into the weekend

Slow Food Challenge at Urban Acres

In an effort to prove that good food can be had for cheap, healthful Oak Cliff hotspot Urban Acres is teaming up with Slow Food USA, offering a delish menu for only a $5 donation this Saturday.

9.17 / Urban Acres / 1301-B West Davis Street / 11:30 am – 2 pm

{image via Urban Acres}


CADD Bus Tour

If you’re in need of a day to yourselves as a couple, or feel like flying solo, be sure to snag a space on the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Bus Tour — you’ll have a guided tour through three galleries, visit artist Linnea Glatt’s stunning studio, nosh on something delicious for lunch, all while being schlepped to and fro in a luxury bus. Such a cool way to see good art intimately, meet new people, and maybe start an art-collecting habit.

9.17 / CADD bus tour — Meet at 11am at Barry Whistler Gallery, 2909-B Canton Street

{image Linnea Glatt’s studio by Allison V. Smith, courtesy Barry Whistler Gallery}


Estate sales and garage sales

We brake for estate sale signs. Yes, yes… we have a propensity for scavenging, and something about this briefly cooler weather makes us want to feather the nest (with other people’s cast-offs). Lake Highlands and Lakewood are always a good place to start when searching for by-gone era treasures. This one looks promising.

{image via Type Desk}


 Tut tut… Looks like rain (maybe)

Of course, we’d abandon all plans for a bit if the sky finally broke open with a serious thunderstorm. Fingers crossed, we’ll be busting out those rain boots this weekend, but leaving the umbrellas inside — if it’s going to pour, we’re going all-in for a soaking. (Seriously, weather — quit messing around and rain already.)

{image Arthur Dove, Thundersorm 1921}


  • This is the estate sale I have my eye on:
    ESTATE SALE Fri Sept 16 thru Sat 17; 9-5 4519 Hallmark, Dallas 75229 (24C). Estate of the Former Vice-President of Braniff Airways and National Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics. Gorgeous Antique French hand painted roses bedrm suite, petite Antique French Verne Martin, hand painted courting scene ladies writing desk, Louis XVI gilded chairs, Louis XVI pink velvet settee, Antique French Bachelor’s chest w/ hand carved legs, 2 pair of marble-topped Antique French Commodes. 1930’s French Art Deco Robert W Irwin 10-piece Dining Rm Suite with Celluloid Trim and Floral Marquetry – a must see. 1950’s French Mathieu Mategot glass-topped wrought iron cafe tbl w/ 4 matching chairs. Victorian mahogany settee w/ marquetry inlay & needlepoint cushion & matching side chair. Antique Lace Pillows, Cranberry Lusters, Asian Ivory Decorated Black Lacquer Nesting Tables, Waterford Crystal. Braniff memorabilia. Mid-Century Cutlery, High-End Vintage Clothing to include Pocci, Judith Liber, Oscar de le Renta, Geoffrey Beene. Entire rm of Mark Kay Cosmetics & Memorabilia. All Priced to Sell. See you there! Rain or Shine Just Let Lynn Do It!