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Courtesy of Ken Downing

Lucia, Zodiac, and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden: Ken Downing’s Dallas

It’s the week of the Dallas Art Fair and Whitewaller Dallas has arrived to reveal all you need to know about the exhibitions, events, and special projects taking place. All week-long we’ll bring you “Insider Tips” from those in-the-know on what to see, do, eat, and drink. Next up, Fashion Director and Senior VP of Neiman Marcus, Ken Downing.

Bishop Arts is the place to see and be seen, located in the re-loved Dallas Oak Cliff neighborhood. Boulevardier and Lucia are my favorite spots when my crazy schedule finds me in Dallas.”

“No visit to Dallas is complete without a trip to the legendary Neiman Marcus Flagship Downtown— the newly renovated shoe salon is sensational! Enjoy lunch in the Zodiac, get up close and personal with the most superlative, edited selection of fine fashion in the couture salon on the second floor. Enjoy a morning stroll through the historic Fair Park, the site of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition. Fair Park boasts the largest collection of Art Deco architecture, art, and sculpture in the world. A true Texas gem in the heart of Dallas.”

Ray and Patsy Nasher left the city of Dallas a great gift. Not only ahead of its time, NorthPark Center revolutionized the Dallas shopping experience, and Nasher also left his stunning sculpture collection for the city to enjoy within the walls of the Nasher Sculpture Center. The intimate garden and Renzo Piano gallery are must-sees! Dallas’ sister city, Fort Worth, boasts the brilliant Tadao Ando-designed Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The Tadao Ando concrete structure is as stunning as the collection housed within. This is a not-to-miss museum!”

“I am a self-proclaimed art addict and an incurable collector of contemporary works, but I am also an enormous fan of the work of Mother Nature. Enjoy an afternoon at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, and see some of Mother Nature’s true treasures.”





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