Lunch Like a Local with Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery

Recently, I had the privilege of being invited to have lunch at the brand new restaurant Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery. Moss + Oak is the newest addition the newly renovated Hyatt Regency in Downtown Savannah, Georgia. The Hyatt was one of the first hotels to plant roots along the gorgeous Savannah River on Bay Street. It has been an institution in Savannah for as long as I can remember so I was excited to see that it was going through major renovations to keep up with the bustling economy.

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While all of the guest rooms were renovated a few years ago, the restaurant, entrance, and lobby renovations are the newest, and in my opinion, most exciting projects for the Hyatt. I was eager to see all of the changes and try the cuisine at the highly talked about Moss + Oak. If visiting, you can gain access to the restaurant from Bay Street or from River Street. We entered from the main entrance on Bay Street.

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Upon arriving, I was greeted by the friendliest host and wait staff. Everyone was eager to help me out and make sure that all of my needs were met. We quickly got a seat and were told about the specials. Accompanying me on my visit was my good friends Mary Elaine of Its Mary Elaine and Carrie of Magnolia Blossom Photography. We placed our drink and food orders and then went outside to check out patio. Our good friend Julia of Glitter and Juls was also enjoying the restaurant so she was able to join us outside to enjoy the view.

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The patio boasts gorgeous views of the Savannah River with comfy lounge seating and fire pits. While sitting outside we had the privilege to meet and chat with head chef, James Morin. He was so nice and incredibly humble. With a little prying, we were able to get him to open up about the work that he has done for the restaurant. Having been on board from the beginning, he had a hand in so many details of Moss + Oak and it is evident when you talk to him. If you are lucky enough to get the chance to talk to him, you can see his eyes light up when he talks about his food. It is clear that he is passionate about his work. He created a menu that brings together so many different flavors to create the perfect eating experience. The sight of the food mixed with the smell and taste truly satiates all of your senses. When you combine that with the atmosphere of the restaurant, you get a truly unique dining experience.

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We started our meal with the She Crab Soup and Fried Green Tomatoes.  Mary Elaine ordered the soup and she said it was super creamy with an amazing flavor. It is one of the most ordered things on the menu and she said it was easy to see why. We shared the Fried Green Tomatoes and I highly recommend that you order them when you visit. Hands down, these were the best Fried Green Tomatoes that I have ever eaten. So many amazing flavors in one dish. For our main course, Mary Elaine and Carrie both got the Burger with Sweet Potato Tots and I got Chicken and Waffles. My portion was very generous and was more than enough food. My meal featured flavors that I have never had in a Chicken and Waffles, making each bite even more enjoyable. I ate way more food than I care to admit because it was just that good. I literally could not stop eating. Mary Elaine and Carrie both enjoyed their burgers and tots and cleaned their plates!

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I highly recommend Moss + Oak if you are local to Savannah or if you are visiting the area. One of the great things that Moss + Oak is currently offering is their Lunch Like a Local campaign. If you visit anytime during the lunch hour until September 30th, 2017 and show a valid Georgia ID they will give you 20% off your entree! As long as your ID is from the state of Georgia you will be able to receive the discount on your visit. This is truly an amazing deal for an even more amazing restaurant. I encourage you to check them out and take advantage of this amazing deal. I can assure you that you will be back again and again to enjoy the exquisite cuisine. They really do have something for everyone!unnamed

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Photography Courtesy of Magnolia Blossom Photography.

Disclaimer: It was invited to eat at the restaurant, free of charge, in exchange for an honest opinion. All opinions are my own.

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Cobbler’s Couturer: A Shoe Lovers Dream

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I recently had the honor of trying out some truly amazing products from the company SoleMates. SoleMates is a great company that has a complete line of shoe care products perfect for all of your shoe needs!

They recently expanded the company to include a line called Cobbler’s Couture. It is a line of shoe care specifically created for women and their shoe care needs. This is the perfect line for taking care your shoes and really helping them to stay looking their best.

Buff

The first product that I tried was Buff. This is a sponge that provides a quick and easy shine for your shoes that keeps them looking brand new. It also removes scuffs! It is safe for shoes of all color and the sponge can be washed for repeated use.

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I tried it out on my Hunter Rain Boots. I have the classic Hunter’s and while I love them, they have a tendency to get dull and dusty looking. This is my boots before I used the sponge.

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This is my boots after I used the sponge!! I love how shiny the look and the dull, dusty appearance disappeared!!

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Freshen

The next product that I tried was Freshen. Freshen is a Baby Powder Scented spray that keep your shoes (and toes!) smelling fresh. It is made with all natural ingredients and without harsh chemicals. It is great for all types of shoes.

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I used it on a pair of my flats with cloth insoles. I have found that these types of shoes tend to cause your feet to sweat a little more resulting in a little more stink. It happens to all of us so why not find a product to correct that?! The spray smells truly amazing, but it does more than just provide a great smell. It actually goes into your shoes, killing that odor causing bacteria and leaving your shoes and your feet smelling powdery fresh!! This will be a product that I use on a daily basis!!

High Heeler

The next product that I received was the High Heeler. This is a product that the company is know for and is truly a life saver for walking in heels outdoors.

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The High Heeler prevents high heels from sinking into grass as well as protects the heels on cobblestones, brick, grates and wooden decks. It also prevents damage to antique wood floors and woven carpets.

The High Heeler slides right onto the heel and stays in place. I received clear but they also come in gold, silver and black.

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These were perfect for my heels on Easter Sunday. We ate dinner as a big family in the backyard, watched the kids hunt eggs and just enjoyed one another’s company. Not once did my heels slip into the grass! The High Heeler stayed in place and I stayed safe and stylish.

Sole Serum

The final product that I had the privilege of trying is Sole Serum. This is, perhaps, the Holy Grail product from the company. I did not find it on the companies page, but did, however, find it on a number of second hand sites. I linked it above so that it can be purchased through Amazon. Sole Serum is a luxury serum that relives foot pain from wearing high heels or being on your feet all day. The Lidcaine in the serum not only stops the foot’s pain, but also helps to reduce inflammation. The blend of natural oils also soothes your skin. The serum starts working in just ten minutes and lasts up to 2 hours!!

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I used it with a pair of my favorite peep toe booties. While they are more comfortable than most heels, they do have a tendency to rub and pull on my feet by the end of the day.

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I rubbed the Sole Serum on the places on my feet where I was experiencing pain. It was literally like taking Tylenol for a headache… one minute I was experiencing pain and within just a few minutes, it was gone!! I literally carry this little bottle with me everywhere now, especially now that I am pregnant. It has truly been a lifesaver for my aching feet!!

I am so thankful for the Sole Mates company and the chance to try out all of these amazing products. I have found some products that I truly love and will continue to use for all of my shoe care needs!!

Be sure to check them out and order some of these amazing products for yourself!!

XOXO,

Mrs. Fowler