Diner en Blanc 2017

What a glamorous night! Diner en Blanc Dallas 2017 was held at one of my favorite places in all of Dallas-Fort Worth: the Dallas Arboretum. 2,500 elegantly dressed guests arrived just before sunset to set up their tables, chairs, floral arrangements, and decorations for the most elegant picnic Dallas has to offer. Guests even got…

Greek Food Festival of Dallas 2017

I had the most amazing night previewing the Greek Food Festival of Dallas! This is honest to goodness my favorite festival in Dallas-Fort Worth of the entire year. I first discovered this gem when I was in high school and I was hooked. All of my loyal readers know that Greek food is my favorite…

ML Edwards & Co in Mount Vernon, TX

My regular readers know I spend a fair amount of time at the family lake house in east Texas. (You can read about Winnsboro here and Clara Ida Frances here.) Imagine my delight when my mom asked if I was in the mood for crepes on Friday! (The answer to that question by the way is, Always.) A…

Learning How to Shuck Oysters at Rapscallion

Today my friend Colleen (pictured above) and I learned how to properly shuck oysters at Rapscallion, a Dallas restaurant in the Lowest Greenville neighborhood. I buy raw oysters all the time but I never learned the art of shucking an oyster. Instead I throw raw oysters on the grill for a minute until they yawn…

Experience Lowest Greenville

A little birdie told me about an event happening next week and I just had to share the details with you! Experience Lowest Greenville starts at 9 am on April 1st and goes until 2 am. There are all sorts of fun foodie events – some free, some ticketed – happening in the area. A…

Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival 2017

“Oh what a night!” The Dallas Arboretum was in fine form last night at its inaugural food and wine festival. The temperature was practically perfect for the sold-out affair and the garden couldn’t have looked better. Thousands of tulips and cherry trees were in bloom, subtly perfuming the evening air. I took my food friend Kat with me and…

Dallas Blooms 2017

The Dallas Arboretum has a lot going on. There’s the first ever Food and Wine Festival next week, the spring concert series, and Dallas Blooms, the Arboretum’s 34th annual floral festival. Dallas Arboretum has planted 6,500,000 million bulbs over the past thirty-four years, offering the most tulips on display of any public garden west of Holland. Pretty…

Dallas Arboretum to Host Its First Food and Wine Festival

Exciting news! Dallas Arboretum is hosting its first ever Food and Wine Festival on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Imagine noshing on everything from Mediterranean cuisine to Pan Asian bites to desserts from around the world surrounded by 500,000 blooms. Three words: sign me up! The premier event will feature savory tastings from some of the best…

Target Style Holiday Dinner Party with Camila Alves

On Tuesday evening I had the pleasure of attending a Target Style holiday dinner party with Matthew McConaughey’s beautiful bride Camila Alves at The Joule in downtown Dallas. I invited my friend Joseph, who is always up for a classy dinner, to join me for the evening of holiday entertaining inspiration. Target Style invited Camila…

Because We All Need a Cocktail

This is a public service announcement for my Dallas-Fort Worth readers: Contemporary Theatre of Dallas (5601 Sears Avenue, Dallas, TX) has a bar located INSIDE THE THEATRE and they have show-themed cocktails for just $6! You have two weekends left to see As We Lie Still, a new musical directed by the wonderful Michael Serrecchia. Tickets to the show are…

Autumn at Dallas Arboretum

Ever wonder what 90,000 pumpkins looks like? Wonder no more! For the 11th year, Dallas Arboretum presents their famous one-acre Pumpkin Village in the Pecan Grove, featuring arrangements of nearly one hundred thousand pumpkins, gourds and squash, plus hay bales and cornstalks. This year’s theme is Art of the Pumpkin, for which the talented designers created stunning mosaics…

Diner en Blanc Dallas 2016

Diner en Blanc Dallas 2016 was held at Dallas City Hall with 2,300 excited attendees decked in head-to-toe white ensembles. It was a sight for sore eyes! The location had sweeping views of the Dallas skyscrapers as well as Omni Dallas, which was lit up with DEB in honor of the event. The huge fountain and…