Hello everyone! If you follow me on Instagram (@leopardandlillyblog) you probably saw that I took a trip to Dallas, Texas last weekend. We visited beautiful schools, ate the yummiest food, shopped a bit, and had an amazing time! Traveling during a pandemic wasn’t as bad as I was expecting it to be. The airports were empty – I’m sitting in the airport writing this and there is nobody around me! Keep reading to hear about my trip:
Where we stayed:
We stayed at the Warwick Melrose Hotel in Dallas. The hotel is a beautiful historical building with classic and traditional decor. We enjoyed our stay and I would definitely go back. We bought an extra package that included valet parking, a complimentary breakfast, and cocktails (for the adults) in the evening.
What we ate:
I love good food – one of my favorite parts of going on trips is finding yummy restaurants! When I was younger, I use to go absolutely CRAZY on vacation – I would eat all of the unhealthy food I could, because I wasn’t getting it at home (sugar cereals, milkshakes, french fries, you name it). Now on trips, I love finding healthy, nutritious and fresh foods, and splurging on a dessert or treat here and there. I’m still eating delicious food, but I feel good after eating it. We had meals at some incredible restaurants in Texas, including:
Flower Child – yummy, fresh & healthy food – I had the best bowl with sweet potatoes, shrimp, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, arugula and quinoa.
Mi Cocina – upscale Tex Mex – their Tacos de Camarones (shrimp tacos) were to die for!
Bird Bakery – the cutest bakery I’ve been to in a long time! The things I would do for another pumpkin cream cheese cookie…
Baldo’s Ice Cream – a cute & chic cafe serving ice-cream, coffee & little treats. I had the Reese’s Peanut butter ice-cream in a homemade mini waffle cone – they use tiny waffle makers to make the cones and they are SO good!
Origin Kitchen – this restaurant was right near our hotel, and it was oh so yummy! I ordered a bowl with sweet potatoes, mushrooms, caramelized onions, avocado & 2 fried eggs. For dessert, the chocolate chip cookies were amazing!
What we did:
After arriving Wednesday afternoon, we checked into our hotel and then walked around Highland Park. We ate dinner at our hotel since we were so tired.
Thursday, we spent the whole day in Waco. We visited all of the Magnolia stores and restaurant – they were so beautiful & picturesque!
On Friday, we spent the morning in Highland Park and then drove to Fort Worth for a little while. I didn’t get many pictures in Fort Worth because we were only there for an hour or two, but we ate and walked around at Highland Park Village in Dallas that night!
Saturday was our last full day in Dallas, so we met up with a dear friend for brunch at the Mansion on Turtle Creek. The hotel was absolutely stunning & the food was indescribable. After brunch, we walked around some shops & boutiques in Highland Park, and I bought the cutest beige dress for fall – I’m so excited to wear it soon! We ate dinner at Origin Kitchen and our dinner was AHmazing!
Our flight left early Sunday morning, so we had a quick bite at the hotel before taking off.
I had the absolute best time in Texas, and I can’t wait to see if my future endeavors will lead me back to the beautiful state!