The Holidays bring back favorite event traditions, many of them serving to raise funds to give back to our community. 

As the DeVilles mark their calendars for some of the events listed below, they strive to look and feel their best.  OMG!  The fall trip to the French Riviera resulted in few extra pounds for Danelle, and with all of these events to attend, she needs to shed them fast. We shared our own experience with the “battle of the bulge,” offering some resources for jump-starting a Keto diet and another secret weapon—SkinnyBod shots, available at Bodyology. We also referred her to Kendra Tilleman at Skinfinity for toning up (without exercise)! 

Inspired by hearing Lady Fiona Carnarvon (The Right Honorable Countess of Carnarvon) speak at the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum’s 16th Annual A Writer’s Garden last month, Danelle is intent on grooming and making updates to the manor’s grounds.  Lady Carnarvon lives with her husband, Geordie, the 8th Earl of Carnarvon at Highclere Castle, known to millions around the world as “Downton Abbey.”  And why should the DeVille manor in Dallas be any less spectacular?  At the A Writer’s Garden event, we introduced her to Gail McCrory, Horticulturalist, a woman who shares Lady Carnarvon’s appreciation for all things outdoors.  We also shared some ideas for updating her Outdoor Living Space and recommended Manorly Home Concierge Management for the outdoor update project.  Danelle and Dash were so impressed with Manorly that they decided to sign up for one of their home maintenance packages.

The plan is, that over the winter, while the garden area is being spiffed up, the DeVilles will plan a spring garden party.  Dash is consulting with The Young Aficionado as he wants to be savvy on the best liquors and cigars to serve on the back terrace.  He is also working with DeVance Electronic Lifestyle to upgrade the home electronics inside and out of the manor.

But first things first, Dash has decided that under the Christmas tree at the DeVille manor this year will be some key fobs!  Danelle and the kids, Dewey and Delilah, are overdue for new wheels, so he is reviewing what The Savvy Drivers have to say.  As a present for the whole family, he’s planning to make an investment in international real estate.  Looking for a location that they will enjoy today which also is likely to have an upside as an investment / rental he is going to check out Tulum and Placencia in Belize



The Trains at NorthPark November 12 through January 6 at NorthPark Center, benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas

Chi Omega Christmas Market November 16-19 at the Automobile Building in Fair Park, benefiting Dallas Children’s Theater, Readers 2 Leaders, The Warren Center and Make-A-Wish® North Texas among others

Together for a Cure Luncheon November 18 at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, benefiting multiple sclerosis research

The Hope Party November 18 at The Factory in Deep Ellum, benefiting the Grant Halliburton Foundation

The Gingerbread Stroll November 18-30 at select merchants in Highland Park Village, benefiting Community Partners of Dallas

Bravo! Gala  November 19 at Winspear Opera House, benefiting AT&T Performing Arts Center

Tutu Chic Fashion Show and Luncheon 
November 29 at Winspear Opera House, benefiting Texas Ballet Theater

Crystal Charity Ball December 3 at the Hilton Anatole, benefiting Behind Every Door, Educational First Steps and Family Compass among others 

Cookies and Castles  December 9-10 at Scottish Rite For Children, benefiting the Prosthetics Department at Scottish Rite For Children and Tri Delta Foundation

Christmas in the Park December 17 at the Automobile Building in Fair Park, benefiting S.M. Wright Foundation 


Moody Performance Hall. Bruce Wood Dance Presents Awake – November 18-19

Winspear Opera House
Googoosh – November 18
Six – December 6-25

Meyerson Symphony Center
The Nutcracker – November 25-27
Christmas Pops – December 2 -11
Family Christmas Pops– December 3, 10
Star of Night: Millennial® Choirs & Orchestras – December 12
Take 6: Spread Love at Christmas – December 13
Home Alone in Concert – December 16-18
Dallas Winds: Christmas at the Meyerson – December 21

Wyly Theatre Dallas Theater Center’s A Christmas Carol – November 25-December 24

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League presents Deck the Halls, a family Holiday concert at the Meyerson on Saturday December 3, 2022.


Dallas Arboretum. Holiday at the Arboretum – through December 31

Dallas Children’s Theater  The Happy Elf – November 27-December 23

Downtown Dallas Dallas Holiday Parade– December 3

Fair Park. Enchant Christmas: The Mischievous Elf – November 25-January 1 

Gaylord Texan.
Christmas at the Gaylord Texan – through January 1

Grapevine Vintage Railroad
North Pole Express – most days, November 25-December 23

Hilton Anatole Christmas at the Anatole  Weekends, November 18-December 24

Klyde Warren Park Tree Lighting Celebration – December 3

Music Hall at Fair Park
A Magical Cirque Christmas– November 19
Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith – December 2
Alton Brown Live: Beyond The Eats – The Holiday Variant – December 10
NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet – December 26

Riders Field.
Radiance featuring Frozen  November 18-January 1

Texas Trust CU Theatre

‘Twas the Night Before … by Cirque du Soleil – November 25-December 11
Brett Eldredge Christmas – December 13

Life On The Estate

Life On The Site

Life On The Set

Life With A Twist

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