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November 2018- Dallas

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letter editor STEVEN VISNEAU, SISTERBROTHER MGMT. 26 T his issue is nothing short of a party — and it comes at a time when we could all use a dose of decadent lev- ity, as November elections, no matter the outcome, are poised to push our country into a tizzy. We're staying far from the political fray this month, and instead putting our full focus on all things indulgent. We start with a look back at the fall's top to-dos, from the Dallas Symphony Gala and The Crystal Charity Ball Ten Best Dressed Women of Dallas Fashion Show and Luncheon to PaperCity's week of celebratory 20th anniversary fêtes. But, as November kicks off the season when we all become more focused on our own hosting duties, we've packed the issue with plenty of that variety of party inspiration. The preternaturally chic (and brilliant) Lee Cullum takes us inside the delicious world of the Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Garten, who comes to town Wednesday, November 14, as the keynote for the Dallas Museum of Art's Arts & Letters Live Series, sponsored by PaperCity. Our well-connected culture/style editor Billy Fong polls the city's most stylish social swells for their nitty-gritty tips on all things cocktailing. I learned much from that story. For example, I now know Melinda Knowles and I must be kindred spirits as we both identify ourselves as human Campari and sodas. Apparently, I must up my cocktail-outfit game, as Brad Kelly has strict rules as to what he wears when sipping, specific to the season, of course. And I have now made it my ultimate life's goal to be invited to New Year's Eve cocktails at the home of Jan and Jim Showers, who serve Cristal and caviar blinis — and if the occasion is very causal, Jan will wear a kimono sans makeup, a dress code I can certainly go along with. As fun as all that sounds, we've also culled a rather cool list of cozies and fixer-uppers (some only available in California and Colorado, hint-hint) to cure any and all post-late-night headaches. With morning-after cures from Balenciaga and The Row, Goop, and the Lord Jones, it's a most practical shopping list. And, to cap it all off, home design editor Rebecca Sherman talks with Carolyne Roehm and gets the inside scoop on Roehm's newest book, a tell-all memoir of sorts titled Carolyne Roehm Design and Style: A Constant Thread. As it turns out, Roehm — designer, tastemaker, and hostess extraordinaire — has lived an unparalleled life, one that ranges from stints as a tabloid-famous, jet-setting so- ciety gal hobnobbing with European aristocracy to less glamorous eras of heartbreak and reinvention. All is the stuff of excellent (raw and compelling) dinner conversation — something we hope you will partake in often through the rest of the year. Christina Geyer Dallas Editor in Chief

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