Kitchens for the Holidays


If there is anything 2020 has taught many of us, is to be home cooks. The holidays are a perfect time to prepare and show off those homemade, tasty meals with the ones you love.

We’ve gathered a list of lovely kitchens ready to take on any festive occasion.

5300 Deloache Avenue | Preston Hollow | $3,150,000

2906 Shadow Drive W | Arlington | $2,700,000

7406 Kenshire Lane | Dallas | $2,099,000

11040 Lawnhaven Road | Dallas | $1,949,500

837 Dewberry Lane | Fairview | $1,715,000

2805 Greenhill Drive | Plano | $1,040,000

3904 Dove Creek Lane | Plano | $849,000

1630 Ashington Trail | Farmers Branch | $589,000

722 Huntley Street | Dallas | $575,000

10617 Mccree Road | Lake Highlands | $439,900

For more spectacular properties, visit ebby.com.

Special Ways to Make Your Guests Feel at Home


Holiday Guests

 

The holiday season is just beginning, and that means there’s a good chance you might be hosting family or friends. Here are some quick tips that will make your guests feel extra special during their stay.

 

1. Cheat sheet

Create a home cheat sheet that provides your guests with the Wifi code, instructions to turn on the television, garage code, and anything else they may need. Be sure to include your address, landline number, and any emergency contact information.

 

2. Spare samples
Have tons of hotel freebies and sample products lying around the house? Put them all in a jar in the guest bathroom. Your guests will like the availability of extra products, especially if they may have forgotten something.

 

3. Flower power

Placing fresh flowers or plants in the guest room adds brightness and freshness that anyone will appreciate. Bonus points if your foliage is festive!

 

4. Cozy essentials

To create the ultimate retreat for your guests, put a basket in the corner with items that will make them extra comfortable. Think soft throw blankets, magazines, bottled water, snacks, and a reading light.

 

5. Freshen up

Make sure to leave extra towels and washcloths in the bathroom so guests can always use dry ones. An extra toothbrush is always a nice touch too.

 

6. Sense of smell

Adding a candle or diffuser to the guest suite is always a good idea. Be careful, however – not all guests love the smell of warm vanilla. It’s best to steer clear and find neutral scents – think fresh linen or the like. If you’re feeling extra fresh, a small bottle of room or linen spray is a great addition to the room.

Ebby’s Home for the Holidays: The Mermaid Bar


As colder weather approaches, so do the holiday parties and get-togethers with friends and family. While it would be nice to have the perfectly planned holiday – ideal gifts for party hosts, stunning holiday décor and indulgent homemade creations – who has the time? So, we’ve rounded up some of Dallas’ best businesses to offer tips, tricks and suggestions on how to prepare for that perfect holiday season.

 

This week, Jose Mejia – the bartender of Neiman Marcus’ Mermaid Bar – teaches us how to whip up that perfect holiday cocktail for guests, family and yourself.

 

 

For more information on The Mermaid Bar, its menu and hours, call 214-891-1209 or visit here.

 

Ebby’s Home for the Holidays: NorthPark Center


As colder weather approaches, so do the holiday parties and get-togethers with friends and family. While it would be nice to have the perfectly planned holiday – ideal gifts for party hosts, stunning holiday décor and indulgent homemade creations – who has the time? So, we’ve rounded up some of Dallas’ best businesses to offer tips, tricks and suggestions on how to prepare for that perfect holiday season.

 

This week, Victoria Snee of NorthPark Center highlights a few popular holiday attractions to keep our friends, family and loved ones entertained during this season of joy.

 

 

Scrooge Puppet Theater
Dates: November 27 – December 24
Location: Level One – near Dillard’s
Times: Monday – Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Sunday: 12:30 – 6 :30 p.m.

 

SPCA of Texas’ “Home for the Holidays” Pet Adoption Center
Dates: November 27 – December 23
Location: Level One – between Macy’s and Dillard’s (Drybar entrance)
Times: Monday – Sunday: 12 – 6 p.m.

 

The Trains at NorthPark
Dates: November 21 – January 3
Location: Level Two – near Nordstrom
Times: For regular hours, holiday hours and early closings, visit here.

 

For over 50 years, NorthPark Center has celebrated the holiday season by providing performances, events and activities, art, and philanthropic programs to the public. For a detailed list of all these attractions, including dates and times, visit here.

Ebby’s Home for the Holidays: IBB Design Fine Furnishings – Winter


As colder weather approaches, so do the holiday parties and get-togethers with friends and family. While it would be nice to have the perfectly planned holiday – ideal gifts for party hosts, stunning holiday décor and indulgent homemade creations – who has the time? So, we’ve rounded up some of Dallas’ best businesses to offer tips, tricks and suggestions on how to prepare for that perfect holiday season.

 

This week, Shay Geyer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings shows you ways to inject the feeling of winter into your home and provides a gift guide that is sure to impress.

 

 

For more information on IBB Design Fine Furnishings, visit IBBDesign.com.

Ebby’s Home for the Holidays: hōme•ol•o•gy


Fall weather is usually a welcome change after the dog days of summer. But, that first drop in temperature is also a subtle reminder that it’s time to start thinking about preparation. While it would be nice to have the perfectly planned holiday – ideal gifts for party hosts, stunning holiday décor and indulgent homemade creations – who has the time? So, we’ve rounded up some of Dallas’ best businesses to offer tips, tricks and suggestions on how to prepare for that perfect holiday season.

 

Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas countdown has begun. Jeremy Greeney of hōme•ol•o•gy in downtown McKinney shows us ways to trim costs, while still adding lots of depth to your Christmas tree this holiday season.

 

 

For more information about hōme•ol•o•gy and its services, visit homeologyinteriors.com.

Ebby’s Home for the Holidays: Emporium Pies


Fall weather is usually a welcome change after the dog days of summer. But, that first drop in temperature is also a subtle reminder that it’s time to start thinking about preparation. While it would be nice to have the perfectly planned holiday – ideal gifts for party hosts, stunning holiday décor and indulgent homemade creations – who has the time? So, we’ve rounded up some of Dallas’ best businesses to offer tips, tricks and suggestions on how to prepare for that perfect holiday season.

 

This week, Jacob Metcalf of Emporium Pies discusses the many fine pies available at this specialty pie shop in the heart of the Bishop Arts District. Don’t worry, we won’t tell your family you didn’t bake the pie.

 

 

For more information on Emporium Pies, visit EmporiumPies.com.

Ebby’s Home for the Holidays: IBB Design Fine Furnishings


Fall weather is usually a welcome change after the dog days of summer. But, that first drop in temperature is also a subtle reminder that it’s time to start thinking about preparation. While it would be nice to have the perfectly planned holiday – ideal gifts for party hosts, stunning holiday décor and indulgent homemade creations – who has the time? So, we’ve rounded up some of Dallas’ best businesses to offer tips, tricks and suggestions on how to prepare for that perfect holiday season.

 

This week, Shay Geyer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings shows you ways to inject the feeling of fall into your home. Yes, despite our warm temperatures, fall has arrived in North Texas.

 

 

For more information on IBB Design Fine Furnishings, visit IBBDesign.com.