About Nelli

With a background in public relations and journalism, Nelli doubles as a PR practitioner and blogger. She writes lifestyle articles for GenPink.com and covers Dallas-area restaurants and food news for DallasFoodNerd.com. Her hobbies include working out, reading, traveling, and more recently, cooking. Connect with her on Twitter, @nellit916.






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Nerd out at Alamo Drafthouse DFW with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story events

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Out-of-this-galaxy celebrations for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will take place at Alamo Drafthouse during the movie’s opening weekend (December 15 – 18). Take a look at what’s planned! Opening night in Richardson – December 15 from 6 p.m. – close: The Alamo Richardson lobby will be teaming up with professional costumed Star Wars characters and droids, photo ops, a DJ, vintage Star Wars arcade game by Free Play Arcade,… Read more




Live soft with Soft Surroundings – now open in Plano

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Located off the bustling Park and Preston area of Plano is Soft Surroundings, a lifestyle brand from St. Louis. The new location of this store offers a variety of women’s clothes, accessories, makeup and home decor. They even sell the furniture you’ll see in the store. So if you love it, you can buy it! A lot of the large home pieces were hand-picked by the brand’s CEO from her travels to… Read more




Winter Wonderland at the Gaylord Texan

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The Gaylord Texan has transformed into a winter wonderland for its 13th year of Lone Star Christmas. Now through January 1, 2017, locals and tourists can experience holiday activities, live entertainment and stunning holiday displays. Read on for more details! Highlights of Lone Star Christmas 2 million holiday lights decorating the resort’s indoor atriums 2 million pounds of hand-carved ice for ICE! featuring “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town” 2… Read more




Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical comes to DFW Nov. 25-27

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Dallas Summer Musicals and Performing Arts Fort Worth are thrilled to co-present the family-friendly musical stage adaptation RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL at Bass Performance Hall November 22 and 23, for four performances. This fun family classic will then head to Dallas, where it will play at the Music Hall at Fair Park November 25-27, for five performances. The story tells the tale of a young Rudolph who, because… Read more




TEDxSMU stirs curiosity in Dallas, Nov. 11-12

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The folks behind TEDxSMU are bringing a jam-packed weekend of lively discussions, speakers and bright ideas to Dallas on November 11 and 12 at The Bomb Factory. Local and national speakers, covering topics such as entrepreneurship, technology, medicine and more, hone in on TED’s mission of “ideas worth spreading.” As a fan of TED Talks, I’m excited to experience this event right in my own backyard. (Haven’t seen a TED Talks video… Read more




Doctor Strange – the unlikely superhero (a Marvel review)

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Doctor Strange, by Marvel Comics, stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, an egotistical, wealthy neurosurgeon who faces a traumatic accident early on in the movie. Experiencing terrible nerve damage, Strange can no longer use his hands for his job as a brain surgeon. He desperately seeks help, as he feels completely useless in his life, but has no luck after visiting some of the top doctors around. A source shares advice… Read more




Happy lips with eos (and a giveaway!)

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If you ask me about the one thing I can’t live without, it’s lip balm. Lots of lots of lip balm! So the eos balms are a natural fit for my lifestyle. (eos stands for Evolution of Smooth.) The colorful eos spheres come in a variety of pretty colors, and I keep them around in EVERY bag and in my nightstand. The products keep my lips happy by relieving the dryness, thanks to… Read more




Celebrate those funny and cute cat videos at the Internet Cat Video Festival, Aug. 24

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The Internet Cat Video Festival is the first offline celebration of online cat videos. The live event gathers fellow feline fanatics to watch a curated collection of cat clips — from six second Vine videos to short films and everything in between — in a social environment. The event this year takes place at Texas Theatre (231 W. Jefferson Blvd, Oak Cliff) on Wednesday Aug., 24. The evening’s screening will feature approximately… Read more




Cool off this summer with Baileys Almande cocktails

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Baileys, often popular in coffee, milkshakes and other post-dinner drinks, has whipped up a new liquor in its collection, the Baileys Almande. The team at Baileys invited Dallas-area bloggers to an event earlier this month with beverage samples, brunch catered by State & Allen and a yoga class overlooking beautiful Uptown Dallas. Check out two of the Baileys Almande recipes below on how to recreate these refreshing drinks this summer. Aloha Almande… Read more




Free week of classes at GRIT Fitness, June 6-11 (Dallas Design District)

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Kick off summer with a FREE week of dance, cycle and sculpting classes at GRIT Fitness beginning June 6. The studio is celebrating the opening of its flagship at the Design District and invites the community to check out 14 various fitness classes. Fun. Fierce. Fabulous. This is the mantra that studio owner Brittani Rettig wants to share at her classes. Guests will engage in an energetic set of music-driven, group fitness classes that offer… Read more



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