Happy Earth Day! This annual holiday, that started in 1970 and is now celebrated in over 190 countries around the world, is the day to stop, take note of your surroundings and honor Mother Earth, as, similar to life, we only have one.Full Story
I’m a big fan of Jessica Jones, the managing editor of D Home/D Weddings. What a crafty lady. She made these beautiful edible Easter egg nests (pictured above) that are surprisingly easy to accomplish. Just five ingredients (including chow mein noodles) and BOOM, you’re done.
You’ve got holiday ready gifts for all the cool people you love.Full Story
Thanks for always reading, thanks for keeping us on our toes, and thank goodness it’s the weekend.
We’re off today, but we hope you’ll have some fantastic time off to spend with your friends and family. Soak in your Sunday.Full Story
Where is the best place in Dallas to buy an Easter basket full of Easter items?Full Story
Easter Sunday brunch is a time for celebration, a time to bring family and friends together with great food and beautiful glasses of wine. If you are staying in for Easter brunch, here are a selection of wines ideal to pair with anything from smoked salmon to beef tenderloin. A few were sent in for editorial consideration.Full Story
Whether or not you believe fluffy, giant bunnies dole out chocolate candies or not, your mother (or mother-in-law) probably wants you to take her to Easter brunch. Rise above and beyond the call of expectation, and take her to a nice sit-down meal. We have a list of 32+ restaurants where someone will be happy to receive your call.Full Story
Dark chocolate consumption is a bona fide guilty pleasure of mine that I partake in regularly. In preparation for the upcoming Easter holiday, I have spent a great deal of time visiting some of the city’s most popular chocolatiers to stock up on gifts. Last weekend while visiting downtown McKinney, I made one of my favorite discoveries to date: the dark chocolate bark line from Dr. Sue’s Chocolate.Full Story
Spring is here, love is in the air, and all is well. The only thing you need to worry about is making those Easter brunch reservations. Well, no fear. We’ve got you. Keep checking back for updates, too.Full Story
The luckiest day of the year is right around the corner, thanks to the Irish, of course. Bagpipers, red heads, beer, corned beef, and cabbage may be stereotypical of St. Patrick’s Day, but never under-appreciated in Dallas. Check out these 12 beautiful ways to celebrate St. Patty’s with some food and drink.Full Story
Mardi Gras is called Fat Tuesday for a reason. Eat and drink Cajun-style in Dallas this coming Tuesday, March 4. I know I’m counting down the days ’til it’s time to get stuffed on some delicious New Orleans grub.Full Story
Poor planning this Valentine’s Day leads to unhappy loved ones, but never fear. There are plenty of ways to salvage this weekend. Top it off with a little spontaneity, whether it’s a cooking class through the Winter Chefs Cooking Class Series or taking your gal pal to the park.Full Story
Whether your Valentine’s Day involves you and your sweetheart sipping Champagne, you and your best friends sipping Cosmos and watching reruns of Sex In The City, or a large celebration with both, a good cocktail is in order for a very special night to show all that you love themFull Story
Romance is in the air, along with a bit of a chill, so if you need to warm your heart and that of your sweetie’s here are a few ideas to give this Valentine’s Day.Full Story
Valentine’s Day is one of the many holidays when calories shouldn’t and don’t count. At least that’s what I tell myself. Instead of doing your usual hearts-and-roses routine, change it up this year. We’ve got a list of 10 awesome desserts to get your valentine.Full Story
Every year, as soon as Chinese New Year rolls around, Asia shuts down. Chinese people take advantage of their two-week holiday to get outta town. If a loved one dies during the extended break? Well, you’re pretty much screwed. A lot of funeral homes aren’t open for business, either.
Here in America, Chinese New Year isn’t as widely celebrated for more than one obvious reason. Yet Asian-American households still take it seriously. Especially young kids. For them, it’s like a second Christmas. Per tradition, parents, relatives, and family friends give hong bao (red envelopes) filled with money to children and even young adults. Families gather to eat dumplings, noodles, new year cakes, and fish. It’s always the biggest and best meal of the year. And today all of the multi-day celebrations begin. 2014 is the year of the horse.
Chinese culinary traditions are naturally confusing, even if you grew up with them. But here are some of the foods you need to start the new year off right.Full Story
While you’re waiting for Super Bowl Sunday, here are some events to keep you occupied ’til then. It’s going to be a jam-packed weekend with Chinese New Year and football. But, lucky for you, you don’t have to choose. You can do it all.Full Story
Friends and neighbors—especially those with XY chromosomes—it’s time to get off your bean bag chair and start dialing the tellyphone.Full Story
In Texas, we heart Blue Bell just as much as Floridians love their Publix-brand ice cream. And for a V-Day grinch like me, a gal who has the pleasure of assembling a very long list of places to dine out on February 14, there’s really no joy in all this lovey-dovey frou frou.
But if Valentine’s inspires super-chocolate-desserts like Blue Bell’s newest flavor, I can definitely get on board. The ‘I ♥ Chocolate Ice Cream’ flavor is a game-changer.Full Story
According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, The Year of the Horse embodies a sense of energy, intelligence, and ability. That being the case, Wolfgang Puck’s establishment, Five Sixty, atop Dallas’ renowned Reunion Tower, seems the appropriate venue to celebrate Chinese New Year, which starts on January 31 this year. Last night, executive chef Patton Robertson presented a picturesque, five-course prix fixe media dinner centered around the upcoming celebration. Admittedly, this is “Americanized” Asian cuisine, but the views of Dallas are the best I’ve ever seen.Full Story
Alright. It’s that time of the year again—when flowers, hearts, chocolates, and all that other ooey-gooey stuff that grinches like me try to pretend don’t exist. But it does.
So, without further ado, I’m presenting you the list of places to book your V-Day dinner. More menus will flood my inbox soon, so fret not. You’ll have plenty of options within the next two weeks. Start booking those places now, though. I hear The Mansion is already almost full. Dang. Better get on it. Lock it down, boys. Lock it down.Full Story