Stylish Heath

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Escape in Style

It’s summer’s twilight, and a mini-vacation is in order. Throughout the season work has been abundant, as we ready Heath for the cooler months. So, what better way to wind down than by taking a three-day weekend to indulge in a bit of site seeing and food tasting?

When time is critical, short trips can be an absolute luxury. Several of us from the Stylish Heath team set ourselves the task of exploring Savannah and Charleston in 72 hours. Reviewing our notes from previous trips, we decided to focus on cultural picks and restaurants to save time. Listed are our top choices.

Tony, Sean and I have a lovely routine upon arriving in Savannah, when our flight lands in late afternoon; we head to the Pirates’ House for a delicious lunch and cocktails. This rustic Inn established in 1753 is said to be the oldest standing building in Georgia, which was a place for seafarers then became a rendezvous for bloodthirsty pirates and sailors.

Upon arriving in Charleston our schedule is packed. Starting with the Calhoun Mansion on Meeting Street we, as artist are most impressed with the contents of the home rather than with the sheer size of 24,000 square feet. We come for ideas and inspiration each time we are in the city. Our guide indicated when the current owners moved in they had 18 moving trucks loaded with antique’s to fill every nook of this stately home. The new gift shop is open and the owner is selling pieces of the collection to the public.

Next on the list was Middleton Place to purchase items from their exquisite gift shop. I bought crab plates that are perfect for summer meals; several Charleston candles and the most gorgeous “camellia” place mats for the breakfast room. I also came with sketchbook to draft ideas from the gardens for Heath.

Lunch on Monday was at Jestine’s Kitchen, which is another tradition of ours. The Low country meals are unbeatable along with the history of Jestine Matthews. When you arrive at the restaurant you are given a brief history of the family and their relationship to Ms. Jestine, and then your are invited to share a meal that could have come from her kitchen. And, what I love most is her recipes are shared with those who ask.

A few favorites:

  1. The Pirate’s House
    20 E Broad St, Savannah, GA 31401
    912-233-5757
  2. The Calhoun Mansion
    16 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
    843-722-8205
  3. Middleton Place
    4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
  4. Jestine’s Kitchen
    251 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

This is all for now and remember to travel stylishly,
K

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Grand Tetons

{The Teton Range is the focus of the park, and home to massive mountains, pristine lakes with abundant wildlife}

Ten miles south of Yellowstone is Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Our researchers did a bit of mountaineering, hiking and fishing while collecting information on the migration habits of bison. Their  photographs are absolutely breathtaking, and at this time of year the heat with humidity of the east coast leaves one exasperated.

When examining these photographs dream of hiking scenic trails, all while breathing in the freshest of mountain air or standing on the perfect ledge to be used as a vantage point for viewing the lay of the land. This gorgeous park is 45 miles long and spreads across 309,944 acres. It is named for the tallest mountain in the range after 19th century French trappers named the hills…..les trois Teton {the three teats}, which was later shortened to Tetons…..such a fun fact!

Hike stylishly,
K

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