As an end to The Embarkiste’s Savannah Series (proceeded by her Shopping and Dining Guide) she has 72-hours to paint the town red and accepts the challenge with a pin-pointed schedule and plenty of vacant slots for spontaneity. Once she jets into the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport and steps out amidst the hot breeze, she’s ready to be charioted throughout the marsh-like low country and transported through time a century or two ago.
Multiple elements compose a successful feast. Of course, what’s à la carte is primarily the focus, but one must also consider the atmosphere, the company, the conversation, and an underlying element of magic starting from the first sip to the last bite. Here, The Embarkiste strolls around historic Savannah, Georgia and invites readers to dine alongside in a palated list of favourite eateries where mint juleps rule and international fare finds itself at the local table.
Sometimes she is so caught up in embarking, she has no need to open up the good ole’ laptop. Whilst she feels an apology is due when she misses a post or two, The Embarkiste never says désolé for a weekend getaway. Once her former home, The Embarkiste knows the streets of Savannah Georgia better than any palm reader and their prey. With nearly six years in the making, here she shares her very own Shopping Guide to the charming southern riverside town, complete with the very best and most unique of local stores.
There’s something magical about bookstores, almost as if their fairy tales and stories of great leaders, poets, lovers, and red-headed girls named Anne (with an ‘e’) fills the inhabited air and floats into the soul of whomever enters through the chimed doors. Sometimes the enchantment comes from the worn-wooden architecture— other times, the cleverly curated selections or the occasionally dreamy shopkeeper climbed high on the ladder.
Here, The Embarkiste shares her favourite bookstores from around the Globe and a few from her bucketlist. So, without further ado, “Once upon a time… “