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Whitewaller Dallas 2018 Insiders: Capera Ryan, Frank Elbaz, and Gillian Friedman

By Whitewaller

April 6, 2018

In addition to giving you Whitewaller‘s favorite spots to eat, drink, and relax at, we’ve got a group of Insiders to share theirs, too. Below, we’re sharing tips from: Capera Ryan, deputy chairman at Christie’s, Americas; Frank Elbaz, curator of The Joule; and Gillian Friedman, director of SOLUNA Projects.

CAPERA RYAN

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Courtesy of Capera Ryan.

WHERE TO EAT AND SIP
Nonna and Carbone’s are two of my favorite restaurants, and I am so excited that another one of Julian Barsotti’s restaurants will be opening up next door to my office in Highland Park Village. For cocktails, it’s always nice to sit on the patio at The Mansion.

WHERE TO SEE ART
Dallas and Fort Worth are so fortunate to have some of the best institutions in the country, from the Nasher and Dallas Museum of Art to the Kimbell, Modern, and Amon Carter. I love the Nasher Sculpture Center. I grew up across the street from Ray Nasher, and my bedroom window looked over the sculptures in his garden. It’s like seeing old friends from my childhood every time I go to the Nasher.

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Courtesy of Galerie Frank Elbaz.

WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
A great walk is on the Katy Trail that will take you from uptown to the W Hotel and next door is my close friend’s boutique, VOD. The Design District has fun new restaurants and is ever changing with the new Virgin Hotel. Dallas, known, for its shopping is synonymous with Neiman Marcus, which is always my go to. Or Stanley Korshak but, of course, my favorite place to shop is Christie’s!

FRANK ELBAZ

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Photo by Ruth Fischel Zajdel.

WHERE TO EAT AND SIP
The classic Japanese restaurant Tei-An should be on your don’t-miss list during your time in Dallas. You could also try Ten Ramen, the same outfit’s cool, low-key, standing-only ramen joint. If it’s Mediterranean food you’re craving, The Adolphus Hotel’s City Hall bistro is the perfect spot. For a last drink, head to The Mansion Bar, with its lovely terrace for summer evening dawdling.

WHERE TO SEE ART
Dallas is home to gems such as the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Museum of Art, and The Power Station and The Warehouse also house great shows. When strolling around the Design District, make sure to stop by Dallas Contemporary and take in The Karpidas Collection. For local art, visit the long-established Barry Whistler Gallery and AND NOW for a fresh young viewpoint. For an out-and-about cultural experience, North Park Center features museum-quality sculptures in the alleys.

WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
Deep Ellum offers a change of perspective, with live music venues and delicious Texan eateries. Finally, for the ultimate in relaxation, try The Spa at The Joule Hotel.

GILLIAN FRIEDMAN

WHERE TO EAT AND SIP
My favorite date-night restaurant is Junction Craft + Kitchen in Deep Ellum. It features a constantly changing menu, a perfectly curated cocktail list, and an intimate dining room. If I’m feeling decadent, I will head to The Porch for their famous Gooey Butter Cake or to Velvet Taco for the number 12 and curry queso.

WHERE TO SEE ART
The Power Station has quickly become my favorite place to see works that I wouldn’t be able to see anywhere else. Alden and Greg are pushing the limits and bringing incredible new works to Dallas. In addition to our incredible SOLUNA partners (the Nasher Sculpture Center, DMA, and the Crow Collection of Asian Art), I also love to check out Umbrella Gallery and Kettle Art Gallery, both in Deep Ellum.

WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
When I’m not seeing a performance at any one of the venues in the Arts District, I like to get out of the Inner Loop and go hiking at Cedar Ridge Preserve or walk around the Bishop Arts District. To relax with friends, my new favorite spot is the newly remodeled lobby of The Adolphus Hotel, with amazing couches and design details and a fantastic happy hour at City Hall bistro.

Capera RyanDallas Museum of ArtFrank ElbazGillian FriedmanNasher Sculpture CenterWhitewaller Dallas

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