Dallas-native Brynn Bagot Allday is president of Brynn Bagot Public Relations, which she founded in 2001. While steadily rising in her career, Brynn has been actively involved in numerous organizations, including: Junior League of Dallas (Sustainer), National Charity League – Silver Star Chapter, Cattle Baron’s Ball benefiting the American Cancer Society, The Family Place Partners Auxiliary and the Chi Omega Alumnae Association of Dallas.
She has held board positions for Attitudes & Attire™, The Family Place Partners, Dallas Challenge, Inc., The Family Connection and the Dallas Chi Omega Alumnae Association. Brynn also served on the executive committee of Côtes du Coeur benefiting the American Heart Association for several years and received the American Heart Association/Dallas Division 2000 Award of Merit for her public relations work on behalf of the event. In 2003, she received the Chi Omega Symphony Award, and in 2006 was recognized as a Dallas Business Journal “40 Rising Stars Under 40.” Brynn served as co-chair of The Family Place Partners Card in 2005 and has again, graciously accepted the role of Co-chair for Partners Card 2017.
Foodie Favorite: Shinsei
One of Brynn’s favorite restaurants is Shinsei and not just because she thinks the food is fantastic but also for the excellent service and fun atmosphere. “The Shinsei Sashimi is one of my absolute favorite dishes, but they also have the most amazing Brussel sprouts,” Brynn said. A few of her other favorite spots include: Sevy’s, Little Katana and Fernando’s with her kids.
Cocktail Culture: Truck Yard
Her two favorite places to grab a cocktail are both on Greenville Avenue; the Truck Yard and HG SPLY Co. Brynn likes to go to the Truck Yard with friends for its casual atmosphere and eclectic choice of mismatched yard furniture and food trucks. She chooses to go to HG SPLY CO. for its rooftop deck coining it one of the best in the area with a spectacular view of downtown Dallas.
Artistic Addiction: Janet McGreal
Painter and sculptor Janet McGreal ranks number one on Brynn’s favorite artist list. “Janet has many Dallas connections and her foundry is here, but her studio is in San Francisco and she has work in several galleries there. Her bronze Squigglies are amazing!”
Decor Destination: Curated by Kristen Mullen
Located in Snider’s Plaza, Brynn’s favorite place to shop for home decor is Curated by Kristin Mullen. The boutique is filled with antique finds, unique artwork and custom pieces by Mullen herself. “Kristin has a great eye for one-of-kind antiques, pillows and accent pieces, as well as art.”
Bargain Hunter: Liz and Honey
The best place to find a bargain? Liz and Honey, according to Brynn. It is an online boutique but also has a showroom in Dallas. It’s great for shopping the trends with both designer and non-designer brands. The boutique coined themselves the destination for affordable and chic fashion.
Brain Candy: The Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center are two of Brynn’s favorite places in Dallas to visit. The DMA is among the 10 biggest museums in the country and its global collection is the heart of the collections. The Nasher Sculpture Center is dedicated to the study and preservation of modern and contemporary sculpture with more than 300 sculptures in the collection. Both museums located in the arts district have gift stores filled with books, art, decor and accessories so everyone has a chance to take a little bit of the museum home with them.
I Heart Dallas: Highland Park Village
Highland Park Village is Brynn’s favorite dining and shopping area. “It was the first self-contained shopping center in the country,” Brynn said. It is a mixture of boutiques, designer stores, restaurants and beautiful architecture. It has become one of Dallas locals favorite spots for holiday pictures with decorations and lights all around. “I especially love the white Christmas lights glowing in the trees,” Brynn said.
Photos courtesy of Shinsei, D Magazine, The Dallas Museum of Art, Highland, Janet McGreal