Liza with a Z and Me!

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By Brandon Branch

So a few months ago Paula had Liza Minnelli on her show and I got to spend some time with Liza. She was everything I could have hoped for and more.  We sat at Paula’s dining table and had lunch, The Lady & Sons, of course!  That was a moment I will never forget.  I mean, how many times do you get to say that you got to eat fried chicken with show biz and entertainment legend, Liza Minnelli? Also Paula and Liza in Paula’s chicken coop is a moment also I will never forget.  Liza was dressed in Gucci holding a chicken, you know, just another day at work.  One of the best things about my job is all the amazing people I get to meet.  Every day is different and wonderful, and I’m so thankful for it. I wouldn’t change any of it.

On a different topic, my house is coming right along.  I have tons of furniture on order, rugs coming in and am out antiquing almost every day.  It’s a lot of work on top of my job, but a lot of fun!  My guest bedroom is done except for the drapes which are being made.  I chose a bold color for my bedroom- Real Red from Sherwin Williams!  That room is still under construction so I don’t have a picture right now, but stay tuned.  I found the perfect table for my foyer.  It reminds me of Louis Vuitton luggage.  And I love the antique runner that I found at my favorite antique store Seventh Heaven in Savannah. 
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Living in Savannah no home is complete without a bar, so here is mine tucked underneath the staircase. 

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I found these great black urns for my mantel at a store called Hobby Lobby.  I got all 4 for under $50.00 and filled them with orchids and Myrtle topiaries.  I love the look it gives me and it didn’t cost a fortune!

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Next blog- the heat and my garden!!

Brandon Branch is a playful Southern gentleman. His style is equal parts Yankee chic and Southern elegance all muddled together in a monogrammed mint julep cup. An invitation to one of his Savannah dinner parties is the equivalent to getting the golden ticket from Willy Wonka. Brandon holds the position of Design Director for Paula Deen Enterprises and serves as Paula Deen's Personal Assistant. He was featured on HGTV's seasonal special "Celebrity Holiday Homes" and looks forward to similar opportunities in the future. Pick up a copy of his New York Times best-selling book, Paula Deen's Savannah Style in our online store.
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Hi Brandon! I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR STYLE!!!! SImply Elegant... and, soooo inviting! Can you tell me who the architect was for Ms Paula Deen's beautiful River Bend home, on Wilmington Island? Thank you, Robyn

By Robyn Hogan on November 08, 2012

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Oh! Brandon, I am so happy that you got to meet Liza. What A Moment!!! Your home looks great. Here's a nod to the good life! Colt

By Colt on December 31, 2011

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hi tyler here im a little young and wondered if i could be on your show i love your smile laugh cooking and your house watming home so much and wondered if i could be on your show to learn a couple of recipies

By tyler on September 08, 2011

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PAULA YOU KEEP UP THE WORK YOU ARE VERY ASOME I LOVE YOUR RECIPES AND I THINK YOU ARE VERY SWEET PERSON AND VERY FUNNY FROM JASON SCHWARTZ FROM SIUOXFALLS SD

By jason on September 01, 2011

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I love them all

By Anonymous on August 21, 2011

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Hey Brandon, I'm really bummed that you won't share the color for your quest bedroom. :( Shelia Key

By Shelia Key on August 18, 2011

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Hi Paula, Just love your house by the water, Your show is the best! I have 4 great grandbabies, Jack Emmerson, 3 soon to be 4, on Sept.1st, Landon James,2, Peyton Deshane 2, and Riley Lynn 10 months. I just wanted to wish you all the best nd hope your shows never end! Your always welcome here in my home in Pa. Open Invitation!

By Debbie Kurtz on August 15, 2011

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Hey Brandon! I really love the color you have chosen for your quest bedroom! Would you consider sharing the color? Your house is beautiful! I know it's been a long time coming for y'all. Thanks for sharing with us all. Shelia Key/Winston-Salem,NC

By Shelia Key on August 15, 2011

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Paula, I love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You Mary Ann
Mary Ann Tharp in A Summer of Burgers on August 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
in Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes on August 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
Melissa in Taste Testing 101 on August 13, 2014 at 8:36 am

Congrats Bobby. Loved the family picture miss you Paula on TV will be watching online. Jack is getting big. Looks like his mom but Matt aka moose has your face. Your eyes cheeks hair even falls to his face like yours except to the left. Good luck on your next venture. You give us other 60+ yr women strength to move on. Keep up the good work.
Carol Bryant in Love at Last on August 11, 2014 at 6:12 pm