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STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS Publisher & Editor Mike Tesoriero Mike@SouthlakeStyle.com Assistant Editor Amy Reisner Amy@SouthlakeStyle.com Advertising Director Nicole Tesoriero Nicole@SouthlakeStyle.com Art Director Bruce Sons Bruce@SouthlakeStyle.com Community Liaison Dia Moraru Dia@SouthlakeStyle.com CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Kumiko Murakami Campos BluDoor Studios CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Gina Mayfield James Reid Gina Tagliarino

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How We Holiday No longer just an aisle of untimely decorative ideas— the holidays are officially upon us. I’m not overly worried about when the cards go out or the tree goes up—those traditions are set. This year I’m more concerned we check off the many new Texan traditions from our family’s growing holiday checklist. So much to do and so much we want to do—it takes some serious organization to get it all done. That means plan now or miss more festivities than we make. Over the last decade the Tesoriero family has made a few seasonal traditions worth a repeat performance. Of course we’ll be looking forward to the City of Southlake’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Festive window displays, elementary choirs, hot chocolate and Santa flicking the switch of the season—it keeps getting better each year. And my little girls may not know much about snow, but they do know what two million pounds of hand-carved ice looks like. For them it just isn’t Christmas without ICE! at the Gaylord Texan. This year’s Frosty The Snowman theme brings the tradition back with a nostalgic family favorite. Once again, we’ll be visiting Fort Worth’s Sundance Square and Bass Hall for a holiday performance. Gone is the threat of an errant Red Rider bee bee— today’s parents are little less Ralphie Parker and a little more Buddy the Elf. This year it’s ELF The Musical, which is as perfect a ratio of newness to tradition, as it is adult to childish humor. Shoot your eye out? Doubtful. But eating too much sugar? That’s a recipe for disaster. Speaking of recipes, my holiday-smoked turkey will make its way back to the Thanksgiving table this year. Others may call the deep-fried version juicier, but brined in citrus and smoked over cherry and apple wood, my bird has gotten rave reviews. If you have yet to try any one of these traditions, we suggest you do. A decade ago, they were all new to us. Now, these Texan traditions and many others make up the special moments of our holiday season.

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CONTENTS

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26 COVER KIDS Meet our cover contest cuties

29 NO AVERAGE JOE A lifetime of giving back

34 HOLIDAY HASSLE Tips to get you through the holidays

45 GATEHOUSE Lending a hand up to women in need

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departments 06 SOCIALLY SPEAKING 08 THE MEDIA ROOM 10 TRAVEL WITH STYLE 15 IN THE SPOTLIGHT

16 Community news

21 Business news

53 SHOP IN STYLE

54 Stuff You’ll Love

55 Luxury Review

56 Et Cetera

59 BOARDING PASS

Holiday Cruising

77 ARTS & CULTURE / EVENTS

What’s going on in our area

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Empowered Modern Women Love the picture of Judy Gaman and Lucille! Judy is a great lady and I love her “Lucille” stories! W.A. — via Facebook There were a few other photos we considered, but this one of Judy and Lucille could not be denied!

WooHoo Julie!!! Well deserved, for sure!!! G.R. — via email We couldn’t agree more.

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THE MEDIA books / movies / television / music

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British rockers Pink Floyd quelled the rumors and announced the November arrival of The Endless River, the band’s fifteenth studio album and first since 1994’s The Division Bell. Described as a tribute to band mate Rick Wright, the album is mainly instrumental and based on more than 20 hours of unreleased material gathered, upgraded and re-recorded from their infamous Division Bell sessions.

41: A PORTRAIT OF MY FATHER GEORGE W. BUSH

Countless books have been written about the forty-three Presidents of the United States. But never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his own words. George W. Bush follows up Decision Points with this intimate look at his father’s illustrious career. Along the way he also discusses his father’s influence on him throughout his formative years and his own twoterm Presidency.

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We Must Confront Reality When a wormhole is discovered, Cooper, a widowed engineer (played by Matthew McConaughey), chooses to leave his children behind in order to join the space voyage to save mankind. Directed by Christopher Nolan (Inception, Dark Knight) Interstellar also stars Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and Jessica Chastain in a star studded film based on the real life scientific theories of renowned Caltech physicist Kip Thorne.

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Growing up Gotham Before he was “The Commish,” James Gordon was an up and coming member of Gotham City’s police force. Brave, honest and ready to prove himself against a city full of super villains and vigilantes, young Gordon is teamed up with police legend Harvey Bullock. Together the two detectives must solve the highest profile case ever— the murder of billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne.

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On a Celebrity cruise vacation, every part of the experience is simply indulgent. Embark on an exhilarating vacation that will take you to the most breathtaking destinations on earth. On board, unwind in world-class accommodations. Dine in up to 12 distinctive restaurants where the menus are crafted by a James Beard-featured chef. And sample from over 500 wines, with an expert sommelier as your guide. With non-stop flights from Dallas to South Florida, your Caribbean escape is closer than you think. Or, choose from an array of exciting sailings in Alaska, Europe, Asia, South America, and more. In the end, you won’t remember a single thing from your Celebrity cruise—you’ll remember everything.

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GRACE APPOINTS FOUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS GRACE (Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange) has appointed four new members to the GRACE Board of Directors. GRACE is a social service agency that provides assistance to individuals and families in crisis. Traci Bernard, RN, serves as President at Texas Health Southlake and has more than 20 years of clinical and managerial experience, along with a background in hospital operations, finance and quality management. Larry Darlage, Ph.D., recently retired from his presidency at Tarrant County College’s Northeast Campus, and has just become Principal of Crown of Life Lutheran School in Colleyville. John Fletcher, CEO of Fletcher Consulting, brings 36 years of marketing and public relations expertise to GRACE. Finally, Southlake Mayor John Terrell, now in his sixth term, has 30 years of experience in real estate and economic development. He currently serves as the vice president of Commercial Development at DFW International Airport.

YOUTH AMBASSADORS TRAVEL TO SOUTHLAKE SISTER CITIES IN 2015 Each year Southlake youth have the opportunity to represent the city as a Youth Ambassador to one of Southlake’s Sister Cities - Tome, Japan and Suzhou Wuzhong, China. As part of the Southlake Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Program, the Youth Ambassadors are immersed in a cultural experience while living with host families and experiencing a variety of activities planned by the city and their hosts. Serving as a Southlake Sister Cities Youth Ambassador provides the opportunity for friendship and a life-changing experience while fulfilling and underscoring the mission of the Sister Cities International program of “bringing the world together through education and cultural exchange.” NATIONAL COLLEGE ENROLLMENT DECLINES, CSHS NOT AFFECTED Recently released U.S. Census Bureau data suggests a decline in the nation’s college enrollment for the second year in a row. Similar data from the Census Bureau in the past few years has also indicated that the average national high school graduation rate is a little more than 80 percent. In the same study, it was determined that a large part of the decline took place in two-year college enrollment. These community, or junior, colleges experienced a 10 percent decline in enrollment from 2012 to 2013, while enrollment at four-year colleges grew slightly (1 percent). Carroll Senior High School in Southlake boasts a 99 percent graduation rate, and 98.5 percent of CSHS seniors are collegebound. Southlake was recently recognized by Newsweek as one of the top ranking schools in the United States —coming in at No. 80 —on a list that included more than 750 high schools in the nation. Factors such as graduation rates and standardized test scores were taken into consideration when determining rank.

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NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY EXCEEDS RECORD The 6th Annual North Texas Giving Day was a huge success in September, exceeding it’s own record set in 2013 by $1 million. In 18 hours more than $26.3 million was raised through communitywide events and nonprofit performances. More than 1,580 nonprofits benefitted from more than 98,000 donations. Locally, GRACE had 87 donations totaling $21,553, and Metroport Meals on Wheels had 72 donations totaling $11,340. From 6 a.m. to midnight Sept. 18, donations poured in from all 50 states, six territories and more than 28 countries. Costumeclad nonprofit representatives were spotted across the community drumming up grassroots support for their causes. Donors of all ages participated in the festivities, including kids who gave their time and loose change at the inaugural Kids Give event.

TEXAS TURNAROUND BRIDGE ON SH 114 IS NOW OPEN The “Texas Turnaround” bridge at Carroll Avenue and State Highway 114 is officially open. The new turnaround bridge will greatly reduce traffic congestion especially during peak hours. It will also improve traffic safety by creating a separate turn lane for drivers, who will notice improved traffic flow and less congestion with the addition of the “Texas Turnaround.” Gateway Church attendees will find their commute to be much quicker and safer turning into and off of Blessed Way. The “Texas Turnaround” project has been a joint effort with several partners. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Tarrant County, Gateway Church, Cooper and Stebbins (Southlake Town Square Development), and the City of Southlake. “This has been an exceptional partnership,” said Public Works Director Bob Price. He added, “The real beneficiaries are the City’s citizens and visitors who will find the flow of traffic moving much smoother because of the new ‘Texas Turnaround.’”

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DRAGON NAMED TOP MALE SENIOR SWIMMER FOR 2014 Former Dragon swimmer Jonathan Roberts has been named National High School Coaches Association Senior Swimmer of the Year for his efforts last spring. Roberts, who now attends The University of Texas, became a back-to-back 500 freestyle Texas state champion with a dominant state record finish, winning by 10 seconds. He posted a time of 4:16.90. Roberts added more gold with a state title in the 100 backstroke in a time of 48.65. He was also part of Carroll’s gold medal 200 medley relay team with a time of 1:34.93. Roberts is a member of the Junior National Team and swam at the Junior World Championships where he placed 12th in the 400 freestyle, 13th in the 800 freestyle and 10th in the 1500 freestyle. Roberts is the second boys’ swimmer from Texas that has been honored by the NHSCA.

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community PAMPLING CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC RAISES OVER $140,000 FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS Old American Golf Club and other local PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour professionals gathered Sept. 29 at The Rod Pampling Charity Classic raising more than $140,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Now in its 12th year, the Rod Pampling Charity Classic has generated more than $1 million for the nonprofit. A pre-tournament cocktail reception and live auction took place Sept. 28 at the Cactus Glass at the Gaylord Texan Hotel with local television personality John Rhadigan as emcee. Items up for bid included a dove hunt for 10 with Pampling, a golf getaway for four to The Players Club at TPC Sawgrass, and a “ski with an Olympian” package. An auction to play with a TOUR pro in the tournament alone raised $34,000. Former British Open champions, and North Texas residents, Justin Leonard (Dallas) and Todd Hamilton (Westlake), 2014 Valspar Championship winner John Senden, 2014 Valero Texas Open champion Steven Bowditch and other pros, including Chad Campbell (Colleyville), all played golf and took part in the events.

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REC CENTER GROUNDBREAKING BRINGS TOGETHER SOUTHLAKE COMMUNITY Members of the community and Southlake City Council gathered around the future location of the community rec center on Sept. 27. The center will be located at the southwest corner of Bicentennial Park Mayor John Terrell presided over the ceremonial groundbreaking, which included presentations from City Council members and city administration, and recognition of the many volunteers who helped bring the project to fruition An outline of the 105,000 square-foot multipurpose building was painted to give visitors a true to life representation of the size of the complex. Informational kiosks complete with 3D renderings were placed throughout the facility’s footprint and designated the approximate locations of each of the highlighted areas of the recreation center.

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P R O M OT I O N

Q&A SESSION

THREE ESSENTIALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY BLISS

taking into account your desired result, budget and available recovery time. If your plastic surgeon does not understand your goals, you may not get what you want at the end of the day. If you don’t feel understood, find another plastic surgeon.

A Q&A with Dr. Michael Vennemeyer

Q: What are the common pitfalls you see with choosing the right procedure?

Last month Dr. Michael Vennemeyer, board certified Southlake plastic surgeon and author of the book “Plastic Surgery Myths Dispelled: A Consumer’s Guide,” shared some of the latest research supporting that plastic surgery may positively affect how you feel. Married to a psychiatrist, he is especially focused on helping patients find happiness. But, can everyone get mood-boosting, self-esteem-enhancing results? This month he reveals the three things you must have to get the maximum positive impact from plastic surgery. Q: What is the first essential to success with plastic surgery? A: First, your goals have to be something that plastic surgery can achieve. A common and reasonable goal is when you have extra tummy skin after pregnancy, and a flatter abdomen will help you feel comfortable in a bikini again. Another example is when you feel like the bags under your eyes make you look tired, and you want to look refreshed. Most of the patients that walk into my office fit into this category. Q: What are some examples of wrong reasons to seek plastic surgery? A: If you are getting a procedure only to make someone else happy or because you think looking better may save a relationship, you should think twice. People that get plastic surgery solely for these reasons have a much lower chance of being happy at end of the day. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great when your significant other is supportive, and research does show that feeling better about yourself can improve your relationships. The key is doing it for yourself, first.

A: Many people simply want the least invasive approach —this does not always get you the result you want. I have seen a lot of patients go for non-invasive fat melting or skin tightening procedures, only to end up disappointed after a series of treatments with minimal to no change. Subpar results leave you unsatisfied and feeling like you wasted your money. In most cases, liposuction or tummy tuck results blow away what you can get from the non-invasive technologies that exist these days. Cost is another factor that often leads people to choose the wrong procedure or surgeon. The cheapest is not usually the best. Instead, focus on the results you want. Choose a plastic surgeon and procedure likely to get that result for you. At the end of the day, the series of cheaper-up-front treatments or an unqualified provider can end up costing you a lot more. Q: What is the third essential to a good plastic surgery outcome? A: The third essential is being a good candidate. This means being healthy and having enough time set aside to recover properly. It is very important to be honest with your plastic surgeon about any health issues, medications or smoking history. Also, take the recommended time to recover and heal properly to avoid compromising your results. Healing uneventfully has a tremendous impact on your result and overall happiness. Ever wonder what a plastic surgeon sees when they look around the room? Attractiveness is only subjective to a point. Next month’s article will help you understand the science of looking hot and learn tips that can help you look your best without surgery.

Q: What is the second essential to success? A: The second essential is having the right procedure. There are a lot of new lasers and machines out there today, many of which over promise and under deliver. It can be really confusing to prospective patients. A good plastic surgeon will match up the right procedure with your goals,

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SOUTHLAKE FINE JEWELER CELEBRATES 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY Grayson Allen Fine Jewelers has been voted “Best of the Best” Jewelry Store by Southlake Journal readers three years in a row…2012, 2013 and 2014, as well as “Best Of” by Southlake Style. They were also recently voted Runner Up for 2014 “Best Specialty Store” in Southlake. Grayson Allen Fine Jewelers has been in Southlake since November 2004. This month, they will celebrate their 10-year anniversary. Giving back and building strong roots in the community has always been something Grayson Allen Fine Jewelers has strongly believed in. Over the last 10 years they have been able to make a difference in people’s lives and to support many wonderful organizations. Some of these include: Carroll Education Foundation, GRACE, The Gatehouse, Alliance for Children, Special Olympics Texas, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Spokes for Hope, Curing Kids Cancer, Mid Cities Supporters of SafeHaven, Southlake Kiwanis, Southlake Rotary, Southlake Women’s Club, Southlake Newcomers Club, Greater Southlake Women’s Society, Kids Matter Inc., Northeast Tarrant County Aggie Moms Club, Miss Southlake Organization, DFW Travelers Aid, Christian Community Action and Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County.

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BUSINESS PROFILE

BETTER FASTER URGENT CARE Extended Services and Affordable Care

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lan Dennington, a board certified emergency physician, and his wife Kristina, also an emergency room physician, founded Better Faster Urgent Care in Southlake in 2013. The Denningtons, who have been Southlake residents for five years, saw a need for an urgent care facility in the area. “Southlake is a great community, and the people that live here care about their healthcare,” Dr. Dennington said. “They are knowledgeable and involved, and as a physician, you appreciate when people participate in their own care.” Dr. Dennington developed Better Faster Urgent Care to be a next generation urgent care provider, or what he terms Urgent Care Plus. “We felt there was a need for affordable care for urgent problems that was local and easy to access, yet comprehensive in its abilities,” Dr. Dennington said. “There are many stand-alone emergency rooms popping up that look like urgent cares, but charge at emergency room prices. “We take care of a wide variety of problems and complex injuries, but at an urgent care designation, which saves the patient money. Overall, we don’t have to send people to the ER often like other urgent care centers do, because we are staffed and equipped to handle most problems, yet we don’t charge as an emergency room.” Better Faster has all of the capabilities of other urgent care centers, but offer an extended array of services including extended laboratory, IV fluids, IV antibiotics, and mild sedation for procedures that aren’t offered at other area urgent care clinics. They are equipped with x-ray capabilities, like many urgent care centers, however they also have an extended laboratory and procedural capabilities. The extended laboratory services allow for the evaluation of a much broader range of complaints including abdominal pain and low-risk chest pain. Additionally, Better Faster offers a variety of mild sedation options for procedures to ease fear of needles, improve patient comfort, and make for a better experience for patients requiring otherwise painful procedures. Not only is the facility state of the art, but the providers are topnotch as well. Emergency medicine involves a broad training in all aspects of medicine including orthopedics, pediatrics, intensive care, internal medicine, surgery and gynecology with a special emphasis on taking care of patients with acute injury and illness. “Although we are an urgent care center,” Dr. Dennington said, “the staff here are the same type of people you would see if you had to go to an emergency room. With the level of training and experience in emergency medicine

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Alan Dennington, M.D. and Kristina Dennington, M.D.

the physicians and staff have, they are more highly focused on taking care of people who are sick.” “Health is something we often take for granted until we no longer have it,” Dr. Dennington said. “When we become sick or are injured, we want to get better right away. We all have fast-paced, busy lives, and can’t afford to be laid up sick for several days. Our facility provides treatment on your schedule.”

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SOUTHLAKE BANK NAMED NO. 1 BANK IN NATION First Financial Bankshares has been selected as the No.1 top performing publicly traded bank in the nation in the $5 to $50 billion asset category by Bank Director magazine. The magazine’s annual scorecard rates all publicly traded banks in four asset size categories on the basis of profitability, capital adequacy and asset quality. Headquartered in Abilene, Texas, First Financial Bankshares is a financial holding company that operates 12 banking regions with 62 locations in Texas including Southlake. “We are very humbled to receive this honor for the second time, and it is a direct result of the tireless dedication of our team, including our board, officers and employees who execute our strategy every day to make sure that our customers receive superior service and that we reward our shareholders,” said F. Scott Dueser, Chairman, President and CEO. “We thank our customers and shareholders for their loyalty and support, which has allowed us to receive this great honor. This marks the sixth consecutive year that First Financial has been recognized as either No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3 in the nation.”

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We asked and you served up photos of your cute kids with holiday spirit for Southlake Style’s 2014 November Cover Contest. After pouring over hundreds of entries, we opened up the voting via social media. The four kiddos with the most “likes” soon made their Southlake Style cover debut.

Tyler Webb (9) Favorite Thanksgiving Day Food: Biscuits and rolls.

Cason Place (4) Favorite Thanksgiving Day Food: Chicken and French Fries. Favorite Holiday Activity: Ride my Gator and play with my brother and sister. What’s on your Christmas wish list: Jake the Neverland Pirate, boots, and a big ship. Who’s someone famous on your gift list and what would you give them: Mickey Mouse. I’d give him Santa Clause.

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Favorite Holiday Activity: Celebrate my sister’s birthday. It’s on Christmas day. What’s on your Christmas wish list: Skylander’s Trap Team, a laptop and a dog. Who’s someone famous on your gift list and what would you give them: Jesus. I would give him more love.


Campbell Webb (6) Favorite Thanksgiving Day Food: Turkey! Favorite Holiday Activity: Presents and my birthday is on Christmas! What’s on your Christmas wish list: A real dog, and a full-size vanity set with make-up.

Carly Comer (7) Favorite Thanksgiving Day Food: Turkey. Favorite Holiday Activity: To give and receive presents. What’s on your Christmas wish list: Isabelle- the American Girl Doll of the year, Disney Pirate Fairy dolls. Who’s someone famous on your gift list and what would you give them: Katy Perry. I would give her a fancy dress and a hug!

Who’s someone famous on your gift list and what would you give them: Sleeping Beauty. I would give her a crown because she is a princess.


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Recently honored as Citizen of the Year. Joe King helps children near and far from the Southlake office of Kids Matter International.

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n a balmy evening in June, Joe King sauntered into the Hilton in Town Square. Joe knew he was nominated for a Southlake Chamber of Commerce award, but “I didn’t know what I was up for when I walked into the ballroom,” he recalls. A handful of awards were handed out that evening, then came the Citizen of the Year Award — the only category in which nominees were named. Their photos flashed across the screen: The mayor. The former mayor. A city council member. The beloved chair of the GRACE Gala. And then there was Joe. “I’m going, ‘Wow,’” Joe says. “I have such respect for these people.” Joe sat there, with his wife, Sandy, by his side, just grateful to be a part of the club. Then the emcee announced the winner. “When they called my name, I was the last one at the table to realize it was me,” he says. As the crowd jumped to its feet and erupted in a sea of applause, Joe recalls, “All I heard were the words ‘Kids Matter.’” As genuinely “shocked and surprised” as Joe was that evening, no one who knew him — and they all knew him. As president and CEO of Kids Matter International (KMI), a nonprofit designed to “bring hope and healing to orphaned, abandoned or disadvantaged children,” Joe’s focus has always been on others. Growing up as an only child in Providence, Rhode Island, Joe had trouble in school. “I was not one of the smartest kids in class,” he recalls. “Through a bunch of circumstances, I ended up joining the Boy Scouts. It really, in so many ways, ended up changing my life. It gave me a lot more self respect. It also showed me how great things are when you do things for others.” After “flunking out” of Providence College, Joe joined the Army. “I came back and realized what I really wanted to do was to help children.” After earning a degree in nonprofit management from a little school in West Virginia, Joe returned to the Boy Scouts in Atlanta, this time as an Exploring Director. “I moved all over the country with them.” SOUTHLAKESTYLE.COM

In the years that followed, there was a regional director position for the international student exchange, Youth for Understanding, plus an impressive seven-year stretch as the director of fundraising for the U.S. Olympic Committee and two years as national director of development with United Cerebral Palsy in New York City. During that time, a headhunter called and convinced Joe to relocate to a nondescript building at the intersection of Precinct Line and 183 in Hurst. There, in the late ’80s, a fledgling organization called Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was taking the country by storm. After a two-year stint, Joe left to start his own company, The Narragansett Group, which consults with national and international nonprofits and represents them in Washington, D.C. Fast forward to 2006, friends convinced Joe to go down to Guatemala to visit a Christian orphanage. The group of six or seven really wanted to help financially, and they looked to their resident expert for guidance. He recommended starting a 501(c)3 in the United States (a decision anyone familiar with Third World logistics would understand), which eventually became KMI. Joe asked a man who would later become his best friend, Coye Conner, if he would be chairman, and Joe was tasked with a volunteer assignment to “put the organization together and run it.” Years later, the board came back to him and asked if The Narrangansett Group would take on the organization as a client. “The rest is history,” Joe says. Continuing their work overseas, KMI supports an orphanage in India with 21 children in need due to a variety of circumstances, including natural disaster and political upheaval. In Honduras, a refuge for 11 girls being trafficked and abused is leading the way in the protection of children. “It was the first home of its kind in Honduras. It actually led — for the first time — to the arrest and prosecution of people that abused children sexually in Honduras.” But as the group evolved, they came to a realization. “We wanted to do things domestically, we wanted to do things at home,” Joe says. “Now, 90 percent of what we do is in the North Texas area. We do quite a bit throughout the country, but we do most of our work right here.” And the work seems to find them. One evening, a board member attended a Clothe A Child event at the Kohl’s in Irving. “That particular night, they had to send 50 children away because they didn’t have the funds to take them shopping,” Joe says. Coincidentally, the next evening was KMI’s annual gala. “We contained the board of directors that night and appropriated $5,000 so that each of those children could go shopping the very next week,” Joe recalls. That was the seed that planted Around the Block. Held each November, the program invites underprivileged schoolage children and their families to Kohl’s in Southlake (and Southwest Fort Worth), hands them $100 to spend and pairs them with one of hundreds of volunteer personal shoppers. They shop the department store at deep discounts, choosing their very own brand-new clothes, some for the very first time. “Most of these people have never been in a department store, believe it or not,” Joe says. “And they’re from our area.” Last year, 1,201 children walked away with newfound confiNOV 14 • 31


dence. “We get letters, phone calls, emails from teachers saying, ‘I have never seen Johnny so happy.’” Joe says. “It’s because he comes to school the next morning wearing a brand-new shirt and brandnew jeans.” Over the years, other organizations have joined in, Boston’s Gourmet Pizza, plus the Ryan Palmer Foundation and Buckner International, which donate backpacks and shoes, respectively. The Barbara Bush Family Literacy Foundation provides books for each child. Along with the big stuff, come the little things. Remember hearing about the Cub Scouts in North Richland Hills whose trailer was stolen? Three days later it was quietly replaced. “We do that kind of thing all the time,” Joe says, humbly. During the summer, they work with area churches to feed children who are on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year. “Whenever resources are needed to take a child out of crisis, that’s our goal, that’s our mission and that’s our vision,” Joe says. Today, the orphanage in Guatemala where it all began is totally self-sufficient. “It is now a private school, an orphanage and a library,” Joe says. Because the orphanage allows children from outside to attend the school, the tuition makes it all possible. But when self-sufficiency isn’t possible, how do they do it? There’s the Oktoberfest raffle plus a long list of impressive corporate partners who sponsor, underwrite or outright contribute to their programs. And then there’s the Charity Ball, which, just a few short years ago, took place under a tent in the Carrabba’s parking lot. Things have changed over the years. “We fill the ballroom of the Southlake Hilton. We have raised as much as $800,000.” In one night. Whether it’s time, talent or treasure that’s needed, it’s always there. “I’ve been very fortunate and blessed, that’s a fact,” Joe says. “Here in the Southlake area, I’ve got to tell you, what I do comes very easy. It’s because of the generosity of the people in the community — and the businesses in the community — it really is.”

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Home is where the heart should be this season. Being with family and gathering around the dining room table or fireplace hearth is where everyone belongs. Not running here or there to get a last minute ingredient or present for your second cousin twice removed who happened to show up this year. Adding too much to your plate —the figurative one —during the holidays has really become the new normal. The season by nature is full of hustle and bustle, and it is easy to find yourself in the midst of holiday commotion! Combat this commotion through preparation and forethought. It’s the simplest way to have a hassle-free home for the holidays. In order to accomplish at least one or two things on your to-do list and at the same time not feel naughty for cutting corners, preparation is key. We’ve spoken to experts who specialize in organization, décor and stress —which can all be related during the holidays! They’ve got great advice sure to get you in good spirits for the season.

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“Part of planning is of course creating many detailed lists,” Oswald said. “I recommend making a list of everything you want to make two weeks before the big meal. Then make a list of which platters and serving utensils you will use for each dish and what quantities of ingredients you will need to buy. And last, but most important, make a detailed timeline for the meal prep and cooking.” If lists aren’t your cup of hot tea, perhaps organize your pantry and refrigerator in a way that with just a quick glance you know what you have and what you are lacking. Either way, organization is key for seamless meal preparation.

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Hassle Free Menu Planning Nothing feels worse than getting ready to bake grandma’s favorite cookies and realizing there is no butter or flour. Katie Oswald of the NEAT Method advises that planning in advance is key. “This is the one area and time of year I encourage clients to have extras on hand. Between baking and meal prep, common ingredients (i.e. butter, flour, oil) tend to get used more quickly during the holidays than other times of the year. Having plenty of basic ingredients on hand will ensure no one has to run to the grocery store during holiday traffic and chaos.” And if ever there was a time to make a menu and grocery list for the upcoming weeks, it is during the holidays! With all that is going on during the holidays – planning for guests to arrive, decorating your home and buying presents – it is essential to stay on top of things. One way to do this is with as many lists as possible.

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If your cookbooks have a thin layer of dust on them, there are simple ways to make store bought look and taste like you spent all day preparing them. First of all, if you picked up a few side dishes from a restaurant, be sure to transfer them to your own serving platters. Second, if you stopped by the grocery store to dabble in cooking, add a topping or mix-in to your sides. Have frozen green beans? Once cooked, add slivers of almonds to top them off. Already prepared mashed potatoes? Stir in Parmesan cheese and garlic seasoning. Lastly, whatever baked goods you bring home, from pies and pastries to cookies and cupcakes, warm in the over just before serving. And don’t forget to serve on your own stand or tray. We really like the Antique Silver Tiered Stand from Pottery Barn.

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STRESS FREE TIP: GET ORGANIZED While the holidays are filled with parties, laughter and the warmth of family and friends, there is no denying that they can also be a bit stressful. Having an organized home and calendar is one way to make sure there are no added hassles to this already hectic time or year. Getting organized brings a sense of calm that will help you be able to enjoy your friends and family more!

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Emotions during the holiday season can run the gamete, from happy and joyful to worried and frustrated. Stress can affect family life —not only can stress affect adults, but kids also. Children can sense the level of stress their parents are shouldering. “Our children model what we do more often than what we say,” Southlake Marriage and family therapist Maryellen Dabal said. “Communicating with our family about what is important and what the priorities are can help make for better guidelines and boundaries during the holiday season. Discussing expectations of family members ahead of time can reduce stress and allow each person to prepare for what they need to do during the upcoming holidays.”

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o make the glaze, place pom juice, packet seasoning and T sugar in a sauce pot and reduce until thick like syrup.
In a casserole dish, place the spiral ham in a preheated 375 degree oven. Bake for 45 minutes, bast-ing with pom glaze every 7 minutes. After a while a sugary shell will form on the ham. Once diminished, remove from oven, add pom seeds to the top for garnish and save all juices collected in the pan to spoon over each slice.

According to Professional Organizer and founder of NEAT Method Katie Oswald, creating a comfortable environment for holiday guests is essential. “Fresh flowers,

Preparing for Guests pressed linens, a few current magazines, and extra pillows and blankets in each guest room will ensure visitors feel welcome.” Everyone’s been in the situation of traveling and realizing too late that they left a thing or two at home. Rather than sending guests to the nearest store that sells the forgotten items, wouldn’t it be nice to have them handy? Oswald suggests having extra phone chargers on hand in the guest room, and staging the guest bathroom as well. “Like the bedroom, the guest bathroom should contain essential items that will either help guests feel at home or substitute for any they may have forgotten. I like to keep travel-sized toothpastes, shampoos, and soaps in a large glass jar or other visible container for guests to easily access during their stay.” Above all, guests should feel at home. They could have chosen to stay at a hotel, but since you have opened your doors to them, make sure it is a pleasant experience. Living out of a suitcase for a week is not a fun way to spend the holiday vacation. “Designating a space for guests to store their belongings, even if it is small, will help them feel settled and at home during their stay,” Oswald said. “Place a few extra hangers in the guest closet as well as a mini clothing steamer, or iron and ironing board, especially for those who are staying a few days.”


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the classy. Or, there may just be too much to choose from! What is the one thing that should be on your decorating radar for the season? “Try not to be tempted to buy ALL new decorations each year,” said Rhonda Boisvert of The Interior Collection in Southlake. “For something ‘new,’ it is best to change out one color or add to existing.” If your choices last year included traditional featuring shiny red ornaments for your holiday tree and dark green holly for the mantle, add another color this year —or even a texture. Burlap or wooden objects will give your holiday look a rustic, natural feel, such as the Natural Noel look from Pier 1. If, on the other hand, gold and silver were your go-to colors, try switching the silver for bronze. As Boisvert said, it can change your whole look in an instant! If you are in a bind for time, because perhaps your extended family is showing up next weekend, Boisvert has another tip for you. “If you have to spruce up or decorate in a week’s time, be organized! Attack one room at a time, or decorate all your Christmas trees before moving to the décor.” The most important thing to remember when creating the perfect holiday look is to have fun! Involve the whole family; perhaps give the kids the task of decorating the family tree. Boisvert’s best advice is to “Eat, drink and be merry while you work!”

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TIP FROM: Interior Designer Rhonda Boisvert 1. Choose a color theme or style that compliments your home’s existing decor. tage your holiday decor before starting to 2. S make the process smoother. tart early, if possible, so not to be rushed 3. S and to enjoy longer. 4. U se holiday ribbon and floral accents to enhance existing lamps and accessories. 5. L  abel boxes by room/location so it is easier to place them next year.

Thanksgiving and Christmas décor has been on the shelves of department stores and boutiques since August, and television and radio commercials have been challenging you to get a head start on holiday preparation since September. However, this time of year is really when it starts to hit home that the holidays are right around the corner. Thanksgiving is only weeks away, and Christmas is right on its heels. How do you deal with holiday overload when it comes to picking and choosing the right decorations for your home? It may seem like a hassle to sift through the cheesy to find

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Coping with Holiday Stress Everyone can attest to the fact that the holidays are a stressful time of year. There seems to be much to do, and we often times don’t allow ourselves much time to prioritize or accomplish our to-do list. In fact, according to Maryellen Dabal, MA, LMFT, in Southlake, this falls under the category of top three stressors. “In my opinion, the top three holiday stressors are financial worries about having enough money to cover holiday expenses, being able to prioritize people and events during this time, and anxiety associated with being with family or friends,” Maryellen said. However, on a positive note, these stressors don’t have to bring you down. For example, looking at prioritization —it all boils down to making it simpler for you. “In order to prioritize what is important during the holidays, take time when you are calm and not overstressed to think about what you want to do during the holiday,” Maryellen said. “Decide who is important that you be with.” Simplify the holidays so you can enjoy them,” Maryellen said. “Delegate responsibilities to others where possible and eliminate those tasks that are not necessary. Allow the kids to help wrap gifts for others. You decide if you have to send out 150 holiday cards that are hand signed with special notes written in each. If this is what is important to you, then absolutely make time for it. Be sure to plan time for the things that are most important to you now.”

N.E.A.T. tip: Katie Oswald

One of the most common questions I hear from clients with young children this time of year is how to prepare for the surplus of new toys. An easy way to make room for the new gifts, and to teach kids a valuable lesson in serving others, is to have each child pick out 5-10 toys that he or she believes another child would like to receive, including toys they have outgrown. Set a date to bring kids to donate their old toys to a local charity. It’s a great service activity for kids, and a reminder of what the season is truly all about.

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Just as fashion has style, color and shape trends, jewelry follows suit with its own trending elements. This year has seen a progressive change in what people are donning on their wrists, fingers and necks. From the details of design; both classic and custom, to the selection of precious metals and gemstones, trust these local jewelers to help you make the right choices this holiday season.

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he rendering for The Gatehouse Community is displayed proudly at projectHandUp headquarters —a quaint house on property known as The Stonehouse. With creaky hardwood floors and a few small offices, this is where Founder and Board President Lisa Rose, a community advocate for women, has turned her passion for women’s ministry into a reality. From events such as First Fridays to the formation of the nonprofit projectHandUp, Lisa’s path to The Gatehouse, a refuge for women in crisis, has been a leap of faith every step of the way. For the past 20 years, women’s ministry has been Lisa’s passion —even prior to when she decided to leave the world of corporate marketing. Before plans for The Gatehouse were even a twinkle in her eye, Lisa was planting seeds in the community. “For about a year [in 2007] I had it on my heart to take women’s ministry to the community,” Lisa said. “I didn’t know what that meant, but felt called to have a speaker at Harkins Theater in Southlake once per month.” She and her team of 12 other ladies who shared her passion for women’s ministry organized a free event for women in the community to gather and hear a message of hope unique to their gender. These gatherings became known as First Fridays, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Motivational speakers, who are women from all walks of life, give practical and spiritual advice, with topics ranging in scope from marriage and parenting to depression and forgiveness. It is “Real Women. Real Talk. Real Life.” The monthly event is still going strong seven years later. The 2014-2015 season started out with more than 500 women attending the kickoff event in September which featured speaker Valorie Burton. On Nov. 7, stay at home mom of five Kay Wyma will address “Taming Entitlement in Kids and in Ourselves.” But when these speaking engagements began, they were only part of a much larger picture that was yet to be seen. “We knew that First Fridays were not the end,” Lisa said, “but we didn’t know what that meant. They were about feeding people spiritually and emotionally. But not physically — that was the piece that was missing. We knew we should be doing more.”

After years of success, the First Friday experience transformed into the nonprofit projectHandUp. This organization would give Lisa more avenues to follow in her mission to help women. “Each person’s path in life is different, each journey unique,” Lisa said. “We can all be thrown off by life’s challenges and become sidetracked. But sometimes the challenges are simply too devastating to navigate alone, and we need a hand up.” Although The Gatehouse evolved from projectHandUp, Lisa is quick to point out that it was not her vision alone. A mutual friend put Lisa and now Gatehouse CoFounder and Executive Director Deborah Lyons in touch, and come to find out, Deborah had similar visions of a supportive community for area women in crisis. Prior to working with Lisa, Deborah had designed and managed a transitional housing program in Texas for homeless women and children for more than 10 years. She had left this position and was making plans for her version of The Gatehouse. “But on a much smaller scale,” Deborah said. “[The Gatehouse] is my original plan, only bigger!” As Lisa tells the story, both she and Deborah were slow to connect. However, Deborah made the first move and they met for dinner in 2011. Lisa, as she tells it, decided to back Deborah’s proposal “without hesitation.” Lisa invited Deborah to join projectHandUp, and this

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would start their journey toward what would be The Gatehouse. Neither women knew how this would come to be, but together they wanted to make it a reality. Originally, the plan was to purchase seven acres along 360 in Grapevine, but that’s not the way it actually happened. Right before closing, Lisa got the feeling they needed more land, especially to fit all of the facilities the master plan included. Land was needed for counseling centers, a general store, playgrounds, a childcare center, a chapel and more. The size and scope of Lisa and Deborah’s plans needed room —room that the original seven acres could not support. They stumbled along a much larger tract of acreage, also along 360, that was a staggering 61 acres. This was more than enough to house the 96 women and 135 children expected to fill the four apartment complexes of The Gatehouse and then some. Lisa explained The Gatehouse offers women ample time to carry out their hope and desire to change their circumstances. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Too many times women in crisis from this, underemployment, a devastating divorce, incarceration or poverty, have short-term shelters to turn to in these situations. Lisa and Deborah’s plan includes not only a specialized program for each woman, but allows for an extended stay of up to two years or longer depending on each woman’s specific circumstances. The Gatehouse is not government funded “transitional” housing is that government facilities have re-

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ave you ever considered Thanksgiving in Turkey or Santa Claus at sea? As multi-generational travel becomes more popular, families are considering celebrating the holidays on a cruise. Travel professionals have seen that family cruises are on the rise, and have been for a number of years. “With cruise lines providing activities and events for all ages, traveling with extended family has become more and more popular over the years,” said Cruise Holidays Owner Mike Currie. “Especially in Texas with four of the major cruise lines embarking from the Gulf.”

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member to take the lead and visit the travel professional to serve as representative for the family. The agency can then help plan an itinerary for each of the family members and for the family as a hole. A good travel agent will be invaluable in anticipating your needs, providing consultation and thinking of the details of which you may not be aware. For example, they will help you choose a destination fit for the whole clan — looking at factors such as how much time at sea they want to spend. When considering the cost of any cruise, remember shore excursions and onboard spending for various services and activities. Find out what’s included and what’s not to avoid surprises. It is also important consider the length of your voyage. If you

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Many ships of mainstream lines, such as Norwegian Cruise Lines, have activities made for a variety of youth age groups —from toddler to teenager. Activities for the whole family include seeing a show such as the Blue Man Group on the Norwegian Epic, or the Illusionarium on the Norwegian Getaway. And nothing says a holiday family gathering like a good meal. Opt for fine dining or a buffet. Many ships put on a holiday spread for Thanksgiving and Christmas. With meal preparation gone from your to-do list —along with the task of entertaining your family —there is only one thing left to do. Sit back and enjoy your family gathering on a cruise. NCL.com

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During the holiday season, the most popular destinations include those that provide warmer weather, such as the Caribbean. Most families aren’t looking to trade the cold weather at home for cold weather elsewhere. As exciting as you try to make the idea of staying on a ship for a week, the best way to sell the holiday gathering on the open water to your family is through on-board activities. Let’s start with the youngest of cruisers. Most ships made for families have childcare services.

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Visionary Perfomer JT’S 20/20 EXPERIENCE WORLD TOUR GETS A DOUBLE TAKE

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e may have taken a seven-year break from music to focus on other projects, but it didn’t take long for Justin Timberlake’s soulful sounds to take over the world once more. The former boy band crooner is now a fullfledged Grammy and Emmy-winning star, topping the charts and proving again and again he’s a true triple threat who can act, dance and of course, sing. Last year, his third and fourth album releases, a two-part compilation titled “The 20/20 Experience,” helped make him the best-selling artist of 2013. And now, he’s taking his hits on the road with an experiential world tour, stopping by the American Airlines Center to woo a few thousand of his biggest fans Dec. 3. Those who have followed Timberlake’s successful career

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over the years know that his concerts are much more than your average show. Expect creative props, wardrobe changes, carefully choreographed dance routines and a few surprises, as he showcases the many reasons why he earned the title of No. 3 highest paid musician last year. It’s true, the Tennessee native works hard, but he also makes it look like so much fun. And with chart-topping songs from albums old and new included on the tour’s set list, there’s no doubt you will too. Go ahead, sing along to hits like “Suit & Tie,” “Mirrors,” “Rock Your Body” and “Cry Me a River.” We promise, it’s “Not a Bad Thing” to fall back in love with your teenage crush for just one night.

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Carroll Theatre Director Roald Martinsen said the school’s Technical Theatre class chose Tarzan for their fall production specifically for its challenging nature. Along with extraordinary numbers featuring music and lyrics written by Phil Collins, the jungle setting of this play also provides the perfect opportunity to create an extensive set. Martinsen promises audiences will be immersed in a complete jungle experience, brought to life through carefully crafted sights and sounds. From a vine-rigging system by Fly By Foy to a great cast of talented performers ready to entertain, this is one high school musical you won’t want to miss.

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ince its release in 1999, the Walt Disney animated feature Tarzan has pulled at the heartstrings of children and adults alike. Following the story of a young boy orphaned in the jungle after his parents are tragically killed, Tarzan has everything you could ask for in a musical– iconic music, phenomenal props, lots of laughs and a family-friendly plot line that’s perfect for all ages. This November 6-9, the award-winning Carroll Theatre Department is taking on this classic tale during four 7 p.m. and two 2 p.m. matinee performances, putting a fresh spin on Tarzan’s journey from a child looking for his place in the world to a man forced to discover and face his true origin upon meeting a group of human explorers.

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PROVOCATIONS: THE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN OF HEATHERWICK STUDIO

CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES

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Historic Downtown Grapevine. Take a walk back in time as Grapevine’s most beautiful historic homes and buildings are illuminated by candlelight during this annual walking tour event. Experience the city’s developmental changes from 1895 to 1955 and discuss the history and renovation of these one-of-a-kind homes.

American Airlines Center. While some bands are breaking up, The Black Keys are just getting warmed up. Friends since grade school, the Ohio rock duo has defied the odds since forming their band in 2001, all while growing in popularity every year since. Jam out with the Grammy winners as they perform hits like “Lonely Boy” and “Howlin’ For You.”

Nasher Sculpture Center. On display for the first-time at a North American museum, British designer Thomas Heatherwick’s work has been recognized for two decades for its innovative and artistic thinking. See for yourself at this unique exhibition, showcasing both design samples and a special look into the creative process behind the Heatherwick Studio. JAY LENO

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Bass Performance Hall. He may be best known for becoming Johnny Carson’s predecessor on The Tonight Show, but on this night he’ll be serving up more spontaneous laughs than celebrity interviews. Join the fun as Jay Leno takes on the stand-up comedy world once more, reprieving the role that helped turn him into a household name.

Dallas Arboretum. Be among the first to experience Dallas’ newest holiday tradition as this beautiful botanical garden is transformed into a winter wonderland based off the “12 Days of Christmas” carol. Stroll the grounds and discover 15-foot tall gazebos decorated with elaborate props and creative costumes to bring the magic of the season to life.

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STAY YOUNG AT THE BASS: AN EVENING WITH SUZANNE SOMERS NOVEMBER 11 Bass Hall. Executive Medicine of Texas, located in Southlake, is bringing Suzanne Somers to Texas to help spread their message of preventative and proactive health. The opening act for the night’s event will feature Texas TV and radio personality Suzie Humphreys. There will be a silent auction as well benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Begins at Collin Creek Mall. With a slogan of “Live Large. Think Big.”, this 60-mile journey brings together people from all walks of life as they take a stand to stop breast cancer in its tracks. Join the cause as a race participant, or cheer them on as they paint the town pink with their stories of hope and survivorship.

Majestic Theatre Dallas. It’s probably hard to pinpoint the first time Wanda Sykes made you laugh out loud, but you know it’s happened many times since. From sitcoms to movies to comedy specials, her quick-witted humor always seems right at home, especially on stage. Laugh ‘til it hurts as you watch this Emmy winner do what she does best.

Winspear Opera House. You cheered them on when they first took the stage as contestants on the hit NBC show “Last Comic Standing.” Now is your chance to watch them shine without the stress of judges or TV cameras. Enjoy a night of laughter and entertainment as season 8’s top five finalists take the stage in Dallas.

NOVEMBER 7-9 Dallas Market Center. Imagine checking off all your holiday shopping lists before the Black Friday crowds even start lining up. It’s possible at the Dallas Sample Sale, where you’ll find a little something for everyone including gifts, jewelry, toys, apparel, furniture and more, all for prices that will keep your spirits bright.

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NOV. 18-23 Bass Performance Hall. Who’s tall, dresses head to toe in green and thinks he’s an elf? Buddy, of course! This family-friendly holiday classic gets even better when brought to life on stage, following the tale of a young orphan who embarks on a journey to discover his true identity after accidentally traveling to the North Pole.

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GRAPEVINE OPRY SHOW “CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR” SATURDAYS NOV. 22-DEC. 20; FRIDAYS DEC. 5-19 Palace Arts Center. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate than with a family-friendly show? Experience toe-tapping entertainment for all ages, as the talented cast of the Grapevine Opry Show celebrates everything there is to love about the holiday season, from caroling to cookie baking. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS NOV. 22-23 Southlake Town Square. They say there’s no place like home for the holidays, and it could never be truer than for us in Southlake. Join your community as friends, family and neighbors unite to witness our annual tree lighting, enjoy free carriage rides, sip holiday beverages and more. Don’t forget to bring your wish list for Santa! LIGHT SHOW SPECTACULAR NOV. 26 – JAN. 4 Grapevine Town Square Gazebo. If you’re worried about getting your holiday light fix this season, fear not. You’ll have an opportunity to see thousands of twinkling lights daily, as Grapevine shines with a choreographed show that runs each night starting November 26. It’s just one of the many events held throughout the season at “The Christmas Capital of Texas.”.

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YMCA TURKEY TROT NOVEMBER 27 Begins at Dallas City Hall. In case you needed an excuse to eat more turkey this Thanksgiving… The 47th annual YMCA Turkey Trot is the perfect way to work off that first course. Best of all, the 5K and 8-mile races directly benefit those in need from the Dallas community, so you’ll be giving back while starting a healthy holiday tradition. XTO ENERGY PARADE OF LIGHTS NOVEMBER 28 Sundance Square. Marching bands. Strolling carolers. Horse-drawn carriages. Appearances from Mr. & Mrs. Claus. And a whole lot of lights. Texas’ largest illuminated holiday procession has it all, including nearly 100 professionally designed floats. Don’t miss out on this North Texas tradition that’s sure to bring out the holly jolly in us all.

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MACY’S GRAND TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION NOV. 29, SATURDAYS THROUGH DEC. 20 Galleria Dallas. Leave it to a shopping center to welcome the holiday season in style. Standing proud at 95 feet above ground level, America’s tallest indoor Christmas tree features nearly a quarter million lights and 10,000 ornaments. Don’t miss special shows throughout the season, with appearances from Olympic skaters and a backflipping, pyrotechnic Santa Claus.

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Quality over Quantity DALLAS’ HILLSTONE OFFERS A SIMPLE, FRESH MENU

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Hillstone Restaurant Group, although based in Los Angeles, has Texas roots —the founder and CEO is from Houston —and operates 13 different restaurant concepts nationwide. My focus this month is on their flagship restaurant concept, Hillstone, located in Preston Center Plaza. Sister restaurant R+D Kitchen (Southlake Style June 2014) is only a stones throw away from Hillstone, which faces Preston Road as part of an upscale shopping center in North Dallas. Even on a weeknight, we were glad to have a reservation. Since the restaurant was bustling with diners the wait would have been nearly an hour. Hillstone exemplifies the company ethos of beautiful, elegant dining environments. The dining area décor is comprised of warm woods utilized in both seating and on the walls. Each seating location is highlighted with spot-lighting which creates intimacy and a sense of privacy.

As with most Hillstone Group restaurants the menu is simple and makes no attempt to offer page after page of dishes. Rather it focuses on fresh ingredients and made-from-scratch dishes beautifully presented to the diner. Because of this simplicity, there are six sections from which to plan your meal: Starters, Burgers & Sandwiches, Salads, Entrées, Vegetables & Sides and Desserts & Coffee. The highlight of the Starter menu is the grilled artichokes served with a fresh side of rémoulade. If you haven’t taken the plunge and sampled a wellprepared artichoke, this would be a great way to start the adventure. It has limited availability, but definitely ask for it. From the Burger & Sandwiches menu we ordered the Hickory burger. Fresh ground beef grilled to order —they can do medium —topped with finely diced red onions, shredded cheddar

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cheese, Canadian bacon and a tangy hickory sauce, makes this an amazing dish. Yes, I did write Canadian bacon on top of a burger. Trust me; it adds a nice twist. Our server also shared that the house-made veggie burger, again made fresh daily in the kitchen, would delight even the most dedicated diners on either side of the vegetarian table. We will save that for our next visit. The most popular and well-known dish on the Salad menu is the grilled chicken salad. However, our server suggested the Thai Steak & Noodle salad, which was an excellent choice. The steak was tender and laid upon a bed of rice noodles, greens and mango slices, tossed in an amazing Thai dressing. It was definitely more noodle than greens, but who would complain about that? From the Entrées menu —if they are available —order the jumbo lump crab cakes served with a flavorful mustard sauce. If seafood isn’t what you go for, any of their steaks are a sure winner with the star attraction being the Hawaiian rib-eye marinated then grilled over hardwood. Hillstone is a great destination for a date night or an evening out with friends. Remember to make a reservation so that you aren’t left waiting for a table at this consistently stellar dining destination.

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Uncommon Turkey Copeland’s fries it’s finest Frying your own turkey is a tricky undertaking. You may not know where to start and might end up in culinary confusion. Worst yet, being unprepared and underequipped could land you in hot water and cooking oil. According to the National Fire Protection Association, turkey fryers cause around 60 accidents per year. If you are still up for the challenge, here are a few tips; never leave your deep fryer unattended, don’t overfill the oil in the fryer, and deep-fry your turkey on a flat surface away from homes, garages and wooden decks. However, if you aren’t up for the challenge, leave the frying to the experts. Turn to Copeland’s of New Orleans in Southlake Town Square for help. For the past 10 years, Copeland’s has been providing a full holiday spread to guests looking for something a bit different. Make a Cajun fried turkey part of your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal tradition and spice things up a bit for guests sitting around your holiday table. The flavorful —and large —turkeys weigh in between 12 and 14 pounds. That’s enough to feed the whole family on the big day with plenty left over for those amazing turkey sandwiches the next. But make sure you contact Copeland’s to reserve your turkey sooner than later. They expect to fry up more than 300 Cajun turkeys between the months of October and January. With this many gobblers on order, they need at least a three-day notice. Cajun fried turkeys also can be ordered all year long with a 72-hour lead-time for the non-holiday season. Time for the extras? No need to stand over a hot stove preparing sides for your turkey —although your motherin-law’s broccoli, rice and cheese casserole may be your family’s current favorite. Copeland’s offers a variety of side items to complement their Cajun Fried turkey. Order pints of our favorite mashed sweet potatoes with a pecan amaretto cream sauce or Louisiana oyster dressing – the two most popular sides. However, for good measure be sure to add cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce, garden fresh green bean casserole, corn Macque Choux, turkey gravy, and hot biscuits by the dozen.

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Cool Beans A roast above the rest Tis’ the season of things pumpkin spiced, and there is nothing more enticing than a gourd with your grind. Although coffee enthusiasts may be accustomed to syrup flavoring their espresso drink, Buon Giorno will have you coming back for more with their homemade blend of pumpkin and spices. Combine their version of the signature fall recipe with micro-batch roasted beans, and you have a brew that stands above the rest. Espresso and coffee are only as good as the bean from which they come. After searching all over for an espresso reminiscent of what he experienced in Italy at the age of 18, Buon Giorno Owner David Clarke began learning the practice of and roasting his own beans. After five years of using his friends as guinea pigs, it was time to introduce their find to the masses. David and his wife Leyna opened Buon Giorno in Grapevine in 2006. Differentiating himself from the chains, as David refers to them, is a task he doesn’t take lightly. Microbatch roasting allows him to get just the right flavor. It also makes each roast more unique, and considering the fact that David knows the story behind each of the beans’ farmers and crops, it is safe to say he has a vested interest in each shot (of espresso) and brew (of coffee). Personal relationships, such as the ones he has with the farmers, is an important step of the process. To David, the whole business of coffee is about building relationships. This can be seen in the baristas’ positive and warm attitudes, which waif through the coffee house and reaches patrons much like the aroma of the coffee. You feel at home entering Buon Giorno —with its comfy couches and oversized chairs. It is obvious that whatever David is doing keeps patrons coming back for more. From college students to moms and toddlers, there is a place for everyone in his coffee house, and a drink to fit their mood or day. It is rumored that Southlake residents will soon be able to find Buon Giorno espresso and coffee on the shelves of Central Market. The grocery chain is well known for using locally sourced products.

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t’s time to hit the road for holiday gatherings with family and friends, and if getting there is half the fun, getting there in the most luxurious cabin on the road is a present all unto itself. Bigger than the Chevy Tahoe and with lavish appointments rivaling the Cadillac Escalade, the 2015 Infinity QX80 is a traditional full-size SUV with all the trimmings. With a wheelbase over seventeen feet long and six and a half feet wide, the 2015 QX80 covers serious ground —even while still in park. The vehicle is mounted with a high-stiffness frame structure that enhances ride comfort while reducing noise and vibration for an even and quiet ride. The powerful 5.6-liter V8 engine combines the responsive acceleration of Infiniti’s VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) technology with the efficiency of fuel injection to produce 400 horsepower and 8,500-pounds of towing capacity —plenty of power to tow a boat during our warmer summer months. A 7-speed automatic transmission makes for a smooth transition of power to where you need it most.

The engine is similar to last year’s models, however the exterior gets a nice styling update thanks to new front and rear fascias, and stylish spoked wheels in 22-inch forged aluminum. All that is nice, but with this family car its what’s inside that matters most. Infiniti designers put a lot of thought into each and every element of the interior cabin. Three rows of soft leather seating, each with their own distinct climate zone ensures all the comforts of home, on the road. For the longer drives, there are zones of entertainment too; kids can watch a movie or play games on the dual 7-inch theater displays while mom and dad enjoy their favorite songs up front. Listening to carols as a family? Then you will enjoy the optional Bose Cabin Surround Sound System with digital 5.1 decoding and 15 speakers including not one, but two subwoofers to make the most of your streaming music, iPod or satellite radio selections. Premium luxury and enough space to make any road trip a fun family excursion, the 2015 Infiniti QX80 hit dealers this fall and will be on many a family’s wish list.

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