Professional organizer extraordinaire Melanie Charlton Fowler resides in Dallas—and in several other homes along the East Coast with her husband, Jordan, their five children and two German shepherds. The busy founder and CEO of Clos-ette—one of the world’s premier holistic organizational design firms whipping closets, kitchens and more into shape—is uniquely skilled at effortlessly bringing order to chaos. Luxe managed to catch up with Charlton Fowler, who dished on a few of her favorite local haunts.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek: Old Texas style, fabulous service and beautiful sheets. The restaurant is amazing and the bar is great for people-watching.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas: A good option for business travelers or anyone needing to spend consistent time in Dallas. The restaurant, Fearing’s, is one of the city’s best.
Georgie: From chef Curtis Stone of L.A.’s Gwen, this is hands-down my favorite new local restaurant for its food, drinks and scene—the entire package!
Le Bilboquet: Consistent menu, staff and food. Delicious and perfect dining experience.
Drake’s: Add this place (top, right) to your list for the bar, great drinks and ambience.
Cabana and Canary: These two lifestyle boutiques (top, left) are my absolute faves in Dallas. It’s like raiding your best-friend-with-style’s closet.
Forty Five Ten: People visit Dallas just to shop here. Fabulous edits and emerging designers flood these floors. It’s not to be missed.
Highland Park Village: They have it all, from Veronica Beard, Hermès and Chanel to Cartier, Celine and Dior.
Ellis Hill: Fab home goods, custom embroidered linens and monogrammed items.
Dallas Museum of Art: A showstopper these days, with the Fleischner Courtyard, amazing traveling exhibitions and a beautiful permanent collection.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden: Dallas’ version of Central Park with a big, beautiful lawn perfect for enjoying a picnic and their live music.