I am just loving living in Dallas! I just moved here a few weeks ago, and I really can't imagine a more perfect city for me. I am still in Texas and close to my family and friends, but there are so many amazing places to go and things to do here! All I want to do is shop and eat and get pampered and go out, etc. etc.
So if you're in Dallas, what should you do this weekend? Here are some places I've loved lately:
After Work Friday: The Rattlesnake Bar at the Ritz Carlton. We went one night to this bar at the Ritz before we went out to the other, more crazy bars, and I am seriously obsessed with it now. There is an inside area that is so sexy and sophisticated (as to be expected), plus a more casual outdoor area. It was in stark contrast to the ridiculously crowded bars we went to later, and it has kicked off my hotel bar craze.
Saturday Daytime: Bellacures. I needed a pedicure so bad. Like so bad. To me, getting any kind of spa treatment, including manis or pedis, should be a pampering occasion, so I'll spend a little more for the environment. Bellacures is new to Dallas, and I think it is so pretty. They did a great job, my toes still look fantastic, and the place is very Instagram-able.
Sunday Brunch: Dish Restaurant. Dish is located super close to me, and it is just fabulous. I am a sucker for cool lighting, and Dish has really awesome lighting that changes constantly. Fashion shows are playing on the TVs on the wall and little chandeliers add a little flare to the ceiling. The food was delicious, the mimosas were cheap, valet is free, and every third Sunday is a drag brunch (for realz).
After Brunch Treat: Kate Weiser Chocolate. This artisan chocolate shop just opened on Tuesday and I went the first day with one of my friends to check it out. I was blown away! The place is located in the super cool Trinity Groves area, which I had never been to before, and the actual Kate Weiser shop is very small, but packed with artsy little chocolates. There is a super cool mural of Kate with different colors splashed across her face, and each of the little bon bons are very creative (I bought one filled with rose champagne!). It took me forever to decide which to try, and I still want to go back and try everything!
Have a great weekend!