Lynxx Travel and Social Club Launch Party April 27th, 2002
Lynxx, DFW's newest and most innovative travel and social club kicked off their first season with a trip through the 80's by rolling out the red carpet for a Totally 80's Celebrities Launch Party. This past Saturday, April 27th the women and hosts of Lynxx pulled out all of the stops for their inaugural party's members & guests with the great party atmosphere at 2700 Fairmount, 80's hits performed live by Sylvan Shine, incredible hors d' oeuvres compliments of Avanti restaurants and fantastic door prizes. Proceeds from the Lynxx Launch Party benefited Helping Hands for The Family Place.
Lynxx members and guests came dressed as their favorite 80's celebrities including: Poison, Billy Idol, The Ghostbusters, Princess Di & Prince Charles, Rebecca DeMornay and Tom Cruise from "Risky Business" and many more. The absolutely fabulous hosts of Lynxx all came dressed as the Robert Palmer girls and as you will see from the pictures, they did a great job in acting the part when Sylvan Shine played their song "Addicted To Love". The Grand Prize Costume Contest Winner was Billy idol (Calvin) for never hesitating to jump into character, acting like one of the all time 80's rock stars and especially for dying his hair bleach blonde just for his costume. The costume contest was emceed by special guest Lisa Thomas of MIX 102.9
Lynxx's motto is "Connecting People" and the social club will be having weekly events to draw new members, create great memories and develop long-term friendships. If it is dinner parties, party boats, ski trips, cruises or just about any other fantastic travel and social event you can think of Lynxx will be organizing it for you and your friends. Make sure you go to www.lynxxdfw.com to read all about DFW's Premiere Travel and Social Club.
Just as their website says "you'll find a diverse, upbeat, and outgoing group of people" and from this writers experience the Lynxx Launch Party provided exactly that and more! Enjoy the photos and we look forward to seeing you at the next Lynxx event!
POP LIFE QUICK 5 DRINK IT
Check out the new hot spot Tribeca. Lynxxdfw hosts a happy hour for area professionals. Entry includes one complimentary drink. There will be happy hour specials and door prizes. RSVP required at lynxxdfw.com. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 2603 Routh St. $5 donation. 214-274-7201.
Mr. Dallas GuideLive VIP heads north
The guy behind Carson's Live has just opened a private lounge next door. BackStage Pass played host to the fun lovers from LynxxDFW on Thursday. The 5,400-square-foot space threatened to swallow the group early. Owner CJ Wiley wants to fill the niche for an upscale, 30s crowd in Addison, with sophisticated lights, luxury touches and bottle service.
Links to Lynxx (as featured in red magazine)
A funny thing happened this past Saturday night at the LynxxDFW “James Bond” party…good karma after almost one year of a chance encounter. But first, the party…
Always knowing how to be the perfect hostess, Jacque MacAllister provided the ultimate in sophisticated partying in two 17th floor penthouse suites at the Mondrian on Blackburn. The gentlemen looked quite sophisticated with various interpretations of 007 or his many nemeses. The ladies seemed to favor the golden days of Bond with 60’s go-go looks or ultra-sexy cocktail attire. Overlooking impressive downtown views from expansive balconies, the shaken not stirred martinis flowed and the conversations bubbled their way up into a beautiful Dallas night. You never know whom you’ll meet at these events. The crowded room and festive atmosphere reminds me of the annual pilgrimage Dallasites make to the Nelson.
I met a sweet gentleman at the 2005 Byron Nelson “Friday Afternoon Drunkfest.” A thought - does anyone actually go for the golf? I was there with my boyfriend who ran into a group of guys, of whom one was a client. Having lousy manners (he’d never pass for James Bond), he proceeded to NOT introduce me to anyone (we were already in a tiff and we hadn’t been there 20 minutes). So there I was, feeling uncomfortable, huffy, and unable to really converse with any of the six men in front of me… or, so I felt.
“He’s not treating you very well, is he?” was the first thing I heard from the stranger standing behind me. Glancing down at the trampled grass, I blushed and said, “Oh, it’s alright” lying through my teeth. Then, I looked up at him, and he said, “Wow, you have the most beautiful eyelashes I have ever seen.” Now, my face is beet red… “thank you” I giggle like a pathetic schoolgirl. Meanwhile, boyfriend is still chatting up with his client, totally oblivious to my newfound confidant.
Soon enough, he and the guys start making motions of moving on… business cards are exchanged…. promises to call on Monday are given… and the group begins to break up. “What’s your name, eyelashes?” I tell him and he asks for my email address. I give him that, too, thinking there’s no way he’ll remember (or even care to) in the next 10 minutes let alone until Monday when he gets back to San Diego. (Oh, did I mention he’s not even from Dallas?) And so ended my brief, albeit pleasant encounter. Amazingly, Bachelor #2 remembered my email address and often wrote to ask about Dallas and tell me about living in San Diego. I thought he was sweet, thoughtful and smart. Nice combination.
Oh, I dumped my boyfriend, having lived with his disrespectful attitude for far too long. The decision was the right one, and yet, sometimes I wander aimlessly at parties, seeking a deeper connection with an interesting guy who really notices me. Why is it that so many people just pass each other in the middle of crowded parties, never seeing the other for who they really are?
Well on this gorgeous evening in Dallas, staring at the star-filled night and a skyline that looks prettier and prettier to me, I half-wished on one of those stars for that interesting guy. The party was amazing, and the people – well, they were attractive, well-dressed and chic. It was a veritable who’s who in the Dallas young professional scene. Still, I felt oddly alone. And then I heard it, “Hey there, eyelashes!” I knew that voice; it was familiar, yet distant. I whirl around and there, one year after our initial meeting is Bachelor #2 from San Diego standing in front of me. “I’d know those eyes anywhere,” he says. I’m not sure if it was the humidity in the night air or the thought that my James Bond was standing in front of me, swirling his cocktail, but I blushed, remembering the time we spent on the golf course. Everything comes full circle eventually.
We went on our first date two days later. “James” has moved to Dallas. We have a date for the Byron Nelson this year and I can’t wait.
LynxxUSA -- The Dallas Morning News Guide titled Mix Masters "Social club open doors for singles who want to find friends or make a match
Remember the days when a blind date meant possibly spending the evening with someone with whom you had absolutely no chemistry? Now, if you go on a HurryDate, you can move on after a mere four minutes. The dating scene is constantly evolving, and singles groups have gotten more creative in spicing up the search for companionship. Whether you're looking for love, friendship or just a fun night out on the town, dating has become more of a social excursion, thanks to groups such as Eight at Eight and Single Gourmet. We've checked out a few in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for you. (LynxxUSA is featured below.)
HOW IT WORKS: Lynxx, launched four years ago, is a social, sports and travel club for young professionals, whose average age is about 35 (minimum age 21). And while it's not a dating service (there are some couples in the group), most members are single.
WHEN AND WHERE: Most of the social events are in Dallas at various clubs, bars and restaurants. The group also does monthly theme parties. Some parties draw 300 to 500 people.
ORGANIZERS SAY: "It's a very open group and good-quality group of people. It's a casual environment, so there's no pressure, either; people just like to have fun," says president Jacqueline McAllister.
NOW YOU KNOW: In addition to parties, the group also has running, biking, dinner and book clubs. Members also go on skiing and beach trips, as well as outings to baseball and football games.
YOU PAY: Membership is $19.95 per month, or $199 annually.
CONTACT: 866-596-9987. www.lynxxusa.com