Saturday, March 24, 2012

Belle Soirée

I may have mentioned this before but last year my friends and I thought it would be fun to start a book club.  Now I will admit that I was fully on board more for the social aspect of it more than the books....  Reading has never been my thing but I do try to read the books (emphasis on the try.) This months book club meeting was hosted by my lovely and gracious sister-n law.  It was truly a beautiful evening spent with good friends, good food, and perfect weather!  We read Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins.  We all loved the book!  It was a easy and lighthearted read.  

The evening was filled with all things French!

We munched on cheese and crackers as we waited for all of the ladies to arrive.

Rebecca had a lovely table set up outside.  She used three different table cloths and rattan chargers; I love all of the textures and patterns together!  She also had French music playing in the background which made us all feel like we were in the French countryside rather then the Tennessee Valley!

Rebecca prepared a French themed menu which was all vegetarian, right up my alley! We dined on Baked Provencal Tomatoes, Pommes De Terre a la Boulangere: Potatoes a la Bakery, Spring Mix Salad, and of course bread with homemade herb butter!  Recipes to come ;)

Our talented host standing right beside me in maroon.

After our leisurely dinner we took a short tour of the "grounds." 

The evening closed with "girl talk" and Chocolate Pots De Creme with Cherry Whip to die for!  Thanks Rebecca for hosting such a memorable evening!


  1. Your admiration is appreciated, but I'm just glad everyone had a good time! Sometimes it's just nice to do something for your friends and go a little overboard with it to make them feel special, which I think I accomplished...can't wait for April!