Luncheon of the Year

I have been planning a luncheon for a group of ladies from the Garden Club of America for about a year and last week it was showtime... The group came from far and near and were treated to some real southern hospitality from Jackson to Natchez to Laurel.  I dreamed up a spring luncheon in the … [Read more...]

Supper Club

We hosted our supper club on Friday night and I had a great time putting together a menu and setting the tables... my mother decided that she was ready to give up these blue glass plates and so I inherited them... you know how I am about books in the dining room... the enormous magnolia … [Read more...]

A Bridal Luncheon

Well dear readers, for those of you in the know about recent goings on OPP,  I hope you enjoy a recap of the bridal luncheon held here last Friday. Any of you who know me are aware of my love for paper, ribbons, wrappings and trimmings.  I love the way an invitation sets the tone for a party and I … [Read more...]

Dinner At Grappa Italian Restaurant In Park City Utah

We are enjoying a trip to Deer Valley ski resort this week and had dinner last night at one of our favorite restaurants... Deer Valley is a favorite destination and we have been enjoying the amenities of this resort for many years... the view from my room... In addition to the pristine … [Read more...]

Winter Inspiration From Annelle Primos & Associates

One of my favorite shops for any inspiration is Annelle Primos & Associates in Highland Village here in Jackson. After spotting a lone Santa Claus lurking around here On Pinehurst Place this morning I decided that some winter inspiration was definitely needed so I headed directly over to … [Read more...]

Welcome Back To The Iron Horse Grill

Welcome back to The Iron Horse Grill! A series of fires in 1999 caused the closing of one of downtown Jackson's favorite eateries.  Fortunately a group of investors have revived the landmark restaurant and celebrated its' reopening last week... Our family headed out to experience the newly … [Read more...]

Beautiful Fall Tables

With Thanksgiving just around the corner I am thinking about my tablescape and thought I would share this beautiful table from a recent Garden Club of Jackson meeting... I love the silver pumpkins displayed beneath pretty glass cloches... The white pumpkins add a little drama... The … [Read more...]

Fleaing On Friday: Lucullus

Patrick Dunne's shop, Lucullus on Chartres Street in New Orleans is a visual as well as a gastronomic delight.  The shop has been there specializing in "culinary antiques" for thirty years, interestingly, an antique shop has operated out of the location for over a century! On this day there was … [Read more...]

Walking Around New Orleans

We headed down to New Orleans with friends on Friday for some much needed R&R which consisted of a whole lot of culinary experiences and not nearly enough walking to negate aforementioned activity!  I can feel the relaxation begin the moment I see the welcoming signs... The Ritz Carlton … [Read more...]