There aren't tons and tons of hotels in Augusta, so many locals turn over (aka rent) their houses to be enjoyed by golfers, corporate groups and visitors. Those Augustans usually head out to the beach or some other Spring break destination. The ones that remain enjoy a week of Augusta on steroids - a fun albeit exhausting time of golf, parties and spring.
Washington Road is the main strip from I-20 to the Augusta National golf course. On this road one finds crowds of people walking toward the course, passing decent hotels, chain restaurants and bars. But behind this scene is the real Augusta. The beautiful southern charm of Augusta that some are lucky enough to experience.
|Pre-course photo with Jeannie Joseph, Amber Hackett and Kay Fernandez: Paco Rabane goes Green|
|Course fashion and shopping: Caroline Morris and Heather Howington|
|ACC at sunset: Mary Linda Lamar in Mary Katrantzou|
|Photo Courtesy of Tako Sushi|
|Tempura fried asparagus: Photo Courtesy of Tako Sushi|
|Guiness at night: the cure-all|
Augustans love to throw and attend parties. This year I decided to have a sit-down dinner for 50, with a mixed guest list of locals, guests and guests of guests. Greg Boulus, owner and genius of Charleston Street creates the most intimate, lovely, inspiring tables for a party - ever. And paired with Tastefully Yours Catering by Jennifer Shuford, your event is sure to be memorable and delightful. Greg and Jennifer are both childhood friends of mine, and Augusta is lucky to have them setting up shop there. They are pros!
|Photo courtesy of one of my favorite locals, Tara Simkins|