Houston Fashion Bloggers Trip to Dallas

A selected number of Houston Fashion Bloggers were invited by the Dallas Convention Bureau to visit Dallas and blog about the great attractions the city had to offer. I jumped at this opportunity. Anyone who knows me in real life knows how much I LOVE Texas. I’m all about promoting Texas cities and of course fighting the stereotypes that all we do here is ride on horses and wear big cowboy hats and boots. There are plenty of urban metropolitan areas with great activities.

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This picture came from Shalanda of LiveLifeInStyle.com

We started our tour by attending a Happy Hour tweet up for the Mayor’s office at Hotel NYLO with Shawn Williams.

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Our second stop of the night was dinner at Dallas Chop House. We had our own reserved section set up for us.

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My Dinner at Dallas Chop House
My Dinner at Dallas Chop House

20121211-120443.jpgI ordered the Filet with Roasted Garlic and oh boy was it tasty!! 🙂20121212-085627.jpgNext stop was Hotel Zaza. We got a chance to socialize & mingle.

I planned on taking lots of pictures but one of the hotel managers stopped us from taking pictures. He said he had to protect the customers’ privacy. Two of the Houston Fashion Bloggers’ cameras were confiscated and weren’t returned to them until we left. 🙁

Our next stop was one of the most memorable experiences of the trip. We went to Winston’s Supperclub. This place is exclusive, eclectic, & lots of fun!!

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We're sitting in the Champagne room inside of Winston's Supperclub in Dallas, Tx.
We’re sitting in the Champagne room inside of Winston’s Supperclub in Dallas, Tx.

 

 

We're standing with the owner Adam.
We’re standing with the owner Adam.

The above pictures came from Shalanda of Live Life in Style.

This place is totally awesome. The ambience is different from any other club I’ve ever been to. Adam the owner is super cool and told us he and his partner are planning to open a Winston’s Supperclub in Houston next year!!! Woo Hoo!!

On day 2 we had a very full day of events. We started out at Dallas Bishop Arts District.

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I purchased a ring and a purse from this cool boutique called Just Add Jeans

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We walked around the Bishop Arts District for a little while before going to our next destination which was West Village. Below are two of my Houston Fashion Bloggers Imani & Mimi.

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The next destination was lunch at Mi Cocina restaurant.

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Didn’t get to take pictures of the restaurant but when we walked out, we totally photo bombed this guys Christmas Tree picture. LOL! 😀

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Veronica took us around to see some of the gorgeous architecture of Dallas. Above I’m in view of one of the new bridges. Below are some of the buildings we saw.
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There are lots of restaurants, shops, bars, clubs, lounges on McKinney.
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At the Dallas Galleria Mall, we attended the lighting of the Christmas Tree. It was a big event with a full program of ice skaters and even a skating Santa who had sparks on his skates.

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Our dinner was sponsored by the Dallas Galleria. We ate at The Grille On the Alley.

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20121210-002654.jpg20121210-054338.jpgOMG!! The food is soooo good here!! I had Rack of Lamb and it was the best I’ve ever had.

Another highlight of our trip was attending the Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit Pistons game. I’m very happy to report that my Texas team pulled through and Dallas beat Detroit!! The Dallas Convention Bureau allowed us to enjoy the game in VIP suites! that was awesome!! We weren’t allowed to use our cameras at the American Airlines Arena. 🙁 I did however snap some pictures with my cell phone. Excuse the low quality .

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We ended the night at club Synn. We were invited by the Party Chasers promotions group. We had a reserved section and V.I.P. service. That was cool!

Shalanda's picture of the group at Synn night club
Shalanda’s picture of the group at Synn night club

 

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