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…

Checkered Past Winery

Checkered Past Winery is an urban Dallas wine pub known for its impressive selection of Texas wines and a menu inspired by southern Italy. Located in the historic South Side building in Dallas, Texas, co-founder, owner, and winemaker Sandro DiSanto is a first generation American passionate about wine making. Wine is in his blood: both of his grandfathers made wine in Sicily….

My First Time at Medieval Times

I can’t believe I finally made it to Medieval Times after a fifteen year quest! The evening did not disappoint. Medieval Times is a themed dinner show during which six knights battle on horseback and on foot. The show gets the audience involved by having each section root for a different knight during the tournament. There…

9 Must-Try Dishes at Standard Service

If there is one restaurant all of my friends want to visit, it’s Standard Service. Located in my darling small town of Rockwall, Texas about twenty minutes east of Dallas, Standard Service has fantastic farm-to-table cuisine, cocktails that support local charities, and a breezy patio with a fire pit, strung lights, and corn hole. The…

White Christmas at Bass Performance Hall

“Watson’s back in town.” I had goosebumps when that line was sung during Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at Bass Performance Hall. Watson was indeed back in Fort Worth for a magical holiday show at my beloved Bass Performance Hall. Bass Hall is a sight for sore eyes at Christmas time and could fill even the biggest…