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July 2015 - Dallas

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Road Trip: Make Waxahachie your next destination and motor on over to Webb Gallery for the pleasures of the cleverly monikered "Mother Popcorn" roundup, which brings together four femmes who make art in pockets of creativity from Wisconsin to L.A. and Philadelphia, in a genre that invokes the energy and attitude of visionary art (through August 2). The quartet on view are Nancy Mladenoff, Julie Murphy, Martha Rich and Esther Pearl Watson (also concurrently commissioned by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, where Watson's epic 10-by-13-foot creation is up now into 2016). Speaking of gallery proprietors Julie and Bruce Webb, watch these pages this fall for a unique peek into their personal quarters. Grab Bag: Ro2 Art's summer show is a group stunner. Invoking the 19th-century salon-style tradition, the gallery packs nearly 50 talents into its downtown space, making for a delightful collecting opportunity (through July 25). Just In: Kudos to the Dallas Contemporary, which has just landed another coup during the directorship of Peter Doroshenko: a $75,000 renewable grant from the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Arts Innovation and Management [AIM] program, which funnels monies to six cities across America to amplify the mission of small to mid-sized arts organizations. The DC is also eligible for the same amount again in 2016 … For more hot topics, including our twice-weekly blog, follow our arts channel online, Catherine D. Anspon Art Notes Esther Pearl Watson's Pasture Cows Passing Indian Creek (detail), 2015, at Webb Gallery, Waxahachie COURTESY THE ARTIST AND WEBB GALLERY, WAXAHACHIE W e crazy admire artist Massimo Vitali, the 70-something-year-old Italian photographer best known for his very populated Italian beach scenes. They're not as light-hearted as they seem: Look closely for smokestacks, abandoned buildings and the scenes themselves, which smack of "the inner condition and disturbances of normality: its cosmetic fakery, sexual innuendo, commodified leisure, deluded sense of affluence, and rigid conformism," pronounced Vitali. Ahhhh, Massimo. We just thought it was a day at the beach. Vilebrequin limited-edition Massimo Vitali swim trunk $300, at vilebrequin. com. Massimo Vitali "Beaches Series" photographs at McClain Gallery, Houston. Holly Moore Get smart with two new tech launches in Dallas for your iPhone. Brent Rodgers and Hanson Walker of Roots Juices (a cult fave for pressed juice and healthy snacks) have created Plat, a grocery delivery service that promises any fresh, cold, frozen or dry items you request to arrive on your countertop within one hour. Choose from a selection of produce, meat, seafood, dairy, baked goods, beverages, beer, wine and desserts — all available at Plat's local warehouse — plus several options from Emporium Pies, Empire Baking Company and Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters (minimum order $35). The app also lets you browse recipes from local chefs, add ingredients based on their suggestions and create lists of must- haves. Plat delivers throughout Dallas, Irving, Las Colinas, Richardson and Addison, with plans to expand throughout North Texas. … Hair and makeup expert Joey Maalouf and blogger Cara Santana (aka Dallas dreamboat Jesse Metcalf's other half) recently launched The Glam App, the duo's beauty service that brings experts straight to your door. Blowouts, makeup touch-ups, manicures and pedicures are available with your choice of a beginner, junior or senior stylist. Linden Wilson Summer of TECH Some men like to keep their options open. Or so Italian designer Salvatore Ferragamo has come to believe. The house has launched a made-to-order program for its iconic men's driving shoe — a cult favorite because of its durability and fit. Create your own classic moccasins, with more than 100 upper-body, sole-construct and hardware options. Consider crocodile, ostrich, condor calf and suede mink in a multitude of colors, ultramarine to sapphire, contrasted with cherry, dark brown, fog or navy soles. Inspired by the wrought-iron gate of Salvatore Ferragamo's majestic Florentine palazzo, the famed Gancio buckle hardware can be rendered in nontraditional graphite and metallic blue. You can even take credit for your own creation: Personalized lettering makes the three-month delivery time worth the wait. From $750, through the Ferragamo boutique, Francine Ballard DRIVE ON A DAY AT THE BEACH Hanson Walker, Brent Rodgers Joey Maalouf, Cara Santana Vilebrequin Massimo Vitali limited-edition swim trunk Massimo Vitali's Landscape with Figures Portfolio; Viareggio Sun, Sheet #1, 2006 T he Four Seasons has transformed a Boeing 757 into a flying boutique hotel and is accepting reservations now for spectacular itineraries the world over. Want to learn to plant rice in Chiang Mai? How about heli-flightseeing over volcanoes in Kona? You can do that and more on one of the Toronto-based chain's curated trips. For those of you free for a good part of September and October 2016, consider Extraordinary Adventures: An Around the World Journey, which commences in Austin and jets to Sydney, the Serengeti and Lisbon, with stays in Costa Rica, Lana'i and other amazing places. The cost: $137,000 per person, based on double occupancy. Outfitted with a mere 52 seats, The Four Seasons 757 is equipped with a Journey Manager, an Assistant Journey Manager, a Four Seasons Concierge and one of the hotel's chefs. "It's a natural extension of what we've been doing in our hotels for more than 50 years," says Susan Helstab, executive vice president of marketing. The concierge at Four Seasons Las Colinas can get you on your way. James Brock D allas-based flip-flop company Hari Mari's newest collection, Dunes, has a cool vintage surf aesthetic: Rusted orange, heather green and royal blue are among the guys' picks, with light gray, teal and pink among the choices for women. Hari Mari flip-flops are a feel-good purchase, too — $3 from every pair sold supports children with cancer. $45, at Flirt Boutique, Read Between the Lines, Stag, St. Bernard Sports, Tailwaters, Tyler's, Whole Earth Provision Co.; Linden Wilson WATER WONDER MILES HIGH WITH YOUR VERY OWN FLYING HOTEL Four Seasons flying hotel The grandiose 9-foot-tall Atlas clock perched above Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue is the inspiration for the new Tiffany CT60 and Tiffany East West timepiece collections. Based on a gold watch given to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, the CT60 collection features men's and women's styles including a three-hand timepiece in 18K rose gold with gold poudré numerals and diamond bezel; a stainless-steel chronograph with blue soleil finishing and silver poudré numerals; and a limited-edition 18K rose-gold calendar watch with a sapphire crystal display back (just 60 available). Two timepieces with a unique horizontal dial make up the East West collection, in stainless steel with blue, white or black dial. Both collections represent the expression famously coined by Charles Tiffany, the New York Minute, by tracking every 60 seconds with energy and glamour. Tiffany CT60 from $4,250, Tiffany East West from $3,500, at the Tiffany & Co. boutique. Linden Wilson The Test of TIME Tiffany CT60 Chronograph in 18K rose gold, 42mm, $15,000 Ferragamo crocodile driver, $2,400

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