Yesterday was jam packed in the best way!
For those of you who don’t know LH and I in real life, we live in the ‘burbs. We wish we could be that cool 30-something couple with no kids, livin’ a chic city life. But in order to maintain a stress-free daily commute, we live up north near our jobs. (We still think we are that cool couple though LOL). So, whenever we venture passed President George Bush Hwy, we like to make a day of it.
Also, we both have adventurous spirits. If we don’t go on spontaneous adventures every once in awhile, we can easily start feeling “life claustrophobic”, and to be honest, we’ve both felt that way lately.
On Saturday we woke up and decided to do something about it.
The first stop of our adventure…Kwestival.
Kwestival is a free one-day festival held at the 5-acre Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas. The event had an “around the city” theme; neighborhoods like Oak Cliff, Deep Ellum, etc. each had their own tent. Attendees walked around, interacted with the businesses within each tent, and experienced some of the awesomeness Dallas has to offer.
Our first stop was the VIP tent where we enjoyed this beautiful decor and connected with IG friends (s/o to Lauren Lee of Three Twelve Company / Lala’s Cakes and Bree Iman of Lavender + Mint!).
We ventured out of of the tent and bumped into artist Kirk Garnett. Kirk describes himself as a “hip hoppa with a spray can, adding color to the urban land”. It doesn’t take long to see his talent or feel his kind spirit. We watched as he painted a tribute to his friend’s mother who recently passed on. Such a beautiful way to honor her.
If you’ve ever been to Klyde Warren Park, you’ve seen the huge mirrored structures that are near the stage area. Perfect selfie situation! I think LH was somewhere rolling his eyes. And check out these adorable ‘Keep Dallas Classy” cups from 5 by 7 designs.
After walking around and chatting with several local business owners, we were HOT (that denim vest was not a good outfit choice), so we decided to peace out. Next stop…Oak Cliff.
Korean food is one of my top 3 favs, so when we heard friends raving about bbbop Seoul Kitchen on Davis, we had to check it out. We chatted with the waitress and learned their Oak Cliff location is actually their research and development kitchen where they test new menu items for the other locations. We ordered the Gangham Kimchi Fries (amazing!) and some yummy cocktails. This place definitely lived up to the hype, and we’ll be back.
At this point we were starting to feel a lull…and that can’t happen on an adventure! So we hopped across the street and ran into Davis Street Espresso for a late afternoon pick me up.
One of my favorite things about living in North Texas is…you can drive 45 minutes in any direction and have a completely different experience.
Not ready to call it a night yet, we hopped on the highway and headed over to Fort Worth. We walked around the Stockyards, popped into Flying Saucer, hung out with some horses (literally…I snap chatted about it!), and ended the night at the Scat Jazz Lounge. Random, but fun.
Do you ever feel “life claustrophobic”? Like all the mundane responsibilities of #adulting are weighing you down or closing in on you? If so, you’re in good company.
Our remedy is a spontaneous adventure, even if it just means exploring our city. What are your remedies?
I’d love to hear from you!