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April 2015 - Houston

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D allas isn't the only town with a fair this month. We never miss Lawndale Art Center's Design Fair: Learn. Shop. Connect. Emerging designers, artisans and purveyors are invited to participate in this sleek, contemporary edition of what once was called Modern Market. Grown-up and polished — with not a touch of aqua in sight — the Fair's Preview Party is a must for early-bird shoppers: Have a cocktail and collect Friday, April 24. Fair days are Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26. Here's a peek at the confirmed dealer lineup to date, curated by the unerring Lynn Goode, with Texas Co-Op curator Sara Beck (who focuses on up- and-coming design voices in the state). Presenting wares spanning furnishings and lighting to jewelry and fashion are new arrivals Alonso Bedolla, Leap and Studio Lifestyle, alongside returning exhibitors George Sacaris Studio, Howl Studios, Lynn Goode Vintage, Myth + Symbol, the eco-focused New Living, Saint Cloud and Smith's Opticians. In the Texas Co-op, explore collections By Claire Webb, Joey and Jaime (a first-time exhibitor), Julia Gabriel Studio, Manready Mercantile and Sal Miel. Begin the week of design with High Museum of Art decorative arts and design curator Sarah Schleuning's free lecture, "Dream Cars: Innovative Designs, Visionary Ideas" Monday, April 20, 6:30 pm, at the MFAH's Brown Auditorium. Preview Party tickets $60 for Lawndale members, $75 nonmembers; Fair days $5; Catherine D. Anspon APRIL | PAGE 8 | 2015 R I V E R O A K S | P R I C E U P O N R E G U E S T M E M O R I A L | P R I C E U P O N R E G U E S T Luxury PROPERTIES. Utmo DISCRETION. M E C O M P R O P E R T I E S . C O M | 7 13 . 5 5 8 . 3 3 18 Between hosting a humiliating holiday (April Fool's Day) and being the rainiest month of the year, April gets a bad rap. But this time around, April is the lucky month when Target launches the limited–edition collaboration Lilly Pulitzer for Target. On April 19, the Palm Beach- centric collection of 25 Lillys riff on the late designer's '60s and '70s color explosion, which began as simple cotton shifts, shorts, trousers and table napkins that Lilly sold at her orange juice stand in Palm Beach. Lilly made the simple cotton shifts herself, in bright, iconic patterns that through the years came to embody all that is WASPy and beachy in this manicured and pedigreed domain. For the Target collection (we must say, a brilliant move on Target's part), 15 exclusive prints designed by Lilly Pulitzer artists make their way onto refreshed shift dresses (an LP staple), bright bikinis and shoes for women and tots, cosmetics, beach accessories and home goods. We'll be setting up our orange juice stand at Target on San Felipe. At Target, Jailyn Marcel Pulitzer PRIZE HOT TICKETS Houston's ward system was abandoned in 1906, yet more than a century later, it's still referenced in conversation. This year's Rice Design Alliance Home Tour, chaired by Joe Meppelink and Brett Zamore, explores the history of the ward system and its architectural link to present-day neighborhoods. "AfterWARDS: An Architecture Tour of Houston's Wards and Beyond," with media sponsor PaperCity magazine, features eight houses located in the six original wards. With the exception of one 1872 cottage, which is accompanied by a 2014 house, each of these architectural stunners is a unique new construction that represents the spirit of its neighborhood, most with second-floor living with spectacular views of the downtown skyline. For the complete RDA tour lineup and locations, membership and advance tickets, visit Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and April 12, 1 pm to 6 pm; admission $25 for RDA members only (memberships from $45). Anne Lee Phillips Onward, RDA Home Tour! Six outstanding — and each very different — projects that have won Good Brick Awards for excellence in historic preservation from Preservation Houston will be open to the public for PH's second annual Good Brick Tour Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, noon to 5 pm. Sites range from a restored Victorian in the East End to a repurposed fire station in the Sixth Ward and a stately Tudor Revival home in the leafy Boulevard Oaks Historic District. Co-chairs Kate McCormick and Deborah Keyser, with honorary chairs Penny Jones and Bill Stubbs, seek to raise awareness about preservation. For the complete lineup, visit goodbricktour. Advance admission $25, through 713.510.2990, goodbricktour.; $30 after May 1, tickets available at properties during the tour. Anne Lee Phillips A Few Good Bricks 1515 Woodhead by PB Elemental Design PAUL HESTER Can't top this! British mega-retailer Topshop and Topman have opened their first joint location — and the first Topshop in Texas, at Houston's Galleria. A British store from the 1960s, the name was revived by British billionaire Sir Phillip Green, who made it into Britain's largest retailer, with a cult following and buzzy collaborations with Brit designers Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, JW Anderson and the face of Topshop, Kate Moss. Topshop stocks its own label, Unique, which shows at London Fashion Week, along with edgy names like Sister Jane, Carhart, Adidas Original, Nixon, Katherine Hamnett, Illustrated People, Raggedy Priest, Pretty Polly and Project Social T. Located in Galleria II near Kona Grill, the 17,000-square-foot store spans two floors: Topshop for women and girls on the first floor, while floor two is Topman. Heralded as affordably priced, it's all about mixing Dior, Tom Ford, and Saint Laurent with a Topshop/Topman $30 cool tee and a $79 jacket. Galleria, 713.341.0605,, Anna Schuster TOPNotch DESIGN Minded George Sacaris Studio's Faux Bois Collection Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection FROM THE BOOK SLIM AARONS: ONCE UPON A TIME The young matrons of Palm Beach in Lillys, 1960s 1635 South Boulevard The Garden Conservancy Open Days is Saturday, April 18, 10 am to 4 pm, with six lush Houston gardens open for viewing: Southern and Western-inspired gardens in the Memorial area, cottage gardens in the Heights and an artist's tropical oasis in Sharpstown. On the day of the tour, Peckerwood Garden hosts a plant sale in the Heights near the Cottage Street gardens at 802 West Temple Street (corner of Temple and Watson), where plants, Open Days tickets and Garden Conservancy information will be available. A portion of the proceeds go to the Garden Conservancy's local partner, Peckerwood Garden in Hempstead. Peckerwood hosts an Open Day and plant sale Sunday, April 19. For a list of garden addresses and tickets in advance, go to; tickets are also available at select local nurseries and individual gardens on the day of the tour ($7 each, book of six $35). GardenVariety CARL MAYFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY

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