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February 2016 - Dallas

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I t's a milestone year for the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, as the hotel celebrates its 35th anniversary in April. The Mansion and its rich history are well- known: Built as a private estate in 1925, it hosted many dignitaries, including President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who stayed there during a 1936 visit because it was the only Dallas-area residence with an elevator (Roosevelt had motor paralysis from the waist down). In 1981, oil heiress and philanthropist Caroline Rose Hunt bought the estate, turning it into what is still considered the city's most lavish hotel and rendezvous spot for cocktails. The Mansion has accommodated some big names: In December 2013, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and his team of Chanel VIPs took over the entire hotel while in town for Chanel's Paris-Dallas runway show; clotheshorse Iris Apfel famously calls the Mansion her favorite place to stay; and we once spotted pop star Paula Abdul cozied up in the Mansion Bar. Perhaps the most recent big name to land at the hotel is one we don't even know: the yet-to-be-revealed replacement of former Mansion Restaurant executive chef Bruno Davaillon, who left his post in November 2015 to helm his own restaurant in downtown's new 400 Record building. Stay tuned for inside scoop on the hotel's new chef and its much-anticipated 35th birthday celebrations via Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., 214.559.2100, Linden Wilson T he hottest spin studio of them all, New York–based SoulCycle, rides into town this spring with its first Texas location, nestled in Highland Park Village … It's also rumored HPV will soon be home to Cartier. Stay tuned for updates … On the heels of opening its first Houston store, coveted Left Bank fragrance and candle house Diptyque opens a Dallas boutique this spring at NorthPark Center, Level One near Nordstrom … Meet designer Stella McCartney in April, when she makes a rare personal appearance at Neiman Marcus for an event in collaboration with PaperCity. More details to come … Next month, Dallas Design District welcomes Bungalow 5 to 1201 Oak Lawn in a newly redeveloped property. You'll recognize the exuberant furnishings rendered in lacquer, wood, leather and mirror from beaucoup photographs in Elle Décor, House Beautiful and Veranda. More in the March issue … Victory Park's revival keeps on as coffee shop Café Victoria opens its doors alongside Joanna Czech's eponymous spa, and healthy hot spot Buda Juice. The cafe serves up Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters java and fresh baked goods … Cocktail lounge Quill is open in Dallas Design District, in the former BoConcept space next to Oak restaurant. Quill, the latest concept from Oak and Pakpao owners Richard and Tiffanee Ellman, is a joint venture with Joe Palladino of Nick & Sam's. Why we love it: a menu from John Tesar, drinks by mixologist James Slater, and private quarters, dubbed Ink Room, where dinner is served by way of Nick & Sam's, Quill or Oak. Linden Wilson THIS JUST IN… Diptyque's Houston boutique T he ever-transformative Dallas Arts District constantly gives us something to chirp about. Here's what's new in our beloved pocket downtown. Under the radar — but so worth a trip: The new Hall Texas Sculpture Walk from art collector and entrepreneur Craig Hall opened quietly in late October. Tucked along his recently opened Hall Arts building, the outdoor space includes 18 large-scale sculptures by important regional artists Deborah Ballard, George Tobolowsky and Mac Whitney, as well as international Texans James Surls, Joseph Havel and the late Jesús Moroles. Hall's new tower, filled with megawatt art, promises to become a destination in itself … Chef Stephan Pyles' new Wilson Associates– designed restaurant, Flora Street Cafe, is slated to open on the high-rise office building's first floor later this year. Design- obsessives, take note: Pyles commissioned Amsterdam's edgy Studio Drift to create a massive overhead, robotic LED lighting fixture in silk, aluminum and polished stainless steel that mimics the opening and closing of flowers … Just down the street, the Dallas Museum of Art has begun a $4.3 million renovation to its north entrance — soon to be renamed the Eagle Family Plaza. The newly landscaped, pedestrian-friendly area (created by Hocker Design Group and Studio Outside) will lead directly from Klyde Warren Park into the museum. Plans also include an outdoor exhibition space with rotating works of art, starting with a commissioned piece by British artist Rebecca Warren. The renovation will fully open the DMA cafe to the outside with an outdoor food pavilion, expansive lawn for outdoor programming and renovations to the atrium and bookstore. This comes on the heels of the museum's newest addition, the O'Donnell Institute Digital Library, designed by Buchanan Architecture. The 2,000-square-foot space, which has no books but direct access to a vast digital network created for scholarly research, includes such design details as a polished stainless-steel ceiling. Rebecca Sherman An Artful EVOLUTION S tylish mamas and Russian pals Nasiba Hartland-Mackie and Miroslava Duma are no strangers to digital media. The pair serves as the force behind the global lifestyle website Buro 24/7, and this summer they invested in Dallas–based publishing-monetization company rewardStyle. Their latest endeavor is the creation of the blog and ecommerce site The Tot, a platform for chic mothers (i.e., Ivanka Trump and Taylor Tomasi Hill) and international childcare experts to share their expertise on everything from nursery design to postnatal fitness and breastfeeding. As moms to little ones, who better than Hartland-Mackie and Duma to curate the best gear for babies. Among their ecommerce picks? A Greentom Upp stroller ($460) and Nuna Leaf baby rocker ($350), which are easily linked for purchase. Motherhood has never been more modern. Linden Wilson OH, BABY! CUE the Candles Rosewood Mansion foyer as a private estate (left) and present day (right) Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek O'Donnell Digital Institute Library at the DMA JAMES F. WILSON COURTESY HALL ARTS COURTESY HALL ARTS COURTESY HALL ARTS Steinunn Thorarinsdottir's cast-aluminum Paths, 2014 Hall Arts' KPMG Plaza lobby features Richard Long's epic mud-circle commission Dallas Rag, 2015 William Cannings' Cubed in steel and paint, 2015 BFA Russian street-style star Miroslava Duma, and Dallas' Nasiba Hartland-Mackie

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