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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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GOOP in the NEWS

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At Goop’s Dallas pop-up, an intimate living space features Michelle Nussbaumer’s pagoda daybed, hand-painted paneled screens from Gracie, and a mohair rug from the Rug Company.

Here are a few of the most recent articles on our GOOP pop-up shop!

In D Magazine: “5 Things to Know about Dallas’ Goop Pop-Up”

In Architectural Digest: “An Exclusive Sneak Peek At Goop’s New Pop-Up Shop In Dallas” 

 

 

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Spring Into Accessories

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Ralph Lauren Mod Floral Scarf / Dior Tee Shirt Earrings / Alexander McQueen Butterfly Skull Ring / Stella McCartney Pencil Necklace / Hermès Assam Cuff

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. (Sonnet XCVIII)” 
― William Shakespeare

Here are a few ways to freshen up your look for spring with accessories.  Whether you choose a unique ring from Alexander McQueen or bubblegum pink earrings from Christian Dior, add a bit of pop to your wardrobe with these select styles. For a bit of character, add the pencil necklace from Stella McCartney to your wardrobe.  And, a silk scarf in a pop art print is always a great way to mix patterns in your wardrobe.  Which is your favorite?

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Spring Whimsy

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Paper Denim and Cloth Denim Dress – Number One / Dior So Real Sunglasses / Baccarat Butterflies at Madison / Stella McCartney Lindsay Rope / DVF iPhone Charging Case / Majorelle Mint Tea at Number One 

Each and every outfit is much more fun with a hint of whimsy.  Whether you are updating your home with Baccarat butterflies from Madison (adorable for your work desk) or adding an organic and minty blast to your afternoon tea, we have the right prints, products, and patterns at Highland Park Village to keep your home and wardrobe intriguing.  The Paper Denim and Cloth Dress at Number One is the perfect blank canvas – just add your eccentric accessories.  As for sunglasses, look no further than Dior for shades that deserve a second glance or two. And, keep your phone energized with the DVF spotted charging case.

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2014 In Pink

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We’re starting off the New Year with exquisite details.  From a beautifully adorned dress from Stella McCartney, to bubblegum pink heels from Alexander McQueen, you are certain to start off 2014 on the right foot.  As for accessories, pick a perfect neutral from Tory Burch that you can carry into spring.  And, as for jewelry, you can’t go wrong with a whimsical enamel bracelet from Hermes.  The future is looking rosy – shop your favorites at Highland Park Village.

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Health Conscious Bites Done Right at Highland Park Village

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Try a juice cleanse from Number One!

Holiday parties can be tough on the skinny jeans. And, with 2014 resolutions right around the corner, why not get a head start the healthy way at some of Highland Park Village’s restaurants and cafes!  We recommend checking out the juice cleanse options from Vim and Vigor at Number One.  The new soup, Red Chile Chicken Pozole, at Mi Cocina is sure to keep you warm in this frosty weather.  And, you can’t go wrong with delicious salads and appetizers at Bistro 31.  The sushi menu at Toko V is also top notch.

Happy cleansing!

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New – Red Chile Chicken Pozole at Mi Cocina

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Light and delicious salads and appetizers at Bistro 31

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Check out the Sushi menu at Toko V

 

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Christmas Shopping at William Noble Rare Jewels

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Enjoy Christmas shopping this season at William Noble Rare Jewels.  There is a stunning array of new arrivals right in time for the holidays.  With high quality jewels and exquisite designs, you are sure to find a memorable piece for your wish list or for the perfect gift idea. From earrings, to necklaces, bracelets and more – the perfect fit is certainly at William Noble Rare Jewels.

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DJ Harley Viera-Newton and Diane von Furstenberg

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DVF has joined forces with DJ Harley Viera-Newton for a special collaboration.  Shop the new Cat Fetish Clutch and the adorable Cat Headphone and playbutton. The collection is inspired by HVN’s beloved cat Marmite.  Enjoy these pieces right in time for the holidays.

 

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Anne Fontaine Forest Day

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Celebrate Forest Day with Anne Fontaine!  They are celebrating today with a cocktail reception from 5-7 p.m.  For this special occasion, they invite you to enjoy Brazilian music and cocktails while you discover the art work of Sheila Murphy. Her black and white photographs are inspired by the unique and powerful beauty of Montana. 50% of all retail purchases will be donated to the Anne Fontaine Foundation‘s efforts to replant trees in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest.

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