Genesis Annual Luncheon

The 19th Genesis Annual Luncheon is this Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the Hilton Anatole! This luncheon benefits Genesis Women’s Shelter, which is committed to preventing violence by raising the level of community awareness regarding the pervasiveness and effects of domestic violence. It’s a sold-out event, but you can support Genesis by purchasing your RAFFLE TICKETS here! Hurry as online sales end by midnight this TUESDAY TONIGHT. Tickets are $25 each or five for $100 You may indicate your preference of raffle options at purchase. Good Luck!

Option # 1: “Confessions of a Shopaholic” 
Turn heads with a show-stopping, meticulously crafted bracelet donated by BACHENDORF’S and SHAMBALLA JEWELS. Custom made for Genesis Women’s Shelter, the bracelet is comprised of a Star of Shamballa bead in 18K rose gold, ebony pearls and a white centre diamond. You will also experience PREMIER SHOPPING with a $1,000 gift certificate to the exclusive luxury stores of HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE – pure delight for the shopaholic in you!
Estimated Retail Value: $5,300.00

Option # 2: “Midnight in Paris”
Hear Big Ben ringing in London, run with the bulls in Pamplona, eat crepes in Paris or glide across the waters on a gondola in Venice!  Whether for business or leisure, you will travel to Europe in style with two, round trip business class tickets from AMERICAN AIRLINES (excludes Milan and Rome, and Friday – Sunday travel).
Estimated Retail Value: $10,000.00

Option # 3: “Eat, Pray, Love”
Recharge your body and mind during a seven-day, one-person stay at The RANCH AT LIVE OAK/MALIBU, California.  This no options fitness and wellness retreat promotes a healthy lifestyle by supporting guests through challenging outdoor physical activity, exercise sessions and a structured nutritional diet of homegrown, fresh organic vegetarian fare.  You are sure to return rejuvenated and ready to take on the world!
Estimated Retail Value $5,600.00

Option #4: “Good Will Hunting”
It’s a getaway for the guys at ROUGH CREEK LODGE AND RESORT. Enjoy a two-room, two night stay for four with breakfast and dinner included both days, and a gourmet lunch one afternoon. Nestled on 11,000 acres, this adventure-packed trip also includes a half day of mixed bag hunts and a round of sporting clays for four guests.
Estimated Retail Value $6,090.00

Dress 4 Yellow

Spring is here, and the highly anticipated Dress 4 Yellow fashion show & luncheon perfectly scheduled in the season’s must-have hue! This unique fashion show will include original designs inspired by LIVESTRONG‘s mission to eradicate cancer and a “Yellow Brick Road” auction that includes yellow accessories donated by celebrities. Here are some of my favorite dresses:

Thakoon: Asymmetric sleeveless dress with shoulder drape detail
Zang Toi: Couture original “Yellow Rose” gown created for D4Y.
Backless gown with rose detail and sweep train.
MY FAVORITE! Nha Khanh: Original dress created for D4Y.
Yellow sheath with sheer overlay and black leather trim/accent

Globally benefiting the LIVESTRONG Foundation and locally benefiting Cook Children’s Cancer Center. Click here to make a donation if you are unable to attend.

Also TODAY is the last day, you can start picking yellow on Mulu, and you may win a seat at Lance’s table during the Dress 4 Yellow event on April 5, 2012.

FASHION TIP: The gorgeous canary yellow can be worn on every skin tone with equally as gorgeous results, even varying person style (from masculine chic to femme fetal dresses) can incorporate this bright, bold color. For a classic look team the bold color with neutrals like beige, tan and nude or jump on the color-block trend with a hint of turquoise.

Accessible Luxury

Come enjoy Accessible Luxury on Saturday, April 21, 2012, beginning 7 PM at Park Place Premier Collection Dealership. It is a wonderful night of cars, design and fashion all benefiting the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Tickets may be purchased here, beginning at $125 for a individual ticket, $225 for a couple or $1,000 for an exclusive VIP couple ticket which includes priority runway show seating for 2, access to VIP hour, test drive of a Luxury vehicle and a Luxury swag bag.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is a world leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions. They strive to improve the care of children worldwide through innovative research and teaching programs, training physicians from around the world. They treat Texas children with orthopedic conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia.

What a great way to enjoy fashion & help the children in our community!

How Sweet It is Being Named 40 Under 40

I am honored to be named as one of the 2012 40 Under 40 by the Dallas Furniture Bank. I hope that you can join me and Honorary Chairs Mike & Mary Terry, Dustin & Melissa Pridmore and Chair Katie McKinley as we celebrate leadership and voluntarism in helping the DFW community! The people given this award were selected for their civic efforts benefitting families in DFW, leadership in heralding awareness that makes our community more socially conscious and inspiration to others of all ages to reach for greater accomplishments deserve applause! Paired with fabulous bakers battling for your vote, it’s a reminder just how sweet life can be.

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 pm
WHERE:  The Room on Main (2030 Main St, 6th Floor, Dallas, 75201)
  • Presentation of awards to our 40 Under 40 Honorees
  • Battle of the Bakers with People’s Choice Vote and Celebrity Judge’s Vote with bakers including The Cake Guys, Fearing’s-Ritz Carlton Hotel, Sugar Ray’s, Asian Mint, Renaissance Productions/Razzl Dazzl & more
  • Complimentary libations
  • Party pics by Doc Strange Images
  • Complimentary valet
TICKETS: $40 or $75 for Patron level tickets, Sponsorships beginning at $500
Jessica D. Baker, PE, CFM, PMP, Halff Associates, Inc.
Chris Boone, FACHE, CPHIMS, PMP, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
Stephanie Braislin, Whitley Penn LLP
Tiffany Bryan, Dallas Regional Chamber
Jennifer Buxton, Real Posh Mom & Social B
Starlett A. Carter, Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP
Lindsey Cook, CPA, Capstead Mortgage Corporation
David Danish, RealPage, Inc.
Candice Day, Weir SPM
Matthew Enzler, Trammel Crow Residential
Catherine Flagg, Jackson & Flagg Public Relations
Matt Garcia, Office of U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX32)
Zarin Gracey, City of Dallas
Tiffaney Dale Hunter, Tiffaney Dale Agency
Amanda Knobloch, HBK Capital Management
Karen Liu Pang, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Luis A. Marrero Jr., Chase Paymentech
Iris McAllister, Oh*Brownie
Ira A. McGraw Jr, Cedar Crest Golf Course & Banquet Facility
Amy Moore

Help Homeless One Pound At A Time

It’s a sad fact of modern life that the number of people without a permanent residence to call their own are growing dramatically. According to the National Coalition For The Homeless, children under the age of 18 made up 39% of the population of homeless shelters, and 42% of those kids were younger than five.

As stressful as my life gets, I have never worried about where my family was going to sleep. I’m one of the lucky ones. Fortunately, there are organizations like Dallas LIFE. The largest homeless shelter in North Texas, Dallas LIFE ministers to the homeless in need both physical and spiritual healing. It provides food, clothing, shelter, education and long-term rehabilitation programs founded on spiritual principals and the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Medieval Times in Dallas announced their goal of donating 2,000 pounds of food to Dallas Life. This Thursday, February 9, 2012, bring a non perishable food item and receive 50% off your adult admission! They have already collected 1,306 pounds and 694 more to go.

What a great way to get rid of “your pounds” and give to those who need it!

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
2021 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX