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January 2012 - Dallas

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LETTER FROM THE FROM THE PUBLISHER Brooke Hortenstine FULTON DAVENPORT / PWL STUDIO Enter 2012. We're beginning the year with a whirlwind of changes at PaperCity. Our much-loved Brooke Hortenstine is back in her PaperCity office through at least the first quarter of the year. In 2010, she left her position as co-editor to become editor-at-large and to raise her young son, Rollins. But just as when your firstborn goes off to college and you don't touch his or her bedroom in hopes the prodigal child will return to spend summers with you, we have kept Brooke's office just as she left it. She's moved back in to conduct the search for a permanent editor, and, like a whirling dervish, she's plotting out our new year, fluffing and freshening the pages, making reams of notes about new personalities, designers and homes she has her Holly Moore eye on. After almost 10 years at the magazine, our second child, Rob Brinkley, is venturing to new territory and adventures. We wish him well and will keep his office intact, too. Just in case. Holly Moore, editor in chief JANUARY 2012 | STYLE | FASHION | SOCIAL INPOP. CULTURE. GOSSIP. THIS ISSUE 4, 6 8 10 13 15 16 22 PARTY: Fêting Jean Paul Gaultier and his blockbuster Dallas Museum of Art exhibition PARTY: Wearstler's wow at Neiman Marcus; Dallas Opera's "First Night" festivities DESIGN NOTES: Greeting 2012 with great design PEOPLE: New Rosewood prez Radha Arora reveals all. HOUSE: Decorator Alice Cottrell infuses an O'Neil Ford shelter with woodland chic. PARTY: Champagne soirée launches Roberto Cavalli's pashmina collection. The emotion that best describes how I feel at the beginning of the year is — euphoria! It's my absolute favorite time of the year; the holidays are way too stressful. We can wipe the slate clean and start fresh. It is a time to reinvent yourself, your business, your relationship, your outlook on life. Press restart. Dust off dormant projects and bring them to life, give employees new duties and say "go," tell your son or daughter that you are going to see them more — and do it. I've hit multiple restarts going into 2012 — namely, a new headshot for my publisher letter (I think I'll rotate them often, since the photographer had to shoot many attempts!), a revised Web site for the magazine and a new editor for our Dallas office. You may recall that we launched our site more than two years ago to much fanfare. It was robust (read: complex) and beautiful. It did, however, have some bugs that were mostly fixed as time went by, and we learned along the way that we could make the site more efficient, add critical features (such as a site-wide search) and make it easier to navigate. Done. Now, every time you go to papercitymag. com, you will see the newest content front and center; of course, there are lots of new parties posted throughout the month, too. Jim Kastleman, publisher RestaurantBUZZ IT-FACTOR BERRY GOOD Anyone who knows what it feels like to keep a spare LBD and a spare pair of Louboutins at the office or how dizzying it is to jet from a highpowered meeting to a black-tie gala — all in a day's work — must make room in her handbag for this beauty find. The It Kit by vbeauté is an egg-shaped, gunmetal-gray clutch that brings to mind a mini version of the famous pod that incubated a certain megastar at the 2011 Grammys. But instead of opening to reveal a pint-sized Gaga, this sleek container hatches five vbeauté products, from the foamy Evidence Eraser cleanser to the Undercover Agent anti-wrinkle serum — all in regal, plum-colored tubes and travel-friendly sizes. We first came across vbeauté when its founder, New York–based Julie Macklowe, dropped into town to debut her collection at Forty Five Ten last month. An It-girl herself, Macklowe found inspiration in her own jet-setting lifestyle: managing multi-million-dollar hedge funds, being a mother and sitting on committees for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. So, when she set out to produce her first line of beauty products, she sought only the best visage-care recipes. The result? The It Kit, and a whole range of luxurious elixirs, including an exfoliant, eye and face crèmes and a skinbrightening agent, all made from a botanical stem-cell base from the Alpine Rose plant found in Switzerland. They're just the things to bring with you on your own winter jet jaunt, whether you're taking the G650 to Aspen or the Alps. The It Kit by vbeauté $165, at Forty Five Ten. Christina Geyer You can then use the drop-down bar to sort by latest, oldest or category. The PaperCity Social Calendar is now the largest resource in town to track upcoming social events, due in part to a new partnership with a company called Blacktie — more on that next month. Finally, Brooke Hortenstine has jumped back in to become our interim Dallas editor after Rob Brinkley left to chase a new challenge (hello, does anyone not know Brooke?). She will run the show along with Christina Geyer and Lauren Mang, and will cast a wide net to search for fresh new talent — perhaps a jewel from beyond the local talent pool — to help her at the top of the helm. Yes, the year is starting out fabulous. The kind of resolutions we like best? Eating, drinking, being merry. (Not necessarily in that order.) Herewith, nosh news for an indulgent 2012. Celeb chef Lisa Garza is making waves again — and this time, it has nothing to do with television stints and everything to do with her new restaurant, Sissy's, opening late this month in the former Hector's on Henderson space at 2929 Henderson Avenue. The menu, says Garza, will be "deep-southern, regional cuisine from Dixieland — served on Spode Delamere china." We can't wait, from the corn fritters to the blackened red fish with crawfish and corn maque choux, those delish braised veggies … Talk about brilliant marketing. Restaurateurs Chris Zielke and Jessica and Christopher Jeffers (Bolsa, Smoke), along with Plan B design gurus Royce Ring and Alex Urrunaga (Candle Room, Velvet Taco), have just debuted Bolsa Mercado, a 4,000-square-foot, über-gourmet market at 634 West Davis Street, just down Davis from its restaurant namesake. Here, it's all about shopping and dining: made-in-house breakfast bites including donuts and kolaches; a well-curated stash of small-production beer and wine; fresh-squeezed juices; locally sourced chocolates, olive oils and produce; plus dishes by chef Jeff Harris — pizza, pasta and more, for taking out or enjoying in Mercado's casual café. Hungry? Ring 214.942.0451 … Just as we were off to press, we received a rather enticing December 31 invitation: to be among the first to dine at The Mason Bar, a new State-Thomas gastro-pub from local entrepreneur Brandt Wood. What's cooking? Easygoing American fare from partner and famous underground chef David Anthony Temple. On January 1, The Mason Bar opens to all, at 2701 Guillot Street — just in time to clink glasses to this bright, culinary new year. Christina Geyer BEAUTY BLAST: YOUR FRESHEST FACE FOR 2012 THE SIMON GENTRY TIM BOOLE LETTER EDITOR For polished and pristine skin, we've found just the thing. Slick on the Triple Berry Smoothing Peel from Dallas-based skincare expert to the socials (and stars) Renée Rouleau. The fruitysmelling, preserves-like potion is chock-full of antioxidant-rich berries and five skin-smoothing AHA and BHA acids that are designed to help improve your skin's texture and tone down the look of large pores. The peel is professional-strength — it's like a real Rouleau facial, but in a jar. We think it's ultimate cure-all for the complexion-obsessed. $85, at the Renée Rouleau skin spa; Lauren Mang STRIKING GOLD It's the hot ticket to get your hands on this New Year: Starting the first of this month, St. John's Episcopal School will sell tickets to its inaugural raffle. For $100 per ticket, of the St. John's Episcopal or six for $500, you'll Jackpot: The three winners pockets with NorthPark Gold. School raffle will line their be in the running for one of three grand — and we'd say rather gilded — prizes. To wit, $10,000 worth of NorthPark Gold for the top prize; $1,000 for the second; and $500 for the third. Just what can you buy with your share of these shiny doubloons? Virtually anything you wish at NorthPark's more than 200 stores and restaurants. The drawing will take place during St. John's annual fund-raising auction on Friday, March 2, at Union Station (you needn't be present to win). Proceeds from the event and raffle will benefit student scholarships, classroom technology, teacher endowments and continuing education. Visit to get your tickets — but snap to it: Only 1,000 will be sold. Lauren Mang JANUARY | PAGE 4 | 2012 PC ACQUIRE We launch 2012's PaperCity Acquire with a senior Texas master: the obsessive, geometric wizard H.J. Bott, who celebrates the 40th anniversary of his Displacement of Volume principle (aka DoV) this year. What is DoV, you ask? It's an all-encompassing spatial concept that has birthed some wondrously inventive paintings, sculptures and installations over the ensuing decades. This wild ride through an op-art universe makes Vasarely and Yayoi Kusama look tame — and it's epitomized by this month's PC Acquire offering. Fresh from the artist's studio, the never-before-seen Hip Hop Core of 2011 is an illusionary pyramid-evoking canvas on the diagonal that speaks of the pharaohs overlaid with an election-eve palette. And stay tuned: With statewide exhibitions upcoming at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center in San Antonio (April), long-time Houston dealer Anya Tish Gallery (May), Galveston Arts Center (June) and Kirk Hopper Fine Art in Dallas (October), we predict this is the year of Bott. H.J.Bott's Hip Hop Core, 2011, co-polymer acrylic and vinyl on canvas, 42 by 42 inches diagonal; price $15,000; inquiries Seth Vaughan, H.J. Bott's Hip Hop Core, 2011

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