What makes a modern-day Calyx man, you ask? A few observations: 1. He must be at ease in both the bar and the boardroom. 2. He must stand when president Bill Woodall’s father, Skip Woodall, approaches. 3. He must compliment Bill’s mother, Susie Woodall, on her work on the table centerpieces. 4. He must praise soon-to-(re)deb Krystal Schlegel’s fashion blog (and extol the many merits of every other deb, for that matter). 5. He must offer everyone (journalist included) another glass of wine.
Post Soirée: An open note to the first gentleman who arrived on the scene; he who asked, “Where’s the party?” then responded, “Wait, you don’t work here?” when I said I didn’t know. For future reference, wearing an all-black ensemble does not necessarily signify that a woman is part of the wait staff.