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We worked with The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts to share the magic of Savannah through the eyes of style blogger Wendy Nguyen. Plan your visit to Perry Lane Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Savannah here.

In this age of push notifications, dings and beeps herald a new headline at least once per minute. Wouldn’t it be great to escape somewhere where life is a bit more leisurely? Where, rather than of-the-minute sound bites, you’ll experience rich a history that stretches centuries? Savannah is that kind of place, and a weekend there is just what you need to restore your sense of wonder and build a story that’s all your own.

The city’s mossy squares, gas lanterns, and antique shops are a consistent lure to travelers. Enter: Wendy Nguyen, the personality behind hugely popular style blog Wendy’s Lookbook, who recently visited the city this fall. From her base of operations at Savannah’s splendidly charming Perry Lane Hotel—in the city’s Historic District—Nguyen and her photographer boyfriend Colin explored this Georgian gem’s offerings, from food to shopping to architecture and beyond.

“The hotel is walking distance to so many restaurants, shops, and activities. They also have bikes you can take out!”

Her first day, Nguyen set off on the hotel on a stroll to the gorgeous Forsyth Park for a stately picnic, which is a 13-minute walk or 5-minute ride from the hotel (“The hotel is walking distance to so many restaurants, shops, and activities. They also have bikes you can take out!” she raves.)

Under the park’s distinctive Spanish moss and beside its elegant fountain is the ideal place to wind down for a meal and truly get a sense of the city. “The Perry Lane Hotel set up the whole picnic experience for us—they offer this to all guests of the hotel,” Nguyen says. “And it was such an unforgettable memory. The picnic basket was full of food from the Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market and the picnic table was constructed from a vintage door!”

From there, the city was Nguyen’s oyster. On a shopping spree, her first stop was Chocolat by Adam Turoni, where the eponymous owner and chocolatier was “in the back working his magic,” says Nguyen. “We ended up buying three book boxes of chocolate. This place is like a little Alice in Wonderland meets Marie Antoinette, combining two things I love: sweets and vintage books!”

Then, it was off to shopSCAD, the Savannah College of Art and Design’s storefront, where you can find selected works by professors and students alike. “Savannah, on the whole, offers a unique shopping experience,” says Nguyen. “It’s more for those who are looking for one-of-a-kind pieces, like shopSCAD’s incredible unique jewelry pieces.”

Finally, the shopping session culminated with a trip to Satchel, a bag boutique founded by Elizabeth Seeger Jolly. “Established in 2006, Satchel offers custom bag designs in all sorts of leather and colors. Every bag is handmade and they have an open floor plan, so you can see the workshop right there. What I love about it most, though, is that every bag comes with a story,” Nguyen says.

“Southern influence with a modern flare—Savannah’s food scene is a feast for the eyes and stomach.”

Another highlight of Savannah’s constantly evolving culture is its incredible restaurant scene. “Southern influence with a modern flare—Savannah’s food scene is a feast for the eyes and stomach,” Nguyen says. She was able to secure a table at lauded American restaurant The Grey (located in a converted bus depot), where she had “incredible dishes that had a contemporary take on traditional Southern classics,” and then moved on to “a cute Australian spin on the café scene” at Collins Quarter, featuring dishes like the Upstream Supreme Toast with pastrami-style Norwegian cured salmon, cream cheese/mascarpone/goat cheese spread, and fried capers. “There’s really something for everyone here,” she says.

“Savannah is really a story-driven town, and the people of Savannah love sharing and welcoming you into this story.”

Through it all, the Perry Lane Hotel provided Wendy and Colin with stylish comfort, woven directly into the rich tapestry of the warm, inviting city. “Savannah is really a story-driven town, and the people of Savannah love sharing and welcoming you into this story,” Nguyen explains. “We saw so many stunning ornamental ironwork and accents of the Victorian period. From the beautiful homes to the Spanish moss-covered oak trees, this place is so incredibly charming! I personally love the vintage and antique shops. I love looking and finding items that you can’t find anywhere else.”

Above all, Nguyen’s visit was all about comfort and luxury: “Every [visitor] is treated like a family member here.”

Spend a fall vacation in Savannah. Plan your visit to Perry Lane Hotel here.