This past Friday I spent the day at The Southern Women's Show in Raleigh. I've been many times, but this year was extra special. It's a three-day show filled with exhibitors, fashion shows, makeovers, food sampling and cooking demos. I found a few new companies I hope to feature, caught a couple of fashion shows and had the pleasure of meeting Chef Elise Johnson with whom I've been friends on facebook for a couple of years. Elise was at the BJ's exhibit signing her new Cookbook, You Never Cook Alone, which is now available on amazon. In addition to lots of wonderful recipes, it is filled with funny and heartwarming stories.
I missed the Dancing Like the Stars show, but here's my favorite contender, Sharon Delaney from My Carolina Today, soaring above the crowd with her partner, David Cox. The show was a fundraiser for Clay Aiken's National Inclusion Project.
Another highlight was Princess Diana's dress exhibit. The exhibit chronicled Diana's life and, like the Princess of Wales, was exquisite. This is a replica of Diana's wedding dress, the others are her actual dresses.
The Southern Women's Show is one of 19 shows produced by Southern Shows, a family-owned and operated company that launched in 1959. If you have an opportunity to attend one of their shows, I would highly recommend it for a fun day out with the girls.