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Blind Designer Sergey Ermakov Dazzles Dallas with Fashion Runway Show at Fairmont Hotel

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The Fashionistas founder Heidi Dillon, who has a beautiful Frank Welch designed home on Turtle Creek Drive, joined forces with the American Foundation for the Blind’s Center on Vision Loss 2010 “Designing with a Vision” to host a fashion runway show benefit at The Fairmont Dallas hotel.  Exuberant dresses and costumes reflected the shapes and styles of blind Ukrainian designer Sergey Ermakov and his affection for Texas with a Texas wedding dress that was auctioned.  Fashion events always draw homeowners from all neighborhoods across the city from Bent Tree to Highland Park.

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At the Beginning of Spring, Home Buyers Start Looking at Highland Park Homes for Sale

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Doesn’t it also seem to you that Dallas and Highland Park homeowners are the most attractive in the county?  They are smart, well educated, successful, and always have a good time when they are looking for a home in Highland Park in the spring.

 

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Café San Miguel Adds to Revitalization of Henderson Avenue

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Louie’s has always anchored this forgotten stretch of Old East Dallas.  Now a series of shops with a modern theme and outdoor cafés and restaurants, including Café San Miguel, are clustered to add a very chic destination for those in Dallas.  Whether someone lives in East Dallas, Preston Hollow, Bluffview, or Turtle Creek, Henderson Avenue is obscure but convenient to SMU, Park Cities and downtown.

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Fashionistas Founder Heidi Dillon at Her Standing Saturday Night Family Dinner at Abacus

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Abacus and Chef Kent Rathbun serve the Dallas culinary elite, prominent estate homeowners, visiting dignitaries, and art collectors.  Leave it to the chic Heidi Dillon, founder of The Fashionistas, to visit Abacus on McKinney Avenue as her family restaurant.

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Screenwriter, Producer, and Director John Lee Hancock Dazzles Audience at DALLAS Film Festival

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John Lee Hancock gave an incredibly honest, insightful, and entertaining interview with WFAA News 8’s Film Critic Gary Cogill discussing his journey from law school in Waco to working with Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood and going on to write and direct the Academy Award® nominee The Blind Side.  In the audience were high school and college friends of John Lee Hancock, Hector, part-time actor and owner of Hector’s on Henderson, and many movie lovers from Dallas, Park Cities and Preston Hollow neighborhoods.

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DALLAS Film Festival Features Winter’s Bone and Magnolia Theatre

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DALLAS International Film Festival Artistic Director James Faust interviewed actor John Hawkes who brilliantly played Teardrop in the movie Winter’s Bone which the Dallas International Film Festival audience loved viewing.  The Magnolia Theatre in West Village parallels the vibrancy of the film festival.  The development of West Village created much spunk and action to the Turtle Creek neighborhoods.  The restaurants, shops, and outdoor cafés draw young professionals from downtown, homeowners from Highland Park, and artists from East Dallas.

 

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Sweet Science Is a Movie That Celebrates the Success of Oak Cliff Boxing Club

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Dallas resident Chris Howell directed the movie Sweet Science which is supported by many prominent people in Dallas.  The film follows the seven year journey of young kids to national and international prominence in the world of boxing.  The film was about Oak Cliff, but the audience was from Munger Place, Highland Park, Preston Hollow, Bluffview, and Oak Cliff.  The athletes, coaches, and director answered questions from the Dallas community interested in the arts.

 

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DALLAS Film Festival Features Thunder Soul at the Angelika Theater at Mockingbird Station

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The DALLAS International Film Festival at the Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station located in East Dallas featured the documentary film Thunder Soul about Houston’s legendary Kashmere High School Stage Band.  Movie patrons from across Dallas, including residents from the Park Cities, Turtle Creek Corridor, and Kessler Park, enjoyed viewing the film and hearing Mark Landsman, the director of the film, discuss this incredible story of how low income kids formed the first black high school show band that went on to win the national championship and tour Europe.

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DALLAS Film Festival Red Carpet Celebration of Dallas and LA Film Stars, Directors, and Celebrities

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Meeting the actors, directors, producers, critics and Dallas homeowners who love film is one of the great joys of the DALLAS International Film Festival.  The red carpet allows photographs, the lobby and auditoriums allow conversation, and the after parties are, well, after parties.  The Dallas and Los Angeles art communities are well represented at these events.

 

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Opening Night of the DALLAS Film Festival at the Angelika Theater Features the Movie Bill Cunningham New York and an Opening Gala Afterwards

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One of the movies featured on the opening night of the DALLAS International Film Festival at the Angelika Film Center near Highland Park was the movie Bill Cunningham New York.  Michael Cain, Chairman of the DALLAS Film Society, interviewed the movie director, Richard Press, and the producer, Philip Gefter, before the showing of the movie about Bill Cunningham, a writer for the Style section of The New York Times.  Mr. Cunningham’s columns focus on the street fashion of everyday New Yorkers and the fashion of New York socialites.  Liener Temerlin, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the DALLAS Film Society, was in attendance for the viewing.  After the film, audience members spoke with Mr. Cain, as well as Mr. Press and Mr. Gefter and attended the opening Gala with events throughout Mockingbird Station.

 

 

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