Thursday, August 1, 2019

DFW's 22nd Annual Restaurant Week is Almost Here!


Oh, what a joyous time of year, just as many of us are ramping up for back to school, DFW puts on one of the best dining events of the year!  Restaurant Week, (P.S. it is not really a week, more like a month) is almost upon us, dear readers! Preview is THIS weekend, with a regular schedule running August 5th - August 11th, with many participating restaurants adding extra weeks that stretch through Labor Day Weekend!

What is DFW's Restaurant Week, you ask? Well, it is a fantastic week or so, of yummy goodness with participating restaurants creating a three-course prix fixe menu for either $39 or $49, with 20% of your purchase going to the North Texas Food Bank or The Lena Pope Charity.  Check out the website's FAQ's page for answers to all of your questions.

Check out the website's list of participating restaurants to begin making your reservations.

NOW, make plans to go out there and dine out for a good cause, and give your own kitchen a rest!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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We are honored to be recognized as Five Star Real Estate Professionals again this year!  Thank you to our clients and friends for this privilege. 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Annual Round Up of North Texas Area 4th of July Firework Celebrations!

Howdy Folks!  It is THAT time of year again, time to plan your Fourth of July celebrations.  Many of us choose to celebrate our nation's birthday with a gathering of family and friends, good food and beverages... if your celebration includes a fireworks show, then look no further than our blog to help you plan your outing!  Check out the links below for additional information on the event!  Happy 4th of July Y'all!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Historical Home Tour House Love


We, well, me, happens to be a fool for historical home tours.  It just so happens that spring in Dallas is a great time to indulge this fancy!

Check out the upcoming area home tours.  Maybe, you'll see me there!


Did Somebody Say Break?

Holy Spring Break Batman...how did this wonderful week almost sneak up on us? 



If you are like us and have been toiling away and just realized that you have a blank calendar next week, check out these great ideas to fill your spring days! 


Don't Forget to Spring Forward!


Saturday, February 9, 2019

SWEET Valentine's Ideas From THE PRZADA TEAM


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Whether you love Valentine's Day or dread it, there is no stopping February 14th from rolling around again.  It can be a day to lavish your sweetheart, a day for you to indulge in sweet treats, or it can be a day when you practice kindness and do something sweet for someone else.  Here are a few ideas to make this day your own.  

 

Surprise Your Sweetheart - Sign up for a cooking class and learn a new skill together.  Central Market has a month long chocolate themed series of classes.  For more info, click on the link, be sure to check more than one location, as classes fill up quickly. Sur La Table has a wide variety of cooking classes as well, from the romantic to the exotic!

Entertain Your Love- Dallas Culture Map has a variety of events listed for an unforgettable Valentine's Day.  The list is grouped by time, there are some standouts that would certainly make "the cut" on our list.  Try The Dallas By Chocolate, The Vintage Valentine's Tour, consisting of chocolate and jazz, well, you had me at Vintage.... or may we suggest the Cirque du Soleil performance of Amaluna? Either way, this eclectic list has something to offer everyone. 

Dine With Your Darling - Check out Guidelive for list of 12 Lovely Spots for Valentine's Dining No Matter Where You Live In North Texas.  This is a great resource for local restaurants and the Valentine Specials they offer! 


Adventure With Your Better Half- Explore your community and plan a romantic adventure.  Ride the McKinney Avenue Trolley in Uptown/Downtown Dallas.  Check out the website and select a few key destinations, (like the Dallas Museum of Art) to hop on and hop off for dinner, drinks and dessert.  If you crave live music, make sure to stop at The Rustic!  If your address happens to be further North, visit Downtown McKinney, for an afternoon of wine tasting at Landon Winery, on the square, some shopping, and a wonderful, locally sourced, farm to table meal at Harvest.  If your zip code is somewhere in between, check out Legacy Food Hall's event Sweet Pairings for Sweethearts.  This event features curated flight of pairings of wine and dessert by Blush Wine Bar.

Cozy Up At Home With Your Cutie- Surprise each other by picking up each other's FAV take out and cuddle at home with a movie or two!  Better yet, use FAVOR, DoorDash or Grubhub to do the driving FOR you!  Find each of these services for download either in the apple app store or google play. 

Be Sweet To Your Furry Friends - Check out your local animal shelter or rescue group to see how you can get involved and volunteer.  Operation Kindness, Dallas Street Dog Advocates, Dallas Dogrrr, Collin County Animal Services, Dallas Animal Services, Second Chance SPCA, SPCA of Texas are all worthy groups that would love YOUR support.  Opportunities abound, and range from a one-time donation, to fostering, to routine volunteer opportunities at the shelters.  Check them out! 

Monday, January 7, 2019

Design Trends 2019


"There aren’t any rules with trends, and (generally speaking) I think people should love what they want to love, and find ways to make it work..."
-Jonathan Adler, designer and design expert, as interviewed by Elle Decor
There is a reason I chose to begin this article with Jonathan Adler's quote about design trends.  It is a direct confirmation from a respected interior designer, that the most important element in home design is selecting what you love and making it work within your space.  We say that each year in our design newsletter, because it is always worth repeating. Design trends are great to explore, to study, and to peruse, but use what you love in your home and let that be your guide.  Now, on to our annual overview of what those Design trends are for 2019!
Style- according to Elle Décor who interviewed Jonathan Adler, 2019 will see the same playful mixing of styles that continues to be popular in our ever-changing, fast-paced, chaotic society, "The one “trend” I think will continue is that we live in a chaotic, anything-goes world and the same is true for décor and design. People mix high with low, new with vintage, hyper-sleek with hyper-layered, and I wouldn’t have it any other way."
Color, Accents & Materials- Pantone's Color of the Year was recently announced, and for 2019 it is Living Coral, described by Pantone as, "An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge." It is no wonder, too, that designers are pointing to warmer, richer, bolder color palettes and hues making their way into 2019 design trends.  Earthy reds, tonal blues, rich greens, along with velvet, florals, mixed metals for fixtures, copper accents, and natural elements such as stone, granite and concrete serve to ground our spaces and provide a deep and peaceful balance to the frenetic way in which we live. According to Décor Mag, 1970s Chic encompasses many of these trends, so don't be surprised if you notice a bit of plush and groovy inspiration from this by-gone decade in magazines and stores. 
Technology- How can we live our lives without it? Technology is an ever-present feature in both our lives and increasingly our homes.  The kitchen is a perfect spot to feature this synergy of how we live with technology. Appliances continue to integrate the latest smart features, such as voice assist and video chat, and are really the stars of the kitchen, rather than that boxy thing you want to hide. 
FAVORITE TRENDS- Tuxedo Kitchens.  Say what?!!? Megan McDonough of The Washington Post refers to adding elements of black to the predominately white kitchens that have been so popular as of late.  Island accents, mixed metal fixtures, range hoods, and base cabinets are ways in which this trend is incorporated. With busy families this might just be a great way to hide "wear and tear" on arguably the most used area of the home.  Backsplash as Focal Point, and geometric patterns, along with the continued use of subway tile and open shelving endure this year.  These trends can work beautifully in either kitchens OR bathrooms. 

As THE PRZADA TEAM's lifestyle blogger, THIS is most certainly my favorite newsletter topic to research of the year!  I absolutely LOVE interior and home design, but what I love most about it is, that it can serve as a guide to refresh or remodel, but really what counts is that I surround myself with what I love and items that speak to me.  The trends can inspire me and help me figure out how to do that in a way that is modern and fresh.  May you have a wonderful start to your new year and may you always surround yourself with what brings you joy!  
 Be sure to check out all of the links in this newsletter for great design inspiration. For more info and Elle Decor's great slideshow of what is OUT for 2018 and IN for 2019, and THE best visual example I have found on Design Trends for 2019 from HOUZZ, click on over to our blog, housingcents.com 
For more information on how THE PRZADA TEAM can help YOU or your friends and family with your real estate needs, call us today! 972-839-0671

Check out these FAB links to see more 2019 interior design inspiration!