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Dena Miller is the Dallas Editor for Miss A. She has been described by Style Network as a "Queen Bee". Formerly a glam rock scene Diva, Dena is now a Socialite on the Dallas philanthropy scene, specializing in Polo events that benefit women's and children's causes.

While never forgetting her small town roots from a Midwestern farming community in rural Missouri, she’s fit right in the “Big D” since coming here in 1984. After 11 years of promoting the music scene, hobnobbing with the most popular bands from coast to coast, she switched gears after meeting her husband at the first Polo match she ever attended. Always one for excitement, Polo became her new rock n roll.
With her marriage and new found passion for polo, came Philanthropy. Miller founded the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas in 2005 with the goal of promoting the Sport of Kings in north Texas via charity events for causes that are close to her heart. To date the LPA has raised over $500,000 for causes such as domestic violence, children with serious medical needs, therapeutic horsemanship, the Polo Training Foundation, children’s advocacy and food drives for north Texas food Bank. When not working on her own events she is attending Charity luncheons and balls as well as volunteering at golf tournaments and Special Olympics events. She is a member of the USPA Equine Welfare committee and on Board of Dress For Succes Dallas.

Writing has been a lifetime passion of Dena’s. Besides working on a book that proceeds will benefit domestic violence organizations, and writing for two national polo magazines, is a frequent contributor to Dallas area publications, winning Best Contributor Award from Dallas Morning News Neighborsgo, she is co-authoring a book on the phenomenon of cyber bullying by adult women, referred to as Cyber Harrassment.

Recap: Miss A Dallas Debuts Live Tweet Event At Hotel Lumens Summer Pool Party Opening

Ask Miss A author Kristi Anderson was on hand with a friend to assist with Live Tweet Event. Photo by Dena Miller.

Ask Miss A author Kristi Anderson was on hand with friend Katarina to assist with Live Tweet Event. (Photo Credit: Dena Miller)

On Sunday, June 23 the fabulous Hotel Lumen opened its Courtyard Pool to the public for family fun this summer. This looked like the perfect venue for the Ask Miss A Dallas Team to launch its monthly Live Tweet Event. Ask Miss A editor Dena Miller and author Kristi Anderson were eager to personally check this one out. The social media interactive event had Miss A author Leslie Chatman retweeting and Miss A followers commenting on the many photos tweeted that showed the great time being had by all.

The alluring oasis features complimentary poolside chaise lounges and cozy cabanas, available on a first-come, first-served basis that filled up quickly. Early arrivals were mostly young families with small children that enjoyed the pool toys the hotel provided. As the hottest time of day approached about 3 p.m., children began leaving, replaced by groups of girlfriends that found the pool setting to be the perfect place to hang out on a hot Texas Sunday afternoon.

Decadent Texas White Shrimp Rolls passed were a decadent treat. Photo by Dena Miller

Decadent Texas White Shrimp Rolls passed were a decadent treat. (Photo Credit: Dena Miller)

Passed complimentary poolside snacks included frozen lemon-basil pops that were delightfully refreshing, a decadent mini shrimp roll, water and lemonade. If that wasn’t enough, a walk-up cash bar and cocktail service kept thirsts quenched and a special al la carte poolside menu from The Front Room: A Park Cities Diner was offered. Servers were very attentive and friendly.

When asked if they were happy with the turn out, management said, “Yes, and we expect next week to be even busier ,” while promising to “take care” of the Miss A Team should they come again.  Based on the tweets received, Lumen may want to squeeze in a few more loungers. This monthly event continues Sundays all summer long and looks to be a hot spot in the heart of the Park Cities. While the childless are welcome and fit right in, Sundays are geared toward families with children. However, there is talk of adding a Wednesday evening pool party for “adults only” to accommodate those singles hoping to meet others or couples wanting to enjoy a pool sans children.

Complimentary Lemon Basil Pops were the perfect chiller for a hot afternoon! Photo by Dena Miller

Complimentary Lemon Basil Pops were the perfect chiller for a hot afternoon! (Photo Credit: Dena Miller)

Look for more upcoming Miss A Dallas Team Live Tweet Events and be sure to enjoy the Courtyard pool festivities at Hotel Lumen this summer, highly recommended! Want Miss A Team at your event? Submit invitations.

Tweeted by @SWAGGMAG-”cute! luv the coverup!!! Where did you get that & Where are you?” Tweeted by @LeslieTypes-” the fedora is here to stay…again.” Tweeted by @LadySwinford “Where is #HotelLumens Dena, at what intersection?” Tweeted by @SAKinTX ” Dena, Hotel Lumen is fab! They support Dress for Success, Dallas, too! They ROCK!”

Miss A Dallas Editor hosted the Miss A Cabana-Photo by Hotel Lumens Michael.

Miss A Dallas Editor hosted the Miss A Cabana (Photo Credit: Hotel Lumen’s Michael)

WHEN: Every Sunday from June 23 – August 18, 2013 from noon – 6 p.m.

WHERE:
Hotel Lumen
6101 Hillcrest Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
Ph. 214-219-2400

COST: $8 per person -includes valet, pool toy use and comp refreshments

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