What a fabulous fourth meeting!! Esteemed Members who could not attend were surely missed, as this special evening was exactly what we started the Dolce Vita di Libro book club for -- interesting and insightful conversation, great food and wine, lovely decorations, and fun!!!!
Thanks must go to Jennifer and Hunter Johnson for use of the hall. Having a gathering in one's home can sometimes feel invasive, but the gracious Hunter and Jennifer are incredibly welcoming.
The effervescent Lois Granziano was outstanding (as usual) in tirelessly helping manage the event. She's a real trouper. Legendary local artist, Peggy Vermeer (who has a work of art on permanent display at the Palm Springs Art Museum) provided much of the wine and more-than-some show-stopping laughs throughout the evening. She's definitely the life of the party!
The whole of the Esteemed Membership is to be praised for reading a somewhat challenging book through the busy holiday season and showing up with superb food. The attention to detail and care that goes into making the food is amazing. Not only were Esteemed Members polite and tidy and showed up on time (for the most part), they were a well-groomed bunch who obviously understands the importance of dressing appropriately for such a prestigious occasion. From sharing heart-felt personal stories to actively listening -- the discussion was adult, open, honest and relaxed.
The suggestions that were made over the last months to improve the book club experience were noted and implemented, to the betterment of the group, and it showed. I, for one, am very proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to the next meeting with excited anticipation! Thank you all so very much!