Wow! Could last week have been any more packed full of fun? I think not.

The week began at the press-night showing of "Romantic Fools" last Tuesday night. Stacey and Mike Brady, Myra Williams and her daughter, and Mary Jane Kirby were there.

Seagrove Garden Club celebrated its 50th anniversary last Wednesday at Cafe Thirty-A with a scrumptious lunch by the chef and a cake baked by Patsy Powell. Sarah Modica, Peggy Sue Mullen, Donna Gibson, Jan Stanko, Georgeen Newell, Helena Stoppert, Joanne Mathis, Sharon Jenkins, Rose Rogers, Tim Ryan, Dianne Smith, Patsy Powell, Dot Adams, Julie Kovack, Karen Kolenberg, Donna Vann, Suzanne Smart, Diane Sidwell, Brenda Radtke, Karen White, Beth Coppedge, Barbara Pierce-Smith, Garner Chandler, Patti Johnson, Judy Harris, Gillian Lee, and Sharron Mattison were some who attended. I also saw Bess Grasswick, Ricky Fannin, and Gary Cooper while there. 

Stephanie Carter kicked off South Walton Fashion Week in fine fashion last Thursday night at her Southern Fashion House headquarters. The theme was "Boots & Bubbly." I wore my boots and one of Stephanie's dresses that I own. Stephanie showed her fabulous designs while Old Bull Young Bull played and attendees enjoyed tapas from Emerald Coast Catering. Angela Vaughn, Paige Schnell, Morgan Palmer, Sheila Goode, Rebecca Balkcom, Nancy and Barron Strother enjoyed.

Also last Thursday night was Rosemary Beach Foundation's "A Conversation with John Hemingway" at Rosemary Beach Town Hall. Mindy Norris, Brandon Babineaux, Diane Carvalho, Claire Bannerman, John Czapleski, Reynolds Henderson, Jim Anders, Malayne and Robert DeMars, and Zuma Banks were some who attended.

The next morning Hemingway signed copies of his book in front of The Hidden Lantern and I purchased one. It is an unbelievably fascinating read. To be able to talk to him face to face was also very interesting. Ron and Jackie Hart, Jim Anders, Zuma Banks, and Claire Bannerman lunched with him after the signing.

South Walton Fashion Week officially kicked off Friday afternoon on the Tommy Bahama lawn. Jennifer Steele, Stacey Brady, Rebecca Balkcom, Jon Ervin, Jim Bagby, Angela Vaughn, Tiffanie Shelton, Sheila Goode, Jami Ray, Lauren Magli, Beverly Schmitt, Ashley Johnson, Mike and Angela Ragsdale, Joyce Hogue, Dawn Whitty, Jennifer McAlexander, Michael Dobson, Kyle Petit, Lynn Dugas, and Hilary Fosdyck were some who attended opening night.

Margaret Cline, Shirley and Mac Walker, Linda Bruner, Kent and Peggy Lillie enjoyed dinner at Mitchell's last Friday night. Linda came into town from West Palm for South Walton Fashion Week.

I saw Eric Clauson at the Gulf Place yard sale Saturday morning. Brenda Radtke dropped by.

Perspicacity joined in the Fashion Week fun offering tapas and mimosas as models showed off the store's fashions Saturday. Rebecca Balkcom was there, and modeling were lovely Makenzie Carter and Kendall Moore. The tapas were yummy!

Sherry Londe, Claire Bannerman, John Czapleski, Joan Vienot, and Leslie Kolovich attended the Paddle for the Planet last weekend at Camp Helen.

Saturday night the 30A Posse turned out en force at Marie's Bistro for Ed Macdonald's surprise 50th birthday party given by his lovely bride, Donna. Mark Caraway, Gillian and Gerry Lee, Ladie Bea and Wayne Carlisle, Dan Mueller, Ginny Jones, John Stasko, Randy and Lillian Torrey, Karen and Maunsel White, Sandy and Steve Weiner, Mike and Sherri McCarty, Beverly and Greg Schmitt, Joe Serrato, Tom and Michelle Fillingim, Dana and Tom Saffel, Brad and Claudia Droy, Carol and Mike Stovsky, Nancy and Lahrye Radford, Ken Golden, Georgeen Newell, Didon Comer, Hank White, Beth and Bob Coppedge attended. Hanie was, as always, the perfect host, and the tapas were delicious.

St. Rita held a pancake breakfast Sunday morning. Joe Colello, Mark Caraway, Jackie Hart, and John Stasko enjoyed.

I saw Michelle Silberman and Judy Foster at the beach Sunday afternoon.

Congratulations to Kevin Boyle and Meagan Stanley on their marriage last weekend in Alexandria, La.

Gary Mattison performed his first wedding ceremony Sept. 29 joining Adrian and Alyssa Hollingsworth in marriage at the Chautauqua Center in DeFuniak Springs.

Margie Radford celebrated a milestone Oct. 17 when she turned 90. Residents of Crystal Bay Senior Living, friends and relatives joined her in celebrating on Oct. 18. Margie moved here from Inverness, a year ago in August. Her son and daughter in law are Lahrye and Nancy Radford of Gulf Place.

Sandestin's Jon Vice received the Founder's Award from the Children's Miracle Network last week. Congratulations!

Dudley and Al Cook went to Biloxi last weekend to see the Beach Boys. This weekend they are going to College Station, Texas, to see the Auburn/Texas A&M game.

Sandy Weiner ran 5.030 Charity Miles last week and 4.175 miles this week to help Wounded Warrior Project support our veterans.

Country music star Luke Bryan visited La Cocina last week.

Coop and Peggy Jones are at the International Furniture Mart in High Point, N.C., where Peggy is showing her artwork in three showrooms. Peggy and Coop celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary while there.

Nina and Garrett Horn are off to Switzerland and Italy for a train adventure.

Lisa Webster enjoyed a trip to New England.

Kelly Buzzett visited New Orleans.

Allison Craft and Scott Henderson are vacationing in Belize.

Laurie Hood attended the LSU game at Tiger Stadium.

Vickie and Ray Dollar visited friends at Lake Martin.

Susan Benton visited Dancing Bear Lodge in Townsend, Tenn.

Wish a "happy birthday" Saturday to Magnolia House's Nancy Veldman, photographer Michael Granberry, Beth Coppedge, Realtor Karen Wagner, and The Vue's Brooke Gontarek.

On Sunday to Wine World's Michel Thibault, photographer Shelly Swanger and football great Zeke Bratkowski.

Monday to Deborah Orr.

Tuesday to Stephen LaDow, John Broussard, Gillian Lee and Andy McAlexander.

Wednesday to singer Geoff McBride.

Thursday to Charlotte Flynt.

And Friday to Hank White and Lyn Shumake.


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