To kick off December and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League deb warm up, Richard Eiseman hosted his annual holiday party at Eiseman Jewels honoring the parents of the DSOL debs and
honor guard. Sure, the presentation isn’t until February 11th at the Meyerson, but it’s never too early to be celebrating and to do a little counter shopping. . . boy, were they doing both. The place was filled to near overflowing with parents, patrons, DSOL President Marena Gault and evening chair Sandy Petruska.
Along with the tasty gems and watch pieces in the display cases, fashion notes were being spotted, like stockings are definitely back in action on the best legs with the reddest soles.
And on this chilly evening, Sara Lee Gardner‘s nifty vest looked quite comfy. Seems husband Stan picked it up in Cannes for her. The Gardners are old pros on the DSOL deb circuit. Daughter Helen was a DSOL deb this year, and son Madison will be a member of the honor guard for the 2012 presentation.
Honor Franklin, who was still celebrating her November 12th birthday, and husband Bob Mitchell reported that Honor’s
mom, Jeannette, probably wouldn’t attend the bow of her granddaughter, Sullivan Franklin-Mitchell. After all, Jeannette has chalked up 93 years on her dance card and attending such soirées can be a bit wearing. But she won’t miss the bow altogether. Seems Honor and Bob have such occasions videotaped and shown to Jeannette with commentary provided by Honor, Bob and the rest of the clan.
Tagging along with the Franklin-Mitchell team was Sylvia Chavez, whose daughter Natalie will be one of the 51 debs making their bow on the Meyerson stage.
While some of the parents got their holiday shopping locked up at Eiseman’s, none left empty-handed. Why? Because it’s part of the Eiseman tradition to present each of the parents with a pair of pearl stud earrings for their daughters. What’s that? What if the deb doesn’t have pierced earrings? Never you mind, because Richard can easily provide clip-ons for the young lass who doesn’t have punctured lobes.
Remember, the DSOL presentation benefits the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, so the young ladies are bowing on behalf of the musicians and their future.