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D Magazine August 2019

Cover Story

Best of Big D 2019

Dallas is great. You know it. We know it. Let’s celebrate it. The people, the places, the vintage clothing stores, the cocktail dens, the brunch spots, the bookstores? Yes.
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Features


Turn Compost owner Lauren Clarke
Gardening

Concierge Compost Is Here

Lauren Clarke wants to help Dallas residents save the planet without getting their hands dirty.
By Ryan Conner
Denise Lee from Dallas cabaret
Theater & Dance

Denise Lee Is a Star of the Real Cabaret

She’s one of the best performers in the country. With her clothes on.
How to play Pickleball
Sports

Pickleball Is Dallas’ Next Great Sport

The Texas Open might be considered one of its worldwide, grand slam events. Here’s a quick primer on the paddle-based pastime.
By Lauren Bannister
Molly Sydnor's
Visual Arts

Meet the Woman Who Turned Her Oak Lawn Condo Into an Interactive Pop-up

Artist Molly Sydnor couldn’t find a gallery to host her show, so she improvised.
By Alex Temblador
David Ritz; music autobiographer
Books

Ghostwriter David Ritz Bares All

He’s written the autobiographies of Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Etta James, and others. His new memoir reveals how he, a Jew, found Jesus.
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Fashion

The Back-to-School Style Primer

From smocked dresses to seersucker backpacks, shop these local resources for all the best in clothing and supplies.
By Ryan Conner
Mom Fashion
Shopping

The Dallas Mom Uniform

From Ultracor to Golden Goose, we’ve spotted a few new basics around town.
By Ryan Conner
Sacai and Nike LDWaffle collab by Chitose Abe
Shoes

Where to Buy Sneakers in Dallas

There are plenty of sneakerheads here. We asked one of them where he gets his kicks.
By Lauren Williams
Yoga N Da Hood; free saturday calss at Friendship-West Baptist Church
Health & Wellness

Ebony Smith Is Bringing Affordable Yoga to All

Her nonprofit, Yoga N Da Hood, is dedicated to making wellness more accessible.
By Lauren Williams
Nikki Solomon from Rich Hippie
Fashion

Meet Dallas’ Leading Ladies of Style

These four boutique owners have something unique to offer: decades of experience.
By Elaine Raffel
Prayer Lavendar Garden in Rockwall, Texas
Food & Drink

Make a Pilgrimage to a Lavender Paradise

At Prayer Lavender Garden in Rockwall, you’ll find aisles of the purple plant and just about every use of it you can imagine.
Homewood Dallas
Restaurant Review

Homewood is Chef Matt McCallister’s Second Coming

Matt McCallister’s Homewood is a powerhouse of talent, but no one is showing off. Call it high-end comfort food.
Chicken Anari from Sahara Restaurant
Restaurants

At Sahara Restaurant, Find Direct Passage to the Middle East

The chicken anari is reason enough to head to North Dallas.
Wah Wah Room Dallas
Bar Review

The Wah Wah Room Is Pure Cool

Go, drink, and live your best life.
By Tara Nieuwesteeg
Dallas summer mocktails
Drinking

Three Mocktails for a Sober Summer

Are you “sober curious”? We got you.
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Local News

The Reality TV Twin Who Built Shingle Mountain

He saw an opportunity, and he had a plan. But then, right under the sleepy eyes of City Hall, the whole thing went to hell.
Eric Johnson Dallas mayor race
Politics

How Philip Kingston Helped Eric Johnson Become Mayor

A tale of enmity, cash, politics, and the pairing that did Scott Griggs in.
By Eric Celeste