FALL’S ARTFUL GROOVE

FALL’S ARTFUL GROOVE

Everywhere we look there’s something new to love. Join our inveterate cool hunter Jake Gaines as he scopes the world near and far for the most unique new opportunities you can experience, too.

THE ILLUSTRATED LIFE

The upcoming Illustration Art Signature Auction will be one of the best in the world for those who want to own a piece of fine illustrated art. The cool mid-century ones will likely go quickly at the Dallas-based Heritage Auction. Bidding begins Sept. 24. through Oct. 15. At Heritage Auctions.

ZOOM INTO LUXURY

The 3rd Annual Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase, Dallas and Fort Worth’s premier luxury lifestyle and automotive event, returns this fall to the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. This sleek one-day event features three distinct areas of phenomenal cars including a juried Collectors’ Concours, featuring a diverse selection of rare supercars, luxury, sports, vintage and classic cars from private collectors. The Car Club Expo will feature some of the best car clubs in Texas, plus fashion, food, and entertainment offerings. September 28. At LuxurySupercarShowcase.com.

TEQUILA’S NEW SUNRISE

Sure, there are plenty of premium tequilas in the world these days. We love that Casa Dragones is an independent, small batch producer with a passion for crafting exceptional sipping tequila, one gorgeous bottle at a time. Add it to your cocktail cart soon. At CasaDragones.com

AT FACE VALUE

Want to relax and tune out? Try Spa in the City, Dallas’ new med spa location on Lovers Lane, where they can also help you create a custom skincare plan just in time for the fall galas. In fact, they specialize in just about every cutting edge aesthetic treatment. At SpaInTheCityDallas.com

CONTEMPLATING CONTEMPORARY

Texas Contemporary, Houston’s leading contemporary and modern art fair, will bring top galleries to the area’s contemporary art collector base. Texas Contemporary 2019 will feature 75 exhibitors and an innovative program of special projects and public installations as a continuation and expansion of Texas Contemporary’s notable partnerships with the region’s finest institutions and museums. October 10-13. At TxContemporary.com

MEET US FOR A NIGHTCAP

The best place for a cocktail these days is near downtown Austin. Think of Nightcap as your extended living room for a cozy dinner, or for a large group. We can’t get enough of this space that has such a welcoming vibe, innovative cocktails and healthy cuisine. At NightcapAustin.com

NOW FOR SOMETHING NEW

NOW FOR SOMETHING NEW

Everywhere we look there’s something new to love. Join our inveterate cool hunter Lance Avery Morgan as he scopes the world near and far for the most unique new opportunities you can experience, too.

UP, UP & AWAY

Hotelier extraordinaire Andre Balazs has done it again. The former mid-century masterpiece, the TWA terminal at JFK Airport designed by architect Eero Saarinen is now the TWA luxe hotel just waiting for your Mad Men revival stay.

At TWAHotel.com

COCKTAILS, EVERYONE?

What do Effen Vodka, Larios Gin, Cruzan Rum. Hornitos Tequila, Tres Generations Tequila, and

Knob Creek Bourbon all have in common? They are a part of On The Rocks Cocktails, a chic premium-bottled cocktail brand that uses only the finest all-natural ingredients and is focused  on quality, not price. Plus, no preservatives or artificial ingredients are used and with their rigorous standards for quality, it’s why On the Rocks Cocktails has become a fan favorite of consumers, mixologists, and food and beverage directors alike. At OTRCocktails.com

GAME. SET. MATCH. ATTEND.

The fast-paced US Open tennis tournament is one of the most dynamic spectator sports in the world and the perfect way to end the summer after spending time at the beach or in the city. Starts August 26. At USOpen.org

OH, BABY

Yumi Foods has just launched in Texas and we love that founders Evelyn Rusli and Angela Sutherland felt the market lacked quality pre-made meals for babies. So, they did something about it. They both left successful careers to create Yumi: freshly made, nutrient-dense food for babies, toddlers, and more­–conveniently delivered right to your doorstep. To help immediately improve your baby’s world, visit HelloYumi.com

 

GONE GLAMPING

Want to experience the great outdoors in style? LCRA Parks has introduced five brand-new, luxurious 25’ Flying Cloud Airstreams at the park system’s Lake Bastrop North Shore Park (near Austin)​. One weekend here will have you connected with nature once again.

At LCRA.org

HAPPY HOMEMAKERS RE-DUX

The MidCentury Kitchen: America’s Favorite Room, from Workspace to Dreamscape, 1940s to 1970s by Sarah Archer covers the spectrum of food, design, and social history in this masterfully assembled illustrated pop history of the birth of the modern kitchen covering everything from the popularity of aqua and avocado, gender influence on the marketing of appliances and cooking, the birth of processed foods, and so much more.

At CountrymanPress.com

SUMMER’S SO SPECTACULAR

SUMMER’S SO SPECTACULAR

Our go-to team of pop cultural experts Jake Gaines, Eleanora Morrison, Jen Roosth and Cynthia Smoot are on the Texas scene with the coolest must-do recommendations here and across the globe. Join us, won’t you?

CAMPING IT UP

When Met Gala co-chairs Lady Gaga, Harry Styles and Serena Williams take center stage May 6 with the event’s theme of Camp: Notes on Fashion, surely the world’s heads will turn. Always a part of the spring fashion season, the Met exhibition will feature approximately 175 objects, including men’s and women’s fashion, sculptures, paintings and drawings to explore how irony, humor, parody and exaggeration are expressed in campy fashion.

PRETTY ALL THE TIME

Carte Blush is the world’s prettiest unlimited monthly membership giving you access to your own glam team coast to coast for less than $10 a day. The membership includes makeup applications, faux lashes, brow maintenance, airbrushing, 10% off products, and more and is valid at all Blushington locations in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York City. $250 per month. At Blushington.com

TASTE BASKET

Want a chic gift for mom, dad or grad? Look no further than Austin-based Basket Case, founded by Elizabet Pecore. These professional quality gift treats are as unique as your recipient. In fact, it’s happiness…one basket at a time. At ElizabethPecore.com

NEW YORK STATE OF MIND

When the Hudson Yards opened on the westside of New York City, it marked the first time Neiman Marcus has had a store in Gotham City. The luxe development is a triumph of culture, commerce and cuisine, plus some truly world class architecture that’s changed the scope of the Manhattan skyline for the better. Bravo. At HudsonYardsNewYork.com

MUSIC ADVENTURE

Arrive by helicopter or private ferry to the VIP luxe glamping experience at the Isle of Wight Festival at Glastonbury in Merry Old England June 13-14. The custom Camp Kerala tent service is the only way to stay when you go. At CampKerala.com

IN FIGHTING SHAPE

In Houston, former heavyweight boxing champion Lou Savarese and local philanthropist Jordan Seff have teamed up to create the Savarese Fight Fit boxing gym in West University. This state-of-the-art facility features boxing and kickboxing classes and lessons led by former and current professional fighters–it’s an authentic boxing experience coupled with a local neighborhood hangout feel. Private and group sessions available. At SavareseFightFit.com