Archive for April, 2011

Venetian Inspired Luxury: FENDI Luce Lighting

Posted by    |    April 30th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Fendi Luce Lighting Collection

Buon giorno from Italy! Today Kate and I will be venturing from lovely Tuscany, up north to the water filled streets of Venice!

Second to its unique waterways and gondolas, The City of Water is most known for its Venetian glass products. And most notably for Murano glass which has been a famous product of the island for centuries. (more…)

How to Dine Like an Italian

Posted by    |    April 28th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Europeans and Americans normally think of pasta when they think “Italian” food, but there is so much more to it! A traditional Italian meal structure includes at least four to five courses and usually takes place during special occasions such as weddings or birthdays. Italians tend to eat out with large groups of friends, family and business associates for traditional meals. Bread and wine are always on the menu, no matter what the setting!

While modern day Italians have evolved to only one or two courses to fit their lifestyle and schedule, let’s have a little fun and explore a traditional Italian meal in all it’s glory from beginning to end!

Apertivo Course - Photos Courtesy of:,, and


Cin cin! A Toast to Italian Wine

Posted by    |    April 26th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Map of Italian Wine Picks

Today Kate and I are traveling from the crowded streets of Rome to Florence in the heart of Tuscany! Tuscany is known for its rich history in art, rolling landscapes and, of course, its wine! When planning our trip, Kate and I had our heart set on reserving at least one day to enjoy a wine tour in Tuscany. We decided to skimp on accommodations on this stop and splurge on a killer wine expedition through Chianti and Montalcino. (more…)

Ciao from Italy!

Posted by    |    April 23rd, 2011 at 5:50 am

For those of you who haven’t heard, on Wednesday I left the Dallas Design District for exciting Italy! Though I’ll be on vacation I’ve left LOL readers with a full week of fun Italy-inspired posts. From wine and food to furnishings, you’ll be amazed at all the Italian tie-ins I found in Lower Oak Lawn!

Have a great weekend and see you in May! Ciao!

{Photo via Pinterest}

Sale Alert: Go Green with Antiques at Hertimtage Antiques Ltd.

Posted by    |    April 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am

Sale Alert: Hermitage Antiques

There are hundreds of ways to “go green;” from reusable grocery sacks and recycling to hybrids and bikes, it seems that everyone has a “quick and easy” way to be more eco-friendly. When it comes to decorating your home, it might seem difficult to maintain a sustainable approach whiles still finding pieces that match your style. (more…)

Green Week on

Posted by    |    April 19th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Go Green with Lower Oak Lawn

In honor of Earth Day, this Friday, April 22, is going green all week! As it turns out, Lower Oak Lawn is filled with experts in sustainability, all of whom have contributed to help put together this special week of posts.

From organic gardening to natural-woven window coverings, we’ve got a line up of some of the Design District’s best advice and products for reducing your carbon footprint in style!

The 411: Four Tidbits from this week in LOL

Posted by    |    April 17th, 2011 at 5:50 am

It was a busy week in Lower Oak Lawn! Check out these four need-to-know tidbits from the week’s festivities.

{LAUNCH} Last night, Kellie Cashon of Cashon & Co. Interiors celebrated the launch of her new online shop,, with a curiously chic soiree at the Stoneleigh Hotel penthouse suite. The guests were as well dressed as the suite, which was adorned with beautiful flower arrangements (done by Cashon herself!) and accessories from the shop.

{LEARN} Designers and showrooms wrapped up a week of continuing education at last night’s Spring Thing Fling , a progressive cocktail party that took guests from Bellini’s at Luxury Living to a cooking demonstration at bulthaup, then desserts and a raffle drawing at TKO Associates. The buzz of Spring Thing was the spring tablescape set up at Henredon, which was designed by Shane Walker. Check out more pictures on Facebook for your Easter table inspiration!

{EXPLORE} This Saturday is the annual Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) Spring Gallery Walk. I know I will be out exploring all the new exhibits on display across the Design District and the city! Also, many Design District shops are staying open late for the occasion so stop by Ceylon et Cie, Shoretell Design or any of the other participating showrooms.

{RENEW} In honor of Earth Day, next week is going green, bringing you an entire week of green design tips, tricks and products. Recharge this weekend and get ready for a week of renewable resources!

Artist Jim Colley: Streams of the Trinity Exhibit at Pettigrew Associates

Posted by    |    April 15th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Jim Colley now at Pettigrew

Dragon Street might be known for its art but this month Pettigrew at Decorative Center Dallas is going gallery, showcasing artwork from Dallas-based painter, Jim Colley. Colley’s new exhibit, Streams of the Trinity, includes works evocative of Dallas’ beloved tributaries to the Trinity River…Turtle Creek, Elm Fork, White Rock Lake and the Trinity itself.

Colley works with oils, watercolors, and several other mediums, but his true passion is for watercolors which are reflected in this exhibit. The exhibition will be on display through May 31, 2011.

To learn more about Jim Colley, please visit his website or visit the Pettigrew blog.

Pettigrew Associates
1617 Hi Line Dr, Suite 310
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 747-2232

Sale Alert: Spring Deals at Anteks & Green Living

Posted by    |    April 13th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Sale Alert: Green Living & Anteks

What better way to start off the week in Lower Oak Lawn than with good news of great deals? Right now, Anteks is hosting a huge sample sale and clearance to make room for new merchandise, offering 30 to 50 percent off a huge selection of sofas, chairs, ottomans, rugs, chandeliers and accessories. Their clearance stock is going fast, so come in ASAP for the best selection.

Design District newcomber Green Living is also hosting a spring sale, offering 15% off of their organic mattresses through the end of April. Their organic mattresses are made of 3 inch layers of natural latex and are encased in organic cotton and wool which repel dust mites and serve as a natural flame barrier. Learn more about the benefits of organic beds by stopping by their showroom!

Green Living
1130 Dragon St, Suite 140
Dallas, Texas 75207
(214) 821-8444
Anteks Home Furnishings
1135 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 528-5567

Spotted: BoConcept Pixel Rug in Real Simple Magazine

Posted by    |    April 9th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Spotted: BoConcept Pixel Rug in Real Simple

I was flipping through my April issue of Real Simple magazine last night when I ran across a great article on Affordable Area Rugs. My eye immediately went to the cool color blocked carpet which just happened to be from the Design District’s own BoConcept! A quick google search and I learned that their Pixel rug also comes in grey for those who are looking a more neutral option.

BoConcept Pixel RugsCheck out the rest of Real Simple’s Affordable Area Rugs on their website!

More Affordable Area Rugs from Real Simple

BoConcept Dallas
1628 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75207
(972) 503-1500