Equest Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show And Luncheon Chair Kara Axley Finds A Match Made In Shopping Heaven

Equest Women’s Auxiliary Luncheon and Fashion Show Chair Kara Axley is having a real relationship with high-end merchants. The matchmaker is fashion-loving producer Jan Strimple. To have the most marvy fashions on the runway at Brook Hollow on Tuesday, October 4, the following merchants will be showcasing the fall fashions: Akris, Alice and Olivia, Carolina Herrera, Etro, Lela Rose, Market and St. John.

Akris (File photo)

Akris (File photo)

Lela Rose (File photo)

Lela Rose (File photo)

Caroline Herrera (File photo)

Caroline Herrera (File photo)

Adding to the luxury feel is the couple, who will be the honorary co-chairs. Yup, longtime supporters Lezlie Noble and her HPV jeweler husband Bill Noble.

Lezlie Noble in the center (File photo)

Lezlie Noble in the center (File photo)

Lindalyn Adams (File photo)

Lindalyn Adams (File photo)

And still another plus is the presentation of the Special Recognition Award to Lindalyn Adams. No, Lindalyn has not taken up residence in HPV, but she does shop and lunch there.

This fashion show is always a home run with handsome gents in riding attire as window dressing and, if the weather is user-friendly, the Equest Mini-ambassadors will be grazing on the lush Brook Hollow grounds.

Funds raised from the event will “benefit Equest’s therapeutic programming for children and adults with all types of physical, cognitive, emotional and learning disabilities.”

Oh, and, yes, HPV is the presenting sponsor for the 2016 Equest Women’s Auxiliary Luncheon And Style Show.

Warm Up Your Reservation-Making Talents For 2013 DFW Restaurant Week

After going into overload eating through the 4th of July celebrations, it’s time to take a break and dust off those healthy diets. After all, the 2013 DFW Restaurant Week is just around the corner.

2013 DFW Restaurant Week

2013 DFW Restaurant Week*

Benefiting the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home, this year’s collection of 125+ participating restaurants will be revealed for reservations on Monday, July 15.

2012 DFW Restaurant Week entree

2012 DFW Restaurant Week entree

The plan is for dinners ranging from $35 or $45 and lunches for $25 (plus tax and gratuity), with 20% going to NTFB and LPH. The dinners include three-course prix fixe dinners with wine pairings available for some extra cha-ching.

The schedule calls for Preview Week to be August 9-11, Main Week August 12-18 and Extensions August 19-25 and August 26-September 1.

Vets will tell you that if you spend $25 at presenting sponsor Central Market and request a certificate, you get an “extra dinner course” coupon.

Last year’s eat-away summer fundraiser brought in $760,000+ for the two charities.

Jan Pruitt (File photo)

Jan Pruitt (File photo)

“DFW Restaurant Week is one of our most popular and important fundraisers,” said NTFB President/CEO Jan Pruitt. “It’s an ideal way to enjoy a fabulous meal at a deal, while also putting food on tables for children, families and seniors in need. The donation from one dinner purchased during the campaign will provide up to 27 meals for hungry North Texans.”

Remember that generous gratuities are appreciated for good service, despite the bargain meals.

*Graphic courtesy of DFW Restaurant Week