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A’Foraging We Will Go!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

My love affair with the Ritz-Carlton hotels continues.

How are they courting me now?

Feeling Bubbly

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Last week was a whirlwind of Ritz-Carlton pampering. It was divine. But I missed you!

I have a plethora of treats to share with you this week.

What’s New?

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!

It’s Almost Halloween – Cocktail Time!

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

Our friend Lindsay, from Midori, sent me this spooktacular recipe for a fun cocktail that not only tastes terrific, but is perfect for your gatherings on October 31st.

Come on inside for happy hour with me!

Farm Fresh Meets Glamour

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

It is a rare event when one is invited to experience excellence. But tantalizing excellence is exactly what Eric and I found recently at The Ritz-Carlton’s Atlanta Grill.

By invitation from dear Sandra Ryder, Area Director of PR for The Ritz-Carlton hotels, we attended the first installment in the series “Young Chefs of the Southeast,” featuring Chef Adam Cooke of Blackberry Farm, the exclusive Relais & Chateaux rated property in Walland, Tennessee. Chef Cooke’s accolades include cooking at the James Beard House, “Grand Chef” status by Relais & Chateaux and the honor of The Mother Nature Network’s “Top 40 Chefs under 40.”

And on top of all that – Adam is humble. And nice. Amazingly nice for someone who could easily be haughty. More on my visit with him coming up in the future. But let’s get to the dinner.

Chef Adam Cooke

An Evening of Decadent Cuisine Inside

The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of The Southeast

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

Just when I think life can’t get any better, I turn a corner and a wonderful surprise pops up. Yesterday was one of those days, but instead of one surprise, it was twelve in the form of the amazing Public Relations staff of the Southeast Ritz-Carlton Hotels.

It was my genuine pleasure to attend a special media luncheon as the guest of Sandra Ryder, Area Director of Public Relations, Atlanta. When I arrived at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, I was greeted warmly by each staff member I encountered. They embody the epitome of hospitality.

The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead

Find Your Next Vacation Spot Inside

Glam It Up At The Ritz-Carlton

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

Carrie, Samantha, Miranda or Charlotte – which Sex And The City girl do you most identify with?  I like to think I’m a healthy mix of all four, but that might just be me deluding myself.  But I am a huge fan of the show and with the movie sequel set to open May 27th, I am so excited to see what the ladies are up to next.

And like all good SATC devotees, I plan on gathering my most fabulous coterie of gorg girlfriends together to view the flick. Of course, brunch prior to the screening is de rigueur.  No place else but the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead will do.  The amazing and incredibly stylish Sandra Ryder, Area Director of Public Relations for the Ritz-Carlton (whom I met while visiting Lumen last year with Tami), has arranged the perfect afternoon with your girls prior to the movie.

You Know You Want It

Come On In, Gorgeous