Posts by Sarah Bennett
Stop by St. Bernard’s Sports tomorrow for a trunk show with Brightly Twisted from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The line features a selection of scarves, headbands, socks, and other apparel. There will also be mimosas, macarons, and a braid bar if you’re there before 1 p.m.
Chefs across town are carving out new opportunities for themselves by taking their well-known restaurants and turning them into private catering venues.
Take Kent Rathbun and Dee Lincoln, for example: Rathbun has taken his 5-year-old Preston Center restaurant Blue Plate Kitchen and turned it into The Kitchen at 6130.
“When we elected to close Blue Plate, it was still in good shape in terms of a restaurant,” Rathbun said. He explained that the Preston Center location was packed for breakfast and lunch, but didn’t attract nighttime traffic. So how does he make that space work for a catering venue? Read More…
Legacy Senior Communities hosted their annual Yes! Luncheon on Nov. 19. Journalist and author Jane Pauley acted as the guest speaker, with more than 500 people in attendance.
In total, the event raised more than $400,000 for the communities, benefiting the residents’ financial-assistance funds for the Legacy Preston Hollow-Dallas Home for the Jewish Aged and The Legacy at Home.
Molly Bogen, president and CEO of The Senior Source, was presented with the first-ever Carmen Miller Michael Award.
The event also featured a silent auction, including jewelry, sports packages, and dining specials.
“My dad died of Alzheimer’s five and a half years ago,”co-chair Elaine Pearlman said. “The elderly are often overlooked, and it’s important that we don’t forget about them.”
Legacy is unique in its endeavor to provide financial assistance to many of the elderly and aging population.
“There are always people who need financial aid,” chair Carol Aaron said. “The community is aware and saying ‘yes.'”
Heritage Antiques and Interiors has in its possession a rug from Highclere Castle, setting for hit series Downton Abbey. The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, who live at Highclere, commissioned a replica of the library rug for a World War One charity auction.
The rug will be on display at the Forestwood Antique Mall through Jan. 31.
“Antiques enthusiasts appreciate the renewed interest for many of our items that Downton has created,” Kerns said. “Some have even called this ‘The Downton Effect.’ We were fortunate to visit Highclere Castle two years ago and it was amazing. The castle and all of its furnishings are the set for the ‘upstairs’ scenes of Downton Abbey. Nothing is moved out, not even pieces like Napoleon’s desk. What you see on the screen is exactly as it is at Highclere.”
Nine-year-old, Lamplighter students Stella Wrubel and Quinn Graves want to help give back to those in need. That’s why they started selling mistletoe to raise money first for the American Red Cross in 2013, and then for the North Texas Food Bank this year. They hope to raise enough money to feed 30,000 people.
You can buy bunches from their mistletoe stand at Kidville in Preston Royal from 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 13.
Bonus: you can also download this image from their website, get a pic of someone kissing you “under the mistletoe,” post it to social media with #kissandtella, and tag friends so more people can help Quinn and Stella reach their goal.
The Friends of the Dallas Public Library hosted famed author and journalist Susan Orlean at Temple Emanu-El on Nov. 20 for a fundraiser dinner and reading. Longtime library volunteer Freda Gail Stern was also honored for her work.
Orlean closed with a book signing for attendees.
Preston Hollow Elementary celebrated its first International Festival on Nov. 21 as part of the International Bacculaureate program. Each grade level completed a project, showcased food from around the world, and took part in a school-wide choir performance.
“It was truly incredible to see all of the work the staff and children put into this festival,” first-grade parent Marnie Glaser said. “There were penguins in the snow in the Arctic, elephants grazing on the Savannah, and koi swimming in China.”
The Interfaith Council of the Thanks-Giving Foundation will host “Festival of Faiths” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 22. Interfaith groups will dance, sing, and celebrate to entertain guests. Food trucks will also be available.
More than 20 faiths are represented in the council, which holds regular meetings. The event is free, but donations are welcome.
The Chabad of Dallas will host a menorah lighting on Wednesday, Dec. 17 (the second night of Hanukkah) at Thanks-Giving Square. The ceremony will celebrate lighting the second candle with entertainment and traditional sufganiyot (round, jelly doughnuts). Food trucks will also be there.
The fun begins at noon, but the actual lighting will take place at 12:15 p.m.
Today in adorable things: lower-school students from Trinity Christian Academy collected more than 1,100 shoeboxes full of toys, books, candy, and hygiene items for Operation Christmas Child. Fourth-graders made posters made posters to advertise the event, manned the collection stations, and loaded trailers for transport.
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse. The boxes will be sent to children in third-world countries around the world affected by tragedies such as war and famine.