Dallas: Haute Hangouts

By  June 16, 2014

Considering the fact that the city made it onto the Forbes list of Best Places for Business and Careers, if you haven’t made it out to Dallas yet, you just might soon. That’ll be your lucky day because there are new and exciting places to shop, eat, and get pampered popping up all the time. Here are just a handful of my of-the-moment favorites.

Canary Canary 4609 West Lovers Lane, Dallas , TX 75209

I am partial to Canary because it carries up-and-coming designer lines not available anywhere else in the city. Oh, and the decor is to die for.

Milk & Honey Milk & Honey 1906 N Henderson Ave Dallas, TX 75206

This is a favorite spot for fun, inexpensive clothing and accessories unlike anything else out there.

Highland Park Village Highland Park Village 47 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205

With designer boutiques ranging from Tom Ford to James Perse, Highland Park Village is more of a destination than a stop.  With a full range of restaurants, well-known retailers (including Rag & Bone), and lesser-known boutiques (look out for high-end bookstore Chapter Two), you could spend the large majority of your day going in and out of stores.  If you don’t have all day and just need something quick, stop by local coffee shop Number One and then spend some time in Scoop. (For the full list of retailers, click here).

Songbird Society Songbird Society 4631 Insurance Ln, Dallas, TX 75205

If you are in need of any sort of hair help while in Dallas, this is the place to go. Not only are the stylists insanely talented, but the salon itself is absolutely dreamy.

ESPA Spa at the Joule Hotel ESPA Spa at the Joule Hotel 1530 Main St., Dallas, TX 75201

It’s no surprise that the chicest spa in town is at the Joule. With its personalized treatments and an interior design that will leave you speechless, good luck actually getting yourself to leave when you’re finished.

Onyx Nail Bar Onyx Nail Bar 4123 Cedar Springs Rd #109, Dallas, TX 75219

There’s a full-service bar and enough pedicure chairs to sit you next to eight of your closest friends. Need I say more?

Truck Yard Truck Yard 5624 Sears St, Dallas, TX 75206

When it comes to hipster cool, no one does it like Truck Yard. Filled with food trucks (plus a bar in an Airstream trailer), it is the ideal place to hang with friends on a casual night out or a summer afternoon. Be sure to wave to bystanders if you can manage to squeeze yourself into one of the 14 seats in the tree-house bar.

Mi Cocina Mi Cocina 77 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205

A Dallas staple, “MiCo” is a local favorite hangout for drinks and good Mexican food. Known for its Mambo Taxis, these margaritas go down easy and knock you off your feet. Also make sure to try the jalapeño margarita. You won’t regret it.

Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar 2929 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

You can’t come to Dallas and leave without some good Southern cookin’. And if it’s Southern cookin’ you’re after, Sissy’s is where to go.  Make a reservation (this place gets packed) and order the fried chicken. Oh, and don’t forget dessert: The slices of pie are a (very large) piece of heaven.