12
Jun
2018
A day at Village on the Parkway Sebastian's Closet - photo by IttybittyFoodies.com

How to spend a day at Village on the Parkway

We have attended so many huge Addison events like Kaboom Town and Taste Addison, it surprised us to learn that Addison is only for 4 1/2 miles. In the heart of this tiny town with big amenities is the premium shopping and dining destination Village on the Parkway. There are over 50 restaurants and shops plus an AMC Cinema, it’s hard to know where to start exploring. With the help from Addison expert, Trish from Addison Dish, we came up with a fun itinerary to help you spend the day at Village on the Parkway.

Hanging out with friends at Village on the Parkway - photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

Hanging out with friends at Village on the Parkway – photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

We had a wonderful influencer day at Village on the Parkway. Come with us on our journey. Plus if you scroll all the way down, we’re giving away a Power Laser Teeth Whitening Service (valued at $400) from Ideal Dental at Village on the Parkway. Enter at our IttyBittyFoodies’ Instagram.

START YOUR DAY AT VILLAGE ON THE PARKWAY AT CHICO’S

Ok, I know what you’re thinking. This is where my mother in law shops. I’m feeling cheeky writing this because my mother in law reads my blog and she does like Chico’s. (*Hi Susan!*) But there’s a new Chico’s gal in town… actually, there are two muses who inspire the Chico’s shopper.

How Bold Are You? by Chico's - photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

How Bold Are You? by Chico’s – photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

There’s Catherine, the lady who prefers a timeless classic style and Joy, the free-spirited who wears her accent jewelry proud. However, both personas are comfortable in their own skin. Bring in #howboldareyou, Chico’s latest campaign which tackles age head on to encourage women to be confident whatever their age.

I especially liked the Faire Collection, a fair trade initiative brand made by Colombian artisans.

Click on the Faire Collection - Photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

Click on the Faire Collection – Photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

Here are a few other things that are perfect for summer travel.

SEBASTIAN’S CLOSET

You know the lyrics from ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man”

Clean shirt, new shoes
And I don’t know where I am goin’ to
Silk suit, black tie,
I don’t need a reason why
They come runnin’ just as fast as they can
‘Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man

You don’t have to know how to be a sharp dressed man to go to Sebastian’s Closet. Sebastian’s Closet has been running for 38 years and is the oldest retail establishment at Village on the Parkway. The high-level service experience from owner Tim Leamy or his son, Ryan will get you right on track. Just tell them what you want. Or if you don’t have a clue what that is, just tell them that too. It’s not posh, nor is it dandy. The experience is welcoming and devoted to your fashion needs.
High level service at Sebastian's Closet is an experience at Village on the Parkway - photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

High-level service at Sebastian’s Closet is an experience at Village on the Parkway – photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

There are many looks they can pull from their small-scale curated lines from European and Scandinavian designers. One half of the store showcases trendsetting casual styles like these handmade Pig & Hen Scandanivian bracelets. Do browse through the simple beachy linen shirts from Swedish line, Stenstroms to stylishly soft MAC Jeans.
These hipster bracelets are perfectly casual - photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

These Pig & Hen hipster bracelets are perfectly casual and so on point – photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

The other section showcases impeccably tailored suits with wildly dapper pocket squares. If you’re heading out of town for a trip, they can pull together a workable wardrobe for you. The price points vary from casual slip-on Seavees for the summer to sumptuous leather Donald Pliners.
Ask them to for a pocket square lesson at Sebastian's Closet - photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

Ask them to for a pocket square lesson at Sebastian’s Closet – photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

I loved wandering about the store with the boys while shopping for a gift for Daddy. It was the first time, we really took the time to talk about fabrics, minimalistic sensibilities and style.
Sebastian's Closet - shopping for Daddy - photo by IttyBittyFoodies

Sebastian’s Closet – shopping for Daddy – photo by IttyBittyFoodies

Tip: If you see something you like, buy it. Sebastian’s Closet prides themselves on only stocking a few sizes per design to keep looks fresh and on point. I went back a week after I saw something for my husband and it was all gone.
Kenny's Italian Kitchen - calamari - photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

Kenny’s Italian Kitchen – calamari – photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

Chef-owner Kenny Bowers lives, works and breathes Addison. He has two restaurants in Addison:  Kenny’s Italian Restaurant at Village on the Parkway and Kenny’s Woodfired Grill further west on Belt Line. Kenny’s Italian Kitchen serves up all our American Italian favorites from fried calamari to bruschetta to our family’s favorite, veal scallopine with Marsala wine sauce and mushrooms. You must order at least one of Kenny’s ‘Midnight’ Meatballs but note, they are the size of a tennis ball.
Kenny's Italian Kitchen Veal Marsala - photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

Kenny’s Italian Kitchen Veal Marsala – photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

Tip: On lazy nights, forget about cooking. Take home one of Kenny’s Italian favorite dishes in family-style sizes.
Mix and Match bunches of flowers and bring home a unique bouquet of whole trade flowers at Whole Foods Market - photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

Mix and Match bunches of flowers and bring home a unique bouquet of whole trade flowers at Whole Foods Market – photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

We visit Whole Foods Market on a weekly basis for groceries. Whole Foods Market stocks local food but we had no idea that Gorji’s Gourmet Sauces, comes from the Gorji’s Restaurant located at Village on the Parkway. Stop by to pick up some of their mix-and-match fair trade flowers to brighten up the house.

SCIENCE WORKS AT CREAMISTRY

Creamistry ice cream with fruity pebbles - photo by ittybittyfoodies.com

Creamistry ice cream with fruity pebbles – photo by ittybittyfoodies.com

What a fun break Creamistry is! The experience is part chemistry lesson and part magic show. Liquid nitrogen is added to made-to-order liquid bases and then ‘POOF’ it turns into creamy ice cream.
Nitrogen is the source of all the scientific fun at Creamistry - photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

Nitrogen is the source of all the scientific fun at Creamistry – photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

SIP AND SUP AT LAZY DOG RESTAURANT

Best patio in Village on the Parkway is at Lazy Dog. Enjoy a Buffalo Trace whiskey by the fire pit - photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

Best patio in Village on the Parkway is at Lazy Dog. Enjoy a Buffalo Trace whiskey by the fire pit – photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

For one of the best patios in Addison, check out Lazy Dog Restaurant. The restaurant space is huge with an equally spacious patio that is kid, dog, and group friendly. I must admit, we wrongly assumed that Lazy Dog was a sports bar restaurant. What a pleasant surprise to find that there were loads of healthy options and with all chef-prepared foods in-house.
Lazy Dog Buratta and Heirloom Tomato crisp - photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

Lazy Dog Buratta and Heirloom Tomato crisp – photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

They even make their own cocktail syrups and ginger beer. The menu is seasonal and we loved the burrata and heirloom tomato crisp bread, roasted beet salad with field greens and Brussels sprouts with lemon garlic and crispy capers.
Mercy Wine Bar - Dessert and WIne Pairing - photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

Mercy Wine Bar – Dessert and WIne Pairing – photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

Finish the day at Mercy Wine Bar. Though the name is deceptive, Mercy Wine Bar is one of the best places to dine in Addison. If you dine in, mussels in white wine and the pasta with four kinds of cheese tossed in a gorgonzola cream, truffle oil, and sliced pears is a divinely rich dish. Or, you can simply end the day with a dessert flight and wine pairing. Live music begins at 8 pm.
Tip: Mercy Wine Bar sells bottles to go at retail prices.

OTHER PLACES AND SERVICES

There’s so much to cover but I wanted to highlight some other shops and services you might not know about at your day at Village on the Parkway. You can while away an afternoon with a relaxing facial or massage from Hand and Stone. Or if you’re into clean hair beauty, try the Aveda salon, Boeau Belle Salon for a cut and color.

Beauty Brands has a huge variety of beauty, hair and nail products. They stock some of my favorites like Bumble and Bumble, SuperGoop, and Bare Minerals. They also have a nail and hair salon in-house.
Ideal Dental at Village on the Parkway - photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

Ideal Dental at Village on the Parkway – photo by IttyBittyFoodies.com

To celebrate our day! We are giving away Power Laser Whitening service at Ideal Dental at Village on the Parkway (winner may use it at any Ideal Dental locations most convenient to them. To enter the giveaway, simply head to IttyBittyFoodies Instagram account.
Thank you to VIllage on the Parkway and all the sponsors for making this blog post possible. As always, opinions expressed are our own.

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