A Southern-Inspired Valentine’s Day

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Photography by Kelli Boyd

WORMSLOE PLANTATION:

Located on Skidaway Road on the Isle of Hope in Savannah, Georgia, the Wormsloe Historic site is open Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $8 Adults, $7.50 Seniors (62+), $4.50 Youths (6-17), $1.00 Children (5 & under). For more information, please contact 912-353-3023.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Wormsloe Plantation’s Oak Avenue is hands down the most romantic spot in Savannah. Over 400 stately live oak trees draped with Spanish moss line the scenic avenue, making it the perfect day trip for love birds. The 18th century former home and plantation of Noble Jones gives an insight into what life was like for the first group of settlers from England. Noble Jones was a carpenter that arrived in Georgia in 1733, alongside James Oglethorpe. After weathering through hunger, plague, and warfare, Jones went on to play the role of doctor, constable, agent and surveyor. Thus his incredible legacy can be felt by touring his estate and the museum that highlights the history of this unique plantation. There’s also a gorgeous walking trail that passes by the tabby ruins of the original home—the oldest standing structure in Savannah. This path even leads you to the Colonial Life Area—which represents what the living area was like during the 18th century for Jones’ marines and slaves.

WHAT TO WEAR:

Before heading to Wormsloe, I stopped by James Gunn Boutique, which is a short, 2-3 minute drive from the Plantation. I decided on a classic BB Dakota Janae Crepe Cape ($73) over an Amanda Uprichard top ($156). I paired that with Mother Denim white jeans ($185) and Tory Burch Reva flats ($250). Savannah based jewelry designer Mary Liz Craft of M. Liz Jewelry designed the earrings and necklace that I wore using all natural elements. It’s the perfect outfit for a cool afternoon exploring the grounds, and also transitions easily into a wonderful look for Valentine’s Day dinner. Just swap your flats for a pair of nude kitten heels as you leave the plantation. For the perfect dinner date, you can’t go wrong with The Florence or Cotton & Rye!

For more details on this Valentine’s Day outfit, visit http://www.lavinlabel.com.

COMMENTS

  1. Molly Walker

    Charles Riley is right. Great piece!

    February 20, 2016 at 12:46 pm
  2. Valentine’s Day Southern-Inspired Look – Lavin Label

    […] unique and romantic to do this Sunday, then check out my feature on Southern Living’s The Daily South for details on Wormsloe […]

    February 11, 2016 at 10:21 am
  3. Kathleen

    Isle of Hope’s really the loveliest part of Savannah & many tourists miss out on it.

    February 8, 2016 at 3:22 pm
  4. Charles Riley

    Great photography and lay out. Great piece.

    February 8, 2016 at 11:58 am

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