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Kappa Tablescapes 20th Anniversary

Kappa Tablescapes, a two-day event benefitting Dallas community non-profit organizations, celebrates its 20th birthday in October this year. The 2014 beneficiaries are Catch Up and Read, Child Care Group, Contact Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Dwell with Dignity , Mosaic Dallas, New Friends New Life,  Promise House, VNA/Meals on Wheels and the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation.

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The unique event begins Monday, October 20 with Tablescapes by Candlelight. Guests are invited to sip and snack while viewing exquisitely decorated tables by local designers. Tickets are still available for this fun and inspiring evening.

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The Tablescapes Luncheon, held on Tuesday, October 21, allows guests the opportunity to view and dine at the superbly styled tables. Guest speaker, Alex Hitz, will share his insight on everything from decorating trends to entertaining and culinary tips. Hitz, founder of The Beverly Hills Kitchen food line, is not only a celebrity chef and cookbook author, he is also a philanthropist.


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As Scout Guide Co-editors and  Kappa alumnae, we encourage you to support Kappa Tablescapes and their mission to give back to our community. Hope to see you there.


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Give Local: North Texas Giving Day

After last year’s national record-crushing 75,000 donations totaling $25.2 million, North Texas Giving Day is back with the hope that North Texas will rise to the challenge and outdo itself once again. With new community events, extra time to donate, and additional prizes, the sixth annual North Texas Giving Day aims to raise the giving day bar once again to benefit more North Texas nonprofits.

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Donations can be made 6 a.m. to midnight to more than 1,600 certified nonprofits listed on the new website www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org. Donations $25 and above will be amplified by $2 million in bonus funds and prizes.
So GIVE LOCAL and SUPPORT our LOCAL community  by giving on September 18th.


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Behind The Scenes At TSG Dallas Editor Shoot

Brittany Gaskill and Martha Griffin, Co-Editors of The Scout Guide Dallas, are two lucky girls. What woman would NOT want to be styled by Canary and beautified by Kristin Schutz and Karina Lazso of Salon Pompeo for a photo shoot at Blue Print? Here are some behind the scenes photos of Brittany and Martha preparing for their big day!

Brit and Molly Brittany browses for the perfect outfit at Canary with Molly Bruder.

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An interior shot of Canary, a shopping emporium on West Lovers Lane. The interior, like the luxurious clothing within, is a winning combination of classic design and sophisticated edge.

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Martha poses with a pair of killer neon pointed-toe pumps by Marissa Webb Willa. The stylish heels made the cut as part of Martha’s outfit for the editor shoot.

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Brittany tries on different looks with the hope of finding a winning ensemble. (We hope she wears two shoes to the shoot!)

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Martha shows off her stunning hair and makeup completed by the talented Karina Lazso of Salon Pompeo.

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Brittany poses with her glam squad, Karina Lazso and Kristin Schutz of Salon Pompeo.

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Martha and Brittany look stylish as ever at their editor shoot at Blue Print. Blue Print, a luxury design business, houses exquisite furniture, antiques, art and accessories.


The final shot for our editor page!

Thank you to Canary, Salon Pompeo and Blue Print for making us feel and look beautiful for our Volume 3 editor page.


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Ben L. Culwell Retrospective

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There is no better way to immerse yourself in the greatness that is Ben L. Culwell than through a collection of personal paintings from the artist’s estate displayed at David Dike Fine Art.

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“This show is a retrospective of paintings from the estate that have never been available before,” said Gallery Director, Anne Kelly, ISA AM.

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Culwell, an American abstract expressionist painter, rose to fame after his participation in the Museum of Modern Art’s 1946 Fourteen Americans exhibition. Prominent artists, Arshile Gorky, Robert Motherwell and Mark Toby, were also presented at the nationally acclaimed exhibit. Prior to his national debut at MOMA, Culwell’s one-man showcase was featured at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Culwell studied art at Columbia University as well as Southern Methodist University in the 1930s. While in New York, Culwell interacted and formed life long relationships with other avant-garde artists. Visits to The Armory Show, an international contemporary and modern art fair in New York, and the Squibb Galleries, home to the first American abstract artists exhibition, inspired Culwell to paint with eagerness.

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Be sure to visit out the Ben L. Culwell retrospective, hosted by David Dike Fine Art  beginning Saturday, September 20 through Saturday, November 1 and  Tell Them SCOUT Sent You!


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Scout Is Out: Volume 3


It’s here! The Scout Guide Dallas Volume 3 has arrived and we are so excited to finally unveil our fabulous TSG Volume 3 members.

TSG Dallas features the best of local businesses and artisans in our great city, allowing the distinct flavor and character of Dallas to shine. Our readers will love Volume 3 and its exclusive insight into our local boutiques, artists, designers and additional “Scouted” establishments that drive and energize our community.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the TSG BLOG and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay in the know about our members, other local businesses and events that impact how we live in our amazing city!

Pick up a copy of TSG Dallas Volume 3 at any of our Scouted businesses:

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Scouting Iconic Style from Oscar de la Renta


Look no further, we recently found fashion heaven at the Oscar de la Renta Five Decades of Style exhibit. The showcase, featured at George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, highlights the iconic career of the American fashion designer through an exploration of his past and present designs.

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The exhibition allows visitors an exclusive insight into the inspirations behind Mr. de la Renta’s decorative designs. De la Renta’s stylistic influences range from global culture to red carpet glamour to gardens and flowers.  The exhibit brings to light the influence, craftsmanship and aesthetic that is so easily Oscar de la Renta.

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Be sure to check out the Oscar de la Renta Five Decades of Style exhibit, hosted by The George W. Bush Presidential Center, through October 5th. Tell Them SCOUT Sent You!