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PaperCity Dallas December 2023

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. Retail: Most of the moving retail parts are staying put for the holiday season, with only a few updates. If you're adding to your wardrobe arsenal for the holiday party circuit, or to start out 2024 looking polished and pretty, head to the new Frances Valentine boutique in The Plaza at Preston Center. This go-to for girls on the go has everything for day through evening. We love the Jody jumpsuit in navy and pink with feather fringe … Over at West Village, men have a new boutique, State & Liberty, founded in 2015 by two University of Michigan athletes, with a clientele that encompasses sports s t a r s , b o a rd ro o m habitues, and grooms on their special day … One of our favorite places for gifts and for sprucing up our home, Blue Print, is fully decorated a n d r e a d y f o r t h e holiday season. Look for everything from stocking stuffers and ornaments to custom fine jewelry and original art, as well as linens, china, flatware and candles to outfit your table … Bachendorf's newly imagined boutique at Galleria Dallas has reintroduced its Rolex S h o p - I n - S h o p , w i t h 1,400 square feet timed to make any horologist drool. 'Tis the Season of Merriment: Knox Street's Holiday Celebration takes place Saturday, December 2, with complimentary photos with Santa Paws, live music including a gospel choir, shopping promotions, and a flower market with holiday wreaths from Le Bloom … Check out Highland Park Village's Christmas Lights Celebration and Shopping Stroll Wednesday, December 6 — a spectacular display of more than 1.5 million lights, along with Christmas carolers, sips and other treats, face painting, twisty balloon creations, and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus … 12 Days of Thompson is back — with 12 events spread throughout the holiday season, with festivities running through December 31. The Thompson Dallas hotel downtown has activities for families and cocktailing adults, from a Buzz Y O U R E V E R - B U Z Z Y PAPERCITY BEE HAS LOTS TO REPORT THIS MONTH. HE'S GOT THE SWEET SCOOP ON WHAT'S PREMIERING IN DALLAS AND WHAT'S HAPPENING AT OUR FAVORITE HAUNTS. IF YOU SEE HIM AND HAVE SOME NEWS, BE SURE TO SHARE. participatory chocolate and scotch demo (December 6) to a cowboy Christmas with Tondeo and Lucchese (December 15) and brunch with the biggest celebrity, Santa himself (December 16) … Of course, one of our favorite annual traditions is waiting for the weather to turn cold enough to wear our Moncler puffer coat to Holiday at the Arboretum at the Dallas Arboretum. Through January 5, the endless gardens are transformed for the magic of the season, including The Christmas Village, the 12 Days of Christmas exhibit, and the grand 50-foot-tall Dazzling Musical Tree … Want an even bigger tree? Make your way to Galleria Dallas to gaze at the 95-foot- t a l l C h r i s t m a s spectacle, the tallest indoor holiday tree in the United States. It takes 50 elves more than five days to set it up, and it's topped by a 100-pound, 10-foot LED star. Social: The fall months left us breathless, but we're nearing the finish line of the Dallas 2023 social swirl. First off, the PaperCity team joins our friends at Stanley Korshak as co-hosts for a holiday soirée. Pop by on December 7 between 5 and 7 pm for bubbly and to shop for the swellegant friends on your list … The grande dame of the season, The Crystal Charity Ball, takes place Saturday, December 9, once again at the Hilton Anatole. Hopefully you squeezed in a fitting for a delish frock to wear that evening, with Carolina Herrera designer Wes Gordon, who was in town last month to sign his new book, Colormania. After CCB? Our Smythson datebooks are filled with fabulous private parties, restaurant dates and retail therapy. Billy Fong GUS SCHMIEGE Clockwise from top: The Thompson Dallas dazzles in December. The Thompson Dallas. Blue Print is ready for the holidays. 30

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