I enjoyed a great dinner and fun evening with old friends and new at the beautiful Sandestin home of Kent and Peggy Lillie Sunday night. Great meal, wine, fun and lively conversation with the Lillies, Allen and Hilary Butler, Beverly and Greg Schmitt, and John Stasko. I hope we didn't stay so long that we are not invited back! Thanks, guys! The Butlers just moved here from Nashville.

Last Tuesday night I enjoyed an early dinner at The Vue. Chef Gio's Pistachio Grouper is my all-time fav. John Stasko and his daughter Kate from St. Louis and Kate's boyfriend Dom were there.

Kay Chandeysson celebrated her birthday last week with lunch at The Vue with friends Christine Kelly, Lenore Nixon, Lorene Gruzdis, and Irmgard Lee, who recently relocated from West Palm Beach.

Leslie and Scott Provow celebrate 33 years of married bliss last week.

Sally and Nelson Rice celebrated 41 years together this week.

The 30A Posse celebrated with their monthly Howling at the Moon behind the Red Bar during the recent super moon.

I hear that when country music star Luke Bryan visited South Walton, he was also seen in Seaside.

Amber Wiebe ran into Sheryl Crow at the Beaches International Airport this week.

Bill and Maria Brittenbach have returned from a trip to Europe where they visited Rome and cruised to Resende, the cherry capital of Portugal. Jane Anderson and Lorene Gruzdis cared for the Brittenbach's cat, Peggy Sue, while they were away.

Tommy Melancom was joined by wife Ann and daughter Natalie in Washington, D.C., to enjoy the sites of the city.

Lenore Nixon entertained daughter Heidi and son-in-law Terry Holmes from Chattanooga last week.

Bob and Susan Dobes are enjoying their mountain escape in North Carolina.

It appears that Stephen Marlette and Harriet Crommelin ate their way through Charleston last week, and enjoyed every bite.

Jim and Gail Lockwood are back from Colorado.

Ray and Martha Jones returned from a fly/drive trip with friends Kay and Steve Maynard from San Antonio to Santa Fe just long enough to pack for their summer sojourn in Michigan.

On a personal note, my only son, Brett, will take Elizabeth Ranieri as his bride next week in Auburn, N.Y. I wish Godspeed on all of us who will be traveling up to share in their joy and joining of these two and their families and give them our blessings. "We're going to the chapel and we're gonna get married ... "

Wish a "happy birthday" today to Albert F's Brad Speight, former Seaside Neighborhood School principal Shirley Foster, and Sheryl Johnston.

Sunday to Linda Delaun, and Shruti Bawa.

Monday to artist Teresa Cline, Deb Eberhart, and Janet Taylor.

Tuesday to Meg Nelson.

Wednesday to Kathy Shepherd, Jackie Lynch, and Chef Giovanni Filippone.

And Friday to Nan Sroufe.


Deborah Wheeler is the arts and entertainment reporter for The Walton Sun. She may be reached at 654-8443 or email dwheeler@waltonsun.com. Her Party Line column appears weekly in The Sun. Contributions are accepted.