New Lovers Lane Store Brings a Global Reach: Dallas-Obsessed Couple Jumps at Expansion Chance After Scottsdale Success

Chrissy and Mitch Sayare, the Arizona–based owners of designer consignment shop To Be Continued, are a bit obsessed with Dallas. “We are enamored by everything it has to offer: world-class art, great restaurants, unlimited shopping and a community of warm, interesting people,” Chrissy says. Read
Mitch and Chrissy Sayare

Cool Shades: 13 Swoon-Worthy Sunglasses — Make Yourself Blindingly Fashionable

The coming of fall and winter in no way means that you can leave your sunglasses at home. I remember being “blinded” momentarily by the sunlight reflecting off of the snow on a slope in Garmisch, and anyone who has been on a boat on a sunny day knows how necessary eye protection is. Without shades, Read

Fashionable Dogs: Iconic Max Mara Exhibit Barks Into Houston With Serious Art Clout

Man's best friend figures prominently with Max Mara this fall as the brand revisits its 50th anniversary photography series from William Wegman: "Dogs in Coats." Read
From William Wegman's "Dogs in Coats" series for Max Mara

The Wanderer: Fashion for The Brilliant Rebel in Your Life

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Glamour Girl Music Exec Turns Herself Into a Fashion Force: Stylish Gym Clothes Are Racing Into Dallas

photography Peter A. Calvin

New Yorker Jennifer Bandier cut her chops in the music biz, working as an executive, managing Grammy–winning artists including ’90s cult fave TLC. Little did she know a broken foot would change her tune. While recuperating from her injury, the glamour girl was uninspired by the lackluster activewear on the market. The solution, she decided, Read

Bandier, Dallas


Kitchen Power! New Houston Stores with International Ties Make Remodeling Uber Stylish

There’s no better time to start your dream kitchen remodel, as two new showrooms open their doors at Decorative Center Houston. After four years in another location, Madeval has moved into a gleaming new spot on the first floor of DCH. The custom cabinetry maker has its roots in Ecuador, where the company continues to Read

Kitchen of your dreams?D’Italia Stosa Cucine

Vegan Suede and Other Sumptuous Fabrics Take Off: Furniture May Never be the Same

This fall, ID Collection owners Joe DeMourelle, Bonnie Martin and Jim Williamson celebrate 15 years in the showroom biz with a slew of new names, including two fabric lines from Milan: Alcantara, which is known for its luxurious vegan suede that’s been laser-cut, topstitched, braided and embedded with crystals; and Kohro, whose rare double-width cashmeres and other sumptuous fabrics can be Read


Houston’s Art Mystics: Strange Nature, the Cosmos and Soda Pop Kings Tackled By Daring Artists

Two exhibitions this fall exist refreshingly free from the art marketplace. Both are by Houston senior masters whose works address ideas of activism and investigations of the divine. One closed on October 31; the other lingers until Saturday, November 7. Each exhibit offers perfect meditations of where we are today, and where we could and should Read

Susan Plum’s “Soul Retrieval” at Deborah Colton Gallery. (Photo by Savannah Stait)

Hallowed Dallas Philanthropist Dies, Leaving Behind a Legacy of Mega Giving

Leader, legend and friend: It is with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to someone who has been a graceful pillar for Dallas, Mrs. William W. Winspear. Margot to those who knew her best, this grand dame was no doubt a game changer. Her tireless efforts aimed at expanding the city’s performing arts community were Read

Margot Winspear, shown here with her husband, William Winspear, who passed away in 2007, has died at the age of 83.

Art’s Tormented Wild Man Finds a Resting Place in Glitzy Monaco:
A Surprisingly Apt Foundation Location

When it comes to pairing outré artist Francis Bacon with specific places on the globe, the tiny principality of Monaco does not leap to mind. Bacon’s “screaming popes” à la Velázquez and fascination with crucifixion motifs don’t instantly jive with the comfy Hôtel de Paris or the yacht-dotted coastline of some of the most spendy real estate on the Read

Francis Bacon's "Head VI," 1949

Double Vision: Irreverent Haas Brothers Return Home to Shake Up the Texas Contemporary

by Steven Hempel


Niki and Simon Haas in Cape Town, 2015. (Photograph by Mason Poole)

Spectacular Lights Show to Take Over the Dallas Arts District: Your Guide to Aurora

Aurora Dallas has had an international pedigree since its inception in 2010. It began as Nuit Blanche (“White Night”) in Paris and subsequently moved on to Toronto. For the uninitiated, it deploys high-tech gadgets to project mind-numbing and extravagant art projects upon downtown facades. And the result is breathtaking. Dallas artists Shane Pennington and Joshua Read

Aurora 2013 (Photo by Stevan Koye)

The Photo Lady: Venerable Curator Brought Houston’s Most Striking Images Into the Light

AS CURATOR AT THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON, FOR 39 YEARS, ANNE WILKES TUCKER CHANGED THE WAY WE SEE PHOTOGRAPHY. … 142 exhibitions, 12 books (and counting), innumerable catalog essays, portfolio reviews, panels and lectures, plus the acquisition of a staggering 30,000 images. Tucker, who retired this summer, arrived at the MFAH in 1976 to head Read

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ Anne Tucker, 2006. Collection MFAH.

A World-Class Collector Lets Us Inside His Famous Dallas Home For an Auction Lesson: Your Two x Two Guide

It is a breezy Friday morning, and I am sitting in the backyard of the The Rachofsky House just one week before TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, the annual art auction and gala benefitting amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, and the Dallas Museum of Art contemporary acquisitions fund and exhibitions. The Richard Meier-designed Read

Brian Calvin's "Sunny," 2015


Houston’s Ultimate Thanksgiving Restaurant Guide: Where to Eat on Turkey Day

Thanksgiving — the time of year when family and feasts take a front seat. But there is nothing wrong with dining out on the holiday. Whether you’re boycotting the kitchen or are in search of a new Thanksgiving Day tradition, here are some of our dine-in and take-out options. B&B BUTCHERS & RESTAURANT 1814 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007  Read

This Handsome Dallas Photographer Is Lindsay Lohan’s Buddy, But He’s No Celebrity-Obsessed Fool

Despite knowing just about everyone worth knowing in Hollywood, Tyler Shields doesn’t “give a shit” about celebrity. “Fame doesn’t exist for me,”he says. “The real people? The ones that are really, really famous? They don’t give a shit either.” Shields  — the photographer, artist and provocateur whose exhibition opens at Lab Art Texas this month Read

Tyler Shields' "COKE," 2015


Italian Aristocrats and Style Stars Bring La Dolce Vita to Houston at Dolce & Gabbana Opening Soirée

What: Dolce and Gabbana Grand Opening. Where: Opening cocktail reception at Dolce and Gabbana in River Oaks District; Dinner at Palazzo Thrash aka the Memorial home of John and Becca Cason Thrash, who donned two divine Dolce dresses for the evening: First a black and white lace cocktail dress at the boutique, then a black lace number with gold flowered Read

Dolce & Gabbana Grand Opening and Dinner at Becca's, 11.17.2015

Texans Players, Oil Execs and Attorneys Strut Their Stuff (and Nae Nae) Down the Runway

What: Una Notte in Italia, benefitting Bo’s Place and presented by Festari for Men. Where: Royal Sonesta. Who: Chair Eloise Frischkorn Bauer; honorary chair Debbie Festari and husband Rudy Festari, who took a bow on the runway for outfitting the dapper gents; 25 runway strutters including Cheniere execs Chad Zamarin and Anatol Feygin, attorneys Chad Pinkerton, Read

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