Monday, September 29, 2008

D Magazine Fashion Show

We’ve all had this dream right? You saunter in to the lobby of a sexy-cool high-rise condo and there’s a fashion show happening in the lobby. Surrounded by beautiful people hoisting cosmopolitan martinis, you meet up with your friends—techno music thumps over the buzz of the crowd. Later you make your way up to the 22nd-floor, someone hands you a glass of champagne, a guitarist plays softly out on the balcony, and fashion models move like swans through the crowd. The lights of the city flood your senses.

This was my Thursday night at One Arts Plaza as I attended The D Magazine fashion show and Thursday Night Lights. We arrived early to sit outside The Screen Door for a great martini, and to watch the performers from Dallas Black Dance Theatre. I can’t begin to tell you how beautiful that was. The sun was setting, a small crowd was gathered, and the music was a soulful mix of trip-hop and urban. The dancers were simply amazing.

After my wife finished her tasty mango-mint julep, we decided to hit the fashion show. I won’t pretend that I know anything about fashion (those who know me can attest to that). However, for me it was the scene that made it worthwhile: beautiful people, chic clothes, lots of talking, laughing and warmth for a condo lobby. The models were supported on square pedestals instead of the typical runway walk, which made the event more personal. They rotated out every few minutes like go-go dancers—some wearing the boots to match.

Then came the best part, we went with my co-workers up to one of the 22nd floor condos for Thursday Night Lights. If you want to know how the other half lives (or if you’re the other half looking for a new home) you have to do this! First off, the condos are beautiful, large and contemporary. Secondly, the view is nothing short of amazing. The temperature was perfect, a light breeze, and the Dallas night was sparkling. We were on the north side looking down at the opera house construction (another great development). When that is finished, you can only imagine the coolness of watching people walk to and from the performance hall.

We had a glass of champagne, mingled, and talked to the models. I thought I had died and gone to Esquire.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

One Arts Wins AIA Award!

Last night One Arts Plaza received a 2008 Dallas AIA Design Award from the Dallas chapter of The American Institute of Architects. There were over 115 entries with only 6 awards given in two Built Project categories: Small Project and Large Project, with 50,000 sf being the break point.

One Arts Plaza was the only project given an award in the Large Project Category!

This is a great honor, and we're very proud to receive this award. I think we should treat ourselves to a glass of wine at Dali.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Don't Forget...

...,tonight is Thursday Night Lights!

Don't miss out on a chance to rub elbows & sip a free glass of wine from the spectacular, 22nd-floor view of Dallas' coolest hot spot.

Monday, September 15, 2008

DFW Yoga Day Raises Spirits

September 1st

The 2nd Annual DFW FREE DAY of YOGA was a huge success with over 2,500 participants! This was a great event that brought the awareness of yoga to a large group of new, and returning students.

This is the kind of event that can really enrich the heart of a community. Yoga is a great way to find inner peace and relaxation, while strengthening the body. One Arts Plaza was happy to be involved in this nourishing and fun endeavor.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday Night Lights Begins Today

Join us and Briggs Freeman Real Estate Brokerage for Thursday Night Lights from 8 to 10pm. Guests can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and enjoy the view of the Dallas night sky from a twenty-second floor residence. Then treat yourself to dinner and live entertainment in the Plaza, or take a serene walk through the Arts District.

“With only sixteen condos remaining at One Arts Plaza, it’s a critical time for buyers to come down and see the opportunities that are here.” Says Becky Frey of Briggs Freeman Real Estate Brokerage, the exclusive broker for One Arts.

Thursday Night Lights will run tonight through the fall.

TREC Hosts Membership Open House

The Real Estate Council will be holding its annual membership Open House and Diversity Initiative at the pool deck of One Arts Plaza on September 18th.

The Real Estate Council consists of 1,600 commercial real estate professionals, and they respresent more than 500 companies in the Dallas area.

There is no cost, but they do ask that attendees register at, send an email to or call 214.692.3600.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dine Around

I was talking to Paul Pinnell, owner/creator of Dali Wine Bar and Cellar, and we were discussing how people are doing their own, personal dine-arounds in the Plaza. This sounded like a great idea! So now I'm trying to gather some of my friends to venture out. A lot of my friends are "North of LBJ Only" types, so I may just take the wife. I'll report back my findings in another post.

If you've done your own dine-around at the Plaza, drop us a comment!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Daily Candy

There's a nice review of Jorge's over on the Daily Candy.

Daily Candy is a great site for info about food, the arts, fashion and more. Pick your city and go, go, go!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Francisco Hernandez - Sept. 6 & 13

Francisco Hernandez will be performing latin guitar at the Plaza on Saturday September 6th and 13th. His performances cover a range of styles including: latin, R&B, tropical, reggae and jazz standards.

The weather has finally cooled off, so this sounds like a good time to relax at the Plaza.
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