Friday, June 27, 2014

Author Emily Giffin Joins Community Partners of Dallas for Chick Lit Reunion {Society Pics}

New York Times best-selling author and 2011 Chick Lit Luncheon keynote speaker, Emily Giffin, took a night off during her recent book tour to catch up with old friends at Community Partners of Dallas.
Rebekah Brooker, Lindsay Ballotta
On Wednesday, June 4, hostess and Giffin pal, Sandy Moore, welcomed 90 “Chick Lit chicks” to her Highland Park home for an exclusive reunion and celebration of the release of Giffin’s sixth novel, “The One and Only,” which has already reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
Lara Tafel, Paige McDaniel, president and CEO, Community Partners of Dallas, Joanna Clarke, vice president of development, Community Partners of Dallas
Set in the fictitious town of Walker, Texas near Dallas, Giffin not only used Dallas’ Southern Methodist University football as her inspiration – but also weaves in pals Sandy and Barry Moore, who are long-time supporters of Community Partners of Dallas.  The big surprise for CPD fans comes on page 326 when one of Giffin’s characters mentions donating Dallas Cowboys items to “Community Partners of Dallas, a charity for abused children.”
Lori Williams, Alissa Gearing, Catherine Pate
Partygoers mingled over wine and hors d’oeuvres as they eagerly waited for Giffin to autograph copies of her new book, which were available for purchase.  Giffin chatted and posed for photos throughout the night to the delight of the crowd.
Lisa Singleton, Leigh Anne Haugh, Elizabeth Gambrell, Jennifer Tobin
Attendees included:  hosts Sandy and Barry Moore; Paige McDaniel, president and CEO, Community Partners of Dallas; Lara Tafel; past Chick Lit Luncheon chairs Elizabeth Gambrell, Jennifer Tobin, Lisa Singleton, Jennifer Evans Morris and Leigh Anne Haugh; Tamara Bickel; Kate Rose Marquez; Kristin Baker; Francie Mancillas; Katie Robbins; Maggie Kipp; Liana Yarckin; Ellen Smith; Nikki Webb; and Carrie Ford.
Liana Yarckin, Erin Taylor, Janice Van Arsdale

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