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Mad Hatter's Tea Party Kickoff

| November 30, 2011 | Parties

The fashionable Barbara Daseke and Carmaleta Whiteley aren’t just well-coiffed, they pack a formidable fundraising punch. As co-chairs of the 2012 Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, benefiting the Dallas Arboretum, they secured Nancy C. Rogers to be honorary chair of “The Art of Nature”-themed event. Rogers and her gal pals were feted by Melinda Rathke, manager of Escada’s Highland Park Village boutique. In addition to a presentation of Escada’s fall/winter collection, Avant Garden decorated the store windows with lovely driftwood-dressed cacti and succulents, while next-door neighbor Marquee Grill & Bar sent over edibles courtesy of chef Tre Wilcox. Photography by Dana Driensky


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