The Ultimate Southern Supper Club Posted by: Aaron Stearns | 1 Comment
In certain parts of the South, a Supper Club is a ritual for women. It’s sort of like a dinner party, but it happens with regularity, typically once a month.
And cooking is not a requirement, but it is an option.
Some Supper Clubs meet at restaurants, some meet in living rooms, but all include light drinking — whatever that means to you — and heavy talking. The food and drink are secondary to the companionship, and as a result, a great Supper Club is only as good as its membership. The more live wire ladies show up, the better.
So, in the spirit of these dinners, if we were unhindered by time and pesky geography, here’s a list of Southern ladies that we’d gather for the ultimate supper club. Feel free to add your own supper club suggestions in the comments.
8. Jennifer Lawrence
The Kentucky native was born in Louisville and is the very epitome of straight-talking and endearing. She’s poised, yet kind of goofy and plenty down-to-earth. In every interview she’s somehow honest AND charming, an admirable combination in today’s culture.
What she’d bring to supper club: Youthful vitality and Cheerwine
7. Miranda Lambert
Much like Jennifer Lawrence, Miranda has plenty of spirit, but the main difference is you do not mess with this Texas native. She’ll smile as she makes you wish you were never born.
What she’d bring to supper club: Pistols and ‘Randa-ritas
A Southern woman has not been born in the past 30 years who hasn’t been influenced by Reba. There’s a reason she’s often called “The Queen of Country.” She’s talented, smart, sassy and the perfect role model.
What she’d bring to supper club: A thoughtful gift for everyone … and champagne
5. Jill Conner Browne
This Sweet Potato Queen pioneer brought the concept of sisterhood and owning the more “queenly” aspects of your personality (read: red wigs and tiaras), and we can’t help but thank her for it.
What she’d bring to supper club: Hilarity and hijinks. And margarita mix.
4. Holly Hunter
She’s a talented and accomplished actress that doesn’t feel “Hollywood.” The Georgia native has been careful about picking roles that speak to her, and though we don’t see her on the screen as often as we should, when we do, she manages to fully capture our hearts again and again.
What she’d bring to supper club: Tenacity and tequila.
3. Mary Steenburgen
There’s something about Mary. The Arkansas born actress has that glow, that light, and she’s happy to share it with all around her. She’s classic and classy with great taste to boot.
What she’d bring to supper club: A lovely white wine.
2. Lucinda Williams
She’s thoughtful, deliberate and knows perfection can’t be rushed. Lucinda Williams may seem distant, but we bet once she opens up to supper club, she’ll have some profound insights to bring to the table. That’s why we’d want her there.
What she’d bring to supper club: Introspection and whiskey
1. Dolly Parton
Ms. Parton is a supper club of one. In fact, if she showed up at supper club and then left before everyone else arrived, her impact would still be felt in the room. She’s THAT influential. But we’d want her there for her laugh, her style and her genuinely positive outlook on life. She’s the total package.
What she’d bring to supper club: Jack and Coke
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