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June 2018- Dallas

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 18 A t Otto's Coffee and Fine Foods, the new Viennese-inspired cafe at The Adolphus h o t e l d o w n t o w n , you'll find little brown packages tied up with string — each containing delightfully crispy Liège-style waffles. Grab one to go at the walk-up waffle window on Commerce Street, or settle into a table inside and enjoy breakfast with a drip coffee or cold brew from Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters. Otto's offers a morning menu (bagels, pain au chocolat, parfaits) and lunch (baguettes, salads), as well as treats à la Vienna such as apple strudel and Sachertorte, a creamy chocolate cake. In a nod to Otto Schubert, general manager of The Adolphus from the late '20s to the mid '40s, the coffee shop is the latest concept to open at the historic hotel during its nearly complete two-year renovation. (See page 32 for the scoop on the hotel's new retail space, Commerce, which opened in April.) Otto's Coffee & Fine Foods at The Adolphus, 1321 Commerce St., 214.657.3685, adolphus. com. Linden Wilson I ts salmon stucco walls are a mark of Dallas old money and an icon of hospitality. The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek — once a private estate and turned into a restaurant and hotel by the inimitable Caroline Rose Hunt (heiress to the Hunt oil fortune) — is as close to perfection as it gets. Change is rare and subtle; trends and technology take a backseat to personal service. And, above all, the building's history is remarkably preserved. This month, however, the Mansion unveils a big addition — a project that had been quietly in the works for more than three years. A former concrete parking garage adjacent to the Mansion's lobby and main hotel has been transformed into a lawn, breezeway, expanded pool, and private garden — all peeking from behind a custom iron gate wreathed in symbols of Rosewood's history, including those iconic quatrefoil medallions. As always with the Mansion, the architectural and landscaping details shine. Three Living Architecture's Gary Koerner did architectural duties, modeling the design after the original Mansion residence's classic Italian style. A pair of columns marking the breezeway entrance was modeled after the estate's original columns, now a mainstay design detail of the restaurant. All this rich design history was not a new lesson for Koerner, who worked with Caroline Rose Hunt to design the original Mansion restaurant and hotel in 1980. As for landscaping, magnolia trees surround the pool and lawn for privacy, while the garden serves as an oasis for guests and a space for small events. The massive lawn came as a result of the growing demand for million-dollar weddings and events held on the Mansion's sloping, Turtle Creek-facing front lawn. The new space, with its canopy lights, can comfortably host 800 for the grandest of affairs. Information 214.559.2100. Christina Geyer Café SOCIETY The Mansion GETS GRANDER Highland Park Village is really high land. HP Village co-owner Stephen Summers recently purchased a 20,000-square-foot building in Aspen that long lay vacant on the corner of Hunter Street and Hyman Avenue. "The building is called Aspen Core, but we might rename it," he says. We think Highland Park works perfectly. To date, he's signed Frame denim (one of HP Village's newest storefronts), and in major news, ink is barely dry on the lease of an 877-square-foot Forty Five Ten, set to open this fall. Next door is Austin-based Clark's Oyster Bar, opening this month. Click for the latest. Linden Wilson THIS JUST IN: S ince opening in The Shops at Legacy West in Plano earlier this year, Credo has us trading all the name-brand products in our cosmetics cases for clean, chic alternatives. The purveyor of toxin-free indie and luxury So Fresh, SO VERY CLEAN cosmetics and skincare brands takes its commitment to clean beauty seriously, yet it's all accessible, inviting, and easy. Topping our list of musts are Kjaer Weis mascara ($38), Vapour AER Deodorant ($24), Marie Veronique Gentle Retinol Night Serum ($110), and Pure Marula Oil from African Botanics ($100). With recycled, whitewashed oak floors and bright windows, the boutique's interior — the brand's eighth location, and the first in Texas — reflects Credo's clean sentiment. The Plano store is also home to a Tata Harper spa (one of only four in the world), which offers an extensive menu of facials guaranteed to impart an enviable glow. Credo, 7700 Windrose Ave. at The Shops at Legacy West, Plano, Lisa Collins Shaddock The Mansion's new lawn and private garden Otto's Coffee and Fine Foods at The Adolphus Credo in The Shops at Legacy West STEPHEN KARLISCH

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