Supernatural Experience at the Sorrel-Weed House in Savannah, Georgia

I’m someone who has always been attracted to all things creepy, macabre, and paranormal. So whenever I visit a historic city, I always make sure to see their “haunted” places and find out the stories surrounding them. Savannah, Georgia is the perfect place to go ghost hunting because the city is so old and is full of ghost stories of bizarre hangings, murders, and ghosts. Naturally, when I heard about the Sorrel – Weed house and it’s supposed title as the “most haunted house in Savannah” I obviously had to check it out. My mom, aunt, and I decided to take an afternoon tour of the house and grounds. Due to the fact that we visited Savannah in low tourist season, there were only 4 other people on our tour.

The story behind the Sorrel-Weed House haunting: As told by our tour guide, the house was originally built/ owned by shipping merchant Francis Sorrel and his wife Matilda. However, Francis ended up falling in love with one of his slaves Molly and they proceeded to have an affair. When his wife found out about the affair, she jumped from her bedroom second floor balcony into the courtyard below, killing herself. Days after Matilda’s death, Molly was also found dead, hanging from her neck in the servants quarters. Due to this, it is said that both the spirits of Molly and Matilda haunt the house and grounds, especially around the areas of the house where they died. However, there may be more ghosts in the house besides the two ladies as the basement of the house was later used as a surgery, and apparently many men lost their lives there.

The tour started in the Slave quarters, where we got to see Molly’s bedroom.

These photos were taken in the slaves quarters. I didn’t witness anything paranormal there, I just felt a little uneasy.

The basement was next on the tour and it was probably one of the creepiest rooms I’ve ever been in. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of the basement, which is really strange because I though I remembered taking pictures there. To set the scene, the basement was very dark and all that was down there was a brick fireplace, an old operating table, and a creepy old wheelchair. It looked like something out of a horror movie about a haunted mental hospital.

While on the second floor of the house, the tour guide took us through a large sitting room/ parlour, and a room that appeared to be a study. It was in the study that I had a very strange experience. My mom and I split from the group because I wanted to hang out inside the study and take some pictures by this very picturesque window.

I sat down in one of the chairs and was waiting for my mom to take a picture of me. Just as my mom snapped the picture, I heard two loud knocks on the window pane right near my head. I got a little bit freaked out by this, and I looked out the window to make sure there was no way for someone to be outside of the window, which there wasn’t as we were on the second floor. I told my mom to take another picture of me, and as soon as my mom pressed the capture button on my phone camera, there were two more loud knocks on the window beside my head. The knocks were clearly from the glass on the window as I could actually see the glass shaking. My mom and I were both a little shaken up after this happened the second time, and you can tell by the look on my face in the picture that was captured when it happened.

Really strange.

The parlour/ sitting room is the one where people report experiencing the most paranormal activity in the home. While we were taking pictures in the sitting room, my mom told me that she was feeling nauseous and really uneasy. The tour guide responded that a lot of people on the guided tours reported experiencing similar feelings in the room.

The front entrance of the house

The sitting room.

I don’t have an explanation for the weird experience I had while at the Sorrel-Weed house but I do know that I will definitely be returning there for the 11:30 PM night time ghost investigation! 👻

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Travel Blog: Snapshot of Savannah, Georgia

Travel Blog: Snapshot of Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia is easily one of my favourite places in the world. It has everything I could ever want from a city; hundreds of years of history, beautiful old mansions, lofty moss trees, crumbling ancient graveyards, and tons of ghost stories and legends. Essentially, all the makings of my “happy place”.

Here I will share with you some of my best photos of Savannah, Georgia so that you can see for yourself what a gem this city is.

Beautiful Antique shop

View from one of Savannah’s many squares.

Drayton Street in the afternoon.

Beautiful fountain in front of the Old Savannah Cotton Exchange

Walking through one of Savannah’s squares with famous tour guide “Savannah Dan” in the background.

Cathedral of St.John the Baptist

The entrance to Colonial Park Cemetery.

Me standing in front of the famous “Mercer house” that was written about in the book “midnight in the garden of good and evil”

The Mercer House

Beautiful fountain in the Center of one of Savannah’s many squares.

A headstone from the Colonial Cemetery.

Colonial Cemetery.

Inside the beautiful St. John the Baptist church.

The historic River Street Inn by the water front.

Travel blog: Top 10 Places to eat in Savannah, Georgia

Hey everyone! I’m finally back from my extremely long hiatus-due to trying to finish my Undergraduate degree- and now that I’ve officially graduated, I have some time to share with you guys all new content (yay)! To start, I’d like to chronicle my recent stay in Savannah, Georgia – one of my favourite little towns in the South.

Here are some of my favourite and most memorable you-have-to-get-food-here places (in no particular order)

1. Chive Sea Bar and Lounge

Not only does it have a really cool name and a super trendy vintage meets modern chic interior, but this restaurant also has some killer seafood! We (my mother, aunt , and me) had reservations for dinner, but there is also a separate lunch menu. To start, we ordered the lobster and shrimp egg rolls which were amazing and the chive mussels which I was unable to try due to my lactose sensitivity (it contains cream) but I was told it was incredible. We also split an order of oysters, which were very fresh. For our main dish; the three of us split the “catch of the day” which was a grilled local fish -the name of which now escapes me- which came with vegetables. The fish tasted amazing and was so soft and buttery. 10/10 seafood- also the presentation of the dishes was also beautiful.

2. Gryphon Tea Room

Ok, this place is just the most aesthetically pleasing places I’ve ever been in. First of all, the Gryphon Tea Room has a super interesting history; originally it was a family run apothecary (drug store) in the 1920’s and was in operation for decades until the SCAD -the local art college- bought it and sold books out of it for a few years. However, it eventually became the tea room, and it is staffed by students from the college. What’s the most fascinating to me is that the inside is all original and all of the stained glass, ceilings, and even the desks and drawers are all from the original apothecary: complete with the old labels from which the medications were kept. It’s absolutely beautiful inside and the tea is amazing as well. We came in for the afternoon high tea and received cute little tiers of desserts and small sandwiches and we each received our own pot of tea. I had the hot cinnamon spice tea-I’m a sucker for anything with cinnamon-( its like Christmas in your mouth) which was sooo tasty.

3. Leopold’s Ice cream 🍦

If you’re looking for quality hand made ice cream served to you in an adorable retro 1940s looking venue then this is the place for you. Opened in 1919, this restaurant is a Savannah icon and for good reason; the family run ice cream parlour has some of the best tasting ice cream flavours in existence. One of the current owners herself was there when I was in, and she was such a wonderful, sweet person and introduced me to their vegan vanilla ice cream when she learned that I was lactose intolerant. She even brought me sliced mango to put in my ice cream because she said it went well with the vanilla (she was right). I hadn’t been able to have ice cream for years as most ice cream parlours don’t carry lactose free or vegan flavours here in Toronto, so I was so happy that they had a flavour I could enjoy. I had an amazing experience at Leopolds and I’m kind of obsessed with all things retro and cute so the fact that the staff were all dressed in 1950s style aprons and caps made me so happy.

4. Savannah Rae’s Gourmet Popcorn

If you’re obsessed with popcorn like I am then you need a trip to this place at least once in your life. Ok-this place has 150+ flavours of popcorn. It is W-I-L-D, I didn’t even know that you could make that many flavours of popcorn- they have everything from cheese flavoured popcorn to chocolate caramel popcorn to cherry popcorn. I visited this place twice and you better believe I got some cherry popcorn.

5. The Olde Pink House

My favourite old house in Savannah: the Olde Pink House is a gorgeous and reportedly haunted 18th century mansion. Although I didn’t see any ghosts sadly, I did see some quality food- I’ve eaten at the Olde Pink House before and I can assure you that everything on their dinner menu is A +. I recommend eating in the basement or the “tavern” part of the house because it is just so fun; there’s live music, a beautiful antique bar, and it’s completely candlelit. The only drawback of eating in the tavern is that it does get crowded and loud as the tables are small and people tend to crowd around the bar area at night. If you’re looking for a quieter and more intimate evening I suggest eating in the main floor dining area. Either way makes for a beautiful experience.

6. Two Cracked Eggs

One of the best breakfast places that we ate at on our trip, two cracked eggs is a quaint small breakfast/brunch venue which features all the classic breakfast dishes like eggs, pancakes, and French toast. I ordered eggs with avocado (I put avocado on everything) and also had the French toast which was unreal ! Also the food is served inside skillets which is extremely aesthetically pleasing.

7. The Crystal Beer Parlour

Another Savannah staple, the crystal beer parlour has been selling food since the early 1900s when it was a grocery store. It has been a restaurant for 50 + Years now and its walls are decorated with all kinds of old photos and newspaper clippings of Savannah’s history. The staff is extremely friendly and the food is southern comfort food at its best. We all ordered fried shrimp sandwiches which were tasty and I recommend trying their peach cobbler for dessert as well!r

8. The Flying Monk Noodle Bar

I’m obsessed with noodles- crispy noodles, soft noodles, thick noodles, thin noodles- I don’t discriminate. So this restaurant was my own personal heaven. The menu is amazing and contains dozens of different noodle dishes both crispy and soft, which caused me to spend 30 minutes just trying to figure out what to order (everything looked too good). Finally, I decided on a noodle dish called the Na Na noodles with tofu and they were incredible. The portions are fairly large but you better believe I downed that whole dish in 20 minutes. Also, I’m absolutely obsessed with their edamame dumplings and I could eat them everyday for the rest of my life.

9. Art

If you’ve ever wanted to see a double decker bus that has been converted into a café then I recommend stopping in here. This café serves a large assortment of lattes and coffee based drinks as well as pastries which you can then eat inside an old bus. Staffed by students from the SCAD art college, the venue is fun but also serves up tasty drinks.

10. Café M

Another cute breakfast place is Café M, a quaint little breakfast/ café spot that serves tasty egg croissants, pastries, and other treats. I ordered the fruit oatmeal for my breakfast while my aunt and mother ordered the egg and cheese croissant. The food was delicious and the decor is also lovely.

Sorelle & co. Cafe 

On Saturday morning, I had the pleasure of eating at the adorable Sorelle & co. Cafe at its location in Maple, a city North of Toronto. 

I had heard a lot of good things from friends about this bakery & cafe, and about how aesthetically beautiful the interior of it was. Two of my best friends and I decided to try it out, and we arrived around 10 am just as it was opening. 

One thing that really stood out to me about this bakery is that everything that is sold there is gluten free. I’m not gluten free myself or anything, but I’ve tried recently to reduce my gluten intake as I have a very mild gluten sensitivity and tend to get a bit bloated when I eat bread/pasta which is hard when you’re Italian. 


The cafe is in this gorgeous white clapboard house that looks like something you’d see in a quaint seaside town rather than in a plaza, and it’s outside is abundant with boxes of beautiful white and pink flowers and cute little wrought iron tables and chairs. 

My outfit that day; which was this romper from Urban Outfitters

One of my friends and I enjoying the sun outside of the cafe

The inside of the cafe is gorgeous- large chandeliers on high ceilings, beautifully decorated walls, and lovely patterned sofas. Everything is very modern and chic in shades of white marble and light pink. 



And the bakery display was mouth watering: dozens of flavours or donuts, cupcakes, muffins, scones, brownies, cookies, and cake. 



One of my friends decided on a blueberry scone, the other ordered a caramel tarte, and I decided on a chocolate crumble cookie. They had a great selection of tea blends, and coffee drinks, and I had a vanilla roobois tea over ice, and my friends had iced drinks as well. 

Honestly, I had been expecting gluten free pastries to be very pricey, but for the three of us, 3 pastries and 3 generous sized iced coffee/tea drinks came to about 24 Canadian dollars- which is honestly not terrible considering the prices at places like Starbucks which have a much lesser variety of pastries let alone those that are gluten free. 


I really enjoyed the chocolate crumble cookie, and it was very tasty and just the right amount of tender in the middle. My friends also really enjoyed their food as well, and I also really enjoyed my iced tea. The decor is beautiful and the atmosphere is very warm and inviting. I’m just sad that I didn’t order more pastries to try, so I will definitely be returning. 

Rainy weekend in Toronto

This past weekend, my two best friends and I decided to drive into the city and get a hotel room for Saturday night. Because we all live north of the city of Toronto and all work more or less away from the city, we don’t get to spend much time there. We started our adventure early on Saturday morning with big plans of walking around the city and checking out cafes and ice cream shops like “Sweet Jesus” that we had all heard so much about. However, the weather quickly ruined any plans we had of walking around much as there was heavy rainfall all afternoon into the evening, which sadly meant no chance to walk to the ice cream shop. 

Instead, we opted for a quick brunch at Aroma cafe and espresso bar, as it was directly across the street from our hotel. I had never ordered from the breakfast menu at Aroma before but I was really impressed by the breakfast sandwiches. I ordered a breakfast sandwhich with avocado and egg (cause you know, we millennials like avocado) and it was amazing. Honestly, one of the best breakfast sandwhiches that I’ve ever eaten. The bread was amazing, and I’m a sucker for egg and avocado together. I mistakenly ordered only a half portion of the sandwhich instead of a full, thinking it would be filling enough for me but I could’ve eaten way more. Sorry no pictures of the sandwhich I was way too hungry- but here’s a picture of my best friend getting his breakfast on: 


My friends and I all got iced drinks, I opted for the iced chai tea latte with lactose free milk which was really tasty, and my friends both got various forms of iced coffee.

We decided to spend the day indoors at the Toronto Eaton Center mall, which is arguably the best mall in the city. Nordstrom was having its anniversary sale and I gleefully purchased 3 pairs of shoes that I had previously had my eye on and were now half their original price. I also purchased a couple tops from the Urban Outfitters located on Queen street, across from the mall, but I was a little dissapointed with their selection of items compared to their usual stock and it was really hard to find sizes in anything. I will be making a haul post this week featuring my new purchases. 

The shopping was fun, but for me I was most happy about getting to buy a bag of candy at the store Squish which is a candy shop specializing in hundreds of flavours and shapes of gummy candies. They only have a couple locations in Toronto, one being a small pop up shop in the Hudsons Bay of the Eaton Centre mall. I had heard a lot about the company and about some of their delicious alcohol infused gummy candies like the prosecco gummy bears. The candy definitely lived up to its hype, and we devoured that bag of gummy goodness. I was able to take a few pictures of the candies before they were eaten. 


There were gummy pineapples, gummy mermaids, sharks, bears, strawberries, watermelon, cherries, sour gummies, alcohol infused gummies- I was in candy heaven. I can’t wait to go back to the Eaton centre to buy more! 

To finish off our night out on the town, we decided to try something we had all been dying to try for a while: a karaoke bar! We found a place called Bar + near our hotel which was a bar and karaoke lounge. We cabbed over -it was still raining- and we were told that there are individual karaoke rooms for 2+ people (which I like much better than having to sing on a stage in a crowded bar). The wait time for a karaoke room however, was a whopping 2 hours and because we didn’t want to cab back to the hotel to wait it out, we decided to have a couple of drinks at the bar. The crowd in the karaoke lounge was vary diverse and ranged from young couples, to a group of middle aged women celebrating a birthday, to a bachelor party of rowdy 20-something men with a blow up doll in tow (people watching is quite entertaining).

Eventually around 12:15 pm, we got our karaoke room which we had decided to rent for an hour and a half ( which goes by very quickly when you’re belting out 90s love ballads) and we were given an iPad with thousands of songs which we could make a playlist out of for our karaoke session. We chose a variety of our collective favourites, like “Just A Girl” by No Doubt, “Toxic” by Britney Spears, almost everything by Destinys Child, and most of the soundtrack from Grease. It was honestly one of the funnest group activities we’ve ever done and I’m dying to do it again. I loved the seclusion of being in our own room and being able to dance around and karaoke to our hearts content without being watched. And thus was our “best friends” weekend. 

Me and my two best friends- I’m the blonde

Travel Photography Friday 01: Aruba

I was going through my expansive photo library yesterday and I rediscovered a ton of photography I had taken on past vacations and trips. I decided to make a weekly thread where each Friday I’ll post a picture or two that I’ve taken from somewhere in the world. 

This week, for my first Travel Photography Friday post, I’ve decided to feature some photos that I took on a trip to Aruba in April of 2015. 


This is an image I captured of a beautiful sunset outside of the condo building we were staying at. 


How beautiful is this flower lined pergola outside of our condo building ? This beautiful walkway housed the workout room. 


This little old chapel known as the Alto Vista was the first ever built in Aruba and is located in isolation amidst a desert landscape. The original church was built in the 1700s but this structure that stands there now was built in the 1950s. We had to rent ATV’s to reach this spot and it was an amazing experience. 


This is a view of the inside of the chapel which is quite small and only holds a few pews. 


One of the best views I’ve ever seen- the view from a restaurant situated above miles of desert land and water. 


A photo I took off the beach near where we were staying known as Eagle Beach. The waters were so clear and pristine and the sand was clean and well maintained. Definitely one of the best beaches I’ve ever been to.