Saturday, September 29, 2012

There and Back Again~A Birthday Tale

Did you miss me?  What a great week it has been. It all started last Friday with a mani/pedi and massage as a pre-birthday treat.  Never underestimate the power of pampering yourself! 

Saturday was my 43rd birthday, we started off the evening at Jeff and Donna's for a little celebratory drink or two.  My SugarMama spoiled me with a bottle stellar chardonnay and a bottle of even more stellar Champagne.  It was fun not having to choose between them.  

We went on to dinner at Local Three and it did not disappoint.  It was a lovely evening all around.

Sunday brought even more joy.  My sister was in town for the weekend visiting her BFF who just had a baby.  They live about an hour from here so I went down and spent the evening visiting with them.  I wanted to bring a little gift, so I made a Mumkin.  Have you ever actually made any of the crap you've pinned on Pinterest?  I felt so pleased with myself for actually having done something I pinned.  It turned out so cute, I want to fill my front porch steps with them.

On Monday Rob and I headed to Savannah for a few days of fun in the sun.  Savannah is always a pleasure and we had so much fun.  We wanted to stay someplace new and try all new places to eat and drink and we did just that.

We tried Jen's and Friends for some fancy cocktails, such a hit we went back the next night.  Marianne, the bartender, was amazing.  She made fabulous drinks and made us feel like we were regulars.  150 martinis on the menu but I had to try their most popular drink, the Rice Crispy Treat.  I usually go for strong and bitter manly drinks like a Manhattan or Negroni but this was  marshmallow heaven but not nearly as sweet as you would think.  

We stayed at the Bohemian instead of the Mulberry.  The check-in clerk made sure we knew that The Bohemian was "a boutique" hotel and that it is much better than the Mulberry.  I admit, I loved the Goth-Pirate chic decor and the luxurious touches like the Bose wave radio and mood lighting were nice but at 4pm after waking from our afternoon nap, we missed the afternoon tea the Mulberry is famous for.  Nothing can top a hot cup of tea and homemade cookies!  

The rooftop lounge was rather fabulous though and was a nice place to hang out.

We went out to Tybee beach and had a nice long walk on the beach and a nice relaxing sit by the Atlantic.  Nothing like the beach off season, perfect weather and not a soul around.

As far as dining goes, Savannah keeps getting better and better.  We dined at The Crystal Beer Parlor, which was fun with really good food.  We at lunch at the Six Pence Pub, which wasn't exactly authentic but we enjoyed our Lager Shandies.

The biggest surprise was The Olde Pink House.  The cellar pub called Planter's Tavern is 200 years old and steeped in history. We couldn't believe it when we walked in, it was like stepping through a portal in time.  Dark and dimly lit by flickering candles, exposed brick walls and open beam ceiling.  This is no Disney replica, this is the real deal.  We had a great meal and lingered over drinks while the piano player took requests.  It was a really special evening and we cannot wait to go back!

Of course there is one repeat that we had to do before leaving, visit our old friend Florence Martus, Savannah's Waving girl.  

As far as birthday celebrations go, this was a memorable one.  I hope you all had a great week!  Happy Saturday.


  1. Happy belated birthday! I love the mumkin, too.

    I need to actually do some of the pins. John was looking over my pinned recipes and said "why have you not made any of these??" I said I was to busy pinning more recipes LOL!


    That martini looks completely amazing. I'd have trouble not eating the glass.

  3. Hi! I'm a new reader, and I love your blog! Looks like you had a great birthday. =) I look forward to following your blog.

  4. Happy belated birthday!! I've been wanting to visit Savannah and Tybee Island ever since we moved to Marietta last year. Hubby (GA native) says it's not that great, but I bet if we went off-season he'd enjoy it. We actually just got back from a few days in Daytona on Sunday, and it was pretty baren there also.

    By the way, I'm on day 2 of my Whole30 and wasn't craving sugar until I saw that amazing picture of the rice crispy martini. GAHHHHH...!!

    Speaking of Whole30, since I found your blog through the forums, I was wondering if you had an extra SCOBY that you could donate or sell to me to make kombucha with? I had one that lasted for a few months, but all of a sudden it died on me. I'm resorting to paying almost $4 a bottle but I'm too poor to keep doing that!

  5. Thanks for all the birthday wishes!

    How iChow...I have a jar of scobies and starter tea, so I'd be happy to share. You can paypal me shipping fees and I can drop them in the mail or we can arrange a meeting locally since we're both in the same town.