Style

Easy Elegance: A Dallas Boutique Takes the Chore Out of Dressing Well

When it comes to my wardrobe, I follow two rules. The first was made famous by Coco Chanel: “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” The second was advice from a dear friend: Everything should match, to make for easy dressing, whether for day, evening, travel, even black tie. Dallas womenswear boutique Mill No. Read

Mill No. 3 in Turtle Creek Village

Houston’s Luxury Shopping Mecca Sold in a Massive Deal: $2.4 Trillion Dollar Private Bank Nabs It Less Than a Year After Opening

River Oaks District — Houston’s posh new shopping enclave — has been sold in a colossal deal less than a year after it opened. The price is more than worthy of some of the ultra high-end stores that anchor the outdoor shopping mall — more than $550 million. In cash. JP Morgan Asset Management is Read

River Oaks District has been sold for a whopping $550 million.

The Wedding Diplomat: This Dapper Gentleman Stages Dreamy Nuptials Overseas — and at Unbelievable Texas Locales

He’s planned extravagant weddings on the Amalfi Coast and the first nuptials ever held at Winspear Opera House; most recently, he flew a custom piñata wedding cake from Dallas to Cabo. This month, the charming (and over-the-top) Julian Leaver launches his own company, The Dapper Diplomat. “My approach is centered around listening to your dreams Read

Julian Leaver

The Ultimate Marfa Wedding Brings an Art Power Couple Together: Teepees, a Talent Show and that West Texas Sky

A U-TURN ON SUNSET BOULEVARD, A FAMOUS LIGHT ARTIST, AN INTUITIVE PATRON AND A DINNER PARTY AT CHATEAU MARMONT ALL PLAYED A ROLE IN THE ART-STAR AND STAR-CROSSED ROMANCE OF BALLROOM MARFA CO-FOUNDER FAIRFAX DORN AND PACE GALLERY’S MARC GLIMCHER. IN THE BEGINNING: A LIGHT SHOW IN L.A. It all began in the City of Read

Marc Glimcher and Fairfax Dorn wed at Catto-Gage Ranch in Marfa.

Bomber Jacket Mania: Five Cool Ways to Wear the Must-Have Fashion Item of the Year

Whether satin, leather, velvet or embellished, the bomber jacket is dominating 2016. This season’s staple piece has been featured on countless runways, including multi-colored renditions by Paris-based collective Vetements, metallic numbers from Gucci and a tantalizing leather option from Maison Margiela. The bomber embrace has also extended to street-style scenes across the globe, paired with everything from Read

The bomber jacket is big this year.

Interiors

Barton and Theo in the family room with a pair of Lee Industries chaises under
vintage Bollywood posters.

The Young Frenchman Everyone Wants — and the Esteemed American Company that Got Him

At age 126, esteemed American furniture manufacturer Baker still turns heads with furniture collections from some of the great designers of our time, including Tony Duquette, Michael Smith, Jacques Garcia, Laura Kirar, Bill Sofield and Barbara Barry. Its latest collaborator is coveted young French designer and architect Jean-Louis Deniot. Deniot has created interiors for high-profile Read

Jean-Louis Deniot for Baker Viridine round accent table, Celestite sofa, Obsidian table lamp

Two Dads and a Super Fashionable Baby: This Dallas Power Couple Balances Fatherhood With Their Cindy Crawford Life

When Alicia Bueno-McCray was born, in October 2015, she entered a brave, supremely stylish new world. She is, after all, the daughter of very fashionable fathers: Mexico native Gonzalo Bueno, a Dallas–based interior designer of note, and Michael McCray, a manager for a firm that sells national TV airtime. While Alicia blazed into life just Read

Arts

The Menil’s New Woman in Charge: America’s Most-Watched Museum Director Opens Up on the Challenges of Her Houston Return

We posed four questions to Dr. Rebecca Rabinow, The Menil Collection’s newly appointed director — the first woman to helm this very vaunted, world-renowned museum. Over email, we caught up with the Houston-raised scholar, who arrives from a plum spot at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a parallel path set by the Museum of Fine Read

Dr. Rabinow at The Met's Impressionist galleries. (Photo courtesy The Met)

The New York Times Is Drawn to Houston’s Most Significant New Art Space: How a Big Move to Montrose Changed Everything

“The new, larger space allows us to expand our programming and mount more robust and unexpected presentations,” says David Shelton, whose arrival in town nearly four years ago marked the most significant addition to Houston’s gallery scene in the past decade. With stints at Nina Ricci, Max Factor and Netscape in, respectively, NY, L.A. and San Francisco, as well as significant time in San Antonio, where he incubated a gallery Read

Salvador Dalí Is Having a Texas Moment: Houston and Dallas Both Get Masterpieces

Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) hardly needs an introduction. One of the most iconic modern artists in the world, this gent (born after Picasso and before Warhol) with the outrageous antics and signature moustache captured the public’s imagination and to this day remains a touchstone of the Surrealist movement (as well as a performance and installation artist par excellence). The early Dalí launched a fervor with a diminutive Read

Salvador Dalí’s "L’homme poisson," 1930, at the Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University.  COLLECTION MEADOWS MUSEUM, SMU, DALLAS. PHOTO BRAD FLOWERS. © 2016 SALVADOR DALÍ,
FUNDACIÓ GALA-SALVADOR DALÍ / ARS, NYC.

Fort Worth’s Art Master Tells All on Shaq (and His Lack of Art Sense), Frank Stella and the Power of Ponds

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s chief curator, Michael Auping, has organized exhibitions for some of the titans of our time: Gorky, Baselitz, Guston, Serra, Agnes Martin, Anselm Kiefer and, in 2012, British artist Lucian Freud’s much-talked-about show of portraits that unflinchingly revealed his very physical tussle Read
Frank Stella’s "Eskimo Curlew," 1976.Courtesy Portland Art Musuem, Oregon. © 2015 Frank Stella / ARS, New York.

The 10 Most Intriguing People at the Fair: Your Peek Inside Dallas’ Art Extravaganza

The Dallas Art Fair is around the corner, and here are 10 reasons we’re going to be there. 1. Sedrick Huckaby is having a trifecta of a year. The Yale-educated hometown hero is one of the top seven (and is currently on view) in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s tony Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Concurrently, the Amon Carter Museum of Read

Sarah Cain’s "Jill," 2013, installation view at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio. Courtesy the artist and Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles.

Talking With Pink Polar Bears: This is One Dallas Art Happening You Absolutely Need To See

Said a bubblegum-pink feathery bear to Milanese artist Paola Pivi: “When was the first time you watched the world upside down?” She replied in her elegant Italian accent: “I don’t remember, but it must be when I’m a child and I lie down on the grass.” So commenced an existential conversation between Pivi and her neon bears, which were installed in 2013 Read

The Throwback Artists: Two Texas Mega Talents From Small Towns Shatter Expectations With Oft-Dismissed Skills

TWO SEMINAL ARTISTS SHOWING IN DALLAS AND HOUSTON THIS SPRING MERIT A PLACE ON THE COLLECTORS’ WATCH LIST. BOTH SHATTER EXPECTATIONS VIA THROWBACK MEDIA THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED SLEEPERS — FOR ANTHONY SONNENBERG, IT IS CERAMICS WITH A SIDE OF NEEDLEWORK, WHILE KERI OLDHAM HAS HER WAY WITH WATERCOLOR. READ ON FOR THE TALE OF HOW THESE SMALL Read

A signature crown by Sonnenberg.

Culture

A New Heights Bar and Restaurant Brings a New Orleans Flair: Get Ready for Redneck Sliders and Inventive Drinks

Food possesses the power to call forth some of our fondest memories. Take the pie from your favorite bakery that transports you back to grandma’s kitchen, or a succulent burger reminiscent of childhood barbecues. I recently experienced this phenomenon at southern eatery Harold’s Restaurant, Bar and Terrace, stationed in the flurry of unique outposts on The Heights’ Read

The menu at Harold's Tap Room is full of souther-inspired dishes.

Houston’s Hottest New Restaurants: Eight Spots You Need To Eat At Now

Editor’s note: The Houston restaurant scene is constantly changing, with new hotspots, must-try places and major culinary events coming along on a daily basis. Even the most dedicated eater can have trouble keeping up; but don’t worry, PaperCity has you covered. CHERRY PIE TAKEOVER Bearded restaurant dynamo Lee Ellis’ new restaurant group Cherry Pie Hospitality is debuting Read

Steel City Pops opens its first Houston location this summer. (Photo courtesy Steel City Pops)

Parties

Houston’s Top Bloggers and Influencers Make This River Oaks Party an Event — and J. McLaughlin Lives Up to the Moment

WHAT:  J. McLaughlin In-Store Summer Shopping Event WHERE: J. McLaughlin in the River Oaks Shopping Center WHO: Host Caroline Knapp of House of Harper, style blogger Alice Kerley of Lonestar Looking Glass, Alex Carreno of Adorned by Alex, Sarah Jawda and Saba Jawda of Jawda and Jawda, Elly Brown of Uptown With Elly Brown, Valerie Dittner, Read

Ailee Petrovic

A Lyme Disease Eye-Opener for Houston’s Fashion Elite: Posh Patio Party at Tootsies Tackles a Misunderstood Disease

by Mia Davis

What: Tootsies Party on the Patio Benefitting Lyme Disease Awareness. Where: On the patio of Tootsies in West Ave. Who: Hosts Joanie Jacomini Herring, Beverly Jacomini, Tiffany Masterson, and Libby Watts; Founder Cindy Garbs of Divine Design Houston and Tootsies owner Mickey Rosmarin; Armando and Cinda Palacios; Robin Simon, Sharon Worley, and Marsha Tucker. PC Read

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