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JUNE | PAGE 14 | 2014 Balenciaga, 11 Highland Park Village, 214.273.7650, ERA Salon, 4023 Oak Lawn Ave., 214.520.6767, OLD HOLLYWOOD STYLE IT'S JUNE, AND WE'RE GETTING A HOT NEW DINNER If you, too, love the glamour of Old Hollywood, booking an appointment at ERA Salon should be at the top of your beauty to-do list. Since she was a child, owner Maleiah Rogers dreamed of owning her own salon. The daughter-in-law of Dallas philanthropists Nancy and Richard Rogers (Richard is co-founder and son of Mary Kay Cosmetics' Mary Kay Ash), Maleiah monikered her new business with her daughter's initials. After assembling a dream team ("I couldn't ask for a better one," she enthuses), she found the perfect location on Oak Lawn and brought in architects David Droese, Reid Mulligan and Lance Raney, as well as interior designer Susan Baten to design the salon, modeled after Maleiah's own home and her love of '40s and '50s Hollywood. A pair of Hollywood Regency glossy black portals with gilded edges opens to the 4,000-square-foot salon, studded with modernist chandeliers by David Weeks studio, Platner chairs, Knoll poufs and photography by Josh Welch. ERA is full-service, offering hair services, professional makeup, waxing and Simply Glowing custom airbrush tanning. Product lines include Kérastase, Shu Uemura, Oribe and, for the little ones, Hot Tot, a mild haircare line with natural ingredients formulated for children with sensitive skin and backed by Dallas' Mark Cuban on Shark Tank. After working as a stylist for the past 14 years (Toni & Guy, José Eber), what is Rogers' favorite part of her job? "I love helping women feel good about themselves," she says. "I love the moment you turn the chair around, and they are confident and feel great." Haley Schultheis SAY BONJOUR, BALENCIAGA D allas has more than a passing acquaintance with Balenciaga. After all, the first comprehensive exhibition in two decades of Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga's creations opened in February 2007 at The Meadows Museum of Art at SMU. The exhibition"Balenciaga and His Legacy: Haute Couture from the Texas Fashion Collection" was comprised of more than 100 pieces designed from 1949 through 1968 from UNT's Texas Fashion Collection curated by Myra Walker, with 70 of the gowns, capes and boleros donated by two prominent Dallas socialites, Claudia Heard de Osborne (Texas oil heiress known internationally) and Bert de Winter, a fashion buyer at Neiman Marcus. So, as Balenciaga opens its doors in Highland Park Village, many of us already have an understanding of the masterful Balenciaga. Founded in 1919 in Spain and established in 1936 in Paris (where the fashion house remains), Balenciaga has been designed by Alexander Wang since 2012. The design of the new boutique — only the second to express the new design identity — is created by Wang in collaboration with designer Ryan Korban. Dark-green Verde Ramegiatto marble fills the 1,150-square-foot space, along with luxurious textures such as forest green suede, hammered limestone pedestals and tables and "caviar" embroidered furnishings. Stocked with spring/summer women's ready-to-wear, accessories, leather goods, shoes, handbags, sunglasses and fragrance within dedicated salons, our heart was lost to the silk cape-back tops and sheer organza veiled overskirts — a nod to the master. Alexander Wang San Salvaje, 2100 Ross Ave., 214.922.9922, SAINT PYLES F rom your first bite of mushroom-huitlacoche empanadas on guava and corn-shoot purée, you'll know this isn't your average Tex-Mex. Inspired by travels through Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru, Stephan Pyles has transformed the former Samar space on Ross Avenue for his newest venture, San Salvaje (Spanish for "wild saint"). Here, he and executive chef Alex Astranti celebrate the food of Central and South America with dishes such as Causa Limena, a sophisticated Ecuadorean potato salad with a soft-boiled quail egg tucked inside, and Caribbean-inspired flavors like the caramelized banana and foie gras appetizer and blue fin with young coconut. Those unfamiliar with South American cuisine might have a little trouble navigating the menu, but we recommend the grouper tiradito, a butter-soft ceviche with citrus and vanilla, and the Ropa Vieja, an indulgent Cuban short rib that's braised, compressed, then seared and served on goat-cheese-stuffed plantains. At the lighted green onyx bar, they serve up caipirinhas, mojitos and Peruvian pisco sours (a strong margarita with frothy egg whites), as well as a South American varietal wine list. The decor, conceived by TVSDesign, honors the Catholic and pagan influences of the region, with indigenous fabrics and vibrant- colored tabletops. Ancient tribal masks found by Pyles on his extensive travels dot the walls, alongside sculpture and art by William Cannings and Dallas artist Ruben Nieto — a perfect fit for the restaurant's Arts District location. An enormous magenta sculpture by Tristan Al-Haddad wraps the exterior, while a bocce ball court and patio set the backdrop for live music on weekends. We'll miss Samar's belly dancers and hookah nights, but this South American feast is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. Roni Proter Stephan Pyles, executive chef Alex Astranti Sculptures by artist William Cannings, painting by Ruben Nieto STEPHEN DUX STEPHEN DUX STEPHEN DUX E ntering Bishop's Art District in Oak Cliff, it's hard to miss Stock & Barrel, the much-anticipated restaurant by former Nosh chef Jon Stevens. The interiors of this former glass factory maintain their industrial feel, with scraped cement walls, metal mirrors and repurposed wood from the original structure, yet the space feels cozy and welcoming. The long gray bar that frames the open kitchen was designed as a chef's table to encourage open conversation between staff and guests. The food is equally approachable, with a wood grill firing off everything from brisket burgers to harissa free-range chicken. Stock & Barrel is meant to be a neighborhood spot for locals to grab a satisfying yet healthy meal, so along with grilled hanger steak, there's an emphasis on vegetables such as coal-roasted whole eggplant served with bulgar salad. Stevens recently returned from Spain, so Mediterranean influences abound, including grilled octopus ceviche and chickpea fries known as panisse. An entire section of the menu is devoted to the fry, from classic russets to crushed Yukons with Parmesan and smoked paprika mayo. Bacon is cured and smoked in house and adds a sweet, deep flavor to the shaved Brussels sprouts salad with currants and pine nuts. And not to be missed is the tilefish: Grilled and served with fresh favas, spring onions and balsamic jus atop smashed roasted potatoes, this is comfort food without the guilt. Sous- chef Tom Yuengling also whips up the pastries, offering straightforward desserts such as Meyer lemon curd and warm chocolate s'more cake. Cocktails include fruit infusions including mandarin and pineapple, but you won't find fussy mixology here. Just pull up a chair — constructed by chef Stevens himself — for deliciously crafted food without the fanfare. Roni Proter Scents of lavender, rosewood, geranium, tea tree and ravensara breeze through the air at Flower Road Apothecary. The quaint 600-square-foot holistic mini-spa run by Michelle Bardwell offers four treatments using therapeutic-grade essential oils and other organic aromatic raw ingredients imported from the Languedoc Region of southern France and handmade into ungents and oils by Bardwell. A native Texan, Bardwell discovered aromatherapy while pregnant with her second child and soon after, traveled to study under one of the world's leading naturopathic doctors and aromatologists, Patrick Collin, in southern France, returning periodically for 10 years. "When I went on my first trip in 1999, I was interested in fragrance and perfumes and essential oils. But once I started learning clinical aromatherapy I became instantly inspired," Bardwell says. "For me, it's not only about how the products smell; it is about what they do to the body." Selling her products first by word of mouth and in boutiques such as Number One in Highland Park Village, Bardwell is now able to fully immerse clients with customized treatments and products (her Renee Face Cream, Egyptian Elixir and Smart Me Boxes are some of the most popular), using a combination of oils that contain healing properties for the skin (such as anti-inflammatory, tissue regeneration and deep relaxation that can aid stress). "My goal," she says, "is to bring the energy that I feel and experience to the work that I do." Lauren Scheinin Stock & Barrel, 316 W. Davis St. in Bishop's Art District, Flower Road Apothecary, 5232 Forrest Lane, 214.987.2766, WE'RE LOCKED IN ON STOCK & BARREL THE ROAD TO ESSENTIAL AROMAS STEPHEN DUX Stock & Barrel AT NEW SALON Sitting in style, Maleiah Rogers AND A BUTTER-SOFT CEVICHE WITH CITRUS AND VANILLA. THEN DECIDING BETWEEN GRILLED TILEFISH WITH FRESH FAVAS DRESS AT BALENCIAGA, A COOL NEW CUT AT ERA Michelle Bardwell Le Dix Cartable Zip SHAYNA FONTANA

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