Your Guide to Fall in Dallas
Those 9 p.m. sunsets are creeping closer and closer to a reasonable hour. The heat stays but something about the sticky September afternoons reminds us of summer's conclusion. Whatever magic it brings is dwindling. The school zones have lit up, those of us with summer vacations have bid them adieu and those of us without them must stop pretending we were ever on one.
And there is that tendency to will the fall back and hold on to the summer. One last swim, we keep calling it, though we all know it will be hot enough to jump in a pool till at least October. And the stubborn wardrobe changes, my personal seasonal dance to those autumnal gods, means wearing boots and blazers far too soon. Changing my drink order from gin to bourbon, in an effort to signal to the universe that I am ready for the coming fall.
And as we find ourselves halfway through September, it all feels so very September-y. As much as we complain of the business of the holidays or festival seasons, it is this early fall season when Dallas calendars fill up, when events launch and when you can decide to go full blast in nearly every Dallas circus ring, should you choose.
We don't want you to forget a thing this fall at The Overserved, and in the interest of helping you do it all in style we offer some tips on keeping your September calendar together. As with any new school year, you may need some supplies, a costume or two that invoke a lot of confidence and the flexibility to plan out every minute of the month -- and ditch your plans when an adventure comes your way.
DSO Conductor Jaap Van Zweden
Your Fall in Highbrow
The gala season kicks off in September, and in Dallas you will be starting with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's opening night on Saturday, which gives you a reason to dust off that tux or full-length gown. You'll be there for the music, of course. This year the socialite season kicks off with no less a diva than soprano Renee Fleming, joining rock star conductor Jaap van Zweden, but the party won't end there. Stay for the afterparty to witness Dallas-level decadence as the yuppies, the music snobs and the one percenters mix it up. It's no Art Ball in terms of immoderation but the Champagne-only bar just east of DJ Lucy Wrubel gives every gala in town a run for its bubbly. It. Is. Everywhere.
What you will need: well-heeled shoes comfortable enough to dance in, the memory that the lobby bars at the Meyerson still serve hard liquor during the afterparty portion of the night and whatever well-fitting shallow sparkly thing makes you stand the tallest amongst the beautiful people. Drink some water.