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April 28, 2008



I LOVE Paula Deene and hope to visit there someday. My friend was able to eat at the restaurant after a very loooong wait in line to make reservations. She said it was worth the wait. Thanks for sharing snippets of your trip.

Hugs - Karen


Hi Kim,

I'm so happy I stopped by this morning. We're leaving for the city around noon, checking in at the hotel. J's surgery is tomorrow morning bright and early. The 100 mile round trip commute is a bit much for me these days, especially with poor night vision! So staying at the hotel is a great option.

Anyhow! What a great post. I love Paula and she cooks J's kind of food! I've read her book and now have images I hadn't seen before, to put with the words.



Thanks for taking us on the tour. I wondered if you would stop by Lady and Sons while you were in Savannah. I love that city! I've been there briefly one time and had a fabulous tour and time spent there. I can't wait for the time when my sweetheart can go back and see more. ~Adrienne~


What a nice way to start my Monday morning - with a beautiful photographic tour! Thank you for sharing - it's so interesting to see all of your photos and today is no exception. Please keep up your wonderful blog - I can always count on it lifting my spirits and making me smile!


Thanks for sharing your photos. If you bought her latest book you will see a page to Mr Howard. In a picture Paula and the boys are holding up pepper mills. Howard is a woodworker and makes the most beautiful pepper mills. He gave each of them one last year. This year he gave each of them salt mills. Howard and Marion are very good friends of mine.

Daisy Cottage

I DID buy her latest book Pat at her store and I read it on the way home.. thank you SO much for sharing this with us!


"Best dishes from my house to yours" it right that time! haha



What a trip you've had. Paula Deen has turned into the Martha Stewart of the down-home types, hasn't she?

Joy at Cupids Charm

Ooooh I loved the photos of the restaurant! We always included a visit to the Lady and Sons when we go to Savannah. It truly is about the best meal you will ever eat! A few years ago we had our Thanksgiving dinner there and got to meet Jaime. He came over to our table and spent about 15 minutes talking with us. He gave my mom and me hugs and kisses (my mom swooned!) and chatted with us like we were long lost family members. And that's a big secret to their success...very down to earth people and you feel like you know they are family. Thank you so much for sharing your adventure in Savannah! xo ~ Joy J.


I love Paula Deen! How exciting! Thanks for sharing.


Fabulous pictures, Kim! I so enjoyed the tour. The fresh market colors are beautiful and I love that little kittie with his head in the watering can.
The food at the restaurant looks so yummy!
Have a wonderful day!


You tempted my taste buds this morning with your scrumptious pictures.

Teresa ~ French Poppy

FANTASTIC!!! I love her and her cookin!! Thanks for sharing Kim. What a fun tour we have been on with you.


Stephanie Bradley

~ Kim,
YOU ARE SO LUCKY!!! I am so jealous it's not even funny. When we went to Savannah last month, we tried to get reservations but we couldn't. However, I did go into her lovely store and bought the Deen Bros. book. They are just as adorable as Ms.Paula is don't you think?
Have a lovely day,


Kim, I SO want to go eat at Paula's restaurant, maybe one day I'll get there. Your pics are just delicious too and you captured old Savannah SO well with that camera and your eye.

Can't wait til Wed. and WE get to visit and shop again!

Love you!

LeAnn Huntington

Good Morning Kim,
I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed my tour of Savannah. That is one of the cities that I really want to visit, Charleston, SC is another. Now I truly know I want to go there. You look like you had the most amazing time. Thanks for taking us along.

LeAnn :)


Kim that sounds like a fun day!I want to go to Savannah soon. You were so fortunate to be able to eat at The Lady & Sons yummm.Love your pictures!


What a lovely way to start the week. Thank you. I am actually inspired to cook dinner. Enjoy this beautiful day! perryjane


Hi Kim - WOW - your pictures are incerdible - I wanted to take a bite of one of those tomatoes!!!
I have always wanted to go to Paula Deen's restaurant - shot, I have always wanted to go to Savannah!! I just want to go to Georgia - .....can you tell I just want to get out of Louisiana!!!
Sorry - don't know what's wrong with me today - really enjoyed your post today!! Can you tell?????



Ahhh, another travel-free vacation. Thanks for taking me along. A friend of mine had the pleasure of having dinner with Paula a year or two ago. It was a small group in the home of a friend. She said Paula was just a doll, very down to earth and funny!


Hi Kim,

How wonderful to see Paula's restaurant! I just adore her :) The pictures of the market were just beautiful!



Thanks for the tour! Among all these wonderful photos, my favorite is actually the menu :)

Wonders Never Cease

What fun! I do love Paula! And your pictures were good enough to eat!


My husband and I stopped into her gift shop when we were there in November. I was looking for a unique gift for my husband's aunt & uncle who graciously agreed to watch our daughter while we were gone. I was very disappointed to see that a large amount of her offerings were made in China. In a city brimming with talented artisans, I don't understand why the shop feels the need to import items for sale. I think it'd be far more successful if she sold items made by Savannah/Georgia artisans...but that's just me. We opted not to purchase anything there and went across the street to a local artist's shop.

Looks like y'all had a great time! I so love Savannah and can't wait to go back!


Beautiful photos from a beautiful city. Can't wait to go back. Thanks for letting me share in your trip.



Hi Kin,
I type you from Mallorca, Spain, and I want you to know that since I met your blog, I've been totally addicted to it! I have always wanted to travel to USA, it has been my dream for years, since I visit you, it's
turning into my obsession. I hope to make it real someday, while I wait,
I'll keep visiting you daily.

Yours sincerely,

Kathy :)

Oh Kim, I adore Paula Deen, I heard that getting into the restaurant was hard to do... did you have much of a wait??? Love the pictures....thanks for the tour.

Kathy :)

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home

Wow, thank you for doing this! That was fun to see! Someday I hope to make it there!

christy in georgia

So glad YAW got to taste some southern cookin' Paula Deen Style!


Thank you so kindly for the tour!

Susan Ramey Cleveland

Thanks so much for sharing the Paula Deen tour. Mmmmmm. I think I have to go eat now.


So much fun!!! What a wonderful place to visit.

Mary Isabella

That food looks scrumptious and I know you love it....Have a great week...Mary

Becky from Tennessee

Hi Kim, lucky you.....I didn't get to go on the Paula Deen tour but would have liked to.
We did wait in line for a verrrrry long time for a lunch reservation and then went back the time reserved and waited a while longer......I must say, I was starved by the time we got seated and from smelling all the wonderful foods being prepared. I ate from her buffet because she had fried chicken and COLLARD GREENS!!!! I'm the only one in my family that likes collards so I was in "hog" heaven to see them there!!
By the way, the grilled oysters at Uncle Bubba's are wonderful!!!!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio

Hi Kim! Thank you so much for the wonderful Paula tour. The last time I was in Savannah, I didn't really know Paula. I know now, that I will take that tour!

jen duncan

Thanks for the last few posts, Kim. It was ALMOST as good as being there, but you've definitely made me want to go myself now! Loved it all. :-)

Kathleen Grace

Oh I just love this tour, I swear some day I am going to visit Savannah myself! The colors in the farmers market remind me of the colors you love in your home. I adore that black & white apron with lt. blue trim! I might have to make one for myself:>)Thanks for taking us all along:>)


Thank you so much for the showing us some of the Paula Dean tour. I have been to her restaurant several times (do you love the hoe cakes or what?)but had only heard of the tour. Next time I go to Savannah, I will be sure to take the tour too. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time. Savannah is a beautiful city, and a visit to the Lady and Sons is a must! Amy

Alison Gibbs

Oh what a fabulous tour. I have seen something on TV here in Australia about Paula Deen - amazing. Love that apron/feather duster photo. How wonderful the market looks too. Thanks for sharing it with us

jenny holiday

Fun fun fun fun!!! Loving your incredibly colorful pics! Fabulous!! Aaron and I would LOVE to visit Savannah! And we have been huge Paula fans for a long time! I am trying my best to diet...and just seeing that fried chicken has me drooling!! : )

Thanks so much for taking us along!!

xoxo Jenny


Love-love all the wonderful pictures. The Paula Deen tour looks like such a treat. I love her story and her recipes.


LOVED the tour of Savannah, I'm so sorry that it's over! But I'm reading a great book right now, Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews so I'm still getting my fix. xo, suzy


OMG I am so jealous! I bet your tour was a blast and I can only imagine how divine the food was :o) Thanks for taking us along!

melissa @ the inspired room

What yummy deliciousness! I've always DREAMED of going to Savannah! I haven't paid much attention to Paula Dean (sorry, I'm a west coast gal), but it looks like a fabulous place!!!

Thanks for sharing all the beautiful places you saw!



Glad I stopped by to catch up with Miss Kim! Would I love to be dining at Lady and Sons right this minute! The first time I ever went to Savannah we dined there and it was fantastic! Someone told me it's moved to a new location now. I have photos somewhere of all the murals on the walls from the original. We all had the Southern buffet and it was fabulous! Someone dropped a hotcake and biscuit on my bread plate while I was filling my dish from the buffet. One bite and I knew I was in heaven! Gotta get to Savannah again soon!


Yes! Savannah is one of the most wonderful cities in the world! Rich in history, architecture, good food, charming is a delight! Lady and Sons is a wow! I have not taken that tour but would love to. Need to go to Bubba's next time we are in that area!

Oh how I want to go back now!!



Nice picture nice places!


Great Post! I love me some Paula Deen!

Thanks for sharing! Great Pics!


Rachel Going

Kim, How kind of you to get us right in to the resturant without any wait. I was so hungry and it was wonderful to go right on in!! xoRachel
P.S. I want that cat!

Hooked on Houses

I love Paula! What a fun post. Thanks for sharing these! -Julia :-)

Fabulous tour...thank you...

Cassie Shella

Ohhhh I wish I could visit Savannah! But your pictures of Paula's Tour made me feel like I got to go just for a little bit. My parents visited there a few years ago and they had dinner at The Lady and Sons. My mother had a stroke a while ago so her short term memory is not the best but when asked about her meal at Paula's restaurant she stated "ya know I can't remember what I had to eat but it tasted absolutely wonderful!" I so love your blog, it has become my staple in the morning along with my cup of coffee! Cassie


I believe i did see my Cat,playing ostrich!! All the way up in Savannah! Love the place you live..Thanks for the trip


Hi Kim :)

I so envy your trip to Paula Deen's restaurant. She is my favorite person on the Food Network and she seems like such a lovely person, doesn't she? All of her recipes that I have made tasted delicious and her restaurant looks wonderful! You took fantastic pictures of the tour :)

I see you posted after this, so I'm off to read it....

rue :)


Man are you making me miss GA. We just live down south of Savannah and I sure do miss it. In fact we haved lived in Ga 3 times and plan on retiring there. Thanks for sharing it all.


Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures. I have just been to Nashville and have some pictures of the Grand Ole Opry Hotel to post, but I don't have your flair for photos, yet. I aspire to do photography well!!
Thanks again, I love your blog!

Dianne Wood

OH...oh...oh..!!! I have wanted to GO THERE for so so long. It's on my places to visit THIS YEAR... Since we just opened our little eating place, I hope I will be able to get away and GO THERE...!!!! So inviting and charming. I can't wait to see it myself. Thanks for the tour Kim. You lucky gal...:)

Dianne Wood

Oh..oh..oh..!!! I've wanted to GO THERE for so so long. It's on my places to visit THIS YEAR. Since we just opened our own little eating place, I hope I can still find time to GET AWAY..!!! Thank you Kim for taking us on this wonderful tour. You are a LUCKY GAL...:)


Oh...I am so jealous! I have always wanted to visit Savannah. And, a trip to Paula Deen's territory! How grand is that? Wonderful photo's! Thank you for taking us with you to beautiful Savannah!



That was absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for all of the beautiful pictures and information.

I want to go!


Hello Kim!

Absolute lovely photos! My sweet Mother adored Paul Deene..."from my family to Yurs"! She is a wonderful women! What beautiful tomatoes...everything is so lovely. Thank you so much for sharing it all with us.



Sweet Cottage Dreams

Oh Kim, I was wondering if you were going to visit Paula Deen's restaurant. YOU saved THE BEST for last I see! I just adore that Southern woman to pieces! She reminds me of my aunts - tons of fun and don't forget to pass the butter!!!!!

I so enjoyed touring this wonderful town with you. I hope to get to go there someday. Soon would be fine-n-dandy with me!!



We'll be there in June!! Thanks for all the great photos!!!


Oh my, after looking at all your pictures, I feel like I was really there. What a nice blog. This is my first visit.


looks like lots of fun.thanks for sharing all those images of Savannah.

Betty Jo

How wonderful that you had the opportunity to take the Paula tour Kim. Your photos are awesome. Thanks for making us feel we were right there with you. We used to live in GA, and went down to Savannah at least once a month. At that time, I didn't even know who Paula Deen was, we just loved Savannah with it beauty and wonderful restaurants. We have friends who live there, the hubby is a tug boat captain (wonder if he knows Paula's Michael, I'll have to ask!).

James Winget

I have a chronic desease and cannot travel to much but, it is my wish to see Savannah before my days are over and eat at paula's restaurant there. I rerally love the things she prepares. Love and kisses to paula and keep on cooking and baking.dave winget

Angie Ellison

Thanks for husband & I were in Savannah a couple of years ago-We loved it. I really want to go back. The house that Paula & her sons lived in just looks so
homey. It is their pretty close to downtown Savannah? We did not get to do the Paula Deen tour, but we will next time. Looks like
a lot of fun !!!!


Kellli Cervino

Im taking my 8 12 yr.old girl scouts there the 3rd week in April. We will be there April 15, 16th and 17. We have read her cook books and seen her on TV. they LOVE her and are sooooo hoping to eat at her restaurant! How do we make sure that we get in? They think they will get to see her there!
Kelli Cervino
Orange County, CA.

charlene pizor

i been luck enough to have been to "lady and sons" twice now, last time was for mother's day 2009 thank to my wonderful daughter who lives in the charleston s.c. area its a 2 hour drive but well worth every mile of it. the trip to lady and son's is part of the reason i leave michigan for s.c.

holyland tours

The food looks amazing! I love markets so much- the colors and the smells, they all just make me feel so alive! I enjoyed these pictures very much.

Saralie Johnson

I want to know the names of the paint colors used in the Tunica store. Please expecially the green behind the check in counter

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