Last year’s Puppies and Popsicles event benefiting the SPCA was quite a lively gathering of dogs and do-gooders. This year, TL Moore of Century 21 Fine Homes and Estates is hosting his annual event at The Cedars Social.

Who doesn’t need a margarita and some puppy cuddles with Thursday rolls around? Exactly. Which is why heading out to Puppies & Popsicles at the Cedars Social should be a no-brainer. 
The event, hosted by TL Moore of Century 21 Nathan Grace Fine Homes & Estates and Monica Greene of The Cedars Social, brings everything you love under one roof: adoptable puppies, sugar, and booze. Of course, considering that last year’s charitable benefit had its hurdles to clear, Moore says he’s looking forward to a much more successful event on Aug. 16.


My wonderful daughter, Cassie, is on the Board of the SPCA of Texas. She is all excited about a home — not her home exactly, but a new home for stray, home-less animals. The SPCA of Dallas opens a BRAND NEW, state-of-the-art facility in early January! That’s right: no more old Industrial Blvd. building! The new facility was made possible by a generous donation from Jan Rees-Jones, wife of Trevor Rees-Jones. The SPCA is hosting a preview of the new building this Saturday morning with fun activities. (I hear a few pooches will be there as well!) The Junior League of Dallas has partnered with the SPCA as a provisional project so there will be many Junior Leaguers on hand with activities and games for the kids, and pooches!

Now you may wonder why I am showing you this kitchen, which is a Porsche Kitchen, the pride and joy of Poggenpohl Kitchens. Two things. In my heart I covet many things, mostly houses. But my next kitchen simply must be a Poggenpohl. I am just so over fru fru and country French, I am totally in the mood for sleek and stylish. I think that when you cook in a Poggenpohl kitchen the food tastes better, looks magazine perfect and has no calories because, I mean, look how sleek the kitchen is? Hence this is my next kitchen, hopefully with a car to match: Poggenpohl’s Porsche kitchen.

Stay with me: Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones are finishing up a penthouse at The Residences at the Ritz Carlton and I happen to know that the residence is all super sleek contemporary with a Poggenpohl kitchen.  Maybe even a Porsche!