Family Night

Family Place fans ReuNight at downtown Dallas’ hottest new store

Family Place fans ReuNight at downtown Dallas’ hottest new store

Shelle Sills, Michael Sills, Paige Flink, Brian Bolke, Faisal Halum
Michael Sills, Shelle Sills, Paige Flink, Brian Bolke, Faisal Halum Photo by Desiree Espada
Taylor Tomasi Hill, Kamron Westott, D'Andra Simmons
Taylor Tomasi Hill, Kamron Westcott, D'Andra Simmons Photo by Desiree Espada
Donna Karan, Brian Bolke
Donna Karan, Brian Bolke Photo by Desiree Espada
Pat McEvoy, Charles McEvoy
Charles McEvoy, Pat McEvoy Photo by Desiree Espada
Nancy Dedman, Patty Nail, Brad Kelly, Bobby Nail
Nancy Dedman, Patty Nail, Brad Kelly, Bobby Nail Photo by Desiree Espada
Nana Keita
Nana Keita Photo by Desiree Espada
Melissa Sherrill, Page Flink
Melissa Sherrill, Page Flink Photo by Desiree Espada
Mary Clare Finney, Chris Branscun
Chris Branscun, Mary Clare Finney Photo by Desiree Espada
Jan Miller, Keenan Delaney
Jan Miller, Keenan Delaney Photo by Desiree Espada
Stephanie Seay, Michael Seay
Stephanie Seay, Michael Seay Photo by Desiree Espada
David Droese, Suzanne Droese
David Droese, Suzanne Droese Photo by Desiree Espada
Forty Five Ten on Main, ReUnight for the Family Place
Guests at the ReuNight cocktail hour at Forty Five Ten on Main. Photo by Desiree Espada
Belgian waffle bites, ReUnight for the Family Place
Passed bites included Belgian waffle squares with crème fraîche and caviar. Photo by Desiree Espada
Clay Cooley, Lisa Cooley
Clay Cooley, Lisa Cooley Photo by Desiree Espada
Anais Assoun, Diamond Mahone
Anais Assoun, Diamond Mahone Photo by Desiree Espada
AllanMcBee, Lynn Mcbee, Max Trowbridge, Ben Trowbridge
Allan McBee, Lynn McBee, Maxine Trowbridge, Ben Trowbridge Photo by Desiree Espada
Shelle Sills, Michael Sills, Paige Flink, Brian Bolke, Faisal Halum
Taylor Tomasi Hill, Kamron Westott, D'Andra Simmons
Donna Karan, Brian Bolke
Pat McEvoy, Charles McEvoy
Nancy Dedman, Patty Nail, Brad Kelly, Bobby Nail
Nana Keita
Melissa Sherrill, Page Flink
Mary Clare Finney, Chris Branscun
Jan Miller, Keenan Delaney
Stephanie Seay, Michael Seay
David Droese, Suzanne Droese
Forty Five Ten on Main, ReUnight for the Family Place
Belgian waffle bites, ReUnight for the Family Place
Clay Cooley, Lisa Cooley
Anais Assoun, Diamond Mahone
AllanMcBee, Lynn Mcbee, Max Trowbridge, Ben Trowbridge

Without question, the mostly hotly anticipated store opening in Dallas is Brian Bolke’s Forty Five Ten, which has relocated from its McKinney Avenue post to a prime downtown spot on Main Street across from The Joule. On November 10, at the exclusive 2016 ReuNight, some of Dallas’ most fashionable finally got their first peek at the store.

The dinner auction, co-chaired by Bolke, Faisal Halum, and Shelle and Michael Sills, benefits the Family Place, a leading organization for victims of family violence.The evening kicked off with a cocktail hour at the Forty Five Ten on Main before then moving next door to the tented lawn of the Eye at the Joule for dinner.

Guests — including Lisa and Clay Cooley, Nancy Dedman, Pat and Charles McEvoy, Stephanie and Michael Seay, Lynn and Allan McBee, Mary Clare Finney, and Chris Branscun  sipped wine and nibbled passed bites such as watermelon slices topped with fresh tuna and Belgian waffle squares with crème fraîche and caviar before roaming all four floors of the new store via a showpiece staircase.

The split-level first floor — there is a a glass-fronted entry on Main Street, as well as a second entry via Elm Street — showcases accessories, jewelry, beauty, and fragrances. The second floor boasts the women’s collection, while the third offers men’s and housewares. The fourth floor, a future event space, currently houses a Donna Karan Urban Zen pop-up shop — appropriate because Donna Karan herself was the special guest of the evening.

The cocktail hour also provided an opportunity to peruse the four auction items — a $25,000 Hermes Kelly Pochette; an $8,000 Urban Zen Downtown Experience, including a $5,000 gift certificate to Donna Karan’s Urban Zen NYC store; a $10,500 Art Deco citrine cameo ring; and, last but not least, a One and Only Ocean Club Bahamas getaway worth $8,000.

The Family Place empowers victims of family violence by providing safe housing, counseling, and skills that create independence while building community engagement and advocating for social change to stop family violence. Last year, the Family Place provided services to a total of 10,729 clients with 141,317 hours of service in Spanish and in English.