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PaperCity Houston March 2021

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I t's always a big deal when a new venue opens on Highway 237 in Round Top. This March is no exception: The grand opening of The Halles, will be among the most watched (the Phase 1 redesign will be mostly ready for Spring), as it signifies a marriage of media with design, antiquing, and art. The former Boneyard venue is reborn as a venture of the recently launched Round Top Publishers; chairman Jim Kastleman wears dual hats, as he's also PaperCity magazine president. Kastleman called in an A-list Dallas design darling — Todd Fiscus of Todd Events and Design — to reimagine the rolling property with vistas of a meadow and lake from its new hospitality Pavilion. Of The Halles' moniker and aesthetic, Kastleman says, "It's a great reference to a German word, speaking to Round Top's history, and the hospitality pavilion will mimic a classic dance hall." Stepping up as sponsors for The Halles' debut is a stellar trio of design firms: Perennials by Sutherland, Circa Lighting, and Moderno Porcelain. Among the seven handsome new Halles, one will be devoted to the best of design. In Design Halle 4, you'll find Houston luminaries Domingue & Co. (as in Chateau Domingue), showing their range of lime-wash, mineral-paint and plaster samples, new and reclaimed stone, custom steel doors, and a selection of European architectural elements. M. Naeve, inspired by founder Margaret Naeve's penchant for combining important vintage and contemporary pieces, will highlight antique and vintage Italian, French, and Swedish design in addition to contemporary lines Apparatus Studio, Edition Modern, EGG collective, Materia Designs, Pinch, BCMT, Simone Bodmer-Turner, and Danny Kaplan. Brown House and Wares, owned by Jill Brown, will feature a collection of American and European lighting, art, and objects. Dallas designer Chad Dorsey presents his stunning Strike collection of sculptural stone fireplaces in marble and limestone, as well as compelling furniture and objects. Kufri rustic, sustainably woven textiles will showcase hand-woven and hand- printed textiles, contemporary Japanese-Indian textile art, one-of- a-kind ceramics, and Kufri-designed furniture. In other pavilions will be BR Interior Designs with a globally inspired home collection. And Joey Sabb Rugs returns to three pavilions. Also confirmed are Around the Bend, Found Images, Lisa Gillette's Liesel Farm, artist Cheryl Long, and The Neutral Nest. Quench your thirst at The Halles' Champagne Shack, also serving up cold beer. Then calendar: a reception for artist Rachel Hayes (Saturday, March 20, 3 to 5 pm); The Butcher's Ball dinners (Saturdays and Sundays, March 20 and 21, March 27 and 28; tickets; Leigh Keno's Appraisal Day on Wednesday, March 31 (2 to 7 pm), benefiting Camp for All; and the Round Top debut of Lottie Mae Lounge's art- filled Airstream (Saturday, March 27 – Saturday, April 3). The Halles, 1465 N. Texas Highway 237, Thursday, March 18 – Saturday, April 3, Catherine D. Anspon I n keeping with January's inaugural issue of Round Top Magazine, a PaperCity publication launched by the newly minted Round Top Publishers, a revamped website was in order. Cue, overseen by PaperCity's ace digital team: digital president Chad Miller, digital editorial director Chris Baldwin, and digital operations director Georgie Ferrell Miller. With fresh content almost daily, log on to discover intriguing stories from the countryside, the latest buzz and good-natured gossip, definitive guides to everything from show venues to where to eat, shop, and stay year round, as well as the people who make this small town one of America's antiques and design Meccas. Upcoming, watch for a new custom app that will be your Sherpa to all things Round Top. As you read this, our Instagram (@goingtoroundtop) and Facebook (@Roundtoptx) pages are bursting with news of the Spring Antiques Show. Stay connected and sign up for emails, Catherine D. Anspon ROUND TOP REVEAL: THE HALLES YOUR ROUND TOP SHERPA The Halles, Round Top, opens Thursday, March 18 94

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