It’s obvious that the signs of fall are brewing. That is, with the back to school craze, shorter days, sweaters and boots in stores, and the smell of pumpkin latte spiced coffee, but before you put up your hummingbird feeder and your southern sun-brewed tea from the patio table, slow down and seize the remainder of the summer days! Summer is not officially over until September 22. Check out some of the happenings in Aiken as the summer wraps up. You will not want to miss it!
I have a new Saturday morning obsession! It starts with “Bonnett”, my girlie bicycle. (Yes, I’m one of those people who names things, like my bike.) My sweet baby blue road machine has a brown wicker basket attached to the handlebar, and this is a girl’s best friend for my Saturday morning adventures.
Spring is my favorite season. Spring gives me a feeling of revival. The birds sing more, the days are warmer and brighter, the grass is greener, colorful plants and flowers are popping up, berries are in season, school is almost out, pools are opening, and butterflies are soaring. Spring in Aiken has sprung!
With all that Aiken has to offer in the spring, I have the privilege to be a tourist in my own hometown. Whether it’s taking tours, shopping, visiting art galleries, or dining in restaurants, I’m always finding something unique and fun to do. From starting the day at sunrise until sunset to night time, Aiken is sure not to disappoint.
Immediately, when I heard a new brasserie had opened its doors in downtown Aiken, I texted my 16 year old daughter for a mother-daughter date. She’s a picky eater so I knew we were up for a challenge. I’m a foodie at heart, so I’m not shy about trying new dishes.
Let’s take a closer look at the mother-daughter dining experience at The Bradley.
Carriage House Inn – Aiken’s Downtown Charm
Aiken’s Downtown Charm I grew up in Aiken, and I have always been charmed by the historic house nestled in the heart of downtown Aiken on Laurens. The beautiful white house has been restored into a Bed and Breakfast. The sign in front of the Inn, supported by two wrought iron posts, reads as ‘Carriage House Inn, Circa 1872’.
I'd like to welcome Larry and Connie Shepard to our community. They have indeed brought a touch of class and the west coast with the opening of their new business, Artisan Market & Décor.
Learn about Aiken's spooky history!
Make your way to the Aiken County Farmers Market where we’ve been connecting friends and farmers for generations!