Archive for October, 2011

Now Hiring: Restaurant Manager & Pastry Chef at Oak

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

You’ve heard that LOL is getting a new dining option; now it’s your chance to join the team! Oak, opening soon, is now hiring for two position at their new restaurant. Check back for more job openings as we get closer to the opening!Now Hiring in the Dallas Design District

Front of House Restaurant Manager , Oak

Style: America Contemporary with European Influences

We are looking for a high energy, self motivated FOH Manager that is interested in being a part of an experienced Dallas restaurant team opening an upscale restaurant in a very popular area in Dallas. Salary is competitive and based on Experience

Minimum Experience Needed:

  • Minimum of 3 years of Fine Dining/Upscale Dining Leadership Positions
  • High Volume Experience
  • Staff Hiring and Training
  • Standard Computer & Point of Sales Systems
  • All Applicable TABC, Food Manager’s Certificate and Food Handling Permits
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and have working knowledge of OpenTable and Aloha/Radiant systems. (more…)

Partners Card in the Design District

Posted by    |    October 27th, 2011 at 5:50 am

It’s that time of year again — time to shop for Holiday gifts, parties, home decorations, and food and wine for all the family members that will be coming in town. Luckily, every year The Family Place puts on its Partners Card event, where you can get all of your shopping done at a discounted price while helping out a great cause.

The Family Place is the largest family violence service provider in the Dallas area, helping thousands of men, women and children with emergency interventions, shelters and crisis counseling each year.

Partners Card is a yearly shopping event that offers its users 20% off at participating retailers. Each card is $60, 100% of which goes directly to The Family Place, and since its inception in 1993, the Partners Card Program has raised more than $11 million to help end family violence and abuse. You can buy your card at Tom Thumb,, or at participating retailers.

Starting Oct. 28, you can use your Partners Card and get 20% off your purchase at these Design District shops: (more…)

Hit a Home Rhône with World Series Wines from La Cave Warehouse

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

Last night the Rangers tied up the World Series at 2 – 2 and La Cave Warehouse is celebrating with a special promotion in honor of the home team! Francois has hand selected several “Ranger Rhônes” — Rhône varietal based wines from Rhône Valley and around the world — for you to celebrate the World Series.

From “First Base Whites” like Crozes-Hermitage, Petite Ruche, Chapoutier, to “Home Run Reds” like Châteauneuf du Pape Beaucaste, the line up includes twenty seven wines that cover a wide range of styles and prices.

To see the full selection, check out the special offers page on their website at:

In addition, La Cave is offering discounts that will knock you right out of the park! Get 10% on $100+ ; 15% on $500+ ; 20% on $1,000+ purchases. The promotion only lasts through the end of the 2011 World Series so drop by before the Rangers take it all!

Go team!

Wines pictured above: 

  1. Côtes du Rhône, Samorëns, Ferraton
  2. Côte du Rhône, Guy Louis (Tardieu-Laurent)
  3. Châteauneuf du Pape Beaucaste

Weekend shopping guide

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

This weekend will be full of great sales and fantastic finds! Both the Semi-annual Street-wide Antique Sale and LHO’s Closing Sale will be going on, so trek over to the Design District this Saturday, Oct. 22, for some fab home furnishings, vintage books, rare art and antique collectibles.

It’ll be a beautiful day for strolling, so park your car and walk around! There will be a sale on the street early in the morning, and then shopping inside each store until 5 p.m. Word on the street is that the participating stores have restocked their vignettes especially for the event!

Here are the stores that will be participating in the Street-wide Sale:

City View Antique Mall 

Lost… and Found…Antiques

Country Garden Antiques

Uncommon Market 

Again & Again

Big Mango Trading Company

Both the Riverside antique sale and LHO Consignment’s Closing sale will begin at 9 a.m., so come early!

Fall in Love Again & Again this Saturday at Riverfront’s Fall Antiques District Streetwide Sale

Posted by    |    October 22nd, 2011 at 5:50 am

Design on Dragon has come and gone and Slocum Street Style was fun while it lasted, but this weekend will host the Design District’s latest street side affair: Riverfront Antiques District Streetwide Sale. From 9 am to 5 pm this Saturday, October 22, over 200 vendors will set up along Riverfront, Parkhouse Street, Howell, and Riveredge in the Dallas Design District to show off and sell their antiques, mid-century modern and vintage furniture, designer art, architecturals, lighting and more!

Among the festivities taking place over the course of the day, vintage furnishing shop Again & Again will debut at their new LOL location, offering up Pearl Cup coffee and live music presented by Dallas DJ, Mr. Diamond. From 11 am to 2pm guests can enjoy food truck fare from Nammi Truck and Three Men and a Taco while shopping for discounted vintage furniture. Shoppers will also love the outdoor sale, where inventory will be discounted up to seventy-five percent!

I dropped into Again & Again’s new 14,000 square foot consignment shop at 141 Howell Street last weekend and totally fell in love. I was mesmerized by the high-style, high-quality selection of vintage pieces. Leslie, Again & Again’s stylish and energetic owner, took me on a whirlwind tour of the space and bubbled over with enthusiasm as she gushed about her new Design District digs. It was so exciting to find someone who shared my passion for good design, and the fun new energy of the Dallas Design District!

Again & Again is just one of the many stops to make this Saturday. Martinie and Altom Architectural Imports, DDD Auction, Inc., and Antiques Moderne are also on my list. There’s lots to love so come on out Saturday to take advantage of all the good deals!


Design District Diversion and Pop-Up Show is today!

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

Join Jim Lake Companies and Trinity Loft on Oct. 20 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. for their second Design District Diversion, but their first ever pop-up art show. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature five local Dallas artists, music, food, wine, beer and great company!

Get a sneak peek at each participating artists’ work:

Courtney Miles

David Harman

Jennifer Leigh Jones

Chris Lattanzio

Nathan Madrid  (and 3 of his students)

Tierney Kaufman from the Trinity Trust will be attending to keep you updated about the changing Design District and Trinity River Corridor.

Stop by after work for some free drinks and great artwork!


III Thursdays at the International

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

This month’s III Thursday will transport you to old-world Germany, with the International’s take on Oktoberfest. Join the showroom owners for beer tasting and Kuby’s Sausage House authentic German food.

The event will be at the Bright Group showroom at 150 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 206, from 11:30 to 1:30. Please RSVP to or call (214)760-7619

Now Hiring: Three New Job Openings in the Dallas Design District

Posted by    |    October 18th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Hiring is on the upswing again and I’ve got three new job openings to share in the Dallas Design District! Check out the listings below for information on the positions as well as details on how to apply. Good luck!

Assistant Designer, M. Barnes & Co. Interior Design

M. Barnes & Co. Interior Design, a high-end Dallas design firm is seeking an entry level designer for a part time residential intern position. This position requires a self-motivated candidate to work in a fast-paced and highly collaborative job with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The applicant should have a proactive approach to all assigned tasks with excellent follow-up skills, and ability to work independently and ability to build strong relationships with vendors. Job activities include:

  • Entry level knowledge of the design center with a willingness to learn vendors quickly
  • CAD drawings
  • Source fabrics, trims, furniture, lighting, fixtures, and accessories
  • Build project specifications for construction
  • Maintain office resource library and coordinate showroom returns for clients
  • Budget creation
  • Purchasing and Purchasing coordination

Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat. Applicant will be required to learn interior design specific technology, including Studio Designer. Training to be provided. Applicant must also be working on an interior design degree or a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design.

Submit resumes to (more…)

Sip & Stroll Tonight at Slocum Street Style 2011

Posted by    |    October 14th, 2011 at 5:50 am

This fall the Dallas Design District has amazed you with its art, dazzled you with its design and blown you away with its burgers. Tonight let the showrooms of Slocum Street astonish you with their impressive array of antiques!

Slocum Street Style, the street’s annual festival, will be hosted tonight, October 13, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Shops and showrooms up and down the street will keep their doors open late and welcome guests to browse their designer wares while enjoying music, light bites, sweets and cocktails.

If last year’s soiree was any indication, this year is sure to be a blast! My plan is to start at the Hi Line/Slocum intersection and work my way up the street. Scott+Cooner is hosting a trunk show for Robin Grey rugs. Janus et Cie and McGannon are also can’t-miss stops. A quick jot to see what’s new at Kitchen Source, then a sweep through Whimsey Shoppe is next. B. Gover, Brendan Bass, Banks Fine Art and Leslie Taylor Antiques are also on the agenda for the evening. But truth be told, who knows where the evening will take us!

The weather promises to be perfect, so I look forward to seeing you out in the Design District this evening!

Slocum Street Style 2011

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

Cocktails + food trucks + shopping = Slocum Street Style 2011, brought to you by Design Guide, Delivery Limited and Dwell with Dignity. The event, as its name suggests, will take place on Slocum Street in the Design District on Oct. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Food will be available for purchase from Ssahm BBQ,  City Street Grille and  The Tamale Company.

Here is the full list of showrooms and shops that will open their doors this Thursday evening: (more…)