Against the black-and-white floor of Stanley Korshak’s third floor, the 70 or so St. Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Show patrons dazzled. Perhaps it was thanks to the gals who highlighted the place wearing sweetheart red. With bare shoulders, both Dawn Mellon and Linda Ivy looked like they were ready for the February 12 Lymphoma and Leukemia Society fundraiser — Legends of Love. But leave it to Jennifer Houser to upstage one and all in her red fur coat.
BTW, Dawn will receive the Lynda Adleta Heart of Gold Award at the Wednesday extravaganza at the Meyerson.
According to LLS Deputy Executive Director Stacey Russell, the event that will mark the 30th anniversary of the luncheon/fashion show has a goal of $500,000. To do this, Luncheon Chair Carmaleta Whiteley has arranged to honor the past chairs, many (Kate Rose Marquez, DeeDee Lee, Claire Emanuelson, Janie Condon, Rainey Fogiel, Natalie Fogiel Moon) of whom were on the scene at Korshak.
The patron party also kicked off the event’s raffle of 11 luxury packages, which is aimed at raising at least $33,000. While the raffle tickets won’t be available for online purchase, they can be snapped up at the luncheon or by calling 972.996.5932. They’re a bargain at $25 per or five for $100. Or, if you happen to be at Highland Park Village Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., drop by Bistro 31 and you can check out The Barfield Collection. In addition to her handbags and accessories, Lisa Barfield Kopecky will have raffle tickets available for purchase.