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

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FFF – Meeble Mail

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

A big discussion around our dinner table lately has been how to get friends to promptly RSVP to any party we are giving. Seems like everyone receives so many invites that is hard to distinguish one from another.

I have an idea!

Name That Thing – Answer

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Did you guess what these utensils are for?

Come on in and lets see how you did!

Drink for the Cause!

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

A couple of weeks ago, Eric & I were lucky enough to be invited on a rafting trip down the Chattahoochee for the day.

It was a blast. And I cannot imagine what Atlanta would be like without our famous river. What if we couldn’t go rafting down the river in the summer?

Show some love for our Hootch

Name That Thing

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I have a good one for you today.

Can I stump you?

Gilt-y Pleasures

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I woke up with the yen to shop today. That’s weird.

Shall We Shop?

Giveaway – Are You In The Pink?

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

We have a winner for our pink Kitchenaid Hand Mixer – Lisa!

Lisa, if you could email me your address at, I will make sure it gets sent right out to you.


And many thanks to Kitchenaid and Del Webb for donating to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund. We can help to find a cure for this terrible disease.

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to The Cars – Shake It Up

Orange You Glad?

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!
Don’t you still have a bit of vacation left? How about hopping on a plane and spending your vacay in Arizona? And not just any place in Arizona, but The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain.

More inside!

FFF-Bailey’s Mudslides!

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Still trying to beat the heat here in Atlanta. Good gracious, it is sultry.

How shall we beat the heat this weekend?

Luau at The Sands

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

The summer is in full swing and our neighborhood (aka “The Cruise Ship”), has set sail. This means tons of parties, cookouts and drinking on various porches and backyards of all our friends.

It is almost as much fun as Christmas, but for a longer period of time and more heat.

Last weekend, we gathered together to celebrate Rick’s birthday.

The merriment begins inside

In The Pink – Giveaway!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I love the color pink. It is the epitome of being a girl. It is also the official color associated with Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

What’s all the newest in pink?