Once again, Demetria McNeese and crew put together an outstanding weekend celebrating Wine, Women, & Shoes.
The main event on Sunday afternoon at Baytowne's Magnolia Ballroom drew lots ladies. Betty White, Carol Murphy Rauschkolb, Cindy Launch, Demetrius and Malpa Fuller, Demetria and Richard McNeese, Gale Culling, Hilary Butler, Jane Beene, Jeanette Miller, Jennifer Howard, John Russell, Kate Kelly, Kay Crawford, Kelli Siler, Lorre and Bob James, Lynn Dugas, Lynn Wesson, Marie McKenna, Martha Jones, Mary Pat Cedarleaf, Mary Kay Samouce, Michael Stickler, Nancy Stanley, Pam Tedesco, Peggy Hayes, Rhonda Murray, Ron Bolton, Sandy and Greig Buckley, Stacey Brady, Susie Jacobs, Tracy Louthain, Tim Krueger, and Zandra Wolfgram were some who attended, enjoying the hors d'oeuvres, sampling wine, shopping, and watching the fashion show while raising money for Sinfonia. Great job, D!
The V Seagrove held an opening reception for the hanging of Didon Comer's artwork in the restaurant last week. Hank White, Allison Wickey, Anne Hunter, Coop and Peggy Jones were some who attended.
The Gulf Place Homeowners Association held its monthly mix and mingle at Pizza by the Sea Monday night. Mike and Carol Stovsky, Beverly and Greg Schmitt, Michelle and Tom Fillingim, RoseAnn and Keith Knight, Lorene Gruzdis, Marge and Jens Bach, Kathy, Joe and Erin Perry, Tom and Dana Saffel, Jimmy and June Milam, Sharon Thompson, and Lahrye and Nancy Radford attended.
Scott Jackson, Meg Worthington, Pam Flow, Rebecca Ames, and Diane Sidwell attended Jan Hansen's Almost Last Chance for Romance Valentine's party and book signing for Foster Sanders in Destin last weekend.
Speaking of romance, Lady Antebellum's celebrity couple Charles and Cassie Kelley listed their top 10 most romantic hotel bars in the world. Coming in at No. 10 on their list was Sol Luna at The Pearl in Rosemary Beach.
Congratulations to Charlotte Arnold on her painting, "Ophelia," winning third place in the 22nd Southwest Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition at Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries at Northwest Florida State College Campus in Niceville.
Mike and Angela Ragsdale's 30A "sand rover" they named Truman is featured in the new issue of Rovers Magazine. With more than 27 years under their hood, Rovers Magazine is the largest Land Rover publication in North America.
SunQuest Cruises' Solaris yacht was recognized by The Knot magazine as a Destin Wedding Venue for the fifth consecutive year.
Congratulations to Grayton Beer. Its 30A Beach Blonde Ale has begun to roll off the line.
Last week was incredible for Ann Kief. First, she was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award by Walton County Chamber of Commerce, and then she won an award at the Qivana Regional Event in Orlando for "Highest Sponsorship Tree Growth" in all the Platinum ranks.
The Nitin and Shruti Bawa family also visited Orlando. Shortly after, Dr. Bawa cut the ribbon on his new Fort Walton Beach location. The new clinic joins locations in Santa Rosa Beach and Destin.
Diane Parsonnet saw an incredible sight Tuesday afternoon when she looked out the window of her Eastern Lake home and saw two eagles on the beach. Wow!
Joan Vienot went to Denver.
Jennifer McAlexander went to Colorado.
Ashley and Shannon Johnson went to Miami.
Sharon Thompson has returned from visiting family in the Orlando area.
Bonnie Pleggenkuhle vacationed in Aruba.
Jacque and Harroll Castle went to Belize.
Kathy Fly-Bridges went to Houston.
If you're out and about Saturday and see Interior Designer Gary Cooper, or artist Dot Long, wish them a "happy birthday."
On Tuesday wish one to Margie Jordan, and Anna Comer.
Wednesday to Frank Macon, Bob Walz, Donna Pelous, and Cafe Thirty-A's Harriet Crommelin.
Thursday to Christy Kearney and Philippe Petit.
And Friday to David Higgs.
Deborah Wheeler is the arts and entertainment reporter for The Walton Sun. She may be reached at 654-8443 or email email@example.com. Her Party Line column appears weekly in The Sun. Contributions are accepted.