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…

Partee Part One

Last week was full of celebration.  I had a birthday, we participated in a Harvest Dinner and we hosted a Sweet Sixteen dinner.  I’ll share these with you in two parts because I don’t want you to overindulge as we did.  The festivities began with my birthday. Since we had just done Supper Club on…

Staycation…

Since May I’ve traveled to eight cities in seven states and from the Pacific Ocean to the Great Smoky Mountains.  We thought about several travel options for the holiday weekend but ended up at our lovely loft in downtown Memphis…which we seldom see anymore.  The farm in Byhalia is becoming more and more like home….

It’s not done…

’til it’s OVERDONE!!! I’ve been back to East Tennessee to do an event with my dear friend.  The event was called “Festival of Tables” and it was the first time the organization had done an event of this type. Tables were assigned to a designer and a hostess and tickets were sold to come view…

Scenes of Summer

When last we spoke it was the Fourth of July and we were in East Tennessee.  I can’t believe I’ve been away from you so long. Moreover, I get tired thinking about what I’ve done in between posts. I didn’t realize I was so busy until I was telling a friend why I couldn’t take…

This Solitary Life

I know two weeks is too long to be away. I feel certain you have been sitting staring at your monitor the whole time. Now, you have to clear your schedule because this will be the longest post in history. However, you’re about to see my life in a two-week retrospective. I’ll begin with the…

Back to the Real World…

Holiday is always fun and refreshing but getting back to the daily routine often is one step away from depressing. This scenery takes my bio-rhythms to a place that makes the routine a real challenge. Nevertheless, life goes on and I’m very fortunate to have some wonderful opportunities on the docket.    Sunday we had a…

What a Difference a Day Makes!!!

I told you yesterday that today we would compare and contrast Vegas to LA.  So here goes. Here’s a welcome entrance in Las Vegas. And, here’s the LA version. Here’s a visual display in Vegas… And, here’s LA…oh my!!! Yesterday afternoon was spent at The Getty Museum in Brentwood…home of O.J., Reese, Ben, Marilyn and…

What Happens in VEGAS…

…really should stay in Vegas.  Las Vegas is truly the only city in the world that can get away with the concept of “it’s not done until it’s overdone”. Moderation and Las Vegas are like fire and ice.  Personally, the visual stimulation is exhausting.  When visiting a museum or gallery there’s opportunity to take a…

0’s & 5’s

With every passing day Brandt and I realize how precious life is. We are so fortunate to enjoy good health and happiness and we’re committed to celebrating as much as possible.  Therefore, we make a real effort to help others celebrate especially on birthday’s of significance.  Last evening we did just that with a “Celebration…