Tag Archives: Mary Ellen Brewington

Cookies have been swapped! Let Christmas begin!

After 15 years, I guess it is a true tradition! I am speaking, of course, of the annual cookie exchange my friends and I have each December. It has become the unofficial kickoff of the Christmas season for many of … Continue reading

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Ordinary couple, extraordinary evening

A little bit of old Hollywood glamour came to Knoxville last week as Positively Living, the organization that supports those touched by AIDS, hosted the premiere of the updated version of “An Ordinary Couple” at the Bijou Theatre. The documentary … Continue reading

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That bird didn’t fly, but wine was divine

I might not be the most adventurous eater you’ve ever met, but I do try to sample new things from time to time. Thanks to the wonderful Trust Fall dinners (click here and here and here and here), I have … Continue reading

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Bramble makes Blackberry event even better

The Knoxville Symphony‘s annual fundraiser at Blackberry Farm was even more fantastic this year because it was held in Bramble Hall, Blackberry’s brand new events center. Bramble Hall was modeled after the huge timber-framed barns that used to dot East … Continue reading

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‘Great’ Lyle Lovett charms Tocqueville Society

Country singer Lyle Lovett was in Knoxville the other day providing a concert for a small gathering of Knoxvillians at the Mill & Mine on Depot Avenue. The occasion was the annual Alexis de Tocqueville Society dinner, a “reward” for … Continue reading

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Museum of Art kicks off summer in style

Our friends at the Knoxville Museum of Art have a good recipe for a successful party. Hire a rocking band. Get Holly Hambright to cater the food and The Pour Guys to handle the bar. Invite the governor. Voila! You’ve … Continue reading

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Drake’s draws customers in droves

Anyone who says you can’t be all things to all people clearly has not been to a Drake’s restaurant! Drake’s opened in Knoxville last week at 242 Morrell Road at the former location of Puleo’s and Charlie Peppers. It has … Continue reading

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Sweetest addition arrived late to cookie exchange

This was the 11th year for our annual cookie exchange and, by now, it just wouldn’t seem like Christmas without it. Our spouses and families have come to look forward to it, and we know all the “rules” for getting … Continue reading

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Engagement party was big surprise — to the guests!

I knew from the minute the invitation arrived that this party was going to be fun! It was, according to the information on the heavy beige stationery mounted on a glittery bronze background, a surprise engagement party for my friend … Continue reading

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Sublime evening in splendor of ‘The Barn’

A great fringe benefit of living in Knoxville is being so close to the vaunted Blackberry Farm. So it didn’t take much consideration for Alan and me to buy a table for eight at this past Sunday’s fundraiser there for … Continue reading

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