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Guide to Dallas, Texas

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There are two things I love dearly: Champagne & Texas. So it was a joy when Veuve Clicquot asked me to do an Instagram takeover guide to Dallas this past weekend! As if going back home could get any sweeter…

Below are the images in the series they edited down to their 5 favorites but here are a few of my other must see, eat, play places!:

Shopping

Forty Five Ten– A new luxury boutique offering designer clothes and home decor in a historic building surrounded with Texas live oaks with its own cafe.

Neiman Marcus– The historic flagship luxury retailer store opened originally in downtown Dallas in 1907 and still stands to this day with the chic Zodiac restaurant.

Grange Hall– A new and lavish shop that boasts and exquisite collection of home décor, jewelry, handbags, apothecary and other opulent oddities with a floral shop and gorgeous restaurant.

Cocktails

Five Sixty Reunion Tower– See in the above image. This chic and glamorous restaurant and bar by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck sits high atop Dallas in the Reunion Tower, a famous spherical piece of architecture iconic to the Dallas skyline.

Midnight Rambler– An underground craft cocktail salon located in the hip Joule Hotel in the heart of downtown Dallas.

Bowen House– Set in a historic house in Dallas’s cosmopolitan Uptown neighborhood, this charming and cozy watering hole serves craft cocktails and Texas bites.

Activities 

Nasher Sculpture Center– Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher is one of my favorite art museums to take in modern and contemporary sculptures, especially in their curated gardens.

Dallas Arboretum Botanical Garden– I grew up visiting this tranquil and beautiful 66-acre botanical garden with historic structures and sweeping views of White Rock Lake.

Dallas Farmer Market- A Texas-sized sprawling daily market with a focus on seasonal produce, local farms, speciality foods, honey and beds of flowers all for purchase.

The Rustic– Kick up your boots and listen to live Texas music on the patio under string lights at The Rustic in the heart of Dallas, featuring a bar stocked full of Texas made beers and liquors and farm to table eats.

EAT

Bolsa– A cool Bishop Arts District spot in a historic building known as Settles Garage with local seasonal food and amazing flatbreads.

Pecan Lodge– Texas BBQ joint located in Deep Ellum serves up classic comfort with a variety of smoked meats, sides and desserts served on no-frills metal trays, a true southern experience.

El Come Taco– Don’t let the location in a strip mall fool you- this small, loval and hip counter-service taqueria offers the best Mexican fare famous for their street tacos and breakfast tortas.


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Above~ Have champagne, will travel. The perfect backpack for both, by Buscemi

Below~ Attending Veuve Clicquot’s kick-off dinner at the Hotel Zaza starting a nationwide journey for the Champagne house in a silk satin dress by Kaelen & Schutz heels.

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Above~ Enjoying the best of Texas BBQ at Pecan Lodge

Below~ New camera obsession, the Sony A7R II, I used to shoot the Veuve Clicquot Instagram takeover. Not only is it small and light which is great for travel but the built in wifi capabilities for instantly sending yourself photos was flawless.

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Above~ enjoying a glass of Champagne and live music at The Rustic

Below~ what I wore for our night out via snapchat dress & shoes

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Above~ Having a champagne break and light lunch at the luxury boutique Forty Five Ten, one of my favorite Dallas shopping spots where I always discover new treasures. This past trip introduced me to THIS new beauty line I’m obsessed with! The Jasmine Garden botanical mist might be my favorite beauty product ever.

Below~ Lunch stop at El Come Taco, probably my favorite tacos in all of Texas!

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See more of my city guides to…

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  • Looks like you did it up right! I am from Dallas (born and raised) and you hit many of the hot spots! I was named top blogger in Dallas two years in a row and we had the Party at the Rustic! Some of my faves are on my list here: http://www.heleneinbetween.com/2015/04/helenes-best-of-dallas.html

    • Oh amazing! I’ll check out your guide now! Thanks so much Helene! X

  • THOSE TACOS!!

  • Life.stylespiration

    I just found your site and I love it already. The post is great and helpful too, I have a friend in Texas and I hope to visit someday.
    http://www.lifestylespiration.com

  • Great guide! The Dallas Arts District is amazing, but I feel like I need to explore it WAY more now. When I was in Dallas I visited the Sixth Floor Museum which is fascinating – if you haven’t been before, I definitely recommend it for next time (especially if you’re a fan of 11.22.63)

  • Great photos!

    XO, Jessi
    http://www.mywhiteT.com

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    Thank you for your suggestions
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  • Elizabeth

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