If a road trip isn’t a road trip without an Airstream travel trailer, you’ll want to hitch your dreams to the newly redesigned 2015 Airstream Classic. Inspired by the feedback of passionate customers, the makers of the legendary “silver bullet” have reimagined and upgraded just about every nook and cranny to elevate travelers’ home-away-from-home experience. Think high-end cherrywood cabinetry, high-polish Corian countertops and Kohler faucets in the kitchen; Villa furniture, including power reclining seats and power-adjustable queen bed; low-energy, high-visibility LEDs; marine-grade Polk stereo system; a hidden air-duct system for climate control, and much more. The 2015 Classic is available now, starting at about $121,720. Vogt RV Centers Towable Store, 5301 Airport Freeway, Fort Worth, 817-831-1800, www.vogtrv.com.
Cook Like Keller
If you have the desire to cook gourmet meals but lack the culinary prowess of a top chef, a sophisticated, new 15-piece collection of pots and pans can help. All-Clad TK, personally curated by renowned American chef Thomas Keller, offers pans that bring together the cooking attributes of stainless steel, copper and aluminum to help ensure even heat distribution and conductivity. But beyond the science of it all are some great features every home cook clamors for: ergonomically shaped handles, flared edges for drip-free pouring, stackable pieces that “nest” for easy storage, and our favorite — All-Clad’s Universal Lid, which replaces multiple lids for multiple pieces. Sold individually ($44.95 for a 9-inch Universal Lid to $350 for a 12-quart stockpot) or in three different sets that mix and match the products ($799.95-$1,599.95). Sold exclusively through Williams-Sonoma, 1620 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, 817-334-0009, and 172 State St., Southlake, 817-416-5932; www.williams-sonoma.com.
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British Beauty Is Here
London-based makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury has helped celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz, Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow put their best faces forward, and now she can help you get gorgeous, too. This month, her recently debuted beauty line, once available only online, arrives on counter at Nordstrom in Dallas’ NorthPark Center. The complete collection includes every tool in Tilbury’s beauty arsenal, from cosmetics including “feline flick” lash liner and “velvet underground” lipsticks, to brushes, lash curlers, face creams and even a slimming body lotion. It’s all cleverly — and logically — organized around achieving the look represented by 10 iconic women, including Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Lady Gaga. It’s a system that underscores Tilbury’s makeup mantra: “Easy to choose, easy to use and always irresistible.” Prices range from $22 to $95. Nordstrom NorthPark Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas, 214-231-3900, www.nordstrom.com and www.charlottetilbury.com.
Feast of Classics
How do we prepare a five-star Thanksgiving feast without breaking a sweat? By putting down the turkey thermometer and picking up the phone. The Classic at Roanoke is taking orders now for Thanksgiving dinner to-go, and the spread is more spectacular than most. Herb-roasted turkey, country ham, classic dressing, Mississippi-style green beans, smoked Gouda mashed potatoes, jalapeño-cranberry sauce, pan gravy, country white rolls and a choice of pecan or pumpkin pie — all available for a per-person price of $30. Order by Nov. 22 to pick up the day before Thanksgiving, and you’ll actually have time to catch those morning parades — maybe even paired with a bloody mary. 504 N. Oak St., Roanoke, 817-430-8185, www.theclassiccafe.com.
New Shoes for Dudes
Coach, the luxury American leather goods company perhaps known best for its popular handbags, has launched a new line of men’s shoes. The offerings, made from premium Italian leathers, include styles designed to impress at the office — think classic wingtips and loafers — along with more casual shoes that blend hipness and comfort, like suede, high-top sneakers and cool, cap-toe boots. Prices range from $175 to $495; available at www.coach.com.
For all the gourmands on your gift list, here’s a fun, new way to savor the culinary delights from around the globe without having to fuel up the jet. Try the World is a subscription service that sends members a box of seven to 10 full-size, authentic delicacies from far-flung foodie destinations. All the products are curated by the company’s experts and sourced from local producers from Tokyo to Istanbul. Joining is free, and members can choose a bimonthly subscription ($39 per box) or a one-year subscription ($225, paid up front). Members receive a new box every two months, and the first one comes within 10 days of joining. Or, simply send a one-time box ($50). We ordered a Paris box and were delighted to sample among the 10 goodies tucked inside La Mere Poulard sables, Clement Faugier chestnut spread, Les Confitures a l’Ancienne hot chocolate powder and Klaus salted butter caramels. Order in November or December, and a special-edition Holiday Box will come first. www.trytheworld.com.
At D&G, Skin Is In
It’s not enough that the dynamic Milanese fashion duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana want to clothe your skin in their designs and paint your skin with their makeup line. Now they want to nourish and protect your skin with the newly released Dolce&Gabbana Skincare. The lineup has two collections: Essential, which contains everyday essentials for cleaning, toning and protecting; and Aurealux, an advanced treatment line that includes creams, serums and more that are formulated with a proprietary compound to promote radiant, healthy-looking skin. Not surprisingly, the packaging design draws inspiration from the female form. Prices range from $35 to $169; available at www.saksfifthavenue.com.
Meet Esther Penn
There’s a stylish new gal in town named Esther Penn, and she’s set to take over your wardrobe, piece by affordable piece. At least that’s the goal of Kacey Cargile (right) and Alyson Johnson, co-owners of this chic new boutique, which the duo dubbed Esther Penn after the names of their childhood streets (you know the game ...). They’ve filled their serene space with a well-curated selection of separates, jewelry, shoes that follows their focued, uber-chic aesthetic. And they promise their inventory will change even more often than the trends, meaning you’ll always find something new — and fabulous. 3328 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth, 682-841-1360, www.estherpenn.com.
Not Your Ordinary Box of ROX
Dallas friends Caryn Jacobs and Julie Lieberman are so enamored of crystals and rocks that they’ve built a business around them. ROX by CJ Designs is their line of acrylic and lacquered boxes, coasters and napkin rings, all adorned with a one-of-a-kind geodes, agates and other precious stones. The line can be found in Dallas, Aspen, New York City and now in Fort Worth, at Maven, 3811 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-731-8545.
Birds of a Feather
Destined to become a family heirloom after a first landing on your elegant Thanksgiving table, a pewter turkey platter by Vagabond House adds a glamorous touch while handling the practical aspects of showcasing that carefully cooked bird. Artistically textured and hand-finished, the 17 1/2-inch platter encourages generous portions, and while you may hate to cover up the intricate design with servings of the real thing, the grand Tom nestled comfortably atop a bed of harvest pumpkins, fruits and berries will win his full admiration soon enough — after guests have gone back for seconds. In the meantime, accessories like the matching pewter napkin rings and salt and pepper shakers complete the ensemble. Lawrence’s, 4601 West Freeway, Fort Worth, 817-731-2772, www.lawrencesgift.com.
Goodnight Dallas becomes the third in a series of popular children’s books by Fort Worth author Jennifer Gaines Drez and illustrator Lisa Carrington Voight. Drez and Voight, who previously collaborated on Goodnight Cowtown and Goodnight San Antonio, capture iconic Big D landmarks, including Klyde Warren Park, the Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas Arboretum and Big Tex in their 40-page hardcover book. Published by JGD Publishing, the book retails for $17.95 and will be available starting Nov. 28 through independent retailers, gift shops and at www.goodnightdallas.com.
Hulla B’Lu will open off the bricks of Camp Bowie, offering women’s clothing, accessories and shoes, along with home accents like bedding and a range of giftables, too. It’s a second location, says manager Ragan Hope; the original outpost (owned by her mom) is located in Lubbock. Watch the store’s Facebook page for more details on its grand opening, slated for mid-month. 4804 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth.
Moviehouse & Eatery opens the doors Nov. 7 to its first North Texas location, in Keller Town Square. Offering eight screens, 900 plush seats and full food and beverage service in all auditoriums, Moviehouse elevates the dine-in theater experience with a menu created by executive chef Brandon Hanna. Look for fresh fare such as chicken lollipops and Yucatan pizza with scratch-made crust. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free items are available, along with a full range of bar offerings, including signature craft cocktails. 250 Rufe Snow Drive, Keller, 817-741-2540, www.the