Barry Dixon Event Recap

Last night's Barry Dixon Event was such a blast! A great time was had by all!

We'd like to give a big thank you to Barry for coming in and being so sweet to take pictures, sign books and share stories with us for so many hours! We'd also like to give a huge thanks to Arteriors Home for sponsoring the event! The collection Barry did with Arteriors could not be more beautiful accenting our showroom floor!

We hope our guests had as much fun as we did!

{ THE SETUP }

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Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

{ FOOD + DRINK }
Derek Emerson, chef at Walker's and Local 463, came up with a beautiful, tasty Southern menu that everyone absolutely loved! And the signature cocktail, The Mason Dixon, was a big hit as well! Thanks to Sean at Calistoga Wine & Spirits and Marty for coming up with such a perfect drink to keep the party alive!
Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

[caption id="attachment_2421" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS The biscuits were so good that Elish and Todd almost got into it![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2422" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Banana Pudding in mini mason jars![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2409" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Gorgeous Charcuterie Spread[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2402" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS The Mason Dixon Signature Cocktail ready to be served![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2403" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS The Mason Dixon[/caption]

Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

{ BARRY }

It was such an honor to have internationally renown interior designer Barry Dixon is our shop!

[caption id="attachment_2420" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Barry talking with our staff about some of the inspiration behind his line with Arteriors[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2410" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Barry with one of his first employers from back in the day! Warren Wright![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2412" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS The designer presentation where Barry shared stories and inspiration with a handful of local designers[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2418" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Signing books[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2408" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Barry with the SummerHouse staff[/caption]

{ MUSIC }

Raphael Semmes and his trio did a great job of keeping the party lively with their jazzy tunes!

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{ PEOPLE }

Of course the party wouldn't have been such a success if there hadn't been so many wonderful people in attendance! We can't put all the pictures we took here on the blog so be sure to check out our Facebook page for more photos from the event!

Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS
Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS
Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

[caption id="attachment_2407" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Arteriors friends![/caption]

Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Thanks so much to everyone who contributed to making this event a success! Have a great weekend!

May 10, 2013 by SummerHouse

Today is the Big Day!

The showroom looks stunning.

The drinks are on ice.

We all have the perfect outfits picked out.

The outdoor furniture is set up in preparation
for a lovely Mississippi summer night.

The band and the food will be here shortly.

Our staff had a blast over dinner last night with the wildly entertaining Barry Dixon.

We are absolutely THRILLED that today is here! As Lisa mentioned on Facebook this morning,
she (as well as the rest of us) are "truly honored and humbled to have him."

We hope to see you tonight as we host Barry and hear about his exciting adventures in the  world of design!
We promise you'll have a great time and you'll be thoroughly entertained!

Doors open at 5:00 and the fun goes on until 8:00!

SEE YOU SOON!

May 09, 2013 by SummerHouse

Two Days Away!

The big Barry Dixon event is THIS Thursday! Only two days away!
We are so excited to host this one-of-a-kind event alongside Arteriors for such a design celebrity as Barry Dixon!

[caption id="attachment_2353" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Photo © Tony Powell. Barry Dixon Portraits. Elway House. August 23, 2012 Barry Dixon[/caption]

Not only is Barry extremely talented, but he is genuinely one of the nicest people we've had the pleasure of getting to know!
We know you're going to really enjoy talking with him and hearing him share about his design adventures.

In case you haven't heard, Barry is an Ole Miss graduate, so he is calling this event a homecoming of sorts!
He loves his Mississippi friends and has had some really kind words to say about us Mississippians
(and our homes!) :)

“Perhaps the greatest quality a home might possess is that of innate, soulful hospitality,” Barry says. “The South, Mississippi in particular, literally oozes this cardinal quality, and her children take it with them wherever they go…”

Come meet Barry on Thursday night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. over a bite to eat (prepared by James Beard Award winning Chef Derek Emerson of Walker's and Local 463!) and a Mason Dixon signature cocktail! Raphael Semmes and his trio will also be here providing some groovy tunes to set the mood for the affair!

We look forward to seeing you! Bring your friends!

The Mason Dixon: What It Is & Where To Get One

With our big Barry Dixon event only a week away, we figure it's time to start letting y'all in on some of the details!
Along with the help of our friends and neighbors at Calistoga Wine, we have come up with a signature cocktail for the event
and we're calling it The Mason Dixon.

The Mason Dixon Signature Cocktail for the May 9th Barry Dixon event at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

The Mason Dixon is a spirited sipper with a mix of delicious personalities like rosemary, lemon, and cucumber...
Sounds just right for a warm southern night, doesn't it?! Come try one on May 9th at SummerHouse from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
and bring a little appetite with you as well! Award-winning chef Derek Emerson from Walker's and Local 463 is doing the food. Try Braised Pork Belly and Cheddar Biscuits on for size... Yeah, this event is not to be missed!
WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT THURSDAY! 

This Has Never Happened Before!

Ok friends...

This has never happened before! Marty has released a photo of our Back Door Sale ahead of time! She NEVER does this!! :)

Everything in this picture, plus MUCH MORE, will be for sale tomorrow at hugely discounted prices. Everything must go!!

SummerHouse Back Door Sale

Doors open tomorrow morning at 10, then again on Saturday at 10. And don't forget that we'll be in the old Club Express location just behing Soulshine Pizza. This is still at the Township, just in a different location from sales past!

We look forward to seeing you! Call us if you have any trouble! 601-853-4445

Barry Dixon Event Update!

We updated our Facebook cover photo (you like us on Facebook, right?!) to serve as a little reminder that our exciting Barry Dixon event is coming up in just a little over a month!

Barry Dixon is coming to SummerHouse!

If you haven't already, be sure to make plans to attend SummerHouse on May 9th to meet internationally renown interior designer Barry Dixon as he signs copies of his latest book, Barry Dixon Inspirations, and gives guests a peek at his brand new collection with Arteriors!

It'll be a wonderful night with a little live music, some savory Southern fare, and a lot of design inspiration! We are looking so forward to this event and can't wait to see you here on Thursday evening, May 9th!

Zippity Doo Dah Weekend!

Happy Zippity Doo Dah weekend everyone! One of the biggest weekends in Fondren is finally here!

Zippity Doo Dah Weekend is here!

With all the events of the weekend, which we'll highlight shortly, Marty thought it would be a great time to spruce up our Interiors Market booth, so she did just that, and has it looking rather fabulous. Here are a couple of quick photos...

SummerHouse's Interiors Market Booth

SummerHouse's Interiors Market Booth

SummerHouse's Interiors Market Booth

SummerHouse's Interiors Market Booth

Be sure to stop in and visit if you're at one of these super fun events over the course of the next 72 hours! (We are the first booth you'll come to if you take an immediate right when you walk in the door!)

List of Events:

Thursday (3/21) TONIGHT:
Arts, Eats, and Beats. 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday (3/22):
Sweet Potato Queen Big Hat Luncheon and Cake Competition at Sal & Mookie's. 11 a.m.
Unzipped Fashion Event Runway Show at The Cedars 11 a.m.
The Bouffants (live music) on Duling. 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Clydesdale Restaurant Hop at all Fondren restaurants. 6 p.m.

Saturday (3/23):
Children's Character Breakfast at Walker's Drive-In. 8 a.m.
ColorMeRad 5K starts at JSU. 9 a.m.m
Sal & Mookie's Children's Carnival 10 a.m.
Fonren's Zippity Doo Dah Parade through the streets of Fondren. Starts at dusk (around 6:45 p.m.)

For more details on any of these events, visit this website.

We hope to see you out in Fondren this weekend! 

Save the Date for Barry Dixon!

Ok everyone... We have something VERY cool to announce!!

We're honored and excited to inform you that Barry Dixon (yes, THE Barry Dixon) is coming to SummerHouse for an event on Thursday, May 9th! Be sure to go ahead and mark your calendars...

Not only is Barry known worldwide for his amazing taste in interiors, but he's got some pretty serious ties to Mississippi! He graduated from Ole Miss and has used his design to spread warm Southern hospitality all over the globe. One of the pieces from his latest collection for Arteriors was actually inspired by a church in Clarksale, MS!

Save the Date! Barry Dixon coming to SummerHouse on May 9th!

This will be our biggest event yet (and y'all know how we love getting a good party together!) so we'll keep you posted as the details get sorted! Stay tuned!

For now, grab that date book and a pen and make a note on MAY 9TH for the event of the year!

Christmas Open House Recap

We had a great time Thursday night at the Christmas In The Township Open House! Marty prepared some delicious goodies for us to nibble and sip on while visiting with everyone who stopped by!

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[caption id="attachment_1025" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse Champagne Punch[/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_1034" align="aligncenter" width="550"]party6 Todd and Marty[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1032" align="aligncenter" width="550"]party4 Lindsey and Elish[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1031" align="aligncenter" width="550"]party5 Marty and Lisa[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1028" align="aligncenter" width="550"]party3 Lindsey, Patricia, Laurel, Natalie, and Tina[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1026" align="aligncenter" width="550"]party1 Lindsey and Chelsea[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1029" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse loves Santa! SummerHouse loves Santa![/caption]

Thanks to all who stopped by! We loved seeing everyone!

December 10, 2012 by SummerHouse

Reminder!

{{ DON'T FORGET! }}

The Christmas in the Township Open House is THIS Thursday from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.!

We'll have Champagne Punch, some lovely little holiday snacks, AND 10% off everything on the floor!
This 10% is in addition to any current markdowns!!
Merry Christmas to you!

Merry Christmas from SummerHouse

Most businesses in The Township will be open late on Thursday (and every Thursday leading up to Christmas) to make holiday shopping extra easy this year!

SummerHouse will be open until 8 p.m. this coming Thursday, the 6th, and on Thursday, December 20th. (Our SummerHouse Christmas party is the 13th so we will close at our regular time that day. But many other Township businesses will be open late that day!)

To find out what all is involved in The Township's Christmas celebration, take a look at this list!

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December 04, 2012 by SummerHouse