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   14      10   Things To Do
                Easter Champagne Brunch
                                                              33      Business Profile
                                                                      The Classic Café Caters
                Underwater Egg Hunt

contents        Tree-Mendous Spring Egg Scramble
                Southlake’s Treasures in Your Attic
                                                              34      Checklist
                                                                      Your Actual Wedding Budget

           12   Celebrity Messages                            36      SL exclusive
                Johnny Rutherford on Teamwork                         By: Michael O’Keefe of Merrill Lynch
                                                                      Tying the Financial Knot
           14   Cover Story
                By: Frank Geslani                             50      Market to Market
                Unforgettable Weddings                                By: Whitnie Cypert
                & Destinations                                        What’s New and What’s Hot
                                                                      This Winter and Spring
           20   Current Trends
                By: Frank Geslani                             57      Business Profile
                WedWatch: Tracking                                    Wright Chiropractic & Acupuncture
                the Wedding Trends
                                                              58      SL exclusive
           27   Business Profile                                      By: Dacia J. Coffey
                Nail Bar in The village                               The One That Got Away

           28   Real Wedding Stories                          61      Society Highlights
                Photography by: Greg Blomberg                         Terrace Retreat at The Hilton

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    25       SL Fashion
             By: Lawri Murray
             Mother’s of the Bride and Groom

    40       City Insight Interview
             By: Lisa Brown Ross
             The Blue Show Project Founders
             Jeff and Michael Dyson

    46       American Lifestyle

                                                                                                                                                                                                        KOHLER CO.
             Home Discovers
             Timeless Design Trends


             SL Health and Fitness
             By: Eliana Botan
             Love Your Heart

             Artist of
             the Month
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                                    Editor’s Note                                                                 Contributors

                     othing’s perfect.

                    Little girls grow up dreaming about being a bride. The dress,
                    the flowers, the location—every detail. And then they spend
                    the majority of their adolescent to young adult years looking
                    forward to that day (and searching for the perfect groom). When it was
                                                                                                               PUBLISHER    STEVE ELLIS

                    time for me to plan my “perfect” wedding, my mom and I spent

                    nearly six months planning out every single detail. My big day
                    went off without a hitch—well, that’s actually not true, but I
                                                                                                      EDITOR & FOUNDER      ELENA ELLIS

                    didn’t know it at the time. I think that day was as happy as it was

stressful for my parents (who footed the bill and dealt with all the issues that arose so that I
could enjoy my big day). Everything was beautiful and we were surrounded by all of                          PRODUCTION      CINDIA FREIWALD

the people that we love... It was a very, very good day.
                                                                                                                            MICHELLE CHESTER

     My wedding was five years ago now and I must
admit that it was fun doing the research on the current
                                                                                                        PHOTOGRAPHERS       MATTHEW TILBURY

trends and what’s in for brides today. I think one of the
                                                                                                                            GREG BLOMBERG

biggest changes in the last half-decade is a trend towards
environmentally-friendly everything. From the organic
                                                                                                   CONTRIBUTING WRITERS     DACIA J. COFFEY
                                                                                                                            ELIANA BOTAN

bouquets to invitations you can actually plant and grow
                                                                                                                            FRANK GESLANI

wildflowers from—and yes, even green wedding gowns.
                                                                                                                            LAWRI MURRAY
                                                                                                                            LISA BROWN ROSS

     Each wedding is as different from the others as the girls who wear the dresses.
                                                                                                                            WHITNIE CYPERT

That’s what makes it so interesting to see how each bride expresses her unique
individuality and style in her choice of theme, color palette, location and even
                                                                                                   CITY INSIGHT INTERVIEW   LISA BROWN ROSS

sometimes the choice of her groom. We also cover some of the less romantic
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aspects of marriage in our article Tying the Financial Knot. Let’s face it, marriage can
be hard and money (or the lack of it) is often a deciding factor in the success or
                                                                                                      ADVERTISING SALES     STEVE ELLIS
                                                                                                                            (817) 707.1844

failure of a marriage. You’ll find an article on destination weddings, but don’t be

fooled by the title. You don’t have to be planning a wedding to enjoy it. These
locations are now all on my list of places I want to go to on vacation. After all,
                                                                                                      CREATIVE DIRECTOR     ELENA ELLIS

couples choose these destinations because of their beauty and all that they have
                                                                                                                            (817) 657.2948

to offer to the guests who visit there.
     There are so many things to consider when you are getting married—the                                COVER PHOTO       GREG BLOMBERG

location, attire, food, entertainment, invitations, and don’t forget about the

budget. I remember it took me forever to find the perfect dress. And every bride
can recall what went wrong on her wedding day. So, like I said, nothing’s perfect,
but it sure can come close.

                                                                                                                                 ON THE COVER:
                                                          Your success is our success.

                                                                                                                                 Photography by Greg Blomberg

                                                          Elena Ellis | editor & founder

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                                                                      Things To Do

                                                                                               U N D E RWAT E R
Easter                                                                                                                                                            Treasures in
                                                                                                                                                                   Your Attic
                                                                                                                                                                     S O U T H L A K E ’ S
                                                           • Trio will provide
                                                             continuous entertainment

                                                           • Easter egg hunts (with the
                                                             Easter Bunny) will be at
                                                             11am, 12:30pm and
                                                                                               EGG HUNT
                                                             1:30pm                            THE KELLER POINTE INDOOR POOL
                                                           • Kids Corral – craft area          Saturday, March 8          TH
                                                                                                                               from 9am until Noon
Sunday, March 23
                                                             for kids to create Easter           — Egg Hunts are by age groups starting at 9:05am —
Gaylord Texan’s Texas Ballroom                               cards for their family                                                                               A N T I Q U E S A P P R A I S A L FA I R
Bru nch will be fro m 10am unti l 2pm • Champagne included                                     The Keller Pointe will host their fourth annual

                                                                                                                                                                    Saturday, April 5th
                                                             full bar and wine service         Underwater Egg Hunt where children ages 12 and
                                                             will also be available            under will enjoy searching the pool for eggs filled
Numerous buffets offering chilled salads, sushi,
                                                                                                                                                                   From 10am until 3pm
                                                                                               with special prizes. There will also be fun games and
crab and shrimp. Carved to order rosemary                  • Jowdy Photography
                                                                                               activities going on throughout the facility. Join them
                                                              will be in the Texas
crusted rack of lamb, herbed tenderloin of beef                                                for an Egg-sational good time! Pre-registration is required.
                                                              Ballroom Pre-Function
and Yorkshire pork loin. Their chefs will prepare             area for family photos
                                                                                               $8 per member or $$12 per non-member. If space is still            This event is fashioned after the very popular
omelettes and pasta dishes. Full breakfast selec-            (at an additional cost)           available, participants may register on the day of the event for   Antiques Road Show. This is for non-furniture
tions and outstanding presentation of the desserts                                             $10 per member or $14 per non-member.                              items only and appraisals will be $5 each.
                                                           • Coat check will be
including the updated chocolate fountain and                                                                  The Keller Pointe (817) 743-4FUN                    You are invited to gather up any hand-held
                                                             available if inclement
                                                                                                                                                                  heirlooms and collectibles and bring them
sugar free dessert bar. As usual, their children’s           weather is predicted              –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
                                                                                                                                                                  to the event for experts to evaluate. Antique
buffet will be a treat for the younger customers.
Seating times will be every half hour. Please note
                                                           • Pricing includes brunch
                                                             food, champagne, self-
                                                             parking, service charge
                                                                                                      Tree-Mendous                                                and collectible dealers will also be on hand
                                                                                                                                                                  with wonderful items for sale.
that they will not accept reservations at 12:30pm.
                                                             and tax. Valet parking                                                                               Lifetime members of the Southlake Historical
Adults are $72, children under 12 are $25 and
children three and under are free.
                                                             will be available at the            Spring Egg Scramble                                              Society can go to the front of the line when
                                                             prevailing rates.
                                                                                                                                            SATURDAY,             they arrive. Approximately 20 dealers will be
                                                                                                                                                                  at the fair, each with a different specialty (most
                                                                                                                                                                  will give a short, informal talk about their specialty).
Call today to receive our special $159 room rate available March 18-23, 2008. (817) 722-9037                                              MARCH 15TH
                                                                                                                                         FROM 9:30am              This event kicks off the month-long grand
THE COLLEYVILLE WOMAN’S CLUB ANNOUNCES                                                                                                                            opening celebration of the Bob Jones Nature
                                                                                                                                                                  Center with the proceeds benefiting both
                                                                                                                                        UNTIL 11:30am

                                    Annual Fashion                                                                                                                the Southlake Historical Society and the Bob
                                                                                                                                       at Bear Creek Park
                                                                                                                       Hop on down to Bear Creek                  Jones Nature Center.

                                      Show and
                                                                                                                       Park as every ‘bunny’ gathers for
                                                                                                                       the annual egg hunt. There will            Pieter Andries Hye, president of Pieter

                                   Luncheon Benefit
                                                                                                                       be plenty of activities and                Andries Jewelry has announced that he will
                                                                                                                       games. And of course there will            create a One-of-a-Kind Treasure, diamond
                                                                                                                       be a visit by a very special rabbit!       pendant necklace. In his announcement, Mr.

                                    FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008
                                                                                                                       Children will hunt for eggs by             Andries said, “Through the years, we have
                                                                                                                       age group beginning at 9:40am.             designed and created pieces of jewelry that
                                   T HE H ILTON A NATOLE H OTEL IN DALLAS                                              Enjoy free carnival games, face            families pass down to the next generation.
                                            FROM 9:30 AM UNTIL 2 PM
                                                                                                                       painting and more. Don’t forget            So, we are honored to be a part of South-
                                                                                                                       your basket! Children 11 years and         lake’s Treasures in Your Attic event.” Tickets can
In honor of the Colleyville Woman’s Club’s 30th anniversary, the CWC                                                   under are welcome at this free event.      be purchased for the chance to win this
Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon Benefit will be entitled “Jewels of Gen-                                                                                         spectacular piece of jewelry.
erosity: Celebrating 30 Years of Priceless Caring with Commitment.” Jan Strimple will                                             Keller Parks and Recreation
produce the show with fashions from Saks Fifth Avenue, Dallas Galleria. One                                                                (817) 743-4050         Sponsored by the Southlake Historical Society and
of the premier events in the Metroplex, the proceeds benefit a number of                                                                                          the Bob Jones Nature Center located at 355 E. Bob
worthwhile charities. Tickets are available now for purchase.                                                                                                     Jones Road in Southlake. Visit the Southlake His-
                                                                                                                                                                  torical Society website at www.southlakehistory.org
For information please visit the CWC website www.c-w-c.org. Tickets and infor-                                                                                    for event ticket information or call Anita Robeson,
mation are available online or by calling the CWC Hotline at (817) 416-3000.                                                                                      SHS president, at (817) 896-4280.

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                                                  Celebrity Messages
                                                                                                            By Johnny Rutherford

                                                            T H E    I M P O R T A N C E                                O F          managed the Formula One racing team and the Can-Am racing
                                                                                                                                     series team. In 1970, Bruce was killed in a testing accident. Tyler
                                                                                                                                     Alexander and Teddy Mayor were left to run the organizations. In
                                                                                                                                     1973 they came to me and asked that I drive for their Indy team.

                                                                    “THERE ARE PARALLELS IN BUSINESS AND DRIVING
                                                                                                                                     My very first race was in April of 1973 in Trenton, New Jersey.
                                                                                                                                     I was so excited about driving for this great team. During practice
                                                                                                                                     laps, my car spun and I slammed against the wall. I was done for
                                                                                                                                     the day. I was devastated and so distraught because I felt that I had
                                                                                                                                     let my entire team down. Here I was, the brand new driver for the
                                                                                                                                     great McLaren team and my first time to drive—I wiped out.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ABOUT          J O H N N Y RU T H E R F O R D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     JOHNNY RUTHERFORD, also known to racing fans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     as “LONE STAR JR”, began racing in 1959. Dur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ing his highly successful career, Mr. Rutherford
                                                                    A RACE CAR AS IT RELATES TO TEAM WORK,” SAYS                     When I got to the pit, I apologized over and over again. Tyler came                                             was the National Sprint Car Champion in 1965
                                                                                                                                     up to me, put one hand on each shoulder and said, “Johnny, we
                                                                    JOHNNY RUTHERFORD—THE THREE TIME INDY 500                        won’t keep score if you won’t.” Johnny said that was the absolute                                               and became a household name with his first
                                                                                                                                     best reflection of what a team represents. It’s something that he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Indianapolis 500 mile race win in 1974. He
                                                                    CHAMPION. EVERY TEAM MEMBER, WHETHER A                           has never forgotten. Those few words inspired him to get back to
                                                                                                                                     doing what he does best—driving race cars. Johnny went on to                                                    followed that win with victories at Indy in 1976
                                                                                                                                     have a very successful seven year run including winning two Indy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and 1980. In addition to his Indianapolis 500 win
                                                                    PIT CREW TEAM OR A CORPORATE MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                                     500 races for the McLaren team. Because of the inspiration and
                                                                    TEAM MUST HAVE SOME OF THE SAME BASIC                            the “team” attitude of the McLaren Team, he continued to race                                                   in 1980, Mr. Rutherford also won the US Auto
                                                                                                                                     well and won another 20 races for the team. He inspired the new
                                                                    CHARACTERISTICS—A PASSION TO WIN, DESIRE,                        Indy Racing League drivers because he remembered what Tyler                                                     Club Championship and was CART champion.
                                                                                                                                     had done for him when he once was a new team member.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     In 1980, Johnny Rutherford was inducted into
                                                                    PERSEVERANCE AND AN UNDERSTANDING OF
                                                                                                                                     Johnny says, “it is difficult to put together a cohesive team that                                              the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.
                                                                                                                                     works together toward the same goal. There are many ingredients
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     He is also a member of the International Motor
                                                                    THE OVERALL OBJECTIVE. EACH TEAM MEMBER
                                                                                                                                     that must combine in order to solve an equation.” One thing
                                                                    MUST FEEL THAT THEY ARE A PART OF SOMETHING                      Johnny says to young college graduates going into the corporate                                                 Sports Hall of Fame, Motor Sports Hall of Fame
                                                                                                                                     world or to the entrepreneur looking to “build” a successful team
                                                                    THAT IS MUCH LARGER THAN THEMSELVES.                             is to find compatible people looking for the same ultimate goal.                                                of America, Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame,
                                                                                                                                     No personal agendas—only team goals.                                                                            National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Texas

                                                                                                                                     Johnny learned this type of teamwork while serving in the United                                                Sports Hall of Fame. Today, Johnny Rutherford

                                                                                                                                     States Marine Corps and he has carried this rewarding life lesson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     is the special events director of the Indy Racing
                                                                             o have a successful team, each team member              with him throughout his professional career.
                                                                             must have a specific job function where as a            ........................................................................................................        League (IRL). Among his duties, Mr. Rutherford
                                                                             whole every member is unified within the team                                                                                                                           drives the pace car at all of the IRL events and
                                                                             to accomplish one overall goal. The big picture         If you would like more information on Johnny Rutherford or wish to book
                                                                             drives your actions,” says Johnny Rutherford.           him for a speaking engagement, please contact Jill Joslin with Sports &                                         enjoys working with the rookie drivers. He is a
                                                                                                                                     Entertainment Access at jill@sportsandentertainmentaccess.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     great motivational speaker and speaks on team
                                                                    “My team consisted of people behind the scenes as well as        ........................................................................................................
                                                                    those on the track. Everyone was an important factor in our                                                                                                                      work, team building and the importance of
                                                                    success. It isn’t any different in a major corporation—from      S PORTS     AND    E NTERTAINMENT ACCESS                  IS YOUR CONNECTION TO THE
                                                                    the administrative assistant up to the CEO, every team           SUPERSTARS AND CELEBRITIES WHO TRULY WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     having a great team with one common goal.
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                                                                    Johnny recalls one incident that really illustrated their team   WWW.SPORTSANDENTERTAINMENTACCESS.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.
                                                                    at work. Team McLaren was run by Bruce McLaren who               ........................................................................................................

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                                                            Article by Frank Geslani

                                                                                       Destination weddings have been called
                                                                                       the defining trend of a globalized age.
                                                                                       I blame the movies. On a subconscious,
                                                                                       even cellular level, we are drawn to
                                                                                       the images on screen as make-believe
                                                                                       substitutes for real life. Star struck
                                                                                       couples gape at Audrey Hepburn and
                                                                                       Gregory Peck’s whirlwind Roman
                                                                                       Holiday, Jean-Paul Belmondo and
                                                                                       Jean Seberg’s Breathless rollick in
                                                                                       Paris, Deborah Kerr and Burt Lan-
                                                                                       caster’s carnal tryst on a Hawaiian
                                                                                       beach in From Here to Eternity and
                                                                                       muse, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get
                                                                                       married there?”
                                                                                       Many couples feel this same way. Pascal and Alice Ho
                                                                                       chose Paris, France for their union. The seven hour flight
                                                                                       took them a world away from thir home in Boston. Did
                                                                                       they invite guests? Sure. Could they all go? No. But 13
                                                                                       people joined them for what they called, “a great excuse
                                                                                       to visit a place we had never been before.” Destination
                                                                                       weddings are natural filters for unwanted stragglers and

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                COSTA RICA

                                                                                           the Mandalay Bay earns high marks for luxe understatement. For Vegas-

                                                                                           scale romance, nothing tops the Bellagio (bellagio.com). If Dale Chihuly’s
                                                                                           glass-flowered ceiling doesn’t take your guests’ collective breath away,
assorted hangers-on. The ones that really care will make

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                                                                                           the real flowers in the Conservatory will. Fronting the Bellagio’s hypnotic
it (if you want them to). Those are the people you want
                                                                                           fountains, the AAA Five Diamond Picasso makes for one indulgent
around you on the biggest day of your life. And let’s face
                                                                                           wedding banquet. If you can keep your eyes off of each other, you’ll notice
it, if you can get a wedding, a group outing and a hon-
                                                                                           the real Picassos hanging on the walls.
eymoon in the same trip—what’s not to love?
                                                                                           ..................................................................................................................   ......................................................................................................
And who says you can’t wed big without mortgaging the
rest of your working life. Says Pascal, “We booked our
flight with our air miles and stayed in quaint apartments
instead of hotels. We did a lot of things you can’t do
anywhere else. All told, we actually saved money by not
doing a traditional wedding back home.”

Destination weddings are just that—an alternative to tra-

dition. Guests become travelers, newlyweds become hon-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Couples going green choose tropical gem, Costa Rica, a leader
eymooners, the world becomes the altar, theme music,

                                                                                           RIVIERA NAYARIT, MEXICO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                in ecotourism, biodiversity and sustainability. It’s lush, clean
and caterer, with the authenticity of an on-location film.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and just plain gorgeous. Later this year, Costa Rica will host

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                the Fourth Meeting of the International Work Group regard-
Our choice destinations for this wedding issue are places
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ing the Development of Sustainable Tourism. With choices
that set our hearts aflutter with a mix of old favorites
                                                                                                                                                                                                                abounding, how does a conscientious couple choose? Go for
and soon-to-be discovered sleepers. Like good wedding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the greenest, naturally.
hosts, we’ve tried to account for different tastes, but ul-
timately any locale relies on the spirit of conviviality that
may, or may not, have made it past customs.
                                                                                           Mexico is close, relatively affordable and with over 6000 miles of coast-                                            OUR PICKS: Like a grown-up tree house, {                                      PICTURED ABOVE}

                                                                                           line is a beach lover’s dream. Couples may eschew Cancun’s year-round                                                Finca Rosa Blanca Country Inn (finca-rblanca.co.cr) sits on a tran-
                                                                                           spring break or Los Cabos’ southern L.A. atmosphere, but Mexico still                                                quil knoll above Costa Rica’s Central Valley. Wed under a
                                                                                           has coastal charm in abundance. Just north of Puerto Vallarta, and min-                                              canopy of trees, partake in organic, site-grown cuisine and slice
                                                                                           utes from exclusive Punta Mita, lies Sayulita, a once-sleepy fishing village                                         into tropical-flavored wedding cake. The Inn has achieved the
                                                                                           that has morphed into Mexico’s next great beach town. Guests can laze                                                highest level of Certification for Sustainable Tourism, includ-
                                                                                           away breezy days in a shaded casita or sample fresh, regional street food.                                           ing the highest score of all participating hotels in Costa Rica.
                                                                                           Convene on the beach for a wedding by the waves, and recite vows to the                                              Its sister property, {PICTURED BELOW} Arenas del Mar Beach and
                                                                                           beat of the pulsing Pacific.                                                                                         Nature Resort (arenasdelmar.com) takes that same standard and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                translates it for the beach. Feeling heady in love? Could be the
                                                                                           OUR PICKS: {PICTURED ABOVE} Les Oiseaux Volants (lovesayulita.com) is                                                clean air. All vehicles within the Arenas del Mar are electric to

                                                                                           a seven-room villa ideal for intimate gatherings. Cater your own wedding                                             eliminate air and sound pollution. So, take a deep breathe.

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                                                                                           feast with local cuisine, congregate in the heart-themed commons and un-
                                                                                           wind with good friends on the coveted beach frontage at the end of Sayulita’s
                                                                                           main thoroughfare. {PICTURED BELOW} Villa Amor’s (villaamor.com) 33 villas set
                                                                                           the stage for an ocean-side wedding complete with a private boat entrance,
                                                                                           a reception on the sand, kisses at sunset and fireworks at night.
Drive-through wedding, anyone? Kitschy thrills can still be
found in the Las Vegas phone book, but this ever-evolving
landscape is dialing up a different vibe. Think swank suites,
celebrity chefs and chic boutiques. And yes, you can have
Elvis officiate your ceremony.

at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay (thehotelatmandalaybay.com).
It’s the little Vegas wedding chapel re-imagined as a cos-
mopolitan ultra-lounge. The boutique property within

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                                                            ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND
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                                                                                                                                                                     OUR PICK:          Ravello’s Villa
                                                                                                                                                                     Cimbrone (villacimbrone.com) rede-
                                                                                                                                                                     fines “wedding with a view”. It’s
                                                                                                                                                                     like marrying into European aris-
                                                                                                                                                                     tocracy, but without the false
                                                                                                                                                                     decorum, especially when you see
                                                                                                                                                                     the vista. (Pick that jaw off the
                                                                                                                                                                     ground.) Events are conducted by
                                                                                                                                                                     a seasoned staff accustomed to
                                                                                                                                                                     serving the likes of Hillary Clin-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 {PICTURED ABOVE ON PAGE 18}
                                                                                                                                                                     ton and the Duke of Kent.
                                                            RSVP for adventure? Trade traditional wedding tulle for
                                                            waterproof fleece. Enter the scenic wilds of New Zealand,

                                                                                                                                                                     NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
                                                            where lovebirds march down an aisle lined with boulders and

                                                                                                                                                                     Xtà? WÜ|Ç~? `tÇ?jÉÅtÇ
                                                            moss. The mist-shrouded stand-in for Middle Earth in the Lord
                                                            of the Rings films is also the perfect setting for weddings with an
                                                            adrenalized sensibility.

                                                            OUR PICK: Set on 2,500 acres of pristine forest and                                                      .....................................................................................................
                                                            a game reserve, the ultra-luxe {PICTURED ABOVE} Treetops Lodge
                                                            (treetops.nz) works out pre-wedding jitters with brisk nature
                                                            hikes, photo safaris or fly fishing expeditions. Rare, native birds
                                                            serenade the ceremony while guests marvel at the mythical
                                                            scenery. Chefs can prepare a gourmet banquet paired with
                                                            New Zealand’s finest vintage.


                                                            AMALFI COAST, ITALY
                                                                                                                                                                     Couples who obsess over the wedding feast never met a foie
                                                                                                                                                                     they didn’t like, designed a signature amuse bouche for the wed-

                                                                                                                                                                     ding party and actually care what the cake tastes like under all
                                                                                                                                                                     that fondant. Only one destination matches this couple the way
                                                                                                                                                                     butter-poached scallops pair with a fine Sauvignon Blanc—the
                                                                                                                                                                     California wine country.
                                                                                                  .............................................................      OUR PICK: {          PICTURED ABOVE} Napa Valley’s Auberge du Soleil

                                                                                                                                                                     (aubergedusoleil.com) where gourmet eating is elevated to a lifestyle.
                                                                                                                                                                     The inn is, first and foremost, a dining destination and a wed-
                                                            Talk about cinematic! Escape to a coastal village perched on a                                           ding here makes food and wine the centerpiece. Refined serv-
                                                            cliff on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Italy is in the details: cobbled                                          ice, an award-winning menu and a masterful wine list conspire
                                                            streets, Arabesque cloisters, sea-scented breezes, the sureness                                          to deliver an intoxicating feast for the senses.
                                                            of time and place. Imagine the wedding pictures. Imagine the
                                                            food. Bellissima.                                                                                        Now all you have to do is choose which destination suits you.

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                                                         Think                                                                                                                         Article by Frank Geslani

                                                         SOMETHING BORROWED,
                                                         SOMETHING GREEN?
                                                                                                                                                                        Be A-list:
                                                                                                                                                                        What writers’ strike? AMY MICHELSON'S
                                                               Who says you
                                                                                                                                                                        dramatic gowns have ‘Hollywood glam’ written
                                                               can’t wear green to
                                                                                                                                                                        all over them—and you'll be strutting the aisle
                                                               your own wedding?
                                                                                                                                                                        like a celebrity. {ON THIS PAGE IN COLOR}
                                                               Designer LINDA
                                                                                                                                                                           The Dress Code:
                                                               couture heats up
                                                               the aisle, not
                                                               the planet.

                                                                                     BAUBLES    ARE A BRIDE’S BEST FRIEND.         CRYSTALS     IN A SPARKLING
                                                                                     ARRAY OF COLORS ARE DAZZLING WEDDING FROCKS, FLOWERS,
                                                                                     EVEN CAKES.      THEY   CAN ENLIVEN ANY MUTED COLOR PALETTE.

            WedWatch: Tracking the Trends                                                                                                                                   KENNETH POOL, head designer and Project
                                                                                                                                                                            Runway alum, AUSTIN SCARLET turn up the
                                                                                                                                                                            romance with tastefully ornate crystal
                                                                                                                                                                            detailing. COLOR TIP: This season’s trendiest
                                                                                                                                                                            runway hues are orange and aqua. All
                                                                                     Be Jeweled:                              GLITTER AND GLAM                              shades are acceptable, but the bolder the
                                                                                                                                                                            better. For the fashion-forward brides, con-
                                                                                     When it comes to sparkle—the more you have this year the better. KENNETH POOL
                                                                                                                                                                            sider using these hues in your table linens,
                                                                                     shows us how it’s done. {ON THE OPPOSITE PAGE AND ABOVE IN BLACK & WHITE}              centerpieces or even bridesmaids dresses.

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                  All the
                  groom’s men:
                  T H E        D R E S S          C O D E

                  TO RENT OR TO BUY? Most rental
                  stores will have a large variety of current
                  styles to choose from. Not ones that date back
                  to the 1980s. They will know to advise you
                  that button covers and mandarin collared
                  shirts have gone the way of ruffles and powder
                  blue tuxedos. They’ll have designer tuxedos,
                  as well as styles made by lesser-known makers.
                  As the 2008 line-up is being previewed, shades
                  of gray and navy are trying to make a come-
                                                                                                                                           The Cake:
                  back, but a black tuxedo is always in style.                                                                             EMBELLISH IT WITH SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS
                                                                                                                                           These embellishments from VERY DIFFERENT
                                                                                                                                           CAKES are popping up all over Hollywood’s

                                                                        The                                                                glam weddings. Their cake jewels add a touch
                                                                                                                                           of flash and whimsy. Sparklicious!
                                                                        Invitations:                                                                              www.verydifferentcakes.com
                                                                        Plantable invitations are made with Garden Greetings™
                                                                        seed paper. Guests plant the paper and grow wildflowers
                                                                        right from the invitations. It’s a smart choice for the
                                                                        environment and a lasting, blooming memento for guests
                                                                        of your special day. Just as your love grows, so too will
                                                                        the wildflowers.     www.botanicalpaperworks.com

                      Global Chic:                                                                    WedWatch:                     Cake Crystals
                      DOLCE AND GABBANA
                      have reinterpreted luxe British
                      mod for the modern groom.
                      Think 007—circa 1963.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        SL Fashion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         By Lawri Murray

                                                                                                                              The wedding day is absolutely the bride’s day to bask in the spotlight. But as her mother
                                                                                                                              (or the groom’s), that doesn’t mean you have to fade into the background. Yesterday’s moms
                                                                                                                              were often backed into a fashion corner, having to choose between looking dowdy or like
                                                                                                                              an extra from The Love Boat. Whether designers have gotten more creative, or just a little
                                                                                                                              wiser, mothers of both the bride and groom now have more options when it comes to their
                                                                                                                              wedding day attire. And more desirable options, at that.

                                                                                                                                                                            The Mothers:
                                                                                                                                                                            of the bride & Groom
                                                                                                                                                                             THE DAY BELONGS TO THE BRIDE AND
                                                                                                                                                                             GROOM—BUT YOU CAN SHINE, TOO

                                                                                                                                                                                         DELICIOUSLY DELICATE
                                                                                                                                                                                         The laser-cut pleating on
                                                                                                                                                                                         this satin jacket and skirt by
                                                                                                                                                                                         JS COLLECTIONS is placed
                                                         The Party Favors:                                                                                                               to create a suit that looks
                                                         NO ORDINARY PARTY FAVORS These earth-friendly party                                                                             flattering on just about
                                                         favors from BOTANICAL PAPERWORKS won’t be thrown away.                                                                          any figure. Jacket $228
                                                                                                                                                                                         and skirt $198 at
                                                         These modern, eco-chic and plantable paper favors flourish long
                                                         after the wedding day has passed.   www.botanicalpaperworks.com

                                                                                                                                                                                         EARRINGS Platinum and
                                                                                                                                                                                         aquamarine drop earrings
                                                                                                                                                                                         by ELSA PERETTI for
                                                            Comeback Kid:                                                                                                                Tiffany & Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                         $1,100 at TIFFANY.COM
                                                            THE GOING-AWAY SUIT is making a comeback.
                                                             Along with the popularity of all things vintage has come
                                                              a resurgence among brides for the desire to don a cute little
                                                               skirt and jacket à la Jackie Kennedy when departing for the
                                                                honeymoon. If your little girl has her heart set on jetting
                                                                 off to “happily ever after” in true retro style, here’s an
                                                                  option sure to make her wedding day vision complete.

       WedWatch: The Going-Away Suit
                                                            ELIE TAHARI fully lined silk/wool asymmetric cutaway jacket                                          NAVY SOPHISTICATION          EARRINGS
                                                            and slim skirt with beaded jewelneck pullover shell. Jacket                           This lovely silk shantung sheath dress by   14k white gold with
                                                            features retro-inspired shawl collar and ornamental button        ADRIANNA PAPELL features a matching ¾-sleeve bolero with        diamonds and sapphires
                                                            with a hidden-snap closure.      $598 at BARRIEPACE.COM           beaded trim at the neckline. $238 at NORDSTROM.COM              $899 at

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                                                                           Business Profile

The wedding months are upon us and we bet services, including artificial nails, manicures and
there is another shower in the works. If it’s your pedicures. Nail Bar at The Village can provide
turn to host this gig, you should vow to break event catering or you can cater your own spa
the pattern of boring showers and plan some- party. And as always, wine and mimosas are
thing creative, fresh and fun. Nail Bar at The complementary, but you are welcome to bring
Village in Colleyville is here to help you.                   your own if desired. During a Nail Bar Spa
   The hottest trend today in parties focuses on Party the salon is closed to other clients. They
relaxation, rejuvenation and pampering. A Nail can accommodate up to 30 guests during a spa
Bar Spa Party is perfect for an                                                 party and it is recommended
evening with the girls, if you                                                  that you book your party at least

                                                                                                                            “Come... Sit... Relax.
                                              Nail Bar at The Village
have clients to entertain or col-     16 Village Lane, Suite 180 in Colleyville one month in advance. Here’s a
leagues you need to thank. It’s                                                 fun idea—for a Bachelorette spa

                                                                                                                              We’ll take care
                                                  (817) 428-7500
also a great way to celebrate a                                                 party, try hiring a DJ. The staff at

                                                                                                                               of the rest.”
milestone or a wedding. You can spend a little Nail Bar at The Village have one goal… to
time pampering yourself and your wedding provide clients with a manicure and pedicure
party before that all-important ceremony.                     experience unlike any other, at a fair price, in an
   Spa parties are quickly gaining popularity be- environment that is safe, luxurious and fun.
cause they provide a new variation to traditional                 Choose a Nail Bar Spa Party for your
                                                                                                                                (L-R) PAULA SHERLEY (OWNER)
celebrations. For an alternative, Nail Bar at The bridal party or celebration. It’s an unexpected
Village will help you create the spa party of your and special get-together with friends and                                   AND REAGAN SNYDER (MANAGER)
dreams. You can choose any combination of loved ones that will be sure to please.                                                      ––––––––––––––
                                                                                                                                      Nail Bar at The Village
Nail Bar at T he Village in Colleyville |             (817) 428-7500 |            Call for Party Reservations!                             in Colleyville

                                                       CALLING ALL BRIDES | GET YOUR GIRLS THE PAMPERING THAT THEY
                                                       NEED BEFORE YOUR BIG DAY—MANICURES AND PEDICURES FOR ALL!
                                                       Spend a little time pampering yourself and your bridesmaids before
                                                       that all important wedding ceremony. You’ll all be looking your
                                                       best from hand-to-toe (and you’ll all have a great time, too).
  CLIENT TESTIMONIALS                                                                                                                     The Spa Party
   “My bridal spa party at Nail Bar at
   The Village was everything I could
   have hoped for! The staff was very
   professional and did a fantastic job.
     The whole atmosphere was ab-
    solutely perfect and all of the girls
       had such a wonderful time!”
                                                        OTHER SPAPARTYIDEAS

     “My daughter’s bridal party at
                                                        •   Bachelorette Party

   Nail Bar at The Village was so much
                                                        •   Bridal Shower

   more than expected. They are always
                                                        •   Girl’s Night Out

         attentive to every detail.”
                                                        •   Entertain Clients
                                                        •   Thank Colleagues

                 GRETCHEN                               •   Birthday Party
                                                        •   Wine Tasting

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                                                                     W W W . B L O M B E R G W E D D I N G S . C O M

     W E D D I N G                 1       |      I N D O - F U S I O N                     F E S T I V I T I E S                  W E D D I N G                2         |        A      S W A N K                C E L E B R A T I O N
     Bold, saturated colors like an array of fragrant spices        American modernity. I N S P I R AT I O N S T O TA K E : warm   Regardless of budget, your wedding-day look should re-     of the event. Their fresh color palette makes great use
     accentuate this globally-inspired celebration. From the        caramel tones, punches of bright color, tropical florals,      flect your elegant affair (like our effervescent bride     of traditional wedding white and accents of regal blues.
     glorious intricacies of the bride’s sari to the vibrant sim-   scroll designs on the cake, sari-inspired details on           above): hair and make-up that work effortlessly day-to-    I N S P IR ATI O N S T O TA K E : tone-on-tone white, dramatic
     plicity of a single orchid on the groom’s lapel, Indian        bridesmaid dresses, contrasting ornamental details with        night, confidently natural, grown-up without being too     use of lighting in floral arrangements, a high-energy
     heritage goes on full, Technicolor display with a nod to       understated elements like simple menu cards.                   serious and crisply edited to match the timeless quality   band (but not your brother’s Van Halen cover group).

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     W E D D I N G                 3         |           A   F A I R Y          T A L E            R O M A N C E                   W E D D I N G               4        |        O U R          L A T I N              L O V E                 S T O R Y
     It’s a setting as grand as the Lone Star State—The          surroundings. Details like classic roses, understated             Lovebirds be free! When the weather’s right, take the      yellow and gold add lightness. Live musicians usher in
     Gaylord Texan, with its breathtaking height and scale,      touches on cakes and elegant beading on the gown                  party to the streets. Our spicy couple takes it one step   the party atmosphere and free up the newlyweds to en-
     is the backdrop for this festive celebration. When your     look great in photos, but don’t distract in person.               further with strolling troubadours and a romantic car-     tertain, be entertained and steal away for a smooch or
     stage is this magnificent, you want décor that works with   I NS PI R AT I O N S T O TA K E : tone-on-tone blue, minimalism   riage ride at night. Shades of red, chocolate and black    two or three. ¿Bailas? I N S P I R AT I O N S T O TA K E : mini
     the architecture to compliment, not compete with, your      on cakes, exotic greenery in bouquets and boutonnieres.           are reminiscent of smoke and heat, while shocks of         calla lilies, a signature cocktail, a wedding parade.

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                                                                  Business Profile

  “It all comes
down to the food.”
         Owners of The Classic Café

                                                          Classic Catering
                                                          THE CLASSIC CAFÉ CATERS                      VIEW MENUS          AT   THECLASSICCAFE.COM

  TIPS FOR CHOOSING A MENU                                In 2005, The Classic Café purchased Star such as rehearsal dinners, bridal showers
                                                          Catering as a means to provide business and small parties or casual receptions.
    Consider the time of day of your event—meals          clients in the Alliance corridor and North-                 They will deliver the items to the event
                                                          ern Tarrant county with exceptional service. location, set up the buffet and return the
                                                          Their corporate catering service is de- same day to remove the service ware. The
    should be served at standard lunch or dinner times
                                                          signed to assist business accounts with all corporate accounts can be set up for billing
    and lighter fare should fall between
                                                          of their culinary needs from providing or they accept credit cards for payment.
                                                          meals and snacks for all day training ses-                  In addition to corporate and special
    Main dishes should compliment and be appropriate
                                                          sions—to grand opening events or office event catering, The Classic Café provides
    to the occasion and the attendees of each event
                                                          parties. “We have the same commitment residential catering for their guests who
    For example, beef tenderloin gets rave reviews        to quality with our food that goes out to a want to “bring Classic home”. They offer
    at a Hanukkah celebration—where as smoked             catered corporate client lunch as we do three levels of reception menus featuring
    ham and pulled pork do not                            the food that we serve here at the restau- many of their signature items like smoked
                                                          rant,” says Curtis Wells of                                           salmon, roasted garlic and
    Serving two meats adds great variety and is very      The Classic Café.                         The Classic Café            herbed goat cheese, and of
    enjoyable—especially to guests who like both              “The selections on our         504 North Oak Street in Roanoke    course, their grilled beef
                                                          catering menu are different                (817) 430-8185             tenderloin. They are happy
                                                          from our restaurant menu,”                                            to suggest wine and bever-
    of the options, but it can increase your budget
                                                          says Chris Wells, “but we truly feel that age pairings to complete your menu.
                                                          the impression we make with our lunch                       The Classic Café provides staffing for
    Though your main course is the featured dish,
                                                          buffets reflect the restaurants 15 years of your event as well as providing any rental
    don’t forget about your vegetarian guests by
                                                          exceptional service and quality.” Corporate needs such as linens, tables and chairs,
    ordering plenty of side dishes
                                                          clients can choose from a variety of break- china and silver service. “There is no limit
    The first thing guests look for when they arrive at   fast entrees like the fresh made breakfast to the size of the event we can do,” said
    an event is a beverage—the presentation truly         tacos, quiche and assorted pastries. The Curtis, “we’ve done outdoor wedding re-
    becomes the first impression of what will follow      lunch buffet items include chicken and ceptions for 350 guests and small holiday
                                                          mushroom marsala, lasagna, chicken en- parties of only ten guests.” They strive to
    Check out Classic Café sample menus online at         chilada casserole and bourbon chicken. make every event special for the guests both
    www.TheClassicCafe.com—reccomendations                The Classic Café also offers a limited party in their restaurant and at a catered event.
    can be made to perfectly complement your event        tray menu for casual or smaller events, You can view complete menus on their website.

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                                                         WEDDING BUDGET
                                                                                      Budgeted $   Actual $                       Budgeted $   Actual $
                                                         BEAUTY                                               MISCELLANEOUS
                                                         Facial                       $____        $____      Bridal Consultant    $____       $____
                                                         Hair                         $____        $____      Flower Preservation  $____       $____
                                                         Make-up Artist               $____        $____      Gown Preservation    $____       $____
                                                         Manicure / Pedicure          $____        $____      Guest Book           $____       $____
                                                         BRIDAL APPA                  REL                     Napkin Imprinting    $____       $____
                                                         Alterations                  $____        $____      Napkins              $____       $____
                                                         Going Away Dress             $____        $____      MUSIC
                                                         Gown                         $____        $____      Ceremony             $____       $____
                                                         Groom’s Tuxedo               $____        $____      Reception            $____       $____
                                                         Jewelry                      $____        $____      PHOTOGRAPHY
                                                         Lingerie                     $____        $____      Candids              $____       $____
                                                         Shoes                        $____        $____      Formal Portrait      $____       $____
                                                         Veil / Headpiece             $____        $____      Reprints             $____       $____
                                                         CAKES                                                RECEPTION
                                                         Bride’s                      $____        $____      Beverages            $____       $____
                                                         Groom’s                      $____        $____      Catering / Food      $____       $____
                                                         CEREMONY                                             Favors               $____       $____
                                                         Clergy Fee                   $____        $____      Gratuities           $____       $____
                                                         Marriage License             $____        $____      Site Rental          $____       $____
                                                         Ring Pillow                  $____        $____      REHEARSAL DINNER
                                                         Site Fee                     $____        $____      Beverages            $____       $____
                                                         FLOWERS                                              Catering/Food        $____       $____
                                                         Boutonnieres                 $____        $____      Flowers              $____       $____
                                                         Bride’s Bouquet              $____        $____      Gratuities           $____       $____
                                                         Bridesmaid’s Bouquet         $____        $____      Music                $____       $____
                                                         Ceremony                     $____        $____      Photography          $____       $____
                                                         Flowergirl / Ring-Bearer     $____        $____      RENTALS
                                                         Mothers (of Bride / Groom)   $____        $____      Chairs               $____       $____
                                                         Reception                    $____        $____      China/Silverware     $____       $____
                                                         Videography                  $____        $____      Dance Floor          $____       $____
                                                         Wedding Rings                $____        $____      Linens               $____       $____
                                                         GIFTS                                                Site Rental          $____       $____
                                                         Bride (to groom)             $____        $____      Tables               $____       $____
                                                         Bridesmaids                  $____        $____      Tent                 $____       $____
                                                         Groomsmen                    $____        $____      STATIONERY
                                                         Groom (to bride)             $____        $____      Announcements        $____       $____
                                                         HONEYMOON                                            Calligraphy          $____       $____
                                                         Accommodations               $____        $____      Invitations          $____       $____
                                                         Apparel                      $____        $____      Map Cards            $____       $____
                                                         Passport Fees                $____        $____      Postage              $____       $____
                                                         Spending Money               $____        $____      Reply Cards          $____       $____
                                                         Transportation               $____        $____      Thank-you Notes      $____       $____

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                                                                                                   Lisa Ross Interviews                Jeff and Michael Dyson
                                                                                                                                                             Founders of The Blue Shoe Project

     Jeff and Michael Dyson
     Founders of The Blue Shoe Project

                                                             Heart and Soul
                                                             The Blue Shoe Project

                                                             On October 16, 2004, Colleyville’s Jeffry and (son)                                  all time! How did you all react when you were no-
                                                                                                                                                  tified about the nomination? There aren’t words to
                                                             Michael Dyson transformed the historic Majestic                                      describe the feeling. There are only three experiences in
                                                                                                                                                  my life that stand ahead of how I felt when I found out
                                                                                                                                                  about the nomination—the day I got married was the
                                                             Theatre into the perfect storm by bringing together                                  greatest day of my life, the day my daughter was born
                                                                                                                                                  and the day my son [and now co-founder of The Blue Shoe
                                                             some of the most legendary Blues musicians of our                                    Project] was born. But these personal experiences were
                                                                                                                                                  different than the Grammy nomination. The joy I felt
                                                             lifetime. Society Life’s Lisa Brown Ross talks to the                                about the Grammy nomination was for the artists, not
                                                                                                                                                  about me personally but a great joy nonetheless.

                                                             family about what began as a passion for educating                                   As the founders of the Blue Shoe Project, what in-
                                                                                                                                                  spired you? Several things come to mind. The first is
                                                             kids about the Blues, how it’s turned into a Grammy                                  the preservation and perpetuation of the blues in school
                                                                                                                                                  curriculum. Jazz, a first generation evolution of the
                                                             nomination and how lives have changed forever.                                       blues root is one of several primary art forms taught in
                                                                                                                                                  schools today. Yet blues, the foundation of popular
                                                                                                                                                  American music, an art form that changed the world is
                                                                                                                                                  nowhere in the curriculum or gets very limited study and
                                                             You received the Grammy nomination for a live recording of blues                     that’s a tragedy. A world without blues would be like the
                                                             legends who were 89-94 years old at the time of the recording.                       movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” but without George—no
                                                             What have you learned from them? This is a great question. When                      James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Beyonce’, Christina
                                                             you read about musicians in traditional magazines that cover the subject or          Aguilera, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Beatles,
                                                             you talk to more astute followers of the music, the conversations seem to            Rolling Stones, Fats Domino, Eric Clapton, The
                                                             center around the music rather than the person. Since we didn’t come from            Supremes, Temptations, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath,
                                                             the music business, our attention was focused as much on them as people              ZZ Top, Steve Miller and Elvis would have never left
                                                             in addition to them being iconic musicians. What unfolded before our eyes            the building. The list is endless. Imagine all the music
                                                             was a compelling story that had not been told. They really appreciated               you grew up with not existing—ever. The blues and the
                                                             what we were trying to do for kids and this unlocked a part of their lives that      music that came from it is the gift our country gave the
                                                             focused on life lessons rather than musical ones. In a word, to answer your          world and our kids should know it and be proud of it.
                                                                                                                                                  The CD celebrates the artistic genius of Blues
                                                             The CD, Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen—Live in                         legend, “Honeyboy” Edwards, the late great
                                                             Dallas is being hailed as one of the top live blues recordings of                    Henry James Townsend, Joe Willie “Pinetop”

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                                                         Perkins and the late Robert Lockwood, Jr. If they were                   One thing is for certain, it was never about money. As for the
                                                         all alive today, what would you say to them? Thank you for               Grammys, this is about the artists, not about us. We hope that
                                                         allowing us to be a part of your lives and for believing in us to        they receive the recognition for the contributions they’ve made
                                                         participate in such an event that allowed us to create a legacy for      to our country and to the world. If we can raise awareness of the
                                                         kids to appreciate.                                                      importance of blues education, then we have succeeded.

                                                         What were some of the stories shared by these awesome
                                                         artists? The stories they shared and lessons about life in the time
                                                                                                                                  Tell me about that evening on October 16, 2004 when

                                                         we spent together could not have been scripted any better. Here
                                                                                                                                  you gathered this league of extraordinary men. It must
                                                                                                                                  have been magical? The part where we didn’t know what the
                                                         are some thoughts on what we learned. The importance of ed-              @#?# we were doing or the part when they began to play?
                                                         ucation and continuous improvement. Robert Lockwood Jr. said,            Actually it started a little sooner than that. The artists arrived
                                                         “That guitar is going to be your woman from now on. You’re               on the 15th for our first education event the evening before the
                                                         going to have to sleep with it (to be good at it). And you need to       grand performance. College students had to compose a 500
                                                         get yourself a teacher! He also talked about formal instruction,         word essay on ‘The Impact of Blues on American Music’ in
                                                         respect for others and the necessity of respect for one’s self as        order to gain entry into a storyteller event featuring the artists.
                                                         crucial. Dress for success. These guys set the bar for a ‘sharply        Students were given the opportunity to ask them questions, meet
                                                         dressed men’. Lockwood once asked Mick Jagger, “With all that            them, hear their music and learn about their life experiences.
                                                         money you have, can’t you afford to buy some decent clothes?”            The three best essays were awarded a scholarship to the college
                                                                                                                                  of their choice. We picked the artists up at the airport the morn-
                                                         The Blues offers life lessons right? Absolutely. Kids have               ing of the 15th and went to the local NPR affiliate KERA for a
                                                         a diverse set of challenges today—single parent families, physi-         radio interview hosted by the late Glenn Mitchell. When they
                                                         cal abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, social pressures to fit in or get     sat down in their respective chairs and once the interview began,
                                                         out and personal relationships with friends and love interests.          the gravity of our mission and the validation that all we had
                                                         There are life lessons in the blues. The experiences of the artists      worked so hard to bring together was finally happening made
                                                         that created the music is as relevant today as it was when it was        for a very emotional moment.
                                                         created. These personal challenges are all things that are chron-
                                                         icled in the blues. But also, when you consider the messages and         So, what happened at the performance? That’s another
                                                         lessons that the four artists featured on the album shared, you          story. Everything we didn’t know about producing an event came
                                                         realize that kids can benefit from blues education. Just ask your-       to light and ole’ Murphy was there with his whole gang! One
                                                         self these questions, why do people listen to blues in the first place   challenge after another kept popping up. The show began 45
                                                         and why do they feel better after doing so? Because the music            minutes late, we were sweating bullets, but once Honeyboy began
                                                         communicates to the listener that “things may not be alright but         to play the first set, the clouds parted and the sun came out. Mag-
                                                         they’re going to be okay—and that’s an important message for             ical is the right term. We had done all we knew to do and many
                                                         our youth to build upon.                                                 things we learned along the way. When it came time to hand the
                                                                                                                                  baton to the artists, they did what they had been doing for the
                                                         Talk to me about this journey to the Grammy? You’re not                  better part of 90 years, they played and man did they play. It
                                                         even record producers! Great things happen when you                      was unbelievable. We had them in the best house in town—the
                                                         pursue something out of passion. Everything about the CD was             historic Majestic Theater. I think it meant a lot to the artists to
                                                         about the purity of passion—passion for sharing this art form            play such a venue and it showed in their music. They also were
                                                         with kids, passion for the music, passion for the artists and for        very happy to all be together. They had all known each other for
                                                         recognition long overdue for the artists in particular and all blues     years. Henry, in his 94 years had never played Dallas. They had
                                                         artists on the whole. It started as a project to expose kids to these    just played for the kids the night before and the mood was as
                                                         legendary figures before it was too late. We realized it was much        good as it could be despite our experience shortfalls. They were
                                                         bigger than that and much bigger than us. Even the co-producer,          like old college buddies.
                                                         Scott Shuman, who oversaw the mixing, engineering and song
                                                         selection had a personal relationship with Henry Townsend that           What do listeners have to look forward to on the CD? It
                                                         spanned three decades. He loved Henry like a father. He was              rocks! It’s hard to imagine these artists are 89-94 years old when
                                                         passionate about giving Henry the chance for his music to be             you listen to it. Who is playing the way they play on a CD at 90
                                                         heard by future generations and by a larger audience and he was          years old? Les Paul is the only one that comes to mind and he is
                                                         the absolute right person to give that challenge. Scott felt very        92. Each artist has a very unique style so listeners are treated to
                                                         passionately about the project and put his heart and soul into it        a candy store of blues sounds from Delta blues to Chicago blues,
                                                         and the end result is the representation of a body of work that          St. Louis blues, lounge blues and jazzy blues. They will find it
                                                         is surrounded and enveloped in the love and passions of many.            hard to take the CD out of their player. One special surprise is

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                                                         the cameo appearance by the legendary, DJ
                                                         “Sunshine” Sonny Payne. He still hosts the
                                                         longest running radio show in American
                                                         history—King Biscuit Time. He opens the CD
                                                         by leading the audience with the legendary
                                                         jingle “pass the biscuits its King Biscuit Time”.
                                                         This was followed by the King Biscuit Boys
                                                         song played by the very artist that wrote
                                                         the song, Robert Lockwood, Jr. and then it
                                                         all came together like it does every day at
                                                         12:15pm Central time on KFFA radio in
                                                         Helena, Arkansas.

                                                         Would you consider The Blue Shoe
                                                         Project your life’s work? Til I die.

                                                         I’m willing to bet many people are
                                                         unaware about the history of Dallas
                                                         being a Blues Mecca—home to such
                                                         legends as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Blind
                                                         Lemon Jefferson and so many others.
                                                         Do you cover this in your educational
                                                         programs for youth and how do they
                                                         respond? We do. It’s important for stu-
                                                         dents to understand (especially in Texas) that
                                                         Texas played a critical role in the evolution
                                                         of blues and blues with regard to Swing,
                                                         Rockabilly and Rock-n-Roll. I mentioned a
                                                         few artists already but when you add to the
                                                         list Freddie King, Albert Collins, Sippie
                                                         Wallace, T-Bone Walker and Lightnin’
                                                         Hopkins for example, it would be hard to
                                                         find their influences absent from interviews
                                                         by most popular recording artists of today,
                                                         certainly in Rock-n-Roll.

                                                         Between your birth date and your
                                                         death date, there’s a line that’s really
                                                         the essence of your life—or how you
                                                         will actually be remembered. What do
                                                         you want that life line to represent
                                                         about the two of you? There is absolutely
                                                         no substitute for passion.

                                                         I just know that the men who are no
                                                         longer here are smiling down on you
                                                         now for honoring their memory in
                                                         such a meaningful way. What do you
                                                         think they’re saying?
                                                         “You know, I always said, because it’s true, and
                                                         it all happened as I say, because there wouldn’t
                                                         be no me, if it wasn’t for you.”
                                                                 QUOTE FROM   HENRY JAMES TOWNSEND

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               T he 2008 American Lifestyle Home discov ers…
                                                                                                                                                                     KITCHEN DÉCOR IS ABOUT TO CHANGE...
                                                                                                                                                                     There is a dramatic new movement causing a stir in today’s kitchen.
                                                                                                                                                                     New drawer appliances that pull out like cabinet drawers are hitting
                                                                                                                                                                     the market. They are incredibly functional and visually appealing.
                                                                                                                                                                     These kitchen gems are sure to be the biggest hit of 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                            DISHWASHER DRAWERS | Old style dish-
                                                                                                                                                                                            washer doors must be opened and pulled
                                                                                                                                                                                            down to access the trays that roll out for load-
                                                                                                                                                                                            ing and unloading dishes. There is no longer
                                                                                                                                                                                            a need to stoop over the dishes and bend
                                                                                                                                                                                            down to unload the lower rack. They come
                                                                                                                                                                                            in single units or two drawer units, which are
                                                                                                                                                                                            terrific for separating your pots and pans from
                                                                                                                                                                                            your fine china and glassware.

 Timeless Design Trends
                                                                                                                                                                     REFRIGERATOR DRAWERS | When it seems there is never enough
                                                                                                                                                                     room in the refrigerator (particularly when entertaining) there is now a
                                                                                                                                                                     refrigerator drawer available. This is a perfect solution to store extra
                                                                                                                                                                     bottles of water, soda cans, wine or produce. These new gems offer
                                                                                                                                                                     the perfect solution without finding room for a second refrigerator.

                                                                                                                                                                     WARMING DRAWERS | When you are still cooking in the oven, but
                                                                                                                                                                     have foods that need to be kept warm and fresh—a new warming
                                                                                                                                                                     drawer will do the trick. These can be used to keep appetizers or
                                                                                                                                                                     breads warm while dinner is finishing in the oven.
People want their homes to be a place in which they relax and rejuvenate in
                                                                                                                                                                     OUTDOOR LIVING…

                                                                                                                                                        KOHLER CO.
carefully crafted spaces that nurture and inspire. Because of this home designs are
now more traditional, simple and comfortable. A feeling of calm and comfort is the                                                                                   Homeowners are no longer content with just an outdoor kitchen. In
                                                                                                                                                                     2008 they are adding entire great rooms to their outdoor space.
most desired characteristic of new home design today. Our homes should make                                                                                          More and more homeowners are asking to bring their indoors out
us feel good, help us to live well and reflect our individuality. Welcome Home.                                                                                      and vice-versa. This often incorporates the kitchen but has also
                                                                                                                                                                     expanded to include the living room and dining room.

AU NATURAL… Natural, healthy products are the designer                      THE BATHROOM IS NOT                                                                                            Homebuyers today are asking for elaborate
staple for 2008. Stone, granite, slate, wood and cork are some of the       JUST A PLACE TO BATHE…                                                                                         outdoor living rooms with features such as
materials that we will see new and traditional uses for this year. Met-     More than ever before the bathroom has become a sanctuary in which                                             granite countertops, high-end grills, cooktops,
als and metallic finishes are also coming into vogue. Expect to see these   we relax and reflect. It welcomes us as it transforms into a respite from                                      wine refrigerators, stone fireplaces, flagstone
materials in unexpected places as well as appearing in wall, ceiling and    our daily business and hectic schedules. We want to be pampered and                                            floors and stained wood ceilings that often
countertop treatments.                                                      are ready to enjoy the extravagance of resort-like living in the luxury                                        rival the finishes inside the home. Even flat
                                                                            of our own home. Today’s trends in bathroom design demonstrate                                                 screen televisions are moving out to the patio
                                  Flooring options are expanding as         that we all want to enjoy a day at the spa and the relaxation that                                             where they can be enjoyed. People also want
                                  well, with natural products such as       experience has to offer—without ever leaving our home.                                                         to enjoy the sound and look of water without
                                  stone becoming a popular option in                                                                                                 the maintenance or expense that comes with a pool. Backyard water
                                  rooms other than the bathroom and         With a focus on self-rejuvenation, bathrooms are increasingly being                      features including ponds, fountains, streams and waterfalls of all
                                  kitchen. Granite, marble and slate        designed with more useful space, lounging areas and multiple features.                   sizes are being incorporated into these outdoor spaces.
                                  all offer a range of colors and can       Separate or double vanities, step-down tubs, open multi-head rainfall
                                  create both modern and traditional        showers, steam showers, above counter sink vessels, artistic faucets,                    THE 2008
looks. A thick rug in the cooler months can help keep feet warm while       heated floors and towel racks are all becoming the standard in custom                    AMERICAN LIFESTYLE HOME RESPONDS…
absorbing noise throughout the year. Hardwood floors are expanding          home bathrooms. Espresso machines, warming drawers, private                              All of these incredible new innovations are being incorporated in the
into wider planks and hand-scraped versions give a weathered look.          refrigerators and flat screen televisions top off the long list of luxury                2008 American Lifestyle Home. With the latest, most innovative
Bamboo flooring has become especially popular with its natural              options available today. In the right climate, outdoor shower stalls that                ideas and trends, this timeless home is the responsibility of Traci
resiliency and beautiful texture and graining.                              are accessed from the master bathroom are also “hot” amenities.                          Darden, Interior Designer and founder of Elements of Design.

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                                                         Traci brings over 13 years of experience and
                                                         award winning skills and knowledge to the
                                                         2008 American Lifestyle Home. In an inter-
                                                         view with Traci, we find out what this tal-
                                                         ented designer is saying about design trends
                                                         and the 2008 American Lifestyle Home.

                                                         What are some of the trends that are OUT for 2008?
                                                         TRACIE: “Cold, starkness like 20’+ ceilings
                                                         with nothing to offset or bring in the propor-
                                                         tions, small showers in the bathroom and
                                                         12x12 white tile—white anything in the
                                                         bathroom, making a room a spare bedroom,
                                                         certain hand-trowel textures are going to the
                                                         way side. We expect truth in architecture and
                                                         design style from our texture artisans.”

                                                         What are some of the new trends that you see
                                                         coming IN for 2008? TRACIE: “Overall warmth
                                                         and comfort, use of natural materials and
                                                         experimenting with finishes—honed, shiny,
                                                         etc., the mixing of textures and tone-on-tone
                                                         color in materials, using your floors and your
                                                         ceilings to convey your style instead of just
                                                         the walls, adding depth or levels to your
                                                         ceiling by choosing a hard surface or the use
                                                         of a sculptured carpet on your floors and
                                                         products that provide comfort (bath spas,
                                                         warming drawers, coffee service in the master bath
                                                         area). Americana color is strong this year with
                                                         blues, reds, brown and golds.”

                                                         Why is the ALH project exciting to you? TRACIE:
                                                         “... because of all that it offers to its residents
                                                         and the community. I believe this style of liv-
                                                         ing is very attractive and is in demand in all
                                                         areas of our metroplex.”

                                                         What look are you trying to create in the ALH?
                                                         TRACIE: “I want to keep lifestyle in mind,
                                                         making sure that things don’t become over-
                                                         done so that they are unusable to the buyer.”

                                                         What will surprise people about the ALH? TRACIE:
                                                         “The great use of every square inch of space
                                                         in these homes. The use of materials to bring
                                                         the outside in, and while we chose many
                                                         green or environmentally friendly products, it
                                                         still has the old world charm that we love.”
                                                         The 2008 American Lifestyle Home will
                                                         open on Saturday, May 31st, 2008. For more
                                                         information about this project please visit

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                                                                                                                                                             ven with these priorities, clients

              Article by Whitnie Cypert   |   The Interior Collection
                                                                                                                                                             aspire to have a home that func-
                                                                                                                                                             tions day-to-day and still looks as
                                                                                                                                                             though a designer had a hand in
                                                                                                                                                             the creation. Silk, hand painted
                                                                                                                                               and embroidered embellishments can be used
                                                                                                                                               to “step-up” the look of the most basic and

                                                                                                                                               durable fabrics. Strong and long lasting fin-
                                                                                                                                               ishes also remain a popular choice for a well
                                                                                                                                               designed yet sensible home. From floors to

                                                                                                                                               cabinets and even accent furniture, hand
                                                                                                                                               painted finishes continue to be used by de-
                                                                                                                                               signers to create a unique design environment

                                                                                                                                               and provide for the client’s specific needs.
                                                                                                                                               Manufacturers are also addressing this con-
                                                                                                                                               sumer led trend by creating fresh and novel
                                                                                                                                               finishes to compliment classic stain options.

••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• WHAT’S NEW AND WHAT’S HOT THIS WINTER AND SPRING
                                                                                                                                               Ultimately, in the world of home décor it is
                                                                                                                                               the retailer and the designer’s responsibility to
                                                                                                                                               present the new market trends and appeal to

                                                                                                                                               each individual homeowners style and desires.
             uyers returning from the recent International Home Furnishings
             Market were pleased by the industry’s response representing choices
                                                                                                             ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••      •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
             in fabrics, furniture and finishings that allow each homeowner to     Animal prints don’t seem to be going anywhere.
             express their personal style in all of the rooms in their home—from   They are just being recreated in new and exciting
formal living to dining, entertainment, bedroom, kitchen and even children’s       ways. Expect to see brighter shades of red, orange
rooms. Expect to see exciting and bold options in fabrics and furniture as they    and even blue in fun cheetah and zebra prints and
make their way into the design industry this winter and spring. With the intro-    more plush fabric contents such as velour, velvet
ductions of bright colors and playful patterns, the consumer will now have more    and ultra suede. With these new styles, animal
options in the world of home décor.                                                prints can be incorporated into various design styles
                                                                                   and different levels of formality.
                                               Many manufacturers are intro-
                                               ducing and creating fabrics and     With all of the new trends in furniture and fabric
                                               furniture collections tailored to   design, one thing remains the same from market to           With so many choices this is a challenge and
                                               the Coastal reflections, going as   market—comfort, practicality and function are still         at the same time a great relief to the purchaser.
                                               far as starfish printed cottons     main consumer priorities and are still apparent in the      Choices and diversity in the market allow
                                               and mountain retreat patterns.      manufacturers directions. Durability in home décor          each individual to convey their own personal
                                               Wildlife motifs and heavily         continues to be a main concern. We’ll see increased         experiences in their home’s interior design.
                                               distressed furniture styles can     attention to various finishes and choices of materials as

                                               be found across all of the          builders and designers utilize more architectural           Casual elegance, laid back charm or pure
                                               prominent furniture design          uniqueness in construction. As a result, the fabrics and    formality—today’s marketplace can accom-
                                               showrooms at market. Printed                         finishes of the furniture within must      modate you. Let your inspiration be your
hides and stamped leathers become more and more available and lend them-                                 compliment rather than detract        guide. Listen to what makes you and your
selves to the unique styles of Old World to Texas Hill Country. The Old                                     from the core materials used in    family feel good, and therefore comfortable.
World charm that has been so prevalent in the North Texas region is be-                                       the construction of the home.    Look for a design team that listens to your
coming more widespread with these new innovations in leather and hides.                                        Astute buyers are looking for   ideas and works to blend those desires with
                                                                                                               style that combines current     today’s trends in creating your dream home.
              ne of the more exciting and unusual details to work its way                                      trends with lasting value.      Place your personal signature on your home
              into 2008 is metallics. Whether it is in leather, fabric or                                      And by accomplishing that       and then sit back and enjoy the view.
              wood finishes—metallics are becoming an accent that can                                         daunting task, they want a       .....................................................................
              be used to compliment everything from the most casual to the                                 home that reflects their own        The Interior Collection: 2600 East Southlake Blvd.
              more elegant of settings.                                                                  personal signature.                   Suite #130 in Southlake (817) 748-0444

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FOR   CENTURIES, PHILOSOPHERS AND POETS                               Article by Eliana Botan   |   The Solana Club     |   www.solanaclub.com


                                                                                                                LOVE YOUR

Everyday we find a new way of including the
heart in our repertoire of expressions. You
may refer to someone who is emotional as
“wearing his heart on his sleeve”. When we are in
love, we might say, “My heart beats for you.”
When a person is happy, she might be said to
be “lighthearted”. On the other hand, when we
hurt, we say that we are “brokenhearted”.

Ancient medicine has theorized that certain
human behaviors were caused by body fluids
called “humors”. One of the four types, the san-            According to McArdle and Katch, here are some amazing physiological attributes to the heart:
guine, had blood (the fluid pumped by the heart                  The heart is one of the most important organs in the human body. Its purpose is to
that carries all the vital materials throughout the body)   pump blood carrying oxygen and nutrients to every cell in the body while clearing away harm-
as the predominant humor and a disposition                  ful waste matter that we do not need.
marked by cheerfulness and passion. Hip-                       The human heart’s resilience and rhythm is astounding. It beats about 100,000 times a
pocrates, the founder of Western medicine,                  day—40 million times a year. Over an average lifetime it will beat three billion times.
invented the notion of the four humors. He
thought that disease arises from an imbalance                   Each heartbeat is a masterpiece of choreography, a wave of electrical stimulation spreads
of these four humors (blood, black bile, yellow bile        across the heart and is turned into the mechanical movements that pump blood to the lungs
and phlegm) and that people can be healed by                and body.
restoring their proper proportions.                              Although the human heart weighs less than a pound, it beats so steadily and powerfully
                                                            that the force generated during its 40 million beats per year could lift its owner 100 miles
In modern medicine we find a number of                      above the earth.
studies that investigate the relationship be-
tween personality types and the incidence of                     The heart is the body’s engine room, responsible for pumping blood via a 60,000-mile-
heart disease. For example, aggressive, highly              long (97,000-kilometer-long) network of vessels. If stretched out in a line, this network of
competitive people with the so-called “type A”              blood vessels, of an average-sized adult, covers the distance across the U.S. from coast to coast
personality have been found in some studies                 20 times or would circle the earth four times.
to be more likely to have a heart attack than                     At rest, the heart pumps approximately 1,400 gallons of blood daily or 37 million
people who are more easy-going or the “type                 gallons over a 72-year lifetime.
B” personality.
                                                                 Even for a person of average physical fitness, the maximum blood flow from this
The Bible has endless references concerning                 remarkable organ in one minute (about 25 liters of blood or 5.5 gallons) is greater than the
the heart. Verses like, “As a man thinks in his heart,      water flowing from a household faucet wide open.
so is he,” from the book of Psalms. This has
                                                                 Elite athletes, like Lance Armstrong, may reach a maximum blood flow of 40 liters or
been used by theologians to infer the heart as
                                                            nine gallons per minute during exercise.
being the home of our moral being, our intel-
lect, our emotions and our will. Regardless of
                                                            It is a miracle that we may take for granted until the life-sustaining process is disrupted, threat-
these points of views, physiologically speaking,
                                                            ening our hearts, our health and ultimately our lives. This is the inevitable truth—when the
the heart is merely a pump!
                                                            heart ceases to beat—the body dies.

Guardian of the rhythm of life, your heart is
extraordinary. Each beat of this muscular                   From time to time you may hear the advice “follow your heart” or “listen to your heart”. It
organ ignites a series of complex electrical,               usually comes from well-meaning friends, motivational speakers, song lyrics or a self-help
chemical and mechanical events.                             book. A skeptical person may refute this approach and, depending on the circumstances, will

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                                                         bluntly say to you, “This could be the worst advice that you ever re-        lated to favorable changes in the circulatory system. To safely and ef-
                                                         ceive.” As a matter of fact, there is truth in it. Listening to our hearts   ficiently train your heart follow these guidelines:
                                                         when the decision calls for a balance between emotions and reason
                                                                                                                                           Proper Progression: 5-minute warm-up to gradually increase
                                                         can lead to future disappointment and headaches—heartaches, too.
                                                                                                                                      your pace and heart rate; 30-60 minutes of moderate exercise non-
                                                         When it comes to cardiovascular health you should “listen” to your
                                                                                                                                      stop or accumulated and a 5-minute cool-down.
                                                         heart. The answer lies in every beat. Many factors can affect the
                                                         strength of your heartbeat. Generally, it is the progression of dis-               Monitor Intensity. Your heart rate is the best measure of
                                                         ease that leads to heart attack and permanent heart damage. Most             whether you’re going too hard or slacking off. Periodically check
                                                         often it is due to excess: too much fat, cholesterol, alcohol, smoking,      your heart rate while exercising to be certain you are within the
                                                         stress or physical inactivity.                                               proper training range. Wearing a heart-rate monitor allows you to
                                                                                                                                      see the number at a glance.
                                                                                                                                            Identify Your Maximum Heart Rate (MHR). Knowing your
                                                         Do you remember the hit song Achy Breaky Heart? It’s obvious that the
                                                                                                                                      maximum number lets you better target your intensity level. Ideally,
                                                         song writer was not referring to his broken heart as a result of a
                                                                                                                                      you should have an exercise stress test to determine your maximum
                                                         heart problem. Neither was he having angina or on the verge of a
                                                                                                                                      heart rate. To estimate it, subtract your age from 220. Then mul-
                                                         heart attack. Do you realize that you also may have an “achy breaky
                                                                                                                                      tiply that number by both 0.6 and 0.9 to determine the training
                                                         heart” and don’t know it? I’m not talking about a relational heart-
                                                                                                                                      zone range (60% = lower intensity; 75% = moderate; and 90% =
                                                         break like the one depicted in the song. I’m talking about risk
                                                                                                                                      very high intensity).
                                                         factors or heartbreakers that combined, without a doubt, may lead
                                                         your heart to an untimely malfunction. If you’re aware of your                   Work out Within Your Target Training Zone. As a beginner you
                                                         heartbreakers, ignoring them is a recipe for disaster.                       should start in the 60% range of your maximum heart rate and
                                                                                                                                      gradually increase intensity as you become accustomed to exercise.
                                                         Heart attacks are the number one cause of death in the United
                                                                                                                                           Check Your Recovery Heart Rate. One of the best ways to
                                                         States. If you’re fit or not, it’s time to wise up and pay attention to
                                                                                                                                      measure fitness is to check how long it takes for your heart to slow
                                                         your ticker. Having two or more of the big six factors could place
                                                                                                                                      down after you’ve exercised. This is called your recovery heart rate.
                                                         you at a high risk for a heart attack or developing heart disease.
                                                                                                                                      One minute after completing your aerobic exercise take your re-
                                                              I smoke
                                                                                                                                      covery heart rate. The time it takes for your body to recover from
                                                              I have Type II Diabetes
                                                                                                                                      aerobic exercise will decrease, as you become more fit.
                                                              My blood pressure is often higher than 140/90
                                                              I weigh more than 20% above my ideal weight                                  Feel Your Body. Remember to also consider your “perceived ex-
                                                              I accumulate less than 30 minutes of daily moderate exercise            ertion” (how hard the exercise feels). At a moderate intensity (70% to
                                                              My cholesterol is high:                                                 80% of maximum heart rate), you should be working fairly hard, but not
                                                              Total is 240+ or LDL is 130+ with an HDL below 40.                      gasping for your next breath. For individuals taking any heart-beat
                                                                                                                                      altering medications (i.e. beta blockers) the best method to monitor ex-
                                                                                                                                      ercise intensity is the perceived exertion.
                                                         By controlling these six heartbreakers, you can help keep your heart
                                                                                                                                           Train with Purpose. As a rule of thumb, concentrate on fat
                                                         beating strong and increase your chance of living a long life.
                                                                                                                                      burning by exercising in the 65% to 75% range and improve car-
                                                                                                                                      diorespiratory endurance by exercising in the 85% to 90% range.
                                                                                                                                      Lower intensity activities yield roughly five calories per minute while
                                                         Evidence continues to show that a healthy lifestyle can dramatically
                                                                                                                                      moderate to high activities yield 10 to 15 calories per minute.
                                                         reduce the risk of heart disease or a heart attack resulting in death.
                                                         Researchers from Harvard University defined a heart-healthy                      Manipulate Duration and Intensity. Longer duration (time)
                                                         lifestyle this way: (1) Don’t smoke. (2) Avoid being overweight. This        means shorter intensity. Shorter duration means longer intensity.
                                                         means having a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or less. Example: A
                                                                                                                                           Vary Your Activities to Avoid Boredom. You may choose from
                                                         woman 5-foot-4 who weights 145 pounds has a BMI of 25. (3) Eat healthy
                                                                                                                                      the cardio equipment available in most health clubs (treadmills, bikes,
                                                         foods. (4) Avoid saturated fat. Eat large amounts of fish oils, folate,
                                                                                                                                      rowers, elliptical trainers), swim, walk, shoot some hoops with your kids,
                                                         fiber and whole grain products. (5) Get at least 30 minutes a day of
                                                                                                                                      jog with your dog or clean the house.
                                                         moderate to vigorous exercise. Regular exercise can significantly
                                                         reduce, even prevent, the other major factors for heart attack—
                                                                                                                                      Keeping your heart in top shape is a basic requirement for the
                                                         Diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
                                                                                                                                      enjoyment of activities that support fitness, as well as health. Pre-
                                                                                                                                      venting disease and working to improve the quality of your life starts
                                                                                                                                      today. The only person who can do it is ... YOU. As Max Lucado
                                                         Extensive research has shown that regular exercise improves both
                                                                                                                                      wrote, “YOU CHANGE YOUR LIFE BY CHANGING YOUR HEART”.
                                                         the quantity and quality of life. Much of this improvement is re-

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                                                      Business Profile

                                          The Art of Acupuncture
                                           COMBINING PROVEN ANCIENT TECHNIQUES                              WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY

                                          WRIGHT CHIROPRACTIC & ACUPUNCTURE
Now more than ever before                 Day to day, we assume the circuitry of our the treatments are surprisingly relaxing.
we are starting to take heed              body is running at full capacity, until there                  Dr. Kendall prides himself on his strict
                                          are symptoms which require our attention. adherence to traditional techniques. Your
of our bodies. We have all                Typically we have been taught to follow posture, cravings, tone of voice, complex-
continued to improve our                  up with our medical doctor for all of the ion, speed of movement, odor, likes/dis-
                                          proper tests to be run. The truth is that likes—these, plus others, indicate so much
lives and families for decades            now-a-days it is hard for MD’s to diagnose to a Traditional Acupuncturist. With his
now—all the while we have                 symptoms because most often what they training as a Chiropractor and knowledge
                                          discover is dysfunction rather than disease of Anatomy, most of his patients have
consistently degraded our                 of the body. However, this dysfunction is received consistent and expected results.
bodies and organs through                 treatable. Rather than taking a prescrip- Patients have experienced the leveling of
overuse and misuse. We live               tion, Acupuncture offers our modern migraine and sciatic pain, sinus pressure
                                          society a time tested technique which decreasing, reduction of depression and
in a time where the material              addresses the short circuitry of our bodies. anxiety, and chiropractic adjustments are
world seems all powerful yet                  Contemporary science—despite the more responsive. Acupuncture has helped
                                          original goals of dispelling acupuncture’s to aid conception and fertility, even when
it only takes a moment to                 validity—has demonstrated that electricity invitro fertilization has failed. Individual
look at our own self neglect.             follows the exact pathway on the body as response will obviously vary, but the most
                                          described by the Chinese thousands of years consistent result and response from our first
                                          ago. Thus proving that this “energy” is real. time patient is “wow” and the look on their
                                          Neuro-imaging research shows consistent face explains it all.
                                          change in our brain activity as specific                       Today, more people are experiencing
                                          Acupuncture points are stimulated. There Acupuncture’s deep benefits as an ancient
                                          are many ways of tapping                                                 system of healing than ever
                                          into this circuitry, such as                                             before. Acupuncture has
                                          traditional needles, laser,
                                                                             Wright Chiropractic & Acupuncture
                                                                                                                   been a growing knowledge
                                          acupressure, moxa (or heat)
                                                                            500 N. Carroll, Suite 100 in Southlake
                                                                                                                   for the past 5,100 years, but
                                          and electro-acupuncture.
                                                                                       (817) 488-4186
                                                                                                                   skepticism often encroaches

  “We look past the
                                              Wright Chiropractic & Acupuncture uses all on its true ability to restore health. Because
                                          of these methods, but after performing of Acupuncture’s antiquity, modern medi-

  symptoms to find
                                          over 10,000 treatments, Dr. Kendall has cine has wrongly displaced it as an outdated
                                          observed that traditional needle Acupunc- model of healing and religious extension of

  the root cause of                       ture gets the most consistent results. The the Far East. Although many people try to
                                          needle itself seems to be responsible for the combine eastern religion with the practice

    the problem.”                         reluctance people have towards acupunc- of Acupuncture, the truth is that their only
                                          ture. In fact, four or more could fit into the association is that they were founded by the
                                          tip of a hypodermic needle like the ones same culture. Allopathic medicine was once
                                          commonly used by medical professionals to associated with Greek gods but today that
     DR. JERROD WRIGHT, D.C.              administer shots. Most people hardly feel connection has been ignored and removed.
    AND DR. JUD KENDALL, D.C.             even a poke and many needle phobics find Acupuncture deserves this same revelation.
      Wright Chiropractic & Acupuncture   Wright Chiropractic & Acupuncture |          (817) 488-4186          |     www.WrightWellness.com

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          Article by Dacia J. Coffey                                                                                                           into something more? Where did you go?” Me? I had lived in the
                                                                                                                                               same apartment and attended the same University as I always had.
                                                                                                                                               He was the one who had ridden off into the sunset.

                                                                                                                                               That conversation was like catching a glimpse of yourself in a
“It’s too bad you’re married,” he said as that smirk I remembered snuck onto his face.                                                         mirror that you did not know was there. For one split, unguarded
                                                                                                                                               second you get to see a glimpse of yourself and your situation with

His gaze was at the floor, but his expression made me feel as though he still looked me
                                                                                                                                               clear vision. I was the one he remembered and I was the one he still
                                                                                                                                               wondered about. That unexpected conversation was the second time
                                                                                                                                               I had became the girl who got away. The first time was less interest-
straight in the eye. I smiled coyly, “Too bad for who?” That’s what I should have said.                                                        ing, much more painful—and so much more important.

I think my actual remark was “tubafooho”. No one said life resembled the movies.
                                                                                                                                               This first time was the mandatory first love. The relationship made

                                                                                                                                               up for in obsession what it lacked in boundaries. He taught me what
                                                                                                                                               I didn’t want and who I didn’t want to be. I was young, it hurt and the
                                                                                                                                               week before I ended our relationship the girl in the mirror was a
                                                                                                                                               hollow shell of her former self. I finally had the courage to ask her,
                                                                                                                                               “What ever happened to us? Why didn’t we turn into something
                                                                                                                                               more? Where did you go?” So, in my parents’ driveway in the front
                                                                                                                                               seat of his car, I listened as he told me that no one would ever love
                                                                                                                                               me the way he did. My reply? “God, I hope not,” and I got out.

                                                                                                                                               I got to be the One that Got Away one final time. It was right before

                                  M                                                   y baby was six months old and Daddy was at
                                                                                      home with him. I was attending a wedding with
                                                                                      my best friend. I felt good about how I looked. No
                                                                                      obvious applesauce stains, no spit up in my hair,
                                                                                      concealer over the dark circles of mommyhood.
                                                                                      I was happy to be out. I was relaxed, dressed up
                                                                                      and for just a few moments—free.

                                                           WH AT A WEIR D N IG H T TO R U N I NTO AN O LD F LAM E.

                                                           Nothing happened except for a ten minute conversation with a guy that I used
                                                           to date. So what? That was all that happened on the outside. On the inside,
                                                           I had old ideas and memories that hadn’t been resolved yet. At this moment
                                                           they floated to the surface unbidden and were finally put away. It was time
                                                           that I made peace with a few loose ends. In other words, I learned that I had
                                                                                                                                               Christmas and I sat in my parents’ driveway once again. Twinkling
                                                                                                                                               lights were swaying in the sharp wind. The boy sitting in the driver’s
                                                                                                                                               seat was different and I passionately loved him. With this boy, I knew
                                                                                                                                               that I didn’t want to get out of the car. More importantly, I didn’t
                                                                                                                                               want to hear those same questions again. I looked in his beautiful
                                                                                                                                               green eyes and uttered the scariest words I have ever let come out of
                                                                                                                                               my mouth.

                                                                                                                                               “I can’t keep doing this. I need to know that
                                                                                                                                               you feel the same about me. I am falling too
                                                                                                                                               fast and too hard for you. I need to know that
                                                                                                                                               this leap that I am taking is not off of a cliff.”
                                                                                                                                               I kissed his cheek and walked away.
                                                                                                                                               He married me.
                                                                                                                                               So, I am the One that Got Away (and luckily I’m not). While these three
                                                                                                                                               situations were different, each ending marked a fork in my road. I
                                                           become The One that Got Away.                                                       see one similarity. In each scene, there is a girl who picked herself up,
                                                                                                                                               checked her inner compass and followed her heart. Even when she
                                                           This was a guy that I had some of my most embarrassing moments in front             thought she had no more strength. I am still amazed that she is me.
                                                           of—not with, because that would imply that we were in it together. No,              I look back and in my mind I hug that girl. Then I smile, because I
                                                           it was definitely in front of him. I was the silly little puppy dog following him   know now what she doesn’t know yet. She is teaching her heart to be
                                                           around. When I did have his attention, I always felt as though I were walking       a guardian of happiness. I am sad knowing that there will be times
                                                           on ice in high heels. I could not get a grasp on our time together. All he turned   I will lead this girl astray in her future. I look her in the eye and ask
                                                           out to be to me was a mystery.                                                      her to come to me again when I lose my way. I am so proud of her.

                                                           Now here he stood telling me that our roles were reversed. I was the elusive        Dacia J. Coffey is a freelance writer, a mom and a financial officer who lives in
                                                           party. He questioned me, “What ever happened to us? Why didn’t we turn              Keller with her family. She can be contacted at cocopublications@yahoo.com.

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                                                                      Society Highlights

                                                             Terrace Retreat Spa                                                                                   5

                                                             T H E H I LT O N S O U T H L A K E
                                                             Friends and employees of the Terrace Retreat
                                                             chain of Day Spas, Salons and a Medical Spa
                                                             gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Southlake Town
                                                             Square where the newest Terrace Retreat Spa
                                                             recently opened its doors. They offer a full menu
                                                             of spa and salon services at their newest location.

                                                             PICTURED: (1) Sandy Chan, Kassy Davis, Becky                                                          6

                                                         2   Boyd, Dana Price and Meg Carr, (2) Connie

                                                             Ewing, (3) Behjat McElroy and Maryam Mowla,

                                                             (4) Bryan Laurence Terrace Retreat’s Artistic

                                                             Director, (5) Jim Fangman, Anne Adams Owner

                                                             of Terrace Retreat, William Adams and Danielle

                                                             Kenney, (6) Connie Virani, Sharon Reynolds and

                                                             Ashtyn Johnson, (7) Raquel Mendoza, Vicky

                                                             Hill and Pilar Reymundo, (6) Sharlo Romero and

                                                             Terri Morath. Photography by Mathew Tilbury                                                           7

                                                                        For information about Terrace Retreat
                                                                             visit www.terraceretreat.com

                                                                                Terrace Retreat Spa
                                                                           Located inside the Hilton Hotel
                                                                                 1400 Plaza Place
                                                                              Southlake, Texas 76092
                                                                                  (817) 442-0022

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                                                Artist of the Month

                         Although Justin shares his surname with an American legend, he has

                         never received a check or a birthday card from the King of Country.

                         This has led him to assume that he is not related to the Man in Black.

                         In comparison, his stylistic interests have evolved into a style that is all

                         his own. It’s a style he calls, “Modern American Roots Music,” which
                                                                                                                                         plex. On any given night in the city, you can catch Justin playing

                         derives from a diverse blend of musical influences. In his own right (and
                                                                                                                                         and singing somewhere. Whether it be a jazz club, corporate

                                         JUSTIN CASH
                                                                                                                                         event or a wedding—Justin and his band deliver the right mix for
                                                                                                                                         the occasion. He is also a gifted vocalist and his style has been
                         like Johnny did), Justin Cash is making a name for himself with his music.                                      compared to all time greats like Eric Clapton, Keb’ Mo’ and
                                                                                                                                         Harry Connick, Jr., just to name a few.

                                                                                                                                         In addition to providing live entertainment, Justin is passionate
                                                                                                                                         about the art of songwriting. The powerful lyrics in his original
                                                                                                                                         works earned him recognition in a national songwriting compe-
                                                                                                                                         tition at the age of 17. His original music is a soulful, jazzy blend
                                                                                                                                         of all things American. He uplifts and inspires while telling tales
                                                                                                                                         of life’s journey and the human experience. Justin is currently
                                                                                                                                         producing an album of his original work and is continually
                                                                                                                                         expanding his creative repertoire.
                                                                  ustin Cash started out
                                                                                                                                         Justin’s personality and music exude an infectious sense of posi-

                                                                  in music by playing
                                                                                                                                         tivity and joyful energy that prevails, yet when he sings the blues
                                                                  the trombone and the
                                                                                                                                         or a sad tune he brings a level of depth and sincerity of feeling
                                                                  saxophone in a march-
                                                                                                                                         that can pierce the heart of an emotional rock. This talented
                                                                  ing band. He realized
                                                                                                                                         young performer consistently draws a crowd with his unique brand
                                                 at the age of twelve that his real passion
                                                                                                                                         of blues and jazz-inflected modern American roots music, funk,
                                                 was for the guitar. He first learned of
                                                                                                                                         Latin grooves and original songs. Whether he’s backed by a hot,
                                                 the instruments’ appeal when his aunt
                                                                                                                                         versatile rhythm section or on solo guitar—Justin Cash delivers.
                                                 introduced him to the beauty and the                                                    ........................................................................................................
                                                 simplicity of the sound. She quickly
                                                 recognized his enthusiasm and decided                                                   BOOKING: Justin Cash and his band are in demand for corporate
                                                 to give him a guitar of his own.                                                        events, weddings, and private parties. Choose between solo guitar with
                                                                                                                                         vocals, duo, trio or quartet. He has a vast repertoire of music for dinner
                                                 Justin started out with a used guitar and    the University of North Texas. He          and dancing. Justin Cash will make your event one to remember.
                                                 only one lesson. It wasn’t long before       played throughout college in numerous
                                                 he discovered his remarkable affinity        bands—ranging in style from jazz to        LESSONS: Supercharge your rock, blues, jazz, funk, classical, country,
                                                 for the instrument and began studying        acoustic to rock to country.               finger picking and songwriting chops. Justin is currently employed as a
                                                                                                                                         graduate teaching fellow in the University of North Texas Jazz Guitar
                                                 with some of the top players in Denver.
                                                                                              Justin has forged a living in Dallas’      Department and also teaches private lessons in the metroplex. As an ex-
                                                 His drive and constant effort to master
                                                                                                                                         perienced and gifted teacher, Justin will assess your needs and give you
                                                 the instrument enabled him to study          highly competitive jazz and studio
                                                                                                                                         the tools to take your playing to the highest level, whether you're a hob-
                                                 with artists such as Jerry Hahn (one of      recording scene by maintaining great
                                                                                                                                         byist or a working professional.
                                                 Carlos Santana's early influences).          versatility. Justin says, “If a style of   .........................................................................................................
                                                                                              music has a name, I can play it—and
                                                 Since then, Justin has gone on to earn       play it well!” And play it well he does.   Call Justin Cash at (972) 809-8820 or email justin@justincashmusic.com.
                                                 a Master’s Degree in jazz guitar from        Justin is in demand across the metro-      Visit his website to listen to samples of his music at www.justincashmusic.com.

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                                                                                Local Reviews

                                          Where The Locals Go

                                             GLORIA’S                           ESPARZA’S                       DIEGO’S
                                             Bienvenidos a Gloria’s!            “Famous for Tex Mex,            Diego’s lives up to the
                                             Of all of the Latin dining         Notorious for Margaritas.”      Tex-Mex menu it boasts
                                             experiences in the metro-          Esparza’s Restaurante           with fajitas, tamales,
                                             plex, Gloria’s is unique for       Mexicano is a well known        enchiladas, quesadillas
                                             their attention to authen-         and long loved tradition        and taco salads. Among
                                             ticity. The food reflects          that is a popular part of       the other less traditional
                                             not only “Tex-Mex” locale,         the downtown Grapevine          offerings is a tasty version
                                             but also invokes the rich          experience. Just a short        of queso flameado—an
                                             and rustic flavors of El           walk off of Main Street         appetizer so big it could
                                             Salvador. Savor the best           on E. Worth Street, the         serve as your entire meal.
                                             of Gloria’s delectable             restaurant occupies a late      Don’t let Diego’s fool
                                             recipes, every one has             1800’s renovated house          you. Though it occupies
                                             been perfected with a              inside the historic district.   a former Chili’s and still
                                             respect for their tradition.       Esparza’s has been offering     has some of the decor, it’s
                                             The attentive service and          a little something for          all South of the Border
                                             simply fresh and delicious         everyone since 1985.            fare. Sip margaritas while
                                             food makes for a great             The menu is loaded with         you sit at a table by the
                                             meal. Siempre! A dinner            a wide variety of delicious     window overlooking a
                                             time favorite is Salmon            dishes and offers a great       courtyard fountain.
                                             Costeno. It’s marinated            selection for children.         The ceviche chalupas
                                             salmon, wrapped and                You can watch any of            were overflowing with
                                             cooked in a banana leaf            their seven HD Plasma           a fresh and perfectly tart
                                             until juicy and tender,            TV’s in the full bar area.      mixture of firm white fish,
                                             then served with rice and          Because of Esparza’s            pico de gallo and shrimp.
                                             grilled vegetables. Or try         outstanding service,            Try the chipotle chicken
                                             the Pork Tenderloin Fajitas        great tasting food, warm        breast served with a
                                             served with beans, rice,           atmosphere and crowd            smokey roasted tomato
                                             guacamole, grated cheese           pleasing margaritas, it         salsa. Diego’s is a great
                                             and sour cream (beef, shrimp       is an established tradition     place for good Tex-Mex
                                             and chicken are also available).   for many in the area.           at a fair price.
                                             5611 Colleyville Blvd. #300        124 East Worth Street           3 Village Circle
                                             Colleyville, Texas 76034           Grapevine, Texas 76051          Westlake, Texas 76262
                                             (817) 656-1784                     (817) 481-4668                  (817) 430-3558

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