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Hidden Gems: Far North Dallas

Every day we have a choice. We can support an up and coming podcaster, try a new family-run restaurant, join a boutique gym started by a local fitness champ or we could keep giving away our money to the handful of giants who already control so much of our commerce. Our daily decisions impact the kind world we live in; if we want a world where small businesses are growing and artists and creatives are thriving then we should support them with our time, money and attention. We’re proud to highlight inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs each week in Hidden Gems series.  Check out some of Far North Dallas’ gems below.

Lori Klinger

I’ve been teaching yoga for 16 years and hosting retreats around the world for over a decade. I’m a native Texan, and my heart brought me back to my home state after a 15-year hiatus of playing and teaching in Florida and the Bahamas. When my out of state friends and students would visit me at the ranch, I quickly realized there was something very novel about a true Texas experience. Read more>>


I am always changing something with my hair. I’ve experimented with everything: cuts, color, various styles, weave, heat, heat damage (SO much damage) – all of it. I’ve always been of the opinion that my hair is “just hair,” so I’ve never stuck to one thing – it’s just hair, it’ll grow back! So I started a YouTube channel back in 2013. I figured, hey, I like doing my hair, talking about it, so I’m just going to make a channel. Read more>>

Shanell Monique

I’m a survival of Hurricane Katherine. I live in Oklahoma City. I am what today’s business world would describes as a serial entrepreneur, I am also the author of Love&Confidence Journal, The Wife Between Us & Broken Silence. It wasn’t until I went through my divorce when God really put it on my heart to finish my be a voice for woman. Read more>>

Porschea Dixson

I’d like to think my lifestyle/career choose me at a young age; I’ve never been one for sports or sitting in an office for hours having someone tell me what to do and when to do it. At the age of 11 (I believe)I told my stylist I was going to be a hairstylist when I grow up. I remember sitting in my room playing “salon” with my doll teaching my self how to do a cornrow. Read more>>

Lynn Jackson

I want couples to feel safe talking to me about themselves, their background, family dynamics, and vision for a wedding. I want them to know that I see them for who they are, and celebrate them and their love for each other. I am motivated by the conviction that all people are equal but different and that all love should be treasured. Read more>>

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