The Victory Cup: My First Polo Match

Prior to Saturday, I had never seen polo before and was so excited for my first match. I took some friends to The Victory Cup at Prestonwood Polo Club in Oak Point, TX, about an hour west of Dallas. It’s an all-day event, but my friends and I got there early since everything that came…

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Mermaids and jousting and King’s Nuts, oh my! Just south of Dallas lies one of the largest and most beloved Renaissance Festivals in the country. Handsome knights on horseback, mermaid lagoons, a vast array of entertainment on a whopping twenty-seven stages: Scarborough Renaissance Festival has it all. For over thirty years, people have flocked to Waxahachie…

An Evening with Dallas Symphony Orchestra

There’s something about the sounds of a symphony that transports me to another place, another time. I get lost in the music as it swells and dances from note to note. I am eternally grateful that I happen to live so close to one of the most renowned symphonies in the country, Dallas Symphony Orchestra….

Raise Your Glass Dallas 2018

It’s a rare week that I venture out of the house on Sunday but Raise Your Glass Dallas was so worth it. My friend Jessica invited me to be her date and I loved it before I even walked through the door. It was a glorious spring day in Texas: high 50s, low 60s, light…

Dallas TV Show’s 40th Anniversary Celebration at Southfork Ranch

This weekend I had the good fortunate of celebrating the 40th anniversary of the TV show DALLAS at Southfork Ranch and meet four of the stars: Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Steve Kanaly, and Charlene Tilton. What a thrill! I adored the reboot on TNT starring Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalf and loved the original series, which I…

Dinner with The Count of Buena Vista Winery

“Nobody in the $26 billion dollar wine industry does a dinner like this.” –  The Count of Buena Vista I had the pleasure of attending a Buena Vista Winery wine dinner at Farina’s in Grapevine earlier this week. My regular readers may recognize the name; I visited Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma in 2017 (and…

Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival 2018

I have decided that the epitome of happiness is an ice cream cone in your left hand, a glass of wine in your right hand, and live jazz during cherry blossom season at The Dallas Arboretum. What a way to kick off spring! The second annual Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival was sold out…

Downtown Rockwall

You know how three episodes into a Gilmore girls marathon, you think, I have to move there!? I often walk around downtown Rockwall thinking, I can’t believe I live here! It’s unbelievably quaint and charming and has an incredible farm-to-table food scene and fabulous shops. My sleepy lakeside town is just twenty minutes east of Dallas on…

Wine and Magic

Wine and Magic is a monthly show at Checkered Past Winery featuring award-winning magician Trigg Watson (no relation) and it’s not to be missed. I’ve taken a ton of friends now and everyone has been always blown away by Trigg. He takes every expectation you have about a magic show, addresses it, and turns it…

Dallas Blooms 2018

Dallas Blooms is a gardener’s delight. The Dallas Arboretum festival is especially welcome after a particularly dreary, cold winter here in Dallas.  Over 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms pepper the 66-acre botanical garden. You’ll see over one hundred varieties of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, pansies, violas, poppies, and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials. What I love so much…