Weddings Done Well – Travel

We’re kicking off our Weddings Done Well series with what’s arguably one of the most exciting parts of planning nuptials – the trips! We’ve rounded up our top picks for bachelor and bachelorette parties, a destination wedding and what’s sure to be a well-deserved honeymoon –  because even though you may spend countless hours crossing to-dos off your list, there is fun to be had.

BACHELORETTE PARTY : Seattle, WA

The Space Needle Observation tower lights up the night in the Seattle skyline.

The Space Needle Observation tower lights up the night in the Seattle skyline.

Seattle gets a gloomy reputation for its wet weather (rainy season peaks between October – April), but the comfortable daytime temperatures and mild summer evenings make it a great place to explore with the girls during the drier months. Visit a winery within city limits or just 20 miles northeast in Woodinville, where the largest concentration of them can be found. Follow it up with a tasting tour of locally brewed coffees or a visit to the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room. For a little history, check out Pike’s Place, the country’s oldest indoor market, the Experience Music Project Museum, which is dedicated to pop culture, or the famed Space Needle. For a more outdoorsy group, visit the beaches along Lake Washington, take a hike in a local park, grab tickets for a whale watching excursion or relax in Olympic Sculpture Park.

Pick up an Alexander McQueen scarf for the cool Seattle nights. Easy to pack or perfect to wear on the plane, $385.

Pick up an Alexander McQueen scarf for the cool Seattle nights. Easy to pack or perfect to wear on the plane, $385.

BACHELOR PARTY : Denver, CO

The Denver skyline in front of the Rocky Mountains.

The Denver skyline in front of the Rocky Mountains.

Home to Super Bowl 50 champions, the Denver Broncos, the mile high city also boasts an additional 6 professional sports teams – so no matter the season, you and the boys can watch some of the best players in action on the court, field or rink.  Coors and a smattering of local and large scale brewers call Denver and the surrounding cities home, so visit during the fall for The Great American Beer Festival or throughout the year to tour and taste straight from the producers. For the foodies in your group,  check out The Source, an artisan food market. For a little outdoor fun,  kayak in a local park or take a short trip outside of city limits for white water rafting, skiing or hiking.

 

Up your carry on game with an upgraded backpack. Trimmed in leather with a compartment big enough for shoes, it’s both stylish and practical. Ermenegildo Zegna, $650.

Up your carry on game with an upgraded backpack. Trimmed in leather with a compartment big enough for shoes, it’s both stylish and practical. Ermenegildo Zegna, $650.

DESTINATION WEDDING : San Diego, CA

The San Ysidro Mountains just east of downtown San Diego in the Anza-Borrego State Park Desert.

The San Ysidro Mountains just east of downtown San Diego in the Anza-Borrego State Park Desert.

Mild, sunny days, low annual precipitation and the mountainous and beach landscapes make San Diego an ideal place for an outdoor, destination wedding. More affordable than its Los Angeles neighbor, guests can keep themselves entertained with family friendly local activities including the museums in Old Town, special experiences like breakfast with Koalas at the 100 acre San Diego Zoo or dining and shopping along the Seaport Village Waterfront.

Soak up the sun without a worry. La Roche-Posay Anthelio Clear Skin SPF is light and water resistant - perfect for you and your guests when braving the southern California Sun. La Roche-Posay SPF 60, available at Blue Mercury, $20.

Soak up the sun without a worry. La Roche-Posay Anthelio Clear Skin SPF is light and water resistant – perfect for you and your guests when braving the southern California Sun. La Roche-Posay SPF 60, available at Blue Mercury, $20.

HONEYMOON : Iceland

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One of the many waterfalls in south Iceland.

For a truly one of a kind trip, consider Iceland. Make the most of your time by taking advantage of the long periods of summer sunlight. Attending music, art and food festivals, horseback riding, hiking in the diverse terrain, whale watching and bathing on black sand beaches or inside the hot springs and geothermal spas are just a few ways to explore this unique destination. Year round, adventurous travelers can visit the many parks, waterfalls and geysers.

If the low winter temps don’t scare you off, opt for December – February when seeing the Northern Lights is almost guaranteed. You can also enjoy skiing, glacier climbing and snowshoeing. If you find yourself in need of a nature break, check out Reykjavik, the country’s capital which boasts a vibrant nightlife scene and museums.

His and her sunglasses with 100% UVA/UVB protection will come in handy during the consistent daylight from mid-May to mid-August. Sheldrake Plus and Benedict by Oliver Peoples, available at Peepers, $335 - $450.

His and her sunglasses with 100% UVA/UVB protection will come in handy during the consistent daylight from mid-May to mid-August. Sheldrake Plus and Benedict by Oliver Peoples, available at Peepers, $335 – $450.

Travel Tips:

  • Plan Ahead: Give ample notice to all prospective attendees. For weddings specifically, etiquette maven Emily Posts recommends save the dates should be sent immediately after confirming a venue and invitations 2-3 months out from the big day.
  • Designate Responsibilities: Lean on your most organized friend to lead the charge for bachelor and bachelorette hotels, activities and bookings – you’ve got a wedding to plan! For a destination wedding, lean on the venue concierge or a wedding planner with local experience to get things done smoothly. For the honeymoon, share the weight with your partner and make sure you’re on the same page regarding your activity to relaxing ratio for a truly blissful trip.
  • Don’t Stress: Relax and enjoy! If you’re taking the time to travel, make sure to soak up your surroundings and relish in your company; and remember – even Prince William and Kate Middleton delayed their honeymoon ensuring it happened at a time that was best for them.
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Get to Know…MARKET

The perfect blend of jewelry, clothing, accessories and home décor occupy MARKET's space.

The perfect blend of jewelry, clothing, accessories and home décor occupy MARKET’s carefully curated space.

Situated right below the Village Barbershop and next to the soon-to-open Honor Bar sits MARKET, the chic, local boutique from Highland Park Village co-owner Elisa Summers.

Inside you’ll find an oasis filled with the very best offerings of clothing, accessories, jewelry, home decor and gifts for the stylish Dallas woman. Summers created the newly opened concept with the help of LeeAnn Sauter, who is known for her work creating luxury boutiques at five-star hotels around the globe. The space is well decorated and welcoming, with an eclectic mix of comfy seating and floral papered walls that make it feel as if you’re shopping a well-traveled friend’s personal collections instead of a typical retail store. 

Shoe and accessory nook inside MARKET.

Shoe and accessory nook inside MARKET.

 

Comfy chairs and colorful touches fill the interior of Market.

Comfy chairs and colorful touches fill the interior of MARKET.

The assortment in MARKET is heavily influenced by the travels, style and taste of Summers and Sauter. A mix of international and local goods perfect for evenings out, days on faraway beaches or easy pieces for day-to-day life fill the fixtures. Shop everything from fine jewelry by Hoorsenbuhs,  great jeans by Baldwin Denim and beautiful dresses by Prabal Gurung. There’s even a display dedicated to the sweets from gourmet candy line Sugarfina, for that little jolt of shopping energy.

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In the six months since MARKET first opened, it’s quickly becoming known for its popular trunk shows, pop-up shops and in-store events. Since opening, the boutique has welcomed more than 15 designers and tastemakers, including Tory Burch and her athleisure wear line – Tory Sport, Texas based jewelry designer Nak Armstrong and interior designer and author Jeffrey Marks.

MARKET's Elisa Summers (left) with Texas based Jewelry Designer, Nak Armstrong, during a trunk show featuring Armstrong's latest collection.

MARKET’s Elisa Summers (left) with Texas based Jewelry Designer, Nak Armstrong, during a trunk show featuring Armstrong’s latest collection.

Beginning Tuesday, May 3, through Tuesday, June 7, MARKET will feature a pop-up shop for Draper James, the Nashville-based lifestyle boutique by actress Reese Witherspoon, that plans to open its own storefront within the Village later this fall.  

MARKET puts their busy event calendar to use and seizes opportunities to give. Most recently, in honor of Earth Day, the store partnered with jewelry designer and animal lover, Kimberly McDonald, to donate a percentage of her line’s sales to PAWS, the Performing Animals Welfare Society.

For information on upcoming trunk shows and events, sign up for MARKET’s email list at markethighlandpark.com or stop by the store Monday – Saturday between 10am and 6pm or Sundays between 12pm and 5pm.

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26B Highland Park Village

Dallas, TX 75205

214-945-2571

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Summer Travel Essentials

Summer is the ultimate season of travel, and no matter the destination everyone has noteworthy essentials to help tackle their trip with ease. We connected with some of our friends around the Village to find out where this summer is taking them and what things have to come along.   

Becky Bowen – Personal Shopper, Personal Shopping Salon

Destination: New York City, New York

Celine shoulder bag; Dior sunglasses; YSL espadrille, $445.

Celine shoulder bag; Dior sunglasses; YSL espadrille, $445.

  1. Celine White Shoulder Bag: “This summer I’m not leaving home without my Celine white classic bag. It’s so chic and functional!”
  2. Dior Silver and Gold Sunglasses: “A fashion statement sunglass is a must. These mirrored aviator are the perfect fashion sunnies  for drinks on a patio.”
  3. Saint Laurent Denim Espadrille: “With all the walking you do in NY a stylish and comfy pair of flats is a must! These denim espadrilles are not only a great neutral for any outfit but just presh and comfy.”

Kaylee Higginbotham – Co-owner, Molto Formaggio

Destination: Italy

Frederic Fekkai dry shampoo, $20; Amazon Kindle, $120; Jimmy Choo wedge, $450.

Frederic Fekkai dry shampoo, $20; Amazon Kindle, $120; Jimmy Choo wedge, $450.

  1. Frederic Fekkai Blowout Hair Refresher Dry Shampoo: “Whoever invented dry shampoo should be given a medal.  I am especially grateful for it when traveling abroad so I can just wake up in the morning and go.”
  2. Amazon Kindle: “I love to read and always have a book that I’m reading.  Lately, since I’ve taken over Molto Formaggio, I’m doing a lot of wine and cheese reading to stay on top of trends and constantly be learning.”
  3. Jimmy Choo Nude Wedge: “Italy has nothing but cobblestone streets and I’ve wobbled or had my heels get stuck more times than I can count.  A nude wedge goes with everything and a wedge heel is more practical than pumps for walking around.  And there is a lot of walking.”

Alexandria Hansen — Bandier Girl, Bandier

Destination: Mazatlán, Mexico

Koral Alliance Versatility bra, $135; Oribe Apres beach spray, $39; Krewe Du Optic St. Louis sunglasses, $235.

  1. Koral Alliance Versatility Bra:  “The fun thing about this is that it doubles as a bikini top!”
  2. Oribe Apres Beach Spray: “This is seriously the best sea salt spray I have ever used, it makes my hair wavy and texturized without feeling crunchy.”
  3. Krewe Du Optic St. Louis Sunglasses: “They’re unique with a great vintage feel, well-made, and I always get compliments when I wear them.”

Stop by the Village today to pick up all your summer travel essentials. And if you’re already packed full schedule just can’t find the time, our Personal Shopping team can take care of it all for you when you email Liz Thrash at liz@hpvillage.com or call 214-272-4894.

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Stella Loves HP Village

(Left) The ferris wheel and carnival light up the sky outside the Stella McCartney store. (Right) The night's hosts, Heather Washburne, Elisa Summers and Nasiba Adilova Mackie, pictured with designer Stella McCartney at center right.

(Left) The Ferris wheel and carnival light up the sky outside the Stella McCartney store. (Right) The night’s hosts, Heather Washburne, Elisa Summers and Nasiba Adilova Mackie, pictured with designer Stella McCartney at center right.

This Tuesday, Highland Park Village was transformed into a magical carnival filled with the sounds of giddy children snacking on cotton candy, a hometown band and the twinkle of lights from an adorned Ferris wheel. Co-hosts Nasiba Adilova Mackie, Heather Washburne and Elisa Summers hosted designer, Stella McCartney and guests of all ages for a night to remember.

A mother-daughter duo collect their Stella McCartney Kids winnings after participating in carnival games.

Guests were rewarded with some of Stella’s favorite things after participating in carnival games.

Dallas-based band, Loyal Sally, entertained with live music as carnival goers enjoyed vegan friendly snacks and sliders, elixirs, spirits and treats from Soulgood, Don Julio, Royal Blue Grocery and more.

Local band, Loyal Sally, entertains the crowd.

Local band, Loyal Sally, entertains the crowd.

Vegan sliders were among the treats served throughout the evening.

Soulgood vegan sliders were among the treats served throughout the evening.

Stella McCartney not only brought the fun to the Lone Star State, but she also unveiled her new Rainbow Pop Falabella Handbag Collection. We got a chance to catch up with the designer about that and then some.

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Limited Edition Rainbow Pop Falabella Bag Collection and Phone Cases.

HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE: Each color within the Rainbow Pop Falabella Collection represents a personality trait – Mist for calmness, Bluebird for confidence, Bright Purple for fun, Hot Pink for friendship, Cherry for love, Orange for playfulness and Golden Syrup for joy. Which color’s personality trait resonates with you the most?
STELLA MCCARTNEY: You know, they all individually come together collectively and I identify with each one of them in some way. 

HPV: Your Falabella bag is so iconic – why do you feel this particular piece resonates so well with people?
SM: I think the design really captures all different sides of women. There is a timeless element to it. It’s very chic and the sloppiness of it is quite emotional and effortless. And at the same time it has the chain detail that has a hardness to it and an edge. I just find it has every little part of all of us.

HPV: How do your day to day experiences as a mother influence your designs for your children’s line?
SM: I think in the beginning it was very much that having kids you realize they grow out of clothes really quickly, they trash stuff really quickly and you want it to be their personality. I think there’s a stage happening at the moment where parents are dressing their children as a reflection of their own ego a lot of the times. So for me, I want kids to be able to love it, wear it, throw it in the washing machine and have it be a reasonable price point. I also want it to be something that is alive and cool, yet still kind of precious.

HPV: You are known for your collections being fur-free and leather-free. Why do you think you are one of the only luxury designers focused on building a sustainable and eco-friendly brand.
SM: This is my biggest challenge every single day when I go to work. To approach luxury fashion in this kind of way is unheard of, so it’s still very new, sadly. I work hard to do the best I can in making it not look like it’s a non-leather bag or shoe but it is very challenging. It’s very important to me personally so it’s how I’m going to always approach the business.

HPV: Being that you are visiting Dallas, what do you enjoy most about seeing your brand reflected in the Dallas lifestyle?
SM: For me, it’s always fun to see the variety – the different ages, backgrounds and sizes – and then to see the different collections and seasons come together on women that really enjoy the clothes. That’s really all I want.

 

Models in the Spring 2016 Stella McCartney ready-to-wear collection.

Models in the Stella McCartney Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear Collection.

 

All images courtesy of Dana Drensky.

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What to Wear to the 2016 Dallas Art Fair

Dallas Art Fair  is just under a week away and we’re already thinking about what to wear and looking forward to catching a sneak peek of this year’s exhibitors – who range from the local Talley Dunn Gallery, to Carbon 12 from Dubai – at the 2016 Preview Gala.

Let the graphic works of Bernhard Buhmann and the whimsy florals in Sebastiann Bremer’s pieces inspire your look for the Dallas Art Fair season. Opt for this chic  Alexander McQueen sleeveless, leather dress for a cocktail appropriate feel.

Pair it with a chain metal Tom Ford shoulder bag and strappy, studded Christian Louboutin sandals for a little edge. Top off the look with the new Dior Set earrings, which can be worn separately in each ear or together as a single statement piece.

For more info on this year’s event, which kicks off next Thursday, April 14th, and to see a full list of the exhibitors, visit DallasArtFair.com.

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Get to Know…Kiehl’s

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Kiehl’s at Highland Park Village.

Just ahead of Earth Day (April 22nd) we take time to learn about American cosmetics company, Kiehl’s, and their latest charity efforts surrounding recycling.

The first iteration of Kiehl’s opened as a small pharmacy in the East Village neighborhood of New York City. Currently, Kiehl’s has over 70 freestanding stores nationwide, including the Highland Park Village location that opened in 2004.

Since their early years, Kiehl’s founders differentiated themselves by relying on their pharmacology backgrounds to formulate original products that showcase their cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal and medicinal knowledge.

Kiehl’s is regarded as somewhat of an anomaly in the beauty world as they rely almost solely on the distribution of free samples and word of mouth as their main form of advertising instead employing more traditional forms, such as print.  

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Kiehl’s original location in New York City.

The niche brand is known for their skin, body and hair care products that attract a loyal following among both men and women.

Customer favorites include the Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, which was recently released in a limited edition for Kiehl’s eighth annual Earth Day campaign.

This year 100% of net profits, up to $50,000, will benefit the non-profit organization Recycle Across America and their efforts to create standardized recycling labels for grade schools across the nation. Actress Nikki Reed and athletes Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece have partnered with Kiehl’s to design artwork for feature in the limited edition packaging.

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Special edition Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado for Earth Day 2016.

In addition to their annual Earth Day campaign, Kiehl’s has partnered with numerous charities including Feeding America and amfAR in their mission to support environmental issues, children’s well-being and HIV/AIDS research.

Our top picks to add to your skincare regimen include the rich Creme de Corps all over body moisturizer ($11 – $75), the skin improving Super Multi-Corrective Cream ($46 – $122) and the skin invigorating Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($62 – $82); pictured below. 

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Visit the store Monday – Saturday, 10am  – 6pm or Sunday, 12pm – 5pm to try our favorites or to receive your free Healthy Skin Consultation from a Kiehl’s team member. In addition, Kiehl’s in Highland Park Village offers private skincare parties for up to 4 guests.

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Kiehl’s team member, Mario performs a complimentary Healthy Skin Consultation.

 

Kiehl’s

80 Highland Park Village

Dallas, TX 75205

214-559-0700

 

All images courtesy of Kiehl’s

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A Day of Beauty at Highland Park Village with HIS + HER

Hi there! Eddie and Angelee Fortuna here from HIS + HER Blog, taking over Style & Social today to share with you our recent beauty experience at Highland Park Village. We teamed up with HP Village to showcase some of the beauty services offered in anticipation of their very first Beauty Event April 29 – May 1. In addition to men’s and women’s fashion, we are major advocates of Dallas as a whole and enjoy experiencing new places of all kinds. So needless to say, it was quite a treat being pampered all day at Highland Park Village.

HIS + HER BREAKFAST (ROYAL BLUE GROCERY)

Highland Park Village really is a one-stop shop for an entire day of relaxation, dining, and of course, retail therapy. We started the morning together at Royal Blue Grocery. This Austin-based grocer is the ideal spot to begin one’s day. I had a Tribal Chief fresh-pressed juice with a side of fruit, while Eddie enjoyed his go-to cortado and an almond croissant from Bisous Bisous (which I definitely nibbled on).

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HIS Breakfast: Bisous Bisous Almond Croissant ($4.00), Cortado ($3.50)

HER Breakfast: Tribal Chief fresh-pressed juice ($8.49), Fruit Salad ($4.99)

 

HIS + HER HEALTHY SKIN CONSULTATION (KIEHL’S)

After breakfast we scooted over to Kiehl’s for a Healthy Skin Consultation. Mario and Pamela sat down with us to discuss our routines and even analyzed our skin with their dehydration analyzer tool. Together, they provided a wealth of knowledge about which products we should be using based on our skin types and daily habits.

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Following Kiehl’s we split up and enjoyed pampering from a few different shops around the Village….

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HER EXPERIENCE AT DIOR BEAUTY

I had two appointments, a facial and makeup application, with none other than Dior Beauty. The ambience at Dior simply oozed relaxation: from the gentle music playing to all white décor, it was perfect. I had the honor of having my facial done by Andre, and let me tell you…the L’Or de Vie facial was out of this world! Currently, Andre is one of only three people in the world trained by Dior who performs these facials. He rehydrated my skin, provided the missing antioxidants and informed me how to correct and maintain my skin for optimal radiance.

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After my luxurious experience with Andre, I had my makeup consultation and application with Wendy (also part of the Dior Beauty family). Wendy has 20+ years of cosmetic experience and was a complete pro. As a former New Yorker, Wendy quickly helped me envision what my makeup should look like for the night’s wedding before I had even officially decided what to wear. She was able to not only perfectly match my skin tone, but she also gave me that natural evening glow I was seeking. Wendy gave me a smoky eye and balanced the look with a pink mauve lip. During the application process, she shared with me tips to practice at home, such as contouring and blending. Seriously, my face was on cloud 9. Merci Dior Beauty!

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Facial with Andre (Complimentary with the purchase of 3 skincare products)

Makeup Consultation with Wendy (Complimentary with the purchase of 3 beauty products)

 

HIS EXPERIENCE AT BLUEMERCURY

It had personally been a long week for me at work leading up to this appointment at Bluemercury, so a Purifying Facial with Michelle was just what the doctor ordered (and being greeted with a glass of champagne was definitely the cherry on top). After a few sips, I was ready to get after it (again, it was a LONG week). Michelle was such a delight to work with for this facial. She was sensitive to my embarrassingly low pain tolerance and really went above and beyond with my facial –oxygen treatment, a rigorous shoulder rub, the WORKS. Needless to say, I left Bluemercury feeling relaxed, revitalized and stress-free.

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Purifying Facial with Michelle ($130)

 

HER EXPERIENCE AT FREDERIC FEKKAI

My final appointment of the day was a Wash and Blow Out with Tony at Frederic Fekkai. Fekkai was such a delightful experience and I encourage anyone to try the services they provide. As mentioned earlier, since I procrastinated with my wedding outfit, Tony suggested we style and wear my hair down for the evening. He envisioned more volume with loose curls (hey, in my book: “the higher the hair the closer to God”). This type of styling allowed me to pin up my hair if I had chosen to do so, or to continue wearing it down. Tony, the hair connoisseur, so graciously walked me through a couple of simple, elegant up-dos that seemed to work well with his styling, and were easy for me to accomplish.

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Blowout with Tony (starts at $70, includes wash)

 

HIS EXPERIENCE AT THE VILLAGE BARBERSHOP

My last stop was to get polished up at The Village Barbershop. Highland Park Village opened in 1931, and The Village Barbershop is currently the longest-tenured tenant on the property, having been at the Village for decades. It is a true old-school barbershop with all the associated charm–every customer was greeted by name, and the shop’s clientele spanned multiple generations. While I was not there for a haircut, I had the pleasure of receiving a Hot Shave from Blake and a men’s Manicure from Jackie.

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There’s certainly something special about this place. Though my time was brief, I had great conversation with Blake about his upcoming wedding (which will take place in Highland Park) and got lost in conversation with Jackie about Downtown Dallas and her time spent in the same line of work at the Statler Hilton during its heyday. This rich conversation was second only to the feeling I had upon walking out of the barbershop feeling fresh-faced and polished for the night’s festivities.

Shave with Blake ($19), Manicure with Jackie ($19)

 

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Our day spent at Highland Park Village was definitely one for the books. Never have we both simultaneously enjoyed a day of pampering, relaxation and beauty like we did here. We strongly encourage you all to check out all the great beauty services and products offered at HP Village and don’t forget to stop by for the first ever Beauty Event going on April 29 – May 1. As a bonus, customers who spend $150 or more on beauty products at participating stores will receive a black makeup bag filled with covetable spring beauty samples. Additionally, should you want to personalize your bag, Madison is extending 20% off monogramming as a part of the event.

We hope to see you there!

Cheers,

EDDIE + ANGELEE

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10 Spring Closet Cleaning Tips

Happy Spring! The start of a new season affords the perfect opportunity to hit the refresh button and re-evaluate those items that really occupy space vs. function in your closet. Our expert personal shopping team has put together their top 10 spring closet cleaning tips to help you tackle the task with ease.

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  1. Decide where your clothes are going before you start cleaning (i.e., consignment boutique, charity, etc).
  2. While going through each piece, ask yourself, “When is the last time I wore this?”
  3. If it’s within the last six months, then ask yourself three additional questions:
    1. Do I love it?”
    2. Is it flattering?”
    3. “Is it the image I want to project?”
  4. If yes to all three, it’s a keeper. If no to any one of the three then it goes.
  5. Organize your hanging clothes by season.
  6. Subcategorize the seasons into tops and bottoms when hanging your clothes.
  7. Color coordinate those subcategories.
  8. Splurge on matching hangers. It will give your closet the most relaxed feel.
  9. Style up your space. Adding a fun mirror or piece of art are great ways to add delight to your closet.
  10. When having a perfect, well organized closet it feels like you are going shopping every time you decide what you want to wear!

So you’ve purged, organized and now realize you’re in need of some signature pieces that meet all of the above mentioned “keeper” guidelines. We’ve got you covered with our spring must-haves right here.

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Memories & Moments: Celebrating Highland Park Village

Highland Park Village is pleased to celebrate turning 85 this year. Join us as we take a look back at some of our brightest memories and prepare for more great moments to come.

1931 – Highland Park Village opens with a grand opening party in true carnival style complete with games, a Ferris wheel and the ultimate grand prize for one lucky winner – a pony.

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1985 – Hermes opens one of just two stores in Texas, designed by Hermes family member, Rena Dumas. The beautiful boutique was remodeled in 2015 to include a complete home collection.

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2000 – Highland Park Village is designated a National Historic Landmark.

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2012 – The first ever Highland Park Village Magazine launches, featuring Ready-To-Wear collections from specialty retailers and editorial articles.

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2012 – Dallas couple, Kelly and Michael Snyder, capture the celebration of their engagement at one of their favorite place’s – under the Highland Park Village holiday lights.

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What are some of your best HP Village memories?  We can’t wait to help you create new ones as we greet guests all year long with surprise moments while shopping, dining and being entertained around the Village. Your next Royal Blue Grocery coffee run could be on us, or your next purchase at Blue Mercury could come complete with a complimentary facial!

Share your memories and moments with us by tagging @hp_village and use #HPVillageMemories and #HPVillageMoments on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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What’s Trending: Spring Must Haves

From bold stripes to fringe details and denim everything, our expert Personal Shopping team has curated the top spring must-haves to help you stand out this season.   Spring Must Haves

  1. Balenciaga Highlight City Bag in YellowYellow is THE color to be seen in this spring.
  2. Stella McCartney Denim JumpsuitDenim is here to stay and deserves a head-to-toe ensemble.
  3. Shinola ‘The Birdy’ Watch in Rose GoldRose gold can stand alone or mix with all your other metals.
  4. ETRO Printed Silk ScarfTie a printed scarf around your neck, wrist or bag to effortlessly elevate your everyday routine.
  5. Bandier St. Louis White Linen SunglassesTake a fresh approach to your frames and opt for white with mirrored lenses.
  6. MARKET Aquazurra ‘Wild Thing’ Sandal in RedTie it up in a wrap-around ankle sandal.
  7. Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Alabama’ Fringe SandalDon’t be afraid to have fun with fringe and pair it with all your favorite pieces.
  8. Tom Ford Black Tassel EarringsStatement earrings bring glamorous days and nights.
  9. Celine Phantom Luggage Handbag in White and NavyGo for the bold and make a statement with stripes.
  10. Alexander McQueen Mini Off The Shoulder Knit DressShow some skin the shoulder way for a subtle and sultry appeal.
  11. Alexander McQueen Embroidered Clog Add eye catching detail with embroidery.

Contact our Personal Shopping team at 214-272-4894 or liz@hpvillage.com to shop any or all of these!

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