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  • Grooming Tools from The Art of Shaving

    • Facial hair is a distinguishing mark that is becoming more popular for men.  Whether it’s a full beard or a simple mustache, The Art of Shaving offers unique products specifically designed for everyday grooming needs. Horn Moustache Comb Beautiful as it is functional, the Horn Comb ($25) is a simple, yet effective tool for moustache maintenance. Because it’s made of...

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  • July 4th Styles from GapKids & babyGap

    • The great American holiday is right around the corner. Of course, we’re talking about July 4th and all the fun that surrounds this festive weekend.  Make sure your young patriots are sporting their red, white and blue with great fashions from GapKids and babyGap at NorthPark Center. GapKids offers a great line of Americana tees with bold designs and glittery...

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  • Vacation Clothes For Kids

    • When we made plans to visit Mexico this summer, I set out on a mission to find some fun summer tops for my boys that would reflect the easy-going attitude of a carefree beach vacation. I found exactly what I was looking for at Nordstrom and Peek...Aren't You Curious at NorthPark Center.  For a trip south of the border, I couldn’t resist this “El Hombre”...

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  • Retro Summer Dresses from crewcuts

    • It’s finally time to pack away those boring school uniforms and pull out the fun fashions for easy, breezy summer living.  At crewcuts, everyday dresses are going a touch retro with tassels, tie-die and tricked up patterns.  Perfect for a summer wedding or a family trip to the beach, this bib dress ($78) features beautiful embroidery and a fun pom-pom...

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  • Summer Bookworms

    • School may be out for the summer, but learning is still in session with the annual Mayor’s Summer Reading Program, an eight-week program designed to encourage children to develop a love of reading.  Parents can sign up for the program at NorthPark Center’s Bookmarks, a dallas public library designed for children 12 and under, located near NorthCourt next to La...

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  • Cool Pool Cover Ups from Everything but Water

    • Rain or shine, Memorial Day weekend signals the beginning of the pool season in Texas. So now that the pools are open for business, what types of swimsuit cover up styles can we expect to see this year? Everything But Water at NorthPark Center offers a great selection, including tunics, beach dresses, board shorts, skirts and more.  Classy and sophisticated is...

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  • What’s a Kronkiwongi? LEGO explains!

    • One of the main takeaways from The LEGO Movie is that you don’t always have to live by the rules in order to be ‘awesome!’ Some of the best creations from the movie were built by ‘Master Builders’ who used their imaginations to create something extraordinary.  In the spirit of creativity, LEGO has partnered with Facebook for a new campaign that...

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  • Tennis Essentials from lululemon athletica

    • Tennis is as much about the sport as it is about the fashion.   To make sure your on-the-court presence is on top of its game, look to lululemon athletica at NorthPark Center for the latest performance styles. The Hit Your Stride ($64) tennis and running separate is not your typical tennis skirt with its funky pattern and made-for-movement engineering.   The...

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  • Summer Essentials from Ann Taylor

    • With summer fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to spring clean your closet and think about new styles for the season. Ann Taylor at NorthPark Center introduces new wardrobe essentials for the warmer days ahead.  Ann Taylor’s version of the classic white shirt is understated with clean lines and a touch of stretch. The Perfect Shirt ($69.50) can be worn in...

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  • Mother's Day Bling from David Yurman

    • Dads, if there is one gift mom will appreciate this Mother’s Day, it’s jewelry. Show her how much you love her with some timeless pieces from David Yurman at NorthPark Center.    A David Yurman bracelet is extremely versatile and can be worn alone or stacked with other styles.  This beautiful Crossover Bracelet ($1,300) features the traditional cable band in...

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  • Lilly Pulitzer Fashion Finds from Nordstrom

    • Lilly Pulitzer has been all the rage this spring with their beautiful, bold designs flying off store shelves. Nordstrom offers a curated selection of her popular fashions and merchandise, and in summer 2016, NorthPark Center will open a Lilly Pulitzer boutique. Here are a few of our picks that are currently available from Nordstrom at NorthPark Center. Stay cool and...

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  • Nature Inspired Beauty from Fresh

    • Just in time for spring, fresh at NorthPark Center has introduced a new lip treatment called Sugar Nude that is “like a kiss of sunrise on your beautiful lips.” Alina Roytberg, co-founder of fresh, further explains, “Up in the mountains of southwest Spain, you get a breathtaking view of the sea.  At around 4am, the night fades as a soft...

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  • Easter Treats from See’s Candy

    • Easter is only a hop, skip and jump away.  Get ready for the big day with some help from See’s Candy at NorthPark Center, a one-stop shop for sugary treats. One of See’s signature Easter candy packs is the beautiful Easter Treasure Egg ($11.40) packed full of sweet surprises like chocolate eggs and jelly beans.  Little boys and girls will...

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  • Flower Power Dresses from Neiman Marcus

    • Spring has officially arrived in North Texas and flowers are popping up everywhere, both in nature and fashion. Here are a few of my favorite new floral-inspired designs for little girls from Neiman Marcus at NorthPark Center.       Bright colors and modern prints set the tone for this matching dress ($98 and up) and raincoat ($124 and up). The cotton...

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  • Disney Styles

    • When we made plans to visit Disney World for spring break, the first thing I had to do was stock up on Disney apparel.  From hats to pajamas, the place to find it all was at the Disney Store at NorthPark Center.     For our first visit to the Magic Kingdom, I decided to deck out the family in...

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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Line at Gymboree

    • One of the most beloved baby books of all time is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, which tells the story of a cute, crawly bug that becomes a beautiful butterfly after partaking in a giant lunch.  The colorful character is now featured on an adorable line of children’s apparel and accessories available exclusively at Gymboree at NorthPark Center. ...

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  • Get Your Game On at Microsoft

    • Video games have come a long way since the Frogger era.  Gaming systems now offer realistic video, live playing options and hundreds of games for all ages and interests.   Pay a visit to the Microsoft store at NorthPark Center to try out the latest and greatest in gaming possibilities.      Xbox One (starts at $349.99 on sale)   Xbox...

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  • Frozen Finds at the Disney Store

    • Despite this freezing weather, spring is right around the corner, and so is the release of a new Disney short film, Frozen Fever, which hits movie theaters on March 13.  The seven-minute film centers around Princess Anna, Princess Elsa, Kristoff and the friendly snowman, Olaf, in a new adventure set during the warmer months.  Inspired by the short film, the Disney...

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  • Tennis Inspired Fashions from Lacoste

    • The iconic Lacoste tennis shirt was introduced in 1929 by French tennis star René Lacoste. Lacoste was nicknamed “the crocodile” because of his tenacity on the court.   The sporty brand with the famous logo has come a long way since then, yet for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City this week, Lacoste decided to go back to its roots...

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  • Valentine’s Day Surprises for Little Sweethearts

    • Make sure your little sweetheart feels the love this Valentine’s Day by surprising him or her with a little token of your affection from NorthPark Center.  From sweet notes to sweet treats, here are a few ideas for this special, love-filled holiday.   Superhero Valentine’s Day Card ($5.95)   Pick out the perfect Valentine’s Day note for your little one...

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  • Valentine’s Day Expressions from Peek

    • It’s that time of year again for cupid’s arrow, sweet notes and candied hearts.  Kids adore Valentine’s Day, so make it extra special by dressing them in some love-inspired fashions from Peek at NorthPark Center.     Heart Breaker Jersey ($38) Little heart breakers will look adorable in this soft baseball jersey featuring a screen print message in royal blue...

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  • Making a House a Home with Arhaus Furniture

    • I truly believe that the home is where the heart is, which is why I place great emphases on keeping our house decorated and organized.  It’s where we start and finish our day together, where we gather to enjoy meals, and where we watch movies and play games.    When it comes to decorating for a family, I think there...

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  • Cozy Slippers

    • After a long day of work and shuttling my kids all around town, I look forward to coming home and putting on a comfy pair of slippers.    Often misunderstood because of their unfashionable reputation, I’m here to convince you that this cozy footwear is no longer just for grandmas.     My slipper of choice is the Minnetonka Cally Slipper...

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  • The Story Behind the Iconic NorthPark Planters

    •   Ask nearly every child in North Texas under the age of 10 what their favorite part of NorthPark Center is and they will tell you the “NorthPark slides.” If you aren’t from this area, you might think they were referring to an elaborate playground, but that’s not the case!   For nearly 50 years, children have enjoyed running up...

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  • Natural Bath Soaks

    • If your new year’s resolution is to take more time for yourself, then start the year off right with a moisturizing soak in the tub.  Let dad take care of the kids while you refresh your spirit and your skin with some all-natural bath soaks from Origins, Fresh and Lush at NorthPark Center.     Whether you’re just back from...

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  • Slim Down with Spanx

    • Spanx is best known for those amazing body shapers that are worn underneath clothes to help you look your best.  While those are certainly a wardrobe essential, you might be interested to know that Spanx offers some great pieces specifically designed to be seen.  Just in time for the New Year, and the new you, here is a look at...

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  • NorthPark TV - Microsoft

    • Check out our latest NorthPark TV as Kristen Gibbins gives you an inside look at our new Microsoft store located on Level One between Nordstrom and Macy’s.  

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  • Gift for Toddlers

    • Find the perfect gift for your little one this holiday season.     1. Bear Sweater Hat from GapKids ($14.95) 2. Bullhide - "Yearling Sands" Little Cowboys Hat from Pinto Ranch ($35) 3. Dragon Robe from Gymboree ($39.95) 4. Snug as a Bug Socks from Hanna Andersson ($10) 5. Paris Placemat from Peak ($25) 6. Kid’s shearling lodge moccasins in tartan from Crewcuts ($39.50)

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  • The Trains at NorthPark / A Holiday Tradition

    • The Trains at NorthPark has become a special holiday tradition for our family.  There is something magical about watching those little engines circle their way around the tracks on a journey across America.  Around every corner, it seems there is something new and magical to discover.  I enjoy teaching my little ones about important American landmarks, such as The White...

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  • Introducing Microsoft Band

    • Living a healthier, more balanced lifestyle has just become easier thanks to a new high-tech device available from the newly opened Microsoft store at NorthPark Center.  The Microsoft Band ($199) is a computerized, full-color touch screen that is worn on your wrist and features easy-to-navigate controls to help you reach fitness goals and stay connected. The band, which is compatible...

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  • Terrific Totes for Moms

    • It has to be the most underrated bag of all time – the tote! For moms on the go, it’s the bag you simply can’t live without as you lug around all of those kid essentials.  I went on a mission to find some terrific totes at great prices, and found exactly what I was looking for at Madewell, J.Crew and...

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  • Pint-size Holiday Collaboration at Gap Kids

    • Kids will be wearing some new garb as they go over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house this holiday season.  Gap Kids and Baby Gap have teamed up with Kate Spade and Jack Spade to create a limited-edition holiday collection of clothes and accessories that will be available at the Gap stores at NorthPark Center for two...

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  • Regal Tees from Peek…

    • William and Kate announced this week that they are expecting their second little royal in the spring.  Everyone is a-buzz about the news, and speculating whether their new addition will be a prince or a princess.   In celebration of this exciting announcement from the Royal family, we share with you some fashionably regal tees from Peek… One of the most...

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  • Personal Triumphs at Dallas Komen Race for the Cure

    • A few years ago, my mom and I participated in the Dallas Komen Race for the Cure in celebration of her being breast cancer free for five years.  My mom is generally not one to share her story since she tends to be more private, however, we felt that this was an important milestone, and we wanted to share it...

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  • CHILDREN’S ART TOUR AT NORTHPARK CENTER

    • Did you know that the NorthPark Center art collection has works by some of the most important artists in the world? From a stack of blocks to flying figure, here are some of the best artworks to discover with your children at NorthPark Center. Mark di Suvero’s Ad Astra A great place to start a tour is at the giant...

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  • SPRAY TAN FROM SPA NORDSTROM

    • Growing up as a teenager in the 80s and 90s, I look back and cringe at the unhealthy things I did to my hair and skin in the name of achieving that golden, sun-kissed glow.  Remember applying baby oil to enhance your tan? Or dousing your hair with ‘Sun-In’ and large quantities of lemon juice?  Sporting a beautiful tan is...

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  • Layering with Fragrances from Fresh

    • As a busy mom, I don’t always have a lot of time to get ready in the morning, but one beauty step I never skip is wearing a great fragrance. I like to layer two or three of my favorite sugar-inspired fragrances from Fresh. With just a few squirts of perfume, I leave the house feeling refreshed, uplifted and ready...

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  • Ageless Skin with Origins

    • Many women in their 30s and 40s complain about uneven skin tone and age spots that occur during pregnancy or simply because they have spent too much time in the sun.   The good news is that there is a product line at Origins NorthPark Center specifically formulated to help fix the problem.   Origins teamed up with Dr. Andrew Weil, a...

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  • Fall Family Movie Guide at AMC NorthPark 15

    • It was an action-packed summer for family movie-goers. The blockbuster hits, Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, had boys rushing to the theater to cheer on their favorite superheroes. Fall also promises to bring some fun family flicks to the big screen. Here is a list of our favorites coming soon to AMC NorthPark 15. Dolphin Tale...

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  • Shopping at NorthPark Center’s New PIRCH Store

    • The heart of the home is the kitchen, which is why my husband and I decided to embark on a complete kitchen remodel this summer. We wanted a space that would be a great gathering place for our family, and a place to entertain friends.  Luckily for us, our remodel coincided with the opening of the new PIRCH at NorthPark...

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  • ABC’s of Bookmarks at NorthPark Center

    • Most children are back in school, which means it’s time to hit the books and get serious about learning.  Even at a young age, teachers agree that the single most important thing parents can do to help their children get ahead is to spend time reading with them every day. The greatest resource for early learners in North Texas happens...

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  • Gearing up for Fall Sports from Nike NorthPark

    • Getting ready for school also means gearing up for fall sports with the proper shoes, clothes and accessories. Whether your child is into soccer, football, golf, tennis or a myriad of other sports, Nike NorthPark Center is your one-stop shop for the best sports apparel and accessories. Soccer Cleats World Cup fever is here to stay.  It seems soccer (or...

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  • NorthPark Center presents “The ABC’s of Back-to-School Style”

    • When I was a pre-teen, I remember spending the final few weeks of summer flipping through Teen Vogue magazine in search of the coolest styles for fall.  I would flag my favorite looks, organize my shopping list and then head to the mall with my best friend and our moms.  Once our shopping was complete, we would lay out our...

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  • Save the Date for Tax-Free Shopping

    • Summer is almost over and school will soon be in session.  Before the kids head back to school, there is an important weekend you’ll want to put on your calendars.  Tax-free weekend, also known as the state’s annual tax holiday, will take place August 8-10, 2014.  As in previous years, you can save about $8 for every $100 you spend...

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  • Summer Accessories for Teens from Forever 21

    • What are your go-to accessories for summer? Whether it’s a woven bracelet, a comfy sneaker or a great pair of shades, you can shop Forever 21 at NorthPark Center for all the latest styles at remarkable values. If you’re spending your summer days by the pool,  Forever 21 has you covered.  The Festive Fringe ($11.99) and the Globetrotter ($19.80) swimsuits...

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  • Summer Make-up for Teens

    • Teenage girls are just too busy in the summer months for exhaustive make-up routines.  Summer is all about keeping it easy and fresh. With a few key products from MAC, Make Up For Ever, and Sephora at NorthPark Center, they will look and feel great without the hassle. MAC Bronzing Powder Get a sun-kissed tan without subjecting your skin to...

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  • Tesla Gear for Kids

    • The Tesla Motors gallery at NorthPark Center raced into the shopping center like an electric charge!  The cool car with the sleek design has everyone talking, including kids! And while they may be too young to drive, they can certainly get geared up with cool Tesla styles and accessories. Tesla Onesie Your little one will look red hot in this...

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  • July 4th Treats

    • Do you plan to celebrate the July 4th weekend with family and friends? If you’re hosting a barbecue this holiday, don’t forget the dessert!  Here are three sweet July 4th ideas from Bread Winners Café & Bakery, Paciugo and La Duni Latin Kitchen & Coffee Studio at NorthPark Center.   Bread Winners Café & Bakery Pies It doesn’t get much...

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  • NorthPark TV - Tesla Motors Gallery

    • Tesla Motors is now open at NorthPark Center! Kristen Gibbins gives you an inside look at the new gallery. Tesla Motors is located on Level One between Dillard's and Macy's.

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  • Summer Tees for Kids

    • Now that school uniforms have been stored for the summer, it’s time to show off some personality with fun graphic tees.  Peek Kids at NorthPark Center has a great selection for boys and girls that are cool, comfy and perfect for the care-free summer months. Nothing says summertime fun like ice-cream with sprinkles!  Made of 100% cotton, this super sweet...

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  • Summer Sandals from Crocs

    • If there is one footwear essential your children can’t live without this summer, it’s the sandal.  From pool parties to campouts to summer beach vacations, your little ones will be splashing up a storm for the next three months.  Crocs at NorthPark Center will keep feet happy with the latest sandal styles. Kids will be kids and that means climbing...

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  • AMC NorthPark Family Summer Movie Preview

    • Everyone knows that the best movies are released in the summer, and this year is no exception. So sit back, relax, and grab a tub of popcorn. Here are my top 5 family flicks coming to an AMC NorthPark 15 movie theatre near you.   Maleficent Opens May 30, 2014     This is the top pick of the summer!...

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  • NorthPark Center presents Art Exhibition: “This Land Is Your Land”

    • The moment you step foot into NorthPark Center, you realize right away it is not your ordinary shopping center.  Yes, you’ll find the best shopping experience in Dallas with the finest retailers from around the world – that’s to be expected. But what may come as a surprise is the massive art collection that rivals the best museums in the...

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  • Summer Swimwear for Kids

    • Memorial Day signals the beginning of the summer pool season. Make sure your little ones are ready to dive in with some new swimwear from NorthPark Center.  Here are a few favorite styles from hanna Andersson, GapKids, and Macy’s. Boys Swim Trunks When boys aren’t busy diving and splashing in the pool, they may be on the hunt for frogs...

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  • Mother’s Day Bling

    • Let’s face it. Moms are superheroes. They “save the day” 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. So when Mother’s Day comes around, serious bling is in order! This year, make mom feel extra special with a few shiny options from NorthPark Center! When it comes to timeless, classic design, David Yurman sets the tone.  All of their jewelry...

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  • Great Graduation Gifts

    • Graduation is an important milestone worth celebrating. If there is someone special in your life who will be donning that cap and gown, make sure it’s filled with pomp and circumstance by giving them some great gifts from NorthPark Center. It used to be the power suit, and now it’s all about the power blazer.  Whether he is going out...

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  • Easter Styles and Photos

    • There are certain holidays when I enjoy buying new outfits for my children.  Christmas, July 4th and Easter are at the top of the list.  For Easter, I love to look for outfits that are lightweight and full of springtime fun from NorthPark Center. For little girls, it doesn’t get any more precious than this pretty pink Applique Button Strap...

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  • Easter Basket Finds

    • On Easter morning, children will wake up with great excitement to find a basket filled with special goodies left by the Easter Bunny.  So where does the Bunny go hopping to find all of his special treats? NorthPark Center, of course! For bath time fun, Lush offers this Funny Bunny set filled with six fun products that will have the...

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  • A VIP Visit to NorthPark Center

    • Last weekend, NorthPark Center had the pleasure of welcoming a group of visually impaired and blind students from Mesquite, Forney, and Allen for a special VIP visit to the shopping center. Our hope was to make them feeling extra special and to give them the opportunity to experience the magic of NorthPark Center through a uniquely tailored tour of the...

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  • Children’s Vacation Styles

    • Before heading out on vacation, one must answer the all-important question -  “What to pack!?” Luckily for us in North Texas, we have the best shopping center in the country with NorthPark Center, including the ultimate in children’s apparel. For our family trip to the Four Seasons Punta Mita in Mexico, I wanted the boys to be comfy and chic...

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  • Cool Kicks for Kids

    • We are constantly buying new shoes for my children because they get worn out quickly or simply get too small.  The bright side is that it means we are always looking for cool new styles for those busy feet. Sneakers are by far the most versatile shoe and we tend to wear them no matter what the occasion – from...

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  • All Dressed Up

    • Whether it’s for weddings, holidays or photo-ops, little girls love getting dressed up for special occasions (or any reason for that matter). From fancy frills to laid-back cottons, today’s dresses come in an assortment of fabrics and styles suitable for fancy affairs or fun birthday parties.  While I don’t have a little girl of my own, I can always dream,...

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  • Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Little Ones

    • Valentine’s Day is a special time of the year when we remind all of our loved ones how much we care for them.  While it’s a romantic time for adults, it’s an equally sweet time for little ones filled with candy hearts and paper cupids.  NorthPark Center retailers are filled with this spirit of love and offer some adorable Valentine’s...

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  • NorthPark TV - The Lego Movie

    • With The LEGO movie now in theaters, LEGO mania is at an all time high. We visit the LEGO store at NorthPark Center to check out the innovative and interactive store design and the brand new LEGO kits just hitting store shelves.

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  • Goodbye Cabin Fever

    • When the weather is chilly and you’re stuck indoors for days on end, cabin fever can start to set in.  When that happens, a trip to NorthPark Center is in order to lift the spirits with its beautiful décor, landscaping and climate-controlled temperature. While you’re there, you can also pick up a few items to help infuse that springtime feel...

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  • Pretty as a Princess

    • When I was a little girl, I dreamed about being a princess.  The ruffled gowns, jeweled crowns, and diamond necklaces all fascinated me. Whenever I had the opportunity to dress the part, you can bet that I went all out with my princess style.  While fashions have changed, dressing up like a princess is still in style.  Here are a...

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  • Superhero Obsessed

    • As a mom to two little boys, I’ve learned to embrace superheroes.  And why not – they are strong, mighty, and always save the day! My little boys will play with superheroes for hours on end recreating scenarios of the good guys versus the bad guys. Luckily for my super-hero obsessed boys, there are a number of products from NorthPark...

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  • Healthy Eating with Green House Market

    • It’s the number one New Year’s resolution:  to get healthy and lose weight! It happens to be at the top of my list, too, and I plan to be successful by eating foods that taste great and make me feel good.  My new healthy obsession is Green House Market, which recently opened at NorthPark Center on the Upper Level near...

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