Over the past week in Dallas, we’ve concluded a couple of things: this city is huge, there’s a vibrant creative community here and no shortage of things to do (especially meals to eat). Luckily, Dallas native Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes provided us with a list of her favorite spots around the city!

For an evening out, she recommends stopping by Bolsa, a top-rated restaurant in the city with a menu focused on fresh and local ingredients. We had a chance to sample their menu at our launch party last week, and have been antsy to go back ever since! Plus, they can whip up a drink for you based upon Art in the Age alcohol.

For pizza, Eno’s in the Bishop Arts District serves up an array of cheesy goodness. If you’re heading out afterwards, you should sip a cocktail at People’s Last Stand—think fresh juices and bitters, mixed with an unusual selection of spirits.

Unfortunately, we won’t be picking up any home goods on this trip, but if we were, we’d be visiting a few of Jane’s favorite spots: Scout Design for a mix of new and old, Give and Take Consignment based upon the idea of exchange and White Elephant Antiques in the Design District.

For a bit of retail therapy, Jane said we should visit Forty Five Ten in Uptown, whose cafe is also perfect for a light lunch. Vintage Martini‘s, just outside of Dallas in Carrollton, has a perfectly curated collection of vintage duds can’t be missed. V.O.D. in Victory Park is also a must for a mix of both emerging and established designers.

We can’t wait to begin tackling the list!

Jane is seen wearing the Paley in Revolver Black, Downing in Walnut Tortoise and Jasper in Marine Slate.

Photos by Collin Hughes


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