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May 2016 - Dallas

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ROYAL SOCIETY A royal-blue fleur-de-lis marked the spot for more than 300 guests who turned out for the debut of Austin-based Royal Blue Grocery. Bubbly toasts were made by store owners Emily Ray-Porter, Zac Porter, and Cullen Potts, with plenty of Dom Pérignon and Krug Champagne on hand. Kobrand Corporation's specialist, Thierry Plumettaz, even masterfully sabered a bottle of Taittinger to commemorate the occasion, while Royal Blue's top local and national vendors provided opportunities for nonstop noshing. True blues: Royal Blue Grocery co-founder Craig Staley; store manager Lauren Preseren; Nicole Musselman, Amy Turner, Kerensa Vest, Andre Staffelbach, Rick Mendoza, Kristi and Mike Wetherington, Jamie Jo Hayes, Bobby Boulogne, Mary and George Bowles, Jonika Nix, Shelby Brenan, Olivia Kearney, Debbie and Nickey Oates, Margaret Stafford, and Leisa Street. MAY | PAGE 12 | 2016 BY JANE ROZELLE. PHOTOGRAPHY HOLT HAYNSWORTH, AMY ROBINSON. TO MARKET, TWO MARKETS WITH A CANOPY OF TWINKLE LIGHTS SHINING ABOVE THE GLAMOROUS SHOPS AT HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE, TWO FESTIVE OPENINGS PUT A NEW SPIN ON SHOPPING — WHETHER YOU WERE IN THE MARKET FOR GOURMET GROCERIES OR POSH WARDROBE FILLERS. MARKET SHARES The Summers name is synonymous with Highland Park Village — Stephen Summers and Ray Washburne are co-owners of this stronghold of luxury names. So when word spread that Elisa Summers — wife of Stephen Summers — was opening a lifestyle and fashion boutique dubbed Market, a fashionable coterie turned out for the grand opening. A large tent was erected adjacent the shop to accommodate the immense guest list, which included Elisa's besties, family (her mother-in-law is interior designer Emily Summers) and future clients. Elisa paired with founder and CEO of Seaside Luxe, Lee Ann Sauter, to create a breezy vibe and a classic beachy-cool mix of home design, clothing, jewelry, sunnies and sweets. Partygoers shopped the racks of Prabal Gurung and Missoni, paraded in Aquazzura sandals and delighted in confections from L.A.-based candy purveyor Sugarfina. Talk about a delicious evening. Missy Wyszynski at Royal Blue Catherine MacMahon at Royal Blue Kelly Parker at Royal Blue Steve O'Brien at Royal Blue Allyson Greenfield Stuart Greenfield at Royal Blue Zac Porter at Royal Blue Craig Staley Emily Ray-Porter Cullen Potts Susan O'Brien Emily Breunig at Royal Blue Randall Lawrence Evans White Win McMurry Erin Benson Leslie Needleman Caroline Summers Dax Pass at Market Georgina Hartland at Market John Michell at Market Rachel Michell Ed Shaikh at Market Thomas Hartland- Mackie at Market Stephen Summers Gable Shaikh Tracy Madans Josh Madans Nasiba Hartland- Mackie David Condon at Market Nini Nguyen at Market Sheryl Maas Elisa Summers Janie Condon Brooke Hortenstine Lyle Jackson Laura Arredondo Abby Simoneau Emily Wickman Mary-Frances Hurt T he Spartan spirit was in full effect as The Birthday Party Project celebrated its fourth birthday with a Saturday Night Live-themed soirée. Thanks to decor genies from Todd Events, Beyond and Stageworks, the event space at Sixty Five Hundred was transformed into a Technicolor playground with piñatas marking the silent auction spot, a "Weekend Update" photo set and culinary stations where top chefs prepared playful, in-theme bites: Chef Jeff Moschetti of Jasper's made a mean The Gap Girls cheeseburger, while chef Michael Scott of Rosewood Beef had us laughing out loud with JT's Hot "D" in a box. Chairs Jennifer Burns and Julian Leaver mingled with the costume-clad set who were dressed as their fave SNL characters; Mary Katherine Gallagher, Hans and Franz, Stefon, Sarah Palin and a gaggle of ladies dressed in mom jeans were just a few of the comedic stars we spotted. The Birthday Party Project was founded by event planner Paige Chenault, who aimed to bring joy to homeless children through the magic of birthday parties. To date, the organization has celebrated more than 1,900 of the special days for more than 15,000 homeless children. The evening had all the makings of ratings gold — definitely something to warrant a shout- out from the Spartan Cheerleaders. Revelers: Vickie and Bill Coffey, Brad Koons, Doug Hamilton, Brian Dranguet, Kelly and Marty Turco, Diana Smith, Mona McDonald, Brooke Herold, Heidi and Phillip Fristoe, Randi McBroom, Lauren Heiler, Misty Barnes, Spencer Grantham, and Andrea Bazin. PAPERCITY ASKS: FAVORITE SNL SKETCH OR CHARACTER OF ALL TIME? "Coffee Talk" with Linda Richman … because we both love Barbra! — Julian Leaver Chris Farley was a comedic genius. — Jennifer Burns What can I say? I love anything Tina Fey or Jimmy Fallon touches! — Paige Chenault Mandy O'Neill Amy Gibbs Lizzie Chenault Paige Chenault Craig O'Neill BY JANE ROZELLE. PHOTOGRAPHY DON MAMONE. LIVE FROM DALLAS, IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT! Brian O'Boyle Jamie O'Boyle Katy Taylor Sam Jacobson Julian Leaver Leigh Sanstone Max Kancke Monica Kancke Rebecca Pettit Julie Pettit Carolyn Treece Cristen Summers Stephanie Kamphoefner Robert Treece Matt Kamphoefner

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