Serious? or Seriously Sweet?

This weekend in Dallas it’s worth snagging tickets to either the George W. Bush Library “First Ladies: Style of Influence” exhibit (running until October 1st) or picking out a future weekend to visit the nearly-sold-out Sweet Tooth Hotel in downtown!


Location: Highland Park / George W. Bush Library

Cannot Miss: “First Ladies: Style of Influence” exhibit

The “First Ladies: Style of Influence” exhibit has been running since March 1st and has already garnered lots of attention for the rarely-seen pieces on display. The exhibit is a case study come to life on the several different leadership roles a First Lady can embody. Their impact is viewed through the landmark research report that sparked the exhibit: A Role Without a Rulebook: The Influence and Leadership of Global First Ladies. In addition to learning about our American First Ladies, several other first ladies and their staff were interviewed for the exhibit, including:

Mrs. Rula Ghani, First Lady of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Ms. Cecelia Morel, Former First Lady of the Republic of Chile
Vice President Margarita Cedeno de Fernandez, Former First Lady of the Dominican Republic
Mrs. Roman Tesfaye, First Lady of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Ms. Ana Garcia de Hernandez, First Lady of the Republic of Honduras
Mrs. Monica Geingos, First Lady of the Republic of Namibia
Ms. Ana Botella, Former First Lady of Spain
Ms. Kateryna Yushchenko, Former First Lady of Ukraine
Ms. Maria Julia Pou, former First Lady of Uruguay


Mrs. Barbara Bush First Lady of the United States

Mrs. Barbara Bush visiting children with HIV


The report clearly reports that a First Lady can be directly instrumental to national, political and social change. One of the reasons why it is important to foster female leadership positions, the other is that level of female leadership in a community is directly tied to it’s prosperity. Additional pieces in the exhibit, spanning 200 years of White House history, are Eleanor Roosevelt’s black evening gown worn during travels around the country serving as FDR’s “eyes, ears and legs” after partial-paralysis from polio, Dolley Madison’s 1820s drapery-weight red velvet dress and snuff box, and Lou Hoover’s original Girl Scout national president uniform.

First Ladies Picture 2013

President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush and First Lady Michelle Obama sit for a ‘class picture’ with several African First Ladies in 2013

After viewing the exhibit, if you would like to grab a bite, Cafe 43 is located just outside the museum entrance and features family-favorite dishes from the Bush Family’s personal recipes and a few Bush-White House favorites.


Location: Victory Park

Cannot Miss: Sweet Tooth Hotel

The Sweet Tooth Hotel is located in Victory Park just down the street from American Airlines Center. The brainchild of husband and wife team Cole and Jencey Keeton, and the experienced Bender Brothers who own Built By Bender; together, they concocted a confectionery dream. With five unique rooms, an attached gift shoppe and countless angles to choose from the hotel is an Instagam Influencer’s dream! Sweet Tooth Hotel is the result of several  Dallas creatives that range from cake-markers to hair artists, check out their work through the links below!

built by bender bender brothers

     Built By Bender  

jeremy biggers artist

 Jeremy Biggers   

rob wilson dallas artist

Rob Wilson 

Goodies Cakery Dallas Texas

Goodies Cakery

Shamsy Roomiani Dallas Artist

Shamsy Roomiani  

Jojo Chuang Dallas Artist

Jojo Chuang

Beau Bollinger Dallas Hair Stylist Artist

Beau Bollinger

Robert Burgess Shirt

Ruben Burgess

The Sweet Tooth Hotel has been so popular it sold out for the month of June already! But not to worry, Sweet Tooth Hotel signed on for an additional month of viewing all of July. Several weekends are already sold out, but it’s worth scheduling far in advance to get a glimpse of the tastiest experiential-art in Dallas this summer. Additionally, Sweet Tooth Hotel is offered up as a commercial photography location starting at $2,500. We can imagine the amazing work we could shoot there!

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