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

December, 2011 browsing by month


Happy New Year’s Eve!

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I love this song so much and it always makes me teary eyed. But in a good way.

What will you toast to tonight? Eric, I toast you, my love.

Hope you all have the greatest time tonight. Please be safe.

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to (what else?) Dan Fogelberg – Another Auld Lang Syne

The Top Four Posts of 2011

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Tomorrow is the big night. The last night of the year. How will you spend it?

What were the 4 Top Posts this year?

A Festive Cocktail For Your NYE Fete!

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Only a few more days of 2011 remain. Today I thought I would offer up a very pretty cocktail to toast 2012 in.

Pretty, pretty!

New Year’s Eve Around The Web

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

The most glam of all the holidays is almost here! Are you ready for New Year’s Eve?

I found the cutest ideas for you!

What To Cook For New Year’s

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I am plum full up from the weekend. Scores of tamales, Frangelico cake, cheese dip, guacamole, salsa, enchiladas, more chips. And a marathon of Being Human yesterday on the couch. Dang, that show is good.

Get to the food already!

New Year’s Eve Prep

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Did you have the best Christmas with the most fun? Oh, good! Me, too.

New Year’s Eve is less than a week away. Are you hosting? Need some ideas?

You are going to need cocktail recipes!

Merry Christmas Darlings!

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Merry Christmas to you all. I hope Santa was very good to you. He is gifting me with the quietest morning so far, with just a light rain falling on the roof.

Last night Eric and I continued our tradition of Christmas Eve sushi at Gekko, where we dressed up and gorged on rolls, sushi and sashimi. It was divine. But first we made a stop at Green’s, where we stocked up on bubbly and beer for tonight’s dinner. It’s a small affair this year, but we are so grateful to be able to share our home with friends.

Hope you receive lots of festive aprons!

My menu is super simple and I think it would really translate well for a New Year’s Eve feast. I will share the details with you on Tuesday.

Love to you all.

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Esquivel – Jingle Bells

Burger Tap – A Great Break Between Shopping

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

A week or so ago, Eric & I were invited to preview Burger Tap in Virginia Highland (there’s no ‘s’ at the end, folks).

How was it?

How to Survive The Holidays

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

The lovely people at Deep South Magazine have allowed me to write a holiday etiquette column for them.

Do you need a few tips? Maybe a little giggle?

Holiday Shopping at Ross

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

The lovely people at Ross Dress For Less recently sent me a $25 gift certificate and let me have at it.

And so I did.

What did I get?