Savannah – Day 1

I arrived in Savannah today to attend a 3 day master sugar flower class with world renowned cake artist Ron Ben Israel. It begins tomorrow so I took the day to explore downtown Savannah.

I was on a mission to go to Paula Deen’s restaurant The Lady and Sons while I was in town. The photo above is of the sign above her retail shop which is located next to her restaurant. With camera in hand, I explored a few of the blocks near the restaurant until it opened for dinner.

I came across the most amazing shop called The Paris Market. A vast variety of vintage and decorative home goods just beautifully displayed. I had so much fun exploring and taking photos.

As you walked downstairs, vintage tattered books were stacked along each step. One of the table displays included old camera lenses with film entagled around them.

I loved the display of old camera bodies just randomly stacked on a table.

There was a lot of camera related items for sale and on display. Just really cool.

After leaving The Paris Market I was instantly drawn into the Savannah Bee Company. When you walk in, there is a huge beautiful bar where you could sample about 6 different varieties of honey. It was so delicious and how awesome is a honey tasting? The limeade with honey was delish too!

The displays of the many varieties of honey was gorgeous!

Another sample they offered was honey with apples and local goat cheese. Yum!

After honey shopping, I headed back to My Lady and Sons. They opened for dinner at 5 pm and there were about 150 people waiting to go in! I think they seated about 300 people when the opened.

Everyone waited anxiously outside until their name was called to go in. The guy in blue had a huge triangle he rang yelling it was suppertime.

Everything on the menu looked fantastic, but I couldn’t resist the buffet which was amazing. They brought out biscuits and hoecakes to start. I had to get the sweet tea since I was in the South…it was so good. Collard greens, black eyed peas, lima beans, fresh fried chicken, ribs, pulled pork, grits, the best sweet potatoes I’ve ever had (probably about 50 lbs. of butter in them) and more. I was stuffed and brought my peach cobbler back to the hotel.

Well…day 1 was awesome and now I can’t wait to start creating sugar flowers!

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