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

Stumped on Where To Party Tonight?

Written by Patti on December 31st, 2010

Good Morning Darlings!

Oh my little dawdlers, have you not made plans for tonight? Lets see what I can conjure up for you.

How about the epitome of class and style? Of course you know I am talking about The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead and their spectacular ringing in of 2011.

Miss Sandra sent me all the details and here they are just for you.


There’s no better way to brighten your outlook for the New Year than celebrating at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead.

The New Year’s Eve package starts at $499* and includes:
• Deluxe accommodations for one night
• New Year’s Day Brunch for two in The Café, to include Champagne and Bloody Mary Bar
• 2 p.m. late check out
• Overnight valet parking

*Package is valid December 31, 2010, subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Advance reservations are required; rates do not apply to groups. Rates listed are per room, per night, single or double occupancy, and exclusive of taxes, gratuities and other charges unless noted.

The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead is located in fashionable uptown Atlanta, the city’s most prestigious residential neighborhood. For information or room reservations, please call (800) 241-3333, the hotel at (404) 237-2700, a travel professional or visit

There is also Atlanta’s famous Peach Drop at Underground. I’m not much for crowds, but if you are, this could be a great time for you and the family!

Another glamour filled place to buss your sweetie at midnight is The Mansion on Peachtree. Go and say hello to my darling friend, Barry, the concierge who knows everybody and everything to do in Atlanta.

Nora at the Wine Shoe has this fun party going on:

Bubbles, Black Tie & Balloons

Join us for an evening of bubbles and balloons while watching the competing fashion designers rush in with their entries for Fashion Uncorked, the benefit being hosted at Artist Trifecta for Easter Seals. Dress fashionably in evening wear and release your New Year`s wish balloon at the stroke of midnight.

What do you get?!?
* Great Atmosphere
* A chance to dress up!
* Your choice of a bottle of wine from the top shelf at Wine Shoe
* Yummy light appetizers
* Champagne Toast at Midnight!
* Balloon Release when Toasting…with your 2011 wish attached
* Free Parking

$60 per person, limited to 40 fashionable people…because we want to keep it intimate and fun at the Wine Shoe!

For umpteen more ideas, Metromix has you covered.

Just for fun, here is the Wikipedia definition of Auld Lang Syne:

The song’s Scots title may be translated into English literally as “old long since”, or more idiomatically, “long long ago”,[3] “days gone by” or “old times”. Consequently “For auld lang syne”, as it appears in the first line of the chorus, is loosely translated as “for (the sake of) old times”.

And I know I’ve said it a billion times, but please be safe and don’t drink and drive.

I send you all a big hug and kiss at midnight tonight.

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Les Deux Love Orchestra – Auld Lang Syne


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