UPDATE: Grand opening events will take place 6-9 pm Saturday, March 7. Customers will enjoy light bites and drinks and get a first look at new merchandise exclusive to this location.
Magic Hour, a unique Bishop Arts boutique for handmade gifts and vintage goods, is heading north for its next location. It will open at the booming new Grandscape complex in The Colony later this spring, the owners say.
Magic Hour comes from mother-daughter duo Mary Ann Mathias and Molly Mathias, who have been selling vintage furniture since 2012.
While many retailers are being forced to focus on e-commerce, Magic Hour strives to offer a unique brick-and-mortar experience, they say. From art and home decor to jewelry, products are carefully selected and thoughtfully sourced.
“I travel all over the globe looking for inspiration,” says Molly Mathias, creative director and buyer for Magic Hour. “It’s a constant process. I love finding a new maker or artist and cultivating a relationship with them. It’s all worth it when I see a customer fall in love with a beautiful handmade piece.”
The Grandscape location will feature goods heavily influenced by California — lots of plants, macrame, and pottery — and a design similar to the original location, with ample natural light, which is highly important to the founders.
The name, “Magic Hour,” nods to the hours after sunrise and before sunset, when lighting is considered ideal for photography.
“It will be small but carefully curated,” says Molly Mathias. “We’re really taking time to consider what the customer is looking for. We’re excited to bring our good vibes to the north side of Dallas-Fort Worth.”
Magic Hour will host special events, like painting classes, bookbinding lessons, and morning meditations, periodically. And Mary Ann Mathias says it’s failsafe destination for gifts.
“There are so many good gift choices; however, the unique vases really speak to me,” she says. “Put flowers in one of our amazing vases and you can’t go wrong!”
Grandscape is a new, $1.5 billion development bringing restaurants, retail stores, entertainment venues, and more to the The Colony, near Nebraska Furniture Mart along State Highway 121.
Magic Hour will nestle into Homestead, which is one of Grandscape's six courtyards.
“Our vision for Grandscape has always been to cultivate a mix of shops and experiences unlike any other,” says Jeff Lind, president of Grandscape. “By adding local businesses like Magic Hour, we’re doing just that.”
Located at 5768 Grandscape Blvd., Ste. 175, Magic Hour will open with the first phase of Grandscape in March.