As the cool weather subsides, our on-the-scene Dallasite Cynthia Smoot shares her spring fever’s favorite picks. Spoiler alert: they’re gorgeous and tempting.


Nothing Bundt Cakes has taken an old family favorite – the bundt cake – and reintroduced it to today’s consumers with a light, moist taste and fresh, clean look that appeals to all ages. Each 8” and 10” bundt cake features custom concept cake decorations that are smart, contemporary and fun to enhance any occasion, large or small. Nothing Bundt Cakes offers a wide range of cake flavors and sizes, from bundtinis (bite-sized bundt cakes) to larger cakes that serve 18-20 people and tiered cakes, which serve up to 30 people. Flavors range from red velvet to pecan praline to white chocolate raspberry, and beyond… with a new seasonal flavor added monthly. They currently operate a handful of Dallas area bakeries scattered throughout the Metroplex. The newest location can be found at The Shops of Highland Park located at 4264 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219. At http://www.NothingBundtCakes.com


Beauty expert Susan Posnick began her career as a makeup artist working on some of the world’s most beautiful faces including Cindy Crawford, Amber Valletta, Rene Russo, Diane Lane, Tom Hanks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Mary Kay (Ash). A skin cancer diagnosis on her face in 2000 led her to develop COLORFLO, an innovative natural product offering substantial sun protection and healthy foundation coverage, all in a self-dispensing brush. Since then her Dallas-based cosmetics line has grown to include face, lip, and eye products for women. Her multipurpose products and streamlined, portable packaging have garnered her critical acclaim and die-hard fans around the globe. Her latest offering is Susan Posnick Illuminate. Created for cheeks, eyes and body, these easy-to-apply, barely-there highlighters are long-wearing, all natural, and versatile. Each shade of Illuminate comes in a petite self-dispensing pot with an attached puff and mirror for easy application anytime, anywhere. Susan Posnick Cosmetics are available at Stanley Korshak, Forty Five Ten, Songbird Society Salon or at http:///www.SusanPosnick.com


It’s no secret that here in Texas we like things big: our hair, our cars, our diamonds… So when Derby season rolls around, discerning socialites know that Shane Walker is the genius to call for a custom chapeau designed to make a statement. Walker owns Shane Walker Design for floral design and event planning, and operates a retail outlet, Flower Reign that provides the neighborhood with a fresh floral market alongside unique gifts and accessories. Walker’s passion is creating art with flowers and one of his favorite events is the annual Mad Hatter’s Tea party and luncheon benefiting the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum held every April. “My looks are very dramatic, unique and over the top,” says Walker. “I have a passion for wearable art, which is why I love designing hats. I’ve been designing floral art for nearly twenty years. My artwork seems to get better with time, due to the fact that I always want to out-do myself.”