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Room to Grow Luncheon co-chairs Kim Bannister, Jamie Singer and Andrea Weber

Co-chairs Kim Bannister, Jamie Singer, and Andrea Weber with NorthPark Center chair Andrea Nayfa host the second annual Room to Grow Luncheon and Fashion Presentation on Wednesday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m. CT at NorthPark Center in the Neiman Marcus Courtyard. Proceeds from the event will benefit Dec My Room, a local non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of children who are hospitalized for a prolonged period of time.


The “Room to Grow” event will include a welcome reception followed by a seated luncheon and a presentation by Avril Graham, Harper’s BAZAAR Executive Fashion and Beauty Editor, and Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Southern Living Editor-at-Large and NorthPark Ambassador, presenting the trending colors of spring fashion from Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center, followed by bubbles and sweets on Level Two of Neiman Marcus.


“Room to Grow” is part of NorthPark Center’s Spring at the Park Home and Garden Show, running April 13 – 23. NorthPark brings inspiration to its visitors through curated botanical landscapes by the shopping center’s award-winning landscape designers as well as outside vendors. Additionally, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy floral fashion presentations, behind-the-scenes landscaping tours, garden parties and much more.


“We are so grateful to NorthPark Center and to Neiman Marcus for partnering with us to host the second annual ‘Room to Grow’ luncheon and fashion presentation. We look forward to attendees enjoying the latest spring fashions in the beautiful courtyard setting at Neiman Marcus,” said Karen Michlewicz, director, Dec My Room, Dallas. “Most importantly though, we are so appreciative of the community for not only supporting this event, but also recognizing the impact that it has on the children served by Dec My Room.”




Tables for the Room to Grow Luncheon and Fashion Presentation begin at $2,500, with individual tickets at $175 each. To purchase tickets or for information about event sponsorship opportunities, please visit


About Dec My Room

Founded 11 years ago, Dec My Room helps “to create a healing place” for children who are being admitted into a hospital for a prolonged amount of time. Dec My Room volunteers personalize the hospital room upon their arrival with items that complement the special likes and interests of the individual patient. These items are for them to enjoy during their stay and take home when they leave. Dec My Room is a unique and innovative charitable program whose efforts help improve the attitudes of patients and their healing process. For more information about Dec My Room, visit


About Avril Graham

Harper’s BAZAAR Executive Fashion and Beauty Editor Avril Graham has been with BAZAAR for many years—setting the must-have trends and styles season after season for millions of fashion and beauty-obsessed BAZAAR readers. Avril is widely considered an authority in all things style, as she has been sitting front row at the world’s most exclusive shows and attended some of fashion’s most glamorous events during her illustrious career. You may have also seen Avril’s coverage of the royal wedding on some of TV’s most watched shows and networks, including The TODAY Show and the E! Network.


About Kimberly Schlegel Whitman

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman is a TV host, author, blogger, lifestyle expert, and Editor-at-Large of Southern Living magazine. She has a talent for making the ordinary extraordinary and has taken her original and clever take on parties and created an entrepreneurial empire.  She is a contributor to NBC’s The TODAY Show and the author of seven books on entertaining including her most recent, Monograms for the Home: The Art of Making Your Mark (Gibbs Smith.) She enjoys leading NorthPark Center’s Luxury Ambassador Program and serving as their fashion and lifestyle expert. Kimberly is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with an honors degree in art history and resides in Dallas with her husband, two children and Giant Schnauzer puppy.


About NorthPark Center

NorthPark Center is the finest shopping experience and the preeminent shopping center in the Southwest with more than 230 stores and restaurants, including more than 70 market exclusives. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s and Dillard’s, NorthPark Center offers an unparalleled collection of luxury boutiques set amid internationally acclaimed 20th and 21st century art, award-winning architecture and extraordinary landscaping, as well as a 1.4-acre garden, CenterPark, and a state-of-the-art movie theatre, AMC NorthPark 15. NorthPark Center surpassed $1.2 billion in sales in 2016 and consistently ranks as one of the top five performing shopping centers in the United States. NorthPark Center is North Texas’ number one tourist destination and is conveniently located five miles from downtown Dallas and 35 miles from Fort Worth.

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