bishop arts district

A friend and I were traveling through Dallas and had a couple of extra hours on our hands; like the millennials we are, we searched ‘Things to do in Dallas’ on our phones, and decided that a stroll through boutiques, art galleries, and cute eateries was exactly what we wanted. We rerouted to the Bishop Arts District, and I think this may have been my happiest diversion to date.

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Our first stop was along the idyllic rows of storefronts wasΒ Dirt–a flower shop specializing in unique and rustic arrangements. The shop itself was set up like something out of a fairy tale, with everything in natural colors, and the flowers displayed even before they made their way into arrangements. Completely enchanting. Unfortunately, pictures weren’t allowed inside the shop, which I took as a sign, and bought a dozen blush roses that I could photograph to my heart’s content outside.

Next, we stopped for lunch at Eno’s Pizza Tavern, which was a decision I (mistakenly!) made with some reluctance. I like pizza as much as the next girl, but usually after a football game or with a movie; it’s not my ‘fine dining’ of choice. This place proved to be the exception to the rule. Artisan pizzas, reasonable prices, and good company made it the right choice for lunch. I also happen to be a sucker for natural light and dark wood furnishings, both of which were in abundance.

After browsing through a few artist’s shops (picking up some pastel bath salts and admiring Italian pottery), our last stop before heading to the airport was Oddfellow’s. The coffeehouse/diner/cocktail bar closes at 3 everyday, so we made it just in time to grab a latte before heading North. I feel like I’m someone that perpetually has coffee in her hand, so the fact that this place is remarkable says something. The ambiance of the place was really lovely too: inviting, if a bit hipster, and quaint without being antiquated.

Conclusion: if you have an open afternoon in the Oak Cliff/Dallas area, spend it perusing shops, enjoying fine coffee, and feeling like you’re living off someone’s Pinterest board.

{ Sweater: vintage Polo RL, similar ||Shirt: Polo RL || Jeans: Old Navy, similar || Boots: Mossimo }

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