Tea at Taschen at Joule, Dallas

Mother’s day came a little early for me this year… Since the girl is off in college and Mother’s day falls around her midterms, we decided to celebrate a little early when she was visiting in Spring.  From big fat brunches to lovely shopping experiences, there are lots of things Read More …

Arepa TX

Arepa is a type of food made of ground maize dough or cooked flour prominent in the cuisine of Colombia and Venezuela. It is eaten daily in those countries and can be served with accompaniments such as cheese, cuajada (fermented milk) or avocado, or split to make sandwiches.  Having never been Read More …

10 Family Friendly things to do in Dallas

Having lived in Dallas for over 15 years, its about time I shared a list of our favorite things to do in Dallas.  We have loved seeing the wonderful transformations happening around Dallas and it is becoming more of  fun city to visit, there is more to Dallas than Cowboys and Rodeos.  When we are Read More …

Best hiking trails in Plano and Dallas

Spring is in the air- we Dallasites know it only lasts a couple of weeks before it gets hot and humid, it is time to hit the abundant hiking trails both inside and outside suburbia. This time of the year some of the trails especially the bluebonnet trail has carpets Read More …

DFWSAFF : Dallas’s very own South Asian Film Festival

Four years ago, one frost evening we braved icy road conditions to attended the first DFWSAFF screening in Angelika, Plano. I was excited to see the inaugural opening film that night – Brahmin Bulls an uplifting father and son story set in Los Angeles. I was pretty excited that the Dallas Read More …

Tupelo Honey : A Soulful farm to table spot with Southern roots

Located in the new and shiny Star Complex in Frisco, Tupelo Honey is a little beacon of hope for Texas foodies – the vegetarian ones like me. From the wait staff that pulls out the chair for you to the menu boasting southern classics like buttery drop biscuits, fried okra, Read More …

Sun Salutation : Starting the day with Yoga

Sun Salutation is probably the most popular Yoga sequence and how I usually start my day. Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation consists of 12 yoga poses and is best to be practiced in the morning in order to wake up the body and greet the sun. The sequence can be Read More …

Diner en Blanc : The chic picnic Wows Dallas

Earlier in October about 2500 Dallasites, dressed in their elegant whites came together to have an chic pop-up picnic at the Dallas Arboretum. This is the third year Dallas hosts the Diner en Blanc and the event has gotten so popular that it sold out in a few hours after Read More …

Fall Festivals around Dallas

As the temperature starts to drop it is time for some fall festival fun around town.  Who am I kidding – the temperatures don’t really drop around here in Dallas till November but we Texan love to celebrate the season.  Diwali – a festival of light celebrated by most Indian Read More …

Fridamania: Celebrating Frida Kahlo’s 110th Birthday

Fridamania: Celebrating Frida Kahlo’s 110th Birthday By: Riya Shah, UT Austin   It’s a Frida Fest here at the Dallas Museum of Art! Fueled by the rediscovery of Frida Kahlo along with a biopic in her name, Fridamania has kicked off once again. In celebration of the DMA’s widely successful Read More …

ZimSculpt : Modern Zimbabwean stone sculpture exhibition at the Dallas Arboretum

Summer at the Dallas Arboretum is beautiful with the gardens brimming with colorful summer blooms and beautiful water features around to cool off. This summer is extra special as the garden is dotted with special sculptures – known as Shona sculpture, these contemporary pieces can be as large as seven Read More …

North Italia : A lovely little slice of Italy in Plano, Texas

We love everything Italian – from trips to Italy,  Italian truffles, gelato… and of course Italian food.  We are super excited about the newest Italian addition to the food scene at Legacy West: North Italia. This Fox Restaurant Concepts brand that also brought to us Flower Child and True Food Read More …