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here / there / everywhere // 03.1.13 – 03.03.13


Architect Truett Roberts, Photography by Brandon Stewart

My husband and I are knee deep in house hunting, which means I’ve acquired a new obsession for curb appeal and functional floor plans. Seriously, I’ll spend an evening repinning open concept kitchens. Or a couple hours flagging pages in my Domino archives. Or an early Saturday morning glued to my couch for an HGTV marathon.

Yes, I have issues.

So, it’s no better timing that the 2nd Annual Dallas Modern Home Tour is this Saturday. We’re talking expertly planned and executed modern homes. Like right out of a magazine. A girl can dream right? And, it’s okay to linger because it’s self-guided and you can hang around and meet the architects, builders and designers behind these modern gems. Make sure you buy your tickets online today for $30! Read more details here.

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around town / the perot museum / dallas

I pass by Dallas’ new Perot Museum everyday on my way to work. It’s hard to ignore, so Ash and I finally toured it last weekend. And while it’s definitely geared towards kiddos and kids at heart {we fit right in}, we did learn a few things. Newsflash circa 2006: Pluto is no longer classified as a planet. {Where have I been?} I also learned that I must start a rock collection immediately! {The Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall is a must see}.

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here / there / everywhere // 1.11.13 – 1.13.13

We’re changing things up a little on our Here / There / Everywhere weekend wrap-ups! Each Friday we will share a local happening from one of four By & By cities. This week, we’ll start with Dallas!

Our favorite spectacles are coming to Dallas this weekend – the Warby Parker Class Trip has been bussing around the country and is arriving today on Henderson Avenue. Their mobile store opens at 11am daily, and they will be camping out around the city until January 27th. Stop by and have their full collection of eyewear at your disposal, complete with stylists, food, comfy seats and good reads onboard. Plus, on Saturday they are hosting a kick-off party at The Old Bike Shop with House of Plates. Enjoy a drink, some live music, a good shoe shine and bites from Bolsa.

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here / there / everywhere // 11.30.12 – 12.2.12

Austin / Head to Soleil for the second Annual Merry Movie Night Under the Stars – part of this year’s Austin Shop Crawl {promoting shopping local this holiday season}. They’ll be playing holiday favorites “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “A Christmas Story.” So bring your blanket {and a toy for Toys for Tots} and treats will be provided – including beer!

Dallas / Plan for Jingle Bells on Bishop in the Bishop Arts District. It’s like a festive neighborhood block party, complete with music, Santa and independent boutiques and local eateries open late. {Friday and Saturday, 6-10pm}

Kansas City / Get some Christmas cheer with the ghost of Christmas present in A Christmas Carol at the Kansas City Repertory Theater.

New York City / Stroll through the Holiday Window Walking Tour and consider taking a pit stop at Rockefeller Center for the tree and ice skating.

Everywhere / Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday finally arrives this weekend nationwide. Wee!

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here / there / everywhere // 11.16.12 – 11.18.12

Austin / Formula 1 arrives in the US this weekend – and more specifically, Austin, TX! For those not attending the race, be sure to get in on this weekend’s other big ticket event, Austin Fan Fest {including tons of free shows!!}.

Dallas / This Saturday evening, head out for Dallas’ Annual Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Event and get into the holiday spirit!

Kansas City / The 2012 Holiday Light Recycling Drive is going on now until Jan 13. Recycling your old holiday lights keeps them out of landfills, while providing job opportunities for 160 employees with developmental disabilities. Drop-off your old lights at your local WalMart Supercenter or visit KCRecycleLights for additional locations; 8am-10pm daily.

NYC / Happy Cranksgiving, bike enthusiasts! This Saturday participate in a pedal-powered Thanksgiving food drive benefitting St. Mary’s Church.

Everywhere / Looking for a new way to sport your favorite scarf? Check out this awesome {and adorable} DIY video with 25 easy to wear styles!

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here / there / everywhere // 10.26.12 – 10.28.12

Austin / Head to the Highball this Saturday for their Monster Mash costume contest and party. There’s a $100 prize for the best costume, so dress to impress!

Dallas / From now until Halloween, The Old Monk will be hosting their annual pumpkin carving contest. For just $10 you’ll receive the pumpkin, a carving kit, and a free pint of Guinness, Smithwicks, or Black & Tan. And for every pumpkin sold, The Old Monk will match the $10, and all proceeds will be donated to The North Texas Food Bank.

Kansas City / WaterFIre Kansas City is taking place on the Country Club Plaza Saturday, October 27. This annual public art installation should not be missed. Free to the public – photography enthusiasts bring your cameras!

NYC / You know what’s scary? Hurricanes. You know what’s scarier? “Frankenstorm” {also known as Hurricane Sandy}. The predicted hurricane-meets-winterstorm is predicted to hit this weekend during… a full moon. Eek! Time to stock up on bottled water and candy corn. Stay safe, everybody!

Everywhere / This weekend try your hand at recreating Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte. Seriously, this recipe looks so good. Yum!

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we heart / west elm market

I am loving West Elm Market Brooklyn! The modern general store premiered yesterday online, and the first brick and mortar opens in Brooklyn tomorrow. It features many local-to-Brooklyn goods for the kitchen, the garden, personal care and home care & repair. Read more about specific products and how they support local organizations here. Looks like there are plans for eight more West Elm Market shops to follow, including one in Dallas! I hope each store will be as nicely curated as the one in Brooklyn!

My favorite pieces:

  1. Krups Coffee Maker
  2. Heirloom Scissors
  3. Lodge Cast Iron Hibachi Grill
  4. Hanging Bag Planter
  5. Heritage Leather Reinforced Mason Bag
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here / there / everywhere // 10.19.12 – 10.21.12

Austin / From now until Halloween the Blue Starlite Drive-In will be playing all kinds of creepy movies ranging from Poltergeist, to Texas Chainsaw Massacre, to The Shining. Go get your scare on!

Dallas / It’s Autumn at the Arboretum! Check out Madison’s pics from her visit last year and then head over to check out the pumpkin cottages for yourself.

Kansas City / Fort Leavenworth is nearly 185 years old and well known for being haunted. Annual guided walking tours of its most haunted places take place this weekend.

NYC/ Head to the East Village for the annual Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. The getups are remarkably elaborate and conceptual, and owners stand to win prizes for Best in Show!

Everywhere / Love wine? So do we! {Obviously.} Check out invino, the ultimate source for the best wine deals, anywhere. Access is for Members only; it’s free and simple to sign up! Check it out…

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here / there / everywhere // 10.12.12 – 10.14.12

Austin / Get excited, ACL Music Festival is this weekend {and the lineup is awesome}! Hope you have your ticket!

Dallas / Lakewood Brewery is now open and hosting tours every Saturday. Better watch out, Deep Ellum Brewing – you have some competition!

Kansas City / This weekend there’s a trolley tour of World War I landmarks in Kansas City. The tour also includes a private wine and cheese reception and a Hard Hat Tour of Corinthian Hall.

NYC / Looking for some fall fun? This weekend, plan a trip upstate for a little apple picking.

Everywhere / If you haven’t heard, this week Zara Home launched in the US! Time to make a wish list…

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here / there / everywhere // 09.28.12 – 09.30.12

Austin / Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden is celebrating Octoberfest now through October 7 with oompah DJs, polka bands, and contests from yodeling to pretzel eating. Prost!

Dallas / The State Fair of Texas starts today and runs through October 21. Take photos with Big Tex, enjoy some fried goodness, and ride the ferris wheel.

Kansas City / Head out to Cider Fest at Louisburg Cider Mill this weekend through October 7. See how the cider is made with live music, fall produce sale, corn maze, pumpkin patch and cider donuts and of course fresh apple cider for sale. Midwest fall fun!

NYC / The IFC Center {as well as select theaters nationwide} will be showing Stars in Shorts for a limited time  – see big name actors including Colin Firth, Keira Knightely, Julia Stiles, and MORE staring in their smallest roles yet.

Everywhere / Saturday is Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! There’s free admission to museums nationwide – check here to find participating museums near you.

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