A Touch of Paris in Savannah

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Find treasures from the Marche aux Puces at The Paris Market in Savannah.

If you were thinking of traveling to Paris this spring, think again. It may be better to travel to Savannah, Georgia instead. Unbeknownst to many, there is a touch of Paris in Savannah.

The Paris Market & Brocante is located at 36 West Broughton Street, within walking distance from all three of our Savannah Vacation Rentals. Once you open the antique front door, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Paris. Once you move away from the door, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to some of the most magnificent markets in the world.

Oweners Paula and Tara Danyluk scour the world for treasures. They comb the intoxicating bazaars of Cairo, Alexandria, and India. They visit London wharfs and the flea markets of Hungary and Holland. They don’t hesitate to explore unchartered territory. Yet they return, time and time again, to the place that started it all, the Marche aux Puces in Paris.

If ever you have free time during your stay in our Savannah Vacation Rental Homes, wander over to The Paris Market and Brocante. Look at their fabulous collection of lights and their colorful pillows and bedding. Admire the diverse assortment of jewelry that reflects where it was found. Check out the vintage treasures.

Never a dull moment in The Paris Market. See for yourself.

 

Savannah’s River Street Sweets

River Street Sweets Savannah

Stay in a Savannah Vacation Home and wander over to River Street Sweets.

Many lucky people will receive gift baskets from River Street Sweets in the coming days. Valentine’s Day means sweets for our sweeties; to those of us in Savannah, sweets means River Street Sweets.

River Street Sweets originated in an old warehouse on historic River Street. It started out in 1973 as “The Cotton Bale,” a gift shop that did not sell sweets. By the end of the decade, an enormous fudge making pot was added, and shortly after that, their “World Famous Praline” recipe was born. Thus The Cotton Bale was transformed into River Street Sweets.

Most people who stay in our Savannah Vacation Rentals eventually find their way to historic River Street and the original River Street Sweets store. Those who do are rewarded with free samples. The samples are a savvy marketing move, since it is practically impossible to taste one treat and not want more.

Gift baskets, gift tins, gift boxes, gift towers….you can offer your love a small token of your affection, or give a veritable monument. You could place your order on line, or you could do something even better: bring your sweetheart to the store.

Plan a sweet getaway in one of our Savannah Vacation Homes this February. Bring your true love to the original River Street Sweets. Indulge in pleasure, together.

Antiquing in Savannah

A fun piece in Savannah's Alex Raskin Antiques.

Given Savannah’s rich history, it should come as no surprise that the city is home to many outstanding antique shops.

Our gracious Savannah Vacation Home at 109 West Liberty Street is just around the corner from quite a few antique shops:

Savannah’s City Market

The Savannah City Market has been selling fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables, and an assortment of merchandise since 1755. It is a delightful place to explore, whether you are looking for last minute Christmas gifts, shopping for ingredients to make dinner at your luxury Savannah Vacation Rental, or simply grabbing a bite for lunch.

the City Market

Savannah City Market

Finish your holiday shopping at Savannah City Market, where shops feature everything from barrels of candy to original works of art. Find items “Georgia Made and Georgia Grown” at All Things Georgia, and exotic fossils and minerals from all over the world at Nature’s Treasures. Unique handmade jewelry and stylish designer silk jackets are available at Silver Silk and Beads, and fun fashion accessories line the shelves at Twinkle. (more…)