Thursday, March 14, 2019

Don Your Boots and Be a Blessing to Benefit Ally's Wish

Pat Conner, Cole Hendrickson, Cade Hendrickson, Austin Hendrickson, Larry Conner | Boots & Blessings 2018

Pull out your cowboy boots.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Get Lucky This St. Patrick's Day | The Best St. Paddy's Parties in Dallas for 2019



The thing about St. Patrick's Day in Dallas is that you can be celebrating in shorts and a T-shirt, or gloves and a parka. Every year, it's a crapshoot with the weather. According to the weather app (as of today) we can expect partly cloudy skies and a high of 61 degrees! Hey! This is a sure sign that Greenville Ave. will be loaded with lads and lasses ready to chug gallons of green beer and looking to get lucky. If you have moved past this phase of your life and are married with kids - don't worry, there's plenty of fun for you too. Below are options to enjoy this fun and festive holiday. "Here's to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold drink-- and another one!" Sláinte!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Kandi Burruss Brings Burlesque Dungeon Tour to Dallas On May 25


Welcome To The Dungeon. 

Did you catch Kandi Burruss' Welcome to the Dungeon burlesque show on The Real Housewives of Atlanta Sunday night and get a major case of FOMO? Due to the overwhelming response, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Grammy Award-winning, singer, songwriter, TV personality, and entrepreneur is taking the wickedly entertaining variety show on the road this May and will make a stop at the Bomb Factory in Dallas on Saturday, May 25! Inspired by Kandi’s mega-popular show, Kandi Koated Nights, Award-winning adult line, Bedroom Kandi, and a rumor stemming from an episode of RHOA, fans will get a chance to experience Kandi’s adult-only world of fantasies in the exotic show critics exclaimed, “should not be missed!” Fans can expect special guests in select cities, and a best costume contest in each city with a grand prize of $1000. Tickets start at $65, are on sale now and can be purchased at www.welcometothedungeon.com

Good Morning America's Adrienne Bankert to emcee Cure Four All Seasons luncheon on March 22, 2019

Good Morning America's Adrienne Bankert to emcee Cure
Four All Seasons luncheon on March 22, 2019
Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas is proud to support the fight against cancer by hosting the Cure Four All Seasons Fashion Show + Luncheon in partnership with NorthPark Center, Dallas’ premier luxury shopping centre, on March 22, 2019.

The annual fundraiser proceeds will help support the purchase of a Discovery RT, a CT scanner used for all cancer patients receiving radiation therapy at Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Irving.

The event's special emcee guest will be my sweet friend, Adrienne Bankert, national news correspondent with ABC News and the Good Morning America Weekend Pop News anchor. Adrienne spent several years with CBS11 right here in DFW and she's just a gem. I am delighted to have her back in Dallas, even if it's only for a few days!

The event begins at 11:30 am and features a delicious lunch curated by Four Seasons Executive Chef Christof Syré, bubbly, a panel discussion and culminating with an amazing fashion presentation by NorthPark Center and Fashion and Lifestyle Ambassador Kimberly Schlegel Whitman.

“It is a distinct honour and pleasure to support our wonderful community partners – Baylor Scott & White Irving and the Irving Healthcare Foundation – in the fight against cancer, and to provide advancements in technology so the best possible care is available in Irving,” says Dirk Burghartz, Regional Vice President and General Manager at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

10th Annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational Kick-Off Party

10th Annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational Kick-Off Party


On Thursday, February 7, Emmitt Smith hosted supporters and sponsors at DEC on Dragon to kick off this year's 10th Annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational. Once again, this year's upcoming Celebrity Invitational golf tournament and gala will be presented by Healthcare Highways May 3-4. This year, the Friday gala will be held at the Omni Frisco Hotel and Saturday's golf tournament will remain at TPC Craig Ranch. Special thanks to Brown-Forman Corporation for providing Tequila Herradura specialty cocktails. Guests we able to witness firsthand the power of mentorship and opportunity as TEAM 22 student, Lauren Marks, announced her scholarship to Yale University. Her accomplishments are just one of many examples to what this is all about! To learn how you can attend or get involved, visit www.emmittsmithcelebrityinvitational.com.


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Hudson House Debuts New York Influenced Brunch Menu On February 2



Brunch is the perfect meal. You aren't expected to eat it at the crack of dawn. No, sleep in! Roll out of bed when you feel like it. Even noon is acceptable... Then select from over the top breakfast items magically enhanced with delicious sauces and sides and pair it with a chilled cocktail. Perfection! I have my brunch sights firmly set on Hudson House who is set to debut a new weekend brunch menu this weekend, complete with "a heavy dose of New York influence".  According to a press release that landed in my in-box earlier today, the East Coast-inspired neighborhood restaurant reveals  that “A West Village Brunch” will be taking center stage on the new menu. From house-made cream cheese, meticulously sourced bagels from a local bakery, to thin, hand-cut slices of premium quality fresh fish, Executive Chef Grant Jones says, “We are excited to implement the new menu at both locations and feel it’s a uniquely fun addition to the brunch scene in town.”

Dallas Designer Don Morphy Wins Big at NYC Fashion Awards

Tommy Hilfiger with Don Morphy at the 22nd Annual FGI Rising Star awards presentation on Jan. 24, 2019


Congrats to Don Morphy, a Dallas-based custom and ready-to-wear menswear label, for receiving  the prestigious “Rising Star” award in menswear by Fashion Group International (FGI) in New York City this past week. Former Rising Star menswear winner, Kerby Jean-Raymond, presented the award to Don Morphy Founder, Daniel Mofor, in a venue filled with many of the top fashion designers, editors, and influencers in the world. Don Morphy’s win will mark the first time in history that a Dallas-based label has won the Rising Star Award in the menswear category at the FGI national awards ceremony. The 22nd Annual FGI awards presentation was held at Cipriani 42nd Street and legendary American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger served as the keynote speaker, along with appearances by Phillip Lim, Jennifer Bandier, and many other celebrated figures within the fashion industry.

Dallas Designer Venny Etienne to Appear on Bravo's Project Runway

Designer Venny Etienne with model
The wait is over as the iconic fashion competition series “Project Runway” returns to its original home on Bravo with supersized 90-minute episodes beginning Thursday, March 14 at 8:00pm ET/PT.

Having someone you know adds an extra layer of fun to any reality/competition show, so I am SUPER EXCITED to see that our own Venny Etienne is slated to be one of the designers! This Haitian-American designer knew he had a desire to be immersed in the fashion industry when he started styling for local fashion shows in his hometown of Brooklyn at the age of 20.

He attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and later transferred to Wade College in Dallas. He graduated Salutatorian of his class, receiving a BA in merchandising and design and the Founders Award, the highest award given to a student of the graduating class. However, he credits most of his initial creative expertise to Milan-based designer and pattern maker Shingo Sato. Currently residing in Dallas, Venny credits this move for his evolution as a designer. While many thought leaving New York would be detrimental for his career, he was quickly embraced by the Dallas fashion scene and made a name for himself through networking and local fashion shows. In 2018, Venny won the 2018 Fashion Group International (FGI) Rising Star in Dallas. FGI also gave Venny a full scholarship to attend the Paris American Academy in Paris to further his development. To date, Venny has dressed some of today’s trendiest celebrities, including Cardi B and Michelle Williams. He travels to garner inspiration for his Levenity brand, which is part of recognizable American sportswear. Always sophisticated, with an edge that makes it extremely special.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Celebrate Musicians in Recovery at Recovery's Got Talent on February 7

There are thousands of people right here in the DFW area who have had their dreams derailed by addiction. Simply Grace Sober Living is helping give artists and musicians on the road to recovery a chance to reclaim their dream by taking over the Majestic Theater and providing a platform for 10 people in recovery from addiction to reawaken their dreams and showcase their talents at “Recovery’s Got Talent!”

Celebrity judges Michael Molthan of M2 the Rock radio and Linda Septein will score the contestants In addition, special guest performances will be enjoyed from Rem One, B-RaiN, Joe Nester, Rachel Stacy and Collechie. Join them for a night of unforgettable performances and transformation where the top talent will walk away with an opportunity to perform live on the M2 The Rock show on iHeart radio. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased HERE. All proceeds from the event will go to Simply Grace, a nonprofit sober living in Dallas for women. The event is sponsored by Foundations Recovery Network a network of addiction/mental health treatment centers across the U.S and Sober Living Houston.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Success With Style Podcast Launches Providing A Master Class In Cool

Success With Style's Lance Avery Morgan and Rob Giardinelli with OSC's Cynthia Smoot
(FGI Night of Stars Gala, November 2017)


I am a huge fan of podcasts. I love to listen to them when I'm driving in the car or cooking at home. This week, I have a new podcast to add to my subscription list and it comes from two of Texas’ most notable style, media and social influencers, The Society Diaries' founding Editor-in-Chief and author Lance Avery Morgan and The Society Diaries’ Senior Social Editor and author Rob Giardinelli. Called Success With Style, this new podcast series will provide content, tips and experiences for the wide range of interests for people who live extremely stylish lives (or aspire to). In addition to creating one-of-a-kind conversations, Success With Style will provide lifestyle content relevant to the modern podcast listener with topics about how success can be achieved with heightened exposure to style. Some of the guests for the first season include The Real Housewives of Dallas star LeeAnne Locken, model mogul Neal Hamil, philanthropist, art patron and fundraiser philanthropist Carolyn Farb, The SIL.com’s Natalie Bloomingdale, T.V. producer Ron Davis, star of the Netflix series Dancing Queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Alyssa Edwards, Houston Chronicle society editor Amber Elliott, Roux St. James founder and master perfumer Krista Lacey, The Kindness Campaign founder and lead singer of The Mrs. Andra Liemandt, founder of Lexicon of Style and Instagram influencer Alexandra Dieck, internationally heralded philanthropist/super socialite Becca Cason Thrash, as well as America’s greatest living playwright Terrence McNally. Success with Style will continue to connect with notable, stylish people coming up in Season 2, starting with Carla McDonald of The Salonniere.com which will begin in February.