Love to be Present: Upcoming Events to Attend

Love to be Present: Upcoming Events to Attend

We feel incredibly lucky to work with some of the most inspiring, extravagant, unique and tasty events in the nation, and are excited to share them with you! We are heading to LA this month for the Women in the World LA Summit, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of this…

Local Turns 15, Valentine’s Day Dinners, and New Menu Items

Local Turns 15, Valentine’s Day Dinners, and New Menu Items

January is under our belts and we’ve already started 2018 strong with oodles of delicious meals consumed in the office and out. With a team full of food enthusiasts, we are lucky to have clients that feed both our bellies and our souls.\ If you’re in LA, hop over to an 800 Degrees location near…

New Studios, New Equipment, New Ways to Fall In Love with Fitness

New Studios, New Equipment, New Ways to Fall In Love with Fitness

One of the things we all promised ourselves this year was to make more time “me time”. This means taking care of our bodies, minds and treating ourselves to things we love. We are lucky to work with clients who help us keep us in shape and feeling good, and pull us together after a…

The PERSISTERS, From Tina Brown’s Women in the World Dallas Salon

The PERSISTERS, From Tina Brown’s Women in the World Dallas Salon

On December 4th, Women in the World hosted their first ever Dallas salon. Co-hosted by Toyota and legendary journalist, Tina Brown, the Women in the World live event series took place at the Dallas Museum of Art featuring women inspiring change in the industries they serve within.  With women at the center of our nation’s latest social movements, the Salon continued the conversation with remarkable women of impact from around the U.S. and globe. The…

Deep Ellum Favorite LOCAL Celebrates 15 Years in February

Deep Ellum Favorite LOCAL Celebrates 15 Years in February

 Conceptualized in 1998 by Chef/Owner Tracy Miller, Local was established with the vision of becoming a local establishment in Dallas serving modern American cuisine. Located in the historical Boyd Hotel, landmarked as the oldest standing hotel in Dallas, circa 1908, LOCAL is infused with history and over a decade of serving delicious food folks keep…

Knife is Coming Soon to Shops at Willow Bend in Early 2018!

Knife is Coming Soon to Shops at Willow Bend in Early 2018!

Now that we have officially made it to the New Year, we can say that Knife at the Shops at Willow Bend in Plano, TX is opening soon! Committed to using the finest quality ingredients and meats, Chef John Tesar will continue to expand his relationships with 44 Farms, Heartbrand Beef, and Creekstone Farms to…

Chef John Tesar is Heading to the Naples Winter Wine Festival This Month

Chef John Tesar is Heading to the Naples Winter Wine Festival This Month

From the 26th through 28th, Chef John Tesar will be in Naples, FL at the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Proceeds from the Festival benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation, whose vision is to make a profound and sustaining difference in the quality of children’s lives. NCEF is committed to supporting charitable programs that improve…

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Celebrates Ten Years at Its Denton (Industrial) Location

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Celebrates Ten Years at Its Denton (Industrial) Location

With a decade of serving the Denton community, Fuzzy Taco Shop’s Industrial St. location is hosting 10 days of celebrations, rounding out with a fiesta fit for the momentous occasion! From January 16th through 26th Fuzzy’s Industrial location will celebrate with rolled-back prices, giveaways, a concert at Dan’s SilverLeaf (1/20) and a huge party (1/26)…

Japanese Whiskey Dinner at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

Japanese Whiskey Dinner at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

Enjoy the best of Japanese whiskey at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck on January 10, 2018. The contemporary Asian restaurant will host a Japanese Whiskey Dinner featuring a cocktail reception, and delicious four-course tasting menu by Executive Chef Jacob Williamson, with whiskey pairings selected from Nikka, Hibiki, Yamazaki, and Hitachino whiskey labels. The tasting menu…

DIFFADIFFA/Dallas’ House of DIFFA: May 12, 2018

DIFFADIFFA/Dallas’ House of DIFFA: May 12, 2018

Purchase your tickets to DIFFA/Dallas’ annual gala, House of DIFFA before they sell out! House of DIFFA will be held on May 12, 2018 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas. This season’s theme, “DIFFA: AlterEgo”, will be an enchanting journey with an astonishing fashion experience that will provide an exciting mix of philanthropy, theatrics…

Dallas Morning News and CultureMap Dallas Rave About Ruti

Dallas Morning News and CultureMap Dallas Rave About Ruti

Ruti, a boutique by Israeli-American designer Ruti Zisser, is now open in NorthPark Center and local media can’t get enough! Dallas Morning News and CultureMap Dallas both named Ruti as one of the must-hit stores in December, and we couldn’t agree more. See below for links to both articles: CultureMap Dallas: Where to shop in Dallas right…

Tina Brown & Toyota Shine Dallas Spotlight on Female Power-Players with December 4th Women in the World Salon at The Dallas Museum of Art

Tina Brown & Toyota Shine Dallas Spotlight on Female Power-Players with December 4th Women in the World Salon at The Dallas Museum of Art

Co-hosted by Toyota and legendary journalist, Tina Brown, the Women in the World live event series took place on the Dallas stage on December 4th at 6pm at the Dallas Museum of Art.  With women at the center of our nation’s latest social movements, the Salon continued the conversation with remarkable women of impact from…

Women in the World headed to Dallas

Women in the World headed to Dallas

On December 4th, Women in the World is coming to Dallas for the first time. Women in the World is the premier live journalism platform that brings leaders and champions together to increase social awareness of global issues affecting women. Joining us in Dallas at the event are the women we call, “PerSISTERS”; they never…

The Travel and Adventure Show is Coming to Dallas!

The Travel and Adventure Show is Coming to Dallas!

On March 17 and 18, 2018 the Travel and Adventure show is coming to Dallas Market Hall! Discover the whole world in one weekend, all under one roof. You can meet with thousands of destination experts from around the world who can help you find the next, right vacation for you. Throughout the weekend you…

Knife is Coming to Shops at Willow Bend in Early 2018!

Knife is Coming to Shops at Willow Bend in Early 2018!

Chef John Tesar will open Knife at the Shops at Willow Bend in Plano, TX early 2018. Chef Tesar will continue to focus on whole animal cookery, utilizing the entire animal, head to toe, offering dishes like Crispy Pig’s Haunches, as well as new additions like whole leg of lamb. Knife at Willow Bend will…

Cater Your Holiday Party with Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Cater Your Holiday Party with Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Struggling to figure out what food your guests will love at your upcoming holiday party? Search no further and head to your local Fuzzy’s Taco Shop to check out all their delicious catering options. There’s something for everyone to eat and who can say no to tacos? Take a load off your shoulders and let…

Ring in 2018 by Dining at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck or Partying at Cloud Nine

Ring in 2018 by Dining at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck or Partying at Cloud Nine

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck is throwing their annual New Year’s Eve celebration! Enjoy a decedent five-course or seven-course dinner at Five Sixty or countdown to 2018 by saying “Cheers!” at the private party being hosted on the Cloud Nine party level complete with an open bar, live DJ, light bites, and a front row…

Scenes From: DIFFA/Dallas’ 22nd Annual Holiday Wreath Collection

Scenes From: DIFFA/Dallas’ 22nd Annual Holiday Wreath Collection

On Thursday, November 16th, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, DIFFA/Dallas, hosted it’s 22nd Annual Holiday Wreath Collection at the Fashion Industry Gallery to ring in the holiday season. The joy and warmth of the holiday season was flowing at this year’s event, which was hosted by Tom Hatton. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and…

Piada Italian Street Food is Opening at Windhaven in Plano, TX

Piada Italian Street Food is Opening at Windhaven in Plano, TX

Piada Italian Street Food is expanding and will be opening their fourth North Texas location at Windhaven Plaza on November 7. The fast-casual Italian restaurant is located at 3309 Dallas Parkway. Inspired by the roadside family-run food carts and markets of ancient Rimini, a bustling seaside community in the Emilia-Romagna region, six-year-old Piada, has earned…

Cater Your Tailgate With Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Cater Your Tailgate With Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

It’s football season, and what’s better than watching your favorite team play while chowing down on some tacos, chips and salsa, queso, and more! Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is now offering fall football catering. Contact your local Fuzzy’s Taco Shop for more information. For any other information and to view the menu, please visit www.fuzzystacoshop.com. Like…

Executive Chef Jacob Williamson of Five Sixty at Zoo To Do

Executive Chef Jacob Williamson of Five Sixty at Zoo To Do

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, Chef Jacob Williamson of Five Sixty Wolfgang Puck will be participating in this year’s Zoo to Do, held at the Dallas Zoo. The event is a major source for funding of the Dallas Zoo and helps the non-profit zoo continue its mission to serve as a center of education, wildlife…

Scenes From: 2017 Texas Trailblazer Luncheon Benefitting The Family Place

SMPR had the honor of working with The Family Place again this year on the 2017 Texas Trailblazer Award Luncheon. The 22nd Annual Luncheon took place on October 6th at the Hilton Anatole and honored Lynn McBee as the recipient of its annual Trailblazer Award. Keynote Speaker Gretchen Carlson gave a powerful speech highlighting domestic…

Scenes From: DIFFA/Dallas’ Ninth Annual Burgers &

On Friday, October 6, generous and fashion forward individuals joined celebrity chefs from all around the nation at The Eye at the Joule for the ninth annual Burgers & Burgundy event hosted by The Joule Hotel, presented by Terri Provencal & Chef John Tesar, with title sponsor Allan Knight, benefitting DIFFA/Dallas. Guests mingled with the…

Knife Launches Seasonal Fall and Winter Dessert + Cocktails Menu

Knife Launches Seasonal Fall and Winter Dessert + Cocktails Menu

Knife presents their fall-inspired dessert and cocktail offerings for the Fall and Winter season. Seasonal ingredients include sweet potato, pecan, cherries, and lavender. Knife’s new additions will fill guests with the essence of Autumn in one taste. Desserts Sweet Potato, Sorghum & Pecan Sweet Potato Tart, Whipped Sorghum Cream, Milk Chocolate Pecan Crumble, Sorghum Ice…

Chef John Tesar Hosts BITE Night With Top Chef Charleston Alums

Chef John Tesar Hosts BITE Night With Top Chef Charleston Alums

If you love meat, then this event is all for you! Chef John Tesar will host BITE Night, a Chefs For Farmers event, on November 2, 2017 at the Dallas Farmers Market. The event will feature several Top Chef Charleston alums, and each chef will be featuring their own unique spin on bold and bright…

Phillips Creek Ranch’s Fall Festival and Market Returns This Month

Phillips Creek Ranch’s Fall Festival and Market Returns This Month

On Sunday, October 8th Phillips Creek Ranch will host its annual Fall Festival & Market from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to residents and the public, featuring local farmers and vendors from across North Texas, and food vendors.  The event will also showcase live music by DJ Bill Cody…

Piada Italian Street Food Launches Seasonal Fall and Winter Menu on October 10th

Piada Italian Street Food Launches Seasonal Fall and Winter Menu on October 10th

The Chefs at Piada Italian Street Food have done it again! Piada has created a delectable seasonal menu for diners to experience this fall and winter, available at all location on October 10, 2017. We can assure you, the flavors on the new menu are unlike we have ever tasted before! The fall and winter…

NYX Professional Makeup is Opening at Florida Mall in November

NYX Professional Makeup is Opening at Florida Mall in November

Beauty lovers, listen up! NYX Professional Makeup is heading to Orlando, FL, opening on November 3rd. The grand-opening weekends will feature exciting prizes, limited-edition collectibles, on-site makeup artists, and giveaways. For more information about store locations, please visit http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/nyxretail.

Follow LOCAL On Instagram

Follow LOCAL On Instagram

Dallas foodies, look no further for your next dinner spot. We are excited to be working with LOCAL, a Dallas institution, and can’t wait to share their delicious menu items with you. Check out Local’s Instagram feed for their seasonally inspired modern American menu. Their mouthwatering dishes will have you headed there for dinner as…

Hold ‘Em For Heroes Benefiting Heroes For Children

Hold ‘Em For Heroes Benefiting Heroes For Children

For 97 years, Dallas’ elite have wined and dined at Brook Hollow Golf Club, and now you can too. Professional poker dealers will turn the ballroom into a sea of pokers tables, seating 10 players. The top 10 winners bring home some incredibly cool swag. Enjoy dinner and an open bar. When you register for…

Chef John Tesar Hosting Bite Night November 2nd

Chef John Tesar Hosting Bite Night November 2nd

Chefs for Farmers kicks off with Bite Night at the Dallas Farmers Market on November 2nd. Hosted by Chef John Tesar, the event will feature a star-studded group of Top Chef alums. Each chef will feature their own distinctive spin on bold and bright flavors of Texas beef and regional cuisine. To purchase tickets please…

Chef John Tesar at New York City Wine and Food Festival

Chef John Tesar at New York City Wine and Food Festival

Food and wine lovers, this event is for you! Chef John Tesar is headed to New York Food and Wine Week for their 10th anniversary, hosting an intimate dinner with Chef JJ Johnson on October 14th. Tesar and Johnson will join forces for one night only to prepare an exquisite menu that will please any…

Knife Dallas’ Sunday Cinema Series: The Lunchbox

Knife Dallas’ Sunday Cinema Series: The Lunchbox

What’s a movie without great food? Head to Knife at The Highland Dallas on Sunday, October 22, 2017 for their Third Annual Sunday Cinema Series. This months featured film will be The Lunchbox.  Guests can look forward to one complimentary beverage and gourmet bites courtesy of Chef John Tesar. Tickets are $35 per person, with…

Gather Kitchen Launches a Breakfast Menu

Gather Kitchen Launches a Breakfast Menu

Gather Kitchen has launched their breakfast menu, and let us tell you – it is DELICIOUS! If you’re looking for a healthy, filling and quick breakfast then Gather Kitchen is the place for you. The breakfast menu consists of: Pick a Bowl: Norwegian Breakfast- sweet potato noodles, onions, smoked salmon, and free-range scrambled eggs Mexican…

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Celebrates National Taco Day With Dollar Tacos on October 4th

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Celebrates National Taco Day With Dollar Tacos on October 4th

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is celebrating its favorite day of the year (and our favorite too!), National Taco Day, with $1 tacos all-day-long on October 4, 2017. The dollar taco deal will include most of Fuzzy’s Baja Tacos—including their breakfast tacos. Choose from a crunchy or soft shell, but why pick one when you can have…

Scenes From: 2017 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala

Scenes From: 2017 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala

On Saturday, September 16, Dallas’ most charitable gathered at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center for the 2017 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala. The black-tie evening began with a cocktail reception followed by an extravagant dinner in the beautifully decorated Meyerson lobby. Following the seated dinner, guests moved to the concert hall to enjoy a performance…

4th Annual Shop, Sip, Rock & Moving Sale at Gallerie Noir

4th Annual Shop, Sip, Rock & Moving Sale at Gallerie Noir

Head to Gallerie Noir on Saturday, October 7th from 12 to 4 p.m. for the 4th Annual Shop, Sip & Rock event benefiting victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX. Sip champagne, light bites and rock to DJ Steffi Burns and enjoy 50% off the entire store (excluding art). Join us in shopping and rocking…

Join DIFFA/Dallas on October 6th for the Ninth Annual Burgers & Burgundy

Join DIFFA/Dallas on October 6th for the Ninth Annual Burgers & Burgundy

Last chance to purchase your tickets to Burgers & Burgundy! The Joule Hotel will host the ninth annual Burgers & Burgundy event, presented by Celebrity Chef John Tesar and Terri Provencal, benefiting DIFFA/Dallas at the Eye at The Joule on Friday, October 6, 2017. The burger and wine pairings will be prepared by Chef Tesar…

This Fall is Getting a Whole ‘Lot Fuzzier With Tons of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Openings

This Fall is Getting a Whole ‘Lot Fuzzier With Tons of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Openings

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is on a roll and continuing to open more locations around the United States this fall. Check out the list below to see if a Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is coming to a city near you soon!   Tyler, TX Dallas, TX Joplin, MO Cedar Rapids, IA Fort Myers, FL San Antonio, TX…

Live Nation’s Opening of The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory Delayed to September 9

Live Nation’s Opening of The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory Delayed to September 9

Due to construction delays in completing portions of the development on time and the assessment of the present status of the project, Live Nation has been forced to delay the opening of the Pavilion until Saturday, September 9.  It is with regret that they apologize to patrons; however, it is important to them to deliver a…

SMPR Welcomes Gather Kitchen to the Family

SMPR Welcomes Gather Kitchen to the Family

We’re excited to welcome Gather Kitchen to our family! Gather Kitchen is brought to you by top female culinary entrepreneurs, Soraya Spencer and Nicki Hamilton, who are spearheading a new fast food experience featuring whole, non-processed meals handmade with fresh ingredients sourced locally and seasonally. Designed for busy consumers, Gather Kitchen is a quality fast…

800 Degrees Debuts Rotisserie Chicken at Its Hollywood Location

800 Degrees Debuts Rotisserie Chicken at Its Hollywood Location

800 Degrees, known for its authentic Neapolitan-style pizza and for serving top quality, chef-driven offerings, has launched rotisserie chicken at its Hollywood location in Los Angeles, CA. The new menu addition allows diners more variety when dining at the restaurant and pays homage to the longstanding tradition of the relationship between pizza and rotisserie chicken…

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Introduces the Honey-Citrus Glazed Chicken Salad

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Introduces the Honey-Citrus Glazed Chicken Salad

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop presents the Honey-Citrus Glazed Chicken Salad, a fresh and flavorful dish, available starting on Wednesday, August 2nd. The colorful new salad tastes like summer with every bite, and is available for $7.99 at all Fuzzy’s locations. The Honey-Citrus Glazed Chicken Salad is crafted with a grilled honey-citrus glazed chicken breast that is…

Piada Italian Street Food Launches Updated Rewards Program

Piada Italian Street Food Launches Updated Rewards Program

Piada Italian Street Food has replaced its old rewards program, with Piada One, designed with online ordering in mind. Your new ‘rewards’ can be tracked in the profile of your online ordering account, where you can also download a digital wallet pass for use in-store. You can earn 5 points for every visit with an…

The Ride House Introduces Core + Stretch

The Ride House Introduces Core + Stretch

The Ride House introduces a new Ride House Signature class combining core training with total body stretching. This 45-minute upbeat, vigorous class will focus on all areas of abdominal strength and back health. With emphasis on deep stretching as it relates to cycling and overall posture, it also includes breathing techniques for stress reduction. Appropriate…

Lynn McBee Announced as Trailblazer Award Recipient for 2017 Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon

Lynn McBee Announced as Trailblazer Award Recipient for 2017 Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon

Along with The Family Place, the Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon Co-Chairs Kristen Sanger and Cindy Stager are pleased to announce the 2017 Texas Trailblazer Award Luncheon will honor Lynn McBee as the recipient of its annual Trailblazer Award. The luncheon will take place on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Hilton Anatole and will feature…

Gretchen Carlson Announced as Keynote Speaker for 2017 Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon

Gretchen Carlson Announced as Keynote Speaker for 2017 Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon

Along with The Family Place, the Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon Co-Chairs Kristen Sanger and Cindy Stager are pleased to announce Gretchen Carlson, one of the nation’s most successful and recognized news anchors and gender equality activists, as the keynote speaker for the luncheon on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Hilton Anatole. The 22nd annual…

Save the Date: 2017 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala featuring Yo-Yo Ma

Save the Date: 2017 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala featuring Yo-Yo Ma

We can guarantee you will not want to miss this year’s Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala and After Party featuring guest artist Yo-Yo Ma. The star-studded black tie gala will take place on September 16 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. For information about Gala tickets, table purchases and Gala sponsorships, call Tab Boyles at…

The Ride House Introduces 50/50 Fit

The Ride House Introduces 50/50 Fit

The Ride House introduces its newest class, 50/50 Fit. The workout is a unique experience, combining functional fitness and high-energy cycling to help build strength, gain flexibility, and burn calories all in one class. The equipment and exercises used for 50/50 Fit are easily modifiable, and incorporate everything from Slam Balls to TRX. This is…

The Farm Stand Café & Market is Heading to Light Farms this Fall

The Farm Stand Café & Market is Heading to Light Farms this Fall

Republic Property Group, with the help of acclaimed local chef Graham Dodds, will launch “The Farm Stand Café & Market”, a first-of-its-kind dining concept in the core of Light Farms, an award-winning master-planned community in Celina, Texas. The innovative approach includes both a restaurant and market, which will feature cafe-style seating and market area with chilled…

NYX Professional Makeup is Opening at Menlo Park Mall

NYX Professional Makeup is Opening at Menlo Park Mall

Attention beauty lovers! NYX Professional Makeup is heading to Edison, New Jersey, opening on July 21st. The weekend will feature exciting prizes, limited-edition collectibles, on-site makeup artists, and giveaways. Stay tuned for a look at the weekend in next month’s newsletter. For more information about store locations, please visit http://www.nyxcosmetis.com/nyxretail.

Live Nation Announces Stellar Shows for New Venue at the Irving Music Factory

Live Nation Announces Stellar Shows for New Venue at the Irving Music Factory

We are so excited about all the incredible shows that are already scheduled at Live Nation’s newest venue set to open in August at the Irving Music Factory. With names like Dave Chappelle, Brad Paisley, Harry Styles, Trevor Noah and more, you won’t want to miss out on these incredible shows. Visit http://livemu.sc/2rV3Wbq for a…

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is Launching a New Loyalty App

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is Launching a New Loyalty App

Look out for Fuzzy’s Taco Shop’s updated “Friends With Benefits” Loyalty App this summer. The updated version is incredibly user-friendly and allows guests to earn points towards dollar rewards on their future Fuzzy’s visits. Stay tuned for details on the launch date this month. For more information on Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, please visit www.FuzzysTacoShop.com.

Slim Down and Tone Up This Summer at One Lagree

Slim Down and Tone Up This Summer at One Lagree

Dallas’ new fitness studio, One Lagree, is now open in Turtle Creek Shopping Center at 3858 Oak Lawn Ave, Ste. 440. Lagree is often confused with Pilates, however owner Jennifer Eitches will remind you it’s a different workout completely. Though both are low impact and strengthen the core, the Lagree Method is performed at a…

What Our Awesome Spring Interns Learned at SMPR

What Our Awesome Spring Interns Learned at SMPR

We had a great  group of interns this spring! They were full of energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas. We always hope our SMPR interns leave with a better understanding of what marketing and PR is all about. As the internship came to a close, we asked our awesome interns to share a few things they…

Purchase Your Ticket: Nibble & Mingle Fundraiser at The Highland Hotel

Purchase Your Ticket: Nibble & Mingle Fundraiser at The Highland Hotel

The Greene Family Foundation and NFL Hall of Famer Joe Greene have partnered with two-time Top Chef alumni, four-time James Beard nominee, and author, Chef John Tesar of Knife at The Highland Dallas, to host the first Nibble & Mingle fundraiser for the UNT Agnes Lucille Craft Greene Scholarship.   The event will take place on Friday,…

Head to Light Farms For Their Summer Farmer’s & Flea Market This Month

Head to Light Farms For Their Summer Farmer’s & Flea Market This Month

On Sunday, June 25 Light Farms will host its Sunday Funday Farmer’s and Flea Market from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to residents and the general public, featuring local farmers and vendors from across North Texas and food trucks. Stay tuned for additional details on the event throughout the…

Eat This Now: Ginger-Rhubarb Baked Alaska at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

Eat This Now: Ginger-Rhubarb Baked Alaska at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

With summer fast approaching, we think there’s no better dessert than Five Sixty’s Ginger-Rhubarb Baked Alaska. This decadent and refreshing dessert features strawberry-rhubarb ice cream, buttermilk cake, coconut whipped cream, and rhubarb-ginger fluid gel and is available for $14. Five Sixty is located at 300 Reunion Blvd. For additional information and reservations, please call 214-571-5784.

Caliente Fitness’ Jason Rosell Shares His Advice on How Women Can Maximize Their Workout

Caliente Fitness’ Jason Rosell Shares His Advice on How Women Can Maximize Their Workout

Hey ladies, are you as confused about how to maximize your workout as most of us seem to be? Jason Rosell of Caliente Fitness has you covered with his advice on how women can achieve their fitness and weight loss goals.   “There is a lot of conflicting information out in the world of fitness,…

This Summer is Getting a Whole Lot Fuzzier With Tons of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Openings

This Summer is Getting a Whole Lot Fuzzier With Tons of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Openings

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is on a roll and continuing to open more locations around the United States this summer. Check out the list below to see if a Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is coming to a city near you soon! Toledo, OH Murfreesboro, TN Houston, TX Little Elm, TX Alpharetta, GA Tallahassee, FL Westminster, CO Topeka,…

SMPR Welcomes One Lagree to the Family

SMPR Welcomes One Lagree to the Family

We’re excited to announce One Lagree, located in Turtle Creek Shopping Center, to our family! One Lagree practices the Lagree Method, a workout combining strength, cardio, balance, core and flexibility not only in each session, but in every single move, making it the most effective and efficient workout. We are already hooked and can’t wait…

Follow Grabbagreen Gaston on Instagram for a Sneak Peek of Delicious and Healthy Food and Juices

Follow Grabbagreen Gaston on Instagram for a Sneak Peek of Delicious and Healthy Food and Juices

Follow Grabbagreen Gaston on Instagram for a constant update of their beautiful and healthy food, and delicious juice and smoothie options! Grabbagreen is a food and juice restaurant serving juices, smoothies, and green and grain based bowls. Visit @grabbagreentx4 on Instagram to follow their account. Grabbagreen is located at 3417 Gaston Ave. #120 and is…

Live Nation Announces Kick Off To Summer Ticket Promotion

Live Nation Announces Kick Off To Summer Ticket Promotion

Attention all music lovers, we have the inside scoop to amazing ticket deals for your favorite artists! From experiencing live music under the stars at an outdoor amphitheater, to rocking out at an arena, or taking a road trip to a music festival, there is something special about summer concerts, and Live Nation is celebrating the start…

Luxury Kitchen and Bath Showroom, Expressions Home Gallery, Now Open in San Antonio, TX

Luxury Kitchen and Bath Showroom, Expressions Home Gallery, Now Open in San Antonio, TX

Premier showroom brand, Expressions Home Gallery, is now open in San Antonio, providing customers with a luxurious home shopping experience. The showroom is a go-to destination for builders, remodelers, contractors, interior decorators and homeowners. The new showroom is located at 9901 Broadway, Suite 104, San Antonio, TX. The luxury showroom strives to provide customers with…

Head to Light Farms For Their Spring Farmer’s & Flea Market This Month

Head to Light Farms For Their Spring Farmer’s & Flea Market This Month

On Sunday, May 21 Light Farms will host its Sunday Funday Farmer’s and Flea Market from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to residents and the general public, featuring local farmers and vendors from across North Texas and food trucks. Stay tuned for additional details on the event throughout the…

Moms Eat Free This Mother’s Day at Piada Italian Street Food

Moms Eat Free This Mother’s Day at Piada Italian Street Food

This Mother’s Day, Mom’s eat free when you bring in a handmade card, at select locations only. See below for a list of participating locations:   Piada Italian Street Food – Fort Worth 3300 Heritage Trace Parkway, Ste. 110 Fort Worth, TX 76177   Piada Italian Street Food – Vintage Park 10420 Louetta Rd. Houston,…

Lanson Champagne Launch Dinner at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

Lanson Champagne Launch Dinner at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

On Thursday, May 4th, Lanson Champagne will host a dinner at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck to celebrate the debut of its 2006 Lanson, ‘Clos Lanson,’ Brut, in the Texas market. The exclusive dinner will kick off at 6:30 p.m. in the lounge and will feature canapes and champagne cocktails before moving to a seated,…

Caliente Fitness’ Jason Rosell Shares His Best Tips for Setting Goals And Sticking To Them

Caliente Fitness’ Jason Rosell Shares His Best Tips for Setting Goals And Sticking To Them

Caliente Fitness’ Leading Lifestyle Expert, Influencer and Trainer, Jason Rosell shares his tips for how to set your weight loss goals and actually stick to them! See the blog post below for Jason’s essential tips. For more tips and tricks from Jason, visit his blog at www.calientefitness.net/blog. “A great place to start when beginning your…

Lucrecia Waggoner Presents STARDUST at Laura Rathe Fine Art

Lucrecia Waggoner Presents STARDUST at Laura Rathe Fine Art

Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA), announces a solo exhibition featuring new works by celebrated porcelain installation artist, Lucrecia Waggoner, with an opening reception on Friday, May 13th, from 5-8pm. Intricately mapped in compositions inspired by forms found in nature and abstract visions of landscapes, Waggoner’s installations incorporate various materials, including precious metals, such…

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop to Bring Back 3 Fan Favorites Beginning May 1st

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop to Bring Back 3 Fan Favorites Beginning May 1st

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop presents the much-anticipated return of three past menu items: the Jalapeño-Cilantro Queso, Jalapeño Bottle Caps and Burrito Bowls. All three dishes will return on May 1st, 2017 and will remain permanently on the menu at all Fuzzy’s locations. Prices for each item will vary by location. Fuzzy’s fans can rejoice with the…

SMPR Welcomes Live Nation to the Family

SMPR Welcomes Live Nation to the Family

We’re excited to welcome Live Nation to our family, to help launch the highly-anticipated entertainment project at the Irving Music Factory! The new 3-in-1, state-of-the-art venue can host 2,500 in an intimate theater setting, 4,000 for an indoor theater experience and expand to a boutique open-air pavilion for 8,000. The venue is part of a larger…

Angela Caglia Debuts Namesake Skincare Collection    

Angela Caglia Debuts Namesake Skincare Collection    

Our skin is rejoicing with the the launch of Angela Caglia Skincare! Celebrity Esthetician Angela Caglia, and former longtime Ole Henriksen facialist, has launched her signature skincare line, a responsibly sourced, capsule collection of anti-aging products made with USDA certified organic ingredients. Caglia, who counts Helena Christensen, Minnie Driver, and Louise Roe as clients, has designed a…

You’re Invited: NYX Professional Makeup Grand Opening Weekend in Houston, TX on April 13th through 15th

You’re Invited: NYX Professional Makeup Grand Opening Weekend in Houston, TX on April 13th through 15th

We couldn’t be more excited to announce that NYX Professional Makeup is opening up in Houston, TX this month at The Galleria! Our SMPR Events team is heading to Houston for the grand opening of NYX Professional Makeup on April 13th through 15th, and you’re invited. To celebrate the Houston store opening, NYX Professional Makeup will host…

Piada Italian Street Food Continues to Expand With the Opening of Its Fourth Restaurant in North Texas

Piada Italian Street Food Continues to Expand With the Opening of Its Fourth Restaurant in North Texas

Piada Italian Street Food will debut its fourth North Texas location in Plano, Texas’ Windhaven Plaza early this summer. The 2,776-square-foot fast causal restaurant, located off the Dallas North Tollway at 3309 Dallas Parkway, will be Piada’s fourth in North Texas, following its latest opening at CityLine in Richardson. Inspired by the roadside family-run food…

Caliente Fitness’ Jason Rosell Shares His Best Tips for Meal Planning

Caliente Fitness’ Jason Rosell Shares His Best Tips for Meal Planning

Caliente Fitness’ Leading Lifestyle Expert, Influencer and Trainer, Jason Rosell shares his tips for how to best meal plan, and how to get started! See the blog post below for Jason’s essential tips. For more tips and tricks from Jason, visit his blog at www.calientefitness.net/blog.  When it comes to fitness, eating well through meal planning…

Save the Date: Lanson Champagne Dinner at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

Save the Date: Lanson Champagne Dinner at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

On Tuesday, May 2, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck will host an intimate Champagne Dinner featuring Lanson champagnes. Executive Chef Jacob Williamson has created a six-course menu to accompany each champagne, creating a dining experience you will remember for a lifetime. For additional information on menus and reservations, please call 214-571-5784. Stay tuned for additional…

Eat This Now: Shredded Chicken Nachos at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Eat This Now: Shredded Chicken Nachos at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Head over to Fuzzy’s Taco Shop and try one of their signature dishes, the shredded chicken nachos! This shareable dish features fresh tortilla chips topped with generous helpings of chicken, shredded cheese, queso, pico de gallo, feta and garlic sauce. This dish will have you grabbing for more! For more information on Fuzzy’s Taco Shop,…

Light Farms Montessori Academy Now Open in Celina’s Light Farms Community

Light Farms Montessori Academy Now Open in Celina’s Light Farms Community

Light Farms Montessori Academy is now open and accepting students from the Light Farms community and North Texas. The new school provides day care and traditional Montessori schooling with Montessori certified teachers and curriculum for ages six weeks to six years for half-day, full-day or extended day. The school features an infant room for ages…

This Spring is Getting a Whole Lot Fuzzier With Tons of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Openings

This Spring is Getting a Whole Lot Fuzzier With Tons of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Openings

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is on a roll and opening even more locations throughout the United States this spring. Check out the list below to see if a Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is coming to a city near you soon! Mobile, AL Coralville, IA Greeley, CO Overland Park, KS Houston, TX Charlottesville, VA Joplin, MO Toledo, OH…

You’re Invited: NYX Professional Makeup Grand Opening Weekend in Frisco, TX on March 3rd and 4th

You’re Invited: NYX Professional Makeup Grand Opening Weekend in Frisco, TX on March 3rd and 4th

We couldn’t be more excited to announce that NYX Professional Makeup is opening up in our neck of the woods this month at Stonebriar Centre! Our SMPR Events team is heading to Frisco, TX for the grand opening of NYX Professional Makeup on March 3rd and 4th and you’re invited. To celebrate the opening, NYX…

Light Farms Unveils “Light Farms Razzle Dazzle Pastoral Palette” Mural

Light Farms Unveils “Light Farms Razzle Dazzle Pastoral Palette” Mural

Anyone driving by the corner of Frontier Road and Prairie Crossing in Celina, TX will notice a new colorful mural on the side of a large storage shed at Light Farms. Republic Property Group commissioned Texas artist turned New Yorker, Nathan Randall Green, to paint the art piece due in part to his extensive experience…

Piada Italian Street Food Continues to Expand With the Opening of Its First Restaurant in College Station

Piada Italian Street Food Continues to Expand With the Opening of Its First Restaurant in College Station

Piada Italian Street Food will debut its first Brazos Valley location in College Station, Texas in May 2017. The fast causal Italian restaurant, located at 1025 University Drive, will be Piada’s first in the Brazos Valley, and the eighth Texas-wide. Inspired by the roadside family-run food carts and markets of ancient Rimini, a bustling seaside…

Eat This Now: Southwest Grain Bowl at Grabbagreen Gaston

Eat This Now: Southwest Grain Bowl at Grabbagreen Gaston

Head over to Grabbagreen located on Gaston Ave, for a dish that is guaranteed to make your day! Grabbagreen’s Southwest Grain Bowl is not only packed full of delicious flavor, but is healthy too. This tasty dish is comprised of agave, avocado, black bean, chicken, cilantro, corn, quinoa, tomato, cheddar jack cheese, and topped with…

SMPR Welcomes Gather Kitchen to the Family

SMPR Welcomes Gather Kitchen to the Family

We’re excited to welcome Gather Kitchen to our family! Gather Kitchen will open this spring in Downtown Dallas with a focus on local, seasonal and fresh food. Stay tuned for additional details on the concept and its opening date in the coming months! Follow Gather Kitchen on Instagram and Facebook for a sneak peek of…

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Introduces The Chicken-Fried Taco to Its Menu This Month

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Introduces The Chicken-Fried Taco to Its Menu This Month

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop presents the Chicken-Fried Taco, a rich and tasty take on the classic Southern comfort food dish. The new taco is every bit as crave-inducing as the restaurant’s signature tacos, and is available for only $2.99 at all Fuzzy’s Taco Shop locations. The Chicken Fried Taco is prepared with your choice of hand-battered…

Introducing the Caliente Body Series by Lifestyle Expert, Influencer and Trainer, Jason Rosell

Introducing the Caliente Body Series by Lifestyle Expert, Influencer and Trainer, Jason Rosell

Jason Rosell has launched the “Caliente Body Series,” consisting of three new transformative workout programs designed to be executed in the comfort of one’s own home and utilizing one’s personal body weight. In each digital download DVD series Jason demonstrates 12 different workout moves in just 12 minutes, alongside client and friend Zinnia who lost…

SMPR Welcomes Grabbagreen to the Family

SMPR Welcomes Grabbagreen to the Family

We’re excited to announce Grabbagreen, located on Gaston Ave, to our family! Grabbagreen’s Eat Clean menu is preservative free, naturally gluten-free and GMO free. The whole food menu is based on super food ingredients and offers a full selection of gran and green-based bowls with fresh hormone-free and antibiotic-free proteins provided by local farms, fresh-press…

Fortiline Waterworks and Farnsworth Wholesale Company Now Operating Under One Roof in Mesa, AZ and Peoria, AZ Locations

Fortiline Waterworks and Farnsworth Wholesale Company Now Operating Under One Roof in Mesa, AZ and Peoria, AZ Locations

Farnsworth Wholesale Company (“Farnsworth”) and Fortiline Waterworks (“Fortiline”) are now operating under one roof in Mesa and Peoria, Arizona. The new locations will be Fortiline’s first entry into the Arizona market, continuing its westward expansion. The two branches are located at 4863 E. Ingram St., Mesa, AZ 85205 and 8051 W. Olive Ave., Peoria, AZ…

Republic Property Group’s Tony Ruggeri Talks with CEO Spotlight’s David Johnson

Republic Property Group’s Tony Ruggeri Talks with CEO Spotlight’s David Johnson

Tony Ruggeri, co-CEO of Republic Property Group (RPG), stopped by CEO Spotlight to talk about what sets their communities apart from other North Texas communities. Ruggeri provided insight on industry trends and discussed the unique lifestyle RPG fosters at each of its communities, from technological advancements and education to locally produced food. Click here to…

Piada Italian Street Food Invites You to Share a Free Cup of Soup With a Friend

Piada Italian Street Food Invites You to Share a Free Cup of Soup With a Friend

There’s some things that make you feel all warm inside and one is a cup of delicious soup. Another is sharing those warm feelings (and soup) with a friend. Piada Italian Street Food is creating ways for you to share a moment of warmth with a friend by allowing you to send them a free…

Celebrate The Year of The Rooster at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

Celebrate The Year of The Rooster at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck has three great ways for you to celebrate Chinese New Year, and trust us, you won’t want to miss it! From January 29 through February 6 Five Sixty will serve its special Year of the Rooster Tasting Menu available for $95 per person, with an optional wine pairing available for…

Eat This Now: Ginger “Kissed” Wild Salmon at Texas Scratch Kitchen

Eat This Now: Ginger “Kissed” Wild Salmon at Texas Scratch Kitchen

Sticking to New Year’s resolutions doesn’t have to be boring! Texas Scratch Kitchen’s Ginger “Kissed” Wild Salmon is the perfect healthy meal for the New Year. The dish features a miso and sake marinated Atlantic salmon served with Wasabi whipped mashed potatoes, baby bok choy stir-fry and Daikon slaw. Happy eating! Texas Scratch Kitchen is located…

Purchase Your Tickets to House of DIFFA Arabesque to Attend the Event of the Season

Purchase Your Tickets to House of DIFFA Arabesque to Attend the Event of the Season

DIFFA/Dallas’ annual gala, House of DIFFA, will be chaired by Sami Abboud and held on May 6, 2017 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas. This season, House of DIFFA will take you on “DIFFA Arabesque”, an enchanting journey with an astonishing fashion experience that will provide an exciting mix of philanthropy, theatrics and a…

Piada Italian Street Food Opens in Tyler, TX on January 19th

Piada Italian Street Food Opens in Tyler, TX on January 19th

Italian food lovers in East Texas can rejoice with the opening of the first Piada Italian Street Food in Tyler! Piada will open on January 19 at 10:45 a.m. in Tyler, debuting its chef-driven and seasonally influenced menu that focuses on simply prepared, made-to-order items utilizing dozens of fresh, premium ingredients, as well as house…

New Year, New Home at Light Farms

New Year, New Home at Light Farms

There’s no better time to start fresh and make a positive change than the New Year! Light Farms has move-in ready homes and available lots ready to help create the perfect new home for your family in 2017. Light Farms, is a 1,070-acre master-planned community, located in Celina, TX and in the acclaimed Prosper Independent…

Fitness and Lifestyle Expert, Jason Rosell, Helps You Achieve Your New Year’s Health Resolutions

Fitness and Lifestyle Expert, Jason Rosell, Helps You Achieve Your New Year’s Health Resolutions

Caliente Fitness’ leading lifestyle expert, influencer and trainer, Jason Rosell, is ringing in the New Year with a new life-changing wellness plan designed for consumers who aspire to get into their best shape. Combining nutrition with exercise, the “8-Week Caliente Body” program is attainable and accessible in both price and workability, and is practical and…

Design Inspiration For The New Year From Expressions Home Gallery

Design Inspiration For The New Year From Expressions Home Gallery

If you’re looking for design inspiration for the New Year, look no further than Expressions Home Gallery. With kitchen and bath products, lighting fixtures, hardware, appliances and more, from the most reputable brands in the industry, you’ll be able to turn your vision into reality. For information on Expressions Home Gallery and its product offering,…

NYX Professional Makeup Opens in The Woodlands, TX on January 13

NYX Professional Makeup Opens in The Woodlands, TX on January 13

Our SMPR Events team is heading down to the The Woodlands, TX this month for the grand opening of NYX Professional Makeup on January 13. The weekend will feature giveaways, sweepstakes, a lipstick bar and more. Stay tuned next month for a video from the weekend to see a behind the scenes look of all…

New Year’s Eve at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck Featured a First Row Seat to AT&T Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower

New Year’s Eve at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck Featured a First Row Seat to AT&T Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, known for its award-winning cuisine and unparalleled views of downtown Dallas, rang in 2017 with a private party hosted in the Cloud Nine party level. The epic night featured the best seats in town to the AT&T Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower fireworks show. We can’t get over how incredible…

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is Kicking Off the New Year with Openings Galore

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is Kicking Off the New Year with Openings Galore

Our New Year’s resolution is to eat more tacos (if that’s even possible), and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is making it even easier for us with tons of store openings in January! Below is a list of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop locations opening this month! Rockwall, TX McAllen, TX Naples, FL Bastop, TX Boerne, TX Temple Terrace,…

SMPR Welcomes Fuzzy’s Taco Shop to the Family

SMPR Welcomes Fuzzy’s Taco Shop to the Family

We are so thrilled to be working with Fuzzy’s Taco Shop! We are even more ecstatic that we now have a valid reason to eat tacos whenever we want (not that it ever stopped us before)! For more information on Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, please visit http://www.fuzzystacoshop.com.

MORSCO Business Leaders Visit Recently Acquired Fortiline Waterworks

MORSCO Business Leaders Visit Recently Acquired Fortiline Waterworks

Last month, MORSCO, a Fort Worth-based distributor of commercial and residential plumbing products, heating and cooling equipment (HVAC), and pipe, valves and fittings (PVF), acquired Fortiline Waterworks, one of the largest waterworks distributors in the United States, as its waterworks distribution platform. MORSCO business unit leaders traveled to North Carolina to visit the new addition…

Scenes From: DIFFA/Dallas’s 21st Annual Holiday Wreath Collection

Scenes From: DIFFA/Dallas’s 21st Annual Holiday Wreath Collection

On Thursday, November 10, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, DIFFA/Dallas, hosted its 21st Holiday Wreath Collection at the Fashion Industry Gallery to ring in the holiday season. The holidays were in full swing at this year’s event, which was hosted by John Erdos, Ferrell Drum, Morgan Cox and Ralph Randall.  Guests mixed and mingled…

Eat This Now: Ancho BBQ Meatloaf at Texas Scratch Kitchen

Eat This Now: Ancho BBQ Meatloaf at Texas Scratch Kitchen

Not your mother’s meatloaf, this dish is a tour of Texas, combining the best grass-fed beef of West Texas with a South Texas kick! Head over to Texas Scratch Kitchen for a dish that is perfect for the colder weather this month. The Ancho BBQ Meatloaf is comprised of a BBQ glazed Kobe beef tenderloin…

Sign Up to be a Piada Italian Street Food VIP

Sign Up to be a Piada Italian Street Food VIP

Piada Italian Street Food is opening in Tyler, TX in January 2017! Inspired by the roadside family-run food carts and markets of ancient Rimini, a bustling seaside community in the Emilia-Romagna region, six-year-old Piada, has earned raves for its chef-driven and seasonally influenced menu.  The focus is simply prepared, made-to-order items utilizing dozens of fresh,…

Celebrate Christmas at R Bar & Grill For a Meal Fit to Celebrate a Day Full of Holiday Cheer

Celebrate Christmas at R Bar & Grill For a Meal Fit to Celebrate a Day Full of Holiday Cheer

Let Executive Chef Marcelo Vasquez slow roast and bake his way into your holiday this Christmas as he shares his hearty, home-cooking take on a classic Christmas feast, allowing your focus to be on your family. Follow R Bar & Grill on Facebook and Instagram for updates on his menu. R Bar & Grill is…

Scenes From: NYX Professional Makeup Miami, FL Grand Opening Weekend

Scenes From: NYX Professional Makeup Miami, FL Grand Opening Weekend

Our SMPR Events team had a blast at the NYX Professional Makeup Miami, FL grand opening weekend on November 18. The weekend consisted of giveaways, a meet up with beauty vlogger Nicole Guerriero, sweepstakes, a lipstick bar and more. Watch our video from the weekend to see a behind the scenes look of the weekend!  

Phillips Creek Ranch to Host a Holiday Festival Fit For The Whole Family

Phillips Creek Ranch to Host a Holiday Festival Fit For The Whole Family

On Sunday, December 4, Phillips Creek Ranch will host a Holiday Festival from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to residents and the general public alike, featuring a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and horse-drawn carriage rides. What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to join…

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck Invites You to Ring in 2017 with a Decadent Dinner or a Festive Party in Reunion Tower

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck Invites You to Ring in 2017 with a Decadent Dinner or a Festive Party in Reunion Tower

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, known for its award-winning cuisine and unparalleled views of downtown Dallas, will ring in 2017 with two highly anticipated events. Enjoy a decadent dinner at Five Sixty or ring in the New Year at a private party hosted in the Cloud Nine party level with an open bar, DJ, and…

Fitness and Lifestyle Expert, Jason Rosell, Visits CW 33’s EyeOpener TV

Fitness and Lifestyle Expert, Jason Rosell, Visits CW 33’s EyeOpener TV

Creator of the breakout workout video “Sexercise”, Jason Rosell, visited CW 33 in Dallas, TX on Friday, October 21 where he danced and worked it out with EyeOpener TV Host Oliver Tull. Watch the video to catch Jason’s appearance on the show!

Expressions Home Gallery Opening Soon in San Antonio, TX

Expressions Home Gallery Opening Soon in San Antonio, TX

Premier showroom brand, Expressions Home Gallery, is coming soon to San Antonio, TX, providing customers with a luxurious home shopping experience. The showroom will be a go-to destination for builders, remodelers, contractors, interior decorators and homeowners. The luxury showroom strives to provide customers with the products they need while giving them the lifestyle they desire.…

Desperados Mexican Restaurant Celebrates 40 Years of Success With a Lively Fiesta

Desperados Mexican Restaurant Celebrates 40 Years of Success With a Lively Fiesta

On Thursday, October 6, Desperados Mexican Restaurant celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a backyard bash featuring live music, award-winning margaritas, complimentary famous Desperados Tacos, and other favorite Mexican and Tex-Mex creations. There was a suggested $20 donation for entry to the party, which benefitted the Susan G. Komen Dallas County, a charity dedicated to saving…

Pick Up Your Holiday Sides From Texas Scratch Kitchen

Pick Up Your Holiday Sides From Texas Scratch Kitchen

Texas Scratch Kitchen is helping to make the focus of your holiday season where it belongs – your family. Preorder holiday sides for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year at Texas Scratch Kitchen. Checkout Texas Scratch Kitchen’s Facebook and Instagram account this month for updates on which sides will be available! Texas Scratch Kitchen is located at…

Host a Fundraiser Night at Piada Italian Street Food

Host a Fundraiser Night at Piada Italian Street Food

Piada Italian Street Food is proud to support the community! They host fundraiser nights on Monday through Wednesday and give 30% of sales back to the local organizations. If you’re interested in hosting a fundraiser night, email TK for more information. Piada Italian Street Food is open daily from 10:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and…

R Bar & Grill Creates The Perfect Dallas Cowboys Watching Venue for Fans

R Bar & Grill Creates The Perfect Dallas Cowboys Watching Venue for Fans

Dallas Cowboys fans can tailgate or watch their team play on R Bar & Grill’s TV’s located throughout the restaurant. As an added bonus, during any Cowboys game guests enjoy 1/2 priced pizzas and drinks for the duration of the game! All Cowboys games will be played in the bar with sound all season long.…

Head to Light Farms For Their Fall Festival & Market This Month

Head to Light Farms For Their Fall Festival & Market This Month

On Sunday, November 13 Light Farms will host its Sunday Funday Festival & Market from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to residents and the general public alike, featuring local farmers and vendors from across North Texas and food trucks including Easy Slider Truck and Kona Ice. The event will…

SMPR Private Shopping Event at rag &bone

SMPR Private Shopping Event at rag &bone

On Wednesday, October 12, SMPR hosted a private shopping event at rag & bone complete with light bites, cocktails and a raffle. Shoppers enjoyed 25 percent off all their purchases from the evening. Take a look at the evening in our video from the event.

Scenes from: 2016 Texas Trailblazer Luncheon Benefitting The Family Place

Scenes from: 2016 Texas Trailblazer Luncheon Benefitting The Family Place

SMPR had the honor of working with The Family Place this year on the 2016 Texas Trailblazer Award Luncheon. The 21st Annual Luncheon took place on October 4th at the Hilton Anatole and honored Charlotte Jones Anderson as the recipient of its annual Trailblazer Award. Keynote speaker Ronan Farrow gave a powerful speech highlighting domestic violence in…

Scenes From: Eighth Annual Burgers & Burgundy Benefiting DIFFA/Dallas Sizzled with Success

Scenes From: Eighth Annual Burgers & Burgundy Benefiting DIFFA/Dallas Sizzled with Success

    On Friday, October 7, generous and fashion forward individuals joined celebrity chefs from across the great state of Texas at the Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge for the eighth annual Burgers & Burgundy event hosted by Terri Provencal & Chef John Tesar benefiting DIFFA/ Dallas. Guests mingled on the bridge with the Dallas skyline…

Save the Date: DIFFA/Dallas Holiday Wreath Collection

Save the Date: DIFFA/Dallas Holiday Wreath Collection

On Thursday, November 10, DIFFA/Dallas will kick off the holiday season with its 21st annual Holiday Wreath Collection hosted by John Erdos, Ferrell Drum, Morgan Cox and Ralph Randall. The festive fete will offer patrons a unique silent auction experience fit for the holidays. Taking place at Fashion Industry Gallery, located in the trendy Arts…

Follow Daniel Sheehan, Creator of Sheehan & Co. on Instagram

Follow Daniel Sheehan, Creator of Sheehan & Co. on Instagram

We highly recommend following our newest client, Daniel Sheehan, a menswear designer and leading lifestyle influencer, on Instagram right now – trust us, you’ll thank us later. Sheehan has launched his namesake brand, “Sheehan & Co.”, a vintage-inspired line boasting a curated selection of men’s ready-to-wear including his signature “Henley” shirts, in addition to knits…

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck | Cocktail Tasting

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck | Cocktail Tasting

NYX Domain Grand Opening Weekend in Austin, TX

NYX Domain Grand Opening Weekend in Austin, TX

Scenes from: NYX Grand Opening in Austin, Texas

Scenes from: NYX Grand Opening in Austin, Texas

SMPR Events was brought in to help execute the grand opening for NYX Professional Makeup at the Domain Northside in Austin, TX! Check out some of the images from the opening below, and stay tuned here for a video of the recap from the opening!

Scenes From: 2016 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala

Scenes From: 2016 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala

On Friday, September 16, Dallas’ most charitable gathered at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center for the 2016 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala. The black-tie evening began with a cocktail reception followed by an extravagant dinner in the beautifully decorated Meyerson lobby. Following the seated dinner, guests moved to the concert hall to enjoy a performance…

Five Sixty’s Executive Chef Jacob Williamson Will Be At Burgers & Burgundy and Bacon Bash Texas This Month

Five Sixty’s Executive Chef Jacob Williamson Will Be At Burgers & Burgundy and Bacon Bash Texas This Month

This month, Executive Chef Jacob Williamson of Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck will be participating in two events for two great causes! The first, Bacon Bash Texas, is one of our personal favorites, because who doesn’t love bacon? Bacon Bash Texas takes place on October 15 in Cranfills Gap, TX.  It benefits children with Type…

Expressions Home Gallery Will Open in Scottsdale, AZ in January 2017

Expressions Home Gallery Will Open in Scottsdale, AZ in January 2017

Premier showroom brand, Expressions Home Gallery, will open in Scottsdale, AZ in January 2017, providing customers with a luxurious home shopping experience. The showroom will be serviced by Arizona-based Farnsworth Wholesale Company and will be a go-to destination for builders, remodelers, contractors, interior decorators and homeowners. The new showroom will be located at 7550 E.…

Ramp Up Your Cowboys Game Day Routine With Specials at R Bar & Grill

Ramp Up Your Cowboys Game Day Routine With Specials at R Bar & Grill

Take your Sunday routine to the next level and stop by R Bar & Grill during any Dallas Cowboys game to enjoy 1/2 priced pizzas and drinks for the duration of the game! All Cowboys games will be played in the bar with sound all season long. R Bar & Grill is located at 2401 E…

Eat This Now: Texas Braised BBQ Beef Shorts Ribs

Eat This Now: Texas Braised BBQ Beef Shorts Ribs

Head over to Texas Scratch Kitchen for a dish that is guaranteed to blow you away! The Texas Braised BBQ Beef Short Ribs are slow cooked in Shiner Bock then charbroiled and served with Arbole Chile Jus and crispy Vidalia onion straws. The mouthwatering dish is served with jalapeño cheese grits and charred Brussels sprouts…

Desperados Mexican Restaurant Celebrates 40 Years With Big Anniversary Bash You Won’t Want to Miss

Desperados Mexican Restaurant Celebrates 40 Years With Big Anniversary Bash You Won’t Want to Miss

In honor of Desperados Mexican Restaurant’s 40th Anniversary, the restaurant is hosting a 40th anniversary bash on Thursday, October 6th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at their Greenville location. The family-owned Mexican restaurant has been a Dallas favorite for four decades and has cemented itself as a city landmark on Greenville Avenue since it…

Piada Italian Street Food Launches Seasonal Fall and Winter Menu on October 11

Piada Italian Street Food Launches Seasonal Fall and Winter Menu on October 11

The Chefs at Piada Italian Street Food have created an amazing seasonal menu for diners to enjoy this fall and winter, available at all locations on October 11, 2016. Piada Italian Street Food is dedicated to changing its menu based on seasons so guests get the food they love when it’s freshest. The new seasonal…

Follow The Hollywood Glow Girl on Instagram for Skin Care Tips, Trends and Insider Invites

Follow The Hollywood Glow Girl on Instagram for Skin Care Tips, Trends and Insider Invites

Hollywood Glow Girl’s Instagram account will have your skin looking flawless in no time with all the tips and tricks shared by celebrity facialist Angela Caglia. Visit @HollywoodGlowGirlSkinCare on Instagram to follow her account. Hollywood Glow Girl Skin Spa is nestled in the exclusive enclave of The Glen Centre in the hills above Bel Air at…

Join DIFFA/Dallas on October 7th for the Eighth Annual Burgers & Burgundy

Join DIFFA/Dallas on October 7th for the Eighth Annual Burgers & Burgundy

Get ready for one of our favorite events of the year! Celebrity Chef John Tesar will once again host the eighth annual Burgers & Burgundy event, benefitting DIFFA/Dallas being held at the Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge for the first time on Friday, October 7, 2016. This year, DIFFA/Dallas is kicking it up a notch with…

The 2016 Texas Trailblazer Luncheon Benefitting The Family Place is October 4th!

The 2016 Texas Trailblazer Luncheon Benefitting The Family Place is October 4th!

We are so excited that the 2016 Texas Trailblazer Luncheon is finally here! The 21st Annual Luncheon will take place on October 4th at the Hilton Anatole and will honor Charlotte Jones Anderson as the recipient of its annual Trailblazer Award. The luncheon also boasts co-Chairs Lisa and Marvin Singleton, Honorary Chairs Pat and Emmitt Smith, Underwriting Chairs Carol Seay…

What Our Awesome Summer Interns Learned at SMPR

What Our Awesome Summer Interns Learned at SMPR

We had an amazing semester with our interns this summer and are so sad to see them go! We always hope our SMPR interns leave with real world experience and a better understanding of what marketing and PR is all about. As the internship comes to a close, we asked our awesome interns to share a…

2016 Texas Trailblazer Luncheon 

2016 Texas Trailblazer Luncheon 

You won’t want to miss out on the unique opportunity to hear Ronan Farrow speak at this year’s Texas Trailblazer Awards and Luncheon benefitting The Family Place! The 21st Annual Luncheon will be held October 4th at the Hilton Anatole and will honor Charlotte Jones Anderson as the recipient of its annual Trailblazer Award. The luncheon also boasts co-Chairs Lisa…

Coming Soon: NYX Austin

Coming Soon: NYX Austin

NYX Cosmetics is all set to open at The Domain NorthSide in Austin, TX later this month! Stay tuned to social media all month long to learn about the grand opening details! NYX Professional Makeup, named after the Greek goddess who ruled the night and symbolized beauty and power, is known for high-quality, professional makeup…

Despersados Mexican Restaurant Turns 40 This Month

Despersados Mexican Restaurant Turns 40 This Month

This month Desperados Mexican Restaurant turns 40! To celebrate the milestone anniversary, the restaurant will celebrate with a party you won’t want to miss complete with live music, margaritas and tacos. Stay tuned for details! Desperados is located at 4818 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206.

Student Discounts at Piada Italian Street Food

Student Discounts at Piada Italian Street Food

SEPTEMBER STUDENT SPECIAL Starting Thursday, September 1st, we will begin promoting a limited time student special for the entire month of September. Students that come in Monday through Friday will receive any entrée (Piada, pasta, or chopped salad) and an Italian Soda for only $6 by showing their current student ID. **excludes seasonal items 5,000…

Save the Date: 8th Annual Burgers & Burgundy Benefitting DIFFA/Dallas

Save the Date: 8th Annual Burgers & Burgundy Benefitting DIFFA/Dallas

Join us on October 7, 2016 for one of DIFFA/Dallas’ best culinary traditions where John Tesar and his Celebrity Chefs will showcase their signature sliders and savory wines. Burgers & Burgundy will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge. Stay tuned for more details! Please visit www.diffadallas.org for more information or to purchase tickets.

Tailgate at R Bar & Grill on Dallas Cowboys Home Game Days

Tailgate at R Bar & Grill on Dallas Cowboys Home Game Days

R Bar & Grill presents Dallas Cowboys fans with the option of tailgating inside the comfort of their inviting, spacious and temperature controlled space. The bar and grill offers a $20 round trip shuttle service to AT&T Stadium for those attending the game; for those that aren’t all NFL games will be played in the…

Last Chance to Buy Tickets for The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert and After Party

Last Chance to Buy Tickets for The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert and After Party

Don’t miss out on the 2016 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert and After-Party on September 16 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center! The star-studded black- or white-tie event will showcase Music Director Jaap van Zweden and internationally-renowned pianist Lang Lang as the featured soloist. The After-Party will feature entertainment by DJ Steffi Burns, cocktails, savories and dessert. Concert/After-Party tickets…

Get In Shape For Event Season at The Ride House

Get In Shape For Event Season at The Ride House

Event season is around the corner and The Ride House is here to get you ready and looking your best! Every guest’s first two classes are complimentary and the studio has classes throughout the day to fit everyones schedules. The Ride House is located at 5600 W. Lovers Ln #100. To sign up, view class schedules, and for more…

Light Farms Hosts Fall Festival & Market

Light Farms Hosts Fall Festival & Market

On Sunday, September 25th Light Farms will host its quarterly Sunday Funday Festival & Market from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to residents and the general public alike, featuring local farmers and vendors from across North Texas and food trucks including Easy Slider Truck and Kona Ice. The event will also showcase…

Eat This Now: Pecan Island Shrimp and Grits from Texas Scratch Kitchen

Eat This Now: Pecan Island Shrimp and Grits from Texas Scratch Kitchen

Head to Texas Scratch Kitchen for this Gulf Shrimp sautéed with Applewood Bacon, crimini mushrooms, tomatoes, green onions, in a Texas white wine broth served over jalapeño cheese grits. Texas Scratch Kitchen is located at The Pavilion on Lover’s Lane and is open Monday though Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information please visit www.txscratchkitchen.com or their Facebook page.

You’re Invited: Expressions Home Gallery’s Grand Opening

You’re Invited: Expressions Home Gallery’s Grand Opening

Expressions Home Gallery, a premier kitchen and bath showroom, will host grand opening events on August 31st in Irvine, CA, September 1st in San Diego, CA and September 22nd in Austin, TX. Stop by between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. to enjoy light bites, cocktails and giveaways and to see the latest kitchen and bath products from top…

Celebrity Facialist Angela Caglia Opens Hollywood Glow Girl Skin Spa in Los Angeles

Celebrity Facialist Angela Caglia Opens Hollywood Glow Girl Skin Spa in Los Angeles

Bi-coastal celebrity facialist Angela Caglia has opened her flagship spa, Hollywood Glow Girl Skin Spa in Los Angeles, CA. Recognized as one of the world’s leading facialists, skincare trailblazers, and anti-aging pioneers, Angela strongly believes in offering a results-oriented skincare program paired with an unparalleled luxury client experience. Angela’s ultra luxurious facials combine a proprietary…

Enjoy a Taste of Hawaii This July at Coconut’s Fish Cafe

Enjoy a Taste of Hawaii This July at Coconut’s Fish Cafe

This summer, grab a friend and head to Coconut’s Fish Cafe for a taste of Hawaii! We recommend the Local Style Grilled Ono or Mahi Mahi served with brown rice, tomato, cheddar and the restaurant’s famous coleslaw. Coconut’s Fish Cafe is located at 1900 Preston Road Plano, TX 75093 (469) 573-6227

Take Your Fitness To The Next Level With The ‘Cycle + Sculpt’ Challenge At The Ride House

Take Your Fitness To The Next Level With The ‘Cycle + Sculpt’ Challenge At The Ride House

Ready to take your fitness to the next level? The ‘cycle + sculpt’ challenge at The Ride House is waiting for you! Start with 28 minutes of HIIC (high intensity interval cycling) using resistance mixed with sprints. Next hop off the bike, grab weights and 20 mins of cardio driven, fat incinerating, total body sculpting comes your way! The ultimate challenge…

Desperados Mexican Restaurant Turns 40 This September!

This September Desperados Mexican Restaurant will celebrate it’s 40th anniversary with a party you wont want to miss! Stay tuned for details on their anniversary party in the upcoming months. Desperados is located at 4818 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75206

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck’s “Omakase-Style” Sushi Bar Is A Must Try

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck’s “Omakase-Style” Sushi Bar includes individual tasting menus created by Executive Sushi Chef Hiroyuki “Fuji” Fujino. The Omakase menu is a truly unique dining experience that allows diners to create their own menu with dishes based on their own preferences as well as what Chef Fuji feels is the best that he may offer guests at…

Swirl Sunday at Steel Restaurant & Lounge

  Head to Steel Restaurant and Lounge for Swirl Sunday and enjoy half priced bottles of wine from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. What a perfect way to end the weekend!Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant at (214) 219-9908. Steel Restaurant and Lounge is located at 3180 Welborn St. Dallas, Tx 75219

Piada Italian Street Food to Open at CityLine in Richardson in Late Summer

Piada Italian Street Food will debut its third North Texas location at CityLine located in Richardson late this summer. The 2,991-square-foot fast causal restaurant, located adjacent to Whole Foods and facing CityLine Drive at 3361 N Plano Rd. #2500, will be Piada’s third in North Texas, following the latest opening at Alliance Town Center in…

Kohler Signature Showroom by Expressions Home Gallery is Now Open in Culver City

Throughout the opening weekend, Expressions Home Gallery hosted demonstrations of the latest innovations from Kohler Co., including DTV+ digital showering systems, choreographed shower wall and accessory collection, custom vanities, and Kohler’s series of intelligent toilets. Guests were able to register for 15 minute speed bathroom makeovers during the event and enter for a chance to…

Eat This Now: Stockyard Burger at Texas Scratch Kitchen

Head to Texas Scratch Kitchen and try the Stockyard Burger with grilled Texas grass fed beef topped with Applewood bacon, crispy jalapeños, and their Texas Best Queso on a sourdough bun available for $15. The new concept is located at The Pavilion on Lover’s Lane and is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more…

Save The Date: Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala And After Party

On Friday, September 16 the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala will host its Gala and After Party at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center featuring Music Director Jaap van Zweden and internationally-renowned pianist Lang Lang as the featured soloist. Called “the hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times, superstar pianist Lang Lang dazzles wherever…

Ronan Farrow Announced as Keynote Speaker for 2016 Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon

Texas Trailblazer Luncheon has announced that this year’s luncheon keynote speaker will be noted human rights activist and journalist Ronan Farrow. Farrow is an influential voice in government and media, helping traditional institutions address the frustrations – and tap the promise – of a new generation. Forbes Magazine has twice named him one of the “30 Under…

What Our Awesome Spring Interns Learned at SMPR

What Our Awesome Spring Interns Learned at SMPR We had an amazing semester with our interns this spring and are so sad to see them go! We always hope our SMPR interns leave with real world experience and a better understanding of what marketing and PR is all about. As the internship comes to a close,…

2016 Texas Trailblazer Luncheon to Honor Charlotte Jones Anderson

2016 Texas Trailblazer Luncheon to Honor Charlotte Jones Anderson

The Family Place has announced that the 2016 Texas Trailblazer Luncheon will honor Charlotte Jones Anderson as the recipient of its annual Trailblazer Award. The luncheon will take place at the Hilton Anatole on October 4, 2016. The annual Texas Trailblazer Luncheon raises funds to support The Family Place, a non-profit organization that helps survivors of…

Get Spring Break Ready at The Ride House

Get Spring Break Ready at The Ride House

  Let The Ride House help you get in shape just in time for Spring Break! Every guest’s first two classes are complimentary and the studio is now offering student deals. Contact the studio for more details (214) 506-6002. The Ride House is located at 5600 W. Lovers Ln #100. To sign up, view class schedules, and for more…

Piada Italian Street Food Hosts Pre-Opening VIP Week at Alliance Town Center

Piada Italian Street Food Hosts Pre-Opening VIP Week at Alliance Town Center

  Sign up for a chance to attend Piada Italian Street Food’s Pre-Opening VIP Week this March at its new Alliance Town Center location by visiting www.mypiada.com/alliance. Like Piada on Facebook @piadaitalianstreetfood, follow on Twitter @mypiada, and Instagram @piadaitalianstreetfood

#MakeMarchMatter Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

#MakeMarchMatter Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Everyone has reasons why they care about and support children’s health, and many are personal but ALL are important!  #MakeMarchMatter and join the team at SMPR as we support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ efforts to shine a spotlight on children’s health with small acts of kindness through The Butterfly Effect. How can you make a difference and #MakeMarchMatter?…

Steel Restaurant & Lounge Hosts Orin Swift Wine Dinner

Steel Restaurant & Lounge Hosts Orin Swift Wine Dinner

    Join Steel Restaurant and Lounge and winemaker Orin Swift for a grand reception and wine dinner on March 24th. Reservations to dine are required and can be made by calling the restaurant at (214) 219-9908. Steel Restaurant and Lounge is located at 3180 Wellborn Street.

Save the Date – House of DIFFA: Circo Rouge

Save the Date – House of DIFFA: Circo Rouge

Join DIFFA/Dallas on Saturday, May 21st for House of DIFFA: Circo Rouge. This extraordinary fashion experience provides an exciting mix of philanthropy, theatrics and their legendary runway production. Hosting approximately 2,000 patrons, House of DIFFA is the event of the season showcasing a curated selection of one-of-a-kind, tailored jackets with all proceeds going towards grants for HIV/AIDS…

Host a Fundraiser Night at Coconut’s Fish Café

Host a Fundraiser Night at Coconut’s Fish Café

Coconut’s Fish Café is proud to support the community! They host fundraiser nights on Monday and Wednesday evenings and give 15% of sales back to local organizations! If you are interested in a fundraiser night, email coconuts@strausspr.com for more information.

Design Inspiration from Expressions Home Gallery

Design Inspiration from Expressions Home Gallery

If you’re looking for design inspiration look no further than Expressions Home Gallery. With kitchen and bath products, lighting fixtures, hardware, appliances and more, from the most reputable brands in the industry, you’ll be able to turn your vision into reality. For more information, showroom locations and an extended list of vendors, please visit www.expressionshomegallery.com. 

Book a Food Tour on Your Next Trip to Las Vegas

Book a Food Tour on Your Next Trip to Las Vegas

Heading to Vegas soon and looking for something different to do? Food Tours of America – Las Vegas will help you make the most of your visit! You’ll experience celebrity chef’s go-to dishes like mouthwatering burgers, juicy chicken wings, tasty shrimp, Neapolitan style pizza and much more! For more information, visit www.foodtourslv.com

The Ride House Offers All The Motivation You Need to Get in Shape

The Ride House Offers All The Motivation You Need to Get in Shape

Looking to get in shape this year? Get yourself to The Ride House and let them take care of the rest! The indoor cycling studio has instructors with energy so contagious you’ll find yourself having a blast while cycling into the best shape of your life. The Ride House is located at 5600 W. Lovers Ln #100. To…

Enjoy a Tea With The People You Love at Plum Yoga

Enjoy a Tea With The People You Love at Plum Yoga

This February, Plum Yoga encourages you to spend more time with the people you love. This month, when you bring a friend to Plum Yoga and they buy an introduction package, 10 days of yoga for $10, both you and your friend will receive a free tea. For more information to view class schedules, please…

Piada Italian Street Food is Opening in Fort Worth This April

Piada Italian Street Food is Opening in Fort Worth This April

Italian food-lovers in Dallas-Fort Worth can rejoice with the news of Piada Italian Street Food’s newest location, opening in North Fort Worth this April. For more information and to sign up for a chance to attend the Alliance Town Center VIP opening previews, visit mypiada.com/alliance. Like Piada on Facebook @piadaitalianstreetfood, follow on Twitter @mypiada, and Instagram @piadaitalianstreetfood.

FOOD 4 KIDS BackPack Program

FOOD 4 KIDS BackPack Program

In 2016, we will be featuring programs within our community that are doing important work and are near and dear to our hearts. This month we want to tell you about the amazing opportunity where a little bit of money can make a HUGE difference in the lives of children in the Dallas area. The…

Save the Date: Chinese New Year at Five Sixty

Save the Date: Chinese New Year at Five Sixty

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, known for its award-winning cuisine and unparalleled views of downtown Dallas, celebrates the “Year of the Monkey” by offering guests a decadent five-course tasting menu from February 8th to February 15th and a big celebration on February 10th. Stay tuned for details on the menu and the Chinese New Year celebration! Five Sixty is…

Steel Restaurant and Lounge Invites You To Celebrate The “Year Of The Monkey”

Steel Restaurant and Lounge Invites You To Celebrate The “Year Of The Monkey”

Steel Restaurant and Lounge Invites You To Celebrate The “Year Of The Monkey” Chef TJ Lengnick Has Created an Extravagant Prix-Fixe Menu to Bring Luck in the New Year  WHAT: Steel Restaurant & Lounge celebrates the “Year of the Monkey” by offering guests a decadent prix-fixe menu over the weekend leading up to Chinese New Year.…

Eat This Now: Coconut’s Fish Cafe’s South of the border Mahi-Mahi

Eat This Now: Coconut’s Fish Cafe’s South of the border Mahi-Mahi

Try out Coconut’s Fish Cafe’s Local Style Grilled Mahi-Mahi topped with their south of the border sauce served over brown rice and addicting homemade coleslaw!

Get Cozy This Winter at The Shore Hotel

Get Cozy This Winter at The Shore Hotel

This winter, snuggle up at the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., with its “Get Cozy” travel package, which includes breakfast in bed for two, cookie turndown service, and a late checkout so couples can sleep in and stay cozy just a little longer. The Shore Hotel offers stunning views of the Pacific coastline, and…

Book a Food Tour on Your Next Trip to Las Vegas

Book a Food Tour on Your Next Trip to Las Vegas

Food Tours of America – Las Vegas will help you make the most of your visit! You’ll experience celebrity chef’s go-to dishes like mouthwatering burgers, juicy chicken wings, tasty shrimp, Neapolitan style pizza and much more! For more information, visit www.foodtourslv.com

Expressions Home Gallery:  New Year, New You, New Home

Expressions Home Gallery: New Year, New You, New Home

Let the New Year inspire the change you’ve been wanting to make to your home. The experts at Expressions Home Gallery will turn your vision into reality with your bathroom and kitchen remodel! The showroom showcases the most reputable brands in the industry and welcomes builders, homeowners, remodelers, contractors and interior decorators. Expressions Home Gallery is…

Fit180 is Here to Help You Reach Your 2016 Fitness Goals

Fit180 is Here to Help You Reach Your 2016 Fitness Goals

2016 is here and many people have fitness goals on their mind. How do you set realistic goals and stay motivated, so you don’t quit your fitness journey before it even starts? A personal trainer is a great way to keep you accountable, motivated, and pushing forward to achieve your goals! Fit180 offers one-on-one customized personal…

Watch Your College Bowl Game and NFL Playoff Game at R Bar & Grill

Watch Your College Bowl Game and NFL Playoff Game at R Bar & Grill

  R Bar & Grill is the perfect place to root on your team and watch the college bowl games and NFL playoff games this January. With their 14 TV’s located throughout the restaurant and diverse menu of elevated Texas flavors guests will be able to watch any game they want and will enjoy food that will tantalize…

Get Fit this January at The Ride House

Get Fit this January at The Ride House

The New Year brings new goals and The Ride House is fully equipped to help you meet them. With its amazing facility and instructors that push their riders both physically and mentally, you will find yourself having fun while seeing results.  The Ride House is located at 5600 W. Lovers Ln #100. To sign up, view class schedules, and more information, please visit www.theridehouse.com.

Eat This Now: The Chicken Fritte Piada at Piada Italian Street Food

Eat This Now: The Chicken Fritte Piada at Piada Italian Street Food

This mouthwatering Piada is made with crispy chicken fritte, mozzarella, romaine, sweet & spicy peppers, and a spicy Tuscan dressing. Eat it now at Piada Italian Street Food located in The Centre at Preston Ridge development at 3301 Preston Rd., just south of Warren Parkway. Service is provided continuously from 10:45 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a…

FOOD 4 KIDS

FOOD 4 KIDS

FOOD 4 KIDS In 2016, we will be featuring programs within our community that are doing important work and are near and dear to our hearts. This month we want to tell you about the amazing opportunity where a little bit of money can make a HUGE difference in the lives of children in the…

Become a Sushi-Making Pro at Steel Restaurant & Lounge

Become a Sushi-Making Pro at Steel Restaurant & Lounge

A Dharma Yoga Immersion With Yiannis Mukta Om at Plum Yoga

A Dharma Yoga Immersion With Yiannis Mukta Om at Plum Yoga

Join Plum Yoga as they say “nameste” with yoga master, Yiannis Mukta Om, as he instructs a Dharma Yoga Immersion weekend workshop from January 15-17. Originating from a small island in Greece, Yiannis Mukta Om brings 10 years of daily classes and intensive study of Dharma to Plum Yoga offering a once in a lifetime experience…

Let’s Taco ‘Bout FREE Fish Tacos At Coconut’s Fish Cafe

Let’s Taco ‘Bout FREE Fish Tacos At Coconut’s Fish Cafe

Join Coconut’s Fish Cafe every Tuesday for Taco Tuesday. Buy an order of their Famous Fish Tacos piled high with grilled Mahi-Mahi and Ono and get an order for FREE all day!

Give The Gift of Good Eating With Food Tours Of America

Give The Gift of Good Eating With Food Tours Of America

Looking for the perfect gift? Food Tours of America offers three different food tours that make for a fun and memorable experience any friend or family member is sure to love. Talk about a package deal, not only will they get a unique tour of one of Dallas’ incredible neighborhoods, but they will also leave…

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck Invites You To Ring in 2016 with a Decadent Dinner or a Festive Party in Reunion Tower

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck Invites You To Ring in 2016 with a Decadent Dinner or a Festive Party in Reunion Tower

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, known for its award-winning cuisine and unparalleled views of downtown Dallas, will ring in 2016 with two highly anticipated events. Enjoy a decadent five-course dinner at Five Sixty or ring in the New Year at a private party hosted in the Cloud9 party level with an open bar, DJ, and…

Stay Stylish This Holiday Season With New Swag From The Ride House

Stay Stylish This Holiday Season With New Swag From The Ride House

The Ride House has new apparel that every fitness enthusiast will love! Visit the studio to check out their fun new shirts like “Front Row Posse” and “We Ride Big D”. The Ride House is located at 5600 W. Lovers Ln #100. To sign up, view class schedules, and more information, please visit www.theridehouse.com

Rockfish Seafood & Grill Is Now Open, Satisfying ALL Fresh Seafood And Savory Grilled Cravings!

Rockfish Seafood & Grill Is Now Open, Satisfying ALL Fresh Seafood And Savory Grilled Cravings!

Rockfish Seafood & Grill is now open in Frisco, Texas! The restaurant serves tasty fresh fish and grilled favorites, featuring classic menu items such as Ahi Tuna Nachos and Volcano Shrimp as well as new and fresh dishes like Dynamite Scallops and the BBQ Baby Back Ribs & Shrimp Combo. Rockfish also offers an expansive…

R Bar & Grill Announce Sweepstakes Worth Getting Excited About!

R Bar & Grill Announce Sweepstakes Worth Getting Excited About!

Attention football fans! R Bar & Grill is giving away two tickets to the Dallas Cowboys v. New York Jets game on Dec 19 inclusive of a complimentary shuttle ride to and from the stadium, two overnight stays at Hilton Arlington (Dec 18 & 19) with complimentary breakfast and $200 credit to be used at R Bar &…

What Our Awesome Fall Interns Learned at SMPR

What Our Awesome Fall Interns Learned at SMPR

We couldn’t have asked for a better group of interns this fall! We always hope our SMPR interns leave with real world experience and a better understanding of what marketing and PR is all about. As the internship comes to a close, we asked our four awesome interns to share a few things they learned…

Plum Yoga Has Perfect, Unique Gifts For Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

Plum Yoga Has Perfect, Unique Gifts For Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and Plum Yoga is ready to aid you in all your unique gifting needs. The retail shop features carefully curated eco-chic clothing and accessories for women, yoga essentials, candles, soaps, and gifts to complement any lifestyle. Plum looks for creative entrepreneurs who use natural materials, sustainable products and socially responsible methods. With brands like Vaalbara, Gaia Empowered Women, Lokia, Restrung…

Celebrate New Year’s Eve At Steel Restaurant & Lounge

Celebrate New Year’s Eve At Steel Restaurant & Lounge

Steel Restaurant & Lounge invites you to ring in 2016 with its unmatchable sushi selection and unique IndoChine, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cuisine. The restaurant’s elegant, contemporary interior sets the perfect mood for a New Year’s celebration. To book a reservation, or for more information, call 214-219-9908 or visit steelrestaurant.com

Piada Frisco Is Donating $1 From Every Piada Sold To The FC Dallas Foundation

Piada Frisco Is Donating $1 From Every Piada Sold To The FC Dallas Foundation

Join the newly opened Piada Italian Street Food in Frisco in supporting FC Dallas and their mission to promote healthy, active children. Now through the end of the year, Piada will donate $1 from every Piada sold to the FC Dallas Foundation which will be used to purchase equipment and uniforms for the new youth…

Plum Yoga Goes Pink to Show Support in the Fight Against Breast Cancer this October

Plum Yoga Goes Pink to Show Support in the Fight Against Breast Cancer this October

Join the Plum for Pink campaign, a Celebration of Women’s Health In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Plum Yoga strives to bring attention to women’s health and offer support during the month of October. Join Plum Yoga all month long to experience the healing properties of yoga, teas specially formulated to support a sense…

Dallas Saddled Up for the 4th Annual John Wayne Film Festival, a Weekend Filled with the Duke’s Legendary Films and Festivities

Dallas Saddled Up for the 4th Annual John Wayne Film Festival, a Weekend Filled with the Duke’s Legendary Films and Festivities

Weekend Events Included Film Screenings, Q & A’s, a Screening at Klyde Warren Park, a VIP Dinner and Auction, Performance by Jennifer Wayne’s band, Runaway June, and Art Walk The 4th Annual John Wayne Film Festival set Dallas abuzz September 24th through 27th, keeping the legendary film star’s legacy alive by supporting the fight against…

Rockfish Seafood & Grill Opening in Frisco, TX Fall 2015

Rockfish Seafood & Grill Opening in Frisco, TX Fall 2015

Popular Seafood and Grill Continues to Expand With Newly Refreshed Ambiance and Menu Rockfish Seafood & Grill will open its second location featuring its new décor and menu items in Frisco, Texas this November. After the immense success that Rockfish Seafood & Grill’s Lewisville location has seen since the unveiling of the concept’s new look…

Plum Yoga Elevates Yoga Experience with a Holistic View on  Mind, Body and Spirit

Plum Yoga Elevates Yoga Experience with a Holistic View on Mind, Body and Spirit

Plum Yoga, founded by Rose Fitzgerald and Charry Morris, is now open at 1924 Greenville Avenue. Plum, much more than your typical yoga studio, offers an elevated, holistic experience, steeped in tradition. The space, created with eco-friendly materials and draped in natural light, features two studios, a tea counter, seating area and an abundant and…

Cast Iron Golden Cider Apple Pie featuring Leprechaun Premium Hard Cider

Cast Iron Golden Cider Apple Pie featuring Leprechaun Premium Hard Cider

3 cups pastry flour, plus extra for rolling 1 ½ cups unsalted butter 2 tsp granulated sugar 4 tsp ice water 1 tsp vodka   8 Granny Smith Apples 1 tsp lemon juice 2 tbsp Leprechaun Golden Cider ½ + ¼ cup granulated sugar 3 tbsp cornstarch ¼ tsp nutmeg ½ tsp cinnamon 1 tsp…

Festival Chairs Kara and Randall Goss Host John Wayne Film Festival Patron Party

Festival Chairs Kara and Randall Goss Host John Wayne Film Festival Patron Party

On Wednesday, September 9th, the John Wayne Film Festival held a party for their charitable donors and sponsors at the home of this year’s chairs, Kara and Randall Goss. The Goss’ and Wayne family members Patrick Wayne, Anita Swift, and Marisa Wayne took the opportunity to welcome guests and thank them for contributing to the…

Dallas Chefs Bring Their A-Game to First Annual Touchdown Tailgate Tasting Presented by KitchenAid & Jenn-Air Benefiting Café Momentum

Dallas Chefs Bring Their A-Game to First Annual Touchdown Tailgate Tasting Presented by KitchenAid & Jenn-Air Benefiting Café Momentum

On Sunday, September 13th, the first annual Touchdown Tailgate Tasting presented by KitchenAid and Jenn-Air was held to raise money in support of local Dallas, Texas non-profit organization, Café Momentum.  Expressions Home Gallery provided the perfect venue for an afternoon filled with creative culinary offerings and specialty cocktails.  Five chefs were tasked with creating traditional…

Piada Italian Street Food to Debut First North Texas Location for Premium Made-To-Order Fast Casual Fare on November 20th in Frisco, TX

Piada Italian Street Food to Debut First North Texas Location for Premium Made-To-Order Fast Casual Fare on November 20th in Frisco, TX

Piada Italian Street Food, one of 2015’s most “buzzed about brands” according to the National Restaurant Association and Restaurant Business magazine, will debut its first location in North Texas in Frisco on November 20.  The 2,998-square-foot fast casual restaurant will occupy a prime spot on the endcap of The Centre at Preston Ridge development at…

DIFFA/Dallas Awards Successful 2015 Season Grants to North Texas AIDS Service Organizations at Park Place Volvo

DIFFA/Dallas Awards Successful 2015 Season Grants to North Texas AIDS Service Organizations at Park Place Volvo

On Thursday, September 10th, DIFFA/Dallas celebrated another successful season by hosting a party at Park Place Volvo where funds raised from the 2014-2015 season were granted to sixteen deserving North Texas HIV/AIDS service organizations and two HIV/AIDS funds. When combined with private donations, DIFFA/Dallas was able to distribute $467,000, an incredible 10% increase in grants…

Artists + Architects Salon Now Open in Turtle Creek Village

Artists + Architects Salon Now Open in Turtle Creek Village

Artists + Architects Salon is now open in Turtle Creek Village, launching its masterfully crafted salon concept in Dallas, which fuses superior customer service with cutting edge hair design to create a space that encompasses both sophistication and innovation. Recruited by Artists + Architects Salon to serve as its Creative Director, Derek Sansone will oversee…

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck Names Jacob Williamson as Executive Chef

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck Names Jacob Williamson as Executive Chef

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck has appointed Jacob Williamson as Executive Chef to take over the kitchen at the master chef’s Asian-inspired fine dining restaurant. Williamson brings ten years of experience in the kitchen and a tenured career within Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group to his new role at the restaurant located in the popular…

Films and Event Line-up Announced for the 2015 John Wayne Film Festival in Dallas, Texas, Benefitting the John Wayne Cancer Foundation

Films and Event Line-up Announced for the 2015 John Wayne Film Festival in Dallas, Texas, Benefitting the John Wayne Cancer Foundation

The 4th Annual John Wayne Film Festival returns to Dallas for its second year with the charitable Kara and Randall Goss serving as this year’s festival chairs and Anne and Steve Stodghill serving as Honorary Chairs. Wayne family members Patrick Wayne, Melinda Wayne-Munoz, Ethan Wayne, Marisa Wayne, and Anita Swift will return to Dallas to…

What Our Awesome Interns Learned This Summer

What Our Awesome Interns Learned This Summer

We had an awesome group of interns this summer! They were full of energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas. We always hope our SMPR interns leave with a better understanding of what marketing and PR is all about. As the internship comes to a close, we asked our six awesome interns to share a few things…

Shore Hotel Launches a One-Night Travel Package

Shore Hotel Launches a One-Night Travel Package

The eco-chic Shore Hotel, a leader in sustainability amongst Santa Monica’s luxury hotels, launches a one-night travel package celebrating the 31st annual Twilight Concert Series happening at the iconic Santa Monica Pier on Thursday evenings until Sept. 10.  Guests can join thousands of others picnicking and enjoying Santa Monica’s favorite summer tradition and premier outdoor concert…

New Theater Location and Line-up Announced for Kitchen Dog Theater’s 25th Season

New Theater Location and Line-up Announced for Kitchen Dog Theater’s 25th Season

Kitchen Dog Theater (KDT) is spending the 2015-2016 season at The Green Zone in Dallas’ Design District, leaving its home of over 20 years at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC). KDT intends to engage with donors this season to raise funds to be used towards purchasing a home for the future. Hooch & Pooch,…

The Ride House Introduces Hybrid Cycling & TRX® Training Class

The Ride House Introduces Hybrid Cycling & TRX® Training Class

The Ride House introduces The TRX Hybrid Ride, to its roster, a unique class that combines indoor cycling with TRX® functional strength training. The 50 minute class is the first of its kind in Dallas and is taught by Allen Pursley, a Level 1 TRX® and Schwinn certified, AFAA accredited, senior instructor at The Ride…

Cosmetic Dermatology Spa, Unit Skin Studio, Now Open in  Preston Hollow Village

Cosmetic Dermatology Spa, Unit Skin Studio, Now Open in Preston Hollow Village

New Skin Studio Helps Individuals Achieve the Best Version of Themselves with a Higher Standard of Skin Care Preston Hollow-based dermatology spa, Unit Skin Studio, is now open. Combining top medical expertise and a premier location, the skin studio offers minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, acne treatments and laser therapy, traditionally offered at dermatology offices, in…

Treasure Street Announces Chairmen, Location and Entertainment for 20th Anniversary Celebration, Benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Treasure Street Announces Chairmen, Location and Entertainment for 20th Anniversary Celebration, Benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

On Thursday, October 15th, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) will host its 20th annual Treasure Street at the newly renovated and restored Old Parkland. Leslie and Brian Ficke have been named as this year’s event chairmen, with Annette Simmons, the late Harold Simmons, Kammy and Andy Fleck serving as honorary chairmen. Treasure Street…

Phillips Creek Ranch Sells Last Tract of Land Over Half a Decade Ahead of Schedule

Phillips Creek Ranch Sells Last Tract of Land Over Half a Decade Ahead of Schedule

Phillips Creek Ranch (PCR), a master-planned community (MPC) in North Texas, has finalized commitments from builders on the last tract of land, six years ahead of schedule. Due to the success of the community and in alignment with the current growth in Frisco, TX, local and regional builders have purchased the final remaining lots at…

Citizen, an experiential lounge catering to all, debuts in Dallas Fall 2015

Citizen, an experiential lounge catering to all, debuts in Dallas Fall 2015

Opening in the heart of Uptown Dallas this fall, Citizen is a versatile drinking, eating and social venue. Guests will be invited to enjoy cocktails from a carefully created cocktail menu, focused on technique and ingredients, and from its curated collection of champagnes and spirits. Edgy elements with soft undertones highlight the range of the…

Fit180 is Now Open at Greenville and University

Fit180 is Now Open at Greenville and University

High-end Personal Training Studio Relocates Mockingbird Location to a Bigger and Better Space Dallas-based personal training studio, Fit180, has relocated its Mockingbird location in May to a bigger and better 3,750 square foot space off of Greenville Avenue, North of University, just ninety seconds away from its previous location. The new space is located at 4908…

Grey Goose Welcomes the Summer Season with Summer Soirée Series

Grey Goose Welcomes the Summer Season with Summer Soirée Series

Last Thursday, June 11, UrbanDaddy kicked off the Grey Goose Summer Soirée series at Resto Gastro Bistro at Trinity Groves. Special guest host Chef David Anthony Temple (Chef DAT) enlisted renowned mixologist Daniel Guillen to assist in creating custom garnishes with unique ingredients to accompany Grey Gooses’ Simple Serve beverage program. The French-summer inspired evening…

FAST-GROWING SALATA OPENS NEW FORT WORTH LOCATION ON BERRY STREET

FAST-GROWING SALATA OPENS NEW FORT WORTH LOCATION ON BERRY STREET

Salata, “The Next Generation Salad Bar,” opens its new Fort Worth location on June 15, 2015. The new salad bar, located on Berry Street, will be the second Salata to open in Fort Worth. The new Fort Worth Salata restaurant, the growing chain’s 44th location nationwide, is owned and operated by Salata franchisee Raul Ruiz.…

HOUSTON-BASED LEPRECHAUN PREMIUM HARD CIDER CELEBRATES FOUR YEARS WITH A TEXAS-CENTRIC PRODUCT MAKEOVER LAUNCHING THIS MONTH

HOUSTON-BASED LEPRECHAUN PREMIUM HARD CIDER CELEBRATES FOUR YEARS WITH A TEXAS-CENTRIC PRODUCT MAKEOVER LAUNCHING THIS MONTH

A $200,000 investment, initially earmarked for graduate school, set Houston-based entrepreneur Jake Schiffer on a journey to put Texas on the forefront of the American craft cider resurgence with a product that would parallel top European hard ciders in quality. Four years later with three, entirely gluten-free – and zero added sugar – blends, plus…

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces Jennifer and Coley Clark and Katherine and Key Coker 2015 Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala Co-Chairs

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces Jennifer and Coley Clark and Katherine and Key Coker 2015 Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala Co-Chairs

Beloved violinist Pinchas Zukerman to perform with Jaap van Zweden at star-studded black- or white-tie event September 26, 2015 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announces Jennifer and Coley Clark and Katherine and Key Coker as Co-Chairs of the 2015 Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala, to be held September 26, 2015. The star-studded black- or white-tie…

Laura Rathe Fine Art Presents ‘Balance’ Featuring Works by Lucrecia Waggoner

Laura Rathe Fine Art Presents ‘Balance’ Featuring Works by Lucrecia Waggoner

Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, announces the exhibition ‘Balance’ featuring new paintings and porcelain installations by Texas contemporary artists, Roi James and Lucrecia Waggoner, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 16th, from 5-8pm. As a pairing, both artists’ complimentary bodies of work present unique techniques and mediums, as seen in James’s bold, yet meditative oil paintings…

Get Ready for Summer with The Skin Care Professionals

Get Ready for Summer with The Skin Care Professionals

R Bar & Grill Introduces New Summer Inspired Drinks to its Menu

R Bar & Grill Introduces New Summer Inspired Drinks to its Menu

R Bar & Grill introduces four new tropical drinks to its unique and hand crafted cocktail menu. These Texas-summer inspired drinks include: the R Frozen Margarita, a traditional Patrón margarita with strawberry infusion ($12); a sweet and sour Peachy Patrón Margarita ($12); a raspberry flavored Raspatrón Margarita also ($12); a Frozen Strawberries & Cream cocktail…

What Our Awesome Interns Learned This Spring

What Our Awesome Interns Learned This Spring

We always hope our SMPR interns leave with a better knowledge of working in the real world which led me to wonder…what do our interns take away from working with us? I asked our three awesome interns to share a few things they learned this semester, and here is what they had to say: “During…

Light Farms Spring School Yard Celebration

Light Farms Spring School Yard Celebration

Join us for the Light Farms Spring School Yard Celebration on Saturday, April 25th from 2pm-5pm to kick-off the new Light Farms Elementary! There will be food from Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar, entertainment by the Prosper High School band, drumline, cheerleaders, and mascot, a photobooth, prizes, and more! Light Farms is located at 1234 Homestead…

Chairs Kara and Randall Goss Host John Wayne Film Festival Kick-Off Party

Chairs Kara and Randall Goss Host John Wayne Film Festival Kick-Off Party

Chairs Kara and Randall Goss Host John Wayne Film Festival Kick-Off Party   On Tuesday, April 7th, the John Wayne Film Festival held their official kick-off party at the Mockingbird Room in Highland Park Village. Festival chairs, Kara and Randall Goss, and Honorary Chairs, Anne and Steve Stodghill, took the opportunity to welcome everyone and…

Expressions Home Gallery Hosts Grand Opening Party to a Packed House in the Dallas Design District

Expressions Home Gallery Hosts Grand Opening Party to a Packed House in the Dallas Design District   On Thursday, March 26th, Expressions Home Gallery hosted its grand opening party in the trendy Dallas Design District to introduce Dallas to it’s new location. The event allowed guests to see all the gallery has to offer while…

DIFFA/Dallas Ends the Season with a Fashionable Soiree to Remember

Scenes From: House of DIFFA No. 25 On March 7, 2015, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, DIFFA/Dallas, concluded the season with their unforgettable signature gala, House of DIFFA No. 25. The event celebrated the hope and longevity after 25 years in the fight against HIV/AIDS and was filled with the hottest fashion and attendees.…

Zhulong Gallery Presents Mark Tribe: New Landscapes to Open March 14

Zhulong Gallery is pleased to announce Mark Tribe: New Landscapes, a solo exhibition that reframes the pictorial traditions of landscape art through contemporary technology. We are living in a time, sometimes called the anthropocene, of dramatic human impact on the environment and rapidly vanishing wilderness. Having conquered the vast terrain of our planet, we are now recreating the experience of…

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck Invites You to Celebrate The “Year of The Sheep”

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, known for its award-winning cuisine and unparalleled views of downtown Dallas, celebrates the “Year of the Sheep” by offering guests a decadent five-course tasting menu over one week leading up to Chinese New Year. In addition, the restaurant will celebrate Chinese New Year, with one night of celebration inclusive of…

You Can Now Find Snap Kitchen’s Chef-Driven and Dietitian Approved Meals in Addison

Addison residents with health-conscious appetites can now find Snap Kitchen’s chef-driven and dietitian approved meals in their neck of the woods. Opening Monday, January 5th, Snap Kitchen’s newest location in Addison is located at 4941 Belt Line Road and features quick and easy to grab prepared meals available for in-store or curbside pickup. Arriving just…

Zhulong Gallery to Host Artist Reception for lauren woods’ Solo Exhibition This Saturday, January 10

Installation detail, Zhulong Gallery, 2014 (Courtesy Jonathan Zizzo, 2014)   Join Zhulong Gallery and lauren woods for an artist reception this Saturday, January 10 from 6-9PM. woods presents new work and selected projects from her recent practice to mount a dynamic exhibition including video, works on paper, and traditional pieces. lauren woods’ exhibition will run…

Here’s to 2015!

Here’s to 2015!   2014 was an unbelievable year for us at SMPR, but we are so excited for 2015 and all the challenges, experiences and fun it will bring! Check out some of our New Year’s resolutions for making 2015 the best year yet! “In 2015 I am going to work on a few…

SMPR Client’s Favorite Holiday Traditions

Here at Strauss Marketing we love our clients, and we love the holidays. That’s why we thought it would be fun to combine the two and share with you what a few of our clients said are their favorite holiday traditions! “We love to have friends over on Christmas Eve.  We have a friend who is…

Zhulong Gallery Presents a Solo Exhibition by lauren woods, Opening December 13

Zhulong Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by artist lauren woods, opening on December 13 and running through January 24. woods will present new work and selected projects from her recent practice to mount a dynamic exhibition including video, works on paper, and traditional pieces. A noteworthy conceptual artist working in both the…

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair to Feature Works by Alexandra Gorczynski

Zhulong Gallery is pleased to announce that Alexandra Gorczynski will be featured as one of three select artists in PULSE Play, a special exhibition area at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Miami on December 4-7. Curated by Lindsay Howard, a well-known figure in the post-internet/art + tech wave, the exhibition will feature two video pieces,…

Sneek Peak of Snap Kitchen’s New Winter Menu

The new winter menu at Snap Kitchen is filled with savory comfort foods, hearty winter squashes, and plenty of immune-boosting veggies. They also have six entirely new dishes on the roster for winter, so enjoy a brief preview of what you’ll find on the shelves early this month. Breakfast Bento Box This breakfast on the…

DIFFA/Dallas Kicked Off the Holiday Season with the 19th Annual Holiday Wreath Collection Hosted by the Galleria Dallas

Scenes From: DIFFA/Dallas’ 19th Annual Holiday Wreath Collection Hosted by the Galleria Dallas On November 13, 2014, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, DIFFA/Dallas, kicked-off the holiday season with the 19th annual Holiday Wreath Collection. The festive soiree was hosted by the Galleria Dallas. Sponsors of the event included Park Place Volvo, KPMG, PaperCity Magazine,…

Snap Kitchen Opens New Location at Fitzhugh and North Central Expressway

The ever-growing Snap Kitchen has put down more roots with a new location off of Fitzhugh and North Central Expressway. While it’s the time of year when many of us overindulge, Dallasites can find comfort in knowing that they can pick up a healthy, freshly made meal without compromising on taste or experiencing the post-meal…

Stars & Stripes Film Festival Sets Dallas Abuzz with Patriotic Films and Opening Night Reception

Inaugural Stars & Stripes Film Festival Sets Dallas Abuzz with Patriotic Films and Opening Night Reception The inaugural Stars & Stripes Film Festival, presented by Relativity and benefitting the Sons of the Flag, took over Dallas this weekend, honoring veterans the weekend before Veteran’s Day. After each film movie talent and honored veterans participated in…

DIFFA/Dallas’ 2014 Holiday Wreath Collection Hosted by the Galleria Dallas

On Thursday, November 13th, the Galleria Dallas and the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS,DIFFA/Dallas, will kick off the holiday season with the 19th annual Holiday Wreath Collection at Galleria Dallas. The festive fete, sponsored by Park Place Volvo, KPMG, PaperCity Magazine, Ben E. Keith, Bud Light, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Omni Hotels & Resorts,…

Join the Snap Kitchen Team

Love food? Join the Snap Kitchen team! They’re hosting a career fair on November 13th at the Preston Royal Village location from 3-7pm. Come by for free cold-pressed juices & snacks. If you can’t make the event but still want to apply, email careers@snapkitchen.com – Jackie Langston

Scenes From: The Dallas Opera’s FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT

Scenes From: FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT Presented by The Dallas Opera We had such a good time working with The Dallas Opera this year as well as the event co-chairs, Lynn McBee and Nicholas Even, and After Party co-chairs, Jenifer Strauss and Robert Weatherly! We wa nted to share some amazing photos from the FIRST SIGHT…

Scenes From: Stars & Stripes Film Festival Sponsor Party Attended by Dallas’ Most Charitable

Scenes From: Stars & Stripes Film Festival Sponsor Party Attended by Dallas’ Most Charitable On Thursday, October 23rd,Dallas’ most stylish, charitable, and patriotic supporters converged at the stunning library of Kathy and Harlan Crow for the inaugural Stars & Stripes Film Festival Sponsor Party benefiting Sons of the Flag. Guests socialized in the Crow’s historic…

Kids in Costume Eat Free at McAlister’s Deli on Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and McAlister’s Deli knows that trick-or-treaters need fuel for the night. This Halloween, participating McAlister’s Deli restaurants will be offering free kids meals for those wearing a Halloween costume. Families can receive up to two free kid’s meals with each adult entree purchased. This delicious deal features a menu…

DIFFA/Dallas Announces the 2015 Style Council at Neiman Marcus in Downtown Dallas

Scenes From: DIFFA/Dallas 2015 Style Council Announcement at Neiman Marcus On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014, DIFFA/Dallas announced their 2015 Style Council Ambassadors & Legends. The chic event, hosted by Neiman Marcus Downtown, provided guests a first-hand peek at this year’s ambassador line up while they enjoyed bubbles & bites and mingled with Dallas’ most stylish…

Light Farms Fall Festival + Family Fun Day

Come out to Light Farms on Saturday, October 25th for their Fall Festival + Family Fun Day! Beginning at 4:00, head to The Barn Yard for lawn games, hay rides, face painters, family fun and much, much more! 4:00 – 5:00 – Live music by Eddie Coker 5:00 – 7:00 – Food trucks Easy Slider,…

Phillips Creek Ranch Fall Festival + Tour of Homes

Head to Phillips Creek Ranch on Saturday, October 18th for their Fall Festival + Tour of Homes! From 4:00 – 8:00, come out to Vista Park for lawn games and family fun, food trucks, and live music from Eddie Coker and Foxtrot Uniform. All of their beautiful model homes will be open for your touring pleasure!…

Scenes From: 6th Annual Burgers & Burgundy Benefiting DIFFA/Dallas

Scenes From: 6th Annual Burgers & Burgundy Benefiting DIFFA/Dallas On Friday, October 3rd, Dallas’ most stylish and charitable socialites joined celebrity chefs at the stunning home of Bill and Karen Seanor for the sixth annual Burgers & Burgundy event hosted by Chef John Tesar benefitting DIFFA/Dallas. Guests socialized in the Seanor’s beautiful backyard as they…

Scenes From: 2014 Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala and Space Odyssey Themed After-Party

Scenes From: 2014 Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala and Space Odyssey Themed After-Party On Saturday, September 13th, Dallas’ most charitable gathered at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center forthe 2014 Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala. The event is the biggest single-night fundraiser for the DSO each season, and this year’s Gala set an all-time record…

Scenes From: Artist Reception to Welcome RE-SURVEYING: Measuring Site at Zhulong Gallery

Scenes From: Artist Reception to Welcome RE-SURVEYING: Measuring Site, Works by James Geurts On Saturday, September 6, Dallas art enthusiasts gathered at Zhulong Gallery, in the Dallas Design District, for the opening reception of RE-SURVEYING: Measuring, a survey exhibition of work by James Geurts. Guests sipped on cocktails as they mingled amongst James Geurts’ awe-inspiring…

DIFFA/Dallas Awards 2014 Grants to North Texas AIDS Service Organizations at Roche Bobois Showroom

DIFFA/Dallas Awards 2014 Grants to North Texas AIDS Service Organizations at Roche Bobois Showroom On Thursday, September 11th, North Texas’ standout organization, DIFFA/Dallas, celebrated another successful season by hosting a party at Roche Bobois where funds raised from the 2013-2014 season were granted to eighteen deserving North Texas AIDS service organizations. In attendance were the…

Films and Event Line-up Announced for the 2014 Stars & Stripes Film Festival in Dallas, Texas, Benefitting the Sons of the Flag

Films and Event Line-up Announced for the 2014 Stars & Stripes Film Festival in Dallas, Texas, Benefitting the Sons of the Flag   The event chairs, Lynn and Allan McBee, and honorary chairs, Louise and Guy Griffeth,took the opportunity to welcome the host committee and give guests a preview at this year’s event line up.…

The Dallas Opera Opens Season with FIRST SIGHT Fashion Show & Luncheon Featuring Styles by Roberto Cavailli

The Dallas Opera Opens Season with FIRST SIGHT Fashion Show and Luncheon Featuring Styles by Roberto Cavalli It’s the place to see and be seen this fall – FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON! The Dallas Opera 2014-15 “Heights of Passion” Season opens with a stunning fashion show featuring styles by world-class Italian designer Roberto…

Snap Kitchen is NOW OPEN!

Snap Kitchen Brings Fresh, Healthy Takeaway Dishes to Dallas this July The wait is over, Snap Kitchen has spread its wings and migrated to Dallas where they will open two new locations this month.  The first location will be in Snider Plaza and is set to open on July 26th and the second location will…

Zhulong Gallery Hosts Delectable Dinner and Artist Reception to Welcome New Exhibition

 Zhulong Gallery Hosts Delectable Dinner and  Artist Reception to Welcome New Exhibition On Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12, guests were treated to a new art experience at Zhulong Gallery in the Dallas Design District. A preview dinner featuring The Viscous Valley, Works by Jeremy Couillard dazzled guests Friday evening. Guests were seated at…

Lynn Mcbee And Nicholas Even to Chair For The Dallas Opera’s First Sight/First Night

  The Dallas Opera Announces Lynn Mcbee And Nicholas Even as Chairs For First Sight/First Night 2014 Dallas Opera is delighted to announce the Chairs for the magnificent 2014-2015 FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT events: Ms. Lynn McBee and Nicholas Even. The thrilling season-opening festivities that kick off the Dallas Opera’s upcoming “Heights of Passion” Season begin on Thursday,…

Recipe: Shinsei’s Nekkei Exchange Cocktail

1. Get all of your ingredients together 1.5 oz Tyku Soju 5 oz Death Door Gin 5 oz St-Germain Elderflower 25 oz lemon juice 3-4 slices of cucumber Garnish: Cucumber slice Glass: Coupe/Cocktail 2. Add 3-4 slices of cucumber in a mixing pint glass then muddle 3. Add the remaining ingredients with ice and then shake vigorously 4.…

Strauss Marketing Welcomes Olivella’s Neo Napoletana to the Family

Strauss Marketing Welcomes Olivella’s Neo Napoletana to the Family Olivella’s was founded by one of the oldest pizza families from Naples, Italy and has carried on the family’s recipes for homemade cheese, bread, and Neapolitan and Roman (Metro) style pizzas.  After making a few New World modifications to the Old World recipes in 2007, Green opened…

Scenes from: Opening Reception of Alexandra Gorczynski: Quantum Objects

Scenes from: Opening Reception of Alexandra Gorczynski: Quantum Objects On Saturday, May 17th, Dallas art enthusiasts gathered at Zhulong Gallery, the Dallas Design District’s groundbreaking contemporary art space dedicated to New Media, for the opening reception of Alexandra Gorczynski: Quantum Objects. Gorczynski’s exhibition features new two-dimensional, sculptural and video works that investigate the overlap of…

Scenes from: The IVY Tavern Grand Opening

Scenes from: The IVY Tavern Grand Opening On June 7th, The IVY Tavern hosted their grand opening party with live music, drinks, food, and a great time. Droo D’Anna entertained guests in the tree-covered patio with live music while DJ OB-Jen & Juice revved up the party inside for the remainder of the evening. Guests…

Snap Kitchen to Open Four Stores in Dallas in 2014

Snap Kitchen to Open Four Stores in Dallas in 2014 Busy professionals and time crunched families with health-conscious appetites can soon find a new favorite chef-driven grab-and-go eatery in Dallas.  Austin-based Snap Kitchen – a national leader and innovator in the fast healthy takeaway segment—announced today that four stores will debut soon in Dallas, providing…

Scenes from: John Wayne Film Festival

Scenes from: The 3rd Annual John Wayne Film Festival The 3rd Annual John Wayne Film Festival took over Dallas this past weekend in true John Wayne fashion. The Duke’s legacy was all over town, including his children, Patrick Wayne, Melinda Wayne-Munoz, Ethan Wayne, Marissa Wayne, and his granddaughter, Anita Swift. The festival kicked off on…

Scenes from: R Bar & Grill VIP Reception

Scenes from: R Bar & Grill VIP Reception On Monday, April 21st, a group of Dallas-Fort Worth’s most influential people gathered in Arlington’s newest hot spot adjacent to the Hilton Arlington, R Bar & Grill, for an unforgettable VIP celebration. Guests mingled while sipping on cocktails and bites provided by Executive Chef Michael West. VIP…

Tickets on sale NOW for the John Wayne Film Festival

Tickets for the 3rd Annual John Wayne Film Festival, hosted by LOOK Cinemas and benefiting John Wayne Cancer Foundation, will open to the public at noon today. The individual movie tickets can be purchased online through LOOK Cinemas by visiting www.lookcinemas.com. The four-day festival takes place April 24th through April 27th at LOOK Cinemas in…

Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar Hosts Third Annual Jockeys & Juleps Derby Watching Party

Sissy’s Hosts Third Annual Jockeys & Juleps Derby Watching Party Dress in Your Kentucky Derby Finest and Celebrate Derby Day with Sissy’s Southern Kitchen Don your bow ties and beautifully adorned hats and head to Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar on Saturday, May 3rd for the third annual Jockeys & Juleps party. Celebrate the South’s…

Celebrate Easter at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

What Our Awesome Interns Learned This Spring

We always hope our SMPR interns leave with a better knowledge of working in the real world which led me to wonder…what do our interns take away from working with us? I asked our five stellar interns to share a few things they learned this semester, and here is what they had to say: “From…

Scenes from: House of DIFFA 2014

Scenes from: House of DIFFA 2014 On Saturday, March 29th, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, DIFFA/Dallas, concluded the season with their unforgettable signature gala, House of DIFFA. Patrons could hardly go unnoticed, accessorized in impressively ornate and snazzy masquerade masks. The masks were a tribute to the theme, The Carnival of Venice, and transformed…

Scenes from: Abi Ferrin Flagship Store Grand Opening

Scenes from: Abi Ferrin’s Flagship Store Grand Opening On Tuesday, March 25th, Dallas’ see and be seen crowd gathered in Uptown’s trendy West Village Shopping Center for an unforgettable grand opening celebration for Abi Ferrin’s flagship store. Guests mingled amongst Abi’s unique designs while sipping on cocktails provided by Park Place and Brown Forman and…

Scenes from: John Wayne Film Festival Kick-Off Party

Scenes from: John Wayne Film Festival Kick-Off Party On Wednesday, February 19th, the John Wayne Film Festival held their official kick-off party at LOOK Cinemas, this year’s host sponsor. The event chairs, Anne and Steve Stodghill, and David Hale Smith, took the opportunity to welcome Wayne family members, Ethan Wayne, Marisa Wayne, Melinda Wayne-Munoz, and…

Scenes from: DIFFA/Dallas Media Preview Party

Scenes from: DIFFA/Dallas Media Preview Party On Thursday, February 27th, DIFFA/Dallas hosted an exclusive media preview party at the Design District staple, Gallerie Noir, to reveal plans for House of DIFFA 2014. The stylish event provided guests a first-hand look at some of the stunning jackets in this year’s Collection. Dazzling, one-of-a-kind, masquerade masks created…

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Give the Gift of Good Eating at Shinsei Treat your loved ones and yourself to a special dinner at the hip Pan Asian restaurant by Tracy Rathbun and Lynae Fearing. Enjoy delicious Asian cuisine with a Texas flare complete with an interactive and friendly sushi bar. With every $500 you spend on gift cards, receive…

The Friday Fix

Blues on the Bayou – brunch cocktail at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen 1. Baconary. A bakery that puts Bacon in everything. 2. 30 things you should never do on a night out. 3. Marriage proposal at a Home Depot will make your heart melt. 4. Surviving Whole Foods. 5. iOS7 Apocolypse. 6. Hair of a dog…

The Friday Fix

1. It’s that time of year again! Purchase your Partner’s Card here. 2. 7 ways to be insufferable on facebook. 3. 23 things people don’t say about advertising. 4. Joking Bad. 5. How one teacher can change your life. 6. 9 questions about Syria you are too embarrassed to ask.

Friday Fix

1. PR and the “Mean Girls” syndrome. (P(R)ardon My French) 2. The Snob’s Dictionary: Heirloom Tomatos (Vanity Fair) 3. 5 signs that PR is the wrong career for you. (PR Daily)  4. #DallasNeedsUber 5. What PR people suffer through. (Today) 

The Friday Fix

1. Decoding price tags (TIME) 2. How to spot a PR pro (Ragan’s) 3. Crazy kitchen tools (CNN) 4. Unicorn Stripper (Courtesy of our friends over at BuzzBomb)  5. Astrology GIFs (The CUT)

The Friday Fix

Weather Puppy App Screen Shot 1. Weather + Puppies = the most awesomest app ever 2. Meetings are dumb. (PR Daily) 3. How to be a good facebook friend. (Mashable) 4. 30 ways you know you live in Dallas. (Buzzfeed) 5. Mean Girls… in 30 minutes. (Gawker)  

What Our Stellar Interns Learned This Summer

What Our Stellar Interns Learned This Summer

We had a pretty amazing group of interns this summer! They were full of enthusiasm and fresh ideas, always eager to learn something new, and contributed some great content. We always hope our SMPR interns leave with a better knowledge of working in the real world which led me to wonder…what do our interns take…

The Friday Fix

  1. What is your royal name? (USA Today) 2. What’s your sleeping style? (Mashable) 3. 12 VIP experiences actually worth the money (CNN) 4. Restore your faith in humanity. (Buzzfeed)  5. The best cookbooks of Summer 2013. (Oprah)

The Friday Fix

Happy National Ice Cream Day! 1. The Complete Guide to Twitter Lingo. (Mashable) 2. the 90’s are back? (AdAge) 3. Watermelon… all day. (The New York Times) 4. The Cupcake ATM is now in Dallas. (OhSoCynthia) 5. It’s National Ice Cream Day! Celebrate with #UBERIceCream (UBER) 6. 26 Signs you work in Social Media (BuzzFeed)  

The Friday Fix

1. Become a better judge of character. (Harvard Business Review) 2. PR etiquette from Emily Post. (PR Daily) 3. Pitch Perfect (The PR Closet) 4. Facebook Etiquette (TIME) 5. Our latest addiction, Newsroom, comes back on Sunday night!  

The Friday Fix

1. Are you smart enough to be a U.S. Citizen? 2. Some serious journalism. 3. Which professions drink the most coffee? 4. Instagram v. Vine  5. Persuasive research.

Spice Up Your Workout Routine This Summer

As summer arrives, the ladies at Strauss Marketing are changing up their workout routines. No more monotony of the regular gym routine, we like to spice it up with exciting workout classes, runs with a view or even indoor surfing. Here are some of our favorite workout routines: Boot Camp– This is a great way…

The Friday Fix

Hypnotic Donuts in celebration of National Donut Day 1. Getting burned out at work? Avoid it. 2. Getting burned out on social media? Tackle it in 30 minutes a day. 3. Adage’s 2013 women to watch. 4. The most overlooked leadership skill. 5. How brands are using Vine.

The Friday Fix

Find out how you can help the victims affected by the tornado in Moore, OK.  1. Do you have a social media strategy? 2. How NOT to use social media. 3. This is just too adorable. 4. We would love to karaoke with this couple! 5. Around the world in 80 instagrams. 6. NBC’s Rock…

The Friday Fix

Twiggy at Disneyland, 1967 1. Amen Andy Rooney  2. 15 things you should give up to be happy 3. Our new favorite shopping website 4. Charts. Charts. Charts! 5. Let’s slow down the news  

The Friday Fix

Cardamom Rose Cocktail  1. A week of groceries around the world. 2. Don’t be stupid. 3. A picture is worth a thousand words. 4. Breaking up is hard to do. 5. Hey college seniors, here are some tips. 6. An Instagram no-no. 7. Jenifer’s favorite things.

Texans For West

This past Sunday, North Texans gathered, to listen to live music, enjoy local food and mostly importantly raise money for those affected by the recent events in West, Texas. Click on the image above to watch the report from My FOX DFW. Also, check out photos from CultureMap.

Kelly Saxton in Entrepreneur Magazine

If you haven’t yet, pick up the May issue of Entrepreneur Magazine! Kelly Saxton of The Saxton Group is featured and chats about ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownership Programs). Check out the full article here.

The Friday Fix

Louboutins at Neiman Marcus Downtown. Are you ready for Stiletto Strut 2013? 1. Get your shit together. 2. Everything you thought, was wrong. 3. 21 ways rich people think differenty. 4. 6 ways to make your morning simpler. (we only say 6, cause they list 8 and we don’t really agree with the last two).…

Stiletto Strut 2013

The Strauss Marketing – PR team loves to support causes that are near and dear to our heart and we are thrilled to announce one of our favorite (and fashionable) events of the year is just around the corner, the 6th annual Stiletto Strut! This years stylish spring event will be chaired by our fearless leader,…

The Friday Fix

Daily to do list. 1. 9 pieces of advice to act on right now. 2. 10 things to do every work day 3. Beyonce v. Beyonce 4. We love us some Shana Anderson! 5. Good Morning America wants you to Snack it up!

Just Kidding!

We are… Unicorn Marketing – PR

We are excited to announce that after 12 successful years of business we are changing our company name from Strauss Marketing-PR to Unicorn Marketing – PR. For those who know us, this change will come as no surprise. The change is due to a significant shift in our company mindset and culture, and we hope to…

The Friday Fix

The SMPR team at the Dress 4 Yellow Fashion Show and Luncheon 1. Don’t be annoying on Facebook. 2.If the world consisted of only 100 people. 3. An ambitious list. 4. Ready for Stiletto Strut 2013? We have shoeggestions! (pssst! Buy tickets here!) 5. Have you read the new Sheryl Sandberg book? You really should.

The Friday Fix

Mexican Radio at The People’s Last Stand 1. You are awesome. 2. So you want to date a PR girl. 3. Haters gonna hate. 4. The complete guide to taking effective notes. 5. A girl’s version of a Swiss Army Knife. 

CEO Spotlight: Brad Woy

CEO Spotlight: Brad Woy   David Johnson of KRLD interviews Brad Woy, CEO and Founder of Express Working Capital. Click “play” above to learn more about what sets Express Working Capital apart and how they are helping young restauranteurs get their start in the new Trinity Groves project.

Scenes from: DIFFA/Dallas Preview Party

Scenes from: DIFFA/Dallas Preview Party   On Thursday, February 28th, DIFFA/Dallas hosted an exclusive media party at Dallas’ premier upscale lounge, Candleroom, to reveal plans for House of DIFFA: Collection 2013. The stylish event provided guests a first-hand look at some of the stunning jackets in this year’s Collection, while they sipped on cocktails provided…

The Friday Fix

Amateur Sketch of a Leprechaun spotted in Mobile, AL. 1. The Big Cheesy – NYC Grilled Cheese competition 2. The marketing and advertising 1%. 3. Leprechaun spotted! 4. Are your twitter followers fake? 5. RIP Google Reader. Alternatives here. 6. We have a new pope! What does a Pope do exactly? 7. Hashtags on Facebook?

Tricks of the Trade

Spring season is almost upon us and with the beautiful weather (which lasts approximately 3 weeks) also comes busy schedules. So how do we manage to stay organized amongst the hustle and bustle of our work and social lives? Besides a lot of coffee, we’ve got a couple ‘tricks of the trade’ that we use…

Scenes From Chinese New Year at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

Scenes From Chinese New Year at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck   Last month, Chef Wolfgang Puck blew through town for a special Chinese New Year celebration at Five Sixty.  The night included a six-course tasting menu designed to evoke themes of the Chinese New Year, dancing dragons, and surprise appearances by chefs Dean Fearing (Fearing’s),…

The Friday Fix

Our office got some new artwork this week. Want your own? 1. Going to SXXW? NPR has your playlist. 2. How to be more productive. 3. Hey Ladies, play nice. 4. Baby food made fresh and delivered. We love Half Pint Palates. 5. VAWA has finally been reauthorized. 6. Don’t forget to Spring your clocks forward…

The Friday Fix

Unicorns at the DTV Launch party, @ W Dallas. Photos courtesy of Photomadic. 1. Finishing those chores around your house could actually help with your waistline. 2. Your weekend playlist. Courtesy of NYFW. 3. East Dallas transformation. 4, Restore your faith in humanity. 5. Working from home. Good or bad? 6. How to resign.

Why you should Intern at SMPR

As we prepare to hire the next group of summer interns, I wanted to share 5 reasons why you should apply for a summer internship at Strauss Marketing. Diversity in your day. As an intern at Strauss you play an active role within our company and are involved in the day-to-day workflow and activities in…

New York Post Features Chef John Tesar

The New York Post runs an interview with Chef John Tesar of Spoon Bar & Kitchen. Check it out for a behind-the-scenes look at who he really is. Spoiler alert: there’s more to him than hoarding pickles on Top Chef and being named “The Most Hated Chef in Dallas” by D Magazine. -Kellyn Curtis

The Friday Fix

Happy National Margarita Day! Margaritas at The LOT. 1. Press Release in critical condition. 2. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of facebook, presents some troubling stats about women. 3. How Restaurants can use twitter’s Vine app. Make sure and follow Wolfgang Puck! 4. 30 pieces of social media advice to avoid.

SMPR Morning Must Haves!

Despite popular belief, PR folks cannot run off of double shots of espresso and heightened stress levels surrounding grand openings alone – we in fact require a couple of hours of sleep to function.  Whether you are an early bird who awakens like clock work at the crack of dawn or a sleeping beauty who requires…

The Friday Fix

SMPR celebrating the Chinese New Year with Wolfgang Puck. Photo by @ntremblay88 1. Small acts. Big love. 2. Relax. You’ll be more productive. 3. Everyone dressed like food at the Grammys. It’s true! 4. The New York Times explains why GIFs are so popular right now. 5. Mayor Rawlings is planning a rally against domestic…

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Plans

Looking for last minute Valentine’s Day plans? Look no further then The People’s Last Stand and Goodfriend. Information on both Valentine Day festivities are below!

The Friday Fix

Stella Unicorn Strauss – Photo by @jeniferastrauss 1. 4 Questions to ask yourself when protecting your privacy on the new Facebook. 2. Ice, Ice Baby. Klyde Warren Park is getting a new synthetic ice rink. 3. Pick up the phone and just call someone already. 4. We’re not gonna sugar coat it. Have a year…

The Friday Fix

Stuffed Avocado at The People’s Last Stand. Photo by @nickipatel 1. Which Superbowl ad are you most excit… whatever, we are excited about the half-time show. Beyonce rocks our socks off. (Bonus: NFL players dish on their favorite Beyonce songs) 2. Twitter just launched Vine, an app that lets you take 6 second videos to be played in a…

Central Market Cooking Class with Chef Patton Robertson of Five Sixty

  The modern Asian cuisine of Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck and Chef Patton Robertson has received many accolades, including four stars from the Dallas Morning News. Chef Robertson, a native of Texas, began his culinary career at Spago restaurant in Las Vegas and has been part of Five Sixty since its opening. He’ll show…

The Friday Fix

Each Friday we compile our favorite links from the week to share with you. Check out this weeks below – 1. Moroch shares their PR resolutions for 2013 and we couldn’t agree more. 2. NPR highlights three of the lighter moments from this Monday’s Inauguration festivities. 3. Time magazine is already tellings us 5 of the…

rag & bone opens in Highland Park Village

rag & bone opens in Highland Park Village rag & bone recently opened its first Dallas location in Highland Park Village, a prestigious shopping center in Park Cities. The store celebrated its grand opening with bites by Lisa Garza of Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar, Tipsy Arnold Palmers with Belvedere Vodka, and Peroni beer. Party goers who…

The Friday Fix

Photo by Jackie Langston. You can follow her on instagram at @jclangston13 1. Feeling a little stressed about how to tackle your inbox? The Harvard Business Review gives us 3 Ways to Battle Email Overload. 2. This blog post perfectly explains the reasons why we support the 4 Yellow foundation. Thanks for sharing @jennapplbaum! 3. 10…

Jack(ie) in the box!

Jack(ie) in the box! As we get settled into the new year, the most exciting package we have to open is Jack(ie) in a box! We are so proud to welcome our newest team member – Jackie Langston. Jackie just graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been an intern with us for…

Save Chef John

  Visit Bravo’s website here, and follow John on Twitter here.

Bring It On 2013

As we take a stroll down memory lane, we are completely in awe of all of the exciting things that 2012 had to offer. From opening a couple of Dallas’ hottest new restaurants, to an epic corporate retreat, and of course the welcoming of our first Strauss baby (Luke Furseth) – dull moments were few…

Guilty As Charged- The 6 types of people you meet in the PR world

We stumbled across this article this morning (thanks to our blogger friend @RealPoshMom) and couldn’t help but smirk. These 6 stereotypes of people you meet in the PR world are freakishly accurate and can probably be used as our biographies on our LinkedIn profiles. PR Folk, which one are you? Blogger friends, which one do…

Travel Notes: NYC

Welcome to Travel Notes, wherein we tell you the best places to eat, drink and play across the country.  Our latest travels took us to NYC for what we’re calling a corporate retreat. Our reason for the trip was to support Chef Tiffany Derry (Private Social) at Top Chef Kitchen, a pop up restaurant put…

How SMPR Cheers to the Holidays!

Though this temperamental Texas weather doesn’t quite have us bundling up and singing ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ our team is certainly thrilled for the upcoming holiday season. We decided that the twelve days of Christmas is so 2011… so here are our eleven highs of the Holidays! Starbucks Christmas Cups – Since we all seem…

Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar Makes the Cover of D Magazine, Named Best New Restaurant

We want to congratulate Lisa Garza and the team at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar for making the cover of D Magazine and being named one of the best new restaurants of the year! There’s a debate brewing over on FrontBurner regarding the cover photo. Tim Rogers wants to know which you would have chosen—Sissy’s…

LAFCO Holiday Candles

LAFCO Holiday Candles We have searched far and wide for the perfect scent to remind us of the holidays! This seasons, deck the halls with single, full-sized candles from LAFCO. Holiday-inspired scents include Tree (a blend of fir and pine with atouch of balsam, birch and citrus that recalls freshly cut holiday evergreens), and Berry…

Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali! – Nicki Patel

2012 Presidential Election Watching Party at The People’s Last Stand

Here at SMPR, the presidential election ranks up there with the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup when it comes to sporting events that happen every four years. Take part in the madness with us at The People’s Last Stand tomorrow as we anxiously wait to see what the next four years hold for our great nation.…

Dim Sum Brunch – Five Sixty

Dim Sum Brunch at Five Sixty   We were fortunate enough to get a little taste of the new Dim Sum Brunch at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck. Above are a few of the photos of the delicious plates they are offering on Sundays. Brunch is served in the tower every Sunday starting at 11 a.m. A…

Office Obsession: Shark Tank

The fall season is a highly anticipated time of year for SMPR: great events, cooler temperatures, fun fashion trends and … the 4th season of Shark Tank! The perfect blend of entrepreneurship & entertainment, our office has developed a (borderline unhealthy) fascination with the show which is evident by us only making plans past 8pm…

Office Schedule

Office Schedule – Nicki Patel  

Gearing up for Fashion’s Night Out

Gearing up for Fashion’s Night Out   We at Strauss Marketing love a good party! And we love it even more when we get to see a great party develop from start to finish! Luckily for us, LAFCO hosts the Official After Party for Highland Park Village and we were in on all of the…

New Soaps and Diffusers at LAFCO

I’m sure you all know by now how much we love LAFCO! They are our go-to for gifts (for mom, sister, client, dad, etc), our favorite accessory to our desks and one of our must-stops when we are strolling through Highland Park Village.  From candles, to fragrances, and even products for our puppies, we are…

If you offer free food to college kids…they will come!

If you offer free food to college kids…they will come!   The Saxton Group recently opened their newest McAlister’s Deli location at the TCU campus in Fort Worth. With school having just started, what better way to promote to a bunch of college students than to offer free food! We decided to offer $100 gift…

Fashion’s Night Out After Party at LAFCO in Highland Park Village

As you are mapping out your party hopping plan for Fashion’s Night Out this year, make sure you put LAFCO on your list! The Highland Park Village boutique will be hosting the official after party and will have drinks, gelato and music! Hope to see you all there! – Kati Furseth

McAlister’s Deli Free Tea Day

McAlister’s Deli Free Tea Day   Free Tea Day at McAlister’s Deli is one of our favorite summertime events! The months of prep beforehand get us ready for the weeks of artwork, press releases, product drops, Facebook campaigns, TV interviews, etc. (phew) that all come with that one glorious day of FREE TEA FOR EVERYONE…

Scenes From Private|Social’s Celebrity Chef Dinner with Carla Hall

Scenes From Private|Social’s Celebrity Chef Dinner with Carla Hall   Recently, Chef Carla Hall (Alchemy, The Chew) came in town to co-host a special dinner with Chef Tiffany Derry at Private|Social. The pair dazzled the packed house with a Southern-influenced menu including heirloom tomato soup, crispy pork belly with stewed okra and sweet corn fritter…

New Internet Meme: Guy Fieri Is Impressed

  The Cheap Bastard, a James Beard nominated columnist for the Dallas Observer, has done it. She has created a new Internet meme: Guy Fieri Is Impressed. There is an entire Tumblr dedicated to Guy thumbs-upping things ranging from Saltines to Miley’s new haircut. Could it be as big as Paula Deen riding things? Only…

CEO Spotlight: Kirk Lanier

CEO Spotlight: Kirk Lanier

CEO Spotlight: Kirk Lanier   David Johnson of KRLD interviews Kirk Lanier, president of The Saxton Group. Click “play” above to learn more about what sets The Saxton Group apart from other franchisees.

What Our Amazing Interns Learned This Summer

What Our Amazing Interns Learned This Summer

What Our Amazing Interns Learned This Summer   We always hope that our SMPR interns leave with a better knowledge of working in the real world. Interns take on everyday tasks that help us do our jobs more effectively and we are so grateful for all that they do. We asked our four stellar interns…

Hotter than Hell 100

Hotter than Hell 100

Hotter than Hell 100   On August 25th, my husband Todd and his brother, Jess, will bike 100 miles in 100 degree “Texhoma Heat” to support Graham Windham’s kids and families. I would appreciate your support and happy thoughts as we cheer them on! Please visit this link to make a donation. To learn more…

Eats V. Beats Volleyball Tournament

Eats V. Beats Volleyball Tournament

Eats V. Beats Volleyball Tournament   PR pros tend to wear many hats, but playing volleyball for a client has got to be a first! This weekend, we’re tapping into our inner athlete to help out Team Private|Social during the Eats. v. Beats Volleyball Tournament hosted by House of Plates. The tournament kicks off Sunday at…

Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe Loves Him Some Sissy’s

As we mentioned previously, Jim Beam distiller Frederick Booker Noe III came to town earlier this week for a special bourbon dinner at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar. While making an appearance at Sigel’s, someone snapped this video of Noe gushing about Sissy’s. Click play for the best three-minute restaurant review we’ve ever witnessed. —Kellyn…

Scenes From Sissy’s Jim Beam Bourbon Dinner

Scenes From Sissy’s Jim Beam Bourbon Dinner   On Monday, Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar welcomed seventh generation Jim Beam distiller Frederick Booker Noe III for a special bourbon dinner in the Scotch Room. A small group of bourbon lovers enjoyed five courses by chefs Lisa Garza and Jeffery Hobbs paired with cocktails featuring Basil…

Fall Internship Positions Open

We are looking for Fall 2012 Interns! If you are going to be Dallas this summer and looking for a great place to work and gain public relations and marketing experience, Strauss Marketing – PR wants you! Strauss Marketing is a dynamic and innovative work environment where interns can earn academic credit while gaining experience…

Chef Tiffany Derry on MSNBC

Chef Tiffany Derry on MSNBC   Chef Tiffany Derry discussed diversity in the American Kitchen on the Melissa Harris-Perry show this weekend. Check out the video above to see the full discussion. – Nicki Patel

Book Now: Jim Beam Bourbon Dinner at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar

On Monday, July 23, Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar will host a five-course dinner featuring select Jim Beam spirits. Seventh generation distiller, Frederick Booker Noe III, will be on hand to pair Basil Hayden, Booker’s, Baker’s and Knob Creek with Chef Lisa Garza’s Southern creations. For nearly two decades, Noe has worked at the Jim…

Scenes from Private|Social’s Celebrity Chef Dinner with Angelo Sosa

Scenes from Private|Social’s Celebrity Chef Dinner with Angelo Sosa   Tuesday night, Private|Social Executive Chef and former Top Chef contestant Tiffany Derry teamed up with TV pal Angelo Sosa (Anejo Tequileria, Social Eatz) for a special dinner. Diners enjoyed a four-course dinner with wine pairings and took home a signed copy of Sosa’s new cookbook, Flavor Exposed: 100 Global…

Where to Eat Foie Gras in Dallas

Yesterday, California’s controversial foie gras ban officially kicked in leaving foie lovers in a frenzy. Luckily, fattened goose and duck liver is still legal in Dallas—for now, at least—so order it while you still can. A few of our favorite foie dishes, below. Oak: Roasted magret duck breast with sunchoke, ramps and foie gras flan. Smoke: Foie…

Colorado Wildfires

The wildfires in Colorado are really hitting close to home…literally…for one of our Strauss girls. This week, Colorado Springs has fallen victim to the worst disaster in the state’s history.  What started out as a fire in the mountains, quickly escalated and destroyed over 300 homes and forced over 30,000 residents to evacuate. Monday night…

Food Find: Mole at Mesa

Food Find: Mole at Mesa   Yesterday, we took a look at Indian fried okra. Today, we’re switching gears to the cuisine of Veracruz, a coastal region in Mexico. Specifically, we’re looking at Mesa, a family-run gem of a restaurant tucked away in a strip mall in Oak Cliff. Owner Raul Reyes designed and built…

Food Find: Indian Fried Okra

Food Find: Indian Fried Okra

Food Find: Indian Fried Okra   Ever since we started working with Sissy’s Kitchen and Bar, we have been re-obsessed with fried okra! Last night we made a little discovery on a menu we frequent – Indian fried okra! Bombay Compstix, named for its relation to the cuisine of both India and China, adds a…

Scenes from Private|Social’s Celebrity Chef Dinner with Kevin Sbraga

Scenes from Private|Social’s Celebrity Chef Dinner with Kevin Sbraga   Tuesday night, Private|Social Executive Chef and former Top Chef contestant Tiffany Derry teamed up with TV pal Kevin Sbraga of Sbraga in Philadelphia for a special dinner. The five-course feast involved innovate dishes like salmon crudo with yogurt sorbet and jicama-mango salad and Australian lamb…

Travel Notes: Napa & San Francisco

Travel Notes: Napa & San Francisco   Welcome to Travel Notes, wherein we tell you the best places to eat, drink and play across the country.  Our latest trip took us to Northern Cali, home to amazing vino and some of the best restaurants in the world. While we were only there for a short…

Jorge Levy on Gene and Julie in the Morning

Jorge Levy on Gene and Julie in the Morning

Jorge Levy on Gene and Julie in the Morning   We love this interview with Jorge Levy, owner of Dallas staple Desperados! Listen as he tells Gene and Julie Gates the story of how Mark Cuban saved the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on 103.7 LiteFM!

Bowl Off 2012: Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar vs. Private|Social

Bowl Off 2012: Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar vs. Private|Social   We love it when our clients make friends! Over the weekend, Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar and Private|Social engaged in a friendly bowling competition at 300 in Addison. Chef Tiffany Derry lead Team P|S to victory this time, but rumors of a rematch have…

Tour the Four-Star Restaurants of Dallas

  Craving a four-star meal? Dallas Morning News dining critic Leslie Brenner has compiled a handy guide to her most recent four-star reviews. Our favorites of the bunch? Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar and Private|Social, of course. Photos via DMN

Inwood Tavern 48th Anniversary Party

Inwood Tavern Hosts 48th Anniversary Bash   On Friday, June 1st, Inwood Tavern is celebrating its 48th anniversary with a not-to-be-missed bash. From 7:30 to 9 p.m., expect live music by Texas country band Cuttaway Creek, as well as complimentary Campisi’s pizza and cocktails courtesy of Svedka and Z Tequila. DJ Steffi will take the…

Scenes from: Boots and Bling

Scenes from: Boots and Bling   On Friday, May 11th, Dallas philanthropists and Texas Longhorn enthusiasts filled Eddie Deen’s Ranch in downtown Dallas for the first annual Boots and Bling gala. Patrons mingled and had photographs taken on the burnt orange carpet with Texas Longhorn football heroes, many of which were on the 2005 National…

Scenes From Dress 4 Yellow

Scenes From Dress 4 Yellow   On Thursday, April 5th, Dallas’ most charitable gathered at the historic Adolphus Hotel for Dress 4 Yellow, a high-profile fashion show, auction and luncheon featuring designs by more than 20 of the world’s top designers. The event, presented by Park Place Motorcars, raised $165,000 for the LIVESTRONG Foundation and…

Where to Celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day (A Day Late)

We know we’re a day late, but we blame our eggs benedict-induced food coma for the tardiness of this post. Eggs benedict is an office favorite, so of course we got into a heated debate as to where we’ve had the best eggs benedict. Our shortlist, below. Bolla at the Stoneleigh Hotel (Dallas, TX) – Try…

D StyleSheet at DIFFA

We love Kristi and Scot Redman over at D StyleSheet! With a little help from the guys over at Atomic Productions, this beautiful video was created to document a night in the life of D StyleSheet. Thanks for covering DIFFA Collection:Smoking Haute!  

11th Anniversary

11 years ago today I started Strauss Marketing. It has been an amazing, overwhelming and always exciting ride. I look forward to the next 11 years and beyond. A most sincere thank you to the best team in the world! Working with you is amazing and I am a lucky girl to get to spend…

Scenes From: The Event Bazaar Grand Opening

Scenes From The Event Bazaar Grand Opening   The Events Bazaar is a 12,000 square-foot one-stop shop open to anyone looking to plan an event from beginning to end with attention to the tiniest of details. Located in Dallas, TX, The Events Bazaar is a unique one-of-a-kind place which includes various event planning purveyors under…

St. Patty’s Day Shenanigans

As we are less then 24 hours away from one of the greatest holidays in this city, we want to leave you with this video. Happy Leprechaun hunting tomorrow folks! Looking for a more sophisticated way to celebrate St. Patricks Day? Private|Social will be grillin’ on the patio! Also see these great tips from The Cheap Bastard…

Resume Tips

As we are 4-inch heels deep in the summer internship selection process, we have seen many hits and misses when it comes to resumes.  We aren’t saying the following list is something to live and die by, but we think that these are some good guidelines to follow while putting yourself on paper. DO: Keep…

Celebrate National Pi Day at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar

In case you haven’t heard, today is National Pi Day! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a slice of fresh-baked buttermilk pecan pie from the newly opened Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar. Go get some tonight! Photo by Shannon Faulk

What’s in our food drawer?

  We, here at Strauss Marketing, love the What’s In Her Bag? feature on D ShopTalk. Local bloggers, designers, and celebrities (such as designer, Abi Ferrin and blogger, Cynthia Smoot) have spilled the contents of their bags to give us an inside look at what items they rely on most day-to-day. We got to thinking and decided to give you…

Scenes from: DIFFA/Dallas Media Announcement Party

DIFFA/Dallas hosted an exclusive media party on February 23rd, 2012 at Samuel Lynne Galleries where the premier organization dedicated to raising funds for preventative education and services for men, women & children affected by HIV/ AIDS, unveiled plans for Collection 2012.  News shared with partygoers included details on recipients for this year’s awards to be…

Scenes From Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar Grand Opening Party

Scenes From Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar Grand Opening Party   Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar, the latest concept by Chef and Owner Lisa Garza, celebrated its debut with a VIP grand opening shindig on Friday, February 24th. The invite-only party provided a first-look at Henderson Avenue’s newest hotspot. Throughout the night, guests enjoyed ever-flowing…

Summer Internship Positions Open

We are looking for Summer 2012 Interns! If you are going to be Dallas this summer and looking for a great place to work and gain public relations and marketing experience, Strauss Marketing – PR wants you! Strauss Marketing is a dynamic and innovative work environment where interns can earn academic credit while gaining experience…

Wolfgang Puck Celebrates Chinese New Year at Five Sixty

Over the past couple weeks, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck has been ringing in the Year of the Dragon with a prix fixe menu featuring dishes like Wok-Fired Dumplings with XO Chili Sauce, Apple Wood Smoked Peking Duck and Szechuan Pepper Crusted Filet. Last Wednesday night, festivities peaked when Chef Puck stopped in for a…

Scenes From DIFFA/Dallas Style Council Announcement Party at DISH Restaurant

Scenes From DIFFA/Dallas Style Council Announcement Party at DISH Restaurant   On Thursday, January 26th, 2012, DIFFA/Dallas and Modern Luxury announced the 2012 Smoking Haute Style Council Ambassadors. The chic event, hosted by DISH Restaurant, provided guests a first-hand peek at this year’s ambassador line up while they sipped delicious cocktails by DISH Restaurant and…

6 Apps We Can’t Live Without

6 Apps We Can’t Live Without When we are not in front of our computers, we are on our phones. This is true for any professional in our field. In the smorgasboard of apps for download in the universe, there are a FEW must-haves for PR professionals. For lovely ladies in our office, these are…

Save the Date: Dress 4 Yellow Benefitting LIVESTRONG and Cook Children’s Cancer Center

Food Find: Scallops with Bone Marrow at CampO

Food Find: Scallops with Bone Marrow at CampO

CampO is a true Dallas gem. Set in a funky house in Oak Cliff, CampO features “modern country” cuisine by chef Matt McCallister and stellar drinks by Brad Hensarling of The Usual Bar. We tried an embarrassing amount of food while we were there (don’t judge), all of which was amazing. But the highlight for us was…

Something to think about: How the SOPA Bill Before Congress Effects You

Most of us have been made aware of the two bills before congress…PIPA (Protect IP Act) and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). Since you are not able to read more about it on Wikipedia at the moment, we thought we would send you an email to inform you about it.  While SOPA has been tabled…

New Waffle Cookie Sandwiches at Pinkberry

New Waffle Cookie Sandwiches at Pinkberry

Pinkberry Dallas is rolling out Waffle Cookie Sandwiches! Made fresh in-store daily, the waffle cookie sandwiches come in two flavors: Pomegranate Chocolate and Coconut Lemon. Swirl by your local Dallas or Arlington area Pinkberry to give one a go!

Food Find: Pho at Pho Mama

Food Find: Pho at Pho Mama

In the search for some delicious Pho around Dallas-Fort Worth, we asked one of our friends/chefs where they eat when they are craving the Vietnamese comfort food. Our trek led us to Carrollton, TX, where we found Chef Tiffany Derry’s recommendation – Pho Mama. The menu included appetizers, noodle dishes, and both chicken-based broth and beef-based broth…

Design-over Sweepstakes Brings Iconic Pinkberry Store Design Home

Design-over Sweepstakes Brings Iconic Pinkberry Store Design Home

Pinkberry, the original tart frozen yogurt brand, is giving its customers a unique way to experience its iconic and inspired design aesthetic in their own homes. Starting today, Pinkberry fans can enter in-store or on-line to receive a complete room makeover by Pinkberry’s award-winning design team, from initial design consultation through the big reveal. The…

Wolfgang Puck to Celebrate Chinese New Year at Five Sixty

Wolfgang Puck to Celebrate Chinese New Year at Five Sixty

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck will ring in the Year of the Dragon with a prix fixe menu showcasing Asian-inspired dishes representing the five Chinese elements: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. Join Chef Wolfgang Puck and Five Sixty Executive Chef Patton Robertson for a tempting, creative five-course menu, inclusive of a chef’s amuse, a…

Blood Orange is Back at Pinkberry

Blood Orange is Back at Pinkberry

Pinkberry dives into the New Year with the return of its refreshing Blood Orange Pinkberry. This limited-time only-flavor is delicious on its own or when exquisitely paired with featured toppings such as hand-cut, succulent blood orange slices, fresh blood orange puree or a crisp waffle cookie. Bold in flavor, Blood Orange Pinkberry is a citrusy…

View Photographs by Thomas Mosely During “A Beautiful Mystery”

View Photographs by Thomas Mosely During “A Beautiful Mystery”

Dallas-based photographer, Thomas Mosley, is set to debut his collection of photographs in an exhibit entitled “A Beautiful Mystery” on January 19, 2012 at One McKinney Plaza. The intimate evening will be complimented with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from Chef Tiffany Derry of Private|Social and live music from 6 to 9 p.m. The photographs and signed…

Scenes From DIFFA Wreath 2011

Scenes From DIFFA Wreath 2011   The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, DIFFA/Dallas, marked World AIDS Day with its 16th annual “Turn Up the Cheer” Holiday Wreath Collection and Collection 2012 Kick-Off party. The festive fete, hosted by Nest Dallas, Design Within Reach and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, featured a spectrum of experiences that…

Private|Social Earns Four Stars

Private|Social Earns Four Stars

Private|Social Earns Four Stars   In her latest review, Dallas Morning News restaurant critic Leslie Brenner doles out four stars to Private|Social, chef Tiffany Derry’s latest venture in Uptown. “Sophistication: beautifully seared sea scallops on a velvety parsnip purée with chanterelles, minced snow peas and pomegranate. The ingredients may sound like unlikely platefellows, but it…

Scenes From Burgers & Burgundy Benefiting DIFFA

Scenes From Burgers & Burgundy Benefiting DIFFA   On Sunday, celebrity chefs joined chef John Tesar at One Arts Plaza for the third annual Burgers & Burgundy event benefitting the Dallas chapter of DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS). Each chef prepared their take on the ultimate burger, which was paired with wines and specialty cocktails…

Scenes From Private|Social’s Grand Opening Party

Scenes From Private|Social’s Grand Opening Party   Before opening its doors to the public, chef Tiffany Derry’s latest venture, Private|Social, celebrated its debut with a star-studded grand opening party. Top Chef alums Ed Cotton, Arnold Myint, Kevin Sbraga, Angelo Sosa, Kelly Liken and Carla Hall, plus Food Network toque Michael Ferraro, Project Runway designer Peach Carr and…

JCPenney and Calphalon Team Up to Benefit Boys & Girls Club

JCPenney and Calphalon Team Up to Benefit Boys & Girls Club   In celebration of their new retail partnership, jcpenney and Calphalon teamed up with local celebrity chef, Tiffany Derry of Private|Social, to present a cooking demonstration of healthy recipes at the Turnkey Boys & Girls Club. To bolster support for the local Boys & Girls…

Scenes From Big Game Big Give

Scenes From Big Game Big Give   Hillary Swank, The Giving Back Fund, and title sponsor, Starkey Hearing Foundation, rolled out the red carpet for the VIP charity event during Super Bowl XLV in Dallas. The exclusive affair, now famous for being ranked by ESPN as the No.1 Super Bowl party in 2010, was one…

Local Notables Compete in McAlister’s Deli Sandwich Challenge

Local Notables Compete in McAlister’s Deli Sandwich Challenge   Local notables, Roni Proter and Candace Crawford, design their own McAlister’s Deli sandwich for charity.

Pinkberry Opens in Dallas

Pinkberry Opens in Dallas   The frozen yogurt chain opens its first location outside of New York and L.A. in Dallas.

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