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.

Hair

Todd at SalonGossip
4113 Rawlins St, Dallas, TX 75219
214-559-3337
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
214-219-4500
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!

Make-Up

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.

Nails

Beauty Times
11929 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75230-2710
972-960-6245

Legwear – otherwise know as tights

commando
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.

Massage

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

Yoga

Sync Dallas
611 N Bishop Ave and 1888 Sylvan Ave #250
214-946-2224

Local Jewelry

Artisan’s Collective
410 North Bishop Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75208
214-356-0818
I love their jewelery. They also have paintings, sculpture, woodwork, and textiles.

Shoes

Lou Lou
4417 Lovers Lane Dallas, Texas 75225
214-521-8833
There’s a pair of red platform shoes in my closet I’m especially fond of from Lou Lou.

Cakes

Norma’s
1123 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
214-946-4711
17721 Dallas Parkway #130, Dallas, Texas 75287
972-380-8646
The chocolate cake is to-die-for. They have pies, too.

Flowers

Garden Gate Floral Design
2615 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201
214-220-1272
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.

Photographer

Marty Perlman
214-502-0881
Marty is a wonderful photographer and easy to work with. The photos on my website are by Marty.

Tacos

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.

Italian

Jimmy’s Food Store
4901 Bryan Street at Fitzhugh, Dallas TX, 75206
214-823-6180
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
972-385-0614
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
214-363-2200
Selected as an approved Emerging Business by the XLV Super Bowl Host Committee!!!

Perfume

Anything by Serge Luten, my favorite is Datura noir.