Besides the fact that my feet are literally swollen from being on them for about 100 hours this week, working the Masters was an awesome experience. I saw Tiger, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, and all the other bad boys of the golfing world. Unfortunately I didn’t get to meet any of them, but my friends (who worked as servers) got to meet Martin Kaymer (became ranked #1 in the world in February of this year) and Rory McIlroy.
I wasn’t able to take many pictures because cameras are strictly prohibited during the tournament except for practice days, which were our busiest days in the golf shop.
The Masters attracts people from all over the world- England, Italy, South Africa, Australia, you name it. It was awesome to see so many people from so many different places. I also saw a lot of Chanel, David Yurman, and Lacoste. While some patrons were dressed embarrassingly prep-tastic, others really made an impressive statement.
Trend Alert: HATS. I saw hats of all colors, shapes, sizes, and styles this week. Definitely one of the top trends of this season.
Nordstrom 2-Tone Fedora, $32
Tarnish Straw Hat, $38
Juicy Couture Lurex Striped Straw Hat, $78
Nordstrom Floppy Straw Hat, $48
“Gag” Alert: adorable dresses & skirts paired with… golf shoes? Ew.
Before heading home this afternoon, I took a couple of hours to walk around downtown Augusta and grab something to eat. It was beautiful outside (but really hot! I don’t mind the heat one bit though). Downtown Augusta has a lot of small cafes and restaurants to choose from.
I stopped by a little spot called The New Moon Café for lunch on what is known as “Artist’s Row” in downtown Augusta. This block of Broad Street has several art galleries and eateries. I ordered a turkey apple croissant sandwich with a side of Asian slaw and an iced soy chai tea.
The New Moon Café’s menu had a page of breakfast items including breakfast sandwiches, yogurt, quiches, waffles, and more. The lunch menu consisted of sandwiches, wraps, soup, and salads. They also had a selection of stuffed croissants, muffins, and cupcakes which looked amazing (though I didn’t get one myself). The interior walls were covered in artwork and there were also two couches for customers to relax on. I loved the artsy, relaxed vibe of the café and my food was great as well.
It felt SO nice to just sit and relax for once. I skimmed through a Natural Awakening magazine (a publication focused on healthy living) and sipped on my iced chai tea while waiting for my food to come out.
I arrived in Columbia to the most awesome news today. My one and only class today is cancelled! That means I have a full day to recover from my long, tiring week