Monthly Archives: October 2012

Halloween: Blue Martini

You could say I’m biased, because I’m a cocktail server at Blue Martini, but you’d be wrong – this place has somethings for everyone. It’s an upscale martini lounge that has a multitude of specials throughout the week, as well as live entertainment that caters to the time of day.

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If you don’t have any plans for Halloween, this is definitely a fun place to check out. There are three main bars & each one is dressing under a different theme. Patio bar is doing Magic Mike, stage bar is doing super heros, & VIP bar will be doing a schoolgirl theme. Happy hour is from 4-7 pm daily, including half-price off ALL drinks, including bottles… and discounted food. In addition to the Halloween festivities, Wednesday is also Ladies Night every week. Drinks continue to be half-off all night long for ladies, and some sassy designer shoes will be raffled off. Band starts at 8:00 PM, and DJ comes on at midnight. Hope to see y’all there! I’ll update with some pictures next week.

Here’s a link to check out the drink & food menu: Blue Martini Lounge

Ah, it’s that time of the year… Halloween decorations and pumpkin spice lattes! Naturally, one of the things I crave at this point is going to a good haunted house. The last 3 years I’ve gone to Cutting Edge, and loved it. I went this past Sunday with high expectations, which were unfortunately not met. The lines were extra long, so my friend and I decided to get the speed pass alongside our ticket. The total came out to $50 a person. We literally entered the haunted house two minutes later.

Pros:

  • The haunted house lasts about an hour.
  • They play haunting music from the 90s.
  • The costumes are realistically eery.

Cons:

  • They were extremely understaffed! The number of people that pop out to scare you were a fraction of what they usually are. Maybe it’s a Sunday thing?
  • I did not genuinely get scared ONCE.
  • The groups were not paced out enough, so we constantly met up and all the scares were spoiled by the people screaming in front of us.

This Haunted House holds a record for “world’s largest walk-through haunted house”. Don’t let my review get you down… I was extremely dissatisfied by my experience this year, but the last few years rocked my world. Give it a try, check it out, just avoid going on a Sunday — I think maybe they skimp out on staff.

Last but not least, enjoy the wall of bubbles you walk through in the end. I look really happy!Image

Cutting Edge: Haunted House

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Signature Nail Salon

It is so hard to find a nail salon that is consistent and affordable. One of my girlfriends recommended Signature Nail Salon to me, conveniently located off of Coit & 121. Gel nails are the new craze right now. They last 2+ weeks, and when applied properly they should not peel at all. My go-to guy here is Allen. He did my nails below, and they look ridiculously good every time. Consistency = success, people. $30 for color, $35 for French. Nothing to do in Dallas? Go see Allen & treat yourself to some good looking nails!

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Savour:Tasting Room & Social Club

[ Savour: Tasting Room & Social Club, located at the beautiful Watters Creek in Allen. I can’t remember the last time I had such a phenomenal experience at a restaurant. The menu is tapas style, which means it features lots of small plates that are meant to be shared. Every dish I ordered was a success, the service was excellent (ask for Lauren) , and the ambience was perfect. I’ve spent $100+ on dinners that did nothing for me, for under $50 I enjoyed everything posted below.]

Shrimp Depth Charge: Jalapeños stuffed with shrimp, wisconsin cheddar, & wrapped in bacon. Served with chipotle ranch and hoisin dipping sauce. $12


Milanese chicken sliders: Fried chicken served on a kaiser bun with lettuce, pickle, & red onion. $9



Lamb pizza: Topped with lamb, feta cheese, mozarella, olives, tzaziki sauce, & creme fraiche. $12

Meatballs: Spicy tomato sauce & parmigiano reggiano. $6

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State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas comes around every year – this year from September 28 – October 21st. If you haven’t been, I highly suggest you check it out! I used this blog as an excuse to fulfill my yearly fried food quota in just one evening so all of you can live vicariously through me. Some foods were delicious, others were just not as impressive.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Parking: $10
  • Admission: $16
  • Amount of money spent on fried food: $60

TRY THESE / SKIP THOSE

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