A Bon Voyage Farewell Luncheon

Bon Voyage farewell party | 11 Magnolia Lane

It's always hard to say goodbye when we move on to the next adventure, but last week's farewell luncheon that "my" ladies threw for me was particularly bittersweet. I put "my" in quotes, because I read once that I'm not supposed to call them "my" ladies, because that indicates ownership, but I've … [Read more...]

Dinner & Dancing in Downtown Savannah

Dinner and dancing in downtown Savannah | 11 Magnolia Lane

I know I've mentioned before that I just love the school my kids attend in downtown Savannah; it's been the perfect fit for our family.  We've been fortunate enough to find one in downtown Southern Pines that is going to be very similar, I think, but during these past few weeks we've been savoring … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday to Christy!

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    So today I am supposed to be posting our latest and greatest martini recipe. But, since we are in the vicinity of Christy’s birthday (for privacy purposes on the world wide web I don’t want to disclose the actual day but let’s just say it's coming up soon) so instead I decided to … [Read more...]

Italian-Inspired Farewell Party~Ciao!


  Last weekend I hosted a very fun party, but one that left me very sad. Our close friends Tracey and Michael {we showed you their pretty home HERE and HERE} are heading to a new job in Rome, Italy! Seriously, aren't they SO lucky?!? We wanted to send them off in style and despite … [Read more...]

Lalaloopsy 4th Birthday Party

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 Since it's been the holiday season, I didn't want to jump back in with a post about all that was pink, girly and Lalaloopsy until now. But, a few weeks ago we celebrated my daughter's fourth birthday in grand style. To give you a little background, this was her first 'party'.  I said to someone … [Read more...]

Kentucky Derby Inspiration Board

Kentucky Derby/Gold Cup Inspiration Board

I wanted to share some inspiration as the 87th running of the world famous Virginia Gold Cup Steeplechase Race is this coming weekend here in Virginia.   It is also the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, and quite possibly the unveiling of the next triple crown winner.  Although I will not be … [Read more...]

Black, White and Lime Baby Shower

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Hi everyone! I am so happy to be back especially after this past weekend of party planning.  My dear friend Trinity is pregnant with her first baby and I had the honor of throwing her a baby shower.  The weather was hot, sunny and a bit humid but the party really turned out great.  I had a 24 … [Read more...]

The Royal Wedding Breakfast

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Did you watch it? Did you LOVE her dress {sigh}...what a fun morning, even if you had to get up super early to see it happen live. We had the best time at our "Royal Wedding Breakfast."  It was fun to watch it and share our memories of Diana's wedding, and compare our thoughts and observation on … [Read more...]

Submit your Event!

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While we consider 11 Magnolia Lane to be a "lifestyle" blog--meaning we try not to fall exclusively into any one niche of decorating, cooking, events etc.-- with two of the three main contributors being in the event industry its only natural we deal a lot with parties. So, Terry and I have been … [Read more...]

Oh What a Night! {Dinner Party time!}

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Wow...if you were wondering, the Dinner Party I had on Saturday was a great time! I am so glad I did it. I plan to do a follow-up post on just the food as I think my menu worked out perfectly and so I will share it in case anyone wants to replicate parts or all of it. (View my post on planning the … [Read more...]

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