December 31, 2012
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Clean the Slate & Your Plate in the New Year

Detox Orange Watercress Arame Salad email

Detox Orange Watercress Arame Salad

Want to rid yourself of all the holiday over-eating and partying…and start the New Year with clean eating, renewed vitality and better health?  Get a jump start on your New Year’s resolutions with Gina’s Organic Kitchen.  Beginning January 7th, Gina’s OK offers their annual ONE-WEEK POWER VEGAN SUPERFOODS DETOX loaded with delicious, nutritious meals designed to detox and cleanse the body.

What a great way to start the year with the purest, most naturally detoxifying, alkalizing and anti-inflammatory foods.   This unique program is Organic, Vegan and serves Superfoods, including a combination of Juicing and Foods in the total package.

Throughout Jan. and Feb. Gina’s one-week anti-inflammatory detox program includes daily servings of breakfast, lunch, dinner, juices and snacks.  The seven-day program features two deliveries weekly to home or office within the GOK delivery area of downtown, Uptown, Park Cities, Preston Hollow or North Dallas.  Pick-up at commissary kitchen also is available.  Cost of the program is $395.

This program is being offered during Jan./Feb. Space is limited. Reservations are being taken now.

Gina’s Organic Kitchen serves 100% organic prepared meals. Proprietor/chef Gina Paterno Villalobos was trained at the world-renowned Kushi Institute Center for Natural Healing (the top macrobiotic center in the US) as a certified Macrobiotic Instructor.  She is certified in Food Therapy from the world-famous Natural Gourmet Institute for Food & Health, and in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and is considered an expert in Food as Medicine, Health Education, Wholistic Nutrition.  She is a natural whole foods chef who oversees meal preparation at her Super Foods Café that offers delivery to home or office, drop-off catering, pick-up and/or casual dine-in eating.  And Gina’s Health Rescue Unit (i.e. food truck) can be seen throughout Downtown, Uptown and North Dallas.

Gina’s Organic Kitchen is located at 10870 Plano Rd, Dallas 75238.  Hours of operation are from 8:00am –7:30pm Monday-Saturday.  For more information and Health Rescue Unit (food truck) locations, call 214-702-5685 or

December 27, 2012
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Celebrate NYE at Salum!

Salum NYE 2012 Image

Uptown dining hot spot Salum will have a December 31st evening of fine dining beginning at 4 PM, featuring chef/proprietor Abraham Salum’s regular menu as well as a 4-course special menu for $65 per person (plus tax and gratuity) including a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight.

Salum is located at 4152 Cole #103 @ Fitzhugh.  Reservations for this evening of romance and music are strongly recommended.  Call 214-252-9604.  For more information visit

December 18, 2012
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Santa’s Helpers @ Grimaldi’s Pizzeria All Over North Texas

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and Santa’s Helpers are teaming up and collecting toys.  Help make this holiday extra special for an underprivileged child by donating new, unwrapped toys to any of the four North Texas Grimaldi’s locations, now through December 19.  Good deeds don’t go unnoticed—bring a toy and receive a $5 gift certificate to Grimaldi’s.  If you’re looking for a delicious holiday gift, purchase a $50 gift card for family or friends and receive a $10 gift card for yourself!

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is located in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina and Texas.  North Texas locations include West Village and Shops at Park Lane in Dallas, Watters Creek in Allen, and the just-opened location in Grapevine.  All North Texas locations are open 11am-11pm daily. Find your nearest location at

December 17, 2012
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Dallas Cowboy Sterling Moore To Appear at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Park Lane


Dallas Cowboys fans come meet cornerback Sterling Moore on Tues., Dec. 18 from 6-8pm at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria at the Shops at Park Lane.  A popular former SMU Mustang, Moore will be signing autographs and collecting toys for WFAA-TV’s Santa’s Helpers.  All unwrapped toy donors will receive a $5 Gift Card from Grimaldi’s.

All four Dallas area Grimaldi’s locations are collecting new, unwrapped toys for Santa’s Helpers through December 19.

And if you’re still searching for gifts, Grimaldi’s has a treat for you.  Purchase a $50 gift card for family or friends, now-Dec. 26, and receive a $10 gift card for yourself!

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is located in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New York, and Texas.  North Texas locations include West Village and Shops at Park Lane in Dallas, Watters Creek in Allen, and the location in Grapevine.  All North Texas locations are open 11am-11pm daily. For more information visit

December 14, 2012
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Ultimate in Food Meets Ultimate in Fashion


Gina Paterno Villalobos of Gina’s Organic Kitchen met the founders of the just-launched LuxeLiner.  Gina’s superfood Health Rescue Unit and the luxury boutique-on-wheels (started by Charlotte Jones Anderson, Jennifer Clark, Alyson Griffith, Capa Mooty, and Wendy Poston) are working on joint appearances for 2013.  In addition to their regular schedules, both vehicles are available for private parties.

For upcoming locations follow both Gina’s Organic Kitchen on Twitter & Facebook, and LuxeLiner on Twitter & Facebook.

December 13, 2012
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Get Fit & Healthy TODAY!


Get fit & healthy all in one place! Find Gina’s Organic Kitchen at LA Fitness in Oak Lawn (off Lemmon & Mockingbird) for a tasty, healthy meal from the Health Rescue Unit (aka food truck) before OR after your workout, TODAY until 2PM.

Gina’s Organic Kitchen is located at 10870 Plano Rd., Dallas TX 75238.  Hours of operation are from 8:00 am-7:30 pm, Monday-Saturday. For more information and Health Rescue Unit (food truck) locations call 214-702-5685 or

December 7, 2012
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Gina’s Organic Kitchen @ DFW Trucks for Tots

The new Gina’s Organic Kitchen will be one of 25 DFW food trucks gathering at the corner of Elm St and Gaston Ave in Deep Ellum (2505 Elm St) on Saturday, December 8 from 11am-7pm, for a massive toy drive for the DFW Chapter of Toys for Tots. Over 20 US Marines will be on hand to take toy donations.  Bring a new, unwrapped toy and share the holiday spirit with a child in need.  Enjoy pictures with Santa, live music, bounce houses, and over 50 vendors for holiday shopping.  Be sure to grab some great grub at Gina’s Health Rescue Unit—Dallas’ first food truck serving 100% organic food!

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December 7, 2012
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Give the Gift of Health to Your Favorite Foodie

Treat the foodies on your list to the holiday gift of good health in the New Year.  The new Gina’s Organic Kitchen Super Foods café, offering delivery, pick-up, eat-in, drop-off catering and around town Health Rescue Unit (food truck), will prepare gift certificates in any dollar denomination.  Proprietor Gina Paterno Villalobos, known as THE ORGANIC COACH, also plans a series of “Super Tasting, Super Healthy Cooking Classes” including special classes tailored to specific allergies. Classes range from $75 each to $195 for a series of three.  Each series includes a complimentary lecture “Healing Power of Whole Foods.”

Gina’s Organic Kitchen is located at 10870 Plano Rd., Dallas TX 75238.  Hours of operation are from 8:00 am-7:30 pm, Monday-Saturday.  For more information and Health Rescue Unit (food truck) locations call 214-702-5685 or

December 3, 2012
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Noted Texas Art Expert David Dike’s Annual Auction, Jan. 19, 2013

William Lester (Am.1910-1991)
Alley, 1947
Oil on masonite 20 x 24

Noted Dallas/Ft. Worth art dealer David Dike hosts his Annual Exhibition & Auction of Texas Art on Saturday, January 19, 2013.  For over twenty years David Dike Fine Art has been educating collectors, specializing in late 19th and early 20th Century American and European oil paintings, with a special emphasis on Texas artists.

Lucie Harris Locke (Am. 1904-1989)
Cinderland Cedar, 1943
Oil on board 24 x 18

An annual tradition in Texas art since 1996, the auction includes early traditional, regional and modern Texas art.  Paintings by such prominent Texas artists as Reveau Bassett, Julian Onderdonk, Porfirio Salinas, Jerry Bywaters, William Lester, Robert Wood, Alexandre Hogue, Perry Nichols, Otis Dozier and Olin Travis are among the more than 400 works to be featured.

Bidding starts on January 19 at 4 PM.  The auction will be held at Wildman Art Framing, 1715 Market Center Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207.  Preview will be January 14-18.  Auctioneer is Louis Murad. Internet bidding will be available.

Florence McClung (Am. 1894-1992)
Somervel County
Pastel on paper 16 x 22

For catalogs and information, please contact David Dike Fine Art at 214-720-4044.  David Dike Fine Art is located at 2613 Fairmount and is open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

November 9, 2012
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Major Concierge Estate Sale on Royal Lane

The Tiller Company has joined forces with the lovely ladies at Ambrosia/LeVilla Estate Sales to stage and host a Concierge Estate Sale on Nov. 15-17 at an owner-financed property for sale at 7140 Royal Lane.

World-class estate sale experts Nancy Chesser and Holly Leaf have decorated the 3,646 sq. ft. traditional style one-story home on a private lake with furnishings and accessories including such sought after lines as Henredon, Habersham, Hickory White, Theodore Alexander, Maitland Smith, and Lillian August by Drexel.

Shoppers can expect to find a treasure trove of art, antiques, and furnishing supplied by LeVilla Estate Furnishings Gallery and Gary Riggs Furniture.  This beautiful updated 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home sits on a 26,950 sq. ft. landscaped tree shaded lot.  Built in l954, the residence has a gourmet kitchen, fireplace, 3-car garage, deck and patio, and has been totally updated to include new roof and skylights.

The Concierge Estate Sale is being held at 7140 Royal Lane on Nov. 15-17.  Hours are Thurs., Nov. 15, 10am-7pm with complimentary refreshments being served 5-7pm, and Fri.-Sat., Nov. 16-17, 10am-4pm.

For more information: John Tiller/David Tiller (home sales), 214-521-6677, or Holly Leaf (furnishings), 214-478-2205.

October 25, 2012
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Chihuly at Dallas Arboretum Officially Extended!

Breaking attendance, gift shop sales and new membership records, the incredible Dale Chihuly exhibit of giant glass sculptures scattered throughout the 66 acres of the Arboretum grounds, will not close Nov. 5 as originally scheduled.

As a gift to the city from the Arboretum Board of Directors, Dallasites can now enjoy the magnificent Chihuly exhibit with family and friends during the holiday season, through Dec. 31 (excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas day).

Join in the holiday celebration with special Chihuly Nights in November and December, when the garden is open to the public Mon.-Weds. evenings from 6-9pm and every night from Weds., Dec. 26 – Sun., Dec. 30.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to make Chihuly a part of your holidays!

It was indeed a pleasure for our firm to help the Dallas Arboretum with press to promote this wildly successful Chihuly exhibition.  Thank you DABG for calling on us.

October 18, 2012
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The 9th Annual Savor Dallas: March 15-16, 2013

Dates for Savor Dallas 2013 have just been announced.  Special advance ticket prices apply now through Dec. 31st.  Think stocking stuffer?

The 9th annual celebration of wine, food, spirits & the arts on March 15-16, 2013, will feature cuisine from over 60 of the area’s top chefs and more than 400 premium wines, spirits and imported beers.  Among the various venues hosting Savor Dallas events are two stunning new DFW facilities: the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in downtown Dallas and the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas.

Now through Dec. 31st, 2012, advance pricing ranges from $35 for the Perot Museum Benefit Wine Stroll, to $125 for the Reserve Tasting, and $95 for the International Grand Tasting.  Other events include a wine and cheese tasting seminar at The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and the popular Savor Dallas wine panel, with additional exciting culinary events to be announced.  Package prices are available.  Regular ticket prices resume Jan. 1st, 2013.  For tickets and a complete schedule of events and prices, visit or call 888-728-6747.

October 4, 2012
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The Season 3 Premiere of “Big Rich Texas”

Are you ready to party with Dallas’ favorite divas?

Celebrate and watch the Season Three premiere with the lovely ladies of Style Network’s Big Rich Texas, Sunday, October 7 at Primebar.  Come mix and mingle at 6pm.  Then watch the drama unfold during the BRT season premiere at 7pm, and find out why Big Rich Texas is the ONLY reality television show in Texas to snag a third season!

It’s a new season, new drama, new faces, with the same old Texas charm.  Plus, for the first time, BRT’s Connie Dieb’s style boutique Uptown Consignment (which she co-owns with her sister, Camille Umland) will be dressing the cast during several episodes of Season Three.

Start assembling your cocktail outfit with this special Big Rich Texas tee, available at Uptown Consignment for $35 (while supplies last).

There will be a $10 cover charge benefitting Pet Outreach.

Primebar is located at 2520 Cedar Springs Rd., Dallas, TX 75201.

September 28, 2012
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The Art Finder & Dealer: Alan Barnes

If you’re art lovers like we are and always looking for that perfect painting, we’ve found a great source in our friend Alan Barnes.  His gallery, Alan Barnes Fine Art, has a stock of over two thousand quality 19th and 20th century paintings from both sides of the Atlantic.  Just give him the budget and size, and he’ll find you a piece of art that is beyond compare.


Alan Barnes Fine Art currently is showcasing Anglo-Irish artist John Kingerlee in an exhibition, “From Cleanagh and Beyond”, in tribute to the late Dr. Edmund Pillsbury, who praised Kingerlee as the next Paul Cezanne.

“My hope is, that in years from now, John Kingerlee, through his unique universal art, will have as much influence on the 21st century as Turner, his great ancestor, had on the 19th century and even Paul Cezanne, an artist that Kingerlee deeply reveres, had on the 20th century art.”

Art lovers can see “the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Irish paintings ever to be assembled in Texas” now through Oct. 13, 2012.

Colossus, by John Kingerlee

The Alan Barnes Fine Art gallery is located 2800 Henderson Avenue, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75206.  Contact Alan Barnes at (214) 828-1311,, or

September 24, 2012
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Monday Night Football Special at Grimaldi’s

Buy One (1) Two-Topping Pizza, Get One (1) Free

Thank goodness for Monday night football… and coal-fired, brick oven pizza.

Get in the game this football season with a Monday Night Football special at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.  Monday nights, from 5-11pm, enjoy a free pizza when you order one (1) two-topping pizza (for dine in or take out).  This offer is available starting tonight, Sept. 24 – Dec. 17 at the Grimaldi’s West Village location only.

Whether you’re cheering for the Green Bay Packers or for the Seattle Seahawks, everyone’s cheering for Grimaldi’s.


Grimaldi’s West Village is located at 3636 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201.  For additional information, call (214) 559-4611.

August 30, 2012
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Introducing Gina’s Organic Kitchen: Super Tasty. Super Healthy. SuperFoods.™


Can’t wait for you to meet my new friend, Gina Paterno Villalobos, THE ORGANIC COACH®.  The delightful, upbeat, positive plus attitude Gina, worked her way through a health crisis to a newfound awareness about the importance of what we eat and ended up with an exciting new career.

Gina’s Inspiration

After being diagnosed with high-risk Breast Cancer nine years ago, Gina Paterno Villalobos turned to organic whole foods to detoxify her body of harsh chemotherapy treatments, rebuild her immune system and regain her health. So amazed by the miraculous, natural healing properties found in these “superfoods”, she decided to leave her corporate NYC life in order to become fully educated in Wholistic Nutrition.

“I immersed myself in studying the wholistic macrobiotic approach to diet and lifestyle, which incorporates traditional wisdom and longevity practices of traditional cultures around the world and the Eastern philosophy of energy balance within ourselves and our environment.  Macrobiotics helped me understand the connection between diet and lifestyle and what causes disease.” – Gina

Trained at the world-renowned Kushi Institute Center for Natural Healing (the top macrobiotic center in the US) as a certified Macrobiotic Instructor, certified in Food Therapy from the world-famous Natural Gourmet Institute for Food & Health, and in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, today Gina is a rare expert in Food as Medicine, Health Education, Wholistic Nutrition, and is a natural whole foods chef.

Moving to Dallas from Connecticut last year, Gina’s knowledge of natural whole foods facilitated a career in coaching others about healthier living and preparing foods for healthier eating.


For those of us short on the time and expertise required to prepare organic whole foods, but who want to purchase and consume such, we look for Gina’s Organic Kitchen™.  Premiering in Oct., Gina’s Organic Kitchen™ will initially offer the convenience of delivery to the Dallas area as well as pick-up at her cooking Kitchen at 10870 Plano Road in Dallas.  But organic enthusiasts should look for a Dallas area storefront and dine-in location soon.

August 17, 2012
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Patrons of Uptown Consignment “Simply” Shopped for a Cause

Sherri Tilley of The Flash List, Mary Frazier of Northwood University, Camille Umland of Uptown Consignment, Anika Cooper of Simply Grace, and Connie Dieb of Uptown Consignment & “Big Rich Texas” at the Simply Grace fundraiser shopping event


This past weekend at the “truly upscale resale boutique” Uptown Consignment, co-owners/sisters Connie Dieb and Camille Umland joined forces with the Style Network’s “Big Rich Texas” to host a shopping fundraiser for Simply Grace, a recovery residence for those who have completed drug and alcohol treatment programs.  While enjoying hors d’oeuvres prepared by Connie from her upcoming cookbook, shoppers found steals on deals of designer digs from Chanel and Chloe to Oscar and Dior.  Those looking for handbag heaven found three new, never-been-carried LVs. By the time party guests/shoppers finished with the three racks of brand new designer clothes (original price tags still on), the store looked like Target on the morning that Missoni hit the racks.  But all for a good cause, as a portion of the proceeds went to Simply Grace…and “Big Rich Texas” grabbed a few scenes for next season.  Stay tuned.

But shoppers don’t have to wait long to see the latest designer discounts going on at Uptown Consignment.  Tax-Free Weekend starts tomorrow—take advantage of all the great wardrobe must-haves at under $100.  Ladies, get your shop on!

Uptown Consignment Fine Apparel
4152 Cole Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
Mon-Sat: 10 am – 7 pm
Sun: 12 – 5 pm

April 11, 2012
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George Hamilton in the Dallas Summer Musicals


George Hamilton

Don’t miss the one and only George Hamilton in the Dallas Summer Musicals La Cage aux Folles.  Opened last night at The Music Hall at Fair Park.  George is as dapper as ever.  He was a favorite Password player when I worked on the show…and remember he took Lynda Bird Johnson to the Oscars the year she was named to the International Best Dressed List when her dad was President.  George reminded me that LBJ sent for him to come to Lynda’s wedding when she married Chuck Robb.


April 6, 2012
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New Ideas Cooking at Komali!

Komali Chicken Enchiladas

Just had chicken enchiladas at Komali and caught up with Chef Abraham Salum who is just back from Brussels where he dined with chef friends he worked with in Paris in the 90s when they all were just starting their careers. Abraham  says he brought back lots of ideas…along with those chocolates. Can’t wait! | Facebook | Twitter

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