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PaperCity Dallas December 2023

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Warren Park Klyde Partygoers: 1. Anja Nissen 2. Justin & Kim Whitman Krystal Schlegel Davis & Luke Davis 3. Kari & Troy Kloewer 4. Lynn McBee Margot Perot Msgr. Don Fischer Nelda Cain Pickens Jeff Netzer 5. Sawako Miyama 6. Lauren Heiler Kit Sawers, Sheila Grant 7. Allison Carp, Kathryn Hall Kymberley Scalia 8. Bob & Myrna Schlegel 1. 2. 3. E very town deserves f a b u l o u s g r e e n spaces — and Klyde Warren Park is as glamorous as our city itself. The annual fundraiser Party in the Park brings in much- needed funds to keep the park clean and safe for more than a million annual visitors. This year's chairs were a well- known philanthropic squad, the Schlegel family. Board chair Jody Grant welcomed guests then honorary chairs Myrna and Bob Schlegel, the matriarch and patriarch of the family spoke, sharing their love for the urban green space, with Myrna dubbing it "Dallas' town square." The tables on the grand lawn were picture-perfect (you may have seen them on dozens of Insta stories), with a blue color palette with centerpieces of vibrant yellow lemons. Assembled at my table were Tom Hanson, Nikki St. George, Joshua Rossignol, P e r d y P h i l l i p s , S h a r o n Peddecord, and Nicholas Hemingway. Phillips, a relatively new Texas transplant who made her way across the pond from the UK, regaled us with many stories — some too naughty to share — about her usual crew at 5 Hertford, the famed members- only club in London. The fashionistas were out in full bloom, in keeping with the garden chic attire mandate. The Schlegel daughters were standouts — Kim Whitman, in a printed blue Erdem cocktail frock, Krystal Schlegel Davis in a metallic Simkhai dress with Lucchese boots, and Kari Schlegel Kloewer in a slinky Halston creation. The accessory award of the night must go to Gillian Breidenbach for her patriotic bedazzled clutch. Also spotted were Schlegel family members Troy Kloewer, Kirby Schlegel, Justin Whitman, and Luke Davis; the matriarch of another well-known Dallas philanthropic family, Margot Perot, who funded the recent expansion of Sheila and Jody Grant Children's Park; Klyde Warren Park president and CEO Kit Sawers and husband Kemp Sawers; Ann Hobson; Holly Hands; Edgar Cardiel from the downtown Neiman Marcus team; Lynn McBee; and Nancy and Randy Best, who endowed the park's fountains last year. Side note: I was watching a recent episode of The Real Housewives of New York City (please don't think less of me for being a Bravoholic) and didn't realize that Central Park offers trees to be endowed in honor of loved ones. I've discovered you can do the same at Klyde Warren Park. Adopting a tree in your family's name is a great way to leave a legacy in the verdant green jewel of downtown Dallas. Celebrating 11 Years A Dazzling Evening at Dallas' Urban Green Space By Billy Fong. Photography Tamytha Cameron and Celeste Cass. of 4. 5. 7. 8. 6. 42

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