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10 Most Beautiful: 6906 Lakewood Boulevard

I have driven down Lakewood Boulevard more times than I can count. My husband grew up on the street and we have been making the trek to his parents house–almost weekly—for the nine years we’ve been together. And every time we round the bend at Lakewood and Lakeshore, I do a double take. I don’t know if it’s the freshly manicured grounds, the interesting half-timbering detail on just the one side of the house (why the one side? all a part of the mystique, I guess), or the crisp, white stone veneer exterior that makes me happy.

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Real Estate Report: What $5 Million Buys You

Today’s What This Buys You budget is the high price tag of $5 million. No, the average Dallas dweller can not afford a home in this price range, but it’s still fun to look inside, right? (It’s one of our favorite vehicles of voyeurism.) Today’s properties include a sprawling manse in Preston Hollow, an East Dallas gem in The Cloisters, and a new build in the exclusive area of Vaquero.

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Designer Emily Johnston Larkin’s Favorite Things

Today’s tastemaker Emily Johnston not only has, well, good taste, but she’s a busy gal about town who runs her own successful interior design company as well as the design-inspiration blog Material Girls. She’s also contributed to this blog before in our popular Love It and Leave It series. And that’s not all: She was recently named to our Best Designers list in the current issue of D Home. I asked Emily to carve out some time in her very busy schedule to tell me what she’s loving right now, what inspires her, and where she likes to shop. Here is her list:

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A 48-Hour Guide To the Round Top Antique Fair

No doubt your first trip to the famous bi-yearly antique festival in Round Top can be intimidating. Just look at the numbers: Two weeks. Sixty shows. About 22 miles miles. Approximately 2,000 dealers. Close to 100,000 shoppers. We give you a place to start with our 48 hours in Round Top Guide. We tell you where to go, eat, stay, and refuel. (Hint: It’s in a VW beetle.)

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