JUST IN: 2018 Mad Hatter’s Tea Judges Announced

Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum President Melissa Lewis and Mad Hatter’s Tea Chair Venise Stuart just announced the judges for the chapeau competition at Tootsies. The collection of judges includes the following: Patti Flowers of Patti Flowers Design Studio, Lee Fuqua of Duckworth Vodka, Empress Gilbert of Empressive GeoDesigns, 2013 Miss Texas/2013 Miss … [Read more...]

2018 Mad Hatter’s Tea’s “A Garden By The Sea” To Commemorate 30th Anniversary Of Women’s Council of The Dallas Arboretum Fundraiser

When Melissa Lewis agreed to be president of the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum, she called Venise Stuart. Melissa would only take the leadership position, if Venise agreed to chair the 2018 Mad Hatter’s Tea. After chairing the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League Deb ball, the Aware Affair and Les Femmes Du Monde’s Women of the Year, Venise was the right one to … [Read more...]

A Writer’s Garden Plans Announced With A Taste Of “Authentic Texas”

There’s a mistaken belief that the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s only claim to fame is its annual Mad Hatter’s Tea in the spring. Not so. For 35 years, the organization has been responsible for A Woman’s Garden’s development, maintenance and endowment and that takes more funding than a tea party can provide. That’s why they established “A … [Read more...]

Mad Hatter’s “Under The Tuscan Sun” Reveal Party Had Loads Of Surprises And Rachel Zoe Name Dropping

With just five months to prepare their dazzling headpieces, the Maddest Hatters gathered at Tootsies on Thursday, November 17. Besides celebrating any occasion connected with the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum, the guests were there to learn the details for the Thursday, April 27th Mad Hatter's Tea at the Arboretum. Yes, the date was important because, unlike a … [Read more...]