10 Things Dallasites Are Talking About Right Now
It’s October, which means it is finally time for cooler temps and all the fall things. But there’s a lot more happening around here than football and pumpkin spice lattes. Here’s a rundown of what Dallasites can’t stop talking about.
1. Uber invades North Texas
Lots of Uber announcements are swirling around North Texas as of late. For starters, the company plans to open a 3,000-employee office in Deep Ellum. This would turn Dallas into its largest hub outside of its San Francisco headquarters. And as if that news weren't exciting enough, Frisco Station just unveiled a helipad built specifically to serve as the first test site for Uber Elevate. Test flights begin in 2020, with a goal of aerial ride-sharing being a full go by 2023.
2. The New Brow Central
Our favorite brow babe, Nicole Blankenship of the Brow Project, has finally moved into her new (and incredibly chic) digs in the Cedars. Chances are, you’ve admired her work on a few faces around town that have been blessed by her immaculate artistry. (Seriously, her microblading is so, so good.) The new studio has also allowed her to add Lauren Munson to the team and expand the list of luxury services.
3. Commune with the Spirits (not that kind)
The latest and greatest in creative cocktailing just so happens to be a Texas-based agave spirit that’s distilled just outside of Austin. Desert Door’s sotol is completely plant-based, with tasting notes of vanilla, cedar and cinnamon. Add touches of dusty cherry, beeswax, allspice and pine nuts, balance them with a rich blend of oak, eucalyptus and a touch of caramel and you’ve got a complex spirit that’s sure to blow up in all the bars this fall. Grab a bottle and try it yourself at Lakewood Medallion or Pogo’s Wine & Spirits.
4. The Party of the Season
While fall in Dallas is always considered to be the city’s most social season, people never seem to get over the hysteria of the Cattle Baron’s Ball. And for good reason: The philanthropic powerhouses tasked with chairing this event bring in entertainers that seem to get bigger and bigger by the year. This year’s event (October 19) is no exception, with Keith Urban hitting the stage with special guest Travis Tritt, who is expected to grace the VIP party with his twangy tunes. Dallas’s ball is the world’s largest single-night fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society—it has raised a whopping $81 million since its inception in 1974.
5. Curtis Stone Does Dallas
Curtis Stone in Dallas? We’re listening. Dallas restaurant entrepreneur Stephan Courseau (Le Bilboquet, Up on Knox) is partnering with both the celeb chef and his brother, Luke Stone, for an exciting concept dubbed Georgie by Curtis Stone, slated to open in early November. Taking over the former Villa-O location, this eatery takes cues from Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The menu focuses on fresh, seasonal courses that showcase sustainable agriculture practices. Get hyped, foodie fam.
6. Your New Favorite Cookbook
If you haven’t heard of Alex Snodgrass of the blog The Defined Dish, congrats: You’ve somehow managed to avoid one of the most beloved food blogs in recent years. (We don’t know whether to be extremely impressed or sad for your kitchen.) The mega mom boss is releasing her inaugural cookbook in December and it is currently available for presale on Amazon. We can’t wait to support the Dallas-based blogger who always stays true to her brand and beats to a beautifully balanced drum. Whether your cravings skew Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free or dairy-free, this is the cookbook for you.
7. Cowboy Boots but Make Them Couture
Miron Crosby and designer Prabal Gurung launched an exclusive limited-edition line of cowboy boots this fall. The line features two styles in eight designs and made its debut at Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2020 New York Fashion Week show. With pieces retailing between $1,895 and $3,995, the Miron Crosby x Prabal Gurung collection will be available on both of the brands’ websites. Out of our budget? Probably. Do we still want a pair? Absolutely.
8. The Luxury Bags Are Coming
In the world of Dallas luxury retail, it isn’t official until you see the writing on the wall. And the Goyard sign is officially up in Highland Park Village. Specific store details are still hush-hush (per usual) on the fancy French fashion house’s first Texas store, but word on the street is that the brand is prepping for a November opening. We can’t wait for the grand opening party. Just sayin’.
9. Your Own Personal Mari Kondo
Is your mess causing you stress? Let The Home Edit come and turn your piles into purpose. Whether you want help with your whole house or one room (think kitchen, closet, bathroom, etc.), there’s now a Dallas team available to provide organizing services in the flesh. It’ll set you back $195 per hour (for two organizers), plus the price of products, but we’re of the belief that a truly organized home is priceless.
10. A Torture Device We’re on Board With
Pilates enthusiasts of Dallas are flocking to University Park’s latest and greatest Lagree-style studio, Tight Lagree Pilates, for an intense workout that burns so good. These 50-minute sessions use Dallas’s first M3X Megaformer and promise rapid results via the high-intensity, low-impact approach. Founder Ginger Appleberry is already giving the people what they want by offering keyless lockers and complimentary sticky socks. (Hey, it’s the little things.)