Dallas Do’s

My anniversary of living in Dallas is coming up, so I wanted to share a few of my favorite places! 
If you’re coming to Dallas for a work trip or just a little weekend getaway, here are a few of my go-to places. If you’re here for a few days, also venture out to Fort Worth. My homeland. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve included my Fort Worth favorites, too!
  • Mi Cocina: If you’re in Dallas and don’t do Tex-Mex it is a sin. Mi Cocina is a Dallas standard and you can find their Mambo Taxis in every 4th Instagram I post.
  • Hattie’s: Hattie’s is my favorite for a date night. It is located in the Bishop Arts District, so after you can walk around and grab a Moscow Mule anywhere! Get their Mac & Cheese. 
  • Bistro 31: If you want to do Saturday brunch with mimosas go to Bistro 31. I take all of my girlfriends here for their birthday brunch and then I try to get them to eat dinner there with me, too. I’m obsessed.
  • Bolsa: Best. Cheese. Board. In Dallas. 
  • 4510: You can grab a juice, lunch and a coffee table book all at the same time. 
  • Parigi: The closest you can get to Paris in Dallas. 
  • Belmont Bar: This bar has the best little view of Dallas and a vintage feel. Go here after dinner with your boyfriend if you just want to sit and have him tell you how pretty you are. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 
  • Standard Pour: Home to my favorite Moscow Mule, this little bar is filled with leather couches and the cutest patio. I always head here before going out with friends and try to convince them to not leave. 
  • Dragonfly at Hotel Zaza: If you dressed up a little bit for dinner and want to have drinks by a pool, head here!
  • 31 Lounge: Stop by hide away from the typical Uptown crowd. 
  • Highland Park Village: From Tory Burch to Harry Winston, this is your little taste of Gossip Girl. 
  • North Park Mall: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and J.Crew. The basics just mixed in with Cartier. 
  • Riffraff: I always post Riffraff outfits on the blog and I ask the girls weekly if I’m allowed to move in the dressing room. The decor is outstanding.
  • Rio Ritz Boutique: This is the boutique I had my flower crown class at! Think Free People meets Nordstrom with a very relaxed vibe.
  • Milk & Honey Boutique: Milk & Honey is two minutes from my house and maybe I spent 4 out of 5 lunch breaks a week there when I worked at a PR firm…
  • Hotel Zaza
  • Casa de Katey,  I hear it is 4 stars.
Fort Worth
  • Joe T. Garcia’s
  • Beehive
  • University Park Village
  • Reata
  • The Usual
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  1. Jean Koney wrote:

    Thank you for doing this giveaway! As a Florida girl who will be spending her first Christmas in The Big Apple, I’m in desperate need of some true winter clothes! And about half of your “Like to know it” outfits are from Nordstrom and they’re gorgeous! Thanks again, ladies!

    Published 17 Nov 14Reply
  2. Such a great round-up!! Now I need to make my way to Dallas!!

    Published 17 Nov 14Reply
  3. I crave Mi Cocina! So yummy!!


    Published 17 Nov 14Reply
  4. Courtney wrote:

    Ahh, I just moved here a few months ago and I still have so much to go do and see! ๐Ÿ™‚


    Published 18 Nov 14Reply
  5. The dos and don’ts are such a cute idea!! Love your blog and am excited for our giveaway!!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

    Published 18 Nov 14Reply
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    **Dallas’ and my anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love your blog!

    Published 15 Dec 14Reply
  7. Barbara wrote:

    Ive been looking for tips on what to do in Dallas. I just moved to San Antonio about 6 months ago and trying to plan a trip up there soon! Id love any new must-sees you’d add to the list ๐Ÿ™‚

    Published 03 Mar 16Reply
  8. I’m going to Dallas for a work trip and I can’t wait to visit some of these places!


    Published 31 Mar 16Reply