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Weddings Done Well: Culinary Checklist

The big day is finally here, and that means packed schedules and full itineraries. Proper nourishment is key to getting all you have to accomplish done, so we’ve mapped out all the stops so you can get your culinary fixes at Highland Park Village before, on and after the big day.

Welcome Your Guests With a Local Touch
Give your out of town guests a Texas welcome by leaving locally made treats from Royal Blue Grocery in their guest rooms. A bag of Have’a Corn Chips and a jar of Guac with a Twist, accompanied by a couple bottles of refreshing, fizzy probiotic tea from Holy Kombucha are the perfect after flight snack.

Guac with a Twist, Have'A Corn Chips, Holy Kombucha fizzy probiotic tea in Blood Orange and Green Apple Ginger. All locally made and available at Royal Blue Grocery.

Guac with a Twist, Have’a Corn Chips and Holy Kombucha fizzy probiotic tea in Blood Orange and Green Apple Ginger. All locally made and available at Royal Blue Grocery.

Last Laughs with your Bridesmaids
Grab your girls and book a private wine and cheese tasting at Molto Formaggio. Sip and snack in the intimate specialty store while learning about fine wines, cheeses, food accompaniments and desserts.

Enjoy a class of Red Car Rosé of Pinot Noir Syrah with your favorite cheeses and dried fruit on the patio at Molto Formaggio, or step inside and take a private class to learn about wine and cheese pairings.

Enjoy a glass of Red Car Rosé of Pinot Noir Syrah with Italian goats cheese and orange crisps at Molto Formaggio.

Burgers and Beers with the Boys
K.T. Burger is the perfect spot for the guys. There, the groomsmen can enjoy burgers, tacos, steel-cut fries and a full bar in the laid back dining area or corner patio.

With over 15 beers on tap and a vast bottle selection, you have plenty of options for a cold brew at KT Burger.

With over 15 beers on tap and a vast bottle selection, you have plenty of options for a cold brew at K.T. Burger.

Take Time for an Afternoon Pick Me Up
Snag that needed burst of caffeine or a refreshing cup of tea from Starbucks to get you through the eventful weekend. Take advantage of mobile ordering to make pick up a breeze.

Perk up with a grande caramel macchiato or cool off with a tall green tea lemonade. If you find yourself nearby after 12pm on Saturday or Sunday, opt for a glass of wine or craft beer instead.

Perk up with a grande caramel macchiato or cool off with a tall green tea lemonade.

Toast the Big Day Over Brunch
Squeeze in a last family brunch after you’ve tied the knot. Make a reservation at the elegant Bistro 31 or take part in the Bloody Mary Bar upstairs at Lounge 31 during their Social Sunday brunch.

Customize your Bloody Mary with meats, cheeses and veggies from the Bloody Mary Bar at Lounge 31.

Customize your Bloody Mary with meats, cheeses and veggies from the Bloody Mary Bar at Lounge 31.

Send Your Guests off with a Taste of Dallas
Show your guests you’re in the know and send them over to Cafe Pacific, rated by Zagat as one of Dallas’ best seafood restaurants.

Cafe Pacific Seafood

Chilled lobster and shrimp are the perfect seafood combination from Cafe Pacific.

A Tex-Mex Honeymoon Send Off
Get vacation ready with your significant other and enjoy the best in Tex Mex cuisine and cocktails at Mi Cocina before heading out for your honeymoon.

Try a sampling of street style, shredded brisket or chicken fajita tacos from Mi Cocina's Dinner Taqueria menu.

Try a sampling of street style, shredded brisket or chicken fajita tacos from Mi Cocina’s Dinner Taqueria menu.

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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.

Rainbow Pop Falabella bags and phone cases.

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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alice + olivia Opens Its First Texas Store at Highland Park Village

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The new alice + olivia boutique at Highland Park Village

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Event attendees shopping the latest collection

Highland Park Village welcomes alice + olivia to Dallas. We’re excited to be home to their first Texas store. The new Highland Park Village boutique will house the brand’s complete range of products – from clothing to shoes, handbags, gowns, and accessories. In celebration of the new store, alice + olivia has commissioned a series of pop-up installations from local Dallas artists.

 

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Artist Rebecca Carter at the grand opening party of alice + olivia at Highland Park Village

The first to be featured is the Loosed Words installation from artist Rebecca Carter and next year, Letitia Huckaby‘s sculptural gown installation is expected as well as an installation from artist Sergio Garcia – all of the art will complement the brand’s signature whimsical style. Last Wednesday, the new boutique celebrated its grand opening cohosted by Carter, PaperCity Magazine and non-profit organization, Make Art With Purpose.

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A custom margarita bar served as the signature drink of the evening

In true Texas style, guests enjoyed a signature margarita and custom cupcakes while shopping the brand’s latest arrivals.

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A Southern Shop Around at Highland Park Village with Garden and Gun

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Garden & Gun presents A Southern Shop-Around
Join us at Highland Park Village for a music, food, and shopping weekend. #southernshoparound

 When: Friday, September 18, 2015 – Saturday, September 19, 2015

Where: Dallas, Texas

Highland Park Village | 47 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205

Follow @HP_Village and check back for more details and event information.

Please email events@gardenandgun.com with any questions.

SCHEDULE

Friday, September 18

10:00 a.m–6:00 p.m. | Volvo Test Drives**
Test drive the All-New Volvo XC90 and receive a $50 gift card to shop at Highland Park Village

12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. & 4:00p.m. | “Ovation for Oscar” Documentary Screenings
Stop by the Highland Park Village Theater to watch the first posthumous documentary short of storied couturier Oscar de la Renta produced by the Savannah College of Art & Design

Saturday, September 19

12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. |  Lowcountry Brunch* 
Dine with James Beard nominated chef Kevin Johnson of The Grocery in Charleston, South Carolina.Presented by the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!

10:00 a.m–6:00 p.m. | Volvo Test Drives**
Test drive the All-New Volvo XC90 and receive a $50 gift card to shop at Highland Park Village

2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | A Southern Shop-Around
Receive shopping incentives, special offers and treats, and experience exclusive G&G moments at some of our favorite stores including… Akris, Avant Garden, Beretta Gallery, Billy Reid, Cole Haan, Hadleigh’s, Jimmy Choo, Lafco, Lela Rose, Ralph Lauren, Roberta Roller Rabbit, and Royal Blue Grocery!

12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. & 4:00p.m. | “Ovation for Oscar” Documentary Screenings
Stop by the Highland Park Village Theater to watch the first posthumous documentary short of storied couturier Oscar de la Renta produced by the Savannah College of Art & Design

Special thanks to: Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Volvo Cars of North AmericaTequila Don Julio, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, and the Savannah College of Art & Design

*Denotes ticketed event, please check back soon for more details.
**Gift cards available while supplies last.

Schedule of events is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

 

 

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Customize Your Kiehl’s Event

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From September 2 until September 14, enjoy a special promotion at Kiehl’s Highland Park Village. Customers who spend $65 will enjoy 5 complimentary deluxe samples. And, with $100 purchase, customers can pick their favorite, and choose between a full-size Ultra Facial Cleanser, Creme de Corps, or Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. During this special shopping event, be sure to check out their new Daily Reviving Concentrate  – a revitalizing blend of ginger root, sunflower and tamanu oils to help correct the visible appearance of skin fatigue.

 

 

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Five Creeks Tavern To Open At Highland Park Village

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Highland Park Village is pleased to announce the opening of Five Creeks Tavern on September 1st, 2015. Five Creeks Tavern will provide a unique and casual dining experience featuring handcrafted Neapolitan pizzas, pasta made “in-house,” along with an extensive selection of wines from the cask, beers on tap, frozen Bellini’s and quality cocktails.

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A home-grown dining concept from Park Cities natives and creators of Katy Trail Ice House, Katy Trail Ice House Outpost, Bandito’s Tex-Mex and KT Burger, Five Creeks Tavern is a new American restaurant and bar named for the five original creeks that make-up the present day Turtle Creek. Buddy Cramer and Ben Ralston continue to expand their portfolio of Dallas area staples by creating yet another original neighborhood-dining destination. The casual and inviting space includes two separate outdoor patios overlooking Highland Park Village, perfect for guests to watch games or sip cocktails, two tap bars, a lounge area and comfortable family dining for lunch and dinner open seven days a week.

“Whether you are watching a game with friends, or out for a spontaneous dinner with the family, Five Creeks Tavern provides a memorable dining experience in the beautiful and convenient setting of Highland Park Village,” said managing owner, Buddy Cramer.

Five Creeks Tavern will specialize in authentic Neapolitan pizzas cooked to a crisp perfection in a Northern Italian 900 degree wood-fire oven, pastas made in-house daily, artisan paninis and daily specials prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients. In addition, cheeses will be handmade on-site and fresh salads, custom appetizers and a selection of gelato for dessert will be offered.

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The restaurant will also feature an extensive variety of drink options with 16 taps of wine served from the cask, a wide selection of craft beers and specialty cocktails, including Bellini’s, made according to Harry’s Bar recipe in Venice. Weekly happy hour specials will include wine, beer and savory appetizers.

“A neighborhood family gathering place like Five Creeks Tavern is extremely important to us. It will be the perfect destination for multiple generations to enjoy and experience for years to come,” said managing director of Highland Park Village, Ray W. Washburne.

Five Creeks Tavern will reside at 32 Highland Park Village, located next door to the Village Theatre. 

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