Photography by Jason Kindig Photography.
As advocates for small businesses, The Scout Guide editors are continually scouting their communities for local finds to share and celebrate. With their fingers on the pulse, they are also excellent sources of unique recommendations. Recently, we caught up with The Scout Guide Dallas editor Ginna Wilbanks to find out what she’s really excited about these days. Here, she shares her current obsessions, from a pretty handbag perfect for spring to a fine art print to her at-home beauty essential.
1. WHAT I’M DECORATING WITH
One Fire by Costa Christ Art // As a longtime admirer of architectural photographer Costa Christ’s work, I was over the moon when he launched a collection of fabulous limited production fine art prints. Costa has brilliantly captured his favorite places and things, from the vibrant beaches of Italy to sleek luxury sports cars. I instantly fell in love with One Fire—a captured moment I would love to live in permanently!
2. WHAT I’M USING
Beauty services from Book A Birdie // Who wouldn’t love getting a gorgeous blowout or haircut in the comfort of your own bathroom? Book A Birdie’s team of expert (not to mention friendly and fun!) beauty pros are my go-to for great hair and makeup. Birdie’s clean beauty services are also available in fellow TSG cities Austin, Charleston, and Houston. You can purchase their top beauty product picks online as well.
3. WHAT I’M COVETING
Sferra Dorsey Throw from The Luxury Bed Collection // The Luxury Bed Collection, based in Dallas, Chicago, and Naples, is the premier source for luxury Hästens and Vispring mattresses. While I will absolutely be heading to the experts at TLBC when the time comes for a new mattress, I have my eye on their beautiful bedding accessories in the meantime—especially the dreamy cashmere Sferra Dorsey Throw.
4. WHERE I’M SHOPPING
Jacksons Home & Garden // This family-owned business is one of our favorite one-stop shops for all things gardening, as well as indoor and outdoor living. Not only does Jacksons have the largest pottery selection in the Southwest, but they carry a range of favorite product lines, including Jan Barboglio, Domiziani, Big Green Egg, Juliska, and more. Make sure to check out their recently relaunched wedding registry!
5. WHAT I’M WEARING
The Mini Lady Bag by Dondolo x Neely & Chloe // Our favorite luxury lifestyle brand, Dondolo, has teamed up with Neely & Chloe to create a fabulous collection of clothing and bags perfect for the spring season. I am in love with the Mini Lady Bag. It’s a gorgeous addition to my warm weather wardrobe!
6. WHAT I’M DOING
Spring Organizing With Life Refined // Once the talented Life Refined team organizes one space in your home, you cannot help but want them to do every room, closet, and drawer! A recent Life Refined transformation of my kitchen and dining room has inspired me to keep going with my spring cleaning. If you’re not in the DFW area or would prefer to tackle it yourself with a bit of professional guidance, you’re in luck: Life Refined offers virtual services that include video consultations and step-by-step guides.
7. WHAT I’M GIFTING
Sculpted Glass Flowers by Anna Lou Glass // Dallas glass artist Anna Lou Curnes hand-sculpts beautiful flowers that will never wither or fade! Set on a custom lucite base, these one-of-a-kind glass flowers make for a thoughtful and lasting gift perfect for any occasion.