Oak Cliff has seen a transformation in recent times with the addition of the Bishop Arts district, some updating of local landmarks, very good restaurants and the place where I get my hair did, Solstice Salon.
Yep, old Vern gives a fair cut at a fair price, but ask yourself, "Am I Worth It?"
The answer is 'yes my friend you are worth it.'
Solstice has a relaxed and chic atmosphere. It's an experience for all the senses to enjoy. I usually stumble in before lunch and grab a cup of their fresh coffee then relax into a therapeutic shampoo with hot towels and aromatherapy before my haircut. Owner Frank Solis and his sister Marisa have years of experience in the DFW area and Frank's wife Amy is in charge of (amazing) facial treatments.
My awakening doesn't end there, oh no, after all I am in "The Cliff," I might as well enjoy it and I do...
Now it's time to head over to Bolsa for some lunch. There aren't many lunches in Dallas under ten dollars; at Bolsa you get the freshest, local ingredients prepared to perfection and presented like a 5 star meal. As if this wasn't enough they also boast a mixology bar with some of the best cocktails in the city. $10 M-F lunch special and $5 mixology drinks.
I had the BLT with pickled onions and arugula, butternut squash soup, and an
Ambhar Reposado Infused w/Chamomile,
Lime, Raw Honey Syrup
Total lunch $15 plus tip.*salute twice*
You can't hardly get thru the line at McDonanlds for 15 bucks. At Bolsa they exceed my expectations every time.
Seriously, it's such a hidden jewel I hate to even share it with you.
Finally, some shopping to top off the afternoon. Not Target or Northpark. No, you needs something unique. Something a little artsy fartsy. Bishop Arts is the district for you, homeboy.
Take a stroll down the old school streets, do a little window shopping and be sure to poke your head in Artisans Collective. Where local artists display their original works for your perusal. Make a purchase, support a local artist and walk away with a one of a kind gift. (literally)
In order to maintain a level head, metrosexual status and feed the soul... take a 'man appreciation day' in Oak Cliff.
Sometimes you just have to treat yourself...
You're so money you don't even know it.