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

March, 2012 browsing by month


Name That Thing – Answer

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Did you guess? What is this?

Can you name it?

It’s a finger fork! I have no idea how to use this, but it looks really cute, doesn’t it?

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Boz Scaggs – Look What You’ve Done To Me

Name That Thing!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

What is this? Can you name that thing?

Can you name it?

Back tomorrow with the answer!

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Boz Scaggs – Georgia

Butterflies and Blossoms Afternoon Tea

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

After a week of zombie wrangling (see: Atlanta Movie Tours), I had the chance to immerse myself in delicious girly goodness at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead.

Please join me for tea!

STK Spells Glam

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

I was fortunate to be gifted with a lovely evening of dining at STK Atlanta and seeing Thomas Dolby at The Loft on Monday night.

Oh, what a wonderful time we had. Our server was Fred and he took the most amazing care of us. Hakim, the manager, was most charming as well.

Would you like a glimpse?

Come on in…

Oscar & Karen Get A New Cousin

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

My little canine children, Karen & Oscar, are the loves of my life.

Today, they are in for a bit of competition.

What’s Up?

Pop-Up Bearmaker!

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

My buddy Brandon is up with the birds, baking for St. Patrick’s Day. From 3-8 p.m., he will be in Inman Park at the shop “At The Collective”. Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day Brandon will feature some holiday goodies, like:

Irish Coffee Petit Fours with Jameson Icing
Black Pepper Biscuit Lazycakes with Balsamic Strawberries and Vanilla Bean Butter cream frosting
Fleur De Sel Cookies
Nutella Sandwich Cookies
Buttermilk Lemon Tarts
Coconut Vanilla Bean Macaroons
Vegan Fudge Brownies
Guinness Chocolate Cake with Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting
Mason Jar Banana Pudding
Earl Grey Shortbread (using Tea from Just Add Honey)
French Macaroons with Strawberry Jalapeno Jam (from those Barrett Twins)
Bacon Petit Fours
Mini Nutella Cheese Cakes with White Chocolate drizzle

Nom nom nom!

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Glenn Fry – The Heat Is On

Coconut Macaroons

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

The weather here is unbelievably gorgeous. It feels like the tropics.

What else feels like the tropics?

Happy Birthday, Atlanta Magazine!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Monday night, Eric and I went to the Best of Atlanta, as the guests of my darling friend, Kathy, the Marketing Director for Camp Twin Lakes.

So much fun inside!

Clint & Patti’s Big Adventure

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Last Thursday Clint & I played hooky together. Clint planned an entire day of surprises that just delighted me to no end.

What did we do on our play day?

Hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Today we have our new friend Kristen aboard to talk to us about hosting a St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Thanks, Kristen!

Are you ready for next Saturday?