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

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Meatloaf For A Crowd

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Oh, you know how we are here in the south. We have to make sure everyone is fed. And fed well.

One night not so long ago, we had our dear friend, Johnny P. over for supper. I made meatloaf. To feed about 20. You never know how hungry men will be. Or who might stop by.

Did we eat it all?

Postcards from NYC

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

You know Eric and I had the best time visiting New York. Our sweet friend, Johnny P., lent us his Brooklyn Heights apartment and upon arrival, saw the most breathtaking view of the Statue of Liberty. Amazing.

I though you all would like to see some photos.


Visit NYC with me!

Thanksgiving 2010

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Good Morning Darlings!

We are finally recovered from Thanksgiving (I think). It was a wonderful time with fabulous friends and I bet you want to hear all about it. Lets do it!

Just between you and me, I had no intention of hosting Thanksgiving Dinner, but when bestie Diane said she was coming home, I knew that called for something special. We bought the turkey, planned a few dishes, invited a few friends, bought a case of bubbly. Then our incredible friends from Black Tie Barbecue told me they were holding a smoked turkey with my name on it, I decided to go ahead and roast the turkey we had at home and freeze the meat for the Christmas party nibble ingredients.

Do you remember the photo of those smoking turkeys? Unbelievable.

More thankful fun inside!

Cafe Circa – Eric, Me and Johnny P

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Good Morning Darlings!

My life has given me such amazing friendships and as you know, people come and go, but when one comes back, it is one of the greatest gifts. I received such a gift last week.

Johnny P and I go way back. Way, way back. I won’t even tell you how far. But it’s far, I tell you. He and I have lived in Atlanta for many years and although we don’t live far apart, we never get together. Life gets in the way.

But we changed all that last week. My swanky friend, Caren West, of Caren West PR arranged a very special tasting for the three of us at Cafe Circa, in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta.

How could this have been here for 3 years, without me noticing?

So, how did the reunion go? Come on in and join us!