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11 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Getaways Across Texas

Roses are lovely, candy is fine, but if there’s one absolutely foolproof Valentine’s Day gift, it’s a romantic getaway. In honor of the love-themed holiday, we’re highlighting some of the best hotel stays (complete with incentivizing offers) across Texas — because the only thing better than a thoughtful retreat is a short and sweet journey … Continued

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11 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Getaways Across Texas

Roses are lovely, candy is fine, but if there’s one absolutely foolproof Valentine’s Day gift, it’s a romantic getaway. In honor of the love-themed holiday, we’re highlighting some of the best hotel stays (complete with incentivizing offers) across Texas — because the only thing better than a thoughtful retreat is a short and sweet journey … Continued

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Artist Donald Robertson Brings His Whimsical World to the Cerulean Gallery

I was seeing red. And by that, I mean all the red dots adjacent to the paintings at the opening night of Donald Robertson’s “Alcohol: A Love Story” show at the Cerulean Gallery in Dallas. It was akin to walking into the Gagosian Gallery booth at Art Basel Miami and finding that the tech titans … Continued

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The Slickest New Dallas Speakeasies to Slip Into for a Clandestine Cocktail

Everyone loves a good speakeasy. With the opening of so many hotels, restaurants, and bars in Dallas came an influx of elusive new spots to discover (in addition to our city’s longstanding affinity for hidden-away cocktail havens). From an old-fashioned escape in Grapevine to several secluded spots in the city, these are the best new … Continued

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Houston’s $500 Million Tower and Luxe Hotel Project Gets a Dramatic Laser Show Welcome — Stepping Into the World of The Allen

What: A topping out party for The Residences at the Allen and Thompson Hotel Where: The Allen, the $500 million, luxury mixed-use project that spreads across six acres along Allen Parkway overlooking Buffalo Bayou Park PC Moment: The two-tiered event began on the 30th floor of the tower, which will house both the hotel and … Continued

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Storied Fort Worth Museum Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary With Powerful Exhibitions — Everything That’s Coming to the Kimbell

As Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum enters its 50th year, art lovers have a lot to look forward to. The internationally known museum has released a look at the special exhibitions planned for 2022, which culminate in the fall with a Golden Anniversary Celebration. There is still time to check out the Turner’s Modern World exhibit through … Continued

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Restaurant Tycoon Shakes Up the Houston Rodeo With New High-Style Restaurant and Lowdown Saloon

Ben Berg, the transplanted New Yorker who has been tantalizing Houston tastebuds with a host of wildly successful restaurants since opening B&B Butchers & Steakhouse in 2015, is now taking on the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with a high/low take on rodeo dining. Think high-style dining room and lowdown saloon, two food ideas married … Continued

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Galveston Mardi Gras Returns With a ’90s Focus, New Events and 22 — Yes, 22 — Parades

The good times are ready to roll once again on Galveston Island. After a COVID-induced hiatus, Galveston Mardi Gras celebrations are returning February 18 through March 1 with parades, parties, live music and of course, beads. Lots and lots of beads.   Mardi Gras heralds the start of the Galveston tourism season, typically drawing more than … Continued

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The Best Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend — Lunar New Year’s Celebrations, Galentine’s Pop-Ups, and Film Festivals

From Lunar New Year’s celebrations to Galentine’s Day pop-ups, these are the best things to do in Dallas this weekend.   Celebrate Lunar New Year’s The second weekend of Asia Time Square’s 15th annual Lunar New Year Festival takes place on January 28 through 30 in Grand Prairie. The event includes live performances and local … Continued

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Five Decades After His Passing, Rediscover the Brilliant Harry Bertoia at the Nasher Sculpture Center

Seventy years ago, Harry Bertoia (1915-1978) came up with his greatest hit for Knoll Furniture while tinkering out of a former garage turned workshop in the hamlet of Bally, eastern Pennsylvania. The diamond chair and eponymous Bertoia collection that followed, still in production, were the result of a friendship with a fellow Cranbrook alum, Florence … Continued

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