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Inside Golf’s HP Byron Nelson

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RICH IN HERITAGE The Beretta Gallery in Dallas, Texas exemplifies traditional Italian quality in every detail. Located in the exclusive Highland Park area, Beretta Gallery Dallas is the perfect destination for those wishing to indulge in the rich sporting heritage of Beretta. A unique assortment of clothing and accessories for the classic outdoorsman, from leather guncases and luggage, to sports clothing for all types of hunting, shooting and country living. A distinct feature is our fascinating library of hunting books, collections of beautiful one-of-a kind gift items and hand crafted works of art. The beautiful, well-stocked gunroom in Dallas showcases Beretta’s full line of pistols, field and competition shotguns, as well as Sako rifles. The history of Beretta’s nearly 500 years of quality gun making is best exemplified by are large selection of Beretta Premium Grade shotguns and express rifles. Our professional staff is ready to answer all your requests and they look forward to welcome you to Beretta Gallery Dallas.


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FASHION FORWARD Up and Coming Design Stars

HIP, HOT & HAUTE Inside Big D’s “See & Be Seen” Scene

TEXAS SWING

PAT & EMMITT SMITH

Inside Golf’s HP Byron Nelson

Texas’ premier power couple’s serious community connection page 24

FASHION FORWARD

LOCATION IS EVERYTHING

TEXAS

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s

POWER COUPLE Pat and Emmitt Smith’s Mission to Inspire and Impact Lives

Totally random, completely free things to do in Big D page 37

ON THE COVER Pat and Emmitt Smith

FANTASTIC FOURSOME

Dallas’ skyline gets a spectacular new addition page 120

Photography: David Woo Retouching: Evans Caglage

LORD BYRON’S BIG BASH

2012 HP Byron Nelson PGA Championship page 56

LET’S DO BRUNCH: SPECIAL SECTION

IN EVERY ISSUE

A sampling of tasty weekend options page 66

GALLERY GUIDE: SPECIAL SECTION

SLUMMIN’ IT

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LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.

Inside North Texas’ best neighborhoods from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s page 97

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Painting, sculpture, folk, graphic arts and more. page 13

SHOPPING

Fashionistas love Dallas’ extensive variety of trendy, historic and eclectic boutiques and fashion centers. Get a complete listing of the area’s shopping destinations. page 32

THE SCENE

Who, what, where and why of everything exciting in Dallas. page 44

BEST THINGS TO DO

Spending time in Dallas is always a trip less ordinary. Learn about local attractions that make for unique experiences and excellent adventures. page 52

DINING & NIGHTLIFE

Incomparable restaurants and worldrenowned chefs; check out our listing of Dallas’ top culinary destinations, plus music, performance, dancing and party fun. page 76

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Amid the museums and performance venues of the Dallas Arts District, a new residential icon is redefining the city’s dynamic skyline. Destined for international recognition, Museum Tower offers a selection of elegant residences each with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic city views. Lavish designer appointments and state-of-the-art appliances add character to each gracious living area, gourmet kitchen and luxurious bathroom. The exterior grounds include an expansive great lawn, bocce ball court, swimming pool with cabanas, fire pits, private dog park and so much more. Museum Tower will be ready for occupancy in late 2012. 2112 Flor a St reet, Dalla s, TX 75201 • ph 214.9 5 4.1234 • f a x 214.9 5 4.9 9 6 4 • w w w.Mus eumTowerDalla s.c om • inf o @ Mus eumTowerDallas.c om The image presented is made from an artist’s renderings which may include photographs artistically assembled and retouched in order to approximate an impression of the building, its surroundings, and/or what the human eye will perceive at different heights, from different condominium units. Architectural features are subject to change and developer is not responsible for any error or omission in its interpretation effort. All renderings of the proposed Woodall Rogers Park are an artist’s interpretation based on preliminary designs and plans, which are subject to change. This material is intended to encourage the sale of real property at Museum Tower, Dallas, Texas. This material does not constitute an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy in any state where registration is required if such registration requirements have not been filed.


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There may not be a more spectacular place in the U.S. than Dallas in the springtime. While New York, Chicago, Denver and Minneapolis are still shoveling snow and spinning on ice, warming temperatures and beautiful blue skies abound here in North Central Texas. With that in mind, the theme of this edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine is fresh, new, rejuvenated, and reinvigorated. Couldn’t we all use a little more of that?

During a recent session with photographer David Woo, super couple Pat and Emmitt Smith flank Dallas Hotel Magazine publisher Pete Northway at the Westin Galleria.

Our cover story introduces you to a local power couple that may come as close to royalty as Texas has to offer. Pat and Emmitt Smith are well known for her work on television and in fashion, his exploits on the gridiron and, of course, winning ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” competition. However, the Smiths are also leaving a significant impact on their community through s series of philanthropic projects. We met the couple at the Westin Galleria in Dallas for the cover shot, and some lively conversation. Fashion and design are essential components in the local culture. Dallas is home base for Neiman Marcus and a launching pad for some of the most sought after professionals in the industry. In this issue, we introduce you to a series of “up and comers.” Some have already developed a name for themselves, while others might still be a bit under the radar. But we think all of them could have the right stuff to be the “next big thing.” See if you agree. We also have a feature on one of the freshest faces on Dallas’ culinary scene in years. Tiffany Derry knows her way around a kitchen. She was once voted a “fan favorite” on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” and appeared on “Top Chef All Stars.” Since opening the hot new Uptown restaurant Private | Social last fall, the buzz has been electric with its fresh mix of casual elegance. Meet the woman behind the recent headlines and see why we think she is destined for even more fame. If you are more in the mood for something decidedly less upscale, check out our story on favorite “hole-in-the-walls” close to the downtown area. Or if you have time to kill, we included some totally random and completely free things to do around town, as well as a special section on some of the finest indoor and outdoor weekend brunches around. For golfers, we profile the 2012 HP Byron Nelson Championship, a Texas PGA classic with a back-story of historic proportions and a bright future to match. Finally, we invite you to check out our expanded section of listings. The Scene has everything from performance and concerts, to sporting events, interesting outdoor activities and much more. We hope you enjoy your time here in our hometown. No matter what season, it is truly one of the best places I know. And enjoy this new edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine, the “definitive guide for discerning visitors to Big D.” Sincerely, Pete Northway Publisher/Editor-in-chief

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DFW TOWN CARS DFW Town Cars has been serving the Metroplex for over 25 years, and our philosophy has always been the same; we don’t need to be the biggest, we just need to be the best.

When you travel with DFWTC, one of our professionally trained chauffeurs will arrive at your pick up destination on time and ready to assist you with anything you may require for your travels. Each of our vehicles is stocked daily with fresh bottled water and a morning newspaper. Upon your return, a driver will await you at your arrival area and take you directly to your destination, quickly and comfortably. DFW Town Cars prides itself on our “on-time” service. We constantly monitor the status of your arriving and departing flights allowing us to confirm your terminal, gate and flight information – always keeping you on schedule. Whether you’re traveling alone or require coordination for large groups, our extensive fleet of luxury vehicles allows us to provide professional top of the line transportation. Your time is very important and for your convenience, payment arrangements are handled at the time you make your reservation.

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

CHRISTOPHER H. MARTIN GALLERY Part of the Dallas art scene for 18 years, Christopher H. Martin is highly recognized for his reverse glass abstract paintings. His vibrant large-scale originals currently grace the walls of his eponymous galleries in Aspen, Los Angeles and Dallas. Inspired by the patterns and rhythms of nature, Christopher harnesses water, wind and heat to create intricate layers of iridescent paint on acrylic with spectacular effect. 2412 Victory Park Lane Dallas, Texas 75219 214.880.1770 www.christopherhmartin.com

Christopher H. Martin studio I gallery 1533 Dragon Street Dallas, Texas 214.500.9648


GALLERY GUIDE CRAIGHEAD GREEN GALLERY Craighead Green is recognized as one of the finest contemporary art galleries throughout Texas and the Southwest, representing over 40 artists of all mediums. The Gallery focuses on contemporary paintings, archival pigment prints and sculpture in a myriad of media and styles. Craighead Green represents mid-to-late career artists while continuing their promotion of emerging artists. The Gallery is a participating member of the Dallas Art Dealers Association and CADD, Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas. 1011 Dragon Street Dallas, TX 75207 214.855.0779 www.craigheadgreen.com

JERRY SZOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY Referred to by clients as “one of Dallas’ best-kept secrets,” Jerry Szor Contemporary Jewelry represents the best contemporary jewelry artists from around the world. The jewel-box gallery reflects the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm of the Szor family, creating an intimate, comfortable shopping atmosphere for its clients. Every piece in the gallery is personally selected, with a focus on easy-to-wear versatility, handmade quality, exceptional value and exclusivity – most of the collections offered can only be found in Dallas at Jerry Szor’s. Artists represented include Antonio Bernardo, Denise Betesh, Pedro Boregaard, Pamela Froman, Sarah Graham, Lauren Harper, Barbara Heinrich, Reiko Ishiyama, John Iversen, Lauren K., Russell Trusso and Erich Zimmermann. In addition, the gallery represents the chic, stainless steel and leather handbag collection from Wendy Stevens. 6131 Luther Lane, Suite 210 (upper level) Dallas, Texas 75225 (in Preston Center) 214.691.5400 www.jerryszor.com

SAMUEL LYNNE GALLERIES Located in the Dallas Design District, Samuel Lynne Galleries represents and exhibits 21st Century contemporary artists with an extensive collection of 3-D sculpted oils on canvas, mixed media and sculpture. The 11,100 square foot facility features four full art galleries, along with a 30-seat HD theater for lectures and presentations. Design District 1105 Dragon St. l Dallas, Tx 75207 214.965.9027 www.samuellynne.com

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It’s colorful, It’s fun, full of creative energy...

Beautiful American blown glass from artists across the U.S, a jewelry selection that can hardly be believed, and a fine assortment of clay work both table ready and decorative. Carlyn Galerie is a must see. 6137 Luther Lane - Preston Center Dallas, Texas 75225 214. 368. 2828 carlyngalerie@gmail.com Open seven days a week.

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SMINK Smink Incorporated has been a Texas institution for over twenty-three years bringing luxury furnishings and fine art to Dallas and the Southwest. Smink is a family owned and operated business, with HUB Certification, that has an impeccable reputation for service and the highest quality products. The designers and architects appreciate the ease afforded to them, from purchase to installation. A wholesale showroom is open to the public and professionals there specialize in providing packages of furnishings to projects all over the western United States. 1019 Dragon Street Dallas, Texas 75207 214.350.0542, www.sminkinc.com

SOUTHWEST ART GALLERY Located near the shops of the Galleria, Southwest Gallery offers one of Dallas’ largest collections of fine 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures. Servicing the art needs of Dallas for 45 years, this beautiful gallery features an array of stunning works from antique to contemporary art in a 16,000+ square foot sensational space. 4500 Sigma Rd. Dallas, Texas 75244 972.960.8935 800.272.9910 www.swgallery.com

Visit Fort Worth’s Cultural District this Spring!

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Kimbell Art Museum

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Through June 17 Sargent’s Youthful Genius: Paintings from the Clark

Through June 17 The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark

www.cartermuseum.org

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John Singer Sargent (1856–1925). Fumée d’Ambre Gris (Smoke of Ambergris), 1880 (detail). Oil on canvas. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, A Box at the Theater (At the Concert), 1880. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA.

Glenn Ligon, Malcolm X (Version 1) #1, 2000. Vinyl-based paint, silkscreen ink, and gesso on canvas. 96 x 72 inches . Collection of Michael and Lise Evans. © Glenn Ligon. Courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

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thinkSMINK CARLYN GALERIE April 21 - May 13 Bouquets for Mom May 18 - June 10 A Gathering of Glass

CHRISTOPHER H. MARTIN GALLERY March 31 Dragon Spring Stroll – Studio open April 21 Art walk – Studio open May 12 Dragon Art Walk – Studio open June 23 Dragon Art Walk – Studio open

CRAIGHEAD GREEN GALLERY March 31 - May 5 Group Show - 5 p.m.-8 p.m. May 12 - June 16 Brad Ellis, Orna Feinstein, Tracy Harris Opening May 12, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. June 23 - July 28 Jerry Cabrera, Natalia Ferber, Andy Myers Opening June 23, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

JERRY SZOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY April 2 - 13 The Private Collection from Lauren K.

SAMUEL LYNNE GALLERIES March 31 - May 5th JD Miller - ‘Wanderlust Opening & Live Performance 5-9pm May 12 - June 16 ‘Sping into Summer’ Group Artist Exhibition 5-9pm May 12 - June 16 New works varying from mixed media paintings, photography, and pieces by contemporary glass artist, Shayna Leib. June - August 4th Annual ‘Summer Film Nights’ SMINK March 31 - May 5 Jenny Nelson 6 p.m. May 12 - June 16 Meredith Pardue 6 p.m. SOUTHWEST ART GALLERY April 7 - May 7 Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Southwest Salon 2012 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. May 12 Annual One-Man Show John Cook 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. June 9 One-Man Show George Kovach 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

April 13 - May 31 Private, limited collections from other artists will be on hand for one to two week periods. August 2 - 5 Exhibiting at the SOFA show in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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oh so contemporary Essential to the Texas art scene, William Campbell Contemporary Art works in the art world to help expose some of the most important artists of the day. The gallery represents over forty contemporary artists, including painters, sculptors, and photographers. Owners, Bill and Pam Campbell work to connect generations of artists and collectors with one another in the gallery. Gallery One Frames, a division of William Campbell Contemporary Art, provides custom framing and specializes in museum quality conservation framing, bringing expertise and customized service to collectors, designers, and institutions. Hours: Tuesday- Friday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.; and by Appointment.

William Campbell Contemporary Art, Inc. 4935 Byers Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76107 817.737.9566

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PAT AND EMMITT SMITH share a laugh with photographer David Woo and the Dallas Hotel Magazine staff during a photo session at the Westin Galleria.


HAPPY TEXAS’ SUPER COUPLE PAT AND EMMITT SMITH WRITTEN BY dave muscari PHOTOGRAPHY david woo

Power pairs are everywhere these days. England has William and Kate, Posh and Becks, and Sir Elton and David. In the U.S., celebrity couples Brad and Angelina, Khloe, and Lamar, and Tom and Katie are all the rage. But here in Dallas, Pat and Emmitt Smith are the city’s reigning superstar couple. The two are as close to royalty as Texas has to offer. They are among the highest profile married couples in town, forever caught in the glare of the media spotlight. Behind the scenes, beyond the glitz and sizzle of the local social circles they are ultra community conscious, involved and connected to a variety of projects that impact and enrich lives. It has been a long road to success for both Smiths, who have been married since 2000. A native of Pensacola, Florida, Emmitt came from a large family with three brothers and two sisters. He enjoyed athletic recognition from an early age being named PARADE magazine’s “Prep Player of the Year” as a senior at Escambia High School. As a freakishly talented athlete, his celebrity took off while an All American football star at the

University of Florida. But it was his recordbreaking run as the NFL’s all time leading rusher that allowed him to parlay football success and an electric smile into worldwide celebrity status resulting in lucrative endorsement deals. In 2006, a year after his retirement from football, Emmitt collected a different kind of trophy. He won ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” creating a different brand of buzz. One of sports greatest heroes took the dance floor by storm in a sleeveless costume, tackling everything from jazz to classic ballroom dancing, exposing himself to an entirely new audience in the process. “We danced seven days a week…every day,” he told an interviewer while reminiscing about the experience. Emmitt has continued to appear in commercials and on television programs such as “Oprah” and NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” as well as network morning shows. He has lent his image selectively to companies promoting such products and services as VISA, Herradura Tequila, The Good Feet Store, and Just For Men hair gel. He most recently appeared in Academy Sports & Outdoor’s “Tailgate U” series of commercials. He also found time to write a book, “Game On: Find Your Purpose, Pursue Your Dream.” DALLAS HOTEL MAGAZINE

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Mentoring is an important part of Pat Smith’s community work. She created the outreach program “Treasure You” to honor women from different walks of life. “We want to support, inspire and celebrate women in their journey to discover their self-worth,” she said.

As he told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in a 2011 interview, the book has “spiritual overtones” and provides readers insight into his keys for success in business as well as life. Pat is a former Miss Virginia USA, and was first runner-up in the 1994 Miss USA pageant. She is striking in appearance, tall and willowy with the grace of a seasoned model. Pat has appeared on network television in roles on programs such as “Beverly Hills 90210.” Last December D Magazine named her to its list of “10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas.” But ask anyone who knows her and they will tell you she is much more than a pretty face. She has worked as a journalist, is a seasoned writer and has hosted television shows. While she is witty and sensitive, at the same time Pat is extremely business savvy and, much like her husband, driven to succeed. “Pat is probably the single most positive person I have ever encountered,” said one local television executive. “Her tremendous sense of optimism fills any room she enters. And she has a unique way about her that puts everyone at ease.” For all the bright lights, glamour, success and adulation however, the Smiths seem like one of the most normal couples in the neighborhood. They are ultra busy parents juggling hectic professional lives with their five children. The youngest is Elijah who was born just after Emmitt’s enshrinement in the NFL Hall of Fame in 2010. Like many public figures of his stature, Emmitt’s days in the limelight have not come without a few minor hullabaloos. When he speaks, people in Dallas and elsewhere are bound to listen. 26

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And while he is far from a controversial figure, he has never been shy about what is on his mind. For example, in 2008 while working for ESPN, Emmitt raised a few journalists’ eyebrows when he made an appearance on behalf of candidate Barack Obama, introducing the future President of the United States to a packed house at Dallas’ Reunion Arena. Last December as his former team prepared to take on the New York Giants in a game to decide the NFC East championship, he publically questioned the squad’s “mental toughness.” Turns out he had a point: the Cowboys were soundly thumped 31-14, and bounced completely out of the NFL playoff picture. No one cuts across cultural lines quite like Emmitt has over the years in Dallas. Last January, he shared the stage at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center with Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director Jaap van Zweden. A month earlier, Maestro van Zweden was named Musical America conductor of the year 2012. The former Dallas Cowboy was there to offer his congratulations, leading a standing ovation that welcomed the DSO conductor back to town for his first major performance of the year. Most days the couple leads an ordinary life shuttling kids back and forth to school, dance class, music lessons and sports activities. On a professional level Pat and Emmitt are in demand as speakers, and stay highly visible in Dallas. They also stay connected to community issues through a series of charitable causes that are important to both of them. But ask the Smith children, and, like most kids, they will probably say it is just a normal life with mom and dad.

Pat is the president of the Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities, a nonprofit focused on the needs of underserved-children in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and other parts of the U.S. The emphasis is on education and enrichment opportunities, as well as resources dedicated to help kids reach their full potential. The Smiths have impacted a number of area organizations including Children’s Defense Fund of Texas’ “Beat the Odds Dallas”, Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), St. Philip’s School & Community Center, Foundation for Excellence in Education’s “Take Stock in Children”, Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas and the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation. The Smith Charities have provided much-needed scholarships, handson educational and growth opportunities, and innovative mentorship programs. As a result children involved with these organizations have experienced things not possible without their support such as trips to New York City, donated scholarships to The Shelton School in Dallas and Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Clay Academy. The charities have even helped American media mogul Russell Simmons build a school in Africa through his Diamond Empowerment Fund. Pat spends much of her time passionately devoted to women’s issues including a movement she founded a few years ago called Treasure You. Born out of sincere desires to recognize and renew the spirits of women, Treasure You has become one of her most important community efforts. One of the ways in which she has accomplished it is through a series of getaway retreats she hosts designed to bring women together to share stories, and learn in discussion groups from life experiences.


SWEETNESS: On October 27, 2002, Emmitt broke Walter Payton’s career NFL rushing record in a game against the Seattle Seahawks at Texas Stadium in Irving. CREDIT: Irwin Thompson, The Dallas Morning News

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While carrying the couple’s youngest son Elijah, Pat stands and applauds at a 2010 NFL Hall of Fame ceremony in Canton, Ohio CREDIT: Vernon Bryant, The Dallas Morning News

Some of the women involved are also married to high profile spouses, which comes with a unique set of rewards and challenges. Others are everyday people who have persevered through difficult circumstances to find deeper meaning in their lives. For several years Pat hosted a special Treasure You segment on a local television talk show, “Good Morning Texas,” introducing a broad based audience to women who exemplified the ideals behind the process. We recently connected with Pat and Emmitt about the importance of family, community aspirations, goals and dreams for their own children, and how they are working to make a difference in Dallas and beyond. DHM: How do you prioritize your busy lives? What comes first, and where do you spend the bulk of your energy these days? Pat: We put faith ahead of everything. God is first in our lives, then our marriage and then our children. If you don’t have your faith in line and the couple itself is not doing well, it affects your children. We realize the importance of staying connected to God and to one another. We’re trying to build our enterprise to create a legacy for our family. That’s our common goal. DHM: Pat, talk about Treasure You and what it has meant to you and the women involved in the project? Pat: The Treasure You retreats are a place for women to check out of their busy lives and take some important time to share conversations and make emotional connections with other women. I want to give women a place to share, to grow and to feel enlightened. It’s a passion for me to help women take the time to take care of themselves. It’s something that I’ve needed and looked for and had not been able to find. No matter what our backgrounds, we’re all feeling the same thing: that sense of sometimes 28

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FROM ONE CHAMPION TO ANOTHER: Emmitt introduces Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, before a DSO concert on February 3 at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Emmitt was on hand to help welcome Maestro van Zweden back to Dallas after being named Musical America Conductor of the Year 2012. CREDIT: Daniel Driensky

being overwhelmed and needing to let go and to share with other women. The response from the women who have attended the retreats has been overwhelming. After this year’s event, no one wanted to leave. DHM: You seem so happy together. What is the secret to your successful marriage and a good family life? Pat: Our commitment is to one another. Divorce is not an option. We’re willing to fight for our relationship. Faith and dedicated date nights are very important to us. Honesty with one another and communication also are crucial. And if something isn’t working, we’re not ashamed to sit down with a counselor or a therapist to work through it. We do a lot of maintenance work so we don’t hit a wall. DHM: Emmitt, what was it like shifting gears from athletics into business and philanthropy? Emmitt: It’s exciting. The game, the people and the camaraderie of football are things that I miss. But I was able to accomplish what I wanted. The hard work and determination that you bring to sports are common traits that you need in business. It’s a mindset. Football was always a stepping-stone to business. I’m doing exactly what I wanted to do. DHM: Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities has impacted a number of deserving area

organizations in need of a helping hand. Tell some of the success stories that stand out for you?

against us. It’s really through the grace of God that we’ve come this far.

Pat: There are so many. A few young people really stand out in my mind. Daniel Pipkin, a boy who attended a school where Emmitt spoke, really wanted to go to the New York Stock Exchange. Through some relationships that Emmitt had made he was able to take a group of kids, including Daniel, to New York City. Daniel went on to become a student government leader who now attends Brown University. Prentice Richmond, who we met through the Children’s Defense Fund’s Beat the Odds Program, was homeless. We just fell in love with him. He went to the Hall of Fame with us and he’s at Texas A&M University at Commerce now. Jasmine Gibson, another Beat the Odds Program student, is a Treasure You intern who’s going to the University of Oklahoma. Julie Negussie, who attends Georgetown University, came from a family of immigrants. We take all of them to lunch when they come home for Christmas.

DHM: Pat, you have said you feel “blessed.” Is that what drives you to reach out and impact your community as you and Emmitt have done? Pat: We have both had people in our lives that gave us advice, taught us something or loved on us. One of Emmitt’s favorite scripture passages is, ‘For whom much is given, of him much shall be required.’ He’s had coaches who have really given him a lot. For me, losing my mother at such a young age, people really stepped up. Giving back doesn’t feel like an obligation.

DHM: What do you think is the biggest misconception about the two of you?

DHM: You are both accomplished so much: what are you most proud of? Emmitt: We’re most proud of our marriage and our children…that is s a reflection of who we are. If you are the same person at home as you are out in public that is a huge testament to your character. And when someone comes up and says, ‘Your kids are great,’ that’s the fruits of your labor. They represent you.

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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

Galleria

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

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Shops at Legacy

Consisting of 2,665 acres, Legacy is a master-planned business, retail, and residential community that is located in Plano, Texas. Some being high-profile organizations, The Shops at Legacy accommodates over 50,000 individuals who live and work in the area. Stores include Bachendorf’s, Ella Bleu, The Lash Lounge, and William Sonoma. 7200 Bishop Road Plano, Texas 75024 214.473.9700 www.shopsatlegacy.com

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.

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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

ANTIQUE STORES

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

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Bachendorf’s

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

deBoulle

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

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


SHOPPING CONTINUED Ylang|23

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. And while their jewelry has changed over the years, one constant is that they have always stayed ahead of the curve, always true to a vision of providing the most exciting breakthrough collections, and always a level of service which their clients find unmatched. 13350 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1300 Dallas, Texas 972.980.0819 www.ylang23.com

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

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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

Clothes Circuit

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.

Nest

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 Bachendorf’s


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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

Tootsies

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

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ASHLEE BROOKS EXECUTIVE DESIGNER, ASHLEE BROOKS COLLECTION // ashleebrookscollection.com HOMETOWN Rockwall, Texas BACKGROUND Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design, Baylor University MENTORS Dr. Judith Lusk, family and consumer sciences professor, Baylor University INSPIRATION I have always known that I wanted to design clothing. I would draw clothes and figures on my bedroom walls as a little girl. My parents always encouraged me and allowed me to be creative. Working for myself gives me the freedom of expression that I need to succeed. I LOVE MY WORK BECAUSE It tells a story. It might be something only I know about, but I like that. My designs are based on how I feel and what is going on in my life at that point in time. MY STYLE Laid back and casual…I love flats, leggings, sweaters and cardigans. HOW MY LIFE TRANSLATES INTO BUSINESS Structure and organization; I am a list maker and give myself deadlines for everything. I LOVE DALLAS FASHION BECAUSE We have our own sense of style. It is different here than anywhere else. 38

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STYLE ICON Kate Middleton…classic and flawless. MY LAST PURCHASE A hot pink cross body wallet from Michael Kors. I WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD WITHOUT MY Mascara! I have blonde eye lashes and it looks like I don’t have any eye lashes without it!” I WANT TO DESIGN FOR Jean Paul Gaultier. He takes risks and designs how he is feeling: like me. BEST UNDER THE RADAR SHOP IN DALLAS I love Dolly Python (1916 North Haskell Avenue). It is the best place to shop vintage. There is so much variety. THE NEXT BIG THING WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT Me! IF I COULD DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHAT I’M DOING NOW Honestly, this is what I was made to do. I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. Designing clothing has always been my dream.


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DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT, J. HILBURN MEN’S CLOTHIER // jhilburn.com HOMETOWN Rochester, New York BUSINESS J. Hilburn Men’s Clothier. Founded in 2007, the Dallas based Internet-only, direct sales menswear company, specializes in bringing Italian mill extravagance to the masses at affordable prices. It features “style advisors” that set up appointments at home or office. BACKGROUND Ralph Lauren, Hart Schaffner Marx, Lilly Pulitzer MENTORS Designers Jeffrey Banks and Doug Conklyn I LOVE MY WORK BECAUSE I love creating a collection where men from different walks of life can define their own personal style through our luxurious Italian fabrics and style, fit and make options. We provide an aspirational foundation where a man can confidently express himself through his clothing to the world. MY STYLE I love the honesty and ruggedness of American style, the “old world” flair of English clothing, and the fine Italian passion for fit and tailoring. I LOVE DALLAS FASHION BECAUSE …you’re always just a stone’s throw from authentic Western history and flavor. There is a personality and charm that is like no other place. Where else will you see guys dressed in a suit and cowboy boots? STYLE ICON Working for Ralph Lauren made a huge impression on me, as it does with anyone who has worked for him. The knowledge and deep appreciation for the history of style, the icons that created it, and all the modern references in his collections that keep it alive – you just don’t get that anywhere else.

Ralph was a boy from the Bronx who dreamed big and created a style that he knew only from the movies, and from that that he relentlessly created the ultimate aspirational lifestyle brand. In Ralph’s hands you can be a cowboy, on safari or an English dandy. It’s magical. MY LAST PURCHASE I just ordered a midnight blue tuxedo from our formalwear collection that J. Hilburn is launching soon. The midnight blue very is very chic and sophisticated. It reminds me of the tuxedo Dunhill made for Truman Capote that he wore to the infamous ball he threw back in 1966 to celebrate the release of the epic “In Cold Blood.” I WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD WITHOUT MY Vintage Levi’s 501s I WANT TO DESIGN FOR I’d rather invent something completely new and unexpected. BEST UNDER THE RADAR SHOP IN DALLAS Not so “under-the-radar,” but definitely the best menswear shops in Dallas, Stanley Korshak (500 Crescent Court) and Hadleigh’s (74 Highland Park Village). IF I COULD DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHAT I’M DOING NOW I truly believe that I’m doing what I was born to do. DALLAS HOTEL MAGAZINE

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STYLIST & FASHION BLOGGER, NINI STYLE // HOMETOWN Originally from Vietnam but currently lives in Dallas BUSINESS Nini Style BACKGROUND My design collection is small, and offered exclusively to private clients, friends and readers. My blog is the opposite of exclusive: it’s a dialogue with the fashion community and about sharing fashion advice and tips. I spent years figuring out ways to dress like a million without spending a million and I love to share. INSPIRATION My husband. He pushes me to do things out of my comfort zone, and challenges me to expand my boundaries. I feel blessed that we found each other. He truly inspires me to grow as a person and a businesswoman. I LOVE MY WORK BECAUSE I enjoy enhancing my clients’ beauty, helping them feel better about themselves by choosing clothes that fit their bodies and lifestyles…and using a well-selected wardrobe to give them the confidence that they deserve. MY STYLE Anything from structured elegance to Avant-garde. HOW MY LIFE TRANSLATES INTO BUSINESS I love to shop. That is truly how this all got started. You have to find ways to do it frugally. Over the years I realized that I had tons of tips for shoppers. Armed with all the things I’ve learned about how to flatter body types and shopping -- and because I enjoy making people look fabulous -- styling and personal shopping turned into a career. I LOVE DALLAS FASHION BECAUSE People are open minded and willing to try new things. STYLE ICON Sue Gragg of Sue Gragg Precious Jewels (5500 Preston Road, Suite 205) for her impeccable style. Every girl dreams about having a couple of her pieces in their collection. I am currently obsessed with Michelle Harper. She’s so chic. The way she wears her clothes makes them seem just like art on canvas. MY LAST PURCHASE Christian Louboutin Daffodil pumps in nude from the Christian Louboutin Boutique (27 Highland Park Village) in Dallas. I WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD WITHOUT MY Make up I WANT TO DESIGN FOR Alexander McQueen BEST UNDER THE RADAR SHOP IN DALLAS V.O.D. (2418 Victory Park Lane). They carry lots of designers you can’t find anywhere else. Jackie and Liz have great taste and handpick the best clothes for their boutique. THE NEXT BIG THING WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT Fashion bloggers. IF I COULD DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHAT I’M DOING NOW I love to write. I would be a fashion journalist.


RUBY BHANDARI EXECUTIVE DESIGNER, SILK THREADS // silkthreads.com HOMETOWN Born in New York, lives in Dallas BUSINESS Silk Threads BACKGROUND Worked part time for JC Penney while a business student at the University of Texas. After designing for herself, friends and family, she decided to crack the underserved ethnic market in Indian and Pakistani communities. Specializes in custom creations, casual tunics, bridal trousseaus and formal wear, as well as other accessories. Products are sold in over 500 boutiques across North America, the Caribbean and in Europe. INSPIRATION My passion for fashion. I realized when I was a stylist people appreciated my choices and personal designs. That is when I knew my destiny. Luckily for me, both my husband and mother come from entrepreneurial backgrounds. They encouraged me to focus on my passion. I LOVE MY WORK BECAUSE Each garment I produce is a personal accomplishment. I get immense satisfaction from seeing the expression on the client’s face upon their first look in the mirror at one my creations. People look good, feel amazing and get noticed while wearing my designs. MY STYLE Funky and trendy, but elegant. HOW MY LIFE TRANSLATES INTO BUSINESS My business has become an integral part of my life. Employees, suppliers and customers are all treated as family resulting in strong friendships over the years throughout the world. I LOVE DALLAS FASHION BECAUSE It’s my home. I went to school in Austin, I’m raising my family in Irving and my headquarters is in Dallas.

STYLE ICON Claire Heymann of Hotel Saint Germain in Dallas; she is classic and elegant with a European flair. Tatiana Santo Domingo is untouchable. MY LAST PURCHASE I purchased countless bolts of beautiful silk in India for our clients. Then I bought a Valentino handbag from Saks in Dallas. I WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD WITHOUT MY My checkbook! I WANT TO DESIGN FOR I think my fashion sensibility is a lot like Tori Burch. I would definitely design for her. BEST UNDER THE RADAR SHOP IN DALLAS I may be biased, but I think my store, Silk Threads (12200 North Stemmons Freeway, Suite 301), is an uncovered gem in Dallas. We strive to make the customer feel like a million dollars before they leave. I also like Tootsie’s (8300 Preston Road). They always have a good variety, from classic to funky in the same store. THE NEXT BIG THING WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT Our new line called the SOCIALlist is a modern fusion style. IF I COULD DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHAT I’M DOING NOW I am very interested in working with underprivileged women and children. If I were not in fashion full time, I would devote myself to social work. This year the Advocacy Group is our charity of choice, for supporting this interest and the needs of women and children in Collin County. DALLAS HOTEL MAGAZINE

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FANTASTIC FOURSOME

A HANDFUL OF TOTALLY RANDOM, COMPLETELY FREE THINGS TO DO IN DALLAS

For savvy out-of-towners looking for something memorable to brag about their recent trip to Dallas, we have a few choice ideas up our sleeves. The following is a list of unique diversions to consider while exploring Big D. Unless you are one of the legions of devotees who “think pink,” you may not know that the internationally famous MARY KAY COSMETICS began in Dallas more than 30 years ago. The Mary Kay Museum (16251 North Dallas Parkway) is located in the company’s headquarters, and tells the tale of a global success story through free self-guided tours. You can also schedule a tour (by appointment only) of the Mary Kay manufacturing facility (1330 Regal Row). Check the website for details at MaryKayMuseum.com.

WORLD CLASS ART: A towering 21-foot stainless steel and aluminum with polyurethane enamel sculpture, Corridor Pin, Blue, by renowned artists Claes Oldenburgand Coosje van Bruggen, stands on the grounds of NorthPark Center.COURTESY: NorthPark Center

A mall is a mall is a mall, right? Not so fast. Dallas’ iconic NORTHPARK CENTER (8687 North Central Expressway), isn’t your ordinary mall. The sprawling shopping complex features fascinating works by world-class artists including Mark di Suvero, Joel Shapiro and collaborations by Claes Oldenburg and Coosie van Bruggen, whose depictions of ordinary objects on a monumental scale sets a marvelous tone for an afternoon inside the facility. Sure, you’ll find a food court, haute couture, theaters and other places you’d expect to see in a mall. However, with its expansive green spaces, lawns and trees NorthPark has continually redefined the traditional mall experience since opening in 1965. It has introduced the masses to spectacular works of art by international luminaries such as Andy Warhol, Henry Moore, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella and others. NorthParkCenter.com has all the details.

The rich graffiti of DEEP ELLUM (a play on how black musicians of the day pronounced “Elm” Street) still reverberates with the music of Leadbelly, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Robert Johnson to this day. In the 1920s the area was a well-known Mecca for the top bluesmen of the era, and featured influential artists performing on street corners and in bars. Eighties favorites Edie Brickell and New Bohemians (“What I Am,” “Love Like We Do”) got their start here. Eric Clapton went so far as to record at 508 Park Avenue, the studio where Johnson reportedly cut some of his earliest and most significant tracks, to try and recapture the vibe and infuse it into his music. Deep Ellum remains a scene for various genres of music as well as a variety of clubs, eateries and colorful art boutiques. Learn more online at DeepEllumFoundation.org. Artist Robert Glen’s magnificently gallant sculpture, THE MUSTANGS OF LAS COLINAS (5205 North O’Connor Drive, Irving), is a sight to behold. The intrepid monument of nine larger-than-life bronze horses traversing a stream engraved in the granite plaza of picturesque Williams Square boldly stands as the largest equestrian sculpture in the world. The Mustangs are named for the historic Carpenter family land on which they were constructed, El Ranchito de Las Colinas, which means the Little Ranch of the Hills. A museum is located in the west tower of Williams Square Plaza. There is a short film about the design, molding, and mounting of the sculpture. Other works by the artist are also on display. Admission is free. Details are available at MustangsofLasColinas.com.

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APRIL 19 Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band Gexa Energy Pavilion Parrotheads unite when the infamous Conch Nation turns out in full regalia for a Jimmy Buffet show. From the singer-songwriter who has sung “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Margaritaville” to generations of fans, the music is rivaled only by the outragousness of the colorful costumes in the crowd. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

APRIL 19 Carol Burnett Bass Performance Hall - Fort Worth, Texas The native Texan returns home in this spectacular evening of laughter and reflection. This time, the audience asks the questions of one of the world’s most beloved entertainers, and respected women. Broadway, motion pictures and television…Carol Burnett has done it all. www.basshall.com


APRIL 25 Cast of “Modern Family” Panel Winspear Opera House President Obama has said it his favorite show to watch with his family. Since its debut on ABC the weekly sitcom, shot in a “mockumentary” style with an ensemble cast, has captured the hearts of American viewers. In this special panel, characters from the show including Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) Phil (Ty Burrell) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet), along with co-creator Steve Levitan, talk about the program and take questions from the audience. www.attpac.org

MAY 24 Kristin Chenoweth Winspear Opera House Since beginning her red-hot career, she has starred in musicals and plays on and off-Broadway, on television and the big screen. In this rare concert appearance the Tony Award winning actress performs some of Broadway’s most memorable show tunes, including music from “Wicked,” “Promises, Promises” and from the hit TV show “Glee.”

JUNE 22-23 Coldplay American Airlines Center Front man Chris Martin and his band mates take the stage for two sizzling nights at the AAC. Touring in support of their 2011 smash release “Mylo Xyloto,” the band has steadily gained international notoriety since forming in 1996. Hits include “Yellow,” “Clocks” and “Paradise,” off the latest album.

JUNE 9 Bill Cosby Winspear Opera House He is a comedian, actor, author, producer, educator, musician and social activist. From Fat Albert to The Cosby Show, his parade of characters has made an indelible impact on American pop culture. America’s most beloved entertainer brings his unique observation on life, children, culture, family and marriage to town for a one-night only show.

JUNE 20 IL DIVO Verizon Theater - Grand Prairie One of the world’s leading classical crossover groups returns to the area for a special evening of entertainment. Since forming in 2004, the talented quartet of Carlos Marin, Sebastien Izambard, David Miller and Urs Buhler boast more than 25 million albums sold, 150 Gold and Platinum discs, and over 2 million concert tickets sold worldwide.

Arts & Culture APRIL 13-15 Dallas Art Fair Dallas Arts District (Downtown) Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the downtown Arts District, the event features over 70 prominent national and international art dealers representing painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video and installation by modern and contemporary artists.


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Arts & Culture MARCH 11 - JUNE 17 The Age of Impressionism Kimbell Art Museum - Fort Worth, Texas This is the only American venue for this first-ever international touring exhibition of the renowned Impressionist. The 73 paintings include 21 Renoirs and six Monets, plus works by Degas, Manet, Pissarro, Sisley, Morisot, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and other prominent French painters of the period. Among the collection are some of the most familiar masterpieces of the Impressionist era.

APRIL 22 - JUNE 17

MAY 18-20 Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival Galatyn Park Urban Center - Richardson, Texas What was once a small community arts festival has blossomed into one of the area’s most anticipated annual events. Music, cuisine, art and more headline the weekend fun. Festival programming includes two main outdoor performance stages featuring local, regional and headliner bands, plus interactive displays and exhibits, the Wild Marketplace, and a Battle of the Bands competition. www.wildflowerfestival.com

JUNE 8-9

Ged Quinn Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth - Fort Worth, Texas

Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Cole Porter Tribute with Michael Feinstein and Marvin Hamlisch Meyerson Symphony Center

The provocative English painter specializes in symbolic works of art that include contemporary images, often controversial, in idyllic scenes based on classical paintings with fragments of history and mythology. Quinn’s inspirational works combine his unique painterly skills and provocative conceptual strains. Sublime backgrounds meet broken-down foregrounds, while at all turns utopian ideals are acknowledged and critiqued.

It is an all star salute to the unforgettable music of Cole Porter, with sophisticated stylings provided by the DSO. Feinstein is a multiplatinum-selling recording artist, and Hamlisch is one of only 13 people to have been awarded Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and a Tony. Porter classics include “Anything Goes,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and more.

MAY 5 - NOVEMBER 5 Chihuly Dallas Arboretum Marvel at the renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s dramatic sculptures and installations in Dallas’ award-winning, 66-acre garden at the Dallas Arboretum. His transformative contemporary glass sculptures and installations appeal to people of all ages and have been seen in more than 200 museums, gardens and other venues around the world. Inspired by nature, these spectacular installations are specifically designed to respond to the architecture and magnificent gardens located on White Rock Lake. www.dallasarboretum.com

JUNE 12-17, 19-24, 26-30 Jersey Boys Winspear Opera House The 2006 Tony Award winner for Broadway’s best musical goes behind the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The beginnings, the struggles and the phenomenal success of a rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. Hits performed include “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Oh, What a Night” and more.


Concerts

4/25

Mickey Hart Band Granada Theater

4/26

The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour Rock Verizon Theater

4/27

North Mississippi Allstars Club Dada Ben Folds Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Performance Hall

Symphony/ Rock

Classical

4/17 5/2

Ingrid Michaelson Southside Music Hall

Indie

5/2

Creed Verizon Theater

Rock

5/5

Death Cab for Cutie McFarlin Auditorium

Alternative

5/11 -13

Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Fidelio Meyerson Symphony Center

TX Country

5/12

Darrell Scott Poor David’s Pub

Country

Latin Rock

5/12

Miranda Lambert Gexa Energy Pavillion

Country

Indie

5/14

Sheryl Crow Meyerson Symphony Center

Country/ Rock

5/18 -20

Masters of Film Music: Michael Giacchino Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

Symphony

5/22

Rammstein American Airlines Center

Metal

5/24

Madeline Peyroux Wyly Theatre Proscenium Armed Forces Salute with Marvin Hamlisch Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

Symphony

Celtic

5/25 -26 6/1

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw American Airlines Center

Country

Pop

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.

Rock

Blues

4/1

Anoushka Shankar Wyly Theatre Proscenium

4/2

Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations: The Power and Passion of Brahms Eisemann Center

Classical

4/4

Acoustic Alchemy Bass Performance Hall

Jazz

4/5 -7

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Plays “Casablanca” Meyerson Symphony Center

4/5

Ray Wylie Hubbard 1509 Avenue H, Plano

4/5

Mana American Airlines Center

4/6

Patrice Pike Poor David’s Pub

4/7

Younder Mountain String Band House of Blues

Bluegrass

4/9

Foreigner Unplugged in Concert The Flying Saucer

Rock

4/12 -15

Andre Watts Plays Grieg’s Piano Concerto Meyerson Symphony Center

4/12

Butch Hancock AllGood Café

4/14

Celtic Woman: Believe Verizon Theater

4/15

Kina Grannis The Kessler

4/17

Ode to Joy: A Beethoven Gala Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Performance Hall

Symphony

6/6

Wilson Phillips Winspear Opera House

Eilen Jewell AllGood Café

Country

Nickelback (with Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days) American Airlines Center

Alternative

4/19

6/9

Tab Benoit The Kessler

Blues

6/9

The Romantics Winspear Opera House, Hamon Hall

Pop/Rock

4/20

Karla Bonoff The Kessler

Folk

6/15

Gretchen Peters McDavid Studio

Country

4/21

Ben Kweller Granada Theater

Indie

6/20

Van Halen American Airlines Center

Rock

4/20

Lone Star Wind Orchestra Eisemann Center

Orchestral

6/30

Salvadore Liberto Eisemann Center

Classical

4/22

Symphony

Classical

Folk

Classical

Jazz/Folk

Pop


Sports

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.

MAY 2-6 Dallas Wine and Food Festival

DALLAS MAVERICKS BASKETBALL All games played at American Airlines Center 4/2

Mavs vs Clippers

4/4

Mavs vs Grizzlies

4/6

Mavs vs Trailblazers

4/10

Mavs vs Kings

4/18

Mavs vs Rockets

4/20

Mavs vs Warriors

MAY 18-20 Sponsored by American Airlines Center

DALLAS STARS HOCKEY All games held at American Airlines Center 4/3

Stars vs Sharks

4/5

Stars vs Predators

4/7

Stars vs Blues

Award winning wines, a feast of food and five, whole days to savor it all. The 28th annual festival is one of Texas’ most entertaining and educational events. Comprised of five signature events held at a variety of venues, showcasing Dallas and national culinary talent and award winning wines from The Dallas Morning News and TexSom Wine Competition, one of the largest wine competitions in the United States. Sample gold medal winning wines at Taste of the World, the festival’s grand finale. www.dallasfoodandwinefestival.com

Taste Addison Addison Circle Park - Addison, Texas A delicious weekend blend of food, music and family fun -- this threeday festival features over 60 restaurants located in the Town of Addison serving generous samplings of their menus at reduced prices. Celebrity chef demonstrations and wine tasting seminars, carnival rides, awardwinning children’s entertainment and big name musical acts.

Health & Fitness

FC DALLAS SOCCER

APRIL 14

All games held at Pizza Hut Park

Big D Marathon Dallas, Texas

4/5

Dallas vs New England

4/14

Dallas vs Montreal

4/25

Dallas vs Real Salt Lake

5/6

Dallas vs Colorado

5/9

Dallas vs Seattle

5/19

Dallas vs Philidelphia

6/23

Dallas vs Chivas USA

7/4

Dallas vs Toronto FC

7/7

Dallas vs San Jose

7/21

Dallas vs Portland

7/28

Dallas vs Los Angeles

Organizers call it “one of the most beautiful marathon courses you will ever run.” The annual race shows off some of Dallas’ finest areas in the spring with a course that starts at Fair Park, runs through Swiss Avenue, around picturesque White Rock Lake and finishing at the historic Cotton Bowl. www.texasmarathon.com

MAY 6 NASCAR 4/12-14 Samsung Mobile 500 Weekend Texas Motor Speedway 6/7-9

Firestone 550 Weekend Texas Motor Speedway

Dog Bowl at the Cotton Bowl Cotton Bowl Stadium at Dallas Fair Park Free unleashed fun for dog lovers and their four-legged friends of all sizes. Dallas’ historic Cotton Bowl transforms into a super-sized pooch park with splash pools, an agility course, a pet/owner look-alike contest and more. Call the Fair Park Info Line at 214-421-9600 or go online to www.fairpark.org


Sports TEXAS RANGERS BASEBALL All games played at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 4/6-8

Rangers vs White Sox

4/9-12

Rangers vs Mariners

4/23-25 Rangers vs Yankees 4/27-29 Rangers vs Devil Rays 5/11-13

Rangers vs Angels

5/14-15 Rangers vs Royals 5/16-17 Rangers vs Athletics 5/25-27 Rangers vs Blue Jays 5/28-30 Rangers vs Mariners 6/12-14 Rangers vs Diamondbacks 6/15-17 Rangers vs Astros 6/22-24 Rangers vs Rockies 6/25-27 Rangers vs Tigers 6/28-30 Rangers vs Athletics

FRISCO ROUGHRIDERS AA BASEBALL All RoughRiders games held at Dr Pepper Ballpark 4/12-14 Frisco vs Springfield Cardinals 4/15-17 Frisco vs Arkansas Travelers 4/23-26 Frisco vs San Antonio Missions 4/27-30 Frisco vs Corpus Christi Hooks 5/5-8

Frisco vs Midland RockHounds

5/18-21 Frisco vs San Antonio Missions 5/306/2

Frisco vs Tulsa Drillers

6/2-4

Frisco vs Northwest Arkansas Naturals

6/10-13 Frisco vs Midland RockHounds 6/14-17 Frisco vs Corpus Christi Hooks 6/22-25 Frisco vs Corpus Christi Hooks


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

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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

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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 214.670.5656 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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ATTRACTIONS CONTINUED MUSEUMS

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 Ft. 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


A 16-year-old Tiger Woods shakes hands with Byron Nelson in 1992 on hole 6 of the course at the Las Colinas Four Seasons. CREDIT: Judy Walgren, The Dallas Morning News

THE LEGACY OF BYRON NELSON

HP BYRON NELSON CHAMPIONSHIP The HP Byron Nelson Championship is one of the area’s biggest annual sports attractions, held May 1420 at TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving. This storied event offers world-class professional golf, a renowned social scene that includes post-play free concerts, as well as family fun. Proceeds benefit the Salesmanship Club of Dallas Youth and Family Centers, a nonprofit that is working to change the odds for local children and families.


2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship winner Keegan Bradley pumps his fist after making a putt during the final round. CREDIT: Louis DeLuca, The Dallas Morning News


THE LEGACY OF BYRON NELSON

HONORING A LEGEND Byron Nelson would have turned 100 this year. He was a gentle man known as much for his character, his faith and his service to others as he was for his record-setting career in golf. In 1945, Nelson accomplished a winning streak that has not been challenged to this day and may stand forever. He finished that year with a total of 18 victories, including 11 straight, and established a record for the lowest scoring average (68.33), which remained untouched for 55 years. During his relatively brief professional career -- he retired in 1946 when he was 34 years old -- Nelson amassed 54 career victories, including the 1939 U.S. Open, the 1937 and 1942 Masters, and the 1940 and 1945 PGA Championships. His record of 11 consecutive tournament victories may never be broken, however Nelson’s legacy also includes the HP Byron Nelson Championship. He lent his name to this event in 1968, and the partnership he formed with the Salesmanship Club of Dallas has produced the most charitable event on the PGA Tour, raising more than $121 million for Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers since the tournament began. Nelson made it clear that these achievements off the course were more important to him than his many accomplishments on the course. “This tournament is the best thing that’s ever happened to me in golf,” Nelson said. “Better than winning the Masters or the U.S. Open or eleven in a row. Because it helps people,” he added. This year the tournament that bears his name will pay special tribute to Nelson in honor of his 100th birthday. The Salesmanship Club of Dallas will create a number of displays on the tournament grounds to chronicle Nelson’s accomplishments both on and off the course.

A RICH HISTORY OF WORLD CLASS PROFESSIONAL GOLF With its rich golf tradition in Dallas, including a U.S. Open and a pair of PGA Championships, the HP Byron Nelson Championship has a long history in professional golf that traces its roots back to 1944. That year, Byron Nelson won the Texas Victory Open at Lakewood Country Club by 10 strokes over his friend, Harold “Jug” McSpaden. This annual tournament became the Dallas Open for several years before the Salesmanship Club joined forces with Nelson in 1968 to create what was originally dubbed the Byron Nelson Golf Classic. Over the years, the tournament has played host to every big name in professional golf—and has been won by most of them. The early years saw dramatic finishes by the likes of Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus was a two-time Byron Nelson champion, while Palmer never got to claim Byron’s trophy. His duel with Nicklaus 60

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in 1970 is the stuff of legend—and many say one of the greatest Byron Nelson tournaments ever played. Deadlocked at 274 after 72 holes of regulation play, the game’s two greatest stars entered a sudden death playoff. Nicklaus prevailed in dramatic fashion, sinking an 18-inch birdie putt on the first extra hole. Palmer played a total of 12 Byron Nelson tournaments and enjoyed five, top-10 finishes, but his second place to Nicklaus in 1970 was the closest he got to the trophy. Tom Watson was another larger than life presence at the early Byron Nelson events. With his mentor, Lord Byron, looking over his shoulder, Watson went on a tear at Preston Trail Golf Course in the 1970s. He finished second in 1974 and then won his first Byron Nelson the next year. He won again in 1978, 1979 and 1980, and to this day is the only player to win the Nelson three years in a row. Ben Crenshaw, Fred Couples, Payne Stewart, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott are just a few of golf’s biggest names who have also claimed victories at the Nelson. In recent years, the champions of the Byron Nelson have come from the growing echelon of young stars on the PGA tour. Jason Day, currently the 7th ranked player in the world, claimed his first career victory at the 2010 Nelson. And last year’s champion, Keegan Bradley, was a relative unknown in his rookie year on the tour when he came from behind to beat Ryan Palmer on the first hole of a sudden death playoff. Bradley’s Nelson win catapulted him into the national spotlight and gave him the playoff experience he would need to win the PGA Championship just a couple months later. These two victories combined with a total of four top 10 finishes also landed him PGA tour rookie of the year honors.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE There is perhaps no better evidence of the success of this event than the attendance -typically around 250,000 -- that come out each year to enjoy the golf, the scenery, the concerts and the family fun at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. It offers something for everyone. The Pavilion has become one of the best-known party spots in D-FW. Patrons often relax at the Pavilion during the day while following golf on large screens, then stay late on Friday and Saturday nights to enjoy live music in the Pavilion After Dark. All concerts are free with a tournament ticket. Families looking for fun and affordable activities have several opportunities.

GOLF’S ELUSIVE ‘PERFECT SHOT’ Every photographer has a favorite shot, and this is one of mine. I remember that grey and gloomy, rather chilly February day in 1992 as if it were just yesterday. I love sports, and was always a big fan of the two golfers. Like many kids my age that grew up in this part of the southwest, Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan were incredibly famous, larger than life Texas heroes to us. We all knew who they were and what they had accomplished. For a long time I had worked unsuccessfully to arrange a photo shoot with the two. Years later, Byron told me that this image was the only photograph of the pair together since the mid-1940s. I was truly honored. They were scheduled to be at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth that day. I arrived at the pro shop early in the morning so I could scout a good location to pose the pair for a suitable photograph. I asked the golf pro if I could borrow a couple of clubs, and he was nice enough to help me out. I was then informed I would have only about 5 minutes to get my shot, and included that the time it took just to walk to the location. I spoke with both men albeit very briefly, asking them to hold the clubs, and look back towards my lens.


Nelson gives a kiss to Pepe, his 14-year-old black quarter horse at his home in Roanoke in 2004. CREDIT: David Woo


THE LEGACY OF BYRON NELSON

Children 13 and under receive free admission to the tournament, with a variety of activities to choose from.

A G R E AT T I M E & A G R E AT E R C A U S E The HP Byron Nelson Championship has become the flagship charity event on the PGA tour and one of the largest charity fundraisers in the Dallas area. Hundreds of corporate sponsors and nearly 1,000 volunteers come together each year to help support the event. More than 7,000 children and families in the greater Dallas community are receiving a better education and facing brighter futures thanks to the money raised each year at the Nelson by the Salesmanship Club. It’s not just about how much has been raised; the real story is what’s being done with the money and the lives that are being changed as a result. Matthew is in the fourth grade at J. Erik Jonsson Community School. His favorite subject is science, and last year his state assessment tests results were impressive, in fact, he only missed one question on each test. Matthew’s family falls below the poverty line. He didn’t speak English until he started school at the age of three. Today, he is thriving at the Jonsson School, a place focused on changing the odds for at-risk kids. The Jonsson School is a community laboratory school in Dallas, and is one of the programs of the Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers, the primary beneficiary of the HP Byron Nelson Championship. The real beneficiary, however, is Matthew, his two younger brothers, and the 230 other students who learn in an environment of trust and respect each day. When Matthew’s parents heard about the Jonsson School from a cousin, they were intrigued. They wanted their kids to get a great education, and saw that over 91% of Jonsson School graduates went on to graduate from high school, which was incredibly high compared to other students in their low-income neighborhood. When visiting the school, they

This is a window into the appeal of this private community school, supported by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas through the HP Byron Nelson Championship. It’s more than just the exemplary results. It’s the non-stop focus on student engagement, on hands-on learning, and on maintaining very high expectations that drive students to success. After leaving the Jonsson School in fifth grade, students move on to area public or private middle schools, high school and, in 85% of cases, higher education. Ten miles away, in the northwest corner of Dallas, the Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers is helping even more families in a different setting. There, professionals ranging from licensed play therapists to psychologists work with kids of all ages and their families. Families come to the Salesmanship Club for help with a variety of problems, such as abuse, anxiety, grief, depression, challenges at school, and much more. Two-year-old Maria is one such child being helped by this organization. She had to leave her preschool due to temper issues and unsafe behavior. Her parents, both working full-time to make ends meet, didn’t know what to do. The preschool teacher told them about the Salesmanship Club and they made an appointment. They were able to join a therapeutic group designed to help families with aggressive toddlers. They learned parenting strategies from an educator, while therapists worked with Maria to learn to share, express her needs, and manage her overwhelming feelings. As part of the program, parents and their children came together and practiced their new discipline strategies and coping skills. Over the course of several months, they went from a family, feeling frustrated and at the end of their rope, to a thriving family, still struggling at times, but with the skills to take on the challenges and move forward.

CREDIT: Louis DeLuca, The Dallas Morning News

A youth golf clinic will kick off the week’s festivities on Tuesday afternoon on the practice range. Admission and course side parking are free. Located just off the number two Tee, the KidsZone will offer an air-conditioned haven for families where kids can enjoy free activities such as bounce houses and miniature golf, plus arts and crafts. In addition, several family picnic areas are being placed around the course in prime viewing locations, offering quiet shady spots for families to take a break from the golf action.

loved the community feel and that there was a dedicated Parent Center where they could talk with other parents and have a monthly “coffee with the principal” to actively invest in their children’s education.

I knew I would be positioned about 40 yards away, and they probably wouldn’t hear my instructions due to a pretty stiff wind swirling around the 18th green where they stood. As on most of my photo shoots, I work with two cameras. In this case, one had a 300mm lens, and the other had a wide-angle lens. After shooting them full frame, from the waist up, with and without the golf clubs, I was told that my 5 minutes was up. It was the fastest 5 minutes I think I had ever experienced. Slowly they strolled off the green together. I was preparing to pack up my gear, and overheard Ben Hogan offering his old friend and fierce competitor his arm -- for support -- as they headed towards their cart, softly chatting about memorable golf games from years gone by. I was lucky enough to raise my camera and fire off a few more images, which is what you see here. People have often asked if I knew I was shooting a significant piece of history when I took these photographs more than 20 years ago. Not really. I just knew it was a special moment between two special people, and I am honored I was able to capture it. - David Woo

Nelson at home in Roanoke with wife Peggy CREDIT: David Woo, The Dallas Morning News


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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


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Tillman’s Roadhouse Tillman’s is a place for really good food, drinks, and music in a fun, casual, comeas-you-are environment. Tillman’s is an update on the classic Texas roadhouse. Regional menu favorites, familiar tunes, noone is a stranger hospitality — all energized with a modern take. A combination of both rustic and lush in everything from the menu to the décor make Tillman’s a good-time any time destination, whether it’s for a quick drink, a casual dinner or a special occasion. 324 West 7th Street Dallas, Texas 75208 tillmansroadhouse.com 214-942-0988

A boutique for men and women delivering premium denim, sportswear and accessories to enhance your stylish yet relaxed lifestyle. Indigo 1745 captures your independent spirit whether it’s modern vintage, cowboy casual or urbane chic. This smartly appointed boutique with engaging staff welcomes you to shop or just hangout in a relaxed environment that feels a little like your personal over sized closet. 370 West 7th Street Dallas, Texas 75208 indigo1745.com 214-948-1745

Bolsa

Make It IndieGenius A 5000 sqft Creative Compound, featuring over 60 local designers, vintage dealers and modern crafters. If you love Etsy, this is your place! Also a host to over 40 workshops and classes in Sewing, Screen Printing, and Design. 1 block outside the Bishop Arts District. 409 North Zang Boulevard Dallas, Texas 75208 beindiegenius.com 214-991-0075

Fresh, local ingredients. A seasonal menu. The best cocktails in the city. D Magazine’s Restaurant of the Year in 2009 and Dallas Observer’s ‘Best Place To Take A Date’ and ‘Best Patio’ makes Bolsa a great choice for lunch or dinner 7 days-per-week. 614 W Davis St Dallas, TX 75208 (214) 943-1883 www.bolsadallas.com


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Feeling a little adventurous? If you are in the mood for something different, try one of these local hangouts. All are memorable and most are within a stone’s throw of downtown Dallas hotels. KATY TRAIL ICE HOUSE (3136 Routh Street) Another Austin-style outdoor spot located in the Uptown area features cold beer (lots of local favorites on tap), burgers and Tex-Mex, too. Enjoy bands playing on a small stage in front of old school picnic tables under shady trees adjacent to one of the area’s most popular jogging trails. www.katyicehouse.com THE MECCA (10422 Harry Hines Boulevard) Old-style linoleum floors, Formica tabletops and booths surround yellowed walls covered in years of Texas sports memorabilia. One of Dallas’ best breakfasts has a distinctive Mexican flair. Try their Migas (scrambled eggs with bits of tortilla), pancakes, buttermilk biscuits and grits. www.themeccarestaurant.com

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ST. PETE’S DANCING MARLIN (2730 Commerce Street) Welcome to Deep Ellum, where the likes of Robert Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson sang the blues. Flat panel televisions mix with tales of sport fishing adventures on rustic brick walls in the historic building. The seared “dancing” Tuna steak sandwich is a tasty treat. If pasta’s your thing try Benno’s pasta salad or Connie’s Baklava for dessert. www.stpetesdancingmarlin.com LEE HARVEY’S (1807 Gould Street) is the perfect place to cozy up to a fireside picnic table at for a few longnecks, bohemian style. The mood is festive, fun and smoke free: as of April 2009 a new city ordinance extended the city’s smoking ban to include bars and pool halls. www.leeharveys.com

St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin CREDIT: Lauren Useda Law

Double Wide

DOUBLE WIDE (3510 Commerce Street) late nights are always alive and kickin’ at a down and dirty dive that is as lovable as it is full of trailer park kitsch. Pull up a tire, kick back and enjoy some low- key fun. www.double-wide.com


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TV “TOP CHEF” MAKES A MARK ON DALLAS CUISINE WRITTEN BY dave muscari PHOTOGRAPHY david woo

There are a number of schools of thought when it comes to understanding exactly what it takes to become a great chef. Tre Wilcox, executive chef of the tony Villagez Marquee Grill and Bar in Highland Park Village puts it like this: “You can choose it. Or it can choose you.” Sometimes it starts as “just a job,” said Wilcox, who started in fast food at age 17, before working his way into a series of high profile positions in some of Dallas’ top restaurants. “You may begin in the business for money, to make a living. And as the passion grows, next thing you know it’s your career. You put your head down, and run with it.” Others believe it is a calling, and that the best chefs are born, not made. That may be the case with executive chef Tiffany Derry, one of Dallas cuisine’s current-crop of young superstars. Following a series of ultra-hyped appearances on Bravo TV’s “Top Chef,” the glare of the media spotlight focused on Derry intensified. These days the 30-year old chef and her business partners are basking in a different glow – the kind that comes from stellar reviews about their latest venture, a stylish new Dallas restaurant called Private | Social (3232 McKinney Avenue). Opened last September in Uptown, it is chic, tastefully appointed and trendy in tone, with a reputation that is all the rage among foodies. Private | Social is open for lunch and dinner daily except Sundays, 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturdays. Her signature dishes are unique, with an interesting southern flair that reflects her South Texas roots. She is also creative with her cuisine, and presents customers with a series of colorful international tastes and presentations with personality. “I never liked being bound to one type of cuisine, and so I would describe my cuisine as global,” said Derry in a recent interview. “I have been fortunate enough to travel around the world quite a bit. The three most significant and influential places for me have been Mexico, China and Paris,” she said. “The term ‘global cuisine’ has come up, and that’s what I am. Doing just one thing doesn’t spark my creativity. I am a global girl!” DALLAS HOTEL MAGAZINE

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Private | Social serves both “private,” as in traditional single entrees, and “social,” with a nice variety of share plates available. Price points range from $10 to $14 for starter courses and $21 to $44 for entrees. The menu includes items such as bone-in filet with wild pea shoots and social steak sauce and grilled arctic char with artichoke and Serrano ham. Interested yet? Perhaps the duck fat fried chicken sounds intriguing, or maybe the delicious Mamma Myint Thai salad rolls are more your speed. You can’t go wrong. One thing is for certain: this is a fascinating confluence of flavors, and one that has serious Dallas food lovers and food critics talking…a lot. After opening last year, reviews were good…even great. A food critic at The Dallas Morning News gave Private | Social four stars, and included the new restaurant in the paper’s top 10 of 2011 calling it “sophisticated, soulful and original.” D Magazine, The Dallas Business Journal and others followed suit with positive reviews of their own shortly after Private | Social opened. As for the bright-eyed young chef with the sizzling smile, Tiffany Derry is on a roll. Ever since her appearances on “Top Chef” she is said to be fielding offers for more media exposure.

“My chef used to tell me, ‘Keep your head down. And just keep cooking!’” Her culinary career started simply enough when she was 15 years old working in a local International House of Pancakes. In the span of two years the Beaumont native reportedly worked her way up the chain to become the company’s youngest manager. “I learned to work super hard, and outwork anybody around me,” she said. “If anyone did something particularly well, I watched, I studied and I conquered. That was the goal.” After high school Derry enrolled in the Art Institute of Houston to take courses in the culinary program. There she honed her skills, while staying active in organizations such as the Great Chefs Club and American Culinary Foundation Junior Chefs Team. “When I was at the Art Institute I went to Paris,” said Derry in a recent promotional video on the school’s website. “I was able to see the incredible produce, and the way they treated food. Before, it was about eating…now it’s 74

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about taking care of (food). Knowing where it’s coming from and all the steps foods go through before you actually get it.” She graduated in 2003, and remains an ardent supporter and advocate for her alma mater. “I had a lot of opportunity that I don’t think I would have had if I had not gone to the Art Institute,” said Derry. “By the same token, it took a lot work. I had two jobs…it wasn’t like I went to school and then -- poof -- I am where I am today. The Institute provided a great foundation for me to build upon through real world experience.”

“I learned how to be tough, and not so sensitive in a boy’s world…” Derry’s first job out of school was at Pesce, a popular Houston restaurant known for its innovative seafood dishes served in an elegant, albeit high volume atmosphere. It was here she found a culinary mentor in chef Mark Holley. “He was the first African American chef I saw doing fine dining,” said Derry. “That was very important for me to see.” Holley’s eye for talent paid off. “After culinary school, we reeled Tiffany in,” he said. “You know the great ones early on. One in a hundred…maybe a thousand…really has it. And when you see it, you know it.” Holley believes you need to test the newbies early and often, which was the case with his young protégé. “You throw them in and see if they sink or swim,” he said. “Some have two left hands.” Derry thinks the experience strengthened her in a number of ways. “He was there to build you up, and sometimes to break you down,” she remembered. “There were days where I cried in the bathroom, shook it off, and came back to the kitchen to cook.” Under Holley’s watchful eye, Derry took advantage of advancement opportunities at the Houston restaurant working from garde manger to junior sous chef. “I was the only woman that had ever worked the line in his kitchen,” she said. “I learned to be tough and not to be so sensitive in a boy’s world.” Holley watched the young chef learn and grow. “She navigated her way through our kitchen pretty quickly and mastered a lot of positions,” said Holley. According to Derry, Holley provided her first exposure to being “more then just a chef in a kitchen,” as she puts it. “He would work the kitchen in the back and go out and work the room in the restaurant. He greeted every guest in the house. I really liked that about him.” Even in those early years, Derry had an impressive career plan. “I knew when I met her she had a swagger,” he chuckled. “She had it all

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It’s not every day you get to ask the area’s best chefs everything you have always wanted to know about food, but never had the opportunity to ask. Here are a few extra random questions for Chef Derry. DHM: You call Dijon, Creole mustard, champagne vinegar, kosher salt and Creole seasoning the five indispensible ingredients in your kitchen? TD: I like how they brighten up dishes. They can take something from being flat to full of flavor without adding salt. Herbs can only go so far for me -- without a good mustard or vinegar. DHM: Talk about your home kitchen versus Private | Social: what are the similarities and what are the differences? TD: There are definitely gadgets. You will find a lot Le Creuset and the color red in my home kitchen. Also, my kitchen does not smell like food because there is definitely nothing being cooked there. I spend so much time in the Private | Social kitchen! DHM: We have interviewed some of Dallas’ top chefs, and always manage ask about their favorite hole-in-the-walls. When you have a free evening, where do you go that’s off the beaten track? TD: ZENse (8600 North MacArthur Blvd) in Valley Ranch; the Thai food there is amazing. Pho Mama (1017 East Trinity Mills Road) in Carrolton is another spot that I adore. (Above) Delicious pan seared scallops with parsnip, snow peas, chanterelles and pomegranate. CREDIT: Thomas Mosley, Art of Mind Productions


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

mapped out…wanted to open a restaurant in her hometown, and be on The Food Network. She is a good example of hard work and dedication. I am not at all surprised by her success.” “Top Chef was a game changer for me” She moved on to Grotto Cucina Napoletana across town were she worked as executive sous chef and began to see even more of the complexities of the business. “With the Landry’s corporation I was able to do that (open restaurants),” said Derry in the Art Institute video. “Before, all I knew was cooking. Then it became about the business side – how to run a restaurant and what it takes day in and day out.” In 2000 the young chef moved to Dallas, and began teaching culinary students at the Art Institute of Dallas. Then in 2008 she joined DRG Concepts’ (Dallas Fish Market, Dallas Chop House, Wild Salsa) popular Go Fish Ocean Club in Far North Dallas as chef. While at Go Fish in 2010, Derry auditioned to become one of 16 contestants on Season 7 of “Top Chef” taped in Washington, D.C. She joined the cast and placed fifth. She was voted a “fan favorite” along with another Texan, Fort Worth-based chef Casey Thompson. Derry had already been a rising star in local cuisine circles when she was selected as a member of the cast, however “Top Chef” went a long way in introducing her to mainstream American foodies. “This was a game changer for me,” as she framed the experience in the Art Institute promotional video. Executive Chef Wilcox agrees, “Unless you are the kind of chef who comes out of the kitchen, and works the room like Dean (Fearing), people really don’t know your story. Tiffany wasn’t like that. She had not worked in that many restaurants.” Can an appearance on a cable reality show such as “Top Chef” really be a life changing experience? “Yes,” said Wilcox, “depending on how you are portrayed on the show, and how it is edited.” In Tiffany’s case, he believes “Top Chef” gave her the opportunity to “show off,” as he puts it, in front of a national audience. “The show shed light on her working at IHOP, the Art Institute, coming from a small town in Texas…her story,” he said. She was a hit with viewers, and later competed on another Bravo show, “Top Chef All-Stars,” making it all the way down to the program’s final four chefs. According to Wilcox, from the beginning Bravo’s recruiting pitch for prospective contestants was pretty clear: an appearance on the show opens a variety of significant culinary doors. “What you do with it after that is up to you,” he said. “It is an opportunity for a chef to be brand-able.” When she returned to Go Fish after her stint on “Top Chef,” Derry said she had become energized, telling The Dallas

Morning News, “I’m really determined to do new things, to step it up, you know, just the way I approach what I do. I feel this pressure, now that I’m going to be seen as this top chef. People are going to be coming in expecting to be wowed.” The restaurant closed a few months later, but Derry landed on her feet. Has Derry taken full advantage of the new found visibility afforded her through national exposure on a big time television show…and would she do it again? “I did do it again,” she laughed. “I would do it a third time, but not any time soon. Almost every other chef that came back for ‘Top Chef All-Stars’ had a good amount of time from their first appearance on the show to the next. I had about a month after Season 7 ended and went right back into taping for Season 8. Everyone else was able to take things away from their first appearance on the show: things they needed to work on, feedback from the judges, and how the audience reacted to their food. They were able to take the time to learn from that and grow. I felt like I just went from one season to the next without a chance to work on my craft and internalize that feedback. I would have liked to have that time between my appearances on the show, which is why I would wait some time before I would consider going back.” “My mind now is completely different than it was before,” said Derry in the Art Institute promo, comparing her career before and after the “Top Chef” experiences. “I am forever creating. I wake up in the middle of the night and I am creating.” That creative spirit has also driven her to become a supportive, community advocate working with the Dallas Independent School District. She wants to help revamp school lunch programs to feature healthier options for students. “It is something I hope to take step-by-step, day-by-day,” she said. “It is not one of those things that will happen over night. It is a process of me getting into the classrooms, cooking with the students and educating them on how to eat better. From there, I can start to slowly get more involved with working on the cafeteria menus. I am just so amazed with all the things they do in school cafeterias with the minimal budgets they have. It is going to be a long process, but I hope to eventually get help from other chefs and other people who are willing to donate their time to

join me in this much needed transformation.” For now, the bulk of her attention is concentrated squarely on Private | Social, which she designed and opened with associates Andy Austin and Patrick Halbert. “In the immediate future, my focus will be to continue to turn Private | Social into an extraordinarily successful restaurant,” she said. Judging by the reviews, and the early buzz, she is well on her way. But it’s never easy. Wilcox knows how difficult running a flourishing business in the dog-eat-dog Dallas-Fort Worth restaurant world can be. “There are 10,000 restaurants in the area,” said Wilcox. “And the average life span of a restaurant is only two years. It is the hardest thing I have ever done.” Based on Derry’s history she also appreciates the hard work, and knows that risk and reward intersect. “I want to own more restaurants, produce a digital series and television shows, share my voice on food, family and life at cooking and speaking events around the world, write cookbooks and launch a line of cookware, spices and more,” she said.

“I have a vision and a big plan to grow the Tiffany Derry brand into a household name.” Back to the earlier question: are chefs are born, not made? “I really believe they are born,” said Holley in a convincing tone. “Passion, hand-eye coordination, mobility, pick things up quickly… and common sense, which isn’t all that common any more -- either you have it or you don’t.” Legendary chef Dean Fearing, known as the father of southwestern cuisine, agrees. “Just her being humble is one of the greatest attributes any chef could ever have,” said Fearing. “Tiffany has a wonderful personality that will take her far.” Derry may be a bit more philosophical. “The true gift I hope to give to people is my voice,” she said. “When I get a chance to speak at events or talk to aspiring chefs, a lot of times it’s a story. One way to reach them is through the food, but it gives me an opportunity to talk about something greater.”

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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. III Forks

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 great food, great service, great atmosphere and great music all spent 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 this the perfect choice for any special occasion. 17776 Dallas Parkway Dallas, Texas 75287 972.267.1776 www.iiiforks.com

Abacus

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

Adelmo’s Ristorante

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

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. 76

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4217 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219 214.219.2201 www.albiernats.com

Alma

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.

III Forks

2822 N. Henderson Avenue Dallas, Texas 75206 214.827.2820 www.almadallas.com

Arcodoro & Pomodoro

This Dallas favorite has stood the test of time with its true taste of Sardinia. The fried ravioli is stuffed with wild boar and pecorino Sardo and served in a sauce drizzled with bitter honey. In the heart of Dallas Uptown, visit the Doro Bar and out to the patio dining in rustic elegance of the Mediterranean. 100 Crescent Court, #140 Dallas, Texas 75201 214.871.1924 www.arcodoro.com

Avanti Ristorante

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

Bailey’s Prime Plus

Bailey’s Prime Plus, a cut above the rest, is a premier steakhouse featuring prime steaks, fresh seafood selections and a wine cellar with over 600 titles from the world’s finest wine regions. Bailey’s Prime Plus Dallas is located at The Shops at Park Lane. 8160 Park Lane, Ste. 130 214.750.8100 www.baileysprimeplus.com

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Whether you’re visiting here on business or just getting together with friends, the Bar at OPIO is the perfect place to grab a drink and unwind. Enjoy table service in the dining room or take a seat at the bar and indulge your appetites with the full dinner menu available from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly, or their late night Bar Menu, the Nite Owl, available till 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday or until 12 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Bob’s Steak & Chop House

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

Bolla

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

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.

5550 West Lovers Lane Dallas, Texas 75209 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”.

Bolla

500 Crescent Court Dallas, Texas 75201 214.303.0500 www.thecapitalgrille.com

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The Capital Grille

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

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Bolsa

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 78

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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


DINING CONTINUED 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 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

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

Craft

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

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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

Dakota’s

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 aged a minimum of 28 days. Offering the freshest seafood along with Maine Lobster Tails, Dakota’s also has a unique cocktail menu, special bar menu, 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.

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

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House planted its roots in Dallas more than 20 years ago. The restaurant embodies the rich tradition of fine American steak houses, amazing guests with impeccable chef-driven cuisine, an extensive award-winning wine list and unparalleled hospitality. 251 Spring Valley Road Dallas, Texas 75254 972.490.9000 www.delfriscos.com

600 N. Akard St. Dallas, Texas 75201 214.740.4001 www.dakotasrestaurant.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 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.

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1717 Main Street (at St. Paul) Dallas, Texas 75201 214.736.7300 www.dallaschophouse.com

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DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE

Beef Baron 5251 Spring Valley Road Dallas, Texas 972. 490. 9000 www.delfriscos.com

Despite their vast numbers, very few steak houses are able to climb the chop house ladder to join the elite ranks of immortalized beef barons. Since 1986, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House has etched its name in stone alongside an illustrious list of steak restaurants in Dallas. Eight elegant dining rooms paneled in dark wood encompass the restaurant’s spacious interior while three large fireplaces enhance the sophisticated setting. The cornerstone of Del Frisco’ s Double Eagle Steak House cuisine is an unprecedented approach to freshness: your USDA Prime Beef is cut right off the loin when your order is placed; your Australian Cold Water Lobster Tail was freshly caught and delivered to the Del Frisco kitchen. Del Frisco’s offers an array of succulent seafood, tantalizing appetizers, and handcrafted specialty desserts like their award winning lemon cake. With classically trained service and experienced wine sommeliers to guide guests through their 1500 thoughtfully assembled fine wines, Del Frisco’s offers guests the highest echelon of fine dining.


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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 wellsourced 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

The Dragonfly

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

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 that you won’t soon forget. 4912 Cole Ave. Dallas,TX 75205 214-521-4211 www.javiers.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.

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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.

400 North Olive Street Dallas, Texas 75201 214.922.8000 www.sheratondallashotel.com

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DAKOTA’S RESTAURANT

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. Sunday - Brunch - 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


DINING CONTINUED 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

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

Meddlesome Moth

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

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Nobu

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

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DISH

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.


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Seafood or Steak? At Ocean Prime, you can choose the best of both. Add in world class wines, award-winning, handcrafted cocktails, timeless elegance and 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. 2101 Cedar Springs Road Dallas, Texas 75201 214.965.0440 www.ocean-prime.com

The Palm

The Palm Restaurant in Dallas is quintessentially Palm and quintessentially Dallas. From 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. 701 Ross Avenue Dallas, Texas 75202 214.698.0470 www.thepalm.com

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.

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

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

Don’t just check in. Arrive. Downtown’s newest destination is now open, and you’re invited to experience it all. Enjoy luxurious guest rooms, multiple dining options, full-service Mokara Spa, rooftop pool and more.

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.

Reserve your downtown escape today.

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

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DINING CONTINUED SMOKE

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. 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

Sushi Axiom

Sushi Axiom offers guests an innovative choice of succulent sushi and sashimi, which are prepared with the finest ingredients by stylishly blending Japanese and American cuisines. Axiom assembles a friendly, enjoyable and elegant atmosphere for customers, and they are passionate in doing so. 2323 North Henderson Dallas, Texas 75206 214.828.2288 www.sushiaxiom.net

Winston’s Supper Club

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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

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We’re Damn Near Obsessed With Steaks. That’s why we hand-select the finest USDA Prime. Why we deem only the top .005% of beef acceptable. Call us obsessed if you must. We’ll take it as a compliment.

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THE CAPITAL GRILLE

Be Wined, Dined, and Dazzled 500 Crescent Court #135 Dallas, Texas 75201 214.303.0500 www.thecapitalgrille.com

Highlights In a city that takes its fine dining seriously, it takes a restaurant with exceptional cuisine, professional service and a refined ambiance to make its mark. At The Capital Grille, African mahogany paneling and warm lighting from art deco chandeliers create a comfortable, luxurious atmosphere. The centerpiece of this magnificent space is a sophisticated bar featuring the restaurant’s signature pineapple Stoli Doli martini and some of the best people-watching in Dallas. Serving lunch and dinner, the menu features nationally renowned dry aged steaks, fresh seafood and creative side dishes presented by exceptionally gracious servers. An impressive wine cellar houses more than 5,000 bottles of acclaimed wines. And private dining rooms with dedicated staffs are available for business meetings, intimate parties and formal gatherings.

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Cuisine Refined classics, specializing in dry aged steaks and fresh seafood prepared with seasonal, artisanal ingredients.

Décor Stately elegant, warm and inviting. Popular Dishes Pan Fried Calamari with Hot Cherry Peppers, Bone-In Kona Crusted Dry Aged Sirloin with Caramelized Shallot Butter, Lobster Mac ‘N’ Cheese, Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake


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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


NIGHTLIFE B right Lights, Big City! When the sun goes down in Dallas,

the party is just beginning. Whether you’re in the mood to raise the roof and dance until dawn, or relax in a quiet uptown café, Dallas has it all. Live music venues, eclectic late night haunts, intimate jazz clubs; Dallas is the center of the southwest entertainment universe. R E S TA U R A N T S , C L U B S , B A R S , P U B S & T AV E R N S

Barcadia

With 24 beers on tap, a huge patio, killer bar food, and vintage arcade games & skeeball, the fun never stops at this eccentric local watering hole. While you’re there, be sure to check out Giant Jenga, Barcadia’s larger than life adaptation to the original unsteadily fun game. 1917 North Henderson Avenue Dallas, Texas 75206 214.821.7300 www.barcadiadallas.com

Candleroom

Dubbed Dallas’ most progressive urban super-lounge this luxurious members-only hot spot is certainly the place to see and be seen amongst Dallas’ finest. Ultra swanky décor, velvet and plush leather furniture illuminated by dimmed chandeliers make for a dramatic setting for socializing with the who’s who of Dallas. Membership or referral required for entry. 5039 Willis Avenue Dallas, TX 75206 214.370.4155 www.candleroomdallas.com

Capitol Pub

This neighborhood tavern dishes out creatively inspired food and an extensive drink selection. A relaxed pub-vibe with plenty of screens for sports; it’s also a favorite venue for local musicians. Patio and indoor seating provide lots of people-watching opportunities. 2401 North Henderson Avenue Dallas, Texas 75206 214.887.9330 www.capitolpubdallas.com

Dragonfly/Urban Oasis

A feast for the senses, the award-winning fine dining restaurant in the chic Hotel ZaZa is where Executive Chef Grant Morgan flaunts his culinary expertise. Urban Oasis is a poolside sanctuary, surrounded by lush gardens and one of the most breathtaking views of the Dallas skyline. 94

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Gossip Bar

An oasis within the sea of marble that is the Hilton Anatole, the chic new Gossip Bar is elegant and sexy. Immersed in contemporary style and deep red hues, the Gossip Bar serves the perfect mix of color and commentary. Needless to say, signature martinis and premium cocktails in a high-energy electric atmosphere is all the Gossip.

2405 N Henderson Ave Dallas, TX 75393 214.827.2405 neighborhoodservicesdallas.com

The Old Monk

Located on historic Henderson Avenue, The Monk is unquestionably a rising star in Dallas. A novel interior is finished out with classic pub pieces including lights from a monastery in Pennsylvania. An extensive draught selection lets your taste buds tour Europe while you enjoy great pub fare.

2201 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, Texas 75207 214.748.1200

2847 North Henderson Avenue Dallas, Texas 75206 214.821.1880‎ www.oldmonkdallas.com

J. Blacks Feel Good Lounge

Veritas

The popular Austin establishment has made its way up north and found a snug spot on Henderson Avenue. Choose from two lively patios to mingle with friends or enjoy fun cocktails such as the French 75 or the Sea Cat. Inside the oval shaped bar is the perfect arena for supreme people watching. 2409 North Henderson Avenue Dallas, TX 75206 214.613.2525 www.jblacks.com

The Library (at the Melrose)

Located inside the extravagant Melrose hotel, The Library is one of Dallas’ elite bars for business professionals and after work social seekers. This elegant bar features nightly entertainment and classic cocktails in a stylish, sophisticated atmosphere. 3015 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219 214.224.3144‎ www.landmarkrestodallas.com

Neighborhood Services Tavern

NST’s a dark-’n-cozy traditional pub-style bar from the chef-owner behind Lovers Lane’s non-tavern Neighborhood Services. The heavily woodsy new digs are more casual, exposed-brick walls and blackand-white pictures of Steve McQueen, James Dean, and Connery-as-Bond leaning over a pool table just might have you saying, “Martini, shaken not stirred.”

Located in the middle of the thriving New Henderson Entertainment District, this cozy wine room is the vision of two East-Dallas based brothers whose passion for the vine spurred their devotion to this casual vino pub. Veritas features an ever-evolving list of 350 labels of wine, Texas cheeses, Texas meats and Texas chocolates. 2323 North Henderson Avenue Suite 103 Dallas, Texas 75206 214.841.9463 www.veritaswinedallas.com

Winston’s Supper Club

London’s calling! And with specialty cocktails like, “God Save the Queen,” “Andy Warhol,” and “Clockwork Orange” how can you resist? The Winston Supper Club is shamelessly built around the idea of style. This posh, English influenced club hardly blends into typical Dallas nightlife. The décor takes cues from mod, punk, and preppy styles; they all crash together to create one unforgettable experience. Whether you come to enjoy the food and drinks, or you hope to catch a live show you won’t be disappointed. 3111 Welborn Street Dallas TX 75219 214-551-1705 www.winstonsdallas.com


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Tom Hughes 214.649.3323 thughes@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.

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COMMUNITY 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.

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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!

Claire Dewar 214.808.6045 cdewar@briggsfreeman.com

I couldn’t be prouder of our ever-evolving North Texas The Turtle Creek neighborhood is one of the community, and I’m happy to extend a warm welcome to those most beautiful areas in Dallas. It offers residents considering a move here. Dallas is a great place to call home. everything from exquisite sky views and lush landscaping to the best dining, shopping and entertainment in the city. Robbie Briggs Chief Executive Officer Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty rbriggs@briggsfreeman.com SPECIAL SPECIAL ADVERTISING ADVERTISING SECTION SECTION


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HIGHLAND PARK

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 Highland Park you’ll see your in Dallas. Sports fields and a responsive Public Safety neighbors at the local park, out Department make Highland Park a great walking their dogs, in the carpool Homes range from place to live and play. line or having dinner at Mi Cocina. $800,000 - $25,000,000 It’s a place where you have ample opportunities to meet and connect with friends and neighbors.

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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 Eleazor 214.537.5923 jeleazor@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.

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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-year-old 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.

One of America’s most desirable communities

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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.

Tessa Mosteller 214.505.1248 tmosteller@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.

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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.

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Architectural styles range from traditional 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.

Joan Eleazor 214.537.5923 jeleazor@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.

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PRESTON HOLLOW

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 multiacre 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

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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.

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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

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

Claire Dewar 214.808.6045 cdewar@briggsfreeman.com

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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.

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BLUFFVIEW

THE NEIGHBORHOOD 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 Bluffview is secluded and charming yet close to downtown, it is close to fine shopping, NorthPark Center and other dining and shopping dining and entertainment locations. 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. The Bluffview neighborhood is one Bluffview a pedestrian and family friendly of the most beautiful and distinct neighborhood. Homes range from in the area. It has a wide-open feel $225,000 $5,500,000 and the diversity of architectural

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

THE NEIGHBORHOOD 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. The Kalita Humphreys Theater, in the heart of Turtle Creek, offers endless opportunities for nightlife and entertainment.

From beautiful balcony views to azalea-edged parks below, residents enjoy a very sophisticated lifestyle in Turtle Creek. Claire Dewar 214.808.6045 cdewar@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.

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UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN

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Uptown/Downtown lights up at night with restaurants, theaters like 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.

Pogir 214.244.3103 pogir@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 deck 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 Coal Vines for dinner, a Mavs game Many Uptown/Downtown homes and at the American Airlines Center or high-rises are just steps away from the a stroll to the McKinney Avenue Katy Trail, popular with walkers and Contemporary or one of the many bicyclists alike. 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.

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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 balcony. And with sky views that overlook the lush treetops of Katy Trail and Turtle Creek and exciting additions like the Arts District, Museum Tower and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge there’s so much to see from above.

Highlighting Museum Tower, the Arts District the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and more, Dallas offers beautiful vertical views that showcase the energy and spirit of the city.

New neon glows in this exciting neighborhood in the sky. Kayte 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.

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SOUTHLAKE/COLLEYVILLE

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.

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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.

Bryan Crawford 214.404.8186 bcrawford@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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“Home Away from Home”

Catering to Fort Worth Club members, tenants, outside corporate groups, wedding parties, or individuals simply looking for convenient overnight accommodations in beautiful downtown Fort Worth, the Inn at the Club serves as a “home away from home” for guests from around the world. Guests receive complimentary breakfast for two with each overnight stay, Monday through Saturday.

Guest privileges include: • Member dining • Convenient downtown parking • Meeting space • Men’s Athletic Center and full privileges for women at Larry North Fitness

The Fort Worth Club 306 West Seventh Street Fort Worth, TX 76102

• Barber Shop

Reservations

A Platinum Club of America

817-336-7211 www.fortworthclub.com


SUITE ROOMS. SWEET LOCATION. SERIOUSLY SWANKY MEETING SPACES.

Our brand new hotel offers you everything you already love about Embassy Suites, plus plenty of awesome surprises. Like 25,000 square feet of meeting space, jaw-dropping decor, breakout rooms and ballrooms. Every guest room is a suite and we’re across the street from the Colorado Convention Center. As the only LEED Silver certified hotel in Denver—we’re sweet for the environment, too. Book your event or meeting today. 303-592-1000 or 800-Embassy denverdowntown.embassysuites.com 1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80202


OUR PARTING SHOT "DALLAS

SKYLINE

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Renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava provided the majestic vision for photographer David Woo’s dramatic shot of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The spectacular new 6-lane bridge crosses the Trinity River and connects Singleton Boulevard to the Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Dallas. Thousands watched as Mayor Mike Rawlings threw a ceremonial switch on January 11 to light up the city’s latest addition. On March 2 opening ceremonies included a concert with Lyle Lovett followed by a fireworks display. Rawlings addressed the crowd saying, “We’ve all been watching this amazing structure come to life for years, and we’ve finally arrived at this momentous occasion. Now this is your bridge. This is our new Dallas.”


Shown: the Park sofa and Nebula pendant.

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