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Engel Völkers Dallas Gifts Alzheimer's Association $83,000 From Sale of Dallas Showhouse

Engel Völkers Dallas Gifts Alzheimer’s Association $83,000 From Sale of Dallas Showhouse

North Central Texas Chapter benefits from charitable donation

DALLAS – Dec. 13, 2017 – Engel & Völkers and the Alzheimer’s Association have announced the sale of the 2017 Dallas Decorators Showhouse and confirmed that $83,000 was raised to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association in its fight against the disease. Sponsors and participants included Traditional Home magazine, Marina Bay Development Corp., Donna Moss, Engel & Völkers Real Estate, Tasker Agency, 24 interior designers, and more than 30 notable brand sponsors.

The nearly 8,000 square foot home in Southlake, Texas was completed earlier this year by local Texas real estate developer, Paul Moss, president of Marina Bay Development Corp. The Showhouse, presented by Traditional Home magazine and HGTV show host, Donna Moss, was decorated by a group of local and national interior designers secured by the editors of the magazine. The home was opened to the public for tours this past fall, with proceeds from ticket sales directly benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association. When the viewing was concluded, the house was sold by Engel & Völkers. Roxann Taylor owner and broker of Engel Völkers Dallas along with her entire team, marketed the home from May 2017 and hosted buyers in the home for showings until September 2017. Upon the sale of the Showhouse, Taylor and her entire Engel Völkers team generously donated $83,000 of their commission from the sale of the property.

“This gift from Roxann Taylor is an exceedingly generous level of financial support for the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association,” said Theresa Hocker, executive director for the Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter. “We are grateful that Roxann understands the importance of the work we do in fighting this disease, both on the research front, and in terms of the local services we provide those who are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease every day.”

“Having passion in life to make a difference in the lives of others was the foremost thought when my Southlake shop embraced the Showhouse Project in support of financial aid to the Alzheimer’s Association,” said Roxann Taylor. “Each one of my real estate advisors, along with our entire firm with shops in 35 countries around the world, have one common goal and that is to passionately deliver excellence in everything we do and the involvement in the Showhouse over this last year allowed us the opportunity to do just that. We are exceedingly proud to have contributed our time and expertise and financial support to make that difference in the lives of others.”

Traditional Home Publisher Beth McDonough agrees with Taylor’s sentiment. “Our National Showhouse Tour has been raising money for national and local charities for over 20 years. We are honored to have been part of such an incredible project and to have helped the North Central Texas and Houston Southeast Texas chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association during such a critical time of need.”

“Alzheimer’s disease has touched so many people around the country. My passion for change started as my grandfather, a retired Army Attaché, suffered with the disease for more than a decade. Watching how it affects the entire family prompted my initiative for change. I knew I needed to lend my company’s talents to further awareness and important initiatives,” said Christi Tasker, president of the Tasker Agency, the production company responsible for assembling the various teams involved in the project along with coordinating marketing and promotion. “Roxann and I immediately connected with a shared passion for finding a cause for the debilitating disease of Alzheimer’s. I knew she was the one to sell the house and she was more than generous with her offer to give up her complete commission to the cause. She has been a long time advocate of the Alzheimer’s Association supporting their annual fundraising events. We are grateful to have Paul and Donna Moss as key partners in this project, along with Traditional Home’s editors, designers, and all of the sponsors who gave their time, energy, talents and resources. We’re grateful to everyone who attended the Showhouse experience. Without them, the project would not have been a success.”

Both Engel Völkers and Tasker Agency, a division of digital creative agency PuTTin’ OuT, teams globally, are continuing to raise awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association’s research efforts through the #CrissCrossChallenge hosted on Facebook via the new Facebook donation button which distributes monies directly to Alz.org To participate or learn more view: https://www.facebook.com/donate/10208843310910481/

ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION – alz.org
Headquartered in Chicago, the Alzheimer’s Association has chapters nationwide. The Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter is one of 81 local chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association. The chapter covers a 40-county service area and Fort Worth serves as headquarters for the chapter, which has regional offices in Abilene, Waco and Wichita Falls. The chapter is a nonprofit, donor-supported organization. The programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. To learn more about the association — including how to get involved — visit alz.org.

ENGEL & VÖLKERS – dallas.evusa.com 
Since its beginning in 1977 as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services in Hamburg, Germany, Engel & Völkers has become one of the world’s leading companies specializing in the sale and lease of premium residential and commercial property, yachts and private aviation. Engel & Völkers currently operates a global network of over 8,900 real estate advisors in more than 750 brokerages spanning 33 countries across five continents, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services. It established its North America corporate headquarters in 2007 and opened its first brokerage in the same year. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and tools; multiple platforms for mobile, social and web; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings, and market data. Engel & Völkers is an active supporter of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated. The Dallas/Fort Worth Engel Volkers agency is owned and brokered by Roxann Taylor.

About Traditional Home Magazine
As the largest upscale shelter magazine in America, Traditional Home celebrates the union of timeless design with modern living, inspiring almost 5 million design lovers to reinterpret classic elegance in a thoroughly personal way. From home and garden to food, entertaining, and travel, the magazine is a tribute to quality, craftsmanship, authenticity, and family—a trusted resource that respects the past, lives in the present, and embraces products designed for the future. For more information, please visit www.traditionalhome.com.

TASKER AGENCY – www.TaskerAgency.com
Tasker Agency is a multi-faceted branding, marketing, public relations, film, and experiential event production firm focusing on client brand awareness. Working in concert with our sister company, PuTTin’ OuT, a highly successful digital creative agency and social media marketing firm started in the MySpace era, Tasker Agency utilizes the whole spectrum of traditional and digital marketing activities to build or revitalize some of the most notable brands worldwide by producing engaging strategies and alignments to reach consumers in the luxury market.

PRESS CONTACT: INFO@TASKERAGENCY.COM — 702-703-9047

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Venezuelan Entrepreneur + Bathing Suit Designer Opens Wynwood Miami Store

Venezuelan Entrepreneur + Bathing Suit Designer Opens Wynwood Miami Store

Silvana Isaac, founder of Antigua Collection, formerly an e-commerce only store listens to consumer demand and opens first U.S. store in Miami’s Art District

In July, bathing suit designer Silvana Isaacs opened a pop-up store in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District in Miami to explore opening a permanent Antigua Collection brand store for her thriving e-commerce business. The pop-up store is so successful that Isaacs has acquired a permanent location on the corner of Northwest 2nd Avenue & 25th Street across from Joey’s and next door to Plant the Future.

Silvana
Consumers can explore the entire 250-piece bathing suit collection plus a myriad of other fashion accessories and design talents from around the world. In addition to its designer swimsuits, Antigua Collection offers two main services: 1. Silvana designs custom swimsuits or can adjust current patterns for a customer’s body type. 2. Customers can pop in for a spray tan. Silvana has even made matching bathing suits for her and her daughter.

“My first collection was made without a name or even labels,” said Isaacs. “During the first two years, I learned about shapes, forms, fabrics, and most importantly I learned that I was a fashion designer!!! It is hard to imagine that in less than five years I am now opening my first retail store in the USA! It is the one achievement that is almost as exciting as my first Loew’s hotel wholesale order and being included in the Loew’s Miami Hotel!”

Isaacs works at the pop-up store almost every day and brings her three-month-old daughter Emma to work with. Her husband, Billy, manages all of the financial parts of the business. Her mother-in-law Rosita, a true talent herself, consults and guides Silvana to help her with major differentiating changes for the Antigua Collection such as buying better quality fabrics and in larger quantities to make the production process more efficient yet maintain the handmade integrity of the bathing suits. As evidenced by growing sales figures, her loyal customers appreciate the quality and are willing to pay slightly more for it.

When not working at the store, Silvana is constantly thinking about new designs and watching trends. Her iPad and sketchbook are always within reach.

Experience the Antigua Collection in person at Isaac’s Wynwood pop-up shop located at 126 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33127. Visit and shop the Antigua Collection online: www.AntiguaCollection.com

ABOUT ANTIGUA COLLECTION – www.AntiguaCollection.com
Today the Antigua Collection exceeds 250 pieces with prices ranging from $75 to $150 for handmade bathing suits sold both online and in fine retail stores. In December 2016, Loews Hotel on Miami Beach was the first American retail store to carry the Antigua Collection.

ABOUT SILVANA ISAAC
After studying to be an interior designer in London and Milan, Isaacs moved back to her home country of Venezuela. Three years later, she began designing and sewing her own bathings suits. By 2013, she had launched her first 20-piece collection. In the midst of establishing her reputation as a skilled and creative designer, Silvana married and became pregnant with her first daughter. She also leased space and prepared to open her first store in the heart of Valencia, Venezuela. With political tensions escalating and economic conditions declining, Silvana and her family decided it was best not to pursue the retail venture in Venezuela at that time Ultimately, she and her family moved to the United States where she has established herself as a talented designer and successful businesswoman.

Traditional Home Presents The First-Ever Dallas Decorators Showhouse

Traditional Home Presents The First-Ever Dallas Decorators Showhouse

NEW YORK, N.Y. (June 7, 2017) – Meredith Corporation’s (NYSE: MDP; meredith.com) Traditional Home, the leading upscale shelter magazine reaching 4.8 million readers, is partnering with HGTV star Donna Moss this fall to open the doors of its first-ever Dallas Decorators Showhouse to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Open to the public from September 23 through October 22, 2017, the Showhouse was constructed from the ground up by Paul Moss of Marina Bay Development. The Dallas Decorators Showhouse will bring together some of the biggest names in the interior design industry to realize their interpretations of classic Texas style.

The 7,938 sq. ft. home, located just outside of Dallas in the premier Southlake community at 1235 Westwyck Ct., fuses the best of intriguing architecture and big, beautiful design expected in Texas estates. Ticketed tours will be open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 am. – 5:00 p.m. from September 24, through October 22, 2017. A generous portion of the proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association of North Central Texas to help find a cure and offer support for suffering patients and their families who are coping with the debilitations of Alzheimer’s Disease.

“Dallas is really emerging as an incredibly interesting and diverse design destination,” says Traditional Home Editor in Chief Jill Waage. “We are thrilled to work alongside Donna Moss and the talented designers on this highly-anticipated event. The Dallas Decorators Showhouse explores the unique beauty and charm of luxury living in Southlake, Texas.”

The 2017 Dallas Decorators Showhouse designers and architects include:

  • Pulp Design Studios
  • Tompkins Lloyd Interiors
  • Troy Rhone
  • Sherry Hayslip
  • Donna Moss
  • Dann Foley
  • Julie Dodson
  • Lonni Paul
  • Elle Cole
  • George Cameron Nash
  • Dale Granmason
  • Tiffany McKinzie
  • Shay Geyer
  • Brighton Keller
  • Krissa Rossbund
  • Scott Meacham Wood
  • Blue Print
  • Nancy Price
  • Michelle Workman
  • Sara Pickard
  • Traci Zeller
  • Denise McGaha
  • Ruthie Staalsen
  • Meg Caswell

The Dallas Decorators Showhouse officially opens with a Press Preview Party at the Showhouse on Friday, September 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and an Opening Night Gala on Saturday, September 23, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. The Showhouse will be open for public viewing Sunday, September 24th through Sunday, October 22nd, 2017. The hours of operation are TuesdaySaturday from 11am-5pm and on Sundays from 11am-5pm. On Mondays, the Showhouse will be closed to visitors. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at www.dallasshowhouse.com. Tickets to the VIP Designer Gala, showhouse tickets as well as private events that benefit Alzheimer’s Association are also available at www.dallasshowhouse.com.

Sponsors of the 2017 Dallas Decorators Showhouse include:

  • Advanced Window Systems
  • BEAM
  • Behr Paint & Stain
  • Belgard Pavers
  • Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights
  • Boral Roofing
  • California Closets
  • Cambria
  • Circa Lighting
  • Cosentino
  • Crossville Tile
  • Crystorama
  • Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Gallery
  • Grand Home Designs, Inc.
  • Hunter Douglas
  • Jenn-Air
  • Kohler
  • Made Goods
  • Metrie Trim
  • Nix Window & Door
  • PuTTin’ OuT (Socially Accepted.)
  • Rainer
  • Tasker Agency
  • That’s Haute
  • Wayne Dalton
  • Woodard Furniture
  • Wynwood Mood Swings

ABOUT TRADITIONAL HOME

About Traditional Home Magazine

As the largest upscale shelter magazine in America, Traditional Home celebrates the union of timeless design with modern living, inspiring almost 5 million design lovers to reinterpret classic elegance in a thoroughly personal way. From home and garden to food, entertaining, and travel, the magazine is a tribute to quality, craftsmanship, authenticity, and family—a trusted resource that respects the past, lives in the present, and embraces products designed for the future. For more information, please visit www.traditionalhome.com.

ABOUT DONNA MOSS

Donna Moss, known as the “Queen of Bling brings her glamorous and lush style into every space she decorates. A former finalist on HGTV’s Design Star, she hosts the HGTV series Donna Decorates Dallas, where she shows the big (and small) details that make up a fabulous Texas home. Donna designs homes as well as sponsors a number of local and national charity events with her daughters Tiffany Moss Jenkins and Ashley Moss Black at their store, That’s Haute, a fashion, design, and home décor boutique. Donna is also a retired American Airlines flight attendant and U.S. Army attendee. She enjoys serving on the board of The Arts Council as well as the home industry organization called Accessories Resource Team (ARTs). With numerous awards to her credit and her work featured in People and Instyle magazines, Donna Moss proves that you can “bling it all” — making decor bold, gold and glam!

ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

Headquartered in Chicago, the Alzheimer’s Association has chapters nationwide. The Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter is one of over 70 chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association. The chapter covers a 40-county service area and Fort Worth serves as headquarters for the chapter, which has regional offices in Abilene, Waco and Wichita Falls. The chapter is a nonprofit, donor-supported organization. The programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. To learn more about the association — including how to get involved — visit Alzheimer’s Association.

CONTACT

Liz Malone, 212-551-7172, Liz.Malone@meredith.com
Christi Tasker, 702-703-9047, Christi@TaskerAgency.com

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