Celebrate World Cocktail Day With These Recipes

Give new life to a classic cocktail with Brugal 1888's Negroni Sibarita. (©Brugal 1888) By Jennifer McKee May 13 is World Cocktail Day. Raise a glass to these recipes that have you sampling spirits from across the globe. Produced in the Dominican Republic, Brugal 1888...

Gifts that Give Back: Make a Charitable Donation in Honor of Mom This Year

Make mom's day by donating to a worthy cause, such as Best Friends Animal Society, on her behalf. (©Best Friends Animal Society) By Jennifer McKee According to the National Retail Federation, Mother's Day spending will reach $28.1 billion in 2021. The NRF has been...

New Acquisitions on Display at the Morris Museum of Art

Gladys Nelson Smith, "Frederick County Farmhands," undated. Oil on Masonite. (Courtesy Morris Museum of Art) By Jennifer McKee In 2020, more than 200 new works were added to Augusta's Morris Museum of Art's permanent collections. Many celebrate the legacy of museum...
2021 Best of Home

2021 Best of Home

From building and renovation to landscaping and design, we bring you our ninth annual list of resources you’ll need to make your home your castle as voted by the readers of Augusta Magazine.     Best Appliance Store First Place Kelley Appliance Center 191...

Farmhouse Charm

Farmhouse Charm

By Ashlee Duren | Photos by Whitney Boykin/High Cotton Photography When you ask Ashley James what she loves most about her new home, the answer is quite simple – having her daughter as her neighbor. “It really is the best part, I mean I love this house, but being next...

Suburban Haven

Suburban Haven

By Ashlee Duren | Photos by Amy J. Owen Karen and Steve Foushee love outdoor living. The couple have created a picturesque backyard haven in their West Augusta neighborhood. Lush green foliage, filled with evergreens, annuals and perinnials, provides beautiful color...

Travis Meadows: Riser

Travis Meadows: Riser

By Brian Panowich In April of 2016, I was in a hotel room in Los Angeles. I’d been nominated for The LA Times Book Prize. My first novel had been released the year before to a wealth of accolades and my career as a successful writer seemed to be taking off at a rate...

Taste May 2021

Taste May 2021

EAT - Taj Aiken Indian Cuisine By Griffin Nelson  |  Photography by John Antaki As Alok Kumar Akse, owner of Taj Aiken Indian Cuisine puts it, “India is known for two things - tourism and food.” Since he can’t bring the amazing tourism, he works hard to bring the...

Short Takes May 2021

Short Takes May 2021

Signature Interiors and Gifts Style and interior design icon Michael Siewert, also known as Signature Mike, has opened Signature Interiors and Gifts along with Signature Soles conveniently next door in Augusta. As a lover of fashion and décor, Siewert has brought...

Publisher Notes: May 2021

Who doesn’t love to sneak a peek into someone else’s home? I absolutely love it! It’s one of the best things about my job. Every year I look forward to sharing some of the area’s best homes and gardens with our readers. This year proved a bit more challenging due to...

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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...