Archive for June, 2011

Fall in Cinematic Love with Inwood Theatre

Posted by    |    June 23rd, 2011 at 10:45 am

courtesy of dallasobserver.com

There are so many reasons to love Inwood Theatre: the love seats, the beautiful murals, the amazing popcorn and concessions stand, one of Dallas’ best martini bars and the undeniable greatness of being able to bring that martini into the theatre with you.

Inwood Theatre has a long-standing history in Dallas. First opening in 1947, the charming theatre was able to maintain that charm over the years thanks to an extensive renovation in 2005 when Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner took over Landmark Theatres.

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Celebrate the 4th of July

Posted by    |    June 21st, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Photo Courtesy of Strange Culture Blog

The fourth of July is one of my personal favorite holidays because there are so many activities to enjoy on this patriotic and fun filled weekend.  Many Dallasites escape to various lakes for boating, tubing and just getting away; however, there are still many events occurring if you prefer staying in the city. The annual Park Cities Parade joyfully weaves around the neighborhood stringing along numerous floats, fancy cars, horses and other buggies. Residents unite together to celebrate and watch their friends and neighbors participate in floats supporting their teams, clubs, and families.

If you want to continue the celebration, a large picnic at Goar Park follows the parade where friends and families join together to eat, drink and play games.  If you want to celebrate the holiday more intimately, many people in HP, and allover Dallas, host barbeques and pool parties to soak up the sun and enjoy the day. A perfect ending to a wonderful day, watch a fireworks show at night. Almost all country clubs around Dallas show off their own beautiful array of fireworks. Enjoy this holiday and don’t forget to wear your red, white and blue!

One Stop Summer Shop

Posted by    |    June 21st, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Photo Courtesy of Adeline's Facebook Page

Looking for a new shop to fulfill your summer wardrobe needs? Adeline on Lovers Lane is your solution. A previous peer of mine, Graeme Gehring, debuted her cozy yet trendy boutique this past May. After graduating from The University of Oklahoma in Spring 2010, Gehring decided to combine her passion for fashion and interest in retail to launch her very own store. The young entrepreneur traveled to markets in Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles to carefully select merchandise for Adeline. After asking Gehring what her target and objective were for opening Adeline, she stated, “I wanted to open a store with affordable clothing because I have always shopped for high quality yet affordable clothing and I don’t think there are enough stores in this area that serve that purpose. My price point is set to engage my target consumer – young women between 17 and 26. This age group of women usually doesn’t have a lot of extra money to spend on expensive clothes so they seek high quality yet inexpensive clothing.” One feature that sets Adeline apart from most local boutiques is Gehring creates most of the jewelry herself.

As an avid Adeline consumer, my favorite aspect of the store is its welcoming ambiance and original merchandise.  Adeline provides fashion forward customers with charming jewelry, clutches, undergarments and clothes ranging from tank tops to bandage skirts.  Whether you are attending a casual BBQ or going dancing, Adeline has everything you will need for the summer.

Adeline is located at 4412 Lovers Lane in Park Cities.

Anti-’bucks: Drip Coffee on Lovers Lane

Posted by    |    June 13th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Sometimes, you just don’t want to go to Starbucks. (Shocking, I know.) Perhaps you feel they’ve gotten to know you a little too well. Perhaps you fear large crowds. We’ve all found comfort in the familiarity of the ‘bucks, but every now and then we crave something new and different in our coffee experiences.

This is where Drip Coffee comes in. This little beacon of roasted hope on Lovers Lane combines the two things I cherish most in a coffee shop: a quality product (they hand roast their coffees on site) and an inviting atmosphere. (more…)

HP’s Harrison Frazar Gettin’ Jazzed in Memphis

Posted by    |    June 11th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Former Highland Park Scot Harrison Frazar is en fuego right now, just three shots out of the lead in the Fedex St. Jude’s Classic in Memphis. The 39-year-old was a three-time all-state player and won two state championships with Highland Park High from 1986-1990. Harrison graduated from University of Texas in 1996 with a degree in Psychology and Business Foundations. He has split time between playing on the PGA Tour and also working in Dallas for a commercial real-estate firm as an analyst for office, retail and industrial acquisitions and development. Frazar has been close but never won a tournament; however, there is some consolation in that he has banked almost $10 million in winnings.  The mild-mannered pro has recently begun designing golf courses in Texas, but his passion is spending time with friends and family. Go Harrison!

UPDATE: Harrison Frazar hung on to win in a playoff over Swede Robert Karlsson, ending his 13-year drought and earning him a spot in next year’s Masters tournament. Frazar also took home a check for $1,070,000!