Billy Reid Shindig Weekend

 This past August 15th, Billy Reid held his 6th Shindig in Florence, Alabama.This is where his headquarters been located since 2004. It was a fun filled weekend. I am copying their description of Billy's Shindig weekend. "Billy Reid celebrated another year of fashion, food, music and friendship at our annual Shindig celebration. Hundreds of guests descended on The Shoals for the fun, which kicked off on Friday afternoon with music in Florence’s Wilson Park, featuring Dan Dyer, Dylan Leblanc, T. Hardy Morris, Nikki Lane and the legendary Donnie Fritts. Headliners Wild Cub and The Apache Relay played the Shoals Theater later that evening. Saturday morning started with a hearty cajun-inspired Big Bad Breakfast by our friend Chef John Currence followed by a panel discussion about the intersection of food and fashion with guests Ashley Christensen, Kerry Diamond, Billy Reid, Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman. Drolly titled “Chicken & Dressing,” it was moderated by John T. Edge of the Southern Foodways Alliance. Barbecue by Jim ‘n Nicks fed hungry guests at the lake party Saturday afternoon at the lovely home of the very generous Allan Rappuhn. An after-party candlelight performance by Phosphorescent and the mother-son team of Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear finished out the weekend".


Above: (left to right)  Kerry DiamondBilly ReidAndrew Ticer, Michael HudmanAshley Christensen and John T. Edge,

Above: A private dinner party at the Kennedy Douglas Center with food catered by andrewmichaelitaliankitchen


Above:  Margaret Proctor and Celeste Pillow at the Garden party. Perfect night to meet new friends and old as well.

Above:  Billy Pritchard of Stray Dogs Designs  looks through Billy Reids Shindig Weekend sale.


Above: Odette is a neighborhood eatery and shop in downtown Florence. Our friend Celeste Pillow and family opened this wonderful resturant last year. It is a must go to for great appetizers, dinner, and libations.

Above: Jane Gray Pritchard of Stray Dogs Design and Margaret Proctor at Odette.

Above: Inside Odette eatery. Note the Bufta Lamp shades from Stray Dogs Designs.

Above: Friday night Shindig Concert with Apache Relay and Wild Cub

Above: Apache Relay entertaining us all with great music.


Above: Saturday party at the home of Allan Rappuhn.

Above:Allan's home has a beautiful view of Wilson Lake. 

Above: What is a summer Shindig with out bargecue by Jim'n Nicks 


Above: Where the magic begins.


Above: The beautiful home of our friend Celeste Pillow's parents, Rudi and George D. Pillow Jr. It is part of the Pillow Compound, with 3 houses and acres of land for horseback riding.

Above: A view from The Pillows front porch of Wilson Lake. 

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