Tea at the Taschen (The Joule) – Dallas, TX

England is know for afternoon tea, but did you know Dallas has an afternoon tea in one of its nicest hotels? The Joule in Downtown Dallas is not only a place to lay your head; it is also a great place for a spot of tea. Inside hotel sits the The Taschen Library…a bookstore like…

Gelato, The Mafia and Flying Shoes

I recently returned from a winter vacation in Florence with my mother, Cita, and my daughter, Kate. Florence is ancient, in all the right ways, but the streets are tricky. They can be treacherous if one is not vigilant and careful while walking on the uneven, cobblestone paths. This trip had been a good one for…

BIRD Bakery – Highland Park Village

The eagle bird has landed! I flew into BIRD Bakery for their soft opening over the weekend and was so pleased. When I heard the San Antonio-based bakery was opening a local spot I was beyond excited. The look of the HP location is unique and different from the San Antonio location, chic and lovely….

Weekend Wanderings – 9.16.16

It’s Friday Eve people! Ready for the weekend? Here are my top picks for fun and food. So get out there, have some fun and…just eat it up! Friday~ Park(ing) Day Dallas PARK(ing) Day Dallas is held annually on the third Friday in September. This worldwide movement’s goal is to promote social interaction and play by…

Texas Scratch Kitchen – Dallas, TX

Back in March I was invited to give Coconut’s Fish Cafe. While there I visited with one of the creators, Nathan Brasher. I inquired about the Lovers Lane location. He explained they had closed the location and were in the process of rebranding to better suite the wants of the area’s demographic. Well, the rebranding…

Val’s Cheesecakes – Dallas, TX

I have died and gone to heaven.  Cheesecake heaven.  I have been following Val’s Cheesecakes like a stalker on Instagram but my schedule would not allow me to visit. I finally got the chance.  I was not disappointed.  The days sweet and savory cheesecakes are posted outside the little blue beacon! Melissa and Sean (sp.)…

Jaxx Steakhouse – Addison, TX

I have been a patron at Jaxx Steakhouse for over 10 years.  The food and service have always been top notch.  Tonight was a big disappointment.  Once seated, the server shared the specials with us.  We asked the server what the soup of the day was.  She replied, “Oh, we don’t have one. The chef was…

Coppell Farmers Market

This morning I made a trip to the Coppell Farmers Market.  It was a perfect way to start the Fourth of July.  My first stop was Johnson’s Backyard Garden.  Look at these beautiful striped eggplants! Next stop was Village Baking Company for some yummy bread.  I bought a loaf of Meyer Lemon Rosemary and a…