Settled

Life Travel

Hello from the big D! I’ve been in Dallas for a week now, and it finally feels like home. This is the first time I’ve moved with lots of furniture, and it took a long time to get everything arranged and unpacked. I’m so ready to stay in one place for a little while!

Of course, I’ve already had some lovely meals – Matt and I drove to Dallas in my car and stopped in Knoxville, TN on the first night. The main square was so cute and we enjoyed dinner at a vegetarian cafe called The Tomato Head. Its been a bit hard to get back into semi-healthy eating after all the treats in Europe….

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especially when we got to Memphis!

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We ventured down to Beale St. and got lured into one of the bbq joints. I tired the ribs and catfish and both were awesome.

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The second night, we stopped in Little Rock, AR – the city was cute and clean and seemed like it was very up and coming. We experienced a terrifying thunderstorm while walking around and had to duck into the Flying Saucer for a ridiculous beer selection.

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I was pretty excited when we finally made it to Dallas! And it’s hot, but I’m finding the weather more enjoyable than NC because the humidity is lower! We had one day in the 90s that felt like fall to me:)

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I loooove our new space, and even though we had to downgrade to a one bedroom, it feels very spacious. Everything is bigger in Texas when it comes to housing, that’s for sure.

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During our first weekend of exploration, we tried one of the many taco joints and had a fun experience – three tacos and two sides for $10!!!

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We also met some friends out on the town and ventured into the Deep Ellum district, which was very cool. I was then introduced to the dance scene at the Ritz Carlton – a true gem!

Adios, friends.

  • Marissa@ohhhsolovely
    July 31, 2013 at 11:40 am

    i think dallas would be a really neat place to live! i’m sure you guys will scout out all the good food too. beautiful kitchen in your new place!

    • Laura
      August 1, 2013 at 9:59 am

      Thanks! The kitchen is amazing and is def helping me get back into cooking!

  • Kori
    July 31, 2013 at 11:46 am

    That is so cool! I’m from & live in Knoxville, TN, but I’ve been in Plano & Dallas, TX the last 7 wks for my Public Health Nutrition internship. I think it’s cool that Knoxville & Dallas seem to be linked together a lot. I’m a KERF reader & have been following your blog. You & your weddung were beautiful, & I wish you the best on this new change!

    • Laura
      August 1, 2013 at 9:58 am

      Thanks! Knoxville was so cute!

  • Martha
    July 31, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    My parents live in Dallas and love the food there! One of their favorite restaurants is Fish City Grill if you want good fish tacos.

    • Laura
      August 1, 2013 at 9:58 am

      Will try it!! Thanks:)

  • Allyson
    July 31, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I can’t believe how much you eat and yet you look so slim! I am jealous – all i eat are salads and no bull burgers, and yet so chunky.

    • Laura
      August 1, 2013 at 9:57 am

      I really only eat out twice a week at most and def packed on some pounds during the honeymoon:)

  • Leslie
    July 31, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Welcome to Texas. You’re going to love it. Great food, great shopping, great stuff to see and do. I have read your blog for a long as you have been writing. You have been living life in fast motion these last few months. How cool that you and your new husband can start your new life together in a new city. I wish you well.

    • Laura
      August 1, 2013 at 9:50 am

      Thanks:) I’m so excited!

  • Aly
    August 1, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Please tell me where you shop! I LOVE all your honeymoon clothes 🙂

    • Nina
      August 1, 2013 at 10:01 am

      Agreed! Would love to know where your dresses were from!

    • Laura
      August 1, 2013 at 10:05 am

      Thanks! I searched around for honeymoon clothes and there was no one place in particular – I found items at boutiques like Bevello and Francescas, big discount stores like Loehmann’s and TJ Maxx, and mall stores like Express, Forever 21, Anthropologie, and Urban. Was there a specific item?

      • Nina
        August 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm

        The blue dress with the cutout, but they’re all great!

        • Laura
          August 3, 2013 at 6:43 pm

          I got it at a boutique on Bald Head Island – the brand is Esley if that helps!

      • Aly
        August 1, 2013 at 4:20 pm

        I liked a lot of the tops. They looked unique – thanks for the reply!

  • Karen
    August 1, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Are those Taco Diner tacos?? The plating looks the same. I lived in Dallas and Austin for a few years and my favorite tacos were Torchy’s Tacos. They have amazing fried avocado tacos. I am hungry just thinking about them! Enjoy settling in!

    • Laura
      August 1, 2013 at 9:50 am

      Urban Taco, but I’ll def put Torchy’s on my list – fried avocado sounds great!

  • Lisa
    August 1, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Was just in Dallas last week. Yes, everything is bigger in Texas. We love it there and wish you and hubby the best. I’m actually from Little Rock. Sounds like you had an okay visit here too 🙂