Have you ever fantasized about moving to Paris to sit among the chic cafe-goers? Have you ever wished you could pack up everything and move to Tuscany and ride a vespa? We often think the grass is greener on the other side, but truthfully it never is. As a Texan currently living in Switzerland and self-proclaimed nomad (hint hint my blog name), I wanted to share with you the good and the bad of living this unique lifestyle abroad.
Have a read if you’re seriously considering making the big move or even if you’re just curious about what life is actually like living abroad.
I consider myself lucky to be from a city that takes their food seriously – and I mean seriously! Dallas has you covered on the whole food spectrum from fancy steak houses to backyard taco joints. You can have so many different food experiences in one city, and they are not just carbon copies planted next to each other.
This is especially true if you stick to the areas of Lakewood, Downtown, Uptown, Deep Ellum, and Trinity Groves.
I like variety in anything that I do. One day I will be in the mood to go to a chic lounge where they turn the lights down low and you listen to low tempo house music. The next day I just want to be casual and hit up my favorite hole-in-the wall tamale restaurant. Haven’t you heard the saying that variety is the spice of life? In this case, it literally is (you get the food reference, right?).
Come discover one of my favorite casual sushi places in Dallas (where you won’t break the bank), and my favorite Kate Spade collection to date.
Do you ever dream about a mouthwatering street taco or the smell of chicken molé? Is that just me?! I guess when you’re from Texas and living in Switzerland, where this is no concept of proper Mexican food, you find yourself in this predicament often.
Whenever I am back home in Dallas, the first thing I say is that I want to eat so much Mexican food that I can’t eat anymore. Obviously, this never happens because I could eat Mexican food everyday. It is one of my favorite cuisines, and is much more varied than people realize.
Dallas has its fair share of upscale Mexican restaurants. But if you want the good stuff,the authentic stuff, then you have to be willing to step out of the traditional spots to find it.
Dallas is what I call a concrete jungle of the South. Muti-level monstrosities called highways and skyscrapers are commonplace in my sweet hometown.After spending much of my life living between Texas and various countries in Europe, I wouldn’t call Dallas a pretty city with stunning architecture. It’s hard to when you walk around the medieval streets of Prague or see churches nearly a century old in Paris.
However, what Dallas does have is an amazing food scene, and that is why I will always recommend visiting Dallas to any food lover (or shopping addict…but that’s for another post).
As a native to this wonderful city and self-proclaimed foodie, I wanted to share a few of my favorite restaurants that may not be as well known. Along with the help of Kate Spade at NorthPark Center I will bring you along to 3 of my favorite places to eat in Dallas.
We all lead busy lives, whether you are still in school or you work. Our world is fast paced, and expects us to keep up with it. As someone who is a perfectionist and type A personality, I have a million things that I expect myself to do and I hold myself to a very high standard. Since I never want to be the reason that my dreams didn’t come true or I didn’t achieve what I wanted to, I tend to over-work myself and stress myself out.
As I’ve gotten older, I’m beginning to find ways to take time for myself and how I can de-stress from my busy mind. In this post, I share 5 ways that I personally de-stress in my life, and I hope they inspire you to take time for yourself!
As August comes to a close, we start to think about the upcoming season (cue tears). I’m sure you have already bought items for your next season’s wardrobe, and are getting ready to embrace Fall’s trends. For someone who loves summer and all things sunshine, I am not ready to embrace the next season. This means I will continue to wear my jean cut offs, my gingham pieces, and everything off the shoulder until the last day it is acceptable to do so. Luckily, Switzerland is 32 degrees today (roughly 90 degree F) so I can still daydream about long summer days that make me so happy.