Sunday, November 25, 2012

Get Out & About for the week of November 25, 2012

Design influences almost every aspect of our lives - even the cars we drive! I hope that you will join me on November 29 for a soiree called From the Runway to the Driveway celebrating the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion. Ford Motor Company’s Senior Interior Designer Anthony Prozzi will lead an interactive discussion to discuss the design process and how regardless of industry or final product, designs draw from similar inspiration. Representing Dallas design in this discussion will be Khanh Nguyen of Nha Khanh, Isabel Varela of IZAVEL and Trudy Cresswell from Saks Fifth Avenue. Prozzi will share how the role fashion plays in designing a vehicle, specifically the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion. Following the roundtable, guests will mix and mingle and network. Expect lots of cocktails, yummy bites and amazing people-watching. This event will be held at Ocean Prime, 2101 Cedar Springs, Dallas, TX. 75201.  Admission is free but we do request that you RSVP at

Small Business Day was Nov. 24, but in keeping with that theme, I’d like to encourage everyone to support small businesses throughout the holiday season. This Thursday through Sunday, the Dallas Handmade Arts Market located in the Design District, will have its 1st annual Holiday Show featuring 40 handmade artists, crafters and designers. The show aims at bringing support to local artists & the Dallas economy by uniting them under one roof to sell their unique and high quality trinkets, gifts and home essentials. Artists at the show will be featuring pottery, hand-blown glass, silk couture blouses, jewelry, fine art, soy candles, children’s shirts, jackets, butterflies, quilts, leather goods and many more, covering 26 mediums. The event is free and open to the general public. For more info visit

Walk to the Park

In order to mobilize Downtown Dallas, Downtown (and Uptown) employers are encouraging their employees to take a long lunch and walk together to Klyde Warren Park and enjoy the new Urban Park on Friday November 30th! Tons of activities including a FREE concert, food trucks and concessions, family programming, a dog park, fitness options and more. Come on out and experience Dallas the way is was meant to be experienced. Have a nice community building activity with your employees, listen to some great music and feel free to bring a picnic blanket and your lunch to soak up all that this day has to offer!!

Complete list of activities:
Entertainment Free Concert presented by Guide Live
Event Start: 10:30 am
TownView Marching Band Parade in the Park: 11:00
King Bucks Performance: 11:30 - 12:15
Larry G(ee) Performance: 12:45 - 1:30

Klyde Warren Park Programming
11am: Mah Jong with Marlene Stern
          Ping Pong Tournament with the YMCA
12:00pm Bikram Yoga Dallas
12:30pm: Knitting with The Shabby Sheep
1pm: Croquet with the YMCA
5:15pm: Fitness Happy Hour with the YMCA

Address: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, TX 75201.   For more information and details for those who prefer to drive, please visit:

This information originally aired on Perspectives with Ashley Berges.  Join me every Sunday on 570AM/KLIF around 8:30 PM to hear my highlights on all the best events for the upcoming week!  Click here to see additional options for events, shows, galas, exhibitions and more.