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Round Top Show Guide Spring 2023

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T he Spring 2023 Antiques & Design Show — March 18 through April 1 at The Halles — sees the fifth iteration of the PaperCity and Round Top Publishers event space and design, art, fashion, and foodie Mecca take off, with its seven Halles, main pavilion, and tented spaces filled with unique purveyors and exciting happenings. Through it all, The Halles keeps the vibe cool with its returning Presenting Sponsor Big Ass Fans, deployed throughout the Halles. Stepping up again as an Underwriting Sponsor, JennAir presents The Halles Food Lab by JennAir installed in The Halles' main pavilion. (A Round Top toque who needs no intro, Royers Cafe's JB Royers, has been tapped by JennAir as chef for its private dinners). Watch for the state-of-the- art test kitchen's striking black ash natural slate countertops, courtesy Thorntree, and Alturas apron-front sink in bronze light, provided by Elegant Additions, with design concept by noted Dallas designer Chad Dorsey. Country Sunshine will serve food the entire show, as well as a full array of drinks from the bar. Here's our guide to the season's must-shop Halles stops. In Halle 1, check out a huge game changer as Round Top regular Verona Disdier sets up permanent shop at The Halles — a dramatic year-round showroom for her signature Pierre Verona — her calling card is Mother Nature's art. Stunning vessels, furniture, accessories, and original lapidary art are honed from minerals and gems retrieved from her personal quarries in Mexico. She acquired the onyx mine more than a dozen years ago and began exporting a year later. "All of our products are dug, cut, and carved by hand in Mexico, following the strict guidance and knowledge my artisans' ancestors taught — but, of course, with my own touch of modernism," Disdier says. Designers seek out Pierre Verona vessels because of their unique shapes and natural textures — statement pieces around which entire rooms can be imagined. Best sellers are bowls carved from 100- to 300-million-year- old onyx boulders, equal parts objet d'art and function. Custom orders are welcome: Disdier's artisans can create anything in quartz-onyx, calcite, fluorite, and other minerals. Pierre Verona luxury mineral wares are sold in more than 6,000 stores worldwide, from Dubai to France, Italy to the Philippines. Much of the business is wholesale, with the brand's largest showroom in the Dallas Design District. But in Round Top — now at The Halles — is one of the few opportunities you'll have to meet the woman spearheading the luxury hand-carved mineral movement. HALLES ROUND TOP SPONSORED PARTNER The WHAT'S ON TAP CATHERINE D. ANSPON REPORTS FROM THE FIELD. (Continued) (Continued) Larry Olson at Sip & Shop Hollis Smith, Grace Mitchell Brian Patrick Flynn Verona Disdier, Pierre Verona Christopher Martin's Anil, 2022, at Christopher Martin Gallery

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