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Meet the 14-Year-Old Dallasites Raising Money for the North Texas Food Bank Through Chalk Drawings

| 3 months ago

For most 14-year-olds, this year’s biggest milestone will be graduating from middle school. Local students Stella Wrubel, Quinn Graves, Isabella Dickason, and Trevor Godkin have their sights set on a bigger goal–raising $10,000 for the North Texas Food Bank’s COVID-19 relief efforts.

The four friends developed a Chalk4Change challenge as a creative and simple way for kids and their families to make a difference during the pandemic.

Participants challenge their neighbors, family, or friends to donate $20 or more to the Chalk4Change GoFundMe page. In return, participants will decorate the donor’s sidewalk or driveway with colorful chalk drawings and inspiring messages.

All of the donations go directly to the North Texas Food Bank; each dollar provides three meals to families in need. To date, the GoFundMe has 65 donors and has raised $9,742 of its $10,000 goal.

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Lifestyle

D Magazine’s Cutest Pets 2020 Is Live

| 3 months ago

Whether you’re a dog person, a cat person, or even a rodent or reptile person, today is your day. Our annual Cutest Pets competition is live and ready for your submissions.

Over the years, we’ve seen some tough competitors. (For a refresher, check out last year’s winners and the Top 20 entrants here.)

Some pets have memorable names, like Roo Paul the rooster. Some are stylish, like Bubbles the mini pig, who had a penchant for pink accessories.

Some competitors are trim and toned and could spend hours running and playing. Others are pleasantly plump thanks to their love of table scraps and napping in the sun.

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Holidays

Our Mother’s Day Guide Looks a Little Different This Year

| 3 months ago

Each year, D Magazine has the privilege of helping our readers celebrate Mother’s Day. Our dining guides showcase the best brunch options in town, while our gift guides feature locally-sourced products that Mom is sure to love. You support neighborhood businesses and make your mother feel special. Win/win. In past years, we’ve even rounded up family-friendly events, creative classes, and outdoor activities.

This year, though, we’re faced with unprecedented challenges. Texas is slowly reopening, but many of us aren’t ready to return to normalcy. Shopping for Mother’s Day gifts feels daunting. Going out to eat requires careful consideration. Simply paying family members a visit poses risks.

Even so, mothers deserve to be celebrated, and we want their loved ones to stay safe as they do so.

That’s why our 2020 Mother’s Day Guide was reimagined with you, the reader, in mind. You’ll find dozens of gifts from stores with curbside pick-up and local delivery. We determined which florists still deliver, and which bakeries can bring sweet treats straight to her door. We threw in a few Mother’s Day cards and specified which stores offer gift wrap. Most importantly, we curated a list of to-go brunch options, cocktail kits, and more, so you can toast to Mom from home. Cheers to that!

View our 2020 Mother’s Day Guide here.

A special thank you to our Mother’s Day Gift Guide sponsor, Mozart Chocolate Liqueur.

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Coronavirus

Neiman Marcus Group Furloughs Most of Its 14,000 Employees in the Wake of COVID-19

| 4 months ago

Yesterday, Neiman Marcus Group announced that it would be furloughing most of its 14,000 employees. Those remaining will take temporary salary reductions.

Says CEO Geoffroy van Raemdonck, “I have decided to waive 100% of my salary to do my part to support our company, and my direct reports have also decided to waive a significant amount of their salary as well during this temporary furlough.”

The decision is subject to review on April 30. Neiman Marcus Group stores (Neiman Marcus, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and Bergdorf Goodman) are tentatively scheduled to re-open at that time. All have been closed since March 18.

“While these are the most difficult decisions to make, our focus is on ensuring our business is protected over the long-term so we can continue serving our associates and customers,” says van Raemdonck.

Neiman Marcus Group’s previous response to COVID-19 has been both commendable and questionable.

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Style

Are Men Ready for Makeup? Blushington Thinks So

| 3 years ago

BEFORE

I am going to look so pretty, is what I tell myselfand the chorus of posturing macho jocks, a gang of grizzled Clint Eastwood types jeering at me from an adolescent and outdated corner of my imaginationas I head into Blushington on a Monday afternoon for a skin peel, some eyebrow maintenance, and a little light contouring.

Well-groomed men are in. This magazine told me so. Old notions of masculinity, reinforced by an unjust patriarchal society and oppressively limiting gender roles, are rightfully crumbling. Men moisturize now. Peels and, sure, a touch of concealer, aren’t that much further down the road of chemically assisted beauty. Give me fat glittering gobs of makeup, while you’re at it. Why would I want to be dusty Clint Eastwood when I can be radiant David Bowie?

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