Best In Dallas: Beauty Guru + Entrepreneur Sheila Garrison Shares Her Favorite Local Leisure Spots

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We love a list and a Best In Dallas list is even better! Today, beauty guru and entrepreneur Sheila Garrison of Hiatus Spa + Retreat is here to give local leisure spots a nod. Read on for Sheila’s Best In Dallas list!

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With (soon-to-be) five locations across Texas and an innovative spa subscription model, Hiatus Spa + Retreat is a fresh kind of full-service spa that has changed the wellness industry, with five years on Inc. 500’s fastest-growing companies. Sheila Garrison, its co-founder, prides herself on the fact that the local spa is powered by products with real, green ingredients and a high-touch experience. A big believer in living a healthy, happy lifestyle, Sheila loves hitting up Dallas’ hidden gems as a way to relax after a long day. Read on for Sheila’s Best In Dallas picks!

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Foodie Favorite: Gemma

“Gemma is my favorite restaurant in Dallas. The Burrata is amazing!” Sheila told us of the homey N. Henderson eatery. “If you love food and wine, this is the place.” Owned by a husband-wife duo, Gemma is a relaxed restaurant decked out in white and blue with a coastal California feel. It’s known for its tasty New American bites.


Cocktail Culture: Proof + Pantry

Sheila hits up this cocktail haven for its creative concoctions. “Shout out to my favorite cocktailer in town, Michael Martensen, at Proof + Pantry,” she told us. Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the restaurant-slash-bar is a must-try. “He has created fantastic bar programs. It’s always hard to choose which cocktail to try.”

Abby Ferrin

Artistic Addiction: Abi Ferrin

“Abi Ferrin is my favorite local fashion designer,” she said. “Her designs are flattering and feminine in beautiful fabrics.” Sheila is a fan of this fashionable local designer and retail shop because they offer a wide range of women’s designer dresses, jewelry and accessories.

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On The Move: Studio 6 Fitness

When she’s looking to get her sweat on, the beauty entrepreneur prefers to mix things up at Studio 6, a Pilates destination that puts a spin on the traditional method of the classic practice. “Mega Pilates on the Megaformer at Studio 6 Fitness is Pilates on steroids–I’m obsessed!” Sheila told us. “Risa is my favorite instructor.” By using the Lagree Method, she’s able to fit a dynamic workout in just 50 minutes.


I Heart Dallas: Bishop Arts District

This colorful neighborhood is a favorite of Sheila’s for so many reasons. “I love hanging out in the Bishop Arts District on weekends,” she told us. “We spend the day walking around, popping in and out of shops, bars and restaurants.”

Image 1 courtesy of Local Sugar. Image 2 courtesy of Dallas Arts District. Image 3 courtesy of Abi Ferrin. Image 4 courtesy of Studio 6 Fitness. Image 5 courtesy of Visit Dallas.

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