Lifestyle

WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Name a notable Texas figure from the past 30 years, and odds are you will see their portrait hanging at Gittings studio in Dallas. Roger Staubach, Ross Perot, Emmitt Smith and wife Patricia Southall, Governor Rick Perry, President George H. W. Bush… the list goes on.
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WHEN DALLAS MEETS SANTA FE

There is a long history of authentic Native American jewelry made from sterling silver, turquoise, lapis and other fine minerals. Castle Gap Jewelry, one of Dallas’ last remaining Native American jewelers, has stood as a pillar of this tradition within the community for decades.
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QUALITY CLOTHIER

If you have ever driven past the Crescent Hotel and wondered who Stanley Korshak was and why his name is in bold letters on the exterior, you are missing out on the rich history of fashion in Dallas.
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LUXURIOUS LAKEFRONTS AT LONG COVE

“There’s nothing like Long Cove at any lake I’ve seen. It is just a special and safe place,” says homeowner Jason Kulas.
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THE PLEASURE OF PAPER

Paper, the silent workhorse of the publishing industry. Hundreds of sheets are used for every book and magazine, but in the hands of artist Béatrice Coron the utilitarian product becomes something so much more: a focus point, a work of art.
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DALLAS SHOP CRAWL

Coinciding with the Dallas Home Market in June, the Dallas Shop Crawl was conceived by co-founders Sabrina Smid, marketing director for Brendan Bass Showroom, and Britt McGannon, owner of McGannon Showrooms, as a method of moving people in a fun and efficient manner from the Dallas World Trade Center to the various furniture showrooms in the Design District.
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ELVES AT WORK

In Dallas, home makeover elves work all year long to bring a happy holiday to homeless families and children transitioning out of shelters.
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A BOOK WITH A VIEW

Summer reading lists began with the assigned reading from high school teachers, forcing students to spend their days engrossed in pages of classic novels. While Adriana Hoyos’ A Passion for Design is not a book you would read poolside or at the beach, this is most definitely a book that every designer and artist should spend time with.
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A PEEK INTO THE CLOSET

Although mysteries surrounding Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous painting remain, the unfaltering beauty of the Mona Lisa is indisputable to all in its presence. Stepping through the door of Mona Lisa’s Closet brings shoppers into this same presence of beautiful artistry.
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FASHION, THE FIRST LADY AND FABRICS

A native Texan, Michael Faircloth enrolled in the fashion design program at the University of North Texas (UNT) in 1978. Fast-forward 30 years, Faircloth has developed a worldwide clientele for custom garment design and has become a leader in the arts and fashion communities in Dallas.
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LEVERINGTON CO. MAKES THE CUT

Nowadays, genuine craftsmanship and authentic production are rare gems to find within the fine jewelry industry. There is one company, however, that was founded on these principles in 1980.
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ELEMENTS OFFERS ALL THE ESSENTIALS

What if there was a place you could shop where you didn’t have to feel like you had to be a certain size to be accepted? What if you could have a personal stylist? You can. That place exists, and it’s waiting for you in Dallas.
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EMMANUEL DESIGN GROUP

Many interior decorators wish they had at their disposal a complete workshop filled with craftspeople skilled in woodworking, metalwork, drapery, upholstery and finishing that could help bring to fruition the visions they have for their clients.
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RUTH LITWIN

When one thinks about the artistic career of Ruth Litwin the word that comes most readily to mind is limitless. That’s because Litwin has never limited herself to any one style or medium. She has sculpted with bronze and stone, painted with almost every type of paint, created with torn paper, sequins and collagraphs, and developed a printmaking process where she uses Masonite or PVC with ink.
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RICARDO TOMAS—THE WEDDING ARCHITECT

Ricardo Tomas’ work is about more than the essential elements that make a beautiful wedding come to life, such as flowers, cakes, décor, etc.; it is an emotional and passionate career that makes each and every wedding special and unique to him.
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IN AN AUSTIN STATE OF MIND

Lora Pelto’s childhood, as the daughter of an oil and gas businessman, meant moving between Texas and Oklahoma with her fabulously fun family of seven kids. As a young adult she had the opportunity to move to Austin and, like most people given this opportunity, she has never looked back.
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INTIMATE DETAILS

It is among a lady’s most personal items, but most get it wrong. Lingerie experts claim that almost 80 percent of all women are currently wearing an ill-fitting bra. Visit Zsofia’s Fine Lingerie in the Dallas Design District and owner Zsofia Mezey will help you remedy this problem.
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