Ice Skate, Shop and Dine at Galleria Dallas

July 30, 2015 3:46 pm

You probably wouldn't expect to be able to ice skate year-round in Dallas—let alone smack dab in the middle of a bustling mall—but that's precisely the pastime in which hoards of Galleria Dallas visitors partake each day. Its Ice Skating Center stays open from January to December, attracting even non-shoppers to this massive mall. Some guests even show up just to people-watch at the Ice Skating Center.

If you work up an appetite while you're shopping, check out one of the many upscale restaurants residing at Galleria Dallas. Locals highly recommend Grand Lux Cafe, an exotic eatery that specializes in fusion fare from Thailand, Malaysia, and the Caribbean. You might also develop an appetite while you're shopping, especially since Galleria Dallas plays host to such an impressive number of stores. Grab a designer handbag at Gucci or a new pair of jeans at Guess, or pick up something more casual from H&M or Macy's. These shops represent just a handful of the stores on Galleria Dallas's lengthy roster.

Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75240
(972) 702-7100

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Nasher Sculpture Center: World-Famous Art in Downtown Dallas

July 28, 2015 1:49 pm

If you to experience distinctive art right in the heart of downtown Dallas, the Nasher Sculpture Center is just the place. Though the name implies the center’s vast assortment of modern sculpture and ceramics pieces, the Nasher also offers a collection of paintings and other artwork and a stunning outdoor garden.

Raymond and Patsy Nasher’s pieces are considered one of the best collections of contemporary sculpture in the world, and it includes works by Picasso, Rodin, Matisse, and many others. The building itself is 55,000 square feet divided into five parallel pavilions, and it is made of glass, steel, and sunshade pieces to create a feeling of continuity and boundless natural light.

With a modest admission of only $10 for adults and free admission on Saturdays, exploring the Nasher Sculpture Center is an affordable way to experience culture right in Dallas.

Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 242-5100

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Conserve Water With These Easy Tips

July 14, 2015 11:33 am

Water is the most important natural resource on our planet. Because water is so essential for just about every aspect of our survival, it’s very important that we conserve it in our homes and businesses. Here are just a few ways that you can conserve water without really changing your daily routine.

  1. Turn off the tap. It’s not necessary to leave the tap running when you’re brushing your teeth or shaving, but most Americans do. Turn it off until you’re actually ready to use the water. Likewise, if you have a leaky faucet, be sure to make arrangements to have it fixed as soon as possible.
  2. Choose a shower over a bath. While baths are relaxing, showering greatly reduces your water usage.
  3. Be smart about the dishwasher. Using the dishwasher can be an effective way to wash dishes, but be sure to wait until it is fully loaded before running it.
  4. Use the proper washer settings. Avoid washing individual items or small loads of laundry on laundry day. You should also pay attention to the washer’s rinse settings, as they can help you save water on smaller loads.

Water in Daily Life [Water Sense]
Start Saving [Water Sense]
100+ Ways to Conserve [Water Use It Wisely]
How to Conserve Water and Use It Effectively [EPA]
9 Things You Can Do to Save Water [Real Simple]

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