Sunday brunch is always delightful, and Marie's Bistro in Blue Mountain has one of the best. I enjoyed this past Sunday morning and was blown away by the selection offered by Hanie and Marie. Eggs made to order, all kinds of meat, and even mussels were there. It was all good, but the bananas foster French toast was the best. I'll be back. A local mini-Cooper club was arriving as I was leaving, and Hanie was greeting them at the door with mimosas in hand. You just don't get that kind of service everywhere, maybe not anywhere else.

GATHERINGS

Marie's hosted a tasting lunch last Thursday for media. Lisa Comeau, Teresa Lischka, Shaye Smith, Jessica Proffitt-Bracken, Susan Benton, Darren Nelson, Megan Harrison, Erin Igram, Molly Carter, Kelli Carter, Carey Peters, and Chelsea Blaich enjoyed.

Jeanette Miller, Peggy Lillie, Judy Gluck, Shirley Porter, and Carol McNeilage got together at The Vue on 30A last week for a Beachwalk reunion. They all bought at Sandestin's Beachwalk Villas in the 1990s and lived on the same street in a row. They all sold during the real estate boom and bought other homes on the resort. They have remained friends all this time. Sweet!

Joan Vienot, Susan Alfieri, Brenda Osborne, and Judy Dewar painted en plein air at Chautauqua last weekend.

District 5 Commissioner Cindy Meadows, and Bill Fletcher served hot meals to the homeless on Jan. 28 at the cold-weather shelter.

TRAVELS

Sue Devlin went to Boca.

Beverly Walters visited the Met in New York City.

Mary Zombori visited NOLA.

Justin Lyons is painting in Cali.

Kris Johnson and Jane Burns visited Seattle, where they exchanged nuptials over the weekend.

Ron Hart went to Cuba.

Sharon Maxwell went to Jacksonville.

Ann and Duaine Kief went to Las Vegas, then visited their son at Walt Disney Studios.

Byron Chism attended his first KCBS competition in Sydney Australia and was in the top five.

Kelly Buzzett, Sister O'Connell, Payson Howard, Janet Taylor, Nancy McConnell, Melissa Davis, Bert Summerville-Kain, Didon Comer, Karen White, and Barbara Riddick went shelling at Indian Pass and St. Vincent Island.

Sandra Fiske enjoyed a birthday lunch at Wintzell's Oyster House in Mobile with Robert and Daryl Davis, and Jerry Anderson, then, on to the Big Easy for dinner.

Melissa Stapleton went to Dallas.

Lorraine Christen and Shaye Smith attended a dance convention in Atlanta.

Donna and Laura Andrews went to Tallahassee for an FSU basketball game.

Eden Millsaps played with stingrays in the Caribbean.

Lanier Motes, Melissa Wheeler, Sean and Jamie Dietrich went to Thomasville, Ga.

Heidi and Jeff Ellis enjoyed Mardi Gras in Pensacola.

Blake and Sarah Svoboda enjoyed Tableau in NOLA, and an NBA game.

Melanie Jordan saw "Wicked" in NYC.

Mark Thompson took a road trip to NOLA.

CONGRATS!

Happy 13th anniversary to Valerie and Wayne Lofton.

Fran Adaro and Brooke Gontarek added a new family member: Salvadore Doggie.

Donnelle Clark and Lori Drew will be part of the 35th Spotlight On Art Artists Market at Trinity School in Atlanta Feb. 2-6.

Ron Hart played golf with Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus in Boca Raton.

Gene Mitchell has released his 13th CD of original music. On it is a song called "Emerald Coastin'" (The Scenic 30A Song).

GET WELL!

Get well quick wishes go out to Linda Quinlan.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Wish a "happy birthday" today to Christy Gibson, music-man Shannon Wallace, Realtor Dawn Moliterno, and For the Health of It's Ed Berry.

Sunday to Victoria Volpone, and Melanie Cissone.

Monday to Realtor Dale Stackable, Bett Appel, Rose Pickos, and former Artist of the Year Allison Wickey.

Tuesday to Betsy Bobo, Kelly Roe, and Realtor Ron Friesen.

Wednesday to Dennis Lichorwic.

And Thursday to Denise Earles Walsh, and Katie Bonjean.

I was remiss last week and did not wish my granddog a happy third birthday. I will do that now. Happy third birthday, Nash!

Deborah Wheeler is a staff writer for The Walton Sun. Her Party Line column appears weekly in The Sun. She may be reached at 267-4555 or email dwheeler@waltonsun.com. Contributions are encouraged via email. Follow her on Twitter @WaltonSunDeb.