As we bid farewell to 2021 and gear up for a sparkling new year, here is a merry mixture of to-dos and to-sees.
A custom piece adds the perfect pop to your everyday arrangement.
EXPLORE Evoking the spirit of the great outdoors with a nod to urban dwelling, Urban Spikes unveils its debut storefront. Having launched the bucolic endeavor back in 2016, founder Courtney Goldberg ran her innovative business out of her house, where throughout the years she has gained a loyal following. The newly opened studio and retail space boasts a wide variety of cut succulents, cactuses and low-maintenance plants, plus colorful customized sand patterns, signature boxes and, of course, a vast selection of curated crystals. Work with Goldberg to create a one-of-a-kind piece to take home or gift this season. 4885 Alpha Road, urbanspikes.com
Did she make the nice list this year? 4.65-carat Colombian emerald
SPARKLE Shine bright like a diamond… or an emerald… or ruby. Lucky for us, there is a treasure trove waiting to satisfy the senses. Nestled in the heart of Preston Center, Skibell Fine Jewelry houses a sumptuous selection of sparkling gems and precious stones aplenty. Celebrating its Suzy Landa trunk show on Dec. 7 and 8 and the annual Soho Show Dec. 22 to 24, give the gift that will leave everyone green with envy. 8411 Preston Road, Ste. 106, skibellfinejewelry.com
HOST WITH THE MOST Delicate designs and soft hues seem to dance about each piece from the Dondolo x Caitlin Wilson collaboration. Having both made a true mark within the industry, the two design darlings behind this new collection are Cata Gonzalez, founder of Dondolo, and Caitlin Wilson, who launched her eponymous brand back in 2007. What to expect from this collab? A darling assortment of children’s clothes, pajama sets, French blue and white dinner plates and scalloped linens to boot. This season, charm your guests with a delightful arrangement as you make new memories around the dinner table. dondolo.com; caitlinwilson.com
Jo Malone’s scent of the season is the Starlit Mandarin & Honey Cologne
SPRITZ Having hopped the pond many moons ago, Jo Malone London continues to shine bright as one of the top purveyors of luxurious candles and swoonworthy scents. Embodying the very essence of British prestige, the captivating brand has been hitting high notes with every new launch and collection introduced. The brand has just unveiled its new home in NorthPark Center where customers can delight in several bespoke services and shop the latest and greatest in fragrances. 8687 N. Central Expressway, jomalone.com
Rich hues and warm lights greet guests at Deep Ellum’s newly opened spot.
SAVOR Marrying a mix of modernized technology alongside some good old-fashioned fun, Electric Shuffle is on a mission to revitalize the tried and true bar game—shuffleboard. That’s right, ladies and gents, this Deep Ellum restaurant and watering hole is bringing this beloved game back in action. What to expect from the recently opened spot? Savory bites to share, craft cocktails and a little peach frose thrown in for good measure. It’s game on, baby. 2615 Elm St., electricshuffleusa.com
Photography by: COURTESY OF BRANDS