4640 McKinney Ave., Highland Park
The classes at Rise Nation are only thirty minutes for a reason—that amount of time on the VersaClimber, a vertical machine that tones both your arms and legs by simulating a fast-paced rock climbing experience—completely exhausts muscles and leaves limbs shaky. First-timers should definitely take the beginner class, to learn the proper form and pace, and prepare to be totally exhausted after the low-impact workout.
4514 Travis St., Highland Park
This super challenging Pilates studio offers cutting-edge classes to tone strong, lean muscles. The fifty-minute classes incorporate reformer work, the chair, and a restorative stretch-and-release class that’s designed to work on tight fascia and increase flexibility and mobility.
70 Highland Park Village, Highland Park
We're back in Dallas, and this time the goop pop-up has a distinct culinary edge. What was originally a cavernous space in Highland Park Village has been transformed by Kate McCollough and Max Zinser of KMZ New York into a light-filled, earthy marketplace—all neutral greys and greens interspersed with bright splashes of copper, the kind of place you feel immediately comfortable in. We wanted the store to reflect all that we love about the South, namely that incomparable Southern hospitality. The goop x Cointreau bar plays host to Margarita Mondays weekly and significant square footage has been devoted to the fully shoppable pantry of our dreams, well-stocked with Staub cookware, the finest Himalayan pink salt, gourmet condiments, and, of course, a library of cookbooks well-thumbed by the goop team in their own kitchens. Moving from the kitchen to the closet, you'll find a Dallas-specific Prada edit, G. Label everything, and a vintage selection from What Goes Around Comes Around. A special kids' corner is piled high with toys, both to shop and keep the littles occupied while the bigs shop. And it wouldn't be a goop pop-up without shelves…
4218 Oak Lawn Ave., Highland Park
A cheery space that resembles a blowout bar (champagne pours are always on offer), this is the place you come to get ready for drinks, dinner, a wedding, you name it. On the menu: a full makeup application, brow touch-ups, fake-lash application, a twenty-minute Tata Harper facial. It's great for groups if you're traveling with a pack. They make house calls, too.
25 Highland Park Village, Suite 201, Highland Park
This is where to get cowboy boots. Handmade in a factory that’s been making custom boots for more than 150 years, these are the best. Full stop. The classic silhouette comes in three heights, and you can find classic stitching, metallic chili-pepper appliqués, cactus embroidery, an especially chic rock-and-roll constellation inspired by the West Texas sky—you name it.
4270 Oak Lawn Ave., Highland Park
Husband and wife Stephen Rogers and Alison Yoder opened Dallas favorite Gemma more than four years ago, and it’s still hard to get a reservation. Their newest project, Sachet, takes the same fresh approach to Mediterranean food in a much more casual, laid-back setting. The menu's small plates (all on pretty white pottery) are meant to be shared: We love the tabbouleh, roasted eggplant dip, and pickled turnips with Syrian lentil purée. The floor-to-ceiling wine cellar is impressive and filled with little-known varietals, not to mention amazing ouzo. If you’re not able to get a table, the high-top bar is fantastic for people (and plate) watching.
5904 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park
It can be hard to get really excited about vegetarian food (that can easily go vegan), but Kitchen Mouse makes it wildly appealing—both in the form of their cafe and catering (they do a brisk business in both). They're also nut- and soy-free. Must orders: Crispy Gomasio Rice Cakes and the breakfast sandwich.
4254A Oak Lawn Ave., Highland Park
As if we needed any more proof that legendary party planner Todd Fiscus can do no wrong, his beloved Highland Park flower shop just moved to a bigger, better space. This means more room (two beautiful floors-worth) for candles, vases, cut blooms, an orchid bar, and a small but beautiful outdoor garden.
Ellis Hill Stationery
5001 W. Lovers Ln., Highland Park
The focus at Kerri Ellis Davis and Margretta Hill Wikert's Highland Park Village shop is custom monograms, which they can apply to all the obvious stuff (invitations, linens, coasters) as well as the not-so-obvious (leather coolers, dining chairs).
45 Highland Park Village, Highland Park
Run by interior designer sisters Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford, this shop is one of the city's best resources for great gifts. They carry Baccarat crystal, Mottahedeh ceramics, and an array of kids' books and coffee table books, but what sets them apart is their personalization service—they’ll monogram, emboss, or engrave pretty much anything. (In fact, they’re doing the monogramming for everything at the goop pop in every conceivable color, including neons.)
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