We love a list, and a (Secret) Local List is even better. Today, DFW Style Daily’s exclusive series continues with shopping, dining, and entertainment picks from a luxury entertainment pro.
For Kristen Brantley, the art of entertaining is much more than a pastime, it’s her way of life. As the Dallas Cowboys’ luxury suite service coordinator, Brantley is integral to delivering opulent experiences for the football club’s well-heeled fans and suiteholders—an elite and unrivaled service that is exclusively provided through AT&T Stadium’s symphony of amenities.
Candidly describing her day-to-day efforts, Brantley cleverly remarks, “I make sure a lot of important people are very happy.” Off the field however, the entertainment pro engages in philanthropy to support the cause she’s most passionate about, Special Spaces. Brantley volunteers faithfully with the hands-on program, which provides “dream bedroom” makeovers across the metroplex to comfort sick children in need.
In addition to her many endeavors, Brantley will also take part in the team’s commitment to “doing the most good” this holiday season with the Salvation Army. Nevertheless, before the organization’s red kettles make their traditional debut at the Thanksgiving Day game, Brantley will head across the pond to watch the ‘Boys take on the Jaguars from London under a little R&R. Closer to home however, the former Kim Dawson Agency model recently shared her favorite stateside destinations, and we’re revealing the Big D hotspots she’s championing for fall.
Foodie Favorite: A self-professed brunch fanatic and admitted mimosa lover, Brantley’s top dining destination depends on the season; elaborating on her current culinary obsession, she explains, “I adore the pumpkin pancakes Dream Café serves in the fall; they are beyond delicious!”
Go-To Boutique: “I’ve scored some of my of favorite finds at Cusp by Neiman Marcus at Northpark, but shopping there is dangerous because I never fail to spot pieces I ‘need’ and their collections make it way too easy to discover new ‘must-haves’,” Brantley laughs.
Artistic Addiction: Admitting an addiction to cool coffee table tomes, Brantley turns to a Dallas standard for great décor, noting, “I love the eclectic aesthetic and diversity of Mecox; plus, I could peruse the book selection for hours!”
Best Buys: “Riffraff has become my new go-to since it opened in September! Though the boutique was always a stand-out in Fayetteville, Arkansas where I attended college, the University Park outpost offers even better under $100 style steals,” enthuses Brantley, adding that she also scores deals at Zara and Home Goods.
I Heart Dallas: Confessing a definitive bias and becoming the first interviewee to give their workplace a best-of ranking, Brantley shares, “Whether you’re an art lover, music fan, or of course a die-hard Cowboys devotee, AT&T Stadium is an amazing building and an absolute must-see.”
Kristen Brantley headshot, credit Colors Agency. Additional images via individual restaurants and retailers.