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

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Off To New Orleans

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

You would think that spending time at the Ritz-Carlton would sate my hunger for luxury.

Not so.

It only makes me crave more.

How about a trip to NOLA?

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte-Day 2.5

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

We are all cleaned up from the Cocoa Lab and ready for Afternoon Tea.

Tea Time!

Clint & Patti’s Big Adventure

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Last Thursday Clint & I played hooky together. Clint planned an entire day of surprises that just delighted me to no end.

What did we do on our play day?

Mardi Gras-Make the Fantasy Come To Life

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

The economy is getting better, yes? You feeling a little more flush these days?

How to spend those Benjamins!

A Grande Time In Orlando

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

As we continue our week of Ritz-Carlton magic, we arrive in Orlando at The Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes.

Come on in and join the fun!

Gilt-y Pleasures

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I woke up with the yen to shop today. That’s weird.

Shall We Shop?

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

St. Simons Island – Mayberry By The Sea

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I would say that mine is a charmed life. That very fact was confirmed when I was invited to visit St. Simons Island for four days last week. In fact, it was so fantastic that I have deemed this to be St. Simons week on Anatomy of a Dinner Party!

Island Life Inside!


Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Happy Saturday! Hope you have something fun planned. Wait, what? Nothing planned? Oh my goodness.

Let’s see what I can whip up for you

The Cafe at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I have been more than fortunate since I started the blog over a year and a half ago. Oh, the fab parties and the wonderful people I have met have filled my life. But one particular experience left me with more than I could ever imagine. It was the day my darling friend Tami over at Running With Tweezers , took me to Lumen, at The Ritz-Carlton downtown as her “plus one”. There I met Sandra Ryder, who so kindly brought me into her circle of fabulous PR Directors, who, in turn, so kindly invited me to write about their respective Ritz-Carlton hotels.

And to kick off my birthday weekend, Miss Sandra invited Eric and me to The Cafe, and The Wine Bar to sample the most lovely, fresh cocktails and fine cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead.

Miss Sandra and I catch up on all the news.

Join me inside to see what The Ritz is cooking up!