My daughter Tat and I were so happy to be in the audience at "Glorioso," the flower show hosted by Trustees' Garden Club in Savannah. The beautiful flower arrangements and displays were scattered around the Jepson Center at the Telfair Museum.
Our favorite parts of the event were the talks by Julia Reed and Hugh Acheson. Julia has a very fun sense of humor and regaled us with stories about life in New York, Washington, D.C., boarding school and growing up in Greeenville, Miss. Julia writes for many of my favorite magazines, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Her house in New Orleans was featured in the February issue of Southern Living.
Hugh is the chef-owner of two restaurants in my hometown of Athens, Ga. He is in the throes of renovating a historic building in Savannah at the corner of Whitaker Street and Victory Drive. It is called The Florence -- the name of the "waving girl" in Savannah, and after Florence, Italy. The food featured will be Italian with a Southern twist. We were shown photos of the work in progress in the building, and by all accounts it will be fabulous. Having eaten at Hugh's two emporiums in Athens, I can guarantee a good time will be had by all.
The auditorium was packed with lots of beautifully dressed ladies who were laughing and enjoying the whole affair. Some of the ladies included Corinne Reeves, Mary Reeves, Ann Elliott, Brenda Dunaway, Kathy Cashman, Elizabeth Dickinson, Loretta Wells, Holly Montford, Sylvia Coker, Alice Fraser, Celia Dunn, Angela Gale, Allison Dickinsheets and Monica McGoldrick.
It was a really swell gathering.
Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.