Summer in Texas can be brutal, so having a place to beat the heat with the whole family in tow is the dream. For Dallas mom and blogger Cassie Freeman, Inwood Village is the ideal go-to neighborhood spot to make that wish a reality.
Between running her successful blog Hi Sugarplum, collaborating on her own Gibson x Hi Sugarplum collection at Nordstrom, raising two amazing kids, and trying to go on the occasional date night with her husband, Cassie's life is pretty busy. Thankfully, Inwood Village provides her with a one-stop locale to spend time with her family while getting errands done, grabbing a bite to eat, and even fitting in a little fun.
Located conveniently on Lovers Lane and Inwood Road, Inwood Village is a favorite of Cassie's, as well as her 12-year-old daughter, Sloan. We spent the day with this mother-daughter duo, finding ways to beat the Texas heat as they stopped by some of their favorite spots in the center.
Mola Mola Poke
A trendy newcomer to Inwood Village, Mola Mola Poke is a whimsical and colorful restaurant that serves chef-inspired poke that focuses on sourcing experimental healthy options from across the world. With the goal to use local produce and place an emphasis on sustainable fish sourcing, Mola Mola attracts healthy, active individuals looking for a delicious bite in the neighborhood.
Landmark Inwood Theater
Opened in 1947, this unique theater has a remarkable history, distinctive film selection, and comfortable seating. Newly updated screening rooms feature leather lounge chairs, comfortable sofas, and loveseats. Additionally, a private bar allows patrons to purchase cocktails and soft drinks without leaving the theater.
One of Dallas' premier boutiques, BeTween Scene offers designer clothing, shoes, and accessories for kids and tweens alike. Featuring brands such as Ella Moss, Juicy Couture, and True Religion, this store has serious style, making grown-up fashionistas wish they could shop here too.
This one-of-a-kind local spot serves a creative array of popsicles and purees with an aim to package nature's perfection. Started by a local mother, Berrynaked prides itself on serving fresh, natural, and organic ingredients so that you know your family is getting a great snack or healthy dessert alternative.