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Houston is Haute

On Wednesday, April 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, the Houston Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors will be holding their inaugural fashion event, “Houston is Haute”, at Tootsies on Westheimer. This exciting event will feature a runway show filled with the famous boutique’s latest spring trends and will be emceed by fabulous KPRC Local 2 anchor, Rachel McNeill.


A spring fashion sneak peak is not the only thing on the menu at this glamorous event. ALL proceeds from tickets sales and donations will directly benefit The Women’s Home and their WholeLifeSM model of care. It’s fashion with a heart; fashion with a purpose, and a really fun way to give back.

Only 200 tickets are available for the event, and they’re selling fast. To reserve yours today, go to The Women’s Home website at www.thewomenshome.org and click on the “Houston is Haute” event link. VIP tickets are $50.

Event coordinators are asking guests to bring one or more gently used designer clothing or accessory item for The Women’s Home. Items will be donated to The Home’s thrift store, The Cottage Shop, where 100% of sales go directly back into The Women’s Home’s proven and successful programming. All those donating items will receive a $25 gift certificate to Tootsies.

Event Chair for “Houston is Haute” is Nicole Brende of Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty and Host Committee members include: Peggie Pentecost, Stephanie Finch, Patti Henry, Jeff Wagner, Jenny Wang, Chau Nguyen and Christy Stratton.


About The Women’s Home

Since 1957, The Women’s Home has helped women in crisis regain their self-esteem and dignity, empowering them to return to society as productive individuals. Our programs are targeted to women who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness. The growing efforts of The Women’s Home are all tied together by our comprehensive and very effective WholeLife model, which addresses the emotional, physical, social, vocational, fiscal and spiritual wellness of our clients and residents.

Battle Boyale for the Kids!

Join DISH this weekend for BUGS, BEER and A Great Cause! 

Choose tails or heads - either way you’re a winner at this March Madness Elite 8

Food will be ready at O.T.C. Bar from 1-6 pm this Saturday afternoon and it's ONLY $25 ALL YOU CAN EAT Crawfish Boyale! 

Purchase tickets online by CLICKING HERE

Ain?! T’as raison! -$25 All You Can Eat Boiled Crawfish, Corn, Potatoes, and Jambalaya!

Nothing is worth doing unless it benefits a great cause...so this one is benefiting ChildBuilders (so you win again)!

Cajun translation: Choix queues o tetes ...Laisser les bons temps rouler!   Tonner mes Chiens - Tout you eat $25!! Mudbugs, mais, Poto & touche o gris gris  - Ah C’est Bon!

Sponsored by some of the coolest companies in Houston: OTC Bar, Kroger, Becnel Insurance Agency,

CertainTeed Shingles, Wholesale Roofing Supply,  Dish-Houston.com (Of Course =0 ) 

See you Saturday, DISHIES!

Houston Stars, Dancing for a Cause

DISH Publisher Lori Freese has been honored with an invite to be one of the "Stars" for Halo House Foundation 's gala on November 5th at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Halo House Foundation is a non-profit organization serving people with blood cancers by mitigating a large portion of the financial burden associated with the cost of housing during the patient's stay in Houston.

They do this by providing a fully furnished apartment for $20 per day where the person and their family or caregiver can stay from two weeks to two months while receiving active treatment for their cancer.

Referrals to Halo House come from doctors, social workers, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Houston, and Houston's other charitable facilities.

So you can see why DISH wanted to be invloved...but there is another reason...Lori's dance partner! WOW!

Cristiano Callegariis a professional ballroom dancer and coach who helps his students and audience understand the realm of dance. Dance has been the main focus and passion of Cristiano’s life since the age of nine. Padova, a city in northern Italy, is where Cristiano began his training. From this beginning in Padova, Cristiano has received much recognition and fulfilled many opportunities. He pursued his training with the best coaches in the world and soon attained the Italian Ten Dance title for two consecutive years. After success on the competitive dance floor, the Italian Dance Federation requested that he and his partner would participate in the New Latin Expression. Cristiano also won the winning title on a televised ballroom show airing in Italy which led to his employment with the television company for choreography. The Italian Dance Federation also made Cristiano the teacher of  Italian DanceSport Syllabus because of his wisdom and artistry of the figures. Travel soon took Cristiano to southern Italy where he began to establish a substantial amount of business. Within a short time, twenty studios were spread throughout southern Italy. In addition to the dance studios, at this time Cristiano was traveling to Greece and Spain where he coached and judged competitions. Cristiano left a trace of his dance by forming the Mediterranean Open Championship. Cristiano had seen Ballroom dancing in Italy grow so much that he wanted to open new doors. He traveled to the United States in 2005 and immediately began to compete. 

He's absolutely amazing and can make anyone look like they've been dancing their entire lives!

Below is a sneak preview of Cristiano and Lori performing their routine on the Fox 26 Morning Show.


Dancing with 'Stars' for a Cause: MyFoxHOUSTON.com

If you want to see the entire performance...which is MUCH sexier than this made for tv performance, you can still buy tickets for the November 5th event by CLICKING HERE

If you can't attend the event, you can vote for your favorite "Star" and we're sure your fav is the Head DISH Lori Freese by CLICKING HERE  Every dollar goes straight to the Halo House Foundation AND you get a tax deductible receipt!

See you on the Dance floor DISHIES!

DeVille is Divine!

For so many reasons!F First, one of our favorite people, Liz Glanville is partial owner and designer!

Second, they have amazing private truck shows for all kinds of charities, most recently for The Berry Children. This event was typical of DeVille and it's founder Liz Glanville. Three security guards, endless champagne, top notch guests (Caroline Kenny, Sharron Melton, Beth Younger, just to name a few)  and on of Houston's best celebrity photographers, Roswitha Vogler, to capture the event! But it was DIAMONDS, DIAMONDS AND MORE GORGEOUS DIAMONDS!! HEREis one of DISH'S favorites...since our birthday is coming up and all...

Third....You have to love something you're known about since it was sold out of a private home and now is worn by celebs all over the world!

Can you say, J Lo is lucky!! She got to wear DeVille in her latest LÓriel ad and she's never looked better! Those earrings certainly do set her off, don't they?

Congratulations to Liz and the DeVille Fine Jewelry family! You're clearly coming into your own exactly as you should be!

To purchase these gorgeous diamond hoops or to set up a private shopping party for your favorite charity CLICK HERE and tell them DISH sent you!

What a DISHIE Week!!

You still have to pinch us! This week we were honored with an amazing write up in Envy Magazine! It's online AND in all three cities! Dallas, Houston and Austin in print!!

CLICK HEREto see it and PLEASE go pick up your hard copy of the mag to support the great folks at ENVY!

It was really Theresa Lara, she needed help at an event and DISH was there already so it was no thing to pick up and help out. That's what we are all supposed to do anyway! Well apparently we made her happy because this write up was a huge surprise and sooooo gracious!!! =)

But that's not all....We sent a press release to our old buddy Outlaw Daveabout the FAAN walk DISH is supporting this Saturday and we were not only asked to come talk about it and promote it BUT he asked us to talk about DISH and to be a regular guest on his show!! OMG WE COULD DIE!!! (sorry been watching too much Rachel Zoe)

Needless to say we are UBER grateful and soooooo over the moon excited !
Thank you Theresa Lara, Envy Magazines and Outlaw Dave for making DISH'S first week back from being sick the most memorial week of this year!!

Make sure you listen tomorrow, Friday, to the 950 between noon and 12 30!

DISH will be talking about out 5 favorite locally owned restaurants AND of course the FAAN walk!!