Are you done with your Christmas shopping yet? I knocked most of mine out during Partner’s Card, which is a good thing because I won’t go near the crowds at NorthPark right now. Not even for my Neiman Marcus tortilla soup!
If you’ve still got some shopping to do, there’s a wonderful event this weekend at Highgate House, a beautiful antique store in the Design District, 1230 Dragon Street. The fun starts on Thursday night from 5 to 9 p.m., with food and shopping for goodies from Nellie’s Shortbread, Marsha’s Jewelry, Dewey’s Sugarcakes, Altercat Crosses, Sutton’s Seasoned Salt, EMYO art and notecards, Lizzie Perry art, and Write Design cups. Proceeds from the event – which runs through Saturday – benefit one of my favorite non-profits, Council for Life.
You probably should swing by and do a little shopping for yourself, anyway. Highgate House owners Dudley and Aimee Simms have achieved that perfect mix of traditional and contemporary in their recently-opened storefront on Dragon Street. The space is a sophisticated mix of European antique furniture and smalls gathered from trips abroad, paired with more contemporary paintings from artists like Memphis-based Emily Ozier and Dallas’ own Lizzie Perry and Charlotte Seifort.
And best of all, there’s ALWAYS parking on Dragon Street. Hope to see you Thursday night finishing off your list. Cheers!