Posts Tagged ‘Dallas’

osgood-o’neil salon, Treat Yourself!

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

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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.

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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.


Celebrate the 4th of July

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

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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!

We’re pretending it looks a lot like Christmas

Posted by    |    November 29th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

As children of the media, we’ve been conditioned to hear the word ‘Christmas’ and conjure up images of a snowy wonderland complete with sleigh bells, snowball fights, and a very large man in a red suit.

That said; Texas is blessed (or however you want to look at it) with a warmer climate, and we don’t typically see the snow, so much as patches of ice and/or slush (save for last years’ anomaly).

As of this past weekend, the Clydesdales have arrived – and no – they’re not filming an Anheuser Busch commercial. Rather, it’s that time of year again for carriage rides throughout Highland Park, and tiny twinkling lights are already making appearances down Beverly Drive, and HP Village. So don your short sleeves and Santa hat apparel, it’s time to embrace the Winter season Texas Style.

Tours are available every evening (save for Christmas Eve) at 5:45, 7:00, 8:15, and 9:30.

You+Pics: SMU Pony Spirit

Posted by    |    September 25th, 2010 at 7:55 am

Southern Methodist University student spirit from Dallas, Texas



Posted by    |    July 27th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

What do you get when you put 80 SMU alums on 2 buses to the Ballpark in Arlington with a promise of free beer and hotdogs? A party that could rival John Belushi’s days as a Delta in Animal House. An alum myself, I know that we are a hard working group, but when gratis brewskies are mentioned; our spreadsheets are closed and our 4 o’clock meetings are moved to the following day. We rushed to the buses in our work attire, hopped on board, and grabbed a beer (or three). Everyone threw back a bud light—evidently, we hadn’t lost our college touch (ah, our younger years). We arrived at the stadium for the LA Angels vs our Texas Rangers for what was sure to be a good game—and it was, but try pulling us away from the rousing games of flip cup to inform us of the 3-2 win. It was a night of hanging out with old friends, making new ones, and a fun way for SMU alums in Dallas to reconnect.

The Clock Strikes 12 at Inwood Theater

Posted by    |    July 7th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Attending a midnight movie at the Inwood Theater is an experience you aren’t likely to forget. A variety of individuals, ranging from the downtown hipsters to the Highland Park preps, gather each weekend at the witching hour to view some bizarre and inexplicably popular cult classics. In the past few months, I’ve seen everything from a parody of blaxploitation films to a horror movie about three people being sewn together. One of my greatest Inwood Theater experiences was The Room, a so-bad-it’s-good film by Tommy Wiseau. The Room has reached cult status a la The Rocky Horror Picture Show; viewers bring spoons to throw during certain parts, people run through aisles, some hold up their lighters during “romantic” scenes. All in all, the Inwood brings an eclectic mix of Dallasites to witness the most bizarre cinematic experiences. It’s almost a kind of bonding experience that transcends all barriers; if you have seven dollars and a willingness to be weirded out, there’s something for you at the Inwood.