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The weather finally cooled off, and, to our dismay, stores have already begun stocking Christmas decor. But those are not the places we are visiting this month. We are exploring new arrivals to Fort Worth and new product arrivals at some tried-and-true favorites.

This sunny boutique feels like a curated H&M or Zara. New fall arrivals include lots of ​’60s-inspired shapes, fall florals, and mustard and olive green options. Shop sweaters, jackets, dresses, blouses, and skirts that are great for work and play. Plus, if you need jewelry (and new sunglasses!) to tie your outfit together, Beehive has them.

Coyote Urban Boutique
Novelty dress socks have replaced pocket squares as the men’s accessory of the season, and Coyote in Sundance Square is now stocking some of the hottest styles around. From the silly dog- and taco-patterned to the hilarious I Heart Spam and Zero Fox Given, these socks are sure to start conversations. Plenty of new arrivals for the ladies stay true to Coyote’s signature urban/rustic blend.

Daiso Japan
Shop everything from groceries to home décor to beauty products and more at this Japan-based dollar (or $1.50) store, where the majority of products cost exactly six quarters. (The first one in North Texas opened in Carrollton in July 2015.) It opens November 18 on Tarrant Parkway at Interstate 35 in Fort Worth, with plenty of swag bags, giveaways, and samples.

Pax & Parker
This men’s and women’s fashion boutique founded by two TCU alumni stocks Rebecca Taylor textiles for the first (and hopefully not the last) time in a capsule pop-up. Shop work pants, silk tops, date-night blouses, and more until November 15. Owner and women’s buyer Alari Paxson’s favorite piece? A leather moto jacket with lots of zipper detail and a jersey lining.

TCU Florist
Is your usual hostess gift routine — flowers or a bottle of bubbly — getting stale? TCU Florist has a recently expanded offering of gift baskets featuring a number of new vendors, such as Fort Worth Fudge Co. Shop themed baskets like Coffee, Toffee & Fruits with Cowtown-roasted Rodak’s Coffee, or build your own basket with made-to-order Lady Jane Scones. You can buy online, but if you shop in store, you can also browse the greeting cards and holiday décor.

Pax & Parker is hosting a Rebecca Taylor pop-up.

Pax & Parker in Fort Worth
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Pax & Parker is hosting a Rebecca Taylor pop-up.
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Golden Globes 2016: Best and worst fashions from the red carpet

Golden Globes Fashion

The 73rd Golden Globes red carpet gave onlookers a lot to love — and hate. These are the best and worst dressed from the 2016 awards show.

Jennifer Lopez at Golden Globes
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From a fashion perspective, the 73rd Golden Globes [http: /www.goldenglobes.com/] was a checkbox of runway trends — plunging necklines or high-neck gowns with capes, skirts with pockets, wispy slip dresses and goddess gowns in pastel shades — along with eye-catching looks in a mustard color and serious gowns in black or white (or both). There was plenty to love — and hate. Here are some of our observations from the big evening. --- "It's just so different than anything I've ever done," Jennifer Lopez said about her Giambattista Valli gown that evoked a bit of '40s Hollywood glamour with a cape over the shoulders and skirt with flowing train. The color, which Lopez described as "mustard yellow/marigold" is a hard one to wear, but she pulled it off. And the thigh high slit evoked memories of Angelina Jolie's famous Oscar skirt [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2107113/Oscars-2012-Angelina-Jolies-right-leg-attracts-attention-mocking-15-000-Twitter-followers.html].
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'Yellowstone' stars to greet fans at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Yellowstone news

Yellowstone fans, get your comfy shoes ready - there'll be a long line for this one. Cole Hauser a.k.a. "Rip Wheeler" on Yellowstone, and Taylor Sheridan, the show's co-creator, executive producer, and director of the series, will meet fans and sign autographs at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

The event will take place from 4:30-6:30 pm only on Friday, February 3. Location is the 6666 Ranch booth near the south end of Aisle 700 in the Amon G. Carter, Jr. Exhibits Hall.

According to a February 2 announcement from FWSSR, "fans will have the opportunity to snag an autograph as well as purchase some distinctive Yellowstone and 6666 Ranch merchandise while also enjoying all the features the Stock Show offers."

The event is free to attend (with paid Stock Show admission) and open to the public.

It's the second year in a row for Hauser to appear at FWSSR; in 2022, he and fellow cast mates drew huge crowds.

Sheridan, a Paschal High School graduate, is no stranger to Fort Worth; he lives in a ranch near Weatherford and filmed 1883, the prequel to Yellowstone, in and around Fort Worth. Currently, another spinoff, 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, is filming in North Texas.

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is winding up its 2023 run on Saturday, February 4.

New cafe in North Fort Worth does eggtastic breakfast, brunch, and lunch

Brunch News

There's an exciting new restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and brunch in Fort Worth's Alliance Town Center: Called Eggtastic Brunch Cafe, it's located at 9160 North Fwy. #452, in the same shopping center as Sam Moon, where it opened in mid-April and is already drawing raves from locals for its hearty and well-made dishes, doting service, and cheerful bright atmosphere.

The menu includes omelets, pancakes in a wide assortment of varieties, benedicts, skillets, crepes, and specials such as steak & eggs featuring a substantial 8-ounce ribeye with a side of golden Waffle-House-style hash browns.

They take basics like French toast and give them a little something extra, via treatments such as banana & Nutella French toast with slices of fresh banana. There's also a cinnamon roll option, dipped in batter and fried, then topped with cream cheese icing.

There's biscuits & gravy, migas, a breakfast sandwich with bacon, egg, & American cheese on choice of bagel or croissant, and a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, tomato, onion, jalapeño, Monterey Jack & cheddar, and hash browns in a flour tortilla.

They do a "sweet combo" option with eggs, choice of bacon, ham, or sausage, and choice of two pancakes, French toast, crepes, or waffles. They also cover the "healthy" category with avocado toast, and a granola bowl with berries and yogurt.

Lunch options include salads such as Cobb and chicken Caesar, chicken-fried chicken and chicken-fried steak, burgers - including one topped with fried egg & American cheese, as well as a Beyond burger option - sandwiches, and wraps.

On trend with breakfast and brunch restaurants, they also offer cocktails ranging from mimosas and bloody Marys to an avocado margarita with pineapple & spicy tajin; an Irish coffee with Bailey's and Jameson; and the luscious-sounding Abuletias Con Cafe, with Don Julio Blanco, Abuelita chocolate, coffee, and whipped cream, a bargain at $9.

The restaurant is the newest venture from the Kim family, who own a number of restaurants in the area including Hanabi Hibachi and Sushi, right across from Eggtastic.

Co-owner Ted Kim says they love doing breakfast and brunch, but that they've expanded into a new arena at Eggtastic.

"This is our first restaurant that incorporates a commercial coffee roaster outlet," Kim says.

They're using the beans for their in-house coffee program, which runs the gamut from espresso drinks to straight brewed coffee, and they're also selling roasted beans, roasted from light to medium to dark.

"We're sourcing green beans from coffee growers around the world - that's been a highlight for us," Kim says.

Popular Hill Country resort freshens up with $50 million renovation

Hill Country getaway

If you've been looking for the perfect excuse to book a Hill Country escape, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort has a few new reasons to look in its direction.

Located about two miles from SeaWorld San Antonio, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort's extensive $50 million renovations are now complete.

According to a release, in addition to updated luxury amenities in every guest room at the resort, visitors will find brand new wood floors in guest rooms, updated tech for guests to use during their stay, and a brand new emphasis on Texas artwork, featured inside the hotel lobby and guest rooms.

For the techies out there, guests can expect an LG 65-inch class 4K smart ultra high-definition TV in their room, in addition to marble countertops, tilework, toilets, vanity lighting and more in their bathrooms.

Another neat detail in most (keyword most, not all) of the renovated bathrooms at the Hyatt are walk-in showers. Some of the new Texas artwork featured at the Hyatt will include graphic sketches by a local Hill Country artist, and photos and artwork paying tribute to the Hyatt's historic significance as the location of the Rogers-Wiseman ranch.

The Hyatt has five restaurants onsite, including their main dinner spot, the Antler's Lodge, which also pays tribute to the Rogers-Wiseman ranch with its wild-game centric menu.

The resort is also famous for its 5-acre water park, featuring a lazy river (ideal for the upcoming hot San Antonio summers). They've also got the Windflower Spa and a 27-hole championship golf course on the premises.

"As we celebrate the 30-year anniversary of our beautiful resort this year, we are thrilled to offer an enhanced product paired with the premier service and experiences our guests have come to know and love over the years," says Steven J. Smith, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort, via release. "We look forward to welcoming travelers, groups, and our local community to experience the updated Hyatt Regency Hill Country for an unforgettable getaway they will cherish for years to come."