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Friday, January 30, 2015

This Weekend #NearbyMuseumTower: January 30 - February 1

Fully immersed in a world of art and culture, every day at Museum Tower Dallas is an opportunity for adventure. The finest art, performances, sporting events, gourmet fare and entertainment that the city has to offer await just steps away from our sleek high-rise home. Below, a curation of experiences not to miss this weekend:

Serkin Performs Mozart
Friday, January 30
7:30 p.m.
Meyerson Symphony Center
0.2 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Spend an evening enveloped in classical elegance, historical charm and luxurious romance #NearbyMuseumTower. To begin, indulge in cocktails and gourmet cuisine at the critically acclaimed French Room in the striking, baroque inspired Adolphus Hotel. Step inside and be swept away by the imperial European elegance. Following dinner, visit the magnificent Meyerson Symphony Center and allow yourself to be enraptured by classical song as The Dallas Symphony performs Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 3, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19 and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol. The Dallas Symphony last presented Prokofiev’s Symphony No 3. twenty years ago and Grammy award winning Peter Serkin will perform Mozart – a real treat, not to be missed. The Museum Tower Dallas concierge would be pleased to make all necessary arrangements for you and your guests.

National Hot Chocolate Day
Saturday, January 31
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Dallas Farmers Market
1.2 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

With a cold front blowing into Dallas this weekend, National Hot Chocolate Day could not come at a better time. This Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. warm up in The Shed with a nice cup of hot chocolate, courtesy of the Dallas Farmers Market! Enjoy your steaming cup of hot cocoa while you stroll the market and load up on local fresh produce all #NearbyMuseumTower. Afterward, stay for the 2015 Winter Chef Cooking Class featuring Texas Kobe Beef from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Penguin Days at Dallas Zoo
Saturday, January 31
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dallas Zoo
4.0 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Come one, come all. The Dallas Zoo is offering a cool deal this winter with $5 admission for Penguin Days all through January and February! With 106 acres to explore, thousands of animal to visit and a huge variety of family activities, the Dallas Zoo is enormously entertaining. An interactive and exciting learning opportunity for the entire family, adventure to the zoo this weekend for one wild experience #NearbyMuseumTower.

La Wally by Alfredo Catalani and Everest by Joby Talbot
Sunday, February 1
2:00 p.m.
Winspear Opera House
0.3 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

The third production of the Dallas Opera's 2014-15 Heights of Passion season is an unusual double bill: the eagerly anticipated world premiere of Everest, preceded by the climactic final act of an 1892 rarity: Alfred Catalani’s La Wally. La Wally is a tale set high in the Austrian Alps about a free-spirited and fiercely passionate young woman who realizes, too late, that love delayed isn’t always love denied. British composer Joby Talbot’s first opera, Everest, is a tragic story set on the slopes of Mount Everest where luck and the weather can turn with equal ferocity and swiftness, and dreams die even for the most valiant of men. This ill-fated Everest expedition features tenor Andrew Bidlack, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, bass Kevin Burdette, and baritone Craig Verm. A stunning performance for the cultural sophisticate #NearbyMuseumTower.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Ultimate Super Bowl Sunday #NearbyMuseumTower

Skipping the jet-set trip to the desert and staying in the dazzling city of Dallas during Super Bowl XLIX weekend?

This blog by Museum Tower Dallas is a perfectly tailored guide to stepping out in style and enjoying the best of Super Bowl Sunday #NearbyMuseumTower in ultimate luxury.

Dallas luxury realtors showing a home at Museum Tower Dallas on Super Bowl Sunday, like this spectacular $1.81 million listing, may also reference this guide to show prospective residents that this 42-story high rise is located in the heart of everything. At Museum Tower Dallas, unique experiences and extraordinary destinations are always just steps away.

What to Wear
Before stepping out to any seen-and-be-seen events #NearbyMuseumTower on Super Bowl Sunday, first take the opportunity to score a touchdown in the fashion end zone. The Super Bowl is one of the most social television events of the year. Football fan or not, you’re sure to make an impression with premium designer style with any of these amazing accessories from luxury retailers #NearbyMuseumTower.

For the Seattle Seahawks Fan:

Wendy Yue Diamond and Sapphire Ring
available at
Stanley Korshak, 1.0 mile from Museum Tower.
Men’s Malachite Green Matte Porosus Crocodile Belt available
at Hermés in
Highland Park Village, 2.2 miles from Museum Tower.

For the New England Patriots Fan: 
Men’s Tutti Frutti Caviar Timepiece
available at
Hublot, 6.4 miles from Museum Tower.

Women’s Mark Cross Large ‘Grace’ Shoulder Bag
available at
Forty Five Ten, 2.8 miles from Museum Tower.

Here’s to Happy Hour
Perhaps attending the critically-acclaimed performance of La Wally by Alfredo Catalani at the Dallas Opera located #NearbyMuseumTower will keep you from watching the league championship. There are still ways to join friends to socialize for the football occasion conveniently #NearbyMuseumTower.

Four-star upscale steak and seafood hot spot Al Biernat’s, located less than three miles away, is hosting a pre-game happy hour on Super Bowl Sunday. From 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Al Biernat’s will serve its specialty cocktails and the very best fine wines. Serving over 650 selections under the direction of nationally recognized sommelier Todd Lincicome, the wine program at Al Biernat’s is one of the top wine programs in the country. Pair any of these libations with Al Biernat’s amazing appetizers like bite size beef Wellington, crab stuffed jalapenos, nachos or warm French brie.

To enjoy an authentic Italian spin on this all-American event, the reinvented Sfuzzi Dallas located #NearbyMuseumTower at 2600 Cedar Springs Roads under VSP Hospitality will offer a delicious Super Bowl themed pizza. Sfuzzi raises the bar with their Roman style pizzas. Pizzas are prepared with Caputo “00” flour, San Marzano tomatores and imported Italian cheeses, crafted by an authentic Italian pizzaiolo and cooked in a wood-fired brick oven. Magnifico! Sfuzzi is located less than 1 mile from Museum Tower.

We kindly remind our residents that Museum Tower’s private car is always available to take residents wherever they please. Leave the driving to us and we’ll leave the celebrating to you.

Where to Watch
Museum Tower, of course, is the best place for our residents to watch the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks vie for the coveted Vince Lombardi championship trophy.

Museum Tower is orchestrating a wonderful event for residents in the beautifully designed Terrace Lounge, which overlooks Museum Tower’s lush Great Lawn. Our residents are invited to convene with their Museum Tower neighbors beginning 30 minutes prior to the championship kick off. A standard feature of all resident events at Museum Tower, a hospitable bartender will be on hand to serve beverages of choice and delicious appetizers. Big screens. Bigger views. This is life at Museum Tower Dallas.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

This Weekend Nearby Museum Tower Dallas: January 23-25

Fully immersed in a world of art and culture, every day at Museum Tower Dallas is an opportunity for adventure. The finest art, performances, sporting events, gourmet fare and entertainment that the city has to offer await just steps away from our sleek high-rise home. Below, a curation of experiences not to miss this weekend:

Beethoven’s First
Friday, January 23
7:30 p.m.
Meyerson Symphony Center
0.2 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Any evening spent in the magnificent Meyerson Symphony Center indulging in the breathtaking sounds of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is always a phenomenal one. Tonight, DSO Principal French Horn David Cooper takes center stage in Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. The song cycle, composed at the request of legendary hornist Dennis Brain, features settings of British poets and reflects on the concept of night, from its most peaceful to its most sinister. A stunning performance in its entirety, two "firsts" will complete the concert program - the first Brandenburg Concerto of Bach and Beethoven's debut symphony. A sophisticated and stylish night of classical sound awaits nearby Museum Tower Dallas.

Concierge Counsel: Allow us to make arrangements for you. Perhaps a trip to Ocean Prime for their delectable Filet Oscar prior to the performance?

India, Art, Time and Place
Saturday, January 24
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Crow Collection of Asian Art
0.1 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Travel to Asia this weekend with simply a short walk across the street to The Crow Collection and explore the newest exhibit, “India, Art, Time and Place.” Opening this Saturday, January 24, this exhibit presents a unique opportunity to delve into India’s rich and varied historical periods and celebrate the interesting connectivities across time and place. Always free, enjoy the serenity of the galleries and get lost in the beautiful works of art.

January at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Sunday, January 25
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
6.4 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

The final days of January are dwindling down. Don’t miss out on $5 admission all throughout the month of January at the Dallas Arboretum. The sun will be shining and temperatures will be warmer this weekend – it’s the perfect time to enjoy a picnic amid the exquisite late winter blooms. One of the most beautiful places in Dallas, a day spent at the Dallas Arboretum among breathtaking floral displays is relaxing, peaceful and serene.

Dallas Theater Center Presents Stagger Lee
Sunday, January 25
2:00 p.m.
Wyly Theatre
0.3 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

A world premiere, Stagger Lee is a story that spans the 20th Century, tracing mythical characters in their quest to achieve the American Dream. The deep-seated themes of racism and the raw power of human will are sure to give you chills. And the music—from Joplin-inspired tunes to R&B and hip-hop—will definitely get your feet moving. A thought-provoking experience and perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon in late January.

Concierge Counsel: Soak up the sunshine and enjoy a bite to eat at Klyde Warren Park prior to strolling over to Wyly Theatre for the play.

An Authentic Italian Experience at Sfuzzi Dallas
Sfuzzi Dallas
1.4 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Just a short ride in Museum Tower Dallas’ Lincoln Navigator, an authentic Italian experience awaits at Sfuzzi Dallas. Dallas’ newest rustic Italian restaurant, Sfuzzi Dallas has brought simple, authentic Italian cuisine nestled in a Tuscan-inspired setting to Dallas. Culinary Director and award winning chef Avner Samuel, along with Executive Chef Vincenzo Pappano, have created a menu that features traditional hand-crafted, hearty Italian dishes, with a focus on using local, market fresh ingredients. The centerpiece of the menu is the selection “Pizze Rosse” and “Pizze Bianche” Roman style pizzas, prepared with Caputo “00” flour, San Marzano tomatoes and imported Italian cheeses and cooked in the wood-fired brick oven, crafted by Marco de Rossi, an authentic Italian pizzaiolo. Embark on a tour through Italy this weekend without ever leaving the city. That’s life at Museum Tower Dallas.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Downtown Rising: How A Strong Commercial Core is Spurring Luxury Residential Growth

The exponential growth of Uptown, Downtown and the Arts District – chalk it all up to a development track that capitalizes on walkability, arts, entertainment and dining amenities, and an environment that supports both work and play.

“This is, make no mistake, the best commercial real estate market I’ve ever seen in my career,” said Phil Puckett, executive vice president of the commercial real estate company CBRE. “There’s not enough time in the day to see everything that’s going on right now.”

And that commercial development has spurred a residential real estate market in the city’s core, focused on luxury details such as incredible views of Klyde Warren Park and the award-winning Dallas skyline, expansive terraces that allow for landscaping, open floor plans, ample storage and concierge services.

Buyers will never miss their traditional, single-family home.

Five years ago, there was limited inventory of new residential construction in Uptown and Downtown – and not a great deal of interest in in-town living, said Amy Detwiler, a Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agent representing ParkSide, a new mid-rise development on Woodall Rogers Freeway.

“The recognition and awareness of Downtown has changed, and that has to do with the park and the Arts District. It’s really made downtown a destination location,” she said.

ParkSide takes full advantage of the green views – overlooking both Klyde Warren Park and the Nasher Sculpture Garden. The building’s units will be complete this month.

Overall, buyers are looking for the views and walkability, plus the architectural elegance, amenities and services they can find at buildings that have set the standard for Dallas city living – including Museum Tower Dallas, the Ritz and 1 Arts Plaza.

Those buildings, and the developments coming online in 2015, have made Dallas an investment focus. Dallas-Fort Worth ranks as the 9th best investment market in the world.

“As I travel to China and around the world, it’s exciting to describe what’s happening in Dallas right now,” said Robbie Briggs, president and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “There is a strong interest in Dallas from investment groups, because they know Dallas is going to be a robust market for some time.”

The economic impact of Klyde Warren Park is remarkable, Puckett said. Since the park opened:

- Office rents have increased by 64 percent;

- Office building values have risen 60 percent in two years; and

- Land values are up to $390 per square foot today, whereas the top values were maybe $150 per square foot two years ago.

Puckett says to look for about a half-dozen more Uptown/Downtown development announcements to happen in the near future. That’s in addition to the sites already under construction around the park.

“We’ll see things in the next 10 years that we’ve never seen in Dallas,” he said.

This story was originally published in Papercity Magazine by Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty.

Friday, January 9, 2015

This Weekend Nearby Museum Tower Dallas: January 9-11

Fully immersed in a world of art and culture, every day at Museum Tower Dallas is an opportunity for adventure. The finest art, performances, sporting events, gourmet fare and entertainment that the city has to offer await just steps away from our sleek high-rise home. Below, a curation of experiences not to miss this weekend:

Rhapsody On A Theme of Paganini
Friday, January 9
7:30 PM
Meyerson Symphony Center
0.2 Miles From Museum Tower Dallas

Tonight in the Meyerson Symphony Center, newly-appointed artist-in-residence Conrad Tao brings his energy, spirit and incredible musical talent to Rachmaninoff's virtuosic concerto. Accompanied by the famed Dallas Symphony Orchestra and conducted by the acclaimed Jaap van Zweden, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini is magnificent. Spend an evening relaxing to the carefree melodies of this time-honored musical piece. Bravissimo!

Concierge Counsel: Visit Midnight Rambler, the new craft cocktail salon at The Joule, prior to the show for delicious drinks and bar bites. The perfect beginning to your weekend.

Shen Yun
Saturday, January 10
7:30 PM
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
0.3 Miles From Museum Tower Dallas

Living at Museum Tower Dallas, a taste of the exotic is simply next door. This Saturday, journey to The Orient as Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating show you will never forget. Taken the globe by storm, the performance has sold-out shows in over 100 cities including in top venues like New York's Lincoln Center. The show moves quickly through regions, dynasties, and legends while ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy. Enjoy tremendous athleticism, thunderous battle drums, and masterful vocalists all set to animated backdrops that are certain to transport you to another world. Find out why artists and theatergoers around the world are calling Shen Yun "breathtaking," "mesmerizing" and "inspiring." Tickets available here.

Concierge Counsel: Too chilly outside to make the short walk? Allow the Museum Tower Dallas Lincoln Navigator to chauffeur you and your guests in comfort and warmth to the Winspear Opera House.

Dallas Theater Center: The Book Club Play
Sunday, January 112:00 PM
Kalita Humphrey’s Theater
2.0 Miles From Museum Tower Dallas

Loads of laughter and literature collide in Dallas Theater Center’s The Book Club Play, a smart comedy about books and the people who love them. Ana lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job, and her greatest passion: book club. But when her book club becomes the subject of a film documentary, their discussions about life and literature take a hilarious turn. Add a club-crashing newcomer along with some provocative book titles, and the club's long intertwined group dynamics begin to unravel as the friends start to read between the lines. This light-hearted play may be the perfect way to spend a dreary Sunday afternoon nearby Museum Tower Dallas.

Concierge Counsel: Savor a delectable, laid back Sunday brunch prior to the play at one of Museum Tower Dallas’ many excellent surrounding restaurants like Meso Maya, Komali or Meddlesome Moth.

Some of Museum Tower's Memorable Moments from 2014

Museum Tower takes every aspect of life to extraordinary new heights with celebrations and exclusive social gatherings. Residents and invited guests are privileged to experience only the most sophisticated, glamourous, luxurious and meticulously orchestrated experiences in the stunning, 42-story high rise. These are some of Museum Tower’s memorable moments from 2014. 

Papercity’s Night to Meet Max
The hottest spot on a crisp February evening was none other than Museum Tower’s incredible penthouse on the 42nd floor. Papercity hosted a celebration to welcome Max Trowbridge as the new Dallas editor in chief. Many VIPs were in attendance including noted realtor Robbie Briggs, Director of Festival Advancement for SOLUNA: International Music and Arts Festival Anna-Sophia van Zweden, actress Emma Bell, Corporate Manager of Special Events at Neiman Marcus Chuck Steelman, international fashion blogger Nasiba Adilova, realtor Claire Dewar, party planner extraordinaire Todd Fiscus and many more. The incredible skyline views of Dallas seen from Museum Tower made the perfect backdrop. 

Museum Tower featured in Candy Evans’ Debut Webisode of Party Line
Showcasing only the best in luxury high rise living, real estate expert and national blogger Candy Evans featured Museum Tower in the debut webisode of Party Line. Candy also hosted an exclusive event at Museum Tower for top agents from throughout North Texas. Click here to watch the webisode featuring Museum Tower. 

Robbie Briggs Experiences Ultimate Luxury at Museum Tower
Robbie Briggs, president and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, and his wife, Nancy, had an extraordinary weekend living the Museum Tower life in a designer home on the 35th floor.

During their stay, the couple experienced all the wonders, personalized services and impeccable amenities that are the realities of life at Museum Tower. For instance, Museum Tower’s Director of Resident Relations arranged for renowned chef and restauranteur Kent Rathbun to prepare a meal in the designer home with dedicated service to the couple and their guests. The couple’s private dinner party turned out to be nothing less than perfect. Click here to watch the short film to see more high points of this high rise weekend. 

Exclusive Events for Residents and Special Guests
 Museum Tower excels more than any other high rise in orchestrating outstanding events for residents, friends and invited guests. Set in the beautifully designed gathering spaces at Museum Tower with dedicated service, a cordial bartender and great company, these events elevate what it means to live life to the fullest. In 2014, just some of the notable experiences hosted by Museum Tower included a chic Dom Pérignon champagne tasting, a festive Latin Party on the Lawn and an insider’s real estate presentation by CBRE Executive Vice President Phil Puckett.

 See more scenes from these events and much more by liking Museum Tower on Facebook and following @MuseumTwrDallas on Twitter and Instagram.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

This Weekend #NearbyMuseumTower: January 3 - 4

It is the first weekend of the New Year and we want to ensure that it’s a memorable one. We’ve created a tailored list of wonderful events happening this weekend nearby Museum Tower Dallas

Our selections are perfectly suited for a lovely night out or a mindful day spent with family and friends. Our residents can look forward to this special weekend curation, newly posted every week here on the official Museum Tower blog. Ensuring the utmost enjoyment and convenience for our residents and friends, sharing this list of terrific weekend happenings is another way that Museum Tower takes life to new heights.

Museum Tower shares updates, photos and more on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram as @MuseumTwrDallas. Reminders for these weekend happenings will be posted on social media with #NearbyMuseumTower.

For an opportunity to be featured on our social media, we invite you to share your moments from life at and nearby Museum Tower by tagging us with @MuseumTwrDallas on Twitter and Instagram or by using #MuseumTower, #NearbyMuseumTower and #HighRiseLiving. 

Dallas Stars vs. Minnesota Wild
Saturday, January 3
7:00 p.m.
< 1 Mile from Museum Tower Dallas at American Airlines Center

Things are bound to heat up on the ice at American Airlines Center when the Dallas Stars take on Minnesota Wild at 7:00 p.m. Ending 2014 on a winning note, the Stars will seek to continue their streak in this first game of 2015. Only six points separate the green and white and their chance for a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Stars are currently 17 – 14 – 5 in the Central Division.

Blue Man Group
Saturday, January 3 and Sunday, January 4
.3 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas at Winspear Opera House

Tickets are still available to experience the final performances by Blue Man Group nearby Museum Tower. Best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts that combine comedy, music, and technology, Blue Man Group produces a totally unique form of entertainment. Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures.

2theXtreme: MathAlive!
Sunday, January 4
.9 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

2theXtreme: MathAlive! is designed to inspire, spark the imagination and reveal not only the math at work, but the infinite possibilities of math. The exhibition brings to life all the mathematics behind what kids love most - video games, sports, fashion, music, space, robotics and more. Innovative technologies and hands-on activities create interactive and immersive experiences that will spark a passion for math and show you the formula for fun. Sunday, January 4 marks the final day to see this fun exhibit. The Perot is open from noon to 5:00 p.m. with the last exhibit entry granted at 3:30 p.m.