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May 2016 - Dallas

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MAY | PAGE 20 | 2016 Wanderlust REDEFINED FROM THE ASHRAM TO SAN SEBASTIÁN TO A VILLA OUTSIDE FLORENCE, OUR CITY'S WANDERERS ARE TAKING THE NOTION OF HOLIDAYING TO NEW HEIGHTS. EDITED BY CHRISTINA GEYER BRIAN BOLKE OWNER, FORTY FIVE TEN BROOKE HORTENSTINE CO-FOUNDER, ASHLAR PROJECTS; CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, PAPERCITY BRIAN BOLKE OWNER, FORTY FIVE TEN DESTINATION: Mykonos IN RESIDENCE: We are staying at the Belvedere, where we've stayed the last few years. It's the perfect location in the middle of town. RAISON D'ÊTRE: Mykonos is our favorite place to really escape. In August when we go, much of Europe is on holiday, so it feels even more like you are on vacation. Everyone is in such a good mood. POSSE: My husband, Faisal Halum. FIRST THINGS FIRST: We rent four-wheelers and head straight to Nammos beach club. Possibly the sexiest place on the planet. You lie in the sun for a few hours — the people watching is crazy — in front of the yachts in the bay until lunch (lobster pasta), which starts about 3:30 pm. People literally start dancing on the tables at 4:30 pm with jeroboams of Whispering Angel rosé, then it ends at six, when everyone retreats to their hotels to nap until they go out again to dinner about 11 pm. DESTINATION: Cabo San Lucas. RESIDENCE: We are staying at Casa Edwards (, a beachfront compound in the Bahia Rocas of Palmilla. RAISON D'ÊTRE: We wish for a recess on the beach, and Casa Edwards will grant it. The house is staffed by Juan Ramon (who can make anything happen), is on the beach steps away from the One&Only Palmilla resort, has eight bedrooms (all with ocean views), and if you simply can't have one more scoop of fresh guacamole poolside, then Flora Farm, The Office and Edith's are all excellent foodie excursions. POSSE: Kristin Gray, birthday girl Missy Wyszynski, Jenny Moss, Jamie Jo Hayes, Dawn Greiner and several Mykonos CHRIS BYRNE COFOUNDER, DALLAS ART FAIR DESTINATION: Auckland in May, Sainte-Maxime in July and East Hampton in August. IN RESIDENCE: My house in East Hampton, and I'll be staying with friends in Sainte-Maxime. RAISON D'ÊTRE: I work with New Zealand artist Susan Te Kahurangi King and will be in Auckland preparing for her upcoming exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. In August, Dallas Contemporary will host a cocktail party for Bruce Weber at my East Hampton house, and we also look forward to welcoming Jerry the Marble Faun (from the documentary Grey Gardens) during his residency at the studio. The East Hampton house and studio was owned by Elaine de Kooning; her biographer Cathy Curtis is also planning to visit. POSSE: In Auckland, Tina Kukielski (executive director of ART21), who is curating Susan Te Kahurangi King's first museum exhibition. In Sainte- Maxime, I'll stay with friends Caroline and Max Tilliette. FIRST THINGS FIRST: A run on the beach. DESTINATIONS: Jim [Showers] and I are going to Harbour Island in June to celebrate two big birthdays: Jim's and our daughter Susanna's. Jim and I will be on Lake Como for a month — we travel to Switzerland while there and spend a few days in Milan. When we get back, end of August, we go to Telluride for the film festival the first week in September. IN RESIDENCE: We rent the same villa on Lake Como every summer — this will be our fifth. On Harbour Island, we always rent a house close to our daughter Susanna's house. We're staying with great friends in Telluride for the film festival. RAISON D'ÊTRE: Elizabeth [Showers] has put the Harbour Island trip more girlfriends. FIRST THINGS FIRST: We'll don bathing suits and order up poolside margaritas made with Siete Leguas Tequila Blanco, fresh lime juice and a drop of agave nectar. together. We'll have the big birthday celebration at The Dunmore beach club. Como is so amazingly beautiful and is accessible to so many other places we love in Switzerland, so we use the villa as a base and do a lot of traveling the month we're there. POSSE: Family! FIRST THINGS FIRST: Get organized. I have to unpack, make sure the house looks the way I want it to look (usually with flowers everywhere). On Harbour Island, we'll head to Sip Sip for lunch. On Lake Como, we will go down the hill from our villa and have the most delicious lunch on the water — northern Italian style. JAN SHOWERS INTERIOR DESIGNER Brian Bolke and Faisal Halum Nammos beach club Chris Byrne Auckland Chris Byrne's East Hampton house Casa Edwards Brooke Hortenstine and Jenny Kirtland in Mexico Lake Como Jim & Jan Showers JAN SHOWERS INTERIOR DESIGNER Grey Gardens Los Cabos Dunmore Beach Club WALTER WEISSMAN

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