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December 2014 - Dallas

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"IT WAS A SURREAL WEEK, WITH DAD PASSING AND THIS BIG STATEMENT. I WASN'T SURE GOING IN WHAT MY 'METAMORPHOSIS' WAS GOING TO BE, BUT AT THE MOMENT, IT WAS VERY CLEAR: BE PROUD. BE THE BEST. KNOW I DESERVE GREAT THINGS AND FEEL GRATEFUL. — Todd Fiscus BY JANE ROZELLE. PHOTOGRAPHY BRUNO. TEAM TODD CREATES MEMORABLE MOMENT OF THE EVENING? GONZALO BUENO: "When Todd was spinning in the video with all the butterflies coming out of his mouth. It was like that transformation of each project, each year, and all coming out from his soul." MEGHAN LOONEY: "Seeing what he has accomplished over the last 10 years is incredible … It makes you so proud of him and proud to call him a friend." ASHLEY TRIPPLEHORN HUNT: "Todd humbly thanking his staff, clients and friends for his past, present and future." A PERFECT-10 FÊTE TODD FISCUS CELEBRATES A DAZZLING DECADE OF DESIGNING ASTONISHING EVENTS. S ocial butterflies fluttered to the home of Howard and Cindy Rachofsky to celebrate Todd Fiscus, the heralded king of event production. And what better way to honor a decade of party planning than with a huge party. A lineup of impressive events led to this final fête, as Todd had been celebrating for several months prior, wowing patrons all over the city. Kicking off the celebratory campaign (#10YearsofTodd), Team Todd worked with the nonprofit Birthday Party Project to throw a Candy Land-themed birthday bash for homeless children within the CenterPark Garden at NorthPark Center. After recovering from quite the sweet tooth, the next collaboration was with Neiman Marcus Downtown, with an event titled "What's Next in Parties." Team Todd and Neiman's (whose InCircle program just hit a 30-year landmark itself) entertained guests at The Glass House in the couture department, where Todd created exquisite party vignettes: A waterfall of white orchids cascaded over a glass tabletop, the bar staff served cocktails amidst a Dutch still life of decadent fruits and flowers, and in the center of it all was a richly hued vignette in shades of purple perennials. The ultimate party finale, however, was Metamorphosis at casa Rachofsky. An evening of propitious fall weather greeted guests at the tented dome that had housed TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art the previous weekend, upon which butterfly projections furthered the theme. A magnificent marquee of white roses and orchids created the archway, which was flanked by futuristic sailors who opened the doors to a full house of Fiscus' closest friends and collaborators. The convivial connoisseur of all things events held court, mingling with family, friends, former clients and the chairmen of events executed by his company, Todd Events. Cassandra Fine Catering served up copious amounts of caviar served in waffle cones, truffle popcorn and boxed sliders with French fries, which all paired perfectly with Veuve Clicquot and cucumber Belvedere cocktails. The Metamorphosis continued throughout the evening. Violinists performed from podiums high in the dome, and white butterflies floated out of the bar, but the crescendo of the celebration was a video montage on the domed ceiling, of Fiscus and his team, showcasing achievements from the past 10 years. His illustrious list of events include 15 years of TWO x TWO, The French Laundry's 20th anniversary event, the opening celebration of Klyde Warren Park and celebrity weddings for Eli Manning, Tony Romo and Mike Modano. Some exciting events on the horizon include the Los Angeles Music Center's 50th anniversary gala, the Petroleum Ball, the Art Ball's 50th anniversary gala and the Academy of Country Music Awards at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Post-montage, a ballerina performed an interpretive dance that suggested her transformation into a butterfly, enacted within a cage in the center of the dome. But the thrills weren't over yet. The after-party at Tillman's Roadhouse in the Bishop Arts District was a firm nod to Fiscus' Texas roots. Celebrating Team Todd: Tanya Foster, Michael McCray, Derek Wilson, Roy Trice, Alex Para, Jamie Singer, Mikal Powers, Kelly Dillard, Michael and Wendy Konradi, Lauren Lapeyre, Kyle and Carrie Ford, Kelly and Jeff Dillard, Myrna Schlegel, Michelle Lockhart, Ken Maxwell, Kari Brittingham, Monica Hunt, and Jennifer Harris. " Wren Homsey Kristi Bare Jody Bare Jeffrey Lee Rajan Patel John Runyon Christen Wilson Lisa Runyon Zach Steinkuhler Armond Schwartz Marjon Henderson Kimberly Schlegel Whitman Missy Rogers Tim Peck Cindy Rachofsky Todd Fiscus Ceron Suzanne Droese Jennifer Eagle Lucy Wrubel, Jennie Reeves John Eagle Shelle Sills Michael Sills Katie Walters David Droese Bill Jesse Greg Anderson Katina Anderson Jessica Jesse Barbara Daseke Dave Hodges Janie Hodges John Lemak Kathryn Hamilton Emma Margaux Ashley Hunt Ward Hunt Gene Jones Mike Tomaso Shelby Tomaso Marguerite Hoffman Kari Kloewer Troy Kloewer Jennifer Karol Tom Karol Cindy Schwartz Josh Madans Benji Homsey DECEMBER | PAGE 10 | 2014 Gina Ginsburg Scott Ginsburg

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