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Oysters for Life

Photo: theheadislandsreport.blogspot.com

Starting with the first harvest in 2012, each supporter of the Oyster Company of Virginia’s “Oysters for Life Cage Package” ($175) will receive two dozen fresh packed oysters shipped anywhere in the continental USA once a year, every year for the rest of their life. It’s essentially an oyster CSA. Want to join? Read more here.


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Garden & Gun Takes New York

garden and gun, billy reid, billykirk, hunter dixon, jessica mischner, southern on the inside

The party venue.

Last night, Garden & Gun celebrated their April/May issue with a party at the Billy Reid store on Bond Street. In addition to being charmed by the magazine’s lovely staff, I had the pleasure of chatting with accomplished southern-New Yorkers like Chris Bray and Kirk Bray of Billykirk and Hunter Bell and Jen Dixon of Hunter Dixon. Highlights of the party include watching a misguided non-southerner eat boiled peanuts for the first time–shells and all–and overhearing multiple party-goers greet long-lost friends by exclaiming, “I haven’t seen you since the Avett Brothers concert.” Needless to say, it was a wonderful night. Enjoy the pictures.

How beautiful is this store!

Nuts! In a can!

Downstairs looking out from Billy Reid's new in-store showroom.

Beautiful party-goers.


Everything in the store, right down to the staircase, came from the South.

The ladies of Hunter Dixon.

More partygoers, including Janie Smith (in red) of the North Carolina Society of New York.

Because it wouldn't be a party without koozies.

Look who showed up!

Danny Meyer provided the delicious food.

The ultimate party appetizer.

The cover fits right in with the decor.

More party-goers.

The organizers were nice enough to let me keep the poster. Thank you, Caroline!


Filed under Events, Southern Folk