Where to go and what to do right now around the state and beyond? Look no further since we’ve assembled the new and different to try and enjoy, according to our cool culture hunter, Lance Avery Morgan.
GOING ONCE, GOING TWICE…
Sotheby’s presents the private collection from the estate of one of America’s greatest philanthropists, Anne Marion of Fort Worth. Estimated to fetch over $150 million, the American Visionary: Fine Jewels from the Collection of Mrs. John L. Marion sale reflects a gathering of objects that range from coveted modern and contemporary art to Old Master paintings, sculpture, and important jewelry. Born into the Four Sixes ranching and oil fortune in King County, Marion’s largesse was responsible for the distribution of more than $600 million worth of grants to a variety of institutions and causes, many of them in her native Texas. May 10-18, 2021.
BOXT & READY
BOXT luxe table wine, the Austin-based and female-owned by Sarah Puil, has launched into the new hot craze of premium boxed wines. The three red and three white varietals use Napa winemaking techniques, are eco-friendly, and are sourced from the best grapes in the world. BOXT is available through a subscription service, with free shipping of its wines direct to doorsteps. Plus, a concierge is available to assist customers with selecting wines based on flavor profiles, and each box has a 100 percent happiness guarantee.
The Texas-based health and lifestyle brand, Meli Hands, founded by Maria Sideris and Vanessa Thanos, has launched a new collection of diffusers and hand sanitizers with two new delectable scents: Lemoni and Aegean Sea Salt. Enjoy a fresh and clean-smelling home with these scents in sustainable glass bottles with the cheery bright yellow and blue design.
$10.99–$38.99. At MeliHands.com
FOLLOW THE SILK ROAD
Want to create your own wearable fashion statement? After a year-and-a-half of e-commerce and successful workshops with beloved local brands like FleaStyle, Dallas Silk Art has opened its first-ever brick-and-mortar location in the Homestead section of Grandscape in Dallas. It offers safe, socially-distanced yet intimate workshops. And, for the first time, they sell one-of-a-kind retail products such as marbled silk scarves, coasters, and more.
NorthPark Center’s south wing will sit back and relax when The University of North Texas presents Fashion in Residence: At-Home Styles from the Texas Fashion Collection… The exhibition will present selected pieces from its collection of over 20,000 garments that have been curated to represent fashion’s greatest casual moments.
Through June 6. At TFC.CVAD.UNT.edu.
A briefcase for any professional makes a statement. Why not make a colorful and creative one while you’re at it, with a new Franki Ray piece? Dallas-based founders Stacey George and Sasha Spivey are setting the style world on fire with their bags and accessories for both women and men.
Prices vary. At FrankiRay.com.