Donate to the American Red Cross - Help Moore, OK

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Please help those affected by yesterday’s deadly storms in Oklahoma.  We are keeping all of those affected in our thoughts and prayers. The American Red Cross is working to help everyone affected by tornadoes in Oklahoma over the last 2 days. You can help by making a donation at or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation (* $30 maximum per day when using the mobile service).

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The George W. Bush Presidential Center

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We are thrilled to welcome the George W. Bush Presidential Center to Dallas and are incredibly grateful that it’s just a few miles from Highland Park Village!  Celebrating the dedication in Dallas this past Thursday, the Presidential Center opens to the public on May 1st. The center is surrounded by a 15-acre nature park and even has a garden modeled after the White House Rose Garden. Read more about the 43rd presidential library on CultureMap Dallas here.

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images: Jerry McClure and Peter Aaron from CultureMap Dallas


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Dallas Art Fair 2013


Highland Park Village is thrilled to be a sponsor of this year’s Dallas Art Fair during its fifth year.  Learn more about this year’s fair and find ticket and purchasing information for this weekend’s events here.


April 12th - 14th 2013: Dallas Art Fair

More here:

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Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen to Dress Crystal Charity 10 Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon


According to CultureMap Dallas, the Crystal Charity Ball committee recently announced that Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen would be the featured designer at the highly anticipated 10 Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon this fall which honors the most stylish and philanthropic ladies in Dallas.



Lucky for us, the Alexander McQueen boutique is coming soon to Highland Park Village - so get ready to shop these looks straight from the racks of the designer’s new Dallas boutique.  Check out the CultureMap Dallas article here.



* images from Alexander McQueen: Introducing the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013 campaign, featuring Raquel Zimmerman photographed by David Sims.

To experience more of the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013 collection, visit:

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FoundDog Day

Charlie is approximately 65 pound mix that is about 5 years old. She was abandoned at Bark & Purr, but we don’t understand why since she is nothing but sweetness. Charlie is easy-going girl, loves people, and is good with other dogs. She loves to play fetch and is a total goofball. She also knows how to sit on command – if you know Spanish.


Instead of celebrating GroundHog Day, Highland Park Village is celebrating FoundDog Day! There are so many dogs in need of a good home and on February 2nd you have the opportunity to take a home a new addition to your family. Please join us and help support FoundDog Day.

We hope you can join us with DFW Furgotten Friends and Angie’s Friends.  We are excited to give all of these dogs forever homes at this upcoming event at Highland Park Village.  We are so grateful to the amazing volunteers who save these dogs lives each and every day.  Be sure to check out the local animal rescue and education group EARS too.

About Angie’s Friends: Angie’s Friends was formed only 5 years ago, Angie Manriquez has she has been assisting stray and neglected animals in Dallas’ rougher neighborhoods for over 14 years and hasn’t slowed down a bit at 71 years old. She spends the majority of every day going house to house to feed, water, medicate, provide shelter for, and pat the heads of dogs that have extremely low quality of life, living on short chains in neglectful and abusive situations, never feeling wanted. Angie cares for stray and abandoned animals, getting them vet care and finding them loving homes. In addition, she helps many low-income families care for their animals, promoting spay/neuter, financially assisting with preventative and emergency veterinary care, and sometimes simply providing food to families who are struggling to feed their pets. A true advocate for animals, Angie is down in the trenches every day.

Event: FoundDog Day

Date: Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Location: Center Court between Lela Rose and Billy Reid

Time: 11am-4pm

Reason: Provide rescued dogs with a good family and safe home

Ila was abandoned at Samuel Grand Park with her pals, Izzy and Isaak. Ila is a super sweet girl who you can tell is appreciative of being rescued. She’s enthusiastic and has an easy temperament. Ila gets along great with children and other dogs and would be an excellent addition to an active family or a great running companion.

Isaak is about 2 years old and is a very sweet and playful boy, but is also kind of a macho guy. Isaak really thinks he has to be in charge and would be best with a one-dog family. He’s curious and affectionate and good with kids. Isaak was abandoned at Samuel Grand Park with his pals, Ila and Izzy.

Izzy: this beautiful boy is about 1 ½ years old and is an all around joyful dog. Izzy was abandoned at Samuel Grand Park with his pals, Ila and Isaak. He’s very social and affectionate and is guaranteed to make you smile. He gets along great with children and other dogs and would be an excellent addition to an active family or a great running companion.


Larry is a goofy 7-month old lab mix who is estimated will weigh 60 or so pounds when full grown. He was found on the street with his sister, who has already found a home. Larry is a sweet, affectionate, curious pup who will be a great addition to a family.

Peaches is a pit mix who adores people and longs to spend time cuddling up to you. She’s great with kids and other dogs, as well. Peaches came into rescue after being abandoned in the yard when her ‘family’ moved away. Peaches truly can’t get enough lovin’ and will be a great companion.

Timmy and Julie

Timmy and Julie are almost identical Chihuahua mix siblings. They are only about 7 months old and estimated to weigh 10 pounds when full grown. They are sweet and playful, without the anxiousness often associated with little dogs. These two are good with other dogs, kids, and cats and will be great companions.

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science Hosted First Lego League Championship

We were so excited to see the images from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s First LEGO League Championship at the Hockaday School in Dallas on January 12th.   The Odd Bots, Robot Warriors, and Owldroids are just a few of the names of the competitors in the tournament. 30% more teams participated this year than last year.

The FLL Championship Robotics Tournament provides a competitive platform where students, ages 9-14, apply teamwork, and their classroom knowledge of science and technology, to complete a project challenge and compete in mini-tasks, or “missions,” using robots that are individually programmed and built (by each team) out of LEGOs. “The Perot Museum’s mission is to inspire minds through nature and science,” said Steve Hinkley, vice president of programs, Perot Museum of Nature and Science. “As a former educator, I recognize that children learn best when they overcome challenges through hands-on learning, project design and experimentation. FLL and the Championship Robotics Tournament is a truly educational and fun experience that gives these students the opportunity to view science as a process, rather than merely an end result.”


How great are the final projects?

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Blushington Dallas

We’re so excited about the recent opening of Blushington in Dallas at The Shops of Highland Park- the second location for the Hollywood based beauty boutique.  Enjoy makeup applications (after reviewing a glamorous lookbook of signature styles) by professional artists in a chic and glamorous setting.  Founder Stephi Maron launched the company after realizing there wasn’t a convenient place to have her makeup professionally done at an affordable price.

A full face for makeup is just $40 and you may select the “just eyes” option as well. Blushington also offers lash application, waxing, and tweezing too.   You can also schedule professional makeup classes and private parties.  And, ready for your holiday wish list, Blushington offers gift cards as well!

To learn more about this exciting new beauty spot and to book your personal appointment visit

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science - Dallas - Opening Weekend Information

Science Park with leap frog forest – Mark Knight Photography

We’re ready to be inspired this weekend with the opening we’ve been waiting for - The Perot Museum of Nature & Science!  Luckily, since we’re sure this will be an event that’s noted on many agendas, the museum will be hosting extended hours on opening weekend.  There will be a ribbon-cutting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on the outdoor plaza- we hope to see you there!

Extended hours opening weekend:

10 a.m. - midnight:  Saturday, December 1st
9 a.m. - 5 pm.: Sunday, December 2nd

Regular hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon - 5 p.m. with the exception of Thanksgiving (closed), Christmas Eve (closed at 3 p.m.), Christmas (closed), and New Year’s Eve (closed at 3 p.m.). Please visit for the latest info on special holidays, extended hours and unexpected closings.

Be sure to check out some of our favorite images of the space below.  It’s truly amazing!


Atrium looking up – Mark Knight Photography

Escalator entry in main lobby 1– Mark Knight Photography

T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall 2 – Mark Knight Photography

Discovering Life Hall – photo by Jason Janik

View from Level 1 – Mark Knight Photography

Glass-enclosed escalator overlooking downtown Dallas – Mark Knight Photography

Moody Family Children’s Museum – Mark Knight Photography

Plaza – Mark Knight Photography

Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Mark Knight Photography

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