THIS WEEKEND IN: DALLAS
Immortalized in the ‘80s nighttime soap of the same name, the city of Dallas is now a bustling metropolis, home to some of the best US hotels, restaurants and shopping malls – and to the largest arts district in North America. The coolest place to stay is the Joule Hotel, which just underwent a massive, $78 million renovation, and now houses an ESPA luxury spa, Taschen bookstore and Mirth & Refuge cocktail lounge. thejouledallas.com
One of the most fascinating places to visit in Dallas is the Nasher Sculpture Center, which celebrates its 10th anniversary next month. Designed by Renzo Piano, the space holds priceless sculptures by the likes of Auguste Rodin, Alexander Calder, Edgar Degas, Willem de Kooning, Jean Dubuffet, Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol and many more. nashersculpturecenter.org
In Dallas, be sure to try The French Room, where chef Marcos Segovia creates exquisite Gallic cuisine. This was named the best restaurant in Dallas by the prestigious Zagat restaurant guide. hoteladolphus.com
The French Room image courtesy of DV Design.