Posts by Elizabeth Ygartua

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    • Elizabeth Ygartua
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    • Elizabeth is a Dallas native returning after four years in Richmond, Va., where she was the editor-in-chief and design editor of the University of Richmond's The Collegian. Her first job in journalism was on Highland Park Middle School's Tribal Tribune. In her spare time, she tries to sell her paintings and prints, and remind herself how lucky she is.
  • Foodies Still Flock to Preston

    Craving sushi, sandwiches, burgers, Mexican, or pizza? Eateries at Preston Royal and Preston Forest shopping centers have been tantalizing taste buds for decades. Click on the photo to see a gallery of a few restaurants worth looking at. Bon appétit.

    THE MERCURY Cuisine: American Price: $$$ Popular Item: Black cod with blonde Miso, asparagus, bok choy, and pickled ginger

    THE MERCURY – Cuisine: American – Price: $$$ – Popular Item: Black cod with blonde Miso, asparagus, bok choy, and pickled ginger (Click here to view the full gallery.)

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Dec. 17, 2014 | 10:15 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Eat Tex-Mex For EARS

    EARS Logo FinalCalling all pet lovers! The Education & Animal Rescue Society is partnering with the Preston Royal Cantina Laredo on Nov. 11 for the organization’s final Spirit Night of the year.

    Cantina Laredo will donate 10 percent of all sales for the evening if at least 100 guests mention EARS when they check in with the hostess. An anonymous donor will also be matching all funds raised during the evening.

    I never need an excuse to eat Tex-Mex, but this is as good a reason as any I’ve ever heard.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Oct. 30, 2014 | 1:35 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • World Stroke Day Galvanizes Education

    Today is World Stroke Day. If you don’t know the warning signs and symptoms, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, headquartered here in Dallas, has an easy acronym for you to remember: FAST.

    F: Face drooping

    A: Arm weakness

    S: Speech difficulty

    T: Time to call 911

    As the daughter of a young stroke survivor, my mom had a stroke when she was in her 30s, I’m always interested in spreading awareness about strokes. You can join me in pledging to end strokes here.

    According to the Stroke Association, strokes are the leading cause of long-term disabilities in the U.S. and is the fourth leading cause of death. Worldwide more people die from strokes than from causes attributed to AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined.  If you’d like to learn more about strokes, click here.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Oct. 29, 2014 | 9:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Good Shepherd Soccer Stars Score TAPS Title

    (Photo courtesy Good Shepherd Episcopal)

    (Photo courtesy Good Shepherd Episcopal)

    Congrats to the team!

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Oct. 28, 2014 | 3:48 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Tablescapes 20th

    Kappa Tablescapes photo blog

    It’s the 20th anniversary of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Tablescapes event and this year’s theme is classic Southern cooking with a French twist.

    The Candlelight event will be held the evening of Oct. 20 at the Dallas Country Club. The First Hour Viewing is from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and the cocktail buffet, with entertainment by DSQ Electric, is from 7:30 – 10 p.m.

    If you’ve never attended this event, it’s truly one of the best examples of elegant, fun and over-the-top creativity. There are still tickets available at Kappa Dallas.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Oct. 10, 2014 | 2:48 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Greek Food Festival Starts Today

    If that video didn’t convince you to head over to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at Hillcrest Road at Alpha this weekend, I don’t know what will. I debated between that video and another of Greek dancers in which an older gentleman danced with a table in his teeth (start it at 23 seconds for the magic). Seriously it’s amazing.

    The festival starts today and runs from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free for kids 12 and under, and $6 for everyone else. Tickets can be purchased there or online.

    I haven’t been to the festival in a few years, but from what I remember it was a hoot. The baklava is calling my name, so I’m heeding the call and going on Sunday. See you Preston Hollow peeps there.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Sep. 26, 2014 | 1:13 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Wine Getaway Makes Great Weekend


    A couple relaxes at Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, Texas. (Photo: Elizabeth Ygartua)

    A couple relaxes at Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, Texas. (Photo: Elizabeth Ygartua)

    As soon as the thermometer in my car started reading 90 degrees, I was ready to flee Dallas — and quickly. After a 4.5-hour drive, and a friend and I were cooling off with local wine in Fredericksburg, where boutiques have been transformed into wine stores and restaurants feature local vintages.

    In the past 20 years, the area has become home to a flourishing wine community, particularly along U.S. Highway 290. Check to see if your visit corresponds with monthly restaurant-winery pair-up events hosted by a collective of 13 of the wineries along the road. Read More…

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jul. 26, 2014 | 10:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • The Winston School

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jul. 16, 2014 | 5:11 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Helen Bogicevic Terry

    HelenTerryHelen Bogicevic Terry died July 5 after a courageous battle with brain cancer, specifically, glioblastoma multiforme. Born March 14, 1954 in Dallas, Helen always had a smile. She lit up every room she entered and left a positive impact on everyone she encountered. Helen was a devoted wife, loving daughter, adoring mother, esteemed colleague, amazing “Go Go” the grandmother, and a cherished friend who will be truly missed by all those she touched.

    Helen graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and received her degree from the University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

    After college she returned to Dallas where she met the love of her life, Jeb Barton Terry. Jeb and Helen were married June 3, 1978 and made their life in Dallas where they raised their three children, Greer, Jeb Jr. and Avril. Helen’s greatest joy in life was her children.

    Helen was a real estate agent with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for 19 years where she received numerous accolades. She was active in the Junior League of Dallas, the Dallas Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta and parent organizations at Hockaday, St. Mark’s and ESD.

    Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Momcilo & Milena Bogicevic. In addition to her husband Jeb, she is survived by her daughter Greer & Vance Freed of Jackson, Wyo.; her son Jeb Jr. & Robin Terry of Chapel Hill, N.C.; daughter Avril & Trevor Rees of New York, N.Y. and her four grandchildren Emerson, Harper and Jeb Terry III and Reese Freed. Helen will be missed by her father-in-law Addison Terry of Washington; her brothers and sisters-in-law Tim & Kris Terry of Dallas, and Add & Nancy Terry of Angel Fire, N.M.; and her dear cousins, Michele Puddle of Surrey, UK and Adriana Batinic of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Her family wishes to thank the incredible team at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, the Duke Neurosciences team and Duke Hospice at Hock Family Pavilion for their tireless care and support. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Helen’s honor to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke Attn: Ellen Stainback, Box 3624 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710.

    A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 12 at 10 a.m. at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jul. 9, 2014 | 1:40 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • That’s a Whole Lot of Cuteness

    I’m posting this because it’s Friday, and we could all use some peachicks in our lives.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jun. 27, 2014 | 3:16 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
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