Tag Archives: Allyn Purvis Schwartz

So many hats — and only one head!

Maybe it was the startlingly beautiful weather last Friday. Or maybe it was the mimosas and Bloody Marys. Or maybe it was just getting a bunch of nice ladies and a bunch of nice hats together in one spot. Or … Continue reading

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A very ‘Veuve’ venture

It would be hard to imagine a more appropriate spot in Knoxville than The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel to stage a tasting of Veuve Clicquot, everybody’s (it seems) favorite champagne. The hotel, not even a year old, used the event … Continue reading

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Best way to welcome spring? Hats!

Nothing says springtime like a new hat! The folks at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum have recognized that fact and, for the fifth year in a row, have celebrated the fortunate match with a fundraiser featuring hats by beloved … Continue reading

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Bidding for experience brings event to a boil

Since Alan and I downsized several years ago to a condo in downtown Knoxville, we have adopted a new strategy for all the charity auctions we attend. We don’t have much space to acquire more “stuff.” So, we have a … Continue reading

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Hats off – or, in this case, on – to the Botanical Garden

How often do you go to a fundraiser that is virtually perfect? I went to one last week. It was the Hats in Bloom luncheon at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. Why, you ask, was it perfect? Well, it … Continue reading

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Smokin’ good time at the Botanical Garden

Fancy parties and galas are nice, but sometimes you just want to kick back and relax a little, enjoying some pretty scenery, fun music, great food and interesting friends. That’s why Alan and I enjoy going each year to the … Continue reading

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I think that I shall never see a beer so lovely in a tree

Garden party season is in full swing in East Tennessee. And that’s fine with me. The Great Gardens Party, a fundraiser for the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, is held each year in a different great garden. This year, its … Continue reading

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Hats off to start of garden party season!

I believe the unofficial start to garden party season in Knoxville is the annual Hats in Bloom luncheon at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. The schedule is a little bit on the brave side – in early April. The … Continue reading

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It’s a “Gatsby” summer!

When you’re hot, you’re hot! And it looks like “The Great Gatsby” definitely is hot around here. Last weekend we attended our second Gatsby party in a month and it was another rousing success, old sport. This one, an immediate … Continue reading

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