All posts by Hannah Roberts

New Year’s Eve

Still looking for a grand way to ring in 2015?  The Dallas Design District is the perfect place to celebrate.

1. 98.7 KLUV’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Party at the Hilton Anatole

Attendees will dance the night away to the “Greatest Hits of the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s” in the hotel’s Chantilly Ballroom. The event will be hosted by one of the station’s on-air personalities, and a ticket grants you access to the open bar, heavy hors d’oeurves, party favors, dancing, a champagne toast, and a midnight balloon drop.  Ticket options include the party only or a stay over at the hotel.  Tickets can be purchased here.


2.  LAB ART Party

This exclusive New Years Eve party is for the opening of internationally acclaimed artist Mister E.  Located at 315 Cole Street, the event will feature  drink service from Nue Vodka, Henderson Whiskey, and Real Ale Brewing Company.  Hors d’oeuvres compliments of Urban Taco and Patron Magazine.  Tickets for the event can be purchased here.


3. Oak

Tonight at Oak will feature live entertainment from Jazz singer Jennifer Perryman and a luxurious multi-course meal.  If you are looking for a calming yet elegant entrance into the new year, this is the perfect spot.  Book your reservation here.


Despite the weather forecast, we encourage you to come out and celebrate with us here in the Design District.  As always, party responsibility and safely.  If you need a ride, Uber, Lyft, and Yellow Cab can take you home safely.


Design District Market – November

We spent Small Business Saturday at the Design District Market, shopping from Texas vendors, drinking craft beer, grabbing food from the various food trucks, all while listening to some local bands.  With the sun shining on a beautiful November day, it was the perfect way to work off our Thanksgiving meals and dive into our holiday cheer.  Thousands of people spent the day with us at Community Brewery, and many left with the first round of Christmas presents purchased.


Our next Design District Market will take place Saturday, February 7, 2015.  Make sure to mark it in your calendars and stay tuned for more teasers of what will be featured.  If you are interested in being a vendor at the event or have questions about sponsorship, email


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*Texas/DDM Book Cut Outs made by Letter Lounge!


Jingle Bell Run




Don’t forget to register for the Jingle Bell Run, taking place this Sunday, December 21st, in the Design District.

The run benefits the Trinity Strand Trail and Mavs Foundation, and participation grants access to the SPARKLE event at the Hilton Anatole.  The SPARKLE event is a family friend Christmas party with lots of fun and food!

See you there!


Design District Market



This Saturday the quarterly held Design District Market will take place at the Community Brewing Co. from 12pm – 5pm.  It will feature lots of vendors, local bands, and beer!  Seeing as this event is on Small Business Saturday, this is a great way to buy small, support the community, and shop for unique Christmas gifts.

Catamara Brave Young Lion will be playing.

The event is free, and open to the public.


See you all there!

Gallery Openings

This upcoming weekend brings us (hopefully) warmer temperatures, and tons of exhibition openings.  The Dallas Design District is well stocked with galleries, featuring all mediums of artwork, so you’re sure to find something that catches your eye.   Come out this Saturday, November 22nd to one of the many many openings taking place.

1. Circuit 12 Contemporary | Sundowner | November 22 | 6 – 8pm

2. Conduit Gallery | Refuge/Roadside/Journey/Memorial Polaroids | November 22 | 6 – 8pm

3. Craighead Green | featuring four different artists | November 22 | 5 – 8 pm

4. GalleriUrbane | “Bring into the Fold” | November 22 | 6 – 830pm

5. Laura Rathe Fine Art | Odyessey Stories | November 22 | 5 – 8pm

6. Mary Tomas Gallery | Family (Part I) | November 22 | 5 – 8pm

7. Cris Worley | Parallel Spaces | November 22 | 6 – 8pm

Hope to see you there!



Trinity Parkway

dallas-traffic-1Traffic has always been an issue in this city.  Congestion at all hours, and construction in all seasons, no one has driven in this city unaffected.  The Trinity Parkway has been a topic of discussion for almost 20 years, and in that time we’ve seen a lot of viewpoints; from determined supporters to fierce opposers. It’s hard to navigate everyone’s “feelings” on the subject among the science, the studies, and the realities behind this proposal.

On the study side of things, we found this article, which challenges our idea that more roads = less traffic.  The article highlights the widening of the (in)famous I-405 in Los Angeles.  The traffic there is something of legend, and the thought was that by widening the roads the problem would, almost immediately, be resolved. Instead, traffic there has actually been moving slightly slower than before. The idea of a new, fast moving freeway increased the amount of people using the road, and decreased the amount of people taking alternate routes. Studies like this push us to think critically about these complex problems, rather than relying on what seems like common sense.

Thinking more on the human side of things, this article, by a supporter-turned-opposer, recognizes the benefits of keeping the Trinity River the natural beauty that it is, and to let it maintain it’s position in building Dallas into the growing, cultural city that it is becoming.  Our role in building up projects along the Trinity River Corridor is recognized when he notes, “the talented Dallas real estate development community is serving customers who want to live, work and play nearby”.

This debate will continue as citizens, whether they are aware of it or not, show their opposition to the Trinity Parkway by creating a bigger demand for infrastructure and activity along the Trinity River Corridor.

Let us know your take!


Geometric Gala

geogala2014-e1413916485820On Saturday, November 8th we had the pleasure of attending the Geometric Gala, an annual event put on by the MADI Museum of Art.

We sponsored the event, which took place at the International on Turtle Creek.

The MADI Movement was founded by Carmelo Arden Quinn in August of 1945 with his MADI Manifesto.  In his work, he began experimenting with curved wood, alternating convex and concave forms [“form galbee”], and irregular shapes.

The MADI Museum was formed by Dorothy and Bill Masterson almost 12 years ago, lifelong supporters of the arts.  They have travelled the world collecting MADI art pieces, even staying with founder Carmelo Arden Quinn.  When Bill Masterson’s firm moved to Dallas, the first floor was turned into the museum, styled after the movement.

During the event there was a performance by Elisa Jimenez, the Gala’s Honorary Chair,  and whom has been a contestant on Project Runway.  Her ‘Three Graces’ walked the event in dresses created by the artist, representing Creativity, Charm, and Beauty.

A silent auction took place throughout the night, with bid sheets among the numerous art works on the walls.  Available for bids came from artists such as Charles Harper, Morton Rachofsky, Alan Engisch, and many more.

We look forward to seeing more from the MADI Museum, and attending next year’s gala!

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Election Day




As the mural along the Trinity Strand Trail reads, “ask not what your city can do for you, but what you can do for your city”.  Inspired by the wise words of John F. Kennedy, we want to remind you to hit the polls today!


Most polls are open from 7am-7pm, today November 4, 2014.

Don’t know where your pulling location is?  Click here to find out.





Real Estate Bisnow

Today’s edition of the Real Estate Bisnow – Dallas featured Matt Miller, Jim Lake Realtors Broker, standing with owner/brewer of the Noble Rey Brewing Co., Chris Rigoulot for whom he helped find a location for their growing company!

The Noble Rey Brewing Company is located at 2636 Farrington, and faces the Trinity Strand Trail.  While they aren’t open for business quite yet, you can bet that when they do there sure to be packed full.  With their beers drawing inspiration everywhere from the Rhine River to the Mexican celebration, Dia De Los Muertos, there is sure to be something everyone can enjoy.

We can’t wait to take a pit stop here as we’re walking the Trinity Strand Trail when they open!