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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year's Eve #NearbyMuseumTower

From making pre-festivities dinner reservations to the around the clock car service for your destination transportation, Museum Tower vows to assist and accomodate our residents in any way with a safe, healthy and happy start to 2015. 

Here's what's happening #NearbyMuseumTower to ring in the New Year. Find reminders on Facebook and Twitter from us by searching #NearbyMuseumTower: 

New Year’s Eve with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
 Elegance and class will be radiating throughout the Meyerson Symphony Center this New Year’s Eve. Starting at 7:30 p.m. the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will be delighting ears at their NYE performance. This year the Viennese-inspired concert will feature waltzes and some of your favorite classic pieces. Let the DSO provide you with a New Year’s Eve extravaganza that you won’t forget. Tickets are available for purchase here.

*Concierge Counsel:  Stunning evening gowns are plentiful at Stanley Korshak in Crescent Court.

New Year’s Day at Museum Tower Terrace Lounge
 Spend the first day of 2015 in sophistication and style with Museum Tower Dallas. Starting at 10:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day with breakfast bites and Bloody Mary’s, Museum Tower will be hosting an afternoon filled with football, food and friends. Pizza and snacks will be available throughout the day. Museum Tower concierge is available for food orders if different selections are desired. 

Blue Man Group at Winspear Opera House
 Embrace the phenomenon and ring in the New Year with the Blue Man Group. Called “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged,” by the New York Times, the Blue Man Group combines comedy, music, and technology to create an exceptional and indescribable form of entertainment. The New Year’s Eve performance features a one of a kind experience following the show for guests who wish to welcome in the New Year at AT&T Performing Arts Center. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit attpac.org.

*Concierge Counsel: Experience some of Dallas’ extraordinary cuisine from restaurants such as Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, Ocean Prime or Al Biernat's, preceding your New Year’s celebrations.

Friday, December 26, 2014

This Weekend Nearby Museum Tower Dallas: December 26 – 28

Museum Tower Dallas hopes that everyone had a wonderful holiday. Now, it’s time to step out with loved ones and enjoy all that the city has to offer. There are a multitude of festivities that are guaranteed to continue the holiday cheer:

Once: The Musical
Friday, December 26
8:00 p.m.

Did not have a chance to see Once: The Musical last weekend? Tonight is the perfect evening to enjoy this stunning Broadway musical. The story of a Dublin street musician who is near giving up on his music when he meets a beautiful young woman reminds us to never give up on our dreams. Charming and enchanting from the first note to the last, the magic of Once will not leave you disappointed. Celebrate love this season. Purchase tickets here.

The 12 Days of Christmas
Saturday, December 27
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Don’t miss out on Dallas’ newest holiday tradition! The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presented “The 12 Days of Christmas” for the first time this year. Featuring an elaborate collection of life-size Victorian gazebos filled with the charming costumed characters made famous by the beloved Christmas carol, there is still time to enjoy this wonderful exhibit. Open until January 4, hurry over to the gardens for a magical winter stroll.

2theXtreme: Math Alive!
Sunday, December 28
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Entertaining friends and family this holiday weekend? Why not inspire, spark their imagination and feed their curiosity with a trip to the nearby Perot Museum of Nature and Science. 2theXtreme: Math Alive! Is a 5,000 square foot exhibition designed to bring to life all the mathematics behind what people love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, space, robotics and more. Innovative technologies and hands-on activities create interactive and immersive experiences that your guests will love! Not to mention, enjoy the rest of the incredible learning opportunities housed in the Perot Museum. 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Cantoni: Luxury High Rise Living at Museum Tower Dallas

“We wanted this home to feel cozy but allow the flexibility to have a dinner party and seating for a large group. Staying neutral with a pop of color will keep this a classic look for years to come.” - Elizabeth Lewis, Cantoni Dallas Designer

Back in March, we featured Cantoni Dallas designers, Josh De La Fuente and Elizabeth LewisSky Bound Estate at Museum Tower. The stunning 3,000 square foot unit, which the dynamic duo transformed into a chic urban oasis serves as a model home for the 42-story luxury residential high-rise building located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District.

Josh and Elizabeth must have done something right, because soon after their model home debuted, they received an email from a couple wanting to hire the duo to design their new 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home featuring two outdoor terraces at Museum Tower. Naturally Josh and Elizabeth were thrilled! Not only were they extremely familiar with Museum Tower’s floor plans, but they were also excited to receive the opportunity to help furnish another residence in the luxury high-rise.

“Our clients needed just about everything, from furniture, to lighting, to art, to accessories, and bedding. The design goal was to create a clean and modern home that was warm and inviting. In order to achieve that modern look that still exuded warmth, Elizabeth and I selected a neutral color scheme featuring warm taupes with wood materials and pops of soft green and yellow tones contrasted with dramatic light fixtures and bold art and accessories.” - Josh De La Fuente, Cantoni Dallas Designer

Take a look at the pictures below to explore the luxury high rise’s stunning interiors!

Interested in units at Museum Tower? Schedule an appointment or learn more about the gorgeous residences here. You can also find the home tour of Josh and Elizabeth’s first design project at Museum Tower here: Sky Bound Estate at Museum Tower or to take a look at all of the dynamic duo’s design projects at Cantoni, click here!

This story was originally published by Cantoni.

Click here for more information on Cantoni interior design

Friday, December 19, 2014

This Weekend Nearby Museum Tower Dallas: December 20-21

It's the most wonderful time of the year. This winter weekend, enjoy the finest art, dining, cultural happenings and, of course, holiday festivities nearby Museum Tower Dallas.

Friday, December 19
8:00 p.m.
Winspear Opera House

"His music needed one thing - her." Celebrate love this season with Once. The story of a Dublin street musician who is near giving up on his music when he meets a beautiful young woman reminds us to never give up on our dreams. Charming and enchanting from the first note to the last, the magic of Once will not leave you disappointed. Stroll over to the Winspear Opera House this weekend for the opening of the 2014/2015 Broadway Series with Once. Purchase tickets here.
Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, is a charismatic story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, a grouch who realizes the true meaning of Christmas. Complete with Christmas hymns, stunning choreography and eye-popping special effects, this performance is a must-see during the holidays. The audience is surrounded by the actors with ghosts flying above and coming from below. This classic show is one you won’t want to miss! All 26 performances sold out last year so don’t wait until the last minute to purchase your ticket to this one of a kind display of Christmas spirit! Visit attpac.org to purchase your tickets.
Saturday, December 20
7:30 p.m.
American Airlines Center

The Dallas Mavericks host the reigning NBA Champions, the San Antonio Spurs, this Saturday at the American Airlines Center. The Dallas Mavericks are flying high through the Western Conference and after recently acquiring point guard Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics, they are ready to make a strong stand as they prepare to enter the second half of the season. Cheer them on to victory! Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 21
3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
American Airlines Center

Trans-Siberian Orchestra makes their way back to the American Airlines Center this Sunday to perform their rock opera The Christmas Attic live. Incredible special effects will light up the American Airlines Center as this yuletide tradition performs favorites such as ‘Christmas Canon,’ “Wizards in Winter,” “Requiem” and “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24.” Get your tickets here for what promises to be an exhilarating evening of  guitar solos, pyrotechnics and holiday performance!

Sunday, December 21
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Meyerson Symphony Center

In its last weekend, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is certain to spread some Christmas joy with their Christmas Pops concert. Holiday classics such as “Away in a Manger,” “Glory Hallelujah to the Newborn King” and tunes from the classic Christmas movie, Scrooge, will be brought to life. This brilliant holiday showcase presented by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas and Dallas Symphony Chorus is guaranteed to have your hearts overflowing with Christmas spirit. Tickets are limited! Visit mydso.com to purchase yours today. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Museum Tower Dallas: Delight in Uncommon Service

Yes, is the answer. Now what is the question? 

Here at Museum Tower Dallas, we delight in uncommon service. While our residents make the most of every day, we strive to simplify their lives working diligently to manage the tasks of their everyday. In fact, we pride ourselves on providing our owners with the highest quality of service by catering to their each and every need.
There are a multitude of services and amenities offered here at Museum Tower Dallas, all created with heightening the sophisticated, urban living experiences of our residents in mind.
Our General Manager, Director of Owner Relations and House Manager ensure the seamless delivery of all owner services including maintenance, event planning, private parties, parking, home services and security. Personal service begins at the entrance with parking valets and continues in the lobby with a 24/7 concierge staff ready to provide travel arrangements, theater tickets, restaurant reservations, catering and more. But, it doesn’t end there. From providing personal transportation in our Lincoln Navigator, stocking your pantry and Miele refrigerator with groceries, delivering your favorite meals, coordinating housekeeping, thinking of Fido with dog walking services, offering in house car wash services and even presenting you with your favorite cocktail upon return from a long business trip, Museum Tower Dallas is dedicated to you.
                The countless amenities in our beautiful building also certainly have a hand in making Museum Tower Dallas the best place, really, the only place for you to call home. Our residents start their day with a steaming cup of coffee in the Owner’s Lounge and end it with a cocktail among friends in the Terrace Lounge. They enjoy group and private fitness sessions in our state of the art fitness center, relaxing by our 80 foot pool featuring cabanas, fire pits and a pool butler and playing with furry friends in our onsite dog park. And, that’s just the beginning of the amenities offered at Museum Tower Dallas.
                The relationship between home owners and staff here at Museum Tower Dallas is truly one of a kind as the staff exceeds service expectations each and every day for our residents. That’s life at Museum Tower. Curious to learn more about everything Museum Tower Dallas has to offer? Explore all of the excellent services, luxurious amenities and modern conveniences you can only find at Museum Tower in the video below: 

Friday, December 12, 2014

This Weekend Nearby Museum Tower Dallas: December 12 - 14

Take a break from your Christmas shopping and enjoy all that Dallas has to offer this weekend. The beautiful weather with slightly warmer temperatures calls for a little holiday entertainment for you and yours!

Friday, December 12
7:30 p.m.
Music Hall at Fair Park

Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas. But uncommon and rather strange obstacles stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. Nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, this classic 1983 movie is brought to hilarious life onstage at the Music Hall at Fair Park. Called “a joyous Christmas miracle,” by The Associated Press and receiving praises such as "I was dazzled. You'd have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face," from The New York Times, this timeless performance will continue to be a holiday favorite for years and years to come.To purchase tickets, click here.

Saturday, December 13
11:00 a.m.
Meyerson Symphony Center

The family tradition, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Family Christmas continues as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas collaborate to perform Christmas favorites for an afternoon full of holiday music and festivities. And, if you’re good, we hear that Santa himself will even make an appearance! Bring the kids and join in on the holiday spirit. 

Saturday, December 13
1:00 p.m.
American Airlines Center

Enjoy a matinée showing from the Dallas Mavericks this Saturday as they take on the Golden State Warriors at 1:00 p.m. Coming off a big win over New Orleans this past Wednesday, the Dallas Mavs need your support to keep their home winning streak alive.

Saturday, December 13
8:00 p.m.
Winspear Opera House

Three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer and the Brian Setzer Orchestra will delight ears this Saturday as they bring their Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! tour to Dallas. For more than 30 years, Brian Setzer has recorded smash hits as leader of The Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist. Relish in Setzer’s guitar magic as they perform hits such as “Rock This Town,” “Stray Cat Strut,” and “Jump, Jive and Wail.” This holiday performance is a must-see! Tickets are going fast! Purchase yours here.

Sunday, December 14
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Meyerson Symphony Center

Highly respected and much adored, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Pops is filled with holiday favorites, festive carols and musical highlights from our favorite holiday movies. The Dallas Symphony Chorus and Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas will perform Christmas pieces such as “My Dancing Day On Christmas Night,” “Away in a Manger” and “The Nativity.” The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Pops is a flawless performance that will have you in good spirits from beginning to end. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Nationally recognized, award-winning interior designer Emily Summers on an all new episode of "CEO" on KERA TV

The designer homes inside Museum Tower Dallas showcase the brilliant work of several of Dallas' leading interior designers. Emily Summers, president and CEO of Emily Summers Design Associates, is among them. Tonight, December 5, Summers appears on an all new episode of "CEO" on KERA TV to talk about her inspirations behind her stunning designs.

This is how the nationally recognized designer described her experience working with the contemporary design of the walls, an incredible amount of natural light and the kind of high-rise owners she had in mind when designing a breathtaking designer home inside Museum Tower:

Kitchen in a Museum Tower home designed by Emily Summers of Emily Summers Design Associates
How would you describe your design in 25 words or less?
Using the Arts District as inspiration, we designed a home with simple yet refined pieces and finishes, highlighted with hints of color, leaving room for wonderful pieces of art.

Dining room in a Museum Tower home designed by Emily Summers of Emily Summers Design Associates
Did you have anything custom made specifically for this home?
Yes, several pieces including the living room coffee tables and side tables on either side of the sofa, the Dining Room table out of Olympian Danby marble with multi cylinder steel leg bases, the folding screen, bed, desk and night table in the Master Bedroom and the platform bed in the Guest Room.

Master bedroom in Museum Tower home designed by Emily Summers of Emily Summers Design Associates

What was your idea behind the design for each of the bedrooms?
In the master bedroom, we began by addressing the feature wall. We fabricated a custom folding screen in an indigo blue linen fabric that spans the entire wall. We then added an allover patterned fabric to the headboard and base of the bed. The desk and night table were custom made and include indigo blue black painted glass insets. We finished off the space with a swivel chair to enjoy the views.

Living room iMuseum Tower home designed by Emily Summers of Emily Summers Design Associates
What was your design for the living room space?
To maximize seating, we incorporated a custom 10’ long sofa and three pairs of chairs, all vintage. We added custom round tables on either side of the sofa, along with sculptural Brutalist lamps and four coffee tables custom made to fit the space.

Kitchen space designed by Emily Summers of Emily Summers Design Associates with views of the Dallas Arts District
Did you design this home with any specific type of owner in mind?
A contemporary minded art lover.

Sky room in Museum Tower home designed by Emily Summers of Emily Summers Design Associates
What is your favorite piece of furniture in the home?
The Norman Foster Arc table and newly updated Vladimir Kagan chairs in the sky room.

Living room in a Museum Tower home designed by Emily Summers of Emily Summers Design Associates 
What was the color palette you incorporated into your design?
Tons of cream, white, caramel and khaki in the living/dining and sky room, while the den, master and guest bedrooms are accented with color. 

This Weekend Nearby Museum Tower Dallas: December 5 - 7

Season's Greetings! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Dallas and the city is making spirits bright with a multitude of festivities that are guaranteed to fill you with holiday cheer!

Friday, December 5
7:30 p.m.
Meyerson Symphony Center

Kicking off the holiday season, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Christmas Pops. A beloved holiday tradition, the Dallas Symphony will perform holiday favorites and classic Christmas carols such as “Mary Did You Know,” "We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and “Silent Night,” as well as musical pieces from your favorite holiday movies like Home Alone, Polar Express and Scrooge. Vocalist Jubilant Sykes, the Dallas Symphony Chorus and the Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas will delight your ears and warm your hearts with this wonderful and joyful concert that is sure to spread some Christmas cheer! To purchase tickets, click here.

Saturday, December 6
10:00 a.m.
Downtown Dallas - Corner of Market Street and Commerce Street

Called Dallas’ equivalent to the Macy’s Parade, Children’s Medical Center along with Pizza Hut will present their 27th annual Children’s Health Holiday Parade this Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m. More than 400,000 spectators will gather along the parade route and enjoy the marching bands, giant balloons, floats and festive performances. There will be appearances by the Dallas Stars, Texas Rangers, Miss America and, of course, Santa Claus himself! For early risers, enjoy a plethora of free activities and performances in Main Street Garden, Belo Garden and City Hall Plaza. Activities include face painting, letters to Santa and musical performances. Get your tickets here!

Saturday, December 6
1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Klyde Warren Park

Celebrate the Holidays with Klyde Warren Park. The famous Christmas pair, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making an appearance for free photos. Throughout the day, the park will have holiday music, arts and crafts, face painting, and live reindeer. Food trucks will also be on site. Along with great activities will be great entertainment including a marionette show, brass quartet and a performance by Open Classical and One Day Band. And, to brighten up your night, the largest outdoor Christmas tree in Dallas lighting will take place at 6:00 p.m. Following the park’s tree lighting, Santa and Mrs. Claus will lead the crowd to the AT&T Performing Arts Center for the Reliant Lights your Holidays event.

Saturday, December 6
5:30 p.m.
AT&T Performing Arts Center

Not letting up on the Holiday cheer following Klyde Warren Park, AT&T Performing Arts Center is presenting a free holiday concert and fireworks show. Sammons Park will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland while the rest of AT&T Performing Art’s center campus is illuminated with more than 500,000 LED lights to jumpstart the holiday season. In case you didn't get enough free family fun, Reliant Lights Your Holidays will also include live performances by Jack Ingram and Los Lobos. For more information, visit www.attpac.org.

Sunday, December 7
2:00 p.m.
Wyly Theatre

Selling out 26 performances last season, Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas Carol returns to Dallas at the Wyly Theatre. Magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor and snow falling on everyone, the show is full of traditional Christmas hymns and songs that will have your toes tapping from beginning to end. The musical arrangements, choreography and countless special effects have deemed this classic a must-see over the holidays. Tickets are available for purchase here.

Sunday, December 7
6:30 p.m.
American Airlines Center

After making a buzzer-beater, last second win in Milwaukee, the Dallas Mavericks will host the Milwaukee Bucks as they face them for the second time in less than a week. Third in the Southwest Division and sixth in the Western Conference, the Mavs need your support this holiday season as they venture into the second half of the season and look to make a strong playoff run.

At Your Service: New House Manager at Museum Tower Dallas

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

From many of our homeowners hosting spectacular holiday parties here to others traveling near and far to see loved ones, December is a very busy time at Museum Tower Dallas

The Front Desk at Museum Tower Dallas
With that in mind, we want to remind you of the many outstanding services we offer to simplify your life this season. From our dock master coordinating deliveries and moves, our maintenance staff taking care of every light bulb and mechanical part of the beautiful building, our housekeeping staff keeping your home sparkling, our valet greeting you with a smile and our Front Desk staff taking care of your daily needs, we love caring for our residents. 

We are excited to remind you of our newest service position at Museum Tower Dallas, that of our House Manager. Among other items, our outstanding house manager is happy to:

Allow Us To Stock Your Miele Refrigerator
• Stock your pantry and Miele US refrigerator.
• Check your home when you are away.
• Prepare your home for your arrival.
• Assist with in home parties and events.
• Oversee dry cleaning, laundry and alterations.
• Arrange and oversee housekeeping for your high-rise home.

Allow us to take care of your needs during the holidays. From coming home to a well-stocked refrigerator, having us arrange for alterations on your latest evening gown or enjoying the peace of mind while away knowing that your high-rise home is being watched, we are here to serve you. That's life at Museum Tower Dallas

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

News and Views: Dallas Named One of "100 Resilient Cities"

Dallas has acquired yet another impressive award. This time, the city has been named one of The Rockefeller Foundation's "100 Resilient Cities."

Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, the chosen cities are on the list because they're "cities who have demonstrated a commitment to building their own capacities to navigate the shocks and stresses of an increasingly complex 21st Century."

Measured through four dimensions of health and well-being, economy and society, leadership and strategy, and infrastructure and environment, this City Resilience program will help Dallas among other chosen cities to prepare for, and bounce back from, the shocks and stresses of modern urban existence.

Dallas is in good company with Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Tulsa also earning one of the highly-coveted spots on the list.

Congratulations, Dallas for joining the "100 Resilient Cities!" We applaud you and continue to look forward to an even bigger, brighter and better Dallas to all call home.

To learn more about this honor, visit DallasNews.