How to Shop Safe This Holiday Season, Online and In-Store

Make sure you know what scams to watch out for when shopping online this holiday season. (©Kite_rin/Shutterstock) By Jennifer McKee According to the National Retail Federation, consumers are predicted to spend slightly under $1,000 this holiday season—slightly less...

These Thanksgiving Cocktails are Perfect for the Season. Here’s How to Make Them.

1800 Autumn Cider (©1800 Tequila) By Jennifer McKee Happy Thanksgiving! It’s a time when fall flavors meld with winter flavors to produce cocktails that are full of spice, creamy flavors and fruits that include pumpkin, rhubarb and grapefruit. You’ll surely find more...

Black Friday Product and Travel Deals We Love

Cabo's calling! Score your own private getaway with Acre Resorts' great Black Friday deal. (©Gina & Ryan Photography) By Jennifer McKee In keeping with the strange year that has been 2020, may retailers are choosing to or have already started their Black Friday...

Raise a Glass to These Fall-Inspired Cocktails

The Manzana By Jennifer McKee Is autumn getting you down? Whether it be the time change, the ever-changing weather, the stress of the election of just a general malaise, we’ve got the cure for whatever ails you: Cocktails! So be thankful for your family, your friends...

A New Home for the Holidays

A New Home for the Holidays

By Ashlee Duren  |  Photos by Amy J. Owen When Stacey and Anthony King outgrew their house, they decided to build their new home in South Augusta.  And with a new home comes new holiday traditions. “Christmas has always been my favorite,” Stacey explains. “It’s a time...

Finding New Perspective

Finding New Perspective

By Mac McCall It’s a golden evening in the hills of the Algeti Gorge, and I’m waiting with my thumb up on a quiet back road, hoping to catch a ride. Shattering the warm calm, an unmarked truck comes careening through the bend, red and blue lights flashing. To my...

Garden Gathered

Garden Gathered

By Griffin Nelson | Photo by Amy J. Owen  Though Garden Gathered is the newest edition to the lineup of Augusta floral shops, they are not new to the industry or the area. Owner and lead designer Rachel Frisell has lived in the Augusta area for several years, formerly...

The Gifts of 2020

The Gifts of 2020

By Brian Panowich The year 2020. It has definitely been one for the books. I cannot remember another more tumultuous time in my life, in the lives of my family and friends, or possibly in the world itself. I’ve seen and experienced the entire gamut of emotion and have...

In Good Taste – November/December 2020

In Good Taste – November/December 2020

By Vera Stewart  |  Photos by Brent Cline and Peter Frank Edwards T'was the Night  Before Christmas.... Augusta is rich in tradition during holiday time and proudly introduces that concept across the country as food enthusiasts take to the kitchen with cookbooks that...

Taste November/December 2020

Taste November/December 2020

SIP - The SolFood Kitchen Sample the world from a new perspective By Griffin Nelson  |  Photo by John Antaki I wanted to try basically everything on the menu at The SolFood Kitchen. When I hear the phrase “there’s something for everyone,” this is what comes to mind....

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It’s comforting to remember that even in 2020, by popular acclaim the worst year most of us have ever had the misfortune to endure, there are still plenty of bests to offset all the worsts. Please enjoy all the proof the following pages provide.   DINING...

Best of Augusta 2019

Best of Augusta 2019

It’s our favorite issue of the year! Whether your new to Augusta or a long-time resident, the Best of Augusta has something for everyone. We invite you to discover the area’s top stores, restaurants, recreation spots and much more as chosen by you, our readers.  ...

Best of Augusta 2018

Best of Augusta 2018

It’s pretty special to know that the White House — well, the First Lady at least — evidently reads our magazine. We don’t even mind that she stole (OK, borrowed) the concept behind Best of Augusta for her “Be Best” campaign. All the winners who follow took her...