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D Magazine December 2003

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52 Great Dates

Dinner and a movie? Buzz kill. Whether you need to jump-start a new relationship or put some sparks back into an old one, here are 52 ways to fan the flames of romance. Or at least have a little fun.
By D Magazine
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A Preschool Sampler

Before you begin poring over preschool applicants, trekking around town to observe classes, and agonizing between the school down the street and the more exclusive one 15 minutes away, check out our practical guide for choosing the perfect preschool. It m
By D Magazine
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Business: The Jingle Gypsy

Otis Conner travels from town to town, giving away canned ads to unsuspecting, small-time retailers. And he’s making a fortune.
By Allison Hatfield
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Chefs’ Choice Awards

In Dallas, restaurants come and go before the reviews even come out, and local chefs often play musical kitchens. So anyone who can make it work in this town knows a thing or two about dining in Dallas. We asked, and they spilled. These are the chefs’ and
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Politics: Lawyers on the Outs

Legal heavyweights Deborah Hankinson and Betsy Whitaker were good friends. They met during law school at SMU, stayed in touch through the years, and eventually started their own boutique law firm. Less than a year later, state politics trumped a decades-l
By Adam McGill
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Publisher’s Note

Eight years ago, Dallas was a city of deals. Today, it is a city of ideas. A college president made the difference.
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Pulse

Future king George P. Bush, New York’s best restaurant comes to Dallas, Laura Miller’s greatest hits, a new daily for Dallas, and more.
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Shopping

Hot stores in the Shops at Willow Bend.
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Fashion

Style

A gorgeous gown for your winter fetes and stunning accessories to splurge on.
By David Feld
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The Best Dentists in Dallas

For the first time ever, we sent an exclusive survey to approximately 2,400 local dentists, asking them to name the best among their peers in eight specialties. These are the top docs for choppers. PLUS: Cosmetic dentistry is the most popular trend in tee
By Mary Candace Evans
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The Last Honky-Tonk in Dallas

A friend of mine told me about the Top Rail, which he said was the “real deal.” When I mentioned places like Cowboys Red River and the new Gilley’s, he scoffed and said, “Amusement parks.” Me, I don’t even own a pair of boots. So I went to Top Rail to fin
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Travel: New York

New York can be maddening during the holidays-but not if you know the secret spots.
By Christina Rees