LuxeTrends: A Splash of Luxury

With the dog days of summer in full swing, there’s only one sure way to beat the heat: get out on the water. Whether you’re sailing, riding the waves or fishing, having a good time on the water is the ideal indulgence at this time of year, and of course, offers ample opportunity to flaunt your best nautically inspired fashion. Below are a some favorite toys and garb from our friends at Luxury Portfolio International, Ebby’s partner in marketing luxury properties. They’re sure to keep you cool as the heat cranks up in North Texas.


LuxeTrends: A Splash of Luxury


From jet skis to windsurfing, the water has always been a place for toys, and the Quadrofoil is the latest and greatest. On top of providing endless fun, this environmentally friendly watercraft is completely electric. The foil system essentially lifts the hull out of the water for minimum resistance, and unsurpassed safety is ensured by its anti-collision system and unsinkable design.


LuxeTrends: A Splash of Luxury

Sea Bags Tote

As any sailor knows, picking up your anchor means it’s time for adventure, and that’s exactly what you’re prepared for with the Navy Anchor Tote from Sea Bags. Combining the best of style and durability, this longtime icon made from recycled sails will make a bold statement on the docks or at the beach. Detailed with hand-spliced rope handles, it’s an authentic, must-have for every sailor this season.



LuxeTrends: A Splash of Luxury

Bottega Veneta Boat Shoes

Lending a touch of high fashion to a timeless look, the Bottega Veneta Boat Shoe is the perfect footwear for wherever your sea legs take you. Exquisitely crafted and utterly versatile, whether you’re setting sail to Bermuda or splicing the mainbrace at the yacht club (translation: having a drink), these calf leather kicks will have you looking your best.


When the sun is blazing and it’s time to dive in, we hope this short list helps you make some cherished memories with friends and family on the water! To see the full list from Luxury Portfolio International, click here.

Grand Vie Showcases Luxury Living

Grand Vie Showcases Luxury Living


In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the summer edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including recipes and grilling tips from local celebrity chefs Tim Byres of Smoke and Jon Bonnell of Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine and Waters I Bonnell’s Coastal Cuisine; a spotlight on the North Texas luxury market; special sections for lake properties and farm & ranch properties; and real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the vacation-home paradise that is Cape Cod.


Grand Vienow in its 17th edition, is the luxury-home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and the newest member of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate. The perfect-bound publication is direct-mailed to approximately 50,000 high-net-worth households in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Tarrant counties. Charity and event placement is also a significant part of the Grand Vie distribution strategy – placing luxury homes listed by Ebby Halliday and Williams Trew in front of North Texas’ luxury homebuying audience.


Not only has our magazine’s distribution grown significantly across the Metroplex, it also includes some of the very best luxury real estate companies outside of our local market, in such locations as Beverly Hills/LA, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Palm Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara and Vail.


To view the digital version of Grand Vie, visit To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of their listings, visit


Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living

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The summer 2015 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine is out and is now being direct-mailed to 50,000 luxury homes across Dallas-Fort Worth. Grand Vie is the luxury home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and the newest member of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate.


Grand Vie is in its fifth year of publication and is bigger and better than ever. The only publication that covers the full breadth of the luxury home market in the D-FW Metroplex, Grand Vie includes two beautiful versions: East and West, depending upon which side of the Trinity River you reside.


In addition to the extraordinary properties represented by Ebby Halliday and Williams Trew, the 17th edition of Grand Vie offers plenty of interesting editorial content, including recipes and grilling tips from local celebrity chefs Tim Byres of Smoke and Jon Bonnell of Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine and Waters I Bonnell’s Coastal Cuisine; “Houses of Art,” showcasing some of the area’s top cultural events; special sections for lake properties and farm & ranch properties; and real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the vacation-home paradise that is Cape Cod.


Not only has Grand Vie’s distribution grown significantly across the Metroplex, it also includes some of the very best luxury real estate companies outside of our local market, in such locations as Beverly Hills/LA, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Palm Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara and Vail.


We’re confident you’re going to love the summer 2015 edition of Grand Vie. See it all now at

Living Above Par

Living Above Par

It’s fun, it’s social, it’s stylish – what’s not to love about golf? Whether you’re a new student of the game or a seasoned pro, there’s no denying the pleasure of escaping to a pristine course and leaving everything else behind. The only thing better might be living in a golf-course community – every day.


Ebby Halliday is proud to represent golf-course homes throughout North Texas. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the golf-course homes you could soon be calling home.


Living Above Par

5017 Pinehurst, Frisco I Offered for $1,999,900

Living Above Par

5411 Bent Tree, Dallas I Offered for $1,699,000

Living Above Par

1432 Cottonwood Valley Court, Irving I Offered for $1,654,000

Living Above Par

5030 Southern Hills Drive, Frisco I Offered for $1,500,000

Living Above Par

304 Riviera Drive, McKinney I Offered for $1,005,000

Whether it’s golf, tennis, or water-skiing you prefer, with it’s easy to find just the right home for your lifestyle. With our innovative search features you’ll find just what you’re looking for – and quickly.  Simply click on Advanced Search and enter keywords such as golf, waterfront, pool, tennis court, hangar, whatever, it’s easy! Find the home of your dreams today at

Fabulous Find: Bookends

Whether you’re stuck in a design rut or just searching for some extra flair, bookends can serve as that tiny creative touch that makes all the difference, regardless of the style of home you have. Following are a few stylish bookends that can help you “get it together.”


Fabulous Find: Bookends L’Objet Snake Bookend Set

Designed by former interior designer Elad Yifrach, this L’Objet Snake Boookend Set blends ancient techniques with a modern sensibility.

Fabulous Find: BookendCeramic Dachshund Bookend Set

Jonathan Adler caters to the dog lovers with his Dachshund Bookend Set. Part of his Menagerie Collection, this ceramic piece features a simple silhouette with a matte glaze.

Fabulous Find: Bookend


Miranda Shoe Bookend Set

One look at this pair of bookends and you know exactly who it’s for. The Miranda Shoe Bookend Set  offers a playful message to its recipient.


Fabulous Find: Bookend


Tory Burch Lucite Letters

Personalize your space with these Lucite Letters by Tory Burch. Purchase multiple letters to spell out a single word or just your initials. Regardless, a great accessory to any room.


Fabulous Find: Bookend

Joseph Deer Bookends

For the avid outdoorsman (or woman), this Joseph Deer Bookend Set brings a touch of the woodlands life to any home.

Fabulous Find: BookendLoki Bookends

Sculpted from dark iron, these Loki Bookends feature geometric shapes that add a sophisticated, transitional touch.


Fabulous Find: Bookend



Big Top Bookend Set

Lovers of color rejoice. Based on the classic art of balloon making, this Big Top Bookend Set is shaped like a top dog and adds playful vibrancy to any room.

LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet

Whether furry, feathered or scaly, our pets are a part of the family. Always appreciative, they’re like the children we don’t mind spoiling, so why not give them a little luxury treatment? Following are a few favorite products our friends at Luxury Portfolio International have put together to pamper your pets to no end.


LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet

Bark & Miao Padpod

It’s no secret that the feline is a discerning animal, and if your furry friend is one of sophisticated taste, the Bark & Miao Padpod is sure to please. Designed to harmonize with contemporary living, this nest-like pad is upholstered with plush, yet durable, Lavene wool that can standup to the rigors of everyday pawing.


LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet

Las Ventanas al Paraiso

Leaving a pet behind when going on vacation is never easy, but Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico has solved the problem by providing a veritable pet-heaven. From a pet cabana by the beach to the “Canine Delights” menu with made-to-order dishes, the resort provides endless accommodations for the pet that lives in the lap of luxury. (They can even get a massage!)


LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet

Okeanos Aquascaping

Now, if your animal companions are of the aquatic persuasion, the experts at Okeanos Aquascaping will design them a luxurious home that rivals your own. Fusing nature with modern design, they’ll create a marine environment for your fishy friends with exquisite underwater vistas, live coral reefs and all sorts of aquatic flora.


LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet

Archibird Cage

It’s a work of art that you can use as a table, but most importantly, the Archibird Cage is also a home for your winged pets. Created by French designer Gregoire de Lafforrest, the dwelling consists of three glass consoles on top to keep the vibrant colors of your prized parrot on full display and an ample-sized cage below.


LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet

Louis Vuitton Dog Carrier

The Louis Vuitton Dog Carrier is a timeless and stylish solution to the owner who suffers from separation anxiety. Crafted from monogram canvas that’s particularly resistant to water and scratches and a breathable mesh window, your little ball of fur can stay at your side no matter where you go.


Of course, all you really have to do is give them a good belly rub or a new toy and they’ll love you forever, but introduce your pet to a little luxury and they’ll be head over heels!

HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt Voting Underway

HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2015 is underway. And, if you’re like us, you can’t wait to see inside these extraordinary properties in such categories as Glass Houses, Urban Abodes, and Homes with a History, and click the VOTE button for your favorites!


As always, Ebby Halliday listings are prominently featured in the Ultimate House Hunt:


Glass Houses


48 Oak Hill Circle, Brownwood – Listed with Laura Crowl, this stunning contemporary Texas retreat on 4.9 acres was built in 2011 and features steel, concrete and glass construction, with an emphasis on indoor/outdoor living and picturesque views of the property with native grasses.


Amazing Kitchens

Buena Vista

5480 Buena Vista, Frisco – Listed with the O’Dea-Moyers Group, this stunning Mediterranean in exclusive Starwood features a chef’s dream kitchen with exquisite cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances.


Irvin Simmons4818 Irvin Simmons, Preston Hollow – Listed with Martha Morguloff and Danna Morguloff-Hayden of the Morguloff Team, this home offers an island kitchen with stainless-steel appliances.


Curb Appeal


6326 Lakehurst, Preston Hollow – Listed with Kelly Logsdon Rush, this property offers timeless Mediterranean architecture featuring balconies, portico, tile roof, decorative arches, columns, high ceilings and exquisite finishes.


Click here to vote for your favorites now. HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt ends July 7.

Fresh Take On The Garden

When it stops raining in Dallas-Fort Worth – and it will – many area homeowners’ thoughts will turn to their gardens.


Gardens promote both healthy and sustainable living. Whether growing fresh produce or rare flowers, if you’re the type who enjoys getting your hands a little dirty in the backyard, our friends at Luxury Portfolio International have put together a few essentials for your gardening pleasure.


Fresh Take On The Garden

Parrot Flower Power

Catering to the “Eco-Geek” movement, the Parrot Flower Power monitors the needs of your plants, so you don’t have to. Place the standalone sensor in the pot or in the ground and connect to your smartphone via BlueTooth to keep track of the fertilizer, temperature, sunlight and moisture.



Fresh Take On The Garden

Torremato Outbox

One of the many rewards of the garden is the aesthetics, and with Torremato Outbox lighting you can admire your work night and day. A decidedly modern, cube shape, these stylish lights complement the visual appeal of the garden by combining form and function.


Fresh Take On The Garden

Japanese Hand-Forged Garden Clippers

Hand-forged with a spring-loaded handle and leather sheath, these Garden Clippers from Kaufmann Mercantile may sound like something out of the Wild West, but the Japanese-made tool will give you complete control to preside over your garden and slice through those stems and branches like butter.



Fresh Take On The Garden

Hartley Botanic Greenhouse

For ideal growing conditions, the Victorian Manor Greenhouse from Hartley Botanic allows you to create your very own gardening paradise. The spacious structure has ample room, so you can get creative and grow anything from vibrant tiger lilies to hardy hibiscus.


Fresh Take On The Garden

French Glass Garden Cloche

On a much smaller scale, the French Glass Garden Cloche from One Kings Lane will similarly protect your plants from the harmful effects of the elements. With this hand-blown antique you can add a vintage touch to your modern garden and keep your plants thriving.



Fresh Take On The Garden

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Of course, the most important part is the finished product, and if you don’t want to put just anything in the ground, check out the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Collections. You’ll find seeds for all climates and garden types that are non-hybrid, non-GMO and non-treated to yield only the healthiest of produce.


Fresh Take On The Garden

Frederik Roije Chicken Coop

If you haven’t heard, raising chickens, from urban to suburban, has become “all the rage” and if you want your own farm-fresh eggs, the Breed Retreat, designed by Frederik Roijé, is cool enough for even the funkiest chickens. How often do you come across a hen house with this kind of feng shui?


Alas, with drier weather in next week’s Dallas-Fort Worth forecast it will soon be time to get to out there and put your green thumb to the test, and we hope with this list you can take your garden to the next level.

Best in Brass

Once a finish that was quickly discarded when revamping older homes, brass is officially back. For the Spring 2015 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living we scoured major retail players, under the radar websites and local haunts to prove to you that one man’s brass is another man’s treasure.



Best in Brass

Giant Sputnik Chandelier

Jonathan Adler



Best in Brass


Berenice Chair in Black/Brass

One Kings Lane



Best in Brass


Small Vintage Lucite and Brass Trunk




Best in Brass

Coffee Table

By Piero Fornasetti and Gio Ponti

Sputnik Modern



 Best in Brass

Ansel Brass Chair with Tibetan Fur

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams



Best in Brass

Trefoil Jewel Lamp

IBB Design Fine Furnishings


Feeling inspired? Check out more of the Best in Brass at

Defining Your Luxury Style

Staying current with the latest and greatest modernisms, experiencing destinations of distinction and knowing how to pamper yourself have long been major elements of the luxury lifestyle. The following collection of trends offers some of our favorites in the areas of innovation, exploration and relaxation to add to your life and inspire your own ideas.


 Defining Your Luxury Style

Haute Lounger

Inspired by the work of French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand, Cassina and Louis Vuitton have collaborated to create the limited edition LC4 CP Chaise Lounger. The self-supporting mattress is covered in natural, untreated Louis Vuitton saddle leather and attached to a polished chrome frame, lending a modern aesthetic to classic Parisian elegance.



Defining Your Luxury Style

Four Seasons Excursion

For an unforgettable experience of luxury and adventure, escape to the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in Northern Thailand. After trekking elephants through lush jungle and spectacular mountain trails, you can unwind in deluxe tented accommodations with unbeatable views and handcrafted furnishings. The epic mountain scenery of the Laos Mountains, Burmese Plains and Ruak River make this once-in-a-lifetime excursion a must-do for every explorer.



Defining Your Luxury Style

Steam Bath

The D12 Vario Onsen bath from KLAFS is the pinnacle of personal well-being. A form of bathing that originated in Japan, the Onsen bath allows you to soak in hot water while simultaneously being wreathed in clouds of steam. The system also incorporates a horizontal shower, allowing bathers to lay down under cascading water, as well as a separate standing shower, so you can pamper yourself to no end without ever leaving home.



Defining Your Luxury Style

Dining Desk

A modern table that brilliantly merges work and eating spaces, the Poggenpohl Dining Desk uses a whisper-quiet motor to open up along its longitudinal centerline and make room for a number of functional inserts, such as a cutting board or grill plate. A stylish solution for urban dwellers whose space is at a premium or for those with a tendency to bring their work home, the Dining Desk provides a multifaceted environment of unmatched flexibility.


To see more of today’s most-fascinating luxury innovations and destinations, visit the spring edition of Ebby Halliday Realtors’ luxury-home publication, Grand Vie, where you’ll also discover many of the most exceptional homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.