Opa, my fellow Shoe-A-Holics! Can you guess where my shoes took me today? The Savannah Greek Festival!
Unbeknownst to me, Savannah has a rich Greek heritage steeped in , Savannah is a destination for many southern Mediterraneans because of its temperate climate in the winter, warm summers and relative proximity to the Atlantic ocean and beaches!
|Greek salad with dressing|
|Combo Plate: Clockwise from top left:|
Meatballs, roll, spanakopita, pastitsio and dolmandes
And lunch would not be complete without Spirits!
|Is it me, or does that look like a naked pregnant woman |
on the second bottle from the left?
While we dined, we got to enjoy the sounds of traditional Greek music from two talented musicians!
And as is customary in the Med, a meal would be complete without coffee...
|(L) upper: Chocolate-Walnut Triangles, (L) lower: Koulourakia,|
Baklava on the right
I'm not sure how to pronounce this word, or even what they are, but the line for these delectables was so long, we never got to sample them!
The festival is so popular, that they had a drive thru to accommodate those who wanted to eat,
but couldn't spare the time to stay!
The Greek Grocery Store (Bakaliko) offered many items which cannot be found locally.
The shopaholic in me had to make a stop at the Agora (the market) inside with clothing and books...
And outside, with all the things I miss most from the markets in Italy: bags...
J by K jewlery designer, Kathy Guerry's tent caught my attention first. Accustomed to scouring the local Sicilian markets while living in Sicily, I invariably ended up buying jewelry (rings mostly), which, when I wear years later, commemorate my experience in a particular place or festival. Kathy's beautiful necklaces, rings and scarves are all hand crafted by this amazing artisan with such an attention to detail making each piece a unique work of art! You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 857-389-9156
Here are more of her beautiful designs!
Feeling great after my afternoon in Greece, I am saddened to know that I have to wait another year before the festival returns...but it is well worth the wait!
Designer: Steve Madden
Style: Platform Pump Slide Peep-Toe Clog
Heel: 5 inches (12.7 cm), Platform: 1.5 inches (3.81 cm)
Material: Leather Upper with stud details along mid-sole
How I styled it: So now that I'm feeling good about this weight loss (and that I have finally started fitting into some of my clothes), This olive shirt dress is one I have wanted to wear for over a year (yes, I do buy clothes to diet into). I belted this Convington dress from Sears, with an olive macrame belt with wooden beads and loop from Old Navy. My leather hobo purse I got from the market in Pisa. Just a side note, this is the last pair of these Steve Madden Dayntys I own...although I am regretting not having gotten them in the red suede! SN
Beautiful in any color;