D A Y 1 :
We stumbled upon Paradiso while walking around the Bishop Arts District and decided to stop for lunch. The vibe of the restaurant immediately caught our attention and the food did not disappoint. Candice and I both ordered the shrimp bowl, but the menu featured tons of other options including wood fired pizza and handmade pasta. This is the perfect restaurant for brunch or lunch with girlfriends.
We stayed at The Adolphus Hotel and had a great experience. The hotel has been around since 1912 and even hosted Queen Elizabeth on a trip to Dallas in 1991. If it is good enough for the queen it is good enough for us, LOL! The vibe of the hotel is 10/10. From the music and decor in each room to the shoe shiner in the lobby - every aspect of the hotel is thought out and adds to the experience of the guest. We started each morning with coffee from Otto’s by the fireplace before heading to market. It set the tone for the rest of the day and was one of our favorite parts of the trip.
We ended day one with dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas - Town Hearth. I discovered this restaurant from blogger Brighton Butler a few years ago and it has become a place for birthday dinners and celebrations since. Candice’s birthday was at the end of the week - so it was only right to start it off with Town Hearth. Bruce was excited to try a Texas steak (which did not disappoint) but the sides were something to write home about. You can’t leave without a taste of the beef carpaccio, brussels sprouts, or cacio e pepe!
D A Y 2 :
- Menswear Inspired Trousers & Blazers
- Eyelet Lace Details
Stay tuned for a full spring trend report post Vegas!
We wrapped up the day of buying at Neighborhood Services for dinner with Drew. With Drew living in Texas, this was the first time we were able to have dinner all together (usually I am the third wheel with Candice & Bruce!) I would describe this restaurant as a chic local bar and grille. Favorites of the night were the chicken pot pie & the gulf shrimp linguini. Portions were on the smaller side but the food was delicious - the perfect comfort food meal after a long day! Of the restaurants on our trip this is the one I would likely not return to again - not because of the food or service but because it did not stand out as something I couldn’t get back home. If I lived in Dallas, this would be a casual dinner spot on nights I did not feel like cooking!
D A Y 3 :
- Deep Ellum: The combination of live music, cocktail bars, and Texas cuisine puts Deep Ellum high on the to-do list when planning a trip to Dallas. Stop at Pecan Lodge for great BBQ (as seen on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives) and Dot's for a post-dinner drink!
- Truck Yard: The perfect spot to spend an afternoon - enjoy live music, rotating food trucks, and cocktails on tap. The only food served consistently at Truck Yard is their cheesesteaks - I am a hard critic and I think they are just as good as Philadelphia's! (Disclaimer: This is the ONLY place I would recommend ordering a cheesesteak in Dallas)
- Highland Park Village: Feel like you are one of Bravo's Real Housewives of Dallas by spending an afternoon shopping in Highland Park Village. Home to many luxury shops and delicious restaurants!
- Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden: Looking for a place to get your steps in? Dallas Arboretum is the best place for a shaded and scenic morning walk.