This weekend, our cotillion had a mother/daughter brunch for all of the ladies of the Carolina Coast Cotillion. Even as I’m writing this, I’m imagining in my head as if I have a long, breathy drawl to accompany this post. The ladies are daughters and mothers I have grown up with all of my life so naturally, I feel right at home.
A large part of this brunch is to honor the new debutantes that will be presented in December at the annual ball. I had to do this, too back in college as a freshman. Cookie, real name Catherine, and I laughed together as we remembered our curtsy camp. We actually had an etiquette lady come in and show us how to property curtsy. Not really a skill I would say I have used in the real world… maybe I should bring it back? I could see me now, ending a meeting with a new client and bowing down to curtsy instead of shaking hands. Yeah… maybe I’ll have to reconsider that choice.
The food was really pretty. We had mini waffles and yogurt parfaits. Small danishes and quiches of course, made the list as well. I opted for the bacon.
Usually, we have some sort of entertainment. In the past, we have had fashion shows but this year, we had author, Lee Brockington come speak. She was such an interesting speaker and my favorite line was this:
As a southern woman, Your bosom can be fake. Your smile can be fake. Your hair color can be fake. But your silver and your pearls must be real.
It was such a nice party to celebrate being a woman and a sassy, southern woman at that.