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