Spend a Summer Day at Village on the Parkway

Addison is known for their high-end restaurants, classy boutiques, beautiful open spaces and lively nightlife – but did you know you could find all of that in one spot? With 50 stores, recently renovated greenery and fountains and European-chic atmosphere, Village on the Parkway has everything you need for a perfect summer day. 

According to its website, VOTP is a “Texas-style shopping meca.” In other words, it has Texas charm mixed with a high-class atmosphere. When you arrive, park your car in the shade inside the free, covered parking garage. From there, you can walk to the stores, restaurants, bars, entertainment and service shops inside the shopping center, or simply relax by a fountain. 

We recommend starting with the most important meal of the day: brunch! Stop by Snooze an A.M. Eatery in Suite 824 for a meal worth setting your alarm for. Try the Smashed Avocado Benny, which is a signature English muffin with smashed avocado and green chili, parmesan cheese, vine-ripened tomatoes, two poached cage-free eggs, smoked cheddar hollandaise and everything spice; or go for something sweeter, like the OMG! French Toast, which is a fresh brioche stuffed with mascarpone and topped with vanilla crème, salted caramel, fresh strawberries and toasted coconut. 

Once you are stuffed, let your food settle by pampering yourself at Grand Spa in Suite 612. For this month, you can get a Coconut Cabana Spa Manicure or Pedicure ($38 and $58, respectively), an 80-minute Refreshing Facial ($198) complete with micro-dermaplane followed by a spicy paprika treatment and completed with a new HydroJelly peel-off mask, or an Ocean Dream Massage ($165), which is a relaxing 80-minute Swedish massage with your choice of a sugar scrub on your back or feet. Me-time has never felt so amazing!

Grand Spa

Next, it’s time to go shopping (this definitely counts as cardio)! Pop in Francesca’s in Suite 820 to find one-of-a-kind gift items, cute wall décor, pretty earrings and necklaces, trendy women’s clothing and cool stuff you never realized you needed – like this seafoam green shower wine holder for $16 or this Friends-themed mug that says “How You Doin?” on the front. Or, go to Chico’s in Suite 800, you can find many styles for the office or vacation, all designed with real women in mind. From their ultra-slimming jeans to their colorful blouses, you will love everything at this store! One must have: the Fringe-Detail Hat. This straw hat features pretty white tassels and is perfect for keeping the sun off your face and neck – something you could use during your day walking around VOTP! Men can get in on the action too at Sebastian’s Closeta men’s boutique featuring colorful fabrics, fun prints, tailored jackets and accessories perfect for a fashion-forward guy. 

Take a break for an early dinner at Kenny’s Italian Kitchen in Suite 764, home of the most delicious meatballs you’ve ever had, seriously. Sit at the tables with red-and-white checkered tablecloths, share a bowl of spicy lasagna and bread, and sip on a martini made with ice-cold Grey Goose on tap. We recommend the Fettuccini Carbonara, made with smoked bacon, fresh egg, parmesan, romano and cream; or the Veal Picatta soaked in white wine and lemon butter caper sauce. 

Afterward, unwind with a show at AMC Village on the Parkway 9 in Suite 208, an upscale, reserved-seating theatre showing the latest releases. This week, catch new releases Spider-Man: Far From Home, Midsommar and the re-release of Avengers: Endgame featuring an unfinished deleted scene. Pro tip: stop by MacGuffins Bar to order a specialty cocktail, craft beer or premium wine before the show to make the movie even more enjoyable! 

End the night with live music and strong drinks at one of the many bars onsite. Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub in Suite 776 offers performances by local bands every night of the week, making even a random Tuesday night seem like a lively night out! Or visit Mercy Wine Bar in Suite 554 for over 100 different options of wine by the glass that pairs perfectly with live music every Wednesday through Sunday night. 

Located at 5100 Belt Line Road in Addison, Village on the Parkway is the region’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. VOTP welcomes thousands of visitors weekly to see its popular anchor stores like Whole Foods Market, chic boutiques, fun dining and entertainment, convenient services, 24-Hour Fitness and AMC Theatres. Many events throughout the year are held here as well, including Pairings on the Parkway, Holiday Open House and more.

Whether you bring a date, the family or just yourself, Village on the Parkway is the perfect summertime hangout spot. It can satisfy all your needs – from a cold drink to a fresh manicure to an evening of entertainment – all in one gorgeous spot. Don’t let the summer heat force you to stay inside again. Have a wonderfully refreshing day of shopping, dining and fun at Village on the Parkway! 

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