Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Let's get this party started with some examples of my (and hopefully your) favorite party scenes.....

Betty Draper throws a dinner party on MadMen.
I know it's cliche...but I really think my favorite party ever was my own wedding reception.  It was at the Virginia Museum in Richmond, a place I spent a lot (and I do mean a lot) of time as a teenager....wandering the halls, pretending I actually lived there, pretending I was a princess and the blue man in the Egyptian room was my prince.  Is it too extreme to say that art saved my life?

Fast forward a couple of years...I've met my prince, Braxton is his name, and we are to be married.  My dad and I were planning the reception and he suggested the Virginia Museum, and I knew right away it would be perfect....and it was.  We had a really small guest list, only immediate family, meaning we could splurge on the food and champagne.

I've been lucky enough to have visited some of the greatest art museums in the world, and the Virginia Museum is still my favorite....and a really great party venue! 
Sixteen Candles

Animal House.

Gone With the Wind.....remember when Rhett left Scarlett at the door and made her enter Melanie's party all alone?

Atonement....the scene where, as Braxton says, he pinned her to the wall like a butterfly.  Seriously sexy moment.

High Society

A Single Man

Breakfast at Tiffany's


MadMen.....remember when pregnant women could drink?

My favorite movie of this year....Midnight in Paris.  So beautiful you could cry....and you probably will.

Midnight in Paris

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Now it's your turn...where was you best ever party?

Have a beautiful day.


Leslie R. said...

Those are some terrific party scenes! My favorite is a few New Years' ago...we rented a great old downtown building that overlooks a river and threw a New Year's Party. Wooden circular staircases, stained glass windows, pull-chain toilets! It was an amazing night!!

Braxton and Yancey said...

That sounds beautiful! Somehow, I picture you in red I close?
Happy New Year!

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