Southside on Lamar

I never posted our 1 year anniversary staycation in Dallas… 5 years ago 😱

Back when I had dyed my hair blue and it hadn’t quite turned a terrible green tinted blonde yet.

I’m sat waiting for an appointment and scrolling through old photos and remembering how much of a fantastic time we had.

It’s no longer the NYLO hotel, they reopened as CANVAS but the location is still the same with the rooftop pool.

Our anniversary is on the Fourth of July so we went to the roof to enjoy the fireworks. We had friends recently go for NYE fireworks as well because the view of the Dallas skyline is KILLER.

Plus if you do a midweek staycation like we did, chances are you get the pool to yourself in the AM! 📸🤳🏼

It’s in the cedars district and there’s plenty of places within walking distance for dinner/drinks as well.

We stopped by our favorite bar in Deep Ellum before heading back home after our staycation. Thinking we may do a repeat this summer 😝😏

The Collective

My parents drove up from Dallas to OKC last weekend for a quick visit before they went on vacay in Mexico. So last Saturday we met for brunch at The Collective in Midtown.

Ben and I went once before and it’s a neat spot. The Collective is a food hall with different options to choose from; tacos, salads, Hawaiian fusion, sweets, coffee, a big ol bar, and more. They also have a rooftop area I have yet to see, and their patio is dog friendly 🤗. It wasn’t the best weather when we went so we sat inside by the bar.

I hate these pictures of me but sharing is caring, right? I think we were all hungry because none of us got pictures of our food 😅. Ben and my dad got some Phill Me Up Cheesesteaks and mom and I both chose The Salad Bowl. We also got some samples from Big Buns Bakery and their cinnabomb was just that, the bomb.

The Collective feels like an influencers dream to go to. They have artwork hanging on the walls for sale on the lower floor and the ladies bathroom is also very chic, so bring your camera for some pics with the girls when you gotta go.

Felt like there was a clear message to my baby girl written on the wall. Plus I loooooove their “I’ll be ready in a Prosecco” poster in the bathroom as well.

Can’t wait to go back when the weather is warmer, so we can enjoy the outside spaces and I can indulge in a mimosa… or two 😋.