Elegant Southern Style Weekend Schedule
Schedule
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Priscilla Presley is joined by Southern Living’s Senior Homes Editor, Zoë Gowen as they share their unique perspectives on outdoor living and how to create your own perfect outdoor oasis. Michelle Dunavant and Mary Helen Butler will teach us how to beautify our porches and patios using container gardening. And, lifestyle expert Jim Norton will share tips and tricks for entertaining outdoors.

VIP and DELUXE Package holders will join Priscilla and other special guests for an elegant sit-down dinner prepared by Chef Michael LaBar at Delta’s Kitchen. Wine included.

After dinner, head over to the Guest House Ballroom to experience a few things Southerners love most: great music provided by Tiger City DJs, line dancing (instruction provided!) and complimentary Bourbon and chocolate tasting with friends old and new. Cash bars available.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

VIP Package holders will get crafty as you learn how to make your own welcome mat in this hands-on workshop. There’s no better way to welcome guests to your home than a bit of homemade Southern hospitality!

Priscilla Priscilla and acclaimed interior designer Greg Baudoin will teach you how to create casual design details in your home that will highlight your own southern flair.  Greg and Priscilla will also show you ways to add some fresh styling ideas with some of today’s hottest interior design trends. Aron Ramage and Hope Wilkinson will discuss architectural and design details that make the southern style so unique as well as the design of The Guest House at Graceland Resort Hotel.  Orchid expert Art Chadwick will discuss different types of orchids, their care and decorating with orchids.

Lifestyle expert Jim Norton and Sam Andrews from Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken will teach you how to prepare some of the region’s most popular dishes: macaroni and cheese, fried green tomatoes and chicken and biscuits. Immediately following the demonstration, you’ll adjourn to the Ballroom to enjoy these dishes for lunch!

Priscilla Presley is joined by James Beard Semi-finalist Chef Kelly English as they prepare a mouthwatering menu of shrimp and grits with andouille and piquillo peppers, deviled eggs with an extra special southern twist, tempura-fried-pimento cheese-stuffed okra and pecan pie macaron. Don’t worry: these recipes (and others) are in your VIP Welcome bag for you to try at home! Certified Sommelier Michael Luckey will also be on hand to discuss how to find the best values in wines, and what differentiates the expensive bottles.

VIP Package holders will participate in an interactive workshop and make your own homemade bath bombs and scrubs.

DELUXE and STANDARD Package guests will be guided through an informative and delicious tasting experience by Certified Sommelier Michael Luckey.

VIP Package holders will join Priscilla and other special guests under the stars for this first-ever, exclusive event featuring live music and a menu prepared by Chef Kelly English. Immediately upon arrival, you will be offered a tasty Bellini and escorted into our rarely used Archive Theater. While not fancy, this is a place very few have visited, and you’ll be treated to a short video and discussion with Priscilla on her and Elvis’ love for the barn and their horses. At approximately 5:30pm, guests will go outside for a first-of-its-kind alfresco buffet dinner under the stars overlooking the Pasture; Priscilla’s favorite spot. Chef Kelly will be preparing a menu of delicious food for you to enjoy while mingling with our panelists as you take in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Priscilla and Graceland’s Archivist Angie Marchese take the stage for an exclusive look inside the gates of Graceland. This is a rare opportunity to experience Graceland through the years from the people who know it best. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions at the end of the presentation.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

In a discussion of classic Southern Style, Priscilla and fashion experts and designers Sid and Anne Mashburn, Katie Bodenhamer, Janie Bryant, Hal Lansky and Pat Kerr will showcase the Southern fashion essentials for every occasion and how to wear them well. The panel includes an introduction to essentials for every Southern closet, as well as the latest trends in accessories.  Priscilla will also share stories and examples that illustrate her and Elvis’ personal sense of style.

VIP and DELUXE Package holders get their photo taken with Priscilla Presley! These photos can be downloaded free of charge online the week after the event. We’ll send you complete instructions as soon as they’re available. Priscilla will also be signing autographs on pre-printed glossy pictures. So that we may accommodate all our guests in the time allotted, we ask for your cooperation and understanding that each person is limited to having just one item signed, whether it’s the photo we provide or something you bring.

Join Priscilla, Troy Williams, Kevin Coble, and the real-life inspiration behind "The Blind Side" Leigh Anne Tuohy as they share their unique perspective on hosting the perfect fall-themed parties for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Get tips to make everything at your tailgate and neighborhood parties stand out, along with lively discussions on Southern holiday traditions, setting a southern table, and more!
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