The Dallas Woman’s Forum will open their stately home, The Alexander Mansion on Ross Avenue, for all to enjoy during the holidays with A French Fortnight 6th Annual Holiday Celebration. Drawing upon the idea of a lovely French girl who introduces her handsome American fiancé to her family on Christmas Eve, the 1904 Alexander Mansion will be transformed into the setting for this charming story as it might have transpired in the days before World War I.
The grand foyer will become a winter wonderland of sparkling trees in the French Alps, and the adjoining rooms will be decorated for the family celebration of a Christmas Eve Réveillon dinner. Tours will be given on the half-hour.
Upstairs guests can browse unique offerings in the gift boutique that will include vendors selling antiques, jewelry, handcrafted home decor, vintage books and clothing, candles, chocolates, teas and jellies; and new things, including hand-knitted items and hand-painted furniture. Lunch will be served daily in the Bistro Café with classic French fare such as French onion soup and homemade crème brulée. Holiday goodies, perfect for gift giving, will be available in the Pastry Shop.