We just can’t get enough of you, Texas! We had so much fun in Dallas for PoshFest 2018. We’re back and exploring all things this city has to offer.
FAVORITE LOCAL BOUTIQUES
Shop ‘til you drop in these one-of-a-kind boutiques.
- Forty Five Ten (1615 Main St.)
Prada? Celine? Balenciaga? Yes, please. Forty Five Ten opened its flagship store in the heart of downtown Dallas three years ago and continues to be home to global luxury and emerging talents alike.
- The Laughing Willow (301 N Bishop Ave)
For unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, The Laughing Willow is for you! Whether you’re in need of a new staple piece, something for your #PoshMini or something your home, you’ll find it here. Once you’re done, catch a performance from a local artist on their outdoor stage. You deserve a break from all that shopping!
- The Impeccable Pig (6607 Hillcrest Ave)
Fun fact: This family owned and operated boutique was once geared towards home decor. Now, the boutique shop is home to coveted brands such as Wildfox, Nikki Smith Designs, and more. If that doesn’t convince you to shop, here’s one more thing: The Impeccable Pig contributes to local non-profit organizations that embrace women’s empowerment. We can get behind that!
FAVORITE COFFEE SHOPS
Fuel up before venturing out in this big city.
- Cafe Brazil (Multiple locations)
We don’t know what we’re drawn to first: the coffee or breakfast pancake tacos! It’s no wonder why people are almost always lined up outside the door.
- First Watch (Multiple locations)
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and First Watch knows this. Come for the welcoming vibes, stay for the delicious food.
- Mudsmith (2114 Greenville Ave)
Grab yourself an Avoca coffee (locally micro-roasted coffee) or kombucha on tap and keep cool on their patio. People watch or do some work. It’s up to you.
Honorable Mentions: Press Cafe, Ascension Coffee
MEETING UP WITH PFFs
Round up your PFFs for a much needed R&R! You deserve it.
- Henry’s Majestic (4900 McKinney Ave)
Grab a drink and plates to share with your PFFs. “Their brunch features local favorites and is served family style—a must for the Dallas fashion scene,” says @elissastern.
- Truck Yard (5624 Sears St.)
The adult playground of your dreams. Climb your way into a treehouse while enjoying a cold one with your PFFs!
- Playground Bar Uptown (2908 McKinney Ave)
“Go back to your youth & sit on a playground swing or teeter-totter while sipping on one of their cool fun kid-inspired drinks like Kool-Aid or the Gummy Bear concoction. Or, enjoy the famous Oscar the Grouch Punch served in a trash can. Plus, they also have a never-ending happy hour!” says @goldenpolkadot.
Honorable Mentions: The Rustic, Neighborhood Services, Dallas Farmers Market, Landon Winery, Deep Ellum, Sixty Vines, Canopy Dallas, The House of Blues, The Henry, Katy Trail Ice House
MUST TRY RESTAURANTS
Food = the one thing we can all agree is the BEST part of visiting new cities!
- El Fenix (Multiple locations)
“This family-owned spot has been around for 100 years. In this town to last that long, you better be good,” says @boho_sockmonkey.
- Don’t Tell Supper Club (2026 Commerce St.)
Missing Vegas but don’t want to necessarily make the trip out there? This is for you. Dine in and enjoy the live show.
- Eno’s Pizza (Multiple locations)
Deemed as a “must-go-to” place by one local Posher, we can’t get mad at that! Check out the Pig Smiley with ingredients such as local honey and housemade pepperoni. Um, yum!
Honorable Mentions: Mi Lindo Oaxaca Restaurant, Flower Child, Knife, Velvet Taco, Tex Mex, The Fatted Calf, 60s Vines, Yanni’s Greek Cafe, Meso Maya, Babes, Bread Winners, Emporium Pie, Whistlebritches, Zushi Sushi, Fork in the Road, El Fenix, Feed Company, The Legacy Food Hall, Cane Rosso Woodfired Pizza, Joe T. Garcias, Mi Covina, Don’t Tell Supper Club
BIG LOVE FOR DALLAS
- “Dallas is the best of Texas with family-friendly atmospheres and everything you need in one place! There are a lot of local breweries and taprooms. Check them out! People are easy-going and take pride in their city. There are always new places to eat, you will never go hungry.” – @styleinthebag
- “Dallas Metro is known for its diversity. Its eclectic persona provides interesting & fun choices for entertainment, dining, and shopping. A variety of sporting events, unique cultural experiences, and beautifully landscaped parks are part of its vibrant lifestyle!” – @heartfinds
- “Dallas is eclectic, multicultural, and distinct. It embraces Southern hospitality and offers everything from world-renowned museums to roll up your sleeves barbecue. Dallas is known for personal style. People love to dress up, and there’s more shopping per capita than any other city in the United States. Whether you want high end or vintage, Dallas is your city to shop.” – @elissastern
- “Dallas is a large metropolitan area. We have so many sites: Bishop Arts District, Deep Ellum, West Village, Frisco for various dining and nightlife. Dallas is a friendly busy city.” – @amtzdanc
- “Dallas-Fort Worth are like Ying and Yang. Pretty much opposites. Dallas is urban, hip and happening. New and fresh. Fort Worth is old, country, way more laid back. It’s exciting to flip flop between them as I live in Arlington which is located in the middle.” – @boho_sockmonkey
- “My lovely city of DFW is known for its friendly people who just love going out for a great time out on the town and many of us are so proud and passionate about our college and professional sports teams. We are proud to be the home of NHL Dallas Stars, NBA Dallas Mavericks, MLB Texas Rangers and, of course, The Dallas Cowboys!” – @goldenpolkadot
- “Dallas is BIG! Big hearts, big ideas, big dreams, and big fans. The people in our city are some of the friendliest you will find and much more glamorous than you could ever imagine. A walk around the city just tells you how big of a role fashion plays in the local’s daily lives. “ – @chasinglabels
- Sunglasses. Warm weather arrives early here!
- Uber/Lyft app or money for a cab. Public transit is limited.
- An appetite. There’s much food to grub on!
- Lots of changing clothes. By day it’s a tourist city and by night, it’s “party party party.”
- A GPS. Dallas-Forth Worth is so huge! There are unlimited things to do and see.
Thank you to @boxofdazzle, @styleinthebag, @heartfinds, @threadheadz, @_brought2life_, @elissastern, @amtzdanc, @boho_sockmonkey, @goldenpolkadot, and @chasinglabels for contributing to the Dallas Guide.