Emmitt Smith is Getting Teed Off in May

The Smiths are at it again. While wife Pat (pictured) looking on, Emmitt Smith held a press conference Wednesday at Heritage Auction Galleries Design District Annex to announced the Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament.

Benefiting the Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities, the May 14-15 tournament at TPC Craig Ranch  will include such festivities as Red Carpet Pairings Party, live auction of Once-in-a-Lifetime Fantasy Experiences and a Celebrity Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament.

Yes, we know what you’re thinking. Don’t bother checking your calendar. Mother’s Day is the weekend before. Whew!

Locked down RSVP’s include [Read more…]

Pat on Back for Beyond the Rainbow Sponsors

Those wonderful gals at the Children’s Cancer Fund are in the final stages of prepping for their Beyond the Rainbow fashion show/luncheon on Friday, April 23, at the Anatole. Last night they were proper little ladies and threw a thank you party for their sponsors at Lynn and Jim Stroud‘s place in University Park.

Wasn’t too crowded. Wasn’t too light. But it was just right with a lot of pretty folks like Luncheon Co-chair Marisa Huckin (pictured) who made her mama proud by standing at the door to greet every single person. It’s always so tempting for the host/hostess to join the party, but Marisa stood firmly by the door and looked rather fabulous.

Another looker at the party was [Read more…]

Old Friends Gather to bid Farewell to Texas Stadium

Only in Dallas would we celebrate disaster! A luncheon was held today to bid farewell to Texas Stadium that will be imploded on Sunday. Imploded is a very intellectual way of saying, “We’re gonna blow it up!”

It was not a huge gathering (maybe 200-250), but if you’re a Dallas Cowboys expert, you were in slap happy paradise just hanging with the likes of Cliff Harris, Rayfield Wright, Walt Garrison, Alicia Landry (pictured), etc.

The event benefited Irving Cares and they did that by auctioning off photos autographed by the attending Cowboys and a couple of stadium seats.

Ooh, awkward moments: [Read more…]

Dallas Opera new General Director has a Household of Musicians

It appears that the Dallas Opera’s new general director, Keith Cerny, is going to be calling the Park Cities home. Following yesterday’s press conference at the Winspear, eldest son Mathew was asked where he was going to go to school. He answered, “A high school in University Park.”

In addition to Mathew, Keith is bringing college sweetheart/wife Jennifer and their three other sons (pictured from the left, William, Nicholas, Michael, and Mathew with Jennifer).

HP band/orchestra be forewarned. These guys play more instruments than the Dallas Symphony.

Valets in the Hood Fight Over Turf, or Rather Parking Territory

It was a near rumble of the valet parkers royale Wednesday night. With the Lone Star valets handling duties for the Park Cities 2010 Historic Home Tour sponsors/homeowners party at the corner of Mockingbird and Fairfield starting at 6, the streets in the surrounding area began to get bumper-to-bumper cozy.

At 7 the Crystal Charity Ball’s theme announcement party kicked off just around the block on Potomac with the Jack Boles crew. Turfs were starting to be invaded big time resulting in demands for cone removal, threats of calling the police, and taunts like “my mother is meaner than yours.”

But being genteel and professional, the two groups resolved the parking war with lines being drawn and longer sprints for cars — and nary a guest the wiser.

Crystal Charity Ball's Alison Farrow's Day was a Best and a Bust

Poor Alison Farrow (pictured). You’d think the lass had her hands full last Wednesday at Neiman’s just announcing the Ten Best Dressed for the annual Crystal Charity Ball luncheon (Sept. 10). As she was about to welcome the fashionable gathering, she told them that she was just a tad bit rattled. Seems that a block away from NM, the back window of her car blew out. Reason? One of the women who didn’t make the cut? No, just kidding.

If you haven’t read who the best dressed are this year, they are Nancy Carter, Robyn Conlon, Claire Emanuelson, Kim Miller, Pat McEvoy, Aileen Pratt, Nancy Rogers, Amy Turner, Lee Ann White and Ellen Winspear. Marilyn Augur will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

MySweetCharity is the New Blog on the Block

We’re officially starting MySweetCharity, the orphan blog as Wick Allison likes to describe it.

The great things about being an orphan is that everyone is family. Here’s to the orphans.

Now, family, let’s have some fun and do some good.

Simple rules:

  1. Keep the conversation civilized.
  2. Please participate. It gets lonely.
  3. Keep an eye on us. There are times when we need to be reminded that we are not part of the Mount Olympus crowd.

SweetCharity Said Goodbye

Today SweetCharity officially signed off at D. It was like losing a grand friend, but it was oh-so gratifying to read the comments.

But let’s consider this to be a dance. One tune ended and another has begun.

Dallas CASA Chairs "Cherish the Children"

Dallas CASA held their third annual “Cherish the Children” luncheon at the old Red Courthouse on Friday and beat last year’s total of $90,000 by 10 grand.

The event was the first official event marking Dallas CASA’s 30th year in operation. It “brought together local designers, artists and retailers to create whimsical children’s chairs” (pictured) that were sold at the luncheon.

Roberta and Jack Williamson served as honorary chairs (no pun intended).

(Photo provided by Dallas CASA.)

Judges To Pick The Toppers For Mad Hatters Tea Party Announced

It’s official. The judges for this year’s Mad Hatters Tea Party on Thursday, April 22, at the Dallas Arboretum have just been announced. While Johnny Depp won’t be among hem, they’re still a pretty nifty trio — Project Runway designer Shirin Askari (pictured), “America’s Sassiest Lifestyle Guru” (and one of the “Dallas Dozen“) Steve Kemble (pictured), and D‘s very own sweetheart Sarah Eveans (pictured)

Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Pick the winning hats and sipping tea. Hardly. [Read more…]