Category Archives: Food

Elegant evening at Annandale was not a gamble

It was hot as blazes for the second of Knox Heritage’s three Summer Supper fundraisers this season, but the food, drinks and camaraderie were awesome. And there was good music and an interesting restored house. It featured a fantastic poker … Continue reading

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Everywhere you look: a place to have fun

University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd puts his hospitality where his heart is. He and his wife, Jenny, donated a dinner for eight at their personal residence to be auctioned off at the recent UT Gardens Gala to benefit the … Continue reading

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Knoxvillians noshing in New York!

We went to New York and we ate like we were in Europe. I swear. Every restaurant we booked was either French or Italian. I’m not complaining, mind you. Just observing. It was all by choice, after all. Normally, when … Continue reading

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UT Gardens Gala: worm castings and wine!

The UT Gardens Gala recently celebrated a record crowd — and a record amount of money raised — in near-perfect weather at its beautiful location on Neyland Drive. University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd and his wife, Jenny, were honorary … Continue reading

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A ‘Knoxville’ weekend in Sarasota

The Roy Cockrum Foundation put Knoxville on the map again this past weekend by underwriting a buzz-generating production of a new play called, “Knoxville,” which had its world premiere on Saturday in Sarasota, Florida. The Knoxville man who claimed $153 … Continue reading

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California, Italy, France and a trout stream! We went all these places recently to raise funds for the KSO! Kinda.

The Knoxville Symphony League’s “Elegant Dining” series of fundraising events is in full swing. In fact, there are only five left — and they are all sold out! Congrats to the League for this big success. Earlier this month, a … Continue reading

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Laughs and lovely hats launch spring

One of my favorite annual events is back! “Hats in Bloom” is a fundraiser for the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. It involves scores of beautiful hats for sale, a delicious lunch, pretty centerpieces that can be purchased — and … Continue reading

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Sponsors’ Event: ‘partiest’ part of L’Amour du Vin!

Each day of the three-day event that is the L’Amour du Vin fundraiser for the Knoxville Museum of Art is unique. The Artist’s Luncheon, described in the previous post, is all about meeting the featured artist and learning about his … Continue reading

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Gordon Cheung’s artwork: thought-provoking, beautiful and lucrative for Knoxville Museum of Art

The featured artist of this year’s L’Amour du Vin fundraiser for the Knoxville Museum of Art was Gordon Cheung. Guests got the opportunity to meet him and view a PowerPoint retrospective of his work earlier this month at the Artist’s … Continue reading

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Love — and a new engagement ring — were in the air!

The event is called “L’Amour du Vin” and it’s in its 19th year as the major annual fundraiser for the Knoxville Museum of Art. It means “for the love of wine” in French. But this past weekend, it translated to … Continue reading

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