I was born and raised in Dallas and couldn’t love this city any more.  Readers often ask my favorite spots for shopping, dining and where to stay, so I’ve compiled a list of my favorite spots in the place I love to call home.



Luxury: Highland Park Village

Luxury Boutique: Forty Five Ten

Beauty: Sephora, NordstromNeiman Marcus

Boutique: Elements

Vintage: Vintage Martini

Department: Nordstrom Northpark MallNeiman Marcus Downtown


Coffee: Mercat Bistro and Ascension (More favorites in this post)

Shopping and Lunch: Mirador

Quick Salads and Sandwiches: Bread Zeppelin

American: Hillstone

Tex Mex: Mi Cocina

Margaritas and Mexican: Javier’s

Southern Cooking: Sissy’s

Southern Breakfast: Bubba’s

Italian: Taverna and Campisis

Brunch: Breadwinners Cafe and Ascension

Acai Bowls: Nekter

Smoothies and Juices: The juice bar

Healthy Lunch: Flower Child

Casual market: Eatzi’s

Asian: Mint

Sushi: TeppoShinsei and Uchi

After dinner drinks: The Lounge 31

Hotel bar: The Mansion

Seated Tea: The DeGolyer House at The Arboretum

Casual Steakhouse and Salad Bar: Dunston’s

Nice Steakhouse: Nick and Sam’s

New and Trendy: Town Hearth


Gardens: The Arboretum

Park: Klyde Warren Park

Run: The Katy Trail

Workout Class: The Tread Barre

Park: Klyde Warren Park

Museum: The Nascher and The Dallas Museum of Art

Spa: NordstromBliss

Nails: Pampered Soles

Play: Top Golf

Basket Ball and Hockey Games: American Airlines Center

Football Games: AT&T Stadium

Stay: The Joule, The Crescent, The Mansion

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Images by Mary Summers


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