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Posts from December 2020

Peace Out 2020, Here’s to Getting Lucky in 2021

Thursday, December 31, 2020 7:00 AM by Lori Sirmen

Hello, New Year! As this year finally comes to a close, and not a moment too soon, it's time to control-alt-delete 2020, and start anew. Traditions are a great way to mark the end of one period and manifest our hopes for the beginning of another. And after 2020, we want health, wealth and heaping gobs of good luck all year long. According to lore from around the world, the boisterous sounds (party horns and blowers) can ward off evil spirits. In Latin America, it's believed that lugging around your (empty) weekender will conjure a year full

Hotel for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:00 PM by Kayla Mansour

This year has given us enough time at home, so scratch the idea of "Home for the Holidays" and create a new memory this season with the one(s) you love . . . try a safe hotel staycation. Yes, "Hotel for the Holidays" also has a nice ring to it! Holiday in style in Irving at one of our amazing properties, create new memories and be merry! The city lights up with holiday activities with fewer crowds and more room to explore. 'Tis the season to enjoy a whimsical stay in the heart of DFW. 

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas in Irving

Monday, December 21, 2020 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Just when you settle your brain for a long winter's nap, you're awakened, not by a clatter on the lawn but by knowing that Christmas is just a few days away. How many gifts do you have left to buy? Will they be delivered in time? And what are the chances they're still in stock? Well, don't chase those sugarplum visions away with worries about last minute gifts, because we have the answer for you. We've added below a jolly list of goodies to throw under the tree, found right here in Irving, and just in the time of Nick.

Where to Find Hot Chocolate Bombs in Irving

Friday, December 18, 2020 4:00 PM by Lori Sirmen

They’re so pretty, Oh, so pretty, they’re so pretty and trendy and bright. And everyone loves this decadent chocolatey delight! That's right! This over-the-top version of everyone’s favorite holiday drink has become a star on social media and is quickly becoming a staple in homes across the country. For the unfamiliar, we are talking about hot cocoa, but not your ordinary hot cocoa - actually it's quite extraordinary. The concept of the chocolate bomb is simple: they consist of hollow balls of chocolate packed with items such as chocolate

It's the most wonderful time of the year! So, don’t let Covid-19 be the Grinch that stole your Christmas cheer. Even the biggest Scrooges are more desperate than ever to salvage some holiday fun. Some folks are decking the halls for the very first time. Others have amped up their holiday decorama in an effort to end 2020 on a bright note. ‘Tis the season to sparkle after all, and your holiday meal should be no less festive than your holiday home decor.

We’re all hungry for sweet seasonal relief. With fewer options for celebrating, a nicely

Gift Cards Galore at Irving Restaurants

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

This year, more than ever, a thoughtful gift card makes a great Christmas gift. It can be mailed, emailed, or personalized with a hand-made gift card holder. And you get to help out our area businesses. But wait, there's more! As an added bonus, we've compiled a list of Irving eateries who are offering special discounts and bonus cards. So look no further than down the road to your nearest restaurant for a ho-ho-whole lot of cheer to give away . . . or for keep for yourself.

Be sure to visit the restaurant's website as some gift card

End 2020 on a Sweet Note

Friday, December 4, 2020 9:00 AM by Lori Sirmen

You probably already know Cookie Monster as a cookie, well, monster. Did you know Cookie Monster is also on Twitter sharing his little crumbs of wisdom and random thoughts like...

Me thinks the Cookie Monster has devoured his fair share of cookies this year. Me have too! We can all relate to our furry blue friend’s philosophy that when the chips are down, the chocolate kind of chips cheer us up.