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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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Regas Square wows at preview party

It was a heck of a preview party that launched the new Regas Square development on Wednesday evening at the Mill & Mine with more than 270 in attendance and great news coverage. (Disclosure: Moxley Carmichael helped with the function.) … 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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For the love of food, wine and Sam Beall

L’Amour du Vin 2016, the wine auction that has been the Knoxville Museum of Art’s largest fundraiser for the past 13 years, was an immediate sellout earlier this month, as usual. And, as usual, the food and wine were top … 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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