Archive for April, 2011

Townhomes in Plano Texas might not be what you think

Posted by    |    April 26th, 2011 at 6:38 pm

As a multiple home owner in the past, I have been very biased on purchasing a home over a townhome. Until yesterday.

I visited a Plano townhome community that definitely opened my eyes. Located near Park and the Tollroad, I had seen the signs many times driving by close to Prestonwood church. My thought was to give the community a chance and see if there were any opportunities for an investor to possibly contract on a model lease back from the builder. (more…)

Pint-Size People Can Change The World: SLANT 45

Posted by    |    April 17th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

It doesn’t take a million dollars. It doesn’t take 23 hours a day. It doesn’t take a lifestyle change. What are we talking about here? Giving back! I know I get caught up in the “day to day” and at times become concerned about things that are not all that grandiose. Never did I think a movie about children collecting cans for a food drive to feed the homeless or covering up graffiti on their school walls would be so incredible. I was wrong. One of the films at Angelika in Plano during the Dallas International Film Festival was SLANT 45 The Movie (Service Learning Adventures in North Texas) which premiered the weekend of Super Bowl XLV here in Dallas this year. What kinds of service-learning projects did these little heroes undertake? (more…)

Tinseltown Sprinkles Its Dust North of 635

Posted by    |    April 12th, 2011 at 9:34 am

The Angelika Film Center in Plano at the Shops at Legacy was a mecca of buzz this weekend for “Planoites”. After days of premieres and red carpets across Dallas, it was now time for films to travel up the tollway and share the glam. Movie buffs, film students, date-nighters and the like all had pie-eyes and smiles at the festivities taking place. Read on to see opinions of the best place in Plano to film a movie! (more…)

International Woman of Mystery and Her Destination Restaurant, Plano-Style

Posted by    |    April 2nd, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I know what you’re thinking. What person who has traveled and lived around the globe could possibly think a suburb would house this so called “destination restaurant?” Well, as a resident with dual citizenship (definition: living in North Dallas on the border of Plano), I can confidently tell you that Jasper’s at the flawless Shops at Legacy is said utopia! We overheard a waiter telling his table that Jasper’s really is a destination restaurant. People come from all over for one specific thing they’ve fallen in love with and they come back time and time again. This haven for “gourmet backyard cuisine” is just that destination.