|Models Alika Ray and Deanna Cahill flaunt the exotic East Indies theme, “Under the Yum Yum Tree.” |
Photo credit: Sergio Delgado
Guests were greeted by models, Deanna Cahill and Alika Ray, dressed in vividly colorful Indian fashion and donning exotic hand and hair ornaments and jewelry. Hattie’s provided delectable hors d’oeuvres, such as coffee-crusted Wagyu beef and tiger sauce, tomato bisque, Applewood-smoked bacon wrapped butternut squash and plantain chips with mango salsa. Guests sipped cocktails, favoring the Equality Vodka concoctions, while listening to a mix of lively Hindi music and signing up to become a dinner host, sponsor, volunteer or guest of the 2015 No Tie Dinner Dessert Party.
|2015 No Tie Dinner & Dessert Honorary Co-Chairs Sterling and Jody O’Donnell and Co-Chairs David Nelson and Dennis Kershner.|
The Kick-Off Party revealed exciting news, from the 2015 date and theme to a first-ever VIP ticket that will offer a deluxe lounge area serving premium spirits, luxury auction packages, and exclusive desserts. The event also unveiled a new web site (www.notiedinner.org) and the 2015 chair committee. Stylist, interior designer and all-around Renaissance man David Nelson returns with Dennis Kershner, sales executive at Interior Resources, as Co-Chairs, and Jody and Sterling O’Donnell serve as onorary Chairs. Another first, No Tie has engaged Kristi Holman, owner of K&L Management, as coordinator of the spectacular tenth anniversary event which has been run by ASD staff and volunteers for the last nine years. Last but certainly not least, the 2015 No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party announced the 2015 presenting sponsor, Purple Foundation, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that raises funds to improve the lives of people in the Dallas area who are living with or are affected by HIV/AIDS (www.purplefoundation.org).
|Former No Tie Honorary Chairs Steve Kemble (2013) and LeeAnne Locken (2014)|
Additional attendees included ASD President/CEO Don Maison, former No Tie Honorary Chairs LeeAnne Locken (2014) and Steve Kemble (2013), Dinner Host Chair Don Neubauer of Siter Neubauer & Associates, Lisa Petty of DFW Style Daily, Stuart Boslow of KTXD The Broadcast, and entertainment producer Rob Cahill. Purple Foundation representatives included Blake Baker, Chris Huffstutler, and Sara Fangmeyer, among others.
The kick-off party was made possible by: Purple Foundation, Hattie’s, Scott + Cooner, Dallas Light and Sound, Calise Partners, Rob and Deanna Cahill, Equality Vodka, Photographer Sergio Delgado, and Friedman Marketing and Public Relations.