What: “Props” to the DFW Summer Boat Expo, which is just around the corner. It is the largest boating event in North Texas. This show features more than 450 boat and watercraft models from over 20 North Texas boat dealers and it is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the Dealer’s incentives on 2014 models to make room for 2015 models. Who: The United Boat Dealers of North Texas produce the boat expo to support that boating and marine industry in the greater North Texas area. When: July 11-13 & July 18-20, 2014 Where: Dallas Market Hall 2200 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207 Cost & Ticket Information: $12 Adults, $6 Children, Free (children under 5) Tickets for the show are only available at the door
Shortly after Saks Fifth Avenue announced that they would be closing at the Dallas Galleria, there was an announcement of what fabulous brand would be taking it’s place. Who could fill Saks shoes at one of the biggest retail spots located in the 3 story shopping mecca? There was mixed emotions with Belk announced their arrival to Galleria. Belk is known for having stores in smaller cities, so many people asked the question, “How will they fit in Dallas at the Galleria?” After attending Belk’s Fashion Tour, I have no worries in the world that they will fit in perfectly.
Belk’s store opening at the Galleria on April 9th will be their flagship store. During the Fashion Tour, I was able to see a sneak peek of what direction they are planning to go and I can’t wait for them to open already. Belk will be all about Modern Southern Style. I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to chat with Arlene Goldstein who is the vice president of trend merchandising and fashion direction for Belk. Not only is her sense of style fabulous, but I love how she thinks about fashion. She told us a story of how one of her friends told her that she really knew how to get the most out of all her clothes and how she wasn’t sure if that was a compliment or insult. Arlene said she took it as a compliment, because you should always get the most out of all your pieces whether it’s adding a jacket to your romper or jazzing up an older shirt with new jewelry. Fashion should be thought of as personalization over perfection, which is the best advice I’ve heard in a while.
These are a few of the styles that you will see at the flagship store located at Galleria Dallas. From bold colors to timeless essentials, Arlene’s 2014 style statements showcased top trends from Belk brands such as Michael Kors, Free People, Eileen Fisher, Adrianna Papell and Vince Camuto to name a few. I’m looking forward to seeing their full collection once the store is officially open in April.
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It’s the Old Navy Pretty Muddy Mud Run and its back again this year in Dallas at Skyline Ranch on June 1. Pretty Muddy is a 5k adventurous obstacle course mud run for any woman who wants to get outside, spend time with friends and have fun. After the race, Old Navy will be holding a fashion show to highlight their newest trends for sports and active wear. You can get a $10 discount on your registration if you use the code BLOGON at registration. For more information visit: www.prettymuddy.com
I find Old Navy Active wear to be very affordable and very comfortable. I find everything from yoga pants, socks, sports bras and compression capris there. If you are into Old Navy Active Gear then you should know that the Old Navy active collection offers an assortment of styles and colors all at an affordable price.
A few of the items I love in the Old Navy Compression Collection includes solid color leggings to color block capris, sports bras, tanks, shorts and jackets, and offers performance fit for added support and a slimmer silhouette.
Designed with the highest level of technology, active items are made with cotton, spandex and GoDry Fabric, which quickly wicks away moisture to keep you dry and comfortable. Flat lock seams and tag-free labels prevent chafing to ensure you stay focused on fitness. Old Navy Active pants offer fuss-free storage of keys, iPods or any other workout essentials. Get your outfit for the pretty muddy my run at www.oldnavy.com.
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We saw the Despicable Me guys at Blissdom a few weeks back and here they are again making another Dallas appearance except this time in the skies!
What: The Despicablimp will take to the Dallas skies on Monday, April 1, 2013!
It will travel a course over downtown Dallas, I-30, I-635, I-75, I-35 and can be seen
beautifully illuminated from within with two 1,000-watt light bulbs. An A-150 blimp, this
airship is one of the largest in the world at 165 feet long, 55 feet high and 46 feet
wide! The giant envelope holds over 150,000 cubic feet of non-flammable helium.
When: Monday, April 1, 2013 – 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM. The airship will take off from
southwest Dallas and circle the city.
Why: Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment will release
Despicable Me 2 on July 3, 2013 and have sent this airship as a goodwill
ambassador to light up the skies and put smiles on faces.
Look up! You just might see a giant yellow Minion floating high above you this Monday, April 1! Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2Despicablimp has begun its journey across the U.S.!
Cruising at an average height of 1,000 feet, the Despicablimp will travel approximately 20,000 miles over the next few months going from coast-to-coast and points in between. The blimp made its first appearance Saturday, March 23 over Nickelodeon’s 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards.
Follow the DESPICABLIMP’s Journey!
Visit the Despicablimp Command Center at www.despicablimp.com to track the airship via GPS and see the tour stops it is making along the way. Fans can tweet sightings of the blimp or post photos to Instagram or Flickr using #despicablimp to be featured on the site, and for a chance to win weekly prize giveaways. There is even a Despicablimpsweepstakes, where one lucky Despicable Me fan will win a trip for four to the Hollywood world premiere of the film and get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to ride in the blimp!
DESPICABLE ME 2 is in theaters July 3, 2013
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If you haven’t traveled to Granbury, this is one of my favorite short roadtrips to take from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. On October 27th through 28th, the city of Granbury is having their Harvest Moon Festival at Granbury’s Historic Downtown Square.
The festival includes a variety of contests, including a decorated pumpkin contest, decorated scarecrow contest, pumpkin cooking contest, pumpkin pie eating contest and many more. Dog lovers are invited to dress up their pups, show off new tricks and join the pooch parade around Crockett Street.
– Time: The festival is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
– Location: Granbury Historic Downtown Square
– Tickets: Admission is free.
– For more information, contact the Historic Granbury Merchants Association 817-573-5299 or visit www.granburysquare.com. Photo credit: The city of Granbury
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If you are looking for a great fall event happening in Frisco, check out the Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day on Saturday october 27, 2012 at the Frisco Heritage Center.
This event taking place from 10 am to 4 pm. will give you and your family a day of old fashioned fun and games. – Western Style. I’m almost disappointed because grandma will be going back home before this day but I’m sure excited to take my little cowgirls and cowboy to this event. Families can enjoy stagecoach rides, old west gunfights, armadillo races, pony rides, a petting zoo and so much more.
Experience what it’s like to churn and make butter, see a blacksmith demonstration and enjoy storytelling. Also did I tell you there will also be food? yes, lots of it. Enjoy BBQ, sweet stuff and lots of food for everyone. Kids can come dressed up
$5.00 per person which includes admission to the Frisco Heritage Museum.
For questions, please contact 972-292-5665 or visit http://www.friscoheritage.org/
The Frisco Heritage Center is located at 6455 Page St., Frisco, TX 75034
Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day is presented by the Heritage Association of Frisco, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and presenting North Texas History.
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