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dallas staycation guide

A few weekends ago Michael and I did a little Dallas staycation at the Hilton Anatole, and had the best time! Even though the hotel is less than half an hour away from our house, it truly felt like we were getting out of Dallas for the weekend, to intentionally just spend time together with no plans. In case any of you other Dallas-ites are considering a staycation, or for those of you traveling Dallas and need ideas on what to do…I thought I’d put together a little Dallas staycation guide of what we did to give you some ideas! (And to also give you outfit ideas for anyone who might have a vacation coming up!)


our room at the Hilton Anatole – the bed was SO comfortable!




High neck bikini top | swimsuit bottoms | aviator sunglasses | tassel earrings

So the Hilton Anatole just finished building an amazing resort pool complex called JadeWaters. It is MASSIVE! They have a swim-up bar and a pool area that’s more adult only-ish, but then there’s tons of different play areas to bring your kids too as well. They also have a lazy river, and I really yummy menu to order from. We spent almost all day Saturday at the pool!


MINKPINK dress (similar here) | Lace-up sandals | Tassel saddle bag | Sunglasses | Tassel earrings | Cuff bracelet set


Charcuterie board at Mercat Bistro

Friday night we had dinner at Mercat Bistro in the Harwood District – one of our favorite Dallas date night spots! I’m obsessed with their beautiful dishes, marble tabletops, and of course the amazing food and wine! And we’ve always had the best service there. I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant – definitely a must if you’re coming to Dallas for the first time!


Beyond yoga muscle tank | Body language shorts | Newton running shoes | Lululemon headband | Aviator sunglasses | Apple watch

One of mine and Michael’s favorite parts about being on vacation is getting to work out together! We walked to the fitness at the Hilton Anatole on Saturday before hitting up the pool, and got in an hour workout together. It’s so nice to have a workout buddy, and also be able to work out whenever you want, without a schedule dictating how much time you have!


Blue kimono | White tank | Cut-off denim shorts | Convertible handbag | Sandals | Sunglasses | Blue tassel earrings

Walking to breakfast on Sunday morning at the Hilton Anatole. They had the yummiest breakfast buffet! 


V-neck tunic (comes in multiple colors) | Cropped white skinny jeans | Suede heels | Convertible crossbody bag | Black sunglasses | Lip color | aqua tassel earrings | Cuff bangle bracelets | Rose gold gray granite ring

For dinner on Saturday night, we wanted to stay pretty close to the hotel. The design district is less than a 5 minute drive away, so we had dinner at El Bolero. Branching out from our regular Mi Cocina and Chuy’s was difficult, but we love Mexican food and this place did not disappoint! First of all, the interior is so cute (love the tile), and their food is wonderful! They have awesome chips and salsa, and really great drinks! (Try the sage margarita!)

What do y’all think of doing a staycation? Up until about a year ago I’d never tried it before, but now I am ALL for them! I think it’s an inexpensive (cheaper than flying somewhere) way to get out of your normal routine, and spend quality time with either your spouse, a best friend, your mom, or your sister!

Hope this little Dallas staycation guide helps you out either on your next trip to Dallas, or sparks an interest to plan a staycation of your own!

xo Lauren

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