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NOW I N DA L L A S MARVELOUS MEDLEY Tempo Peacock statement necklace, $16,000, at David Yurman, NorthPark Center DIVE IN The serene pool outside the century old rock house at Rancho Loma TRACK STAR HOME ON THE RANGE By Kristie Ramirez TR AVEL Just three hours west of Dallas, in the middle of nowhere, Valera is an unexpected scene bustling with foodies and culture hounds from around the state. Call it the new Marfa, and you can thank Laurie and Robert Williamson for that. In 2003, the former Dallasites opened the doors to their weekend-only restaurant, Rancho Loma . And because visitors wanted to extend their time on the property, the Williamsons opened Rest, a ve-room inn for overnight guests. Situated on 300 acres in West Texas, the 34-seat restaurant is housed in a renovated 1878 ranch house, while the inn is a new building of Texas chic spaces, each with Frette linens. (Tip: Request the king room ($240) with its deep soaking tub and outdoor shower.) About 10 miles away in the once sleepy hamlet of Coleman, the couple has opened Rancho Pizzeria, a wood-burning pizza spot that serves up pies with toppings that include mushroom and tru e, prosciutto and arugula, and Italian sausage and fontina—not exactly your typical small-town fare. Come next year a co ee shop and gallery will continue the Williamsons’ revitalization of the town. If you ever needed a reason to head west, we think you have one FOOD FOR (or two) now. Rooms from $175 per night, rancholoma.com THOUGHT Panna cotta from the weekend-only restaurant David Yurman turned stainless steel cables into wearable ar t, designed scratch-and-sniff jewelry and even single-handedly convinced us that pinky rings have panache. The designer’s latest endeavor? Successfully creating a new line of whimsical fi ne jewelry, the Tempo Collection. As a self-professed music lover, the designer was inspired to create each of the 34 pieces to refl ect the display of his audio equalizer. Our favorite is the Tempo Peacock, a sterling silver necklace that relies on vivid peacock-colored gemstones— purple and blue sapphires, color-changing garnets, green tourmalines and cognac diamonds—to evoke the graphic frequencies of his favorite tracks. And because music is nothing if not multifaceted, the geometric expanse of glittering jewels also aims to mimic the rhythmic beat of New York City at night. Once again, David Yurman has hit a high note. – Jacqueline Z. Grossnickle Hit Maker 30 MODERN LUXURY DALL AS NOVEMBER 2015

Now In Dallas

Kristie Ramirez

TRAVEL

HOME ON THE RANGE

Just three hours west of Dallas, in the middle of nowhere, Valera is an unexpected scene bustling with foodies and culture hounds from around the state. Call it the new Marfa, and you can thank Laurie and Robert Williamson for that. In 2003, the former Dallasites opened the doors to their weekend-only restaurant, Rancho Loma. And because visitors wanted to extend their time on the property, the Williamsons opened Rest, a five-room inn for overnight guests. Situated on 300 acres in West Texas, the 34-seat restaurant is housed in a renovated 1878 ranch house, while the inn is a new building of Texas chic spaces, each with Frette linens. (Tip: Request the king room ($240) with its deep soaking tub and outdoor shower.) About 10 miles away in the once sleepy hamlet of Coleman, the couple has opened Rancho Pizzeria, a wood-burning pizza spot that serves up pies with toppings that include mushroom and truffle, prosciutto and arugula, and Italian sausage and fontina—not exactly your typical small-town fare. Come next year a coffee shop and gallery will continue the Williamsons' revitalization of the town. If you ever needed a reason to head west, we think you have one (or two) now - Rooms from $175 per night, rancholoma.com

TRACK STAR

Hit Maker

David Yurman turned stainless steel cables into wearable art, designed scratch-and- sniff jewelry and even single-handedly convinced us that pinky rings have panache. The designer's latest endeavor? Successfully creating a new line of whimsical fine jewelry, the Tempo Collection. As a self-professed music lover, the designer was inspired to create each of the 34 pieces to reflect the display of his audio equalizer. Our favorite is the Tempo Peacock, a sterling silver necklace that relies on vivid peacock-colored gemstones— purple and blue sapphires, color-changing garnets, green tourmalines and cognac diamonds—to evoke the graphic frequencies of his favorite tracks. And because music is nothing if not multifaceted, the geometric expanse of glittering jewels also aims to mimic the rhythmic beat of New York City at night. Once again, David Yurman has hit a high note. - Jacqueline Z. Grossnickle

TRENDWATCH

TAKING IT HOME

Patchwork blanket fringe poncho, $3,295, by Burberry Prorsum at Burberry, NorthPark Center

Floral-print velvet ankle booties, $1,585, at Stella McCartney, Highland Park Village

Silk patchwork deep-V dress, $3,200, python and brocade patchwork boots, $2,998, and python and brocade clutch, $ 2,135, all by Etro at Neiman Marcus, NorthPark Center and etro.com.

Rose gold-plated small silk tassel earrings in Bordeaux, $195, by Eddie Borgo at Neiman Marcus, NorthPark Center

Foglia trecento bangle, $11,069, at sabineg.com

Twisted golden fringe necklace, $1,350, by Lanvin at Neiman Marcus, NorthPark Center

Large tapestry clutch, $495, at Tory Burch, Highland Park Village and NorthPark Center

RIDES

FLY WHEELS Texas Armoring goes well beyond adding tinted windows to the cars of their privacy-seeking clientele. The San Antonio-based company caters to those who not only eschew attention behind the wheel, but also require serious personal safety. In a matter of five months, your luxury sedan or SUV goes from dream machine to battle bot with the addition of ultra-lightweight ballistic armoring that can stop rounds from a 9 mm handgun t o an AK-47 yet only adds between 300 and 1,100 pounds to the vehicle weight. If you're just looking for some luxe touches to pimp your ride, no problem. The company can also add in Wi-Fi, flat-screens or even an espresso machine. Let us know if you need a barista. From $60,000, texasarmoring.com —KR

FAB5

SEASONAL SPA TREATMENTS

Summer can be hard on skin. Shift into cooler temps with our favorite spa treatments that get you glowing for fall. –Alexa Malevitis

1 ALEXIS BADAMI

Alexis Badami's fall regime: vitamin A peels, microphototherapy and microneedling to help lighten the skin. Try a totally customized experience for sun-parched skin. $160 for 60 minutes, $235 for 90 minutes, 214.417.3097

2 THE SPA AT THE JOULE

Stay bikini-ready for a winter getaway with a personalized contour body treatment from The Spa at The Joule, which increases skin firmness, slims, targets cellulite, and eliminates toxins and excess water. $295 for 110 minutes, 1530 Main St., 214.748.1300, thejouledallas.com

3 HIATUS SPA

Hiatus Spa's special monthly retreat helps customers escape their daily routines and enjoy unique body treatments, specialty cocktail included. We're loving Northern Exposure, complete with a clay mask and invigorating steam. $195, 5560 Lovers Lane, 214.352.4111, hiatusspa.com

4 JOANNA CZECH

Joanna Czech has the cure for dehydrated summer skin with vitamin C facials for hyperpigmentation ($385) and LED deep hydrating treatments ($550). 2410 Victory Park Lane, 214.821.9488, joannaczech.com

5 RENEE ROULEAU

Renee Rouleau's new Dermaplaning treatment is an exfoliation technique that gently scrapes off the top layer of dull, dead skin cells to reveal smoother, more radiant skin. $160, 1722 Routh St.,


735.4364, reneerouleau.com

TIME A N D TIDE

SET TO SAIL When the captains and crews of some of the world's most lovingly maintained vintage yachts recently competed in the prestigious 2015 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, they had the wind at their backs and their eyes on the most coveted prize: the Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio, a handsome timepiece awarded to the victors of each of the three regattas in the PCYC North American Circuit. Appropriately, the 47 mm Radiomir revives the design of several historic Panerai models sported by Italian naval commandos of yore. Now, it's updated with a modern hand-wound P.3000 movement, three-day power reserve and sleek polished steel case. And you don't even need to race a tall ship or don captain's stripes to reward yourself with this first-class timepiece. -Mike Espindle

FOOD & DRINK

ENTER THEE URBAN MARKET

Freshly brewed coffee, delightful baked goods and must-try behind-the-counter delicacies? Welcome Royal Blue Grocery, Highland Park Village's flagship grocer saturating the greatest bit of that coveted real estate. Arriving from Austin, this urban market is stocked with the extraordinary (gourmet charcuterie and bottles of Dom) and the decidedly ordinary. Finally, a one-stop shop in our backyard. A warning: With a cafe that exclusively serves Portland's Stumptown coffee and wines by the glass, along with arguably the very best people-watching patio in town, a weekly visit to this bodega won't be enough. Like the Austin locations, Royal Blue HP is customized to its neighborhood. Dallas owners Zac Porter, Emily Ray-Porter and Cullen Potts are locals and knew this spot needed to stay open late (until midnight, thank you very much) and provide quality essentials like a butcher and a full floral department. Local purveyors like Empire Baking, Kate Weiser Chocolate and Bisous Bisous Patisserie drive a classy homegrown core, but Royal Blue's vibe is undeniably European. No doubt you will get swept up in all of its fineries, but Zac Porter nailed it when he said Royal Blue's greatest luxury is "time well spent." 1 Highland Park Village, royalbluegrocery.com -Allison Weinstein

SHOP

IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT BASE

We can be enveloped in fall couture all day but if our underpinnings are not as exquisite, the ensemble can feel incomplete. Fashion designer and stylist Zsofia Mezey has impeccable solutions for the essentials at her new fine lingerie boutique, Zsofia's, in the Design District. A proper bra fitting inspired her proclivity toward details in silks, French laces, pearls and beading. And while known high-end designers abound, Zsofia also stocks smaller, handcrafted lines like Fleur of England (bras $200, panties $100) and Lise Charmel from Paris (chemise $400). Mezey feels like every woman (size A to G) should feel sexy and confident about what lies beneath every day. Regarding the fall fashions on top—optional, really. 1130 Dragon St., Ste. 160, 214.770.7696, zsofias.com -AW

STYLE

THE WRIGHT STUFF

By Kristie Ramirez

Oh, the power of social media. When Dallas illustrator Blake Wright got a direct message via Instagram from Moschino Creative Director Jeremy Scott, he was delightfully surprised. "He reposted something of mine, and my phone started ringing and buzzing," says Wright. Turns out that the flamboyant fashion designer was smitten with Wright's racy Instagram feed (@theblakewright) and knew his colorful sketches and cheeky animations would be a perfect addition to any of his upcoming collections. Months went by before Scott came around and gave him directives on resort, a print of black-and-white Moschino bags and boxes. Next: spring 2016. "He gave me the theme and I went with it," says the 33-year-old former Web designer. "It was terrifying and an opportunity of a lifetime." The result was three of his hand-drawn sketches of floral construction cones, bright-yellow hard hats and candy-colored neon signs-turned-colorful prints, all getting their moment in the spotlight during the spring runway show in September. "This was really a collaborative effort with Moschino," says Wright. "It's so rewarding to see someone take something further than you could've taken it yourself. Moschino.com; theblakewright.com

BEAUTY BEAT

MAKE ME BLUSH Blushington, the full-service makeup and beauty lounge, is launching blush-on-the-go this fall, an on-demand beauty experience for the ultimate convenience. Enjoy personalized, one-on-one makeup application with the option to add faux lashes, airbrushing, body contouring, waxing, tinting and lash extensions—all in the comfort of your home, office or hotel with a Blushington beauty professional. With locations in Dallas, California (Newport Beach, Topanga and West Hollywood) and, most recently, New York City at the Le Parker Meridien, beauty is always on call. Insider's tip: Ask about the not-on-the-menu hand massages during lash and brow tinting. From $100, 4218 Oak Lawn Ave., 214.521.9200, blushington.com -Allison Duncan

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