- Jonathan Sanchez
A City Paper contributor for four years, Jonathan Sanchez will cover at least 12 parties of the 2008 festival season. He plans to eat many different types of cheese. There will be action shots of glamorous people holding cups of wine, and there will be the boldest-faced names you ever saw. Jonathan lives in Wagener Terriace with his wife Lauren and daughter Evelyn. He owns Blue Bicycle Books on King Street, and his website is beingsanchez.com.
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June 10, 2008 – 10:59 am
Spoleto Festival USA Finale. Sunday, June 10, 2008. Middleton Place.
It was warm on Sunday. I had shade envy — walking around to shoot various picnics I kept wondering if other people’s spots weren’t cooler.
With the warm day and the concert not on the Great Lawn for the first time in ten years, only one lone couple was [...]
June 8, 2008 – 3:16 pm
Saturday, June 7.
Having conquered Upper King and Cannonborough, the party juggernaut rolled north of the crosstown Saturday night for two Piccolo Finale satellites.
5 pm. Home of Tyler and Michelle Smyth, Ashley Ave.
We got here a little late for this one but that freed up the hosts to give us a tour, white sangria in [...]
June 6, 2008 – 4:03 pm
Thursday, June 6. 10:30 pm. Party for the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Sugar Bakeshop, Bill Bowick and David Bouffard. 59½ Cannon St.
You could call it the Zoolander Effect. Take two stylish guys from New York, put them in a transitional neighborhood and add pastries, chocolatinis and champagne and the result is some hip and really, really [...]
June 5, 2008 – 4:09 pm
Wednesday, June 5. Party for Homeland and The Great War. Home of Susan Bass and Tom Bradford, undisclosed French Quarter location.
Laurie Anderson stood alone in the middle of the room, brandishing a large knife and asking if anybody wanted a piece.
Susan Bass and Lynn Hanlin had just brought out a giant chocolate cake in [...]
June 1, 2008 – 6:24 pm
Had Saturday night (relatively) off from party coverage so here’s some news from the streets and cafes:
Celebrity Spotting #1: On King Street Thursday night I spotted “30 Rock”/Piccolo Fringe’s Paul Scheer and Jack McBrayer walking by St. Matthew’s Lutheran. I freaked and honked the horn. My wife got all over me. She recognized them from somewhere, [...]
May 29, 2008 – 2:19 pm
Wed., May 28, 2008. 10 pm. Party for Imani Winds and Festival Concert featuring composition of Andrew Newman. South Battery home of Drayton and Kat Hastie.
Hanging with a group of fans in the stair hall walk, Imani Winds oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz was explaining that, no, this wasn’t a sideline.
“Actually, this is my job,” she said. [...]
By Jonathan Sanchez |
May 26, 2008 – 12:34 pm
Sunday, May 25, Party for Shantala Shivalingappa and Boston Ballet, Leslie Turner’s home, Society St.
“Well originally I guess we came here on a spiritual journey but that didn’t really pan out.”
– Owen Wilson as Francis Whitman in The Darjeeling Limited.
No such misguided pretensions last night, which skipped the Pray and went straight for Eat [...]
May 24, 2008 – 5:41 pm
Friday, May 24, Bedon’s Alley. Party for La Cenerentola
“This crowd has gone deadly silent, a Cinderella story outta nowhere” – Carl Spackler, Caddyshack
The crazy thing about the Bedon’s Alley Party is the silence, deep down in the cemetery quiet of South of [...]
May 23, 2008 – 11:55 am
Welcome back to the Spoleto Party Blog. I’m Jonathan Sanchez, your host, your consigliere, the Virgil to your Dante as we travel through these 12 circles of formaggio, maybe more, the next two weeks.
Friday, 5/23 at 9 pm – Bedon’s Alley Party
Sunday, 5/25 at 10 pm – Party for Boston Ballet and Shantala Shivalingappa [...]
June 11, 2007 – 1:07 pm
The Spoleto Finale (Sunday, June 10, Middleton Place) is a festival of two worlds. Up front near the house, everyone listens to the music (although it’s acceptable for two ladies to have a quiet heart-to-heart).
In the back, where a rubber chicken swung from a tree (replacing the piñata), the scene is more [...]