Southern Season is Coming
The February 1 edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch greeted me with very good news. Hastily I texted a photo of this article to a few posse members familiar with just how good the news was:
Those of you not familiar with Southern Season out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina may have overlooked this item, so I’m here to tell you to get excited! Billed by David Larter at Richmondbizsense.com as a “high end gourmet store that sells specialty groceries and meats, wines, cheeses and take-out prepared foods,” it sounds an awful lot like Fresh Market or Whole Foods, but trust us, it is very different. After all, have you ever seen cake balls that look like this at one of those establishments?
Southern Season is one-stop shopping destination for the home entertainer. The impressive wine department carries an extensive collection of imported varietals, plenty to satisfy even the pickiest of the posse.
Although I love to cook from scratch, I am now wise enough to know when and where to source good prepared food to mix and complement my own dishes. You can see from these photos where I’ll be picking up my entertainer’s helpers.
Whether you need to freshen your tablescape, shop for a gift, or want a little pick-me-up for yourself, the table wares and floral departments tempt you with a feast for the eyes.
Where is this purveyor of temptations locating in Richmond? Much to my surprise, not in Short Pump, but at the large empty acreage site
on the west side of Staples Mill Road just south of I-64. For those of you not acquainted with the retail landscape of Richmond, most of the new retail development has occurred in the far west end of the city known as Short Pump. The developer of the Staples Mill property is Gumenick Properties, and I applaud its move to revive that neglected tract of land and environs. Click here for more information on the development project.
We at The Gracious Posse look forward to mid-2014 for the opening of Southern Season in RVA.
Posse Post Follow-up
January 17’s post described how to Refresh Your Gracious Home With Bulbs. On January 16 I started with my bargain amaryllis bulb
and 28 days later (appropriately, Valentine’s Day) I have this
Posse member bYg closed the mysterious loop for me: how to get the bulb to re-bloom next year. She commented:
Did you know, just like us, Amaryllis bulbs will bloom again . . . and get better every year if you take care of them! Don’t throw them away after their blooms have died — mine are on their fourth year. This is basically what I do: http://www.ehow.com/how_7180605_reusing-amaryllis-bulbs.html
Thanks, bYg! We love your helpful ideas and interaction because that’s how we learn from each other. Don’t be shy; keep the comments flowing.
p.s. Unless otherwise noted, all photos regarding Southern Season were taken by Mary Frances Buoyer.