Back in Louisiana — follow me on social media!

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I’m back in our next-door state, Louisiana, for a statewide media tour all this week, so I won’t be posting here for a little bit. Buuuut, you can find me chattin’ it up on social media till I’m back in Big D. Follow my adventures throughout the state on Twitter, Instagram and my Diva Facebook page. I’ll be knee-deep in some of the best food, drink and attractions the state has to offer, so stay with me as I eat, drink, visit cool corners and, in general, laissez les bon temps rouler!

Taco ecstasy in Oak Cliff

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Friday I feel crown-over-heels in love with tacos de trompo as served up at a pop-up on 7th Street in Oak Cliff. This is a style of taco where a paprika-rubbed tower of meat is marinated and spit-grilled, kind of like a hunk of gyro meat. Slices of the meat are then griddled along with corn tortillas and served with a lime and some onions.

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GoBe Games are bringing adventure to Dallas!

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[Disclosure: GoBe Games furnished team entries for myself and my winner. All opinions here are my own!]

Are you ready for adventure, my Dallas-Fort Worth chickadees?! Do you like doing crazy things with your friends? Do you wish you had the cojones to be on The Amazing Race or Survivor? Then hold on to your Spanx, ’cause thrills are comin’ to town this May in a crazy-fun, full-frontal team adventure competition called the GoBe Games. Read on to learn how to be a part of all the fun and frivolity!

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All about Iron Fork … and a ticket giveaway!

Dallas foodies, get yourselves to the 2015 Iron Fork food festival and chef challenge! | TheDallasDiva.com

Get your tastebuds ready, my friends: Chef Kent Rathbun’s food-tasting and drinks-sipping extravaganza, Iron Fork, is back and set to light up Fair Park’s Centennial Hall on April 29. With a slew of some of the best local restaurants there to share samples, as well as wine, spirits and beers there for the tasting, it’s the kind of night no foodie can miss. Best part? You can snag discounted tickets for the food festival using my unique promo code AND enter to win tickets! Read on …

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The Dallas Flea returns, remixed!

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Howdy, chickadees! You know when The Dallas Flea — the local, very precious and hip flea market — comes around, I whip out my bullhorn and shout it from the rooftops. Well, now I’m on cloud nine announcing its impending arrival, because the Flea is set to fly. This year, the annual pop-up market is moving from its usual South Side on Lamar digs to Trinity Groves! Find out more about the March 7 event …

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Diva Car Review: Lexus IS250

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Disclosure: Lexus provided me a vehicle to take for a one-week spin. These opinions are mine, all mine.

Over the holiday season, I got to take the hot ‘n’ sexy 2015 Lexus IS250 sedan out for a spin. Find out what I loved about this sexy ride …

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The Dallas Diva Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday gift guide for Divas | TheDallasDiva.com

Happy holiday season, merry chickadees! Are you shopping your butt off looking for the right gift for that special gal in your life? Let me help: I’d hereby like to welcome you to my very first Dallas Diva-tastic gift guide! This is my tightly curated list of presents for the Diva in yo’ life – which totally includes YOU, as you’ll see if you read on …

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Etsy Jingle Bash brings good shopping cheer

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Today’s a prime day to start your Christmas shopping, as the annual Etsy Jingle Bash returns to Dallas with a wealth of cool, handcrafted goods.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., nearly 100 terrific local artisans with Etsy shops will congregate at the South Side Event Center showcasing artware, apparel, jewelry and paper goods perfect for gifting … or keeping for yourself! And unlike with Black Friday shopping at big-box retailers, your purchase at the Jingle Bash supports a local and home-grown business. (For a full list of who’ll be selling what, peek here.)

So go out and support your friendly local artisan and stuff some stockings while you do it!

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