Posts Tagged ‘Caitlin Clark’

Drybar: The Perfect Blow-Out

Posted by    |    October 26th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

photo courtesy of dmagazine.com

The Heavens smiled upon Dallas the day that the Los Angeles-based Drybar finally landed on Oak Lawn Avenue. The salon has been receiving rave reviews from Vanity FairPeople and The New York Times (just to name a few) since it first swept through California like wildfire. It’s easy to see why: it’s literally “Girl Heaven”*.

The impeccably designed white and yellow salon geared solely towards blow-outs is chic and feminine. Guests are ushered to a station complete with iPhone charger, purse hook and a front row seat to the movie playing throughout the salon (always something approved of in “Girl Heaven” such as Mean Girls or Moulin Rouge). After being offered complimentary wine or champagne, guests are encouraged to “pick your poison”: a menu of Cosmopolitans, Mai Tais, Straight Ups, Manhattans and Southern Comforts (hairstyles, not cocktails) are all available for only $35.

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osgood-o’neil salon, Treat Yourself!

Posted by    |    October 17th, 2011 at 10:06 am

photo courtesy of dailycandy.com

In terms of a hair cut, I’m perfectly willing to go to Supercuts. But when it comes to the color of my hair, the stakes are higher. Let’s face it, hair can make or break you, so having faith in the people tin foiling it up is immensely important. Three years ago, I was new to Dallas and completely clueless on where to get my locks lightened. An insightful friend highly recommended osgood-o’neil salon and I’ve never turned back. I literally refuse to go anywhere else.

photo courtesy of jonesbaker.com

The salon, which has received several accolades for decor and colorists, is an experience every Dallasite should be lucky enough to have. Even men, there are lots of males in there every time I go. Receptionists and colorists look like they’ve stepped out of the glossy pages of an edgy magazine. Brick walls, beautifully stylized stations, chandeliers and couches create an atmosphere the Kardashians would approve of. It’s an upscale experience with an upscale price, but it’s worth every penny. I’ve been receiving compliments on my hair color for the past four years now. osgood-o’neil is particularly good with blondes, creating a naturally lightened look that gives me that uber-blonde look I had always dreamed of without making me look like one of Hef’s girls next door. Make sure you get their glaze treatment, one of the techniques that makes the color blend together naturally.

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Dip into Dive

Posted by    |    August 2nd, 2011 at 11:49 am

photo courtesy of dealery.com

I’ve been having a mini love affair with Dive for a while now, and I think it’s time I finally spoke out about it. I love it so much. I love the coastal cuisine, I love the soothing white and mint interior and I love the fact that you can dip pretty much every entree (love to dip).

But I’m not just going to go on some rant about how awesome it is. There are some negatives. Mainly, the prices. Honestly, it’s a little too pricey for me to go as often as I would like to (I just can’t bring myself to pay $12 for a little ahi tuna every day). But when you think about it, there’s really no where else like it. It’s tacos, ceviche and wraps are unmatched in my opinion. So while I wish the prices were lower, I’m willing to shell out a little extra change to keep my coastal cuisine taste buds satisfied.

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Core Fusion at Exhale Spa

Posted by    |    July 6th, 2011 at 11:56 am

I stumbled upon the magic of Core Fusion completely by accident. I headed over to Exhale Spa under the false illusion that I would be taking part in a beginner’s yoga class (there’s no shame in being a beginner, okay?), but was abruptly denied my soothing, amateur class and told that my only option was Core Fusion. I had to buy special grippy socks was informed that this particular workout would focus on every part of my body. I was terrified.

I put on my grippy socks, grabbed a matt, ball, belt and weights and awaited my fate. I would either fail miserably or receive one of the best workouts of my 21 years in existence. I’m happy to say it was the latter.

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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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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…)