June First Friday Preview

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We simply can not wait for this month’s First Friday cel­e­bra­tion on June 6th — it’s going to be a big one! We hope that you all can make it, because it will be epic! The struc­ture of this First Friday will be a little dif­ferent from those of the past.  This month, we will start at 5:30 with stag­gered events and par­tying on until 9:30…or later.

Yes, ladies, Nick Peterson will be back again this month to serve up our deli­cious sig­na­ture cock­tail. We are so lucky to have him help us cel­e­brate each month, he is becoming a fix­ture at Clayton Gray Home, much like the store Whippet. Ok, Nick is a little more hand­some and ani­mated, and we are thankful that he sup­ports us and our spot­light char­i­ties. Thank you, Nick!


Local pho­tog­ra­pher, Michael Trefry of MichaelJon Pho­tog­raphy did such a fan­tastic job last month cap­turing the fun mem­o­ries of the night, that we have asked him to join us again. Focusing on local talent and busi­nesses is one of Clayton Gray Home’s pas­sions, and we are lucky to be sur­rounded by such amazing talents.

As always, we will have some yummy nib­bles for all of our guests. This month we would like to intro­duce Clemen­tine Bou­tique Chef Ser­vices. The super hero team of Brian and Misty Som­mers will whip up some amazing bites for you to enjoy! Instead of trying to describe the fan­tas­tical things that are Clemen­tine, we thought it better to include their “about us” description;

Clemen­tine is a bou­tique chef ser­vice, based in Tampa, pro­viding high quality, fresh, deli­cious food and impec­cable, per­son­al­ized ser­vice. Focused on all nat­ural cooking, we are fanat­ical about sourcing the very best ingre­di­ents we can get our hands on. We love what we do and that comes across in the rela­tion­ships we build with our cus­tomers. From spe­cial requests (gluten free, veg­e­tarian, vegan) to out of this world cir­cum­stances (you name it, we’ve seen it), we are here to serve.

We are Clemen­tine. We are chefs for hire. 

Looking for weekly meal deliv­eries, chef ser­vices are for dinner par­ties, wine din­ners, cock­tail par­ties, cooking lessons, cor­po­rate events, hol­iday par­ties? Clemen­tine is your one stop culi­nary super store!

Last Friday’s blog we intro­duced you to our spot­light charity for the night. From 6–8 p.m., rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Hope Children’s Home will be on hand to tell you about this won­derful orga­ni­za­tion and how they are helping abused, neglected and aban­doned chil­dren in the Tampa area. In addi­tion to dona­tions, we will also be col­lecting items from the Hope Children’s Home imme­diate needs list. Feel free to pur­chase these items and bring them with you to First Friday.

Get ready to shake your groove thang. Tampa’s own Bone­yard will be per­forming from 7–9:30 p.m., pro­viding us with awe­some music and cre­ating a fan­tastic atmos­phere. Groupies of all ages are wel­come and hope­fully we can get Bob back in the front window to enter­tain the dri­vers on Kennedy Blvd.

Our neigh­bors, Malindy Elene will also be open during First Friday this month. Make sure to stop by the store at 2107 W. Kennedy where they will have on hand, Femme Akoi doing make up con­sul­ta­tions from 5–7 p.m.  Lots to choose from this Friday.  This is a First Friday you won’t want to miss!

Spe­cial Note:  We will be closed July 4th, so will not have First Friday.  How­ever we will resume First Friday in August, where our neigh­bors Buddy Brew Coffee, will open their newly expanded space for everyone to check out.

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