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ME & MARISA DO DALLAS 2012 STYLE

Posted in Dallas, Fashion, Food, Life, photography, Shopping, Sightseeing, Weekend Recap with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2012 by Me & Marisa

At last! At last! Marisa and I reunited at LAST! It was nearly three years in the making – but it finally happened and while it was absolutely amazing to be reunited again – it was WAY too short (all and all it was only about 24 hours!) :(.

In true Me & Marisa fashion though, it was a weekend filled with awesome food, shopping and of course… picking up right where we left off with one of my favorite people in the world!

Enjoy the photos – hopefully they give some idea of just how much fun we had together!

P.S. Many, many trips have been planned as a result of this one, so it will certainly not be another 2 1/2 years before we are together again!

-Andrew J.

Marisa styling it up at the airport – as soon as I saw her turn the corner at baggage claim, I had the BIGGEST uncontrollable smile on my face I’ve had in ages!  She looks so east coast though, we need to get this girl back to the SOUTH!

We were both STARVING when I picked her up, so of course the very first order of business – Campisi’s on Mockingbird for some comida.

Right after lunch it was time to kick the shopping into high gear! Marisa is involved in a new vintage store that is launching in Virginia so we hit up Curiosities Antique & Vintage to see if we could find anything fun. We sort of struck out on any purchases, but we had fun checking out everything the store had to offer.

Mildly freaky…

Feeling a little bummed out that we spent our first hour and a half without purchasing anything other than food, we hit up the one place we knew we could find something… NORTHPARK!  Even then, shopping was sort of a struggle for us, things just weren’t popping out as “gotta have’s”. Never the less, I got a great shirt for dinner that night and Marisa purchased a beautiful dress (photos of that a little further down in the post).

After shopping for a couple hours – we figured it was time to check into the W Dallas where we would be calling home for the next 24 hours.  The W was awesome! Great room – though it was weird that the bathroom was completely open aside from a curtain that separated the “bathroom” space of the room from the rest of the room – and I would definitely go back and stay there again!

Our first “Reunited” picture!

I really want that rolling chair for my new office!

What’s that? A model included in with the room?! Oh – it’s Marisa. Guess she just looks very at home there 🙂

Check out the awesome curtain behind me… yep, that’s the room divider!

We booked a reservation for Tom Colicchio‘s restaurant CRAFT thinking it would be pretty close to our hotel – but come to find out, it was actually IN our hotel. So add on the fact that the only places we went after dinner were Ghost Bar (BIG mistake) and the W Bar in the hotel lobby/lounge – from 6:30 pm until noon the next morning, we never once left the W lol.

Awesome light bars in CRAFT

Warning: The portions at CRAFT are absolutely humongous but incredibly delicious – bring your appetite people, I highly recommend the restaurant though! Tom definitely knows what he is doing.

Enjoying a bevvie before dinner.

We clean up okay 🙂  – and yes, that’s Marisa’s new dress. Verrry pretty, picture doesn’t even do it justice.

I really really loved the Lobby Bar Chandeliers at the W!

Ready to turn in for the night – back to the room!

I know I said I wouldn’t post it – but it’s really just too friggin cute of you not to post, if you want I can take it down ;). Marisa got hungry in the middle of the night and tackled some of the leftovers from dinner and lunch before lights out.

The next morning we both realized we … had not consumed enough water the night before… and I woke up to random pieces of Campisi’s pizza crust and a muffin CRAFT gave us for the next morning like so…

The morning after.

After we got up and around – we checked out of the W and headed to Knox-Henderson for some brunch at Tolouse. Fantastic brunch by the way (also highly recommend)!

Bloody Marry’s, Bagels, Beignets (with cappuccino sauce), and Belgian waffles (we were on a B kick apparently) made for the perfect Brunch!

After brunch – to postpone our inevitable departure, we kicked it over to Restoration Hardware and picked out my new dream furniture for my house.

Alas though – all good things must come to an end (yes, like this epic blog post). I dropped Marisa north of Dallas at her friends house and began my trek back to Norman. A very sad day, but SO glad it happened! Already cannot wait to see her again!

See you soon my friend – love you and miss you!

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DALLAS FOOD PORN | WEEKEND RECAP

Posted in Dallas, Food, Life, Shopping, Weekend Recap with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2010 by Me & Marisa

Friday a group of friends and I headed down to Dallas for a quick pop-corn 24 hour trip for shopping, food and nightlife. For whatever reason… it seems the only one I really documented out of those three was the food. The trip was a lot of fun and I did do some definite shopping damage (those pics will follow within the next couple of days… when I take them). I love that Dallas is so close that a short trip like this is possible. The rest of the weekend was really mellow and slow filled with yardwork and laundry haha so for now, I’ll just focus on the Dallas trip ;). Enjoy the pics! Hope yours was a great weekend as well!
-Andrew J

Can’t go wrong with Campisi’s on Mockingbird. It has such an old mafia feel to it. Great place if you haven’t been there!

View from our hotel room at the Embassy Suites Dallas Love. I felt like I was in a park since we were just above the trees and all of the building were hidden.
This was something really cool and that we sort of stumbled on when we left Northpark for The Galleria. Apparently Red Bull sponsored an art exhibit called The Art of Can where all of these different designs and sculptures were made from Red Bull cans! I had no idea how big of a deal it was until I started seeing billboards for it around the city.


Those are little butterflies made from cans!

Okay I really like this leather jacket from Kenneth Cole. It’s hard to see in this crappy iPhone picture, but it’s kinda “blocky”.

Mmmmm after a night out, nothing quite like  a good breakfast… and one of my favorite things- “HOTEL BACON”!!!

And of course, what would a trip to Dallas be without Sprinkles Cupcakes?


Nothing compliments a Red Velvet Cupcake quite like a bottle of Coke!

For those of you who are familiar with QuickTrip, you will understand this… being in a part of the country right now where there are none it was essential to stop off for a QT Hotdog on the way back home. I don’t care what’s in it, it’s delicious!!!

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