Kips Bay Unites Top Designers from Across the Country for Its First-Ever Dallas Show House

Photo credit: Trulia
Photo credit: Trulia

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The Kips Bay Decorator Show House is making its way west this September. Twenty-seven renowned designers and architects from across the country have been assigned a room each to reimagine in a spectacular manse in Old Preston Hollow’s Historic Woodland Estates neighborhood.

This show house will primarily highlight some of Texas’s biggest names in interior design and architecture, with 23 out of the 27 designers hailing from the Lonestar State. Kips Bay 2020 Decorator Show House Dallas will also feature talent from West Hollywood, San Francisco, Oklahoma City, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Some of the most highly anticipated rooms include the study designed by design committee co-chair Jan Showers, dining room by Cathy Kincaid, living room by Mark D. Sikes, and kitchen by design committee vice chair Chad Dorsey. Michelle Nussbaumer will design the daughter’s room and Kevin Spearman Design will

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Explore 4 top inexpensive furniture stores in Santa Ana

Looking for the best furniture stores in town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to identify the top affordable stores selling such goods in Santa Ana, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you’re on the hunt.

1. Sofas 98 Mattresses 49

Topping the list is Sofas 98 Mattresses 49. Located at 2870 S. Harbor Blvd., it’s the highest-rated inexpensive furniture store in Santa Ana, boasting 4.5 stars out of 197 reviews on Yelp. 

“Sofas 98 Mattresses 49 is a family-owned and -operated American company specializing in the manufacturing of custom sofas since 1974,” per the history section of its Yelp profile. “All sofas, love seats, chairs and ottomans are 100% hand-built on site. We begin by building substantial wood frames for all of our furniture pieces and precisely upholster them with our carefully chosen fabrics.”

2. Don’t

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Top Bartender Chase Bracamontes’ Current Obsession: Neon Cocktails

Carolina Mariana Rodríguez
Carolina Mariana Rodríguez

What’s the key to beating Chicago’s brutal winters? Well, according to the new restaurant, Chef’s Special, it’s neon-hued cocktails.

“One thing that we’re trying to do that I thought would be fun aesthetically is to have a goal of making a lot of colorful drinks,” says Chase Bracamontes, Chef’s Special’s managing partner. “I have this image in my mind—and I hope it happens—where there’s just like pops of color studded all over the bar. [I’m] also using real ingredients that have pigments for the color rather than just like buying blue curaçao.”

For one of the establishment’s signature drinks, the tequila-based Blue Moon, which looks like it should be served in South Beach rather than in the Windy City, she makes her own sour mix. By combining lemon and lime juice, water and sugar with a heaping tablespoon of spirulina—a dried and powdered algae—she can achieve

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Berkeley’s top 4 art galleries to visit now

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Wondering where to find the best art galleries near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top art galleries in Berkeley, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you’re in the market for art.

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1. Artistic Picture Framing

First on the list is Artistic Picture Framing. Located at 1975 Shattuck Ave. (between University Avenue and Berkeley Way) in Downtown Berkeley, the printing service, art gallery and framing spot is the highest-rated art gallery in Berkeley, boasting five stars out of 165 reviews on Yelp.

2. Aya Salon & Spa

Next up is AYA Salon & Spa, situated at 1880

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