Archive for October, 2010

For those who bring the party

Posted by    |    October 19th, 2010 at 10:37 am

We love to party. And we love those who help us throw parties just as much as partying itself. Which is a lot. We’d like to extend a major thank you to all of our fabulous sponsors who helped us with Euforia last Thursday. A huge thanks to Parigi, our caterers, who along with servers and bartenders from Five Star Concierge, kept our tummies happy (can you say mini cheeseburgers? I think I ate four of them. Okay maybe five please don’t tell). Republic National Distributing Company for the lovely wine that perfectly complemented the food, and Stephen Smith of nib chocolates for the decadent dessert. A big swanky thanks to Creative Cuisine, who provided us with tables, linens, and bars so we looked fancy. Dr. Delphinium for the gorgeous flower arrangements that transformed our event into something worthy of the tropics. David Neale, owner of Buy LEDS, for the gorgeous lighting that set the night’s mood, and Ducky-Bob’s for the stage upon which Drew, Seth, and Ro entertained our wonderful guests. A massive thank you and big hug from the You+Dallas team. You guys know how to throw one classy party.

Euforia: Under the Arches

Posted by    |    October 15th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Last night, You+Dallas hosted a plethora of talent under its arches. The near-century old downtown building on Commerce Street is constructed with archways and normally provides as an awning for parking. The bright minds at Y+D converted the cement space into an outdoor performance venue for emcee Drew Waters, fine artist Rolando Diaz, and piano composer Seth Simmons. Guests of Euforia arrived at 6:30PM for wine and hors d’oeuvres, and took their seats under the arches as Drew stepped up to the mic to introduce his talented, long time friends. Really it’s difficult not to swoon when the man looks at you. Or utters words.

The Friday Night Lights actor spoke of Seth’s miracle hands having the potential to cure a woman’s acne with a single touch (to which the musician blushed and laughed as he shook his head). He spoke of knowing Ro for many years, and having a hard time making plans with the good-hearted man because he is so busy with mission trips and giving back to charity. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a group of better dressed (or better looking) men than these three. And I dare any of you to find me a group of men who are (but if you do, please leave their phone numbers in the comments section). (more…)

Earthquake?

Posted by    |    October 14th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Even good guys have to run from trouble. Today, Fox’s The Good Guys is filming on Commerce Street, Downtown. Which happens to be the same street as You+Dallas headquarters. It’s good that we knew about this beforehand, otherwise I probably would have fled to the Trinity for fear that Dallas was a) on fire and b) switching from tornados to earthquakes (our building shook a 3.5 on the Richter scale). Filming involved blowing out the windows of a vacant building – so if you just heard that loud explosion, don’t freak out – it’s just Colin Hanks running from a little fire (or a lot of fire). No biggie, we’re excited to have a little Hollywood in Dallas.

Filming will continue tonight from 6PM-3AM at St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin