Dallas's first open party was undoubtedly the swankiest of all soireés filled with local couture, stylish libations and glitzy vibrations. From the live runway shows to the bites from the hottest restaurants in town to the glamorous beverages, The Dallas Glamboree at 2616 Commerce lit up the famous Deep Ellum district with blazing energy!
Six local restaurants were ready for the crowds with some of the most delicious finger foods Yelp Dallas has seen. Yelpers noshed on tasty treats like fish tacos, octopus on toast, red velvet whoopie pies and more from Arcodoro Pomodoro, BUZZBREWS Kitchen, Cyclone Anaya's, Lumi Empanada & Dumpling Kitchen, Sambuca and Society Bakery.
The well-dressed crowd also indulged in specialty cocktails from Maker's Mark, flavored margaritas made with Dulce Vida Spirits tequila, free-flowing beer from Lone Star (who could resist their free t-shirts and hats being given away as well), and wine and champagne from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. There was definitely a drink choice for every type of taste bud in attendance!
The Pin Show produced the faaabulous New York fashion week style runway shows that kicked off not once, not twice but three times! The pencil-thin models worked the crowds in between shows wearing local designer duds, and showing off their hair and makeup by Live Hair Group. The stylists even squeezed in time to take care of little ole me!
Handfuls of brave souls jumped into the Smilebooth photo space to show off their pearly whites and unforgettable candid moments, using one of Dallas's oldest murals as a backdrop. Rumor has it that the well-preserved Coca-Cola mural dates back to 1929!
No party is complete without fresh beats and DJ Jonathan Ackerman knew just how to keep the floor thumpin'! He traveled all the way from Minneapolis to spin all night long on sound equipment provided by Blake Ward DJ Services & Equipment Rental.
Congrats to the lucky raffle winners who walked away with glitzy prizes including a Maker's Mark gift basket, a pair of Stephanie V earrings and two passes to the DALLAS International Film Festival (valued at $250 each)!
The reviews and hotter-than-Heidi-Klum photos (credits to Red Carpet Photographers) are sure to have you wishing you had walked down this runway yourself, but we leave you with some parting words from Scott P: "The Glamboree was a lot of what Yelpers do best – eat, drink, and shoot the breeze with familiar faces and new acquaintances."