Preston Hollow resident Sam Horowitz grabbed the attention of Ellen Degeneres and other media outlets last year for his glitzy Bar Mitzvah after-party performance, and now, his backyard is making the Dallas Morning News headlines. Sam’s mom, Angela Aaron Horowitz, had a vision for a backyard resembling the gardens of Versailles, which was recently brought to life by Lambert Landscape Co. The landscape company even received the highest Grand Award in 2013 from the Professional Landscape Network, for the Horowitz garden, in addition to another installation in Preston Hollow.

Neiman Marcus, which operates more than 40 upscale stores including a location at nearby NorthPark Center, confirmed Saturday that cyberthieves stole some of its customers’ payment card information and made unauthorized charges over the holidays. The Associated Press reports that Neiman Marcus had been notified in mid-December as far as July by its credit card processor about potentially unauthorized payment activity following customer purchases at stores. Neiman Marcus spokeswoman Ginger Reeder wouldn’t estimate how many customers were affected but says that the merchant is notifying customers whose cards it has determined were used fraudulently. She adds that the luxury retailer is also working with the Secret Service on the breach.

Steve Brown over at Dallas Morning News recalls Preston Hollow in the 1960s, back when “deluxe Dallas living was located behind the pink wall.” Said wall is the wavy, brown brick wall on the northeast corner of Preston and Northwest Highway. The now aged apartments behind the wall may be razed to make way for luxury rental homes, restoring the corner to its former glory (though I doubt we’ll be seeing any pink walls any time soon.)

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