Going out during the week is so not one of my specialties. There's just too much awesome stuff going on in the summer to pass up a well-placed week night date night.
The trick is to keep momentum.We run home from work, change and are out the door for a fun time before we can think about the venus human trap that is our big red sofa.
There's so much fun stuff to do and see in Dallas that any trip outside the home can turn into a marathon date for us. I suppose the mentality is, "If we bothered to wear real clothes, we might as well make it worth our while."
Our marathon date last night brought us to three of my favorite places in Dallas!
Good Records Astroturf Concerts
As I prosed before on the blog, I love Good Records on Greenville Ave. They are an outstanding local business that fights the digital download age by being more than a record store. Besides their great vinyl and CD collection, they do awesome promotions and in store events. Last night was one of their concerts on the Astroturf, which featured Rhett Miller of the Old 97's. It was fun to stop in as we made our way over to Lakewood and do a little record store dancing to some of our favorite songs!
To keep track of Good Records' in store promotions, events and concerts, like them on Facebook!
We were so lucky that the Vintagemobile was parked in the Good Records lot! I can't stay away from a vintage store and the Vintagemobile always has a varied and well curated selection for women, men and children.
My treasure was this gorgeous flamingo cameo. Does it not scream Lilly Pulitzer to you? She probably wore it as she designed prints and shifts at her home in Palm Beach. Now it is mine!
The Vintagemobile goes to where the party's at. You can track them down on their Facebook page!
Chihuly and Concerts at the Arboretum
The last stop on the tour de dating was the Dallas Arboretum for their concerts in the garden night and to see the Chihuly exhibit. I had been specifically holding out to see the gorgeous glass until we could go at night. When we saw the Tom Petty cover band, Petty Theft, on the concert calendar in June we knew it would be worth the wait!
Some photos that I took walking around on my phone:
These crystals in the brook were some of my favorites!
As well as these lotus flowers...
The Arbretum also has "artist houses" up right now, inspired by the work and homes of famous artists. This is the Picasso house. How cute would a children's photo session be in here and amongst all the Chihulys?!
Of course I loved the water lily installment, even though a few were smashed in the hailstorm the night before.
Petty Theft rocked their concert set! Most people play it pretty close to the vest during Petty Theft concerts. Not I. My heart beats to the songs of Tom Petty.
After the concert the Chilhulys were all a glow, confirming that it was worth it to postpone our trip to see them until we could be there in the evening!
What are your favorite places in Dallas to hit up on date night?
Do you like to take dates one event at a time or just pile it on while you're already out and about?