Scotland Yard will be the site of a baseball playoff series between Plano and Rockwall this weekend. Game 1 is scheduled for 7:30 this evening, and Game 2 will be start at 1 o’clock Saturday. If a third game is necessary, it will immediately follow Game 2. The winner of the series will move on to the Class 5A Region II semifinals.
June is right around the corner, which means bridal season is officially upon us.
Flip through our summer edition of Society Weddings to learn about the companies springing up to help grooms make pitch perfect proposals, and how Preston Hollow resident Vatana Watters turned her garage bridal gown business into a global brand.
Planning a wedding? Check out our Wedding Resources directory.
When mother-daughter duo Laura Robbins and Jennifer Correa were given the option of expanding their boutique The Impeccable Pig, it was an offer they couldn’t refuse. Located in Snider Plaza, this is their flagship location and the headquarters are located on site. The Impeccable Pig has now taken over the space Spicy II once occupied – making this their largest of ten stores spread across the South.
Funnily enough, The Impeccable Pig didn’t start out as a clothing boutique, but as a home goods store run by mother Laura. It wasn’t until Jennifer added a rack of clothing into the mix that they realized selling stylish clothing to Park Cities mommas and their brood was their true retail calling. While The Impeccable Pig typically only features their private label clothing line, this summer they’ll be featuring beachwear brand O’neill.
Have you stopped by The Impeccable Pig to check out their renovation?
Highland Park Village has added a concierge to its staff, and the shopping center’s management stole her from my staff. In this newly created position, Caitlin Adams will be in charge of coordinating events, assisting clients, writing for the Village’s blog and magazine, and working as a liaison between management, tenants, and customers.
Apparently, the top brass over there became enamored with Caitlin when she was interviewing some of them for a story. Well, that’s the last time I send a friendly face to that dump. In fact, we’re about to launch a series of investigative articles exposing the dark, seedy underbelly of Highland Park Village.
Kidding, kidding. We still love you, HPV, despite your awkward acronym. We love all of your tenants. And, most of all, we love your advertising revenue. Besides, thanks to his new position with the Republican National Committee, I’m pretty sure Ray Washburne could have me killed any time he wants.
As they say, every time a door closes, a window opens. Caitlin’s departure has allowed me to add another Highland Park High School graduate to our staff. The lovely and talented Margaux Anbouba joined the team this week, upping our Scots total to three. (The others are Elizabeth Ygartua and Dorothy Wood.) It’s nothing like the old days, when I believe 10 of the original 12 employees of Park Cities People were Highland Park alums, but I’ll take it.
Be they four legged, finned, feathery, or scaly, pets are part of the family. Pose with your pet or send us your favorite snapshot by May 24 for the chance to be featured in our Pet People section, which premieres on May 31. This section will cover news and information for all pet lovers, including community pet-friendly establishments, local animal organizations and services, and your cutest pet pics. Email your pet family portraits to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The blast of a starter’s pistol sounds nothing like the chimes of wedding bells. But for one young couple, those noises are forever linked.
Brianne Frost and William Webb got married on April 27, nearly 13 years after they met at the 2000 edition of the Park Cities YMCA Track and Field Meet. Well, they didn’t exactly meet at the meet. But that’s where William first noticed Brianne.
They were both fifth-graders at McCulloch Intermediate School. She had just finished competing in the long jump for her old school, University Park Elementary. He was waiting to run a relay for his alma mater, Hyer. William tried to work up the nerve to say something to Brianne, but he was a little intimidated by the presence of her father, Scott.
“I walked in circles around them for a little bit, trying to catch her eye,” William said.
After finding out her name, William looked up Brianne’s phone number in the McCulloch directory. He dialed that number 20 times before he found the courage to hit the “call” button.
“Her dad answered, and I was a little bit terrified,” William said, “but I asked to speak to Brianne, and basically asked her out.”
Brianne agreed to go see a movie with him, because it turned out that her dad, whom William initially perceived as a hurdle, was actually a fan. Scott recognized William’s name from the track meet.
“He’s the fastest guy in fifth grade,” Brianne remembers her father telling her. “You have to go out with him.”
Aside from a couple of short-term break-ups, she’s been going out with him ever since. They stayed together through their years at McCulloch, Highland Park Middle School, and Highland Park High School, where they were both on the track team. They remained a couple as she played soccer at Oklahoma and he played football at Virginia and SMU.
On Nov. 24, 2011, William popped the question in the Goar Park gazebo. After their wedding at Highland Park United Methodist Church and honeymoon on a Mediterranean cruise, the couple lives in Houston, where she’s a landman and he’s an equity analyst.
So if any of the young athletes who participated in this year’s Park Cities YMCA meet noticed someone special on Saturday, take a page out of William’s book; call him or her up. That teammate may end up being your soulmate.
For a complete list of results from this year’s Park Cities YMCA Track and Field Meet, pick up the May 17 edition of Park Cities People.
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk won’t come to Dallas until early November, but event organizers suggest participants begin training for the 60-mile trek well in advance — as in, now.
At 7 a.m. Saturday, New Balance on Northwest Parkway will host an hour-long training walk followed by a “Get Trained Workshop” to discuss proper shoes, clothes, and preparation for the big event (with product pitches worked into the mix, one figures). A seasoned 3-Day walker will also take questions from the crowd.
While there are a lot of smart cookies at Highland Park High School, four have been recognized nationally for their excellence. Ann He, Arya McCarthy, Ellie Reynolds, and Jaclyn Zhou were chosen out of a pool of 15,000 finalists based on their accomplishments, skills, and academic success. Besides bragging rights, each also received a $2,500 scholarship. Great job, everybody!
Parish Episcopal senior Claire Criss is shadowing me this week for her senior project, and wrote this post about actress Nikki Reed’s new jewelry line.
Walk through NorthPark’s 7 For All Mankind, and it is abundantly clear why Nikki Reed’s jewelry was chosen for the store. Best known for her part as Rosalie in the Twilight saga, Reed has now added jewelry-designer to her chain of talents. Launching this week in Dallas, Mattlin Era — Reed’s label — is a great addition for all jewelry lovers. With a unique look and a price point of less than $100, the collection is sure to be a hit.
Reed agreed to lend her name to the five-piece line just a few months ago, and the day her manager called about the opportunity, she put twelve sketches together in a matter of hours. The Starry Knight necklace and matching earrings are inspired by 7 For All Mankind’s Photo Real jeans, which are embellished with Swarovski crystals. The pieces really compliment the jeans, making the collection even more appropriate for the store.
Reed credits her grandmother, Laurie, as her biggest inspiration, and even used her maiden name to title the collection. The Hollywood-muralist’s aquatic works influenced many of Reed’s pieces. “She’s a very strong, very beautiful, glamorous … very spirited woman,” Reed says.
Reed also looks to her husband, former American Idol contestant Paul McDonald, for inspiration. Jewelry-making has always been a part of their relationship, stemming from the wedding rings the couple designed themselves through Tacori. While spending time with her new husband, Reed took a cue from his wardrobe, making denim shirts her signature look.
“I designed…[the Starry Knight] necklace in particular because I have been wearing denim,” she says, fingering the series of spikes around her neck. “It makes you feel a little bit masculine, and I couldn’t find a necklace to go under a denim shirt, so I kind of selfishly designed this piece.” McDonald occasionally wears Reed’s jewelry too, proving the collection to truly be unisex.
Whether it’s the long Humility necklace with a gold honeycomb pendant and matching earrings, the dark silver daggers of the Starry Knight combination, or the tri-metal Story Telling bangle set, Nikki Reed’s Mattlin Era jewelry will stand out in a crowd and complete any look.
— Claire Criss
The top 8-to-10 performances will be chosen to speak at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff on June 20. Judges will determine who moves on to present at TEDxSMU on Oct. 19. Finalists for the Kessler Theater round will be announced June 6.
If you just want to check out the talent and not compete yourself, you can come to the Kessler to watch the performances at 6 p.m. on June 20. Auditions start at 7 p.m., and tickets are $12 here.
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