May Events: Socializing for a Cause

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Event: Millenial Debate & Speaker Series: Philanthropy & Social Impact

Time: 6 – 9 PM, May 7th

Place: 5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, TX 75225

Organization: Dallas Millenial Club. & Communities Foundation of Texas

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Event: Mentors & Allies Awards Luncheon

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, May 9th

Place: Hyatt Regency Dallas

Organization: WINGS

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Event: Vogel Alcove Mulch Day Volunteer Event

Time: 8:30 – 11:30 AM

Place: 1738 Gano Street, Dallas, TX 75215

Organization: Vogel Alcove

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Event: Networking with a Cause

Time: 6:30 – 8 PM

Place: 100 Crescent Court, Dallas, TX 75201

Organization: National Black MBA Association – DFW Chapter

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Event: Home Buying Seminar

Time: 12 – 2 PM

Place: 211 Centre Street, Dallas, TX 75208

Organization: Black Police Association of Greater Dallas

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Jack Retro Brings Vintage L.A to Greenville Ave.

Jack Retro is a Designer Resale Boutique in Dallas by Jack Perez, a Los Angeles native turned full on Texan, who’s been curating women’s (and some men’s as well) designer vintage and contemporary apparel, jewelry, and accessories for over 15 years.

Jack Perez used to be the creative director for all of the National Council of Jewish Women thrift shops and donation centers in Los Angeles and was the curator of vintage clothing—an appraiser for estate sales.

What sets Jack Retro apart is that they are a CURATED collection of items, versus Consignment.  That means their prices are much lower and the selection much more eclectic. All clothes are in perfect condition, or as near perfect as possible.

The Jack Retro team was very picky about their location so we’re glad they found a home on Greenville Avenue across from the street from Terilli’s and in walking distance to The Grape.

Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram at @JackRetroDallas for a first look at some amazing finds.

Let us know if you visit Jack Retro by tagging #SoDallasy.

xoxo,

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Places in Dallas to Do Work + Chill

This post is for the go-getters who get tired of doing their work AFTER work at home. Sometimes it gets boring or you get distracted and you just need to work in a different environment that fosters a little creativity, forces you to focus and gives you the chance to interact with others… if you feel like it.

Here’s a list of places in Dallas you can go to Do Work + Chill:

  1. Mudsmith Coffee: Trendy caffeine shop also serving beer, sandwiches & pastries with a variety of seating & WiFi.
  2. Toasted: Creative toasts, grilled cheese sandwiches, coffee & booze served in airy, rustic-industrial space.
  3. Sip Stir Cafe: Modern, airy gathering spot for select coffee, espresso drinks & tea, plus pastries & cafe fare.
  4. Whole Foods Market off McKinney Avenue: This Whole Foods features a full-service coffee, juice and smoothie bar that’s open daily + plenty of seating + rooftop patio seating
  5. Cafe Express: Bistro-style restaurant + plenty of seating inside and patio
  6. The Courtyard on the Harwood St. side of the Dallas Museum of Art: The image featured in this post was taken at this courtyard.

Btw, I love my Earbolts NUB mini wireless speaker. It’s small but packs a powerful sound.  I carry it everywhere I go and it comes in handy especially when I Do Work and Chill at the park.

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Purchase speaker on Amazon today.

Let us know if you visit any of the places above by tagging #SoDallasy.

xoxo,

SoDallas.com

7 Spring Dallas Desserts to Eat Right Now

1.Sno-cones!

There are so many places in Dallas to grab a sno-cone including the Farmers Market, Klyde Warren Park and Aunt Stellas but our favorite is Sno-Cone Shack #5 on Hampton Road in Desoto, TX.

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2.Steel City Pops

Go-to for craft popsicles made with organic, locally sourced ingredients in creative flavors.

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Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BetC0JvB5kk/?taken-by=steelcitypopsdallas

3. La Duni Cafe

Romantic, award-winning Latin restaurant, bakery, coffee house featuring hand-crafted cocktails, wedding cakes, desserts and more.

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4. Milk & Cream

Dessert shop specializing in donut sandwiches filled with ice cream & mix-ins like candy & cereal.

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5. Chills 360

Cozy counter shop for fun, exotic ice cream flavors transformed into made-to-order rolls.
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A dessert restaurant serving artisan soft serve ice cream, designer donuts, fresh baked cakes, unicorn cake, fresh baked goods, frozen treats, lemonade, tea and more.
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Deep Ellum spot for Taiwanese boba tea, shaved snow treats, macarons & packaged Asian snacks.
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Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLfFJCdBBvv/?taken-by=bobaddiction

 

Hope you enjoy! Tag #SoDallasy in your posts if you go visit.

xoxo,

SoDallas.com

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Cocktail of the Week: Champagne & St. Germain

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Lately, I’ve been drinking an embarassing amount of champagne which is unusual for me considering I’m a “tequila girl” but since New Years I’ve kept at least one bottle of champagne in the fridge.

This cocktail is super simple yet dare I say it, magnificent.  My super fabulous sorority sister introduced me to this a few months back on a trip to Arizona. There’s only two ingredients: St. Germain (elderflower liqueur) and a sparkling wine. I prefer Asti Spumante but the vendor sold out of it on the Minibar delivery app the day this photo  was taken so I had to get a Prosecco. Lately, I’ve been jazzing up this simple cocktail by adding a little grenadine.

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Directions:

  1. Fill a champagne flute 1/3 of the way with St. Germain.
  2. Top off with champagne.
  3. Stir.
  4. Enjoy!

 

Cheers,

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Hosting 101: Build the Cheese Board of Your Dreams

The older I get, the more I realize the importance of being a good host and having the proper food and drink options for guests when they come over. I love cooking but sometimes I just want to chill a little and a create a bomb cheese board which pairs well when you’re casually having a friends over for a glass of wine or two. I think this is a true art and I finally came across my dream chease board at Anthrolologie a few weeks back. So of course, I could not wait to bring my cheese board to life!

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Here’s what you need to build the cheese board of your dreams:

  1. A cheese board. I love my marble and brass cheese board from Anthropologie but they have many more options that may fit your particular style. Luckily, they always have a great cheese board on sale if you don’t want to spend more than $50 for one. I honestly felt like I hit the jackpot when I found mine. It was sold out online but I found it in store on clearance. PLUS, they were having an additional 40% off clearance sale. WINNING! I knew it was meant to be when I saw it and I’m glad I didn’t settle for another cheese board. lol
  2. Make it rain CHEESE. Choose a mix of cheese from a variety of textures. I stay away from stinky cheese! That’s not my thing. Here’s a list of some of my favorite cheeses that past guests seemed to enjoy: smoked gouda, brie, cheddar, pepper jack, cream cheese and maybe something fun I’ve never tried before.
  3. Add something salty (meats and other things). My go-to salty items are usually olives, pickles, prosciutto, smoked salmon, salami, salted smoked almonds and maybe pepperoni.
  4. Add something sweet. I’m not big on jams and things so I tend to add fruit like grapes or apples to my cheese boards. Fruits go really well with cheese.
  5. Add crackers. Maybe Bread. Use plain sourdough or french bread. If you’re having people over for a good amount time, people tend to get hungry and will reach for the bread. Crackers are totally up to you. I lean more towards water crackers.
  6. Fill in spaces. Fill in the spaces of your cheese board with garnishes, nuts, fruits or whatever is left over!

Happy hosting!

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A Look Inside Internet Cafe 2

Go to Internet Cafe 2 and grab a really good coffee at one of Dallas’ most instagrammable (is this a word?) coffee shops. Megan Wilkes, co-founder of Emporium Pies, and her husband, Paul Wilkes, former owner of Glass Optical, brings you a 300 square ft space with a nostalgic white and pink aesthetic.

Scroll down and take a look inside but don’t forget to go and take a look for yourself.

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Photos by Benita (@wefoundbenny on IG)

Internet Cafe 2 is open Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 2 PM and Saturday/ Sunday from 8 AM to 4 PM.

with love,

sodallas.com