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Summer Sundays: Seven45



Seven45 rocks! This Dallas band is comprised of Griffin, Carter, CJ, Justus, and Anton.  We’re thrilled to invite them to Highland Park Village this Sunday for a live musical performance at the Highland Park Village clock tower.  WATCH a live cover of their performance of The Black Keys here.

What: Seven45 - Summer Sundays

When: Sunday, August 11th: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Live music and free ice cream by the Highland Park Village clock Tower!
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Style Card: Brad at Avant Garden

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Today, we’re thrilled to share a Style Card profile with Brad from Avant Garden in Highland Park Village!  It was exciting to catch up with this standout creative.  We are so lucky to have him here at Highland Park Village!

S&S: What is your favorite cocktail? Do you have a favorite patio to enjoy it?

Brad: A daiquiri, straight up with Clement Rum by the pool.


S&S: What is your favorite thing to do in Dallas on your day off?

Brad: Reading by the pool if the weather is good, or taking in an exhibit at one of our great museums if the weather is not cooperating.


S&S: What is one flower that can turn your day around a put a smile on your face?

Brad: I grew up in east Texas where roses are a big deal. Garden roses are still my favorite.


S&S: If you could pack a bag and go anywhere right now, where would it be and why?

Brad: Port Clyde, Maine.  I’m very content there.


S&S: What do you never leave home without?

Brad: My shoulder bag.  It has everything I need.


S&S: What does summer mean to you?

Brad: Kicking back, and hopefully taking a little time off.


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S&S: What is your favorite place to do brunch and what do you order?

Brad: I like to try new places, so it’s usually something different every week.


S&S: What do you like most about Highland Park Village?

Brad: Avant Garden, of course!


S&S: What is your favorite event to style flowers for?

Brad: Dinner parties are fun.


S&S: Describe your style in 3 words.

Brad: Clean, simple and classic.


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S&S: It’s a Friday night in Dallas: where do you go and what do you do?

Brad: Friday nights are usually pretty low key, since I work most Saturdays.


S&S: What is your signature scent?

Brad: Acqua di Parma.


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S&S: Where do you go/look to for style inspiration?

Brad: Our customers.  We have the most stylish clientele imaginable.


S&S: What do you love most about living in Dallas?

Brad: The people here have a can-do attitude, and it’s also a very easy place to live and work.

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Summer Sundays: Light Horse Harry

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We’re so excited to invite Light Horse Harry to play this Sunday for #SummerSundays at Highland Park Village!  We hope you can mark your calendar to enjoy live music with us this weekend by the Highland Park Village Clock Tower.  The Dallas based band, Light Horse Harry, describes themselves as this: “If Rock & Roll and Spaghetti Westerns made sweet gum drop candy love, then we would be the metaphorical child.”  A mix of Blues, Folk, Americana, and Rock, you can hear their full digital album here. 

Learn more about Summer Sundays here.  Find Light Horse Harry on Facebook here.

What: Summer Sundays with Light Horse Harry  - live music entertainment!

When: Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Where: Highland Park Village - the Clock Tower

Hashtag: #SummerSundays



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Change Coming to Marquee Grill - Marquee Grill and Toko V

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It’s true… “Change is Coming to Marquee Grill” and we can’t wait to take a bite of it!  This fall, according to NBC DFW, “Marquee Grill will be more casual than before featuring modern but simple cuisine. Toko V, upstairs, will be “hipster Asian food” according to executive chef Andre Natera.”  Watch a tutorial below on how to make chef Andre Natera’s Thai Green Curry with Braised Short Ribs! 


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Style Card: Sergeant Lance Koppa

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Sergeant Lance Koppa is a familiar face around Highland Park Village and the surrounding community. When he’s not fielding calls as the Community Relations/Public Information Officer for the Highland Park DPS, you can find him in front of Whole Foods greeting patrons and asking for family updates.

Sgt. Koppa recently returned from a dreamy family trip to Italy, where he relaxed in the countryside and consumed as much Italian food as possible. We caught up with him to hear about life on the job, his favorite things about Dallas, and what’s on his to do list when abroad.


S&S: What is your official job title/how long have you been there?

Sgt. Koppa: Sergeant, Community Relations/Public Information Officer. I have been in this position a little over a year and a half.  I’m utilizing a new set of skills plus networking with professionals from the public and private sector. It feels like a career within a career


S&S: We hear you recently returned home from a yearly trip to Italy… What’s on the agenda when you’re abroad with your family?

Sgt. Koppa: This year our main agenda item was to relax; however, our son was full-gas so we chased him around the Tuscan countryside. We made two road trips, one to Deruta to purchase ceramic plates, and the second to Lucca. We always visit our favorite restaurants- I miss those long meals.


S&S: What is your favorite thing about Italy?

Sgt. Koppa: The walled cities that feel and look untouched by modernization.


S&S: How did you first get involved with Highland Park DPS?

Sgt. Koppa: I saw an advertisement from HPDPS in the employment section of the newspaper. It was during a time when I was heavily searching for a law enforcement career and there were many opportunities in the metroplex. I still remember the moment when Rene Woods, our Administrative Services Supervisor, called me with a job offer. That was an exciting day for me!


S&S: What do you enjoy about being here in the Park Cities?

Sgt. Koppa: Professionally, it’s working with a group of individuals that are dedicated to the mission and providing the best service possible. On a similar note, the opportunity to work alongside the dedicated volunteers in the community.


S&S: How do you balance work and family?

Sgt. Koppa: Careful coordination with my wife, Rachel. Both of our careers require some after hours and weekend duties and we have built a routine around our work schedules. My position with Highland Park offers some flexibility that compliments the home life very well so we rarely encounter any scheduling conflicts.


S&S: What is the most rewarding thing about your job?

Sgt. Koppa: The feeling of making a small contribution to the big picture.


S&S: What is your favorite thing to do in Dallas on your day off?

Sgt. Koppa: Take my son to see and experience something new. He enjoys open spaces so the options normally involve a place where he can run and explore.


S&S: What is the most exciting thing that has happened to you professionally?

Sgt. Koppa: Recently I was in a foot chase with a theft suspect near Lemmon Avenue and the Tollway. As we were running across Lemmon Avenue I flagged down a cab that, fortunately for me, was headed in the same direction. I jumped in the passenger seat and directed the driver to take me to a nearby alley where I had lost sight of the suspect. We quickly caught up to the suspect and I exited the cab to arrest the suspect when his pace slowed to a walk. It felt like a scene scripted from a movie.


S&S: What is something most people don’t know about you?

Sgt. Koppa: I played the trombone in our high school marching band.


S&S: What is your favorite restaurant to enjoy a nice long dinner?

Sgt. Koppa: There is a restaurant in Italy, Da Alighiero, which is our absolute favorite. The chef takes your food order.


S&S: What do you order?

Sgt. Koppa: Tomato Bread Soup, crostini platter and a pasta dish.


S&S: What is one thing you wish you knew how to do?

Sgt. Koppa: Play the guitar.


S&S: What do you never leave home without?

Sgt. Koppa: Some form of ID.


S&S:  What do you do to unwind?

Sgt. Koppa: Cycling is my escape.


S&S: Coffee or tea?

Sgt. Koppa: What, no donuts?


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Jackopierce 25th Anniversary at the Winspear Opera House



Highland Park Village is thrilled to be a platinum sponsor of the Jackopierce 25th Anniversary event at the Winspear Opera House on September 7th with special guest appearances by Patrice Pike, Evan & Jaron, and Matt Scannell from Vertical Horizon. We are hoping to help sellout this entire event by August 7th!

You can purchase tickets starting at just $20 for an evening of fun and entertainment.

Celebrate with us and purchase your tickets here! 

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Celebrate Bastille Day with Anne Fontaine




Anne Fontaine is pleased to invite you to their BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION: Saturday, July 13th- Sunday, July 14th!  Experience French culture, treats and beverages while you discover the Pre-Fall 2013 Collection. Guests will be eligible to enter their raffle and win an iconic white blouse. There’s nothing like celebrating Bastille Day in Dallas at Highland Park Village with an extra dose of French chic!

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Summer Sales at Highland Park Village



1. DVF Beyatta Sleeveless Dress 2. Leather Scuba Jacket 3. Stella McCartney Valerie Faux Suede Plexi 4. Jimmy Choo Chandra 5. rag & bone uzbeck scarf 6.Waikiki Sunglasses


Don’t miss summer sales at Highland Park Village!  Here’s a look we’ve pulled for summer.  We love the classic Beyatta dress from DVF and paired with a leather jacket from VINCE, this look will certainly take you into fall.  We’re still swooning over the Stella McCartney leather plexi shoes (those heels!) and the rag & bone uzbeck scarf will provide you with the pop of color you need!  The Trina Turk Wakiki sunglasses are the perfect neutral.  And, the Jimmy Choo Chandra clutch is the perfect touch of glamour.

Happy summer sale shopping!

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La Fiesta 2013

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La Fiesta is a week-long celebration in late May or early June, culminating in the La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas Gala, a formal dinner and presentation honoring the Duchesses and Escorts from the Park Cities.  The young people are then presented as part of a pageant that represents the history of the Six Flags of Texas and the Park Cities.

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La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas was founded during the 1986 Sesquicetennial. La Fiesta is a non-profit organization supporting various community beneficiaries and providing ongoing maintenance for the Park Cities Heritage House located at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park.  The first La Fiesta was actually held at Highland Park Village.  Since 1986 over $5,400,000 has been returned to our community.

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We are so pleased to have some of the La Fiesta ball gowns on display at Highland Park Village at stores including: Anne Fontaine, Billy Reid, Bistro 31, Carolina Herrera, Cole Haan, Escada, Hadleigh’s, Harry Winston, Lela Rose, Peepers, Q Custom Clothiers, Robert Talbott, &Warren Barron.

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Summer Sundays!


Highland Park Village is seeking local, amateur musical acts to perform at the inaugural season of the shopping center’s Summer Sundays series. On select Sundays, the winning groups will perform afternoon concerts in the Center Court of Highland Park Village, just below the Clock Tower.


Groups should submit videos to concierge@hpvillage.com for consideration. The deadline for submitted videos is June 14th! We look forward to you joining us for #SummerSundays.


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