More Dallas FAVORITES: Yoga, Yogurt, and Yocals!

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You may have heard me shouting from the roof tops “WELCOME TO DALLAS!!!” to my brother Jake, his wife Sarah, and their cutie-pie baby girl, Poppy! They just moved here from Chicago, and I’m thrilled to share this great city with them…Read my post “SO much to do!” with lots of great family fun outings in Dallas (many of them FREE), and check out these Dallas “favorites” for them…please comment and share your own “favorites”!

MY Favorite Yoga Class – come join me sometime! Meditative/ Restorative Yoga with my friend and spiritual guru Shelly at Arapaho UMC, Tuesday evenings, 7:00, FREE and FREE childcare. It always feels like a gift to myself, to my spirit, mind, and body. I usually arrive feeling harried and anxious, but always leave feeling at peace. Other FREE yoga in the area:

MY Favorite Coffee Shops for Meeting and Working and Relaxing:

  • Union CoffeeCoffee. Community. Cause….This cool place is mixed in with all the bars off of Greenville and University by Central near SMU. It’s got lots of great little spots for working or conversation in comfy furntiture or on the outdoor patio. Also a great spot for private meetings or discussions in bright rooms with windows and white boards. Bonus….it’s got a stage if you feel moved to recite a poem or monologue!
  • White Rock Coffee…This is my go-to neighborhood spot where I sneak away to work in the early mornings or when I have a free afternoon.
  • Half Price Books on Northwest Highway has lots of tables inside for customers by a fish tank, and there is more seating in the Black Forest Bakery inside, open from 8:30-10pm every day. They serve sandwiches, too.

The Lakes in The Village

Dallas Arboretum

  • LA Fitness in Lake Highlands, cuz I can take my kids to the “Kids’ Club”, and they usually see someone they know, and I always do…it’s a fun community hang-out. Me and my “old lady” hip do it  for the  water aerobics and the hot tub! They are about to open one on Lovers across from another favorite spot of mine, Central Market!


OUR Favorite Ice Cream Spot! (and more Frozen Yogurt/ Ice cream Spots nearby)…Ummm, there are SO many, maybe we should do a taste test by meeting at one per week… or day???

  •  Wild About Harry’s Hot Dogs, Frozen Custard, and Ice Cream – YUMMY! We even stopped by on our way home from the hospital with MJ 6 years ago…he met Harry and got a free T-shirt (but we got the ice cream).

April 2007


Fudge nut brownie cookie with chocolate chip ice cream. Photo from


Pinkberry Cherry
  • Lakewood TCBY at Mockingbird and Abrams, right next to Zuzu’s

MY Favorite DFW Radio Stations and Programs:




  • WRR Classical 101.1, playing a “March of the Day” every weekday morning at 7:35am, and good classical music to accompany your day, and play for baby Poppy – for dancing, resting, or just background.
WRR 101

MY Favorite Events in Dallas – NOT to be missed:


InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival 2011