DALLAS DECEMBER NEWSLETTER
Stay in the know with new listings, happenings and a festive cookie recipe!
A MIXTURE OF COMFORT + SOPHISTICATION
These multi-level townhomes and lofts offer a variety of luxury one, two, and three bedroom floorplans. This property is in a walkable location convenient to downtown, Baylor University, West Village, shopping and dinning. Take a swim in their gorgeous pool, stroll through their pet-friendly community or challenge yourself in the 24-Hour Fitness Center. You deserve the very best in apartment living and this community offers an easy, relaxed lifestyle. It is a great place to call home!
Please follow social distancing measure and wear a mask. We also recommend that everyone follow basic sanitation practices.
1. AREA 3
Aurora Dallas presents Area 3. This is a drive through art exhibit taking over a 100,000-square-foot parking garage in downtown Dallas. Visitors will view the exhibition entirely from their car, rolling through at five miles per hour. They’re experimenting with a shared profit model to provide some relief to participating local artists, vendors, and the event managers, all of whom have struggled to find work during the pandemic.
- Date: October 1st – January 1st
- Location: 1600 Commerce St | Downtown
- Time: 6:00-10:00pm
- Admission: $30 per car
- Website: Here
2. HOLIDAY AT THE ARBORETUM
Stroll the garden to see the 25-foot-tall elaborately decorated Victorian-style gazebos that represent each of The 12 Days of Christmas. In the evenings, the garden is open late for a special lighted nighttime experience with over a million lights; the gazebos and Christmas Village come to life.
- Date: November 20th – December 31th
- Location: 8525 Garland Road | Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
- Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
- Admission: $12-17, children under 2 free
- Website: Here
3. DALLAS ZOO LIGHTS
Cruise through a newly constructed pathway – and through familiar parts of the Dallas Zoo – while marveling at more than one million lights in elaborate displays, silk-covered animal lanterns depicting all your Zoo favorites, an ice palace fit for a trio of penguins, and so much more along the way!
- Date: November 20th – January 3rd
- Location: 650 S R.L. Thornton Freeway | Dallas Zoo
- Time: 6:00-9:30pm
- Admission: $50-65 per car
- Website: Here
CLASSIC SUGAR COOKIES
Everyone needs a sugar cookie recipe in their arsenal! Take a look at our Houston Newsletter for a gingerbread cookie recipe!
INGREDIENTS FOR COOKIE DOUGH
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp milk
INGREDIENTS FOR BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
1 cup butter, softened
5 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp pure almond extract
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- food coloring
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
In another large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy and pale in color. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and beat until combined, then add flour mixture gradually until totally combined.
Shape into a disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour.
When ready to roll, preheat oven to 350º and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Lightly flour a clean work surface and roll out dough until 1/8” thick. Cut out shapes and transfer to prepared baking sheets. Freeze 10 minutes (so your shapes hold while baking!).
- Meanwhile, make frosting: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter until smooth, then add powdered sugar and beat until no lumps remain. Add cream, almond extract, and salt and beat until combine.
- Bake cookies until edges are lightly golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Let cool, then frost and decorate as desired.
You can view the full recipe here.
HAPPY CLIENT OF THE MONTH