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

March, 2011 browsing by month


The Royal Wedding Cake

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

If you are anything like me, you are very excited about the royal wedding coming up in April. I remember watching the wedding of Charles and Diana and I am no less thrilled to witness the upcoming nuptials of William and Kate.

I have a sneak peek into their world today!

You can’t miss this!

Cake Quiz!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Although my birthday was in February, my dear friends over at Cake Hag have been trying to get my birthday cake to me.

I got it this weekend. The only stipulation? I had to guess what the cake was filled with.

Check it out.

Etiquette & Life Lessons

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

My life is truly wonderful. I have an amazing husband, two adorable dogs, friends that fill my heart, a lovely, cozy home and a soft bed on which to lay my sleepy head each night.

Wait, you do, too? How marvelous! But it’s not something we think about each day, is it? I have never had much adversity to overcome, my middle class upbringing was pretty much like living in Mayberry and my loving parents kept me safe and warm, buying me anything I needed, including cute clothes and the newest styles of shoes. I received a car at 16, went to college and never pondered where my next meal is coming from. I married a man who loves me without fail and always shows it.

It’s astonishing to think that my reality is someone else’s dream. A dream that has been thwarted again and again by abuse, by poverty, by unrealized ambition.

Join me inside and see what I’ve been up to.

Chic Boutique Tour – Spring Edition

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Remember when I went to the Chic Boutique tour this past Winter? It’s baaaaaaaaack!

Check it out. You know you want to…

Top Tips for Spring

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Bon Appetit is working in conjunction with HSN this weekend to bring you HSN Cooks! Spring Weekend Event on Home Shopping Network.

Some of their top chefs got together to offer up some wonderful tips for Spring eating.

The biggest Chefs in the world are inside…

FFF-Foster Fine Foods

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Fun Find Friday this week is joined by another FFF – Foster Fine Foods. Fun!

Deliciousness inside….

Worst Restaurant Names

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Our friends at compiled a list of the worst restaurant names. There must be more. What do you think?

· 9021 Pho

· Dirty Dick’s Crab House

· Spicy Pickle

· Han Dynasty:

· Fatboy and Slims

· Sergeant Pepperoni

· Windy City Wieners

· Which Wich?

· U Like Garden Chinese Food

· Tony Boloney’s Pizzeria

· The Fat Shack

· The Couch Tomato Cafe

· Steak ‘Em Up

· King Dong Chinese Restaurant

· It’s Greek To Me

· Hotdogopolis

· Bite Me Pizza

· Pu Pu Hot Pot

· Fat Man’s Fish Fry

· Gashouse Pizza

Tell me a few of your favorites?

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Christina Milian – You Make Me Laugh

Images of Spring

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I was out partying ALL day yesterday. Such fun but all that fun has me depleted. So I am going to grace the pages today with some fun photos of things making me smile on this fine, spring day.


Ooh! Pictures!

Cooking With Cheffrey

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I have decided to add another dimension to the blog and do some cooking videos. It was my extreme pleasure to welcome Chef Jeffrey Gardner from South City Kitchen to our home Sunday for some kitchen fun.

What are we up to?

A Veggie Tale

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

This little story appeared in my inbox the other day and I thought it was too sweet not to share.
An early morning story for you inside, my morning glories…