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How One Luxury Dallas Retailer is Weathering the Pandemic

Earlier this month, it was announced that Dallas-based Stanley Korshak, the largest independent luxury department store in the nation, had signed a multi-year lease at The Crescent, where they’ve been a retail anchor at the Uptown development since it opened in 1986. It was a notably optimistic story in today’s world, where retail news has … Continued

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Design Obsession — Chad Dorsey Strikes

Designer Chad Dorsey’s new  Strike collection of stone fireplaces are muscular, sculptural, and unlike anything else out there. “A lot of traditional fireplaces are already available, but there were hardly any modern options at all,” Dorsey says. “I started designing my own streamlined fireplaces for interiors projects and expanded upon that for the line.” His …... | Read More

This Just In — Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas Reveals Designer Lineup

In one reveal after another, Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas has unsealed the names of 27 celebrated designers, architects and landscape architects from around the country who will transform the inaugural Dallas Kips Bay show house, and the location of the show house — an elegant Provence-inspired estate at 5828 Woodland Drive in the … Continued

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Barbecue Favorite to Take Over Historic Building in Houston’s Second Ward — a New El Burro & The Bull is Coming

Four years ago, El Burro & The Bull slid into Houston’s Conservatory food hall and quickly became the downtown destination for barbecue. Headed by restauranteurs John and Veronica Avila, the small but mighty food stand was just what hungry downtown diners were looking for – a classic barbecue joint that tipped its (cowboy) hat to the flavors that make …... | Read More

Houston Billionaire’s Showcase Hotel Wins World’s Best Award in Vaunted Magazine’s Annual Rankings — Post Oak is Still Winning for Tilman Fertitta

This bit of good news for Tilman Fertitta could not have come at a better time. With his Houston Rockets going into the NBA Disney bubble due to the COVID-19 fallout, his casinos and restaurants enduring months of shuttering and his return of any PPP money to the federal government, this Houston billionaire could use … Continued

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The Nasher Sculpture Center Windows Are Transformed For a Touching Tribute

Dallas retail veteran Donald Fowler brought his impeccable taste and a touch of humor to every post he held throughout his career. His final position, as the director of retail for the Nasher Sculpture Center store, was no exception. The store, which underwent the Fowler makeover in 2017, became a work of art in its … Continued

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Nick Badovinus’ Desert Racer Doubles Down on Pandemic-Friendly Dining

Nick Badovinus’ Lower Greenville concept, Desert Racer, is at it again with pop-up dining. After temporarily closing the indoor and outdoor cantina restaurant due to the pandemic back in March, a new patio-only concept Vantina appeared in May. And now, there is Ese Pollo — a new curbside pickup and delivery-only Mexican-style smoked chicken concept. … Continued

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3 Extremely Charming Open Houses to Visit in Dallas

It’s an interesting time to be buying or selling a home. After an understandable decline in home sales in April and May, the real estate market seems to be making a comeback. And with that resurgence comes a renewed interest in one of the more fun aspects of buying a home: open house hunting. Normally, … Continued

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Dallas Art Fair Adds a Bold New Online Marketplace — Get Ready for Culture Place

Dateline Dallas. The art market is about to get far more interesting — with a proven Texas entity boldly entering the lucrative world of art commerce. The revelation came in with an email touting a venture launched by one of the most respected, and successful, boutique art fairs in America.  That would be the Dallas … Continued

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Ralph Lauren’s Most Iconic Piece is Reimagined in Deep Ellum

If you plan on getting some air this weekend, and happen to stroll east down Commerce Street in Deep Ellum, a vibrant new mural will definitely catch your eye. Designed with every color of the rainbow and two figures wearing Ralph Lauren Polo shirts, the striking work is a part of the iconic brand’s new … Continued

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