The ladies gathered on Tuesday, February 10, at the Dallas Arboretum for “A Writer’s Garden Valentine Tea” presented by the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum. Birthday girl/Event Chair Dorothea Meltzer arranged for former Neiman’s model Marilyn Hailey to serve as honorary chair. To celebrate her runway days, a video was shown with “an array of shots during her modeling career which started in the early 1960’s.”
In addition to selling out of his book “An Invitation to the Garden: Seasonal Entertaining Outdoors,” author Michael Devine told the ladies-who-tea about “tempura fried herbs. Parsley, thyme, basil – all dipped in batter and fried to perfection.”
Dorothea is an old hand at chairing the annual fundraiser for the Woman’s Garden at the Arboretum. She did it last year and has agreed to do it next year.
* Photo credit: Deborah Brown