Backyard Barbecue Essentials

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Grilling season is upon us! As summer approaches and vacations begin, so does the peak time for entertaining outside.


Whether you’re enjoying a casual get together with family or an extraordinary backyard soiree, here are a few must-haves for hosting an amazing barbecue.


1_west elm table

Portside Expandable Dining Table + Chair Set | $2,673


2_ws grill

Caliber Thermashell Charcoal Grill | $2,475


3_room and board umbrella

Pacifica Square Patio Umbrella | $2,399


4_RH bocce

MVP Leather Bocce Ball Set | $415


5_yeti cooler

Yeti Tank 85 | $249.99


6_frontgate lanterns

Solano Lanterns | $229 to $329


7_pottery barn dispenser

Bleecker Bar Drink Dispenser | $149


8_cb2 tiki 2

Brass Tiki Torch | $49.95


9_home depot grill set

Mr. Bar-B-Q 18-Piece Grilling Set | $49.66


10_amazon eco ware

Eco-Friendly Compostable Palm Leaf and Wood Dinnerware Set | $47.99


11_crate and barrel lights

Vintage Edison Bulb Outdoor String Lights | $44.95


12_slt garlic roaster

Cast-Iron Garlic Roaster | $24.95

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.


Christofle espresso

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!



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!


9 Rose All Day

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.

Statement Décor is Blooming

In addition to showcasing the luxury listings of Ebby Halliday Realtors, the spring/summer 2018 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Go for Bold,” which features a sampling of our favorite bold décor pieces from shops around Dallas-Fort Worth.

Go for Bold

The home-trends forecast is looking bright this season with vibrant colors, timeless texture and standout style wildly in bloom. Designers are swapping the all-white palette for warm wood and jewel tones, adding depth through lush velvets, floral prints and brass accents.
Looking for inspiration? Here is a chic selection of on-trend pieces to boldly transform any space.
Dutch Tulips ZGal

Dutch Blooms I by Jackie Von Tobel

West Elm Sofa

Lola Sofa in Plush Velvet Wasabi

Red Driftwood

Todd Smith Driftwood Sculpture

Metro Pillow ZGal

Metro Pillow

Mecox Lamp

Emerald Green Penshell Table Lamp

Maven SB2

Noir Jones 2-Door Sideboard

Maven Zanadoo

Arteriors Zanadoo Large Chandelier

WS Tulip Table

Tulip Pedestal Dining Table, Black Marble

Draper James Howdy Mat

Draper James Howdy Door Mat

Mecox Chair

Caden Peacock Upholstered Chair

IBB Leaf

Tacca Orchid Leaf

WS Rustic Tray

Rustic Tray with Leather Handles


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Hand Soaps for Fall



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Take joy in life’s mundane activities by adding these delightfully scented hand soaps sink-side. Whether you’re preparing for guests, avoiding a cold, or cleaning off your hands after kneading pumpkin pie dough, these festive hand soaps lend themselves perfectly to each of our favorite fall memories.


Soap1(Mum) copyMrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Hand Soap in Mum – $3.99

This paraben-free hand soap contains aloe vera gel, olive oil and essential oils to create a hard-working, non-drying soap with a beautiful floral fall fragrance. For that, the price can’t be beat.










Soap2 copyJo Malone Pomegranate Noir Hand & Body Wash – $40

Give a nod to pomegranate season with this deliciously scented hand wash. Filled with ruby notes of pomegranate, raspberry and plum with hints of pink pepper, Casablanca lily and spicy woods, this soap is the perfect blend of juiciness and sophistication.










Soap3 copyWilliams Sonoma Meyer Lemon Hand Soap – $12.95

Citrus lovers can rejoice in finding their Holy Grail hand soap. The tantalizing scent of Meyer lemons is fresh, vibrant and energizing and is not only great to invigorate the senses on a crisp fall day, but also good for any time of the year. This refreshingly simple soap is perfect for any kitchen, laundry room or bathroom.









Soap4 copyByredo Suede Hand Wash – $60

Pamper yourself every time you wash your hands with this luxe suede-scented hand wash. Top notes of pear and bergamot paired with base notes of amber, soft musk and velvet plum create a divinely fresh, woody fragrance.










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Antica Farmacista Prosecco Hand Wash – $26

Celebrate the season with this sparkling wine-scented hand soap. With top notes of Satsuma citrus balanced with apricot, passion fruit and sugared black currant, the scent is perfectly reminiscent of a champagne toast at a family gathering.










Soap6 copyMolton Brown Fine Liquid Hand Wash in Black Peppercorn – $28

This iconic fragrance from Molton Brown offers the spicy scent of black peppercorn balanced with the freshness of coriander and basil. You only need a few drops to get a nice, luscious lather.










Soap7 copySavon de Marseille Fig Hand Soap – $20

The delicate scent of fresh figs balanced with cedar, vanilla, hyacinth and anise form this woody fragrance perfect for fall. The soap is made with all-natural vegetable oils and is colorant-free.










Soap8 copyAesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash – $39
This gentle hand soap will leave your hands feeling softened and refreshed, while the scent of orange, rosemary and lavender linger. Hints of cedar add a woody character to the citrusy and herbaceous aromas.










Soap9 copyGrown Alchemist Hand Wash in Sweet Orange, Cedarwood and Sage – $29

This moisturizing hand wash is made with the finest botanical ingredients, including radiance-boosting sweet orange oil and skin-repairing camellia seed oil. The gentle scent is perfect for a routine refresh.










Soap10 copyDiptyque Softening Hand Wash – $38

This floral-scented hand wash is bursting with aromas of lavender, rosemary and lemon and is a soothing, simple option for even the most particular noses.










Soap11 copyMethod Gel Hand Soap in Ginger Tea – $3.49

Inspired by the aroma of wellness tea, this limited-edition hand soap is ultra-calming and perfect for everyday washing. Notes of white rose, chamomile, lavender and ginger tea evoke memories of snuggling on the couch with a good book.











Soap12 copyNest Liquid Soap in Grapefruit – $22

Citrus fragrances transcend all seasons, and this grapefruit one is sure to brighten your senses on any chilly fall day. Pink pomelo grapefruit paired with lily and coriander blossom make for a cheerful, zesty fragrance.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother'sDayGiftGuideMother’s Day is around the corner and we’ve rounded up a few items perfect for giving to someone special in your life.

MothersDayGifts1. French Lavender Hand Soap & Lotion – $44.95
Pamper your mom with this delightfully-scented and ultra-soothing hand soap, dish soap, and lotion set perfect for any sink or bathroom.
2. Brown Sugar Body Polish – $67.00
This natural sugar exfoliant promises to leave skin soft, silky, and glowing. The warm brown sugar scent is reminiscent of freshly-baked cookies. Need we say more?
3. Japanese Plum Bloom Candle – $26.00
This 16-ounce candle offers the scent of plum bloom petals and leaves, ripe plum fruit, and crushed currants. The jar is beautiful enough to be reused, too!
4. Faux Fur Robe – $69.95
Give the gift of luxury with this soft, plush robe. It’s even machine washable!
5. S’well® Water Bottle – $45.00
This double-walled, vacuum-sealed stainless-steel water bottle will keep any beverage hot or cold for an extended period of time. (Pro tip: The 25-ounce size holds an entire bottle of wine too…)
6. KitchenAid Stand Mixer – $569.99
This durable stand mixer is the perfect gift for the serious foodie. It offers 10 speeds to mix, knead, and whip ingredients quickly and easily.
7. iRobot® Roomba – $799.99
Give the gift of a smarter home with this Roomba® 980. With just the push of a button, it can seamlessly navigate and vacuum any floor clean of pet hair, crumbs, or random Cheerios.
8. Walnut Cookbook Holder – $49.95
Following recipes is now even easier with this gorgeous cookbook holder. Prop up cookbooks, Grandma’s recipes, or a tablet for perfect visibility.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Home

Holiday Gift Guide

Drawing a blank on what to get your friends or family this holiday season? Here are a few gift ideas that are perfect for the homebody. Plus, you can expedite shipping to make sure everything is here in time for the holidays.

1. Cast-Iron Round Dutch Oven – $169.95

A versatile dutch oven is a must for anyone who loves to cook. With proper care, a dutch oven can last a lifetime.

2. Aluminum Ice Cream Scoop – $17.99

Shopping for someone with a sweet tooth? This Zeroll ice cream scoop has been used in ice cream parlors since 1935 and many believe it carves a perfect scoop of ice cream.

3. Marled Basketweave Throw – $79

Who doesn’t love cuddling under a soft blanket in the depths of winter? This chunky knit comes in a variety of multi-hued colors to match any home décor.

4. Natural and Silver Agate Trivet – $195

This trivet is perhaps the most glamorous way to protect countertops.

5. Antique Olive Print Set – $40

These antique French olive illustrations might just be as charming as whoever would appreciate them.

6. Fragrant Oil Diffuser – $34

A candle is always a great gift, but a diffuser is a fun alternative.

7. Portable Bluetooth Speaker – $134.99

This water-resistant speaker offers hours of play time for the music, podcast, or audiobook lover and will even charge a phone.