Entertaining with Bev: Blooming Brightly

The “Festival of Flowers” in Mobile

With all of the festivals we have here in New Orleans, our sister city, Mobile, Alabama has the incredible “Festival of Flowers,” each year in March, which benefits the Providence Hospital Foundation.

This year, I was invited as a one of three featured speakers to give a seminar on entertaining, and I was so impressed with the event, which this year highlighted Dutch Gardens. (The flamingo table pictured on the next page was my creation for the seminar.)

Chairmen Mary Ellen Miles and Clair Wilson treated visitors to a four-day extravaganza with landscaped garden designs; vignettes including Point Clear Paradise, Couture Cabana, From Wind to Table and more. The displays transported you to Amsterdam and included waterwheels, windmills, the Dutch countryside with colorful tulips and green pastures and a 156-foot-long canal with traditional row houses, all constructed under an amazing tent.

There were artists working on masterpieces and dozens of glass artists, garden designs and sculpture for sale. You don’t want to miss this great event for a worthy cause next year!