Donna World

A Highly Idiosyncratic Guide to Dallas Beauty and other things necessary.

These are Donna World recommendations, based on my personal experience, or on a few occasions, my friends’ recommendations.


Todd at SalonGossip
4113 Rawlins St, Dallas, TX 75219
Hair can make or break your look. So, a professional and best-of-all talented, even visionary hairdresser is key. So is having a friend who will spend hours flat-ironing your hair. You have to find your own friend, though. I’m not sharing. For hairdressers, Todd is the best!!!!!  He landed me a photo in TV Guide years ago. I had Star Trek hair.

Floyd’s Barber Shop
3636 McKinney Ave., #140, Dallas, TX 75204
My sons’ hair looks good. Plus, they rescued one of my sons from the worst buzz cut accident. He left happy. Recommendations don’t come better than that.

Clive & Co.
5301 Alpha Rd, #46, Dallas, TX 75240
(972) 934-0500
Super retro updos left me feeling like a 50s movie star!


T. LeClerc
I hate foundation. Can’t stand that thick, made-up look. Plus, I have oily skin, so everything starts to shine in seconds. This make-up works for me.


Beauty Times
11929 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75230-2710

Legwear – otherwise know as tights

These tights are wonderful. The waistband’s not too tight and the stocking part feels smooth. Very comfortable, more than most tights I’ve worn. Widely available online.


Matt at Sacred Thai Massage
2122 Kidwell St., Suite 102
Dallas, TX 75214


Sync Dallas
611 N Bishop Ave and 1888 Sylvan Ave #250

Local Jewelry

Artisan’s Collective
410 North Bishop Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75208
I love their jewelery. They also have paintings, sculpture, woodwork, and textiles.


Lou Lou
4417 Lovers Lane Dallas, Texas 75225
There’s a pair of red platform shoes in my closet I’m especially fond of from Lou Lou.


1123 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
17721 Dallas Parkway #130, Dallas, Texas 75287
The chocolate cake is to-die-for. They have pies, too.


Garden Gate Floral Design
2615 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201
Junior designed the flowers for my wedding years ago and has gone on to a wonderful career. I went in with my design for my bouquet, and he gently but firmly drew a picture showing that my design would not complement my dress. He drew a bouquet design that would. I have it still in one of my bureau drawers, aging for future generations.


Marty Perlman
Marty is a wonderful photographer and easy to work with. The photos on my website are by Marty.


Fuel City
801 South Riverfront Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75207
214- 426-0011
My favorite is the barbacoa with onions, cilantro, and limes. While waiting for your tacos, you can get gas, buy beer, sometimes listen to mariachi music, linger by a fountain, wash your car, and check out some longhorn steers.


Jimmy’s Food Store
4901 Bryan Street at Fitzhugh, Dallas TX, 75206
Italian subs, meatballs, sausage, cannolis, and their prosecco selection. Makes me happy every time I shop there.

Bling Bling

Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store
14080 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75240
I haven’t carrried one of these beautiful rings home yet, but one of my friends has a gorgeous pink diamond ring. I covet it, not so secretly.

Personal Shopper

Paula at My Personal Valet
Selected as an approved Emerging Business by the XLV Super Bowl Host Committee!!!


Anything by Serge Luten, my favorite is Datura noir.