TACA Lexus Party On The Green Brought Out Chefs And Cool Clothes

Poor Oliver Ridgeway! The Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi chef was probably thinking, “Veni, vidi, edi” (“They came, they saw, they ate!”) after Friday night’s TACA Lexus Party on the Green at the Rosewood Mansion. He had meticulously prepared 550 crisp ahi tuna tacos with piquant mango salsa, avocado mousse, wasabi tobiko and southwest microgreens for the 500+ guests. That should have been enough with over a dozen other world-class chefs stationed with their signature dishes in other parts of the Mansion. But, alas, he found himself scrambling around on the Terrace trying to pull together a Reader’s Digest version with what materials he had left over to feed with masses who returned with empty plates for “more, sir.” You would have thought the darlings hadn’t eaten since last year’s Party On The Green.

But Oliver wasn’t alone in fulfilling the demands of the glamorous chow lines. [Read more…]

Rachel Whiteread and Kenny Goss Celebrate Newest Nasher Show

Did you know that Rachel Whiteread (pictured) is the first female artist ever to be “showcased” at the Nasher Sculpture Center? Really? But that was not the deciding factor for Nasher Director Jeremy Strick‘s bringing her and her exhibition of 150 drawings to Dallas this week (thru August 15). According to Jeremy, it’s much simpler than that

“She’s one of the most important sculptors of our time. I knew about the show and said, ‘I want that here!'”

Not only did Jeremy get what he wanted, he also had Kenny Goss (pictured) and his sis-in-law Joyce Goss of The Goss-Michael Foundation host both a delicious seated dinner at the Nasher and a post-dinner reception at Kenny’s home in the Bubble.

Want a rundown of the night’s activities, people and stuff? You’ll get it after the jump, but don’t get your hopes up for photos of folks in front of Rachel’s drawings. Photo flashes were prohibited from the gallery with the drawings, so you’ll just have to go to the Nasher to see the collection of 150 drawings/collages.

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No Buck But Plenty Of Sting Tomorrow

Bad news: If you don’t have tickets to Sting‘s concert at the Winspear benefiting the North Texas Super Bowl, you’re too late. It’s a sell out!

Good news: If you have Sirius|XM, you can catch Sting on Channel 77 on Saturday at 8 a.m.

By the way, we understand that Joe Buck (he had a prior commitment) won’t be joining Troy Aikman in concert warm-up duties. Instead, Troy and Roger Staubach have recruited some Cowboys to help out.

Wining To Dine At The Rosewood Mansion For TACA Tonight

TACA Lexus Party on the Green organizers are expecting their biggest crowd in history tonight at the Rosewood Mansion — 550!

Understand that everyone from valets to wine stewards are looking forward to the two days of wining and dining for the arts.

Word has it that Mother Nature is going to behave herself tonight.

A Story About A Cheeseburger And A Cherry

One year ago today, I got suckered into trying to help rescue a dog in need. It was a malnourished Great Pyrenees that had been traded by a homeless man for a cheeseburger and $20 in downtown Dallas. Due to circumstances, the pooch (let’s call him “Cheeseburger”) ended up at the Dallas Animal Shelter in danger of euthanasia.

Thanks to the dedicated rescue groups like the Collin County Humane Society and Metroplex Animal Coalition, Cheeseburger (pictured) was to be rescued if someone could transport the  young GP from DAS to a foster home in Collin County. Shoot! I had nothing else going on that day and I had a gas guzzling SUV that could handle such a project.

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Retired Staubach Is Busier Than Ever

Since joining LaSalle Lang Jones Jones Lang LaSalle as Executive Chairman of Americas and moving into his new digs in the Preston Hollow area, Roger Staubach has become the energizer bunny rabbit of community involvement. Besides spearheading such projects as the North Texas Super Bowl, he’s been a very hands-on force for the recent Children’s Cancer Fund fashion show and AWARE luncheon.

Now it’s just been announced that he’ll be serving as the 2010 Start! Heart Walk Dallas honorary chairman with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas President J. Darren Rodgers serving as the 2010 Start! Heart Walk Dallas Chairman. The walk will take place September 11 at Victory benefiting the American Heart Association.

Attention, Nonprofits: Opportunity For $$$ And Services

Let’s all be calm. Yes, The Real Estate Council Foundation (TRECF) has money and services that it wants to give away to nonprofits. It’s all a part of its 2011 Community Initiatives program.

TREC President Michelle Corson said, “Throughout our 20-year history, we have provided numerous philanthropic causes in excess of $75 million dollars of pro bono professional services supported by more than $8 million dollars.  We are seeking projects from agencies that complement our mission and can utilize our members’ professional expertise to increase our positive impact on the community.”

It’s all the more amazing when you realize how tough things have been for those in real estate.

But, as you suspect there is a catch. No, you don’t have to enroll in their Facebook Fan Page nor pick up cans on the side of the road. So, what do you have to do? Follow the jump, read the criteria and please apply, if you can fit the requirements. The deadline for pre-applications is Tuesday, June 1, so hop to it.

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Kidney Texas Is Already In Motion For September 8 Fashion Show

Last night Kidney Texas fashion show/luncheon triumvirate Patty Jo Turner, Carmaleta Whiteley (pictured left with Patty Jo)and Renee Winter gathered the troops to celebrate  the naming of Dr. Goran and Mrs. Tina Klintmalm as honorary chairs for the group’s tenth anniversary event.

The gals know they have their work cut out for them. Having raised over $2M since 1999, Kidney Texas has provided funding for all aspects of kidney disease.

While the Bentleys and Mercedes were parked out front of Lauryn and Tom White‘s marvelous estate in Preston Hollow, [Read more…]

Just In: A Celebration Of Reading 2010 Is Announced!

Get your agendas out. Former First Lady and Former Presidential Mother Barbara Bush (pictured with children) has just sent news about A Celebration of Reading for 2010.

Once again it will take place at the Meyerson. This year it will be on Monday, November 8.

Now, we know what you’re waiting for. Who’s in the lineup? Follow the jump and you’ll see someone who recently appeared at the Genesis Women’s Shelter luncheon. . .

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Shout Out To The "Dallas Area Young Lawyers"

UPDATE: We’re down to two cats and three dogs still in need of legal assistance.

When you hold your “Second Annual Adopt-a-Thon” Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dallas Animal Services on Westmoreland, ask the staff to introduce you to the animals on death row. This week there are two kitties (Standley and Delphi) and eight dogs including Ulysses, a Flat-Coat Retriever, who are slated for the needle on Monday.

If ever there death row inmates that needed a little help from young legal eagles, these ten are r-e-a-l-l-y are desperate.