Six BASIC Fall Things That Make Me Not Completely Hate This Season #IMissSummer

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To know me is to know that I’m tropical. I was raised in the humidity of New Orleans, LA, I’ve never taken a cold-weather vacation and my mood is definitely less bubbly on days of extreme dismal weather. However, as much as I hate to admit it, there are a few things that come about during the fall months that I can muster up a enough strength to enjoy. Continue reading

10 Non-Traditional Foods to Add to Your Tailgate Party This Weekend

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As we gear up for another weekend of all-day Saturday college football cheering and Sunday NFL rooting, guys from all over this great country will be waking up at the crack of dawn to pack coolers, marinate steaks and load up grills and tents that will come together for their friends and family to enjoy a celebrated tailgate party! If you’re one of these tailgate masters, make this football season’s tailgates a little more interesting with some spins on your traditional tailgate dishes! Continue reading

7 Travel Apps to Never Leave Home Without

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Research, plan, book, prioritize, check-in, reserve–our smartphones do it all as our most trusted and most reliable companions when traveling. Check out these seven travel app must-haves for your iPhone or Android. Continue reading

In Texas, Every Season is Wedding Season: 5 Wedding Guest Rules for Survival

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Last year, 10 weddings, this year, six weddings. Love is definitely in the Texas air. While I enjoy celebrating the nuptials of friends, shaking my groove-thang on the dance floor and sampling spirits from the open bar, for some, the collage of wedding invitations covering their refrigerator door can be rather overwhelming. If that’s you, follow these easy-to-follow rules to get you through the craziest of wedding seasons. Continue reading

3 World Cup-Themed Cocktails for Those Who are “Into It” Merely for the Social Aspect

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Everyone’s all “USA!” “Vai Brasil!” “¡Viva México!” while I’m like, “So, they just played for 90 minutes and the game ends 0-0? That’s dumb.” Needless to say, I’m contributing nothing to the daily World Cup debriefings in the office break room every morning. For those of you whom are indifferent about the once-every-four-years-worldwide-pandemonium, show your “interest” in this ancient international competition by serving up these “World Cup themed” cocktails for you and your FIFA fanatic friends to enjoy.  Continue reading

Turn Down for What? 3 Ways to Turn Up in Dallas for Free

Turning up in Dallas doesn’t have to cost you a dime. This city is immersed with outdoor adventures sure to cure the highest level of boredom. Next time you have an itch to frolic around the Big D, consider these fun options that will save you money.

Play at the Park

Klyde Warren Park

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Y’all do know that there’s a 5.2-acre park floating on top of Woodall Rodgers Freeway, right? From yoga classes to Dallas skyline tours, end-of-the-month concerts to salsa dance classes, Klyde Warren Park is a mall of free outdoor entertainment options. This “urban oasis” covered with 37 native plant species and 322 trees is the perfect venue to kick around the soccer ball, lie down on a blanket to read a New York Time’s best-seller, or sit under the stars with the Dallas skyline as your backdrop, while watching a Sunday evening film screening. If you get hungry and happen to have a few dollars in your pocket, Klyde Warren is outlined with an eclectic buffet of food trucks. Continue reading