Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

June, 2011 browsing by month


Promote Yourself – Giveaway!!!

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I have been writing furiously lately. Yes, for the blog, but also for my new venture.

What am I up to?

Mad For Coconut Macaroons

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I love coconuts. Coconut shrimp, pina coladas at the beach and coconut ice cream.

But what is my most favorite coconut dish?

Candy Winner!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

We have a winner of the Screen Candy – it’s Elizabeth Beasley!

Love the Screen Candy! Stick em anywhere!

I loved Elizabeth’s idea of using these to identify your lunch in the office fridge. Brilliant!

Elizabeth, please send me your mailing address to: and I will pop your Screen Candy in the mail immediately.


xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to 10,000 Maniacs – Candy Everybody Wants

Davio’s Meet Up!

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Over 10 years ago, Eric and I said “I do” and then jetted off to honeymoon in Italy.

Ahh, Italy.

What could stir those memories again?

Need to Party? NOLA Has An App For That!

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

My dear friend, Char, knows what I like.

What do I like?

FFF-The Ugly Dog Contest

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

My friend Kate, in NYC, always has the latest, interesting news.

Apparently, there is a festival going down in California today.

What’s happening in the Golden State today?

Dear Old Dad

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

What’s with the post title today? Wasn’t Father’s Day last Sunday?

Am I just a day late and a dollar short?

Sweet Candy

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Who wants candy?

Come on in!

An Antico Feast

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I am blessed with ridiculously good fortune. Or maybe it’s because of my pollyanna attitude that I see my life through rose colored glasses. Either way. Amazing experiences happen to me a lot.

One of those times happened last week in an invitation from Miss Tinsley to attend a Tinsley Tasting at Antico Pizza.

But this was not a pizza dinner. Oh no. So much more.

What happened that afternoon at Antico?

BBQ Manners

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Just when you thought it was time to let your guard down…here’s a list of manners for giving/attending a bbq. Anything here that we’ve forgotten?

Celebrity chef Ted Reader comes to us with these gems of advice.

What’s cooking with Chef Ted?