Autumn at the Arboretum 2021

It’s just not fall without a trip to the annual Dallas Arboretum pumpkin village! This is one of my favorite events of the whole year because the only thing I love as much as strolling through a beautiful garden is pumpkins. Named one of America’s best pumpkin festivals by Fodor’s, it’s always a delight to…

Flowers at the Farmers Market

Dreams do come true, people. I have often dreamed of strolling through a market in Provence and picking up fresh flowers for a dinner party. Never have I ever seen flowers at my local farmers market until I turned the corner last Saturday and squealed with delight. There it was: a flower stand at my…

Ham Orchards

It just isn’t summertime without a trip to Ham Orchards! The Terrell, TX staple is worth the trip from Dallas. Located about 45-minutes east of Dallas (and about 20 minutes east of Rockwall), Ham Orchards has incredible BBQ, cute photo ops, pick-your-own peaches, and an adorable store with all sorts of local produce (think fancy…

Mermaid Raw Bar & Champagne Room

Life is da bubbles at Dallas’ stunning new champagne bar! The folks behind Dallas hot spot Paradiso are opening a swanky new  champagne room adjacent to their restaurant this week: Mermaid Raw Bar & Champagne Room. Located just outside Paradiso, this lovely patio is so beautifully decorated, I have half a mind to redo my…

Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival 2021

I’m back, ladies and gentlemen! After fourteen months of quarantining, it could not have felt more special to stroll around my beloved Dallas Arboretum for the fourth annual Food and Wine Festival. This is one of my favorite events of the year in a normal year but this one was particularly special since the event…

Charcuterie and Albariño at San Martiño

Oh, what a night! I had the loveliest time at San Martiño Winery & Vineyards with my friend Jessica this evening. This hidden gem is in my darling lakeside town of Rockwall, Texas about thirty minutes east of Dallas. It’s a small, family-owned vineyard with exception wine. The family has been making wine in northern…

Autumn at the Arboretum 2020

It’s the fifteenth year of Dallas Arboretum’s beloved Autumn at the Arboretum festival, which has been named one of the best fall festivals in the country by several national publications. My avid readers know that I look forward to Autumn at the Arboretum all year and never miss it, but this year is particularly special…

Texas Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker

What a magical evening with Texas Ballet Theater! My family went to see The Nutcracker most years of my childhood so I was delighted to continue the tradition with my niece, brother, and sister-in-law. We decided to make an evening of it, since Bass Performance Hall is in one of the cutest areas in all…

Dinner with Jean-Charles Boisset at Chateau du Lac

There are Fridays and then there are Fridays. Last week I had one of those epic evenings that can only be described as dreamy. When Boisset invited me to their Alchemy of the Senses Wine Dinner, I said yes without even knowing the location. That’s how fun their events always are! Little did I know…