Weekly Wrap Up: Lulu's Chocolate Bar + Savannah Sights

August 25, 2014
This weekend was pretty good!  On Friday, Ev and I went downtown and tried out Lulu's Chocolate Bar in downtown Savannah.  We had walked by it many times and were tempted to go in, but the timing just wasn't right, so we figured Friday night was as good as any to give it a shot.  They have all sorts of sweet martinis to try such as white chocolate pomegranate, chocolate covered cherry, peanut butter cup, key lime, and chocolate cake, to name a few.  Ev and I each got a martini which were delicious, but strong. A bonus was that we inadvertently went during happy hour, so we got $2 off each drink. I love it when that happens! :)  Lulu's Chocolate Bar also has a selection of sweet treats that are all made from scratch.  It was a tough decision, but Ev and I decided to split a piece of the vanilla strawberry cake.  



After that, we walked around for a few miles.  I don't even know how I did because it has been SO hot around the Savannah area.  Hot as in 100 degrees, but the heat index was 110.  Even though we were sweating, it was nice to get out, walk around, and take in the sights.





We stopped by the Sorrel-Weed house, which has been featured on Ghost Hunters, Most Terrifying Places in America, and the Travel Channel.  We grabbed a pamphlet describing the ghost tours that are offered within the house and want to take one...maybe closer to Halloween to get us in the spirit.  :)  Everett is kind of obsessed with the paranormal and loves looking around in Colonial Cemetery in hopes of finding a ghost, even though he never has, but he sure does enjoy watching this creepy video.  


We also stopped and looked at the outside of several of Savannah's churches like the Independent Presbyterian Church and the Lutheran Church of Ascension.  




Our walk ended with a stop at Forsyth Park and then we went into Parker's, which is a really nice gas station/convenience store.  As in unbelievably nice!  They have all sorts of gourmet food for sale, a good selection of imported cheese, tables and chairs to sit at inside, clean bathrooms, etc. I never thought I would rave about a gas station.




On Saturday night, we went out for Jared's belated birthday celebration to a Mexican place called Los Bravos.  The boys recommended that I try a frozen peach margarita and it was as good as they said.  Afterwards, we headed downtown to a bar called McDonough's because they have karaoke and Everett loves to sing.  He sang "Let it Be," and I give him props because I would never want to do something like that in a million years!! The only times I ever did karaoke was when there were about 20 other girls going up with me and the mics were far away from me.  I also sang in a private karaoke room in Asia where it was just me and a few friends, but I'll PASS on getting up in front of a room full of strangers!  




On Sunday, I just had a lazy day catching up on laundry and cleaning up a bit and then binge watched some episodes of Dexter.  

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41 comments on "Weekly Wrap Up: Lulu's Chocolate Bar + Savannah Sights"
  1. um, all of those desserts look amazing! there's no way I would have shared ;)

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  2. I love Savannah! My husband and I usually go for a little break around Christmas each year--the trip's being pre-empted by Disney World this year, though. I've never been to any of the restaurants that you mentioned so it looks like we need to head back sooner rather than later. Also: 1) I will never ever do karaoke, and 2) one of the best ghost tours I've ever taken was in Savannah! Have you been to Bonaventure Cemetery?

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  3. I love Savannah, too! And that chocolate place sounds like heaven to me!

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  4. My friend didn't order one and then when mine arrived, he dug in, lol. It was fine with me because I really don't want to gain weight here. There are so many temptations!

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  5. Which ghost tour did you take? My friends and I did the hearse tour a few years back, but we want to do a walking tour next time. And, yes, I've been to Bonaventure--so beautiful!

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  6. There are so many good places to eat at in Savannah!! The next time I go back to Lulu's I want to try the chocolate fondue.

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  7. Savannah is beautiful..I love places with a lot of history. I definitely need to visit asap...

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  8. Every time you post pictures of Savannah I miss being there. I'm hoping to make it back this summer as a stop on my way home. That birthday looks like a lot of fun & Lord I would get in trouble at that chocolate bar ha.

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  9. Gorgeous photos! Savannah is such a beautiful city.

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  10. I was just talking about visiting Savannah! Now I really want to go after seeing all these pictures!

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  11. you had me at chocolate bar. yum! that cake looks amazing. all the pictures make me want to visit Savannah!

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  12. The chocolate bar looks so good! Plus, everything in Savannah looks so beautiful! Jealous!

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  13. I think I need to add this Lulu's Chocolate Bar to my must visit list. I have never been to Savannah but it looks like a nice place.

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  14. That looks like heaven that chocolate. I will have to let my friends know who are actually on a road trip in that area right now to go check it out.

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  15. Looks like a wonderful trip around the city with some fabulous food and good friends. My kind of night.

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  16. I love it here!! Besides Savannah itself, it's nice having a beach not too far off.

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  17. I'm already craving another martini! Hopefully you are able to stop by!

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  18. It really is! I have a feeling I'll be in the historic district a lot more once it cools off a bit.

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  19. I think it's worth a trip! Plus, Charleston isn't too far away, so you could maybe do them both!

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  20. That cake was seriously so good. I'm scared I'm going to weigh 9,000 pounds because all the food is so good here and there are so many places to try!!

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  21. I would go back for sure seeing as how there were about 10 other desserts I wanted to sample, haha.

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  22. It's in the historic district, so it wouldn't be far from many of the attractions. :)

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  23. Oh cool! Let me know if they do check it out. I recommend going during Happy Hour so that they can get $2 off the martinis. (Happy Hour lasts til 7pm)

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  24. Yep, I had a pretty good weekend. I always love going into Savannah.

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  25. Lulu's Chocolate Bar looks delicious!!!! I've always wanted to go on a ghost tour. Sounds like a fun weekend :)

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  26. OOh that cake looks delicious! So glad you seem to be enjoying your move :-)

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  27. So, basically I have to go to Lulu's Chocolate Bar now. I wish I could eat your pictures! Looks like an awesome weekend, and I'm glad you are enjoying Savannah! :)

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  28. Holy crap, sweet (but strong) martinis sound AMAZING. Also, that gas station looks ridiculously classy! Living the good life. :)

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  29. I love chocolate!! Lulu's Chocolate Bar sounds amazing! Hopefully I'll get to go there sometime!

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  30. I've been on a couple of ghost tours now and they were all a good time!

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  31. I know...I would actually hang out there and have a coffee or drink and I can't say the same for most gas stations. They have beer on tap and regional gifts for sale...and there was a Vespa parked outside the last two times we were there.

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  32. It was! It's going to be hard to resist going on there every time I'm downtown!!

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  33. If you're ever in Savannah you totally should go if you're craving something sweet.

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  34. I seriously want my birthday cake to be from there!!

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  35. I am in LOVE with all your photos! No wonder you moved there :)


    http://neatly-packaged.com/

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  36. Haha, yep, now you're starting to see why. :) It was also just voted the #2 friendliest city in the U.S. after Charleston.

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  37. I love Savannah! One of my fav places of all time to visit. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  38. I agree--it's a special place!

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  39. We just made our first trip to Savannah and had a blast! Great pics on your site from your trip!

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  40. Yes, I live outside of Savannah right now (for a little while longer), and taking a trip "into town" is always a good time. So glad to hear you had fun!!

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  41. Thanks, Lisa. We stayed 15 minutes outside of town. I forget exactly what the name of the place was. However, I do recall the outlet mall was right down the street (by I-95). I just wrote a blog about our visit as well as we chronicle our exploits! Check it out at http://kofifordonline.com/my-blog.

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