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 …

Latin street food at 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 …

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 …

Best hiking trails in Plano and Dallas

Have you heard of Shinrin-yoku?  I wrote about it in Plano Magazine. The Japanese concept of Shinrin-yoku or forest bathing advocates leisurely walks on gentle paths under a living forest canopy for healing and preventive health benefits.  Here are a few hiking trails in Plano and Dallas are perfect for some 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 …

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 …

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 …