Friday, May 24, 2013

Southern Cities

Hey there Sparkly and Sweet Readers, I'm Laura Beth and I blog over at Table For One. While our girl is gone I'm taking over for the day!! Something that initially drew me to Aileen's blog was her and The Chef's love for traveling, which is one of my top favorite things to do! Today I wanted to share with y'all some of my favorite southern cities.

Nashville, Tennessee.

October 2009 - UGA vs Vandy

Bluebird Cafe. Country Music. Pancake Pantry. And Boots Boots Boots!!! Three pairs of cowboy boots for $300! Essentially you and two girlfriends all get a pair of boots for $100....can't beat that! Not to mention that might just run into a country star while in town!

Savannah, Georgia.

It could be the moss covered squares. It could be the rich history. It could be the ghosts or that my favorite book of all time - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - is set in this coastal Georgia town. Quite possibly it might the open container law.... I don't know which one it is, but this is one of my favorite cities to escape to! I spent my 21st birthday, NYE 2010, and most recently Erin's Bachelorette Party in Savannah. Here are my favorite places to go.... Belfords, The Olde Pink House, Bernies Oyster Bar, Savannah Smiles and Bohemian Rooftop Bar.

Atlanta, Georgia
I might be a little partial to this town seeing as how it is only a mere 50-60 minute drive from Athens. If you want to shop til you drop, dine a like a queen, see sights like a tourist and relax in the lap of luxury this is the city for you!! I could write post after post on what to do, where to go, where to stay but I've narrowed down pretty much my favorite places for you to visit. Best Brunch - Einsteins. Favorite Bar - Buckhead Bottle Bar. Shopping - Lenox and Phipps. Stay - W Midtown, Loews Hotel, The Georgian Terrace or The Glenn. See A Show - Fox Theatre. Tourists - The Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Piedmont Park, Fernbank and Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

Last but not least......

Charleston, South Carolina

The first time I went here it was a spur of the moment, crazy fly by the seat of my pants decision to go. You see the night before we left was my first date with Brad....the next day I was packing my bags and taking off to Charleston with him. Crazy? Yes. Insane? Absolutely. But I have never taken a trip that has stuck with me like Charleston has. A friend of mine who knew I was going said..."You'll never want to come back" and she was right. The rich history, the food, King Street shopping and all the walking made me a little sad to come home that Sunday night. You can read about that crazy weekend here and here.

I love Athens. If I could stay here forever I would. But if the opportunity presented itself for me to move to God's Country, I would. In a heartbeat. Hands down no questions.

Speaking of Athens - Athens, Georgia - Home of UGA, REM, B52's, Widespread Panic, The Tree That Owns Itself, Georgia Theatre and 60 - yes sixty - bars within a four block radius! Home Sweet Home!!

What are some of your favorite cities?? Better yet got any Northern cities to recommend? I've always wanted to go to Boston and Chicago! Share with me! 

Thanks for letting me takeover today Aileen! I hope that you are having a great vacation :)

1 comment:

  1. I would loveeee to travel the south one day...