To the community, Southlake Style is more than a magazine, it’s a local success story that invigorates us to love and serve our cities. Nicole and Mike Tesoriero have chronicled the Southlake community’s best moments since founding Southlake Style in 2006–making it the longest-running magazine in Southlake’s history. Since the first issue was printed, the husband and wife publishing duo’s personal focus on local philanthropy has led them to lasting success.
Southlake Style leads by example in generous monetary donations and in-kind supporters of local causes, including advocating for GRACE Programs at every opportunity. From the Annual Women Empowered Luncheon (WE) to 2018 and 2019 FÜDTRUKY (food-TRUCK-ee) to special charity movie screenings and much more, the Tesorieros have long been loyal partners with GRACE. They served as chairs of the 2011 GRACE Gala, and provide copious advertising and editorial space in Southlake Style for Gala advertising and other GRACE promotions.
We are tremendously grateful and proud to once again have their support with GRACE Gala, this year as a Diamond Level Sponsor! We wish the Tesorieros and the Southlake Style team abundant blessings as they continue to bless the community we love!
Please join us for Southlake Style’s Fourth Annual Women’s Luncheon
Southlake Style is inviting women across the Metroplex to share in an afternoon of lunch, learning and love for a great cause. Over 250 women enjoyed last year’s gathering, which raised $4,000 for the local nonprofit Keeps Boutique. This year’s event, entitled “Feeding the Soul,” will be highlighted by Emily Williams Knight, Ed.D., CEO of the Texas Restaurant Association — the state’s leading resource in representing the $66 billion food-service industry.
A lifelong learner and leader, Knight has earned numerous degrees including a doctorate in higher education leadership, a master’s of science in management, a bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration and an associate’s degree in hotel and restaurant administration from Newbury College, where she was a Presidential Scholar and captain of the women’s basketball team.
After undergraduate school, Knight was recruited into Pizza Hut’s Management Training Program. Throughout her career in hospitality, she held a wide variety of positions in sales, marketing, event management and recruitment. More recently, Knight has excelled in both national and international leadership roles in culinary arts education— most notably as managing director at Study Group and as President of Kendall College, a recognized leader in that space. Knight lives in Southlake with her husband Alec and their twin teenage daughters.
Tickets, available here at 817Tix.com, are $75 each and include a seated gourmet lunch, fine wine, networking, a travel auction and expo. This year, ten percent of ticket sales will benefit the GRACE Transitional Housing Program.
The GRACE Transition Housing Program works with homeless individuals and families to help move them towards independence. Transitional Housing clients participate in intensive case management to assist them in achieving educational, career and financial goals while living in clean, stable housing. All activities are aimed at self-determination and eventual self-sufficiency. Transitional Housing case managers use a number of measures to track progress towards financial, educational and behavioral modification goals.