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It's hard to believe, but 2022 is nearly over. Did you reach your health goals this year? Even if you didn't, there's still time to get going as we head into the New Year. (And by the way, in-person holiday shopping totally counts as cardio.)

Read on for more healthy ways to close out the year:

Elves on the Run 5K, December 3
The Women’s Division is hosting the 7th annual family-friendly community event is in the heart of Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas. Meet Santa at the finish line and check out the vendors at Santa’s Workshop. Dogs on leashes welcome. Fun run begins at 9 am, 5K begins at 9:30 am.

Run Run Rudolph 5k Family Fun Run & Walk, December 3
This untimed run benefits the North Richland Hills Animal Adoption & Rescue Center. Participants are encouraged to dress in fun and festive holiday attire, and leashed dogs are welcome.

Orangetheory at Sundance Square, December 4
Reserve your spot today for a free 45-minute, full-body workout hosted by Orangetheory Fitness. A certified coach will lead you through a dynamic warmup and guide you through body weight exercises. Bring a mat, towel, and water bottle and they'll bring the Orangetheory swag, music, and fun.

Yoga & Mimosas, December 4
Join Loren Boyd for a Sunday funday with holiday flavor at The Lightbox, 901 Vickory Blvd. in Fort Worth. For $20, you get a yoga class and all the mimosas you can handle from 11 am-1 pm.

2022 BMW Dallas Marathon Festival, December 9-11
Called the ultimate running weekend, this marathon draws tens of thousands of spectators as runners race through Dallas' most vibrant neighborhoods, entertainment districts, and iconic landmarks. Since naming a primary beneficiary in 1997, the Dallas Marathon has donated more than $4 million to Scottish Rite for Children.

Movement Design District grand opening, December 10
Drop by for free admission, giveaways, live music, local vendors, food, drinks, friends, and of course, climbing. All gyms are following this holiday schedule: Christmas Eve, all gyms close at 4 pm; Christmas Day, closed all day; New Year's Eve, all gyms close at 4 pm; New Year's Day, open 12-6 pm.

Holiday goat yoga, December 10
Hosted by Frisco Fresh Market, this festive edition of the popular class with have goats dressed in their best holiday sweaters. Class begins at 11 am and is BYOM (bring your own mat).

Vitruvian Lights Pub Run, December 15
Grab a friend, come for a run, and take a selfie in Addison at one of the best light displays in town. After the run/walk at your own pace, your first beer is on Dallas Sport Social Club.

Fall Fitness at The Boardwalk at Granite Park, December 17
Grab your friends and a fitness mat and get ready to have the best time working up a sweat with Camp Gladiator. Certified personal trainers will guide you through a free, full-body, 60-minute bootcamp-style workout. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

Pound Fit in Texas Lottery Plaza, December 18
Held every Sunday from 10-11am, this donation-based sculpt class in Irving encourages you to rock out (drumsticks provided).

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Turkey trot your way around Dallas-Fort Worth this November

Hot to Trot

November can mean different things to different people. For some, it's a chance to eat carbs and turkey until we pass out. For others, it's time to lace up your sneakers and trot before the pie ever passes your lips. And for a special few, it means both.

If you're looking for a new studio to try, Row House Frisco just re-opened with new owners. Row House has six class offerings – Signature, Strength, Full Row, Restore, Intervals, and Foundation – to accommodate all fitness levels, and has six studios across DFW. Utilizing 85 percent of the body’s muscles, rowing maximizes calorie burn, activates the core, strengthens and lengthens the body, and ultimately improves posture.

Read on for more healthy inspo this November:

Stroller Strides in the Garden, November 3, 10, 17, 22
Join instructors Becca and Sarah with your stroller-aged children to explore hidden corners of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and build community through engagement with the outdoors, movement, and connection. Each Stroller Strides session will comprise a warm-up, 50 minutes of cardio (walking or jogging), strength and core movements, and stretching and cool-down.

Sound Bath Journey, November 5
Join Loren Boyd for an evening of energy work and sound healing at The Studio, 620 S. Jennings Ave. in Fort Worth. This 75-minute restorative, meditative experience is designed to help you drop into your parasympathetic nervous system, where the deepest healing occurs.

Free Rockbox workout, November 5
Head to Fabletics in Southlake for a free Fab Fight Club workout with Rockbox Flowermound. The class will concentrate on shadow boxing and functional body weight movements, and stay after class to enjoy a special discount on your entire purchase.

Saturday Morning Yoga at The Harper, November 5 & 12
Start your weekend off right with some Saturday morning yoga flow. This one-hour class is taught by Laura Wright, and beginners to advanced participants are welcome with modifiable instructions. Class starts at 9 am. Bring your own mat and towel, and the gym is located on the third floor of the Kimpton Harper Hotel.

11th Annual Amazing Race Fort Worth, November 6
This skills competition is all about fun, wellness, and testing your two-person teamwork skills against other similarly aged teams. Since 2011, racers ages 5 to 85 have been pairing up with family members, friends, and co-workers to support the fight against pediatric cancer. Modeled after the popular TV show, two-person teams complete a 1.5-mile XC course speckled with fun-filled physical and mental challenges every 300 yards. Clue cards at each station describe a task that requires the participation and cooperation of both racers in order to complete, before advancing to the next station. The top finishers in each age group are declared the winners.

Goat Yoga at Toyota Music Factory, November 6
Come get your yoga on while a tribe of pet goats graze and jump around (or on) you. Class is held outside on the Texas Lottery Plaza at Toyota Music Factory, and proceeds directly benefit the animals and local non-profit initiatives.

Gym & Juice: Trap Yoga Edition, November 13
New to yoga, or looking to switch it up? Join this vinyasa-style yoga flow paired with R&B music held at Project Paragon, 2409 Avenue J in Arlington. Bringing the energy, affirmations, and fun is instructor Alondra. This event is sponsored by Manna Juice Bar, so they'll be free juice and opportunities to interact with other vendors as well.

Sweat Crawl at The Hill, November 14-18
Get your sweat on before this year's holiday eating marathon with Fitness Ambassadors, who's partnering with Garmin, Shine Hot Pilates, D1 Training Bootcamp, F-45, and Movement Gym to offer complimentary community classes to Dallas fitness enthusiasts and newcomers alike. After each class, stick around for refreshments and goodies, product demos, swag, and a raffle for a fitness watch.

Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot, November 24
On your mark for this Dallas tradition, now in its 55th year. Expect a 5K run/walk and a 8-mile race, plus a junior trot, family fun area, and the option to dash with your dog for only $15 more. Virtual options are also available.

Tarrant County CRC Thanksgiving Day Run, November 24
Kick off your Thanksgiving with runners and race walkers from all over the community at the half marathon, 10K, 5K, and 1-mile fun run at Farrington Field. Whether you are a competitive runner, mid-pack runner, jogger or walker, everyone has a good time

North Texas Turkey Trot, November 24
Go on a turkey trot before you gobble 'til you wobble in downtown Frisco. Choose from a one-mile fun run, a 5K, and 10K, and each race also has a virtual option. But be quick — prices go up after November 3. All entry fees benefit the Miracle League of Frisco.

Cowboys Fit East Dallas, coming fall 2022
The fifth Texas development of this state-of-the-art health and fitness center franchise is coming soon to 411 N. Washington Ave., Unit 1900. Cowboys Fit features the same cutting-edge equipment used in the Cowboys’ own training facility and the same “train like one of us” experience central to the original Cowboys Fit location at The Star in Frisco.

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Spooky sprints help Dallas-Fort Worth ghouls and goblins stay fit in October

Fit in the City

You know how some people say, "If you see me running, something is chasing me?" This is the one month where you don't need to be worried, as they're probably participating in a Halloween-themed race.

Even if fast zombies and buff ghosts aren't your thing, there's plenty around town to help keep you fit this month.

And if your workout wardrobe needs a refresh, check out the newly opened Lovyt at The Shops at Legacy. This shop features culturally inspired luxury activewear made from pre- and post-consumer waste.

Downtown Dallas Walking Club, October 5
From 12:15-12:45 pm, downtown employees, residents, and visitors can enjoy this totally free and fun excuse to get moving during lunch hour.

Pegasus Contemporary Ballet classes, October 6, 13, 20 & 27
Taught by company dancers, this class is great for all ages and no dance experience is necessary. Come to Main Street Garden ready to learn the basics, move, and have fun.

Kids Night Out at Nanda Yoga, October 21
Drop your kiddos off for a spooktacular night of yoga, sensory play, process art, dinner, and a movie. Appropriate for ages 4-7.

Spooky Sprint, October 21
This Halloween-themed run is perfect for the whole family with great swag (designer shirt, custom medal, etc.), chip-timing, live results and awards, free photos, costumes, free kids' dash, great post-race food, and plenty of fun activities. Race takes place at River Legacy Parks in Arlington.

Deep Stretch + Reiki at Breathe, October 23
Join yoga teacher and reiki master Audah George at a deep stretch and reiki combination class where you will be led through a series of postures to open up your heart. Audah's healing hands will help assist you in deepening your own healing and fostering a stronger energy body.

McKinney Monster Dash 5K, October 29
The chip-timed 5K presented by Orange Theory starts and ends in front of TUPPS Brewery, with festivities including music, local vendors, a Spooktacular photo-booth, a costume contest where you can win Whataburger for a year for best overall costume, and plenty of cold beer and delicious food.

Frisco 5-Star Golf Tournament, October 31
The Frisco Chamber of Commerce golf tournament is the ultimate in networking, with local businesses participating both on and off the links. Events of the day include Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin and there's also a light breakfast and lunch.

Yoga at The Sound, through October
Bring your mat to the Rogers-O'Briend Amphitheater at The Sound at Cypress Waters on Tuesdays at 6 pm or Saturdays at 10 am for free outdoor yoga taught by Chris Mayhan.

Cowboys Fit East Dallas, coming fall 2022
The fifth Texas development of this state-of-the-art health and fitness center franchise is coming soon to 411 N. Washington Ave., Unit 1900. Cowboys Fit features the same cutting-edge equipment used in the Cowboys’ own training facility and the same “train like one of us” experience central to the original Cowboys Fit location at The Star in Frisco.

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Fall fitness stretches into September and beyond in Dallas-Fort Worth

A Month and More

This month's round-up of health and fitness-focused events is far-reaching and extra-long — many of the concepts last all month long, and a few stretch into October.

We're covering them all, since we'd hate for you to miss out on the many cool concepts that are happening that first weekend of fall.

Caulfield's Dance Fitness Bring-a-Friend, all September long
Been wanting to try this hot and heavy spot for dance cardio? For the month of September, all first-time visitors are free. Follow on Instagram @caulfieldsdancefit for class schedules.

Watch & Play at The Golf Suite, all September long
Celebrate college football kick-off while playing indoor golf with a September membership at The Golf Suite. They're live-streaming all the games, and if you sign up during September you get three free guest passes to watch and play with your friends.

Yoga Awareness Month at Retreat in the Pines, all September long
Retreat in the Pines is a women’s retreat center located outside of Dallas that's designed to cultivate community, connection, and mind-body healing in a serene, inclusive sanctuary. Beginners classes are offered, making this an approachable way to introduce people to yoga.

Awakening Yoga at Soul Dimension, Wednesdays and Saturdays
Awaken your mind and body to a new level and learn how to practice meditation in motion in this 90-minute class, which is held online.

Women's Bouldering Night at Movement, September 14
Ladies, now's the time to reach for the (indoor) stars with a female-focused evening of climbing.

Fort Worth Oktoberfest Run und Ride, September 24
Hold on to your lederhosen — this event features an urban bike ride, a 10K, and a 5K. Cyclists will enjoy scenic views of Cultural District, Magnolia, Downtown, The Trinity River, and a beer stop along the way. The 10K and 5K courses run along the Trinity Trail with fairly flat routes and great views. All participants receive an Oktoberfest beer stein and a free three-day pass into the Fort Worth Oktoberfest festival, in addition to awesome swag. Costumes are encouraged!

Oaktoberfest, September 25
Oak Cliff's take on the traditional German celebration includes a 1.128-mile fun run around Tyler Station, with beer samples for each lap completed. Stay for more beer, brats, and live polka music.

FAME Fest, October 1
An abbreviation for “fitness + arts + music + experience,” FAME Fest is Dallas’ first experiential fitness festival, bringing together the hottest fitness trends, local artists, and musicians, for a weekend of movement and arts. This festival includes pop up fitness classes from the hottest studios, an interactive vendor market to discover new wellness companies, live art, and music, plus culinary creations from Omni Dallas’ Restaurants on Lamar collection.

Frisco Arts Walk & Run, October 1
Bring the whole fam to Hall Park for a run route that takes you through the scenic Texas Sculpture Garden with pop-up musicians, dancers, vocalists, actors, visual artists, and more along the way. Funds raised will go toward artist resiliency grants, Ladies Who Launch grants, minority artist grants, and youth scholarships.

Cowboys Fit East Dallas, coming fall 2022
The fifth Texas development of this state-of-the-art health and fitness center franchise is coming soon to 411 N. Washington Ave., Unit 1900. Cowboys Fit features the same cutting-edge equipment used in the Cowboys’ own training facility and the same “train like one of us” experience central to the original Cowboys Fit location at The Star in Frisco.

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Nutrition, workouts, and shopping cover DFW fitness news for August

Change It Up

This month's edition of Fit in the City is a little different — instead of a list of workouts and healthy events, we're bringing you news and tidbits designed to make your August a little more fit and fabulous.

Late last month, LA-based fitness center Training Mate, from Luke and Kerry Milton, expanded into Dallas, bringing with it HIIT classes beloved by a bevy of celebs like Khloe Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Lucy Hale, and Austin Butler.

Take a class at the Turtle Creek Village location, at 3858 Oak Lawn Ave.

The Bitewell app has launched as well, becoming the first app to track and manage your food health by letting you shop restaurant meals, groceries, meal kits, and more, all curated to your food preferences and health goals.

And once you're feeling good about your workouts and diet, order a new suit from Sporti by SwimOutlet, which just debuted a limited-edition collab with Texas-based artist Alannah Tiller, aka aLILscribble.

Prices range from $12.95-$39.95 and are available in competitive swim sizing 22Y-40 (accommodating approximately sizes youth 6/7 to adult XL, with designs for both men and women). There are really cute swim caps, too.

Bring your dancing shoes to Vitruvian Park's amphitheater every Saturday night in August for the free Vitruvian Salsa Festival.

Don't know how to dance? Professional dance teachers will show you the moves from 6:30-7.

School's out, so Planet Fitness is inviting high school students ages 14-19 to work out for free at any of its 2,200-plus clubs through August 31.

Visit PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass to register, and here's a bonus: The gym chain is hosting a sweepstakes to award one $500 scholarship in each state, and one grand prize $5,000 scholarship at the end of the summer to really get teens moving.

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Restaurant news roundup tops this week's 5 most-read Fort Worth stories

This Week's Hot Headlines

Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that list here. For a big list of Fourth of July fireworks and events, go here.

1. Fresh new Mexican spot leads this round of Fort Worth restaurant news. This roundup of dining news around Fort Worth includes some fresh openings, some openings to come, and a temporary closure. There's new beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, including a tempting margarita flavor at a big Mexican food chain. Here's what's happening in Fort Worth restaurant news.

2. Artful new wine bar pours international verve into Near Southside Fort Worth. The buzzy South Main Street district in Fort Worth’s Near Southside has a new spot to sniff, swirl, and sip. Soma Winery — aptly named for its address at 201 S. Main St., in the burgeoning "SoMa" (South Main) district — has whisper-quietly opened its doors, serving wine flights, wines by the glass or bottle, and even bottles to-go.

3. These are the 7 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week. The Independence Day holiday is typically quiet for restaurants, and many take the opportunity to close their doors for a vacation day or two. But there are still tasty events on the calendar, including two chances for beer yoga this weekend before the fireworks begin.

4. New augmented reality walking trail brings art to life in Near Southside Fort Worth. For the first time, the tap of an app can tap into the art and creativity of Fort Worth's Near Southside. Neighborhood Leap, described as "an app-based augmented reality art walking trail," officially debuted in the South Main Village neighborhood, just south of downtown, on Thursday, June 30.

5. Hear this long-lost recording of Fort Worth's Van Cliburn on classical WRR. A classical music treasure has been discovered in Dallas: It's a long-lost audio recording of a performance by the late concert pianist Van Cliburn, dating back to 1967. The 55-year-old recording was unearthed at the studios of WRR, the City of Dallas' 101-year-old radio station, and aired on Saturday, June 25. Listeners can find it on the station's website.

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These are the 13 can't-miss shows in Dallas-Fort Worth theater for December

Theater Critic Picks

This is, in my opinion, the best time of the year to go see a show. There are so many family-friendly offerings just begging to become traditions, and lots of new interpretations of holiday classics.

Plus, there are always one or two non-holiday themes shows, if you need a break from all the tinsel and holly.

Because there were so many holiday shows that opened late last month, they are included again here for easy planning.

In order of start date, here are 13 local shows to watch this month:

My Fair Lady
Broadway at the Bass, through December 4
Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed? The musical boasts such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” and “On the Street Where You Live.”

Jesus Christ Superstar
WaterTower Theatre, through December 11
The iconic rock opera, featuring award-winning music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes "I Don’t Know How to Love Him," "Gethsemane," and "Superstar."

Twas the Night Before...
Cirque du Soleil, through December 11

Cirque du Soleil’s spin on the beloved Christmas tale is about the wonders of sharing and friendship. The production is a flurry of Christmas cheer and rip-roaring fun with hugely lovable characters that will introduce audiences to the magic of Cirque du Soleil.

Christmas with Nat and Natalie
Casa Mañana, through December 17
Cozy up in the Reid Cabaret Theatre for an “unforgettable” evening with holiday favorites from Nat King and Natalie Cole. The father-daughter duo separately recorded over 100 songs that became hits on the pop charts.

Crystal City 1969
Cara Mia Theatre, through December 18

Inspired by a little-known event in Texas history, Crystal City 1969 is based on the true story of Mexican-American students in South Texas who walked out of their school and into civil rights history. Crystal City became an example of American democracy at its best.

Black Nativity
Bishop Arts Theatre Center, through December 18
Black Nativity, returning to the Bishop Arts Theatre Center stage for its 18th anniversary, is a hand-clapping, toe-tapping, finger-snapping theatrical wonderment, inspired by Langston Hughes' retelling of the Nativity story.

A Christmas Carol: A New Musical Comedy
Casa Mañana, through December 23
Casa Mañana presents a new, fresh twist on a classic Dickens tale that will have children ages 4 to 100 laughing alike. A Christmas Carol: A New Musical Comedy features a contemporary pop score and current pop culture references that are guaranteed to have audiences dancing in the aisles. This show is suitable for all audiences.

A Christmas Carol
Dallas Theater Center, through December 24
Dallas Theater Center presents their annual production of A Christmas Carol, a delightfully reimagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic. Three spirits have come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge to take him on a fantastic journey through Christmases past, present, and future that annually delights audiences across North Texas. But will it be enough to save Scrooge’s soul?

Head Over Heels
Uptown Players, December 2-18
An inspired mash-up of posh and punk, Head Over Heels is an unpredictable Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must prevent an oracle’s prophecy of doom. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family embarks on an extravagant journey where they are faced with mistaken identities, love triangles, sexual awakening, and self-discovery, all set to the music of The Go-Go's.

Six
Broadway Dallas, December 6-25

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix 50 years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st-century girl power.

Handle With Care
Stage West, December 8-January 8
A young Israeli woman on holiday with her grandmother in the United States is confronted by an unexpected turn of events. Now, she finds herself stranded in a motel room on Christmas Eve with an oddball delivery man. Is their meeting an accident, or is it destiny generations in the making? Hilarious and tragic circumstances culminate in a heartfelt romantic comedy about what you can find when you feel lost.

The Dimension of Death
Pegasus Theatre, December 29-January 22

The world premiere of the 22nd Harry Hunsacker adventure by Kurt Kleinmann finds us in the year 1955. Harry, Nigel, and Foster have been dispatched to a Top Secret Air Force base in Nevada where a matter of the highest level of National Security awaits them. They’d heard rumors about Paradise Ranch but the reality of what they saw exceeded their imagination. In no time, however, the bodies start piling up and our trio finds themselves trapped in The Dimension of Death.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Theatre Three, December 29-February 18
Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Robert’s musical is headline the grand opening of Theatre Too, the intimate downstairs space that has been closed since 2020. Directed by Joel Ferrell and music directed by Vonda K. Bowling, this comedy takes on the truths and myths behind what it means to love, date, or lose someone. The run includes special performances on New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day, complete with holiday-focused perks like champagne, chocolates, and flowers.




Ultimate party house with indoor pool hits market for $745,000 in Fort Worth

Wild house for sale

A seemingly inconspicuous home in east Fort Worth shows that you never really know what kind of wild-and-crazy stuff is going on inside a house - and not to judge a building by its exterior.

The four-bedroom, five-bathroom house at 1809 Carl St., four miles east of downtown Fort Worth, recently hit the market for $745,000. At first glance, it looks like many homes in the area. But a peek at the interior photos shows why it's attracted lots of attention on the Zillow Gone Wild Facebook page and Twitter account.

Called a fusion of “ultimate” party house and “coolest” investment property in its Zillow listing, the home seems to be built around an indoor, ground-heated swimming pool complete with slide and diving board.

Additional party house highlights include:

  • An outdoor kitchen
  • An outdoor shower
  • A hot tub
  • Air hockey and pool tables
  • Astro turf from TCU’s field
  • Party lighting
  • Enough parking for a tour bus
  • Multiple indoor and outdoor entertaining areas

The home, built in 1940, features 7,179 square feet of living space on less than half an acre of land. The property includes the main four-bedroom house plus a loft-style studio back house with a hot tub and underground wine cellar.

Thousands of commenters on Zillow Gone Wild shared their thoughts about the unconventional home. Several of them compared the house to game shows, '80s department stores, and frat houses.

“It’s like an '80s department store and a game show had a baby. I’m overwhelmed and it was only pictures,” one critic wrote.

“This house screams frat house decorated with the entire contents of a furniture warehouse going out of business sale,” another critic commented.

Some commenters said the house had less than innocent undertones.

“There’s $700,000 worth of coke in that green carpet around the pool, guaranteed,” one commenter said.

Another commenter wrote, “Part Dave and Buster’s, part 1980s drug lord. I LOVE IT.”

Other, nicer comments noted the house’s bright, fun colors and the appeal of an indoor swimming pool.

Lance Blann of Dave Perry Miller Real Estate, who has the listing, says the house’s owner is a single, older, fun gentleman who wanted to create a “cool, eclectic” bachelor pad-esque space.

When he first listed the house in early August, Blann expected it to receive more attention than it did. He says many people were interested in visiting the house and filming TikTok videos, but he didn’t get any serious prospective buyers and the attention soon dwindled.

But since the listing was shared in Zillow Gone Wild on December 1, Blann has received an outpouring of calls.

Blann speculates that the house has two target audiences: sports fans who love to host parties, or maybe a multigenerational family. Since the back house is a studio apartment, it could potentially host grandparents or in-laws while the main house could host parents and their kids.

One of his first visitors to the house was a woman who says she grew up there, Blann says. The woman told Blann that her father built the house and enclosed the swimming pool because he was tired of leaves falling in it. Blann says the house’s current owner bought the house and began renovating it about two years ago.

Several Facebook users asked in Zillow Gone Wild whether the house will be available to rent rather than buy, but Blann says the answer is no — the current owner is only interested in selling his party house.

The heated indoor pool has a slide and a diving board.

Dallas-Fort Worth artist lands collection of colorful canvases at Target stores

Artist News

A local artist who creates colorful and vibrant art has a collection being sold at Target.

The artist is Roma Osowo of Dallas, and the 18-piece collection features a variety of abstract masterpieces ranging in designs and sizes, each unique but filled with Osowo's joyful and optimistic perspective. The collection is available in Target stores until Sunday, December 4, and online until Monday, September 4, 2023.

The collection came about when a home decor company saw the potential in her talent and made introductions to Target.

There are smaller canvases measuring 10" X 13" and 11" X 11", priced at $14.99, some of which have sold out; and larger canvases measuring 24" X 24", 24" X 30", and 36" X 36", priced from $50 to $85.

Osowo was born and raised in the British Virgin Islands, before migrating to the U.S. when she was 16. She spent more than a decade having a family and put art on the backburner, but returned to painting in earnest in 2017.

She favors rich, vibrant colors, calling herself a "color-loving abstract artist who creates vibrant, joy-filled art to elevate beautiful spaces."

She has also done cellphone cases, calendars, personal diaries, and other home goods, as well as a special clothing collection and resortwear for Trefle, a retailer based in the BVI.

Her work has been collected worldwide, and has been sold in a few retailers in the U.S. such as HomeGoods and Barnes & Noble. She's also has been featured in magazines such as Traditional Home and has worked with brands like Erin Condren, Pressed Juicery, Framebridge, Wexel Art, and Lemonade Pursuits.

“I want people to associate my name with the type of art and feeling they want to create in their homes,” she says. “As well as a name that reminds people that it’s never too late to pursue what you love.”