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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 16 I f you've toured the storied perfume laboratories of Grasse then you'll recognize the process of shopping at Le Labo. The fragrance company — with stores in Hong Kong, Moscow, Dubai, and Paris — has opened its first boutique in Houston, on Upper Westheimer next to the new Aesop skincare emporium, which opens late May/early June. Scent shopping at Le Labo is far from a spritz as you pass a department-store beauty counter. It's more akin to working inside a delicious-smelling science lab. Here, nothing is pre-made. Select a preferred essential-oil concentrate, and Lovely Lab O ne is a lauded diva of the social, cultural, and fashion worlds; the other is revered for her political leadership and community activism. Yet Lynn Wyatt and Frances "Sissy" Farenthold share a dedication to Rothko Chapel that has spanned much of the iconic sanctuary's 46-year history. Wyatt and Farenthold will be honored for their commitment to advancing the mission and preservation of the chapel on Thursday, May 11, at A Grand Occasion, only the third fund-raiser in the Rothko's ROTHKO ROCKS a Le Labo technician blends the final perfume on the spot, via a process similar to those used by Grasse's perfumers. The Houston boutique offers Le Labo's full range of unisex scents, room sprays, soy-based candles, body lotions, shower gels, labeled and packaged in infinitely chic utilitarian, industrial graphics, with custom labels available. Le Labo, 1665 Westheimer, Christina Geyer history. While the chapel filled with Mark Rothko's somber paintings is a quiet place for meditation, the gala at the Astorian promises to be a spirited event fueled by the Miami/Havana sounds of Charlie Perez and his band. Taking the helm as chairs are the late artist's son, New Yorker Christopher Rothko and his wife Lori Cohen; and Houstonians Gayle and Mike DeGeurin. Tickets $500, tables from $5,000; to join the party, contact Thuy Tran at 713.660.1405, thuy.tran@ Shelby Hodge W hen Chris Byrne and John Sughrue co- founded Dallas Art Fair nine years ago, little did they know if would take root in the cultural consciousness to become the top boutique fair in North America. Nearly every serious collector in the state attends, and so should you: April 6 through 9, at Fashion Industry Gallery. This year is the most important yet, with nearly 100 galleries arriving from Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as well as New York, L.A., and San Francisco. More than 30 are DALLAS TAKES ON THE ART WORLD F or more than four decades, the Galveston Historical Foundation has opened the doors to the island's rich history via the annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Eight homes, ranging from a stately circa-1868 Greek Revival former mayor's home (Charles and Susan Hurley House, 1328 Ball) to a vernacular two-room alley house, circa 1880, that was saved from demolition by relocation in 2010 by the GHF (Alley House, 811 Broadway). In a statement on Galveston's rich preservation history, the youngest home on the tour dates to 1926. New this year, in an effort to showcase GHF's ongoing preservation efforts, are two properties presented as "rehabilitation in progress": the 1915 Henry Hildebrand House at 3624 Avenue R ½ (first weekend only) and the 1920 City National Bank Building at 2219 Market Street (second weekend only). PaperCity serves as media sponsor. Friday - Saturday, May 6 - 7, 13 - 14; tickets $30 through Anne Lee Phillips ISLAND STATE OF MIND new to the Fair, including global brand Gagosian Gallery, with an estimated $1 billion in annual sales. Best way to navigate it all: Acquire the insider-y Patron Pass ($500), which offers early admittance to the Preview Gala (Thursday, April 6) and daytime shopping before opening night, tony collection tours, lectures, the fashion- encounters-art Eye Ball (Saturday, April 8), and Dallas Contemporary opening night (Friday, April 7). Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, and Dallas Contemporary are beneficiaries of the Preview Gala, a not-to-be-missed acquisition opportunity — and also the best art-people watching on the planet. Catherine D. Anspon The Joseph and Helen Swiff House, circa 1925, at 1602 25th Street Christopher Rothko at Rothko Chapel Mark Rothko, circa 1952-1953 PHOTOGRAPHER HENRY ELKAN, © 2013 KATE ROTHKO PRIZEL AND CHRISTOPHER ROTHKO MAX BURKHALTER © PIERO GOLIA. PHOTO BENJAMIN LEE RITCHIE HANDLER. COURTESY GAGOSIAN. Piero Golia's Mariachi Painting #7, 2016, in the booth of Gagosian Gallery, exhibiting Dallas Art Fair

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