It was a crazy weekend, now spilling over to a crazy week!  James came into town on Friday and we spent the better part of the weekend preparing for our Twelve supper on Sunday night in Birmingham.  All the hard work paid off because the event went off better than we could have ever hoped.  It was such a wonderful evening… these Twelve suppers are so rewarding on many levels.  Not only does it give us a chance to be creative, but we get to share the experience with the most interesting people.  It’s such an honor to taste things that are made with such care and thought.  I can’t wait to see what it’s like to do it in cities where we don’t know as many people… it will be a real opportunity to meet other like-minded folks and make new friends.  For those of you in Birmingham, we have some folks interested in hosting more Twelves in the area, so I will keep you posted on those.  There will be another one in Atlanta on March 3rd, all vegetarian.  To keep up to date on the events, sign up on our email list here.  Check out the final Birmingham dish images and recipes on our Pinterest page, as well as our hashtag photos on Instagram!

This upcoming week is pretty jam-packed with to-do’s and lists, but I am ready to tackle them all head on.  Seems like January started off with a snail’s pace, and now it’s quickly moved on to a full sprint.  I am feeling much better this week though, as my cold has finally started to go away!  Thank goodness.

Over the weekend Shelby McDonald (at Richard Joseph SalonSpa) gave me an amazing new haircut & color!  I wish I had gotten a photo of myself  between now and then… but alas I did not.  I will try to get a quick snap before my next post so you can see the magic that he works!  It is a very subtle ombre with my usual dark brown with warm purplish hues.  Very natural looking, and looks great with my complexion.  Thanks Shelby, as always.

I would like to wish my grandmother (Gigi) a very happy birthday!  She never ages, only increases in energy and spirit with each passing year.  She is a great example on how we can all approach life as the years pass by.  She dances, loves, laughs and enjoys every moment she has.  When I look at her, I’m reminded of the quality of life any of us can have no matter what age we are.  Thanks Gigi for always being yourself and sharing that special energy with us all.

jon jon and shelby

jon jon and shelby

my grandmother and mom!

my grandmother and mom!

Twelve

Twelve