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Alumni Offer Expertise in December Southern Living

Readers of the December issue of Southern Living magazine are enjoying the expertise of two W&L alumni: event designer Calder Britt Clark and cookbook author Alex Hitz.

Calder, a member of the Class of 1999, operates Calder Clark, a consulting and design firm that handles weddings and other events. It’s based in Charleston, S.C., which is where Calder and her family have recently settled into a renovated house, the subject of the Southern Living profile. Given Calder’s profession, it’s no surprise that she told the magazine, “We wanted to create a home that everyone feels free to descend on.”

We blogged about her a couple of years ago when her work on a celebrity wedding made the pages of another magazine, People. You can learn about her company at the Calder Clark website.

We’ve blogged about Alex Hitz, too, on the 2011 publication of his latest cookbook.

The member of the Class of 1991 offers Southern Living readers advice on “An Easy & Elegant Christmas Eve,” one of a trio of menus from other well-known hosts. Alex writes in the piece, “Here’s hoping one of your rambunctious cousins doesn’t knock over your spectacular wreaths, garlands, or table settings, but, let’s face it, it could happen.” The article is not online but Alex’s recipes are; here’s his take on Blue Cheese Straws.

If you know any W&L alumni who would be great profile subjects, tell us about them! Nominate them for a web profile.