Dallas, TX - Where Everything is Bigger and Better
Living that Texas life! Welcome to Dallas, where everything really is bigger and better. I'm sharing a FREE travel guide of the most luxurious places to stay and best things to do over a weekend visit. I find the must see, Instagrammable, spots so you don't have to; let's go y'all!
Located in Northern Dallas, in West Plano, you'll be greeted by modern luxury at the Renaissance Hotel. You'll enter under a grand chandelier and multi-story marble steps. This upscale, luxurious, hotel is situated among many top dining and shopping options that are just right outside your door.
The rooms are filled with natural light, city views, ample space to relax and unwind, and endless modern touches!
Elevate your afternoon at the rooftop pool, where you will have the most picturesque view of downtown Dallas; it's the perfect way to enjoy the Texas heat with a cocktail in hand.
Just hangin’; I found the most picturesque, aesthetic, and tasty brunch spot in all of Dallas! Located at the Virgin Hotel is Common's Club. It's the perfect spot to enjoy brunch with your girls, grab an afternoon cocktail, or enjoy coffee and work in one of their cozy side rooms. Don’t skip out on ordering the pancake board, but make sure to bring a friend because it’s huge! You're welcome!
Love you like XO! On every day we wear pink...when it’s at XOXO Dining Room. If you're looking for the cutest, all pink, super picturesque brunch spot then look no further than XOXO. I recommend getting the rose french toast, which yes, is even pink too! If you're traveling with your girlfriends, this is a must to add. And, there are endless places to snap a photo for the memories!
Reporting for mermaid duty! Located in the Bishop Art's District, a cute and walkable area of Dallas that is surrounded by local restaurants and shops, is Paradiso. If you haven't guessed by now, I am always on the lookout for restaurants that have amazing food AND a picturesque atmosphere; Paradiso is just that! The inside is covered with pops of pink and velvet touches while the outside is a garden oasis. I recommend the Purple & Lilac cocktail which is so refreshing!
Located on the first floor of the Renaissance is ŌMA, a chic Asian fusion breakfast spot. You can order to your room and have breakfast in bed, or enjoy the ambiance of this quaint breakfast spot. Checkout my live stories here to see the entire spread we got; it was delicious!
Meet me in the garden oasis for Tex-Mex! If you're looking for a peaceful, quaint, and delicious lunch spot then look no further than Las Palmas. I highly, highly, recommend ordering the Mexican Pizza; when I tell you this is the best pizza I’ve ever had, just believe me! Also, to all my ladies with a sweet tooth, don’t skip out on the sopapilla cheesecake that is decadently filled with endless layers of goodness. I can't even embellish that I still think about this dessert on the weekly (lol).
Bon appétit, Dallas! From the founders of the famous Carbone restaurant that many of you will recognize from NYC, is this chic brunch and dinner spot. Located in the high-end designer district, Highland Park, is Sadelle's. They are known for their picturesque towers of homemade bagels & lox which come on a tiered platter. We came for lunch and shared (it's huge) the rotisserie chicken and mashed potatoes, which was packed full of flavor!
Let's go girls! If you're looking for the perfect place to drink, play, and gather then you're in for a treat at Legacy Food Hall. Just a short walk from the Renaissance Hotel is this vibrant spot. When you enter, you'll be immersed with a lively culture and be able to choose from over 20 local food and drink vendors. We tried everything from brisket nachos and tacos to sushi and hibachi; there's truly something that everyone will love. To top off your evening, grab tickets to one of their outdoor performances and enjoy the live music with a spicy marg in hand!
What happens in Tulum...Found a piece of Tulum, without actually having to make the trip, in the heart of Dallas! It has you feeling like you’re in the heart of Mexico because it’s an entire vibe, y’all. From the vibrancy of the jungle themed bar to the feathered lamps and beach themed décor, it feels like a Tulum vacation brought to you. I highly recommend their Pasiflora 75, which is basically a French 75 with a spicy kick to it.
I la la love you, Dallas! You will quite literally get lost in lalaland at this Instagrammable coffee shop. When I tell you they have the kindest workers and most inviting atmosphere, just believe me! We stopped by for an afternoon pick me up, and the strawberry fields matcha was out of this world. You can't leave without taking a picture with the yellow truck outside.
For the love of the bean! Located next to Common's Club is Ascension Coffee, which is perfect for a coffee date or a study session. They have plenty of indoor seating as well as an outdoor oasis to enjoy the Texas heat underneath the greenery in a serene (and cooler) way.
Bistro 31: 87 Highland Park Village #200, Dallas, TX 75205
Calling all of my Coco Chanel lovers, let me introduce you to Chanel No. 31! Also located at Highland Park is Bistro 31 which is known for their Chanel inspired, Instagrammable, cocktail. I recommend grabbing a table outside and enjoying the Chanel No. 31 cocktail after a day of shopping the designer district.
Whiskey Moon: 6007 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX 75024
When you step into Whiskey Moon, which is located at the Renaissance Hotel, you'll immerse yourself in the West of Zen. It is the perfect late night stop before heading back to your room to relax; I highly recommend the Texas Wontons and Crispy Brussels Sprouts which are full of flavor and prefect for sharing.
Love shack, baby love shack! Also located in the heart of Highland Park and in walking distance to Bistro 31 and Sadelle's, is the iconic LoveShackFancy. The entire store is a dream that will have you on cloud nine. They are known for their feminine pieces and all pink aesthetic. Make sure to grab a photo outside with this stunning floral wall!
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