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All the Best Welcome to our annual “Best Of” edition! This issue (our largest of the year) is jam-packed with 49 of our favorite moments from 2016. We revisit everything from grand openings and milestone anniversaries to plays with funny names and the mayor’s many shoes. On the heels of a heated election season, a fun look back is definitely in order. In this issue, you’ll also find some of the area’s “Best Of” businesses, as deemed by Southlake Style and our readers. Flip through and see what your friends and neighbors have to say about these local standouts—you might even find a gift idea or two. Our city had plenty of “Best Of” moments this year, and, cue the streamers and confetti, Southlake Style celebrated a milestone—a decade in print! Ten years and 139 issues later, this publication is enjoyed by tens of thousands of readers every month. (And I bet it graces almost as many coffee tables, too!) According to a recent readers’ survey, nine out of 10 say Southlake Style is better or much better than other local magazines. We hope, like those bottles of fine wine you’re pouring this holiday season, we’re only getting better with age. Improving and striving for excellence each year is exactly what Dr. David Faltys does in his role as superintendent for Carroll ISD. This year, he reached a significant milestone: 10 years leading the Dragons to new heights. When it comes to having a lasting impact on Southlake and its schools, there’s nobody quite like Dr. Faltys. He’s undoubtedly a deserving recipient of our eighth-annual Community Impact Award. Turn to page 20 to celebrate our superintendent extraordinaire. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so be sure to find time to sip some hot cocoa (it’s our readers’ favorite holiday beverage) and admire the twinkling lights … when you’re not scrambling to reposition your elf on the shelf. Wishing you all the best this Christmas season!

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BLUE & LONESOME THE ROLLING STONES DECEMBER 2

Back to the Blues The Rolling Stones’ first studio album in more than a decade, Blue & Lonesome, was recorded in just three days in West London. A passion for blues music has always been at the heart and soul of The Rolling Stones, and the sound of the new album reflects this passion. Produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins, the album was recorded at British Grove Studios, close to Richmond and Eel Pie Island, where the band started out as a young blues band playing pubs and clubs. The album’s 12 tracks pay homage to the sounds of their early days and feature the songs of Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Eddie Taylor, Little Walter and Howlin’ Wolf.

TOM CLANCY, TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE MARK GREANY DECEMBER 6

America Under Attack President Jack Ryan is back in the latest installment of the No. 1 New York Times bestselling series from author Tom Clancy. Espionage, assassins and rogue attacks lead into a novel about a massive information breach within America’s military. And it goes downhill from there. The country’s most dangerous enemies have jumped at the chance to use the data breach to uncover American intelligence agents—both on and off the grid. This is no doubt a job for President Ryan, the country’s only hope. Mark Greany is the author and co-author of more than seven Tom Clancy novels.

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Mayday! Mayday! What has become commonplace in their time may seem unfathomable to us. But screenwriter Jon Spaihts (“Prometheus”) has once again taken us to space, which is not so much the final frontier anymore. On board a spaceship and headed to their new home, along with 5,000 other travelers in suspended animation, passengers Jim (Chris Pratt, “Jurassic World”) and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence, “Xmen: The Apocalypse”) wake up 90 years too early after the ship malfunctions. Jim and Aurora’s reality is they will probably spend the rest of their lives on this ship, and so they fall in love. But just when you think they will drift off happily into the Milky Way, they face another ship dilemma.

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A Dream Come True Impromptu trip to Broadway not on your bucket list? NBC is bringing a Tony Awardwinning Broadway musical to you! “Hairspray Live!” is the story of Tracy Turnblad, who has a dream to dance on “The Corny Collins Show,” a local television program. She finally wins a role on the show, but she’ll use her fame for more than personal gain. Dancing should unite, not divide—right? See your favorite characters come to life from the comfort of your living room. The live performance features newcomer Maddie Baillio as Tracy along with seasoned pros including Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson and others.

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CHEER ON DRAGON CHEER AT UIL STATE SPIRIT COMPETITION

YOUNG MEN’S SERVICE LEAGUE PRESENTED “ULTIMATE GIFT” TO AMY’S WISH WITH WINGS A special project was recently underway at Ride With Pride: The newly formed Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) Lakes and Keller chapters presented their first “Ultimate Gift” to Amy’s Wish With Wings, a SpiritHorse therapeutic center that operates out of the Southlake horsemanship school. YMSL, a mother/son service organization, challenges its members to give back to their communities through an “Ultimate Gift.” YMSL mothers and sons—85 from Lakes and 45 from Keller—completed a sensory trail for special-needs riders as part of equine-assisted healthcare called SpiritHorse therapy. It includes 26 alphabet stations, 12 number stations and one massive ride-through dragon. “It made a fitting gift in a town full of Dragons,” says Joan Shockley, YMSL Lakes mom and one of the event organizers. YMSL Lakes and Keller held a trail dedication at Ride With Pride in October.

Get ready to make some noise Dragon Nation: Dragon Cheer is heading to the UIL State Spirit Competition on January 10 and 11 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. More than 300 schools competed last year, and Dragon Cheer rose to the top, finishing in second place after preliminary rounds and bringing home eighth place at state finals. This time, the team is aiming for the top position. They will compete in the 6A division and will have 30 cheerleaders performing game-day material chants and dance. Don’t miss a show-off of their performance and routines closer to home! On January 5 at 6 p.m., Dragon Cheer will perform in the Carroll Senior High auxiliary gym.

SOUTHLAKE RANKS IN TOP 10 BEST SMALL CITIES IN AMERICA There’s plenty to love about living in Southlake, and the latest reason will come as no surprise. Southlake ranks in the top 10 best small cities in America, according to a study by WalletHub, a personal finance website. WalletHub’s analysts compared 1,268 cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 based on 30 key indicators of livability ranging from housing costs and school-system quality to number of restaurants per capita. Southlake rose to the top of the list, coming in at No. 10.

CARROLL EDUCATION FOUNDATION AWARDED A RECORD $100,000 IN GRANTS In October, there was a Prize Parade to top them all: The Carroll Education Foundation (CEF) distributed a record 28 teaching grants in the amount of $100,000. Overiszed checks were presented at each school, lead by the Carroll Dragon Drum Line. Since its inception in 1996, CEF has awarded more than $1,345,000 in grant funding.

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CARROLL GRAD COMPETED ON “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?” One of Southlake’s own competed for big bucks on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” Arvind Venkataraman, a 2012 Carroll graduate and founder of Apollo Tutors, appeared on the famous quiz show in October. We caught up with Venkataraman to hear about his experience as a contestant. See our Q&A at SouthlakeStyle.com.

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SIX INDUCTED INTO DRAGON HALL OF HONOR CLASS OF 2016 Four former Dragon athletes, a long-time supporter and an administrator have joined the privileged ranks of the Dragon Athletic Hall of Honor’s Class of 2016. This year’s inductees are Ed Beauvais, Sam Booker, Kate EvelandSchierholtz, Dr. Ted Gillum, Mike Uldrich and Chase Wasson. The festivities were held during the homecoming parade in Southlake Town Square and also before the homecoming game, where the Dragons defeated Byron Nelson. New candidates are nominated each year, but only a few are selected by the hall’s committee. The remaining nominees stay on the list indefinitely, while the selected are inducted in the fall. Nominees can be coaches, teachers, administrators, athletes, fans, or booster club members who have contributed significantly to Carroll ISD athletics programs.

CARROLL CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS FINISHED SECOND AT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP The Southlake Carroll Boys and Girls Cross Country teams earned second-place finishes at the Class 6A State Championship in Round Rock, Texas, last month. Renovations to Old Settler’s Park meant the runners had to navigate a new and challenging course, but both the boys and the girls came away with a podium finish. “We are extremely proud of our teams’ efforts at the state meet,” said head coach Justin Leonard. “Even though we came up a little short of the goal, the impact these kids have left will last and carry on for the next generation of Dragon runners.” It was a repeat of last year’s state meet with the Dragon boys coming away with second, behind The Woodlands. Senior Reed Brown came in fourth overall, Nicolas Fernandes finished next for the Dragons in 11th place. The Lady Dragons also repeated last year’s second-place finish. Their team was led by senior Gillian Mortimer who took fourth place, followed by Ali White grabbing 20th.

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CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY ON FINAL PHASES OF THE MARQ, BICENTENNIAL PARK November 10 was a day of celebration in Southlake—the City of Southlake hosted two groundbreaking ceremonies to kick off the construction for final phases of The Marq and Bicentennial Park. The 84,000-square-foot Champions Club will include spaces for fitness, performance training, gymnasium, indoor jog/walk track, indoor aquatics, indoor playground, party rooms, child care and multipurpose classrooms for various programs. It’s scheduled to open summer 2018. Phase 3 of Bicentennial Park, an $8.8 million project funded by the Southlake Parks and Development Corporation, includes a new building and enclosed courts for the Southlake Tennis Center, trail system completion, synthetic turf field at current in-line hockey court, landscape and irrigation enhancements, and park amenities enhancements. Certain elements are anticipated to be completed by 2018.

CSHS TEACHER COMMENDED BY HUMANITIES OF TEXAS John Irish, social studies teacher at Carroll Senior High School, is among the best in Texas when it comes to excellence in teaching the humanities. He was named the 2016 Outstanding Teacher of the Year – Humanities by Humanities of Texas, a nonprofit dedicated to educational excellence. Each year, the organization presents 15 awards recognizing and encouraging excellence in teaching the humanities in Texas schools. More than 700 teachers across the state were nominated for the award this year. Irish received a $5,000 prize and an additional $500 to CSHS for purchase of humanities-based instructional materials.

INAUGURAL CES DRAGON GAMES BLASTED PAST FUNDRAISING GOALS Last month, students in Pre-K through fourth grade at Carroll Elementary School sprinted, bounced, slid and maneuvered their way through a student-friendly obstacle course during the inaugural Dragon Games. The fundraising event, sponsored by the PTO in partnership with Camp Gladiator, was designed to help promote self-esteem, character and team spirit. Students collected pledges toward the number of obstacles they would complete at the Dragon Games, with a maximum of 33 obstacles. The goal was to raise $50,000; students surpassed the goal and raised more than $60,000. One hundred percent of the net proceeds will go to student and teacher programs at CES.

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HOLLY’S HALLMARK SHOP TO CLOSE DECEMBER 28

WILDWOOD GRILL UNVEILED NEW LOOK, MENU AND WEBSITE Since opening its doors in December 2009, Wildwood Grill has served original recipes, a unique selection of craft beers and cocktails, and its signature wood-fired grill cuisine to patrons at its Southlake location. But just in time for its seventh anniversary, the local favorite restaurant has undergone some transformations—inside and out. It recently unveiled new décor, menu, website and an updated logo that conveys its popular specialties of smoke, whiskey and craft. Co-owner and operator Dave Garner described the redesign as post-Prohibition Era meets southern hospitality. “We felt it was time for an upgrade across the board, but have made sure to keep the heart and soul of Wildwood intact, including our most popular menu items, Texas craft beers and friendly service,” said Garner.

PARK VILLAGE KICKED OFF INAUGURAL PEANUT BUTTER CHALLENGE FUNDRAISER Creamy or crunchy, Park Village will take it all in its inaugural Peanut Butter Challenge benefitting Christmas is for Children. In the campaign, which started November 3 and runs through December 15, Park Village is collecting jars of peanut butter to fill holiday baskets of local families in need. Bring your jars of PB to The Juice Bar and receive a complimentary wellness juice shot. The end goal is 1,500 jars raised—one for each family in the program. All proceeds will benefit Christmas is for Children, a Southlake-based nonprofit that provides holiday experiences to underserved children and families in the Metroplex each year.

POLLO TROPICAL’S FIESTA CAME TO AN END IN SOUTHLAKE After only eight months, Pollo Tropical, the restaurant chain specializing in Caribbean cuisine, closed its doors in Southlake. Its last day in business was October 24. Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., the parent company of Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana, announced that 10 Texas locations of Pollo Tropical have closed and up to three will be rebranded as Taco Cabana restaurants. The decision to close restaurants was based on a restaurant portfolio examination as part of the company’s strategic review process to enhance long-term shareholder value.

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Wal-Mart left Southlake months ago, and Holly’s Hallmark is the next to close in the struggling shopping center along Southlake Boulevard and Davis/ Randol Mill. The longtime store, which has served the Southlake community since 1995, will close December 28. Co-owner Rene Zubrowski says construction played a role in the store’s upcoming closure, but it wasn’t the deciding factor. “We’re a family-owned operation, and we appreciate the years of business,” Zubrowski says. “We’ve developed friendships with our customers and employees. We’ll miss serving customers and taking care of their needs.”

SOUTHLAKE TOWN SQUARE RETAILERS JOINED IN PARTNERS CARD CAMPAIGN Last month, Southlake Town Square shoppers could help support The Family Place, Dallas’ largest domestic violence agency, simply by shopping at their favorite stores. Partners Card, the signature fundraiser for The Family Place, allowed shoppers to save 20 percent at participating stores such as Anthropologie, Kendra Scott, Vineyard Vines and Williams-Sonoma. One hundred percent of each purchase of a Partners Card went directly to supporting survivors of domestic violence.

MEAT U ANYWHERE PARTNERED WITH METROPORT MEALS ON WHEELS FOR THANKSGIVING Andy Sedeno, owner of Meat U Anywhere, wanted to make this Thanksgiving a holiday to remember for elderly or ill individuals. That’s why the Trophy Club location of Meat U Anywhere served Thanksgiving meals to participants and families of Metroport Meals On Wheels (MMOW). Founded in 1980, MMOW is a grassroots organization that serves as an advocate for elderly or chronically ill individuals in northeast Tarrant, southern Denton and eastern Wise counties. MMOW, which has provided more than one million meals to seniors since its inception, serves home-delivered and senior center meals to more than 1,000 seniors throughout the region.

THE GINGER MAN JOINED “POUR ONE FORWARD” CAMPAIGN Last month, The Ginger Man in Southlake took part in Samuel Adams’ “Pour One Forward” campaign, which allowed participants to purchase a pint of Samuel Adams redeemable by any soldier or vet at a later date. The brewer teamed up with establishments around the country to thank our military heroes for their service.

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hat makes Southlake great? Ask any number of people and you’ll likely get an array of answers. It’s the people, the ease of living, the great infrastructure and businesses, the beautiful homes, the proximity to DFW and both Dallas and Fort Worth. But the one answer that most every person can agree on in this town is that Southlake’s outstanding school system is a huge part of what makes the community so exemplary. And for the past decade, the man leading the Carroll Independent School District has ensured that the schools here have thrived. That’s why this year, Southlake Style has selected that man, Dr. David Faltys, as the recipient of our eighthannual Community Impact Award.

TAKING DRAGONS TO NEW HEIGHTS Mayor Laura Hill recalls when Faltys was named superintendent and has since had many opportunities to work with him on issues affecting the community and schools. “Dr. Faltys personifies everything that makes Southlake great. He is so much more than our superintendent. David is a committed community leader who believes in Southlake and works every day to do what is best for our future,” says Hill. If the face in the photos accompanying this article look familiar, it’s likely because you’ve seen Faltys at a school or community event. He is, as Julie Thannum, assistant superintendent for board and community relations, says, a “very visible guy” in the district and the city. He’s even active on Twitter, posting in just one week 11 tweets about school accolades and activities— many of which he attended. He’s not only “Head Dragon,” so to speak, but he’s also a Dragon dad. Faltys and his wife, Jennifer, have four children—David, Peyton, Kenton and Lauren—three of whom (Peyton, Kenton and Lauren) are current students in the school district and one (David) who graduated from Carroll Senior High. “My dad is the most selfless, caring and hardworking person I know,” says Peyton. “I am so blessed to have a father who is such an incredible role model and who is so loving and supportive of everything I do.” While he has served as superintendent, Carroll ISD has met all federal requirements at every campus for No Child Left Behind, earned the state’s highest rating of “Exemplary,” won five consecutive College Board AP District Honor Roll Awards and won four consecutive UIL Lone Star Cups for academic, athletic and fine arts success in Texas.

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Under Faltys’ leadership, the district was also able to pass the largest school bond election in CISD’s history, approving $138 million during a statewide funding crisis. And throughout his tenure, the district has earned the state’s top Superior Rating on the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST). Further, in 2009 the district was named the Corporate Business of the Year by the Southlake Area Chamber of Commerce, and in 2010, Faltys was named Region XI Superintendent of the Year. With such an outstanding record as superintendent, it’s hard to believe that Faltys may not have been in the field of education had it not been for circumstances out of his control.

A FATEFUL CAREER PATH Faltys was born and raised in the small west-central town of Early, Texas, where his father was a maintenance director and his mother was, ironically enough, secretary to the superintendent of the town’s school district. After high school, Faltys left Early to attend Texas A&M to pursue the field of petroleum engineering. As Faltys puts it, though, “1985 was a bad year for petroleum engineering,” thanks to a deepening energy recession that hit especially hard in Texas. Faltys’ counselor suggested instead that he consider teaching as an alternative, and Faltys recalls making the decision to go into education after he realized that it would enable him to impact hundreds of kids. His first teaching job was in the small town of Winters, Texas, where he also served as a coach. He later moved to Bryan and taught for nine years. While there, he pursued a master’s degree from Texas A&M so that he could take on more of a leadership role in education. After receiving his master’s degree, Faltys joined Navasota ISD and served as principal for both the alternative campus and the high school before becoming assistant superintendent there. As he moved up the ranks in the Navasota school district, Faltys continued his education at Texas A&M, earning his Ph.D. Then, in 2006, he was brought on to lead CISD as the superintendent. While the advice he received from community leaders when he came on board was to lay low the first year and get a feel for things, it wasn’t long before Faltys dug in and began to outline and define the principles which have been guiding the students and faculty since he implemented them—the Core Values, as they are called. “I think it will be his legacy,” says Thannum. “He put into motion our core values.” Those values, which Thannum notes every CISD employee can state by heart, include Excellence, Relationships, Character and Integrity, Innovation, Open and Honest Communication, and Compassionate Service.

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“D R . FA LT YS PERSONIFIES EVERYTH I N G T HAT MAK ES SOUTHLAKE GREAT.” M AYO R L AU R A H I L L

Faltys knows that he is preparing today’s students for a different future than one he might have envisioned even a decade ago. “I don’t know what a child will need 20 years from now,” he admits. Still, he feels it’s important that “every kid has every door open to them, whatever that door may be.” Faltys also supports two-way communication with the city. Between citizen committees and collaborative and strategic planning with the district, the CISD school board and parents, there is much community input that factors into making decisions that affect the schools. The fact that Faltys has had such a long tenure with the city in a position not known for lengthy tenures is testament to his working well with the community and its leaders. “I believe that one of the things that makes Carroll the outstanding district that we are is the consistent and professional leadership of Dr. Faltys as our superintendent. While the average tenure for a superintendent is about three years, we have been fortunate that Dr. Faltys has served our district, kids and community for

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more than 10 years now,” says Christopher Archer, president of the CISD school board. But while his legions of fans in the city point to the many ways he, as the long-serving superintendent, has helped the community, the humble Faltys instead points out the ways Southlake has helped him and his family, most notably a decade ago, shortly after they first moved here. That’s when, in November 2006, his wife was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, something she continues to fight today. As word spread throughout the community, Faltys and his family experienced firsthand the type of city Southlake is. People in town, many of whom they didn’t even know, rallied together to provide meals and support for the family. Faltys admits that for a five-month stretch, “I did not have to cook or buy a meal. We had a cooler on our front porch and eople would deliver meals to us each day.” “This community,” says Faltys, “took care of us.” But the community might just say it’s the other way around.

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BEST OF

A blast from the past (12 months ) We’ve compiled a list of 49 of our favorite moments of the year. Join us on a look back at some of the standout events, achievements and people of 2016!

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BEST COVER-TURNED-PHOTO-OPP Our April cover turned everyone into a bowtie-bedecked, sharp-dressed man. The preppy pastels inspired kids and adults alike to snap a photo with the cover at Art in the Square. Many wore it well, but Christopher Archer, one of our 2016 Tastemakers and the actual cover model, wore it best.

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BEST FEEL-GOOD STAT Southlake was ranked as the third-most charitable city in North Texas, behind Colleyville and University Park in first and second place, respectively. Our city’s average annual contribution to charity per household is $1,118.97. BEST USE OF DUCT TAPE When students duct-taped principal Stacy Wagnon to the wall at Carroll Elementary, it wasn’t to demand more recess—it was to kick off the PTO’s spring fundraising event. More than 500 pieces of duct tape were sold at $5 a pop, bringing in more than $2,500 for the PTO. BEST CENTRAL GATHERING SPOT After nearly 20 years in the making, Phase 1 of The Marq Southlake opened in January, becoming our city’s newest destination for everything: weddings, conferences, community movie nights and more. Construction on the 84,000-square-foot Phase 2, Champions Club, is underway now, with completion slated for summer 2018.

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BEST LIST TO LOOK FORWARD TO To celebrate Southlake Style’s 10th anniversary, we debuted a new department: 10 Things. Designed to make you smile, think, reminisce or simply enjoy, we hope it was as much fun to read as it was to put together. We bring the department to a close this month on page 38, but you might see a popup installment at SouthlakeStyle.com every now and then!

“The Marq will take your breath away. It’s the icing on the cake for our great city.” Mayor Laura Hill (Jan 2016) BEST CARPOOL When Southlake senior citizens and disabled adults need a ride, Call a Ride of Southlake (CARS) is there. We loved when CARS helped Southlake resident Neil Hercules celebrate his 95th birthday with a surprise trip to his favorite restaurant: Truluck’s.

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BEST LOVE STORIES In celebration of Valentine’s Day, long-time Southlake married couples shared their favorite memories and wisdom in our feature, “Enduring Love.” For anybody wishing for a lifetime of love, just take it from these sweet couples—they found love, nurtured it and grew it together over the decades. BEST BOOST TO THE ECONOMY Southlake welcomed two massive construction projects this year. The seven-story, 160,733-square-foot Granite Place at Southlake Town Square is expected to bring 400 jobs to Southlake. The Offices at Kimball Park, a 15.5-acre project and $25.5 million building, will combine office, retail, restaurants and a hotel in a walkable, park-like setting. It’s slated for completion in April 2017. BEST WISHES GRANTED Magic was made for two young Dragons when MakeA-Wish Foundation granted their wishes. We hope you enjoyed Disney World, Lucas and Griffin! BEST LOOK BACK This year, Southlake Style celebrated a decade of covering the people, events and achievements that make our community so great. We’ve covered everything from preschool happenings to presidential visits, and we’ve highlighted CEOs and NFL players, fashion and philanthropy, first pitches and first victories. For moments big and small in our city, we’ve been there— covering (and making) memories.

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BEST UNSTOPPABLE ATHLETE Limitless ambition: Christopher Tracht has it. This 15-year-old Dragon runner became an amputee before his first birthday, but he doesn’t let anything get in the way of his Olympic-sized aspirations. His prosthesis hasn’t slowed him down; it has only made him reach for higher goals. His next one? The 2020 Paralympics.

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BEST COVER-TURNED-COLORING-CONTEST We went interactive with our summer issue—we turned the July cover into a community-wide coloring contest. We asked readers to get colorful and creative, and we sweetened the deal with a gift card to The Ice Cream Place for the winner. (Way to color, Bhavna Reddy!) BEST PEOPLE WITH PANACHE Our annual Tastemakers recognition spotlights those who help make Southlake a first-rate community—and do so with style. Kari Mawn, who puts her special touch on TableTops Southlake, along with all of this year’s Tastemakers, prove that it takes great citizens to make a great city.

BEST TRIBUTE TO A SOUTHLAKE ICON In April, the community gathered at a poignant ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the Brian R. Stebbins Memorial Park, named in honor of the late founder and developer of Southlake Town Square who passed away in 2012. BEST GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY This spring, the Southlake Fire Department celebrated 50 years of serving the City of Southlake. The community came together to say thanks and celebrate, and Mayor Laura Hill also proclaimed March 1 as the 50th anniversary for the fire department.

“There’s never really been a time when I thought I couldn’t do anything that other kids could.” Christopher Tracht (Jan 2016)

BEST BEAUTY QUEEN ON A MISSION During her tenure as Miss Southlake, Holly Morgan was more than just a pretty face; she was on a mission to help people embrace their individuality. Her platform was titled “Beautiful You: Shining from the Inside Out.” We have no doubt she’s continuing her uplifting mission as a freshman at BYU Hawaii.

“Growing up, I could ride my bicycle up and down 1709 and go five minutes without seeing a car.” Matt Woolsey (Nov 2016) BEST LADIES AT LUNCH In October, Southlake Style hosted our inaugural Women’s Luncheon at The Marq featuring keynote speaker Kim Garrett. The Fort Worth native, mom, author and former Facebook executive spoke from the heart—and touched the hearts—of more than 250 women in attendance. We can’t wait to inspire you at our next Women’s Luncheon.

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BEST SPORTSMANSHIP

This spring, Colby Lowe broke his own 13-year record … by helping another Dragon beat his time. Lowe helped Carroll seventh grader Antonio Florcruz break the seventh-grade record for the mile. Antonio ran the mile in 5:11.87, a mere .64 seconds faster than Lowe’s time.

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BEST OF THE WEB 2016 THE YEAR’S TOP STORIES AT SouthlakeStyle.com

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BEST OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT THE TRADITION Southlake highly anticipated the 2016 Dragon Football schedule, and when we posted it, fans couldn’t get enough of head coach Hal Wasson, Mason Holmes and the Dragons.

BEST WITH A PEN On National Signing Day, 11 athletes from Southlake Carroll’s Class of 2016 signed letters of intent to continue their athletic aspirations at the next level.

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BEST ADULT PIZZA PARTY Gourmet pizza. Craft beer. Live music. That’s Taverna Rossa Craft Pizza & Beer in a nutshell. The Tex-Italian watering hole in Park Village brings plenty of hometown flavors and handmade deliciousness to Southlake. BEST CELEBRATION OF FINE ARTS STUDENTS This spring, Carroll Senior High School hosted the inaugural Fine Arts Signing Day for Dragons pursuing a fine arts degree in college. Congrats to the 27 students who participated this year and who are advancing their chosen disciplines at the collegiate level. BEST CHAT WITH LOCAL DADS In honor of Father’s Day, we asked some local dads to describe fatherhood from their perspectives. We talked to a radio personality, weatherman, pastor, school administrator and fire chief. While these men are recognizable in the community by their very different careers, they all share a common thread: They love the journey of fatherhood. BEST MOVIE NIGHTS Nothing says family fun like watching a free flick on a 17-foot LED screen at The Marq! Over the summer, the community enjoyed crafts, popcorn, bounce houses and family-favorite movies such as “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Norm of the North.”

BEST RED LIGHT DISTRACTION The new Park Village fountain is a stunning spectacle of thoughtfully interwoven music, water and lights. Just be sure to keep your eye on the other lights—the traffic lights—if you’re driving. We’ve been caught admiring a bit too long. (Sorry, car behind us!)

BEST PLACE TO RAISE A FAMILY

BEST DRAGON SPIRIT

BEST ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

There’s no better place in Texas for your kids to grow up—Southlake ranked No. 1 on a list of the best cities for Texas families.

What does it mean to be a Dragon? It’s a responsibility that comes with a sense of duty, pride, achievement and excellence—and most definitely some swagger, too.

Carroll Senior High School landed on a prestigious list of the country’s smartest public high schools, coming in at No. 49 out of more than 23,000 across the country.

“Being a Dragon is a duty that one needs to uphold. We’ve made a name for ourselves, and it’s up to us to live up to that name and keep it going.” Leslie Elkins (Aug 2016)

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BEST INSPIRING WORKING MOM

BEST FEEL-GOOD STAT

Our October cover woman, Stephanie Hays, ambitiously advances in her career while keeping her family and community at the forefront. How can other women follow Hays’ example? She says: “Find a great company that listens and talk—talk loudly. Don’t take advice from naysayers. Also, find a strong female mentor, especially if you have kids.”

Southlake was ranked as the third-most charitable city in North Texas, behind Colleyville and University Park in first and second place, respectively. Our city’s average annual contribution to charity per household is $1,118.97.

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“We all have a story. I wish people would embrace what makes them unique instead of trying to paint a perfect life.” Kim Garrett (Oct 2016)

BEST HIGH-ACHIEVING GRADUATES

BEST INSPIRING YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

Wongyeong Seong and Nikhil Ravi soared to the top of Carroll’s Class of 2016; they were declared valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Seong attends Stanford University and studies human biology. Ravi studies computer science at Duke University.

Trophy Club native Evan Williams may consider himself to be “Kareless,” but this 24-year-old entrepreneur is anything but careless about his business. Since the inception of his apparel brand known as Kareless Original in 2012, a seemingly fleeting idea has evolved into a thriving business.

“To wake up in the morning and know that my kids are on a good path going forward in life— that’s what makes me happy.” Pastor Clayton Reed (Jun 2016) BEST BUDDING AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR Lydia Amstutz and Mateo Gutierrez, both students at Old Union Elementary, wrote and illustrated the book, Mr. Pig and The Turkey On The Road. The students have plans to create an entire series, with the next book, The History of Mr. Pig’s Family, already underway. BEST BOREDOM BUSTERS The summer hit list in our July issue gave readers 22 exciting, unique and compelling activities to break out of the summer doldrums. Our favorite? Swinging from the trees at Go Ape in Plano. BEST STORY TIME For Elizabeth Beamon, books aren’t just part of her job at the Southlake Public Library; they’re a way to personally connect with community members. Affectionately known as “Ms. Elizabeth,” Beamon uses story time to share her love of literature and introduce children to the magic of books. BEST DRAGON GO-GETTER Not just anybody is invited to sing a solo alongside members of the Fort Worth Opera. But not just anybody has a voice like Elizabeth Hick. This singing Dragon is also a noteworthy scholar—she plans to graduate with a total of 12 AP classes in the books. We can’t wait to see what’s next for Hick and our other “Five Ones to Watch.” BEST CONCERT IN THE PARK (VILLAGE) The Gin Blossoms headlined Park Village’s grand opening event in the spring, rocking out with their top hits such as “Found Out About You” and “Hey Jealousy.” (We don’t know about you, but we still knew all the words!)

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BEST SHOW WITH A FLOW Carroll Theatre’s fall production, Urinetown, brought plenty of light-hearted fun and satire, but left the potty humor at the door.

“In Southlake, we hear of a need and we pull together.” Kari Mawn (Apr 2016)

BEST REASON TO SHORTEN YOUR SHOWER Over the summer, the City of Southlake rolled out more than 10,000 smart water meters to help residents track their water usage. Through the EyeOnWater app, citizens have real-time water data at their fingertips—making it all the easier to pinpoint the family member who takes inordinately long showers. BEST 10TH With Phase 2 of Southlake Town Square (everything north of Pottery Barn and east of the post office) celebrating a decade, it seems that half of Southlake turned 10 this year … including us. Not to be outdone … Dr. Faltys, Celebrity Chefs and Coach Hal Wasson also celebrated their 10th this year. Twice as nice … Summer Santa and Carroll Education Foundation rang in 20 years.

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BEST TEX-MEX FIX For our 2016 Readers’ Choice survey, we asked which local restaurants are los mejores for Mexican food. Readers picked their favorite five: Chuy’s, Mi Cocina, Torchy’s Tacos, Mi Dia From Scratch and Anamia’s Tex-Mex, which won for best Mexican restaurant overall.

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BEST CITIZEN TO CELEBRATE

BEST APPRECIATED FROM THE SIDELINES

At the Southlake Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Awards Banquet, “A Night at the Improv,” Judge Mike Farhat received top honor—the coveted Citizen of the Year Award.

In his 10th season as head football coach for Southlake Carroll, Hal Wasson keeps Dragon Nation strong—and he savors every moment, from a state championship to becoming a grandfather.

BEST BUZZ ON CRAFT SUDS Five years ago, just a handful of establishments inhabited the Metroplex; today more than 40 bottle their brew here—including local favorite Shannon Brewing Company. BEST DRAGON ON THE RUN Carroll track and field distance runner and Oregon commit Reed Brown has been no stranger to success. Over the summer, he was named Boys All-Area Track and Field Athlete of the Year. The upperclassman made Texas high school history in the 3200-meter back in May. Brown became the fastest to ever complete the race at the state championship meet, running the two miles in 8:52.34. BEST DOUBLE TAKE Dawson Middle School had an astonishing 26 sets of twins this year. In the spring, the twins came together at the 13th annual Dawson Double Day for an Oprahstyle show complete with discussion, twin trivia and a fun Q&A session.

“This generation could be known as the generation of change.” Destiny Rose (Sep 2016)

BEST SHOW OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT The fundraiser “Once Upon a Time: To Ella, With Love, From Broadway,” was held in the fall to benefit 13-yearold Ella Weaver, a Carroll Middle School student battling Stage 3 Lymphoma. Chad McCoy, a 20-year Carroll ISD theater teacher, was host for the event. The evening also featured several personal video messages sent to Ella from casts of almost every current show on Broadway BEST IN HEELS As Mayor Laura Hill regularly posts, “There’s No Place Like …” well, Facebook for a pic of #TheMayorsShoes.

BEST GROOMS…MAN BEST ’STACHE FROM THE PAST Feedstore BBQ owner Mike Lafavers and his epic mustache graced our November cover. Though he’s clean-shaven now, Mike may have had the best ’stache in Southlake. So how did he get the perfectly curled handlebar? Our guess is a healthy dollop of product … or barbecue sauce. BEST TWIST ON TRADITION Carroll grad Destiny Rose humbled the larger-than-life Texas homecoming mum tradition through Mumz4Kidz, a program that lets students donate money to feed hungry families instead of purchasing mums. BEST BROTHERS WHO COOK John and Ralph DeVivo are no strangers to fresh, fromscratch food—it was in the family kitchen that the brothers developed a passion for food, a passion that led them through many years in the restaurant industry to now owning and operating three unique eateries in Southlake and Keller.

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“I had to wait forever for a haircut,” said no Dragon dad ever. It’s been a great year for well-groomed guys— Southlake has plenty of options for guys who want to look their best. BEST YEAR FOR BAD COOKS With a slew of crave-worthy restaurants opening in Southlake this year (chicken and waffles! Pad Thai! Zeppelins!), you’ll never have to whip up a meal at home. But if you need a cooking lesson, just head to Sur La Table, Central Market or Taste Buds Kitchen.

“I met Brian Stebbins…and he said: ‘You are now part of the Southlake family.’ That was such a warm, genuine welcome to the great city of Southlake.” Robert Talamantez (Apr 2016)

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With this final installment, our yearlong recognition of Southlake Style’s first decade of publishing comes to an end. To bring the department to a rightful close, founders Mike and Nicole Tesoriero weigh in with their favorite magazine moments from the past decade.

10 THINGS WE’VE CHERISHED ABOUT OUR FIRST 10 YEARS 1. THE MANY FRIENDS WE’VE MADE ALONG THE WAY. 2. EVERY COMPLIMENT AND EVERY REFERRAL. THEY ARE

ALWAYS APPRECIATED … 3. AS ARE THE HUNDREDS OF TRAVEL WITH STYLE PHOTOS

FROM ALL AROUND THE GLOBE. 4. HIGHLIGHTING THE MOST INSPIRING CARROLL DRAGONS

ACROSS ATHLETICS, ACADEMICS AND THE ARTS. 5. ALL 139 COVERS (ESPECIALLY THE TWO FEATURING OUR PRIDE AND JOY,

AND THE JUNE 2012 COVER PAINTED BY PETER MAX). 6. PRESENTING OUR ANNUAL COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD

TO THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED AND DESERVING SOUTHLAKE RESIDENTS ... 7. AND BESTOWING THE FIRST AWARD TO BRIAN STEBBINS. 8. DOING OUR PART TO HELP SOUTHLAKE RESIDENTS,

CHARITIES AND LOCAL BUSINESSES THRIVE. 9. WATCHING OUR MAGAZINE AND FAMILY GROW IN SOUTHLAKE. 10. LIVING AND WORKING SO CLOSE TO WHAT WE LOVE.

YOURS IN SOUTHLAKE STYLE, MIKE & NICOLE TESORIERO

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Dr. Ryan Walsh, Dr. Casey Turner and Dr. Sayeed Attar

ADVANCED ENDODONTICS OF TEXAS Exceptional Unfortunately, I’d already had a couple of root canals before my visit to Advanced Endodontics of Texas. In fact, it was one of the previous root canals that developed a problem and had to be redone by Dr. Walsh. As far as root canals go, it was an awesome experience. The procedure was explained thoroughly and completely, there was absolutely no pain, the office and staff made me very comfortable, and the follow up was just outstanding. Augie B.

I Am Very Appreciative I am very appreciative of Dr. Turner calling me personally to explain treatment options and to follow up on how I was doing! Tricia B.

Good Experience I needed an emergency root canal. I got an appointment quickly and the procedure was done after a quick examination. The overall experience was a good one—especially considering I had a root canal. Mark S.

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The Entire Staff at Advanced Endodontics Was Wonderful The entire staff at Advanced Endodontics was wonderful, and Dr. Attar is a skilled endodontist. I would recommend them to anyone. Richard M.

Felt at Ease I tend to get very nervous before any procedure, and Dr. Walsh and his team made me feel so at ease. I never thought a root canal could be so effortless! I’m hoping I never need another one but if I do, I know where I’ll be going! Pamela W.

Wonderful Staff The staff was wonderful. The doctor was so gentle. I am phobic about dentists but they all worked to make my experience a very good one. Rene B.

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ALLSTATE INSURANCE | MARK JAMESON Exceptional Service

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Mark’s office is the best! Everyone in the office is always kind, quick and efficient. This is the best insurance agency around, and they will take great care of you! I would highly recommend giving them a call today to take care of your insurance needs! Britnie Byrd

Love this office! Always quick, friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend them to everyone I know! Justin Loveless

Best Insurance Agent Around... I will always have my insurance with Mark’s office! Their customer service is exceptional; they truly care about their customers. They handle the day-to-day tasks quickly and efficiently, but they also go above and beyond to treat you like family. Go see Mark and his staff for your insurance! Jamie Robertson

Outstanding Service Randy was great to work with. He made the process easy and simple from beginning to end. I would recommend their office to anyone who asks. Elizabeth Coffman

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Topnotch Agency! Mark Jameson has been my insurance agent for almost two decades. He and his staff are honest, knowledgeable, prompt, helpful and pleasant people with whom to work. Occasionally someone from one of his offices calls to see how things are going, to review our bundled policies and to find out if we have any questions. We know that in the unfortunate event that we have a claim, they will still be honest, knowledgeable, prompt, helpful and pleasant. We highly recommend the Mark Jameson Allstate Insurance Agency for your insurance needs. Cynthia Reese

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Leslie Barrows

Wonderful to Work With Leslie Barrows and the members of her firm were an incredible help to me during my divorce. They are wonderful to work with and go above and beyond what is required of them. I highly recommend The Barrows Firm to anyone in need of legal help. Megan P.

Very Helpful and Understanding From day one, the whole Barrows team was very helpful and understanding in regard to my divorce case. I especially appreciated that, on the day temporary orders were given for custody of my two girls, Leslie called me in the evening to make sure everything had gone smoothly and I had the girls in my custody. Kevan W.

I Gained Full Custody Hiring The Barrows Firm was the best decision I could have ever made in regards to my divorce. Thanks to the firm, I went from not seeing my only child to having full custody. I would recommend The Barrows Firm to anyone who needs any of their services. James L.

Helped My Babies Come Home Leslie helped our family through a difficult and complex cross-state custody battle. Throughout the 10-month ordeal, Leslie kept me updated despite the long distance and helped my babies come home! She’s professional and gets the job done. Words can’t say enough. Stephanie

Five-Star Fort Worth Lawyer Leslie Barrows has successfully represented me twice involving family law issues. Personally, she is compassionate and caring. Professionally, she is extremely knowledgeable, tenacious and thorough. My family and I are very thankful for Leslie and her very capable and dedicated staff. Vince

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BERKEY’S AIR CONDITIONING, PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL The Plumbers are Wonderful!

This Company is Wonderful!

My whole house started backing up because of a clogged main line. I couldn’t be more thankful for the tech that was able to come out quickly. He was able to clear the line fast and at a very reasonable price. They even offered to call a water removal company so I didn’t have to worry. I will be calling them in the spring for a HVAC tune up also! Amy Clark

This was my first time using Berkey’s, and they were efficient and knowledgeable. I was able to call and get an appointment same day. I will definitely be calling them again! Victoria Robinson

Don’t Worry, Berkey’s is Coming... I must refrain from using the word “pleasure” in recalling the instances that brought Berkey’s to my door, but by the end of each respective visit, I was pleased. Yes, pleased by the courteousness and understanding of the young ladies who took my frantic calls; by the timeliness of the tech’s arrival; and by the professionalism and friendliness of the techs that helped a distraught lady not go completely crazy. Thank you Berkey’s! Sharon Rushing

Incredible Service I have worked with Berkey’s on several occasions over the last six months and have found them to be professional, courteous and knowledgeable. I have used Berkey’s for plumbing, HVAC and routine inspection and maintenance, and each member of the Berkey’s team has taken the time to not only explain the problem but also offer several solutions, and suggest ways to avoid the problems in the future. I have nothing but praise for Berkey’s! Teresa Williamson

2875 Market Loop, Southlake Berkeys.com | 817.481.5869

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Alan Dennington, M.D.

BETTER FASTER URGENT CARE Excellent Care

Great Experience

We took our 7-year-old son to Better Faster Urgent Care when he cut open his finger and we knew he would need stitches. Our experience was excellent. We walked straight in and were seen immediately. The facility was extremely clean, the staff was so very helpful and knowledgeable. I have and will continue to recommend Better Faster Urgent Care. Ashley Pape

I went to this facility at the recommendation of my sister-in-law. I had awakened that morning with a nasty throat. I was seen almost as soon as I got there. Everyone that I encountered on staff was very friendly and helpful. The treatment was painless, and I left laughing even though I needed to rest the following day to get well. I enjoyed my experience there and will definitely return. Patricia Pendleton

Excellent Care! Better Faster Urgent Care is one of the best that I have been to. The staff is courteous, efficient and knowledgeable. My wait time was minimal. Very happy with the care I received. Chandra Mapps

Better FastER is the Best! My son went in for abdominal pain. The doctor at Better Faster knew immediately that it was appendicitis. She sent us to the hospital, and that night he had his appendix removed. Because of the fast service and quick response, his appendix did not burst. My whole family has been treated at the clinic, and we have always had great service! I highly recommend it. Angel Shadrick

Fantastic Staff is wonderful and very helpful. Definitely a go-to place for minor things. Braden Hinkle

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630 N. Kimball Avenue, Southlake BetterFasterUrgentCare.com | 817.421.8777

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BEST OF 2016 Nancy Dennis, Sr. Vice President

BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY We Got Top Dollar for Our Home

Diligent and Persistent in Negotiating the Details

When we decided to sell our home, we didn’t know a good real estate person. We drove around continuously and saw open house signs by Nancy Dennis. We contacted her and arranged for a meeting. Within days, a photographer was taking pictures and soon there was a beautiful packet with a wonderful description of our home. She was able to help us get top dollar for our home. Not only is she a great Realtor, but she has also become a really good friend. Chuck and Teresa

Nancy Dennis found us a buyer for our home in less than two weeks. She was diligent and persistent in negotiating the details of the deal to help us close at a fantastic price and on very good terms. Tom and Kelly

Nancy Got Us into the Home of Our Dreams We have been in our home for several months and I can’t tell you how nice it has been to make this house our home. We have enjoyed it, and our kids are running up, down and all around the home creating many memories. The marketing and staging were phenomenal and helped us get top price and in a short period of time. Thank you so much! Drew and Berri

Attentive, Responsive and Always Professional We cannot say enough great things about Nancy. We were concerned about a delay in getting our home sold. However, once Nancy stepped in, things really started to happen. She is attentive, responsive and always professional. Rick and Cindy

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950 E. State Highway 114, Suite 105, Southlake NancyDennis.com | 817.992.7889

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Tommy Pennington Group

BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY Trust Tommy

Tommy is the Best

I would not consider buying or selling a home in Southlake without getting Tommy involved. He is a family-first kind of businessman that is upfront and honest. No one knows Southlake like Tommy. Kris Guerlain

We had a tremendous experience working with Tommy and his team. Over the past year, they successfully sold our house in Timarron and then helped us with our new home in Winding Creek. They are responsive, reliable, extremely knowledgeable and a real pleasure to work with on all fronts when it comes to selling or buying a home. Bob Nelson

Very Helpful

Great Knowledge of the Construction Industry

Tommy was very helpful. He made an effort to not only find us a house, but introduce us to the community as well. The Carron Family

Not only does he outperform as a real estate agent, but he blends his knowledge of the construction industry to provide real consultation. The Evans Family

Extremely Dedicated Tommy is extremely dedicated to his profession. His experience and knowledge of the Metroplex area were tremendous assets. The Cobb Family

48 • DEC 16

Tommy Pennington Group 950 E. State Highway 114, Suite 105, Southlake TommyPennington.com | 817.416.9000

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Susan Mathews, Dona Robinson, Gabriella Miller

BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY Dona Was Wonderful!

So Very Patient

My husband and I had a great experience working with Dona Robinson to find our first home. She was incredibly knowledgeable about the Southlake neighborhoods, and her patience and expertise in the field made our first homebuying experience something we will always look back on with joy. We both highly recommend her. Ashlyn Damm

Gabriella is incredibly patient. Not only did she help us list and sell our house, but she took charge of our dogs during multiple showings. We traveled extensively during the timeframe the house was on the market, and she enabled me to travel and not worry about my fur babies. She staged the house, more than once, when it looked like the market wanted a different look and feel in the house. Once the house was under contract, she then had the daunting task of finding us a rental until we knew where we wanted to buy. In the last hour, she made time to show us the perfect rental house and here we are today. We will most definitely call her for future home purchases. Kelly Cooper

Susan is an Expert Susan Mathews is an expert in buying and selling homes in the Trophy Club and Southlake area. Susan upholds the highest standards of integrity and assisted us in finding the right home for our family. We highly recommend Susan. She always puts her clients first. Rob and Suzen Zachariah

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Dona Robinson Associates 950 E State Highway 114, Suite 105, Southlake DonaRobinson.com | Dona Robinson 214.906.7069 Gabriella Miller 214.212.1707 | Susan Mathews 817.653.0200

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Carol Russo

BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY We Love Carol!

We Highly Recommend Carol to Everyone!

First off, Carol is amazing! We were relocating from about 30 minutes away with two small children. She was flexible and so helpful while I had a one-year-old and three-year-old at showings with us. What I think we appreciated the most was that she listened to our needs and maximized efficiency by showing us homes that met our needs. She stayed within our budget and only showed us homes that had everything on our list. No time was wasted. We found our dream home within a week or two of first contacting Carol. She also has resources of an excellent lender and efficient title company who made a quick closing possible. The lender was lightning fast and we closed in three weeks! After we closed, she was in contact and checked in to make sure everything was still going smoothly. I recommend Carol to everyone!

Carol was a shining star in our entire moving process! She was sincere and helpful from beginning to end. We valued Carol’s experience and expertise in pricing, staging and marketing our home. We feel that her excellent advertising of our home was a key marketing tool that enabled us to sell our home quickly. I really appreciated her professionalism and felt that she made herself available to us at all times. We also found the perfect home quickly and she helped us buy in a very busy seller’s market. Carol goes above and beyond by continuing to help us even after we moved in with questions about remodeling. We value her friendship and completely trust her opinions. Dee Anne Gie

Jennifer Bryant

50 • DEC 16

950 E State Highway 114, Suite 105, Southlake CarolRusso.com | 817.304.4663

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Yazmin Payne, R.N. Dr. Jeffrey Peebles, M.D.

COMPLETE CARE SOUTHLAKE I Wouldn’t Go Anywhere Else!

Open Late Hours

Recently I visited Complete Care Southlake and was not feeling well at all. I had severe abdominal pain, and within minutes, I was brought back to a room by my nurse Katie. While she took my vitals, my physician, Dr. Peebles, came in and with great care and thoroughness, he began to assess my condition. I was so ill. Within 30 minutes, I was resting comfortably and out of pain, on my way to have a CT scan. Turns out there wasn’t anything too major going on. Complete Care Southlake not only followed up with me by phone the next day, but they sent me a thank-you note. Katie said she was new at my visit, but let me tell you she is a real pro nurse! She wrote a personal message to me and I am so very thankful for such a caring staff. Will I return? Absolutely! Thank you, Complete Care Southlake! Marlo R.

Attended quickly, have enough staff and equipment to diagnose problems thoroughly. Professional staff, good facility, open late hours which really helped in my case. Henry J.

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Complete Care for All Your Family’s Needs! Thank you to the staff and doctor on call! This place is equivalent to an emergency room at any great hospital. The care that my daughter had was first class. Not only did they make sure that she was treated for her allergic reaction, they wanted to know the type of bee that stung her and gave us other alternative ways to treat it next time. I can’t say enough about the staff. Friendly and so caring. Alexandra N.

321 W. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 140 CompleteEmergencyCare.com | 817.488.1220

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BEST OF 2016

CORINTHIAN WELLNESS SPA Best Spa Experience I Ever Had!

No Better Place for Gifts!

Went to Corinthian Wellness Spa for some muchneeded me time and it was absolutely wonderful! The friendly and welcoming staff were incredibly attentive and focused on making sure I had the most relaxing time possible. I would highly recommend this spa for anyone who needs a little down time … and truthfully, that’s all of us! Christine Regimbal

I start my holiday shopping at Corinthian! I get everything I need from major spa packages to cool stocking stuffers. I am particularly crazy about the Seda France candles! The women that work at Corinthian always seem to know me by name. Love this place! Bucky Staggs

I Wish I Could Give More Stars! I love Corinthian Wellness Spa! The staff is always super attentive, the facilities excellent and the treatments refreshing, relaxing and professional. Be sure to arrive early to take advantage of the peaceful relaxation room prior to your visit. I also love that they are open seven days a week! Jill Trevino

52 • DEC 16

Amazing! I really need to have this experience once a week! I feel so relaxed and stress free after my day at the spa. The staff is so friendly and accommodating, and my facial and massage takes me away from my crazy day-to-day life. So nice to escape from the real world on occasion. If you get the chance to drop in, you won’t regret it. Ro Dillow

1251 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 345 CorinthianSpa.com | 817.416.9366

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DALLAS LEASE RETURNS Excellent Professional Experience

Fantastic Quality and Service

Dallas Lease Returns exceeded my expectations, with a huge selection of premium vehicles, professional service and a no-nonsense approach to ensuring my purchase was easy and hassle-free. U.T.

I highly recommend visiting Kris Gaerlan and Dallas Lease Returns if you are looking for a quality used vehicle. The customer service, price and quality of their vehicles are second to none. I have no doubt we will be visiting Kris and Dallas Lease Returns again when we are looking for our next vehicle. Vaughn Crowe

Great Company from Top to Bottom I had the pleasure of working for Kris Gaerlan and Dallas Lease Returns for three years. I have many found memories of the people, professionalism and culture at DLR. Kris’ management style and true regard for his customers is second to none, and it gave me great pride in working for him and the DLR team. It was personally a great stage in my professional career. From my inside knowledge of the workings with this company, I always enjoy telling people of the excellent experience they will encounter with Kris and his guys at DLR. Micheal Peterman

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DLR Puts the Customer First! Kris and his team at Dallas Lease Returns go above and beyond to make sure their customers are taken care of and 100-percent happy with their purchase. I think this is best represented by the number of repeat customers they have. I highly recommend doing business with a company that enjoys treating their customers the right way like DLR! Andy Allen

14335 Inwood Road, Dallas DallasLeaseReturns.com | 214.960.1388

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Invaluable Insight

Kelly Marcontell and Lisa Quinn

Kelly's personal service to our family while buying and selling homes was turn-key platinum! She provided spot-on insight into the housing market that was invaluable in selling our home. Kelly’s experience and expertise provided us with a peaceful process throughout. She is a woman of integrity, and her personal standards are as impressive as her success! She is a uniquely qualified professional as she is well-versed in many aspects of life here in Southlake. As a dedicated Christian, wife, mom and communit y professional, she maintains a refreshing balance and perspective for her clients. She is a class act! Jenn and Jeff Welday

First Class All the Way! The decision to sell our Southlake dream home of 13+ years did not come easy. We also knew that finding a smaller home that would please everyone would be a daunting challenge, given our timeframe, budget and criteria. But Lisa not only met the challenge, she far exceeded our expectations! She found a beautiful new home in a wonderful neighborhood at a great price, and helped us get top dollar for our old home within two weeks of being listed. Lisa’s calm, reassuring demeanor and her knowledge of the local real estate market put us at ease throughout the entire process. We don’t plan on moving anytime soon, but when the time comes, we know the first person we will call! Dan Henry

EBBY HALLIDAY | QUINN-MARCONTELL GROUP

54 • DEC 16

1575 E. Southlake Boulevard QuinnMarcontell@Ebby.com 817.657.1294

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L-R: Walter Gaman, M.D., F.A.B.F.P. Elizabeth Cox, M.D. Mark Anderson, M.D., D.A.B.F.P.

EXECUTIVE MEDICINE OF TEXAS I Feel 10 Years Younger!

Amazing Staff and Service

I’m blessed to have the staff at Executive Medicine as my healthcare team! The office is gorgeous, and the doctors here are phenomenal and so knowledgeable. I had some issues with my hormones due to aging, which caused me a lot of other problems. Dr. Gaman assessed me and took the time to explain everything to me in such detail. I am so grateful. I feel 10 years younger now! Tiffany H.

My first visit was comfortable, informative and motivating—three things I never expected from a physician’s office. Dr. Gaman is amazing at what he does, and his personality makes me want to sit and chat all day. Mary B.

Simply the Best... The care I receive here is exceptional! Dr. Gaman is a wonderful physician and really cares about my overall wellbeing. I have also had nothing but great experiences with all of the staff here, too. What an awesome team! Paul Bennett

Great Staff The staff at Executive Medicine is topnotch! From the moment I walked in until the moment I left, I felt uplifted and cared for by every single person in the office. I look forward to my follow-up in the coming weeks. Amanda Graff

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Hands Down the Best! Drs. Anderson and Gaman and their staff are hands down the best! Their practice is beautiful and welcoming from the moment you arrive. From friendly, knowledgeable staff to cutting-edge physicians, I cannot recommend Executive Medicine of Texas enough. I know I'm in good hands when I come here and am going to receive the best up-to-date care possible! Niki Forman

1545 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 110 EMTexas.com | 817.552.4300

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Front (L-R): Missy Nichols, Lisset Bolivar, Jill Unterbug Middle (L-R): Melissa Petsch, Dr. Isabel Lopez, Niki Sullivan Back (L-R): Amy Achterkirch Berger, Betty Phillips

LIFE’S MEDICINE Dr. Lopez and Team are Saving My Life!

A Doctor Who Actually Listens!

Since starting my program at Life’s Medicine in late November 2015, I have lost over 40 pounds and dropped four pants sizes while reducing body fat and adding muscle! I am healthier and stronger all over. The personal medical plan, coaching and education I have received have allowed me to overcome years of unhealthy living. I can’t thank everyone enough—especially Dr. Lopez for her bold thinking and the wonderful staff she has acquired. Neal Ostman

Dr. Lopez and her staff have helped me tremendously, and I feel better than I’ve felt in years. She diagnosed a thyroid issue that if anyone else ever listened, could have also diagnosed. She helped balance my hormones and helped me lose a few pounds that needed to go. They are very respectful of your time and I have never waited more than a few minutes. Susie Fitzgerald

Dr. Lopez is the Total Package! In regard to Dr. Lopez, her extensive knowledge on the various medical conditions she treats is just incredible. She is professional, provides detailed explanations, and always thoroughly listens and addresses all concerns and questions. Additionally, she has never been rushed or distracted. If you or someone you know is looking for a “miracle worker,” Dr. Lopez has been the closest I’ve found! Jennifer Ziemkiewicz

56 • DEC 16

This Place is AWESOME Every doctor’s office I have visited except Life’s Medicine makes you wait and wait and wait to receive treatment. In the five or six years I have been coming to Life’s Medicine, I have waited 10 minutes, maybe twice. Usually I get treatment within minutes of my check-in. I highly recommend. Doug Palmer

700 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 130 LifesMedicine.com | 817.328.0331

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Brandon McGee

New City, New Marriage, New House, New Estate Plan If you want a stress-free closing, then the McGee Law Firm / Alamo Title is the place to go. We just love Rita and her team. Being newly married and blending our families, we were in search of an estate planning attorney. Our experience with Brandon and his team was amazing. Brandon addressed every concern/issue we had. Just like Rita and her team, we love Brandon and his team. Carol Collins

Peace of Mind Before we discovered Brandon, we had been to another firm several years ago for our estate plan. We decided that we should have the plan updated and reviewed just to be sure that everything was in order. Brandon looked over our old plan and explained to us what should be retained, what should be replaced, and what additional documents were a good idea to add on. We could not be happier. Walter Andrews

Superior Knowledge and Customer Service McGee Law Firm represents the upmost professionalism in dealing with clients. I recommend all of my clients, friends and family to McGee Law Firm when dealing with any estate planning needs. Bron Deal

McGee Law Firm Treats You Like a VIP! I have needed to update my estate planning for some time, but did not know who I could trust with my financial information. Terrie answered the phone and immediately began to put my mind at ease. She was a wealth of information, and I was able to quickly set up an appointment. I met with Brandon McGee and was impressed with his desire to help me with my estate plan and goals. I wholeheartedly recommend the McGee Law Firm! Kaylynn Weyand

MCGEE LAW FIRM | ALAMO TITLE COMPANY

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201 Players Circle, Suite 150, Southlake | 817.877.9944 McGeeLawDFW.com

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L-R: Pat Peters, M.D., Kerry Donegan, M.D., Ted Peters, M.D., Eric Stehly, M.D. Kristen Fleager, M.D., Nathan Williams II, M.D., Christopher Tucker, D.O. Jeffrey Moffett, M.D., Michael Briseño, M.D., Raul Llanos, D.O.

NORTH TEXAS ORTHOPEDICS & SPINE CENTER Highly Recommend Dr. Stehly

Great Outcome

I think there are many doctors in the world that know how to treat ailments, but Dr. Stehly and his PA Cari know how to treat patients. They always have time to listen and answer questions, and I honestly believe that they know and care about me, my ailment, and how it impacts my life. I would highly recommend Dr. Stehly to anyone seeking an orthopedic doctor. Marianne F.

I love Dr. Williams! The surgery to replace my hip went smoothly and I am walking better and happy with the outcome. He will also perform my knee replacement, and I am sure the outcome will also be great! Mary M.

Wonderful Experience

What a great experience. Dr. Fleager’s professionalism and willingness to help are unsurpassed. She accomplished what we set out to achieve 100 percent, and I am now able to write this review without pain and numbness. Thank you so much. Drew S.

I cannot express enough great qualities about Dr. Michael Briseño, Mandy, Curtis and the entire staff at North Texas Orthopedics. They managed my workman’s comp claim and medical treatments without a single flaw. I was under treatment for about a year and had to utilize two third-party workman’s comp adjusters. This had to be a paperwork nightmare. North Texas Orthopedics kept the process running so smoothly. Dr. Briseño and Mandy were instrumental with my healthcare needs and were supportive and compassionate. Curtis gave me the motivational drive to keep moving and get stronger. I am extremely fortunate to have had such a wonderful experience in light of my severe injury and recovery. David K.

58 • DEC 16

Flawless from Start to Finish

2535 Ira E. Woods Avenue, Grapevine NTXOrtho.com | 817.481.2121

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Front: Cindy, Lauren, Tessa, Michelle Back: Emily, Angela, Dr. Ghafoori, Dedra

SANTÉ MEDICAL AESTHETICS Great Staff and Excellent Service

52 Going On 32!

I decided on the photofacial treatment and after just two treatments, I can tell a tremendous difference. The staff is very knowledgeable and walks you through each and every session. Jane Ann Goolsbee

I turned 52 this year and had lost a pretty significant amount of weight. I was thrilled with my weight loss, but sadly it came with a slew of other new problems. I went to Santé because my friend had been going there for a while and loved it. Honestly, now I do too. I was prescribed fillers to pick up my cheeks and Ultherapy to retighten my jaw and neck. It was an investment, but worth every penny. All I hear are compliments on my skin and how I age backwards. Alisa Stephenson

Brought My Smile Back I have had only three laser treatments and I hardly recognize myself. My face is all one color and the dark spots aren’t there. I have two more treatments to go, and I have a cleansing and treatment system I follow at home. These girls have changed things for me! I would recommend Santé to everyone. Sue Brown

Fantastic Results with an Incredible Staff! Santé has changed my life! I went to them last year and was amazed at how beautiful and professional their facility was. They cared about my needs and opened my eyes to the world of laser hair removal! I am now hair free. No more shaving, no more long-sleeve shirts and pants, no more embarrassment! The staff is incredible; I always feel so welcome when I come in. Thank you Santé! Melanie White

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2485 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 200 SanteSouthlake.com | 817.305.0050

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Mark E. Mason, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Comfort and Confidence Every staff member—from the front desk to the doctor—treated me as if I were important. I never worried about asking questions. I always felt comfortable and confident with the office and procedure.

Dr. Mason is Kind and Gracious I have never walked into any doctor’s office and experienced a happier staff. His facility is clean, neat and inviting. Dr. Mason is one of the kindest, most gracious people I have ever met. I was sold by his before-and-after pictures, and he told me he likes to spend a lot of time on the belly button to make it look perfect. It absolutely does look perfect. I had a small issue with my incision, and they were more than happy to fix it and took such great care of me. I have more confidence and have already lost 15 pounds since my procedure!

No Unexpected Surprises The procedure was described accurately, so I did not have any unexpected surprises as my face healed. Follow-up was timely, professional and appreciated.

I Lost Weight and Gained a Flat Stomach The tummy tuck procedure was a major recovery but worth it for me to kick start a healthier life. Dr. Mason and Kelli were wonderful and always made me feel comfortable. Dr. Mason is a good listener and soft spoken; I never felt any pressure. I like that all the information was presented to me for me to make the decision to have this procedure. I am very glad I did.

SOUTHLAKE PLASTIC SURGERY

60 • DEC 16

900 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 100 | 817.442.8900 SouthlakePlasticSurgery.com

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Front (L-R): David Rothbart, M.D., Juan Bartolomei, M.D. Back (L-R): Eric Coligado, M.D., Jennifer Donnelly-Straach, M.D., Michael D. Garcia, M.D., Ryan S. Reeves, M.D., Thurston McMillen, M.D., Amit Darnule, M.D., Cortland Miller, M.D.,Heather Blackburn, M.D., Leonard Kibuule, M.D.

SPINE TEAM TEXAS Caring and Polite Staff

Always a Good Experience

I am extremely impressed with the Spine Team Texas facility in all aspects and with each of the people with whom I had contact. I felt as though each one I dealt with was caring and polite and provided the best possible way to treat me as a patient. Thank you! J. Denton

Always a good experience. The staff takes good care of me and shows kindness and compassion. The reason I always come back when needed. P. Robinson

Excellent Outcome

You have a ‘well-oiled’ machine here of extremely caring, compassionate folks that seem to love what they do! L. Kennedy

This provider cared for my husband and his back, delivering an excellent outcome. That is why I chose him, and I am looking forward to the same excellent outcome to make my back great again. S. Hobbs

They Really Care! Everyone is so friendly, like coming back to friends. I always feel safe and confident that I will get great care and they will explain everything so I don’t have to worry or wonder about anything. I have already recommended to friends and relatives. The whole staff, doctors and nurses are all wonderful. Thank you! J. Nelson

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Extremely Caring

Always a Great Experience I have always had a great experience with this group. Everyone is so nice to me. They are courteous, helpful and always caring. J. Dutton

1545 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 260 SpineTeamTexas.com | 817.442.9300

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SUNSTONE FIT I Have More Stamina and Vigor Than I Had at 20

Changed My Outlook on Fitness!

Shortly after I retired, my wife and one of her friends who practices yoga conspired to “get me out of the house” by persuading me to attend a Hot Yoga Light class at Sunstone Yoga. When the class ended, I realized how poor my balance was and how stiff my body and joints were. This shock is what brought me back for the second lesson and the third. Now, two and a half years later and shortly after my 70th birthday, I recently completed my 500th class, and I have more stamina and vigor, and generally feel better than I have felt in more than 20 years. Lee

After starting with Sunstone Fit in Southlake, not only am I feeling stronger fitness-wise, but also mentally. Caring for my aging in-laws, I feel that yoga is the secret to living a long life. As we age, we lose our mobility and balance. Sunstone Fit has helped me understand how to take care of my mind and body as I age. The teachers are kind, encouraging and educated on what they do. It is a joy to come and practice here. Everyday I leave with someone saying an encouraging word. It’s like having a life coach cheering you on! April

Sunstone Fit is My Passion! When I joined a couple years ago, I was looking for a great workout to get toned. In a fairly short time, I not only noticed I was becoming more toned, but I also felt I truly belonged there because of the wonderful friendly instructors and fellow yogis. It felt like family. Sunstone is just downright amazing! Renae

62 • DEC 16

2140 E. Southlake Boulevard 214.764.2119 ext. 109 | SunstoneFIT.com/sv

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Thomas & Sharon Michael

THOMAS & SHARON MICHAEL | DFW ELITE REALTY Above Reproach!

Outstanding Team!

Sharon is hands down the best, most professional real estate agent we have ever had. Her experience in the industry is uncanny. Her compassion and empathy toward her clients is unsurpassed. Last, Sharon’s personality is contagious. You cannot, nor will not, go wrong in choosing Sharon Michael to represent you in a real estate decision. Vickie Jackson

It was such a pleasure working with both Thomas and Sharon throughout my home-buying experience. Both were exceptionally knowledgeable, responsive, and courteous throughout the entire process. They are professional and understand the intricate needs of their clients. I highly recommend this team for anyone looking to buy, sell or lease their home! Michelle Lawrence

Sold is Gold! Thomas got us on the market with his full arsenal of years of expertise. We appreciated every bit of counsel for this market and he got the results we wanted: sold! We highly recommend Thomas and Sharon to all our friends who want the best possible selling or buying experience. Quality, skill, professionalism and results! Mollie Lupinacci

The Best There Is! Sharon is the best Realtor anyone could have. She is friendly, frank and understanding, very efficient at what she does, good at negotiating and knowledgeable from her many years of experience. We gladly recommend her to our friends. She is the best Realtor out there! Nikhila KN

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Best Team No Regrets Sharon made my home-buying process so easy. She is organized and on top of things to make the sale go smoothly. She never failed to return a phone call promptly. I felt from the start that I went with the right agent. Patsy Hicks

950 E. State Highway 114, Suite 160, Southlake DFWEliteRealty.com | 817.807.6555

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Philip A. Moore, M.D.

ADVANCED VEIN CARE

My Legs Look Good Again Excellent. Dr. Moore made my legs look good again, and I’m confident wearing shorts again. I have recommended him to several friends. K.D.

Great Experience I had a great experience at Advanced Vein Care. Along with a super result for my spider veins, the staff is very caring and friendly. L.G.

Shared Concern and Caring Dr. Moore was wonderful. He took time with me and shared concern and caring for getting me the treatment I needed. His front office assistant was also thorough and caring. I highly recommend this office. J.F.

Wonderful Staff I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Moore and his wonderful staff. Everyone has always been kind, made me feel comfortable in my surroundings and answered any questions I had. I would definitely recommend this office to friends and family in the future. D.S.

1600 Lancaster Drive, Suite 103, Grapevine 1141 Keller Parkway, Suite C, Keller AdvancedVeinCare.net | 817.488.5170 Karl Stefansson

BLIND AND SHUTTER GUYS

Highly Recommend! I am amazed at the high level of customer service and quality of work by the guys. Leslie Araya

Fantastic Work at a Great Price I have been using Blind and Shutter Guys for four years, and they have saved me each and every time! Angela Schwartz

They are the Best! Karl and Chuck are the most responsive, professional, honest and responsible shutter guys I’ve ever encountered. I have referred them to other friends and they feel the same way. Rena Nicholson

I Will Use Them Again Karl and his crew provided great service in a timely manner, good price and a great finished product! I will recommend them to all my friends. Debbie Barber

Karl@BlindAndShutterGuys.com 817.251.4940 | BlindAndShutterGuys.com

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BEST OF 2016 PEOPLE'S CHOICE FOR BUSINESS

BOARDROOM SALON FOR MEN This is Your Place The Boardroom changed my whole perspective on the grooming experience. If you are looking to refresh your look or if you just want to treat yourself or someone else, this is your place. Adam Luck

Amazing Staff and Haircuts The staff at the Southlake location is amazing! They take the time to get to know you and greet you by name. Great high-end place for men to get a cold beer, sit back and enjoy an amazing haircut. John Nichols

Consistently Receive Excellent Service I have been a customer at The Boardroom in Southlake for many years. Quality, consistency and value keep me coming back. Richard Sikes

Great Place for All Your Grooming Needs After two cuts and countless compliments from friends, family and clients, I made The Boardroom my new styling home. I now look forward to my appointment and feel so confident with my hairstyle. Zachary Sanders

1260 Main Street, Southlake BoardroomSalon.com | 817.251.9600

James Keoughan

BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

I Know That We’ll Use Him Again in the Future James helped us find the perfect house for our first home purchase. He was patient and worked with us given our crazy schedules. We learned a lot from James on how the process works, and he shared with us his personal insight and knowledge about what can be done with the home and what it would require to fix things found during the inspection process. He knew exactly what we should offer in order for our contract to be chosen. Given the high demand of homes in the market, he made sure that we got the one we absolutely knew we wanted. He's a great guy and I know that we’ll use him again in the future.

James Always Went Above and Beyond James was fantastic throughout the process of selling our home. He even handled a lot of the work usually done by the buyer’s agent, who had left the country for a prolonged period of time. James always went above and beyond and was the consummate professional! Highly recommend!

950 E. State Highway 114, Suite 105, Southlake JamesKeoughan.com | 972.523.9740

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BEST OF 2016 PEOPLE'S CHOICE FOR BUSINESS

BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE

Excellent Restaurant Brio is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner! They have a fantastic menu with great food. Brio has a wonderful patio, which is perfect this time of year. The servers are fantastic and very informative about the menu. Vickie Ikner

Consistent and Delicious Brio has an amazing commitment to excellence for food and service. The food is always amazing and extremely fresh. Waiters and management are always on top of their game. Also love that they have a good wine menu. Kayla Barnes

Love It and Have for Years! Whether it’s brunch, lunch, dinner or wine and appetizers, we have never been disappointed in the quality of food or the service that we’ve received. Debbie Diershaw

1431 Plaza Place, Southlake BrioItalian.com | 817.310.3136

CHILDREN’S COURTYARD OF SOUTHLAKE Amazing! I am extremely pleased with The Children’s Courtyard and the impact it has on my daughter. The interaction, the activities and the social awareness she has gained is priceless. The daily reports are a welcome addition to my inbox. Angela Bennett

Love Them—Recommend to All Our Friends! We absolutely love The Children’s Courtyard of Southlake! Moving from Houston to Dallas-Fort Worth was a difficult transition for our little guy. Being only two, he did not understand why his world was changing so much. The staff and classroom teachers at Children’s Courtyard went above and beyond to make him feel at home. Amanda Maday

Incredible Experience for My Son The Children’s Courtyard has been the most positive experience for my son. He is learning so much every single day! The kids are kept busy constantly, they get plenty of outdoor play time and the hourly updates are so fun. Jennifer Mckindsey

1601 Corporate Circle, Southlake ChildrensCourtyard.com | 817.442.8782

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EBBY HALLIDAY | THE GIVENS BROWN GROUP Genuine Professional We highly recommend Jennifer Brown. We recently moved to Texas and had no knowledge of the local real estate market and very little knowledge of the surrounding communities. Jennifer came to our rescue. She spent many hours driving us around, helping to acquaint us with the area while showing homes and neighborhoods that met our desired criteria. Jennifer has a positive can-do attitude, and when it comes to negotiations, she will be a strong advocate for you. Ralph and Annette Osgood

We Could Not Be More Pleased We are so thrilled to have found Nancy Givens as our Realtor. Nancy made us feel confident that everything would be handled timely, and she was always available to quickly answer questions in a friendly manner. We have worked with Realtors on nine properties over the years and Nancy is by far the best. She is professional, conscientious, easy to work with, and she has an amazingly nice personality. Barbara Lianza

Jennifer Brown, Nancy Givens

1575 E. Southlake Boulevard TheGivensBrownGroup@Ebby.com Jennifer Brown 972.754.8796 Nancy Givens 817.789.9697

FEEDSTORE BBQ

The Best People, the Best Food and the Best Experience in Southlake! The family pride in this restaurant makes it a great place for a family gathering. Mike and his team have helped me with city council campaign events and family gatherings. The McCaskill family will be customers for life. Shawn McCaskill

Best BBQ in Town We love the casual atmosphere, the friendly people and the wonderful smoked meats with all the fixin’s! Something for everyone: macaroni and cheese, catfish fried or grilled, Texas-sized salads, mashed potatoes and gravy, cobbler and ice cream! The food is delicious and the atmosphere is fabulous. Bring your family—you won’t be disappointed! Doreen Bruton

Best Place in Southlake Feedstore BBQ is hands down the best restaurant in Southlake. Their lean brisket is so good. My absolute favorite is the stuffed potatoes. Every time I go, I get wonderful service! Brandi Hoag

530 S. White Chapel Boulevard, Southlake FeedstoreBBQ.com | 817.488.1445

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BEST OF 2016 PEOPLE'S CHOICE FOR BUSINESS

I FRATELLI PIZZA

Professional Service, Quality Product I haven’t had a bad experience with the crew at i Fratelli. Our order is consistent in quality, reliably prompt and the service is topnotch. I recommend i Fratelli whenever I have the chance to neighbors, new residents and colleagues. Rachel Black

Best Delivery Pizza Around! After years of dealing with bad non-local service and wrong orders from the big pizza delivery companies, i Fratelli’s is our go-to for delivery now. Whether it’s a pizza for two or for a neighborhood gathering of 30, we “Never Trust a Round Pizza” and call i Fratelli! Other pizza places have come and go—you guys are here to stay! Deanna Eubank

Office Favorite! Delicious pizza that is an office favorite! Fantastic customer service and a great job accommodating our custom orders. Love the Del Bianco! Gretchen Frankenthal

2600 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 110 iFratelli.net | 817.749.0990

ISLE AND LANDING AT WATERMERE Best Place Ever

Feeling of Peace

We moved my 92-year-old grandmother to The Landing at Watermere. I was told by doctors that she had 10 days to 10 weeks to live as she wasn’t eating and had no desire to get out of bed. After only six weeks at The Landing, she was gaining weight, participating in activities and making friends. The nursing, rehab and programming staff at Watermere is by far the best I have seen. I highly recommend Watermere.

I was not a fan of my mom moving to what I considered an “old folks home.” Boy was I wrong. The Landing at Watermere has been anything but. My mom is very active and has always been a social butterfly. She can’t seem to find anything that she doesn’t enjoy. I can’t remember a time when my mom was this happy. Ginger Sanders

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PROMOTION

BEST OF 2016 MUSTANG ELITE CAR WASH AND LUBE CENTER

Full-Service Car Detail Amazing job detailing my well-loved minivan. Somehow they managed to make my carpets and interior look new. They also completed the job ahead of the promised time. I would use them again. Heather Jarvis

Excellent I have taken our cars to Mustang for many years. They do a fantastic job, especially the detail. The car’s inside looks brand new when detail is complete. Excellent customer service! I have told many friends about the service at Mustang, and my friends have had similar experiences! Kim Gorg Depaolo

Dependable Service Our whole family and business use Mustang Elite for their dependable oil changes, state inspections and beautiful car washes! Love this place and their attention to great customer service. We are all so thankful you are here, Mustang! Keep up the great work!

2125 Ira E. Woods Avenue, Grapevine MustangEliteCarWash.com | 817.421.6088

ON-SITE PC SERVICES Excellent On-Site PC Services did an excellent job helping our company. We had multiple issues with our email, viruses, internet, printers, etc. and they straightened us out in no time. Since hiring them as our IT support provider, we have had nothing but positive experiences and peace of mind that we are now properly set up and protected. Amy Vaughn

Excellent Service Patriot Mobile recently engaged On-Site to manage all our IT functions such as email services, storage management, and AWS management, etc. so that we can focus on our core competency; marketing and selling cell phones and nationwide cell phone service. The transition was smooth and we are excited to know that our IT resides with very capable and skilled professionals. Glenn Story

Outstanding Service These guys are topnotch! Each request we have submitted has been immediately addressed and resolved within the same day. They have outstanding customer service and their staff has an answer for every problem. I wouldn’t recommend any other IT service other than On-Site PC. Courtney Huck

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1205 S. White Chapel Boulevard, Southlake OSPCServices.com | 817.306.6106

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PROMOTION

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PRIMROSE SCHOOL Successful Balance in Learning and Life Primrose School of Southlake has been a true blessing in our life. The successful balance in learning and life by consistently delivering innovative, high-quality education blows me away. The owners, management team and teachers are professional, knowledgeable, kind, empathetic, supportive and loving. I could not imagine my children anywhere else. Katie B.

This is a Great Daycare and Preschool! Primrose School of Southlake is a wonderful part of our lives. The curriculum is impressive, and my children enjoy the fun, educational experiences. The staff is responsive and helpful. The teachers care tremendously for the children—they are energetic, engaged, patient and giving. My children are happy at drop off, and while excited to see me in the afternoon, they’re never quite ready to leave. Primrose has provided us with eight years of flawless childcare and so much more. Brandi B.

Primrose School of Southlake 155 S. Kimball Avenue, Southlake | 817.421.8087 PrimroseSouthlake.com Primrose School at Hidden Lakes 1100 Davis Boulevard, Southlake | 817.337.4666 PrimroseHiddenLakes.com

SHANGRI-LA WORLD TRAVEL

Great Trip! Thank you to Shangri-La World Travel for the fabulous trip they planned for my family and I! Everything was perfect. The excursions they booked and recommended were great—especially the catamaran trip. Simply outstanding. The restaurants that you pay a little more for were outstanding, and we seem to spend more time eating there because of the food being so good. Also, we appreciated the bottle of wine on our arrival. First class! Thank you again for everything. I can’t wait to book my next vacation with Shangri-La World Travel. I highly recommend! Troy George

100 N. Kimball Avenue Suite 102, Southlake Shangri-LaWorldTravel.com

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SMART BRONZE Great Tan and Stellar Customer Service! I contacted the owner Jordan before my engagement shoot with questions on how my spray tan would photograph, and she spent 30 minutes listening to my concerns and easing my worries. It made my decision to tan so easy! The process was easy and my tan looked amazing. Overall I couldn’t be happier with the level of service and the quality of my tan. Karen Laurinec

Wonderful! Smart Bronze is my go-to for a beautiful glow for special events or just an everyday tan. I drive 30 minutes each way because I am always guaranteed a job well done. Thank you to the Smart Bronze team! Ashley Pugsley

Great Salon! I tan once a week. Great tan and good value. Great staff. Nice facility. Best salon in our area, hands down. Cheri Frazer Frazer

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SHOP IN STYLE favorites favorites / fashions / fashions / holiday / findsfinds

HOLIDAY CHEER THE PERFECT CUP

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SHOP IN STYLE stuff you’ll love

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1. FOR THE FASHIONISTA PICASSO NECKLACE Collections by Joya offers jewelry created by artisans across the globe. This stunner is made in America from Ethiopian brass beads, Amazonite rock chain and Czech Picasso beads that pair nicely with a long chain or can be worn all on its own; 18 inches long with a two-inch extender. CollectionsByJoya.com | $78.95

2. FOR THE ENTERTAINER A-FRAME WINE RACK WITH CHALKBOARD What’s on the menu? Chianti or cab? Display your favorite vino with a whimsical greeting, a favorite quote or a nod to the label you’re serving. Small but serviceable, this rack holds up to six bottles and is crafted from wood, metal and slate. Cost Plus World Market | $29.99

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5. FOR THE TRAVELER SAMSONITE GEOTRAKR 25" EXPANDABLE SPINNER Samsonite has done all it can to help you keep up with your bag. With an on-board electronic geo-tracking device, you can track your luggage from your smartphone. If only the GeoTrakR could keep up with your smartphone, too. Samsonite Company Store at Grapevine Mills | $350

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offee is the best part of waking up, but there are countless ways to brew it: French press, softbrew, percolator. Your morning cup of joe has come a long way from the classic Mr. Coffee on the kitchen counter. But when you crave more than just a quick jolt of caffeine, you might be tempted to head to your favorite coffee shop. Let the barista pour that perfect flat white or espresso, right? Not anymore. With the Jura E8 Automatic Coffee Center, your kitchen becomes your own personal coffeehouse. The Jura E8 is inspired by the world’s best baristas and allows you to achieve coffee nirvana without leaving home. So go ahead—keep those slippers on. Featuring bean-to-cup freshness, this sleek countertop coffee center is equipped to prepare 12 different café-style drinks at the push of a button. It’s designed with Jura’s cutting-edge Pulse Extraction Process, which allows you to brew specialty coffees with an intensity and breadth of aromas that go far beyond what your standard coffee maker can produce. Ready to try your

hand at a little coffee wizardry? The machine makes it easy to brew the perfect cup thanks to one-touch controls, a multi-level grinder, integrated frother and automatic filter detection. Plus, a bright TFT color display allows you to see what you’re brewing in those early-morning or late-night coffee sessions. Do you love a bold cup but your spouse prefers a milder brew? With eight coffee strength levels, everyone in your family can enjoy a cup fine-tuned to their personal preference. You can even program up to six custom drinks. (How’s that for having something to get excited about in the morning?) The coffee center also features a height-adjustable spout to accommodate a wide range of mug sizes. No detail was overlooked with the Jura E8; every feature was designed to deliver the richest, most aromatic coffee and espresso possible. Fine-foam technology produces feather-light frothed milk, and an Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System develops the maximum flavor from any blend or roast of coffee. And thanks to a six-level AromaG3 grinder, you’ll get an optimal grind every time. The coffee center delivers high-quality brews, but it’s not high-maintenance. With integrated rinsing, cleaning and descaling programs, it’s hassle-free to maintain. You can program the switch-off time or turn to energy-save mode to help conserve power. With the Jura E8 Automatic Coffee Center gracing your kitchen countertop, you may never visit a coffee shop again. Your favorite barista will miss you.

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BOARDING PASS drive / fly / sail

WINTER PARADISE Destinations to see some snow (or not)

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BOARDING PASS winter escapes

Winter Wanderings THREE UNIQUE ESCAPES TO EXPERIENCE DURING THE FROSTY SEASON

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hen you make plans to get away during the cold months, don’t just settle for a ski lodge and hot cocoa. Although a weekend winter escape could call for snow, it doesn’t have to. You might find just what you were looking for in a quick three- or four-day jaunt this season whether you strap on your skis or not.

Aspen’s Art Scene TheLittleNell.com Located in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains’ Sawatch Range, Aspen just might be the quintessential winter destination in Colorado. Originally settled as a silver-mining town, Aspen has grown up to be quite classy. A little bit artsy and a little bit homegrown, the city has more to offer than just supreme skiing and people watching. Enjoy galleries that feature works of art from all over the world in every media imaginable. And the city isn’t short on dance, music and

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theater arts either. Add to your weekend agenda watching a performance by the contemporary Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Company. The artistic side of Aspen flows into the restaurant and hospitality industry as well. Within the community’s only five-star, five-diamond hotel, The Little Nell, you’ll find original abstract works of art by internationally recognized painters, sculptors and photographers. In fact, the hotel has weaved art into its accommodations and dining experiences. Stay the weekend in one of The Little Nell’s six luxury suites—each named for a notable Aspen figure or location— oozing with contemporary charm and lavish amenities. The Roch Suite, named for Swiss mountaineer and skiing champion André Roch, is a 1,250-square-foot, one-bedroom space that includes two stone-clad gas fireplaces, wool carpeting and a steam shower and soaking tub. If looking for a palate-pleasing dining experience to match the hotel’s tone, a guest must only walk to The Little Nell’s signature restaurant, element 47 (as in the 47th element on the periodic table, silver). With a relaxed “Aspen casual” dress code, as locals call it, and a long wine list, the restaurant’s cuisine and atmosphere won’t disappoint.

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A Hideaway in the Pacific Northwest AlderbrookResort.com Nothing says spending the weekend sipping coffee in the rain— well, not actually in the rain—than a weekend getaway to Seattle, Washington. But if rain is not your cup of tea, and you’d rather relax in the mountains, the Alderbrook Resort and Spa is surrounded by the majestic Olympic Mountains and sits at the shores of Hood Canal. However, just because your weekend getaway may seem like a mountain retreat, you definitely won’t be roughing it. Alderbrook offers two types of accommodations: guestrooms and cottages. The two-bedroom cottages range from 600 to 650 square feet and include a fully equipped kitchen, luxury linens and a gas fireplace in the living room. Pets are welcome to join the family for the weekend, also. Fresh, local ingredients and seafood make for a great shore-to-table dining experience. The seafood harvested from the Puget Sound and the Hood Canal includes oysters, crab and the like. A weekend of relaxation doesn’t have to stop at sleeping and eating; there are many activities to choose from during your stay at Alderbrook. Golfing, hiking and boating are just a few pursuits worth trying.

Tennessee’s Hidden Inn BlackberryFarm.com In 1976, a Tennessee couple opened their residence, Blackberry Farm, to the public as a six-room country inn. Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, Blackberry Farm has since grown into a 4,200-acre estate complete with a wellness center, three dining choices, a brewery, a wine cellar, a barn and a variety of

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accommodations that far surpass the six rooms offered in ’76. With access to another 5,000 acres of private wilderness, Blackberry Farm is a resort located on a working farm. With the nearest southern city 45 minutes away, a stay at the farm is truly a weekend escape from modern-day life. There doesn’t have to be snow-covered ground for you to enjoy a weekend winter getaway. Trade in your skis for a bow and arrow or a fly-fishing rod. And why warm yourself by a communal fire pit when you can escape to Blackberry Farm’s Deep Healing Woods to experience forest bathing? (Think mental clarity, not soap and water.) There are enough outdoor activities to feed your soul and thirst for relaxation, and there are three restaurants on site to fill your belly. Described as “Foothills Cuisine,” the rugged-meets-gourmet food served at each of the farm’s eateries is the creation of more than just a butcher and baker. A chef, master gardener, cheese maker, forager, jam lady, chocolatier, restaurant manager and sommelier each put their passion behind whatever dish is served. If nostalgia is one of the factors drawing you to Blackberry Farm, the estate rooms are the original inn rooms dating back to the 1970s. Period antiques give each of the rooms a step-back-intime feel. If, however, you are looking for a little more modern luxury, the Hill Cottage accommodations include a screened-in porch complete with rocking chairs, and indoor necessities such as high-speed internet, flat-screen televisions and surround sound for the whole cottage.

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Do One Thing and Do It Best THE MANTRA AT EMPORIUM PIES PROVES TO BE A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

I EMPORIUM PIES 107 S. Tennessee Street McKinney 214.491.1577 EmporiumPies.com

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f there’s a universe without pie, then we don’t want to live in it. But if you’ve ever attempted to bake one from scratch, you know how laborious homemade pie can be. And trying to achieve the perfect crust? Well, that’s an art form all its own. Megan Wilkes and Mary Sparks perfected the artistry of pie crafting and peddled their delicious desserts at farmers markets and restaurants in 2011. Within a year, the duo had amassed enough business to open a brick-andmortar bakery in the tony Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff. In 2013, Emporium Pies’ second location opened in historic downtown McKinney. This fall, they opened a third shop in Deep Ellum. From the looks of things, Emporium Pies might soon become a revolution.

“We opened a shop because we thought it would be a good venue for our community,” Wilkes says. “Where else can you meet a friend or go on a date and eat something delicious for less than $10?” Wilkes says the first location soon became overrun with pie-seeking patrons, so the second shop in McKinney helped spread the business a bit. “We sold out of pies all the time,” she recalls. The response to Emporium Pies has definitely exceeded the business partners’ expectations, but neither one plans to grow too fast, too soon. “We are an owner-operated company and we do it all, so we are committed to ensuring we produce a quality product,” Wilkes says. Sparks develops the recipes while Wilkes focuses on the business side of the counter.

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LOCALFLAVOR review While Emporium Pies stocks whole pies for folks to enjoy at home (or in the parking lot—we won’t judge), many customers appreciate the nostalgic experience of sharing a slice of pie over coffee with a friend. “Even if you can find a restaurant that serves good pie, you feel obligated to order a meal, too,” Wilkes says. “Here you can just order pie.” With sweet shops specializing in treats such as cakes, cupcakes, ice cream and gelato, why pie? “Pies are a little challenging to make at home,” says Wilkes. “Pie crust is fickle, so people end up buying it from the grocery store and it’s just not as delicious. We knew we could make delicious pies and revive a lost art.” Plus, who has time to make pies from scratch— especially during the busy holiday season? “Our apple pie takes 12 hours to make from crust to completion,” Wilkes adds, saying she remembers making pies with her grandmother, but her mother didn’t invest the time. Besides the American classic apple pie (aka Lord of the Pies), Emporium Pies has rolled out so many delicious options we can’t decide which to try first. Emporium’s take on pumpkin pie, Drop Dead Gourdgeous, features a gingerbread crust and a spicier custard filling than conventional recipes. Expect the pecan pies here (The Drunken Nut) to have a richer, deeper flavor due to caramelized brown sugar, bourbon and butter instead of corn syrup. Merry Berry features a tartly delicious blend of cranberry and pecan filling over a signature salty crust and topped with a sugar cookie. “We like to say that if a cranberry muffin and a sugar cookie had a baby, it would be this,” Wilkes says. Buttermilk pies are a Texas tradition, so Emporium Pies adds a hint of chai spice and calls its version a Buttermilk Blitzen. And if dessert isn’t dessert unless it’s chocolate, Emporium Pies understands. Try Father Christmas— an icebox pie featuring a chocolate cookie crust topped with peppermint filling and finished with whipped cream with peppermint on top. Because the winter pie menu is the most popular—yet runs the shortest span of time—we suggest getting your orders in early. You can call the shop or order online. If you want to try before buying a whole pie (or a dozen or 100), each location serves pie by the slice and has seating for dining in. “After we open for the day, it’s first-come, first-served,” Wilkes says, “and you might have to wait in line.” Loyal Emporium Pies customers know firsthand that pies sell out, but the experience is worth the wait in line. Emporium Pies has been a part of many special occasions—from holiday meals and weddings to first dates and even engagements right in the shop. “We’ve had couples who had their first dates here, so they came back to get engaged,” Wilkes says. “It’s great to be a part of people’s special times.” Let’s raise a fork to sweet celebrations all year long!

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Go Grab Some Crab Craft & Crab is a utopia for seafood-seeking, fun-loving North Texans With fresh seafood, cold craft beer and a place for kids to play, we have a crush on crustacean purveyor Craft & Crab. The 10,000-square-foot restaurant is situated along the ever-busy Highway 121 in Colleyville, but you’ll feel like you’re in a New England crab house as you feast upon crabs and other seafood (and non-seafood) bites. You might expect sophistication and elegance at a Colleyville seafood spot, but Craft & Crab is different. Instead, the space exudes a family-friendly, laid-back vibe. It’s a destination where your whole crew can enjoy a good meal and have some fun, from the boat-themed playground for kids to the corn hole, life-size Jenga and swings at the bar for adults. The restaurant aims to revive family mealtimes, when everyone gathers around the table and digs in. When you order family-style portions, expect a pile of seafood to be dumped on your paper-covered table. The hunger-busting Fried Fisherman—one of the many family feasts on the menu—is a heaping helping of oysters, shrimp, redfish or catfish served with fries and hushpuppies. Pick your feast, then pick from 150 varieties of craft beer or one of the restaurant’s specialty

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cocktails (we’re partial to the banana cream rum Mai Tai) to wash it all down. Don’t have your brood with you? Order an individual entrée, which is uniquely served on a disposable palm container made from fallen palm leaves. It’s a cool Caribbean influence—just like the sounds of Bob Marley drifting through the air and the coconut margarita that beckoned us from the bar. On our lunch visit, we dove into the fried shrimp basket after devouring a satisfying house salad. There are shrimp—and then there are the titans that come forth from Craft & Crab’s kitchen. These mammoth, lightly battered beauties will fill you right up. We also polished off the steak fries and small dish of coleslaw, which made nice accompaniments to the shrimp. The menu is seafood-skewed but offers plenty for land lovers, too, from rotisserie chicken and barbecue pork to corn dogs and mac and cheese for the kids. Whether you grab a spot on the massive patio or enjoy your feast in the dining room, there’s not a bad seat in the house. Inside, every wall is plastered with HDTVs, so you can grab a pint of craft suds and not miss a minute of college football. For the quintessential crab house experience without venturing far from the bubble, Craft & Crab is the place to go. Be sure to put it on your (galvanized) bucket list this month.

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A Latte to Love TRIO Craft Coffee serves up deliciousness one cup at a time A great cup of coffee—or tea or cappuccino—is delicious any time of year, but cooler temps make you hanker for a hot mug you can wrap chilly hands around and lean over the aromatic warmth wafting toward your face. Carlos and Susan Palacio, owners of TRIO Craft Coffee, share a passion for java and people, which led to their pursuit of a local specialty coffee shop. After marrying in 2012, the Palacios determined their mission: to serve their community and deliver incredible coffee. “We wanted to take something ‘common’ and ubiquitous and unearth the best possible results,” Susan says. The couple met in Guatemala, where Susan was serving as a missionary and Carlos was on a short-term trip. A native of Mexico City, Carlos lived there and in Columbia before moving to the United States over 20 years ago. “His heritage plays a large role in our love for and desire to serve excellent coffee,” Susan says. “He remembers drinking coffee even as a little kid.” Susan has always been a coffee lover, too, but her appreciation for the craft has evolved exponentially over the past five years. Together

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they have unearthed the best possible product the coffee bean can deliver. TRIO Craft Coffee takes its name from a few sources—master coffee tasters take three sips when assessing flavor, and local coffee houses represent that third gathering spot in addition to work and home. For the coffee at TRIO to be exceptional every time, three elements come into play: water, beans and barista. The result? High-quality coffee and an aspiration to elevate coffee brewing to a culinary art and not just a commodity. Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters and Novel Coffee Roasters provide the beans behind the brews. “We have purposefully partnered with local roasters who are doing an excellent job and consistently providing the highest quality beans,” Susan says. “Each season we infuse unique ingredients with coffee and tea to provide our customers with something different from our standard menu.” This fall, expect Autumn Spice Latte, Mexican Salted Caramel Cappuccino and other seasonal delights. While good coffee and teas are certainly worth the drive to TRIO, the mouthwatering pastries, delivered fresh from Zenzero Bakery in nearby Coppell, and gluten-free offerings from Pinch of Salt Pastries, plus hot sandwiches will keep you coming back for more. Consider TRIO a one-stop coffee shop for flavorful pick-me-ups and tasty options to warm you from the inside out.

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Founder of Trans-Siberian Orchestra Paul O’Neill says, “We have two stages—with pyro, light and lasers—on both sides of the arena, as well as in the crowd and the best sound we can find. There are no second-class seats at a Trans-Siberian Orchestra show. I want people to walk out of our shows speechless and still not believing what they have seen was possible.” At press time, tickets were still available for both shows, ranging in price from $37.50 to $77.50, but who knows how long they will last? Act now to make this Christmas season the most unforgettable one yet.

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DECEMBER 10 AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER | If you are up for a special night with someone you love, why not surprise him or her with tickets to Andrea Bocelli? This will be a night to remember. Don’t wait! Tickets are going fast to see one of the best tenors in the world. This is a limited American tour, as Bocelli will sing in only eight U.S. venues, with Dallas being one of them. In this concert, he’ll sing from his latest album, Cinema, and will also perform his trademark arias and love songs. The show is guaranteed to give you all the feels!

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PALACE THEATRE, GRAPEVINE | What do you get when you mix a country crooner, a pop star and an opera sensation? It’s the Texas Tenors, and they’re coming back to Grapevine to delight audiences for five days of shows at the Palace Theatre. These three classically trained tenors were already career singers before their big break on "America’s Got Talent" six years ago. Since then, they’ve performed for audiences around the world and look forward to serenading fans deep in the heart of Texas again. MERCYME WITH THE DALLAS POPS DECEMBER 16 AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER | Billed as the “Holiday Event of the Year,” Texas natives MercyMe return from their world tour to play a special evening with the Dallas POPS orchestra on December 16. The Christian band, with hits like “I Can Only Imagine,” will sing from a litany of Christmas favorites and their own award-winning albums. You won’t want to miss this special night of uplifting tunes and Christmas joy, so purchase your tickets soon—they’re going fast!

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WHITE’S CHAPEL UMC | Fort Worth’s premiere community choral ensemble, the Fort Worth Chorale, is bringing its stunning Christmas concert, Night of Serenity, to White’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Performing with the church’s Cantare Children’s Choir, the event will showcase early music by Gabrieli, Parsons, Clausen and more. Don’t miss this enchanting evening filled with the sounds of the season! Tickets range from $5 to $15 at FortWorthChorale.org.

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DALLAS CHILDREN'S THEATER | Who’s the puppet, now? In Kathy Burks’ world, everyone can enjoy the spectacular show of The Nutcracker in puppetry. Bringing together Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, life-sized puppets and amazing special effects, this critically acclaimed adaptation is sure to delight both the young and the young at heart. Known as one of the finest puppet companies in the world, Kathy Burks Theater of Puppetry Arts is also the oldest in the American southwest and has produced shows continuously since 1973. Come and experience this dazzling holiday puppet show!

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THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER DECEMBER 23 THE EISEMANN CENTER, RICHARDSON | If you’re looking for an upbeat, modern, hip-hop retelling of an old favorite, make plans to attend The Hip Hop Nutcracker, where Marie-Clara and her Nutcracker Prince travel back in time to the 1980s, when her parents originally met in a nightclub on a fateful New Year’s Eve. This show is full of dozens of dancers, a DJ and a wicked violinist. On the eve of Christmas Eve, this show may very well become a new holiday favorite of your family! JOHN DENVER—ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 23

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS THROUGH DECEMBER 21 DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER | What’s better than a children’s stage performance of a holiday television classic? The Dallas Children’s Theater is thrilled to produce “A Charlie Brown Christmas” this holiday season. Come see the whole Peanuts gang—Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy, Linus and the rest—as together they learn the real meaning of Christmas. This is a great show for ages four and up. Watch as your children’s faces light up with amazement as an animated classic comes to life!

MEYERSON SYMPHONY CENTER, DALLAS | The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is ready to take Texans straight to deep powder and Rocky Mountain melodies with John Denver—Rocky Mountain Christmas. In this heartwarming tribute to the late singer, Jim Curry, a singer long-devoted to John Denver’s music, shares his hopes for peace, humanity and love by performing classics such as “Annie’s Song,” “Rocky Mountain High,” and “Christmas for Cowboys.”

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CASA MAÑANA, FORT WORTH | What do you do when Santa Claus announces his retirement after delivering toys to girls and boys around the world for over a thousand years? You find a replacement Santa, and pronto! The search is on for the new Santa this season as Casa Mañana Children’s Theatre trains Santa’s replacement just in time for Christmas Eve in “Santa Claus—A New Musical.” Bring your own little elves for a whimsical show full of holiday cheer.

FORT WORTH BOTANIC GARDENS | While the rest of us spend roughly 10 months a year not thinking about Christmas, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden staff is busy cultivating over 3,000 varieties of poinsettias in preparation for decorating their Garden Center and offices for the month of December. From Holly Berry and Pink Peppermint to Prestige, Marble, Winter Rose and Aggie, every possible poinsettia variety is arranged for you to enjoy. View multiple Christmas trees and a holiday train, all made from beautiful flowers!

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THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS THROUGH JANUARY 8 DALLAS ARBORETUM | Nothing can quite prepare you for the extravagance, beauty and stunning details of “The 12 Days of Christmas” in the Women’s Garden of the Dallas Arboretum. Watch with awe as each verse of this well-known holiday carol comes to life in custom-designed and constructed gazebos. Each gazebo is lit with thousands of lights, mechanized parts that move to the music, and life-like characters—all the way from the 12 lords a-leaping to the partridge in a pear tree.

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A DESERVING HONOR DETECTIVE CORPORAL ROBERT BRIGGS IS CELEBRATED BY THE SOUTHLAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT Robert Briggs has another shining accolade to his name: recognition as the Southlake Police Department’s Officer of the Year. Detective Corporal Briggs started with the Southlake PD in 2003 and also has 13 years of military service, including multiple state assignments and a tour in Afghanistan. Get to know this Texas Rangers-loving family man who takes great pride in getting to serve with the Southlake PD. How does it feel to receive the honor? I’m incredibly grateful and honored given the amount of great people I work with. What motivates you to get up and go to work each day? Many things motivate me: the people I work with and the relationships we have, the people I serve and the appreciation they display. What motivates me the most, though, is my family and the love for what I do. Tell us a little about your background. I was born in California but grew up in the Fort Hood area. When I was nearing my high school graduation I decided to enlist in the Army Reserves. I hit 13 years this past September. Give us an idea of your current duties and responsibilities. At the Southlake Police Department, my primary position is corporal for the Criminal Investigations Division. With that position, I am responsible for assisting with the supervision of the division’s detectives. I am also currently in charge of training one of our new detectives. In addition, I am also a member of the North Tarrant Regional SWAT team and Southlake Honor Guard. What do you find most rewarding about what you do? The pride my family has in me for doing this job. You’ve received numerous commendations and decorations. Is there one that has special significance for you? The Bronze Star Medal I received while deployed in Afghanistan is most special to me. What do you consider your greatest achievement? My family; they are an ongoing, ever-rewarding achievement. I’m extremely blessed to have my wife and two kids. They are amazing. Tell us a little about your family. What do you enjoy doing together? My wife is an excellent accountant. She and I met in Germany while serving in the military together, and we got married in 2009. My son is almost two and loves playing catch. My daughter is four and loves watching Disney movies and reading.

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Traveling is our favorite thing to do as a family. We try and take at least one trip every year. Aside from traveling, how do you spend your leisure time? A typical day off for me is spent with my family. What we do depends on the time of year and the weather. During baseball season, we like going to Texas Rangers games. We’re also Fort Worth Zoo and Children’s Museum members, and I like running and playing golf when I get the chance. What’s something about you that might surprise people? It is on my bucket list to see the Rangers play in all 30 Major League ballparks. So far, we’ve been to Fenway, Wrigley, Kaufman, Angel’s Stadium, and of course, Globe Life. Five down, 25 to go! That’s an ambitious goal! What’s your best memory from a Texas Rangers game? My favorite memory, by far, was being at the ballpark with my wife for game six of the 2010 ALCS. I’ll never forget how loud the crowd was when Neftali Feliz struck out Alex Rodriguez, sending us to the World Series for the first time. I just remember noise, confetti and fireworks. It was awesome. What’s your favorite game-day snack? You can’t have a game-day party or tailgate without chips and dip. What’s something on your Christmas wish list this year? My Christmas list is pretty much the same every year. Since we live in Texas and our family is spread out, I always wish for a white Christmas and the whole family being together under one roof. Anything else you’d like to mention? I want to thank the Southlake community for the outward gratitude they have shown our police department over the past couple of months. From handshakes to baked goods, it has all been uplifting. I would also like to thank the Southlake Rotary. My family and I appreciate everything they did for us during this year’s National Night Out.

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AN EVENING OF CELEBRATION Laser lights and rolling fog greeted guests at the 13th annual GRACE Gala—Angels Among Us celebration on October 22 at the Irving Convention Center. Gala co-chairs Ashley and Andy Cunningham welcomed nearly 780 guests to a night of performance art, auctions, celebrities and more. GRACE executive director Shonda Schaefer was serenaded in honor of her 10-year anniversary with GRACE. Jamie Wooldridge, president of Berkeys Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical, was honored with the 2016 Angel of GRACE Award.

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