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

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A Stylish Evening With Stephanie Johnson

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Oh, how I love a good dinner party. I love every aspect of it. The planning, the menu, the cooking, and especially the guest list.

How did this one come together?

Rub and Grub in New Orleans

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I might be stretching with the title today, because we are talking about The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans and the divine cuisine there could hardly be called grub, but I knew it would get your attention!

There is still so much summer left to plan your vacation

FFF – Is It Happy Hour Yet?

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

It has been quite a sweltering week here in Atlanta. With temps topping 100F, we are just about to melt.

I am so ready to enjoy the weekend and beat the heat.

Some icy ideas inside

Fondue ‘Do

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Thanks for letting me play hooky yesterday. Today I am rewarding you with party pics, tips and recipes!

Lets Party!

Playing Hooky – Kind Of…

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Last night was a doozy. Fondue and wine. Lots of luscious wine. 10 of us got together for an evening of gooey excess.

But I am paying for it today.

This turned into...


Please excuse me today while I clean up and recover. Friday night we do it all again!

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Betty Wright – Clean Up Woman

Cool It

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

It will be 98F, feeling like 115F today here in Atlanta.

However shall we cool down?

Lets cool off together, shall we?

Market Fresh

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

With summer’s bounty all around us, you may be longing to visit your local farmer’s market. New to the scene? How about taking along an expert?

Farmer’s Market 101 Inside

FFF-Feeling Girly and Crushing on Blogs

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

An evening of leis and mai tais last night in the kitschy confines of Trader Vic’s with a marvelous group of girly girls has me feeling particularly girly today.

So I thought I would introduce some bloggers you may or may not know yet.

The girliest of the bunch.

Frills, Parties and More inside!

Promote Yourself Giveaway Winner!

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

We have a winner for the UPrinting Brochures.

Who is it?

Lighten Up

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Wow, our July 4th weekend was chock full of eating. Specifically lots of hot dogs, burgers and grilled chicken. And lemon bars. There were chips, beer margaritas, cuba libres, pasta salad, dips, and more chips.

Did I mention beer margaritas and lemon bars? I ate a lot of those.

How can I remedy all those treats?