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PAGE 6 POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 14, 2011 The 8ocially Set byJ-Iilda M. Morrill "Project Fashion" founders Elisha Daniels, left, and Marianna Toroyan, right, are pictured with Melissa Constorte from Teen Vogue. Taj Boston and Teen Vogue recently teamed-up to present "Project Fashion," an evening of art, fashion, entertainment and shopping as part of the city- wide "Fashion's Night Out" celebration. While hundreds of guests gathered in the ballroom for designer Nara Paz's fashion show, others checked-out the MFA's first ever Pop-Up Museum, the "Artistic Shopping Bag Dress Competition" by School of Fashion Design stu- dents, and Pop-Up boutiques from Newbury Street and Heri- tage on the Garden shops. A great time was enjoyed (Photo by Roger Farrington) by all! ....... On Saturday, Novem- ber 19 The Joslin Diabetes Center hosts the "High Hopes Gala" at The Westin Copley Place, Ten Huntington Avenue, Boston from 6 p.m. to midnight. The black-tie event, estab- lished in 1999, benefits Joslin Diabetes Center's High Hopes Fund, which supports the Center's greatest needs in research, education and clinical care. The High Hopes Gala 2011 will honor Carol Meyrowitz, CEO of the TJX Companies, Inc. The evening will include a lively cocktail reception, ex- citing silent and live auctions, Boston Bruin Mark Recchi and Kim Lazur, left, are pictured with Mike and Ruby Andrew at "Project Fashion." (Photo by Roger Farrington) Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530 a raffle for a brand new 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet donated by Herb Chambers, and performances by Crystal Bowersox, a national recording artist and "American Idol" runner-up. The Gala chairs are Ralph and Janice James and Kristin and Tobias Welo. Terri & Dale Pyatt are the Auction chairs. The large Gala committee includes Shannon and Walter Ray Allen, Flora Allen-Hopson, Edna and Peter S. Amenta, M.D. Ph.D., Dayla Arabella Santurri, Sara and John Beggans, Audrey Bosse, Peter Carroll, Cathy and Richard Carver, Christy and Jay Cashman, Herb Chambers, G. Dianne Churchill Nieboer, Karalyn Cleary, Rikki and Kevin Conley, John J. Cook, Jr., Cathy Cudoni, Tanya Demeris, Sara Dudley, Kathleen and Douglas Fitzgerald, Nathaniel S. Gardiner, Flora Gaudet, Carla and Ron Gomes, Judy Goodwin, Wendy and Lawrence Handler. Also: Tarin Jackson, Susan B. and C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., Nada and Steven Kane, Diana and George King, M.D, Ann Marie Kreft, Lori Laffel, M.D. and Glenn Laffel, M.D., Ann and Charles Lagasse, Doug Lee, ?,nna Cheshire Levitan and Richard A. Levitan, Robert Lewis, Jr., Peter Lynch, Matt Meyersohn, Heather and Robert F. Morrisey, Tiffany Ortiz, James J. Pallotta, Loa Pattman, Timothy Ramsey, Leslie Reichert, Laura and Geoffrey S. Rehnert, Maria Rocci, Kathleen Welsh and Gary Love-man, Bianca and Vince Wilfork, Simone and Ted Winston, and John Wise. For more info or to pur- chase tickets, call 617-309-2531 or visit www. highhopesgalcL corrr An astounding 285 mil- lion people worldwide have diabetes and that number is growing at alarming propor- tions. Joslin is working to- ward a cure, and a future without diabetes Joslin Diabetes Center's High Hopes Gala was estab- lished in 1999 to promote awareness and raise funds for vital diabetes clinical care programs and ground- breaking research initiatiVes at Joslin Diabetes Center. Since its inception, the Gala has not only served as a major diabetes education event, but a critical fundraiser for Joslin's mission and programs. ....... Be-sure to mark your 2012 calendarsl One of Spring's most popular events, the "Boston Flower & Garden f DIAMONDS ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 J Dynasty Models' Gin Freeman, left, and Jimmy Choo's Thom Crewe smile for the camera at "Project Fashion" at Taj Boston. (Photo by Roger Farrington) Show," returns to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston from Wednesday, March 14 through Sunday, March 18, 2012 to offer hundreds of ideas for adding the "wow" factor and a welcoming vibe to your out- door spaces. The Preview Party, one of Bos- toffs premier social events, takes place on Tuesday, March 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. We'll have more information for our "Socially Set" readers as the Show approaches. The 2012 theme, "First Impressions," will showcase ways to express .one's personal- ity and style as well as add enjoyment and value to one's property. Set to the backdrop of more than 25 garden displays by cutting-edge landscape profes- sionals and area nurseries, the 2012 Boston Flower & Garden Show will give visitors the opportunity to choose from and enjoy 48 lectures and demon- strations by top garden writers, industry professionals and chefs; shopping from 200 ven- dors featuring thousands of plants and hundreds of the newest gardening products; as well as chances to take home some exciting giveaways. Highlights include: Meet HGTV star John Gidding, host of "Curb Appeal: The Block," when he visits the show Friday, March 16 to dem- onstrate easy garden design makeovers. Become an Urban Gardening Gunc Stop by on your way home from the office for the "After Work Urban Gardening Series" in which city garden-center staff members and horticultural non- profits will lead programs on growing edibles in containers, community gardens and gar- dening in small spaces. Learn the Value of Curb Appeal: Local real estate pro- fessionals will offer landscape staging tips and estimate the true value of specific landscape upgrades. Get the Party Started: Local chefs including Chef Todd Heberlein of Wilson Farms will transform easily-grown produce Volunteer auctioneer Kelley Tuthill, left, and Mariellen Burns at "Project Fashion." (Photo by Roger Farrington) The Boston Flower & Garden Show returns to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston from Wednesday, March 14 through Sunday, March 18, 2012, when visitors will be able to enjoy demonstrations galore in addition to the glo- rious horticultural exhibits, competitions, lectures and much more. (File photo by Hilda M. Morrill) and herbs into party-starting appetizers for your next back- yard bash. Strut Your Stuffln Floral Com- petitions: The annual tradition continues as the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and the Garden Club Federation of Mas- sachusetts coordinate colorful competitions among the region's top amateur floral arrangers and horticulturists, all set to the show theme. The 2012 Boston Flower & Garden Show is produced by Paragon Group, event marketer and producer of major events, including the New England International Auto Show and the National Golf Expo Boston. For more info and updates as the Show nears, call Paragon Group at 781-273-5533 or visit Enjoy! (Be sure to visit Hilda MorriU's gardening Web site, In addition to events covered and reported by the columnist, Socially Set" is compiled from various other sources such as news and press releases, PRNewswire services, etc.)