Tag Archives: Savannah

Crazy Sexy Good

Last night we made this cake:

named Better Than Sex from Paula Deen’s Savannah Country Cookbook (recipe pretty much like this one).  Lemme tell ya, it almost lives up to its name.

P.S. Here is another variation by Paula on the same theme with pineapple and coconut.

{Image from Yumsugar}


During our recent trip to Tybee Island, Georgia, we visited a bunch of our best friends in Savannah (where we lived for 3 years before moving to Richmond).

Former neighbors of ours recently moved into a much bigger home and they were showing us around their gorgeous new digs.  We sauntered into the HUGE walk-in attic, and I saw a set of bar stools that I have always loved and complimented them.  And she said, “Oh, you can have those, they are too short for our new bar counter.”

I put up a half-hearted fight and then Mr. Spark! quickly loaded them up in the Suburban before she could change her mind!

Check out my new bar stools….FO’ FREE (oh and my cute little chair model too)!  Teaches me the power of a compliment!  🙂



You may remember from this post, I have been coveting these bar stools from 24E in Savannah for a while.

24estoolsAt $189 a pop and $378 (+ shipping) for the pair, I think I will stick with my free knock-offs for a while!  🙂

Happy Friday y’all!

This Weekend I Will Be….

Staying in one of these….


Taking walks here….


And here….


Eating this….


And visiting here….


This weekend I will be………enjoying a mini-vacay at Tybee Island, Georgia!

Happy weekend!

Runway to Rooms




{Debra Messing wearing Michael Kors — one of my faves from the Emmys on Sunday!}






[Images courtesy of: 1) Celebrity Gossip Net, 2) Us Weekly, 3) The Roof Bar via Cointreau, 4) Here,  Mansion on Forsythe Park from 5) John Berenson, and 6) Mansion on Forsythe Park]

Favorite Things Friday


The fabulous Molly from My Favorite Things invited me to partake in her ongoing series, Friday Favorites.  I listed 10 of my favorite things, which wasn’t an easy task!

Please CLICK HERE to head on over there and check it out!

Here are some hints about my favorite things:







Thanks again, Molly and My Favorite Things!

[Images courtesy of: 1. Kelly G Design, 2. National Park Service, 3. Wikipedia, 4. Pottery Barn, 5. allposters.com, 6. National Gallery]

Savannah Dreamin’


While I was in Savannah for work (oh yeah, that), I stayed a night at the newly-opened, tres chic Avia Hotel.  What an experience!  This is not your typical polyester-floral-comforter-having, lighthouse-watercolors-hanging-on-the-wall, towels-as-soft-as-sandpaper kinda hotels.  Check out the expansive and inviting lobby – I love the chandelier covered in the oversized drum shade.

The room was beautifully appointed.  I loved the light plum colored walls contrasted with the lime green accessories and the dramatic, mother of pearl colored, leather headboards.   The stark white trellis patterned quilt and high thread count sheets were so inviting – who doesn’t sleep better in soft, luxurious, white sheets?  Each room had a perfectly sized flat screen television and a mini bar filled with goodies from Dean & Deluca.  


And the spoiling did not stop there!  The bathroom was full of delicious Lather products and had a mod granite shower closet, illuminated by an eco-friendly light tube.


Although I didn’t get to take advantage of all of the amenities, my room overlooked the beautiful pool, which beckons with the tented cabanas, pretty chaises, oversized red pillows and white towels.


And I would have loved to have taken a glass of wine outside for a night cap in front of the awesome fire pit.


If I weren’t so busy with work, I would have had time to visit my favorite interior design stores in Savannah, like 24e, Circa Lighting, DC2, The Paris Market, @Home, The Cottage Shop and Shop SCAD.  Maybe next time – I will be returning in October just for fun!

Hello from Savannah

I am in Savannah for work and having way too much fun.  Last night, I enjoyed drinks and fried brie (only in Savannah!) at The Olde Pink House (picture below) and shared a delicious dinner with one of my best friends of caprese salad, orrechiette with smoked mozzarella and roasted chicken and a bottle of Rioja at Il Pasticcio.  De-lish.


I have missed the unique shopping in this awesome city, and just fell in love with these bar stools from 24e:

bar stools

More to come from Savannah – stay tuned!