This is the fourth time we’ve had the honor of FIG being nominated for Outstanding Wine Program, and our third trip to Chicago for the awards ceremony (they were previously held in New York). Although we haven’t taken home a win for wine (Chef Stanhope won Best Chef: Southeast 3 years ago, but still no […]Read more "JAMES BEARD AWARDS, CHICAGO"
12 years together, a lifetime to go! March 31, 2017 marks our five year wedding anniversary, and 12 years total of being together. It rained on our beach wedding (rainy weddings are lucky!), so we had to move the ceremony indoors at the last minute, with the vows on the back porch rather than the […]Read more "Five Years of Marriage…"
Hard to believe it’s been 5 years since my best friends threw me the most amazing bridal shower. My friend Genevieve’s farm house on Johns Island was the most perfect venue, and they solicited expert help from our friends Chef Jason Stanhope and Brooks Reitz for food and cocktails. Another friend Olivia Rae James captured the […]Read more "Bridal Shower Brunch on the Farm #tbt"
The busiest and most exciting week of my work year is always the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, and this year was no exception. The week kicked off Wednesday night with the opening gala in Marion Square, followed by a Le Creuset breakfast with Chef Mike Lata and Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern, a Signature Dinner at FIG […]Read more "Charleston Wine + Food Festival"
I worked another charity dinner with Chef Lata and Chef Stanhope this weekend, joined by James Beard chefs Debbie Gold and Jimmy Bannos. Charleston’s fairy godmother of food & beverage – Terri Henning – donated her incredible penthouse as the venue, even though she was out of town. The day started out cloudy and gray […]Read more "March of Dimes charity dinner"
February 12th marked 6 years from the day Ryan asked me to marry him. We always celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 12th to avoid the crowds and honor our “engagement-versary.” This year we booked a weekend at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, which is just 35 minutes from our house on James Island but feels […]Read more "Engagementversary at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island"
Last night I helped Chef Lata with a Spoleto charity auction dinner on Sullivan’s island, where he cooked a four-course dinner for 12 guests with wine pairings by Harry Root of Grassroots Wine. The food and wine were exceptional (of course) but the sunset as we set up for dinner was the real daisy. Also the […]Read more "Sullivan’s sunsets are the sweetest"