{The Bybel’s Favorite Things: Christmas Shopping Guide 2014}

CONGRATULATIONS!  You’ve successfully survived Thanksgiving and Black Friday!
Hopefully today you’re resting, spending time with family and enjoying leftover turkey sammies.
But more than likely you’re running around, decorating the house, wrapping presents and coming up with gift ideas for family & friends for 2014.

While you’re making those lists and checkin’ ’em twice, we thought we’d help you out with a few ideas.  Take a look at some of our favorite things and get some ideas on gifting for this season!

{Stitch Fix}

What: Online personal stylist who will send clothes to your doorstep!
Who: 
The Ladies (age: young adult +)
$$$: $20+ (go as low as $20 to cover the Fix styling fee over even more to cover the cost of the clothing items!) Continue reading

{Double Date: Greenville Ave.}

New York/New Jersey, Dallas, Seattle, Dallas, Boston, Dallas.
Annnnnd done.
It’s been 3 weeks of marathon travel.  Some for fun, some for work – regardless Pete and I have been missing our home and our friends, so it seemed only fitting to get out of house on Friday and let someone else pay for our A/C for the night.

We met up with our friends Angela & Bryan to enjoy some time exploring the ever-growing Lower Greenville to enjoy some grub and drinks.

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{HG Supply Co.} provided real (and delicious) food with a beet-infused tequila cocktail.  Oh, and there was a “sunset toast” for the whole restaurant at 6:30pm.  Don’t miss it…it was awesome.

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{Lakewood Brewery}

The sultry magic of {Lakewood’s} “Temptress” first touched my lips at our afternoon excursion to {Chefs for Farmers}.
After visiting the beer maker’s tent filled with cool-bearded men and fantastic beers we knew that visiting the brewery was on our 2014 “must-dos” in Dallas.

We arrived 15 minutes before the “tour” began at the Garland-based brewery to a line out the door.  After a short wait, ID check and $10 admission fee we were allowed entrance into their official tasting room.  Although it radiates a “you should drink beer here” vibe it’s small and there’s no time to mingle and enjoy the aesthetics in the cramped space.  We followed the line out into their warehouse where there’s a total of 2 picnic tables, a girl playing guitar and about every other beer drinker in Dallas.

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{Total Wine: Beer Tasting}

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Saturday afternoon, double date, and beer.  {winning!}
Dallas has a limited number of breweries and most of the time they’re only open obscure hours on limited days.  Finding a good beer tasting requires willpower and a non-work traveling schedule.  Yup, not happening.

Not too long ago the sky opened up and sun shined upon D-town with the opening of our first {Total Wine}.
This place is GINORMOUS.  So huge.  Aisles upon aisles upon aisles of unique liquors, craft beers, and boutique wines.
Now you’re talkin’ to me! Continue reading