Quia Querisma

Correspondent

  • Dallas, Texas, USA

Quia Querisma is a correspondent who lives in Dallas and covers the city for Forbes Travel Guide. Querisma sharpened her destination expertise while writing for Where Dallas and the Dallas Guestbook. Though she’s traveled to a number of major cities across the U.S. and parts of Mexico, Querisma got her first passport stamp in Great Britain. The trip inspired her to crisscross the globe collecting visas and chronicling each adventure. Since then, her travel features have been published by the Huffington Post, TravelSmartBlog.com and BlackAmericaWeb.com.

  • On April 26, 2013
    Quia Querisma answered the question: Quia Querisma

    Where is the best shopping in Dallas?


    With more shopping centers per capita than any other American city, Dallas doesn’t disappoint when it comes to retail therapy. While Galleria Dallas, NorthPark Center and Highland Park Village are often front of mind, there are several open-air shopping centers that demand attention for their boutique selections.

    Inwood Village on W. Lovers Lane and Inwood Road features St. Bernard Sports for luxury sporting apparel; BeTween Scene, outfitting fashion forward tweens and teens; and Mary Cates & Co. home decor. The Plaza at Preston Center also houses a number of noteworthy, independent retailers including a two-story Tootsie’s, TheBiz, Carla Martinengo, and Bachendorf’s. Snyder Plaza, located near the postcard-perfect Southern Methodist University Campus has a number of locally owned shops for stylish women and children. Popular stores like Baby Bliss, Allie-Coosh, Blues Jean Bar, Melanie Gayle and Cotton Island are neighborhood staples.

    Other mall alternatives that feature familiar, national chains are Mockingbird Station, Preston Park Village, Watters Creek, and the Shops at Park Lane.

    Image courtesy of Highland Park Village
  • On April 26, 2013
    Quia Querisma answered the question: Quia Querisma

    Where is the best shopping in Dallas?

     With more shopping centers per capita than any other American city, Dallas doesn’t disappoint when it comes to retail therapy. While Galleria Dallas, NorthPark Center and Highland Park Village are often front of mind, there are several open-air shopping centers that demand attention for their boutique selections.

    Inwood Village on W. Lovers Lane and Inwood Road features St. Bernard Sports for luxury sporting apparel; BeTween Scene, outfitting fashion forward tweens and teens; and Mary Cates & Co. home decor. The Plaza at Preston Center also houses a number of noteworthy, independent retailers including a two-story Tootsie’s, TheBiz, Carla Martinengo, and Bachendorf’s. Snyder Plaza, located near the postcard-perfect Southern Methodist University Campus has a number of locally owned shops for stylish women and children. Popular stores like Baby Bliss, Allie-Coosh, Blues Jean Bar, Melanie Gayle and Cotton Island are neighborhood staples.

    Other mall alternatives that feature familiar, national chains are Mockingbird Station, Preston Park Village, Watters Creek, and the Shops at Park Lane.

    Image courtesy of Highland Park Village
  • On April 26, 2013
    Quia Querisma answered the question: Quia Querisma

    Where is the best shopping in Dallas?

    With more shopping centers per capita than any other American city, Dallas doesn’t disappoint when it comes to retail therapy. While Galleria Dallas, NorthPark Center and Highland Park Village are often front of mind, there are several open-air shopping centers that demand attention for their boutique selections.

    Inwood Village on W. Lovers Lane and Inwood Road features St. Bernard Sports for luxury sporting apparel; BeTween Scene, outfitting fashion forward tweens and teens; and Mary Cates & Co. home decor. The Plaza at Preston Center also houses a number of noteworthy, independent retailers including a two-story Tootsie’s, TheBiz, Carla Martinengo, and Bachendorf’s. Snyder Plaza, located near the postcard-perfect Southern Methodist University Campus has a number of locally owned shops for stylish women and children. Popular stores like Baby Bliss, Allie-Coosh, Blues Jean Bar, Melanie Gayle and Cotton Island are neighborhood staples.

    Other mall alternatives that feature familiar, national chains are Mockingbird Station, Preston Park Village, Watters Creek, and the Shops at Park Lane.

    Image courtesy of Highland Park Village
  • On April 26, 2013
    Quia Querisma answered the question: Quia Querisma

    Where is the best shopping in Dallas?

    With more shopping centers per capita than any other American city, Dallas doesn’t disappoint when it comes to retail therapy. While Galleria Dallas, NorthPark Center and Highland Park Village are often front of mind, there are several open-air shopping centers that demand attention for their boutique selections.

    Inwood Village on W. Lovers Lane and Inwood Road features St. Bernard Sports for luxury sporting apparel; BeTween Scene, outfitting fashion forward tweens and teens; and Mary Cates & Co. home decor. The Plaza at Preston Center also houses a number of noteworthy, independent retailers including a two-story Tootsie’s, TheBiz, Carla Martinengo, and Bachendorf’s. Snyder Plaza, located near the postcard-perfect Southern Methodist University Campus has a number of locally owned shops for stylish women and children. Popular stores like Baby Bliss, Allie-Coosh, Blues Jean Bar, Melanie Gayle and Cotton Island are neighborhood staples.

    Other mall alternatives that feature familiar, national chains are Mockingbird Station, Preston Park Village, Watters Creek, and the Shops at Park Lane.
  • On April 24, 2013
    Quia Querisma answered the question: Quia Querisma

    What are the best activities to do in Dallas?

    Photo by DCVB - Clay Coleman  It can be said that if a person is bored in Dallas, then he or she just might be boring. People in the ritziest city in the Lone Star State are never at a loss for things to do. If you’re game for sports, there’s a major league team in town to suit your needs. Visit Cowboys Stadium and cheer on America’s Team, or head across the way to the Ballpark in Arlington to take in a Texas Rangers game. If your tastes are more global, head to Frisco for an FC Dallas soccer match. Still not satisfied? How about cheering on the Dallas Mavericks or the Dallas Stars from the American Airlines Center, betting on the ponies at Lone Star Park, NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway, or a good old-fashioned rodeo in Mesquite? If you’re ready to cheer, Dallas has your sport.

    If shopping is what you crave, the hometown of Neiman Marcus promises to please. From the historic, Main Street location of the aforementioned luxury giant to the fashionista’s playground of Highland Park Village to the art meets-retail experience of NorthPark Center; Dallas is a shopper’s paradise. The biggest names in couture including Jimmy Choo, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Christian Louboutin, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Diane Von Furstenberg and Valentino all have boutiques in town – and that’s just the short list.

    For a taste of the outdoors, the city’s warm climate is perfect for an active day at the newly-opened Klyde Warren Park, scenic jogging at White Rock Lake or taking a walking tour of the Arts District where the architecture rivals the artwork it houses, in terms of beauty and creativity. Al fresco dining is also a favorite past time of locals. Take the McKinney Avenue trolley from the Arts District to Uptown for patio-hopping at some of the most popular bars and eateries in town.
  • On April 24, 2013
    Quia Querisma answered the question: Quia Querisma

    What are the best activities to do in Dallas?

    Photo by DCVB - Clay Coleman  It can be said that if a person is bored in Dallas, then he or she just might be boring. People in the ritziest city in the Lone Star State are never at a loss for things to do. If you’re game for sports, there’s a major league team in town to suit your needs. Visit Cowboys Stadium and cheer on America’s Team, or head across the way to the Ballpark in Arlington to take in a Texas Rangers game. If your tastes are more global, head to Frisco for an FC Dallas soccer match. Still not satisfied? How about cheering on the Dallas Mavericks or the Dallas Stars from the American Airlines Center, betting on the ponies at Lone Star Park, NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway, or a good old-fashioned rodeo in Mesquite? If you’re ready to cheer, Dallas has your sport.

    If shopping is what you crave, the hometown of Neiman Marcus promises to please. From the historic, Main Street location of the aforementioned luxury giant to the fashionista’s playground of Highland Park Village to the art meets-retail experience of NorthPark Center; Dallas is a shopper’s paradise. The biggest names in couture including Jimmy Choo, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Christian Louboutin, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Diane Von Furstenberg and Valentino all have boutiques in town – and that’s just the short list.

    For a taste of the outdoors, the city’s warm climate is perfect for an active day at the newly-opened Clyde Warren Park, scenic jogging at White Rock Lake or taking a walking tour of the Arts District where the architecture rivals the artwork it houses, in terms of beauty and creativity. Alfresco dining is also a favorite past time of locals. Take the McKinney Avenue trolley from the Arts District to Uptown for patio-hopping at some of the most popular bars and eateries in town.
  • On April 24, 2013
    Quia Querisma answered the question: Quia Querisma

    What are the best activities to do in Dallas?

    Photo by DCVB - Clay Coleman  It can be said that if a person is bored in Dallas, then he or she just might be boring. People in the ritziest city in the Lone Star State are never at a loss for things to do. If you’re game for sports, there’s a major league team in town to suit your needs. Visit Cowboys Stadium and cheer on America’s Team, or head across the way to the Ballpark in Arlington to take in a Texas Rangers game. If your tastes are more global, head to Frisco for an FC Dallas soccer match. Still not satisfied? How about cheering on the Dallas Mavericks or the Dallas Stars from the American Airlines Center, betting on the ponies at Lone Star Park, NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway, or a good old-fashioned rodeo in Mesquite? If you’re ready to cheer, Dallas has your sport.

    If shopping is what you crave, the hometown of Neiman Marcus promises to please. From the historic, Main Street location of the aforementioned luxury giant to the fashionista’s playground of Highland Park Village to the art meets-retail experience of NorthPark Center; Dallas is a shopper’s paradise. The biggest names in couture including Jimmy Choo, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Christian Louboutin, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Diane Von Furstenberg and Valentino all have boutiques in town – and that’s just the short list.

    For a taste of the outdoors, the city’s warm climate is perfect for an active day at the newly-opened Clyde Warren Park, scenic jogging at White Rock Lake or taking a walking tour of the Arts District where the architecture rivals the artwork it houses, in terms of beauty and creativity. Al fresco dining is also a favorite past time of locals. Take the McKinney Avenue trolley from the Arts District to Uptown for patio-hopping at some of the most popular bars and eateries in town.
  • On April 24, 2013
    Quia Querisma answered the question: Quia Querisma

    What are the best activities to do in Dallas?

    Photo by DCVB - Clay Coleman  It can be said that if a person is bored in Dallas, then he or she just might be boring. People in the ritziest city in the Lone Star State are never at a loss for things to do. If you’re game for sports, there’s a major league team in town to suit your needs. Visit Cowboys Stadium and cheer on America’s Team, or head across the way to the Ballpark in Arlington to take in a Texas Rangers game. If your tastes are more global, head to Frisco for an FC Dallas soccer match. Still not satisfied? How about cheering on the Dallas Mavericks or the Dallas Stars from the American Airlines Center, betting on the ponies at Lone Star Park, NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway, or a good old-fashioned rodeo in Mesquite? If you’re ready to cheer, Dallas has your sport.

    If shopping is what you crave, the hometown of Neiman Marcus promises to please. From the historic, Main Street location of the aforementioned luxury giant to the fashionista’s playground of Highland Park Village to the art meets-retail experience of NorthPark Center; Dallas is a shopper’s paradise. The biggest names in couture including Jimmy Choo, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Christian Louboutin, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Diane Von Furstenberg and Valentino all have boutiques in town – and that’s just the short list.

    For a taste of the outdoors, the city’s warm climate is perfect for an active day at the newly-opened Clyde Warren Park, scenic jogging at White Rock Lake or taking a walking tour of the Arts District where the architecture rivals the artwork it houses, in terms of beauty and creativity. Al fresco dining is also a favorite past time of locals. Take the McKinney Avenue trolley from the Arts District to Uptown for patio-hopping at some of the most popular bars and eateries in town.
  • On April 24, 2013
    Quia Querisma answered the question: Quia Querisma

    What are the best activities to do in Dallas?

    Photo by DCVB - Clay Coleman   It can be said that if a person is bored in Dallas, then he or she just might be boring. People in the ritziest city in the Lone Star State are never at a loss for things to do. If you’re game for sports, there’s a major league team in town to suit your needs. Visit Cowboys Stadium and cheer on America’s Team, or head across the way to the Ballpark in Arlington to take in a Texas Rangers game. If your tastes are more global, head to Frisco for an FC Dallas soccer match. Still not satisfied? How about cheering on the Dallas Mavericks or the Dallas Stars from the American Airlines Center, betting on the ponies at Lone Star Park, NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway, or a good old-fashioned rodeo in Mesquite? If you’re ready to cheer, Dallas has your sport.

    If shopping is what you crave, the hometown of Neiman Marcus promises to please. From the historic, Main Street location of the aforementioned luxury giant to the fashionista’s playground of Highland Park Village to the art meets-retail experience of NorthPark Center; Dallas is a shopper’s paradise. The biggest names in couture including Jimmy Choo, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Christian Louboutin, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Diane Von Furstenberg and Valentino all have boutiques in town – and that’s just the short list.

    For a taste of the outdoors, the city’s warm climate is perfect for an active day at the newly-opened Clyde Warren Park, scenic jogging at White Rock Lake or taking a walking tour of the Arts District where the architecture rivals the artwork it houses, in terms of beauty and creativity. Al fresco dining is also a favorite past time of locals. Take the McKinney Avenue trolley from the Arts District to Uptown for patio-hopping at some of the most popular bars and eateries in town.
  • On April 24, 2013
    Quia Querisma answered the question: Quia Querisma

    What are the best activities to do in Dallas?

    Photo by DCVB - Clay Coleman
    It can be said that if a person is bored in Dallas, then he or she just might be boring. People in the ritziest city in the Lone Star State are never at a loss for things to do. If you’re game for sports, there’s a major league team in town to suit your needs. Visit Cowboys Stadium and cheer on America’s Team, or head across the way to the Ballpark in Arlington to take in a Texas Rangers game. If your tastes are more global, head to Frisco for an FC Dallas soccer match. Still not satisfied? How about cheering on the Dallas Mavericks or the Dallas Stars from the American Airlines Center, betting on the ponies at Lone Star Park, NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway, or a good old-fashioned rodeo in Mesquite? If you’re ready to cheer, Dallas has your sport.

    If shopping is what you crave, the hometown of Neiman Marcus promises to please. From the historic, Main Street location of the aforementioned luxury giant to the fashionista’s playground of Highland Park Village to the art meets-retail experience of NorthPark Center; Dallas is a shopper’s paradise. The biggest names in couture including Jimmy Choo, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Christian Louboutin, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Diane Von Furstenberg and Valentino all have boutiques in town – and that’s just the short list.

    For a taste of the outdoors, the city’s warm climate is perfect for an active day at the newly-opened Clyde Warren Park, scenic jogging at White Rock Lake or taking a walking tour of the Arts District where the architecture rivals the artwork it houses, in terms of beauty and creativity. Al fresco dining is also a favorite past time of locals. Take the McKinney Avenue trolley from the Arts District to Uptown for patio-hopping at some of the most popular bars and eateries in town.
  • On April 24, 2013
    Quia Querisma answered the question: Quia Querisma

    What are the best activities to do in Dallas?

    Photo by DCVB - Clay Coleman It can be said that if a person is bored in Dallas, then he or she just might be boring. People in the ritziest city in the Lone Star State are never at a loss for things to do. If you’re game for sports, there’s a major league team in town to suit your needs. Visit Cowboys Stadium and cheer on America’s Team, or head across the way to the Ballpark in Arlington to take in a Texas Rangers game. If your tastes are more global, head to Frisco for an FC Dallas soccer match. Still not satisfied? How about cheering on the Dallas Mavericks or the Dallas Stars from the American Airlines Center, betting on the ponies at Lone Star Park, NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway, or a good old-fashioned rodeo in Mesquite? If you’re ready to cheer, Dallas has your sport.

    If shopping is what you crave, the hometown of Neiman Marcus promises to please. From the historic, Main Street location of the aforementioned luxury giant to the fashionista’s playground of Highland Park Village to the art meets-retail experience of NorthPark Center; Dallas is a shopper’s paradise. The biggest names in couture including Jimmy Choo, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Christian Louboutin, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Diane Von Furstenberg and Valentino all have boutiques in town – and that’s just the short list.

    For a taste of the outdoors, the city’s warm climate is perfect for an active day at the newly-opened Clyde Warren Park, scenic jogging at White Rock Lake or taking a walking tour of the Arts District where the architecture rivals the artwork it houses, in terms of beauty and creativity. Al fresco dining is also a favorite past time of locals. Take the McKinney Avenue trolley from the Arts District to Uptown for patio-hopping at some of the most popular bars and eateries in town.
  • On April 24, 2013
    Quia Querisma answered the question: Quia Querisma

    What are the best attractions in Dallas?

    Photo by DCVB - Clay Coleman One of the most recognizable landmarks in Dallas is Reunion Tower. The 560-foot tall structure originally opened in 1978, with three levels of public access, including an observation deck. Over the years it’s housed The Dome night club, and a restaurant named Antares. Today, the aptly-named 560 by Wolfgang Puck occupies the old Antares space. The look is slick and modern, the wine selection is expansive and the Asian-inspired menu never fails to disappoint. Currently, the observation deck is closed for remodeling, but visitors can still enjoy sweeping, panoramic views of the city from 560’s gently-revolving dining floor.

    Another attraction that is distinctly Dallas is Pioneer Plaza. Located on Young Street, just outside of the Dallas Convention Center, the four-acre space features a 52-piece bronze sculpture of a larger-than-life cattle drive. Three cowboys on horses and 49 longhorn cattle are placed amongst native plants, trees and a stream. Created by Texas sculptor Robert Summers, this slice of history commemorates the route through the Shawnee Trail that brought settlers to Dallas, and cattle to market.
  • On April 24, 2013
    Quia Querisma answered the question: Quia Querisma

    What are the best attractions in Dallas?

    Photo by DCVB - Clay Coleman One of the most recognizable landmarks in Dallas is Reunion Tower. The 560-foot tall structure originally opened in 1978, with three levels of public access, including an observation deck. Over the years it’s housed The Dome night club, and a restaurant named Antares. Today, the aptly-named 560 by Wolfgang Puck occupies the old Antares space. The look is slick and modern, the wine selection is expansive and the Asian-inspired menu never fails to disappoint. Currently, the observation deck is closed for remodeling, but visitors can still enjoy sweeping, panoramic views of the city from 560’s gently-revolving dining floor.

    Another attraction that is distinctly Dallas is Pioneer Plaza. Located on Young Street, just outside of the Dallas Convention Center, the four-acre space features a 52-piece bronze sculpture of a larger-than-life cattle drive. Three cowboys on horses and 49 longhorn cattle are placed amongst native plants, trees and a stream. Created by Texas sculptor Robert Summers, this slice of history commemorates the route through the Shawnee Trail that brought settlers to Dallas, and cattle to market.
  • On April 24, 2013
    Quia Querisma answered the question: Quia Querisma

    What are the best attractions in Dallas?

    Photo by DCVB - Clay Coleman One of the most recognizable landmarks in Dallas is Reunion Tower. The 560-foot tall structure originally opened in 1978, with three levels of public access, including an observation deck. Over the years it’s housed The Dome night club, and a restaurant named Antares. Today, the aptly-named 560 by Wolfgang Puck occupies the old Antares space. The look is slick and modern, the wine selection is expansive and the Asian-inspired menu never fails to disappoint. Currently, the observation deck is closed for remodeling, but visitors can still enjoy sweeping, panoramic views of the city from 560’s gently-revolving dining floor.

    Another attraction that is distinctly Dallas is Pioneer Plaza. Located on Young Street, just outside of the Dallas Convention Center, the four-acre space features a 52-piece bronze sculpture of a larger-than-life cattle drive. Three cowboys on horses and 49 longhorn cattle are placed amongst native plants, trees and a stream. Created by Texas sculptor Robert Summers, this slice of history commemorates the route through the Shawnee Trail that brought settlers to Dallas, and cattle to market.
  • On April 24, 2013
    Quia Querisma is now following Dallas