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October 2019- Dallas

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JAY JEFFERS GOES BOLD BY REBECCA SHERMAN J ay Jeffers' San Francisco design studio has created luxurious and livable interiors around the country, from Napa Valley and the Bay Area to Florida, Colorado, and New York. But Texas claims the Elle Decor A-list designer as our own. Not only does he have projects in Texas, but Jeffers grew up in Dallas and attended The University of Texas at Austin. Since departing for the West Coast, he has launched two collections for Dallas-based Arteriors and a line of architectural hardware for Accurate Lock & Hardware. His must-visit San Francisco retail showroom, The Store, offers Jeffers' bespoke furniture along with beautiful objects discovered during his travels. The designer has authored two books, including Be Bold: Bespoke Modern Interiors (Gibbs Smith), which corrals his newest projects. A master of details, Jeffers uses sculptural forms, exquisite materials, and bold patterns and colors to craft standout spaces. In a house overlooking San Francisco Bay, a glass stairwell slices through the living area, floors are lined with rustic hardwoods, kitchen cabinets are paneled in bronze, and the study is enveloped in charred cedar using the Japanese technique shou sugi ban. Jay Jeffers will be in Dallas Tuesday, October 8, 11 am, at Christopher Martin Gallery, as part of Texas Design Week, for an illustrated talk and to sign his new book. For a complete schedule and tickets to TXDW Dallas, go to ALEX HITZ: MASTER OF THE FLAWLESS FÊTE BY BILLY FONG L et's pause to appreciate the old-school tastemaker: those bastions of style who were the real influencers of culture and good taste. Today, those authentic style-makers are fewer and farther between — save for Alex Hitz. The award-winning chef, columnist, TV personality, and consummate host is the very definition of bon vivant, with a dashing and gracious demeanor cultivated from his genteel Southern upbringing. Hitz is known for creating occasions that effortlessly combine wit, elegance, warmth, and polish, without any hint of pretension. In social circles from the Upper East Side to Holmby Hills to Buckhead, scoring an invitation to one of Hitz's celebrated affairs is a coup. In his new book, The Art of the Host: Recipes and Rules for Flawless Entertaining (Rizzoli), the entertaining master shares tips and tricks for making a memorable to-do. The tome is also packed with more than 100 sumptuous recipes that have equally glamorous names, including Bel-Air Onion Puffs, Risotto Orange Bourbon Pound Cake, and Caroline's Tipsy Ambrosia. One spin through the pages, and you'll be inspired to set a chic tablescape and press play on your most festive French pop playlist. Alex Hitz will be in Dallas Friday, October 11, at Park House in Highland Park Village, as part of Texas Design Week, where he will offer up an entertaining talk and sign his new book. For a complete schedule and tickets to TXDW Dallas, go to © 2018 MATTHEW MILLMAN © 2019 ALEX HITZ

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