Jean-Charles Boisset shares his new book “Alchemy of the Senses” Photo: Lisa Stewart Photography

Dallas scored another culinary coup last week when Jean-Charles Boisset chose Del Frisco’s for a wine tasting and the launch of his stunning new book, Alchemy of The Senses. The Boisset Collection is truly a luxury lifestyle brand and includes over 20 wineries in the US and France.  These include Buena Vista Winery — California’s first premium winery, and Raymond Vineyards in Napa that is always rated as one of the must-visit wineries in the region. His family is one of the leading wine producers in Burgundy — chances are good that you have sampled or collected one of his wines.

But now with his acquisition of Oakville Grocery — the oldest continually running grocery store in California and an essential part of Napa history since 1881 — and his relationship with Signature Kitchen Suite, we can’t think of a better person to kick off our new series about some of the most exciting kitchens in Dallas and in our homes and second shelters. This well-traveled Technicurean® gave us great ideas on what to look for and where. (more…)

5024 Bryce Avenue (photos: Matrix Tours)

Sometimes a home can be like Christmas present.  You look at it and try to guess what’s inside. You shake it a bit, but still are perplexed. You quickly rip off the wrapping paper, but don’t recognize where the box came from.  Finally, after fighting with all the tape sealing the box, you open it and are amazed by all the treats and gifts that you found.  You never would have guessed it, but the present was more than you imagined.

Such is the case with the home located at 5024 Bryce Avenue in the Rivercrest addition of Fort Worth. I was puzzled by the exterior of the home. What was the style?  It wasn’t French. It’s not Italianate.  It had some Modern and International aspects to the exterior, but not completely.  It was built in 1972, so I am going to call it 1970s Soft Contemporary, for lack of a better term.

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