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

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St. Simons – Day Three, Part II

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Alrighty, we have eaten, visited with Cap, Miss Millie, Mr. Dick, Chef Dave, Chef John, and eaten some more.

What should we do now?

Oh, boy, do I have a treat for you!!!

Dining With Gratitude

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

Happy Monday to you all. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. On Saturday night we gave a dinner to thank some very special folks for being so good to us. Joining us were Spencer, Allison, LaToyin and Neil of Black Tie Barbecue, Laura Scholz, her husband, Tim and our new friends Teresa & Nicholas.


Grilled Shrimp w/cocktail sauce

Chips w/cheese dip

Grilled Ribeyes wrapped in bacon

Twice-baked stuffed Potatoes

Salad w/raisins, almonds and red onion

Garlic Bread

Pound Cake soaked in Lemoncello

Apple Pie

Sesame and Chocolate Cookies

Vanilla Ice Cream

Malbec, Chardonnay, Cava


But first, you have to start with a pretty table. I dressed the table in all metalics to give it sparkle. Gold runners, candlesticks and napkins rings paired with silver chargers.

Before guests arrive. I ended up moving the candelabra because it was in the way of the a/c and blowing madly everywhere.

Candles lit and ready for guests

You’re Invited! Come On In.

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?

Not Black Tie, Not BBQ, But Tons of Fun

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

Last night we were tickled to be invited to the home of Spencer & Allison, co-owners of Black Tie Barbecue for an intimate get together with their fabulous, and recently engaged, friends, Joe and Lauren. You’d think Spencer and Allison would be exhausted from catering constantly, but no, they were up for a tasting party. A bruschetta tasting party. I love being a recipe guinea pig.

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