It’s wonderful when new friends and new experiences collide, which is just what happened a few Sundays ago when my friend Joslyn Taylor introduced me to Dallas’s Bishop Arts District. I recently met Joslyn and absolutely love her. She’s the style editor at DHome, and also keeps a style- and design-oriented blog worth checking out, called Simple Lovely. The Bishop Arts District, located in North Oak Cliff, has an eclectic feel that reminds me of Brooklyn with a splash of Haight-Ashbury mixed in—and even a bit of Baltimore’s Hampden Village. The district was originally built as a series of industrial warehouses in the 1920’s, but after years of neglect was turned into a shopping district in the 1980’s. Now the area boasts more than 60 independent boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. Joslyn and I went with our families to Eno’s, a cool pizza place that has a fun vintage design.
Other shops nearby, such as Pebble+Pine and Society, are also thoughtfully designed. The colorful storefronts make a stroll through the area perfect for a warm evening.
I also couldn’t help but notice the wares at DFW M’Antiques, an antiques shop catering to men and otherwise kitch.
There are, of course, many other shops and restaurants worth a trip to the district. I’m looking forward to spending more time in the area!