Monday stated off with a little field shopping as we worked our way toward the Bloggers Luncheon held at Royers Cafe. Royers is a Round Top institution and a must stop and EAT PIE whenever you're in town. This was our first time to attend this invitation only annual luncheon sponsored by the Dallas Market Center & Dwell with Dignity, a non-profit organization who's mission is "to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design: one household at a time.” The guest speaker was Carol Hicks Bolton who shared her lifestyle/design philosophy. The format of the luncheon was informal and more of a discussion between Carol and Bud the Pie Man's wife, Karen, who is a formidable match for Bud. Their families are quite close and share the same passion for simplicity in life and home. Although Bud expresses his experiences through the many colorful layers inside and out of this FabUlous eatery, it's clear that family, home and giving back are the roots of this PIE MAN.
It was also great to run into Janna Perenchio who we had met at the Gilded Life Events in Dallas. Jana lives in San Antonio, so she came for the day. And, she won the contest for the best post about the luncheon! You can read it here; congrats, Jana! Also at our table was another local gal, Kristi Day. She had extended our invitation to the Picnic on the Prairie on our first day in Round Top.