Two Days in Dallas

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I had a good feeling about Dallas before I’d even set foot in the state of Texas. For whatever reason I knew I’d love it there and I was SO right.
Dallas has it all. Arts, culture, shopping, Mexican food, I mean honestly what more do you need. There’s seriously SO MUCH SHOPPING AND MEXICAN FOOD. My kind of heaven. I’ve spent most of my life living in the south, so I’ve grown accustomed to the nice weather and even nicer people and Dallas certainly did not disappoint.



FLIGHT:
I flew Southwest into Dallas Love Field and highly recommend the airport. It was small, but really nice and in a great location. My flight took off at 6:05 out of Charlotte, which meant I was up at 2:15am to make it there in time, but it was worth it.



ACCOMMODATIONS:
Some really good family friends of ours, the Crafts, live in Dallas so I was fortunate enough to stay in their guest house. They accommodated me better than any hotel ever has and are essentially the greatest people ever, period.

Me & Mr. C! (fresh off my crazy early morning)


SHOPPING:
SO MUCH SHOPPING, OMG! The Crafts live within walking distance of the Knox-Henderson area (I believe this is what it’s called) that has a ton of fun local boutiques and some amazing vintage shops on one end and higher end chain stores like Z Gallerie and Lululemon down another. I found myself chandelier shopping (I genuinely have no place for a chandelier, nor did I have a way to transport said chandelier, but this is just who I am) and found some really great antiques.

Chandelier shopping, as one does.


My favorite shopping spot had to be Vintage Martini. This place was SO COOL. It’s filled with high end designers like Dior and Chanel, all in mint condition and at great prices. I held myself back because I’m heading to Europe next month and need to make sure I save my pennies for the absurdity I’m sure to purchase there, but man was it hard! They also have a room filled with designer clothing and accessories from each decade starting with the 1940’s! To me, this was basically better than a museum.

Hermes @ Highland Park Village


There’s also a super, SUPER gorgeous high end shopping center about a 10 minute drive from their house called Highland Park Village. They have stores like Hermes, Chanel, and Christian Louboutin. If you know anything about Columbia or Raleigh, then you know this is just so not the deal for us, so I had a blast shopping around. They even have a Draper James store, which is Reese Witherspoon’s line. It did not disappoint.

FOOD:
I swear I could eat Mexican food for every meal if I let myself, and on this trip I almost did! (Being this close to Mexico meant there was no stopping me.)



I treated myself to a margarita on the patio of Chuy’s in the Knox-Henderson area while I was walking around. It’s really fun and colorful there and my frozen margarita was reasonably priced and refreshing.

Arden & myself
Mi Cocina



Mi Cocina is a fun restaurant in Highland Park Village. I went with my childhood best friend, Arden, who I haven’t seen in what we think is 13 YEARS! The food was great and reasonably priced, especially considering how nice the shopping center is.
As for non-Mexican food, the Crafts took me to a lovely brunch spot by their house called Taverna, in the Knox-Henderson area. It was a gorgeous Sunday morning and we ate outside and had plenty of $2 mimosas. They were super gluten free friendly, which is a major plus. I ate pizza and was thrilled with myself.

Hummus appetizer @ HG Supply (and Rosé, because duh)


HG Supply was our final restaurant stop of the trip and it did NOT disappoint. I’ve always said that I could so eat like Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen do if I had a chef to cook for me 24/7 and this place was case in point. It’s super paleo/vegetarian/GF friendly but SO GOOD. I made my own bowl with roasted sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts and quinoa “meatballs” and was absolutely stuffed (and I’ll be the first to tell you that veggies are the devil in that they are not filling, so this is major). It was a little rainy out, but we ventured up to the gorgeous rooftop bar for a brief view of the city which was well worth it.

Rooftop Bar at HG Supply

View from the roof @ HG Supply
Next door to HG Supply was a place my dad insisted I go because they have “the best popsicles he’s ever tasted.” The place is called Steel City Pops and I could see myself easily wanting a popsicle a day for the rest of forever. I got a “creamy pop” in the cookies & cream flavor, which is a super special event for me because I NEVER get to have anything oreo because it’s never GF. The entire popsicle shop is GF friendly! Woo!

Creamy Pops @ Steel City Pops


I was so sad to leave Dallas on Tuesday! The trip was a whirlwind, but I had an even better time than I could have imagined (shout out to the Crafty’s for making this trip one to remember!)

I hope to be back soon!

Kelsey


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