Where to Dine With Your Valentine


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Valentine’s Day is this week, but it’s never too late to make plans. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite North Texas dinner spots offering special Valentine’s Day menus.

 

Dee Lincoln Prime – Frisco

Enjoy a four-course dinner on Valentine’s Day at Dee Lincoln Prime, an upscale steakhouse located in “The Star” at the World Headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. Delicious offerings include grilled quail, chilean sea bass and white chocolate cheesecake for $85 per person.

 

Lavendou Bistro Provençal – Dallas

Classic French bistro, Lavendou Bistro Provençal, will be offering a delicious three-course meal on Valentine’s Day for $69.95 per person. Selections from the chef include lobster bisque, filet mignon and red velvet cake.

 

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille – Dallas, Frisco, Grapevine

Enjoy a three-course meal at any time of the evening at Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille in Frisco. Book your reservation before 5:30 p.m. for the $59.95 per person option, or after 5:45 p.m. for $74.95 per person.

 

Princi Italia – Plano

This restaurant specializes in “scratch-made Italian fare” prepared using modern techniques. This Valentine’s Day, Princi Italia will offer a four-course dinner for $55 per person. Special selections include beef carpaccio, lobster salad, chilean sea bass and chocolate Italian cream cake.

 

Bistro 31 – Dallas

This classic restaurant in Highland Park Village dishes up savory American and European classics with a modern twist. This Valentine’s Day, Bistro 31 will offer selections including petite sweet oysters, charred tomato soup and lobster.

 

Del Frisco’s Grille – Dallas, Plano, Southlake

If you’re looking for something romantic yet low-key on Valentine’s Day, Del Frisco’s is a great choice. This traditional American steakhouse is offering a sophisticated yet fun Valentine’s Day menu, including shareable appetizers and desserts galore.

 

Table 13 – Addison

This restaurant specializes in fine dining, live music and reliving the 1960s. Table 13 is offering a chef-prepared, fixed-price dinner for $75 per person this Valentine’s Day. Choose from jumbo lump crab cake, shrimp cocktail or bacon-wrapped dates for your starter, and select from a number of delicious entrée options.

 

Abacus – Dallas

Enjoy a four-course menu for Valentine’s Day at Abacus, an upscale restaurant with a relaxed ambience and a passion for food. For $90 per person, enjoy a range of selections from venison empanadas, wagyu beef and lobster thermidor.

 

Sambuca 360 – Plano

This Valentine’s Day, Sambuca 360 will be offering a savory three-course dinner for $55 per person with delicious offerings, including crab bisque, pan-roasted halibut and white chocolate cheesecake. The entertainment for the night will be Memory Trip, a rock and blues band from Dallas.

 

Bullion – Dallas

Dying to take a trip to France? Bullion is the epitome of French cuisine in Dallas and is offering a Valentine’s Day dinner for $135 per person. Enjoy selections from Michelin Star-awarded Chef Bruno Davaillon, including elevated cocktails, peekytoe crab, scallops and a raspberry poached apple.

Elevate Your Master Bath


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5813 Boston Lane | McKinney

 

Master bathrooms serve as a sanctuary, especially those of the spa-like variety. There’s no better place to relax, unwind and practice a little self-care.

 

Whether you’re dressing for an event or enjoying a peaceful soak, these luxurious bath accessories help create the perfect atmosphere for personal indulgence.

 

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Opalhouse Comfrey Velvet Chaise Lounge | $999.99

 

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Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer | $400

 

3 Diffuser

Diptyque Electric Diffuser | $350

 

4 Robe

Arlotta Cashmere Blend Robe | $315

 

5 Trays

Pigeon and Poodle Verum Vanity Trays | $275

 

6 Salts

L’Objet Côté Maquis Bath Salts | $150

 

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Live Edge Bath Caddy | $148

 

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16-Wick Centerpiece Candle | $129

 

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Hydrocotton Towels Set | $56.50 to $113

 

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Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub | $35

 

To view some spectacular master baths currently on the market, read: 12 Luxe Bath Retreats

9 Coastal Retreats


If winter in Texas has you feeling too cold for comfort, now is the time to escape to warmer climates. Break away from the chill and soak up some extra sun with Luxury Portfolio International.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is an exclusive North Texas member of Luxury Portfolio International, an invitation-only network of more than 200 premier brokerages worldwide. More than 50,000 properties are available to purchase or lease at luxuryportfolio.com, an award-winning website marketing more $1 million-plus listings than any other luxury real estate network.

 

These stunning homes make the perfect coastal retreat from your winter routine.

 

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Garda Lake | Italy | Price Upon Request

 

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Northland | New Zealand | Price Upon Request

 

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Kilauea | Hawaii | $16,750,000

 

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Playa Del Carmen | Mexico | $15,900,000

 

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Dominical | Costa Rica | $7,800,000

 

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Providenciales | Turks and Caicos Islands | $6,500,000

 

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Mykonos | Greece | $5,113,636

 

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Nassau | Bahamas | $2,800,000

 

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Fiji | New Zealand | $2,647,298

 

View more breathtaking properties on luxuryportfolio.com.

5 Chic Dallas Condominiums


These spectacular condominium homes offer a premier lifestyle in the heart of Dallas, and they are all currently on the market.

 

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3505 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Penthouse 20DThe Vendome | $3,550,000

 

2_2555 N Pearl

2555 N. Pearl Street, No. 602The Ritz-Carlton Residences | $3,325,000

 

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3525 Turtle Creek Boulevard, 22-ATurtle Creek | $1,600,000

 

4_3515 Normandy

3515 Normandy Avenue, No. 6 | Highland Park | $1,100,000

 

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4120 Gilbert Avenue DOak Lawn | $810,000

 

To see more exceptional condominiums and view all of the North Texas homes for sale, visit the mobile-friendly ebby.com.

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home


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At the start of every year, we set goals for our health, well-being and even finances. But what about for the home?

 

These home-improvement resolutions will help make your home cleaner, more gorgeous and enjoyable in 2019.

 

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Clear Clutter

Take the time post-holidays to clear items you no longer wear, use or love. Start room-by-room to keep it manageable, stay organized to avoid duplication and donate any excess to charity. Lightening your home’s load will make it look instantly cleaner and support less-fortunate families in your community with those items taking up precious living space.

 

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Cleaning Schedule

Divvy up daily and weekly tasks for maximum tidiness. Complete chores daily, like dishes in the dishwasher, dirty clothes in the basket, clean clothes in the closet — everything in its place. Clean the entire house weekly with ease using a portable cleaning caddy stocked with supplies, an apron for easily accessible tools and focusing on one type of cleaning task at a time.

 

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Safety + Efficiency

Ensure your home is safe by replacing smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries. Don’t forget to test for radon and check bathroom, attic and dryer vents, also. Lower your bills and lessen your footprint by installing LED bulbs and low-flow showerheads, adjust or schedule thermostats, run only full loads of dishes and laundry, power down or unplug items not in use, water less and compost more — to name a few tips.

 

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Rearrange to Entertain

Get a fresh new look for hosting friends with a few updates. Adding plants is a cost-effective update that also helps clean the air. Pick an accent color for your entertaining space and add it throughout with a vibrant rug or a stylish throw pillow. And, of course, the timeless trick of rearranging furniture brings new energy to any space.

 

5 Gifts for New Homeowners


Looking for the perfect (also, last-minute) gift for the new homeowners in your life? Stress no further!

 

We pulled together some of our favorite items for the home sure to delight friends and family alike.

 

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KitchenAid Copper Metallic Stand Mixer

The classic KitchenAid stand mixer belongs in every kitchen, and this gorgeous copper edition will absolutely elevate its presence. From baking to pasta making, this clever gadget accommodates all the attachments necessary for creating signature dishes at home.

 

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Berkey Water Filtration System

This sleek, adaptable water filter from Berkey provides the ultimate waterborne contamination removal. Using a natural method, the filter reduces toxic heavy metals without removing nutritional minerals needed to support optimal health.

 

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Ring Video Doorbell

Smart security is the best way to protect a home, especially for those packages sitting on your doorstep. Give the gift of peace of mind with a video doorbell that allows for constant monitoring and accessibility from most mobile devices.

 

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Vitruvi Porcelain Oil Diffuser

This stylish aromatherapy diffuser softly streams essential oil-infused steam into any living space for maximum scent-sation. Well designed with longevity and safety switches, the most difficult part will be choosing a favorite fragrance.

 

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Rabbit Electric Corkscrew Wine Opener

Enjoy hassle-free uncorking without even the push of a button. This electronic corkscrew does the work for you, opening your favorite red (or white) automatically upon contact. Raise a glass to that!

 

With only five shopping days left, the pressure is increasing. But between local retailers and expedited shipping, you’ve got this!

12 Luxe Bath Retreats


The holidays are about giving — not just gifts, but love and joy. With all that delightful cheer comes the hustle and bustle of the season, which can require a little extra relaxation.

 

At the end of the day, wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy a luxurious retreat? These grand master en suites feature indulgent amenities perfect for unwinding and recharging.

 

261 Hunter Court

261 Hunter Court | Bartonville | $4,995,000

 

2204 Plantation Lane

2204 Plantation Lane | Plano | $4,300,000

 

Hillcrest

11525 Hillcrest Road | North Dallas | $3,925,000

 

Chartwell

7979 Chartwell Lane | Fort Worth | $3,490,000

 

King Fisher

2221 King Fisher Drive | Westlake | $3,250,000

 

Glade

2404 Glade Road | Colleyville | $2,950,000

 

Carter

501 Carter Drive | Coppell | $2,590,000

 

Harbord

17612 Harbord Oaks Circle | Far North Dallas | $2,495,000

 

Boston

5813 Boston Lane | McKinney | $2,350,000

 

Carrington

6326 Carrington DriveRichardson | $2,249,000

 

Golden Leaf

5805 Golden Leaf Court | Plano | $2,150,000

 

Rochester

800 Rochester Lane | Southlake | $1,950,000

 

To see more exceptional homes on the market in North Texas, visit the mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Spread Joy This Holiday Season


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Holiday Hostess Gifts

Party invitations are filling calendars with the winter holidays in full swing, and gifts are in order for that hostess (or host) with the most. Draw inspiration from this smart selection of thoughtful gifts to express gratitude and cheer.

 

White Marble Monogram Boards

Whether prepping food or presenting it, this Marble Monogram Board is both versatile and stylish. The monogram adds a sweet personal touch, making it a charming and distinctive gift. Talk about serving up style.

 

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Help your favorite host take coffee service to the next level with this stunning 18-karat Rose Gold Espresso Set. The sophisticated six-piece set stores in a contemporary egg-shaped case that looks lovely adorning any tabletop or coffee cart. Scooping and stirring never looked so good!

 

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Sweeten any gathering with this Signature Candle in Champagne. A fragrant, soy-based candle is the perfect gift for any hostess ready to transform a space for guests or unwind after the party in a warm bath. Cheers either way!

 

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Speaking of sweet, who wouldn’t love an assortment of gourmet treats? Sure to delight any hostess, this Rosé All Day Candy Bento Box is the best way to sample three of Sugarfina’s most popular candies with plenty to share — or just enough to enjoy alone.

 

See more gift ideas and browse luxury listings in the fall/winter 2018 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine.

Grand Vie Showcases Houses of Art


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In addition to showcasing some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties on the market, the 26th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of inspiring editorial content, including “Houses of Art,” featuring some of the area’s top cultural events of the season.

 

Like the changing of seasons, new exhibitions breathe fresh life into venues across Dallas and Fort Worth. Between approaching winter holidays and accumulated vacation time, ’tis the season to enjoy some of the best arts and culture North Texas has to offer.

 

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Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936
September 9 to December 9, 2018 at Meadows Museum

 

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Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty
October 21, 2018 to January 27, 2019 at Dallas Museum of Art

 

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Elf The Musical
November 27 to December 2, 2018 at Music Hall at Fair Park

 

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Ian Davenport: Horizons
September 30, 2018 to March 17, 2019 at Dallas Contemporary

 

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Balenciaga in Black
October 7, 2018 to January 6, 2019 at Kimbell Art Museum

 

Severin Roesen (1816-1872); Still Life of Flowers and Fruit with a River Landscape in the Distance; 1867; Oil on canvas; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas; 1987.9

From Remington to O’Keeffe: The Carter’s Greatest Hits
October 6, 2018 to May 26, 2019 at Amon Carter Museum of American Art

 

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The Book of Mormon
January 22 to January 27, 2019 at Bass Performance Hall

 

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Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera
October 14, 2018 to January 27, 2019 at Modern Art Museum

 

To read the full story and learn more details about each exhibition, visit grandviemagazine.com. To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of the homes available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Reflecting Luxe in Your Own Style


Creative experiences and devices reflect the essence of luxury — staying abreast of the most interesting and exclusive innovations around the world is essential to a luxury lifestyle. This collection of luxe trends showcases some of our favorite products and pursuits that encourage and cater to a life well lived.

 

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Aston Martin AM37 Yacht

Described as “the ultimate day boat,” the AM37 combines remarkable design and innovative technology. Created by high-end English carmaker Aston Martin and handcrafted by Quintessence Yachts, the AM37  is a 37-foot-long yacht made of 3,500 unique parts. Combining bespoke craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology, the AM37 is a remarkable yacht designed for the most discerning buyer.

 

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Oura Ring

The Oura Ring tracks physical activity throughout the day to analyze how daily behaviors affect sleep patterns. The ring is designed to be worn all day and tracks the wearer’s steps, distance traveled and calories burned. All of this data is available in an online dashboard or the smartphone app, and helps users understand how to adjust daily activities to perform better during the day and have a better night’s sleep.

 

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Tree Hotel

Tree Hotel, an experiential lodging company based in the small town of Harads, Sweden, offers a unique experience for those seeking a hotel stay like none other. The owners of Tree Hotel have worked with some of Scandinavia’s leading architects to create “tree rooms” that are suspended 4 to 6 meters above ground within the nearby forest. Guests can choose from seven tree rooms, including the polished Mirrorcube that reflects the beautiful forest scenery.

 

To see more of today’s most-fascinating luxury innovations and destinations, visit the spring/summer edition of the Ebby Halliday Companies 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.