PARTY LINE: Another gorgeous and fun weekend was bid adieu on Monday

Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 01:12 PM.

The weekend kicked off last Thursday evening with the Walton County Chamber's Business After Hours at Marigny. Shaye Smith, Mike Ragsdale, Lanier Motes, and Jamie McIntosh were some who enjoyed.

On Friday morning I got a thrill. Alex Stasko and her boyfriend were here from Austin visiting her dad. They went out to the beach around midnight to have the night-time experience of the beach and were shocked to see a large sea turtle coming ashore. Alex and Zach handled the surprise admirably and remained still. They did not disturb her, so, the mama turtle proceeded to nest, lay her eggs, cover it up and crawl right past them on her way back into the Gulf. When I heard about it the next morning, I ran down and found the nest, which is now marked as Nest No. 15. Wow! What an experience!

On Friday night, I enjoyed a delightful dinner — my first! — at The Bay. Jim Shirley and Mario McNally were perfect hosts in a beautiful setting. I went with Mario's recommendations: the Jon 2 Sushi roll and the Miso and Fig Grouper with Bay Ratatouille, both of which were over-the-top fab and perfectly paired with sauvignon blanc. The whole meal was memorable. But the tune I came home singing was "peanut-butter pie, peanut-butter pie; my oh my, peanut-butter pie," which is not to be missed. My group dined outside on the deck and got to see a beautiful rainbow appear in the sky over the bay. What an evening!

I saw William Schissler, Dana Jusselin, and John Stasko there. The experience was so pleasant that I returned on Tuesday and tried Chef Shirley's signature crab cakes laced with basil and mint and sake butter sauce, and his Thai-Mollys. The crab cakes had large chunks of crab and were lying on sliced green tomatoes. Yum! The Thai-Mollys were very intriguing. One tamale was red curry pork in coconut sauce, and the other was green curry chicken in coconut sauce. Wow! What an intrigue. Now, I must go back for the Point Washington Roll. So much food, so little time. 

Northwest Florida State College hosted an opening reception Friday night for its A+Art exhibit featuring artist Melanie Moore. Joan Vienot, Sherry Londe, Susan Alfieri, Betty Cork, Carol Dickson, and Suzanne West attended.

On Saturday, some friends went out fishing with Capt. Ted Missildine on his boat and brought back quite a number of snapper. Yum! There was enough for two meals. I hear that Ted was his usual entertaining self and a good host.

The Seagrove Garden Club executive committee and committee heads met at the home of President Rose Rogers last week to plan for the upcoming 2014-2015 year. Watch for the SGGC float in the Seaside 4th of July parade.

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