HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2019 is underway. And if you’re like us, you can’t wait to see inside these extraordinary properties and click the ‘VOTE’ button for your favorites. After you vote, be sure to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000!
This majestic traditional estate in Lakewood is an outdoor haven. If you want resort living in the city, this is it. The home features sweeping staircases overlooking the grounds, formal dining with French doors that lead to the front patio, and an outdoor terrace facing White Rock Lake.
The outside is polished with a stunning pool, koi pond and plenty of space for entertaining.
Satiate your curiosities and take part in a decades-long tradition of giving back to local East Dallas schools during this year’s Lakewood Home Festival from Nov. 9 to Nov. 11.
The fall tradition, now in its 42nd year, spans nearly 4 miles of Lakewood’s best tree-lined neighborhoods, highlighting the various architectural styles and designs of seven homes.
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is a proud sponsor of the event, commencing with the auction party at 7 p.m. Nov. 9, with this year’s theme, “Lakewood Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple.” The party will feature live and silent auctions. Tickets for the auction start at $150.
The following evening, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is also sponsoring the Candlelight Tour from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 10. Guests will enjoy sipping wine with the owners and architects of a selection of the homes. Tickets for the Candlelight Tour start at $30.30.
The Lakewood Home Festival is hosted by the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA and funds the purchase of school materials, computers and enrichment programs at Lakewood Elementary School, J.L. Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School. Last year’s festival raised over $200,000 for the three schools.
Take a glimpse of the homes the teams are sponsoring below and see the rest of the homes in November.
The Jackson Sells team is sponsoring 6726 Lakewood Blvd., one of Lakewood’s “Dilbeck Triplets.”
The home, built by one of Dallas’ most notable architects, Charles Dilbeck, offers an oasis of a backyard. Lush and manicured landscaping surround a former log cabin-turned-pool house, once dubbed “Lakewood City Hall” for its use as a site to host neighborhood association meetings.
The Heather Guild Group is sponsoring 6927 Pasadena, a 2016 modern home built with entertaining at the top of mind. The home features breathtaking and unique living spaces for indoor and outdoor entertaining.
Tickets to the home tour are $20 and are available online at lakewoodhomefestival.com or at Lakewood Comerica Bank, Talulah & HESS and Snowbaby. Tickets will be available at the door at any of the homes on tour. The homes will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children 12 and younger are free.
Dallas is a vast city of eclectic character encompassing various environments, from the modern and sleek high rises of downtown to quiet, tree-lined streets.
The city’s eastern corridor spans the Lake and Garden District, more commonly known as East Dallas. The “neighborhood” comprises several communities including, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, historic Swiss Avenue and more.
Residents enjoy a world apart from what most outsiders think Dallas to be. In East Dallas, a variety of flora and fauna are available to see daily through renowned attractions, such as the Dallas Arboretum and a plethora of green space. The allure of White Rock Lake is over 1,200 acres of serenity and a focal point of outdoor activity for sports enthusiasts and families alike.
The area is also known for its historic homes, more than a century old and many restored to preserve their fine craftsmanship.
We’ve selected 10 homes which showcase the charm and variety that East Dallas has to offer.
Clear your mind and get a good night’s rest with a clean and organized bedside table.
We’ve gathered experts’ advice on what you need on your bedside table for a restful sleep.
For a well-balanced nightstand, outfit your bedside with a lamp that has a yellow-based light. A good book to read will help your mind slow down and calm your eyes from staring at screens all day. Experts recommend reading books that aren’t too thrilling or engrossing, which will also keep you up later than you’d like.
Keep hydrated with a glass of water next to your bed. Keeping water close will prevent you from heading to the kitchen, where late-night snack temptations exist.
A pen and paper are essential for any last-minute ideas for tasks and thoughts you have.
An alarm clock separate from your phone will wake you up on time without having your phone screen be the first thing you look at in the morning.
Keep a small jewelry dish or tray on your nightstand for any rings, bracelets or earrings.
A storage basket underneath the nightstand, or a nightstand with drawers, is key for keeping too much clutter from piling onto the tabletop.
A small tray or basket for hand cream or a calming lavender spray is a necessity for keeping skin hydrated throughout the evening. Keep your lip balm nearby, too.
Scents and Sounds
Just as the smell of coffee helps you wake up in the morning, so too do certain scents help you fall asleep at night.
Lavender, vanilla and jasmine are experts’ recommendations to calm the body and mind. Burn the scents through your favorite candles or essential oil diffusers.
If ambient noise is a distracting factor for you, drown them away with a sound machine evoking dreamy beach waves or a rainstorm.
Add small plants, such as succulents, or a floral bud vase, to bring a little life and color to your bedside table.
A new school year is upon us, which means readjusting summer sleep schedules.
Experts recommend prepping for school-year routines two weeks in advance but, sometimes, the bittersweet end of summer vacation catches many of us unawares.
Here is some helpful advice to help little ones adjust quickly to new routines.
Make slow changes
Neither adults nor children adjust to changes that are made in one fell swoop.
When adjusting bedtimes, move them earlier only by 5 to 15 minutes at a time, every two or three days. This will help you and your children feel less groggy in the morning.
Children under 12 years old need between 10 to 11 hours of sleep, while older children need eight to nine hours.
Work together as a family
Children will feel better going to sleep early if they have an example to follow. That doesn’t mean your bedtime should be as early as 7:30 or 8 p.m., too.
Finish up any homework soon after dinner, and get ready for the next school day together. Having backpacks and lunches packed and any parental forms signed will help the next morning’s rush go much smoother.
Start having more calming family activities an hour before your children’s intended bedtimes. Avoid the TV and smartphones and together choose a book to read, or help them with a calming bath.
Turn off your devices
Blue light from electronics can stimulate the mind too much before bedtime.
Turn off the TV or smartphones and dim bedroom lights an hour before to start calming the mind down. Try having a charging station in the kitchen or another shared space where everyone can store their devices for the evening.