Dallas Highlights

Travel Twenties


I’m back from a fabulous girls weekend in Dallas. It certainly wasn’t a restful weekend, but it was so.much.fun. I’ve been to Dallas a couple of times, but I feel like I got to know the city a bit better this time and I just loved the vibe of Uptown. My friend Liz was such a fantastic host! So without further ado – some weekend highlights:

Mambo Taxis [sangria + frozen margarita] and the most amazing shrimp tacos with Liz & Liz and her sweet parents at Mi Cocina:



Being reunited with the girls and then having everyone in the bar stare when Liz ordered six beer-ritas in gigantic glasses [soooo good btw]:

Walking with water bottles full of grapefruit mimosas to an urban park downtown:



Cocktails at a rooftop bar!:

The Harvest Special – maker’s mark, pumpkin beer, vanilla, nutmeg:

An epic dinner at Cedars Social that involved 15 small plates, dessert, a punch bowl, and one large stomach ache [so worth it]:

{parmesan truffle fries}

{truffle mac + cheese}

[sausage & pepper flatbread}

{pork belly}

{squid ink pasta with lobster}

{red velvet!}

{chocolate hazelnut tart – so divine}
Occupying the dance floor for hours despite a snobby DJ who refused to play any of our ‘mainstream’ requests:):

And an almond butter, jelly, and caramelized banana quesadilla that blew my mind at brunch.
I feel so lucky that I got to spend the weekend with people who make me feel so alive [until I stay up until four and feel dead] – this gathering got me pumped to be reunited with a giant group of friends at my very own wedding:)
Thanks to Liz for hosting!!
  • Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets
    November 12, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    OH my gosh all that food looks INCREDIBLE. Nothing better than good food and friends! 🙂

  • Liz
    November 12, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I’m framing that rooftop pic. Thanks for making sure we documented the weekend, Laura! Can’t wait until the next time I see you!!

  • Diana
    November 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Agree with Ashley, all of the food looks AMAZING!

    ps. loved your whole outfit in the first pic. Especially your shoes!

  • NYC Fit GIrl
    November 13, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Looks like you had a great weekend! I have never had a beer-rita but it looks so damn good!

  • Kath
    November 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Make me that pumpkin drink! Fun weekend