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

Souprise Saturday

Written by Patti on October 5th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

I am still glowing from the weekend’s activities. Last Friday, I got some surprise news that tickled me to no end. It was a treat I wanted to share with our very besties and neighbors so I sent out an email asking everyone to be at our house on Saturday between 5- 7pm for a huge surprise.

All the guesses I received were hilarious – was I pregnant (what?!?!), did I get a television show (hmmm…), are we moving (hell no!!!)

But I knew it would make all of us smile and warm our hearts in a big way.

And it did.

Our darling, dearest bestie, Taruran was in town to move his sister back north and he had exactly 2 hours to spend with us. If you will remember, Taruan and Chioke have moved to NYC to go back to school and their departure has left a hole in our happy little social circle.

But for two hours on Saturday, all was right with the world and we were together once more. The look on everyone’s face upon seeing Taruan was priceless. Having T here and getting to hug him was priceless. Surprising all our favorite darlings with such a precious surprise was priceless.

Let me tell you my sweeties, you cannot put a price on the best stuff. And this was some of the best.

Everyone is abuzz with Taruan's presence. He just wants a cupcake.

Taruan and Chioke tell me there are no Pattis in NYC. Awwwww. I love you guys.

Our three Ts - Tracy, Taruan and Teague

Part of our group - where was everyone else? Imbibing? Celebrating? Probably.

And then, as soon as he arrived, he was off – poof. Into thin air.

So we all went across the street to Tracy’s annual soup party. Which was a blast. 60 guests, 60 soup bowls, one badass homemade photo booth. Unbelievable.

Photos of Souperfest? Ooops, I was so excited about seeing Taruan and sipping bubbly that I just plumb forgot. Sorry. But it was a blast and made us temporarily forget that Taruan was on his way back to the world’s most thrilling city. Lucky New York.

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Mary J. Blige – Family Affair (T- you know this is MY jam!)


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