After you become a mama it’s hard to leave your kids! The days are long but the years are short. I didn’t leave Bladen until he was nearly three years old for more than a quick trip to Target. Unfortunately neither sets of grandparents live nearby. Though I grew up in Colorado, my parents have grown to love warmer year round climates. When Bladen was three I took my first trip away to Mexico for a wedding weekend and it felt like an out of body experience. You have your child attached to you physically for years and then when not with them, to me it felt as if a body part was missing. With Bladen in school and working full time I honestly feel like Bladen’s teachers see him more than I do and I don’t like it. However I fully believe in investing in relationships and taking time for yourself and friendships with the people who mean most.
One of my very best friends moved to Dallas nearly twelve years ago. We met in the 4th grade and were bridesmaids in each others weddings. Her father recently passed away due to Covid and my other friend Danielle and I decided to fly out to Dallas and have a girls weekend! Totally random but both my friends Danielle and Maria got married three weeks apart and picked out the same color of bridesmaid dresses from David’s Bridal. I was 8 1/2 months pregnant and was in their weddings just weeks apart.
Step #1. Have no itinerary! To be totally honest my life is very scheduled. I do enjoy it that way! My work schedule and the boys school and activity schedule. Breakfast time, lunchtime, dinner time, family time, church time, errands time. From sun up to sun down, everything is really on a schedule. This trip I didn’t want to have a schedule. We figured out the mains like flight and accommodations and honestly everything else was where the wind could take us. That was the point of the whole trip. No schedule. Good company. Fabulous accommodations. It’s very free-ing. No rushing anything but just a good girl time!
Where to stay
I have a handful of girlfriends who live in North Dallas/West Plano. I love the Legacy West area and booked us a room at the Renaissance Plano Legacy West. I didn’t want to have the hassle of renting a car so staying at a hotel within walking distance of all the best restaurants and shopping was key for me!
The Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel is the perfect place for a girls weekend. The hotel is very luxurious and merging Asian + Texan influences. The rooftop pool is beautiful.
No where else I’d want to experience authentic Texan hospitality.
When we arrived the Renaissance Plano Legacy West team had all the goodies set up to kick off our girls weekend in Dallas.
I loved the floor-to-ceiling windows and the warmth of the modern décor.
The first night we went to eat at Legacy Hall. I had a Curry Wurst at Degenhardt’s Brat Haus with a side of fries and cheese sauce. It was divine!
We headed over to Grandscape in the Colony and listened to live music and ate dinner at Seven Doors. Fun fact about my friend Tiffany. We met on a moms group on Facebook years ago. One of the mega ones with 50k+ members. She ended up moving to Colorado for nine months and we were almost neighbors. No surprise we show up twinning. Great minds think alike!
Legacy West is the spot for shopping. From Free People, Albion Fit to Gucci and Louis Vuitton. My one request when visiting Dallas was to go to the Kittenish store. I just adore Jesse James Decker. They recently opened a store in Dallas so obvi had to go. It is not in the Legacy West area but downtown Dallas. My friends may have thought I was a little nuts and obsessive but we made it and it did not disappoint.
I love the Legacy West area because it is my type of crowd! Thirties nightlife looks different than twenties nightlife and I am here for it! The Legacy West area is really family friendly and though I didn’t have my kids with me, it was just the perfect vibe for a girls weekend. Parents pushing their strollers dining with cocktails in hand at 10pm. We had reservations at Bulla and thought about getting a light appetizer at Kai however after shopping in downtown Dallas we ended up eating there and missing our dinner reservation. Dinner reservations are highly recommended by all of my Dallas girls.
We flew Southwest and it was a breeze. Travel is really busy right now and we allotted a lot of extra time for security at the Denver airport however we flew into Love Field not Fort Worth and it wasn’t busy at all. I wore comfy sweats to Dallas and the cutest jumpsuit which is on sale back to Denver. My luggage is on MAJOR sale right now. Being a former flight attendant I know the wear luggage can have and this roller is my favorite for carryon and I also have the computer backpack as well. The brown is so pretty and after years it still looks great!
I had the best girls weekend in Dallas! Staying at the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel made our weekend so fun and special. The time spent together and memories made is what it’s all about! It’s rare when your mom friends can all take off the same weekend to hang out. It’s also rare after college to get ready with your girlfriends, do your hair and make up together and go out. I encourage all of you mamas to get out there and have yourself a girls weekend! It is good for your soul! I hope this post is helpful to you when planning your girls trip to Dallas. Step #1 throw out your itinerary and schedule and have a good time!
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I am so happy you are here! I’m a wife and boy mama x2, fashion lover, living in Denver, Colorado.