Last week, I was invited to introduce Mary Kay Andrews when she spoke at Page and Palette. That’s me in front, and MKA in the cute pink dress in the back. There were probably around 70 people there, and out of camera range was a sampling of food from her latest, “Beach House Cookbook.” Everyone adores Mary Kay, and her fans were busy purchasing books for themselves and many more as gifts.
My dearie, Karyn Tunks and I were able to capture our favorite author, drag her off to Tamara’s, and bend her ear on important topics like publishers, writing schedules, and most importantly, where to buy brightly colored frocks. We look like Easter eggs and fairies exploded all over us (that’s not a bad thing). Southern ladies love bright colors!
Later in the week, Karyn and I regrouped and headed out to shop-shop-shop for Fairhope’s 4th Annual Girl’s Night Out. They call it, “night” out, but they start it at 4pm because I think they know we’re moms, and can only have so much fun before we want to go home and go to sleep.
Hundreds of ladies flooded downtown to take advantage of a awesome specials. Stores had music, food and drinkie-poos for the ladies. We were all laughing and saying, “what if someone drove through town at this very moment and saw all these women running around with pink bags? They’d think this was the weirdest town! (It is).
See what I mean? Cybele’s was mixing up the tropical refreshments inside their store and even gave me a flamingo straw! Did you know they have on-site monograming available? Such an adorable shop!
We popped in to Page and Palette Bookstore (again), to hear author Alexander McCall Smith discuss his new book, “My Italian Bulldozer.” I started it this weekend and can’t wait to finish. Of course, “Alex,” as he asked me to call him (cough-cough) was delightfully charming with his Scottish accent. He said he loves coming to Alabama!
On the bluff last week, during a dress rehearsal for, “The Little Mermaid,” I ran into the powerful photography force of Kelly Bullington, Beth Glisson and my husband, Bob. All three so super talented!
On my family’s Facebook page, someone shared this old photo of my great-grandmother in the middle, my grandmother to her right, and my granddaddy holding my daddy on the far left. Great-Grandmother Leona Harrison had 11 boys (!!!!!) and two girls. Every meal was a huge undertaking, but this seems to be a special gathering.
And one last thing . . . we still have a gas station in Fairhope with old pumps. Nowhere to scan your card, and they’ll come out and pump it for you. You actually get to talk to someone!
My readers are the sweetest, nicest, most encouraging people, so I’m bursting at the seams to be able to share some big news with you later this week, I hope! Stay tuned . . . and I hope you have a lovely, happy week!