Naturally, as a lifestyle blogger my words tell my story and trust me, this is a story worth sticking around for.
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine referred to me as a “boring married woman.” I’ll let her have this because she did not have the pleasure of knowing me during the time I imagined that I ran the streets of Dallas.
When I say the streets of Dallas, I just mean one – Cedar Springs. We had a tight close knit group of friends, we referred to ourselves as the Posse, and you better believe I stumbled many late nights back to our little sanctuary of Gabriel’s apartment to escape the messiness we just left in our wake.
She also isn’t aware of my time as a wannabe California Beach Babe when Oceanside was my stomping ground and I was a permanent fixture at a little shady bar called the Beach Club. Not only that, I may or may not have almost gotten arrested by an MP because the salt to my peppa decided to bop him on the nose with a pool noodle. Thank goodness she is adorable!
That is just a snippet of my pre “boring” lifestyle.
I’ll admit to the fact that I don’t have the liberties to go out and do as much as I use to do. Being a homeowner can be a real responsibility and drain on your wallet when you are remodeling! On top of that, running around at work is exhausting on my body and mind. What’s worse is that David works inconsistent scheduling that I rarely get to see him, so sometimes I just want to stay at home and get my cuddle on.
Last night, I knew I would be working late and Decks in the Park would be taking place, so I texted my friend (yes, the one who called me boring – I guess I have point to prove) and asked if she would want to attend. Well aware that she’s attended a few, I was happy that she wanted to go. In addition to attending Decks in the Park, I browsed their FB page to see that they were having an after party at Truth & Alibi. Digging deeper, I realized just a few weeks ago Mia and I had stumbled past this secret place in the form of a candy shop….which definitely leads us into last night…
Where do I even start after last night?!?
Decks in the Park was fun, but the real party started after we departed Klyde Warren Park. No words can describe the rest of the night. None. So I’m going to give you a rapid recap. We made it to Truth & Alibi – you do need a password to enter (easily can be found on their FB page) and the doorman does not bait you for it. So be prepared to take charge and blurt out the password for entry.
At this point it was still fairly early, 11:30 so we were able to snag a drink and look around the place. It is very swanky and over the top, but I love a little gaudy elegance. We sat in a throned section for about 15 minutes before being asked to move because bottle service was purchased (the staff member encouraged us to make friends).
We relocated and a fabulous man approached me in Truth & Alibi because he loved my big hair. He named me Naughty! Little did we know that this place would become a mad house after midnight. It was body to body of young college students that were out to have a good time for the long Labor Day weekend. Mia fought her way to the bathroom, as I went in battle ready to snag our checks.
We managed to get out alive and head to our favorite place, where the bartenders want to know us and Eddie our favorite bouncer will let us know that we are out way to late on a Thursday evening – Black Swan Saloon. It did not disappoint and was much needed to end out the night. Even if that meant putting up with Zack (in his defense he did buy us free shots) who kept calling gems & minerals – rocks. Hank said it best, “They’re minerals, Marie! Jesus!”
Thirsty Thursday was a success and after the work week I had, I deserved all the laughter and good times that ensued last evening. Dallas is a hub of eclectic fun. Whatever you are looking for is easily accessible in the Dallas area and I love that. That is what makes this city so unique and worthwhile. Goodness, my life is so boring….