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Althea Harper trunk show

13381961H6474866[1]   Althea Harper, who made it to the finals during the sixth season of "Project Runway," is having a trunk show featuring her spring/summer dresses and separates from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Clothes Bar, 4401 Transit Road, Williamsville. There is no admission charge.

  The designer, who was born in Dayton, Ohio, and has family ties to Buffalo, will answer questions about her "Project Runway" experience and also her design career.

 For information call 565-0194.

Flower Power


See the flowers on the cover of this new book? I love them!

I saw the book, "Emily Post's Great Get-Togethers" around the same time a friend of mine gave me a similar arrangement for my birthday last month. She told me she bought them at Wegmans. I didn't ask the price.

Anyway, this is my new favorite way to arrange flowers: Small rectangular vase. Big buds. Short stems. Simple but spectacular! And, as seen on the book cover, several of them down the center of a table looks great.

Book info: "Emily Post's Great Get-Togethers: Casual Gatherings & Elegant Parties at  Home" (HarperCollins, $25.99 paperback) is by Anna Post and Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughters of Emily Post.

Tour time!

X00018_9[1]   It's May, and that means Tour Season! For starters, the Parkside Community Association will present its 12th annual Tour of Homes from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

The tour features 10 homes and begins at Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway. A mini-tour of several buildings on the Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin Martin complex, including the Gardener's Cottage (shown here), is included in the ticket price.
   Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 tour day and $13 for PCA members. Advance tickets can be obtained at the PCA offfice, 2318 Main St., or by calling the office at 838-1240 during regular business hours. No children under age 12. You can find out more at the Web site:

   The local garden tours will begin before you know it as well, so keep your eyes on upcoming Friday Home & Style sections for all the details!