Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Pineapples, Pearls, & Pink in Georgia

When traveling, Husband and I normally plan a nice dinner night out. While in Savannah, our destination of choice was The Olde Pink House Restaurant. It was the first mansion in Georgia and is one of the oldest standing buildings. It originally belonged to James Habersham Jr., whose family were some of Savannah's founding members. Habersham, financed a portion of the American Revolution and hosted several political meetings in this home, which included guests such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. With so much history, how could we not visit this iconic home? 

Through the years this house has changed hands several times: serving as a bank, a tearoom, an antiques shop. Aside, from the history that this home holds, it's color is a unique part of it's charm. Why the color pink? Plaster was placed over red brick to create an elegant white brick home. However, the red of the brick seeped through the plaster-giving the home a pink hue. While Habersham had the home replastered several times in an attempt to correct this, the red always seemed to come through. And it eventually became known as the "Olde Pink House". Love it!

What I'm Wearing? 
Blouse: Express 
Necklace: Banana Republic 
Watch: Steve Madden 
Bracelet: J Crew Factory 
Shoes: Audrey Brooke

Pineapples are symbolic of hospitality, thus I couldn't think of a better place to debut this skirt. And nothing screams Southern quite like a set of pearls. They turned out to be the perfect pairing.

The history wasn't the only attraction of this site. The Southern food and flavorful cocktails were amongst my favorites in Savannah. I had the "Pink Lady" composed of raspberry vodka & lemonade.  I also had the "Seersucker" (how Southern?) whose main ingredient was firefly. Yum! For an appetizer, we had the fried green tomatoes topped with peppers and smothered in sweet corn. And for dinner, I had the pork shank with a pineapple glaze while hubby had chicken with a blackberry glaze. Did I mention that all of this was served with fresh cornbread, buttermilk biscuits, mac & cheese, pecan honey sweet potatoes, and the best collard greens I've ever tasted (sorry grandma)? Seriously, everything was so good. We would have loved to have desert, but neither of us could comprehend another bite. Instead, we decided to tour the rest of the home. 

Each room is decorated uniquely, but they all appropriately reflect the time period and many of the rooms have original fixtures, including the fireplaces. 

This room was the vault while the home served as a bank during the 1800's. Now, it is used as a wine cellar for the restaurant.  

We had the most amazing time so I hope that you enjoyed reading this post. I will be posting more about the lovely Savannah in the next few days. 


  1. I've never been to Georgia but heard about their big plantations/mansions that were turned into restaurants and museums. Seems like you guys had a nice time and your purse is gorgeous.

  2. Yes Savannah especially has recently undergone a period of revitalization focused on restoring older buildings to their original beauty