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September 2018- Dallas

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THIS JUST IN. J ewelry designer and bon vivant Brenda Schoenfeld decamped for Italy 18 years ago. Now she's back in Dallas in a big way. For those who loved her namesake store on Lovers Lane, her return is a cause for celebration. Schoenfeld was known for her exquisitely crafted sterling- silver jewelry — after all, she hails from the famed Emilia Castillo family of Mexico- based silver artisans. Her time in Italy was put to good use: Schoenfeld now also works in fine gold, using Italian artisans. In October, the tastemaker opens a new store on Oak Lawn Avenue, Brenda Schoenfeld Now, to showcase her jewelry along with a signature line of bedding, towels, resort clothing, children's clothing, candles, olive oils, aromatherapy, and fragrances, along with home accessories by Emilia Castillo. Decorator Ike Isenhour is designing the interiors, and next year, Schoenfeld and Isenhour launch a collection of furniture, utilizing Isenhour's patented gem-grade diamond paint. Look for all the details in an exclusive story in an upcoming issue. Rebecca Sherman BRENDA SCHOENFELD IS BACK! INSIDER OUTSIDER Outsider Art in Texas: Lone Stars is the first book in 20 years to survey the rich kingdom of outsider and visionary artists in our state. The recent release from Texas A&M University Press is penned by the ultimate insider: assiduous collector and curator Jay Wehnert. The Texas-based scholar lives with thousands of works by self- taught talents in a rambling Victorian cottage surrounded by a sculpture-filled garden; his collecting mania is shared by his family-therapist wife, Victoria Harrison. The couple's Houston Heights home has been on numerous tours, including the Orange Show's Eyeopener folk art treks. What makes Wehnert's volume unique is his focus on 11 talents, represented by generous images alongside charming pen-and- ink portraits by Mary Lawton. The author's sensitivity, close observation, and direct relationship and knowledge — through an u n e x p e c t e d friendship, in the case of mysterious s t r e e t a r t i s t Richard Gordon K e n d a l l , who depicted Houston's built environment — give the book a patina equal to the lives profiled within its pages. Outsider Art in Texas, $40, at area booksellers, Catherine D. Anspon ART + DECORATION Brenda Schoenfeld, Ike Isenhour Beverly Hills has Rodeo Drive. Chicago has the Magnificent Mile. And soon, Houston will have Billionaires Boulevard. Or it will when a Rosewood hotel opens in 2023, just down Post Oak Boulevard from Tilman Fertitta's Post Oak Hotel. The Rosewood Houston is the centerpiece of a new $500 million project from Houston Texans owner Bob McNair's development company, McNair Interests. That means two of Houston's most prominent billionaires — who both own sports teams — will have competing hotel projects less than two miles apart. Houston has had a case of hotel envy ever since the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek debuted in Dallas in 1979, then owned by Caroline Hunt. The 150-room Rosewood Houston will have 80 luxury residences atop the hotel, as well as Sense, a Rosewood Spa. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the architecture firm. "This is a defining development for McNair Interests and the City of Houston," says CEO Cary McNair. When it's a Rosewood, this is no empty talk. Chris Baldwin HOUSTON GETS ITS OWN ROSEWOOD HOTEL COURTESY THE J. MASSING FAMILY COLLECTION Henry Ray Clark aka The Magnificent Pretty Boy's I Am King of My Planet, 2006 114

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