Archive for July, 2008

Sydney and the Emmy

Congratulation to my dear friend Sydney and her Emmy!

tight grip

tight grip

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Emilie…because she is sweet

Emilie…aka “sister” is a beautiful Hungarian bird dog and a lady.  A lady doesn’t tell her age, but I’ll tell you she will be 14 years old in October.  She still plays hard at the club on Mondays, wears her pearls even before 5:00pm every day, lunches with friends and likes to sleep in late on Sundays. To know her is to adore her.

Sister sleeping in late

Sister sleeping in late

Local Eleven Ten/Friends/Laughter

Great dinner last night at Local Eleven Ten. New Chef Bradley Daniels sent out an amazing spread and himself for a quick hug. The company was perfect with my friends, both designers, Lynn Rahn and Brenda Anderson. Luckily, Pamela McClain seated us in the back, because we were definitely laughing loud enough to bother the diners around us…I love my friends who can laugh at themselves, each other and talk about the prospects of opening a “kitten spa” in Savannah. Apparently the NY Times has recently shed new light on the business of keeping things tight and clean down south. We started our meal (non liquid part) with “Angry Mussels” (garlic, cherry peppers, grilled “back in the day bakery” baguette), Crispy Fried Oysters (lemon aioli, baby spinach salad) and a watermelon salad with flat creek lodge feta, black olive, cucumber and pinenuts. Having gathered fresh mussels from Maine to Newfoundland in my life cooking on yachts, I don’t usually like to adulterate them in anyway. Bradley’s angry mussels were the exception. My last meal could quite possibly change to just this broth…never mind, I’m sticking with Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy and my mom’s chocolate cream pie. For Entrees we shared steak, tuna, scallops and a side of artisanal orechiette, wild georgia shrimp, sweet sausage, summer squash and lots of garlic that was an interesting and delicious suprise. All beautifully and simply presented….perfect from eyes to belly. Ricotta Panna Cotta and cappuccinos to end. I’m sure the diners around us were happy to see us leave…or maybe they were stuck talking to each other then. Thank you Patrick for perfect service. Thank you Lynn and Brenda for friendship and style.

Kitchen Stories

one simple cool design…a VERY handy husband….back ordered stainless steel tile….three talented granite installers….a wayward tile guy….faucet number one defective….faucet number two $150 more….a granite company wanting a good recommendation for Paula’s new kitchen…TA DA!!!!!!!

Move In Day

Move In Day

Simple and FAB

Simple and FAB

Stainless Tile

Stainless Tile

Faucet, sink and Josh\'s Baby the disposal button

Faucet, sink and Josh\