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02 May 2019

The Best Place to Watch the 2019 Kentucky Derby in Dallas

Ok friends, it's that time of year - Kentucky Derby Time in Dallas! If you live in Dallas, I have just the Derby party for you. WAIT, I take that back, this is THE ONLY DERBY PARTY YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IN DALLAS. Think delicious Mint Juleps from Maker's Mark, the best Derby watch party with a huge projection screen and even costume contests, including for dogs! Plus, great drink happy hour pricing drink specials through the end of the Kentucky Derby.  If you're looking for where to watch the 2019 Kentucky Derby, look no further than Dallas Love List's Kentucky Derby Watch Party in Deep Ellum at Mama Tried. 

If you aren't lucky enough to make it to the actual Derby, Dallas Love List is throwing a big party in our very own backyard of Deep Ellum, Texas!

Subtle brag coming in 3...2...1.... I actually went to the Kentucky Derby thanks to this little blog of mine back in 2014.  It was one of the greatest experiences of my entire life and most certainly a bucket list checkmark!

Dallas Love List's big Kentucky Derby party is going to be as close as we get to the real thing here in Texas, and here is why...

There will be TWO COSTUME THEMES. One is fancy, one is getting down and DERBY!

1."Millionaires Row" Ticket - find an amazing hat, grab your prettiest dress, pull out that seersucker bowtie because you're going to the fancy side of the Derby - Millionaires Row. Go all out, because best dressed wins great prizes! THIS TICKET INCLUDES A FANCY, CLASSIC MINT JULEP UPON ENTRY.

2."The Infield" Ticket - Dust off the ole' jorts because you're ready to party, INFIELD style. Think apparael for a Nascar race: jean shorts, cowboy boots, flannel shirts with the sleeves ripped off (because you flexed, I assume). THIS TICKET INCLUDES A BEER AND A SHOT OF BOURBON UPON ARRIVAL.

This is obviously a come as you are party, but feel free to wear a costume too. It is basically just an excuse to get us all in the same place to make new friends and have one awesome party in the name of the Derby!

- Entry into the party with a big watch party screen for the greatest two minutes in sports
- Complimentary Maker’s Mark Mint Julep Or a Lonestar Beer + Shot of Maker’s, depending on which ticket theme you choose!
- Drink specials all afternoon including $2.50 beers, $6 Maker's Mark Mint Juleps and HAPPY HOUR PRICING through the end of the race! ⠀⠀
- Two ticket themes - Get Fancy 👗 in “Millionaire’s Row” or Get down and dirty 🍻 with an “Infield Ticket” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Dog friendly with prize raffle benefiting @OperationKindness for a staycation @TheAdolphusHotel
- Costume contests for great prizes!

Grab your tickets HERE so you don't have to buy them at the door!  

P.S. - You might also like: The Girl's Guide on how to bet on horse racing HERE!

01 May 2019

Five Murals in Dallas to Fall In Love With

Thank you to on behalf of nutter puffs for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  

For those who don't know, I LOVE MURALS! I can't get enough of them. Anytime I travel to a new city I scout out their best murals to visit. Some of my favorite cities for murals are Austin, Denver, Miami and of course my town - Dallas! The street art scene in Dallas is on FIRE, there are SO MANY,  but that doesn't mean that I don't have my favorites. 

Today's post is all thanks to one of my favorite new snacks, nutter puffs by popchips. If you love peanut butter, I assume that is everyone, then you'll love nutter puffs as a great at home snack, or even on the go. Their whole brand is about happiness in every bite, especially if you have a deep love of peanut butter. I was thinking about what brings me happiness every time, and that's street art. So I thought I'd bring you my five favorite murals in Dallas! 

Seriously though, nutter puffs are a great snack any time of day. They'd make a great post-gym snack, dessert or shoot, even for a grab and go breakfast. When you snack on them, they feel indulgent, but they're totally not, which is the best part. They have 5g of protein, made with real peanut butter and, the peanut butter flavor, is even vegan. They come in a few flavors including chocolate and peanut butter, and straight peanut butter flavor! Plus, nutter puffs won't derail a low calorie lifestyle either, since it's just 130 calories per serving. They can be found at your local grocery store, or on amazon!

Now that your stomach is full (and happy🥰)  I bring you my five favorite murals in Dallas! 

1. Palm Tree Mural just past Trinity Groves
📍Singleton BLVD across from Tacos Mariachi - Mural by Drigo

2. Colorful Bird Mural in Victory Park
📍Victory Park Parking Garage across from The W Hotel. Mural by Lesli Marshall

3. Cowgirl Mural in Foundry Distrcit
📍Fort Worth's Foundry District - Soooo worth the drive and FULL OF MURALS all in one place!
Mural by Neon Courtney + Haylee Ryan

4. Cactus Mural in Deep Ellum
📍We got engaged in front of this mural, of course it made my list. Located on Commerce St., Across from Bomb Factory. Mural by Lesli Marshall

5. Taco Emotion Mural
📍Deep Ellum on the side of Vidorra. (BTW- Get their queso while you're there it's amazing)

So there you have it! Five murals in Dallas that make me smile from ear to ear every time I see them. What are some Dallas murals you love that you'd like to see added to the list?

And don't forget to pick up some nutter puffs - you know, for the next time you get hungry on a big mural hunting afternoon!