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24 W hile chances of Texas flurries are slim, might we suggest Snowday. T h e i n t e r a c t i v e experience from the Bayer Brothers and the creative minds behind MOTUS, Southern Methodist University grads and photographers Kristi and Scot Redman, popped up at The Plaza at Preston Center in late November and runs through January 5. Guests wander through enchanted holiday rooms made from peppermint dreams, and we know Kris Kringle and his elf cohorts will be sharing in the fun with numerous photo ops along the way. This will certainly be the most snowy Instagram moment our city will see all winter. Admission adults, $30; children 4 to 12, $22; 3 and under, gratis; Billy Fong OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. T o me, it's just happy. It's joyful," says Nicole Musselman of Koch, the clothing line she launched seven years ago. This sunshiny sentiment FINDING HER HAPPY PLACE NICOLE MUSSELMAN MOVES HER PEPPY CLOTHING LINE, KOCH, INTO BRIGHT NEW DIGS. " SNOWED IN informs not only Koch's flirty smocked skorts and block-printed T-shirts but every square inch of the designer's light- filled boutique on Fairmount Street. Musselman relocated the brand from its former Dallas Design Center space to this historic 1920s bungalow and enlisted designer Jean Liu for the interiors. A few months later, Veranda listed it as one of the 10 most beautiful boutiques in the country. We couldn't agree more. An electric-blue neon sign boldly welcomes guests to The Koch House, while on another wall hangs a framed life jacket in shocking pink — an art piece by James Gilbert that Musselman bought years ago during his exhibition at Dallas Contemporary. A green outdoor space serves as home to a well-used Ping-Pong table and a set of cornhole boards — and leads the way to a photography studio where the team shoots product for the website, a major driver of the brand's rapidly growing business, with Everything in the collection manufactured in Dallas except for sweaters, which are made in L.A. Trinkets by local jewelry designer Madison McKinley, and a bar cart with Casamigos are all perfectly peppered throughout the space. Also housed inside the boutique are the Koch team's offices and conference room. A white board sits on an easel, filled with brainstorming notes and dates of upcoming collaborations. One whiteboard is labeled Joy Makers, while the other is dubbed Risk Takers. The boards are used mindfully: Every month, each team member writes something they are grateful for on the first board and something they would do if they knew they wouldn't fail on the second. "It's important to develop a comfort level with pushing yourself, setting goals really high, and being happy with failing — and learning from that," Musselman says. "And just being able to identify what it is that makes you happy." These concepts are at the core of Musselman's brand. The Koch House, 2600 Fairmount St., L i s a C o l l i n s Shaddock A Snowday Instragram ready moment Nicole Musselman The Koch House e r i n h o m e . c o m e r i n @ e r i n h o m e . c o m 2 1 4 . 5 2 0 . 8 3 0 0 E R I N M A T H E W S 3617 Crescent Avenue Highland Park | $10,995,000

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