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Tootsiesand Dec'ed Out X Two Dishing With Danielle PHOTOGRAPHY FULTON DAVENPORT, SHAU LIN HON, SETH VAUGHAN. A tlanta hostess and author Danielle Rollins met Tootsies' Mickey Rosmarin at a dinner party in her town, and soon Rollins was on her way to Tootsies in Houston to sign her new entertaining book, Soirée, and clink a few cocktails with guests. A contributor to Veranda and, Rollins, along with Veranda's Leslie Newsom Rascoe, also headed a panel at Houston Design Center's Fall Market and signed books at the Fabricut showroom. At Tootsies: Sara Dodd-Spickelmier, Stephanie Arnett, Krista Kirton, Tonya Riner, Kiki Wallace, Lucinda Loya, Yvonne Cormier, and Jeff Shell. At Decorative Center Houston: Daily Howard, Sharon Bickle, Tod Tremont, Barb Edgerton, and Jenny Wakefield. Just before Valentine's, love was in the air at Tootsies as couples arrived for Love's In Fashion, benefitting Dec My Room. The 20 Sweetheart Philanthropist Couples strutted down the runway arm in arm, showing off Tootsies' spring collections. Chair couples Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescu and Susan and Mike Plank joined in, then the crowd mingled with celebratory cocktails. Proceeds helped brighten up the hospital rooms of children being treated at Texas Children's Cancer Center's Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. Having a heart for kids: Sweethearts Karen and Mike Mayell, Katherine Le and Hao Nguyen, Lori and Matt Schaub, Ceron and Todd Fiscus, Lucinda and Javier Loya, Courtney and John Chapoton, Joanna Hartland and Brad Marks, Joyce and Hugh Echols, Jana and Richard Fant, Debbie and Rudy Festari, Holly Waltrip and Tonya Mike Long, Brenda Love and Ed Riner Jones, Megan Sutton-Reed and Chris Reed, DeeDee and Wallis Marsh, Judy and Scott Nyquist, Amy and Jim Lee, Melissa and Michael Mithoff, and Elizabeth and Gary Petersen, joining Tootsies' Mickey Rosmarin, Fady Armanious, and guests Millette and Haag Sherman, Kendall Plank, John Evatz, Kendall Clay, Katie Dalrymple, Krystal Scott, Lauren Harrison, Michael Pearson, Parissa Mohajer, Dan Pastorini, and Frank Bay. Erin Oppenheim Lucinda Loya Robin Howell Danielle Rollins Mike Long Kim Wright Susan Lewis Holly Waltrip Sara DoddSpickelmier Aimee Hong Leslie Newsom Rascoe Pam Morse Dan Pastorini Chair Mike Plank Chair Susan Plank Terry Harmon Kendall Plank Yvonne Cormier Camille Charvet Connelly Fady Armanious Penne Weidig Chair Nick Florescu Chair Dominique Sachse Brad Marks Tod Tremont Joanna Hartland Sharon Bickle Eileen Buchman Bridget Boggess A Double Feature for Elizabeth Anthony/Esther Wolf Celebrating 50 Fabulous Years and Designer Kevan Hall Julie Roberts Bobbie Nau MEGAN PRUITT WINDER APPLAUDS TWO FASHIONABLE NIGHTS. PHOTOGRAPHY ANTHONY HYNES, DAVE ROSSMAN. E sther Wolf and husband E. Joseph Wolf opened Esther Wolf in 1962 on the corner of San Felipe and Post Oak. Fred and Virginia McCann purchased and owned the store for many years, until Julie Roberts bought it from the McCanns in 2003. That's how the delightful Ms. Roberts came to own a designer store that's 50 years old. She renamed it Elizabeth Anthony/Esther Wolf and celebrated the momentous 50th anny with a chic fête at its Uptown Park Boulevard location, co-emceed by Roseann Rogers and Sharron Melton. Amidst the sounds of Moodafaruka and a sea of peonies from neighbor David Brown Flowers, guests viewed a runway show produced by Jeanne Ruberti that spotlighted Rena Lange's spring collection and a swirl of splendid evening gowns by designers Georges Chakra, Lorena Sarbu and Marchesa. Jubilant about the Sharron Melton golden jubilee: Annie Cater, Ellen Penner, Bill Caudell, Rena Lange's James Fletcher, Barbara Henson, Nancy Haywood, Todd Ramos, Dana Kantalis, Joann and Bill Crassas, Lenny Matuszewski, Nancy Levicki, Gail Wood, Bobbie Nau, and former Sakowitz and Esther Wolf CEO Joel Sachs. Revels continued at the boutique when Merele Yarborough hosted designer Kevan Hall for a meet and greet and gown fitting. Hailing Hall: Gina Gaston, Phyllis Williams, Anita Smith, Lora Clemmons, Paige Cawthon, Janice Hall, Sarah Buffington, Antoinette Maywald, Rosalind Moore, Johnnie Hunter, Monica Akompi, Yolanda Adams, Deanna Emerson, Annette Bracey, and Harriet Gertner. Gina Gaston Bob Jones Yolanda Adams Nancy Jones Todd Ramos Merele Yarborough Paige Cawthon Nancy Haywood Kevan Hall Chance Pipitone Phyllis Williams Gail Wood Barbara Henson Nancy Levicki Anita Smith Tommy Culp Justin Makris Lora Clemmons APRIL | PAGE 30 | 2013 Gary Roberts Annette Bracey

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