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Welcome to The New Hostess! My name is Lucy.

 I love to document my adventures in food, entertaining, home design, and travel. 

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SAVANNAH

The other weekend my momma and I took a quick trip to Savannah, Georgia. No words or pictures can do the beautiful city justice, and its sole negative is that you can only see it for the first time once. In addition, #Amy is the best travel companion, and highlights included 5 historical tours in 2 days (yes, we are EXTREMELY proud of that stat), antique shopping, and more Southern food I thought I was capable of consuming. It's my spirit city. Y'all should definitely visit. ;)

The Mercer House, one of the most beautiful houses in Savannah, and the real life of setting of the events depicted in the bestselling book and feature film Midnight in the Garden and Evil. Love, murder, history... juicy combination!!

The Mercer House, one of the most beautiful houses in Savannah, and the real life of setting of the events depicted in the bestselling book and feature film Midnight in the Garden and Evil. Love, murder, history... juicy combination!!

There are a dozen or so mini parks that are a part of the city's well thought out grid system. Each features a beautiful monument, most of which commemorate a battle or war hero. This one was my favorite, as its tribute to an illiterate American Revolution patriot is particularly moving: "To the memory of Sergeant William Jasper... centuries have not dimmed the glory of the Irish-American soldier whose last tribute to civil liberty was his life."

There are a dozen or so mini parks that are a part of the city's well thought out grid system. Each features a beautiful monument, most of which commemorate a battle or war hero. This one was my favorite, as its tribute to an illiterate American Revolution patriot is particularly moving: "To the memory of Sergeant William Jasper... centuries have not dimmed the glory of the Irish-American soldier whose last tribute to civil liberty was his life."

The Godfather from the famous Zunzi's. The entire establishment may be smaller than my NYC apartment (which is saying A LOT) but that kitchen produces pure sandwich magic.

The Godfather from the famous Zunzi's. The entire establishment may be smaller than my NYC apartment (which is saying A LOT) but that kitchen produces pure sandwich magic.

Happy hour looking over the Savannah River at the beautiful Bohemian Hotel.

Happy hour looking over the Savannah River at the beautiful Bohemian Hotel.

The Olde Pink House lived up to expectations in both ambiance and fare (its scallops are unreal). I might move in!

The Olde Pink House lived up to expectations in both ambiance and fare (its scallops are unreal). I might move in!

Shrimp and cheesy grits for breakfast at The Gryphon Tea Room. 

Shrimp and cheesy grits for breakfast at The Gryphon Tea Room

The city is know as being one of the most haunted places in the country! Its gothic architecture and lushly lined streets and parks contribute to its (charmingly) spooky reputation. 

The city is know as being one of the most haunted places in the country! Its gothic architecture and lushly lined streets and parks contribute to its (charmingly) spooky reputation. 

Jones Street! Featuring cobblestone sidewalks, spanish moss, and shuttered townhouses I would commit horrific crimes to call home. 

Jones Street! Featuring cobblestone sidewalks, spanish moss, and shuttered townhouses I would commit horrific crimes to call home. 

Trolley tour selfie with the cutest! (Also, the prettiest).

Trolley tour selfie with the cutest! (Also, the prettiest).

Happy Monday

Vegan No Bake Chocolate Brownies with Almond-Banana Frosting