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

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A Thing I Need

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Yesterday we discussed things you shouldn’t be without.

Today, one thing I have to have.

Call it “One of Patti’s Favorite Things”


I need this. Swoozie's are you listening?

I just think this is the greatest thing ever. No drippy ice buckets, just tidy Chardonnay bottles lining the table, all corked with assorted Corkcicles.

Friends and loved ones, are you reading?

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Tim Minchin – White Wine in the Sun

Cookbook Reviews!

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I get a lot of cookbooks. I love cookbooks. It is time to review all those cookbooks recently sent to me.

Do you love cookbooks, too?

What About The Sides?

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

All kinds of emails show up in my inbox everyday. It’s sometimes hard to decipher what might be cool and what I might want to share with you.

Something worth sharing inside

How Many Extra Guests Are Coming?!

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

You are ready to go for Thanksgiving. Got your lists made, your table setting all inspired by Martha Stewart, stocked up on wine so you can tolerate your inlaws.

What else could you need?

You are going to love this!

Lemon Cookies & Blog Love

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I really love a lemon dessert. And if it’s easy, even better.

While perusing the other day, I spied this lemon cookie that looked fabulous. I followed it to the blog from whence it came and found a treasure.

Let me introduce you.

Football Fun With Swoozie’s!

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

It’s Thursday, so that means it is almost time for Saturday football! In my opinion, college ball rules, especially the SEC.

Anything that makes yelling at the television more fun is what I need!

See my new football season crush inside!

My New Must-Have!

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I cannot wait to share this with you.

Check this out!

FFF-Young & Polished

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I spend a fair amount of time on here touting the products, events and services of others.

Whose turn is it today?

Hold My Place & Don’t Whine

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

As I’m sure you do, I like to peruse the web for party ideas. I mean, the WHOLE world is out there and it is so exciting to read blogs and websites that are packed full of the exact things I love. Zombies, party tips, etiquette problems to resolve.

What am I loving today?

Giveaway – Are You In The Pink?

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

We have a winner for our pink Kitchenaid Hand Mixer – Lisa!

Lisa, if you could email me your address at, I will make sure it gets sent right out to you.


And many thanks to Kitchenaid and Del Webb for donating to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund. We can help to find a cure for this terrible disease.

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to The Cars – Shake It Up