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SMILE! With her soft, dark brown eyes and flawless beam, Angela Michelle Harmon never met a camera that didn’t adore her. She is refined, yet at the same time accessible and down-to-earth, somehow completely at ease in her own splendor. Ever since she won a Seventeen magazine modeling contest in 1987 at age 15 — after working for years as a child model — the native Texan has become one of the world’s most photogenic celebrities. Harmon was born and raised in Dallas. She moved to Highland Park, located near the campus of stately Southern Methodist University, as a teenager. “There were lots of apartment complexes, and things like that before

boss whose name was synonymous with the modeling industry. “She was in the waiting room when I was born.” A few years ago, Harmon and cousin Kim Gatlin were digging through their Grandmother’s attic. Gatlin is the Dallas author whose novel “Good Christian Bitches” became the basis for the prime time soap titled “G.C.B.” on ABC last season. Their fathers are brothers. “My sweet grandmother has kept every single thing that I have ever done,” she said. “We were going through stuff…you know, laughing, and what you do when cousins get together…she had all the pictures of my father and his modeling days.” The pair stumbled across what was one of Harmon’s first modeling assignments: a baby snuggled in a car seat. “I’m sure it’s like one of the first car seats ever built,” she said. “But it’s me…a baby in a little 5-star harness. Hilarious.” As Harmon’s modeling gained steam, Kim Dawson became a significant influence. In fact, some of her high profile fashion magazine covers are still featured on the front page of agency’s web site. “She took such a special sort of interest in me, and to this day I really don’t know why, but thank God for her,” said Harmon. “Modeling wasn’t difficult for me – please understand, that I don’t mean that in an arrogant way. It taught me a lesson about myself: if you don’t work hard for something, when you attain it you don’t appreciate it. That’s what Kim taught me. There are people counting on you, there are people paying you. Kim Dawson is why my work ethic is what it is. There are very few things that I will toot my own horn about, but my work ethic is amazing.”

“I didn’t grow up in the big, beautiful extravagant home. It wasn’t like that at all” I ever got there,” she remembers. It is a posh neighborhood lined with manicured lawns, live oaks and elegant homes. “I didn’t grow up in the big, beautiful extravagant home. It wasn’t like that at all,” she said. “And even then it was still an apartment complex. The one that was right next to the high school. I think it’s now a parking structure.” Locals often refer to HP as “the bubble” because of its isolated social demeanor. But to an impressionable kid it was wonderful. “A girlfriend of mine asked me over to her home,” she said. “I think it was in eighth grade. I remember walking into her house… and I literally said out loud, ‘You live here?’ It was so beautiful, and so huge. It was mindblowing, because I had been in 1, or 2- bedroom apartments my whole life. I really appreciate in my life that I had the opportunity and the blessing to sort of live on both sides of the coin.” Her parents were models in the seventies, and their only child followed naturally in their footsteps. “Both modeled with Kim Dawson,” said Harmon of the late iconic Texas agency 14



today. There are so many times that she could have…just quit. But she didn’t, and to this day I thank God for her.” Harmon remembers that as a teenager she was always driven and possessed particular strengths. But she also says, “I didn’t really know what to do with it. Kids today are so different. I think they’re comfy with who they are, and – at least from what I see with my kids - they know their personality, and are confident and strong. Yes, I am orienting them that way, but I don’t ever remember just being like that naturally. Ironically, one of her younger classmates at Highland Park High School was actress Stephanie March, who went on to a featured role on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” March is married to celebrity chef Bobby Flay. It may be a big state but it’s a small world. After graduation Harmon won a Spectrum Model Search and was on her way. Before long she was working on runways for the world’s greatest fashion designers including Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan and Calvin Klein. Her sparking image was featured on the covers of magazines including Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Esquire. Harmon’s career as a model was lucrative, to say the least. And wherever it took her, the intense pride she felt about her home state always came along for the ride. “When I went to Milan and I’m sitting there with Gianni Versace, or whomever, and they would ask me where I was from, I would say, ‘Texas.’ I don’t say, ‘America.’ The girl from Wyoming right next to me, she wouldn’t say, ‘I’m from Wyoming.’ She’d say, ‘Oh, I’m an American.’

While attending Highland Park High School she was a member of the prestigious Highland Belles, an elite girl’s drill team with nearcelebrity status in the area. “Being in the Highland Belles was one of the highlights of my life simply because it was one of those first feelings of true camaraderie, being on a team, wanting to be the best and a healthy competitive spirit,” she said. “Cathy Wheat was very strong influence in my life.” A former Kilgore Rangerette, Wheat founded the Belles in 1983 and served as the drill team’s director before retiring her post in 2005. “She just really believed in me,” said Harmon. “She gave me structure, boundaries, and sort of molded me into a person that was able to focus on a goal, and go for it — not only want to go get it, but attain it. I don’t know what she saw in me, but a lot of my success I attribute to Cathy.” “I was horribly insecure, and it wasn’t fun for a long time there. The interest that she took in me is part of why I’m somewhat successful

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HAPPY TOGETHER: Harmon with husband Jason Sehorn, a college football standout at the University of Southern California and later with the NFL’s New York Giants. The couple married in 2001and have three daughters. CREDIT: Joe Seer/ Shutterstock.com



CAST OF “LAW & ORDER”: (from left): Steven Hill, Angie Harmon, Jerry Orbach, Sam Waterston, Benjamin Bratt and S. Epatha Merkerson in 1998. CREDIT: Jessica Burstein/NBC 16



All the other girls from Chicago, or wherever, they’d always say, ‘I’m an American,’ and I’d say, ‘I’m from Texas.’” Her acting career skyrocketed in the mid-1990s after she was cast to play Ryan McBride, the female lead in “Baywatch Nights,” a spinoff of one of the most popular syndicated programs of all time, “Baywatch.” She did some feature work, then in 1998 landed her juiciest role yet as assistant district attorney Abigail Carmichael on “Law & Order.” “Certainly intimidating,” she called the experience. “I had my work cut out for me but I had a very supportive team around me.” Her character was a tough-as-nails, University of Texas graduate, who ran track in college and wore her roots squarely on her sleeve. “It was (by design),” said Harmon. “Also (executive producer) Dick Wolf was kind enough to make the character from Texas because I don’t think I could have changed my accent for three and a half years. At 90 hours a week, I wasn’t that skilled yet. Never been to acting class. I didn’t know how to do that.” She still cherishes the experience, and speaks warmly of her colleagues. Harmon says she learned specifics about her craft from each one of the actors she worked with. “I learned from Sam Waterston, every chance you get, come to the set, and know your lines! From Epatha (Merkerson) I learned that it doesn’t matter how tired I am, hang up my clothes at the end of the day because…all the people in wardrobe, they’re just as beat as I am. From Jerry (Orbach) I learned to say things with a smile. You can be saying the meanest things, but if you can say it with a smile you’re going to make somebody laugh.” ‘“Law & Order’ was terrifying,” said Harmon, but as she describes it the best classroom a young actor could hope for. As for the complex courtroom scenes, filled with thick legal jargon? “I was only 24 years old. It wasn’t like I’d been to law school. I never knew what I was talking about, so it’s difficult to get invested in something when you have no idea what you’re saying. I may as well have been speaking Mandarin half the time. I had no idea what I was talking about. It’s difficult.” “I learned from all of them, and they were all just so wonderful and patient. It was a great place to sit back, be quiet, watch and learn how to be an actor.” She left “Law & Order” in 2001. At the time press reports said that she was concerned about the show’s time-consuming shooting schedule; that it would limit her work on other projects. But after leaving the show she went right to work on a number of other network television projects such as “Inconceivable” on NBC, and an ABC crime drama, “Women’s

Murder Club.” However, neither made it past their freshman seasons. With her successful television career, and equally impressive experience as a model, does she have a preference for one over the other? “I get more self-conscious modeling than acting. With acting, I have enough tools in my tool belt to execute what I’m supposed to do in that scene, or in that moment “…I’ve become comfortable with being able to say the things I’m good at, and the things that I’m not good at -- the things that I want to work on. For example, I am comfortable now saying, ‘OK, I am good at this.’ And I’m excited to say that because there is something that confidence brings with it. I don’t know if it’s ability or a comfort.” “When you know you’re good at something, you can just kill it every time, you know? And I’m OK with that. Modeling? Nah, I’m not so great at it. I get selfconscious, I get nervous. Not to say I don’t get nervous with acting, but I don’t enjoy the nervousness I get with modeling. I love and crave the nervousness I get with acting.” In 2000 her personal life took a new turn. She was dating New York Giants all-star defensive back Jason Sehorn. While appearing as a guest on NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, Sehorn made a surprise walk-on appearance. He dropped to his surgically repaired knees and asked Angie to marry him while Leno and guest Sir Elton John looked on. The couple married in 2001. Today they are proud parents of a trio of girls: Finley Faith (born 2003), Avery Grace (born 2005), and Emery Hope (born 2008). “All three of my daughters were born in Texas,” she said proudly. “They have hospitals in California. I would rather die than have them there,” Harmon said with a laugh. “It was not happening. They may never set foot in Texas again, but they are Texans.” “The reason why I moved my little ones to North Carolina, is because it reminds me of what Dallas was when I was growing up,” said Harmon, referring to the couple’s current home base. “I wanted them to have that sense of community and neighborhood; to be able to ride their bikes down the street…tree swings, all that kind of stuff we had in our childhood that you can’t necessarily find today. I wanted them to just slow it down.” As for navigating the incessant travel, hectic schedules and critical family time, Harmon says it works but is not a piece of cake. “The number one thing is Jason. I couldn’t do any of this it wasn’t for him. He takes the six months that I’m working, and

utilizes it being Mr. Mom. And, then I take the six months when he’s working, and we go back and forth…I think we started it young enough with them that they’re okay. And this isn’t how it’s going to be (forever). When they’re in high school, I’ll probably quit for a while. Those are the hard years for everybody I think. Mostly girls. And they’re going to need their mommy full time for everything.” Like some of her fellow Texans, Harmon also has no problem speaking her mind. “You know something, we Texans, people can call us arrogant or whatever…I just believe there’s something different about people from Texas,” she said. “There just is. I learned that early on, too.” She is a Republican, unlike many of her Hollywood contemporaries. In fact, Angie and Jason delivered a speech together at the 2004 GOP National Convention in New York’s Madison Square Garden.

In 2009 she met the media head on unapologetically saying she was not a fan of how President Barack Obama was handling the economy. “I didn’t realize that I was making such a statement when I casually said, ‘Yeah, I’m a Republican.’ I had no idea that you’re not supposed to say that in Hollywood,” said Harmon. “So when that whole backlash came about, ‘I’m a Republican,’ that meant I was anti-gay, and homophobe, and I was racist and I was this, that and the other. I was like, ‘What is happening?’ That was a real wake up call for me. I had to do a lot of growing up, in a very small amount of time. Mostly it bewildered me, and it hurt my feelings.” When interviewed by FOX News she reiterated her previous support of Sen. John McCain and running mate Governor Sarah Palin, as well as that of former President George W. Bush. She has also said if Palin had decided to run for the White House in 2012, she probably would have voted for her. No big deal, she thought. Just Angie Harmon speaking for Angie Harmon, and what’s wrong with that? “It blew my mind that there are other Americans out there who loathe me because of the way I think,” she lamented. “When I have a DALLAS HOTEL MAGAZINE



conversation with someone who doesn’t think the way I do, I don’t hate them. I don’t dislike them. That’s never occurred to me. To this day it’s a mind-blowing thought, and I really don’t understand it. If there is another person in this country that doesn’t think the way I do, good on ‘em. That’s great, and why we’re all here.” Not all of her colleagues took swipes however. “There are tons of Republicans in Hollywood; they’re just hidden. It’s like a secret handshake, and a wink when nobody’s looking. Actors, producers, directors or crew members will come up to me and pat me on the back, and say, ‘Way to go.’ And I’m looking at them like, I have no idea why I’m a hero because I came out and said I’m a Republican.” Harmon says she has a few takeaways from the experience. “I learned a lesson,” she said. “You don’t talk about politics in Hollywood? Oh, okay. Good to know.” However, she is clearly proud of the fact that she did not back down from anyone. “I’m not going to apologize for what I believe in,” she said. “That’s just not what our country’s about. America is the most amazing country. It is the most amazing place to live. And the freedom that we have is so precious. I’m not going to back down from someone telling me, ‘You can’t think that way.’ I’m a Republican and people call me a ‘dumb hick,’ and say that I don’t have the right to live here. I just don’t understand that. I would never say that to someone. The stereotyping, and the ‘you can’t be this if you’re part of this political party,’ — don’t tell me what I can and cannot do. Don’t tell me what I can and cannot think. Currently, she stars in TNT’s hot cop drama “Rizzoli & Isles,” which is entering its third season. “We started (shooting) in March and we finish in September,” she said. The series is based on a series of police procedural novels written by Tess Gerritsen. Harmon’s character is Jane Rizzoli. “I think viewers, thankfully, enjoy me in this kind of a role,” said Harmon of her character. Rizzoli works alongside medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles, played by actress Sasha Alexander, best known for television roles on “NCIS” and “Dawson’s Creek,” and motion pictures including “Yes Man” and “He’s Just Not That Into You.” “The way that we sort of pitched the show in Season I was that if you put these two women together it would be the perfect female,” said

Harmon. “Our writer said, ‘Oh my God, I love that!’ Think about it: when you just look at all of the personalities traits, characteristics and flaws…if you put them together, there is perfection.” She has received rave reviews for her work on the program, which has featured an impressive supporting cast including Jacqueline Bisset, Chazz Palminteri, John Doman and Lorraine Bracco. The program’s debut in 2010 was reportedly the highest-rated premiere for a commercial cable series, and the second highest for a series on basic cable. So, it starts with a terrific script and, as the old saying goes, writing is everything? “I totally agree. In my humble opinion, what has happened now is people have decided that their audiences are stupid. And they’re not. I know ours isn’t. If it’s stupid, it’s stupid and you can’t get around it. “When you’ve got a writer that is open enough to some sort of collaboration… if they’re not, they better be a genius,” said Harmon. “I crave good writing…and we have great writers. Our head writer, Janet Tamaro, deserves all the credit. One of her wonderful traits is that she’s open to ideas. She’s open to personality traits. She’s open to funny jokes. I think that is what makes these characters so rich and wonderful. Most of it is already on the page. But in certain situations, I’ll say, ‘Can I say this?” and she’ll burst out laughing and say, “Yes!” She trusts us enough to know that we’re not going to disrespect her, or butcher her words or just blow apart her ideas, or characters. We love them just as well. We want to watch out for these characters just as well.” “We are all in it together.” The shooting schedules have been grueling, and something Harmon, Sehorn and their children deal with on a daily basis. “Is it easy? No not at all. It’s hard. But I’m one of those people who tries to look at the positives. I can Skype them, I can talk to them.” This season, Harmon says “Rizzoli and Isles” has been much different than the first two. And that is blessed relief. In the first two seasons she says she was featured in nearly every single scene. “I was doing 90 and 100 hours a week, which is almost physically impossible, but we managed to do it,” she said. “It was awful, absolutely awful.” “Now things have come full circle, I’m not in every single scene… and that’s why I say my production cares about me…every other Friday I have the afternoon off. And I can go home. They don’t have to do that. I appreciate the fact they care about me because believe me

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TEXAS SMILES: Harmon with her oldest daughter Finley Faith, who was born in 2003. COURTESY: Angie Harmon

I’ve worked for the people that don’t…and it’s a vast difference. They’re wonderful.” Does the tough Boston cop rank right up there with Harmon’s favorite characters? “I have loved characters I have played in the past. I really have. But I have a special affection for Jane Rizzoli. I love Janie; she’s anchored deep in my heart. I really do love this character.” “When this is over it’s going to be hard to put her down. It’s kind of hard to put her down anyway. I will say something to my husband, and he’ll look at me and say, “When does Jane go to sleep?” I’ll just turn, in a very Jane Rizzoli style, and say, ‘September.’” She has another milestone waiting in the wings. Harmon turns 40 this August, and she says the big day in August has made her think. “It’s been an interesting experience,” she says. “I’m not afraid of it. There are very few things in this world that I’m afraid of, and if I am I usually just barrel right for it. If I am afraid of something, I need to get through it and be able to accomplish it. I need to beat it.” So when Angle Harmon, one of the world’s most photogenic women looks in the mirror does she see a “perfect 10” these days? “My right eye squints and my left eye droops. No, when I look in the mirror, I do not see a perfect 10. Maybe a six and a half,” she says. “…I see the little wrinkles that are coming up. And I see the lines. And I’m okay with them. I’m okay with the fact that I have ‘laugh lines.’ We do a lot of laughing. Life is pretty great, you know?”

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A Pro Bowl QB for the Detroit Lions, he is only the 4th person in NFL history to pass for over 5,000 yards in a single season. As a high school senior in 2005, he led the Scots to a perfect 15–0 record and the Texas 4A Division I State Championship.

Born Patsy Ann McClenny, the actress reportedly got her start as Faye Dunaway’s double when the motion picture “Bonnie and Clyde” was being filmed in Texas. She is best known for roles in hit television shows including “Flamingo Road,” “Falcon Crest,” “Murphy Brown,” “Roseanne” and “Friends.”

Angie Harmon is a graduate of one of Texas’ most illustrious schools, Highland Park High School. Known as the Scots and outfitted in a distinctive blue and gold tartan plaid, it is located in the shadow of Southern Methodist University in the Park Cities section of Dallas. Since opening in 1922 the school has had a long list of famous alumni. It boasts distinguished graduates dripping in prestigious honors including the Nobel Prize, Olympic gold medals, Oscars and Emmy Awards, a Heisman trophy, and a Pulitzer Prize. Here is a list of HP grads that have etched their names on history’s wall.

Doak Walker

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A multi-sport star in high school, he won 1948 Heisman Trophy at SMU. He went on to a Hall of Fame career in the NFL with the Detroit Lions, which also featured his high school teammate Bobby Layne. Walker famously once quipped of his friend Layne, “He never lost a game, he just ran out of time.”

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SHOPPING W elcome to spotlight on shopping featuring Dallas’ many trendy, historic and eclectic shopping destinations. Dallas has more stores and shopping centers per capita than any United States city or metropolitan area. From high-end boutiques and malls to the eclectic vintage shopping, we have the place to shop for your heart’s desire. SHOPPING CENTERS


Recognized by USA Today as “One of the top 10 places to spend it all,” Galleria Dallas is one of the most dynamic shopping environments in North Texas. An international collection of shops and boutiques sets the standard for world-class shopping in Dallas. Galleria Dallas is the only North Texas home to Thomas Pink, TOUS, BCBGeneration, Tourneau, Brahmin, Sony Style, ZARA, Karen Millen and American Girl Boutique and Bistro – plus favorites like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Juicy Couture and Sephora. From its legendary ice rink, to its fusion of hip fashion and chic dining, Galleria Dallas truly is a Dallas’ premier shopping destination. 13350 Dallas Parkway Dallas, Texas 75240 972.702.7100 www.galleriadallas.com

Highland Park Village

This Dallas shopping village is as close as any shopper will get to Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive in Dallas. Built in the 1930s, this ultrachic corner of high-end shopping in the midst of Dallas’ most exclusive neighborhood sports an eclectic mix of fashionable boutiques including Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Escada, Cole Haan, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, St. John, and many more. 47 Highland Park Village Dallas, Texas 75205 214.559.2740 www.hpvillage.com

NorthPark Center

NorthPark Center is an ultimate shopping, dining and entertainment experience offering the finest collection of more than 235 stores and luxury designer and trendsetting boutiques including, Gucci, Bvlgari, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta, and top-tier anchors – Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s and AMC NorthPark 15. Guests also enjoy exceptional restaurants, a world-class art collection, award-winning architecture and non-stop events. 8687 N. Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225 214.361.6345 www.northparkcenter.com

The Plaza at Preston Center

The Plaza at Preston Center is a unique urban oasis in the heart of Dallas’ most desirable neighborhood, where beautifully landscaped walkways invite leisurely strolling past one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants for every taste. The Plaza is home to dozens of delightful stores you won’t find anywhere else in Dallas like Sprinkles Cupcakes and Tootsie’s. Come experience The Plaza at Preston Center for yourself. 8311 Preston Center Plaza Drive Dallas, Texas 75225 469.232.0000 www.theplazaatprestoncenter.com

Highland Park Village

Snider Plaza

A Dallas tradition, Snider Plaza is simply a charming place to shop. As one of the most peaceful, familyfriendly neighborhoods on earth, it has catered to the well-manicured sensibilities of those dwelling in the surrounding Park Cities for generations. The backbone of Snider Plaza’s local appeal is the dozens of delightfully petite boutiques specializing in everything from stationary to antiques to imported fabrics. Whether you are looking for Texas gifts, flowers, bakeries, spa treatments, furniture, home decor, specialty and gourmet items, specialty clothing, eyewear, art and music instruction, hair salons or food ranging from German, Italian, hamburgers, Mediterranean, Bar-B-Que, or seafood Snider Plaza has it all. Hillcrest and Lovers Lane Dallas, Texas www.sniderplaza.net

NorthPark Center

West Village

Visit Dallas’ newest hot spot for shopping, dining, and entertainment. West Village is home to the Magnolia Theater, which supports independent film and arts. Nestled at the northern tip of popular Uptown Entertainment District, you can take the M-Line Streetcar for free to this great new escape in trendy Dallas dining and shopping. McKinney Avenue & Routh Street 214.922.9622 www.westvil.com

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Gerald Tomlin Antiques

Tomlin Antiques is a second generation Dallas business offering a personalized selection of investment quality antiques. The firm specializes in 18th and 19th Century period antiques from around the globe. For the past 17 years the main gallery has been located in the historic Highland Park Shopping Village in Suite 54 near the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Preston Road. 54 Highland Park Village Dallas, Texas 75205 214.526.3702 www.tomlinantiques.com

Forestwood Antique Mall

One of Dallas’ favorite shopping destinations, Forestwood Antique Mall offers 4,000 square feet chocked full of antiques. Walk around for hours looking at everything from fine china and crystal, antique Staffordshire and Majolica to estate jewelry. Visit the quaint tea room and enjoy homemade desserts, gourmet coffee and scrumptious daily specials. 5333 Forest Lane Dallas, TX 75244 972.661.0001 www.forestwoodantiquemall.com



The first Bachendorf’s store opened in 1977 featuring high quality handmade custom jewelry and an extensive collection of watches. Today Bachendorf’s continues the family tradition of offering the finest designer jewelry, timepieces, and collectibles in Dallas. 8400 Preston Road Dallas, Texas 75225 214.692.8400 13350 Dallas Parkway #1415 Dallas, Texas 75240 972.392.9900 7401 Lonestar Drive Plano, Texas 75024 972.596.2090 www.bachendorfs.com


Experience the beauty, quality and fine craftsmanship of the deBoulle Collection. Over the past two decades, deBoulle has served thousands of discriminating customers and built a reputation as one of the pre-eminent, independently owned jewelers in the United States. The sophisticated deBoulle salon has a historic flair in the style of a two-story French villa located in Dallas. 6821 Preston Road Dallas, Texas 75205 214.522.2400 www.deboulle.com

Eiseman Jewels

It is very clear to Richard Eiseman Jr. what makes Eiseman Jewels different than other stores. That is because he happens to be an expert on the subject, knowing firsthand what it takes to be successful in today’s marketplace. At Eiseman, he knows the importance on building customer loyalty and the value of consistency. NorthPark Center, Suite 514 Dallas, Texas 75225 214.369.6100 www.eisemanjewels.com

Jerry Szor Contemporary Jewelry

Jerry Szor Contemporary Jewelry is a destination for those in search of inspired, extraordinary jewelry. Referred to by clients as “one of Dallas’ best-kept, modern secrets,” the jewel-box gallery exclusively represents many of the finest, most talented contemporary jewelry artists in the world. Retail location or by appointment: 6131 Luther Lane #210 Dallas, Texas 75225 214.691.5400 www.jerryszor.com


Formerly known as Ylang-Ylang, YLANG|23 is owned by Joanne and Charles Teichman, who opened in Dallas in 1985, and quickly attracted a clientele who can afford anything, but prefers the fine workmanship of renowned designers who shape the trends in the U.S. and Europe. 13350 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1300 Dallas, Texas 972.980.0819 www.ylang23.com

SHOPPING CONTINUED William Noble Rare Jewels

William Noble has been in business for 20 years and is located in one of the most prestigious locations in Dallas, Highland Park Village. For the first 10 years, WNRJ was an upscale jewelry boutique that emphasized diamonds, designer jewelry, and fine watches. Now WNRJ has the largest new and estate inventory in the Southwest and is still growing.

Carlyn Galerie

Owners Cindi Ray and Wendy Dunham bring you an extraordinary look at fine American art glass, jewelry, ceramics and wearables. Gorgeous glass works are perfect for the home, office or as gifts. The dazzling display of American designer jewelry and ceramic pieces with glass are a great find as well as some wonderful scarves, and more.

100 Highland Park Village, Suite 370 Dallas, Texas 75205 214.526.3890 www.williamnoble.com

6137 Luther Lane (Preston and Northwest Highway) Dallas, Texas 75225 214.368.2828 www.carlyngalerie.com


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Allie Coosh

This unique shopping store bears the stamp of Canadian designer, Paulette Martsolf, who had a dream to come to Texas where she could design women’s clothing and jewelry. Opened in 1989, Allie Coosh has since become a women’s paradise and Paulette Martsolf’s designs have become internationally renowned. 6726 Snider Plaza Dallas, Texas 75205 214.363.8616 www.allie-coosh.com

Beretta Gallery

Located in the exclusive Highland Park Village, Beretta Gallery is the destination for those wanting to indulge in the rich heritage of Beretta. Today Beretta continues on almost 500 year-old tradition of producing custom made shotguns and side-by-side Express rifles for the discriminating gun owner. 41 Highland Park Village Dallas, Texas 75207 214.559.9800 www.dallas.berettagallery.com

Betty Reiter

Located in Preston Center, this boutique features European lines that focus on construction and texture. Rich colors, timeless pieces, and exclusive labels make this cozy boutique a destination spot for clients all over the country. In addition to her own private label from France, Reiter carries a variety of European lines, exclusively Yeohlee, a New York designer, and, a unique selection of accessories such as B. May handbags, and fine costume jewelry. 4030 Villanova Street Dallas, Texas 75225 214.373.9990 www.theplazaatprestoncenter.com

There’s no going back to retail shopping when you discover one of the nation’s top designer resale sources—Clothes Circuit. This treasure trove of upscale resale fashion has been dressing women of all ages for nearly three decades. Clothes Circuit is a friendly destination for in-the-know shoppers and Dallas visitors who know the value of beautiful, well-made clothing and accessories. A knowledgeable, creative staff makes all the difference in this one-of-a-kind shopping experience with unbelievably great prices! 6105 Sherry Lane Dallas, TX 75225 214.696.8634 www.clothescircuit.com

Forty Five Ten

Forty Five Ten has become one of Dallas’ premier boutique destinations, with an international reputation of offering the “best of the best”. Set in a beautifully renovated historic building, it houses a world class mix of the top collections for women, men, and the home, all merchandised with its own distinct point-of-view. It’s acclaimed café, the T Room, has become a chic lunch spot in the city.


As the destination for exclusive gifts and home décor, Nest procures a well-edited selection of the latest gifts, furniture and curiosities from around the world. 4524 McKinney Avenue Dallas, Texas 75205 214.373.4444 www.nestdallas.com

Peeper’s American Eyewear

Since 1976 Peeper’s has been offering the very finest in prescription eyewear and sunglasses in the Southwest. As shopping trends have changed, Peeper’s has stayed on the forefront of the latest in luxury eyewear. Today, Peeper’s is exclusively located in Highland Park Village, catering to the needs of those who wish to wear the absolute finest in eyewear. 64 Highland Park Village Dallas, Texas 75205 214.522.0352 www.peepersdallas.com

Scott + Cooner

In 1995 Lloyd Scott and Josy Cooner-Collins brought their architecture and design experience to the Southwest. Today with over 20,000 square feet of modern furniture showroom space in the Dallas Design District and downtown Austin, Texas. Scott+Cooner represents 70+ lines of classic and contemporary furniture, the top modern lighting designs, and the most incredible European Kitchen Systems in the Southwest. Chose from one of the most comprehensive collections of modern from such lines as Cassina, Flexform, deSede, Flos, Ingo Maurer, and Walter Knoll. 1617 Hi-Line Drive, Ste. 100 Dallas, Texas 75207 214.748.9838 www.scottcooner.com

4510 McKinney Ave Dallas, Texas 75205 214.559.4510 www.fortyfiveten.com

Gary Riggs Home

A 45,000 square-foot retail showroom, nationallynoted interior designer Gary Riggs creates an array of extraordinary environments, with everything from ultra contemporary and modern, to very traditional, to an eclectic mix. 5217 Alpha Road (across from the Galleria) Dallas, TX 214.547.1054 www.garyriggshome.com






Smink Modern Living

Smink Incorporated has been a Texas institution for more than twenty-three years – bringing design, luxury furnishings, fine art, photography and accessories to the west. Started in 1988, Smink has cultivated an international reputation for selling high-end products and art at designers price to the public. As one of the largest Italian modern furniture dealers between the coasts, and throughout its 20 year history Smink has been dedicated to the education of its clients — always encouraging them to enlist the expertise of local design professionals. 1019 Dragon Street Dallas Texas 75207 214.350.0542 www.sminkinc.com

Stanley Korshak

Stanley Korshak has earned plenty of accolades, including being named one of the 50 most influential men’s stores in America by Women’s Wear Daily, the esteemed bible of the fashion business. But Korshak is far more than a savvy men’s store purveying the finest suits, sportswear, shoes and furnishings. They carry the most in-demand women’s couture and designer sportswear, from Valentino to Brunello Cucinelli, the chicest shoes and bags from the likes of Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo, and the most fabulous jewelry on the planet, like Yossi Harari’s 24-karat gold creations. Discriminating brides-to-be should visit the Bridal Salon. 500 Crescent Court #100 Dallas, Texas 214.871.3600 214.473.9700 www.stanleykorshak.com


Nestled in the Plaza at Preston Center, Tootsies is a premiere shopping destination for women’s contemporary attire, dresses, accessories, shoes, handbags and jewelry. Designers such as Alice and Olivia, Jay Godfrey, Nicole Miller, Rachel Zoe, Sachin + Babi and Theyskens Theory are featured. 8300 Preston Road #200 Dallas, TX 75225 214.696.9993 www.tootsies.com

Scott + Cooner

Legendary Dallas Fashion at Astonishing Resale Prices. Open 7 days a week. 6105 Sherry Lane @ Preston Road Dallas, Texas 75225 (214) 696-8634 - www.clothesciruict.com

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Fads come and go. But in the sweltering heat of a Dallas summer afternoon or evening, keeping it cool never goes out of style. “See and be seen” is a celebrated Big D tradition. If you’re looking for some ideas for beating back the blistering Texas temps in splashy fashion, our staff put together a couple of hot spots that just might do the trick…and then some. 25




THE BELMONT HOTEL The Dallas Observer once tagged Oak Cliff’s Belmont Hotel as “Best Hipster Compound To Wait Out the Apocalypse.” It’s hard to disagree. Located just a few minutes from downtown, this vintage boutique with an unconventional feel sits neatly atop a small hilltop in the Oak Cliff section of town.

The scene is breezy, light, eclectic and fun. The patio is well known for stunning cityscape views across Trinity River, including the impressive new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Sunsets are show time at the Belmont. And the Dallas downtown skyline at night is simply spectacular.

Built in 1946, The Belmont Motor Hotel was constructed in Art Moderne architectural fashion. It was one of the first area hotels to offer air-conditioning.

In the evenings there is music, and occasional movies by the pool. The KXT-FM (91.7) “Barefoot at the Belmont” summer concert series is casual, cool and comfortable. It features artists such as Tim Delaughter, known for his work with the lively Polyphonic Spree, guitarist Cas Haley, rising Austin bluesman Gary Clark Jr. and more.

The current feel is like something out of Frank Capra’s “Lost Horizon” or a left-turn off the yellow brick road in the fabled Emerald City. With its streamlined, California cool corners, and smooth stucco facades, the facility has a subdued classic feel. It boasts a series of bungalows, a compact pool connected to a sizeable lawn and the terrific outdoor BarBelmont. We recommend a Belmontini in this part inside/part outside space.



www.belmontdallas.com 901 Fort Worth Avenue Dallas, Texas


Southern Living named Chef Tim Byres adjoining restaurant, SMOKE, one of the magazine’s “Five Favorite Breakfast Restaurants in Texas.” It is a down-home delight, filled with made from scratch recipe style dishes.

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THE JOULE POULE Trendsetters and style makers looking for a chic experience love The Joule. Situated in the heart of downtown, this swanky set up sizzles each summer, particularly at the celebrated 10th floor pool, otherwise known as the Joule Poule. The vibe is similar to a sophisticated New York hotel, and the scene is swank, fashionable upscale and brimming with beautiful people. Glamorously nestled among the neon lights of downtown Dallas, the mood can sizzle like the summertime heat. The rooftop lounge is a magnet for visiting celebrities and area hipsters. The seductive warm blue glow of windswept water sets an elegant tone for electric evenings in or out of the pool. It features sensational cityscape visuals and a panoramic view. Architecturally, it is a distinctive space that beams eight feet over the easement below. Oh, and there are private cabanas available with a reservation. Raspberry martinis and champagne cocktails so rock star

www.thejouledallas.com 1530 Main Street Dallas, Texas

slick they are positively slippery. Poolside cuisine is from the sensational Charlie Palmer restaurant below. Located in what was once the stately Dallas National Bank, the building was constructed in 1927 and retains all of it original high-rise Gothic groove. The 5-star boutique features 129 rooms with an interior designed for luxury by Adam Tihany, widely regarded as one of the world’s preeminent hospitality designers. Tihany’s international work includes the ultra exclusive One&Only Cape Town resort in South Africa, the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas and the Westin Chosun, Seoul.

(left) blue trunks, outlines dallas; classic crochet panama hat by sensi, shopfiveandten.com; crochet tank suit by jean paul gaultier fuzzi, shopfiveandten.com (top) large shell disk necklace, jerryszor.com; black swimsuit, lenny smith, the shak at stanley korshak, stanleykorshak.com





THE JOULE POULE (above) top, lenny smith, the shak at stanley korshak, stanleykorshak. com; oval labradorite pendant on gold chain, jerryszor.com (left) sterling silver sand ring, jerryszor.com (opposite) tablet pendant in jasper, jerryszor.com; silver link reflective chain, jerryszor.com; tribal tankini by jean paul gaultier fuzzi, shopfiveandten.com

(Right) Roasted bone marrow served with house pickles, marmalade and toasted crostini. CREDIT: Thomas Mosley, Art of Mind Productions





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JULY 20 Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis & The News Meyerson Symphony Center In his early years he was known as the “Sheffield Soul Shouter” for his gritty interpretations of rhythm and blues tunes. His versions of “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window” and “With a Little Help From My Friends” by The Beatles are classics. Today, the Grammy winning artist is still rocking the house with a mixture of old favorites such as “Up Where We Belong” and “You Are So Beautiful” and new sounds.

JULY 13 Rascal Flatts with Little Big Town Gexa Energy Pavilion The trio of lively superstars have accounted for 11 Billboard number one songs. The band’s crossover smash “What Hurts Most” topped both country and adult contemporary charts at the same time, plus songs including “I Won’t Let Go, “Easy” and the recently-released “Come Wake Me Up” continue to dominate airplay on country stations.

JULY 28 Aerosmith and Cheap Trick American Airlines Center Since forming in Boston back in the seventies, “toxic twins” Steven Tyler and Joe Perry along with their mates have remained one of the most enduring music acts in history. Their classic hits such as “Dream On,” “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “Jaded” and “Angel” fuel rock radio stations’ playlists worldwide.

AUGUST 18 Yanni Verizon Theater - Grand Prairie The Greek keyboard whiz has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, and commands the respect of serious composers and pop fans alike. His grand arrangements have been a part of every Olympics since 1988, and he has performed his music before an astounding 2 million people in 20 counties around the world.

AUGUST 28 Tedeschi Trucks Band and B.B. King Verizon Theater - Grand Prairie He has been called the “King of the Blues” for decades, and for good reason. Rolling Stone ranks B.B. King among the magazine’s top guitarists of all time. Part time Allman Brothers Band member Derek Trucks and his guitar-slinger wife Susan Tedeschi represent the new breed of sensational players in a show tailor made for blues lovers.

SEPTEMBER 29 Bonnie Raitt with special guest Mavis Staples Verizon Theater - Grand Prairie The daughter of Broadway icon John Raitt has carved out quite a niche of her own during her own 30-plus year Grammy winning music career. As a singer, songwriter and acclaimed blues guitarist, Ms. Raitt’s albums “Nick of Time” and “Luck of the Draw” produced some of popular music’s most recognized songs including “Thing Called love,” “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “Something to Talk About.”

Arts & Culture JULY - SEPTEMBER 9 SEPTEMBER 10 Tony Bennett Bass performance Hall - Fort Worth He has been called “the world’s most boyish octogenarian,” an American essential with an international musical following. With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, he has received 15 Grammy Awards.

Ernesto Neto’s Cuddle on the Tightrope Nasher Sculpture Center The internationally renowned Brazilian artist has created an experimental atmosphere to engage the senses in one of the Center’s large galleries. Neto explores elevated environments webbed with enormous crocheted elements and textures that nestles visitors in its exceptional form.


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Arts & Culture JULY 14

AUGUST 24-26

An Evening with Glenn Beck Eisemann Center - Richardson

American Festival, Concert One, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Performance Hall - Fort Worth

The nationally syndicated talk show host brings his conservative views to the stage in this select engagement. The author of six New York Times-bestselling books has a deep and vocal fan base that has followed his provocative rhetoric for years. Beck recently moved his media operation to the North Texas area.

British pianist Leon McCawley returns for Leonard Bernstein’s energetic work inspired by poetry of W.H. Auden. The work is contrasted with a sample of American composer John Williams’ score for the Harry Potter series, and African-American composer George Walker’s elegant Lyric for Strings.

AUGUST 14 Chicago The Musical Winspear Opera House Hilarious songs, sizzling dancers, an incredibly sexy cast and the greatest story on Broadway…starring network television icon John O’Hurley, the longest-running American musical in Broadway history comes to Dallas. So come on babe, don’t you deserve a sure thing?

SEPTEMBER 19 Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA 500 Memorial Street The big show under the big top is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil combining two circus traditions: acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.

SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 21 The State Fair of Texas Fair Park In 1936, Dallas was chosen to host the State of Texas Centennial Celebration over Houston, San Antonio and Fort Worth. Since then the nation’s largest state fair has featured a variety of grand traditions including Big Tex, corny dogs and other regional treats, plus big name entertainment, livestock shows and rides along Midway. Each year millions of fairgoers stream into Fair Park to enjoy one of Texas’ annual highlight events.

Concerts Dallas’ entertainment venues are second to none. From soul and rock to pop, blues, jazz, classical and everything in-between. North Texas concert halls and stages sizzle with performance just about every night of the week. Here are some of the artists scheduled to perform around the area. All concerts are subject to change.


Spazmatics Dallas Arboretum



KISS and Mötley Crüe Gexa Energy Pavillion



Brian Culbertson and David Sanborn Winspear Opera House



Jason Mraz Gexa Energy Pavilion



Kinky Friedman Poor David’s Pub

Tx. Country


Brad Paisley and The Band Perry Gexa Energy Pavillion



Joel Rafael Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse



The Flatlanders Granada Theater

Folk/ Country


Asleep at the Wheel Dallas Arboretum



Boston Verizon Theater



Jampact Nasher Sculpture Center


8/24 -26

American Festival, Part 2 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Performance Hall - Fort Worth



The Jacksons Verizon Theater



Journey, Pat Benatar and Loverboy Gexa Energy Pavillion



Joe Ely Poor David’s Pub

Tx. Country




Dukes of September featuring Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs Verizon Theater


Indigo Girls with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center


Reckless Kelly Granada Theater

TX Country


Killdares Dallas Arboretum

Celtic Rock


Def Leppard and Poison American Airlines Center



Hot Tuna Kessler Theater



The Infamous Stringdusters Kessler Theater

Bluegrass/ Folk


Sarah Jarosz Kessler Theater



Lyle Lovett and His Large Band Majestic Theatre



Tenacious D Palladium Ballroom

Rock/ Comedy


Chris Trapper Poor David’s Pub



Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis Kessler Theater

Tx. Country


Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin Eisemann Center - Richardson



DJ Kaskade Verizon Theater



Citizen Cope Annette Strauss Square



Barenaked Ladies, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Blues Traveler and Cracker Gexa Energy Pavillion



Adam Ant Granada Theater



Yvette Landry Sons of Herman Hall



Darius Rucker House of Blues



Bill Engvall Bass Performance Hall - Fort Worth



Bravo Combo Dallas Arboretum



Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan Winspear Opera House



Gorilla vs. Bear II Granada Theater


9/28 -29

Fort Worth Music Festival Cultural District - Fort Worth



American Idol Live American Airlines Center



Frausun Eisemann Center - Richardson



Food & Wine

The Sporting News recently named Dallas-Fort Worth the best sports city in America. Here are some games this season that have local fans excited.

JULY 13-15 Taste of Dallas Fair Park


Texas’ top chefs, restaurant tastings, artists, sports teams, kids’ activities and bands are all here for one of the area’s most popular family events. For more than a quarter century this summertime festival has provided locals with a contemporary view of the local culinary scene.

All games held at Pizza Hut Park 7/4

Dallas vs Toronto FC


Dallas vs San Jose


Dallas vs Portland


Dallas vs Los Angeles

Sponsored by American Airlines Center

NASCAR 9/13-15 Port-A-Cool U.S. National Dirt Track Championship Texas Motor Speedway

SEPTEMBER 28-30 Greek Food Festival of Dallas Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Opa! Passports aren’t necessary to participate, sample and enjoy yourself at this annual event. It is authentic traditions of Greece with a Texas twist. There is something for everyone and nothing else quite like it this side of Athens, Greece, that is.

SEPTEMBER 22-23 The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show Dallas Convention Center An event tailor made for serious foodies! Rock star celebrity chefs Bobby Flay, Paula Deen and a host of other big names in culinary arts are on hand for this two day event. Cooking demonstrations, tastings, entertaining workshops and a large marketplace chock full of exhibitors.


ADDISON Kaboom Town!® 5 p.m. - midnight July 3

Summer Series: July Jazz 8-10 p.m. - Beckert Park July 7, 14, 21, 28

Summer Series: Summer Salsa 7-10 p.m. - Beckert Park August 4, 11, 18, 25

Addison Oktoberfest September 20-23 Addison Circle Park

visit www.addisontexas.net for more information

Health & Fitness AUGUST 12 “The Hottest Half” Half Marathon & 10K White Rock Lake - Dallas A Texas-sized running experience perfect for summertime. Staged next to picturesque White Rock Lake, organizers provide water every mile along the way. A post-race party features two large cooling tents, refreshments, live music and more.

SEPTEMBER 8-9 Gluten & Allergen Free Expo Westin Park Central Hotel - Dallas Billed as “the premier gluten and allergen free show in the country,” this weekend event is an opportunity to learn from top chefs, meet cookbook authors, bloggers and nutritionists. Sample and purchase gluten and allergen free foods, or take cooking classes. The Expo features more than 70 vendors, a book fair and various products to sample and purchase.

Sports TEXAS RANGERS BASEBALL All games played at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 7/1

Rangers vs Athletics


Rangers vs Twins

7/23-25 Rangers vs Red Sox 7/27-29 Rangers vs White Sox 7/308/2

Rangers vs Angels


Rangers vs Tigers

8/20-22 Rangers vs Orioles 8/23-26 Rangers vs Twins 8/27-29 Rangers vs Devil Rays 9/11-13

Rangers vs Indians


Rangers vs Mariners

9/24-27 Rangers vs Athletics 9/28-30 Rangers vs Angels

FRISCO ROUGHRIDERS AA BASEBALL All RoughRiders games held at Dr Pepper Ballpark 7/5-7

Frisco vs Springfield Cardinals


Frisco vs Arkansas Travelers


Frisco vs San Antonio Missions

7/27-30 Frisco vs San Antonio Missions 7/318/2

Frisco vs Midland RockHounds


Frisco vs Tulsa Drillers

8/18-20 Frisco vs Northwest Arkansas Naturals 8/28-31 Frisco vs Corpus Christi Hooks 9/1-3

Frisco vs Midland RockHounds

ATTRACTIONS D allas is home to world class restaurants, art galleries, and shopping centers. But for a unique adventure, here are a few local attractions we think warrant your attention. EVENT CENTERS

American Airlines Center

Since opening in July 2001, the American Airlines Center has set a new standard for sports and entertainment and has become the premier venue of the South. Its grand complex with sweeping vistas and inviting passages comprise five concourses, 142 luxury suites and rooms for 20,000 fans or 18,532 hockey fans. Designed by world-renowned architect David M. Schwarz and Dallas based HKS, Inc., the American Airlines Center is a combination of traditional architecture and hi-tech wizardry. The American Airlines Center is flying high and bringing the hottest sporting events, concerts, and family entertainment to Dallas. 2500 Victory Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219 214.222.3687 www.americanairlinescenter.com

AT&T Performing Arts Center

Showcasing hundreds of performances every year, four spectacular new venues and a ten-acre urban park, the center plays host to Dallas’ most virtuosic artists and performers as well as premier touring productions from around the globe. 2100 Ross Avenue Dallas, TX 75201 214.954.9925 www.attpac.org

The Ballpark in Arlington

On April 1, 1994, a new era for the Texas Rangers began with the opening of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The beautiful baseball-only facility serves as the centerpiece of a 270-acre complex, which solidifies Arlington, Texas as an entertainment giant in the Southwest. Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, completed in just 23 months, is a state-of-the-art building with the utmost in customer convenience. You can entertain your clients in one of the spacious, open-air suites or try your luck at a foul ball where the proximity of the fans to the action is among the closest in the major leagues. 1000 Ballpark Way Arlington, TX 76011 817.273.5222 www.texasrangers.com




Dallas Cowboys

Christened as “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys are five-time Super Bowl champions. Take in a game at the new $1.15 billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington encompassing the largest LED screen in the world. This eighth wonder of the world is open for tours Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 900 E Randol Mill Rd. Arlington, TX 76011 817.892.4161 www.dallascowboys.com

Mesquite Championship Rodeo

Mesquite championship rodeo is the premier western family attraction. The doors open at 6:30 so come early to enjoy face painting, cowboy autographs, visit the western store, eat Bar-B-Q, or ride a pony! The real action starts at 7:30! Bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback, barrel racing, and steer wrestling are enough to get anyone excited! 1818 Rodeo Drive Mesquite, Texas 75149 972.285.8777 www.mesquiterodeo.com

Meyerson Symphony Center

Elegantly fused into the surroundings of the Dallas Arts District, the Meyerson Center has become a landmark on the Dallas skyline. Renowned architect I.M. Pei’s masterpiece is home to the world-class Dallas Symphony Orchestra and also plays host to various legends of music throughout the year. 2301 Flora Street Dallas, TX 75201 214.670.3600 www.dallassymphony.com


Dallas Arts District

This rare gem encompassing 68-acres and 19-blocks is the centerpiece of Dallas’ cultural life. With arts venues such as the Dallas Arts Museum, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, this neighborhood is the Taj Mahal for art enthusiasts. 2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 4600E Dallas, Texas 75201 214.744.6642 www.thedallasartsdistrict.org

Dallas Farmers Market

One of the largest outdoor markets in America, the market is where the locals go for much of the freshest produce, much of it grown right here in Texas. Also offering specialty and international products, the Dallas Farmers Market provides a unique shopping opportunity. 1010 South Pearl Expressway Dallas, TX 75201 214.939.2808

Dallas World Aquarium

Situated in an old warehouse near the historic West End District, this colorful aquarium is home to an array of vibrant marine life. A unique display of flora and fauna from five continents, 14 countries, three oceans, and numerous seas and rivers offer a glimpse at some of nature’s most beautiful creatures. 1801 N Griffin St Dallas, TX 75202 214.720.2224 www.dwazoo.com

Dallas Zoo

Go on an urban safari just south of downtown Dallas and discover wildlife from around the world. The new Koala Walkabout is home to the only koalas in Texas, along with kangaroos, lorikeets, and more from Down Under. The 11-acre Giants of the Savanna showcases elephants, lions, giraffes, and other favorite African species. 650 South R L Thornton Freeway Dallas, TX 75203 469.554.7500 www.dallaszoo.com

Fair Park

A national historic landmark and Texas favorite, Fair Park shows off the world’s largest collection of Art Deco exhibit buildings, art and sculpture. Serving as Dallas’ fairgrounds location as early as 1886, today the 277-acre park hosts the explosive Texas versus Oklahoma football game as well as the renowned State Fair of Texas. Dallas, Texas 75210 214.426.3400 www.fairpark.org

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Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Designed by architect Philip Johnson, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses one of the nation’s preeminent collections of American art, from early nineteenthcentury expeditionary art to midtwentieth-century modernism and up to contemporary photography. The museum is also home to nearly 400 works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the two greatest artists of the American West. Beyond the art and architecture, visitors can enjoy the Museum Store + Café, which offers a range of art-inspired products, beverages and baked goods. 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107 817.738.1933 cartermuseum.org

Dallas Museum of Art

Located in the downtown Dallas Arts District, the museum features an outstanding collection of more than 24,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times. 1717 North Harwood Dallas, Texas 75201 214.922.1200 www.dallasmuseumofart.org

Crow Collection of Asian Art

Opened in 1998, the 12,000-squarefoot museum includes four light-filled galleries that house selections from the permanent collection including a widely acclaimed collection of Chinese jade. The Crow also features touring exhibitions from Japan, Indian, China and Southeast Asia. 2010 Flora Street (Between Harwood & Olive) Dallas, TX 75201 214-979-6430 www.crowcollection.org

Kimbell Art Museum

The masterpieces range from the ancient to modern times, and contain a small group of less than 350 works. Quality is of the highest importance in the compilation, including Cezanne,




Matisse, Caravaggio, and collections of Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman antiquities. Asian, Precolumbian, Oceanic and African arts are also incorporated into the exhibit. 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817.654.1034 www.kimbellart.org

Nasher Sculpture Center

The birth and growth of the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection started more than fifty years ago. In 1950, Raymond and Patsy traveled to Mexico, where they became interested in pre-Columbian art and bought the first works in what would become a sizable collection of objects from ancient Latin America. Over the years the they purchased other ethnographic and archaeological works and also acquired a number of important American modernist works. The Nasher Sculpture Center features a regularly changing selection of works from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection in both its indoor galleries and outdoor sculpture garden. 2001 Flora Street Dallas, Texas 75201 (214) 242-5100 www.nashersculpturecenter.org

The Modern Fort Worth

Designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of postwar art in the central United States. You will find over 2,600 significant works of modern and contemporary international art housed in 53,000 square feet of gallery space. Once you’ve visiting the galleries enjoy a light meal or snack at the Café Modern and gaze at the large reflecting pool, outdoor sculptures and beautifully landscaped grounds. 3200 Darnell Street Ft. Worth, Texas 76107 817.738.9215 www.themodern.org

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Paul Cézanne, Man in a Blue Smock, c. 1896–97. Kimbell Art Museum. Acquired in memory of Richard F. Brown, the Kimbell Art Museum’s first director, by the Kimbell Board of Trustees, assisted by the gifts of many friends.

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The Museum of Biblical Art

It has a simple mission: To display art with a Biblical theme. Nothing of its size exists in the United States, making it a treasure trove for art enthusiasts. Diverse types of art are exhibited including bronze sculpture installations, drawings, fine prints, and oil paintings. Featured Artists Include: John Singer Sargent, Marc Chagall, Jacques Lipchitz, Ben Shahn, Paolo Verenese, Francesco Guardi, Agam, Kathe Köllwitz, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Emil Nolde, James Tissot, Oskar Kokoschka, Bernard Buffet, Andy Warhol, Everett Shinn, John Marin, and many more.

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America’s most heard, least known composer

WRITTEN BY dave muscari CREDIT: Chris Fritchie

Nothing gets lodged in our minds quite like music. Catchy, snappy or quirky, memorable music can motivate behavior and change attitudes. Whether it is the famous NBC chimes, the idiosyncratic “talking bass” lines in the theme from the television show “Seinfeld,” or the dramatic four-note progression signaling consumers that Intel software is inside their computer, musical signatures can speak volumes about a program or a product in an astonishingly short period of time. This inventive combination of music, sound effects and tones is known as “sonic branding.” It can instantly communicate a specific sensation or uniqueness, forming a special connection with the listener while triggering sophisticated emotional and even physical responses. The idea may seem simple enough, however the process is incredibly complex. The man behind the concept is Dallas native Stephen Arnold. Ironically, he may be the most heard, least known composer in America these days. Arnold’s compositions are heard in over 100-plus million American homes each day. But don’t let the laid-back demeanor, blue jeans, long hair and Birkenstock sandals fool you. Arnold is a savvy student of the game, and a shrewd businessman. Since opening his doors in 1993, he has composed music for some of the world's most-recognized media and consumer brands. In fact, he is widely regarded as the leading producer of original music for the broadcasting industry. As a pioneer and early evangelist on the importance of sonic branding, the 60-year old Arnold leads a creative team that has been honored with of a multitude of the industry’s top prizes including national, regional and local recognitions for their award-winning scores.


(Left) Gentleman rancher: clowning around for a promotional shot outside his McKinney, Texas recording studio located just north of Dallas. CREDIT: Nancy Koop

Working with broadcast networks, cable channels, local television stations, advertising agencies and motion picture studios, as well as with emerging broadband channels, mobile content providers and video game producers, Arnold boasts an impressive roster of clients. “Let me think about that…over the past few years we have worked on pieces for CNN, ABC News, CBS, The Weather Channel, The National Geographic Channel, FOX, HBO, Time-Warner, The Nashville Network, The Golf Channel and ESPN,” said Arnold, who produces most of his music in a sprawling studio located in a rustic area just north of Dallas in tiny Fairview. “In the past, we also worked with a variety of commercial clients such as McDonald’s, Honda, Pizza

Hut, Hershey and Kodak,” said Arnold. “We have also worked with a number of international brands including Kuwait TV, India TV, TRK Ukraine, GSP Romania, Info TV (Slovenia), and Azteca TV in Mexico,” said Arnold. “It is always fascinating to learn about these cultures,” he added. “Ironically, many are intent of weaving Western elements into their musical scores” said Arnold, specifically referring to China Cable TV, Mexico’s Multimedios and National Broadcasting Services of Thailand. Whitney Arnold has watched the business grow over the years, and flex its muscles internationally. Stephen Arnold’s oldest son recently returned to Texas to join the family business after living in London for several years. “Growing

up, music was always around me,” said the younger Arnold. “My first memory is of my father playing The Beatles’ ‘Nowhere Man’ and changing the lyrics to ‘Whitney Man.’ I remember it was a shock to find out that everyone didn’t have a recording studio.” He has seen the changes first hand, and knows how forward thinking technology has impacted the music and the way in which customers receive it. “The way we deliver our products to our clients and communicate with our writers nowadays is incredible when you think about,” said Arnold. “A writer in Los Angeles can send tracks to a vocal session in Nashville via cloud technology, we can mix and master it here in Texas and have it up for delivery to a client in China, all in the same day. It really is amazing.”

Stephen Arnold’s compositions populate the television landscape. They are featured on some of the most-watched programming on everything from local newscasts and cable channels to network prime time shows.




A page from Arnold’s new book, “A Story of Six Strings,” features a vintage acoustic guitar from his collection photographed with a policeman and firefighter standing near Ground Zero in New York City. CREDIT: Chris Fritchie

Much of Arnold’s success stems from his core belief that an unmistakably clear, concise, and memorable sonic brand is key in making a product, television network or brand break through the clutter. “If you think about it, in 1980 there were maybe a handful of viewing options available serving 80 million American television households,” said Arnold. In those years most major metropolitan areas boasted an ABC, NBC, CBS and a PBS affiliate, or possibly an independent television station. “Today, we’ve ballooned to 116 million television U.S. households with the average of over 180 viewing options per family,” said Arnold. “So while the number of homes using television had grown by a comparatively modest 30%, viewing options exploded by something like 3000%.” Add to that the never-ending number of choices via the Internet, the onslaught of mobile television headed our way and the extreme amount of other communication, information and entertainment options pouring in daily, it is pretty easy to understand his point. Arnold believes an aural signature elicits deep psychological responses from listeners because music and sound effects make

up the one component that can consistently communicate brand in seconds across all media platforms. “Sonic branding is to television theme music, what Pavlov’s dog was to modern psychology,” said Arnold. “Brands delivered sonically can reach a place in the human mind that visual elements simply cannot. Think about it this way: no one ever sings title graphics, or whistles the animation,” he laughed. “And I have yet to hear anyone hum the words the announcer reads. A quality sonic brand is worth its weight in gold, maybe more,” said Arnold. Born in Indiana, Arnold moved to the Dallas area with his family in the ‘60s. He grew up in the Park Cities area of town, playing in garage bands with the ultimate dream of becoming a successful rock musician and songwriter. Dallas was a hot bed of up and coming guitarists, singers and songwriters. Players such as future rock icon Steve Miller and blue-eyed soul legend Boz Scaggs had already blazed profound music trails at the St. Mark’s School by the time Arnold was enrolled. He chased a similar dream to Los Angeles in the late 1970s playing in a variety of bands, struggling to make a living on the circuit. “The

mid-70s was a good time for a lot of struggling, up and coming musicians like me,” said Arnold. “Record labels were always looking for new talent and willing to take risks.” The music that Arnold heard while in Los Angeles inspired him to write songs. “Those gigs were crucial because everyone wanted to hear original music, and you never knew who would walk in and listen,” he said. “Lots of the open mic nights I played were on the same stages that the singersongwriters that inspired me also played on. To be a part of that scene was like a transcendent state of consciousness.” Weary of the road and one-off gigs, Arnold eventually landed back in Dallas, set up shop and wrote his first television jingle. In time he built Stephen Arnold Music (SAM), a collection of writers, musicians and engineers dedicated to creating music for broadcasters. These days he calls over 200 local television stations his “bread and butter” client base. His company has created more than 25 different custom theme packages with catchy names such as “Building a Better Texas,” “Global Village,” “Outlaw News” and “The Rock.” SAM has also developed a deep series of libraries for station news

broadcasts and local programming. Additionally, CBS, MTV, Turner Broadcasting, Discovery and Discovery Latin America, National Geographic Channel, Associated Press, NASCAR, A&E, Animal Planet and more, all use his music library known as The Vault. SAM music tracks are also routinely used in prime time programs such as “Cold Case,” “Grey's Anatomy” and “CSI.” Over the years, Arnold has expanded beyond just music for news. He even got into the video business a few years ago supplying games with music, sound design and effects. Last year he took a new turn and wrote his first book, “The Story of Six Strings” (Brown Books Publishing). He calls it “one part promotion, another part autobiographical fun.” An avid collector of rare and unusual guitars, the book features some of his vast collection photographed in scenic locales across the U.S. In fact, Arnold says he still has the first guitar he ever owned, a 1959 Silvertone acoustic purchased right out of the Sears Catalog for $14.99.

(Left) COLLABORATION IS KEY: in the studio working with television producer Bill Landers (standing) of “Troubadour Texas,” and recording engineer Paul West



(Above) Stephen Arnold’s book DALLAS HOTEL MAGAZINE

It was a gift from his parents when he was only 7, and he used it to write his first song, a one-note wonder appropriately titled, “Mama Won’t Let Me Play My Guitar No More.” Arnold laughs and says, “The rest is history.” “People write books for a million different reasons I suppose,” said Arnold. “In my case I just wanted to tell some of the interesting stories that have accumulated over years. I used the instruments to embellish it, to help make it more visual.” His collection is vast and includes a number of rare guitars. Among the instruments featured is a spectacular 1840 parlor guitar handmade by French luthier Nicholas Henry; a 1928 Gibson Banjolin (a mandolin with a banjo body) and J-160E (think John Lennon’s acoustic guitar featured in The Beatles’ motion picture classic “Help”); a 1941 Epiphone Century; and a 1936 Gretsch model 30 archtop. Plus, he has a series of contemporary classics autographed by the likes of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Roger McGuinn and BB King, as well as rockers Paul Stanley of Kiss and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. Reviews among his peers have been good. For example, Steve Miller said, “If you like guitars, you’re going to love this book. Stephen Arnold’s guitar collection shines through Chris Fritchie’s beautiful photography. The combination of cool guitars, brilliant photography, and funny stories makes this one of the best guitar books I’ve seen.” Arnold composed theme music for “Dan Rather Reports” on HDNet. Rather also read the book and offered his thoughts: “This is a beautiful book,” said the former “CBS Evening News” anchor, “for its photographs, the words that take us on a magical journey, and the deep emotions it evokes. Like a good guitar in the hands of a talented guitarist, it creates tunes and melodies for the mind. It plucks our heartstrings and revives memories of our life and times. You don’t have to know music to appreciate this terrific book.” Today Arnold splits his time between studios in Texas and Santa Fe. “Travel is a necessary evil, however we use some pretty sophisticated connectivity to our advantage,” said Whitney Arnold. “Just a few weeks ago, Stephen produced a vocal session here in Texas from the studio in Santa Fe. Our entire staff was able to watch and listen to the session from any of our production suites, anywhere in the country.” Arnold routinely works 60-70 hour weeks, and travels incessantly but shows no sign of slowing down. He recently formed a charitable foundation called 99 Guitars focused on providing instruments to underserved children. “Volunteer musicians will mentor through weekly lessons, and maybe help change a life through the power of music in the process,” he said. “When we started discussing my joining SAM about a year ago,” said Whitney Arnold, a musician and recording professional in his own right, “it was an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up. I feel fortunate to be a part of such a successful company that my father literally built from the ground up.” As for the future, to the elder Arnold it feels very much like the past in many respects. “I have distinct memories about the first time I dragged my finger across the strings of a guitar. I immediately discovered a passion to create something fresh and new,” he says. “That desire has never waned, and still drives me to this day. I hope it always will.”

(Right) NO SPACE IS SAFE: Working in the hallway between SAM production suites. “I had just put new tubes in a vintage Fender amp, and was working out changes before going into the studio,” said Arnold.

Dallas is 1,127 miles from the heart of Mexico City, but only minutes away from Gourmet Mexican cuisine. Setting the bar for Continental Mexico City Cuisine for the last 35 years, Javier’s is not your typical Tex-Mex Restaurant. You will not find tacos or enchiladas here, but you will find delicious dishes of tenderloin beef, fresh seafood, shrimp, chicken and quail dishes seasoned with traditional spices of Mexico, and influenced by its Spanish heritage. Javier’s will change the way you think of Mexican food. We surround you with a classic colonial sophistication that you will not want to leave behind. And why should you? After dinner enjoy the wonderful ambiance of the famous cigar bar, and select from the large selection of premium cigars, ports, and handcrafted drinks in a sophisticated ambiance that you won’t find anywhere else in Dallas.

4912 Cole Avenue Dallas, Texas 75205 214-521-4211







HERRADURA HANDCRAFTED TEQUILA HANDCRAFTED EXCELLENCE The finest handcrafted tequila in the world doesn’t just happen; it’s the result of over 142 years of dedication to the craft, tradition, and love for seriously great tequila. The legend of Casa Herradura dates back to 1870 when its founder, Aurelio Lopez, was inspecting the agave fields and noticed a silver glint on the dusty ground in the distance. The gleaming object turned out to be a horseshoe which had caught the sunlight at a perfect angle. A horseshoe denotes good luck and protection, so he proceeded to build his distillery on that very spot and named his tequila Herradura, which means horseshoe in Spanish. Casa Herradura produces the finest tequilas in the world at the Hacienda San Jose del Refugio in the small town of Amatitán, the place where the first tequila distillery was established and birthplace of tequila. Amatitán is situated in the north-central part of the Mexican state of Jalisco about 32 miles from Guadalajara and at the heart of the only region in the world that produces tequila. Just like French Champagne and Cognac can only be produced in designated regions of France, by Mexican law, tequila can only be produced in the Mexican state of Jalisco and designated areas of the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit or Tamaulipas. Furthermore, of the 273 types of agaves, only one type, agave tequilana Weber azul or blue agave is certified for making tequila. In 2006, a small section of Jalisco’s tequila producing region was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This designation includes the region’s agave fields, distilleries (tabernas), the archaeological sites of Teuchitlan, the towns of Tequila and Arenal, and the home of Casa Herradura—the town of Amatitán. Just like winemaking, the tequila making process begins with farming the land. Blue agave plants are cultivated, cared for and harvested by skilled field workers called jimadores. Agave plants take seven to ten years to mature or to develop the optimal sugar content for tequila production. Herradura is known for using only the most mature blue agaves, a natural fermentation process, and crafting its tequila using the same traditional methods used a century ago. Ruben Aceves, Casa Herradura’s Global Brand Ambassador explains, “Casa Herradura is surrounded by agave plantations and fruit trees that produce a very large strain of airborne yeasts responsible for our tequila’s natural fermentation. The combination of using fully matured agaves, slow-cooking in old-fashioned clay ovens, a natural fermentation process and aging in American Oak barrels, creates a unique and complex flavor profile.” 52



LEGENDARY AGING EXPERTISE As one of the oldest tequila distilleries in Mexico, Casa Herradura has made significant contributions to the Tequila Industry especially as it relates to the aging of tequilas. Casa Herradura began experimenting with aging tequila in barrels after a trip to the Cognac region in France in the ’60s. Consequently, it developed the 1st Reposado Tequila in the industry in 1974 (Herradura Reposado aged for 11 months) and the 1st Extra Añejo or extra aged Tequila in 1995, (Selección Suprema aged for 49 months). For its innovation and leadership in the industry, Casa Herradura was the first tequila distillery to win the “Distiller of the Year” award in 2007 by Wine Enthusiast magazine.

In its continuous quest for innovation, it developed the Herradura Double Barrel Reposado in 2010, an ultra-premium limited edition reposado that rests in two different American oak barrels. The Double Barrel Reposado acquires its uncommon smoothness and complex flavor notes of cooked agave, dried fruits and sweet brown spice from resting in toasted oak barrels for eleven months and finishing maturing for an additional month in a new toasted oak barrel handmade specifically for this extra aging. Buying Herradura’s Double Barrel Reposado is an exceptional opportunity for customers to visit the birthplace of Tequila in Amatitán, Mexico, learn firsthand the intricacies of handcrafting fine tequila and understand why tequila production

tequila will have the same taste profile because tequila aficionados hand-select their very own one-of-a-kind barrel of especially crafted Double Barrel Reposado, with a flavor profile that fits their palate. This tequila is for aficionados who are looking for the ultimate tequila experience.

at Casa Herradura is truly an art form. From the blue agave harvesting, slow cooking in clay ovens and traditional handcrafting methods, the natural fermenting with wild yeast, to the aging process, every step in the process is meticulously overseen. Each barrel of Double Barrel Reposado tequila is tasted, approved, and authenticated by Master Distiller, Maria Teresa Lara. No other

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It comes to no surprise that in June 2010, Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith became the first celebrity athlete to buy Herradura’s exclusive Double Barrel Reposado and was named Herradura’s brand ambassador. “Taking a trip down to Guadalajara and going out to Casa Herradura was a unique experience,” Smith said of a recent expedition to Casa Herradura. “My relationship with Herradura Tequila is something that I believe in because I love tequila and Herradura is the best. More importantly, I’m looking forward to sharing this quality tequila with my friends and family in Dallas and across the U.S.” This partnership between Casa Herradura and Emmitt Smith is fitting. “Hard work, classical, consistent, a winner, appealing— there are a lot of attributes that I think we have in common.” This confirms what the people of Mexico have known for many years—this place is like no other. When you insist upon the finest tequila, only 100% agave Tequila Herradura meets and surpasses the expectations.







¡COCINA MEXICANA! On any given night, customers can choose from an endless variety of Tex-Mex eateries in Dallas. However, North Texas’ largest city also boasts a tempting assortment of fine dining establishments that specialize in authentic Mexican dishes. Fresh seafood, tender cuts of select beef, as well as seasoned poultry and delicious shrimp in gourmet recipes that originated in the days of the renowned Spanish conquistadors such as Balboa, Cortés and Coronado. Few cities in the world do it any better than Dallas. The frozen margarita was invented right here in Big D. So whether you like it on the rocks, fruity, salty (or not), spicy, light, 54



icy, creamy, limey or just about any other way, if you can dream it, we can make it. If you check the hot spot bars, cocktails lounges and swankiest water holes in Dallas you will find more recipes for drinks that feature tequila than just about anything else on the menu. With that in mind, we assembled a variety of our favorite tequila-infused recipes, concocted and served in some of Dallas’ finest restaurants. Plus, we have details on the extraordinary bistros and cafes that specialize in the rich cheeses, spices and meats, flavored with select fresh regional ingredients that makes up the best in southwestern and authentic Mexican cuisine. Just about everyone has a favorite dish from south of the border, and a beverage to go along with it. What’s yours?




Agave Azul is named for the blue agave plant, from which only the finest Tequilas are produced. They take Tequila appreciation to a new level. It can be found in their cooking, their margaritas, and their spirit. They are the proud home of Dallas’ Premier Tequila bar. They serve over 200 kinds of pure blue agave Tequila but only El Jimador Tequila has the honor of being served in their famous margaritas. Their menu is as diverse at their bar catering to all tastes of Mexican cuisine.

When baristas create fun and exciting drink combinations, when a chef prepares Jorge’s authentic TexMex Family Recipes or blends other unique Mexican dishes for a taste beyond traditional, you will quickly find out why we call it,”The Art of TexMex”. Jorge’s Tex-Mex Cafe is open 7 days-a-week from 11 a.m. to close. Located in One Arts Plaza in the Dallas Arts District, less than a mile from Uptown.

1114 S. Elm Street, Suite 100 Carrollton, TX 75006 972.242.4466 www.theagaveazul.com

1722 Routh St. Dallas, Texas 75201 214.720.2211 www.jorges.com


KOMALI’S BLUE GOOSE The Blue Goose Cantina begins chopping and preparing their ingredients every morning at 7a.m. They work tirelessly on all of their delicious entrees: Sizzling, fajitas, homemade tamales, mesquite grilled shrimp, enchiladas and more. It’s their pleasure to provide Dallas with delectable Tex-Mex in a fun, family friendly atmosphere. The party starts here! 2905 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75206 214.823.8339 www.bluegoosecantina.com

JAVIER’S A gourmet dining experience that strays away from typical “Tex-Mex”. Instead of the average taco platters and burrito combos, Javier’s offers traditional Mexican cuisine served in an authentic environment. If you want more from your experience, Javier’s upscale Cigar Bar and lounge is a Dallas tradition. Enjoy a fine cigar in the bar or order your favorite drinks in the lounge. Javier’s is an iconic, Dallas favorite and a unique experience you won’t soon forget. 4912 Cole Ave. Dallas, TX 75205 214.521.4211 www.javiers.com

This inspired look at Mexican food takes its dishes all the way back to Mexico’s Aztec roots. The restaurant takes its name from the native Aztec word for an open fire griddle used by the people of Mexico. While the food channels the classic warmth and hospitality of Mexico, the décor surrounds diners with a clean contemporary atmosphere. There’s no other place like it. 4152 Cole Avenue, Suite 106 Dallas, TX 75204 214.252.0200 www.komalirestaurant.com Jorge’s

LUNA DE NOCHE Six locations strong, every Luna offers a unique experience. The personality of each differs, yet each is always comfortable, memorable and consistent. Their menu is extensive and spans across breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They are one of few Mexican restaurants that welcome guests from morning ‘til night, which just goes to show that at Luna De Noche, mi casa es su casa. 2300 Victory Park Ln Dallas, TX 75219 214.420.3050 www.lunadenochetexmex.com Komali’s







In case you’ve ever wondered where the first frozen margarita machine was born, here’s your answer: Dallas Texas, at Mariano’s. In 1971 Mariano Martinez found himself pulling inspiration from a 7-ll slurpee machine to solve his problem of not being able to keep up with the demand of his famous frozen margaritas. The rest is history and while one of Mariano’s machines earned a place in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, another is still working harder than ever to keep up with Mariano’s restaurant. This is truly a unique piece of Dallas History and well worth a visit.

Mattito’s was built on family recipes over fifty years old. Dallas took notice and Matitto’s quickly began winning award after award for their unique food and stylishbut-casual atmosphere. They’ve spread now to four locations in the metroplex and continue to outshine their competition by remaining one of the best places to grab a drink and a meal with friends any day of the week.

6300 Skillman St Dallas, TX 75231 214.691.3888 www.laharanch.com

Mextopia offers original recipes created over 25 years of restaurant experience served up in a colorful, fresh atmosphere. The chefs have put their own

twist on almost every Mexican classic imaginable. With a large selection of tequila, beers, mixed drinks and local wine from the cellar next door. Happy hour is the perfect time to relax at Mextopia.

4444 Mckinney Ave Dallas, TX 75205 214.780.1991 www.mrmesero.com

2104 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75206 214.824.9400 www.mextopia.com

Wild Salsa’s goal is to give their guests the freshest most flavorful tastes they can provide. In order to do this they only use the best locally grown and cultivated ingredients. They pride themselves on their boldness and “Wild”energy. They claim you can never be to wild there, and dare you to try.


3011 Routh Street Dallas, TX 75201 214.526.8181 wwwww.mattitos.com


Mr. Mesero has a table for you but you’d better step on it because it won’t be waiting for long. The secret is out about the newest edition to Dallas’ gourmet Tex-Mex scene. Mr. Mesero features American Standards + Mexican Classics to bring the best possible quality and taste to the diners who choose the Mr. Mesero experience.


1800 Main Street Dallas, TX 75201 214.741.9453 www.wildsalsarestaurant.com



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¡COCINA MEXICANA! ROASTED RED PEPPERS SKINNY MARGARITA - JORGE’S 1.5 oz Herradura Silver 1/2 oz Fresh Squeeze Lime Juice 1 oz Roasted Bell Pepper Reduction Purree 1/2 oz Agave Nectar Properties - Low Content of Sugars - Source of Vitamins C & E - Mineral: Manganese, flavonoids & carotenoids antioxidants

THE MARIANO MARIANO’S 2.5 oz of Herradura Reposado

THE CALIENTE CLEMENTINE - KOMALI’S Herradura double barrel reposado (Komali special reserve blend) Tangerine puree Cointreau Fresh lime juice 1/2 spiced rim 1/2 salt rim

2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice 2 oz Simple Syrup 1 oz Triple Sec Salt the rim of a glass, if desired. Set aside. Fill pint shaker with ice and add all ingredients. Shake vigorously exactly five times. Pour contents of a shaker in a glass.

Garnish with lime and spiced jicama.

WILD RITA - WILD SALSA 3/4 oz Jalapeño infused Herradura Reposado 3/4 oz Cointreau

MEXICAN MARTINI JAVIER’S 1.5 oz Herradura Silver

3 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

1 oz Cointreau

1/2 oz agave nectar

1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

1 lime wedge squeezed

Start off with a 1 1/2 ounces of a premium Herradura Silver tequila. Add one ounce of Cointreau and an ounce of fresh lime juice. Shake vigorously for 20 to 30 seconds. Then pour into a martini glass with a lime wedge and salt on the rim. Remember to shake the drink in a glass with ice until the outside of the glass gets frosty.

Float w/ 1/2 oz Brandy Chili lime rim




Uncle Sam, Apple Pie and Margaritas?

About the same time “The Godfather,” “Chinatown,” and “Annie Hall” were raking in big bucks at the box office, and songs like “Layla,” “Love to Love You Baby” and “Roxanne” were climbing the charts, American tastes for international cuisine were exploding. By the mid-seventies the margarita had surpassed the martini as the most popular cocktail. Salsa supplanted ketchup as American’s mostused condiment. The man most credited with the popularization of margaritas is legendary Dallas entrepreneur Mariano Martinez. In 1971, driven by the need to provide his restaurant’s guests with consistent, quality margaritas, Martinez invented the frozen margarita machine which eliminated the inconsistencies that accompanied on-the-spot limecutting and measuring of the ingredients that were put in a blender. In order to make his machine a reality, Martinez took a soft serve ice cream machine, souped it up as one would a car, and voila. This frozen adaptation of the iconic Mexican drink made possible the mass success of restaurant chains like Chipotle, Chili’s, and El Torito. Many American cities are recognized as having given birth to national drink sensations, such as New York City and the Manhattan Martini; New Orleans and the Hurricane; and Dallas and The Frozen Margarita. It is fitting that Dallas is the birthplace of this cocktail, one of the most popular of all time. It reflects the climate and captures the importance of regional tradition and heritage. After more than a decade of churning out that “frozen concoction that helps me hang on”, Martinez’s original machine was finally retired from service. These days it lives in the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. As for Martinez, he is still innovating at his original 1971 restaurant, Mariano’s, as well as his La Hacienda Ranch restaurants throughout the DFW metroplex. More about Mariano’s inspirational life story as aired on Nightline can be viewed on You Tube by searching “Mariano Martinez Margarita”.

TasTe The GourmeT side of mexican cuisine

Sip the finest margarita Taste guacamole made fresh at your table Savor fresh seafood and steaks with authentic sauces Follow us on Facebook and Twitter • cantinalaredo.com Sign up for our text group for complimentary Queso Laredo, text “CANTINA” to 89686

DINING I n a city that boasts the highest number of restaurants per capita, the big

“D” is truly a food-lovers town. Dallas long ago found its way onto America’s culinary map with innovative restaurants and talented chefs mining the flavors from all over the globe. Abacus

Avanti Ristorante

4511 McKinney Avenue Dallas, Texas 75205 214.559.3111 www.abacus-restaurant.com

2720 McKinney Avenue Dallas, Texas 75204 214.871.4955 www.avantirestaurants.com

Adelmo’s Ristorante

Bob’s Steak & Chop House

4537 Cole Avenue Dallas, Texas 75205 214.559.0325 www.adelmos.com

4300 Lemmon Avenue 555 South Lamar Street Dallas, Texas 75219 Dallas, Texas 75202 214.528.9446 214.652.4800 www.bobs-steakandchop.com

This eclectic Dallas restaurant pushes the envelope with its fusion cuisine. Legendary chef and owner Kent Rathbun offers a world cuisine ranging from Thai, Spanish, Japanese, and “home boy” dishes like bacon and eggs. In the recent renovation, even the restaurant menu was completely overhauled as well as the décor.

Visit this quaint and cozy bistro filled with the wonderful aromas and flavors of the Mediterranean. Be prepared to be pampered by both the personalized service and the enticing cuisine in this intimate setting. Located on Cole Avenue just off Knox Street, Adelmo’s has established itself as one of Dallas’ most romantic dining rooms.

Al Biernat’s

Al Biernat’s offers upscale American Cuisine, specializing in prime steaks and seafood with a semicasual atmosphere. Come in and let your knife glide through your 15 oz. filet mignon, dine on a fabulous caramelized salmon, or perhaps savor a giant east coast lobster. Enjoy award-winning wine from their extensive wine list which features more than 650 selections from around the world. 4217 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219 214.219.2201 www.albiernats.com


Don’t miss Tristan Simon’s cozy Mexican chic place to dine on Henderson Avenue. Be sure to order the avant-garde street corn served in husk boats. In addition, Alma is noted for innovative craft cocktails and a wine list that draws exclusively from Latin wine growing regions. 2822 N. Henderson Avenue Dallas, Texas 75206 214.827.2820 www.almadallas.com




Avanti Ristorante offers a small and intimate dining room with a sleek, uptown bistro atmosphere convenient to the McKinney Avenue Trolley line. Avanti features Northern and Southern Italian dishes made with fresh seafood, steaks, veal and pasta. For mouth-watering entrées and live nightly music, Avanti Ristorante is not to be missed.

Bob’s Steak & Chop House is ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the country for a reason. Bob’s serves the best prime steak you’ve ever had! Their service is experienced, the wine list is extensive and the drinks are stiff. If you’re not a regular already, come by and let them prove why they’re so proud of what they do at Bob’s Steak & Chophouse.

Al Biernat’s


Reflecting its fashionable Uptown setting, The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa proudly showcases Bolla Restaurant, celebrated among the finiest Dallas fine dining restaurants by hotel guests, locals, and critics alike. Savor an innovative and artistic menu of new American cuisine crafted by Chef Cesar Gallegos. For casual cocktails and creative light fare, Bolla Bar is a delightful Art Deco centerpiece of the hotel’s lobby. Reverberating with light, color, and texture, this chic spot features an extensive menu of signature cocktails using freshly squeezed juices while also featuring a full selection of premium wines. 2927 Maple Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201 214.871.7111 www.stoneleighhotel.com



YOUR SENSES. Slip into Cool River and surround yourself with a mix of fine food, live music and exotic cocktails. From dining to dancing, from the bar to billiards, excitement is swirling around every corner at Cool River.

1045 Hidden Ridge Road Las Colinas, Texas 75038 972-871-8881 CoolRiverCafe.com Follow us on Twitter and Facebook


This cozy Dallas spot has a wonderful seasonal menu focusing on fresh and local ingredients. A bruschetta sampler features prosciutto, fig preserves, Fiji apple, toasted pine nuts, and P’tit Basque cheese. Enjoy the finely crafted cocktails and pocket friendly wine list. 614 W. Davis Street Dallas, Texas 75208 214.943.1883 www.bolsadallas.com

Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo serves authentic Mexican dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere. They offer daily fish specials, grilled chicken and steaks complimented by signature sauces such as chipotle-wine with Portobello mushroom or sautéed artichoke hearts and roasted red bell peppers. By preparing only the freshest fish, grilling only Certified Angus Beef steaks and hand rolling every enchilada, you can surely taste the difference. See website for all locations. 2031 Abrams Road 5550 West Lovers Lane Dallas, Texas 75214 Dallas, Texas 75209 214.821.5785 214.350.5227 www.cantinalaredo.com

The Capital Grille

A block away from the Arts District, The Capital Grille’s executive chef is creating his own works of art. From dry-aging steaks on premises to helping select the perfect wine complements from a list of over 350, Capital Grille will surround you with the very best. Rich African mahogany paneling and warm lighting from one-of-a-kind art deco chandeliers set the tone for a comfortably elegant evening at this upscale Grille. For a less formal occasion, visit “Princess Leah” in the bar for a tasty treat from the bar menu and a signature pineapple “Stoli-Doli”. 500 Crescent Court Dallas, Texas 75201 214.303.0500 www.thecapitalgrille.com

Central 214

Created by Paul Draper, Dallas’ top restaurant designer, Central 214 welcomes diners in to a lively atmosphere that has become a favorite of locals and visitors alike. This warm and energetic restaurant, located inside the Hotel Palomar, features regional American cuisine highlighting rustic flavors, approachable and familiar American food, and a celebration of the diverse and substantial traditions of American cooking. 5680 North Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75206 214.444.9339 www.hotelpalomar-dallas.com




Charlie Palmer at The Joule

Charlie Palmer is housed in an expansion of the former Dallas National Bank, a 1920’s era building listed on the National Register of Historical Places and the only Gothic revival style “skyscraper” tower in the city. Executive Chef Scott Romano puts a personal twist on classic steakhouse dishes like Poached Black Tiger Shrimp in Bloody Mary vinaigrette and Dry-Aged NY Strip Steak with bone marrow flan, and the wine selection includes an assortment of food-friendly wines such as white and red Burgundies as well as Pierre Peters- Champagne. 1530 Main Street Dallas, Texas 75201 214.261.4491 www.thejouledallas.com

The Capital Grille

The Club

The Magnolia Hotel, one of the cities’s most recognized buildings where “Pegasus – The Flying Red Horse,” is illuminated at night and shines brightly as the icon of Dallas from atop this beautiful, upscale hotel. The Club is a swank and sophisticated gathering place located in this boutique hotel, where corporate and leisure travel guests can come to socialize, eat, and relax. 1401 Commerce Street Dallas, Texas 75201 214.915.6500 www.magnoliahoteldallas.com

Cantina Laredo

Cool River Cafe

Cool River incorporates fine dining, a chic, highenergy bar and an exquisite Cigar & Cognac Lounge. Some even call it, “The Celebrity Playground of the Metroplex.” The ultimate dining experience is extended to accommodate private parties, celebrations and business meetings. Each of their rooms delivers a memorable experience with excellent food and quality service in an upscale atmosphere. 1045 Hidden Ridge Irving, Texas 75038 972.871.8881 www.coolrivercafe.com


Following the lead of its much-imitated and adored New York namesake, Craft Dallas at the W Hotel serves the freshest seasonal ingredients a la carte. Plate by plate, Chef Tom Colicchio’s creations are pure decadence, showing us he didn’t earn five James Beard Awards for nothing. The seasonal menu is ever changing, but may include gems such as Roasted New Zealand Venison, Black Trompette Mushrooms, Diver Scallops or Cippolini Onions. 2440 Victory Park Lane Dallas, Texas 75219 214.397.4100 www.starwoodhotels.com

Cool River Cafe



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Experience an evening at the quintessential steakhouse while dining in an intimate atmosphere. Savor our menu specializing in USDA Prime steaks and ocean favorites.

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Where homestyle goodness meets traditional diner with great recipes, fresh ingredients, comfortable environment and genuine hospitality. 8121 Walnut Hill Ln. Dallas, TX 75231 214-346-3491 www.crossroads-diner.com

The Crescent Club

The Crescent Club offers impeccable hospitality, service and cuisine. During the day and early evening, The Bar provides a warm, inviting rendezvous for Club members to entertain friends or clients. Four nights a week, The Crescent Club offers live music for couples to glide across the leather dance floor. The Bar is a setting like no other, where its distinguished members can feel very much at home in an atmosphere of warm hospitality, personal service, fine food and drink and gracious surroundings. 400 Crescent Court Dallas, Texas 75201 214.871.3200 www.crescentcourt.com

Dallas Chop House

Dallas Chop House is innovating the American Steakhouse experience with a modern, fresh approach of classic steakhouse recipes, featuring in-house Crossroads Diner Ad_Outlined.pdf 3/22/12 dry aging of prime and choice beef and flavor-filled




recipes prepared by one of the United Sates’ top culinary and operations teams. Recognized by The Dallas Morning News as among the Best Steakhouses in North Texas for 2010, and on D Magazine’s Best list in 2011. 1717 Main Street (at St. Paul) Dallas, Texas 75201 214.736.7300 www.dallaschophouse.com

Dallas Fish Market

The nationally acclaimed Dallas Fish Market, in the heart of Downtown Dallas, features the infinite best in fresh seafood and fish prepared in New American recipes that combine the best seasonings with fish from global waters. An emphasis on seasonal and small catches from the best purveyors worldwide. Critical acclaim includes Best Seafood list praise from Bon Appétit, The Dallas Morning News and D Magazine, and Best New Texas Restaurant list accolades from Texas Monthly. 1501 Main Street (at Akard) Dallas, Texas 75201 214.744.3474 www.dallasfishmarket.com

Del Frisco’s Grille

Del Frisco’s Grille is located in vibrant Uptown Dallas, the heart of Dallas’ dining and social scene. The restaurant blends industrial and lush elements to 3:03:32 PM create an atmosphere that is simultaneously stylish,

social and relaxed. Two energetic bars create a buzz throughout the restaurant and set the stage for an exciting dining experience. The patios provide the perfect perch to catch a glimpse of the action on the McKinney Ave corridor and offer some of the best al fresco dining in Dallas. 3232 McKinney Avenue Dallas, Texas 75204 972.807.6152 www.delfriscosgrille.com


Located on Cedar Springs in the mixed-use development ilume, DISH is the creation of owner Tim McEneny, NL Group and Executive Chef Doug Brown. DISH features seasonal american cuisine with a farm to table approach. Enjoy fresh, simple, affordable food and weekly specials prepared with premier produce and well-sourced ingredients. You’ll find fresh and flavorful libations on their seasonal craft cocktail menu by acclaimed barman Trevor Landry. 4123 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 110 Dallas, Texas 75219 214.522.3474 www.dish-dallas.com


Dragonfly offers a collision of global cuisine created by executive chef Grant Morgan in a playful atmosphere designed to create an intimate, yet vibrant setting. Located in the Hotel Zaza, Dragonfly overlooks the Urban Oasis and offers fabulous views of the Dallas skyline. After dinner, stop by the Urban Oasis Nightclub for a nightcap and experience the best of Dallas nightlife. 2332 Leonard Street Dallas, Texas 75201 214.550.9500 www.hotelzazadallas.com

Eddie V’s

Eddie V’s Restaurants is setting the standard for fine dining, featuring awardwinning concepts that focus on the freshest seafood, delectable steaks, quality ingredients, exciting atmosphere and a staff that is dedicated to every detail. The hip and trendy lounge opens nightly at 4 p.m. and the dining room opens at 5 p.m. 4023 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219 214.890.1500 www.eddiev.com

Fearing Restaurant

Celebrity chef Dean Fearing has created seven spectacular dining and gathering settings, all featuring “Elevated American Cuisine - Bold Flavors, No Borders.” Diners can sample Dean’s innovative menu, including Texas farm-to-market specialties, and the restaurant’s gracious, attentive service in a succession of unique indoor settings and outdoor environments. 2121 McKinney Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201 214.922.0200 www.ritzcarlton.com

The French Room

Nationally recognized and critically acclaimed, The French Room at The Adolphus hotel has been described by the New York Times as “indisputably the most striking and sumptuous restaurant in Dallas.” Featuring a menu rich in fresh seasonal ingredients and an awardwinning wine list, it has garnered Gourmet magazine’s top ranking as the best Dallas restaurant for three consecutive years. 1321 Commerce Street Dallas, Texas 75202 214.742.8200 www.hoteladolphus.com

The Kitchen Table

The Kitchen Table Restaurant & Lounge offers authentic American cuisine in the form of casual breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Signature menu offerings include breakfast skillets and hand pies, coffee rubbed short ribs, “TKT Chicken-Fried Pot Roast” with side dishes, and desserts to share. Located in the hotel’s lobby, The Kitchen Table also offers a lounge with a full service bar and outdoor patio complete with fire pits. 400 North Olive Street Dallas, Texas 75201 214.922.8000 www.sheratondallashotel.com

The Landmark Restaurant

The Warwick Melrose Hotel, culinary team has been honored with the AAA Four Diamond award, the prestigious DiRoNA award and the Wine Spectator award. The Landmark offers all your American and European dinner, lunch and breakfast favorites including pancakes, French toast, eggs Benedict and Dallas-style specialties. 3015 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219 214.224.3152 www.landmarkrestodallas.com

Local. Flavor.

Le Méridien Restaurant

Nestled in the heart of Dallas’ famous Galleria area, Le Méridien Restaurant offers fine onsite dining and delivers an eclectic cuisine with fresh ingredients. Stroll down to the contemporary Transitional Bar for a nightcap with friends or business partners. 13402 Noel Road Dallas, Texas 75240 972.503.8700 www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien

Mansion Restaurant

The Mansion on Turtle Creek has offered fine cuisine for over twenty years and has remained one of Dallas’s biggest and best splurges. The proud tradition of culinary excellence and exquisite service continues as Chef Bruno Davaillon leads the Mansion’s talented culinary team to give guests one of the most inviting, approachable and valuable dining experience in Texas.

Experience unique farm-to-market dining with a Texas twist. Located inside the Omni Dallas Hotel, Texas Spice uses only the freshest ingredients to create flavorful dishes served up in a one-of-a-kind setting. For reservations, call 214-652-4810.

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd Dallas, Texas 75219 214.443.4747 www.mansiononturtlecreek.com

omnidallashotel.com 555 S. Lamar, Dallas, Texas 75202 ©2011 Omni Hotels & Resorts




Deliciously Simple 4123 Cedar Springs Road Suite 110 Dallas, Texas 75219 214. 522. 3474 www.dish-dallas.com

Located on Cedar Springs Road in the mixed-use development iLUME, DISH features Seasonal American Cuisine with a farm to table approach. Enjoy fresh, simple cuisine and weekly chef specials prepared with premier produce and well-sourced ingredients that can be enjoyed at an affordable price. DISH is the creation of restaurant/lounge owner Tim McEneny, NL Group and Executive Chef Doug Brown. The restaurant features a climate-controlled patio with cabanas, lounge seating and a 360-degree bar. The modern dining room has several distinctive design elements including a raised semi-private dining area with LED lights that wash color across sculpted wall panels. DISH was named one of the “Best in DFW: New Restaurants of 2009” by The Dallas Morning News and one of “Texas’ Best New Restaurants of 2011” by Texas Monthly. Whether you’re hosting a cocktail reception, intimate dinner or extravagant party DISH’s dining experience is perfect for personal or business occasions. For the ultimate event and entertainment space, the entire restaurant can be booked to accommodate 200 guests for a seated dinner and up to 350 for reception style events. DISH can be transformed from a lavish seated dinner, to a festive party with music from their raised DJ booth or live entertainment on the upper deck or patio. DISH is open daily from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday; 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. Friday & Saturday serving food until 12 a.m.; Sunday brunch is always a highlight, every week from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. featuring bottomless mimosas and zesty Bloody Mary’s. Once monthly we jazz up our Sunday brunch with a famous drag brunch featuring the area’s top musical talents. Happy hour and late night guests will find that DISH comes alive with supreme verve for those looking for a trendy yet sophisticated spot to socialize and enjoy artisanal cocktails with fresh squeezed juices, fruits and herbs. You’ll find a refined modern motif and innovative cuisine at DISH.


A great bar with great food, the Moth is located in Dallas’ Trinity Design District, on Oak Lawn and Hi-Line. The Moth has a full bar and features 40 draught beers with a few live ales and at least 75 bottles to help us round out the selection of the city’s best beer menu. Chances are if you’ve seen it on a commercial, The Moth won’t serve it. 1621 Oak Lawn Dallas, Texas 75207 214.628.7900 www.mothinthe.net

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Morton’s The Steakhouse in Uptown combines generous portions of high quality food prepared to exacting standards with exceptional service in an enjoyable dining environment. 2222 McKinney Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201 214.741.2277 www.mortons.com

Nana’s Restaurant

This five-star restaurant has it all: exceptional New American cuisine, elegant atmosphere and a stunning 27th-story panoramic view of the Dallas skyline. The restaurant was recently named as one of “America’s Top 50 Restaurants” by Gourmet magazine, awarded Four-Stars for cuisine by The Dallas Morning News, a Four-Star award from the Mobil Travel Guide and Four-Diamonds from AAA. With Anthony C. Bombaci as “top toque”, Nana has not only become Dallas’ most popular restaurant, but it has become Dallas’ most critically acclaimed restaurant--both locally and nationally. 2201 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, Texas 75207 214.306.5977 www.nanarestaurant.com


Nobo Dallas opened in 2005 as Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Dallas, Texas outpost. The dining room is reminiscent of the original Nobu in New York with its birch trees, but with a touch of Southern charm to fit its Texas location. Nobu Dallas can be your destination for dinner in the dining room or at the sushi bar, drinks in the bar lounge, or a private function in the skylight room.

400 Crescent Court Dallas, Texas 75201 214.252.7000 www.noburestaurants.com/dallas

Piccolo Mondo

Piccolo Mondo Italian Restaurant was established over 25 years ago and is known as one of the most popular and famous Italian Restaurants in the metroplex. Piccolo Mondo is centrally located, mid-way between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. Dinner is served daily and lunch is served on weekdays. They have a beautiful piano bar and a banquet room and take-out orders are available as well. 829 Lamar Boulevard East Arlington, Texas 76011 817.265.9174 www.piccolomondo.com

Pyramid Restaurant & Bar

The Dallas Fairmont Hotel recently revealed its new addition, the Pyramid Restaurant & Bar. The restaurants sleek contemporary décor is perfectly paired with exciting menus, which draw inspiration from local farmers and purveyors. The culinary philosophy emphasizes fresh, local ingredients in an effort to minimize the carbon footprint on the planet and support the local economy.

Game day has never looked so good.

1717 North Akard Street Dallas, Texas 75201 214.720.5249 www.fairmont.com/dallas.com

The Restaurant at Hotel St. Germain

Hotel St. Germain offers a full service European Style dining experience, enjoyed by candlelight in the intimate, Old World ambiance of the AAA Four Diamond Award Willing Dining Room which overlooks an ivy covered French Quarter style garden courtyard. Wines and champagne from extensive cellar are served in glittering cut crystal and the table is set with antique Limoges china, antique silverware, Frette table linen and lavender roses. The restaurant at Hotel St. Germain is the ultimate dining experience. 2516 Maple Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201 214.871.2516 www.hotelstgermain.com

Cheer on your favorite team at the best sports bar in Dallas—with a stunning 16-foot big screen, 78 TVs, free pool and amazing food and drinks. Located inside the Omni Dallas Hotel.

214-652-4805 omnidallashotel.com 555 S. Lamar, Dallas, Texas 75202 ©2011 Omni Hotels & Resorts

DINING CONTINUED Ruth’s Chris Steak House

This well-known Dallas steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere and some of the best steak in the U.S. Visit Ruth’s Chris Steak House whether it’s a romantic dinner for two, an important business meeting, or a private party, Ruth’s Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs. 17840 Dallas Parkway Dallas, Texas 75287 972.250.2244 www.ruthschris.com

Silver Fox

The Silver Fox Steakhouse is a USDA Prime beef emporium, offering only the finest Prime beef makes them one of the few exclusively Prime steakhouses in America. Silver Fox also features ocean favorites such as Atlantic salmon, Jumbo Sautéed Scallops and succulent Australian Lobster Tail.

Winston’s Supper Club

Style doesn’t even begin to describe this Dallas club that channels English “mod” culture. If you’re looking for Old English cuisine in a completely modern package, Winston Supper Club is the place for you. As the club’s designer and owner Adam Cleland said, “We want you to be able to start your night, and end your night here.” The menu offers stylized versions of favorites like Cucumber Sandwiches, Drunken Beef Short Rib Sliders, and of course Fish and Chips. The Winston Supper Club is a unique experience with an electric energy. 3111 Welborn Street Dallas TX 75219 214-551-1705 www.winstonsdallas.com

Don’t just check in. Arrive.

1303 Legacy Drive Frisco, Texas 75034 214.618.5220 www.silverfoxcafe.com


The Belmont Hotel’s signature restaurant pays homage to an old fashioned smokehouse, with hardwood cooking from scratch and authentic Southern flavors. Led by chef/co-owner Tim Byres, inspired by his recent travels to America’s smokehouse roots, SMOKE offers patrons a culinary experience that satisfies both the palate and soul. Employing time honored cooking techniques and recipes with a commitment to local ingredients; SMOKE is down-home cooking done right.

Downtown’s newest destination is now open, and you’re invited to experience it all. Enjoy luxurious guest rooms, Silver Fox

multiple dining options, full-service Mokara Spa, rooftop pool and more. Reserve your downtown escape today.

901 Fort Worth Avenue Dallas, Texas 75208 214.393.2300 www.belmontdallas.com

Saint Ann Restaurant

The largest garden patio in Dallas, St. Ann Restaurant is located in the district of Harwood. The historic St. Ann’s School was preserved and converted into a restaurant and bar surrounded by gardens and art. It is open every day for lunch, dinner, drinks, and Sunday brunch. 2501 N. Harwood Street Dallas, TX 75201 214.782.9807 www.saintanndallas.com

214-744-6664 omnidallashotel.com 555 S. Lamar, Dallas, Texas 75202 ©2011 Omni Hotels & Resorts


BuiLT To sHAre

Del Frisco’s Grille is your destination to meat up & drink up. Bring a friend or make some new ones over handcrafted cocktails or our mile-long wine list. When your thirst is quenched, move onto shareable plates and sinful desserts. Just come in and get social.

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When it comes to cuisine, the late Julia Child could turn a phrase like none other. When asked about her affinity for beef, she once put it like this: “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” We couldn’t agree more. You didn’t claw your way up the food chain just to eat grilled vegetables. Texas is beef country, and some of the finest steaks in America are served right here in Dallas. If you are looking for a top notch dining experience, you have come to the right place. And since the editors at Dallas Hotel Magazine know a thing or two about what makes the local restaurant scene tick, we have assembled the following listings designed for serious foodies in search of the perfect cut of prime beef. Dallas is synonymous with quality dining experiences. If you are in the mood for a mouth-watering steak, and bottle of fine wine served by an experienced staff in an elegant atmosphere, this special section is perfect for you. Enjoy!


5251 Spring Valley Road Dallas, TX 7 75254 reservations

(972) 490-9000

www. delfriscos . com

Menu available May 25 – September 3, 2012. Price does not include tax or gratuity. Please, no substitutions. Not available for private functions.





Serving the ultimate in Texas French cuisine, III Forks is a restaurant that has recreated the grandiose lifestyle experienced by Texans who believed that fine dining was a perfect combination of the best food, service, atmosphere and music shared with the ones you love. With over 25,000 square feet of elegant dining, III Forks can accommodate intimate parties, as well as social gatherings up to 900, which makes III Forks the perfect choice for any special occasion.

4300 Lemmon Avenue Dallas, TX 75219 214.528.9446 www.bobs-steakandchop.com

17776 Dallas Parkway Dallas, TX 75287 972.267.1776 www.iiiforks.com

THE CAPITAL GRILLE 500 Crescent Court #135 Dallas, TX 75201 214.303.0500 www.thecaptialgrille.com

CHAMBERLAIN’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE 5330 Belt Line Road Dallas, TX 75254 972.934.2467 www.chamberlainssteakhouse. com III Forks

DAKOTA’S STEAKHOUSE AL BIERNAT’S 4217 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, TX 75219 214.219.2201 www.albiernats.com

BAILEY’S PRIME PLUS AT THE SHOPS AT PARK LANE Enjoy a new chef-driven menu featuring prime steak, chops and seafood at Bailey’s Prime Plus at The Shops at Park Lane. New dishes are not only locally sourced, but also highly creative and executed with perfection by Executive Chef Ryan Carbery. Their wine program, one of the most comprehensive in Dallas, features over 700 labels representing almost every wine region in the world. Be sure to try one of their artisanal handcrafted cocktails, voted “Best in DFW” by The Dallas Morning News.

Dallas’ underground marvel was established in 1984 and has been a downtown dining tradition for over 27 years. Dakota’s unique location creates an ambiance that is unlike any other. Don’t miss the Midwestern grain fed beef that is always aged a minimum of 28 days. Their menu also offers the freshest seafood including Maine Lobster Tails. Dakota’s has a unique cocktail menu, special bar menus, and Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Dakota’s patio has long been considered one of the city’s most romantic spots.

Bailey’s Prime Plus at The Shops at Park Lane

600 North Akard Street Dallas, TX 75201 214.740.4001 www.dakotasrestaraunt.com

8160 Park Lane, Suite 130 Dallas, TX 75231 214.750.8100 www.baileysprimeplus.com

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701 Ross Avenue | 214.698.0470 | thepalm.com/Dallas Lunch Served: Monday – Friday, 11:00 am– 3:00 pm Dinner Served: Monday – Thursday, 3:00–10:00 pm; Friday, 3:00–10:30 pm; Saturday, 5:00–10:30 pm; Sunday, 5:00– 9:30 pm PrimeTime at Palm Bar: Monday – Friday, 5:00–7:00 pm and 9:00 pm – Close Private Dining Rooms Available


DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House planted its roots in Dallas more than 20 years ago. The restaurant embodies the rich tradition of classic American steak houses and adds the benefits of amazing guests, impeccable chef-driven cuisine, an awardwinning wine list and unparalleled hospitality. 5251 Spring Valley Road Dallas, TX 75254 972.490.9000 www.delfriscos.com

PALM RESTAURANT The Palm’s doors have been open in Dallas since 1984. The restaurant has remained quintessentially Palm and quintessentially Dallas. From the caricatures on their wall of famous Palm regulars to the depicted Dallas Cowboy greats, you cannot find a better combination of smooth New York steakhouse style and Dallas charm. Dallas, TX 75202 214.698.0470 www.thepalm.com

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

PAPPAS BROS. STEAKHOUSE MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 2222 McKinney Avenue Dallas, TX 75201 214.741.2277 www.mortons.com

10477 Lombardy Lane Dallas, TX 214.366.2000 www.pappasbros.com



2816 Fairmount Street Dallas, TX 214.303.1880 www.nick-samsgrill.com

2000 McKinney Ave. Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75201 214.855.5151 www.perryssteakhouse.com



What’s your pleasure: seafood or steak? At Ocean Prime, you can choose the best of both while enjoying world-class wines, handcrafted cocktails and timeless elegance complimented by take-your-breath-away service. Our passion is to give you an extraordinary supper club experience. Located at Rosewood Court in Uptown Dallas, Ocean Prime is open weekdays for lunch and nightly for dinner. Live music is featured Monday through Saturday in our piano bar.

2911 Routh Street Dallas, TX 75201 214.871.9991 www.placeatperrys.com

Ocean Prime

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 17840 Dallas Parkway Dallas, TX 75287 972.250.2244 www.ruthschris.com

2101 Cedar Springs Dallas, TX 75201 214.965.0440 www.ocean-prime.com

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with steaks... That’s why we hand-select the finest USDA Prime. Why we deem the top .005% of beef acceptable. Call us obsessed if you must. We’ll take it as a compliment.

17776 Dallas Parkway Dallas, Texas 972.267.1776 3forks.com




Underground Fine Dining 600 North Akard St. Dallas, Texas 75201 214. 740. 4001 www.dakotasrestaurant.com

Dakota’s was established in 1984 and has been a downtown Dallas dining tradition for over 27 years. Dakota’s unique underground location creates an ambiance that is unlike any place in Dallas and an experience you won’t soon forget. Dakota’s specializes in Midwestern grain fed beef aged a minimum of 28 days. Dakota’s brings in the freshest seafood and also offers Maine Lobster Tails. The extensive wine list features some of California’s finest, as well as wines from around the world. Dakota’s offers a unique specialty cocktail menu, special bar menu (available only at the bar), and Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Customers ride down to Dakota’s in a canopied glass elevator accessed from street level while viewing the 1,800 square-foot outdoor courtyard. The renowned subterranean patio complete with waterfall and private bar can accommodate 60 guests for a seated event or 120 for a cocktail reception. This cool oasis is complete with a 5-tiered granite water wall, multi-tiered landscaping, lava rock fire pit and black granite bar. Dakota’s patio has long been considered one of the city’s most romantic dining spots. So why “Dakota’s?” The name was chosen in homage to the eight million pounds of Dakota mahogany granite that was used throughout the restaurant and Lincoln Plaza. A visit to Dallas is not complete without experiencing Dakota’s, Dallas’ underground marvel. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner Mon-Thurs 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Fri-Sat 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. BEST IN DFW... Steakhouse Outdoor Patio BY LESLIE BRENNER Dallas Morning News - June 2012

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Featuring a neW CheF-Driven Menu With an eMphasis on priMe steak, Chops anD seaFooD stunning decor includes six full size trees in a flowing water feature that traverses the entire main dining room. one of the most comprehensive wine programs in Dallas with over 700 labels representing the finest wine regions worldwide. enjoy artisanal handcrafted cocktails and live music and dancing Fridays and saturdays in the Bailey’s Lounge.

Dallas–The Shops at Park Lane: 214.750.8100 Fairview/Allen–The Village at Fairview: 972.363.2200 /BaileysPrimePlusDallas • /BaileysPrime www.baileysprimeplus.com





GOLF ON THE ROAD WRITTEN BY steve guckenheimer




The Pete Dye Course at French Lick French Lick, Indiana


Last summer my wife, Marsha, and I boarded a plane escaping the brutal Dallas heat bound for cooler Milwaukee weather. The flight began a 12-day trip to play seven of the most highly ranked golf courses in the Midwest. The journey took us through six states, and 1,509 miles in our trusty rental car. It was our version of “Amazing Race,” but without the intense stress, bickering or heated competition of the television show. Thanks to a detailed strategic approach of networking, mapping, securing tee times and booking accommodations, execution went

off without a hitch. Our travel itinerary took us from Milwaukee to Sugar Grove, Illinois; to Indiana from French Lick down to Newburgh; through western Kentucky and up to Toledo; then west to Bridgman, Michigan, and finally, back to Milwaukee. Whew!

“America’s 100 Greatest Courses.” It also holds the distinction of hosting the 2009 Solheim Cup. It is stunningly beautiful, yet extremely difficult. The scorecard declares the par-four Hole #4 Silver as the “most demanding tee shot in golf.” I couldn’t agree more.

The site of my first round was Milwaukee Country Club in Riverhills, Wisconsin. The lush green parkland layout nestled along the Dushane River holds down the 53rd spot on Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Courses.” Built in 1929, the H.S. Colt & C.H. Alison gem was a magnificent appetizer for the feast of golf that would characterize the days ahead.

When we first arrived we had noticed a rather distinctive clock prominently displayed on one of the buildings. It turned out to be the auto museum, which houses a portion of Mr. Rich’s extensive car, truck, and stagecoach collection. A knowledgeable staff member gave us a private guided tour and shared fascinating background stories for many of the vehicles in the exhibit.

After bidding adieu to my host at MCC, Marsha and I lost no time motoring on down the road to the next outing. From the moment we arrived at Rich Harvest Farms near Sugar Grove, Illinois, we were captivated by the charm of the property. Large grain silos, a cluster of Tudor styled buildings accented by colorful landscaping, and a large manicured driving range all added to the spectacular ambiance. Owner and developer Jerry Rich has innovatively combined his passion for golf and vintage automobiles to make RHF an exceptional experience. The course currently ranks 58th on Golf Digest’s

Our third stop on the tour was the small southern Indiana town of French Lick whose favorite son is the celebrated NBA legend, Larry Bird. It is a resort destination with a modern casino and a pair of turn of the century hotels: the French Lick Springs Hotel and the West Baden Springs Hotel. Originally, they catered to travelers there to partake of the so-called “healing properties” of the town’s renowned sulfur springs. In 1987 the West Baden Springs Hotel was designated as a National Historic Landmark. I was in town to play golf on two courses that

Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman, Michigan carry the names of their celebrated architects, and was not disappointed. Much like the restoration of the hotels, the Donald Ross Course at French Lick was refurbished in impressive style in 2006. As a result it has been recognized as one of Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.” We stayed at the majestic 243-room European styled West Baden Springs Hotel because it afforded us access to the exclusive Pete Dye Course at French Lick. Located on nearby Mt. Airie, it is a striking venue for golf with breathtaking views of the countryside that can reach nearly 40 miles on a clear day. Dye’s impressive work is ranked #18 on Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.” Originally the Thomas Taggert Mansion, the clubhouse reflects its gentile roots. After my round we had time for an extended lunch in what had been the living room. It was difficult to leave such enchanted surroundings. Head pro Jan Tellstrom and his gracious staff made Marsha and I feel like “charter” members. The Dallas area boasts of an award-winning Pete Dye creation of its own. His course at Stonebridge Country Club in McKinney just north of town is listed at #45 in the most recent The Dallas Morning News’ “Top 100 Courses in Texas.” If you have time during your visit, I highly recommend making arrangements to play this challenging, first-class course. From French Lick we traveled south near the Kentucky border and the Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Indiana. Tom Fazio, the architect of this 35th ranked course on Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Courses,” has designed 18 exciting holes inventively routed through an old Hoosier limestone quarry. Our on-site guest cabin, built along the 18th fairway, made the stay particularly memorable. It afforded me easy access back onto the fairway after all the other golfers had completed play for the day. I had the hole to myself until it was too dark to practice! At dusk the setting sun cast a warm glow across the fairway and glassy lake. The summertime colors were rich, the shadows long and the setting absolutely serene. Fazio has strong ties to the Dallas area. He has built a trio of award winning courses right here in our backyard. His most celebrated offering is Dallas National Golf Club. It has earned the 66th spot on Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Courses.” Its spectacular elevation changes are impressive, and uncharacteristic of the prairieland of north central Texas. The Vaquero Club in Westlake, located in Denton and Tarrant Counties, features another Fazio course. It ranks 7th in the state on The Dallas Morning News’ “Top 100 Courses in Texas.” If you want a royal treatment, the Vaquero Club offers the ultimate in country club amenities. Fazio also built a resort course at the Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, 20 miles or so north of Dallas. Simply called “Fazio-at84



Stonebriar,” it is a shared facility for club members and guests of The Westin Stonebriar Hotel. It was a new day, and a bright new dawn as we left Indiana. We drove through western Kentucky, then headed north through Ohio up to Toledo. There we checked into our on-site accommodation at the esteemed Inverness Club. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to lodge in the Donald Ross Cottage. Over the years the legendary facility has hosted numerous luminaries from sports, industry, entertainment and politics. We arrived at Inverness on the heels of the 2011 Senior U.S. Open, the ninth major hosted by this historic club over the last century. The maintenance crews were still dismantling sponsor tents during my round. I was inspired to be walking in the footsteps of champions whose play I had watched closely during network television coverage only a week earlier. The Donald Ross style was evident from the first tee. His creative routing, wellplaced bunkers and hard-to-read greens made for an excellent afternoon of golf. It’s no wonder with such an outstanding pedigree that the classic Inverness Course is listed 56th on Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Courses.” The last course I played was a Tom Doak design at Lost Dunes Golf Club located in Bridgman, Michigan. It has ranked in Golf Week’s “Top 100 Best Modern Courses” for 11 straight years. Doak chose a sand quarry as the canvas for his imaginative design. He uses ample fairways to accept tee shots, however his greens are treacherous. Without my caddy reading them for me, I would have been completely lost. There is also water to avoid on nine of the eighteen holes. As for lodging, we stayed in one of the excellent onsite accommodations available for club members and guests living outside the local Bridgman area. Once I had collected my 7th bag tag we returned to Milwaukee. Our circuit was complete. On our return flight to Dallas, tucked under the seat in front of me was a sack of my prized new bag-tags. They were not to leave my sight because they were the evidence that I had accomplished my goal of playing the seven highly ranked courses on the trip. The first priority when Marsha and I arrived home was to add them to a treasured custom-made upholstered 4 x 6 foot bulletin board. It displays many of the wonderful courses I have had the pleasure to experience over the years. Our version of the “Amazing Race” was over. I stepped back and savored the moment. The combination of time, money and planning for this “golfon-the-road” was definitely golf worth the trip. FORE!

GOLF G olf is a year-round possibility in Dallas, and there are tons of places to play in and around the area. After many afternoons of research, the editors at Dallas Hotel Magazine have selected a few courses that are well worth the green fees. The Cliffs Resort

Perfectly blended into the flow of the scenic west Texas terrain surrounding Possum Kingdom Lake, The Cliffs capitalizes on the natural landscape to offer an unforgettable course. Don’t let the seemingly short 6,800-yard, Par-71 course fool you, The Cliffs has been rated one of the toughest in Texas. 160 Cliffs Drive Graford, TX 76449 940.779.4040 www.thecliffsresort.com

Cowboys Golf Club

These fairways are sure to test your skill at the world’s first NFL-themed golf resort. Perfect for business travelers, corporate tournaments, or special events, this golf experience is one of the best in the Lone Star State. 1600 Fairway Drive Grapevine, TX 76051 817.481.7277 www.cowboysgolfclub.com

The Golf Club at Castle Hills

Tucked neatly away in a quiet Lewisville neighborhood, Castle Hills flaunts an 18-hole championship course beautifully orchestrated through rolling terrain, streams, lakes and 60-foot elevation changes. Designed with both the tourcaliber player and novice golfer in mind, The Golf Club at Castle Hills is a course that all levels of players can truly enjoy. 699 Lady of the Lake Boulevard Lewisville, TX 75056 972.899.7400 www.castlehillsgolfclub.com

Texas Star

Texas Star provides golfers nationwide an opportunity to enjoy “World Class Golf, Texas Style”. Located ten minutes from D/FW Airport, this hidden jewel, features Bent grass greens, with the right balance between nature and golf. 1400 Texas Star Parkway Euless, Texas 76040 1-888-TEX-STAR, 817-685-7888

Tour 18 Dallas

Easily Dallas’ most unique golf course, Tour 18 replicates some of the greatest golf holes in America and offers a rare experience to play each under carefully simulated conditions. Offering one fantastic challenge after another, Tour 18 creates a rare and memorable experience. 8718 Amen Corner Flower Mound, TX 75022 817.430.2000 www.tour18-dallas.com

The Tribute Golf Club

Honoring the birthplace of golf, The Tribute delivers a magnificent experience inspired by the celebrated courses at St. Andrews, Prestwick and Troon in Scotland. Whether you’re entertaining clients, planning a tournament, or want your regular foursome to experience golf in all its glorious tradition, you won’t want to miss The Tribute. 1000 Lebanon Road The Colony, TX 75056 972.370.5465 www.thetributegc.com

Westin Stonebriar Resort

Tom Fazio, designer of Pinehurst #8, Shadow Creek, The Quarry at La Quinta and other unique creations adds another breathtaking 18-hole golf course to his name. Dramatic landforms, softly contoured greens, and masterful bunkering make this championship course in Frisco a golfer’s oasis. 1549 Legacy Drive Frisco, TX 75034 972.668.8000 www.westinstonebriar.com

Photo courtesy of Dennis Dunleavy




Any true Texan knows that our state is the 2nd largest in the nation, our flower is the bluebonnet, and our name originated from Tejas, the Caddo Indian term for “those who are friends.” But below are a few less familiar tidbits of trivia… INSTRUMENT guitar


• Texas is the only state to enter the U.S. by treaty instead of by annexation. This allows the Texas flag to fly at the same height as the U.S. flag. • When Texas was still a republic (1836-1845), its panhandle reached all the way into modern-day Wyoming.

INSECT monarch


SHRUB crepe myrtle

FRUIT ruby red grapefruit

• The deadliest natural disaster in American history was the 1900 hurricane that hit Galveston, killing more than 8,000 residents. SPORT


TEXAS TRIVIA PEOPLE GEOGRAPHY • King Ranch, comprising 825,000 acres of South Texas land, is larger than Rhode Island. • Farms and ranches cover nearly 80 percent (132 million acres) of the Lone Star State. • El Paso is closer to Needles, California, than it is to Dallas. • The 22-acre Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is the world’s largest rose garden, boasting 38,000 rose bushes representing 500 varieties of roses.

• Billy Joe “Red” McCombs is a true Texas pioneer who has worn a wide assortment of hats, such as co-founder of Clear Channel Communications and former owner of the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Vikings. • Lady Bird Johnson made it her mission as First Lady to enhance the natural beauty of the entire nation. Especially proud of her East Texas heritage, she gave the Lone Star State extra attention and established the Texas Highway Beautification Awards. • No wonder Carol Burnett’s personality is larger than life – she’s from Texas! The beloved singer, dancer and actress was born in San Antonio. • Born in Port Arthur, Texas, rock and roll’s first female superstar Janis Joplin attended UT Austin and first performed in Austin, Houston and other Texas cities. • Buddy Holly, a Lubbock native, made his debut as a five-year-old singing with his brothers at a local talent show. Successful from the very start, the boys were awarded five dollars for their performance. • Willie Nelson proudly proclaimed his Abbott, Texas, roots with his first words as a Fort Worth DJ in 1954: “This is your ol’ cotton pickin’, snuff dippin’, tobacco chewin’, coffee pot dodgin’, dumplin’ eatin’, frog giggin’ hillbilly from the Hill Country!”








Living my whole life in Dallas, with my father originally in the oil and gas business, I have watched Dallas grow. But one thing hasn’t changed: Our welcoming spirit. Dallas is full of terrific neighborhoods. From traditional areas where families have lived for generations, to up-and-coming sky view communities that bring our impressive skyline right to your window, to suburban neighborhoods that offer huge lots and miles of hike and bike trails, there is a space and a place for everyone to feel at home. The No. 1 reason that people are moving to the area is our probusiness environment. In Dallas, government and business are partners. We’re innovative, entrepreneurial and independent-from our soil sprouted companies like EDS, Texas Industries, Texas Instruments, and Southwestern Medical School with its cadre of Nobel prize winners.


With neighbors like The Crescent, Kalita Humphrys Theater and the Rosewood Mansion, it’s no wonder that Turtle Creek is considered one of the best addresses in a city known for upscale living. The Turtle Creek neighborhood, which also includes the Oak Lawn area, is reminiscent of the Upper East Side in Manhattan, featuring landscaped greenbelts, Reverchon Park with its popular baseball fields and namesake Turtle Creek--all surrounded by luxury high-rise buildings. At the center lies nine-acre Lee Park and the newly renovated Arlington Hall, which have hosted picnics, parades and weddings for over 100 years. And with destination hotels such as the Warwick Melrose and Hotel ZaZa, elegant shopping at Stanley Korshak and fine dining at Parigi and Al Biernat’s, Turtle Creek continually attracts residents and visitors from around the world to this bucolic park within a city. While Texas may be known for its blue bonnets, Turtle Creek is revered for the annual burst of color that arrives each spring when hundreds of azalea bushes, spontaneously bloom throughout the scenic park and greenbelts. This area is one of the prime photo spots in the city.

Yet, while business is great,isit’s the people and the Theour Turtle Creekclimate neighborhood communities makebeautiful North Texas Although other one ofwho the most areasspecial. in societies mayItbeoffers closedresidents and difficult to break into, that’s not Dallas. everything the casefrom here.exquisite The majority of theand people sky views lush here are not native. Bryn Mawr They don’t have that “Who weredining, your parents?” attitude,4077 and landscaping to the best they shopping extend a warm welcome to new neighbors from around and entertainment in the city. the globe. Dallas allows a lifestyle that makes you feel at home. The first time I attended an opera downtown in the new AT&T Tom Hughes Performing Arts Center, I knew that we are now part of a 214.649.3323 global stage. A Mavericks game is more exciting because it’s thughes@briggsfreeman.com played at the American Airlines Center, where sports rule. Transportation is easy, the cost-of-living index is good, and our variety of neighborhoods, from urban to suburban and quality schools offer excellent choices. Ask me – our five children all attended different schools! I couldn’t be prouder of our ever-evolving North Texas community, and I’m happy to extend a warm welcome to those considering a move here. Dallas is a great place to call home. Robbie Briggs Chief Executive Officer Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty rbriggs@briggsfreeman.com






COMMUNITY Often considered the quintessential American neighborhood, Highland Park was created to be a respite from the stresses of early 19th century life. Located less than four miles from downtown Dallas, the town has its own Public Safety Department which includes fire, police and emergency medical assistance. Highland Park also has its own Town Hall and Town Council. And since 1930, neighborhood families have walked and biked to the town’s public library to check out a book or enjoy story time. The Highland Park Independent School District, which includes Highland Park and neighboring University Park, is continuously ranked as one of the nation’s best and is home to championship athletic teams from football to swimming. Each season finds traditional neighborhood gatherings like Halloween block parties, a Fourth of July Parade, Friday Night Football and school carnivals that bring together families that sometimes go back three and four generations. Residents enjoy a park-like setting with winding boulevards, And at Versailles Park, a where they can walk to award-winning public schools. tranquil pocket nestled in the middle of Highland Park, an ornate gazebo trimmed with Spanish Colonial flourishes and topped with a tiled roof is known as one of the most picturesque photo spots in Dallas. Sports fields and a responsive Public Safety In Highland Park you’ll see your Department make Highland Park a great neighbors at the local park, out Homes range from place to live and play. walking their dogs, in the carpool $800,000 - $25,000,000 line or having dinner at Mi Cocina. It’s a place where you have ample opportunities to meet and connect with friends and neighbors. Becky Frey 214.536.4727 bfrey@briggsfreeman.com






Highland Park is known for its many distinct and diverse architectural styles.

LIFESTYLE Named for the “high land” that overlooks the city of Dallas, this enclave began to take root in 1906 as a lush playground for Dallas’ wealthiest families. Developers hired Wilbur David Cook, the landscape designer who had planned Beverly Hills, to lay out the community, reserving 20% of its acreage for parks and green space. Today Highland Park retains its graceful demeanor with block after block of architecturally significant homes that range from Old World mansions to contemporary masterpieces. The centerpiece of the community is Highland Park Village where neighbors meet for dinner, a movie and some of the best shopping in Dallas. The first outdoor shopping center of its kind in the nation, Highland Park Village features Spanish Colonial architecture and luxury doors including Chanel, Hermes and Christian Louboutin and fabulous restaurants like Café Pacific and Marquee Grill and Bar. Summertime in Highland Park finds the popular community pool filled with kids of all ages. Highland Park is within close proximity to transportation hubs and arteries and is just minutes from entertainment destinations like the Arts District and the American Airlines Center.

From the Dallas Country Club to Highland Park Village, neighbors come together for events and activities.

The Gazebo at Versailles Park makes for a quiet respite. Joan Eleazer 214.537.5923 jeleazer@briggsfreeman.com

It’s a great place to live. With a strong sense of community and families that have lived here for generations, Highland Park truly has a small town feel with access to all the amenities of a dynamic city.









PEOPLE While trees and architecture make a neighborhood beautiful, it’s the people that provide its identity. Highland Park is home to some of Dallas’ most notable faces and families. Owners of professional sports teams, CEOs of major corporations, political power houses and internationally recognized artists live in this 2.2 square mile plot of lush landscaping. Yet, many of the familiar faces in this town are not known for their national reputation; rather they’re recognized for their longstanding role in the community as teacher, coach, swim instructor or librarian. With less than 8,900 residents, Highland Park is a town where many generations of families live just blocks from one another. You may see your fifth grade science teacher at the local coffee shop or sit next to your father’s best friend at a Highland Park High School basketball game. The town is also home to one of the nation’s best known charitable organizations, the 60-yearold Crystal Charity Ball, which annually raises more than $3 million to assist local children in need. This neighborhood also includes the Dallas Country Club and several churches and faith communities and the Park Cities YMCA.

Glitter and glamour for a great cause at the Crystal Charity Ball

It’s a hard place to leave once you live here.

Lindy Mahoney 214.546.1555 lmahoney@briggsfreeman.com

One of America’s most desirable communities





Homes range from $600,000-$22,000,000

COMMUNITY With a community that is rich in culture and educational opportunities, University Park residents find any number of ways to connect with family, friends and neighbors. Drive along Mockingbird Lane on a Saturday afternoon in fall, and you’ll experience the vibrancy and excitement of living in a college town where students of all ages stroll through the SMU campus, attend sporting events, lectures and performances and lend a youthful energy to the surrounding area. As part of the nationally recognized Highland Park Independent School District, University Park residents have access to public schools that emphasize academics as well as arts and athletics. And within the neighborhood and school communities there are hundreds of service opportunities that range from fundraising races to home tours and playground initiatives. University Park also houses seven religious institutions, including some of the most beautiful and well attended churches in the nation. And Preston Center, located at the corner of Preston Road and Northwest Highway, boasts several upscale boutiques and restaurants and the very popular Sprinkles cupcake shop.

University Park neighbors and families enjoy front yards, bike riding, and many beautiful parks and exceptional schools. Ellen Terry 214.727.6767 eterry@briggsfreeman.com

University Park is a place where kids can ride their bikes to the neighborhood pool on a summer afternoon, then meet up for a game of baseball in the evening. It’s a place where you make friends and memories.









LIFESTYLE Living in University Park really is like having a home in an urban reserve, thanks to the 10 landscaped and well-appointed parks throughout the community. Drive a few blocks in any direction and you’ll see soccer, football and baseball fields filled with families enjoying life outdoors. There are also several basketball and tennis courts throughout this almost 100-year-old neighborhood. The cornerstone of the community, however, is the The Holmes Aquatic Center (located within Curtis Park) which has a 50-meter pool, diving boards, a water slide and accessibility ramp. The Aquatic Center also has a pool for younger children and a 1,500-square-foot “sprayground,” perfect for cooling off after a long day of work or play. Residents of University Park and Highland Park Independent School District are permitted to use the Center. More fun can be found at Snider Plaza, which opened in 1927 and remains a thriving retail shopping center in the heart of University Park. Conveniently positioned at the corner of Hillcrest and Lovers Lane, its shops and restaurants are a yearround gathering place for residents and visitors.

With 10 parks, playing fields and a free community pool, University Park provides endless ways to connect with family and neighbors.

Year after year University Park homes retain their value and offer sound investment opportunities for homeowners.

Tom Hughes 214.649.3323 thughes@briggsfreeman.com

Live in a park-like setting






Architectural styles range from Old World to contemporary.

CULTURE University Park, the town that grew up on the perimeter of Southern Methodist University, is considered one of the premier neighbors in Dallas. Known as half of the famed Park Cities community, (Highland Park is the other half) this enclave measuring less than five square miles houses many of Dallas’ top cultural destinations. To live in University Park is to be neighbors with some of the city’s greatest museums, performance and athletic venues. The Meadows Museum at SMU was founded by Texas philanthropist Algur H. Meadows. After a trip to the Prado Museum in Madrid, he was inspired to begin his own collection of Spanish art. As a result The Meadows Museum contains one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain including works by El Greco, Velázquez, Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Miró and Picasso. The campus is also the future home of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, scheduled to open in 2013, which will display over 43,000 archives from the presidency. The people who call University Park home can easily walk to great art, historical artifacts and Mustang sporting events. (Top) SMU’s Meadows School is a great place to see exciting performances. (Bottom) The George W. Bush Presidential Library opens in 2013.

With beautiful architecture, sculpture and art, SMU is a culture destination right in the heart of University Park.

Amy Detwiler 214.536.8680 adetwiler@briggsfreeman.com

With museums, sports and entertainment all within blocks, University Park is a neighborhood that is rich with culture. Imagine having a Picasso right next door.








THE NEIGHBORHOOD Home to Deloache Avenue, one of the most beautiful streets in Dallas, Preston Hollow is a premier, quiet neighborhood made up of winding roads, private lakes and some of the area’s most extraordinary Old World and contemporary estates. Developed in the 1930’s as a respite for the city’s wealthiest doctors, entrepreneurs, industrialists, lawyers, and oil magnates, Preston Hollow remains a bucolic setting where multi-acre lots create a sense of peace and privacy. The neighborhood is dotted with distinct homes that are as interesting as the people who live there. Residents enjoy large lots and a mix of architectural styles that range from mid-century ranch homes to chic contemporaries to expansive mansions reminiscent of Great Gatsby. Located north of the Park Cities this stylish enclave has easy access to major roadways, DFW and Love Field. It is also minutes from NorthPark Center where stores such as Neiman Marcus, Barney’s, Christian Dior and Valentino cater to the whims and fancies of wellheeled shoppers.

A welcoming spirit abounds in this quiet enclave that is home to both Dallas natives and North Texas newcomers.

The private lakes, beautiful landscaping and amazing architecture make Preston Hollow a truly enchanting place to live.

With acres of green spaces and beautiful, mature trees, Preston Hollow boasts many of Dallas’ landmark estates.

Homes range from $325,000-$12,500,000

Christy Berry 214.693.1600 cberry@briggsfreeman.com






Large lots give residents a sense of seclusion and a beautiful view.

COMMUNITY Real estate professionals agree that Preston Hollow is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Dallas—not just for high home values and huge lots but for internationally recognized residents. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitski, billionaire Ross Perot, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, former First Family George and Laura Bush and Mayor Tom Leppert all call Preston Hollow home. Because it is situated in the center of many of Dallas’ highly touted private schools including Episcopal School of Dallas, Hockaday School, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Ursuline Academy and Jesuit Preparatory School of Dallas, involvement in various school-based sports, clubs, activities and parent associations is a favorite pasttime for residents. It is one of the few areas inside LBJ Freeway where homeowners can still purchase heavily treed, multi-acre lots that maintain the same pastoral look and feel of days gone by. With such advantages, it should come as no surprise that Preston Hollow is in high demand.

Preston Hollow is located nearby many of Dallas’ highly-acclaimed private schools, which find strong support in this popular neighborhood.

The neighborhood is convenient to all of Dallas’s major roadways. Gayle Johansen 214.662.5455 gjohansen@briggsfreeman.com

The homes in Preston Hollow are as distinct as the people who live there. It is always at the top of the list when describing Dallas’ most distinguished neighborhoods.









These neighborhoods are close to downtown and exceptional public and private schools.

Greenway Parks and Devonshire are neighborhoods where families take a great deal of pride in preserving the look and the lifestyle of their community.

Meredith Ferrell 214.868.1177 mferrell@briggsfreeman.com

Just west of the Park Cites are two exceptional neighborhoods that offer great location (just three miles from downtown and close to major arteries) and large, heavily treed lots. The first is Greenway Parks, a 150-acre community designed in 1927 and styled after the “English commons” tradition wherein clusters of homes are centered among private parkways. The result is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood cherished by approximately 300 families who find this enclave perfect for outdoor play and biking. The neighborhood boasts noteworthy homes designed by A-List architects O’Neil Ford, Howard Meyer, Charles Dilbeck, John Aston Perkins, Ralph Bryan and others. Greenway Parks is a Conservation District with an active Home Owners Association and Neighbors Club that schedules block parties, Fourth of July picnics and other social opportunities. Next door is the larger Devonshire neighborhood where after school hours are busy with kids riding scooters and kicking soccer balls. Created in the 1950’s, Devonshire is known for its smaller post-war homes that offer tremendous character and opportunity for renovation and expansion. Greenway Parks HOA plays an important role in preserving wide boulevards, greenbelts and open spaces for kids to enjoy. Homes range from $400,000-$2,500,000

Brenda Ray 214.864.9070 bray@briggsfreeman.com






Homes here blend sleek architecture and historical provenance.

COMMUNITY Greenway Parks and Devonshire offer residents a true, old-fashioned neighborhood community bursting with green spaces, a variety of lot sizes, mature trees and a commitment to preserving the tranquil beauty of the area. Both are top-choices for those working in Downtown Dallas because the commute is just minutes door-to-door. Quick access to Downtown also means that residents can easily enjoy the Arts District, attend a concert or game at the American Airlines Center or stroll through the West Village. These neighborhoods are also close to all the shops and businesses that line Lovers Lane, including Inwood Village, home to the namesake theater that shows first-run and independent films and features a cozy lounge for drinks after the movie. Inwood Village also offers exceptional dining at places like Rise, a soufflé salon where you’ll likely see a former First Lady dining with friends. The Village also has specialty shops that meet every need from ski gear to spa services, cupcakes to designer clothing. Greenway Parks and Devonshire are home to people in all phases of life, from young professionals looking for a first house to growing families looking for plenty of play space to empty nesters seeking a smaller house in a walkable area.

Residents enjoy nearby shopping, dining and entertainment at Inwood Village and along Lovers Lane.

Community picnics, parades and parties create a sense of connection in these desirable neighborhoods.

Becky Frey 214.536.4727 bfrey@briggsfreeman.com

This area is our idea of the perfect urban neighborhood because it is so walkable to restaurants, shopping and entertainment.









Bluffview is secluded and charming yet close to downtown, Preston Center and other dining and shopping locations.

The Bluffview neighborhood is one of the most beautiful and distinct in the area. It has a wide-open feel and the diversity of architectural styles highlights Bluffview’s unique personality.

Molly Hurt 214.394.1234 mhurt@briggsfreeman.com

Once a 215-acre dairy farm, Bluffview was developed in the 1920s to make room for country-like estates. Today these secluded homes are prized for their spacious lots on beautiful rolling terrain, all close within the city limits. Bluffview draws its name from the nearby Bachman Creek, with its 50-foot chalk cliffs overlooking a tangle of greenbelt with welcoming parks, trails and native Texas foliage. Because of this stunning topography, some of Dallas’ most prominent families and architects have built homes here. The neighborhood is a showplace for architecturally distinct homes, including some of the area’s most significant contemporary designs, all set on large, one acre lots that provide ample green space and breathing room for lucky residents. Bluffview is minutes from Love Field and other major transportation arteries, and it is close to fine shopping, dining and entertainment at Snider Plaza, Highland Park Village and NorthPark Center. Bluffview is also close to the area’s outstanding private and parochial schools including Episcopal School of Dallas, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Wide open spaces and greenbelts make Hockaday School and more. Bluffview a pedestrian and family friendly neighborhood. Homes range from $225,000 - $5,500,000

Martha Miller 214.769.4457 mmiller@briggsfreeman.com





Homes range from $250,000 - $4,500,000

THE NEIGHBORHOOD With neighbors like The Crescent, Kalita Humphreys Theater and the Rosewood Mansion, it’s no wonder that Turtle Creek is considered one of the best addresses in a city known for upscale living. The Turtle Creek neighborhood, which also includes the Oak Lawn area, is reminiscent of the Upper East Side in Manhattan, featuring landscaped greenbelts, Reverchon Park with its popular baseball fields and namesake Turtle Creekall surrounded by luxury high-rise buildings. At the center lies nine-acre Lee Park and the newly renovated Arlington Hall, which have hosted picnics, parades and weddings for over 100 years. And with destination hotels such as the Warwick Melrose and Hotel ZaZa, elegant shopping at Stanley Korshak and fine dining at Parigi and Al Biernat’s, Turtle Creek continually attracts residents and visitors from around the world to this airy park within a city. While Texas may be known for its blue bonnets, Turtle Creek is revered for the annual burst of color that arrives each spring when hundreds of azalea bushes spontaneously bloom throughout the scenic park and greenbelts. This area is one of the prime photo spots in the city. The Kalita Humphreys Theater, in the heart of Turtle Creek, offers endless opportunities for nightlife and entertainment.

From beautiful terrace views to azalea-edged parks below, residents enjoy a very sophisticated lifestyle in Turtle Creek.

Pogir 214.244.3103 pogir@briggsfreeman.com

The Turtle Creek neighborhood is one of the most beautiful areas in Dallas. It offers residents everything from exquisite sky views and lush landscaping to the best dining, shopping and entertainment in the city.




Linsey Barnes 214.394.5113 lbarnes@briggsfreeman.com






Uptown/Downtown lights up at night with restaurants, theaters and arenas as a vibrant part of this pedestrian friendly community.

Uptown/Downtown features the best in contemporary, convenient living right in the middle of the city’s cultural center.

Trey Bounds 214.883.4600 tbounds@briggsfreeman.com

Uptown/Downtown residents experience life in all directions. From vertical-living high rises with spectacular city views to street side patio dining where people watching is the number one past time, the Uptown/Downtown area exudes a vibrant energy unlike any other Dallas neighborhood. It is home to the internationally recognized Arts District, where any given day will offer entertainment choices that range from opera to outdoor performances, museums to musicals. It also houses the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, where graduates Erykah Badu and Norah Jones once roamed the halls making music. Everything is within easy reach in this urban oasis. With pedestrian friendly streets, the McKinney Avenue Trolley and the soon-to-be-open Klyde Warren Park connecting Downtown with Uptown, the many shops, restaurants, theaters and entertainment venues are just minutes away. A typical Friday night could mean a walk to Many Uptown/Downtown homes and Coal Vines for dinner, a Mavs game high-rises are just steps away from the at the American Airlines Center or Katy Trail, popular with walkers and a stroll to the McKinney Avenue bicyclists alike. Contemporary or one of the many galleries tucked into Downtown. Built around multiple parks, greenbelts and the popular Katy Trail, the Uptown/Downtown area offers several verdant options for breathing room, thus creating a unique kind of “urb appeal.” Residents can be found biking to work, picnicking in Lee Park and walking their dogs in this animal friendly community.

Homes range from $100,000 - $10,000,000 and many leasing options are available.





Homes range from $250,000-$10,000,000

THE NEIGHBORHOOD Dallas is a city that is growing up! A recent influx of international residents and urban enthusiasts has brought expanded vertical living options to a city that is always striving to reach new heights. From multi-story condos to mid-rise complexes to sky-rise towers, more residents are enjoying a bird’s eye view of the city on the Trinity. Today’s sky view living is more about a lifestyle than a neighborhood. For some, the key requirements are concierge amenities that include lock-and-leave convenience for world travelers. Others looking at an empty nest are experiencing a new way of living that blends a smaller living space with a view that reaches for miles. And some just prefer to be in the heart of Dallas’ vibrant city life where they can walk to the best restaurants and entertainment venues, then return home to view the city lights from a well-appointed terrace. And with sky views that overlook the lush treetops of Katy Trail and Turtle Creek and exciting additions like the Arts District, Museum Tower, Azure and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge there’s so much to see from above.

New neon glows in this exciting neighborhood in the sky.

The sights from Azure and other vertical views encompass new landmarks such as the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and the Klyde Warren Park, which connects the Arts District and Uptown.

Katye Sloan 214.417.0124 ksloan@briggsfreeman.com

Dallas has an incredibly beautiful skyline. Homebuyers can take advantage of the views, the amenities and the convenient locations all while enjoying exceptional spaces featuring great design.




Jeffrey Lester 214.280.4118 jlester@briggsfreeman.com





THE NEIGHBORHOOD Close to Dallas and within easy reach of DFW Airport, Fort Worth and Arlington, the cities of Southlake and Colleyville present a tremendous location for North Texans looking for excellent schools, great home values and pastoral country living. What started out as farm and ranch land has quickly developed into a collection of suburban cities that boast many nationally-recognized schools. In addition to academics, area high schools are known for athletics. School teams have captured state and national titles in sports that range from football to volleyball, soccer to swimming. In Southlake, the community’s social hub is the Town Square, featuring places to shop, have a meal with friends, unwind and catch a movie. Each year, neighbors turn out for events such as Art in the Square, this year held from April 27-29. This juried art show is sponsored by the Southlake Women’s Club and has raised over $1,000,000 for local charities. Nearby Colleyville was Friday night football draws together neighbors from all recently named to Money parts of the Southlake/Colleyville communities. magazine’s list of “100 Best Towns in America.” With an extensive hike and bike trail system and impressive amateur sports parks, Colleyville boasts Home to one of the “100 Best Towns in a laid-back style with big America,” the Southlake/Colleyville area city sophistication. blends strong communities with a convenient This area offers a warm familylocation and excellent schools. friendly environment with all of the Homes range from conveniences you’d expect being $225,000 - $9,000,000 part of a metropolitan area. It’s a community that people take pride in being a part of.

Brian Luker 817.919.9729 bluker@briggsfreeman.com

Nanette Luker 817.235.8260 nluker@briggsfreeman.com





Homes staring at $225,000 and range to $4,000,000

THE NEIGHBORHOOD Lakewood is as diverse in topography as it is in architecture and people. Nestled on a hill overlooking White Rock Lake, the area is home to a collection of personality-rich neighborhoods that grew up in the early 1900’s and still maintain a sense of character and charm. The centerpiece of the area is Lakewood’s retail district. On any given Saturday you can run into your neighbor at the Ace Hardware store, see generations of family members enjoying a meal at the poplar Dixie House or wander the aisles of the Whole Foods grocery. One of the year’s highlights is the massive Lakewood Fourth of July Parade and Celebration that takes place on Lakewood Boulevard. The neighborhood boasts several excellent schools including the Blue Ribbon-awarded Lakewood Elementary School and Woodrow Wilson High School, the first in Dallas to begin offering Pre-International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme classes. White Rock Lake is often dotted with sailboats, kayaks and crew teams from neighboring high schools. The Lake is also THE Dallas destination for bicyclists, as it features miles of trails. It is home to the annual White Rock Marathon and abuts the internationally known Dallas Arboretum. Lakewood community members live life outdoors—and the Lake is their backyard.

With miles of bike trails at White Rock Lake and the internationally renowned Dallas Arboretum next door, Lakewood is home to many who enjoy outdoor living.

Kay Wood 214.908.5442 kwood@briggsfreeman.com

With historic mansions along Swiss Avenue, English Tudor bungalows in Lakewood proper, contemporary condominiums, new construction and lovingly restored prairie homes, Lakewood offers something for everyone.




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“WHY I CARRY THE LOAD” WRITTEN BY stephen l. holley, jr.

For many Americans, Memorial Day marks the start of summer; a three-day weekend that provides an opportunity for barbeque, beer, family gatherings and taking time off from work. And there is nothing wrong with that! However for those who are serving or have served in the military, the day holds a much different significance. Until a few years ago, I was a Naval Officer serving in the West Coast SEAL Teams and deployed multiple times in Iraq and Southeast Asia during my tenure. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about the men that I served alongside or the experiences I had in the SEAL Teams. Every year at this time around Memorial Day, I remember those I served with who paid the ultimate price defending our freedom. Several years ago a former SEAL and friend named Clint Bruce came up with an idea for a unique event to honor the memory of our fallen comrades, essentially by accident. “Every Memorial Day I experienced a persistent ache,” said Bruce. “It was the memory of all of the buddies I will never see again. The feeling was hard to express. So I put on my boots, loaded my pack and started walking.” Mile after mile, hour after hour, with every step Clint’s thoughts about those he had lost intensified. Then, exhausted and well into his trek, an older man stopped Clint and poignantly asked, “Son, who are you carrying?” It was clear he understood what Clint had been unable to put into words. “At that moment,” Bruce said, “I knew that there were other people who felt just like me.” And “Carry the Load” was born. Today this 20-hour Memorial Day trek raises awareness and money for those who serve in the military, but also members of the law enforcement and fire-rescue communities and their families for the sacrifices they make.

This past May 27-28 I was part of “Carry the Load” in Dallas. The 20 hour and 12 minute event began in Reverchon Park. From there thousands of participants took to the Katy Trail, 3.5 miles of recreational paths that wind through our city. Throughout the event I saw them walking and running in the Texas heat. Some carried pictures of deceased loved ones. Others wore weighted packs, symbolic of their commitment, filled with mementos that held a special significance. The weight that was carried and the distance traveled illustrated that we can all go longer and farther than we think possible when “carrying” someone else. For me, it was extraordinarily inspirational to see, first hand, that the people of Dallas felt as passionately as I did about honoring the sacrifices made on our behalf by members of the military, law enforcement and fire-rescue communities. “Carry the Load” will return in 2013. Whether or not you participate, please take time during the Memorial Day weekend to reflect on the sacrifices made on your behalf and ask yourself: “Who am I carrying?”

Stephen L. Holley, Jr. is a Dallas native, a graduate of Lake Highlands High School and the United States Naval Academy. He is currently a broker with Jones Lang LaSalle. If you have a Dallas experience or story to share, we would be pleased to read it, and consider printing it in our magazine. Email your story to our publisher, Pete Northway at pete@dallashotelmagazine.com.

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