Well worth $28 million!

Two weeks ago (ive been busy!), we attended the $28 million dollar renovation party at the Stoneleigh Hotel. It was a fabulous night of drinks and “see and be seen”! The renovations included the 11th floor penthouse suite that had a 2nd level balcony with an amazing view of Dallas. Each room was unique and created a sense of exotic destination, most likely copied from the favorite Hotel Zaza via Gretchen Stofer Darby. A large “tiffany blue” sitting area reminded me of a room in the Frick museum in NYC at 5th Ave and 70th. For me, anything in Tiffany blue is classic chic. A another room was a striking orange ballroom (thanks to the lighting) that involved 10+ tables for "guests", a 5-tiered wedding cake, a set-up for a band and even a bride and groom dancing the night away. Next door, the bridal suite was luminous with a bathtub filled with red and pink rose petals.

missy and i in the loo

Downstairs, the newly renovated spa felt slightly like a dungeon (it is below the hotel) but more so in a warm and secluded underground retreat than torture chambers and cold, wet floors. The front outdoor bar and lounge is a sure hit, as this was not my first time visiting. Yes, the martinis are $14 but so worth it to sit on the plush chairs with good friends. For this event, a party band was set up in the front outdoor area entertaining party-goers and the Stoneleigh Pea bar across the street. There were actually two bands set up for this event, the other being in the middle foyer of the hotel where the valet and red carpet was. I am not sure if that is a constant sitting area but it was a great people watching spot for this event. We ran into Jerry Jones among others. Ohhh did I mention the food? Chef David Bull (iron chef winner and former head boss guy at the Driskell Hotel in Austin) topped off the event with over 10 different tasting tables scattered around the hotel. Everything we tired was ridiculously good! I can’t wait to dine at his modern italian restaurant, Bolla. And of course, OCD was VIP!

roof top view from the penthouse! me, missy, hadleigh, and kate

tiffany wearing a gold coral necklace and emily in double vermeil silver hoops

missy in crystal hexagon multichain drops and kate wearing long multi clover necklace and gold vermeil hoops

What we wore:

crystal hexagon on multi chain drop earrings $26

long multi clover necklace in gold $36

single coral nugget on gold chain $24

vermeil double hoops in silver $28

large vermeil hoops $28

clover drops on bulky chain in gold $24

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