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D Magazine September 2003

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Business: Is McKinney the Next Napa?

Making wine in Dallas is a tough business. Texas weather is unpredictable at best, which makes growing grapes difficult. Then there’s the distribution problem—hometown winemakers have to compete with the big guns in California for space on the shelf. But
By Jessica Shapard
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Crazy Catwalk

This season’s fashion is a chameleon’s dream. Military-inspired attire makes an appearance alongside ladylike creations, complete with gloves and matching belts. Miniskirts come straight from the runways, as do the most entrance-making eveningwear we’ve s
By Kristie Ramirez
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Dallas Look

Don’t fall into the dark-hue doldrums. Brighten up your fall wardrobe with these light-colored accessories.

By Kristie Ramirez
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Dallas Shops

Score some desinger threads at less-than-designer prices at these high-end outlets.
By Kristie Ramirez
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Departures: Highballs and the Hereafter

Anyone who regularly reads obituaries knows that obits are not about death; they are concise biographies that celebrate the lives of their subjects. And the people who write them are a surprisingly optimistic bunch who gather every year to share cocktails
By Spencer Michlin
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Downtown After Dark

We were downtown the other night, and we discovered something strange: people are actually hanging out down there, imbibing, dancing, and having fun. With the opening of the $5 million, 17,000-square-foot club Blue, downtown is aflutter with activity ever
By D Magazine
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First Person: Backside Story

DISD may have been rethinking its policy on paddling. But I say, forget the psychological scars and New Age hooey. Let the whuppings begin.
By Tim Rogers
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My Favorite Restaurant

Dining critics spend most of their lives in restaurants, but they rarely eat for pleasure. Nearly every meal is a review, the place dictated by their editors, the food a random sampling of the menu. But on the rare occasion they do get to choose where the
By Nancy Nichols
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Publisher’s Note

Adopted Cats and Other Epic Concerns.
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Pulse

A fed-up child prodigy, a tongue-wrestling dancer, crackdowns on spam, where to go to get wired. The List, and more.
By D Magazine
Arthur James
Dallas Pride

The Cool Crowd

Cool folks are thick on the ground in Dallas. By cool we don’t just mean that they can pull off Prada and Goodwill with equal aplomb. We’re talking people whose actions make your local world richer, broader, more interesting.
By D Magazine
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The Real Estate Guru

The mysterious Maharishi Mahesh Yogi sits atop a $3.3 billion empire that includes the Hotel Santa Fe, a piece of Dallas history at the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Central Expressway. He sold the hotel to help fund his quest for world peace. Then, when
By Jimmy Fowler
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Beaches of South Walton, Florida

Head to the Florida Panhandle for a white sand, blue water—and the Dallas connection.
By Jennifer Chininis