PARTY LINE: May is about food and art

Published: Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 12:08 PM.

Last week was a tough one for me and my ongoing diet. The diet is losing.

Walton County Chamber held its monthly Power of Business luncheon last Wednesday at Baytowne. The topic was tourism and our Tourist Development Council Director, Jim Bagby, spoke about the state of and future of Walton County 's tourism. Michelle Ray, Jon Ervin, Brian Kellenberger, Angela Vaughn, John Russell, Ann Kief, Scott Russell, Lori Smith, Cindy Meadows, Peter Burke, Brian Haugen, Cory Fosdyck, Rhonda Murray, Joe Capers, Kellie Jo Kilberg, and Myra Williams took it in.

That night, Allison Wickey kicked off ArtsQuest with Gallery Night at her Seacrest gallery. Cody Copeland and Juan Francisco Adaro attended.

An over-the-top great Mother's Day weekend kicked off for me Thursday night.

Thursday night, Dave Rauschkolb hosted Dinner Down South with chef and author Donald Link. Dave is always a class act of a host and it's always a pleasure to be invited out to lovely Seaside . Dave and Carol Rauschkolb were there, as well as Lynn Nesmith, Leah Stroble and Willie Mason, Susan and Phil Benton, Dana and Tom Saffel, Eric Saffel, Zandra Wolfgram, John Stasko, Nikki Nickerson and Jennifer Green, Lisa and Gerry Burwell, Maunsel and Karen White, Randy Torrey, and Jennifer Steele. It was a delightful evening and I enjoyed catching up with Lisa Burwell and Susan Benton. Lisa tells me she is taking Vie to Ireland . Wow!

If you have never had breakfast at Harbor Docks, you should. I was treated to breakfast there last Friday morning on the outdoor deck. The eggs benedict were fabulous! Coupled with the view, you can't beat it.

I took in ArtsQuest Saturday morning. I saw CJ Nichols, Allison Craft, Allison Wickey, Fran Adaro, Brooke Gontarek, Nicole Rockhill, Billy Moore, Wendy Morton and Kellie Jo Kilberg, Jim and Brenda Radtke, Robert Walz, Donna Vann, Mary Kay Samouce, John Stasko, Robert McCullar, and Dan Mueller there.

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