I can’t believe that it is already the middle of October. Where do the days go?
|Center Street, Fine Arts Fair getting set up.|
October started off with the Amelia Island Jazz Festival. We had fun supporting it by hosting the headliner Steve March Torme and his musical director Steve Rawlins. A lot of our guests went to see their concert and it was fun listening to their stories over breakfast.
The Jazz Festival coincided with the Amelia Island Fall Fine Arts Fair. The artist’s booths along Center Street were even open late on Saturday night as part of the Artrageous Artwalk. The Artwalk happens on the second Saturday of every month and our guests can tour galleries, meet the artists and perhaps enjoy a glass of wine as they tour the variety of galleries downtown.
|Amelia Cruizers Car Show|
This last Saturday was the Amelia Cruizers Car show. This is one of my favorite events on the island. I can walk to it and the cars are obviously labors of love. The owners are out with their cars, constantly dusting and wiping and are quite willing to discuss mechanical and restoration details with passers by.
We have a busy month coming up for the Addison. Shannon is starting to plan the Christmas decorating so the inn can be all decorated for the Amelia Island Holiday Cookie tour on the Saturday, November 20th. We have a couple of friends and past guests who are interior decorators and they are helping Shannon with the holiday decorations. They will handle the creative side of things, I’ll be outside hanging our icicle lights. Shannon is also working on her baking plan for the 800 or so cookies we are going to need for the tour.
I have started the kitchen plan (picture post-it notes ALL OVER the kitchen cupboards) for our Thanksgiving Dinner. Most of the Island’s restaurants are closed on Thanksgiving so we are putting together a day of feasting for our guests. We have a couple of family groups coming and some repeat guests from last year who are bringing their friends. We’ve even got friends of ours (who knew?) coming down from Virginia for the holiday. Two rooms left! Book now!
Speaking of busy, my day here is winding down. We just had guests return from Pompeo’s Italian Restaurant downtown. They brought Maggie Doone a meatball from Mario, the chef and owner of Pompeo’s. The meatball is all sliced and ready for eating so I had best get it back to her.
The fall weather? We have been running 60+ degrees on the verandah for breakfast in the mornings with a high around 80 every day. The sun, she shines. Perfect fall weather and just right for a few days on Amelia Island. .