Posts by Caitlin Adams
Now that memorial day has passed and schools are concluding, it’s time to really start thinking about camp. Preparing millennial campers for a summer sans smart phones and sleeping in may seem like an impossible feat, but there’s a science to help your family properly prepare. Read on as three Texas camp gurus spill their secrets to a successful summer experience.
1. Get Your Child Revved Up
You can start getting your child excited for sleep-away camp long before her trunk is packed. Helene Abrams, a Dallas-based advisor with Tips on Trips and Camps, tells parents to let their children buy their own supplies to get them excited for their time away. She said parents should talk about the fun experiences their child will have, such as meeting new friends and learning new skills, but what’s left unsaid is just as important: “Never tell them you will miss them.”
2. Embrace Reality
Separation from parents can be a big achievement in a child’s life, but that doesn’t mean the transition comes easy. James Eastland, vice president of Camp Mystic, said homesickness is normal for campers, especially those leaving home for the first time. But proper preparation can help alleviate a child’s anxiety. Read More…
Have any big Cinco de Mayo plans? Before you dive into a basket of chips and queso, give the “Mile 4 Max” walk a thought.
Max is the young son of Scott Nady, a football coach at Parish Episcopal. In 2008, Max was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a disorder that limits his body movement. Max’s treatments are expensive, and insurance does not cover the type of therapy that helps him most. The money raised at the walk will assist with those medical bills.
The walk is only one mile, but that’s a long distance when it comes to Max’s condition. His family hopes he will be able to walk it on his own one day.
The event is this Sunday at Flag Pole Hill at the intersection of Northwest Highway and Buckner Boulevard. Festivities start at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m.
Read more about Max’s story here.
The Hillcrest baseball team will honor their “baseball babes” Saturday with a cook out. The game against ESD starts at 1 p.m., and it is one of the last home games of the season. Burgers and hot dogs will be served.
Your last chance to catch the team on their home field in the regular season is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26 against Woodrow Wilson.
There’s a lot happening this spring at The Plaza at Preston Center:
Aftershock London‘s U.S. flagship store will also make its debut at the Plaza. The British fashion retailer will open May 9.
Dallas jewelry designer Matthew Trent returns to his roots in his recently renovated space.
True Food Kitchen will dish out healthy, locally grown menu items by the end of summer. The location will be the first in Texas.
On April 11, Calypso St. Barth combined two stores. The brand now houses both its women’s wear and home accessories under one roof.
Bag’n Baggage relocated to the Plaza this month after closing its Inwood Village store at the end of January.
Finally, Sprinkles Ice Cream will serve cold treats this June in spot adjacent to its cupcake counterpart. The Plaza location will be the third in the country. And alas, the cupcake ATM will finally make its way to Sprinkles.
Whew. Did I miss anything?
I just grabbed lunch at Inwood Village’s Cantina Laredo — for the last time. The Mexican food favorite is being forced out of its space this Sunday, according to general manager Irene Rebolloso.
Rebolloso said she is devastated, and was only just able to break news to her staff on Wednesday. Rebolloso made a point to walk around to every table during lunch to thank customers for their loyalty and business. Countless patrons got up out of their chairs to give the bubbly manager a hug.
Brandon Harris, the leasing agent for Inwood Village, declined to comment. Check back for updates.
What were you up to as a 20 year old? That’s how old SMU student Kira Plastinina is, and she’s at the helm of global fashion brand LUBLU Kira Plastinina.
I sat down with the quiet fashion designer recently to get the scoop on her store’s upcoming opening and to learn more about the brains behind the brand.
Between sips of green tea at Hotel Lumen, Plastinina shared details about how she juggles homework and running a business.
Before leaving, Plastinina told me the biggest difference she sees between Russian and American fashion is Russians’ tendency to dress up more for everyday tasks. I quickly understood what she meant. When it was time to say our good byes, Plastinina walked away from the table donning a tailored coat, skirt, and chic shoes, and I was left sitting there in my baggy sweater and boots.
Pick up a copy of this week’s Preston Hollow People for the full story.
At a (very) brief visit to City Hall yesterday, I listened to the City Council approve a permit to allow the development of a private street on the north side of Forest Lane between Hampstead Lane and Creekway Drive.
If you’re like me, you are probably wondering what a “private street” entails. Or am I the only one that didn’t know?
After doing some digging, I found it’s just a fancy name for a gated community.
The undeveloped site, approximately 3.6 acres, will now be developed with 8 single-family homes by Sharif & Munir Custom Homes. The paperwork was originally filed in October, and now the company has the council’s official approval.
According to the submitted documents, the development will have one main entry/exit (via said gate), and the residents must maintain the property accordingly.
Need a way to entertain your kids during tomorrow’s projected rain showers? Head over to Hockaday for the 5th annual North Texas FIRST LEGO® League Championship Robotics Tournament.
The robot competition, sponsored by the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, kicks off at 9:15 a.m. and runs all day (with a brief break for lunch) until 4 p.m. Admission is free for the public.
Throughout the day, 54 teams of students, ages 9-14, will compete with robots they have programmed and built. The robots will compete in “missions” that are designed around everyday tasks, such as wood working, bowling, and gardening.
Sounds like a fun way to pack some education into a dreary Saturday.
Did you catch last week’s story about Kendell Hall, the Ursuline graduate who opened Project Walk Dallas after she was paralyzed in a car accident?
The rehabilitation facility needs new equipment and here’s your chance to help. Purple Cow will donate 15 percent of today’s lunch and dinner sales to Project Walk. It’s the perfect excuse to ditch dish duty and head to Preston Royal Village for a hamburger. If you time it right, maybe you can even squeeze in a little holiday shopping. Bon Appetit!
Who: Purple Cow and Project Walk
What: Dine and Donate
When: Dec. 13
Where: Purple Cow in Preston Royal Village. 6025 Royal Lane, Suite 110
If you are heading to a chilly climate for the holidays you should know two things:
1. I am incredibly jealous.
2. Your shopping just got a whole lot easier.
California based retail company, Aether, is rolling into town (literally) with an inventory full of outerwear, knits, and accessories for both men and women. The pop-up shop will be housed in an airstream trailer behind The Plaza at Preston Center from Nov. 26- Dec. 29. Doors will be open Tuesday-Sunday for all of your apparel needs.