day. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. (912) 790-8800 or www.telfair.org.
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tion of the Telfair family mansion into 1 2 3 the oldest public art museum in the South by 4joining5 The Mansion 6 7 to Museum 8 9 Tour10 at the Telfair Academy. Tours are free with 11 12 13 14 15 16 Museum admission. 10 a.m. (Tues.-Sat. 17 only), p.m. and 18 1219 20 1 p.m. 21 (Mon.-Fri. 22 23only),242 p.m. and 4 p.m. 121 Barnard St. (912) 7908800 25 or www.telfair.org. 26 27 28 29 30 31
Tybee Island Historical Society offers a special walking tour of the Historic Endicott Gun Batteries at 9 a.m. This is a chance to learn how the late 1880s sea coast fortifications worked during the beginning of the last century. The cost is $15 for the tour, and includes admission to the Tybee Island Lighthouse and Museum. Children must be 13 years or older to participate. 30 Meddin Dr., Tybee Island. Reservations required. (912) 786-5801 or www.tybeelighthouse.org.
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Tybee Island Farmers’ and Artisan Market in the field next to the Tybee Island Light savannah.com
CALENDAR Station and Museum, 4-7 p.m. Local businesses offer an array of goods from artwork to vegetables. Free parking. 30 Meddin Dr. (912) 919-2296 or www.tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com.
The Tybee Island Light Station and Museum, Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, is open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., depending on weather conditions. This complete light station’s history dates back to 1736. The tower stands 145 feet tall and has three Light Keeper’s Cottages nearby. A small 1812 Summer Kitchen holds archaeological finds. Across the street is an 1899 Military Battery that houses the Tybee Island Museum. A raised cottage adjacent to the property showcases historic Tybee architecture. 30 Meddin Dr., Tybee Island. (912) 786-5801 or www.tybeelighthouse.org.
Wednesdays & Saturdays
Sit back and relax around the fire and enjoy delicious pastries, cakes, chocolates and savory delights from specialty chefs for Libertea High Tea. Delicate favorites and savannah.com
selections may include macarons, fruit tartlets, mille-feuilles, cream puffs, chocolate eclairs, truffles and chocolate shots. 215 W. Liberty St. Reservations required. (912) 352-2994 or www.savannahcoffee.com.
“Loyalists & Liberty” program at the Savannah History Museum at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. A special program offering visitors an in-depth understanding of the Revolutionary War in Savannah, with a musket demonstration and a visitor reenactment on Battlefield Memorial Park. 303 MLK Jr. Blvd. (912) 651-6840 or www.chsgeorgia.org.
“Food for Thought” program at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 12:30-2 p.m. A delicious meal followed by an informative program with guest speakers. $5. Reservations required. 5111 Abercorn St. (912) 355-8111 or visit www.savj.org.
Savannah Folk Music Society presents “First Friday for Folk Music” at First Presbyterian Church, 7:30-10 p.m. Enjoy a smoke-free, alcohol-free and family-friendly evening of July-August 2019 Savannah Scene 11
CALENDAR music in a coffee house setting. $5 minimum suggested donation. 520 Washington Ave. (912) 898-1876 or www.savannahfolk.org.
On the Spot Murder Mystery Dinner Show, hosted by The Odd Lot Improv Team at Savannah Coffee Roasters, 6:30 p.m. An entirely improvised murder mystery, accompanied by a stellar three-course meal. 215 W. Liberty St. Reservations required. (912) 352-2994 or www.savannahcoffee.com.
The Savannah Art Walk begins with a 2 p.m. welcome reception, with complimentary cocktails provided by The Hyatt Hotel. Here you will receive a map and meet some of the sponsoring artists. After your walk, meet us at The DeSoto Hotel for more complimentary beverages and a raffle of art and prizes. Reservations required. www.savannahartwalk.com.
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tours has returned. And no one is more qualified to illuminate what is hidden than storyist Shannon Scott and his Bonaventure: After Hours Tour. Discussions range from Freemasonry, secret societies and their symbols, along with root doctors, hidden chapels, burial rites, stories of bootleggers, romance, killers and all things about Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. This 2.5-3 hour tour will leave you spellbound. Mature audiences. 330 Bonaventure Rd. Reservations required. www.shannonscott.com/tours-2/ bonaventure-after-hours.
The Forsyth Farmers’ Market is held 9 a.m.1 p.m., rain or shine, at the south end of Forsyth Park. A variety of vendors offer produce and products to residents and visitors alike. Local items include seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese, mushrooms, fresh herbs, vegetable sauces, preserves, coffee beans, heirloom seeds and potted plants. www.forsythfarmersmarket.org.
Celebrate our nation’s independence with Savannah Riverboat Cruises. Enjoy a oneof-a-kind, 4th of July inspired dinner buffet savannah.com
CALENDAR cruise, with live entertainment, dancing and drink specials. The evening will also feature the spectacular waterfront fireworks display cruise. Each riverboat has climate-controlled decks for comfort, an outdoor deck for viewing and a cash bar. The dinner cruise boards at 6 p.m., sailing at 7 p.m. and the fireworks cruise boards at 8 p.m., sailing at 9 p.m. For reservations call (912) 232-6404 or visit www.savannahriverboat.com.
Celebrate American patriotism at the River Street Fourth of July Celebration. Grab your chair and get there early to watch the sky light up with the fireworks display. Enjoy live entertainment on the Rousakis Plaza Arbor Stage, or bring the family to hang out in the kids’ zone while waiting on the display. Fireworks typically begin at 9:30 p.m. (912) 234-0295 or www.riverstreetsavannah.com.
Don’t miss Tybee’s annual celebration of America’s birthday! Come early and plan to stay late, as this is one of Tybee Island’s busiest days of the year. The fireworks go savannah.com
off with a bang at dark, which is between 9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The show is staged on the pier but is easily viewed from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches. 1 Tybrisa St., Tybee Island. www.tybeeisland.com.
“It’s a Girl’s World 2019.” Everything a girl wants all at one show. Shop, eat, drink, inspire and be inspired, relax and network. Did we mention there will be SHOPPING! Hosted by a group of girls living a regular life, showcasing their experiences in business, beauty and fashion, health and fitness, art of all genres, cooking and creative home décor. “It’s a Girl’s World” will inspire, entertain, educate and of course empower! Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. $10 per person, $8 in advance. 12 years old and under free. (912) 659-0410 or www.girlsworld2019.com.
The annual Savannah en Pointe Dance Festival takes place this weekend. Savannah en Pointe is designed to unite and celebrate the thriving dance education community in Savannah. Sponsored by the Garrison (continued on pg. 26) July-August 2019 Savannah Scene 13
John Ryan’s Bistro: Southern Fare With Savannah Flair
avannah is home to some of the nation’s best Southern fare, so it’s no surprise that John Ryan’s Bistro, conveniently located in the Doubletree by Hilton Savannah Historic District on Bay Street, serves up some of the best Southern-inspired cuisine in town. If you’re looking for a satisfying meal, served in a comfortable atmosphere with a dose of history, John Ryan’s Bistro is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with Savannah flair. This popular restaurant is named after John Ryan, the owner of Excelsior Bottle Works, an iconic nineteenth-century soda water and carbonated beverage company that once operated on this site. Today, a historic marker commemorates the contributions of this Georgia innovator and business leader, whose vintage bottles are prized by collectors. Much to the delight of locals and visitors alike, John Ryan’s Bistro offers a full Southernstyle lunch buffet Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The lunch buffet includes favorites like crispy fried chicken, savory mac-n-cheese, slow-cooked collard greens, a fresh salad bar, tender black-eyed peas, homestyle cornbread and a classic Southern-style dessert, like banana pudding with vanilla wafers and whipped cream. Feel free to indulge in a second plate, or even a third, at the weekday lunch buffet. 14 Savannah Scene July-August 2019
One thing is certain – you won’t leave hungry! For dinner, John Ryan’s Bistro serves a wide range of made-to-order epicurean delights, prepared Savannah-style, every evening from 5 to 10 p.m. Don’t miss the Crab Cakes served with Savannah red rice, the Flat Iron Steak with horseradish buttermilk whipped potatoes or the Rigatoni Bolognese made with braised pork shoulder. Other favorite dinner entrees include the Southern Fried Chicken and Waffles, the Bistro Burger and a selection of salads available with grilled chicken, grilled salmon or shrimp. A well-curated selection of freshly baked desserts – including a Chocolate Lava Cake, Bourbon Pecan Pie and Key Lime Pie – round out the menu, appealing to anyone with a sweet tooth. John Ryan’s Bistro serves breakfast daily from 6 to 10 a.m. Lunch is available Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dinner is served daily from 5 to 10 p.m. Free valet parking is available for restaurant patrons. John Ryan’s Bistro Located inside the Doubletree by Hilton Savannah Historic District 411 W. Bay Street (912) 790-7000 savannah.com
DINING & LOUNGES HISTORIC DISTRICT
17Hundred90 Inn & Restaurant
(912) 236-7122 www.17hundred90.com 307 E. President St., D-7 on map. 17Hundred90 has been a tradition in Savannah for over a century, and has been acclaimed as “the most elegant restaurant in Savannah” by Gourmet Magazine. Named for the year it was constructed, 17Hundred90 captures the authentic feel of an eighteenthcentury port restaurant. The owners hope your visit to 17Hundred90 will complement your memories for years to come and remain a highlight of your stay in historic Savannah. Dinner, 5-9 p.m. Piano nightly. See ad page 13.
Brighter Day Natural Foods Market
(912) 236-4703 www.brighterdayfoods.com 1102 Bull St., K-5 on map. Growing a healthy business since 1978, Brighter Day serves fresh, healthy take-out sandwiches, salads and juices. A whole-grain bakery, organic produce and a complete selection of natural supplements are available. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.7 p.m. and Sun., 12-5:30 p.m. See ad page 12.
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Café M by Maison Montplaisir
(912) 712-3342 www.cafemsavannah.com 128 E. Bay St., B-6 on map. French Pastries. Macarons. Savory Sandwiches. Just steps above River St. on Bay, Café M, an authentic Parisian café, awaits you with quaint French décor and traditional sounds of France, as though you’ve just stepped out of Savannah and into Paris. Serving fresh-brewed coffee and lattes all day, in addition to an extensive sweet and savory menu and a daily brunch. Peruse the selection of imported foods, goods and artwork from France and Europe. Whether sitting on the pet-friendly patio or inside their welcoming café, enjoy free Wi-Fi to plan your next sightseeing stops. Open daily, 8 a.m.5 p.m. Merci!
Crystal Beer Parlor
(912) 349-1000 www.crystalbeerparlor.com 301 W. Jones St., G-3 on map. Celebrating over 80 years in business, Crystal Beer Parlor, which is located in the heart of historic Savannah, continues to be one of the most beloved landmarks in the city. Great food, great beers and great times have been a tradition at Crystal Beer Parlor for generations. Don’t miss their creamy crab stew, juicy burgers and “gawgia cracka” nachos, not to mention great sandwiches, seafood and salads. savannah.com
411 West Bay St. Savannah, Ga 31401 (912) 790-7000
Must present coupon. One discount per person. Excludes holidays. Expires 12/31/19.
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DINING & LOUNGES
PJ’s Thai Corner
(912) 233-4683 or Toll Free (866) 221-1948 www.goosefeatherscafe.com 39 Barnard St., between Broughton and Congress Sts., C-4 on map. Fresh breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, coffee and espresso drinks at modest prices. Family-owned and operated. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown delivery available Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. See ad page 11.
(912) 201-3534 www.pjsthaicorner.com 147 Abercorn St., D-6 on map. Located on the corner of Oglethorpe and Abercorn Sts. in the heart of the Historic District, PJ’s Thai has been serving authentic homemade Thai food since 2011. Don’t miss their signature dishes such as the Bangkok Chicken, Panang Curry or the popular vegetarian entrees Summer Cashew or the Japanese Eggplant Ginger in Black Bean Sauce. You will want to return again and again! Open Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. and Sat., 12-3 p.m., 4:30-9 p.m. Closed Sun. See ad page 10.
John Ryan’s Bistro
Savannah Taste Experience
Open daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. See ad page 17.
Goose Feathers Café
(912) 790-7000 411 W. Bay St., B-3 on map. Located within the Doubletree Hilton Hotel Savannah Historic District, John Ryan’s Bistro offers a full Southern-style lunch buffet Mon.-Fri. from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., that includes fried chicken, mac-n-cheese, collard greens, fresh salad bar and savory sides, in addition to cornbread and dessert. There is also a Savannah-inspired menu nightly at this charming bistro, in addition to an adjacent pub that has superb service and a familyfriendly atmosphere. See ad page 15. 16 Savannah Scene July-August 2019
(912) 221-4439 www.savannahtasteexperience.com C-8 and C-4 on map. Starting at East End Provisions at 420 E. Broughton St., this threehour walking and tasting food tour offers a fun, one-of-a-kind culinary experience, while strolling through the gardens and historic, cultural landmarks in the squares of Savannah. A second tour departs from 22 Square inside the Andaz Hotel at 14 Barnard St. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Price includes samples from at least six unique foodie spots in historic Savannah. Tours daily. See ad page 34. savannah.com
EAT. DRINK. SHOP. 301 WEST JONES ST. • CRYSTALBEERPARLOR.COM DINING & LOUNGES Six Pence Pub & Restaurant
(912) 233-3156 www.sixpencepub.com 245 Bull St. (across from The DeSoto Hotel), F-5 on map. Sandwiches, soups, salads and hearty fare served in an Old English Pub atmosphere. Famous for their tasty French onion soup and delicious specials with 24 craft and local beers on tap. Pub hours, 11 a.m.-midnight and Happy Hour, 5-7 p.m. Bar until 2 a.m. See ad page 16.
Al Salaam Deli
(912) 447-0400 www.alsalaamdeli.com 2311 Habersham St., R-8 on map. Nestled in the heart of Midtown Savannah and north of famous Victory Dr., Al Salaam Deli has been voted Best Middle Eastern Restaurant every year since 2010! Treat yourself to fresh, madeto-order Middle Eastern delicacies, such as delicious falafel, gyros, Kufta Kabobs, fatoush and hummus, as well as baba ganoush. The menu also includes hamburgers, chicken gyros and salads. The owners put love and care into the preparation of their dishes and savannah.com
are proud to share their rich culinary traditions with customers. Open Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.8:30 p.m. See ad page 12.
Joe’s Crab Shack
(912) 232-1830 www.joescrabshack.com 504 E. River St., B-7 on map. Joe’s Crab Shack offers a variety of favorites from all parts of the sea and shore. From its extensive menu, guests can choose from buckets of seasonal seafood, fried shrimp platters and fish dishes, as well as options from the “mainland” that include steak, sandwiches and chicken. Come eat at Joe’s and be a part of a fun experience! See ad page 10.
Savannah Riverboat Cruises
(912) 232-6404 or Toll Free (800) 786-6404 www.savannahriverboat.com 9 E. River St., A-5 on map. Entertainment, dinner and gracious Southern hospitality. Take a cruise along the historic Savannah River. Offering Dinner and Entertainment Cruises, Monday Gospel Dinner Cruise, Luncheon Cruises and a Sunday Brunch Cruise. Food is specially prepared by their very own executive chef. Seasonal schedule, call for availability. See ad page 5. July-August 2019 Savannah Scene 17
HISTORIC CEMETERIES Museum of Art. HOW TO GET THERE: Bonaventure is located just off Pennsylvania Ave. on Bonaventure Rd. HOURS: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Colonial Park Cemetery
Colonial Park Cemetery is the city’s only non-active cemetery, meaning that no more burials take place on this historic plot of land, located at the corner of Abercorn Street and Oglethorpe Avenue.
No visit to Savannah is complete without a visit to the city’s historic cemeteries, each of which serves as a final resting place for many of Savannah’s most fascinating residents. All of these cemeteries are situated amid incredibly scenic surroundings. Even if cemeteries give you goosebumps, you’ll be glad you stopped by to experience some of Savannah’s unique history firsthand. Just don’t stay too long!
Immortalized by John Berendt in his bestseller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Bonaventure is the final resting place for many of Savannah’s most prominent citizens, includ ing songwriter Johnny Mercer (1909-1976), poet Conrad Aiken (1889-1973) and plantation owner Noble Jones (1701-1775), one of Savannah’s origi nal settlers who colonized the city with General James Oglethorpe in 1733. Located along the scenic banks of the Wilmington River, Bonaventure Cemetery also has group burial sites for the American Legion Field, the Confederate States of America, the Order of Railroad Conductors and the veterans of the Spanish-American War. Originally a 600-acre plantation, Bonaventure was sold for $5,000 in 1846 to Savannah businessman Peter Wiltberger, who turned the land into a public cemetery called Evergreen Cemetery. The City of Savannah purchased Evergreen Cemetery in 1907 and turned it into Bonaventure Cemetery. Savannah photographer Jack Leigh captured the image that graces the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil — a burial statue, nicknamed The Bird Girl, that once stood in the heart of Bonaventure Cemetery. The Bird Girl statue is currently on display at the Telfair
Walk through the graceful arch erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution and you will discover a window into Savannah’s rich past. Many of Savannah’s earliest settlers are buried in Colonial Park, whose gravestones date back to the 1700s. Today, Colonial Park Cemetery serves as a park for many Savannah residents. Many Savannahians stroll through the cemetery in the early morning, or walk their dogs within the cemetery’s wrought iron perimeter in the evening. HOW TO GET THERE: The main entrance is located at the corner of Abercorn St. and Oglethorpe Ave. HOURS: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Laurel Grove Cemetery
Established in 1852, Laurel Grove Cemetery has thousands of graves that reflect Savannah’s rich history, situated amid groves of live oak, magnolia and dogwood trees. This contem plative site, which features ornate ironwork and magnificent statuary on many of the lots, was once called Springfield Plantation. Laurel Grove is divided into two distinct sec tions, by a highway connector. Laurel Grove North, perhaps the better-known part of the cemetery, is the burial place of hundreds of Confederate soldiers, as well as prominent citizens like Juliette Gordon Low, the found er of the Girl Scouts, and Florence Martus, The Waving Girl of Savannah. Laurel Grove South serves as the final resting place for many members of Savannah’s AfricanAmerican community. Many slaves, freedmen and even two African-American Confederate veterans are buried in Laurel Grove South. HOW TO GET THERE: Laurel Grove Cemetery is best accessed from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Turn right onto Anderson St. HOURS: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
town home, art and luxury are made wearable at one of Savannah's "Must Hit Boutiques." Owner and designer, Chad Crawford has a long history with jewelry, beginning with his family's fine jewelry stores, Crawford Jewelers. Crawford began his career in NYC with diamond acquisition at Tiffany & Co. then transitioned to create his own line working with celebrities and museums such as the Smithsonian. Chad has carefully curated a collection of designer jewelry from artists around the world, to Savannah College of Art and Design students, to his very own collection, Andrew Hamilton Crawford designed here in Savannah. The display changes often and the shop is known for custom, unique pieces with a price point for everyone.
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ARTS ART GALLERIES
Carol Otto Cole
(912) 355-4889 www.carolocole.com 232 Bull St., E-5 on map. Carol Otto Cole is a Savannah native, who has been inspired by the abundance of natural beauty within a 20-mile radius of her home on Ferguson Ave., and aims to recreate these Southern landscapes typically in oils. She has many years of experience with watercolor, pastels and acrylics as well. Completely self-taught, Carol has continued to accept portrait commissions, as well as developing a love for the painted southern pines, rivers, marshes and farmland. Her paintings have been accepted in numerous juried competitions and she is the recipient of awards in six states. Visit her work at the Savannah Art Association Gallery on Chippewa Square. See ad page 21.
The Downstairs Gallery
(912) 233-0920 www.thedownstairsgallery.com 19 W. Gordon St. H-4 on map. The Downstairs Gallery features an interesting array of original oil paintings for both the serious and casual 20 Savannah Scene July-August 2019
collector. The local landscape, vignettes of Southern living and fun are favorite topics. Each season, guest artists provide a fresh perspective of life and lifestyles. Handmade jewelry of unique semiprecious stones and larimar complements the art and adds another dimension to the gallery. While the gallery closes for the summer and reopens on September 4, this fine art gallery is the perfect venue to experience the local art scene. The gallery is a co-op and is run by the main artists: Morgan Kuhn, Catharine Varnedoe and Margie Sone. Open Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. See ad page 20.
Grace Rohland â€“ Printmaker & Painter
(912) 598-8217 www.gracerohland.com 309 W. St. Julian St., Gallery 11, Upstairs, City Market, B-3 on map. Visit Grace in the gallery where you will find paintings, mixed media works, original woodcuts and etchings. Also available are note cards with glimpses of Savannah and Tybee Island scenes. Portraits are available upon request. Grace also exhibits her work at Gallery 209 on River St. See ad page 24.
Jery Bennett Taylor
(843) 599-5059 www.jerysbaskets.com 308 W. St. Julian St., Studio FNU-101, Upper savannah.com
ARTS Level, B-3 on map. Located in the North Building at City Market, Jery is a descendant of the West Africans of Sierra Leone, where her style of unique basket weaving originates. She was taught the art of basket weaving by her grandmother in the Mt. Pleasant area at the age of five. She and the late Janie Cohen of Hilton Head, SC, were the only two people who wove their style of baskets by using bulrush, and each basket reflects the cultural heritage and history of a unique people. Jery’s baskets are on exhibit in the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, the San Francisco Airport and the South Carolina Museum in Columbia. Open daily, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 25.
Kathryn Riechert/Signature Gallery
(912) 233-3082 www.facebook.com/signaturesavannah 303 W. St. Julian St., City Market, B-3 on map. Located in the heart of Savannah’s City Market for over 25 years, Signature is a cooperative gallery of local artists who offer a wide variety of fine local art, ceramics, wood turning, sculpture, glass works and jewelry. Stop by to take a look at the work of many of Savannah’s talented artists, and find savannah.com
the perfect piece to remember your visit. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun.-Wed. and 10 a.m.9 p.m., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. See ad page 25.
(651) 894-3053 www.lubalowry.com Upper Level, Studio FSU-7 in Savannah’s historic City Market, 309 W. St. Julian St., B-3 on map. Luba’s studio is located in City Market. Luba’s paintings are featured décor in restaurants from Germany to Minneapolis, and can be found on display in art galleries in Savannah. Commissions are accepted. Please visit her website to view her gallery collections. See ad page 27.
Samantha Claar “Painting the Gullah Stories”
(404) 966-3647 or (912) 417-4142 www.finefolkgaleries.com 409 E. York St. @ Habersham St., D-8 on map. Located in the GCD Home Furnishings and Décor store near Columbia Square, visit Resident Artist Samantha Claar’s award-winning art of the Gullah-Geechee people of the Lowcountry. Featuring original paintings, giclées, prints, cards and much more that introduce and illuminate this amazing culture that gave us the “South” that we appreciate today. Come “sit a spell” in homey surroundJuly-August 2019 Savannah Scene 21
ARTS ings and celebrate with us. A FineFolk Gallery location. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.6 p.m. and Sun., 12-4 p.m. See ad page 21.
Savannah Art Association
(912) 232-7731 www.galleryonchippewa.com 232 Bull St., E-5 on map. Be sure to visit this gallery on Chippewa Square, which is owned and operated by the Savannah Art Association. Established in 1920, it is the oldest art association in Georgia and consists of over 125 local artists from a wide variety of disciplines. Its mission is to bring awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in the Savannah area. Check the website for art exhibitions, workshops, classes and events held throughout the year. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., 12-5 p.m. See ad page 20.
Stephen Kasun Fine Art Studio and Gallery
(407) 474-0411 www.kasunstudio.com 306 W. Congress St., B-3 on map. Located in a new gallery next to the Cinnamon Bear Store and Belfordâ€™s Restaurant at City Market, Stephen Kasun paints his colorful impression22 Savannah Scene July-August 2019
ist, palette knife oil paintings of Savannah and her magnificent beauty. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 22.
(912) 484-0985 www.13secret.com 426 E. Oglethorpe Ave., D-8 on map. Featuring local and international awardwinning artists, 13 Secrets is a trendsetting jewelry gallery in historic downtown Savannah, offering original piecesÂ and exceptional customer service to shoppers. 13 Secrets updates its design collections each month to create a unique shopping experience. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., 12-5 pm. See ad page 19.
(912) 233-3140 www.agsavannah.com 150 Abercorn St. (at Oglethorpe Ave.), D-6 on map. Showcasing locally handcrafted jewelry made right in the shop, as well as a unique collection from regional and national jewelry artisans. Suitable for all types of collectors, each handcrafted piece of jewelry tells its own story. Locally owned, Atelier Galerie has specialized in sterling and gemstone jewelry and savannah.com
ARTS on-trend jewelry for over 20 years. You’ll find the finest selection of locally made Savannah charms, jewelry, ornaments and paintings — a collection you won’t find anywhere else. All are reasonably priced for gifts or for yourself. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 23.
(912) 713-7076 www.facebook.com/TheGoldenRealm 307 W. Bryan St., Lower Level, B-6 on map. Located in its new space in City Market, Golden Realm specializes in estate and vintage jewelry, antiques and silversmithing, as well as everything from sterling silver to platinum. In addition to providing full-service repairs on watches and jewelry, all repairs are done on-site with state-of-the-art laser technology. Family-owned and operated, Golden Realm has a little something for everyone! Appointments welcome. Open daily. See ad page 25.
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www.savannahtheatre.com 222 Bull St. at Chippewa Sq., E-5 on map. The #1 downtown entertainment extravaganza brings you two hours of high-energy music and comedy. A must-see while visiting Savannah. Visit the website for show times. See ad page 27.
7th Annual Savannah Food and Wine Festival
(912) 232-1223 www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com 655 Louisville Rd., F-2 on map. Experience Southern Charm and Hospitality Savannah Style! Celebrate the best in food and wine on Nov. 4-10. The festival brings together culinary experience, leading culinary professionals, winemakers, beverage experts and more! Festival attendees will enjoy week-long cooking demonstrations from local and award-winning celebrity chefs. From the Celebrity Chef Tour to cooking demonstrations, a Jazz & Bubbles Brunch, River Street Stroll, as well as the Taste of Savannah main event on Sat., Nov. 9 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, there will be something for everyone who loves food, wine or both! For a full list of events and tickets, visit the website. See ad page 9. July-August 2019 Savannah Scene 23
Art In Savannah Savannah’s quality of life is unrivaled by any comparably sized city in the South. In fact, part of the appeal of Georgia’s First City lies in its surprisingly rich array of cultural offerings from the visual arts to live music. Savannah is home to more than 40 galleries, the oldest art museum in the South and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Literally thousands of artists, including students and professionals, flock to this city with its history of strong support for the arts. The relationship between Savannah and its creative residents is reciprocal: not only has the city supported its artists, but its artists have played a key role in the city’s continued growth and vitality. Just a quick elevator ride to the upper-level studios in the Franklin Ward North and Franklin Ward South Buildings in Historic City Market is where you will discover a wide variety of original art. Take the time to explore the area and visit with more than 50 artists as they bring the “Art of Savannah” to life - all of which is as unique as the city itself.
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School for the Arts Department of Dance, we aim to provide an opportunity for all dance students in our community to gain knowledge from the outstanding teachers and choreographers of our area. We strive to create an environment for all Savannah area studios to celebrate their strengths and the beautiful work being done within these studio walls. We are so excited to celebrate our second year and look forward to dancing with you! Garrison School for the Arts, 726 West Jones St. (912) 395-5975, ext. 77950.
The Historic Savannah Theatre presents THE ‘70s SHOW. The cast of singers, dancers and band pay tribute to the diverse musical styles and pop culture icons of this eclectic decade, creating two hours of high-octane entertainment that’s perfect for summer. 222 Bull St. Get tickets at (912) 233-7764 or www.savannahtheatre.com.
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show featuring award-winning singers and a live band performing rock and roll, pop, jazz, Broadway, Motown, Stomp and lots of comedy. You’ll be singing along! 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764. Get tickets at (912) 233-7764 or www.savannahtheatre.com.
The critically acclaimed 41st season of the Big Apple Circus is coming to you! Experience the New York Times Critics’ Pick™ in our first-ever National Arena Tour, featuring the most acclaimed acts from all over the world. See our cast of Wonder Women, award-winning aerial duo Desire of Flight, the astonishing quadruple somersault on the flying trapeze, rescue ponies and dogs, acrobats and so many more wonders! Visit the website for tickets and show times. www.savannahcivic.com.
Yes, my dears. Gather ‘round. Because we are going to have a conversation with three bestselling New York Times’ authors about their brand-new summer reads and about each other at the Ladies of the Lowcountry event! Tybee’s resident author, Mary Kay Andrews, has taken over the Tybee Post Theater stage to put together this porch sittin’ cocktail savannah.com
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The Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival takes place at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. In its fifth year, the annual festival welcomes celebrity chefs, renowned restaurant competitive mixologists, flagship spirits and much more at this four-day event. 1 Resort Dr. www.gourmetseafoodandspiritsfestival.com.
Vintage Market Days presents “Vintage on the River” at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. Here you will savannah.com
find vintage and vintage-inspired furniture and décor, along with architectural salvage, repurposed finds, jewelry and clothing, live music and food trucks. Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1 International Dr. www.vintagemarketdays.com/market/savannah/.
Now in its seventh season, the Savannah VOICE Festival: Heaven & Earth continues to showcase dozens of classical voice performances across the city, including concerts, operas, food and wine events and theatre. For the full concert lineup and details, visit www.savannahvoicefestival.org.
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Andrew Low House
(912) 233-6854 www.andrewlowhouse.com 329 Abercorn St. on Lafayette Sq., F-6 on map. An 1849 mansion built for cotton merchant Andrew Low, this home features beautifully preserved interiors with period antiques. This is one home you will not want to miss on your tour of Historic Savannah. Tours daily. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., noon-4 p.m. See ad page 40.
(912) 233-7764 www.savannahtheatre.com 222 Bull St. at Chippewa Sq., E-5 on map. The #1 downtown entertainment extravaganza brings you two hours of high-energy music and comedy. A must-see while visiting Savannah. Visit website for show times. See ad page 29.
American Prohibition Museum
(912) 551-4050 www.americanprohibitionmuseum.com 209 W. St. Julian St. (Upper Level, City Market), B-3 on map. The American Prohibition Museum of Savannah is the first of its kind in the country. With more than 40 wax figures, 15 immersive displays, 200 period artifacts and costumed docents, the American Prohibition Museum has something for everyone — including a fully stocked speakeasy serving up authentic period cocktails. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m-5 p.m., with last entry at 4:15 p.m. See ad page 35.
Massie Heritage Center
(912) 395-5070 www.massieschool.com 207 E. Gordon St., H-6 on map. Massie Heritage Center was named for its benefactor, Peter Massie, who died in 1841, leaving $5,000 for the establishment of a school for the poor in Savannah. The Massie School operated as a public school until its closing in 1974, and is Georgia’s oldest school in continuous operation. The Massie Heritage Center strives to create a greater appreciation of Savannah’s rich cultural heritage by 28 Savannah Scene July-August 2019
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ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS preserving the historic Massie School as an interactive exhibit space and educational facility. Both students and the general public can participate in interpretive programs that are designed to stimulate curiosity and to help achieve academic goals. Open Mon.Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., 12-4 p.m. See ad page 31.
Savannah Children’s Museum
(912) 651-4292 www.chsgeorgia.org/scm 655 Louisville Rd., F-2 on map. Located in the historic Central of Georgia Railway carpentry shop, the museum is part of Tricentennial Park, Coastal Heritage Society’s family-friendly downtown museum complex, with three sites covering three centuries of history. Savannah Children’s Museum is an entirely outdoor, interactive space, featuring over a dozen engaging exhibits designed to expand the imaginations of children and to learn through play. The museum features an exploration maze, a reading nook and a sensory garden. Open Sun., 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Closed Mon. and Tues.; Open Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 38.
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(912) 790-8800 www.telfair.org 121 Barnard St., D-4 on map. With three diverse buildings housing artwork ranging from classic to cutting edge, Telfair Museums offers an incomparable visitor experience. The museum’s three sites — two National Historic Landmarks and a contemporary Moshe Safdie-designed building — are located within walking distance of one another in Savannah’s vibrant Historic District. One admission fee allows access to all three venues over a weeklong period. You can admire original works of art by contemporary masters at the Jepson Center, be transported back to the nineteenth century as you tour authentic period rooms at the OwensThomas House or view stunning examples from the permanent collection at the Telfair Academy. Open daily. See ad page 64.
Tybee Island Light Station and Tybee Museum
(912) 786-5801 www.tybeelighthouse.org 30 Meddin Ave., Tybee Island, just off US Hwy. 80, L-18 on map. Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse is a complete station feasavannah.com
ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS turing artifacts and exhibits of Tybee Island’s history. Visit the newly restored Head Keeper’s Cottage. Tours are self-guided with volunteers on hand to answer questions. Open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. every day except Tues. Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m. See ad page 39.
6th Sense World®
www.carriagetoursofsavannah.com Departing from City Market at W. St. Julian and Jefferson Sts., C-3 on map. No visit to Savannah is complete without a sightseeing tour by a horse-drawn carriage. Let the gentle “clip-clop” of horses and sway of the carriage transport you to Savannah’s colorful past with one of our entertaining and informative tours. History tours, ghost tours and private tours are offered daily. See ad page 30.
Grave Encounters Tours
(866) 666-DEAD www.6thsenseworld.com 404 Abercorn St., G-6 on map. Covering paranormal and haunted story topics of poltergeists, exorcisms, missing cemeteries, disembodied spirit forms and haunted hotels, this pioneering ghost tour is arguably our customers’ favorite and most wellknown walking ghost tour in Savannah. Astonishing from start to finish! America’s Most Haunted City™ Tours offered daily. See ad page 31.
(912) 234-8128 www.oldsavannahtours.com/tour/ grave-encounters Historic District, F-1 on map. The Grave Encounters Tour is a welcome addition to Old Savannah Tours by “bringing the dead back to life.” As one of the nation’s most haunted cities, there are plenty of tales of tortured spirits and ghostly sightings, and along the way you may be visited by some of Savannah’s more notable ghosts. Tours begin nightly at 7:30 p.m. and reservations are suggested. See ad page 3.
Carriage Tours of Savannah
Hearse Ghost Rides
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www.hearseghosttours.com Take a ride in a real hearse, if you dare! Journey through cemeteries and historic streets of Savannah and hear the grisly tales of some of the most beautiful haunted homes in the city. Call for departure times and pickup locations. Reservations required. See ad page 28.
City of the South” is beckoning you to partake of her hospitality, and My City Savannah Tour is that voice to tell her story. Loaded with history, this tour revisits the exact locations where people and innovation came together to change the world. Historic homes and monuments. War and civil rights. Squares and Spanish moss. Give me two hours and I’ll give you this, and so much more. Tours Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. See ad page 28.
Historic Savannah Carriage Tours
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(912) 443-9333 or Toll Free (888) 837-1011 www.savannahcarriage.com Pickup available at various locations throughout the Historic District. See Savannah in the very best way and find out why we’re Savannah’s favorite hometown horse-drawn carriage tour of the Historic District. Private and group tours available. All tours are driver-narrated, 45-50 minutes in duration. Call for reservations. See ad page 41.
My City Savannah Tour
(912) 200-8400 www.mycitysavannahtour.com 17 Lincoln St., C-7 on map. The “Hostess 32 Savannah Scene July-August 2019
(912) 234-8128 or Toll Free (800) 517-9007 www.oldsavannahtours.com Historic District, F-1 on map. “We Bring Savannah’s History to Life” is more than just a slogan. On our daily historic tours, you’ll interact with authentic period costumed actors portraying some of Savannah’s most prominent and historic figures. This, coupled with our 16 convenient stops and our free historic district shuttle from downtown hotels, inns and B&Bs, are all reasons why we’ve been voted “Best Tour Company” every year since 2003. As the largest locally owned and operated tour company, we strive each day to make our guests’ experisavannah.com
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Old Town Trolley Tours
(912) 208-6940 www.trolleytours.com 234 MLK Jr. Blvd., F-1 on map. The original ON/OFF tours of Savannah. Voted Best of Savannah 2015, and endorsed by the Historic Savannah Foundation. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Hop on and off all day to see more than 100 attractions on your tour of Savannah. Pickup and dropoff approximately every 20 minutes at 15 convenient stops. Complimentary shuttle service from select area hotels. See ad page 33.
Plantation Carriage Tours
(912) 659-9005 www.plantationcarriagecompany.com 129 W. Congress St. (SE corner of Ellis Sq.), B-4 on map. Transport yourself back in time and visit America’s first planned city by carriage. See the moss-laden trees and beautiful antebellum homes, in addition to 34 Savannah Scene July-August 2019
Savannah’s magnificent monuments and museums that are over 200 years old. From General Oglethorpe to characters and places in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, you are transported to a kinder, gentler day. Tours depart daily. Call for reservations. See ad page 28.
Savannah Cruzers – Golf Cart Tours of Bonaventure Cemetery
(912) 944-7153 www.savannahcruzers.com 330 Bonaventure Rd., Thunderbolt, GA, R-11 on map. A place of beauty, history and awe! Book a tour and travel in comfort in the 5passenger golf carts and visit Bonaventure Cemetery, which has been a world-famous tourist destination for over 150 years. Sit back and relax as your tour guide shares the history, landscape and points of interest, while being shaded from the sun and elements. From the cemetery architecture and the Spanish moss hanging from the trees to the notable people interred here, this will be a memorable experience of Savannah and her beauty. Tours daily. See ad page 32.
Savannah Riverboat Cruises (912) 232-6404
ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS www.savannahriverboat.com 9 E. River St., A-5 on map. No visit to Savannah is complete without a riverboat cruise. Hear the captain’s tales and historic facts about Savannah and her port, past to present. Enjoy a ride on our riverboat replicas. Choose from sightseeing, dinner entertain ment, Sunday brunch and moonlight cruises. Charters available. Visit our website for information or to purchase tickets. See ad page 5.
Tour Pass Savannah
(843) 410-2577 www.tourpass.com 1 Pass. 1 Price. Admission is included for over 30 top tours, attractions and historic sites. Save time and money. Simply choose a 1, 2 or 3-day pass, which includes an amazing mobile pass and guide with interactive maps so you’ll never get lost. Provides instant access where you can book your tours in advance via the mobile pass. Available for Charleston, SC, as well. Purchase online only at www.tourpass.com. See ad page 37. savannah.com
7th Annual Savannah Food and Wine Festival
(912) 232-1223 www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com 655 Louisville Rd., F-2 on map. Experience Southern Charm and Hospitality Savannah Style! Celebrate the best in food and wine on Nov. 4-10. The festival brings together culinary experience, leading culinary professionals, winemakers, beverage experts and more! Festival attendees will enjoy weeklong cooking demonstrations from local and award-winning celebrity chefs. From the Celebrity Chef Tour to cooking demonstrations, a Jazz & Bubbles Brunch, River Street Stroll, as well as the Taste of Savannah main event on Sat., Nov. 9 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, there will be something for everyone who loves food, wine or both! For a full list of events and tickets, visit the website. See ad page 9.
Savannah Taste Experience (912) 221-4439
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Tour Pass Savannah: Experience the Best of Historic Savannah
lanning a trip to Savannah — a nationally recognized hotspot filled with historic homes, ghost tours, cultural sites and historic museums — can be overwhelming for first-time visitors looking to make the most of their time in the Hostess City. “With Tour Pass, we simplified this daunting process by including only the best tours, attractions and sites into one pass,” said Savannah Tour Pass founder Keith Simmons. “We give the visitor more control over their vacation by providing them with the ability to plan out their day by booking reservations in advance and utilizing our interactive maps to see what’s close to where they are.” The smartphone-based Tour Pass recently expanded to Savannah after a successful rollout in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2018. “Customers would message us often asking if we had a Savannah Pass,” Keith said. “We love Savannah, so it made perfect sense for Charleston’s sister city to be our second city to launch.” Tour Pass Savannah, an all-access mobile pass, equips visitors with interactive maps designed to navigate the city’s cobblestone streets and point out nearby landmarks, including the National Historic Landmark District’s 22 squares, City Market and River Street. Given a curated list of more than 30 of the area’s top attractions to choose from, passholders select a limited number of featured attractions and make reservations with their mobile pass link. Visitors can also choose an unlimited number of participating walk-in attractions to visit. The most visited attractions include the hopon, hop-off trolley by Old Savannah Tours, the Savannah Riverboat cruise, walking tours, carriage tours and historic house museums. Other participating attractions include the Andrew Low House, Davenport House,
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Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, Green-Meldrim House, Old Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum, Telfair Academy, Jepson Center for the Arts and many more. The all-digital pass offers visitors the opportunity to experience more and spend less. On average, mobile passholders save 50 percent or more on retail prices, not to mention the time saved bypassing ticket lines at each attraction. “After a purchase on our website, we instantly send a Mobile Pass link via text message and email,” Keith explained. “Visitors show their pass at the ticket counter of participating attractions, pay nothing additional and save money in the process.” Tour Pass Savannah mobile passes are available in one-, two- or three-day options and can cover up to 10 adults and 10 children, each of whom can visit separate attractions at the same time over a period of consecutive or nonconsecutive days. Offering a flexible and stress-free touring experience, passes can be activated at any time and are backed by a full-refund guarantee up to six months after purchase. “With Tour Pass Savannah, visitors are able to see more sites, save money and have confidence knowing that they’re visiting the top attractions in Savannah,” Keith said. Purchase your Tour Pass Savannah today and spend less time researching and more time enjoying all that Savannah has to offer! Tour Pass Savannah mobile passes start at $69/adult and $39/child for a one-day pass. Children 3 and under are free; children 12 and over require an adult pass. For more information, call (843) 410-2577 or visit www. tourpass.com. savannah.com
ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS www.savannahtasteexperience.com C-8 and C-4 on map. Starting at East End Provisions at 420 E. Broughton St., this three-hour walking and tasting food tour offers a fun, one-of-a-kind culinary experience, while strolling through the gardens and historic, cultural landmarks in the squares of Savannah. Second tour departs from 22 Square inside the Andaz Hotel at 14 Barnard St. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Price includes samples from at least six unique foodie spots in historic Savannah. Tours daily. See ad page 34.
Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure
(912) 786-5848 or Toll Free (800) 242-0166 www.tybeedolphins.com Lazaretto Creek Marina, N-16 on map. Family-owned and operated since 1992, Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure has been offering the best in dolphin tours, sunset cruises and inshore and deep-sea fishing from Tybee Island, GA. Voted savannah.com
Tybee’s Best Adventure Tour every year since 2003! Go online or call for schedule and reservations. See ad page 38.
(912) 897-4990 or Toll Free (800) 721-1240 www.dolphin-magic.com 313 E. River St., next to the River Street Market Place, B-6 on map. Come aboard and enjoy a narrated tour of Savannah’s riverfront, the Waving Girl, Fort Jackson and Fort Pulaski (trip route/duration varies according to dolphin location). Cruise is 1½ to 2 hours long. Bring sunscreen and a camera. Restrooms on board. See ad page 32.
Savannah Riverboat Cruises
(912) 232-6404 www.savannahriverboat.com 9 E. River St., A-5 on map. No visit to Savannah is complete without a riverboat cruise. Hear the captain’s tales and facts about the history of Savannah and her port. Enjoy a ride on our riverboat replicas. Choose from sightseeing, dinner entertainment, Sunday brunch and moonlight cruises. Charters available. Visit our website for information or to purchase tickets. See ad page 5. July-August 2019 Savannah Scene 37
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Visitor Parking Passes A Visitor Daypass allows limited parking in any City parking garage/lot, parking overtime in limited time zones or at any parking meter with a time limit of one hour or more for a period of 48 hours from purchase. The Visitor Daypass is available to Savannah visitors for a price of $24 for 2 days and $15 for a single day. The Daypass is available at Mobility & Parking Services, 100 East Bryan Street, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Â and the Savannah Visitorâ€™s Center, 301 MLK Blvd., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. seven days a week. For more information call Mobility & Parking Services (912) 651-6470. 40 Savannah Scene July-August 2019
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Country music Hall of Fame inductee, Vince Gill will be live in concert at the Savannah Civic Center. One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m. www.savannahcivic.com.
Free Family Day: 200 Years of William Jay Architecture takes place at the Telfair Academy from 1-4 p.m. Explore William Jay’s life, travels and designs as we celebrate 200 years of Jay’s architecture in Savannah during this back-to-school Free Family Day. Learn about materials and techniques used in the making of the original Telfair mansion. Free and open to the public. 121 Barnard St. www.telfair.org.
Join us at the Georgia Bridal Show for fun, savannah.com
excitement, samples, wedding planning and the famous fashion show. Meet the photographer behind the photos, taste the cake and food, listen to the music of the DJ, see the gowns and tuxedos, talk to a honeymoon specialist and so much more. Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. www.georgiabridalshow.com.
August 30-September 1
The BBQ & Wings Festival takes over River Street with great food and fun to be had by all. Enjoy live entertainment on the Rousakis Plaza Arbor Stage. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.riverstreetsavannah.com. PLEASE NOTE: WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT POSSIBLE TO SEE THAT THE INFORMATION IN OUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS IS ACCURATE. HOWEVER, EVENTS SOMETIMES CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. PLEASE CALL THE LISTED PHONE NUMBERS FOR CONFIRMATION. TO INCLUDE YOUR EVENT IN THE CALENDAR, CALL (843) 757-9889, FAX (843) 757-9189 or E-MAIL SCENE@ SAVANNAH.COM. July-August 2019 Savannah Scene 41
Savannah’s scenic jewels make this historic city remarkably beautiful and unforgettable.
NORTH TO SOUTH: Franklin Square
Montgomery & St. Julian Sts. Dedicated in 1790, this square is named for Benjamin Franklin, an agent for the colony of Georgia from 1768 to 1778. Just off City Market, this is the northwesternmost square.
Barnard & St. Julian Sts. Designed in 1733 and named in honor of Henry Ellis, the second Royal Governor, Ellis Square has recently been restored by the City of Savannah. Here the “Old City Market” was located and mer chants sold crops and wares.
Bull & St. Julian Sts. A center of activity, Johnson Square was the first square laid out by General James Oglethorpe in 1733. Savannah’s largest square is named for Robert Johnson, a close friend of Oglethorpe.
Abercorn & St. Julian Sts. Originally called Lower New Square, Reynolds Square was once home to the Filature, where silkworms were housed in an effort to create silk in the Georgia colony.
Bull & McDonough Sts. Named in honor of the American victory in the Battle of Chippewa during the War of 1812. Chippewa Square is where Forrest Gump’s bench was placed during the filming of the movie by the same name.
Habersham & St. Julian Sts. Located in one of the oldest areas of the city, Warren Square is named in honor of General Joseph Warren, a Revolutionary War hero, and was added in 1790.
Houston & St. Julian Sts. Built at the same time as Warren Square, Washington Square once bordered the original Trustees’ Garden,
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where colonists grew a variety of experimental crops. Today it is the northeasternmost square in the city.
Montgomery between State and York Sts. Liberty Square was laid out in 1799 and is named in honor of the Sons of Liberty and the victory over the British in the Revolutionary War. Only a portion of the square still exists. It is the site of the “Flame of Freedom” sculpture.
Barnard & President Sts. Laid out by James Oglethorpe in 1733, it is one of the four original squares and was known as one of the more fashionable neighborhoods of the time. Renamed in 1883 to honor the Telfair family, it is the only square honoring a family rather than an individual. It also contains a tribute to the Girl Scouts.
Bull & President Sts. Originally called Percival Square, Wright Square is also the final resting place for Tomochichi, the Native American leader who helped General James Oglethorpe found the colony of Georgia.
Abercorn & President Sts. This square pays homage to General James Oglethorpe, founder of Savannah and the colony of Georgia, and is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic or a shady break.
Habersham & President Sts. Taking its name from a popular nickname for the American colonies—Columbia—this square is a tranquil spot away from the hustle and bustle of savannah.com
downtown. Nestled within the northeast quadrant of the Historic District, it is a favorite stop for Savannahians.
Houston & President Sts. Named after General Nathaniel Greene, a general in the Continental Army and an aide to General George Washington during the Revo lutionary War, Greene Square is one of the most beautiful squares in Savannah.
Barnard & McDonough Sts. Located near the Savannah Civic Center, Orleans Square commemorates General Andrew Jackson’s 1815 victory in the Battle of New Orleans, part of the War of 1812. This square features beautiful red tulips in the spring and a bubbling fountain all year long.
Houston & McDonough Sts. Designed in the year 1841 and named in honor of William Harris Crawford, Crawford Square contains part of a nineteenth-century water cistern and features a gazebo. It also offers the city's first paved basketball court for residents.
Barnard & Macon Sts. Pulaski Square is named for Polish Count Casimir Pulaski, a hero of the Revolutionary War, and is one of the few squares without a monument. This square features some of the most beautiful live oaks in the city, as well as thick ivy groundcover.
Bull & Macon Sts. Named for the fourth U.S. President James Madison, this square features vintage cannons from the old Savannah Armory and a bronze monument of Sergeant William Jasper. The Savannah College of Art and savannah.com
Design originally opened in 1979 on this square.
Abercorn & Macon Sts. Named for French aristocrat and military officer Marquis de Lafayette, this square is home to the ornate Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and features quaint benches and cobblestone sidewalks.
Habersham & Macon Sts. Troup Square features an armillary, an astronomical centerpiece made of iron, that is supported by small metal turtles. Named in honor of Georgia Governor George Michael Troup, this is one of the most picturesque squares in the Historic District.
Barnard & Wayne Sts. This square is home to Gordon Row, a block of 15 identical townhouses admired for their ironwork and unique doorways. Chatham Square is named in honor of the Earl of Chatham, an early supporter of the colony.
Abercorn & Wayne Sts. This square, laid out in 1851, was named in honor of John C. Calhoun, a senator from South Carolina, who served as Vice President under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. It offers some of the best views of the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church and the Massie School.
Habersham & Wayne Sts. A popular place for weddings, Whitefield Square has a lovely white gazebo that has hosted countless wedding ceremonies. The square is named for George Whitefield, an English clergyman who founded the Bethesda Orphan Home and served as a minister to the city’s ear liest colonists.
Bull & Wayne Sts. With a statue of Casimir Pulaski at the center, Monterey Square is widely considered Savannah’s most picturesque square. The Mercer House, the set ting for the murder in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, is located on this lovely square.
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E. Shaver, Bookseller
(912) 234-7257 eshaverbooks.com 326 Bull St. (behind The DeSoto Hotel), F-5 on map. Find one of America’s great bookstores in downtown Savannah! Located in the heart of the Historic District, E. Shaver’s 12 rooms are filled with books specializing in history, architecture, decorating and local authors. Don’t forget to check out their revolving collection of prints. Free gift wrapping. Open Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Mon. & Tues., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Wed.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. See ad page 49.
(912) 712-5084 251 Bull St., F-5 on map. Be sure to visit this “one of a kind” boutique in historic Savannah. Located at Bull and Liberty Streets, Carol’s offers clothing and accessories, from beachwear to beautiful special occasion dressing, 44 Savannah Scene July-August 2019
as well as a wide selection of magnificent jewelry. The “Club Car” allows the men to relax while the ladies enjoy their shopping experience. The forgotten art of superior customer service is the backbone of Carol’s. Exquisite gift wrapping is always complimentary. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., 12-5 p.m. See ad page 44.
Mary Jane’s CBD Dispensary
(912) 349-7666 mjcbdvape.com 302 W. Victory Dr., R-8 on map. This new specialty store features an array of CBDbased products that naturally treat dozens of conditions, including anxiety, sleep disorders and depression. The knowledgeable customer service staff can recommend the specific product aimed at helping you feel better every day. They also offer CBD-based products for pets! Open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.8 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun., 12-9 p.m. See ad page 2.
The Posh Loft, LLC
(912) 349-7816 facebook.com/poshloftbroughton 317 W. Broughton St., Upper, F-5 on map. New to Broughton Street and in the heart of savannah.com
SHOPPING the historic downtown shopping district, The Posh Loft offers a unique shopping experience. Carrying your favorite labels such as Show me your Mumu, Spiritual Gangster, Sanctuary and Cosabella, be sure to visit this exceptional boutique for the fashionconscious shopper. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.6 p.m. and Sun., 12-6 p.m. See ad page 47.
shopsonbay.com/pages/savrose 126 E. Bay St. (Abercorn Ramp to River St.), B-6 on map. This locally owned boutique, located on Upper Factor’s Walk, features clocks, teapots and other gift items in all price ranges. You’ll find unique clothing, shoes, scarves, hats and one-of-a-kind estate and handmade jewelry crafted from forks, spoons, buttons and watches. Great gift ideas include cross and guardian angel jewelry handmade in Israel. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See ad page 7.
(912) 232-4833 shopsonbay.com/pages/savbelle 206 E. Bay St., B-6 on map. From the owners of Savannah Rose, Lisa and Curt Bolak have opened Savannah Belle just doors down from “The Shop with Attitude!” This store features several clothing lines, handpainted leather shoes, various styles of handbags from hand-hammered aluminum to color-block leather bags, accessories and local art, including the works of Michele Snell. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See ad page 7.
(912) 234-6100 23 E. River St., A-6 on map. Beachwear,
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(912) 234-1001 facebook.com/twinkletimecitymarket 33 Jefferson St., B-3 on map. In their new location across the street from the trolley stops in City Market, Twinkle offers the best in trendy, fun fashion accessories! You’ll be able to find special gifts for your family and friends. After you visit this unique store, you will never forget it! Mon.-Wed., 9:30 a.m.8 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. See ad page 47.
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Savannah’s Newest Fashion Destination The Posh Loft, an exciting new Savannah women's boutique specializing in unique brands and trends, offers clothing, jewelry and accessories to fit every style, size and age. “We believe in finding your own style and helping create a wardrobe that fits your personality,” said Madison Gibbs, The Posh Loft’s creative director. “The Posh Loft is locally owned and creates a luxury shopping experience for every fashion lover.” This family-owned boutique, conveniently located above Spartina on W. Broughton Street, makes shopping for fresh looks for every season fun, while offering exceptional customer service. The Posh Loft features a wide range of fashion-forward items — from organic cotton denim shorts to flirty sundresses — that are ideal for summer in Savannah. “We have items that fall into several different styles and price points, and brands that can only be found in Savannah at The Posh Loft,” said Gibbs. Stylish bags, jewelry, scarves, intimates and loungewear are all available on-site. The Posh Loft stocks major brands like Free People, Show Me Your Mumu, Sanctuary, Spiritual Gangster and Tolani, as well as locally made jewelry, custom fabrics and fun accessories to spice up any outfit. Stop by this vibrant downtown store to complete your visit to Savannah. This trend-setting boutique has new arrivals daily and offers free shipping on orders of $75 or more. The Posh Loft is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. With such a wide and well-curated selection of merchandise, The Posh Loft is worth the trip upstairs. “We often like to say we are a hidden gem,” said Gibbs. “Come on up. We are awesome!” The Posh Loft 317 W. Broughton Street, Upper Level (912) 349-7816 www.theposhloft.shop 46 Savannah Scene July-August 2019
SHOPPING casual shoes and sportswear for guys and gals, including Toms Shoes, Sperry TopSider, Lucy Love, Santiki Sportswear and Reef sandals. See ad page 53.
FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES
GCD Home Furnishings & Décor
(912) 417-4142 409 E. York St. (at Habersham St.), D-8 on map. A diverse selection of new, restored and refinished furniture, wall/hanging/ metal/outdoor décor, antique Persian rugs, accent rugs and doormats, throws/blankets, tapestries, pillows, lighting, fragrances, gifts, fashion accessories and jewelry. Delivery available. Open Mon., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wed.Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., 12-4 p.m. See ad page 45.
GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES
(912) 233-3140 agsavannah.com 150 Abercorn St. (at Oglethorpe Ave.), D-6 on map. Showcasing locally handcrafted savannah.com
jewelry made right in the shop, as well as a unique collection from regional and national jewelry artisans. Suitable for all types of collectors, each handcrafted piece of jewelry tells its own story. Locally owned, Atelier Galerie has specialized in sterling, gemstone and on-trend jewelry for over 20 years. You’ll find the finest selection of locally made Savannah charms, jewelry, ornaments and paintings — a collection you won’t find anywhere else. All are reasonably priced for gifts or for yourself. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.5:30 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 23.
Exotic Cigars & Gifts
(912) 234-7737 exoticcigars.com 507 E. River St., A-7 on map. Located across from Joe’s Crab Shack on the east end of Historic River Street, Exotic Cigars & Gifts is Savannah’s premier source for tobacco products and accessories. With an extensive inventory of popular brands, they are sure to have what you are looking for, whether it’s cigars, cigarettes, tobacco products, pipes, smoking accessories, hats, shirts, jewelry or any other wonderful gift and collectible item. They will also gladly order any item not in the store. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; July-August 2019 Savannah Scene 47
SCENE PUZZLE ACROSS CLUES 1. To adjust the sails and yards. 5. Juices from cooked greens are called ____ likker here. 8. Savannah is known for deviled ____. 12. Café M by Maison Montplaisir - Step out of Savannah and ____ Paris. 13. Compass direction. 14. The Savannah Theatre - See Savannah ____. 15. Thus. 16. Historic Savannah Carriage Tours - ____ Savannah in the very best way. 17. Sleeveless Arabian cloak. 18. Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure - Call or go ____line for reservations. 20. Andrew Low House - This is one home you will ____ want to miss. 22. French pronoun. 24. Tour Pass Savannah Admission is included ____ over 30 tours, attractions and historic sites. 26. Passive optical network: Abbr. 28. Not ashore. 31. Grace Rohland - Portraits ____ available upon request. 33. Symbol for element einsteinium. 35. Exotic Cigars & Gifts on the ____ end of Historic River Street. 37. Atelier Galerie - Savannah’s wrought ____ gates and fences inspire handcrafted pieces of jewelry. 38. Latin and. 39. 17Hundred90 Inn & Restaurant - Your visit will remain a highlight of your ____ in Savannah. 40. Jery Bennett Taylor is preserving the culture of the Gullah people of the ____ Islands. 41. Department of Finance: Abbr. 43. Milliliter: Abbr. 44. Plantation Carriage Tours will transport you back to a kinder, gentler ____. 47. “The Shop With Attitude,” customers ____ in agreement that Savannah Rose has plenty! 49. Signature Gallery at 303 West ____ Julian Street. 51. Clumsy person. 53. Old Savannah Tours - Actual historic ____-enactors might board your trolley. 54. A continent: Abbr. 55. Tally ____! 56. Radar Netting Unit: Abbr. 57. PJ’s Thai Corner - You will want ____ return again and again.
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58. Symbol for element tin. 59. GCD Home Furnishings & Décor - ____ featuring Gullah Artist, Samantha Claar. 60. Environmental Defense Network: Abbr. 61. Carriage Tours Of Savannah for a sightseeing tour by a horse-____ carriage. 63. 6th Sense World - See ____ for Promo Code to save you money. DOWN CLUES 1. Symbol for element titanium. 2. Can be found in a hospital. 3. American Prohibition Museum is the first of ____ kind in the country. 4. Full or blue. 5. An ingredient of Goose Feathers Café’s Veggie Panini. 6. Crystal Beer Parlor continues to be ____ of the most beloved landmarks in the city. 7. Overflow. 8. Instructional periods. 9. Try John Ryan’s Bistro ____ Eye with John Ryan’s personal seasoning. 10. Hummingbird. 11. Twinkle - You’ll ____ able to find great gifts for everyone. 18. Dolphin Magic - Enjoy a narrated tour ____ Savannah’s riverfront. 19. Savannah Riverboat Cruises - ____ visit to Savannah is complete without a riverboat cruise.
21. Golden Realm - ____ daily. 23. Each: Abbr. 25. Seldom occurring or found. 27. Saints & Shamrocks with just the right gift for any occasion or ____. 29. Joe’s Crab Shack - Come ____ at Joe’s and be a part of a fun experience! 30. Biblical name. 32. Savannah Cruzers at 330 Bonaventure ____. 34. The Downstairs Gallery for jewelry with semiprecious ____ and larimar. 36. Georgia Peach, ____ Cobb. 37. Tybee ____. 42. Luba Lowry’s paintings can be ____ in Savannah art galleries. 43. Travel House has gifts, clothing, souvenirs and ____. 45. Savannah ____ Association on Chippewa Square. 46. English surname meaning “river.” 48. Al Salaam Deli in the heart of Midtown Savannah, north of the famous Victory ____. 49. The Posh Loft, with such labels as ____ Me Your Mumu. 50. Old ____ Trolley Tours with 15 convenient stops. 52. Savannah Taste Experience is a ____ culinary experience. 59. Coenzyme occurring in living cells. 62. Sun God. Puzzle Answer on Page 30.
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SHOPPING Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m.8 p.m. See ad page 53.
(912) 443-9337 shopsonbay.com/pages/factorscottage 204 E. Bay St. (Abercorn Ramp above River St.), B-6 on map. A family-owned and operated gift store featuring unique fragrance lamps, Sid Dickens Memory Blocks, children’s pop-up books, Galleria umbrellas, Woodstock wind chimes, Amelia stained glass, home décor accents and more. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 7.
GCD Home Furnishings & Décor
(912) 417-4142 409 E. York St. (at Habersham St.), D-8 on map. A diverse selection of new, restored and refinished furniture, wall/hanging/metal/ outdoor décor, antique Persian rugs, accent rugs and doormats, throws/blankets, tapestries, pillows, lighting, fragrances, gifts, fashion accessories and jewelry. Delivery available. Open Mon., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., noon-4 p.m. See ad page 45.
Saints & Shamrocks
(912) 233-8858 saintsandshamrocks.com 309 Bull St., F-5 on map. Located across from The DeSoto Hotel, the goal of Saints & Shamrocks is to continue the tradition of providing quality Irish imports and religious gifts to the Savannah community and to the many wonderful visitors from all areas of the country and the world. Saints & Shamrocks believes in providing their customers with just the right gift for any occasion or need. Open Mon.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. See ad page 49.
(912) 944-6100 508 E. River St., A-9 on map. Located across from Joe’s Crab Shack, this gift shop has an excellent variety of souvenirs, exquisite jewelry, collectibles and Savannah cookbooks/ history books, in addition to lovely dresses, Savannah T-shirts, sweatshirts, ball caps and more. Open daily. See ad page 53.
Matter of Factors
(912) 231-2100 shopsonbay.com/pages/matteroffactors savannah.com
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The Monuments OF RIVER STREET
There is an unbelievable amount of history up and down Savannah’s cobblestone riverfront. And the monuments placed along it pay homage to our city's past and allow for visitors to enjoy their statuesque beauty and symbolism. A WORLD APART: The World War II Monument is also known as The Cracked Earth Monument. The two halves of the globe are split, representing the conflict of a world divided. The Monument is lit at night, and inside are the names of all who served from Chatham County, a Purple Heart, and a WWII Victory Medal. A World Apart is located at the center of River Street, on the west side of the Hyatt tunnel. THE WAVING GIRL: Greeting every ship that comes into the Savannah port is the statue commemorating Florence Martus, the waving girl. Between 1887 and 1931 Florence took it upon herself to be the greeter of all the ships in the harbor, waving them down with a white handkerchief or lantern. She was the daughter of an ordinance sergeant at Fort Pulaski, living on Elba Island with her brother and Border Collie. Though there are several speculations as to why she waved down every boat, one of them being that she was waiting for a sailor she fell in love with to return; the true reason is still a mystery. The statue is located at the east end of River Street in a grassy area near the Marriott hotel. THE ANCHOR MONUMENT: This Monument was founded by Margaret Campbell, who organized the Port of Savannah Chapter of the Women’s Propeller Club. It was built in 1976 and dedicated to all merchant seaman lost at sea. THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MONUMENT: This monument was built in 2002, designed by Savannah College of Art and Design professor Dorothy Spradley. It shows a family embracing with the chain of slavery at their 50 Savannah Scene July-August 2019
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feet. The side of the monument has a powerful inscription by Maya Angelou, a selection of it reading: “We were stolen, sold and bought together from the African continent. ... Today, we are standing up together, with faith and even some joy.” It stands on the east side of River Street, right by the Hyatt tunnel. WASHINGTON’S GUNS: These two cannons were presented to the Chatham Artillery by George Washington in 1791, after he seized them from Cornwallis at Yorktown during the American Revolution. The guns were originally named La Populaire and were of French make in 1756. Later, during the Civil War, the guns were buried beneath the Chatham Artillery armory until 1872. They now sit on Bay Street, just to the right of City Hall, next to the top level of River Street. THE OLD HARBOR LIGHT: Also known as the Savannah Harbor Rear Range Light or the Beacon Range Light, it was built in 1858 to guide ships into the Savannah Harbor and away from six British ships which were sunk earlier in 1779 to keep French and American vessels away in the Revolutionary War. It was turned off during World War II but has since been restored twice. It now sits at the east side of Emmet Park. savannah.com
SHOPPING 120 E. Bay St. (Abercorn Ramp to River St., next to River Street Inn). A-6 on map. There’s a little something for everyone at this shop that specializes in local wines, wine accessories, local artwork and unique gift items, which include wax fragrance bowls, PooPourri and greeting cards. Free wine tastings available. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 49.
The Peanut Shop of Savannah
(912) 232-8612 thepeanutshop.com 407 E. River St., B-7 on map (next to Spanky’s). This specialty food shop features over 50 flavors of nuts, along with jams, jellies, marinades, sauces, soups and candy. Stop by and try one or all of our 30+ daily samples. Makes great gifts. Why go crazy when you can go nuts? Open daily. See ad page 53.
Naot Shoes – Savannah Belle
(912) 232-4833 shopsonbay.com/pages/savannahbelle savannah.com
206 E. Bay St., B-6 on map. Fashion for your style, comfort for your life is Naot’s motto. With their uniquely engineered insoles, a blend of natural latex and cork, designed to replicate the shape of the foot, the locals call them “the most comfortable shoe on the planet.” Visit Savannah Belle today and take home a pair of Naot’s, which will become one of your favorites! Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See ad page 7.
Exotic Cigars & Gifts
(912) 234-7737 exoticcigars.com 507 E. River St., A-7 on map. Located across from Joe’s Crab Shack on the east end of River Street, Exotic Cigars & Gifts is Savannah’s premier source for tobacco products and accessories. With an extensive inventory of all popular brands, they’re sure to have what you are looking for, whether it’s cigars, cigarettes, tobacco products, pipes, smoking accessories, hats, shirts, jewelry or any other great gift and collectible item. They will also gladly order any item not in the store. Mon.Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. See ad page 53. July-August 2019 Savannah Scene 51
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THE FORSYTH PARK FOUNTAIN. A cast-iron fountain erected in 1858, designed to resemble the grand fountain in Paris. An exact replica of the fountain resides in Cuzco, Peru. Forsyth Park THE WAVING GIRL STATUE. This statue commemorates Florence Martus, the lighthouse keeper’s sister, who waved to ships in Savannah’s port for more than 44 years. She stands as a symbol of Savannah’s gracious hospitality and charm. Morrell Park TYBEE ISLAND LIGHT STATION. Ordered by General Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th Colony in 1732, the Light Station has been guiding mariners' safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. This Light Station is one of America’s most intact, having all of its historic support buildings on its fiveacre site. The current Light Station displays its 1916 day mark with 178 steps and a First Order Fresnel lens which is nine feet tall. Tybee Island GENERAL JAMES EDWARD OGLETHORPE. This bronze statue of General Oglethorpe faces south, protecting Savannah from the Spanish in Florida to this day. Chippewa Square SERGEANT WILLIAM JASPER. The monument of Sergeant Jasper, who fell during the Siege of Savannah in 1779. Madison Square TOMOCHICHI. This boulder marks the grave of Tomochichi, the Yamacraw Indian Chief who welcomed General Oglethorpe and the first colonists. Wright Square 52 Savannah Scene July-August 2019
SAVANNAH’S OLYMPIC FLAME. Savannah was the site of the 1996 Olympic yachting events, and the flame burned throughout the dura tion of the centennial games in Atlanta. Morrell Park WASHINGTON’S GUNS. These guns were taken at the battle of Yorktown and presented to the Chatham Artillery by General George Washington when he visited Savannah in 1791. These two bronze cannons were affectionately named “George and Martha.” Bay and Drayton Street VIETNAM MEMORIAL. Dedicated in 1991, the design and layout of this memorial is in the shape of Vietnam, and is a salute to fallen comrades, featuring a rifle, helmet and combat boots. Names of military members from this area who died in the Vietnam War are engraved in the marble as a reminder of Savannah’s lost. Emmett Park WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL. A roughcut granite stone with a rectangular bronze plaque lists the “Chatham County Honor Roll,” those who died in World War I. Northwest corner of Daffin Park at Victory Drive savannah.com
Savannah Souvenirs Buy a book at E. SHAVER, BOOKSELLER, where hardback and paperback books fill the rooms. 326 Bull St. (912) 234-7257 Visit resident artist SAMANTHA CLAAR’S award-winning art of the Gullah-Geechee people of the Lowcountry in the GCD Home Furnishings and Décor store that features her original paintings, giclées, prints, cards and more. 409 E. York St. (404) 966-3647 or (912) 417-4142
Visiting THE DOWNSTAIRS GALLERY is a must for both the serious and casual collector. The gallery features original oil paintings, where the local landscape, vignettes of Southern living and fun are favorite topics. 19 W. Gordon St. (912) 233-0920 Don’t miss the newest clothing boutique, THE POSH LOFT, that carries trendy designs and accessories for the fashion-conscious shopper. 317 W. Broughton St., Upper Level. (912) 349-7816 Get the latest styles in beach and casual wear at WASHED ASHORE, 23 E. River St. (912) 234-6100 Spend a little on a stunning piece of Celtic jewelry from SAINTS & SHAMROCKS, 309 Bull St. (912) 233-8858 Take home a bottle of Georgia wine or gourmet snacks found at MATTER OF FACTORS, 120 E. Bay St. (912) 231-2100 Find jewelry, hats, handbags, collectibles, unique teapots, pottery and timeless clocks at SAVANNAH ROSE, a boutique with attitude. 126 E. Bay St. (912) 232-9449
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Dress up with dazzling jewelry from TWINKLE, where a wide variety of affordable and locally made accessories can be found. 33 Jefferson St. (912) 234-1001 For great gifts, stop by
THE PEANUT SHOP OF SAVANNAH, featuring
over 50 flavors of nuts, along with jams, marinades, sauces, soups and candy. 407 E. River St. (912) 232-8612 Visit SAVANNAH BELLE for hand-painted leather shoes, clothing in all price ranges, hand-hammered aluminum and color-block leather handbags and accessories. 206 E. Bay St. (912) 232-4833 Stop by EXOTIC CIGARS & GIFTS for tobacco products, clothing, jewelry and wonderful gifts and collectibles. 507 E. River St. (912) 234-7737 Be certain to visit MARY JANE’S CBD DISPENSARY and take home their products that are not only relaxing but also have many healthy effects. 302 W. Victory Dr. (912) 349-7666 Be sure to visit STEPHEN KASUN’S studio and art gallery at City Market, next to the Cinnamon Bear Store and Belford’s Restaurant, where he showcases his impressionist oil knife paintings of Savannah. 306 W. Congress St. (407) 474-0411 Take home a Savannah souvenir from the
SAVANNAH ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY,
the oldest art association in Georgia, featuring over 125 local artists. 232 Bull St. (912) 232-7731
Be sure to visit CAROL’S “one-of-a-kind” boutique in historic Savannah, which offers clothing and accessories from beachwear to beautiful special occasion dressing, as well as a wide selection of magnificent jewelry. 251 Bull St. (912) 712-5084 Head over to family-owned and operated GOLDEN REALM, a unique store offering estate and vintage jewelry, antiques, wood carvings, knives, jewelry restoration and silversmithing. 307 W. Bryan St. (912) 713-7076 savannah.com
Take home a handmade Gullah basket or painting from JERY BENNETT TAYLOR, whose creations continue to preserve the culture of the Gullah people of the Sea Islands. 308 W. St. Julian St., City Market/ Upstairs. (843) 599-5059 You’ll find the finest selection of locally made Savannah charms, jewelry, ornaments and paintings at ATELIER GALERIE, in addition to regional and national jewelry artisans. 150 Abercorn St. (912) 233-3140 Don’t miss a visit to GCD HOME FURNISHINGS & DÉCOR, a diverse selection of new, restored and refinished furniture, wall/hanging/outdoor décor, antique Persian rugs, accent rugs/throws, doormats, lighting, fragrances, gifts, fashion accessories and more. 409 E. York St. (912) 417-4142 Make your visit to Savannah complete by taking home handmade jewelry by
KATHRYN RIECHERT from
The Signature Gallery. Her inspiring designs are often uplifting with positive messages from everyday life. City Market, 303 W. St. Julian St. (912) 233-3082 Get a Savannah souvenir at the TRAVEL HOUSE! Whether it’s T-shirts, sweatshirts, ball caps, dresses, collectibles, jewelry or books, the Travel House has it. 508 E. River St. (912) 944-6100 Enhance your art collection by taking home a “Piece of the South” by CAROL OTTO COLE, located in the Savannah Art Association Gallery on Chippewa Square. 232 Bull St. (912) 232-7731 or (912) 355-4889 July-August 2019 Savannah Scene 55
ARIES This month, you're putting a lot of thought into what your life could have been like. Focus on making every day as dazzling as possible. Find areas that can use improvement and get to work! TAURUS Studies have shown that giving thanks every day actually leads to a brighter outlook and a better overall mood. Set a daily alarm on your phone and list three things you're grateful for. Youâ€™ll give your perspective an instant boost. GEMINI Stress may have you feeling a little off-balance this month. Try turning off all but your essential phone notifications. Want an uptick in your love life? Stop looking for love online. Keep your eyes open because someone special may already be in the picture. CANCER Research shows that the act of putting your bare feet, hands or body on the earth can help with circulation, inflammation, anxiety and much more. This month, find a way to sneak in "grounding" whenever you can. Your electrons will thank you. LEO You may have thoughts about making a major life change this month. Instead of ignoring those inclinations, try to make conscious choices about what you want to hear and learn. Before you know it, you will be ready to make an informed decision. VIRGO Studies show that people can actually heal themselves by just visualizing it in their minds. What's in your mind right now? Are your inner thoughts healing and motivating or negative and defeatist? The choice is entirely up to you. 56 Savannah Scene July-August 2019
LIBRA Due to unforeseen circumstances, you are giving some thought to your legacy this month. Start by envisioning what you would want said at your memorial service and live with that end in mind. It's never too late to become the person you want to be. SCORPIO Feel like you don't have time for yourself? Consider how much time you spend pointlessly scrolling or watching your favorite TV shows. Add a facial, a foot soak, some stretching or even exercise. Simple acts of self-care can go a long way to boost your overall health. SAGITTARIUS What's your body language like when you're with the people closest to you? Does it communicate respect and love, or are you reserving all of your reverence for authority figures and strangers? Stay focused on what's most important. You wonâ€™t regret it. CAPRICORN Where's your sense of humor these days? The moment you start taking yourself too seriously, life gets a lot more challenging. Try laughing off some of the stuff that's been bothersome lately. Beware of major changes at work. AQUARIUS Are you putting in the time in your relationships or do you let others do the work? Remember that all healthy relationships require effort from both parties. This goes for your love life as well. Don't let being "busy" eat up what you value most in life. PISCES Do you tend to kick the can down the road? True maturity means owning up to your actions. A nearby Libra wants to talk to you. Take the time to hear what they have to say. savannah.com
ARIES Let your imagination run wild. What does your future look like? Head in that direction and don’t let anyone or anything hold you back. Living your best life is a challenge, but there’s nothing more exciting to work toward this month. TAURUS Watch out for the reel in your head. Is it mostly positive or negative? Work on replacing the thoughts that weigh you down with happier thoughts or affirmations. Then practice pushing the reel aside and staying present. GEMINI Recently, you started down a path toward growth. Keep working at it, and eventually you will hit on the program or mindset that's best for you. Even if it’s just another step to your next path, your daily life will see dramatic changes. CANCER Your time is being devoured by an unseen predator: the needs of others. If it’s not urgent, move it down the list where it belongs. Set priorities and don’t be afraid to get your own stuff done first. LEO Take stock of how well you are (or aren't) treating your body. Make an effort to eat and drink healthier this month and to keep your body moving. There is something for you at work that you’re missing. Sniff it out. VIRGO This month, you may find yourself wondering just what it is you contribute to the world at large. Look for areas where you could do good work. Open your heart to people around you, and you will start to see love everywhere. savannah.com
LIBRA You complain of not having enough time for everything. There is time, but you've got to work on your prioritization skills. Go to bed at a decent hour, and wake up earlier. An entire hour with a fresh brain and no distractions could lead to some big changes at work and at home. SCORPIO We hear a lot about taking deep breaths to calm down, but breathing deeply can do so much more. It improves circulation, alleviates stress, lowers your blood pressure and can even improve confidence. When you’re overloaded, remember to breathe. You’ll feel your stress start to melt away. SAGITTARIUS Beware of promises made by a silver-tongued Gemini this month. Don’t be afraid to take a risk at work. Take a break from your phone whenever possible, and experience a sense of peace. CAPRICORN Don’t be overly focused on money. If you're too busy thinking about it to enjoy your life, it can become a trap. Take the time to get to know someone at work better this month. You’ll be glad you did. AQUARIUS You're holding on to something that's eating you up. Find a way to let it go. Rekindle your connection with loved ones you hold dear. They will be happy to know that you care. PISCES This month may pose some challenges in your love life. Listen to what your loved one is trying to tell you. Paying attention to your partner will do wonders. July-August 2019 Savannah Scene 57
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