Personalized Photography Session
Velvet Burnout Studios
3311 Elm St. Loft 302
Dallas, TX 75226
Hours: By appointment only
With the massive use of social media sites, it’s important for mom to have some great looking photos. Something casual for Facebook and more formal for LinkedIn is usually the way to go, and it’s important for the photos to reflect the real her/ This is where the skills of cinematographer / photographer Michael Owens will come into the mix. Owens works with a number of the big advertising agencies and has a clientele list ranging from individuals to Fortune 100 companies, so he really understands how to make people look their best. For a rate of $350, you can treat mom to an individualized 2-hour session with up to three wardrobe changes and 12 finished and re-touched photos in electronic format.
7700 Northaven Road
Dallas, TX 75230
Hours: Mon to Sat – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In what has to be placed under the title “novel gadget,” come the Herb Scissors. An ideal gift for any gardening or cooking fan, this hand little gadget makes mincing basil for pesto or mint and honeydew melon sage for fruit salads a breeze. Housed in an eye-catching garden green color, these scissors sport a group of five blades, which ensures your fresh herbs are properly and quickly snipped for additions to salads, entrees, soups and desserts. The blades are 18/8 stainless steel, which will provide years of service with proper care and hand washing.
Hours: By appointment/ via email
For a unique gift, give mom these delightful photo art tiles. Memory Art Tiles are produced by area artist Catherine Colcer. How does it work? Clients provide copies of photos or children’s art work and Colcer turns them into works of art that are preserved on glass tiles. These tiles are fantastic conversation pieces when placed out on a cocktail table as coasters, utilized as part of a mosaic art table, tile backsplash, or as a sweet reminder on a desk at work.
Dude, Sweet Chocolate
inside Avoca Coffee
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Hours: Mon to Sat – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Is your mom a choc-o-holic? Then we’ve got just the thing. The amazing chocolatiers at Dude, Sweet Chocolate have won heaps of praise for their sweet and savory indulgences at their Bishop Arts District location. They are now making it easy for the west side of DFW to satisfy their chocolate cravings by making their bon-bons, spreads, barks and more available at Avoca Coffee. Samples are available to help with the decision making process as the perfect assortment is put together for mom.
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3000 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226
Hours: Fri to Sat – 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., All other hours by appointment
If mom’s idea of sheer indulgence is savoring a delicious glass of wine, then it’s time to head to the Deep Ellum part of town for a visit to Calais Winery. This little gem of a shop is owned by Benjamin Calais, who takes immense pride in being involved in every step of the process, from the harvesting to the bottling of his wine. Calais offers an amazing dessert wine, Cuvee des Marrons, that is excellent when paired with chocolates.
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