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Sisters-in-Law Turn Their First Big Fashion Week Runway Show Into One Giant Party — Rocking Celebs and All

NEW YORK — Sisters-in-law Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard hosted their first-ever runway show at New York Fashion Week for their popular contemporary fashion label, Veronica Beard, but it seemed more like a big party. To celebrate the brand’s 10th anniversary, the Beards decorated the warehouse venue with huge balloons and twinkle-lit draped … Continued

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Ski Great Bode Miller Shares Heartbreaking Story of His Daughter’s Death in Tearful Houston Luncheon

One might have expected the tears to flow when Olympic gold medalist skier Bode Miller shared at Bo’s Place Hearts of Hope luncheon the story of the loss of his 19-month-old daughter, Emmy, in a swimming accident. Though his story was heart-wrenching, it was the remarks by honoree Wade Upton and the ensuing video on … Continued

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Celebrate Mardi Gras With These Five Alternatives to Traditional King Cake

With Fat Tuesday coming up, you’re probably seeing your fill of Hurricanes and King Cake. But sometimes the traditional dessert, made with brioche dough and fillings like cream cheese can get a little old. (Also, no thanks to the tiny plastic naked baby inside.) So, to mix it up this Mardi Gras, we’ve rounded up … Continued

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Three More Surprising Restaurant Shutterings Hit the Dallas Food Scene

Restaurant closures have to happen every now and then, especially to make room for all of the new dining spaces that are constantly opening in Dallas. But this week, there have been some surprising and highly disappointing shutterings including an iconic Bishop Arts brunch spot, a seafood haven, and an Uptown Tex-Mex restaurant. Just a … Continued

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A Celeb-Loved Dallas Artist Pays Tribute to a Hometown Icon

Monkey Bar, the not-quite-so-secret spot atop Mi Cocina’s Highland Park Village location, offered a welcome respite for a few lucky Dallasites on Wednesday’s cold, drizzly evening. Whimsical cloud-shaped balloons lined the ceiling, cutouts of Gray Malin’s sunny window shots from his pop culture-inspired “Bon Voyage” series were placed along the windows, and The New York …... | Read More

Sushi de Handroll Brings an Instagrammable Japanese Trend to Dallas

If ever there were a dish made for Instagram, mosaic sushi is it. Arranged in a perfect square, each cube of pressed sushi becomes its own distinct tile — colorful, festive, intricately detailed with feathery herbs and delicate garnishes. The mosaics have been a thing in Japan for a few years, and now they have … Continued

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Fishing Couple’s New Fort Worth Restaurant Brings a Fresh Taste to Alliance Center

For those in search of seasonal seafood at affordable prices, Shuck Me can fit the bill. The first Shuck Me restaurant opened in Southlake in November of 2017. Another location opened in Hochatown (near Broken Bow Lake) Oklahoma in April of 2018. Now Shuck Me plans to “go fishing” in Fort Worth’s Alliance Town Center. The … Continued

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It’s Official — The Country’s Most Prestigious Decorator Show House is Coming to Dallas

The blockbuster news that designers have been buzzing about for months is finally official: Kips Bay Decorator Show House, the country’s most prestigious show house, is launching an annual show house in Dallas in September. “I’m over the moon about it,” says Dallas designer Jan Showers, who is chairing the show house with Veranda’s Steele … Continued

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UH’s Fight Club — Caleb Mills and Nate Hinton Drive Tulsa Absolutely Mad, Make Another Opponent Completely Lose It

Kelvin Sampson calls for the play once, twice, three times and more. Over and over again, the University of Houston basketball coach motions for the baseline action, the play that puts the ball in Caleb Mills’ hands. Sampson just would not stop calling for that play. “When Coach Sampson changed the play and switched (Mills) … Continued

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Sonoma County Wine Picks That Will Make Any California Grapes Fanatic Swoon

Zeke Neeley, the winemaker at Kenwood Vineyards, loves Sonoma County. When he was a boy, long before he knew anything about wine, Neeley — who grew up in Daly City, in the San Francisco Bay area — would often visit his grandparents, who lived in Sonoma. The region’s natural beauty made an impression on the … Continued

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