Have you ever bumped into someone at a party and immediately hit it off? No frills. No “I’m important and what are you?” Instantaneously NBFEW (New Best Friend in the Entire World) type? That’s what happened Monday night at Betsy (pictured) and Jim Sowells‘ OMG picture-perfect home when the patrons party for The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary whooped it up with designer/author/genuine personality New Yawker Carolyne Roehm.
Thank heaven, the Big Apple hasn’t gotten to the Missouri-born Carolyne, who could talk the talk with everyone from Luncheon Chair Heather Furniss and her dotter Ashley (pictured left with, from the left, Heather Furniss, Carolyne Roehm and Lisa Kopeky) to Luncheon Honorary Chair Margot Perot.
BTW, if you bump into Carolyne at Tuesday’s Salvation Army luncheon at Brook Hollow or her book signing at DT Neiman’s on Wednesday, here are some subjects to chat with Carolyne about:
- Understand you like dogs. Oops, wrong! Understand you love dogs! How many do you have? Eight girls and one boy? Tell me about that cute boy dog. . . you know the Westie with the soulful eyes.
- How is your cold doing?
- What does the word “Pinniger” mean to you?
Got it. Now, you’re all prepared for a session with a great gal and to join the Carolyne Roehm fan club.
Back to the party. Once you enter the house. . . that is if former HP Police Chief/Scovell doorman Darrell Fant permits you. . . you won’t want to leave. Well, at least until the holidays are over. The floors alone would make the most demanding interior decorator crater into apoplexy. The most magical point of sitting is the room fronting the street with its let-me-see-it-and-die Christmas tree (pictured). Martha Stewart, eat your heart out!
Those making it past Darrell included Linda Ivy (pictured) in a red fur coat, Libby “Oh-So-Svelte” Hunt with cutie pie husband David and Jill Smith and Sue Justice who immediately headed to the Christmas tree room and were passing extreme approval on George’s catering. . . Majors Michelle and Ward Matthews arrived early to help the Sowells in setting up for the evening. They admitted that the kettle campaign is moving right along and that the chilly weather helps remind folks that there are others in need of their donations.