During the holidays, Dallas is especially festive. Here, our gal-on-the-go Cynthia Smoot is on the scene to share the best of the best.


2016novdec_culture_main-christy-coltrin-and-brad-oldham-at-the-traveling-man-waiting-on-a-train-cadillac-photo-courtesy-of-channel-8Brad Oldham and Christy Coltrin bring art, humor and beauty to life through sculptures and stories. The duo has collaborated on public art installations and private commissions for more than eight years as business partners, and longer as a husband-wife team. Named the (first-ever) Artist of the Year by the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, Brad Oldham Sculpture represents much of what’s great about Dallas: innovation and personality.

There are many public installations by Brad Oldham Sculpture in the Dallas area that readers can visit: The Traveling Man (3 locations in Deep Ellum), SkaterBIRD at Field & Ross, and The Birth of a City at Encore Park (in downtown between City Hall and Farmers Market) just to name a few. You can also visit their sculpture studio in downtown Dallas. Look for the 22-foot sculpture on top of the building, because you can’t miss it. They create monumental, place-making sculpture, pocket sculptures and all size sculptures in between. For more information, visit


2016novdec_culture_blushington-mainHaving a professional makeup artist work their magic on your face can be a transformative experience. You’ll discover cheekbones you never knew you had! Whether it’s a charity gala, date night or something a bit more natural for your everyday life, Blushington provides professional makeup applications that are both affordable and convenient. Visit their Highland Park studio or use their Blush On The Go service to have a makeup artist travel to your home or office at your convenience. Just in time for the holidays, Blushington has just debuted a new Unlimited Membership giving you carte blanche to their services for $250 a month. For more information, visit


2016novdec_culture_miniluxe-at-uptown-plazaBoston-based MiniLuxe is a luxury nail studio that is quickly winning over glamorous Dallasites at their locations in West Village, the Shops at Legacy, and Uptown Plaza. MiniLuxe offers manicures, pedicures, waxing and brow services for women and men using sterile single-use (when possible) tools and products free of carcinogenic chemicals, all provided by employees who receive exceptional benefits. It’s a clean business with clean ethics methodologies, which makes it all feel even more luxurious. Look for new locations at NorthPark Center, The Shops at Highland Park, and Preston Center soon, providing even more opportunities to experience #MiniMoments of luxury in our busy lives. For more information, visit