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PaperCity Houston March 2024

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Fashionable Fields Including Pop-Ups This spring, The Halles once again becomes an official HQ for It-girls, beginning with the pop-up boutique of Texas-raised fashion designer Lela Rose, presenting her Round Top-appropriate Lela Rose Ranch collection (March 24 – 27; Lela Rose personal appearance March 26 and 27). Also notable are two returning bijoux ladies: Heather Benjamin nomadic jewelry and Covet Aspen modern jewelry. Then there's one of Texas' most celebrated new brands: Lizzy Chesnut Bentley's City Boots for the urbane cowgirl (founder Lizzy Chesnut Bentley will make a Halles personal appearance; deets TBA.) Rounding out the fashion-forward scene: Round Top-tested Nashville Makers, starring custom millinery by A. Botts Willis and her merry band; and Tonya Hawkes artistic handbags and home goods. Then Pata Lifestyle handbags, handmade in Argentina, give back to early breast cancer detection. Discover Mamadou's African artifacts and trade beads to make a bold global fashion statement. Let's Talk Art The art energy is humming, beginning with an epic installation adjoining the Country Sunshine Patio: Burning Man veteran artist/builder John Walker's 10-by-40-foot boat, Journey, channels a traditional Egyptian felucca then adds light projections and music. Also check out Bug In The Box taxidermy art, with its ode to the natural world via sustainably sourced specimens — perfect to start your cabinet of curiosities. Haley Bowen's lyrical female-empowered nude paintings return. Do more art gazing at photographer Fatima Donaldson's gallery, a space she shares with Pegaso Gallery Design/Little Paris Antiques Country Sunshine's Neapolitan-style pizza Turkish Rug Co. Zuzana Kastleman The Halles Gym The Caravan Country Sunshine's Danny & Cullen Holle (Continued from page 104) HALLES WHAT'S ON TAP painters Vivian Mora, Karen Lindeman, and Denise Giordano (of the intuitive fumage/ smoke work). Don't leave without a cheeky canvas or commission from Bachman + Petrie's pop art emporium. Happening at The Halles In Spring 2024, excitement swirls around this innovative panel: Friday, March 22, 5 to 6:30 pm, The Future of Building in the Next Gen Building Exhibit, moderated by Adrienne Akin Faulkner, CEO and chief creative officer, Faulkner Design Group; featured speakers Brent Jackson, CEO of HiFAB Modular Homes; Tim Lankau, CEO of Hive3D Builders; Lewis McNeel, associate partner, Lake|Flato Architects; and Ethan Wong, ASMBLD Modular. Snap up a ticket for the designer/foodie event of the Spring Show Sunday, March 24, 6 – 9 pm, PaperCity and Benjamin Moore Designer Dinner by A Fare Extraordinaire; break out your caftan for "A Night in Marrakech" with Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Kathryn Ireland (tickets $225). Toast and mingle with the designers again Monday, March 25, 5 – 6:30 pm, with cocktails and book signings of Star Style: Interiors of Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Kathryn M. Ireland: A Life in Design. On Tuesday, March 26, 5 – 9 pm, The Halles' signature Sip & Shop unfolds, an elevated pop- up bazaar with jewelry, custom-made fashion, accessories, and more, sponsored by Nan & Co. Properties – Andrea Riebeling. Get your Western on Wednesday, March 27, 6 – 9 pm, A. Botts Willis and Nashville Makers night with musical guest Boo Ray (tickets $65). Spring 2024 Round Top Antiques & Design Show at The Halles, March 16 – 30. For more info, dates, details, visit JORDAN GEIBEL

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