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.

Life Update and Where did I go? 

So, I haven’t posted in a long time, and I blame my haitus on a few different factors; first of all, a large part of my September was spent on a beautiful food and adventure filled trip to Italy, which I still have yet to post about. Also, after coming home from my trip, my life has been in a little bit of a whirlwind; I was dealing with a break up, a new semester in my last year of my Undergraduate degree, and filling out applications for my Masters Degree. Hopefully, now that things hav started to die down a little I will be able to post and share more content for you lovely people! xx

Food Post : Amazing breakfast at Cucina Guzzo 

Had an amazing breakfast with my mom at Cucina Guzzo restaurant which just newly opened in the Vaughan area, north of Toronto. The restaurant is in a quaint little plaza corner and is beautifully decorated, with both rustic and modern elements. 


My mother and I both ordered poached eggs with avocado and tomato, which was very delicious and the avocado and tomato were both extremely fresh. 

We also decided to split an order of classic pancakes, which was an amazing decision as the pancakes were some of the fluffiest, most delicious pancakes I’ve ever had! They weren’t thick, but they were perfectly soft and mouthwateringly good. I’ve been thinking about those pancakes ever since.

The best part is- breakfast is served all day- meaning I can enjoy those heavenly pancakes at any hour. 😍 I’m already planning my next trip there!

Travel Blog: Kingston Day 3- Down by the water & crazy potatoes 🍟 

Monday was our last day in the beautiful city of Kingston, and we decided to start our morning with a nice walk down by the waterfront. The view there is phenomenal, and most days in the summer you can see boats of all sizes sailing into the marina. There’s a large building by the water that’s the Kingston yacht club, which is very familiar to me as every summer when we were kids my cousins would spend every day there, first as campers in the summer sailing camp held there, and later as employees. 


After our walk, we went to grab lunch at a restaurant called Woodenheads, not far from the waterfront. Wooden heads is another of Kingston’s great restaurant spots and is very well known for its wood oven pizzas. We were seated on the back patio of the restaurant, which is very well decorated and scenic; since the restaurant is inside an old building, stone walls make up most of the atmosphere, giving it a very rustic feel. 


Sadly, due to my lactose intolerance I couldn’t order myself a pizza, but my boyfriend ordered a nice Sicilian pizza with spicy sausage and olives. I ordered a tapas dish of coconut shrimp which was amazing, and then an order of salad called “Melo Serena” with apples, goat cheese, and pecans, which was also great. My boyfriend said he really enjoyed the pizza. 


After lunch, we took a walk around the shops of Kingston and I made a few really great purchases -which I will discuss in an upcoming blog post- and then headed back to the house for a bit of relaxation. My boyfriend sadly had to leave right after our lunch so that he would have time to unpack and then hit the road again for a small work trip that he had to take the next day, which left me, my mom, and my aunt in Kingston for the rest of the day. 

For our last meal in Kingston, my mom and I decided to try a restaurant I had never been to before but was very eager to try; The Rustic Spud. I was super excited about this restaurant as they are famous for their “ponados” which are fried slivers of potato, on a stick. It kind of looks like a potato caterpillar. My mom and I made sure we ordered the ponados, and then we both also put in an order each for fish tacos. I’m a huge fan of fish tacos, and have tried them at many different restaurants. The fish tacos at The Rustic Spud were incredible! As were the ponados which came with two kinds of dipping sauce as well as two kinds of flavoured salt to top the potatoes with. 


I was very impressed by the Rustic Spud and I will definitely be returning! A great meal to end an amazing weekend getaway to one of my favourite historic cities! 

Travel Blog: Kingston Night 2- Amazing Greek Food at Greco’s 

After spending the afternoon exploring the Kingston Penitentiary, we decided to head back into town (where we were staying with my aunt in her summer home) and relax for a good while. For dinner we made reservations to another one of my favourite Kingston restaurants, an authentic Greek restaurant called Greco’s. Greco’s is another favourite of mine and a restaurant that I’ve been to numerous times in the past with my family. The restaurant is family owned and operated, with the grandfather in the kitchen making the authentic old style Greek food, and the grandson serving tables. It is a small little restaurant but always fairly busy because of the quality of the food. I’ve been told that the lamb is amazing, as well as the chicken skewers, but I’m a pescaterian so I stick to the fish dishes like the fried shrimp, and they are always delicious. Also important to note is that the potatoes which are soaked in lemon, and the house made Tzatziki sauce is amazing. They also serve incredible Greek desserts such as Bougatsa – a traditional dessert of phyllo pastry filled with cream. I wish I had a picture to go with the description but it was quickly eaten by all the moment it arrived to the table. 

My order of fried shrimp
Chicken and rice