Where to Shop in Dallas this Weekend

Kimberly McDonald Trunk Show at Forty Five Ten: Kimberly McDonald’s fine jewelry is inspired by her love for nature, and created with organic materials. Whether agate or geodes, complimented by diamonds, or emeralds, each colorful piece is a stunner. Stop by Forty Five Ten on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29 to meet the designer […]

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Get Glowing Giveaway: Mandarin Lip Crayon, Golden Gloss, Luminous Body Bronzer

Let’s ignore the fact that we’ll still be seeing temperatures in the 40s this week. It’s nearing the end of March and weather or not, let’s agree to move on from winter. Up next on our fair faces: everything from Estée and Aerin Lauder glow-y collections. In particular, I love Estée’s Pure Color Lip Shine crayon in Mandarin, Aerin Lauder’s Lip Goss in a shimmering Golden Kiss, and Estée’s Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer with a sheer, pearly finish. (Perfect for giving pale legs a boost.) I’ve got one of each to give away to one winner.

Enter here to win. We’ll draw next Monday.

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A Peek Inside Canary Boutique on Lovers Lane

I have always loved Cabana, the beach house-ish boutique on Lovers Lane. I love its cashmere sweaters, casual dresses, bohemian jewelry, collection of sandals, and an occasional head-turner like a sequined frock or neon leather jacket. When I heard owner Merry Vose was opening a more upscale boutique nearby, I wondered if it was necessary. The threads aren’t exactly inexpensive at Cabana, and along with Forty Five Ten and Neiman Marcus, Highland Park Village has a slew of designer storefronts to provide our label fix, so do we really need more of the same? But sister store Canary is not more of the same. And despite its higher priced lines, it’s totally approachable. You can even pop by for an iced tea. In the March issue of D Magazine, Cristina Daglas reviews the shop.

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Spring Beauty Giveaway: Becca Matte Lip Color in Eloise

Last week, the founder of Blushington beauty bar handed over a list of her five absolute favorite lip color shades for spring. Stila long-wear glosses in red and pink, a bright pink Kevin Aucoin stick, and a vibrant red from Julie Hewett made the cut. But my pick from her list? Becca’s  lipstick in Eloise, a “ballerina pink.” It’s a matte color with hydrating, wax-free formula in a thin, silver tube. I think it’s a flawless, barely-there pink for everyday wear. We’ve got three to give away.

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Where to Shop in Dallas this Weekend

Spring Break India at the Crow Collection of Asian Art: In case you weren’t able to take the Spring Break vacation you’ve dreamed about, go to the Crow Collection of Asian Art for the Spring Break India Exhibit. Watch a fashion show featuring colorful, sparkling saris, and attend an Indian film screening complete with spiced nuts […]

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Blushington Founder Stephi Maron’s Five Spring Lipstick Picks

Blushington has become one of my favorite local beauty go-to spots. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s affordable (just $40 for a full face), and you walk away looking much better than when you went in. What’s not to love? The artists are expertly selected and they understand what their clients want so you leave feeling with the face you were hoping for. Blushington founder and CEO Stephi Maron is a genius. She’s also shared with us her five favorite picks for spring lip colors.

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Seven Minutes in Heaven: My Interview with Sarah Jessica Parker

It was a lazy Sunday afternoon my junior year of college when my friends and I had “the talk.” The one where we all likened each other to Sex and the City characters. Turns out, I’m a Charlotte-Samantha mix—very rare, I know.

I texted those friends last week to share some big news: I’d be meeting the one and only Sarah Jessica Parker on Sunday. They all swooned. “What are you going to ask her?” they all wondered. Obviously, there were many questions I wanted to ask, but I was there to learn more about the SJP Collection, Sarah Jessica’s Nordstrom-exclusive line of shoes, handbags, and one special trench coat. After spending no less than three hours trying on prospective outfits, I decided on a Rachel Comey dress from Nicole Kwon, and was ready to meet the style icon.

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A Q&A with Apothecary Master Jon Bresler of LAFCO

LAFCO New York is making more magic. To complement its famed candle collection, they created a diffuser collection, complete with handblown glass vessels, and unfussy-but-decadent bath soaps in 2012. Two new launches have just arrived. Say hello to your new favorite hand cream and hand soap. True Liquid Soap is made with Italian olive oil for natural anti-bacterial and moisturizing properties ($15) and the Reparative Hand Cream contains cottonseed, olive, and almonds oils for sealing in soft skin and delicious scents ($20 to $32). Now meet the man behind it all. LAFCO ownerJon Bresler indulged us by answering a few quick questions about the line and some of his favorite things.

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Links We Love

The way Ivania Carpio makes wearing Nike workout pants look like high fashion on Love Aesthetics. Leandra Medine’s tips on making an old dress look new on The Man Repeller. Mini skirt as a topping? Maybe so. Dallas gal Erin Wasson as the face of Madewell as discovered on Honestly WTF. An all-at-once cool but sophisticated cotton […]

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