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December 2019- Dallas

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20 C onsider it the coolest thing to happen to a kids' toy store since FAO Schwarz: Enter Camp, the experiential toy store designed for kids and families that made major headlines after opening a Fifth Avenue flagship in NYC last year. Camp has opened its first location outside New York at The Hill in Dallas, the mixed-use shopping center at Walnut Hill. (Camp stores in Hudson Yards, Brooklyn, and South Norwalk, Connecticut, are all set to open soon.) Upon first glance, Camp appears to be an elevated old-fashioned toy shop. But push open the Magic Door disguised as a shelf, and a thematic play space appears, with on-theme games, crafts, music, jungle gyms, and interactive experiences, all merchandised with product ready for shopping. Camp's theme changes on a regular basis. This summer, the Fifth Avenue store was Travel Camp, with every inch merchandised to feel like different international locations, with passports for kids to get stamped as they made their way through the store. Currently, Toy Lab Camp is newly up and running in NYC: an interactive experience where kids and fams can test and shop the best toys of the season. Camp's "Canteen" is where you can find a variety of toys, gifts, and nostalgic knickknacks for kids and grown-ups, as well as an ice cream shop. Camp, The Hill, 9830 N. Central Expressway, Billy Fong OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. T he ancient Roman deity Virtus personified the masculine strengths of strength, courage, and excellence — virtues that Versace reinterprets for the new era of femininity with the release of the Virtus bag collection. Gianni Versace always believed in the power of women, and his sister, Donatella Versace — who serves as Versace's chief creative officer — has said that a woman must work three times harder than a man to achieve credibility. Thus, the Versace woman W h i s p e r s w e r e overheard: The beloved — and, might we say, iconic — boutique and ladies-who- lunch spot Grange Hall was going to move, starting a second chapter in a new spot. It was confirmed over cocktails at a party, but we were sworn to secrecy. Co-owner Rajan Patel, is now ready to announce that a new Grange Hall location has been secured at 3219 North Fitzhugh, a neighborhood that was formerly a Bermuda Triangle of gay bars including B.J.'s (now the chic eatery Beverley's Bistro & Bar), Zippers, and Pegasus. Gentrification in the blink of an eye. A new luxury condo building (with prices in the millions, we hear) will soon go up at 4205 Buena Vista Street at Fitzhugh and the Katy Trail, within eyeshot of the new Grange Hall. The current Travis Street store, which Patel opened in 2004 with business partner and design genius Jeffrey Lee, soon became the go-to for chic gifts and flowers. Ten years later they renovated the space next door and opened a restaurant, which became the place to be seen for ladies and gents. Few details are known yet about the closing on Travis and embodies strength, courage, and excellence, as exemplified by her bold fashion choices. This confident new Virtus bag collection, characterized by a central gold-tone metal Barocco letter "V" embellished with acanthus leaves from an iconic Versace 1991 print, is available in fierce colors and patterns, ranging from a hot-pink quilted evening bag to a vibrant tweed and quilted-leather shoulder bag. From $795, at the Versace boutique, NorthPark C e n t e r, 8 6 8 7 N . Central Expressway, Anne Lee Phillips Grange Hall's well-appointed bar VIRTUS RECLAIMED BY VERSACE THIS JUST IN GRANGE HALL ON THE MOVE! LET'S GO CAMPING reopening on Fitzhugh, but the Travis outpost will close the year with a bang — with one last dinner party to end all dinner parties, on New Year's Eve. Get your reservations now as it will hit capacity at any moment as the hot ticket for December 31. Stay tuned for more tidbits as the new Grange Hall takes shape … GH 2.0. Billy Fong Camp's log cabin vignette Versace Virtus bag

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