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

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Sweet Beach Alabama

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Good Morning Darlings,

There’s nothing sweeter than a beach getaway, especially when your bestie’s daddy has a beach house. We adore Captain Mike and he is sailing off to Cuba next month so we decided he needed a bon voyage party.

So that’s what we did. Lots of delicious food (cuban sammies, empanadas, plantains) and yummy beverages were consumed as we hung around, told stories, sang A LOT of songs and laughed til our sides hurt.

Pics to prove it happened!

Crawfish Bread is DELICIOUS!

It’s all chill at the beach.

Making new friends.

There’s always time for shenanigans at the Flori-Bama!

Mike and Mellie take a romantic stroll on the beach.


My buddy, Captain Mike, and me at the Flori-Bama

Can’t wait to go back! A million thanks to Captain Mike, his lovely lady Karen and my bestie Mellie for making Eric and me feel so welcome!

xoxo, Patti

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!

Come On Down To Cabbagetown Market

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

This weekend was packed with tons of fun. Saturday morning my bestie Lisa, reopened her Cabbagetown Market after a brief vacation. Lisa has a new partner, Mike, who is the ice cream guy! Mike is there making gallons of ice cream for your eating pleasure.

Mike and Lisa, Proprietors, Cabbagetown Market

More Cabbagetown Fun Inside

Mike Has A Birthday!

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

Thursday night was my buddy Tami’s birthday party for her sweetie, Mike. It was so much fun!  Lots of cool new people to meet and you have got to check out the birthday cake!

It's Nacho Party - It's MIKE'S Party! Har Har Har....ahem.

You Have Got to See This Birthday Cake!