Remember when I skipped off to Dallas, TX for a little vacation? Well it's time to recap my fun little spontaneous trip!
You see lately I've been thinking about how awesome it is to be 23 with no attachments (besides work and Lily of course) and that I really need to take advantage of being young and fun. So when my college BFF Jen mentioned the Lady Gaga concert in Dallas.. I went straight to search for flights. When I stumbled upon a flight to DFW for $108 I knew I had to make it happen. So I did.
Jen and I know each other from school, an internship, and then work in college but I haven't seen her much since graduation in 2010 (besides her amazing wedding in Breckenridge in 2011) so it was great to catch up and remember how much fun our friendship is.
After dinner it was off to Deep Ellum to meet the my bunny Helene at Black Swan Saloon. I'm not sure that this has to be stated, but I was so excited to meet Helene! One of my favorite parts about blogging is the friendships and after commenting, tweeting, texting, snap chatting, and facebooking I was so ready to meet this girl, and there were zero nerves just plain excitement. Of course, we hit it off and thankfully so did the friends we brought along. It felt like we had all known each other for a long time and it was a blast. I can't wait to go back again soon! She is funnier, sweeter, and prettier (if all of that is even possible) in person than she is via blogging and I love her to pieces. Homegirl is stuck with my for life whether she likes it or not ;).
Saturday I was up and ready to see my BFF's. My two best friends who you might remember from this post, both relocated to Dallas in the new year so I was beyond excited to spend time with them. When you live far away from the people who make you happiest, you get way too excited over a day of drinking, laughing, and just being together.
Our first stop was in Plano to have brunch at Sambuca 360, mostly because of the giant sign outside that advertised $2 bloody marys. Yes, please! After brunch we went back to Uptown to hangout with some other friends at a bar called The Nodding Donkey. They served beer and drinks in mason jars and I was kind of obsessed. I loved catching up with everyone and there's nothing better than falling right back into old routines even when it's been months since you last saw each other!
Our marathon of day drinking continued into the evening when we went to McKinney Avenue Tavern and Katy Trail Ice House. Unfortunately, I was having way too much fun to remember that Katy Trail happens to be Sean Lowe's hangout and I didn't even think to look around for him. I was so bummed the next day!
After brunch, Jen and did some shopping and then headed to Sprinkles for some cupcakes! Later that night, I met back up with my bestie Katie for dinner and a movie. We saw Django and it was interesting to say the least.
Monday and Tuesday consisted of relaxing, wine drinking, and chatting with my bestie Alex before she had to take me back to Jen's so we could get ready for the LADY GAGA CONCERT! Jen lives across the street from the American Airlines center where the concert was, so we had plans to walk over right before the show started. We were so glad, because there was a crazy storm just hours before the concert. We felt so bad for all the little monsters who were standing outside in the rain!
The concert was a blast but it was bittersweet because I knew the next day I had to go home. My flight at 7:30 am came way too early and I was sad to say goodbye to my friends and one of my favorite cities! I moved to Dallas for the Summer back in 2011 and I really miss it. I may just have to start job hunting so I can get my butt back there. We shall see!
Jen, Helene, Katie, Alex, and everyone else.. Thanks for a great trip. See you all soon!
Have ya'll ever been to Dallas? Do you love it as much as I do?