She may have swapped haute couture for hot homes as a young professional, but Robin McMonigle’s career has always honored the art of true luxury. This SMU graduate worked in the fashion industry in New York and Australia before launching her real estate business in California. Now, the Dallas native is applying her talent and taste in her hometown as a V.P. for Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International.
Currently serving as the guiding force behind Monarch Estates’ elegant aesthetic, McMonigle just added interior design to her robust résumé. Today, the mom of four and avid philanthropist reveals even more surprises to DFW Style Daily with her (Secret) Local List.
Foodie Favorite: Speaking out on her favorite savory splurge, McMonigle touts Hopdoddy Burger Bar as her destination for delicious indulgence. She notes, “I always order the La Bandita with truffle fries. It’s the best veggie burger in Dallas!”
Go-To Boutique: This Dallasite is loyal to Scoop NYC in Highland Park Village, offering both superior selection and service. “Scoop always has something new, whether I’m looking for dressy or casual,” explains McMonigle. “Plus, I can practically shop by text, thanks to the amazing sales staff!”
Creative Connection: “Mecox has a great mix of vintage and current pieces, and it’s become my personal idea incubator for design,” enthuses the real estate leader. She adds that the Cole Avenue shop is also her top stop for client gifts.
Best Buy: McMonigle’s sleek look starts with luxe locks by La Bichette. “It’s the perfect place for easy, inexpensive hair and makeup – and my girls love it too,” she states of the local mother-daughter owned salon.
I Heart Dallas: Finally, McMonigle concludes with her top spot for showing off Big D to visiting friends. “AT&T Stadium is my go-to destination for guests. It makes Dallas look so good, and they make everyone feel like a V.I.P.! Not to mention, there is a killer art collection on display.”
Robin McMonigle headshot credit Kent Barker. AT&T Stadium image features murals by Franz Ackermann, entitled Come Home and (Meet Me) at the Waterfall. Additional images via individual retailers and Blogspot.com.