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LIFESTYLE LETTER

APRIL 2021 PUBLISHER

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Circle of Life

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I TRULY GET EXCITED ABOUT SPRING. Seeing the first shoots of green pop in

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the garden is a signal that things have changed. Momentum that can not be stopped

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is building all around us.

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This spring is fundamentally different than any I have experienced. The Winter of the year 2020 is now almost over, and those green shoots are taking hold everywhere I look. We have survived so much, and have so much to look forward to. As I write this we are emerging from a generational winter storm that blasted the entire state of Texas, yet the flowers are starting to come out. The worldwide pandemic has been

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devastating to families all over the word, yet new families are forming. Businesses have been shuttered and some may never return, yet new ones are opening every day. The circle of life is ever flowing and now is our time for renewal. Renewal of faith, reuniting with friends and family, and the honor to tell the story of this community is what is on my Spring bucket list. Enjoy the Spring Issue of Park Cities Lifestyle, and support our growing number of partners who bring this to you each month. This month we feature Rebecca Pelley McWatters and Josh Small who left corporate America to pursue their passions and create their own fresh start, and talk to Kelli Macatee about her lifelong service to our community and her potential new beginning on the HPISD school board.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2021

FEATURES 12 Full Circle Kelli Macatee has been involved in HPISD her entire life, and isn’t stopping soon.

18 Painting Life Boldly Rebecca McWatters shares her life experiences through the canvas.

22 Suited for Hands-On Work Josh Small started his company to be his own boss and work with his hands.

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26 Benefits of a Chemical-Free Home

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EARLY VOTING FOR HPISD SCHOOL BOARD Early voting for the Highland Park ISD School Board is taking place April 19-27th. The Highland Park ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven members, each of whom has been elected to serve a three-year term. School board members are entrusted with the responsibility of setting policy and promoting educational excellence for Highland Park ISD and receive no compensation. While candidates run for specific places, they do not represent specific geographical areas. The May 2021 election places 1 and 2 will be up for election. Also, the unexpended one-year term for place 3 will also be up for election.

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

“WHEN YOU GET OUT, IT GIVES YOU THE PERSPECTIVE OF HOW SPECIAL IT IS”

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ARTICLE KATIE BEVAN

Full

CIRCLE KELLI MACATEE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN HPISD SCHOOLS HER ENTIRE LIFE, WITH NO PLANS TO STOP SOON.

Kelli and her sister, Stacie, enjoyed time outside, playing in the creek and riding bikes all over the neighborhood, which is something you can still see now. Then, after graduating high school, Kelli went HIGHLAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1997. Look in this

to the University of Georgia.

yearbook and you’ll find a Park Cities local who went to school with

“When you get out, it gives you the perspective of how special it is

the same kids from kindergarten to graduation, played soccer, was a

here,” says Kelli of her out-of-state years. “I’m thankful for my time out of

cheerleader and bleeds gold and dark blue. Kelli Macatee has a his-

the city and the state. It helped me not take it for granted. Experiencing

tory in Highland Park and knew that she wanted to raise her family

other things and other parts of the world rounds you out.”

in the community.

Back in Texas after school, she met Mark, her husband and

“When I was growing up here, we were kind of a hidden gem,”

HPHS Class of 1986, and they lived in Lake Highlands for a while,

says Kelli of her childhood. “There was no such thing as traffic in the

but their whole world is in the Park Cities. Mark’s family was also

Park Cities.” She grew up on the east side of the area and frequently

deeply rooted in the community. Mark’s dad even remembers

rode her bike to Snider Plaza. “Others will remember M.E. Moses, Steve’s Ice Cream and Pat’s Sandwich Shop,” says Kelli. “They are no longer there, but they were total treasures. I worked a summer as a waitress at Half Shells. Kuby’s has long been a favorite of our family.” CONTINUED >

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watching the dome being put on the top of the new (at the time) Highland Park Village Theater while he played on the Bradfield field for recess. The young couple loved the school district, and was super nostalgic when their daughter started at Armstrong Elementary School - the same place Kelli & Mark spent their early years. In fact, her daughter’s science teacher at Armstrong, Mrs. Webb, was Kelli’s third grade teacher. “Almost all of the guys I grew up with still live here,” she says. “A lot of the girls married guys that didn’t live here, but they come back to visit because their families are here. My daughter is really good friends with the daughter of one of my very best friends from 1st grade.” Schools are one of the major draws for people moving into, and back to, the neighborhood. Great private schools in the area make the stakes higher for keeping the HPISD schools great, and keeping up the academic rigor. Not to mention the extracurricular activities. ““One of the things that I love is how the community rallies around the high school sports,” says Kelli. “I have such fond memories of going to the Scots games every single Friday night. I always really enjoyed the pep rallies. Yeah - the local sports scene, it’s always really really fun.” Another draw is the simplicity that has stayed true since the days Kelli and Mark were kids. Residents want their kids to have some of the same experiences that they had and the safety and neighbors looking out for one another ensure that that can happen. Kids roaming the neighborhood to play with friends is unique compared to other, larger cities. Not only are these neighborhoods safe, they are beautiful. “One of the treasures of Park Cities is the fact that the towns have really put the effort into maintaining the public spaces in order to cultivate this lifestyle and this culture,” says Kelli. “We want our community out walking their dogs and taking their kids to the park.” The community is so special to Kelli that she loves giving back, and her favorite place to do that is in HPISD. She has volunteered at the school in many roles; room parent, parent reader, working in the garden. Kelli just loves to be with the teachers, staff and students as much as possible. Which has guided her to this year and her run for a spot on the HPISD School Board. “It has been a decision that we have poured a lot of time, effort and energy into,” says Kelli of her campaign. “We’re all feeling a little on edge and helpless when it comes to our country at the moment. I can’t do a lot about what is going on in Austin or D.C. - but I can offer myself to my neighbors. I can offer my gifts and my skills to the teachers. As we feel the condition of our country, we need people with certain gifts

“TODAY’S STUDENT IS TOMORROW’S WORKFORCE AND WE NEED TO INSTILL INDEPENDENCE IN OUR KIDS.”

and skills to engage locally. Our local leaders affect our daily lives.” “I genuinely care about humans and their welfare,” she says. And I am really passionate about education and learning. We need to teach our students how to think, not what to think. Our whole culture relies on the next generation. Today’s student is tomorrow’s workforce and cultivating proper critical thinking skills instill independence in our kids, not to mention the basics of writing, reading, and proper math. Somewhere along the way, we’ve shifted away from some of that and it’s time to course correct and get back to the basics.” CityLifestyle.com/ParkCities

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painting life REBECCA MCWATTERS SHARES HER LIFE EXPERIENCES THROUGH THE CANVAS. ARTICLE KATIE BEVAN PHOTOGRAPHY GRANT MILLER

boldly

FOR ARTIST REBECCA PELLEY MCWATTERS, THE THIRD

Homeless Shelter, teaching in continuing

TIME WAS THE CHARM. After more than 25 years in business

education classes and creating her own fes-

and two careers in the tech and finance industries, she returned to

tival. This took shape as the juried “Clayton

her first love: art.

Mountain Fine Art Festival,” which exhibited

Rebecca received an art scholarship to Baylor University and took

both established and emerging artists from

fine art classes there, but ultimately graduated with a degree in mar-

Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma and from

keting and economics. Fifteen years ago, she left corporate America

2016-2018. Rebecca wanted to provide both

and began taking art classes once again.

seasoned and upcoming artists an afford-

“Art has always been my real passion,” says Rebecca. “I’m a lifetime student of art. It keeps me informed of the past as well as my contemporaries.” She is sincere about continuing to learn whenever and wherever possible.

able new marketplace to exhibit and sell their creative artwork. This year, Rebecca has transitioned to an online gallery, though Dallas remains her

Her art career flourished in the Dallas community, where she

number one market. Her artwork can be

did a lot of shows big and small. She describes these experiences

found in residential and commercial spaces

as fun, but challenging. At one show in particular, the Texas wind

scattered throughout the country.

blew her tent around and her artwork was destroyed - a pole

When you see her artwork, with a few

speared right through the center of the canvas. But she embraced

distinct styles, one thing is the same across

the life of an artist.

the paintings - the gorgeous use of color.

“As a working business professional, I realized that there are so

Her new impressionism style brings a bold

many artists that are so fabulous that just have to be at the right place

fresh approach in both brushstroke and pal-

at the right time,” says Rebecca of her desire to create opportunities

ette, and she is recognized for her vibrant,

for other artists in the community. As her artwork gained notoriety

creative

and started appearing in galleries around Dallas, Rebecca was also

Early early, as a young teenager, Rebecca

volunteering in the community regularly at places such as the Dallas

was influenced by artists such as Norman

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and

expressive

brushstrokes.


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Rockwell, Jackson Pollock and those of the French

Rebecca. “I want to share those feelings through my

impressionism era.

artwork and I hope that people feel drawn to and

“I really like the broken brush strokes and use of com-

share my experiences. I am so grateful for the new

plementary values,” says Rebecca.I still incorporate that

experiences - not only the travel, but being in the art

into all my different styles today. No matter if it’s gar-

world, it brings about new opportunities for deeper

dens, or abstract animals. I enjoy the brilliance of those

relationships with people, places and cultures. It pri-

impressionists and post-impressionists.”

oritizes life very quickly.”

Another major inspiration for Rebecca’s art has been

She believes that art is a documentary of history, cul-

her travels. Artist workshops and art history studies led

ture - life and life experiences and strives to look for the

her abroad to Europe and the United Kingdom. Trips to

beauty hidden in the unexpected. “I get a sense of awe in

Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean brought

God’s creation, in the simple things.”

new awareness and a humbling appreciation of other

You can find Rebecca’s work, both originals and prints, on her gallery at rebeccapelleymcwattersstudioartist.com.

people and their culture. “My best work is when I paint what I’ve experienced and seen and it’s touched my heart,” says

“AS AN ARTIST - NEVER LOSE THE JOY AND FREEDOM IN CREATING YOUR ARTWORK.”

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ARTICLE KATIE BEVAN PHOTOGRAPHY TRAVIS BAUGH

JOSH

SMALL

THOUGHT

HE

WAS

TAKING THE RIGHT TRACK WHEN HE

FOLLOWED

THE

NORMAL

POST-GRAD ROUTE. Growing up, his mom worked in a white-collar setting and his dad worked in the building industry. Josh went to college, because “that’s just what you do.” After he got his degree in business, he continued trying to find his way. “I didn’t want to be in an office or wear a suit and tie,” says Josh. “I thought that was what I needed to do in order to make a decent income, but I wasn’t happy. I wanted to find a way to work outside and work for myself.” He had taken a job in corporate America, and was a headhunter in the accounting and financing industry. But he was burnt out, and not even the stereotypically good salary was enough. Josh decided enough was enough. He put in his two weeks, resisted his boss when asked to stay and

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SUITED FOR HANDS-ON WORK

JOSH SMALL STARTED WEATHERTECH GENERAL CONTRACTORS TO BE HIS OWN BOSS AND WORK WITH HIS HANDS.


went home and got rid of every single one of his suits and ties. “I

Everything started off with referrals and his

just thought to myself, ‘If you’re gonna do this, you’re gonna do this,’”

growth came from word-of-mouth jobs, and his

says Josh. “There’s no turning back.”

client-base expanded organically.

So he went back to his roots. Josh’s dad was a bricklayer and Josh

“I wanted to be able to do everything,” says

would work with him in the summers growing up. Josh was thankful

Josh of his company’s services. “Slowly I began

to have learned a trade and get experience working with his hands.

to find the right people who could do the work.

This was the inspiration for his next career steps.

That was a process in itself because it takes

He took a job with a roofing company, which was a severe drop in

a year to find the best bricklayer or painter or

income and definitely a shock to the system. But he was happier and

roofing crew. I’m proud to say that I’ve had the

saw a future in the industry.

same roofer on my team for 5 years, my painter

“Things didn’t become golden for me overnight,” says Josh of his new beginnings. “I really had to work hard.” In this new career path, he began to learn all the ins and outs of learning how to truly run a business, and specifically one in the home improvement space.

for 8 years, and my sheetrock guy for 8 years. They’re good people and they do good work.” His project managers in particular do great work. Josh took the time to hire each of them

After 4 years of working in roofing, he took the plunge and started

one at a time and train them individually. It took

his own business in 2015. Josh’s ambitions were larger than just

two years to train each manager, but this means

new roofs. He wanted to do it all - and have WeatherTech General

that no one has to be micromanaged and can

Contractors be a one-stop shop. Coming from the business world

take over responsibilities as the company grows.

with a sales background, Josh doesn’t mind being told no. He started

“With my project managers, I spent 2 years

off “old-school” and was knocking on doors to drum up business.

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“I thought that was what I needed to do in order to make a decent income, but I w a s n’ t h a p p y. I w a n t e d t o f i n d a w a y t o w o r k o u t s i d e a n d w o r k f o r m y s e l f .”

the ins and outs,” says Josh. “Now I force them to

His unique background, as well as the effort to

make their own decisions to gain experience. I spend

really understand each and every project and client’s

so much time cultivating their skills and doing every-

goals, ensures successful projects. Josh and his

thing in my power to retain them so that they can be

employees are there for his homeowners - even if that

successful. They learn, they love what they do, and

means going to check out a broken pipe at 9 o’clock

they are confident when they go into a job - no matter

at night that is flooding his client’s home. During the

the situation.”

recent winter storms, Josh took the extra effort to

With a handful of years under his belt as a homeowner, Josh has noticed that other compa-

class for water mitigation.

nies are starting to follow his lead. More and more

“I researched water mitigation, and took this

are doing things the way he did from the begin-

class so that I would have the knowledge to go

ning and working to add more services than just

in and do the work safely and the proper way,”

roofing. But even as those companies begin to add

says Josh. “If you’re not learning, you’re dying. I

services, WeatherTech General Contractors stands

still learn stuff today.”

out because of Josh’s knowledge.

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travel to Baton Rouge and take a four day certification

Josh may not be suited for a job in the corporate

“What separates me from other people in the busi-

world, but he certainly works hard and does the right

ness is having the knowledge and understanding of

thing every day for his clients. All as his own boss, work-

how insurance companies work,” says Josh. “As well

ing with his hands, outside. His story just goes to show

as having certain people on my staff who know what

that when there’s no turning back, putting in the time

the legal rights of the homeowners are.”

and authentic effort gets you where you want to be.

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DIY

Benefits of a

chemical-free home

HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO TURN YOUR HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL-FREE? It's not as hard as you might think! We hear a lot about the dangers of chemical ingredients, but it's easy to ignore all of the warnings and keep using our favorite products. When you don't know of a better alternative, it's just what you do! However, all of those ingredients add up and can make a big difference in your health, as well as the health of your family and pets. The products that are most important to swap out depend on your lifestyle and what you use the most. If your little ones are eating food right off of the counter, you might consider the ingredients from the cleaner you just used to wipe it down and start by switching to a natural method.

ARTICLE BY HAYLEY HYER

If you have sensitive skin, you might start by taking inventory of your beauty and personal care products to see what you can replace. To get you started, here are three DIY products that you can make yourself for your chemical-free home.

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DIY Scented Body Moisturizer Just like a new candle can brighten your day, a shimmery scented lotion can make you feel like a queen. The only problem is all of the artificial fragrances, alcohols, dyes, and other chemicals that your skin is absorbing from that bottle. There are some cleaner options such as unscented lotions, but that's a lot less fun. This DIY moisturizer allowed you to customize your own scent while still treating your skin the best you can. The key ingredient? Olive oil! Yes, any bottle of olive oil from your kitchen works. Pour some in a smaller bottle and add several drops of your favorite essential oils. Olive oil is super hydrating, feels great, and will make you question why you ever used lotion in the first place. Plus it's safe for your whole body. Just be mindful of the essential oils you choose. Some types—such as peppermint, eucalyptus, or tea tree oils—cause a cooling effect and can feel uncomfortable if it gets on your face or other sensitive areas.

DIY Counter Cleaner: Safe for Granite + Marble! You probably know that vinegar is a great natural cleaner for most surfaces. Unfortunately, it can be pretty damaging to delicate countertops made from granite or marble. Here's a DIY cleaning spray that's safe for any type of counters you have!

Ingredients + Rubbing alcohol + Dish soap

+ Essential Oils + Water

Directions In a plastic or glass spray bottle, mix one part alcohol with one part water. Add several drops of dish soap and whichever essential oils you would like to add for your desired scent. Shake it up each time you use it as the ingredients will tend to separate. Although it's natural and safe, still avoid spraying directly on your skin as the alcohol and dish soap can dry you out.

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DIY Laundry Scent Enhancer If you have ever added those popular scent beads to your load of laundry before, you know how lovely it is to pull your amazingly scented clothes out of the dryer. The funny thing about a product like that is it truly has no purpose other than adding a good smell, but it does add lots of chemicals to your daily life! There's a safer and more beneficial way to make your clothes smell heavenly. Try this DIY scent enhancer with your next load of laundry and put it to the test.

Ingredients 3 parts Epsom Salt + 1 part Baking Soda + Essential Oils

Directions Mix your ingredients together in a jar or canister and scoop about ¼ cup directly into the washer basin before adding the clothes—just like you would with scented beads. Continue with your laundry like normal.

Learn More

While these three recipes give you a great start, that's definitely not all you can do to kick the chemicals out of your home. For more information on starting a chemical-free household, you can browse online resources such as ChemFreeCom.com or find a social media group to join with like-minded people who have some experience from their own trial and error. If you get overwhelmed, remember that you don't have to get rid of all chemicals in one day. Every swap you make is something to celebrate!

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ADDRESS

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$1,500,000

6

6

8,621

Greenway Parks

5331 Livingston Avenue

$1,829,500

4

4

3,913

Park Cities

3214 Princeton Avenue

$2,085,300

4

3

3,972

Park Cities

4341 Edmondson Avenue

$2,375,000

4

4

4,843

Park Cities

3405 Wentwood Drive

$2,995,000

5

5

6,451

Park Cities

3812 Bryn Mawr Drive

$3,300,000

5

5

6,200

Park Cities

3101 Drexel Drive

$3,595,000

5

6

6,061

Park Cities

3609 Bryn Mawr Drive

$3,600,000

5

5

6,518

This data is a sampling of sold properties from February 2021.

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

2

Seely's Mill from 7:30 - 10:30 pm, or

selection of modern and contemporary

swing by early and get the evening

artworks presented by leading global

26TH ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL

started with Happy Hour from 5-7

and local galleries. Curated exhibitions

pm. Watch social media for updates

and programming encourage lively

on artists and other events!

conversations in the city’s robust and

Deep Ellum

Seven blocks of Main Street will be transformed to feature 200 artists, 100 original bands and singer/songwriters, The Artists in Motion Walk, and enticing foods and drinks. Stroll through displays of art and admire, commission, and purchase

rapidly growing arts community.

15 MAD HATTER’S TEA: OUT OF AFRICA – INTO THE GARDEN Dallas Arboretum

16 AWARE AFFAIR 2021: CELEBRATE THE MOMENTS - ALZHEIMER’S MYTHS UNVEILED

the works of sculptors, muralists,

Celebrating its 33rd year, the Mad

jewelers, painters, and others.

Hatter's Tea Party is a fundraising

Fri/Sat 11 am – 11 pm | Sunday 11

event sponsored by the Women’s

Spend an evening meandering along

am – 7 pm

Council of the Dallas Arboretum

the tree-lined paths at the Dallas

and Botanical Garden to maintain A

Arboretum for chef-driven tasting

4

Woman’s Garden.

experiences and botanical cocktails,

See wild and wonderful over-the-top

as well as “AWARE Grant Recipient

EASTER

hats, as well as springtime azalea

Gallery”

displays and flowers that grace the

vignettes highlighting the work of the

Happy Easter from all of us at Park

Dallas Arboretum. The event includes

dedicated organizations who provide

Cities Lifestyle! We hope you enjoy a

a champagne reception, program

programs, services, education, and

wonderful day with your loved ones.

and hat judging.

resources to those living with or car-

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

featuring

interactive

ing for a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

EVERY FRI AND SAT IN APRIL

16 DALLAS ART FAIR

Fashion Industry Gallery

17 TACO LIBRE

LIVE MUSIC

The Dallas Art Fair offers collectors,

Seely's Mill at the Beeman Hotel

arts professionals, and the public the

Taco Libre Dallas is a fun foodie

Join us for live music in the bar at

opportunity to engage with a rich

fest featuring 28 of the region’s best

Dallas Farmers Market

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR taquerias served with a side of music and Lucha Libre wrestling. Tacos range from traditional to contemporary, with each taqueria offering a $2 taco.

23 AN EVENING OF CONVERSATION WITH JULIE ANDREWS

AT&T Performing Arts Center, Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House

Andrews will share her experiences from her early

days of vaudeville in England to the popular projects

and work she continues to create today and will be discussing her new book, Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years. Joining Andrews will be her daughter and co-author, Emma Walton Hamilton, who will facilitate questions from the audience.

GET INSPIRED EAT + DRINK SHOP LOCAL City Lifestyle YOUR DIGITAL DESTINATION FOR LOCAL LIVING

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