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Tassels, Thai & A BIG Restaurant Secret in Texas

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Want to know how to get a table in Texas on a Friday night without a reservation during summer at the most popular restaurants? It just takes four little words. ‘Can we sit outside?’

Yep, that’s it. That’ll ‘er do the trick. Sure, the host will look at you like you’re a little crazy and contemplate which server to make take your order outside in the heat. But 99% of the time, you’ll be escorted to your table immediately and often have the entire outdoor patio to yourselves with misters and fans. This has happened to us constantly this summer. So is it really that hot in Texas? Let me explain from one of our favorite restaurants when we’re in the mood for Thai.

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How Bad is the Heat? Although I’ve been told this is a ‘mild’ summer in Dallas, it is definitely not as hot as I anticipated. Dallas is also not as humid as many of the Southern cities which helps. In fact, there is something comforting about being able to walk outside in August during a rainstorm, at midnight or 6 am knowing you will never be cold. Yes, mid-afternoon walks aren’t happening and your makeup will never look flawless, but it’s not unbearable to be outside- especially after sunset.

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Royal Thai Shout-Out* – I know it can be ‘hashtag lame‘ to take pics of food, but my husband and I love Royal Thai in Dallas and the food is always fresh and sooo good. It was voted Readers Choice for ‘Best Thai Restaurant in Dallas‘ this year by DMagazine.

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Style Sidenote – I’m Totally Crushing on Tassels – Both my top and sandals had little tassel details which I’ve been loving all year from necklaces, purse details and especially fashion. Are you loving tassels too?

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Frizzy Hair, Don’t Care – If you’re grabbing dinner at the last minute and don’t have time to do your hair – it’s no biggie. If you’re sitting outside, it’s most likely so hot with a dose of Dallas humidity to make your hair frizz.

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<DETAILS by DALE> top – recent Tommy Hilfiger (more cute Tommy tops here) / sandals (recent) – Celebrity*Pink (random brand from Ross) / tote – Louis Vuitton / jeans – Armani Exchange / shades – Prada

*Texas Diet Tip – One secret I’ve learned to eating less without trying in Texas is that when you sit outside, the heat helps curb your appetite and you drink more water. It’s a WIN WIN! If you’re from Texas, have you noticed this too? Do you mind sitting outside in the heat?

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  1. Dale, I don’t mind sitting outside on summer evenings… I’d love being out on a patio…even if it’s warm… like you I’d drink a lot of water ♡♡♡ xox

  2. Dale, Super cute outfit! Love that blouse on you. I love tassels too right now. How funny about the table thing. It’s exactly the opposite here where an outdoor table will get you a longer wait. Shoot the misters and all actually sound nice. When we went to Palm Springs last year, we sat outside everywhere too with misters and fans. Maybe it’s a novelty to us, but I’d do it though just to avoid a wait! Hope you are getting adjusted to Texas. Thanks for your note on the post and Ukiah. Just love that town! I messed the title up on that post. Ugh! I have to stop writing at 2 a.m.! Have good weekend! xoxo Kim

    • Ha! I can relate to writing at 2 am and I know what you mean. You’re so right about eating outside in California meaning the longer wait so it’s strange at first adjusting.

  3. Adorable post Dale….love your outFIt and how fun that Dallas is not yet so hot on outside dining – hehe!!!

    XX Yvonne

  4. Adorable post Dale….love your outfit and how fun that Dallas is not yet so hot on outside dining – hehe!!!

    XX Yvonne

  5. Dale, you look so cute! I love your outfit! Those sandals are awesome! I’ve been wearing my white jeans with different tops and sandals also. Great tip girl for the restaurants! When I went to Miami, I loved sitting outside! We don’t have much of that here in New Orleans. Just because our sidewalks are so close to the street.
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