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After two hours of pre prandial shopping, the eating and imbibing (because that's the important part, right?) began with a poinsettia cocktail, then moved on Converse Dark Brown to a blue cheese Waldorf salad inspired by Country Garden Restaurant, which is owned and operated by the Junior League.
the Grand Ballroom of the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.
There? Not there?"We just left the Poinsettia Luncheon, and now we are at the Power of the Purse," said real estate doyenne Nancy Fennell of Dickson Realty, and so she was (and so they were).
It was poinsettias or purses (or both) the other Thursday for scads of Northern Nevada's social ladies.
By the way, Be Be Adams and Sean Gamble were not at Power of the Purse. They were at a coronation in Bhutan, followed by a pit stop in Goa, then a fire circle atop the tallest building in Shanghai. Oh Converse All Star Sale Online
A few hours after the flowery fun ended at the luncheon, the shopping, eating and imbibing resumed at Power of the Purse, the annual Nevada Women's Fund benefit held this year in the Reno Ballroom.
The restaurant is in Arlington Gardens Mall, 606 W. Plumb Lane, and if you appreciate classic lunch dishes like quiche, club sandwiches or chicken salad stuffed artichokes served in a quiet, charming dining room, you should drop by. For a sweet finish, chocolate sleighs arrived with a cargo of raspberry mousse, a bijoux opera cake and a chocolate wand.
Now, inquiring minds want to know: Who go the leftover sleighs?
From poinsettias to purse power
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In One Ear will be on holiday hiatus for the next two issues of Food Drink. The column returns on Jan. 9, 2013.
The current executive board of the Junior League consists of president Kristine Richter, president elect Kerry Brennan Novak (long time no see, Kerry!), vice president Eileen Carter, secretary Stephanie Koetting, treasurer YaTonya Cody, sustainer chair Sonja Leonard and sustainer adviser Katherine Wellesley. Barb Hawn and Cyndi Staab were Poinsettia Luncheon chairs.
That Thursday afternoon, the Junior League of Reno presented Converse All Star White Low
(We love a showy dessert that takes the kitchen a week to make. A favorite from back in the day was a chocolate grand piano. The waiter lifted the lid et voila! chocolate mousse.)
wait, our mistake. That's next month.
There were drinks and heavy appetizers (a term that always brings to mind flatbreads sagging beneath too many toppings) and the opportunity to mingle with the likes of Isabelle Rodriguez Wilson of the Fund, Kerri Garcia of Microsoft, NV Energy bigwig Mary Simmons, Jennifer Ferrari (whom we've seen everywhere this summer and fall), Christi Quatro of the Chamber, and Wendy Ernaut, dedicated patron of a host of organizations too numerous to mention here.
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