Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hilton Head Island & Savannah

We spent a much needed vacation in Hilton Head Island last week.  It was much needed and very fun.  It was Ella's first time at the beach.  She is not a fan of the sand.  We spent a lot of time hanging out at the beach and the pool.  

We didn't venture out too much except to eat at a great restaurant we found called A Lowcountry Backyard.  I loved it.  If you serve fried green tomatoes I am there.  Ella loved their banana pudding and she had her first grilled cheese, which is now her favorite food.  

We also ate at the Salty Dog Cafe and got Ella her first t-shirt from there.  We shopped a little and visited a store called Hatley.  The owner was super nice and gave Ella an outfit.  We spent some time by the harbor also. 

On the way home we stopped in Savannah.  

Ella was exhausted so we only got to stay a few hours but we ate breakfast at Goose Feathers and did some shopping.  I got to go in my favorite store ever which is Paris Market.  Check this place out.  

I got a scarf, Ella a romper, some washi tape (yay!) and a seashell (I'll explain later).  We also stopped for ice cream at Leopold's Ice Cream.  I had lavender ice cream.  It was to die for.  

After Ella fell asleep in her stroller we decided to hit the road so we didn't get to do a few more things I wanted but hopefully we will go back soon.  I love Savannah.  It is one of my favorite cities in the South (a close second to Charleston, SC).

My mom thinks that I am going to cooperate with a photoshoot right here in the middle of the this square but I don't think so.  


  1. I have never visited Savannah and would love to. What a lovely vacation! My two year old visited the beach for the first time last summer and he disliked the sand as well. I think they have to grow to like it :)

  2. Never been but looks like a lot of fun. Congrats on your new site!

  3. I grew up vacationing at Hilton Head, but I haven't been in years. I don't think my husband has ever been. We may need to add it to our trip list!!

  4. Jessica, your new site is so lovely. I love your trip photos - especially the one of palm trees! And I keep spotting little hot air balloons like the ones in the Paris Market.

  5. We are headed to Hilton Head in July. I've never been, so I'm making notes especially with the restaurant (my girl loves some banana pudding too). We may hit Savannah for a day trip, never been there either. My girl visited the beach for the first time last July she had just turned 3, we did a day trip to Folly Beach.