This weekend checklist does indeed include the best of both worlds. Whether it's a contemporary line from a timeless porcelain collection, the creative high-low genius of Neiman Marcus, getting schooled on fashion and nature, or reading novels and fun magazines, we're inspired by the yin and yang of the world around us. Check it out below.
1. Tabletop = Love here at POSH, so it was exciting when Laurel showed us the latest from Anna Weatherley. The collections are hand-painted porcelain by artisans in Hungary and have a craftmanship unlike any other. What especially caught our eye where the classic colors (sky blue, ivory, periwinkle) that took a contemporary spin with nearly graphic-like scalloped edges, perfect for the modern mixing and matching of patterns. (Images via here and here.)
2. Equally inspiring to us is art and nature. To our delight, this weekend we'll be planning how to catch up on two forces of nature to hit Dallas. First, the one and only Garance Dore will be at Northpark on October 25th. The illustrator turned photographer turned blogger turned fashion darling (and the other half of The Sartorialist himself) promises an afternoon of giggles and fondness for all things French. Second, the long-awaited opening of Klyde Warren Park is finally here! With an opening weekend featuring The Polyphonic Spree and Owen Wilson (to name just a few), you can bet these Friends of the Park can't wait to celebrate our first downtown park set to rival any other major city. October 27-28.
3. As always, the weekend is a time to catch up on reading. We're most excited about the latest endeavor from D Magazine - D Moms! We also can't wait to see what J.K. Rowling has come up with after leaving Hogwarts for adult territory with The Casual Vacancy. (During our recent trip to Paris, we saw literally hundreds of these books being bought in both English and French.) Last but not least, an icon in every sense of the word is discussed yet again in a book destined for our coffee table - learn more about the incredible world of the late Lee McQueen and the creative world of Alexander McQueen in Love Looks Not With The Eyes.
4. Leave it to Neiman Marcus to give us the best of both worlds when it comes to the high-low of fun and fashion. "A legendary partnership" with Target gives us 50 exceptionally designed (and priced) goods while their now iconic namesake Christmas Book gives us fantasy gifts to dream about for years to come. Oh, Neiman's. We do love you. The Target Lookbook is here and the NM Christmas Lookbook is here.