Forsyth Park Inn, Savannah, Georgia - Savannah, Georgia, 31401, United States

Forsyth Park Inn Blog - January 2014

Forsyth Park Inn Garden

In our private courtyard garden you can catch a glimpse of our family of goldfish in our fountain. We encourage guests to take time while they are here to enjoy the courtyard space...relax with a hot cup of coffee
or an iced sweet tea (house wine of the South)...

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Call 912.233.6800 to make your Savannah, GA getaway reservations NOW or visit our website to book online. We'd love to host you in our Southern charm city!

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Forsyth Park Inn Facebook

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Checkout our Forsyth Park Inn Facebook page for the latest Savannah, GA events, bits about the inn, and photos captured here at the inn! We are always posting something fun - you might even read a little ghost tale!

Visit our Facebook page NOW!
https://www.facebook.com/ForsythParkInn

And don't forget to call the inn at 912.233.6800 to book your Savannah, GA getaway!

Savannah, Georgia Design District

Downtown Design District

Locally owned businesses located in downtown Savannah, GA in the historic district.

LOCATION: Whitaker St./Bull St./Drayton St. (Between Liberty Ln. & Gordon St.), Savannah, Georgia 31401

Apparel & Accessories

1. Custard Boutique - 422 Whitaker - 912.232.4733
Fashion forward women's clothing, shoes & accessories.
Mon-Sat 10:30-6; Sunday 12-5

2. James Hogan - 412 Whitaker - 912.234.0374
Women's couture & designer clothing.
Mon-Sat 10-5

3. Savannah Shoe Company - 412C Whitaker - 912.234.6355
Locally designed custom shoe boutique for ladies.
Mon-Sat 1:30-5; Sunday Seasonally

4. Small Pleasures - 412B Whitaker - 912.234.0277
Antique & estate jewelry.
Mon-Sat 10:30-5

5. Trunk 13 - 414 Whitaker - 912.349.4129
Women's apparel & accessories. Inspired by fashion. Driven by quality.
Mon-Sat 10:30-6

Antiques

6. Alex Raskin Antiques - 441 Bull - 912.232.8205
"Most interesting store in Savannah" Antiques, accessories & paintings.
Mon-Sat 10-5

7. Arcanum - 346 Whitaker - 912.236.6000
Antiques, home furnishings & interior design.
Mon-Sat 10-5

8. Charles Brown Antiques - 14 W. Jones - 912.236.0732
Estate silver & antiques with a 19th century focus, Savannah art.
Mon-Sat 10-5

9. Everett and Cobb
18th, 19th & early 20th century antiques, accessories & art.
Tues-Sat 10-4:30, Sunday/Monday by appointment only

10. Limehouse Plantation - 120 E. Jones - 912.232.7212
Antiques, art, French pottery, architecturals & relics.
Mon-Sat 10-4:30

11. The Corner Door - 417 Whitaker - 912.238.5869
Antiques & Accessories. Two floors of Fine European furnishings & home decor. Tues-Sat 10-5

12. V. & J. Duncan - 12 E. Taylor - 912.232.0338 - vjduncan.com
Antique maps, prints & books.
Mon-Sat 10:30 - 4:30, Tuesday by chance.

Interiors

13. Anne Hagerty Interiors - 415 Whitaker - 912.401.4350
A fresh look at interior design. Commercial & residential interiors. Located above Whitney Gallery, By Appointment Only

14. Carolyn Hultman Interior Design - 126 E. Taylor - 912.236.0111
A full service interior design firm.
By Appointment Only

15. Circa Lighting - 405 Whitaker - 912.447.1008
Antique reproduction and vintage modern lights.
Mon-Sat 10-5

16. D.Luxeome, Garden, Event - 413 Whitaker - 205.903.0352
Unique pieces from local artists & around the globe, interior & event design services.
Mon-Sat 10-6

17. No. Four Eleven - 411 Whitaker - 912.443.0065
Monogrammed luxuries, furniture, gifts & interior design.
Mon-Sat 10-5:30, Sunday 12-5 Seasonal

18. One Fish Two Fish - 401 Whitaker - 912.447.4600
Furniture & gifts from around the world, and upscale souvenirs.
Mon-Sat 10-5:30, Sunday 12-5

19. The Annex - 400 Whitaker - 912.484.1887
Circa lighting-reduced pricing on overstock and discounted One Fish Two Fish-Women's resort clothing & accessories.

Galleries

20. Frieze - 1 W. Jones - 912.335.2289
Exotic gifts & jewelry fron Tibet, India, Bali, & beyond
Mon-Fri 11-5; Sun 12-5

21. Julia Christian Gallery (upstairs) - 114 W. Taylor - 912.234.1960
Fine decorative art and furnishings by Bob & Julia Christian.
Mon-Fri 11-5

22. ShopSCAD - 340 Bull - 912.525.5180
Artwork and designs by SCAD students, staff, faculty & alumni.
Mon-Wed 9-5:30; Thurs-Fri 9-8; Saturday 10-8

23. The Downstairs Gallery - 19 1/2 W. Gordon - 912/233/0920
Fine art, photography & jewelry.
Wed-Sat 11-5

24. Whitney Gallery - 415 Whitaker - 404.432.6616
Contemporary fine art.
Seasonally & by appointment only

Et cetera

25. E. Shaver Bookseller - 326 Bull - 912.234.7257
12 rooms of books, hardbacks & paperbacks.
Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30

26. Folklorico - 440 Bull - 912.232.9300
Treasures from the road less traveled. Fair Trade jewelry, gifts & artifacts.
Mon-Sat 10-5; Sunday seasonally

27. La Paperie - 409 Whitaker - 912.443.9349
Exquisite stationery, invitations & gifts.
Mon-Sat 10-5:30; Sunday seasonally

28. Madame Chrysanthemum - 101 W. Taylor - 912.238.3355
Floral design studio, eclectic jewelry & gifts.
Mon-Sat 10-5

29. Mercer House Carriage Shop - 430 Whitaker - 912.236.6352
Mercer Williams House museum & gifts.
Mon-Fri 10-4:30, Sunday 10:30-4:40 (tours daily)

30. Mrs Wilkes Boarding House - 107 W. Jones - 912.232.5997
Southern hospitality and cooking, served family style.
Mon-Fri 11-2

31. Measure: a fabric parlor - 311 Whitaker - 912.209.0942
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Apparel, upholstery, vintage & drapery fabrics as well as leather, trimmings, notions & vintage items
Mon-Thurs 10:30ish-6; Fri-Sun 12-5.

Savannah, Georgia Elopements

FORSYTH PARK INN OFFERS A BEAUTIFUL ELOPEMENT PACKAGE ~ PERFECT FOR THE COUPLE SEEKING OUT A ROMANTIC DESTINATION VENUE!

SIMPLY SAVANNAH GARDEN ELOPEMENT

Intimate wedding ceremony for Bride and Groom with up to 4 guests:

  • Private garden ceremony reserved for up to 1 hour
  • Experienced officiant to assist you through your vows
  • Wedding coordinator to accomplish all wedding details pertaining to your Simply Savannah Garden Elopement; including day-of assistance
  • Beautiful Bridal rose Bouquet, bride’s choice of color if available
  • Matching Groom rose Boutonniere
  • Delicious 2- tier mini wedding cake served in the garden or private quarters of your room
  • Your choice of romantic rose petal and candle turn-down on honeymoon night or champagne

Total with tax: $875.00

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Special pricing available for Sunday through Thursday weddings
At least one night stay is required for all Simply Savannah Garden Elopement packages.

Two Nights stay required on weekends during high season.

Savannah Dining

Savannah Restaurant Week
JANUARY 24th - FEBRUARY 2nd

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Find out more information about the participating restaurants so you can make your dinner reservations NOW! This is a fantastic way to visit fine dining spots and get a great value! The food will be delicious!!

VISIT dining.savannahnow.com for more info about this awesome event!

Savannah Nightlife Activity

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA HAS A BONAVENTURE CEMETERY TOUR... AND IT'S AFTER HOURS!

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Bonaventure Cemetery: After Hours Tour
WHEN: FEB 08, 2014
TIME: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Bonaventure Cemetery
Admission: $35 adults
Phone: 800.979.3370

Savannah's ONLY evening cemetery event! On this 2.5 hour tour, you will be joining a very exclusive club of people who have seen the cemetery after it closes to the public. Imagine having the serenity, stillness and quiet of the cemetery, uninterrupted by the living world. Stories stretch from the present day all the way back to Bonaventure's plantation beginnings in 1754. Our topics range from the funny and uplifting to the macabre at its most morbid! Some of the stories we will cover include those of a "hooch runner" for Al Capone, a bizarre love story that ended in one murder and one visit to the electric chair, Savannah's role in The DaVinci Code, Lady Minerva & Jim Williams in Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil and many more!

Forsyth Park Inn Recipes

Our Homemade Granola recipe revealed!

You'll need...

4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
0.5 cups of sliced almonds (1/2 pound)
1cup chopped pecans
1 cup chopped walnuts or slivered almonds
1.5 cups sweetened flaked coconut
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup honey – use a little more if you wish
1 cup dried cranberries (5 oz.)
1 cup golden raisins (5 ½ oz.)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

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Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375. Line a large shallow baking pan with parchment paper.

Toss together oats, almonds, coconut, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together oil and honey, then stir into oat mixture until well coated. Spread mixture in baking pan and bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Stir in cranberries and raisins, and then cool completely in pan on a rack.

Makes about 10 cups.

Romantic Dining in Savannah, Georgia

Forsyth Park Inn's Top 5 Dining Spots for this year's Valentines dinner in Savannah, GA

1. The Olde Pink House: An old favorite..there's a reason for that! Spectacular mansion with elegant Southern service and fine Southern style cuisine. Candle light dinner in a traditional setting. We recommend starting your dinner off by sharing their “Southern Sushi” - Smoked Shrimp & Grits Rolled in Coconut Crusted Nori. For reservations call 912.232.4286

2. A.lure: For a more contemporary approach to Southern style dining this intimate spot is perfect. An upscale feel with comfort food. We suggest trying their "PEAS AND CARROTS" - pan seared sea scallops, sweet pea and baby carrot risotto, shiitake mushrooms, ginger-carrot reduction, sweet pea coulis...WOW! For reservations call 912.233.2111

3. Sapphire Grill: Opened and serving Savannah, GA since 1998...a local's favorite for sure. This sophisticated dining option is known for their wine pairings and fresh market cuisine. Ask what their featured menu item is when you go...it's sure to be amazing! For reservations call 912.443.9962

4. Ele: A short drive out of the downtown historic district and you'll find yourself in Wilmington Island...where this modern fine fusion restaurant is serving beautifully plated dinners. From the creative sushi rolls to the delicious steak and seafood options you'll feel like you've been whisked away to an exotic world. We certainly recommend ending your night with one of their exquisite desserts...try the fresh Key Lime Cake! For reservations call 912.898.2221

5. Circa 1875: For a Persian style bistro dinner...this is the place! France is in the air...which of course means it's certainly romantic! We recommend giving their "Moules Mariniere" - prince edward island mussels steamed with white wine, fennel, shallots, garlic, and parsley butter...a try! Delicious! For reservations call 912.443.1875

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For more help with your dinner and your accommodations for Valentines...call Forsyth Park Inn at 912.233.6800...our concierges are happy to be your romance assistant! Plan a secret getaway to the most romantic historic place in the nation - Savannah, GA

Savannah Music Festival - 25th Anniversary Season

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- March 20th through April 5, 2014 -

The Savannah Music Festival is dedicated to presenting a world-class celebration of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. It is the largest musical arts event in Georgia and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world.

The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) is dedicated to presenting world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah.

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American Traditions Competition in Savannah, Georgia

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In February, The Historic Savannah Theatre is proud to be the host venue for the American Traditions Competition – a unique competition starring this country’s best singers and music. There is no other competition like it highlighting the various genres of our music. Contestants who have been selected by judges gather from around the country to sing in the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Finals. Additionally some of our world famous Judges will perform on Thursday night of competition week.

For more information, visit the American Traditions Competition website: AmericanTraditionsCompetition.com

QUARTER FINALS

Monday Feb. 24 at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church
1st Session: 2pm – 2nd Session: 5pm
Single Session Ticket: $15 – Double Session Ticket: $25
Tuesday Feb. 25 at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church
1st Session: 2pm – 2nd Session: 5pm
Single Session Ticket: $15 – Double Session Ticket: $25

SEMI FINALS

Wednesday Feb. 26 at Savannah Theatre
1st Session: 5pm – 2nd Session: 8pm
Single Session Ticket: $20 – Double Session Ticket: $35

JUDGE’S CONCERT 8PM

Thursday Feb. 27 at Savannah Theatre
Reserved Seating: $50 – Open Seating: $35

FINALS 8PM

Friday Feb. 28 at Savannah Theatre
Reserved Seating: $50 – Open Seating: $35

Mountain Film Tour in Savannah, Georgia

5TH ANNUAL MOUNTAIN-FILM ON TOUR SAVANNAH

Fri 7pm - 10pm @ Trustee Theater

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Telluride Mountainfilm attracts filmmakers, photographers, conservationists, explorers, and outdoor enthusiasts to support the communal motto: “CELEBRATING INDOMITABLE SPIRIT.”

WHEN: The two-day Savannah film festival kicks off Friday, January 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Trustees Theater.

Email: mountainfilmSAV@gmail.com

Price: $8.00-$10.00
This nonprofit film festival on tour from Telluride, Colorado is designed to educate and inspire audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, and conversations worth sustaining.

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