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PaperCity Fort Worth September 2020

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pork rinds, and Texas meats. As for the sprawling 5,000-square-foot space, interior architect Kate Murphy (Sixty Vines, Billy Can Can) played up the building's rustic charm, with layers of modern industrial materials. "The natural character in these old mule barns is incredible," Paslay says. "It makes all the difference in the world."" The Biscuit Bar and Shake Shack offer casual eats, while Second Rodeo Brewing Co. (opening winter 2021), Sidesaddle Saloon, and Cowtown Winery offer more dining options. To round out the scene, Cowtown Coliseum will host concerts and conferences. WHERE TO HANG YOUR HAT Hotel Drover (part of Marriott Hotels' Autograph Collection; opening winter 2021) has 200 charmingly appointed rooms and suites, lushly landscaped walking paths and firepits, a lavish event barn, and the restaurant 97 West Kitchen & Bar. Two boutiques will be housed within: The Lucchese Custom Collection and Little White Lies, merchandised by Berman. Mule Alley, 122 E. Exchange Ave., LUXURY LOCATION A lready home to a highly edited c o n c l a v e o f designers —Ulla Johnson, Chufy, Sea New York, and Golden Goose — our beloved boutique You Are Here adds more this fall. Recreo, the San Miguel-based collection of luxe wraps and sumptuous separates, joins the racks alongside Ann Mashburn's easy popover poplin shirts, button-downs, and dresses. Keep an eye out for You Are Here's latest collab with another PC favorite, Noble 31. The Noble 31 x You Are Here Liz top is a must. You Are Here, 5109 Pershing Ave., Regan Landreth GEN NEXT: ALLY RAVNAAS at event styling by creating a tablescape at the annual Design Inspirations fundraiser in March of this year. Then COVID-19 hit. Rather than give up, she pivoted like a pro. "I thought, 'How perfect. I wanted to be a petite party planner anyway. I'm just going to roll with this,'" she says. "And it's kind of taken off." It certainly has. The Petite Party has spawned a line of luxe (yet dishwasher-safe) chargers, dinner and salad plates called The Bloom Collection; children's kits for homebound activity; and, of course, petite parties. In less than six months, Ravnaas has styled and executed everything from a drive-by garden AGE: 33 OCCUPATION: EVENT STYLIST; OWNER OF THE PETITE PARTY TOOLS OF THE TRADE: MONOGRAMMED LINENS, ROSÉ BY THE CASE, GRANDMA'S SILVER T he concept started with Christmas and an intimate dinner party for 30 close girlfriends in Ally Ravnaas' Monticello home. Decorated to the nines with crystal vases of baby's breath, gingerbread houses galore, pine-colored Italian linen napkins, and enough china and silver to make Martha Stewart gasp, it all read effortless holiday chic. The oohs and ahhs quickly turned to: "Will you do my holiday table next year?" That's when Ravnaas decided to try her hand BY REGAN LANDRETH. PORTRAIT HAYLEY LUNN. party for a preschooler to an intimate Italian-inspired dinner with limoncello martinis for clients who had to cancel a trip to the Amalfi Coast. Ravnaas developed an eye for all things refined while working for Verdura in New York City and later as the Southwest merchandising rep for Rebecca Minkoff. It was a friend at Oscar de la Renta who connected her with a manufacturer for The Bloom Collection, and the rest is history. So, what's next for The Petite Party? Look for new collaborations, including one with watercolorists for a collection ranging from dishes to papier (menus, place cards, etc.), as well as a collection of melamine dishes with children's sleepwear designer Lila+Hayes. Ravnaas is also a Party Animal brand ambassador for Social Studies, a party- in-a-box rental company based in NYC. The Petite Party is on, pandemic or not. (Continued from page 22) Noble 31 MB Mercantile & Supply Hotel Drover Ally Ravnaas 24

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