Sunday, February 06, 2011

So Where Were We?


First, let me say thank you to those of you who reached out via email, Twitter, Facebook and blog comments to check in and say "hello."

Second, apologies for the long absence with little interaction. One of the great benefits of starting Southern Gent just over two years ago is the relationships and friendships I have found and look forward to continuing in SG's third year. Thank you for your support along the way.

So where were we?

The last few months have been marked by celebrations, milestones and exciting life changes; starting back in October with....

...the wedding weekend of friends, Ben & Ledlie, in Nantucket over Columbus Day Weekend.

Across four crisp, sun-filled, early autumn days B&L celebrated their nuptials with a Welcome Party, Rehearsal Dinner at the Jared Coffin House and a sunset Ceremony at the White Elephant followed the next day by a Farewell Brunch.

It was the details - the bride and groom's brothers as their only attendants, the wood place cards made by the bride's father (a custom furniture maker), tear-filled toasts of fond memories and well wishes, and intimacy of dinner at two long banquet tables - that made this weekend memorable.

The following weekend back in The District....

....after an exhausting week in Chicago for work, I returned to an equestrian birthday celebration in lieu of heading to The Plains for International Gold Cup.

The afternoon of day drinking, fried chicken and ladder ball ended with a backyard flip cup tournament that put the losing side in Halloween costumes of years past. Unfortunately, pictures were banned to protect the not-so-innocent.

That's October. November and December include 30th birthday celebrations, a trip Down Under and the holidays proudly decked with "retail red."

Check back later this week for Parts II & III.


  1. Good to see you posting again!

  2. So glad you have returned safely to blogland!

  3. Glad to see you back!

  4. My best friend had her wedding reception at the White Elephant in Nantucket and it was beautiful! Nothing beats a Birthday outdoors eating fried chicken! Glad to have you back in the blogosphere. xx

  5. Welcome back, smarty pants!
    Reggie "Retail Red" Darling

  6. Thank God you're posting again! I've been floundering the past two months.