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Style Card: Kersten Rettig

Kersten Rettig, Chief Marketing Officer for Highland Park Village

 

For our very first Style Card profile, we loved sitting down with Highland Park Village’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kersten Rettig, to learn more about some of her favorite places in Dallas, what she loves most about her job, and travel plans on her calendar for 2013 (*hint: they speak French).

Style & Social: What’s a day in the life like for Kersten Rettig?

Kersten: Long!  Mornings are busy with kids and dogs but I make it into the office between 8:30 and 9 and work like a maniac all day on everything from creating the Highland Park Village Magazine to working with local philanthropies on events to buying media. You might think I could shop during the day but I never do. (I wish!) My day ends with a class at the Bar Method several times a week.  I love to cook so I prepare dinner for my family at least five nights a week. I’m lights out by ten pm sharp.

 

Style & Social: Where is your favorite place in the world to travel?

Kersten: I love to travel and am always happier when I have reservations booked to go somewhere.  My favorite destination is Europe. I’m spending a week in Paris in June – cannot wait!

 

Style & Social: If you could live anywhere in the world besides Dallas – where would it be and why?

Kersten: I’ve lived in Plymouth, Mass., Ft. Worth, St. Louis, New York (Manhattan and Brooklyn), Ft. Lauderdale, Houston and Orange County, California – I don’t plan on relocating again!  I feel most at home in Dallas but I would love to live in Chianti, Italy where I would grow my own vegetables, make artisanal cheese and drink great wine.

 

Style & Social: What has been the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Kersten: Creating.  I love to create – to see my ideas come to life is a lot of fun. I greatly appreciate the creativity and artistry of fashion designers and draw inspiration from their creativity.

 

Style & Social: What do you love most about Highland Park Village?

Kersten: It is a very special, unique place. It’s just beautiful to look at, for one thing.  And I love that Highland Park Village has been a huge part of people’s lives for 82 years. I’ve heard so many great stories from people who grew up going to the record store and the barber shop and the restaurants here – it’s living history.

 

 

Style & Social: What is your go-to fragrance?

Kersten: Jo Malone’s Vanilla and Anise

 

Style & Social: Your ideal night out in Dallas?

Kersten: It’s actually a night IN.  I love to cook and entertain so my ideal night is preparing a great meal for friends at my house and listening to music. I’m also a big fan of game night (dorky, I know!).  My husband and I enjoy date nights a few times a month at the many great restaurants in Dallas.

 

Style & Social: Favorite lunch or dinner spot:

Kersten: The Mansion Restaurant is still my favorite dinner spot.  I adore the wait staff there (Hi Zeke and Hugo!) and think Bruno Davaillon is a genius. I eat Mi Cocina for lunch at least once a week – I crave it.

 

Style & Social: Three things that mean the most to you:

Kersten: My children, my husband and my faith.

 

 

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TNT’s Dallas Season 2 Premiere at Highland Park Village

Elisa Summers with members of the “Dallas” cast

This past Sunday evening, Highland Park Village was proud to host the Season 2 Premiere of TNT’s “Dallas” at the Highland Park Village Theatre.  During the VIP reception prior to the screening, guests Ray Washburne, Elisa Summers, Rachel & John Michell, Kersten Rettig & Clark Knippers, Marlene & John Shugrue, Barbara Buzzell, Joyce Goss, Harry Hunsicker, and Ashley Rutlidge mixed and mingled with the cast and crew of “Dallas” while enjoying cocktails at the theater bar.

Actors and actresses of the Dallas cast who attended the premiere included Josh Henderson, Brenda Strong, Mitch Pileggi, Julie Gonzalo, and Emma Belle. Lara Ashmore, the Larry Hagman Foundation Director, also attended and Ray Washburne presented her with a check before the premiere on behalf of Highland Park Village.  The Larry Hagman Foundation provides art education to disadvantaged kids throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It was a wonderful evening to honor our beautiful city and a show that celebrates it.

 

Ray Washburne, Ken Topolsky, and Kersten Rettig

Rachel and John Michell

Kersten Rettig and Clark Knippers

Jennifer Buxton and Cynthia Smoot

Joyce Goss, Ken Topolsky, Barbara Buzzell

Kat Rowden, Suzan Davis, and Hugh Schuerer

Kersten Rettig, Brenda Strong, and Rachel Michell

photo credit: Sarah Beauregard

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Holiday Style Blogger Party Recap – Part Two

Holiday Style Bloggers 2012 from left: Kristie Ramirez, Elizabeth Midgett, Bradley Agather, Kyle Knight, Merritt Beck, & Krystal Schlegel

After strolling around Highland Park Village and stopping by some of their favorite stores like Escada, Lela Rose, Robert Talbott, Anne Fontaine, DVF, and Trina Turk, our Holiday Style Bloggers returned to The Community Lounge at Highland Park Village for a cocktail reception.  Guests enjoyed bubbly and bites catered by Cafe Pacific.  It was certainly a night to remember and the perfect toast to celebrate the busy holiday shopping season to come and all of the exciting happenings at Highland Park Village in 2013!

Highland Park Village Senior Marketing Manager Rachel Michell with Highland Park Village Chief Marketing Officer Kersten Rettig

Cafe Pacific’s chef Chad Kelley with Highland Park Village President/Managing Director Ray Washburne

D Shop Talk

Jennifer Buxton

Merritt Beck, Amber Venz, and Kristie Ramirez

bites from Cafe Pacific

Kersten Rettig

DFW Style Daily

Rachel and John Michell

Style bloggers getting the latest scoop on happenings at the Village from Highland Park Village Leasing/Managing Director Stephen Summers

Elisa Summers chatting with the style bloggers

Raya Ramsey

Jennifer Buxton and Haley Schultheis

Elizabeth Midgett, Kyle Knight, Rachel Watkins (Dallas Morning News), Christina Geyer (FD Luxe), and Bradley Agather

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