A celebration of life in the heart of Dallas

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Resident Reminder: DFW Restaurant Week First Course Kick-Off Party is August 7

More than 130 restaurants are participating in DFW Restaurant Week.
55 are located nearby Museum Tower Dallas.

Our 24/7 concierge is ready to make your accommodations to be among the first to get a taste of what select restaurants will be presenting during the 17th annual DFW Restaurant Week.

On August 7 at Centennial Hall in Fair Park, Meso Maya, Dallas Chop House, Bistecca and others will serve choice bites and cocktails before officially participating in DFW Restaurant Week August 11 - 17. Set to a circus theme, you'll see acrobatic performance, hear live music and more. Click here to view the menu. 

Both the kick-off event and DFW Restaurant Week benefit the North Texas Food Bank and the Lena Pope Foundation. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

National Tequila Day: Fascinating Art for Tequila

It's a beautiful Thursday evening and Museum Tower residents are looking forward to catching up with fellow residents, friends and special guests during our weekly resident cocktail hour on the Terrace Lounge.

In honor of National Tequila Day, their drink of choice may just be a crisp margarita or a refreshing mojito.

The taste of these cocktails are exquisite, as are these works of art commissioned for renowned tequila brands Hacienta La Capilla, Jose Cuervo and Herradura.
The Diamond Sterling designed by Fernando Altamirano for Hacienta La Capilla
Fernando Altamirano designed and crafted a 1.3-litre ceramic bottle aptly named The Diamond Sterling. to commemorate Hacienda La Capilla's  premium 100% agave Ley .925 tequila. The bottle is coated in more than 5-lbs of platinum and also adorned with more than 4,00 individual diamonds, which totals 328 carats. Diamond Sterling is the world's most expensive tequila, valued at $3.5 million.

Tequila Cuervo sculpture designed by LaDesarrolladora for Jose Cuervo
As cuervo is Spanish for crow, the Jose Cuervo brand is unified by a unique crow symbol on barrels and labels. Architecture and design company LaDesarrolladora created a reflective, modern crow sculpture to mirror the values and traditions of Jose Cuervo. The sculpture was installed in an agave field in Mexico. 

The winning barrel of Herradura's Barrel Art competition designed and created by Micah and Whitney Stansell.
Tequila Herradura set out to prove a blank canvas isn't needed to create a masterpiece. The Herradura Barrel Art competition garnered participation from 77 artists of eight different cities. Micah and Whitney Stansell were the grand prize winners with their utilitarian design approach. The exterior of the Herradura barrel was left untouched, which the interior was made into a dazzling zoetrope.

Dallas earns another nod from Forbes Magazine

Dusk and the Dallas skyline.
(Museum Tower)
Dallas lands the No. 5 spot on Forbes' recently released list of Best Cities for Future Job Growth.

Considering demographic and economic trends, the list ranked cities based on their projected annual job growth rate. The forecasted rate for Dallas is 3.8%.

Texas cities claim half of the rankings on this list. An attractive destination for newly retired CEOs and entrepreneurs, the southwestern Florida city of Naples took the No. 1 spot.

This isn't the first time Dallas has received a nod from the respected, widely read publication. Earlier this year, Forbes ranked Dallas No. 4 on its list of America's Fastest Growing Cities based on population growth, year-over-year job growth and four other metrics.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty Reaches a $1 Billion Sales Milestone

Museum Tower Dallas congratulates Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty on setting a company record with year-to-date sales totaling $1 billion.

President and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty Robbie Briggs attributed the $1 billion sales milestone to the booming North Texas economy, the relocation of notable global corporations, his company's affiliation with Sotheby's International Realty and the hard work and dedication of the company's agents.

Steve Sandborg, vice president of sales and marketing for Museum Tower (left) and
Robbie Briggs, president and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty (right).

Earlier this spring Robbie Briggs, wife Nancy and grandchildren, experienced extraordinary life at Museum Tower. The experience was shared online and on social media platforms. 

The Museum Tower Sales and Marketing team includes Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty agents Ilene Christ, Kyle Richards and Missy Woehr.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

DFW Restaurant Week: Which participating restaurants are by Museum Tower?

Participating restaurants were revealed and the reservation books are open for this year's DFW Restaurant Week. The What, WhenWhere and How crafted with the Museum Tower Dallas resident in mind: 

What is DFW Restaurant Week? 
Originally presented by NewsRadio 1080 KRLD, DFW Restaurant Week is now in it's 17th year and presented by Central Market. More than 125 participating restaurants in the metroplex serve exquisite prix fixe three-course dinners or lunches at their noted locations and many offer suggested wine pairings. With each meal purchased, 20% goes to the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth. Reservations are open now and are required. The complete restaurant list and available menus may be viewed here.

When is DFW Restaurant Week?
August 7 -- First Course DFW Restaurant Week Kick-Off Party at Centennial Hall at Fair Park
August 8 -10 -- Preview Weekend at select participating restaurants*
August 11 - 17 -- Main Week
August 18 - 24 and August 25 - 31 -- Extension at select participating restaurants*
*Not all DFW Restaurant Week participants honor their prix fixe meals during the Preview Weekend and Extension

Where are participating restaurants by Museum Tower Dallas?
We've slimmed down the list of over 130 participating restaurants to 55 located within a 5-mile radius of Museum Tower:
How can I make a reservation for DFW Restaurant Week?
Ready to make your reservation? You can call the participating restaurant and be sure to mention DFW Restaurant Week or, you can let us handle it all for you. Just call our 24/7 concierge and we will be delighted to assist you.

Share with Museum Tower where you'll be going for DFW Restaurant Week by tweeting @MuseumTwrDallas. Fancy Facebook? You can like us, too! 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Celebrate Bastille Day Without Leaving Dallas

Tonight, Monday, July 14, Museum Tower Dallas residents will have the unique opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and charm of a holiday in France right here in Texas. Forget packing your bags and jetting off to satiate your wanderlust. Instead, simply venture minutes from Museum Tower for a taste of the international at home as the historic Bishop Arts District puts on their fifth annual Bastille on Bishop celebration.

Beginning at 6:00 p.m., head over to the Bishop Arts District and delight in the area's transformation into the likes of a small French village. A celebration of all things French-inspired, the street festival will feature live music, an authentic petanque court and an array of delicious French cuisine and wines. There will also be burlesque performances, caricature artists and mimes making this event fun for the whole family. Now you can stroll the streets of France without ever leaving Dallas. Find tickets for this evening's exciting event here.

Interested in learning more about Texas' French ties and the history of this unique celebration? Click here.

We'd love to hear about your adventures, near or far. Share your experiences with Museum Tower on FACEBOOKTWITTER or INSTAGRAM.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Real Estate Trends: High-Rise Living Leading Texas Housing Market

The high-rise residential market is up, up and away. 

Noted in Setting Sales, there was a 36.4% increase in the number of high-rise homes sold last year and the trend has remained strong through 2014. In fact, a recent study from Texas A&M University reports that condominiums and townhomes are the fastest growing segment in the Texas housing market. Condominium sales across the four major Texan metropolises, including Dallas, jumped an average of 10.5 percent from January to May 2014.  

These high-rise real estate trends reflect the lifestyle that people want to lead, which is to be at the center of it all: work, play and home. That’s why the appeal of luxury high-rise homes such as Museum Tower Dallas is so attractive—and perhaps a reason why sales are exceeding expectations.Prospective Museum Tower Dallas residents who lead dynamic lives as entrepreneurs, philanthropists, art aficionados or fine dining connoisseurs are lured by all that the vibrant, lively setting offers.

The time to experience life at new heights is now. Read more on these Texas real estate trends here

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July from Museum Tower Dallas

From all of us at Museum Tower Dallas, we wish our residents, family and friends a very safe and happy Fourth of July!

From @MuseumTwrDallas on Instagram

We love making life easier for our residents. That's why we've curated a list of ways to celebrate Independence Day. Our suggestions include making your own patriotic cocktail to be enjoyed on your beautiful private balcony and the best places to watch fireworks in Dallas.

We'd love to see how you're enjoying Fourth of July. Share your adventures with Museum Tower on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Celebrate Fourth of July Nearby Museum Tower Dallas

The Fourth of July is just around the corner. Still not certain of what you will be doing to celebrate the red, white and blue? For the Museum Tower resident, everything Dallas has to offer is right outside your high-rise. Allow Museum Tower to suggest the following:

A Fourth of July Celebration is just steps away from Museum Tower
The Meyerson Symphony Center

Star-Spangled Spectacular Concert

What better way to spend the Fourth of July than in style and luxury accompanied by the finest musical entertainment?

Residents, take a stroll to the neighboring Meyerson Symphony Center.

With performances by the  world-class Dallas Wind Symphony, the Star-Spangled Spectacular Concert features patriotic music by American composers, festive confetti canons and an all-American 11-foot stilt-walking Uncle Sam. This melodious celebration begins at 1:00 p.m.

Afterwards, why not pamper your palette at nearby restaurants like Lark on the Park or Ocean Prime?

A patriotic celebration for all the senses. 
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Fourth of July Celebration

Prefer to spend the Fourth of July in the great outdoors? Immerse yourself in the beauty of Mother Nature over the holiday weekend with the Arboretum’s Fourth of July Celebration. You'll get another chance to hear the brilliant talents of the Dallas Wind Symphony. 

On Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. on the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn, delight in the final outdoor music concert series with a patriotic flare. The beautiful sunset, stunning views of White Rock Lake and patriotic tunes promise to make this an unforgettable experience.

Consider returning to the Arboretum on Friday, July 4 for $1 hot dogs and $1 popcorn while you stroll the gardens and take in festive music and decorations.

Fireworks from Fair Park will light up the Dallas sky.
Fair Park

Fair Park Fourth

Join in the Independence Day fun with the City of Dallas’ official Fourth of July celebration at Fair Park.

This event is something that the whole family can enjoy together from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.!

Fair Park will have live music, water features, exhilarating rides, games, concessions and the first ever Charity Challenge Chili Cook-Off within the State Fair of Texas Midway.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., watch the much awaited, spectacular firework display light up the Dallas night sky - a dazzling way to commemorate the love in our hearts for this beautiful city and nation.

Fast horses and fireworks at Lone Star Park
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

Lone Stars and Stripes Celebration

Fireworks, horse-racing and crisp cocktails. Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie is throwing America the biggest birthday bash in the metroplex with live Thoroughbred racing and fun activities beginning at 3:00 p.m.!

After the races, enjoy a spectacular 20-minute fireworks display, choreographed to music.

Go be a part of a true Texas celebration.

Star-Spangled Cocktails for the Fourth of July
Sip star-spangled cocktails from your private balcony 
Museum Tower

Sometimes, there’s no place you’d rather be celebrating than in the comfort of life at Museum Tower.

We invite our residents to enjoy the finer side of life and spend the Fourth of July on the elegant, spacious Terrace Lounge.

With plenty of entertaining space both indoors and outdoors, Terrace Lounge is an ideal location to invite your friends, family or neighbors for a patriotic gathering. As always, our 24/7 concierge is available to assist you in any way.

Click here for some star-spangled cocktails that you can mix and enjoy on your private balcony.

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