Posts by Sarah Bennett

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    • Sarah Bennett
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    • After graduating from SMU with a creative writing degree, Sarah interned with D Magazine and joined the People Newspapers team in January 2013. She enjoys annoying coworkers with her ceaseless Mustang pride. After a freelancing hiatus, she returned in May 2014.
  • FORM Debuts Salon This Month

    Remember that time I told you about FORM Hair Education and the classes they teach about styling hair? Well, instructor Whitney Haynes is opening shop in Preston Center on Dec. 30.

    FORM Hair Education is merging with BalayageDallas.com to open the space. Haynes and LeighAnne Shelton will debut the salon eight colorists, eight stylists, and a makeup artist.

    “I have worked with these hairdressers my whole career and am so happy we can all be in the same salon together,” Haynes said.

    Find out more here.

    By Sarah Bennett Dec. 19, 2014 | 3:15 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Top Chefs Cater to New Options

    Dee Lincoln's Bubble Bar and Kent Rathbun's The Kitchen at 6130 are both already operating as catering facilities. (Photos: Chris McGathey)

    Dee Lincoln’s Bubble Bar and Kent Rathbun’s The Kitchen at 6130 are both already operating as catering facilities. (Photos: Chris McGathey)

    Chefs across town are carving out new opportunities for themselves by taking their well-known restaurants and turning them into private catering venues.

    Take Kent Rathbun and Dee Lincoln, for example: Rathbun has taken his 5-year-old Preston Center restaurant Blue Plate Kitchen and turned it into The Kitchen at 6130.

    “When we elected to close Blue Plate, it was still in good shape in terms of a restaurant,” Rathbun said. He explained that the Preston Center location was packed for breakfast and lunch, but didn’t attract nighttime traffic. So how does he make that space work for a catering venue? Read More…

    By Sarah Bennett Dec. 18, 2014 | 10:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Celebrity Bakery Gets ‘Re-Frosted’

    Celebrity Bakery gets some sprucing up. (Photo: Peter A. Calvin)

    Celebrity Bakery gets some sprucing up. (Photo: Peter A. Calvin)

    What does that mean, you ask? We talked to new CEO Brian Livingston, who took over in October, to find out more:

    “It was very clear that the brand was still loved by the community, and people were upset by the shape it was allowed to get into,” he said. Read More…

    By Sarah Bennett Dec. 17, 2014 | 1:43 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Dallas Marathon Track Dips Into HP

    Heads up: the 2014 Dallas Marathon is Sunday, Dec. 14, and the track planned dips down into Highland Park by way of Beverly Drive, Drexel Drive, Armstrong Avenue, and Turtle Creek Boulevard all the way to Lemmon Avenue. The race begins around 8 a.m., so plan your morning accordingly:

    MetroPCSDallasMarathon 2014 Course Map

    By Sarah Bennett Dec. 10, 2014 | 5:04 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • University Park Gets Hip, Adds Social Media

    University Park is trying to appeal to all you whipper snappers out there by getting a Twitter account and an Instagram account. Both can be found at the handle @CityofUPTX. Here’s the city’s first tweet:

    By Sarah Bennett Dec. 10, 2014 | 2:49 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • HP: Buy Mistletoe From Kids, Help Food Bank

    Nine-year-olds Stella Wrubel and Quinn Graves want to help give back to those in need. That’s why they started selling mistletoe to raise money first for the American Red Cross in 2013, and then for the North Texas Food Bank this year. They hope to raise enough money to feed 30,000 people. You can buy bunches from their mistletoe stands here this season:

    • Five and Ten, 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 14
    • Five and Ten and Avant Garden, 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 20
    • The Wrubel family home, 3419 Dartmouth Ave., 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 21

    Bonus: you can download this image from their website, get a pic of someone kissing you “under the mistletoe,” post it to social media with #kissandtella, and tag friends so more people can help Quinn and Stella reach their goal.

    By Sarah Bennett Dec. 9, 2014 | 2:48 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Carlson: Date Set in April For DMA’s Art Ball

    Nancy Carlson

    Nancy Carlson

    Art Ball chairman and Park Cities resident Nancy Carlson, along with the Dallas Museum of Art’s Eugene McDermott director Max Anderson, announced April 11 as the official date for the 2015 Art Ball. It will be the event’s 50th anniversary.

    This year’s theme is “self portrait.” Past chairs will make up the host committee.

    Proceeds will go toward the DMA’s ongoing collections and exhibitions, as well as educational and public programming.

    “The story of Art Ball is really the story of the museum, as it has grown to national prominence over the last 50 years,” Carlson said. “I wanted this year’s theme to be related to art and reflection, looking back at the past 50 years and forward to a very bright future.”

    By Sarah Bennett Dec. 9, 2014 | 2:29 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Lyle Honored With Methodist’s Folsom Award

    Lyle receives his award. (Courtesy photo)

    Lyle receives his award. (Courtesy photo)

    Bobby Lyle officially received the 2014 Methodist Health System Folsom Leadership Award on Nov. 19. The event raised $1.5 million for medical education at the Methodist Health System, as well.

    Many guests were there to surprise Lyle, such as Lt. Colonel William Mockabee of The Salvation Army and Dr. William Lawrence, dean of SMU’s Perkins School of Theology.

    “Tonight is all about Bobby Lyle and his favorite things. His favorite food, his favorite people, his favorite work, his favorite business ventures, his favorite work, his favorite business ventures—well, you get the idea,” Mockabee said. “This guy is non- stop energy and work, especially in service to help others.”

    By Sarah Bennett Dec. 8, 2014 | 1:45 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Hall Celebrates 75 Years of History

    Arlington Hall's recognizable exterior is a two-thirds replica of Robert E. Lee's Virginia home. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    Arlington Hall’s recognizable exterior is a two-thirds replica of Robert E. Lee’s Virginia home. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    For about as long as Parkies have called Turtle Creek “the creek with all the turtles,” a stately mansion has stood at Turtle Creek Boulevard and Lemmon Avenue — well, sort of.

    Arlington Hall at Lee Park, which recently celebrated its 75th anniversary, began as a field house that served many purposes, such as a USO canteen and a Red Cross blood station.

    Today, preserving that recognizable estate is the much-loved task of two Park Cities residents, Gay Waltrip Donnell and Steve Sutcliffe. Read More…

    By Sarah Bennett Dec. 4, 2014 | 2:00 pm | 4 Comments | Comments RSS
  • All Aboard: Trains at NorthPark Officially Open

    "Kid Conductor" Ruth Daniel cuts the ribbon to open The Trains at NorthPark. (Courtesy photo)

    “Kid Conductor” Ruth Daniel cuts the ribbon to open The Trains at NorthPark. (Courtesy photo)

    The Trains at NorthPark officially opened in traditional style, with a “kid conductor” from beneficiary Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. Six-year-old Ruth Daniel got to do the honors on Nov. 22. She is a craniofacial patient of Dr. Jeffrey Fearon, honorary co-chair of the event.

    “My patients uniformly have nothing but wonderful things to say about the House,” he said.

    Daniel was adopted by a family in Tyler and lives with her parents and six siblings. She stayed at the Ronald McDonald House during her surgery in Dallas. Read More…

    By Sarah Bennett Dec. 3, 2014 | 11:21 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
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