Sunday, April 15, 2012

Upcoming Events and Happenings!

A little over a month ago, I was informed that I needed to have minor outpatient surgery. My doctor told me she only performs surgeries on Mondays and that I'd need to take a couple days off work to recover - I asked, "When do I sign up?" Well, tomorrow is that day and it's sad to admit that I'm actually looking forward to a couple days off work and a little bit of down time.

All that considered, my schedule over the next month or so is absolutely BANANAS! But what's new! Here is a rundown of some of the great stuff I have coming up. Tickets are available more most of these events, so be sure to check them out!

April 24th - Jordan Vineyard and Winery Art Competition
I will be one of the celebrity judges at this art competition - wine and art are a fabulous combination!!!


Texas artists wanted for a chance to win up to $5,000 in cash prizes

In honor of its 40th anniversary in 2012, iconic California vintner Jordan Vineyard & Winery has created the 4 on 4 Art Competition, a four-city initiative that challenges local artists to create a commemorative work of art that blends the elegance of Jordan wines with the flavor of each city. Rising Gallery will orchestrate the 4 on 4 Dallas competition locally; an art exhibition and Jordan wine tasting event, hosted by D Magazine, will be held April 24.

Over the years, the Jordans have commissioned artists to capture the beauty of the winery chateau through the seasons—its ivy-draped fa├žade, window boxes sprouting spring flowers, the antique clock above a sweeping balcony. To celebrate a special dual anniversary this spring—both the founding of the winery and second-generation vintner John Jordan’s 40th birthday—Jordan Vineyard & Winery is bringing wine country to Texas artists in their own backyard, challenging talented professionals to create a special work of art that combines the essence of Jordan with Dallas’s distinct flavors of culture, food and design.

John Jordan and his family have deep connections to the Dallas area. John’s father started his career in the oil business and had an office in Dallas. “I love visiting friends in the Metroplex area,” said John Jordan, chief executive officer and proprietor of Jordan Vineyard & Winery. “I often stop in Fort Worth on my way to the east coast just to eat barbecue at the Railhead. My Texan friends have even inspired me to start raising cattle on the Jordan Estate.”

A panel of expert judges—including Peter Simek, arts editor for D Magazine; Veletta Lill, executive director of Dallas Arts District; Susan Roth Romans, owner and curator at Ro2 Art; Cris Worley, director of Cris Worley Fine Arts; Dawn Neufeld, a star on VH1′s “Football Housewives“; and James Beard Award-nominated chef and restaurateur Kent Rathbun—will select the top three works of art that meet the competition criteria. Top three winners receive cash prize awards: a grand award ($5,000), first runner-up ($2,000) and second runner-up ($1,000).

April 26th - Front House Management Celebrity Fashion Experience
This will be my 3rd Celebrity Fashion Experience and I'm so excited that this year's event will benefit Autism Speaks! And the FABULOUS Linda Rowe Thomas of Romas Designs will be dressing me for the event!

April 28th - First Annual Diamond & Gem Brunch benefiting the Treasured Ladies Club
I'll be emceeing this fabulous event! I've worked with June Evens before and she is such an asset to the community.

May 5th - WHERE TO BEGIN!!!!

I'll be making an appearance at the Celebration of Spring Luncheon, benefiting White Bridle Society. White Bridle’s mission is to serve our community through equine programs that enable people to live happier, more productive and rewarding lives.

I'd stay longer, but I'll be rushing back to Frisco for the Frisco Women's League Mother-Daughter tea! This event has been sold out for a month - I'm truly looking forward to this incredible event that will raise money for Hope Park Frisco!

To wrap that day up, I'll race out to the Prestonwood Polo & Country Club to help support my good friend Dena Miller at the Polo on the Lawn benefiting Wipe Out Kids' Cancer.

Anyway, say a little prayer for me tomorrow morning! I sure would appreciate it!

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