Last year’s St. Valentine’s Day Luncheon was within a snowflake of being a disaster. No, the show and lunch were fabulous thanks to mom/daughter co-chairs Rainey and Natalie Fogiel (pictured right with, from the left, Janie Condon, Dee Dee Lee and Natalie Fogiel). But once the event broke up the guests were greeted by the frosty breath of old man winter as he created a Big Chill for North Texas. Luckily, the event’s timing was perfect, so the ladies got home just in time to heat up some hot chocolate.
With this memory in mind, the 2011 luncheon Chair Holly Pellham Davis announced her “just in case” plans for the Feb. 9th “The Art of Romance” luncheon at the patrons party Thursday in Terri and Bobby Brittingham‘s (pictured right with Terri Brittingham) fabulous home.
Holly (pictured) announced to the crowd that if there’s any chance of snow in the forecast, all the girls are to come to the Anatole the night before and have a slumber party! One guest nudged another saying, “Gee, I sorta hope it does snow now.”
Then the sponsors and underwriters including Gold Crown, Modern Luxury Dallas, Park Place, Renee Rouleau, Kristina Bowman and Stanley Korshak (“We have Carolina Herrera through them!”) were thanked. It was then reported that Honorary Chair Margot Perot had left the party a smidge early to catch a flight to Pennsylvania.
It was then time for a mini-live auction with bargains being snapped up. A Night in the City/Mansion stay retailed for $3500 and went for $1,500. Dinner for 10 at Abraham Salum‘s new restaurant (Komali) was valued at $2,500 and got picked up for $1,700. Underwriter Renee Rouleau even got into the bidding bargains and picked up a rather fabulous Dolce Gabanna purse, as her bud Maxine “Pink Memo” Trowbridge (pictured right with Renee Rouleau) looked on.
While the auction was going on in the main living room, there was activity in other parts of the Brittingham manor. In the back room, Jim Turner (pictured) was jawboning with Holly’s husband Stubbs Davis about Turner’s greatly successful new Advanced H20 LLC, a private-label bottled water business. They have four plants around the country now, in California, Washington state, Pennsylvania and Dallas; provides water for the Safeways of the world, etc.
Jim, being a smart fella, told Stubbs that his wife Julie was the brains behind Deja Blue, another of the Turners’ successful water-bottling ventures.
In another room, plans for the Super Bowl were being discussed by a trio of “should-be-Cowboys-cheerleader types Quick‘s Kyle Kearbey, Park Place’s Carolyn Slovick and Allie Beth Allman’s Allison Moran (pictured right with, from the left, Kyle Kearbey and Carolyn Slovick). Kyle fessed up saying that she wasn’t looking forward to much of the Super Bowl hoop-la, frankly. But on second thought, she admitted that she was interested in one party. You know the GQ one with Andy Roddick.
Why does one suspect that the main topic at the St. Valentine’s Day luncheon will be Super Bowl debriefings?