Last weekend we snuck off to the Georgia coast for a little getaway on Jekyll Island. The island used to be an entirely private hunting grounds and site of the members-only Jekyll Island Club, which was once described as “the richest, the most exclusive, the most inaccessible club in the world.”
Notable members included the likes of J.P. Morgan, William Rockefeller, Vincent Astor, and Joseph Pulitzer.
The club has a sinister history as the clandestine meeting place of a group of New York bankers, who met here in secret in 1907 to create the Federal Reserve. But in the bright light of modern day, it is now an inviting and gorgeous coastal retreat.
We sprang from bed and headed for breakfast in the Grand Dining Room, enjoying the beautiful grounds bathed in glorious morning sunshine.
Walking back after breakfast we passed several cottages on the island, which would have been luxurious winter homes for members of the club.
As Savannah is close by, we decided to pop in for a look around and a bit of lunch.
Collins Quarter is a great little Savannah eatery on the corner of Bull Street and Oglethorpe Avenue. The menu has a distinctly Australian influence, and is an excellent choice for brunch!
The chai latte was exceptional! And so begins my new addiction to chai….
Back on Jekyll Island, we headed down to the “Rah” Bar on the riverside just as the sun was setting.
It was such a peaceful setting for a drink and to appreciate the beauty of the waterfront.
What a delightful and relaxing weekend away enjoying the stunning scenery of the south!