Republic Restaurant and Nightclub, the new place opening this Saturday night, August 29th in the old EP's space at Beale and Second, tweets that they are "excited about changing nightlife in Memphis forever." http://twitter.com/RepublicMemphis
I don't know what that means but I'm just about overjoyed that they cleaned up the corner of Peabody Place and Second where they installed their new signage.
Delphinium has their new Fall merchandise in. Behold the word from their newsletter:
"Good news for those of you who have been patiently waiting for new goodies...we are back from NYC with literally a store full of new items! Almost every item on our shelves is new, out this week. Bags of all shapes, sizes and colors. Fun and classic jewelry for every budget! Come out soon and update your Fall wardrobe. "
New season = new bags and accessories.
Circa is celebrating their 2 year anniversay tonight. The space next to them that formerly housed Track Couture is temporarily displaying artwork for their event. Please read the details from the Circa website: "Please join Circa by John Bragg as we celebrate our 2nd Anniversary!
6:00 to 7:30 PM Anniversary Wine Reception
7:30 PM Silent Art Auction & Live Auction
8:00 PM Live Entertainment & Dinner 3-course Prix-Fixe Dinner - $90 per person (call now - only 50 seats are available for dinner)
Proceeds will be donated to Help the Least of These: A Memphis-based organization working to build schools and better children's lives in Kibera/Africa." http://www.circamemphis.com/
The Memphis Farmer's Market wants you to know they will be knee deep in squash this week: http://www.memphisfarmersmarket.com.Like a goofball I've been patiently waiting all week for Saturday so that I can go to the Farmers Market and get some McCarter coffee. I was even fretting that I may have to wait until the following Saturday to get it there as I may be staying in the Far East this weekend. The McCarter website, which I posted a link to earlier this week, says they sell their coffee at Miss Cordelia's, Harbor Town Coffee and Beignet Cafe - all downtown! In addition, they also sell their coffee at the Agricenter, so I would have been set in the Far East as well. I should read my posts more often.
One of the last movies of the Orpheum's summer series, "Gone with the Wind", is playing tomorrow night, August 28, at 7:15. I took my grandfather to see this at the Orpheum a few years ago and it is the last thing he and I did alone together before he died. This is not a sad fact, but a happy reminder for me. He was a man of very few words but he was a master at saying the most appropriate, perfectly timed and correctly worded one liners. It was never calculated, he just had a gift for saying exactly what needed to be said in exactly the right way. Economy of word and thought. "Gone with the Wind" has some pretty good one liners as well:
"You know what trouble I's talkin' 'bout. I's talking 'bout Mr. Ashley Wilkes. He'll be comin' to Atlanta when he gets his leave, and you sittin' there waitin' for him, just like a spider."
"I'll think about that tomorrow."
"A cat's a better mother than you."
"What gentlemen says and what they thinks is two different things"
"Fiddle-dee-dee. War, war, war; this war talk's spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream. "
"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. "
"You still think you're the cutest trick in shoe leather. "
"Marriage, fun? Fiddle-dee-dee. Fun for men you mean."
"I want everybody who's been mean to me to be pea-green with envy!"
"You're coarse, and you're conceited. And I think this conversation has gone far enough. "
I ran across some thoughtful insight on the character of Scarlett on the NPR website, click here to read it: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18482709