Best International Restaurants in Dallas : Travel the World through your tastebuds

Summer is around the corner and while we would all like to pack our bags, hop on a plane to go places and see the world.  It’s not always feasible with work, kids schedules, finances and life in general!  Sometimes you don’t need plane tickets for a mini getaway, just Read More …

Girls Getaway : Plano Art and Wine walk

When art and wine come together in Plano’s historic neighborhood, how can I not go… so I gathered my favorite gal pals to sample some wine, admire art and catch up under the twinkling lights at McCall Plaza in Downtown Plano.   We checked in at Events 1013 – it Read More …

Hunt for the perfect Veggie Burger in Dallas

In a land of cowboys, steak and game meat, you don’t have to go hungry if you are a vegetarian, you just have to know where to go.  Did you know – In the United States alone, more than 12 million people are vegetarians, and 19,000 more make the switch Read More …

Girls Getaway : How to spend a Weekend in Dallas with your Girlfriends

Life gets in the way of girlfriends getting together as often as they should. There’s nothing quite like spending the day or weekend with your closest friends, and Dallas offers a variety of destinations to experience with a small group. Here is a well rounded list of suggestions to consider Read More …

Best Coffee Shops in the Dallas Fort Worth Area

A friend asked the other day if we had cute cafes nearby that she could take a friend who was visiting from California, for some coffee & conversation.  Which got me thinking about the coffee shops in Dallas Fort Worth – new instagrammy ones and old favorites.  During weekends when Read More …

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 with kids

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 …

10 Best Brunch in Dallas

Brunch is our favorite meal on a lazy Sunday when you can sleep in and get to a restaurant to have the best of breakfast and lunch with a smidge of alcohol disguised in a mimosa.  Everything is big in Texas – sometimes brunch is the only meal you will need 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 …