PARTY LINE: New Italian bar draws a crowd

Allison Wickey

Allison Wickey at the grand opening of her new Seacrest gallery.

Shelly Swanger
Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 10:36 AM.

I enjoyed dinner at the bar at the new Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar at Grand Boulevard last Friday night, and the place was hopping with a mostly local crowd. Anne and Dick Dickson, Gary Bowman, John and Ann Paulson, Lorre and Bob James, Scott Jackson, John Stasko, Peggy and Kent Lillie, and Tracy Clay were there. The spaghetti bolognese and wine selections were very good.

Walton County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly business after hours event July 18 at Another Broken Egg at Sandestin. Wanda Duke, Suzy Spence, and Joe Capers were there, as well as Kellie Jo Kilberg. Ron Green was the consummate host, mingling and greeting, as guests sampled his shrimp and grits and barbecued wings.  

Madra and Phil McDonald, Mindy Norris, Eve Emelianova, Mike and Sherri McCarty, Tiffanie Shelton, Didon Comer, Kate Kelly, Jack Gardner, Anne Hunter, Shelly Swanger, Mike and Angela Ragsdale, Cody Copeland, Tracy Louthain, and Zandra Wolfgram attended Allison Wickey's new gallery's grand opening last week at Seacrest.

It's good to see Kitchenique's store join Retail Therapy in South Walton.

Actress Reese Witherspoon and her family were spotted at Sandestin last week. In addition to enjoying a sunset cruise on a yacht and a bike ride, “the hands-on mom of three had a big smile on her face while going for a swim with her family on July 10. Witherspoon carried her adorable baby boy in the water, while Toth splashed around with Deacon,” according to a report in Us Magazine. “Little Tennessee, wearing a red swim shirt, navy trunks and an (appropriate) orange Tennessee cap, clung to the Oscar winner, who styled a low-cut red and blue striped swimsuit, blue cap and shades.”

Congratulations to South Walton artist Andy Saczynski, who is the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation's 2013 Festival of the Arts poster winner.

Congratulations to Javier Velarde and Jill Van Otten on their recent wedding.

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