June Wedding Part II

The wedding day began with elegantly presented brunches. in beautifully appointed homes with lovely hosts, lots of exuberance and maybe just a tiny bit of anxiousness. Southern Accents should have covered this.    Everything was done to perfection to honor the bride and her entourage. Can you die…this looks like it was styled for Saveur.  …

June Wedding Part I

It was the best of times and it was…well…the best of times. It all began on a night in October in the brides family home.   The next day we met them with celebration gifts of champagne and a wedding planning book. Then after lots and lots and lots of calls, meetings, emails, planning and…

Seersucker Season

   I know “they” say the rules no longer apply.  However, white shoes, seersucker and linen were created to wear between Easter and Labor Day  according to my mother’s fashion handbook…and it’s that book by which I will always abide.  Whether it’s a celebration of death and resurrection or peeps and jelly beans Easter does…

BLESSED!!!

Sometimes the universe says no and often it says maybe. However, when the universe says, yes there’s that moment of balance and serenity that lets us know the intonation of life is pitch perfect. The universe has been playing a melodious composition for us. Our sweet friend Teresa did a fabulous birthday dinner for Brandt….

Countdown to 6/28

For those who follow THWL regularly you’ll recall our weekend at Ole Miss back in October. That was to celebrate an engagement. This weekend was the formal engagement announcement of that fabulous couple that has allowed me the honor of planning their wedding.  Not only are they sweet and adorable they and their families are…

Patience…

Our friends in East Tennessee wonder if they will ever see the ground again. We finally saw sun this week and it was a glorious sight, indeed. Do you think we will ever see Spring?  From what I see on social media everyone’s patience is wearing thin. Patience is a learned behavior, you know.  Whether…

Best of 2013

Before the bell tolls let’s look at what was REALLY lovely!!! Best Farmer’s Market It’s a tie between the Mailbu, CA Sunday Market and Memphis Farmer’s Market in downtown Memphis. Best Supper Club Salad in a Jar, Roast Cornish Game Hens, Mushroom and Leek Bread Pudding and OMG Chocolate Cake Best Seafood    Tie between…

Good Cheer!!!

Every day is an opportunity to learn a life lesson.  The holiday season sort of amplifies those opportunities.  Helen Keller said, “Be of good cheer, Do not think of today’s failures but of the success that may come tomorrow.  You have set yourselves difficult tasks but you will succeed if you persevere and you will…

Deck the Halls

The joy of the holidays continued last week and more to come this week.  Admittedly, I’m not the outdoor designer. However, given some garland, lights and ribbon I do my best…in 27 degrees.  No matter the weather it’s always joyful to bring the Christmas magic…indoors or out. Inside the entry to this warm home you…

’tis the season…

Last week we had 70 degree temperatures and then we had WINTER… Snow… Sleet… Ice… COLD WINTER!!! I’m sure residents of  St. Paul, Juneau or Reyjavik might scoff but for this Southern boy…we’ve had as much winter as I care to experience for one season. It’s not even the middle of December. What in the…