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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tardy To My Own Dinner Party

Hello world, as most of you know I've just relocated to a new residence,
somewhere in the process we went "totally black" with our computer set-up.
No one knew.

I've awakened this morning to discover my
By Invitation Post
did not post, and has fallen off the face of the earth into oblivion...notice came via
emails from many of the members of our international  blog party which occurs
So SO SO SORRY,  ladies...

The premise of February's post is to invite 10 well-known people, living or dead, 
to the Fantasy Dinner Party each of us is hosting.
The party can be anywhere you desire.

 I thought I would have my party poolside at my own home, because I wanted to set the
table myself, and welcome everyone to my house where I think they could feel most at home.

You can envision this scene, I think.

My guests will be

Sir Richard Branson
Bob Dylan
Dylan Ratigan
King Arthur

Condoleezza Rice
Georgia O'Keefe
Dr. Jane Goodall
Lisa (Skyle Peale) @ Privilege blog
Elizabeth Taylor

The reasons:
Lisa can carry conversation with anyone
Dylan Ratigan is on MSNBC weekdays trying to get $$ out of politics in the USA
Bono, my Maltese dog is named after him, I love his brilliant music & work around the world
 Sir Richard Branson because he is one of the most intelligent & witty men I know
Bob Dylan, who wouldn't want Bob Dylan?
King Arthur, because he was perfect.
Dr. Jane Goodall because I wish I could do what she has done.
Elizabeth Taylor because I would love to hear her stories.
Condoleezza because she must know some wonderful secrets.
Georgia O'Keefe, a true individual who lived her life via art and philosophy.

I think these people would make for stunning dinner conversation, the most important  element.

Oh, and yes, Ottmar Liebert will be playing for us.

Members of 
By Invitation Only
who are participating in this post, please link up below.

The membership:

TISH JETT an American in France http://afemmeduncertainage.blogspot.com/ 
CATHERINE ROBINSON in London http://www.catherinerobinsoncashmere.com/ 
ANNIE BOUTERSE USA http://plumsiena.blogspot.com/
COTY FARQUHAR in Australia http://cotyfarquhar.blogspot.com/
DEBORAH PETERSON between Houston & Scotland http://www.dumbwittellher.com/
DUSTJACKET ATTIC, Debra in Australia http://dustjacketattic.blogspot.com/
SHARI MILLER USA http://www.littlebluedeer.com/
TINA USA theenchantedhome@gmail.com http://theenchantedhome.blogspot.com/
MONA THOMPSON USA http://providenceltddesign.com/
JACQUELINE MUMFORD England http://home-biba.blogspot.com/
KARIN JANSKY France http://lapouyette-unddiedingedeslebens.blogspot.com
VICKI ARCHER an Australian in France http://frenchessence.blogspot.com/
CECILIA GONZALEZ Spain http://desdemventana.blogspot.com/
RENEE GRANIER & ANGELA FOSTER USA http://underspanishmoss.com/
LISA USA not participating this month http://amidprivilege.com
FRANCINE GARDNER a woman of the world in NYC http://interieurs.com blog
CHRISTINA FLUEGGE USA http://greigedesign.blogspot.com/
STACEY BEWKES USA http://quintessence.com
LEANN BROWN USAhttp://linenandlavender.blogspot.com/
LENE Norway http://theessenceofthegoodlife.blogspot.com/
SANDE CHASE Canada www.agiftwrappedlife.com
SHARON SANTONI France http://myfrenchcountryhome.blogspot.com/
KAREN MALAN UK Pas Grand-Chose Blog http://athousandmiles-k.blogspot

Fifi Flowers, the fabulous French-Americanized artist @ www.atelierdefifi.com/
DEJA PSEU USA unefemme.net.
ISA CHANDLER http://isaslittleworld.blogspot.com/
VERONICA  www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com  veronica clark




  1. Wonderful party Marsha.... Glad you made it... know the feeling! xv

  2. Just popping over from the Enchanted Home...

    That is scary to lose your post...great guest list. Would love to be a "fly on the wall."

  3. What a fabulous guest list! Would love to hear the conversations around your table.

  4. A dinner table that would be so interesting to be at.....it's a shame that we can't all be there Marsha....can you lay up another table for us !! I have so enjoyed reading everyones guest list....it's really interesting to see who people have chosen to have at their table. XXXX

  5. No problem, Marsha...your dinner party was worth waiting for...fabulous guests..I would love to be sitting around your table.

  6. Good to see your post with all these highly interesting guests!
    But - How can we share R'chard Branson???? He arrived here already last night! ha-ha...

    Lovely post, Marsha!

    Hope that you are well and the moving will go smoothly!

  7. Dinner with Bono is my dream (and with The Edge too). I am a U2 fan for many, many years... Wonderful idea:)

  8. Oh, very interesting guests - would love to be at your table and listen to these fabulous guest list.
    Warm hugs to you.

  9. Bless your heart. It happens to all of us. Hopefully things will be up and running soon.
    Great list of guests and I love the image.

  10. Very interesting guest list. I'm sorry for your computer problems but just glad that you are OK. Was worried about you. XO, Mona

  11. Nope Ladies soo verrry sorry but since I live to the east and we are ahead in the timeline Richard already has his feet up on my coffee table and looks tottally relaxed after pre-dinner drinks!!! So sorry gals!! Marsha it is worth waiting for! What a group you have...




  12. Isn't it interesting that Sir Richard Branson was such a popular guest? He truly is one of the most original, entertaining, brilliant, successful, self-made billionaire who never stops smiling, and who actually loves his family, men on our planet. Big hugs to all who invited him too.

  13. Hi there! Happy you made it, had to make that grand entrance, eh Marsha? :)
    Love the list, lets do a progressive dinner so we can each visit each others "parties" and get a chance to meet all these amazing people! Love it! My party is in full swing, Ralph Fiennes won't leave me alone, Nancy Meyers wants me to become her business partner, Ludwig wants to compose a new sonata in my honor, the list goes on.......fun fun fun!

  14. Oh great lineup, yes, Richard would be a fab guest!

  15. What a wonderful group of guests you have Marsha, and yes what amazing conversation
    would flow around your table through the night. If I was there I would want to sit next to
    Elizabeth Taylor and King Arthur!

    I had the most wonderful time working on this post for your party, It was almost real at one point.
    Such fun!!!!
    Sending love to you my gorgeous friend, sorry you had a hiccup with the computer, don't worry, 't happens to all of us.
    xxxxxx Coty

  16. Lovely indeed! This one was really fun.


  17. Hey everyone, Tish Jett won the prize for best local. Check out her post. Click on her name above.

  18. New announcement. Please head over to Coty's blog, her post is absolutely creatively beautiful & stunning. A MUST SEE !!!

  19. SADLY Fifi Flowers is not listed as a member... hmmmm

  20. It's always good to be fashionable late, Marsha. Would love to be a guest with this astute group...fabulous!!

  21. So, what does a girl have to do to get an invitation to one of these parties? :)

  22. I can't believe you invited me! I'm so happy! I'd feel undeserving, except I'm too busy smiling! Thank you:). Lovely post, Marsha.

  23. What an impressive creative list!! Just LOVE that you included King Arthur. So sorry I didn't have a chance to join in!! And Lisa was a totally inspired choice - you're right, she can keep up with the best!

  24. So far every party I've been able to look into has been fabulous! Sorry your post got lost! That is never fun! However, it did help to make an even more grand entrance! Loved all of your guests!
    Carolyn Bradord

  25. Just love this idea and have partied at a few of the parties. I'm your newest follower and would love for you to follow back. Heather


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