My husband and I returned late last night from a long weekend visit to Dallas. I am so incredibly homesick y’all, sometimes I think my heart is going to positively break.
It was so wonderful to be back home! I got to see dear friends, and my parents even drove in for a night. Although I grew up in a small town just west of Dallas, I joke that I got there as soon as I could. As a little girl, we would often drive to Dallas for weekend trips full of shopping and dining… I thought Dallas was the most glamorous place on earth, and I was obsessed with the original Dallas television series.
Whenever we go to Dallas, we always stay at The Mansion on Turtle Creek. Originally built in 1908, and rebuilt after destroyed by fire in 1923, The Mansion was known as one of the finest homes in town. In 1979, The Mansion was purchased by Caroline Rose Hunt, of the famed Hunt family (H.L. Hunt’s personal life was among the chief inspirations for Dallas). It was transformed into a world-class restaurant, and the nine-story hotel was added in 1981.
We love The Mansion! The staff makes you feel so pampered, and the food is positively divine… the Tortilla Soup is the restaurant’s specialty, and save room for desert – I always get the ice cream and sorbet tasting, featuring nine (yes, nine!!) seasonal varieties and a Texas sugar cookie. Mmmm…..
The classy Mansion Bar is not to be missed Thursday – Saturday, with its delicious cocktails and live Jazz and Rat Pack music.