Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Men's Insider Guide


Dallas gets crazy this time of the year. Which is why we've teamed up with Nordstrom to help you do it right. Here's the inside tip on The Big D's hottest holiday activities, paired up with the latest style picks from Nordstrom Men's Shop, so you can put together the perfect look for all your holiday plans.

Hello, 2013: NYE at Five Sixty

Ring in the new year right with a posh party in Five Sixty's private event space in Reunion Tower while enjoying the fireworks display at Victory Park.

Cocktails included: Enjoy endless cocktails all night long (including the obligatory champagne toast at midnight), plus Korean style short ribs, lobster spring rolls, and other snacks.

Nordstrom Men's Shop makes it easy: Step out in style (and skip the denim) in a black velvet blazer and classic fitted trousers. Throw on a basic white button down shirt, and you're ready to party. Get it here.

Dec 31 9p-1a. 300 Reunion Blvd., Downtown (214-741-5560). $150 by phone, $175 at the door.

Nearby: Butcher Shop Steakhouse; City Tavern; House of Blues

Seasonal Skyline: SER's Holiday Menu

The steakhouse with the best view in the city celebrates the season all through December.

What we'll be ordering: A classic Berkshire pork chop gets dressed for the season in an apple-mandarin compote and truffle vinaigrette.

Nordstrom's Men's Store makes it easy: This is a classy joint, so bring your usual jeans and button down up a notch with a bowtie and blazer. Get it here.

Thru Dec 31. Hilton Anatole, Floor 27, 2201 N. Stemmons Fwy, West Dallas (214-761-7479).

Nearby: The Grapevine Bar; Oak; Brick

Go Nuts: Texas Ballet Theater's Nutty Nutcracker 

Skip the twirling ballerinas in favor of this PG-13 twist on the holiday classic.

Adults only: Naughty pop culture references abound, so it's best to leave the kids at home for this one.

Nordstrom Men's Shop makes it easy: It may be a spoof, but it's still the ballet. This paisely blazer adds polish to comfortable corduroys, while a classic white shirt ties it all together. Get it here.

Dec 21 7p. Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth (817-212-4200). From $20 here.

Nearby: Flying Saucer; Pete's Dueling Piano Bar; The Library Bar

Retail Relief: The Galleria Ice Skating Center and Tree
Show off your triple axel as you skate circles around the ginormous holiday tree in the center of the Galleria’s ice rink.
Check before you go: Holiday hours are different from the rest of the year.
Check them out here.

Nordstrom Men's Shop makes it easy: Pair this not-your-Dad's-Christmas sweater from Nudie with a Pendleton plaid shirt and J Brand jeans to stay warm and toasty while you're on the ice. Get it here.

13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas (972-392-3361). $9

Let There Be Lights: Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway
Cram your friends into your car and take them on a nostalgic tour of holiday lights, NASCAR-style.
Light bright: This year’s display includes more than two million LEDs. Beat that, Clark Griswald.

Nordstrom Men's Shop makes it easy: Keep it casual in easy layers from Ted Baker London an twill pants from Earnest Sewn. Get it here.

Thru Jan 1. 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth (817-215-8500). $15-20 here.

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