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

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Monday, September 13th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

What a wonderful weekend we had! Friday night we had dinner at Shaun’s (more on that tomorrow), slept in on Saturday and went to have our passport renewal photos taken (lots of trips coming up!) and Sunday saw me at two events, which is unusual for me, but they were both so packed with fashion and fab folks that I couldn’t pass them up.

One of those parties was at the home of my fun friend Elizabeth. Our friend, style-maker Victor was there to give tips on what to do with those fashion pieces in our closets that stumped us.

But first, a tour of Elizabeth’s adorable cottage. It is so her – fun and sweet and whimsical. I loved it!

Elizabeth whipped up some yummy nibbles

You’re Invited! Come On In.

Brunching In Style

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

Have you ever met folks and just knew you all would be great friends? My new friend Victor is one of those folks. Victor is an image consultant and just the loveliest person. Our mutual friend Elizabeth introduced us and on Sunday we all met at Victor’s house for brunch. His house is one of those wonderful places you immediately feel at ease and could stay for hours.

And the food was delish, too!

Victor and me

More Fabulous Brunch Photos Inside

West Egg With Miss Elizabeth

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

Miss Elizabeth and I recently met for lunch at West Egg Cafe on the Westside. I have no idea why it has taken me so long to get here, as my buddies Laura Scholz and Shameeka Shy Ayers have been singing the praises of Chef Patric Bell forever.

But now that I’ve visited, I will not be a stranger.

The cafe has an open, airy feel to it, making you feel welcome immediately. The menu looks like a secret assignment from CIA, only your assignment is “Burgers and Draft Beer, $10”.  Much better than the CIA, if you ask me. Unless your version of the CIA is the Culinary Institute of America.

The very photogenic Miss Elizabeth

Follow Me Inside for More Lunch Fun

The Kiki and DeeDee Supper Club

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

We go to a lot of events. Dinner parties we throw, cocktail parties feting fab friends, cookouts and birthday celebrations.

But last night was a first. Eric and I were hosted by not one, but four hostesses, at a dinner party in Decatur.

Let me explain.

Invited by my friend, Elizabeth, who I met through bestie Clint (you all know Clint, right?), to the home of her good friends, Allison and Joel. Oh, their home was dandy – a grand piano, fantastic art created by Joel himself, it was a very elegant setting. Allison even set their lovely table with collected silver and beautiful southern china. Add Victor, a most dapper Image Consultant (I have got to call him) and you have got yourself the recipe for a perfect night.

A Genteel Table Dressing

What Was The Evening’s Twist?