May 9, 2017

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Part 2!

Happy Tuesday lovely friends! We are continuing part 2 series of our Mother’s Day gift guide.

The Elizabeth and James Bryant Square Sunglasses ($185) come in a classic shape that will never go out of style.

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Proud Mary’s White Leather Slides ($178) feature a subtle two-toned upper, and they’re handmade in Morocco.
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iRobot Roomba 960 Vacuuming Robot, $699; walmart.com.
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Neck Soother-A lavender scented heating wrap that’s ideal for relaxing at home. She can heat it up in the microwave for sore joints and cramps, or chill it in the freezer as an icepack. It’s the perfect at home spa experience! gaiam.com
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The Caterina Bertini Multicolor Fringe Tote ($78) makes for a pretty standout beach bag that can fit all her things.
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May 5, 2017

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Part One!

We know it’s not about saying thank to your mom just on one holiday, but it’s a great day to give them so extra love. Since the holiday is around the corner, we’ve got some amazing and chic gifts for any mom! Share your favorites with us!

1. Rose Shirt: Marc Jacobs teamed up with Christy Turlington Burns’s charity, Every Mother Counts, on this graphic tee ($65). It’s meant to promote love and safety. 100% of proceeds go to EMC.

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2. DVF’s Bezou Silk Twill Scarf ($178) features the floral print that goes with everything.

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3. Customize one of Sarah and Chloe’s diamond signet rings ($148) for a daily statement piece.

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4. Coca Mask: This is one of the creamiest face mask’s we’ve ever tried. Not to mention, it smells like cocoa heaven! It contains hyaluronic acid, retinol, and zinc. It’s a great anti-aging cream.

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5. Under eye massager-For all her self-care goals: a gentle under-eye massager plus a duo of Kate Somerville’s game-changing retinol creams.

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April 26, 2017

Genesis Luncheon!

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Join us on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas for the 2017 Genesis Annual Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Arianna Huffington. Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m.

Named to Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list, Arianna Huffington founded The Huffington Post in May 2005. In August 2016 she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer platform designed to improve the health and productivity of businesses and individuals around the world.

Since 1985, Genesis has served as a beacon of hope for women and children escaping unspeakable violence. By supporting the Genesis Luncheon, you will walk alongside women and children on their journey to the abuse-free lives they deserve. We hope to see you there!

Purchase your tickets here: http://www.genesisshelter.org/events/luncheon/raffle/

Luncheon Co-Chairs: Nikki and Crayton Webb
Underwriting Co-Chairs: Abi and Fred Perpall
Raffle Chair: Rachel Michell

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 LUNCHEON SPONSORS

To purchase a table, scroll down to pay online, download the underwriting contract, or contact Bianca Jackson at 214-389-7703 or bjackson@genesisshelter.org.


IN THE NEWS

The Jane Doe and HeRO Awards signify our community’s zero tolerance for domestic violence. Read about this year’s honorees.

My Sweet Charity announces keynote speaker for 2017 Genesis Annual Luncheon. Read Article

Summer Beauty Favorites!

Hello everyone! We cannot believe it’s going to May next week! Time is just flying back and the month’s are going to get warmer. There are so many beauty trends out there and we are going to share some of our favorites.

1. Josie Maran 100 Percent Pure Argan Oil Light-Adding oil to your face is important especially when it’s dry from the heat! Not to mention, it’s great for your hair. Who doesn’t love a product that has two uses?

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2. Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist- Sunscreen is important year round as you know, but the heat can melt off your makeup is so frustrating. This mist is perfect for keeping your makeup in place and it’s SPF 50!

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3. LipSense-We love this lip balm because it keeps them hydrated with a little tint.

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4. Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo- This stuff is amazing because it doesn’t have silicone and oil. It cleans your hair very well and stops grease! Not to mention, it stops frizz very well.

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5. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer –This moisturizer is oil free and has a wonderful finish. It’s light and perfect for those extremely hot days. It’s a one step moisturizer with spf 20!  It allows skin to breathe while adding a nice radiance.

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April 13, 2017

Non-Billowy Beach Dresses!

Sometimes billowy beachwear isn’t everyone’s favorite item. Therefore, we’ve found some great alternatives for you!

Zara: Off-the-shoulder poplin dress

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COS: Cotton Poplin Dress

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Stories: Oversized dress

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Lisa Says Gah: Denim Tie Dress

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Mango: Crochet Dress

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*Great suggestions from Elle.

April 11, 2017

Alzheimers Memory Gala 2017!

“Researchers all over the world are working fervently on a cure to end Alzheimer’s. And once we unlock the mystery of ending Alzheimer’s, we’ll be well on our way to relieving caregiver stress.

That is the Quest of the Alzheimer’s Association. Ending Alzheimer’s disease and providing hope to caregivers worldwide. Pursuing a cure while ensuring care and support services – that’s our mission. Regretfully, we haven’t found the right key yet. But until we do, the Alzheimer’s Association will continue to partner with investigators across the globe, and will provide funding to keep the Quest for a cure on track, and a top priority.”

We were so honored to be coordinating with Alzheimer’s Association and working with such an amazing cause!

Here’s some amazing images by Thomas Garza Photography!

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April 10, 2017

TEP Results for Eating Disorder Awareness Month!

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March 30, 2017

The Children’s Cancer Fund Annual Gala

14732160_1250006438356146_4240657335674660586_nThe Children’s Cancer Fund Annual Gala, a NYC-themed “Broadway Nights and Runway Lights” event, is the nonprofit’s 29th annual fundraiser for pediatric oncology research and treatment programs.  The Gala features live and silent auctions, a children’s fashion show, dinner, drinks and dancing to musical entertainment by DJ Lucy Wrubel. It will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 6 p.m. (champagne reception), 7:15 (dinner and program), at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway. A fashion show presented by Dillard’s and produced by RSC Show Productions will feature children who are undergoing treatment for cancer at Children’s Health in Dallas. The children, “models” for the fashion show, are escorted down the runway by Honorary Event Chairmen Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach, along with many other celebrities and sponsors.  Gala event Chair Pamela Moayedi, will kick off the program with Aikman and Staubach, who will turn it over to CBS11 News Anchor Karen Borta, mistress of ceremonies.

 

Proceeds from the Gala, slated to raise more than $1 million, go to Children’s Cancer Fund to support pediatric cancer research and treatment programs at Children’s Medical Center. Since 1982, Children’s Cancer Fund has donated almost $8 million to the cause. The Children’s Cancer Fund spring event is the organization’s largest annual fundraiser for pediatric cancer, hosting over 1,000 guests from North Texas and across the nation.

 

“When I was diagnosed with a tumor in 2009 at UT Southwestern, I was terrified about what would happen next. Thankfully my tumor was benign, but my fear was real,” said Gala Chair Pamela Moayedi. “My experience has made me so much more passionate about helping children in that kind of situation. I’m committed to supporting local research that saves lives, especially young kids.”

Children’s Cancer Fund brings together local celebrities, dignitaries, philanthropists, sponsors, and media personalities to serve as runway escorts for these young patients modeling in the fashion show. Honorary Event Chairs Aikman and Staubach have been involved for many years: Aikman for 20 and Staubach since the event’s inception 29 years ago. Additional celebrity escorts include current Dallas Cowboys players, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Station #19 Dallas Fire Dept., Dallas SWAT, Julie Dobbs-Fox Sports Southwest Dallas Stars Commentator, Alisha Laventure-WFAA, Jane McGarry-WFAA, Scott Murray, Mrs. Texas America Sissy Hester, the Pink Heals Firefighters, and Amy Vanderoef.

In addition to DJ Lucy Wrubel, entertainment throughout the event will be provided by the Jordan Kahn Orchestra, Next Step Dance, Avery-Jai Andrews, and Jacoby Pruitt.

 

Individual tickets are $300 or $2,750 for a table of 10. Contact Children’s Cancer Fund at 972-664-1450 or visit www.ChildrensCancerFund.com/Gala for reservations and more information. 

The finale of the show each year is a special time for all the children, both those currently battling cancer and young cancer survivors.  As they join together on stage, they will be introduced by the evening’s special entertainment, DJ Lucy Wrubel.

“You have to see the look on these kids’ faces as they walk down the runway. It’s what inspires us in our work and in everything we do,” said Jennifer Arthur, CCF Executive Director of Development. “They are fighters and survivors every day, but on that night, they’re stars and they’re shining brightly for their families, for the audience, and for each other.”

Children’s Cancer Fund was founded 35 years ago by a coalition of parents whose children were receiving cancer therapy at Children’s Medical Center. The organizers have since been joined by community leaders, dedicated volunteers, and health professionals in their fundraising efforts. CCF is one of the nation’s leading fundraising groups in supporting local research toward treatment and prevention of childhood cancers.

Sponsors include: $100,000: Centurion American; $50,000: Texas de Brazil; $25,000: Jennifer Stroud Foundation; Marianne and Roger Staubach, Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Medical Center; $15,000: Emergency Physicians at Presbyterian Hospital; $10,000: Troy Aikman; Aimbridge Hospitality; Albertsons – Tom Thumb; American Airlines; Lisa and Clay Cooley; Headington Companies; Swift Transportation; $5,000: Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, LLP; Fischer; The Kitchell/Leete FamilyKroger; The McCullough Foundation; Relief Institute-Greg Young; Fashion Sponsor: Dillard’s; Media Sponsors: CBS11/TXA21; Good Life Family Magazine; and My Sweet Charity.

March 27, 2017

Spring Current Favorites!

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March 17, 2017

2017 Spring Trends!

Happy Friday! We are loving all of the new looks for Spring and we are going to give you a break down of what you should be wearing this Spring. Which trend is your favorite?

  1. Stripes
  2. Khaki coats 
  3. Shades of yellow
  4. Banker stripes 
  5. Single shoulder cutouts 
  6. sleeve slits
  7. white shirt dresses
  8. waist clinchers
  9. boyscout shash
  10. robes 

 

*all images from Elle.com