BEAUTY. Last December, a coterie of beauty devotees gathered at Grange Hall for a pretty little lunch hosted by Tina Craig, in honour of Lily Garfield founder of Cos Bar, a speciality cosmetics retailer.

On our introduction by Ms Craig, we chatted, and of course Lily was charming, demure and appropriately fervent about an industry she’s spent the last 40-years conquering. I shared with Lily that I frequented the Cos Bar every visit to Aspen; her original boutique offers a much-needed concept, situated so far away in the Rocky Mountains. Lily shared that she had wanted to break into the Dallas market for many years, but finally found a great location. Amidst a fine feast with friends, our beautiful chatter continued—Tina introduced Lily to Dallas, and Dallas to Lily, and we all bonded over creams, potions, lotions, fragrances and lipsticks and waited for the new store opening.

Founded in Aspen, Colorado in 1976, this pioneering multi-brand beauty boutique (Sephora was founded in Paris six-years earlier) is nationwide and online, and carries almost all the luxury brands you require, Clé de Peau Beauté, Natura Bissé, Tata Harper, Tom Ford and the boutiques offer impeccable personal service, along with a loyalty reward program.

Last week Lily was back in Dallas to celebrate the official opening of Cos Bar, the 20th store at The Plaza at Preston Center. Located near Ylang 23, the 1,200 square foot space, which faces Preston Road features a new store design of blush walls, with hints of grey and marble and rose gold fixtures.

Lily Garfield Cos Bar ribbon cutting with ceo David Olsen

Joined with Cos Bar CEO David Olsen (left), Lily snipped the official ribbon, announcing that Cos Bar has finally open for business, and in my neighbourhood!