Touchdown! Miss Me Jeans Scores in Dallas

Miss Me DallasThere are three things that Texas ladies are known for: their big hair, their love for The Cowboys and their denim! Nowadays, there are plenty of women’s jeans that offer comfort or practicality, whether it’s running around town or helping raise the kids at home, but Texas ladies love to stand out in the crowd. Meet Miss Me Jeans, stupendously eye-catching denim. These jeans are made for fashion. These jeans exist simply to make women look great, and you feel fabulous in them.

Here’s a closer look at certain characteristics of Miss Me Jeans that mark the brand:Miss Me Jeans

— Each Miss Me style contains a very distinctive back pocket, almost all of them with fancy stitching, rhinestones or nail-heads. They don’t just do the same back pockets. You can have a different look every day.

— Each Miss Me jean contains a distinctive black leather logo patch on the back waistband, affixed with large silver-like rivets.

— Each Miss Me jean contains unique and large metal buttons and rivets.

— Each Miss Me jean contains a small black “Miss Me” riser tag:

— Each Miss Me jean contains faded areas and/or creases. This gives the jeans a broken-in and worn look that’s desirable in the fashion market

— Each Miss Me jean is made with a stretch fabric of 98% cotton and 2% Spandex. This allows the jeans to hug a woman’s curves and provide more comfort at the same time.

— All Miss Me’s are low-rise, with a straight or skinny leg to give you a more flattering profile.

These jeans also contain different-looking rivets and buttons. Finally, these jeans feature gold and purple glitter sewn into the back flap pockets, with heavy white stitching. You can shop online for Miss Me Jeans, or get them at Dillard’s stores.

Festival of Lights Shine Throughout Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens FOLMoody Gardens invited my family to experience their 12th annual Festival of Lights this past weekend. What a magical experience as Galveston is aglow for the holidays! From fabulous shows and dazzling lights to edutainment journey and breathtaking scenery, Moody Gardens is a special gift for everyone in your family during this special time of year.MG Festival of LightsThe Moody Gardens Festival of Lights features a mile-long trail of 1 million holiday lights accompanying 100 animated light displays. Make sure to bundle up your family as you walk around the park. At the end of the walk, treat your family to some s’mores and hot chocolate by the fire. All proceeds for to local charities. You can also enjoy live entertainment, outdoor ice skating under the tent and the Texas-sized Arctic slide, where you can zip down a 100-foot-long ice slide on an inner tube. If you’re there the last three days of November, shop at the holiday gift market. The rest of Galveston will be dressed to the nines, too.

Head inside the Moody Gardens Visitor Center for the Festival of Lights Holiday Buffet, with its delicious variety of holiday soups, salads, entrees, accompaniments and desserts. Watching a holiday MG 3D film, and even better a holiday 4D movie, as you finish your visit to the Festival of Lights. We thoroughly enjoyed Santa vs The Snowman. With a house full of Star Wars fans, the recreation of the “Battle of Hoth” was one of the greatest part of the movie. And, don’t forget about stopping into the the “edutainment” pyramids to see the nocturnal rainforest and sea life creatures in action.MG WelcomeThe Festival of Lights will continue to shine throughout the holiday season Thursdays through Saturdays from now until December 7, 2013, before open nightly from December 12, 2014 to January 4, 2014, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Hours run from 6PM to 10PM. Admission to the Festival of Lights is $6.95. With the purchase of a Festival of Lights ticket, tickets to the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, Discovery Pyramid, holiday MG 3D film, holiday 4D Film, Ridefilm and Colonel Paddlewheel Boat can be purchased for only $6 each.

**DISCOUNT FOOD DRIVE FRIDAY**
Food drive Fridays offer the opportunity to enjoy the Festival and get a special discount to help those in need this holiday season. Bring a non-perishable food item every Friday throughout the Festival and receive a two-for-one Festival admission. The food will be donated to the Galveston County and Houston Food Bank.

Mi Cocina Warms Up For the Holidays

With its “rink-side” view of skaters at Galleria Dallas, Mi Cocina is an undeniable draw for tourists and holiday guests; and, the food is just as amazing as the view.

Mi Cocina gears up for cold weather by adding Red Chile Chicken Pozole as a seasonal dish. This spicy dish includes chicken, hominy, cabbage, cilantro and lime. Pozole, which can have a variety of ingredients, originated in Jalisco, Mexico and is perfect to warm you up after you have ice skated around the Christmas tree.Mi Cocina PozoleSpicy Arrachera Steak with poblano cream and pico de gallo is one of the new tamale dishes at Mi Cocina, and you MUST order this dish. Really. No, really. Don’t let the word “spicy” stop you, as it is not. The amazing poblano cream blankets this tamale and comforts your taste buds this holiday season.Mi Cocina TamaleLastly, if you need a quick pick-me-up- as you are holiday shopping at the Galleria, the Flautitas de Pollo may be perfect for you or your kids. This finger food comes with “Conrad’s Favorite” guacamole and crema.Mi Cocina Flautitas

Dallas’ Best Gluten-Free Restaurant: True Food Kitchen

TrueFoodKitchenI must begin with a caveat: True Food Kitchen‘s menu is not 100% gluten-free. Gluten-free living can get awfully lonely, but not at the newest True Food Kitchen in Dallas — where Dr. Andrew Weil is (virtually) right by your side, instilling his anti-inflammatory diet into a Fox Restaurant Concept menu.

You will recognize the restaurant’s minimalist yet bright aesthetic and its “healthful” menu concepts. The True Food Kitchen menu specifically designates items that are vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. The menu includes salads, pizzas, sandwiches and entrees, plus “natural refreshments” like “kale-aid” or cucumber lemonade. Among my favorite dishes: Spaghetti Squash Casserole (pictured below), fresh mozzarella and organic tomatoes & zucchini and the so-comforting-you-forget-it’s-good-for-you grass-fed Steak Street Tacos with avocado, Cotija cheese, tomatillo salsa, sour cream and Anasazi bean.True Food Kitchen_Spaghetti Squash Casserole One of the most unique items on the menu is the “Inside Out” Quinoa Burger. The quinoa forms the bun stuffed with hummus, tzatziki, tomato, cucumber, red onion, avocado & feta. This is not a burger you bite down lightly. You need both hands to aid you as you sink your teeth in their gluten-free burger.
True-Food-Kitchen-Quinoa The restaurant, which is in the center of The Plaza at Preston Center, also has its good looks to rely on. Warm woods, clean lines and bright colors make it a nice place to linger for a while. Another place to get cozy is on the patio. I imagine this to be a popular spot to kick back on cool fall and winter evenings.
True Food Kitchen Dallas Patio

True Food Kitchen
8383 Preston Center Plaza Drive, Suite 100
Dallas, Texas

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving That Taste Like Mom’s Cooking

Restaurants-Open-Thanksgiving-DayArguably the most important meal of the year, the traditional Thanksgiving feast can take days to prepare. Cooks have to spend hours — and hours and days — brining the bird, making stuffing and putting together any number of potato and vegetable side dishes, not to mention baking all that pie. Thankfully, some delicious restaurants all over North Texas are providing their own twist on the Thanksgiving feast.

The Second Floor Bistro – Bar: Enjoy a buffet brimming with delectable favorites like Roasted Prime Rib and Turkey, and array of traditional sides and other Southern specialties, then top off the meal with assorted pies, cakes and fresh fruit desserts at $55 for adults and $25 for children 6-12 and FREE for children 5 & younger. The Westin Galleria Dallas, Level 2; 972-450-2978.

III Forks: Feast on a four-course meal. Choice of Spice Rubbed Turkey, Roasted Midwest Beef Tenderloin or Vermont Maple Glazed Atlantic Salmon with delicious sides; with Tenderloin Tomato Soup, salad, III Fork Salad, dessert, coffee or tea at $44.95 for adults and $16.95 for children under 12. 972-267-1776.

Brick House Tavern & Tap: Choose from its full menu of seasonal, chef-inspired dishes available for those who’ve had enough turkey on Thanksgiving evening. Even better, football fans get prime seats for game-watching, whether it’s in one of Brick House’s soft leather recliners with a built-in glass holder and TV tray for dining or table for their whole party. Every seat in the house also serves up free Wi-Fi.

RAIN Showers The Beatles with Love in Dallas + Giveaway

Rain_300x250Dallas Summer Musicals brings RAIN direct from Broadway to Dallas on Saturday, November 23 through Sunday, November 24, 2013! Associated Press says RAIN is “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience.

Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance in this multi-media concert, that’s as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics (I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hard Day’s Night, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Come Together, Hey Jude and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!RainRun Time: 3 hours 30 minutes (including intermission)
Rating: FAMILY FRIENDLY from young to old who want to “Twist and shout!”

The Music Hall at Fair Park
909 1st Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210

GIVEAWAY: One lucky readers will win 4 tickets to RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles for their opening Saturday show at 1:30PM. First, make sure to “like” Dallas Summer Musicals and follow them on Twitter for news on what is happening on stage in Dallas! Now, post a status on Facebook or Twitter what your favorite Beatles song is, and please make sure to tag Real Posh Mom/@RealPoshMom. Good luck! Winner will be announced on Monday at 12PM.image001 (1)

Holly Jolly Holidays at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

LEGOLAND DC HolidaysCelebrate the holidays with LEGOLAND Discovery Center!

Your kids can write and mail their letter to Santa in the LEGO mailbox while enjoying complimentary milk and cookies. Next, your family can build a LEGO ornament that they can hand on the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Christmas tree. Also, they can do all the other fun things like:

  • LEGO® Factory Tour
  • LEGO® 4D Cinema
  • Kingdom Quest Laser Ride
  • LEGO® CITY: Forest Ranger Pursuit
  • MINILAND®
  • Star Wars™ MINILAND Model Display Episode 4
  • LEGO® Racers: Build & Test
  • Merlin’s Apprentice Ride
  • LEGO® City Play Zone & Fire Academy
  • The LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Shop
  • DUPLO® Village
  • Earthquake Tables
  • LEGO® Girls – Princess Palace

 

Old Red Museum Unveils Erik Jonsson Exhibit #JFKDay

Old Red Museum JFK DayIt was 50 years ago this November that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while traveling through Dallas’ Dealey Plaza in a presidential motorcade. The tragedy shocked a nation and would become a defining moment in each Americans’ life. This month, many will be coming to Dallas to mourn Kennedy’s untimely death and to honor the life of one of the most revered presidential figures in American history.

Yesterday, the Old Red Museum, which faces Dealey Plaza, unveiled an exhibit called “Dream No Small Dreams” that details the work of Major J. Erik Jonsson, who was elected mayor of Dallas after the assassination and helped the city recover from tragedy. The story of Erik Jonsson and Dallas in the 1960s is one of civic action that pulled the city from depression and helped it regain the pride and momentum that had been so much a part of its past.
Dallas Timeline This exhibit examines the individual leader, who, as mayor, took the helm of the city. It focuses on his extraordinary leadership after the dark days in 1963. Kids can learn about what life was like in the 1960s, as well as learn about a great leader whose determination and zeal helped our city thrive in spite of an incredibly difficult time. “Dream No Small Dreams” runs through August 31, 2014.
1960Gadgets At 12:30PM on November 22, 2013, Dallas will ring church bells and take a moment of silence to mark the split second 50 years ago when Lee Harvey Oswald shot President Kennedy. A ceremony in Dealey Plaza to follow will feature, among others, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough, who will read a selection of the president’s speeches. The ceremony is the culmination of a year of anniversary events in Dallas and will also include a performance by the 73-member U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club, prayers and a benediction from area religious leaders and a ceremonial flyover. The City of Dallas capped attendance at 5,000, though large screens will broadcast the ceremony across town.

Participants involved in the JFK Day of Service (#JFKDAY) on November 23, 2013 will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination and honor his legacy through community service, filling more than 2,500 volunteer slots for Dallas civic organizations. Partner charities include the Salvation Army, United Way, Goodwill, SPCA, Boys and Girls Club, DISD and many more. As the world looks at Dallas, what they will see is a not a city of hate, but a city where people are actively serving others. It’s a grassroots approach that is inclusive for people all over the region.

Families can get involved too! One of #JFKDAY’s partners in service is Wee Volunteer, which has set up projects for parents and children to sign up to complete with either Meal on Wheels, Operation Kindness Project or Family Gateway Project. CEO and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS Blake Mycoskie is the honorary chair and will be in Dallas to lend his time to Goodwill on the day of service.

Willy the Texas Longhorn Arrives in Time for Christmas!

Willy the Texas LonghornIn Texas, we see things a little differently. Yes, you may know the story of the “Night Before Christmas” poem, but do you know how Willy the Texas Longhorn played a part? 😉 Willy the Texas Longhorn is a clever story of a Texas Longhorn who believes that he can guide Santa’s sleigh just as well as any reindeer. If a reindeer can fly, Willy believes a longhorn can, too. Despite the doubts of the other cattle, Willy will not give up on his dream. One Christmas Eve, a thick pea-soup fog descends on Texas, and Santa is in need of a local guide. Willy paints his horns glowing blue and sets off to pull Santa’s sleigh all over the state. As Willy and Santa fly to every house in Texas delivering presents, they visit the famous cities and sights of the Lone Star State.

Every Texan, current or former, native or adopted, will love this tale of a longhorn with a dream! My kids fell in love with Willy and his determined spirit. They loved seeing familiar sites around Texas, and it became a game of “We’ve been there!” We have reading it again and again, as we get into the Christmas spirit. So, make some hot chocolate, turn off the TV and sit together on your favorite chair or sofa as your family travels with Willy the Texas Longhorn.

The Lord of the Rings Pops With Dallas Summer Musicals

LOTR at DSMTravel to Middle Earth with Frodo and the rest of the fellowship for a LIVE concert on November 8-10, 2013. Join my family, thanks to the Dallas Summer Musicals, as we see the Dallas POPS perform the entire Howard Shore’s score for Lord of the Rings-The Fellowship of the Ring with the full movie projected on a larger than life screen.

My whole family is SOOO excited to experience one of our favorite movies in a completely new way! This one-of-a-kind concert event includes the Dallas POPS, 150 person chorus, full movie and more. The concerts will take place at the Music Hall at Fair Park on November 8-10, 2013. Buy your tickets here.

Run Time: 3 hours 30 minutes (including intermission)
Content Warning: Rated PG-13

The Music Hall at Fair Park
909 1st Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210

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