Saturday, March 17, 2018

Rising Fashion Star Don Morphy Opens Pop-Up Shop in Victory Park

Dallas-based Don Morphy will open its first pop-up brick and mortar location in Victory Park on Monday, March 19. Recently recognized by Fashion Group International of Dallas as one of its “Rising Stars” in Men’s Fashion, the Don Morphy brand is rapidly gaining a loyal cult following. The Don Morphy label is a celebrity favorite of Emmitt Smith, International mega-pastor T.D.Jakes, Hollywood Actor Morris Chestnut, and NBA Player Tyson Chandler to name a few. The Don Morphy label boasts high quality apparel, shoes, and accessories designed in the United States, and artfully handcrafted from the best in Italian fabrics in Florence, Italy.

Don Morphy blends the gentleman’s need for classy clothing and shoes that fit perfectly. The label started in 2014 with the idea of bringing Italian quality and flair to discerning customers in the United States and abroad. Based in Texas, its designers travel worldwide to find the best tailors and fabrics to bring the highest quality to the customer. Don Morphy designers attend the top male fashion shows in the world such as Pitti Uomo, White Milano, Madrid Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week, to find inspiration and to stay ahead of fashion trends. The Don Morphy brand is globally renowned with recognition by GQ, The New York Times, Vogue, Huffington Post, and many more for its unique flair in menswear.

Don Morphy will operate daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 2404 Victory Park Lane from now through April 12. There will be a free customer appreciation event and live fashion show on March 24 at 5:30 p.m. produced by Rhonda Sargent Chambers to celebrate the opening with dinner, drinks and the latest in Don Morphy designs. To RSVP, guests can register here.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Screening of new documentary "Suicide: The Ripple Effect" to show at AMC NorthPark on Tues, March 20

Every 40 seconds, someone takes their own life and forever changes the lives of those who know them. A new documentary titled, Suicide: The Ripple Effect, chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge; he was in 1% of 2,000 jumpers who survived. Since then, Hines has been on a mission to use his story to help others find recovery and stay alive, and has become one of the world’s most prominent suicide prevention speakers and advocates. The film balances the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions heal & stay alive. This film will have one showing on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at AMC NorthPark 15. Tickets are $12.50 and advance purchase is required at The film is appropriate for teens and parents may want to take tweens as young as 12.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Learn Forgotten Facts and Interesting Stories About Dallas Through Dallas Historical Society Programs

The Dallas Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Dallas and Texas history. LEarn more about Dallas through their educational programming, lectures, historic city tours, museum exhibitions, and other special events. This organization strives to be the preeminent resource for exploring, and instilling appreciation for the diverse history of Dallas and Texas.

You can meet a friend around town at one of the entertaining Pour Yourself Into History happy hours to socialize, support a local business, and “drink in” the special history of each location, spend an intellectually stimulating lunch hour at a Brown Bag Lecture to learn more about a variety of topics on local and state history, explore Dallas’ unique areas after attending a Historic City Tour; or gain more knowledge about Dallas and Texas history with authors and experts by attending An Evening With!, topics from An Evening With! will also be supported with a display of related items from the Dallas Historical Society collection.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Dress To Impress (Derby Style) at Day At The Races 2018

Save the date of May 5, 2018 for an afternoon of Derby Day fun. From 4:00-7:30 pm, the Oak Lawn Park Conservancy is off to the races to benefit the conservation, education and historical value of Dallas’ central park - Arlington Hall & Oak Lawn Park with the annual Day At The Races event. This years event chairs, Lauren Ives and Sean March are preparing a special year with a unique combination of events culminating with their annual Day At The Races event. Join them on Saturday, May 5, 2018, for an afternoon of Mint Juleps, fine Southern cuisine and the best 2 minutes in sports, The Kentucky Derby! Dress in your Derby finest, including hats for the ladies and gentlemen, (there is a Best Dressed and Best Hat competition) then stroll along our lawn to engage in our silent auction, lawn games, wagering table, live music and more! Stuart Weitzman is a sponsor of the event, so check out their NorthPark Center store for the finest in Derby footwear. Arlington Hall and Oak Lawn Park is located at 3333 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219.

34th Annual Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show

34th Annual Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show

The 34th Annual Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show presented by NorthPark Center and Nancy C. and Richard R. Rogers and Melody and Rick Rogers was a smashing success. Lead by chairs Rozalyn Columbo and Nancy Gopez, the event surpassed its budget of $630,000 (and counting 💰) to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). This was the first year the legendary luncheon was held at CenterPark Garden at NorthPark Mall under a large clear tent. Jan Strimple effortlessly coordinated dozens of models who showcased the spring looks from some of NorthPark Mall’s top designer stores. Fox4 anchor Clarice Tinsley served as the emcee as she welcomed the patrons and introduced the honorees. The Memorial Hero award sponsored by Robyn and Don Conlin was presented to Kimberly Alexander on behalf of her late husband, Elijah Alexander, who fought a valiant battle against multiple myeloma. Mona Carlton Stogner and Greg Stogner received the Lynda Adleta Heart of Gold award for their steadfast dedication to the LLS-led Beat AML initiative in honor of Mona’s brother, Olan. And 7-year-old Kaitlyn Johnson took home the Spirit of Tom Landry Character Award after fighting cancer twice and eventually beating it with LLS-funded groundbreaking CAR-T therapy. Nancy A. Nasher was the Honorary Chair and Heather Perttula Randall served as the Advisory Chair. Kudos to the Luncheon chairs who created a strong leadership team for the 2018 event: Underwriting Chairs – Carmaleta Whiteley Felton and Kim Hext; Table Sales Chairs – Maggie Kipp and Mary Parker Raffle; Chairs – Jenna Alexander and Andrea Nayfa; Design & Décor Chair – Cathy Kincaid; Board Chair – Don Armstrong; and North Texas Executive Director – Patricia Thomson. To learn more, visit

Friday, March 9, 2018

Clothes Circuit Celebrates 35 Years of Consignment Shopping

Irene Mylan, owner of Clothes Circuit

I almost hate to bring attention to how amazing Clothes Circuit is, because the more shoppers they get, the harder it will be for me to score amazing deals! This is truly an act of love, that I am revealing my best secret for looking like a million bucks on a budget. Every day, on the Clothes Circuit floor you will find designer brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Pedro Garcia, Ippolita, David Yurman, Oscar del la Renta, Brunello Cucinelli, Etro, rag & bone, Vince, Lafayette 148, Frame, Joie, Lululemon, The North Face, Athleta, and Zella. From clothing to shoes to jewelry to handbags, Clothes Circuit has the absolute best prices on designer deals. And they've recently added athleisure wear to the mix to meet the needs of their customers. 🙌

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Celebrate National Crab Meat Day at Truluck's

This Friday, March 9, Truluck's is getting crabby! Celebrate National Crab Meat Day with a full-pound Alaskan-King Crab dinner cluster, crave-worthy fried rice, and a glass of sparkling Poema Cava for $55.00. Better get crackin' because this is just a one-day event.

Truluck's has two Dallas locations:
Uptown: 2401 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, 214-220-2401
Southlake: 1420 Plaza Plaza, Southlake, TX 76092, 817-912-0500

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Party For A Cause: Boots & Blessings benefitting Ally's Wish on April 21, 2018

Join Ally’s Wish on April 21, 2018 for their 4th Annual Boots & Blessings Gala at the Austin Ranch at Hilton DFW Lakes for a boot scootin’ great cause! The gala evening will include a cocktail hour, a seated dinner buffet, and live Country-Western entertainment from The Breckenridge Band. Amy Vanderoef will be the evening’s emcee. Funds raised from this event will benefit Ally’s Wish. The Flower Mound-based organization grants wishes to young mothers battling terminal illnesses so they may create lasting memories with their children and loved ones. Individual tickets are $150 and tables of 10 are available for $1,500. Corporate and individual sponsorship levels begin at $2,500.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Charles Schwab Celebrates Dallas Theater Center’s 2018/19 Season


Charles Schwab Celebrates Dallas Theater Center’s 2018/19 Season
Scroll through the gallery to view photos from this event.

This past week I was invited to attend a dinner party at the home of celebrity chef Kent Rathbun. Who can say no to the chance to peek inside the life of one of Dallas’ most popular culinary figures? Not me! The evening was hosted by Charles Schwab in celebration of the Dallas Theater Center’s upcoming 2018/19 season. It may have been cold and rainy outside, but inside the Rathbun home, things were sizzling hot and spicy! Charles Schwab prides themselves for taking care of their clients and supporting their communities and this evening was a great example of them combining both missions. David Russakov, a Schwab financial consultant and DTC Board of Trustee member, welcomed guests and introduced Kevin Moriarty, DTC’s Artistic Director who explained that Rathbun had been challenged to prepare a menu for the 50 or so guests inspired by the new DTC Season.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chefs find themselves drafted at the 2018 KidLinks VIP Patron & Chef Selection Party

2018 KidLinks VIP Patron & Chef Selection Party
photos c/o Thomas Garza

The US Military draft might have ended in 1973, but the concept was alive and well at the recent 2018 KidLinks VIP Patron & Chef Selection party hosted by The Dallas Cowboys & Legends Hospitality - but this time Tiffany Derry from Bravo TV Top Chef All-Stars and Top Chef Junior fame led the charge in conducting a 23 table & chef selection event at The Star in Frisco for what is sure to be the culinary event of the year. Hamilton A Sneed acted as the War Room correspondent between chefs, guests and sponsors as guests including Ann & J.W. Brown, Aimee & Adam Hall, Mike Dollar & wife Karen and founding event chairs Bonnie & Nathan Shea claimed their table's chef for the upcoming Symphony of Chefs Gala. There were even financial challenges and draft seats being given up raising an extra $5K+ on the spot for the charity.

The 8th Annual Symphony of Chefs will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Sixty Five Hundred benefiting KidLinks. The theme of this culinary evening is “global fare” and will begin with a hors d’oeuvres reception featuring Rising Star Chefs, followed by a seated 4-course dinner prepared table-side by Featured Dinner Chefs and concluding with a decadent dessert reception by a group of incredible Pastry Chefs led by Honorary Chef Chair, Tiffany Derry of Roots Chicken Shak at Legacy Hall. Each course of the evening is paired with wine. Additional highlights of the evening to include live musical entertainment and a lively live auction of chef & dining experiences. This culinary evening is led by Honorary Chair Faye C. Briggs and Event Co-Chairs Georgia & Marc Lyons and Vinette & Mike Montgomery. Good Morning Texas Co-Host Jane McGarry will serve as emcee. Funds raised from this event will support KidLinks efforts to provide healing experiences for the special needs of children through performing arts and media, funded therapeutic music initiatives, university-level Music Therapy training and free or low cost treatment programs for children in need. We are told that only a few seats remain so grab yours for the year's hottest foodie event!