PARTY LINE: Last weekend was totally Bond, with a side of Bon

Deborah Wheeler
The Boathouse posted this picture on Facebook of a famous person dining at their restaurant last weekend.

It was another big one on the coast.

Walton County Chamber of Commerce kicked off the weekend Thursday night with Business After Hours at J. Miller Furniture in Miramar Beach. Meg Warrington, Joe Serrato, Jim Bagby, Wanda Duke, and Ray Bob Miller were seen enjoying wine and munchies from Zoe's Kitchen.

That same night, Redd entertained at the new Enzo's location on U.S. Highway 98.

Saturday night was the weekend's show stopper with Sinfonia's celebration of its own seven years and 007 James Bond. Lisa Burwell, Zandra Wolfgram, Chuck and Shirley Simpson, Lynn Dugas, Nancy Cottle, Nancy Stanley, Dennis Lichorwic, Kate Kelley, Jennifer and Blevins Howard, Lorre and Bob James, Wanda Duke, Francois and Jo Ann Benard, Meg Warrington, Joe and Lea Capers, and Michael Dobson enjoyed the 007 event held at the Emerald Coast Conference Center. 

On Sunday, Francois Benard held his book signing and reading of his poetry at Tops'l. I thank him for mentioning me at the reading. About 75 people turned out to hear him, which is not bad for a lovely Sunday afternoon. Candace Abuvala was one of those.

Chuck and Shirley Simpson celebrated their 60 years of marriage Sunday afternoon with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at Sandestin's Beach Club with a plethora of friends surrounding them.

Geoff McBride entertained at The Vue on 30A Sunday night.

For me, it was a pancake kind of weekend beginning with a short stack at Fire on Saturday, and again at The Perfect Pig on Sunday. I saw Jim Radtke, Brenda Darr, Joe Stanko, and John Stasko enjoying breakfast at Fire. John Stasko enjoyed a birthday breakfast of baked eggs at The Perfect Pig. I had their Bourbon-salted Pecan pancakes, which were divine, along with a mimosa.

I hear that Bon Jovi dined at the Boathouse in Destin over the weekend.

Bonnie Pleggenkuhle celebrated her son's wedding on the beach last Thursday, along with 35 out-of-town guests.

Linda Miller, and Marinella Monk are enjoying visiting with family from out of town.

Dudley and Al Cook just returned from Charleston where Al attended the International Asset Management Council Spring meeting.

A.J. Kleindolph saw some snow in Kansas City.

Pam and Jimbo Holloway visited Colorado.

Laurie Hood visited Telluride.

Stephanie and Tommy Crow visited Cuba.

Congratulations to RoseAnn Knight who won the Ace of the Year shootout at Santa Rosa Beach golf club.

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation's 2012 Charity Wine Auction was recently recognized as one of the nation’s top 10 highest-grossing charity auctions by Wine Spectator Magazine.

Stinky's Fish Camp and Barefoot BBQ got a mention in Southern Living's article about where to go on the coast for tasty treats under $10? Their writers saluted Stinky's andouille po'boy or frog's legs selling for $8.95, and Barefoot BBQ's brisket sandwich with two sides for $9.75.

South Walton's Aaron Jackson, son of Wendy Prentice Grantham, saw a lot of press last week, including on CNN Wednesday morning for leading his Planting Peace organization to paint the rainbow-colored Equality House across the road from the controversial Westboro Baptist Church.

Gerry and Lisa Burwell celebrated 18 years together last week.

Sympathy is expressed to John Russell in the loss of his dad.

Wish a "happy birthday" today to A.J. Kleindolph, and Sally Rice.

Happy Easter birthday wishes go out to Mary Florence Forsythe, Joan Sallis, and Jennifer Sundal.

"Happy April Fools Day" birthday wishes go out to Lynn Nesmith, Susan Breeden, John Dragonnette, Bruce King, and Jeff Archer.

Tuesday is Audrey Tate, Leslie Lee, and Nan Goddard's day to celebrate.

On Wednesday, wish a "happy birthday" to Sandy Luchtefeld, and Charles Siskin.

Thursday to Justin Gaffrey, and Dr. Steve Weiner.

And Friday to Kay Skibbe.

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.