Nebraska Furniture Mart

Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas opened its doors to bloggers in January and we got to take a peek at the massive selection of furniture, appliances, electronics, home decor, flooring, and more. Photo: Leah Shafer

This weekend, my wonderful boyfriend became my fabulous fiancé (!!!), and when I am able to look up from the shiny new ring on my left hand, I’ve been glancing at our hodgepodge assortment of furniture and thinking, “Maybe we should get some new things together.”

When I moved into his place in 2013, my bachelorette apartment merged with his single dad stuff and we created an utterly mismatched look. We live about 10 minutes from the soon-to-open Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas in The Colony at Grandscape, and I was totally and pleasantly surprised by what I saw under that huge roof (560,000 square feet!) back in January when they opened their doors for a blogger sneak peek.

So I gathered my notes from that night, looked around our house, and made this wish list! (You can check out Joanna’s wish list here.)

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Anteks Curated not only has a gorgeous selection of gifts, but it will host the Friends of Wednesday's Child luncheon kickoff Jan. 27.

Anteks Curated not only has a gorgeous selection of gifts, but it will host the Friends of Wednesday’s Child luncheon kickoff Jan. 27.

Surely you’ve heard of the amazing nonprofit Friends of Wednesday’s Child. This group does such important work for children who are lost in the shuffle of foster families, looking for a permanent home where they can thrive. They work to improve the lives of these children through education, enrichment, and support, and they do such a wonderful job!

If you’re considering supporting an area nonprofit that is proven to change the lives of children who need it most then you’ll want to support Friends of Wednesday’s Child at their luncheon kickoff Jan. 27. Anteks Curated inside the Plaza at Preston Center will host the reception, which will have wine and hors d’oeuvres, along with the opportunity to shop the beautiful accessories and gifts inside Jason Lenox’s Park Cities outpost of his well-known store in the Design District.

So go, shop, celebrate the great work Friends of Wednesday’s Child does the with luncheon chair Cachet Weinberg and honorary luncheon chairs Amanda and Brint Ryan at Anteks Curated. All you have to do is RSVP to rsvp (at) wedchild (dot) org.

When Barneys New York came back to NorthPark Center in 2006, they made a huge splash with an equally splashy ad campaign. Folks were anxious to have the un-self-conscious luxury retailer back in Big D. It showed the rest of the world that our fair city was on our way back up.

While it appears that Dallas has one of the healthiest real estate markets in the country, and our state has no shortage of millionaires and billionaires, and yet, we’re losing our Barneys?

As Dallas Biz Journal reporter Steven Thompson notes, Barneys was acquired earlier this year by Perry Capital. Does the new owner have something to do with the two-story NorthPark anchor closing?

While NorthPark Center officials say something “exciting” is planned for that huge space, Barneys will be missed. Why do you think the store is closing?