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May 2018- Dallas

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letter editor STEVEN VISNEAU, SISTERBROTHER MGMT. 12 I will come right out and say it: This issue is brought to you by Mercury Retrograde. Yes, I subscribe to the astrological lore that says when Mercury is retrograde, everything spins out of control. Communication mishaps abound; technology and gadgets start to fail; fender benders are regular occurrences; and, in general, everything feels desperately disjointed. It is a minor miracle that you are reading this issue. As I write this note, days before going to press, last-minute stories are flying in the door and meetings are piling up on my calendar, all while I try to navigate every top event on the Dallas Arts Week dossier. It's utter madness. But, in a strange way, we all thrive off the chaos. And the result is an issue that feels gorgeously mixed, perhaps an idealized parallel to the Mercury Retrograde month during which it was produced. We start with Cristina Lynch, one of the sweetest girls in Dallas who launches a clothing collaboration this month with Los Angeles interior designer Mark D. Sikes. Mi Golondrina x MDS Stripes is what I plan on living in all summer. From there, we get a bit excited by the royal wedding. (Without Gary Janetti's hilarious, fictitious Instagram commentary about little Prince George's snobbish opinions of Meghan Markle, I may not have survived this month.) We devote a page entirely to tiaras — I adore one made by Harry Winston that converts into a necklace, should things with the prince not work out. I also laughed out loud while reading a few royal-wedding predictions made by my wittiest etiquette-expert friend, Julian Leaver, (aka The Dapper Diplomat), who jets to London later this month to cover the whirlwind wedding week. Look for more to come in a summer issue of PaperCity. A much-needed moment of serenity comes in the form of this month's interior feature, wherein home design editor Rebecca Sherman goes inside the elegant Highland Park home of Brooke Davenport, who recently moved back to Dallas from L.A. — bringing her California- cool style with her. Arts coverage comes in spades: We chat with Jaap Van Zweden as he winds down his tenure with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and leaps into his new role as music director for the New York Philharmonic. (He will be sorely missed.) Senior editor Lisa Collins Shaddock gets up close and personal with Jennifer Wester, the sublime champion figure skater turned performance artist. And we take a peek at the latest invention from photographers Kristi and Scot Redman — an innovative 3-D photobooth that has our minds spinning. Indeed, the May issue has us jumping from the surreal to the stylish, the aristocratic to the artistic. The wild ride it took to execute it all is enough to drive one to drink. In fact, moments ago I sent off an email saying just that to Jennifer Cooke, longtime director of communica- tions for New York's iconic The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel. Cooke is the producer of Always at The Carlyle, a new documentary film that opens this month, giving a rare inside look at the storied Madison Avenue hotel. This was one of those aforementioned last minute, must-cover stories we absolutely thrilled at discovering. Penning the story sent me down a massive spiral through Page Six, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times in search of anecdotes from the hotel's glamorous history. I'll never forget my first time at The Carlyle — a frigid February night, cozied up in a corner booth at Bemelmans Bar. Cocktail in hand, jazz band playing, I people watched for hours, occasionally chatting with the waiter about the Yankees. If only I could transport myself to that exact spot right now. See you there? Christina Geyer Editor in Chief Dallas

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