Posts Tagged ‘you+dallas’

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…)


Posted by    |    September 16th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

At the corner of Commerce St and S Pearl Expy, they meet in secret, discussing ways to improve your community. Last night, You+Dallas hosted the brilliant and creative minds of TEDxSMU to walk them through their Superchannel page, which will go live on our website in one week (look out, world).

You+Dallas’s relationship with TEDxSMU started when President Jeff Hinson attended a TEDxSMU conference and wanted something more. “What happens if we take these ideas and come up with a way to apply [them],” said Sharon Lyle, Director of TEDxSMU & TEDxKids. “We want to dream big and then go do something about it,” says Hinson.

The Supperchannel is a new concept in idea generation. The TEDxSMU bloggers were shown how to contribute ideas to the site to facilitate discussion and brainstorm with the community. “Everyone is here tonight because this is a group that is ‘plugged in’ in a digital format,” Sharon noted. TEDxSMU and You+Dallas have a likeminded interest in people coming together for a better cause; everyone present at the event has a passion for building a better community. “What happens if we actually get to know our neighbors? It could be pretty spectacular,” Hinson says with a smile, “That’s a win.”

You+Pics: AHA’s Start! Heart Walk

Posted by    |    September 11th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

You+Pics: The American Heart Association’s Start! Heart Walk