June Wedding Part III-Dinner

    This is a bit lengthy…it was a multi-faceted dinner. The Antler offers a designer incredible opportunities to be creative.  The property alone can be used in a myriad of ways.  Then there are the existing buildings.  We used Grey Manor for Cocktail Hour and we used The Grand Hall for Dinner.  This is…

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…

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…

Thankful Indeed

We both make every attempt possible to be thankful every day of the year.  We are both happy and healthy and that is certainly reason to give thanks daily.  However, it is always enjoyable to celebrate a “season” of Thanksgiving. We began on Sunday…and from the looks of our social calendar I think we may…

Fall, Food, Friends

I have no Italian blood that I know of.  However, the Italian culture is very much a part of who I’ve become.  I love Sunday Suppers.  The Italian mothers cook all day Sunday and the family comes over to enjoy her labor of love. Sunday night just seems like the perfect time to celebrate the…

Legally and Lovingly Married!!!

Those that saw my last post recall I was in California this week.  Malibu has to be in the top ten most beautiful spots in the USA.  After some issues with the initial home rental I found this one and it proved to be much more than we would’ve ever hoped for.  Here’s the house…