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

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Get It Out Of The Closet!

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

Still talking about the weekend. Sunday found us at brunch with Diane and Jonathan the day before she was set to drive up north (there’s a lot of that going around, apparently) to start her new job as a newspaper editor in Michigan City. We are all so proud of you, Diane! Go get em, Bunny!

After brunch, we scurried home to get ready for the evening’s event, Get It Out Of The Closet, to benefit M.E.N.S. Wear Inc. (Making Employment the Next Step). This very swanky event was held at Atlanta’s Biltmore Hotel. Dripping with crystal chandeliers, sumptuous carpet and all the beautiful people you could ever care to see. The evening started with a cash bar, buffet catered by Gordon Biersch and a silent auction with items that included a trip to The Emmy Awards and a chance to fly a fighter plane.

Stunning details in the Biltmore's Grand Ballroom

Take A Look Into The Soiree With Me

Fashion First

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

What a wonderful weekend we had! Friday night we had dinner at Shaun’s (more on that tomorrow), slept in on Saturday and went to have our passport renewal photos taken (lots of trips coming up!) and Sunday saw me at two events, which is unusual for me, but they were both so packed with fashion and fab folks that I couldn’t pass them up.

One of those parties was at the home of my fun friend Elizabeth. Our friend, style-maker Victor was there to give tips on what to do with those fashion pieces in our closets that stumped us.

But first, a tour of Elizabeth’s adorable cottage. It is so her – fun and sweet and whimsical. I loved it!

Elizabeth whipped up some yummy nibbles

You’re Invited! Come On In.

Brunching In Style

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

Have you ever met folks and just knew you all would be great friends? My new friend Victor is one of those folks. Victor is an image consultant and just the loveliest person. Our mutual friend Elizabeth introduced us and on Sunday we all met at Victor’s house for brunch. His house is one of those wonderful places you immediately feel at ease and could stay for hours.

And the food was delish, too!

Victor and me

More Fabulous Brunch Photos Inside

The Kiki and DeeDee Supper Club

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

We go to a lot of events. Dinner parties we throw, cocktail parties feting fab friends, cookouts and birthday celebrations.

But last night was a first. Eric and I were hosted by not one, but four hostesses, at a dinner party in Decatur.

Let me explain.

Invited by my friend, Elizabeth, who I met through bestie Clint (you all know Clint, right?), to the home of her good friends, Allison and Joel. Oh, their home was dandy – a grand piano, fantastic art created by Joel himself, it was a very elegant setting. Allison even set their lovely table with collected silver and beautiful southern china. Add Victor, a most dapper Image Consultant (I have got to call him) and you have got yourself the recipe for a perfect night.

A Genteel Table Dressing

What Was The Evening’s Twist?