Fork to Farm
What: Las Colinas resto The Ranch invites twenty-plus local and regional food suppliers (herbs, honey, eggs, chickens, lamb, and more) to set up farmers market style on the sweeping porch.
Why: Free vodka and rum cocktails for shoppers. (Don’t drink and drive.)
When: Thurs., 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: 857 W. John Carpenter Fwy. (972-506-7262).
Etsy Dallas’s Fourth Annual Jingle Bash
What: Get a head start on holiday shopping at the artisan market that also has free on-site crafting, animal adoptions, and a photo booth benefiting nonprofit DFW Rescue Me.
Why: A DJ and schwag bags filled with handmade goods for the first 50 shoppers.
When: Sat., 1-8 p.m.
Where: The Palladium Ballroom, South Side Events Center, 1135 S. Lamar St.
What: Two Southlake sisters just opened the West Village men’s and women’s shop inside the old Assembly space and stocked it full of contemporary tops, blazers, party dresses, and a sprinkling of accessories like Spanx and Miss Oops.
Why: A portion of sales from the grand opening party (Thurs., 7 p.m., with free bites from Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse, cocktails, and live music) supports Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 3699 McKinney Ave., ste. 405 (214-295-7622).
What: The hotel watering hole adopts a new moniker for its latest happy hour menu with $6 food specials (risotto croquettes, brisket tacos, deviled farm eggs, brown sugar bacon lollipops) and select specialty cocktails for five bucks.
Why: Oh, who needs an excuse?
When: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri., 4:59-6:59 p.m.; Wed., 4:59-10 p.m.
Where: W Dallas - Victory, 2440 Victory Park Ln. (214-397-4100).
What: Hiatus Spa + Retreat now offers Thai massage, an old-school therapy that focuses on acupressure, compression, and stretching. The therapist uses her entire body (yep, even feet and knees) to work you on a mat rather than a table.
Why: Book an appointment by Dec. 1 for now thru Dec. 30 and save 25 percent when you mention DailyCandy.
When: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Inwood Village, 5560 Lovers Ln., ste. 250 (214-352-4111).
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