Wasn't last weekend beautiful here in paradise? It felt really good to be able to get out and enjoy the outdoors and perfect temperatures.
It was good to see Joan Luchese and Carol Wenrick last weekend as we were all at Peggy Jones's salon to have our hair refurbished.
It's always fun to take in the Seaside Farmer's Market on Saturday morning and walk around tasting and sampling the goods and seeing everyone you know. You also get to take home some fresh greens for dinner. I saw Mike and Angela Ragsdale, Celeste Cobena, John Stasko, Keith Knight, Anne Hunter, Bett and Paul Appel, Lynn Nesmith, and Madra McDonald there last Saturday. The Philly omelet from Pickle's was yummy.
Welcome back, Denise Earles Walsh, along with her hubby and little Grayton!
I saw Chef Gio, Rick Schoonover, Brooke Gontarek, and John Stasko at the Santa Rosa Beach Club pool on Saturday.
Kitchenique held an open house at its new location at the Cuvee Bistro training center last Saturday and had a good turnout for that.
Andy Saczynski hosted a first anniversary party at his Grayton Beach gallery last Sunday afternoon. His wife, Lori, along with Sarah Saczynski, Lori Sims, Whitney and Curtis Ladwig were some who attended.
Sacred Heart Charity Golf Classic held a gala party and auction last Sunday night at Sandestin's Emerald Ballroom for its golfers and guests.
Lynn Dugas, Demetria and Richard McNeese, Hillary Fosdyck, and Valerie Thompson attended the Chi Chi Miguel Krewe and Brew Throwdown last week.
Scenic Road 30A was voted No. 8 in the 10 Most Relaxing Coastal Drives in the U.S. by the Huffington Post, coming in ahead of British Columbia's Highway 101, and Cape May's Ocean Drive. The article also gave Eden State Gardens a mention.
Congratulations to Ron Hart, now ranked No. 39 in the United States on the 2013 Top 100 Financial Advisors- Barrons/Wall Street Journal list. He was the only financial advisor in the Southeast to make the list. The ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors' practices. The scoring system assigns a top score of 100 and rates the rest by comparing them with the top-ranked advisor.
With the Emerald Coast auction season in full swing, including this month's two upcoming wine festivals, here's some wine news you can use: The "Wine Spectator" Auction Index rose for the second quarter in a row. Read the article at http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/48296.
In local travels, Kathy Bridges went to Houston.
Coop and Peggy Jones have headed to the furniture mart in North Carolina.
Kitty Boe's son flew her to Pensacola this week.
Jake Jacobs is traveling to North Georgia and North Carolina, photographing as he goes.
Sarah Bailey went to New Orleans last weekend.
Get well quick wishes go out to Joan Rice, and Peggy Jones.
Sympathy is expressed to J.R. Regan in the death of Fran.
Wish a "happy birthday" today to fellow Taurean Ed Walborsky.
And tomorrow to Billy Buzzett and Katie Thompson.
Monday to pilot Scott Provow, and Jeff Miller.
Tuesday to WCSO's Steve Sunday and musician Bill Evett.
Wednesday to Realtor Donna Crawford and Redbird Gallery's Tricia Moore.
And Thursday to Martha Jones.
It's going to be a good month.
Deborah Wheeler is the arts and entertainment reporter for The Walton Sun. She may be reached at 654-8443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Her "Party Line" column appears weekly in The Sun.