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Reality Star Laurie Smith of Trading Spaces to Headline Tablescapes

Tablescapes, the annual fundraiser of the Dallas Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma, will be held October 13-14. The event, presented by Central Market, features tabletop designs from 65 of Dallas’ top designers and area retailers. Headlining this year’s event is interior designer Laurie Smith from the reality television show Trading Spaces. Credited with inspiring hosts with its collection of unique table settings, Tablescapes kicks off October 13 at 7:30 p.m. with Tablescapes by Candlelight, a reception featuring a cocktail buffet and the opportunity to visit with Smith. This reception is open to the public, and tickets are $110.

Tickets to Tablescapes by Candlelight may be purchased by contacting [email protected].

Gardens Unveils Luxury Landscaping

Gardens, the boutique import from Austin, is now offering landscape architecture services in Dallas. Gardens will design, install, and maintain one-of-a kind outdoor living spaces. Call the Austin store at 512-467-9934 to schedule an appointment.

Visit the West Village location  (3699 McKinney Ave.) or

Feel Your Best Around Town!

You plug in your power strips, televisions, and cell phone chargers, but how do
you energize yourself? Current Energy has the answer.  Not only can the company make
your home more energy efficient, it also offers a line of organic spa products by Plum Island, as well as  luxuriously soft, environmentally friendly bamboo towels. Take a trip to the Current Energy store (3103 Knox St.) for a spa treatment you can take home!

Contact Current Energy at 214-442-0402 or visit

A Writer’s Garden Literary Symposium

Explore the world of literature and gardens with the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden on Thursday, November 13. Discover the spirit of the gardens  from Provence and Normandy, explore the classically inspired gardens of the American South, and reflect on the visual poetry of botany in fine-art photography.

Contact Marsha Dowler at [email protected] for additional information.

You’re Invited to These D HOME Partnered Events

10th Annual Slocum Street Style

Thursday, October 2, 6–9 p.m.
D Home, Heritage Auction Galleries, and the Slocum Street Antique & Design Association invite you to the 10th annual Slocum Street Style. For one evening only, Slocum Street closes, and trolley cars shuttle event attendees to the showrooms. Guests snack, sip wine, and shop for antique furnishings. DIFFA/Dallas is bringing back the popular wreath auction, featuring wreaths designed by Dallas’ finest designers. Proceeds benefit DIFFA/Dallas. Admission is free. For more information, call 214-540-0114 or visit

Designers’ Choice Home Tour

Saturday, October 18, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Join D Home for the 3rd Annual Designers’ Choice Home Tour presented by Doris Jacobs and benefitting Genesis Women’s Shelter. This one-of-a–kind tour features homes designed by some of Dallas’ most respected designers, including Tracy Rasor, Bruce Bernbaum and Tricy Magadini, Gary Riggs, Robyn Menter, and Cole Smith. The one-day event is the perfect opportunity to get inspired. Other sponsors include People Newspapers, Mix 102.9, and King Architectural Metals. Tickets are available at area Tom Thumb stores, at, or on the day of the tour at the kickoff tent located at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church at Preston and Walnut Hill. For more information, visit or

American Institute of Architects Dallas Tour of Homes

Saturday, November 8, and Sunday, November 9.
The Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Dallas) hosts the second-annual Tour of Homes benefiting the Center of Architecture. Open to the public, the self-guided tour showcases the finest residential architecture in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area designed by Texas architects. The homes on last year’s tour showcased modern residential design, and this year’s tour promises to demonstrate the talent possessed by some of the area’s best architects. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, visit the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes website at or contact the AIA Dallas chapter office at 214-742-3242.


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