June 26, 2013
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Painting of The Month from Alan Barnes Fine Art

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“The Milk Cart, Mousehole Cornwall 1903” 8.25 x 24 Inches Sight Size, Oil on canvas – Signed Lr. Dated 1903

$ 125,000.00

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EXHIBITED – The Royal Academy, London. Summer 1903

PROVENANCE – M. Alton Bazeley Collection, Newlyn, UK, The Fine Art Society, London, UK, Alan Barnes Fine Art, Dallas, TX


The figurative and rural landscape artist Stanhope Forbes, later an important member of the influential Newlyn school of landscape painting, was born in Dublin to an English father and French mother. An uncle, the art-collector James Staats Forbes, had a well known collection of contemporary paintings. Stanhope studied fine art painting at Dulwich College, the Lambeth School of Art, then briefly at the Royal Academy Schools.

In London he made friends with Henry La Thangue with whom he painted later in Brittany. After London, Forbes studied figurative drawing and painting in Paris under Leon Bonnat at his art studio in Clichy.

In 1881, he went to St. Malo in Brittany to practice Impressionist-style landscape painting. here he executed A Street in Brittany, which met with considerable success when it was shown at the Royal Academy in 1882. It was purchased by the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool which gave Forbes enormous encouragement in his plein-air painting career.

He returned to Brittany in 1883 staying at Quimperlé and Pont-Aven. Without doubt he would have met several other Irish artists who were painting there at the time, such as: Nathaniel Hill, Walter Osborne, Norman Garstin, and Joseph Malachy Kavanagh. At the Royal Hibernian Academy the following year, he exhibited Breton Children in an Orchard – Quimperle, a picture with obvious similarities to Walter Osborne’s Apple Gathering, Quimperlé, Brittany, shown at the same exhibition.

His Breton paintings – such as “Preparations for the Market, Quimperlé and Fair Measures: a Shop in Quimperle were also successfully shown at the Royal Academy.

In 1884, at the age of 27, he moved to Newlyn in Cornwall where he settled for the rest of his life. He became one of the central figures of the Newlyn School, which – because of his many successes at the Royal Academy – soon became firmly established. Here he met fellow painter Elizabeth Adela Armstrong (1859-1912) whom he later married. Of his fine art, Norman Garstin wrote: “[Forbes] sees with extraordinary clearness and simplicity, and renders with extraordinary clearness what he sees”.

In 1886 Stanhope Forbes became a founding member of the New English Art Club. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1910, and continued painting with distinction for the rest of his life.


June 24, 2013
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Komali’s Margarita Top in Texas

Back in 1948, a wealthy Dallas socialite, Margarita Sames, held magical parties at her villa in Acapulco. She shook up her favorite ingredients-Cointreau, tequila, and fresh lime juice-into what was to become the classic margarita, a cocktail resplendent in a uniquely shaped, wide-rimmed glass frosted in salt. Here, ten mixologists from establishments known for their signature margaritas take the classic recipe for a spin. You’re invited along for the ride too. Test the recipes with friends at home (see below), and stop in to sample these margaritas on your travels around Texas. 


  • 1½ oz. Herradura Reposado tequila
  • ½ oz. Cointreau
  • Juice of ½ fresh lime
  • ½ oz. prickly pear juice
  • Splash of fresh mango puree
  • Finish with splash of lemon-lime soda

Is The Komali your favorite? Let us know – Vote for your fave!


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June 17, 2013
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Spicy Short Ribs 2 smSpicy food lovers hit a home run at Uptown’s Komali Restaurant.  Chef/Proprietor Abraham Salum and Executive Chef Anastasia Quinones have cooked up a hot dish for the Contemporary Mexican eatery’s summer dinner menu.  Costillas de Puerco (braised pork ribs) with pineapple habanero glaze, queso fresco mashed potatoes, and grilled nopal salad carries a “WARNING: very spicy.”

Other new menu highlights include Squash Blossom Quesadillas, Redfish with Texas Peaches, and Seafood Stew.  For the sweet tooth summer diners can try Coconut Bread Pudding or Strawbery Tres Leches Cake.

While Mixologist Leann Berry’s award-winning margaritas will cool the palate, don’t look for Salum and Quinones to have the ER standing by for those who over-indulge in the new “too hot to handle” dish.  They do promise, however, plenty of other cool menu items.

Visit us at www.komalirestaurant.com for more dish descriptions!

June 12, 2013
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Father’s Day @ Komali Restaurant Uptown Dallas

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Favor Father with special treatment on his day at Uptown’s Komali Restaurant, Sunday, June 16. He can feast on weekend specials of Oysters on the Half Shell, Crab Cakes or Brisket–topped off with Mexican Chocolate Cheesecake in addition to the regular Contemporary Mexican Cuisine Brunch Menu (named by D Magazine one of the top restaurants in Dallas as well as one of the best brunches in town). Tempt Dad with Drink Specials of $2 Tamarind Mimosas, $5 house margaritas and bloody marys $6 sangrias (red or white). Proprietor Abraham Salum, executive chef Anastasia Quinones and host Jennifer Clair welcome guests 10:30 am-3:30 pm.

Father’s day Weekend Specials

Oysters on the Half shell
East Coast oysters, key limes, tamarind-serrano mignonette
6 for $12
12 for $24

Modelo braised brisket & fried eggs on tostada with salsa molcajete, home fries
$16 –

Crab Cakes
Bacon wrapped crab cake Benedict, pasilla hollandaise, black beans

Mexican Chocolate Cheesecake
Añejo whipped cream, blackberry sauce

4152 Cole Ave. 
at Fitzhugh Avenue 
Dallas, TX 75204 
(214) 252-0200

June 11, 2013
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Baby Items Needed



DALLAS, TX–“When I heard the babies in Moore, Ok., were in desperate need of diapers, wipes, formula and even teddy bears to hug at night, I felt the intense obligation to help seeing that my daughter has all those things and I couldn’t imagine not being able to provide that to her,” says Komali Restaurant executive chef Anastacia Quinones.  The proud mother of a 6-month-old daughter, Quinones pledged to do something about it.

With the help of Komali owner/chef Abraham Salum, who is known for being community minded, as well as a good restaurateur, Quinones developed a plan……

Now through the month of August, anyone bringing much needed diapers, wipes, formula, baby bottles, teddy bears,  or a cash donation to Komali for lunch will receive 25% off their ticket for up to 4 guests. ( tax, tip and alcoholic beverages not included).

Showcasing the best of authentic Mexican cuisine at Komali, the lunch menu features a popular daily  Comida Corrida (meal on the run)  three-course special of appetizer, entrée and dessert for $14.00  per person (plus tax and gratuity) among  other a-la-carte regional dishes from Oaxaca and Guerrero,  Veracruz, the Yucatan and Central Mexico.

Daily happy hour ( 4:30pm-6:30 pm) specials of  $3 off glasses of wine, $.50 off beers, and the signature specialty drinks for $7 each help make the summer heat evaporate.   Thanks to award winning mixologist Leann Berry’s margaritas and Komali’s big screen TV’s.

Komali is located at 4152 Cole #106.  Serving lunch and dinner, the restaurant is open Monday-Saturday, 11:30 am-11:00 pm.  Brunch is served Sundays, 10:30 am-3:30 pm. For reservations call 214/252-0200. www.komalirestaurant.com


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Martha Tiller




June 2, 2013
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June 2 – Randy Gier and Suzanne Ricketts


On the June 2 edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, guests Randy Gier – CEO and Principal of Pizza Inn Holding and Suzanne Ricketts – Principal of E Heating & Air Conditioning  join host Steve Klein at 4 p.m. on 570 KLIF AM in Dallas-Fort Worth or on the web following the broadcast!

Randy takes us behind the scenes at Pie Five Pizza Co., launched in 2011 as a fast casual pizza concept specializing in handcrafting individualized pizzas in under five minutes. Then, Suzanne discusses what her team at E Heating & Air Conditioning has in store, in support of the wonderful work done every day at Children’s Medical Centernow in Dallas for 100 years! Be sure to tune in.


May 6, 2013
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Family Compass at The Ritz and Bespoke at The Contemporary. Whew!

What a wonderful memento from a Legendary Evening. Family Compass presented each of us “Legends” with an original piece of artwork from one of their belovedArt kids. Here’s mine and isn’t it beautiful!

Had a wonderful time with so many friends, as well, and got off to the Contemporary just in time to enjoy a wonderful Bespoke event and a little dinner!.


May 6, 2013
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A World of Women for World Peace

With Congeresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson for A World of Women for World Peace panel discussion here at the Fed, I received a couple suprizes…Money

First, all attendees GOT money, which normally flows the oppisite direction!

Second, and more importantly, for the first time the panel included a man… and for good reason.

israel-iranWhen war between Israel and Iran seemed imminent, Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry shared a poster on Facebook of himself and his daughter with a bold message: “Iranians … we [heart] you.” Other Israelis quickly created their own posters with the same message — and Iranians responded in kind. The simple act of communication inspired surprising Facebook communities like “Israel loves Iran,” “Iran loves Israel” and even “Palestine loves Israel.”

Ronny Edry of Israel accidentally created an online movement for peace in the Middle East when he posted a Facebook image that declared “Iranians, we will never bomb your country.”



May 4, 2013
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Luminaries Aid Family Compass

Congratulations to the hard-working Co-chairs, Brynn Baggot Allday, Amy Camp and Michelle Meadows, as well as the Honorary Chairs, Diane and Daryl Johnston, for all their effort for Family Compass.

Describing their 2013 “Legends” as “luminaries and celebrities … who have helped light the way in our community,” Family Compass (formerly known as Child Abuse Prevention Center) holds this year’s fundraising event  on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at The Ritz-Carlton – “A Legendary Evening”


Looking forward to being with so many of our Community Supporters on Saturday evening… the local actor who works for better nutrition for others… the restaurateur who went  from server to CEO… the 5’ 7” NBA player who wins the NBA’s annual slam dunk contest.  See the whole list and get all the other details from Dallas Morning Ners Business Columnist, Robert Miller, Below:

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Published: 01 May 2013 08:05 PM  Updated: 01 May 2013 08:05 PM

 Longtime supporter Kelly Compton will be honored with the Spirit of Compassion award at A Legendary Evening benefiting Family Compass at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas at 2121 McKinney Ave.

Co-chairs of the event are Brynn Bagot Allday, Amy Camp and Michelle Meadows.

Diane and Daryl Johnston will be the honorary chairs.

This year’s event will include cocktails, a seated dinner, music by DJ Andre and silent and live auctions.

WFAA-TV (Channel 8) sports anchor Dale Hansen will Continue Reading →

May 3, 2013
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The International Women’s Forum Pays Tribute to One of Our Own


I am proud to be a member of the International Women’s Forum honoring one of our Founding Members:  The Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher – – Truly one of a kind.


On the passing of one of the storied female leaders of the modern world, the International Women’s Forum pays tribute to our own honorary member and one of the first inductees into the inaugural International Hall of Fame – The Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1979-1990).  Her remarkable rise to become the first woman to lead a top western world democracy by winning three consecutive General Elections is an unrivaled political record for a twentieth century female leader.

Mrs. Thatcher’s induction into the IWF Hall of Fame took place at the British Embassy Residence in Washington, DC in 1986.

May 1, 2013
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E LogoIn helping Children’s Medical Center celebrate its centennial birthday , E Heating and Air Conditioning Company (E) raises the bar for excellence in community commitment as well as service to clients in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

To celebrate Children’s centennial, E is donating a special air filtration system to a patient family, giving back $100 from every system sold and $10 from every service call during 2013.  These funds will go directly to Children’s Medical Center.

“We are excited about this unique partnership with E Heating and Air Conditioning,” says Michael Frick, president of the Children’s Medical Center Foundation.  “Since the beginning, the community we serve has shared our vision of making Continue Reading →

April 30, 2013
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Mother’s Day at Komali

Uanastacia_quinonesptown’s Komali Restaurant on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, offers the regular Contemporary Mexican Cuisine Brunch Menu (named by D Magazine as one of the best brunches in Dallas) as well as special menu items such as Lump crab & rainbow chard quiche prepared by chef Anastacia Quiñones.  Drink specials include $2 Tamarind Mimosas, $5 house margaritas and bloody marys $6 sangrias (red or white).  Host Jennifer Clair will welcome guests 10:30 am-3:30 pm.

Komali is located at 4152 Cole @ Fitzhugh.  From award winning brunches to specialty beverages, Komali also was cited by Esquire Magazine food critic John Mariani as leading the new wave of authentic Mexican cuisine (not Tex Mex) in the US.   For reservations call 214/525-0200.   www.komalirestaurant.com

April 29, 2013
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Attendees Savor Indian Latin Fusion at Komali


Chefs4-26-2013-vertChefs team up at Komali to deliver Indian/Latin fusion cuisine to diners and afforded the first local tasting from Celebrity Chef Maneet Chauhan‘s new book Flavors Of My World and Komali Chef Anastacia Quiñones’s appetizer was marvelous.  And good news, award-winning mixologist, LeeAnn Berry, is keeping the fabulous cocktail, tagged “Maneet’s Treat,” on the menu! Chard Lawken described it as “bracing” and it surly was!

Here are all Chad’s juicy details (also available at CRAVEdfw):

Maneet Chauhan, judge on the Food Network’s Chopped and Iron Chef contestant is on a 40 city tour of the country to promote her new book Flavors Of My World (co-written Doug Singer). A rock star type luxury coach is transporting Continue Reading →

April 19, 2013
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New York celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan, who just wrapped her fourth season as a Judge on Food Network’s Chopped and competed on Iron Chef, is a recent recipient of the James Beard Award for Excellence, appearing most  recently on The View, and makes a one-night stop in Dallas April 26th on her cross-country book promotional tour.  Selecting local celebrity chef Abraham Salum to partner with for an evening of cooking and book signing, Maneet brings her talent and her tome to Komali Restaurant in Uptown for a night to remember.

While in Dallas, Maneet will conduct the Pro-Start cooking competition for high school students as part of her support of this program of the National Restaurant Association.

Cooking, book signing at Komali, and the Pro-Start cooking competition will be chronicled by video cameras for Maneet’s upcoming reality Continue Reading →

April 12, 2013
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Chef Abraham Salum Again at Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic

Chef Abraham Salum “Hard at Work” at Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic!

Once again renowned local chef, Abraham Salum, collected the coveted Invitation to Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, transformed again this month into a culinary and golf mecca as celebrity chef and restaurateur Todd English and other esteemed chefs, winemakers and epicurean personalities come together to showcase their exceptional talents while Punta Mita residents and guests compete on the property’s prestigious Jack Nicklaus golf courses in a prize-laden golf tournament.

Again, Congratulations, Abraham! Try not to work too hard…

Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic.

April 12, 2013
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Kelly Clarkson’s “Painting with a Purpose” – Only 7 spaces remain

Laugh Love Laugh

Only 7 spaces remain, so grab a group and be a part of a fun evening benefiting Kelly Clarkson’s chosen children’s hospital – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

Kelly Clarkson’s Choice Painting with a Purpose – Burleson, TX Painting Class – Painting with a Twist.


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