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…

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…

The Dallas Opera Patron Party 2019

What an honor to be invited back to The Dallas Opera Patron Party this year! I loved last year’s event and was so excited to attend that I rushed back from Fredericksburg today to get all dolled up for the annual soirée. The Patron Party is hosted as a thank you to donors prior to…

Beverley’s Bistro and Bar in Dallas

It’s a dark and stormy morning and I’m just dying to tell you about dinner last night. My mom and I tried a new spot in Dallas before watching Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer orchestra perform and we were so charmed and blown away that I decided to write about it for you. We…

Star Wars Like You’ve Never Heard It Before

Movie lovers, you have not lived until you’ve heard a John Williams score played by Dallas Symphony Orchestra live during a movie screening. Tonight I had the pleasure of attending Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back, one of DSO’s Movies in Concert. Tonight also just so happens to be the kickoff of the 2019-2020…

Picnicking at Shakespeare in the Park

I cannot believe I’ve never been to Shakespeare in the Park before, especially since I love any and every excuse to eat outside on a picnic blanket. Up until my dear friend Matt Holmes was cast as Christopher Marlow in Shakespeare in Love, I had never even heard of Shakespeare Dallas and now I want to…

The Stoneleigh Rosé Garden Party

I had just about the most fabulous Saturday one can have at The Stoneleigh with my friend Rodney this afternoon! This was my first time at The Stoneleigh Rosé Garden Party, formerly called the Pink Party, and it did not disappoint. For my non-Dallas readers: the historic Stoneleigh hotel is located in the very chic…

The Dallas Opera One Night Only Spring Gala

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending The Dallas Opera‘s One Night Only Spring Gala feature three internationally acclaimed tenors: Michael Fabiano, Bryan Hymel, and Matthew Polenzani. The talented trio sang selections from Turandot, Pagliacci, Werther, L’elisir d’amore, Fedora, Eugene Onegin and La Gioconda accompanied by The Dallas Opera Orchestra, conducted by the adorable Italian…