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Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
This is the site of the old Planter's Hotel, which was burned in 1839. There the Marquis de LaFayette was entertained during his visit to Augusta in March 1825. Today, this site is the home of Naaiya's Antiques & Flowers at 108 Macartin Street in Downtown Augusta.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
While visiting the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival over the past weekend, I stumbled across this lounge/bar. Although closed, I peered inside and saw what indeed looked like a lounge. The shoe part, however had me stumped. Apparently, shoes are sold upstairs - at least that's what I discovered online. I think this is an establishment I need to check out!
Monday, September 19, 2011
The featured country in this year's Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival was Greece. That said, the global village included cuisine from China, India, Thailand, Jamaica, Ireland, Brazil, Pacific Islander, African-American, Korea, Nigeria, Acha, Philipines, Samoa and Germany. I stood in this line for a beef patty and a ginger beer.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
This weekend marks the 31st Annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival.
"Each year showcases visual and performing arts and celebrates the ethnic groups who blend to create the heart of Augusta. Over 35 countries lend their ethnic flair and talents to the Festival. Arts in the Heart presents performances by local, regional and national entertainers throughout the weekend! The Festival features four stages with over 80 performances of non-stop entertainment with 95% of the performers from our local area. Over 70,000 people attend the festival, over the 2.5 days complimented by over 1000 volunteers who turn out every year to help produce this beloved community event".
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Located across the Savannah River in North Augusta, South Carolina, Manuel's Bread Cafe is one of my favorite restaurant for lunch. Manuel's offers a seasonal menu featuring 'time-honored' French cuisine using locally grown organic produce from Blue Clay Farm.