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January 23, 2015

It’s Friday. Thank God.

Something about this January gray business has really just pulled me down into a weird kinda funk. I’m sick of cloudy skies, I don’t want to wear jeans anymore, and I want to order an iced coffee because it’s hawt outside, dammit.

I have been terribly whiney — and wine-y — lately. How very annoying of me.

So I decided to do something about it. I decided I needed to get out, explore my beautiful city, and get inspired. Turns out, it was just what I needed.

I turned to my trusted partner in crime, the ever-relevant mimosa, and set out to turn my frown upside down. Don’t forget, Savannah has no open container laws. That’s inspiration in itself. Maybe it was the champs, maybe it was the sun, but whatever it was it did the trick. Here’s some photos from my adventure.


When in doubt, champagne helps. Look at my pretty blackberry floaters… 


 So pretty.



 Some of the photos turned out a bizarre tinge of blue for some reason. I believe that is what you call operator error. 

iron door

 Savannah is full of intricate wrought-iron. Look at the acorns!



 My favorite.


 A crown in a tree. I’m sure this has some of significance, so I shall ask Mr. Google.

secret garden

 Doesn’t this remind you of the Secret Garden?

fave house

 This is where I live. I’ve secretly made millions of dollars through this blog and bought this house. Not. But that’d be pretty neat, eh?

As far as I’m concerned, anywhere where you can walk around with a mimosa at 1PM in the afternoon by yourself and not be judged is an inspiring place indeed.

Hope everyone has an inspired day.

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  • Reply Aunt Deb January 23, 2015 at 10:10 am


    Isn’t that a bird feeder in the tree? What did Mr. Google say?

    So glad you’re enjoying one of the oldest cities in the US and all of it’s history…..and how wonderful….all with a mimosa! TGIF!

    • Reply Anna January 28, 2015 at 8:19 am

      haha there was no bird seed in it so I don’t think so! miss you!

  • Reply Rachel January 23, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Love the photos! I have just recently invested in a dSLR (very on sale) and actually sent a text to a friend yesterday that read, “When this camera comes in, I’m going to need to wander around Raleigh with it… and maybe bring a flask.” Glad I’m not alone in making those types of camera+alcohol plans. God, I hope I can figure out how to use it.

    • Reply Anna January 28, 2015 at 8:18 am

      Haha you DEFINITELY need a flask for camera usage. You need to google and read up on white balance. Has changed my life. But I’m sure that’s probably something everyone knows and I was just wayyy late to the white balance party. But white balance is the bomb.

  • Reply Patrice January 23, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Loved it! Felt like I was in Savannie taking a stroll in the warm sunshine !

    • Reply Anna January 28, 2015 at 8:18 am

      When are you COMING to Savannie to take a stroll in the warm sunshine?

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