Tag Archives: Bette Bryan

A Big Orange welcome for new athletics director

More than 200 community and business leaders gathered at the Knoxville Convention Center last week to be utterly charmed by the University of Tennessee’s new athletics director, John Currie. For his part, Currie seemed equally enamored with Knoxville.

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Knoxville community welcomes new campus leader

Beverly Davenport, UT-Knoxville’s new chancellor, charmed more than 200 Knoxville business and community leaders recently with her enthusiasm and openness at a reception held in her honor at the Knoxville Convention Center. Costs of the reception were paid for entirely … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from ‘the party bunker!’

Nothing says “Happy New Year” like heavy artillery and stacks of ammunition. At least that’s how those of us felt who rang in 2017 in Richard and Bette Bryan’s fascinating (and fun!) “party bunker” — dubbed The Bunker Ballroom for … Continue reading

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Vision – and views – fill Massey fundraiser

Stunning river views — and the views of a large number of local politicians — were the highlights of a very successful fundraiser for state Sen. Becky Duncan Massey last night. Held at the beautiful Harrison Keepe home of Steve … Continue reading

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Symphony League dinner: wine, water and wow!

Wow, it’s great to know someone who owns a vineyard and winery! The Knoxville Symphony League discovered that very thing when Jenny and Randy Boyd donated four cases of their Serendipity Malbec, produced at their vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina, to … Continue reading

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Nervous about entertaining? Do it anyway.

Don’t let fear of not being perfect prevent you from entertaining in your home. Gatherings of family and friends provide real nourishment beyond that contained in the food. Hospitality makes memories. That was the message that cookbook author and lifestyle … Continue reading

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The ‘King of Risotto’ comes to town

Richard and Bette Bryan, along with their friends Sharon and Dr. Bill Laing, have been many times to a fabulous resort called Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy. They love the chef there, Luciano Parolari, so much that they just … Continue reading

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Exquisite New Year’s Eve in East Tennessee

When the invitation to the New Year’s party arrived in the middle of summer, I knew it would not be an average evening. With the offer of hired drivers to pick up and return all the invited guests, I also … Continue reading

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