CELEBRITY picks

who: Carol Burnett

WHERE: The Alexis de Tocqueville Society dinner benefiting the United Way at the Hotel Crescent Court

PICKS: The Crescent was the epicenter of Burnett’s visit. In fact, Caroline Rose Hunt reports that the comedian said she would like a Los Angelos apartment like the suite she enjoyed at the Hotel Crescent Court. The two had lunch at the Crescent Court’s Beau Nash restaurant before Burnett headed back to the West Coast.

WHO: Bridget Hall

WHERE: Planet Hollywood

PICKS: When this 17-year-old supermodel takes a break from the fast lane in New York City and comes back home to Dallas, she’s usually looking for some R & R and some typical teenage fun. “I like to hang out at home, visit my friends, and go to amusement parks-my very favorite is Six Flags Over Texas.”

WHO: Richard Leakey

WHERE: The Dallas Museum of Natural History for a gala in honor of Leakey’s work in wildlife conservation and paleoanthropology PICKS: Ever the anthropologist, Leakey found Friday night at Arcodoro an intriguing spot. According to Dr. Wayne Kirk-ham, who chaired the gala, Leakey found the line of women waiting to get in the restaurant an interesting comment on dating behavior in Dallas. “Leakey said he studied an awful lot of animals in Africa, and this display of Dallas’ dating urges was most interesting,” notes Kirkham.

WHO: Ann Perry

WHERE: The Mystery Book Store to sign her most recent book, Traitor’s Gate

PICKS: The mystery writer found Dallas’ shopping opportunities appealing and tracked down a few items she wouldn’t be able to find in her hometown of Portmahomack, Scotland, population 300, At Stanley Korshak she bought some Robert Jermain lipstick in Georgian Clay. For gifts to take home to friends, she bought 32 washcloths at Linens ’n’ Things. “They’re thick and soft-beautiful!” she exclaimed.

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