The North Henderson neighborhood on a Thursday is the place not to be if you’re in a rush. The popularity of the restaurants, bars and stores is pretty darn overwhelming. That’s why some might have questioned having a kick-off party on that particular day of the week.
But the draw of The Wilkinson Center’s Spirit of Taos at Melissa Benge Collection on Thursday, September 10, was just too great. Their reward was multiple.
For the evening owner Melissa Benge had parking spaces aside the shop and valets to handle any parking trepidations.
Inside, the 50 guests discovered wonderful things. From the “cactus” looking cupcakes on a tiered tray to the vintage collectibles and chic western attire, it was eye candy for shoppers.
In fact Wilkinson Center CEO Anne Reeder questioned Wilkinson Center Vodi Cook on why it was every time she turned around Vodi was in a different attire. Vodi’s answer was, people kept buying the Melissa Benge clothes off her back.
Among those checking out the merchandise were Event Co-Chairs Sloan Looney Dix and Stephanie Taylor and Honorary Co-Chairs Emily Dunn and Cindy Weed.
When asked about the annual Can Do! Lunch, Anne fessed up that it was still in the planning stage. But before decisions were made, The Wilkinson Center had to focus on the Silent Disco the next night and the Spirit of Taos that will be held on Friday, October 23, at The Lot.
If you’re interested in a casual Taos-feel evening and haven’t been to The Lot across from White Rock, get your ticket. Course, it doesn’t hurt that it benefits one of East Dallas’ treasures — The Wilkinson Center.