Supporters of the Knoxville Symphony League traveled back to the Roaring ’20s in February at the historic home of local preservationist Kim Trent for an afternoon of Mardi Gras-themed fun. New Orleans jazz by pianist Matthew Fischer delighted the ears of all those in attendance as they sipped on Hurricane Mimosas and Bayou Bloody Marys, enjoyed Fat Tuesday-themed decor, and indulged in traditional New Orleans fare. From jambalaya and sweet potato bacon biscuits to Cajun deviled eggs and crawfish boil frittata, The Magnolia, as the house is called, and its hosts served up an afternoon of delight. And the luncheon wouldn’t have been complete with a traditional king cake to round out the festivities.
Cityview Editor Rebecca Whalen began working with Cityview back in 2014, then as the publication's Managing Editor. She later moved back to New York State, but continued to write about and remain connected to Knoxville, her former home. Today, as Cityview's Editor, she is thrilled to once again share the stories of East Tennessee with readers. When not working, Whalen spends her days with her husband and two children on outdoor adventures.