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 the trendsetting crew at DFW Style Daily.
As the holidays inch closer, the team at DFW Style Daily is kicking off the season by releasing the definitive Secret Local List. Our socially savvy squad of expert contributors generously reveals their top spots to nosh, sip, shop, and socialize in this specially compiled list of Dallas’ best. For an inside look into where the stylish roam, read further as Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Leah Frazier, Amber La France, Lisa Petty, and Rachel Watkins dish on where they will be frequenting the most this season.
Foodie Favorite: Calling it one of Dallas’ “buzziest” spots, Special Contributor Rachel Watkins heads to HG Sply Co. to socialize and snack on vegetarian favorites from the restaurant’s menu. From sweet potato chilaquiles to chile-honey roasted squash, this paleo-inspired restaurant tops Rachel’s list of ultimate Dallas do’s.
Go-To Boutique: Publisher Amber LaFrance and Editor Leah Frazier are both Nicole Kwon Concept Store devotees. The fashion-forward duo shares a penchant for West Village’s top gallery-meets-boutique destination. Among the girls’ latest finds are a pair of 60’s-inspired Karen Walker shades, Catbird’s stackable rings, and Rachel Comey’s chunky footwear.
Artistic Addiction: Runway guru and trend expert Rhonda Sargeant Chambers sources one-of-a-kind gifts and original designer duds at Grange Hall, while our Founder Lisa Petty touts surprising discoveries at the Design District’s Gallerie Noir. Her latest finds include prints from photographer Lyle Owerko’s The Boombox Project, alongside wearable art by Project Runway alum Shirin Askari.
Gifts Galore: For local finds that surprise and delight, Lisa touts Swoozie’s affordable array of party supplies, gifts, and stationery. She enthuses, “It’s hard not to leave with a smile on your face, once you enter Swoozie’s colorful world of gift-giving goodness!”
We Heart Dallas: Lastly, for all-encompassing Big D revelry, Leah indulges in the laid-back scene and local music humming at Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, while Amber appreciates The Granada Theater’s impressive lineup of acts and entertainment, including Dallas’ very own award-winning funk soul band, Larry g(EE).
Images via individual restaurants and retailers.