Posts by Elizabeth Ygartua

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    • Elizabeth is a Park Cities native whose first job in journalism was on the Highland Park Middle School's Tribal Tribune. She went on to serve at as an editor-in-chief of The Bagpipe in high school and of The Collegian at the University of Richmond, in Virginia.
  • Take a Trip To Texas Wine Country With Us

    A couple relax and drink wine at Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, Texas. (Staff photo: Elizabeth Ygartua)

    A couple relax and drink wine at Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, Texas. (Staff photo: Elizabeth Ygartua)

    Find out all about wineries in the Texas Hill Country in this month’s issue.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jul. 23, 2014 | 4:19 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Nancy Louise Weakley Seay

    NancySeay2[1]Nancy Louise Weakley Seay, 88, passed away July 15, 2014 in Dallas surrounded by her family. Nancy was born July 8, 1926, in Dallas, to Louise Cunningham Weakley and Clare George Weakley Sr. She was preceded in death by her brother, David R. Weakley MD.  Nancy is survived by her adoring husband of 66 years, Frank Oliver Seay MD, and her three children:  daughter Diane Seay McNulty PhD and husband Michael; son Frank Michael Seay; daughter Sally Seay Kreimborg and husband Bob; and brother Clare George Weakley Jr.  Additional survivors include her grandchildren Brynn Bagot Allday and husband Taylor; Patrick McNulty, Timothy McNulty and wife Linda McNulty MD; and Kate White and husband Nate White PhD; as well as six great-grandchildren.

    Nancy graduated from Highland Park High School (Class of 1943) and then Southern Methodist University (Class of 1946), where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Nancy met Frank on her first day at SMU at a mixer. He was an upperclassman attending SMU to expedite his advancement to Baylor Medical School in Houston. It was love at first sight.

    From 1951-1953, Frank served in the United States Navy as a Flight Surgeon, and they were stationed in Pensacola and Jacksonville, FL.  In 1953, they returned to Dallas to raise their family.  Throughout her life, she was an active member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Dallas County Medical Society, Junior Garden Study Club, Dallas Women’s Club, Marianne Scruggs Garden Club, Dallas Garden Club, Dallas Country Club and Highland Park United Methodist Church.

    A smart, beautiful and kind-hearted wife, mother and grandmother, Nancy will be greatly missed by all of those whose lives she touched.  A private family burial was held Saturday, July 19 in Groesbeck, Texas. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. in Cox Chapel at Highland Park United Methodist Church.  A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the American Heart Association/Dallas Division, PO Box 841125, Dallas, Texas, 75284-1125 or by phone (800) 242-8721; or to Doctors Without Borders, PO Box 5022, Hagerstown, MD, 21741, by phone (212) 763-5779 or at

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jul. 22, 2014 | 3:26 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • LYFE Kitchen Celebrates Opening

    Members of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce and LYFE Kitchen employees celebrated the opening of their second Dallas location in Preston Center yesterday. (Courtesy bigInk PR)

    Members of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce and LYFE Kitchen employees celebrate the opening of the second Dallas location in Preston Center on July 16. (Courtesy bigInk PR)

    We covered the opening of LYFE Kitchen in our July issue, but on Wednesday they officially cut the ribbon. Can we please just appreciate all the veggies and the people in this adorable photo who couldn’t find their window? The camera is this way???

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jul. 18, 2014 | 10:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • The Winston School

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jul. 16, 2014 | 5:06 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Helen Bogicevic Terry

    HelenTerryHelen Bogicevic Terry died July 5 after a courageous battle with brain cancer, specifically, glioblastoma multiforme. Born March 14, 1954 in Dallas, Helen always had a smile. She lit up every room she entered and left a positive impact on everyone she encountered. Helen was a devoted wife, loving daughter, adoring mother, esteemed colleague, amazing “Go Go” the grandmother, and a cherished friend who will be truly missed by all those she touched.

    Helen graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and received her degree from the University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

    After college she returned to Dallas where she met the love of her life, Jeb Barton Terry. Jeb and Helen were married June 3, 1978 and made their life in Dallas where they raised their three children, Greer, Jeb Jr. and Avril. Helen’s greatest joy in life was her children.

    Helen was a real estate agent with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for 19 years where she received numerous accolades. She was active in the Junior League of Dallas, the Dallas Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta and parent organizations at Hockaday, St. Mark’s and ESD.

    Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Momcilo & Milena Bogicevic. In addition to her husband Jeb, she is survived by her daughter Greer & Vance Freed of Jackson, Wyo.; her son Jeb Jr. & Robin Terry of Chapel Hill, N.C.; daughter Avril & Trevor Rees of New York, N.Y. and her four grandchildren Emerson, Harper and Jeb Terry III and Reese Freed. Helen will be missed by her father-in-law Addison Terry of Washington; her brothers and sisters-in-law Tim & Kris Terry of Dallas, and Add & Nancy Terry of Angel Fire, N.M.; and her dear cousins, Michele Puddle of Surrey, UK and Adriana Batinic of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Her family wishes to thank the incredible team at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, the Duke Neurosciences team and Duke Hospice at Hock Family Pavilion for their tireless care and support. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Helen’s honor to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke Attn: Ellen Stainback, Box 3624 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710.

    A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 12 at 10 a.m. at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jul. 9, 2014 | 1:37 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Daley Harris & Robert Bennett

    Karlisch Photography

    Karlisch Photography

    Daley Ann Harris and Robert Harold Bennett were united in matrimony on Saturday, February 1 at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. The Rev. David Colyer Rea officiated and hymns were sung by the Highland Park Chorale. A black tie reception, with seated dinner and dancing, followed at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel. Motown hits were played by the band “Compozitionz” from Montgomery, Ala. The rehearsal dinner, hosted by the parents of the groom, on the eve of the wedding, took place at The Mansion on Turtle Creek.  Karlisch Photography captured all the magical moments for posterity. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Neil Harris of University Park. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Ann McCartin and the late Mr. Thomas R. McCartin, and Mrs. Tom Solomon and the late Mr. Ned R. Harris. All from Dallas.

    The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Urban Bennett of Springfield, Mo. He is the grandson of the late Dr. and Mrs. Harold Cordell Larimore and Mrs. Robert Cloud Bennett and the late Mr. Bennett.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents. Daley wore an elegant, custom-made gown of ivory silk organza with cascading, pleated ruffles. The gown featured a sweetheart neckline and was enhanced with ruching at the bodice. Daley’s heirloom veil was one her great grandparents purchased in Brussels, Belgium in 1960. It has been worn by all the women in her family since, making Daley the 14th bride to wear it.  Her bridal bouquet was white peonies. Daley carried a handkerchief and small bible from her maternal grandmother, which she had carried on her wedding day, as well as a handkerchief from Paris, a gift from the mother of the groom. These were attached to the bridal bouquet.

    The bride’s sisters Kelly Harris Catalani and Megan Harris Michelson served as matrons of honor. Her bridesmaids included Lauren Fournier Diebel, Allison Turpin Dowell, Rory Drake Harbison, Lesley Collins Hile, Ashley Bennett Jones, Julie Sprunt Marshall, Elizabeth Beasley Raynor, and Kristen Turpin Vick. The flower girls were Liliane Bennett Jones and Mary Margaret Michelson.

    Three best men attended the groom: Michael Hays Boone, Kirk Andrew McKinnon, and Spencer Thomas Moss. Groomsmen were Robert Preston Bobo, Tanner James Catalani, Kenneth Carson Jones, Austin Nicholas McCullough, Matthew Allen McMurphy, Robert Everett Mead, Blake Austin Michelson, and Paul Matthew Zmigrosky II. The ring bearer was James Cyrus Jones.

    The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Southern Methodist University, where she was also a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Daley is the owner of Daley Ann Designs.

    The groom is a graduate of Glendale High School, in Springfield, Mo.  He also received a Bachelor of Arts in history from SMU and a Masters in Medieval History, from the University of York in York, England. Rob has served on the Real Estate Council Dallas and is a board member and former Chair of Associate Leadership Council, the Real Estate Council’s leadership development program. He works in commercial real estate investments with Thackeray Partners, Dallas.

    Following their wedding trip to Round Hill, Jamaica, the couple has made their home in Dallas.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jun. 25, 2014 | 1:33 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Mary Anne Robertson & Mitchell Wyly

    Andrea Polito Photography

    Andrea Polito Photography

    Mary Anne Robertson and Mitchell Evan Wyly exchanged wedding vows on June 7 at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. The Rev. L. Nelson Bell II officiated their ceremony. Festival Brass of Dallas provided a six piece ensemble to accompany Michael Shake, the organist.  Signed, Sealed, Delivered provided reception music and entertainment, including the couple’s first dance, “All I Do is Dream of You.”  A reception with dinner and dancing followed at the Dallas Country Club.

    The bride is the daughter of Ms. Angela Lane Robertson and the late Mr. Edward Frank Robertson of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Jean Lane and the late Mr. George William Lane, and Mrs. Mary Robertson and the late Mr. Frank Varnon Robertson.

    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Turner and Mr. and Mrs. Evan Acton Wyly, of Dallas. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Evans Wyly, Mr. William Rex Beattie, the late Ms. Rosemary Acton, and the late Mrs. Justine Boozman Beattie of Dallas.

    The bride chose a couture gown by Carolina Herrera with a mermaid silhouette, featuring ivory Alencon lace with a bateau neckline opening into a deep “V” in the back.  A cathedral-length, Alencon lace veil framed her face and extended down past her cathedral-length train.  The bride carried a bouquet wrapped in a rosary passed from her late paternal grandfather to her late father.  She also included her Delta Gamma pin, and a handkerchief carried by several generations of Robertson women.  She wore a gold and diamond bracelet belonging to her maternal great-grandmother.

    Andra Hood assisted the bride as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Julie Munguia, Sihana Shala, McCary Gilbert, Lucy Rose Conklin, Alex Robertson, Kinsey Baker, and Ashley Lindsey. Savannah Grace Conklin, the groom’s niece, was the flower girl.

    Attending the groom as best man was Elias Sinkus. Groomsmen were Jeff Robertson, Kyle Conklin, Will Gilbert, Robert Casner, Dixon Milner, Ross Anthony, and Cesar Jasso. The ring bearer was McAmis Kyle Conklin, the groom’s nephew.

    Mary Anne graduated in May with a Juris Doctorate from the SMU Dedman School of Law.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in government, with minors in business and Spanish, from The University of Texas. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Lake Highlands High School.

    The groom received his MBA from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas in May.  He also earned an economics degree from Princeton University.  The groom is a 2005 graduate of the Episcopal School of Dallas.

    Following their honeymoon, to a surprise destination planned by the groom, the couple will make their home in University Park.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jun. 25, 2014 | 11:48 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Vacation Bible School Time

    It’s vacation bible school season, which means kiddos are crafting, singing, dancing, and learning about the Lord. I used to love VBS when I was a kid and even worked a few of them as a teenager. My favorite was when I was five and Saint Michael and All Angels had a market, complete with backdrops painted by my mom, paper making, basket weaving, and butter churning.

    What’s your favorite memory of vacation bible school? We’d love to see your cute VBS photos and hear your memories. Send pics to

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jun. 10, 2014 | 11:21 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • HP Celebrates Renovated Town Hall

    Highland Park residents didn’t seem to mind the heat as they fanned themselves and took part in the celebration to honor Town Hall’s remodeling on June 5.

    Highland Park residents didn’t seem to mind the heat as they fanned themselves and took part in the celebration to honor Town Hall’s remodeling on June 5.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jun. 6, 2014 | 12:17 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Shop Snider Plaza Antiques Summer Sale Sunday

    My Beatrix Potter Collection luckily doesn't multiply as fast as bunnies do.

    My Beatrix Potter Collection luckily doesn’t multiply as fast as bunnies do. (Staff Phone Photo: Elizabeth Ygartua)

    I am so cool that I am on the mailing list for the Snider Plaza Antique Shop, which is how I found out about their summer pre-sale party this Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m. This is really a very dangerous event. There are opportunities for store-wide savings of 20 – 50 percent, a mystery box prize contest, and wine and cheese will be served. My small collection of Beatrix Potter figurines might just grow this weekend, but only if I’m unable to convince myself to leave my wallet at home. Shop wisely.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jun. 5, 2014 | 5:05 pm | 1 Comment | Comments RSS
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