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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, model Chandra North-Blaylock.
“One of my favorite spots is downstairs at The Joule hotel in the Midnight Rambler. It is a sexy, cool bar with DJs who spin vinyl records, and the cocktails are to die for. Also, the historic Texas Theater—the site where JFK‘s suspected assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was apprehended. It boasts a fantastic schedule, where you might catch a film or a George Quartz-hosted sensory experience.”
“Fair Park is a cultural and architectural gem not to be missed. Take a stroll through beautiful buildings with deco-period frescos designed by George Dahl in 1936, appreciate Texas history in the Hall of State, and paddle in a Swan boat. I think it is easy to see why Karl Lagerfeld chose it as the venue for his 2013 Arts and Metièrs presentation. Take a drive down Swiss Avenue where you can behold over 200 homes on the Historic National Register that have been carefully preserved and restored.”
“James Cope‘s AND NOW gallery. Housed in a bungalow in the Cedars, it hosts non-local contemporary artists. Nearby is Lee Harvey‘s, a great dive bar with fantastic burgers, fire pits, and live music. Also, hit artist Sam McCurdy‘s That That Gallery. Hopefully, you’ll catch it hosting an afterparty—you’ll leave enlightened.”
“Not to be missed is a trip to Dolly Python. It is my favorite store in the world, and is impossible to describe. Give yourself enough time, and trust me, you won’t be sorry. For my fellow vinyl friends, check out Josey Records. You can spend hours sifting through their limitless collection and listen to it on their turntables. When you are ready for some rest and rejuvenation after all of this, book yourself a treatment or two at the spa at The Joule. I have been fortunate to have visited some sweet spas over the years, but this place and its staff rivals them all—really.”