April Loves


1. On Saturday, April 26th  Dallas Auction Gallery  will be hosting a Mother Daughter Tea benefiting Heroes For Children.

The event will feature The Vintage Contessa & Princessa Book Signing & Vintage Luxury Handbag and Accessories Trunk show by The Vintage Contessa. If you would like to attend please RSVP to rsvp@thevintagecontessa.com

2. Pink Phlox perennials are beautiful in this painting by Texas artist Peter Hohnstedt (Am 1871 to 1957) Available at David Dike Fine Art.

3. We know firsthand how beautiful a Cedar Creek Lake sunset can be. 505 Ranch Club   is the perfect place to experience luxury waterfront living.

4. Spring Rains are upon us.  Help Roma Boots  give Poverty the Boot by giving to an impoverished child .   For every pair of Roma Boots sold, a brand new pair (with school supplies) is donated to a child in need.

5. Nothing says spring like t-shirts and statement necklaces. Nest Dallas has so many beautiful pieces to choose from, you may find it hard to choose just one.

6. The Tillman’s Roadhouse  Private Dining  Room is perfect for Spring family celebrations like Graduation or Mother’s Day. It seats up to 24 people and is decorated in a fun, eclectic Texas style.  The “Texas vernacular” menu features updated regional favorites with a twist that your guests will never forget.

7. Earth Day celebrations kick off across the globe in April and the world’s largest celebration is about to go down in Dallas.  Earth Day Texas takes place April 26-27 at Fair Park, and this family-friendly festival features more than 800 exhibits and activities.




Happy Easter The Scout Guide Dallas

For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born.  ~Alice Freeman Palmer

It is that time of year for dyeing eggs, bunnies, new dresses, and filling beautiful baskets. There is no better way to do those things than with LOCAL love! Don’t forget to show your support for your community by shopping LOCAL and don’t forget to tell them SCOUT sent you!

Wishing everyone a happy and blessed Easter!



The Scout Guide is Coming to Fort Worth

Fort Worth Cover

The Scout Guide Dallas is excited to announce the newest addition to our Scout Guide Texas family! The Scout Guide Fort Worth will launch November 2014 and new editor, Kate Huey, is Scouting for businesses for the first issue. The Scout Guide highlights the flavor, passion, and character of small business and local artisans. Kate grew up in Dallas and attended the University of Texas at Austin where she studied advertising.  After college she moved to San Francisco to work as a retail merchandiser. Her time in California gave her a new love for travel, living local and exploring the ins and outs of a new city.

Eventually her love for Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas brought her back home and she moved westward when she married her Fort Worth native husband,  Neel.  Kate is the owner of Kate Huey Designs, a freelance design business in Fort Worth.  The Scout Guide is a natural fit for her love of local and design.  She loves everything about ‘Cowtown’ and Fort Worth’s wonderful culture. So look for Kate as she explores and Scouts around town for The Scout Guide Fort Worth.


Welcome, Kate! To learn more about The Scout Guide Fort Worth contact Kate Huey at khuey@thescoutguide.com





Coats Home Dallas

One of our favorite builders in Dallas is Coats Homes. They go above and beyond to create a space that you and your family will be happy to call home. The Coats Homes team is focused on not just building a home, but you living in that home after it is completed. They take time to listen to what your lifestyle and what you would like to accomplish with a new Coats Home and they take extra steps to incorporate your requests with their special attention to every detail..


The Scout Guide Dallas Coats Home


Whether you are in the daydreaming stage or ready to turn those daydreams into plans. Call Coats Home to set up an appointment and Tell Them SCOUT Sent You!




Banks Fine Art Retirement Sale

Yes, you read that correctly. Banks Fine Art owners, Bob and Maloree, have made the decision to retire. After 35 years in business and 2013 being there second biggest year to date this was not a light decision. While they will still remain in  business doing appraisals and private sales, their storefront will be closed December, 2014.


David Bates ((American, b.1952))

Rookery-Full Moon (Framed size is 26 1/2 x 38 1/2 inches),

parker Banks Fine Art

Bill Parker ((American/French, 1922- ) )

La Marchand de Quatre Saison (Framed Size is 35 x 42 1/2 inches)


Vincent ((French 1938 – Present))

Lourmarin-Provence (Framed size is 15 1/4 x 19 3/4 inches)


Jerry Malzahn ((Texan, b.1946))

Favorite Path (Framed Size is 24 x 30 1/2 inches)


Their goal is to sell every last beautiful piece of art in their gallery. They will be offering steep discounts on all of their works, from Cortes to Levier

Call 214-352-1811 to set an appointment, or go by to see all of their wonderful works on sale today and Tell Them SCOUT Sent You!





The Scout Guide Dallas-March Loves


1. Hydrangeas –  Make your outdoor spaces unique with beautiful hydrangeas, their wide variety of plants and expert advice at Nicholson-Hardie

2. Spring Cocktails – This vintage cognac sign from Argentina at B Gover Ltd reminds us of our favorite spring cocktail, Mango Basil Lemonade.

3. Monogrammed Pillows – Linen Monogrammed Pillows at Vintage Living. Available in a variety of colors.

4. Wedding Invitations – Beautifully designed invitations by Susie-Melissa of Calligraphic Arts, are a perfect way to announce your big day.

5. Spring Gardening – With winter behind us, your yard might need a little attention. Lambert’s can bring new inspiration to you and beauty to your yard with their wonderful garden designers.

6. Discovery Gardens  – The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, is a great way to spend a spring day in Dallas.

7. Gourmet Cheeses – Be the best hostess in town with a custom cheese and charcuterie tray from Scardello Artisan Cheese.