Savannah Smiling

I recently took a sabbatical in Savannah, GA with my wonderful husband.

It was a much needed trip filled with historical beauty and peace–much needed peace.

 

While there we visited the Gryphon Tea Room (owned by SCAD – Savannah College of Art and Design).

It was the perfect retreat for a bookish fantasy lover like myself.

 

Interior of the Gryphon Tea Room

Interior of the Gryphon Tea Room, Savannah GA

Not only did it include one of my favorite things–tea!–but it was full of history and amazing architecture.

 

I felt as though I had wandered right into a scene from my imagination.

There was an area that looked exactly as I pictured Llyr’s study (from my current WIP).

Llyr's Study - Gryphon Tea Room Savannah, GA

Llyr’s Study – Gryphon Tea Room Savannah, GA

We ordered high tea, or Afternoon Tea as they called it, and relaxed in the apothecary, turned library, turned book store, turned tea room.

Afternoon Tea at the Gryphon Tea Room, Savannah GA

Afternoon Tea at the Gryphon Tea Room, Savannah GA

The vanilla apricot scones were the most amazing scones I have ever had the pleasure of eating, and I have eaten many scones.They were incredibly moist inside with a very rich vanilla flavor.

 

Since it was Valentine’s weekend, they included a chocolate covered strawberry macaroon that was as good as its namesake and was a pleasant surprise.

 

When we finished they brought our check inside a book. It was the perfect touch!

Gryphon Tea Room Receipt - in a Book!

Gryphon Tea Room Receipt – in a Book!

 

I highly recommend it if you are visiting Savannah.

 

We did stay at a  quaint Bed & Breakfast (which was heavenly since I make breakfast, lunch, and dinner every-single-day). It was also supposedly haunted, but unfortunately the ghost wasn’t making its rounds while we were there.

We also visited the Historic Savannah Theater and saw I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.

The Historic Savannah Theatre

The Historic Savannah Theatre

It was the perfect musical for Valentine’s Day.

We also took a trolley tour and learned about Savannah’s history.

Next time I think I’d like to take a ghost tour. We saw them walking around by lantern light at night and it looked like fun.

 

There will be a next time, and I’m sure we’ll spring for a Bed & Breakfast again, since it was just so nice.

There are tons of great spots and nothing disappointed us, but the Gryphon Tea Room stood out for it’s charm and its tea.

 

I managed to take a few pictures of my dolls, which you can view over at my deviantart page or on pinterest.

 

In other news, I’ve been busy trying to channel the voice of some new characters for new projects.

The life of a writer never ends, and thousands of stories (and universes) are born each day. I hope I can find the time and discipline to do each one justice.

~Until Next Time~

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