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

August, 2011 browsing by month


Vanilla Sky

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Summer means several things: sunshine, beaches, carnivals and camping. Nearly 13 million people go camping every year in the U.S. alone, with the number rising 6 percent in 2010.

What? 13 MILLION people go camping? Not like staying in a cabin, but a tent? Huh, imagine that!

Families stake out for days, even weeks, in our country’s beautiful national and state parks every summer. With the heat and exhausting travel, snacks often need to be healthy, transportable and flavorful.

My question is….what are we packing to eat?

I Like Chili

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Festivals are prevalent in Atlanta. We have festivals for everything.

I, for one, happen to adore festivals. All those fun people, all the fun food and beverages. Maybe even a blue grass band!

What’s happening on the Atlanta Festival scene?

Name That Thing – Answer

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Remember that thing I posted last week?

You all came up with some very creative guesses!

What is that thing, really?

Can’t Stop The Weekend

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Can you believe it’s September next week? Come on Autumn! But first, we must say goodbye to summer via Labor Day.

Lets clink our glasses as we unwrap the light sweaters in the attic.

FFF-Magnificent Milagro Tequila

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

With the official sayonara to summer just around the corner, Milagro Tequila – handcrafted in small batches from 100% estate grown blue agave in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico – has some summer cocktail recipes perfect for your Labor Day barbeque.

It’s Friday! That means cocktail time! Whoo Hoo! It’s Milagro Tequila Time Y’all!!

What are we mixing up today?

Gamble on a Party

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Do you feel the cool in the air? Just a subtle change right now that will segue into full fledged autumn weather.

The change of season invariably has me thinking of new ways to entertain. Autumn is the gateway to all those fabulous holiday parties that keep everyone busy. And with so many parties to choose from, make sure yours is the one they are still talking about next year.

What am I whipping up?

Name That Thing

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

You know I love a good puzzle. Lets guess what this thing is!

What IS that thing?

What Feeds Your Soul?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I was musing today about what nourishes me.

What makes you really happy?

A Glance At Grant Park’s New Market

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Ours was very busy.

On Sunday morning we took a look at the new Grant Park Farmer’s Market. Love it!

Grab your coffee and take a tour with me.

FFF-Bad Dog!

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Does anyone remember Mulligan’s Bar and Grill? They used to feature “Luther Burgers,” a gut buster of a burger served on a Krispy Kreme donut. Dang, those things were tasty.

Mulligan’s is long gone, so where do we go for that one dish that will single-handedly wipe out a hangover?

You have got to see this!