Posts Tagged ‘The Cedars’

Charles Smith II Fashion Show @ Guapo Skate Park

Posted by    |    March 31st, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Last Friday at Guapo Skills Center in The Cedars, Designer Charles Smith II debuted his SMITH II Autumn/Winter 2014 collection. My friend Heather Lettieri of DFW Style Daily had one of the best seats in the house, next to Dallas fashion experts Lisa Petty, Cynthia Smoot, and Jeanette Chivvis. “Last year, Charles piqued my interest with his obvious talent,” Heather told me. “But with this collection he solidified his place as someone-to-watch. This collection seems inspired by the likes of Rick Owens with an obvious nod to Chanel tailoring. The clothing was daring as usual and nearly flawlessly executed. In just one year Charles has expertly refined his skill and grown into his designer status.” I’ve heard only good things about Charles Smith and I can’t wait to see what’s next for him.

Photo by Chris Jones (chrisjonesfoto.com)

Photo by Chris Jones (chrisjonesfoto.com)

Guapo Skills Center, a skate park which served perfectly as a backdrop for Charles’ cutting-edge collection, is located at 1300 Corinth St, Dallas, TX.

South Dallas In The Snow

Posted by    |    February 12th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

South Side in the Snow (2)

Actual snow is an unusual thing here in Texas. When it comes to “arctic blasts,” harsh ice and sleet are about all we get, and it’s never fun. Have you seen Frozen yet? That “eternal winter” the kingdom gets trapped in? That’s an enviable situation, in my opinion, compared to intense Texas winter weather. You can’t make cute snow angels with your little sister in half-solid, half-marshy, dirt-sprinkled ice clumps. You can’t build Frosty The Snowman with golf ball-sized hail. You just can’t. Very painful “snowball” fights which often result in injuries are about as Disney-montage-worthy as it gets. Last Friday, though, something magical happened. It snowed. Like… actual, real, genuine snow. The kind that falls softly and slowly from the sky, sugar-coating men’s beards and settling on window panes oh-so picturesquely. Some friends and I were in South Dallas for lunch and decided to stop by the NYLO and South Side at Lamar to capture this rare occasion.

Nylo in the Snow (1)

That soft, silent snowfall was certainly peaceful, but after a few minutes of shooting, we were too pathetically cold to really take it all in. We warmed  up at the Baby Back Shak on South Akard with some of the best ribs, beans, and coleslaw I’ve ever had in my life (more details on that heavenly lunch to come soon!).

South Side in the Snow (1)
Nylo in the Snow (3)
Nylo in the Snow (2)

Cedars Open Studios and American Beauty Mill Gallery Open Their Doors Nov. 19th.

Posted by    |    November 15th, 2011 at 1:05 am

Cedars Open Studios and the American Beauty Mill has their 9th annual tour Nov. 19th 12pm-6

This year’s Cedar Open Studios tour tops out with the work from over 80 local artists including 3 large group shows; from South Side Lamar to Hardwood St., C.O.S. banners will hang form the gates of art studios that our open to visitors.

Best way to experience this journey through Dallas’ hidden art scene, is to join the Cedars Bike Tour. Bike Tour starts at 1pm and 3pm at Cedars Space Park (1521 Hickory Street), this guided tour will lead you past the Cedars’ art hotspots like.

RE-gallery, organized by UTA professor Wanda Dye, will show off the work of  40 artists gifted in the media of recycled art, fashion, and architecture. RE Gallery just so happens to be located next to Lee Harvey’s, the Cedar’s best watering hole. (more…)

Exploring South Side on Lamar

Posted by    |    July 11th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Photo Courtesy of: Helios Coverage

Exploring South Side on Lamar gave me a completely new perspective Dallas hasn’t given me before. As a Dallas native, I usually keep to the Park Cities and Uptown neighborhoods, and rarely venture south of Woodall Rogers. South Side is almost like its own little neighborhood with a mini market, coffee shop, cocktail lounge and restaurant.

The most unique aspect of South Side is the eclectic collaboration of businesses and residences. Many residents utilize their loft as a studio for their work, whether they are an artist, designer or musician, the South Side on Lamar lofts allow residents to have a private area where they can use their creative outlet.

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An Off the Bone Experience

Posted by    |    July 7th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

In the Cedars the catchy-named little nook, Off the Bone, provides customers with some authentic finger lickin’ good barbeque.  Despite its deliciousness – there’s not a ton of variety, just your standard pork ribs, beef brisket, sausage and smoked chicken – all which can be converted into a messy, yet scrumptious, sandwich. The menu also provides several hearty sides including baked beans, cole slaw and potato salad.

Space is limited, so Off the Bone prides themselves on convenience and timeliness, which makes it an ideal spot to grab a quick bite or take out. (more…)

Urban Market: A South Dallas Provider

Posted by    |    July 1st, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Photo courtesy of urbanmarketdallas.com

From wine to Raman Noodles, the Urban Market provides supermarket items in the comfort of a small convenient store setting.

According to the Urban Market website, they are the only full-service grocery store serving the downtown Dallas area.

Along with its stocked shelves of popular name-brand items, Urban Market plays host to a café with delicious-looking foods on the menu.

Urban Market has two locations. I explored the one located at 1409 South Lamar in the basement of the red South Side building.

What I loved about this place is its convenience. Residents who live in the lofts on the floors above can be at the market in as long as it takes to push a button and call the elevator. (more…)