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The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence - MICHELLE ROWE

PHILIP POW­ELL Concierge The Fair­mont Dal­las, Texas fair­mont.com/dal­las See: The Bishop Arts District, Oak Cliff Area A trendy lo­cal­ity that’s home to in­de­pen­dent art gal­leries, eclec­tic bou­tiques and restaurants and bars; bish­oparts­dis­trict.wee­bly.com. Stay: Ho­tel ZaZa, McKin­ney Av­enue, Up­town Dal­las This fash­ion­able bou­tique ho­tel has suites themed from rock star to metropoli­tan to zen; hotelzaza.com/#dal­las. Dine: Pri­vate So­cial, McKin­ney Av­enue, Up­town Dal­las An in­ti­mate restau­rant of­fer­ing el­e­vated com­fort food; pri­vate­so­cial.com. Late: The Cedars So­cial, South La­mar Street An ad­ven­tur­ous cock­tail den with retro decor, in­clud­ing an in­ti­mate lounge area; the­cedarsso­cial.com. Shop: Harry’s Tai­lor Shop, Pre­ston Road A fam­ily-owned busi­ness since 1985, Harry’s pro­vides ex­cep­tional, high-qual­ity tai­lor­ing and al­ter­ations; har­rystai­lor­shop.net. In­dulge: Dude Sweet Cho­co­late, Bishop Arts District, Oak Cliff Lo­cals rave about th­ese deca­dent choco­lates made with ex­otic flavours such as Texas olive oil, agave syrup, beet and curry; dudesweetchoco­late.com. Out­doors: Katy Trail, Up­town Dal­las Wind­ing through the city, Katy Trail it is ideal for run­ning, bik­ing and peo­ple-watch­ing; katy­trail­dal­las.org. Spa: Grand Spa, Vil­lage on the Park­way, Belt Line Road Pam­per­ing fa­cials, mas­sages and spa treat­ments in an ideal lo­ca­tion; grandspa.com. Bar­gain: Ar­chive Vin­tage, Maple Av­enue, Up­town Dal­las Un­cover fash­ion­able vin­tage de­signer pieces for women from the 1960s through the 90s; archivev­in­tage.com. Avoid: Vis­i­tors should steer clear of in­ter­state high­ways I35 and I45 dur­ing rush hours; vis­it­dal­las.com. IS over­fa­mil­iar­ity with the ice-cream tub wreak­ing havoc on your waist­line? Ob­sessed with ba­nanas? If you an­swered yes to both, Yo­nanas is for you. From US in­ven­tor and en­tre­pre­neur Eileen McHale, who was unim­pressed with the usual healthy al­ter­na­tives to ice cream, the ma­chine cre­ates frozen desserts con­tain­ing noth­ing more than fruit. Sim­ply peel and freeze your ba­nanas for 24 hours be­fore putting in the ma­chine’s chute and push­ing the plunger. Other types of fruit can also be used. More: yo­nanas.com.au.

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