It’s a rare week that I venture out of the house on Sunday but Raise Your Glass Dallas was so worth it. My friend Jessica invited me to be her date and I loved it before I even walked through the door.
It was a glorious spring day in Texas: high 50s, low 60s, light breeze, not a cloud in the sky. You couldn’t ask for lovelier garden party weather. Raise Your Glass was an indoor/outdoor event at Fair Park’s Texas Discovery Gardens and was filled with music, culture, food, and fashion.
It might just be the best people watching I’ve ever seen. For the first time in my life, I felt vastly under dressed. Thank goodness I wore a fascinator! Jessica and I really didn’t know what to expect since there was little information about the event on the internet. People were dressed to the nines in stunning floor length floral gowns, fun hats, creative kimonos and head wraps, bright pops of color, and high heels that were works of art. Everywhere you turned there was another best dressed candidate. My favorite look of the night was a woman wearing Chen Burkett, a design whom I’m now obsessed with. I quite literally sprinted across the room to ask her where she got her dress, which turned out to be a maxi skirt and top combo with statement azaleas all over.
The food buffet was just about the biggest Instagram board come to life that I’ve ever seen. Whole wheels of cheese, fig jam, breads, crackers, honeycomb, and loads of fruit spilled out from every angle and much to my delight, it was almost all gone by the end of the afternoon.
We washed down our fruit and cheese with champagne in the garden, where a violinist played When You Wish Upon a Star next to a giant rose bush. Where has this event been my whole life? There was outdoor chess, photo ops, and access to the gardens, which we happily strolled through.
We eventually made our way back inside to enjoy some dance music (hello, Bruno Mars!) and cupcakes before heading out. Raise Your Glass Dallas was one of my favorite events of the year and I’m already excited for next year! Thank you to Jessica for inviting me.
Have a Sunday kind of week,
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