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Dine Dish: Katy Trail Ice House

Posted in Dine Dish by SMUstyle on October 26, 2011

It’s a beautiful weekend and you’ve got no plans, get on your bike, or put some use to those legs. Head about 2 1/2 miles down the Katy Trail and you’ll hit the Katy Trail Ice House. It will be no surprise to see the outside tables packed with people sipping on beers, enjoying their burger and cheering on their sports teams. Not only is the Ice House stocked with all types of drafts, spirits, and special house margaritas, their dining menu is almost as good. Feel like a burger along with that beer you just ordered? Don’t worry, the Ice House has got a 2x meat, 2x cheese, 2x jalapenos and 2x the chili burger called “Man vs Food” for those who feel the need for some serious chow. Their smaller bite include nachos, quesadillas, fries and many other tasty deals.

Based on the killer vibes of Ice House, I’m sure they would love to see SMU students in their best Halloween costumes this  weekend, so join the fun on Saturday to cheer on our Mustangs in the SMU vs. Tulsa game!

*Must be 21 to drink alcohol

McKenna Cottam,



Spotted: Jordan Swensson

Posted in Spotted by SMUstyle on October 21, 2011

Adding accessories can make an casual outfit seem like you put some thought into it. Here, Jordan paired simple black leggings with a leopard scarf, the perfect jean jacket, and a fun black and white checkered backpack.


Get Jordan’s look!

Leopard Scarf: Zara

Jean Jacket: Brandy Melville

Backpack: Marc Jacobs

McKenna Cottam


Shop Savvy: Necessities paired with Accessories

Posted in Shop Savvy by SMUstyle on October 11, 2011

This fall, pops of color in your closet (or for you freshman that little space in the corner of your dorm room) are necessities. Pair a simple blouse with some bright pants, and get fun with your accessories. Throw a bulky necklace on around a collar, a funky pair of shoes and a bag. Finally, you can’t go wrong adding in a chunky bracelet.

1. Blouse with contrasting pocket flap, $59.99 from Zara

2. Jet Pocket slim Cropped Pants, $69.84 from Asos

3. Rebecca Minkoff Skull Knit tote, $250 from Shopbop

4. Sam Edelman ‘Adena’ flat, $150 from Nordstroms

5. Bfriend bracelet $45 from The Door Closet

McKenna Cottam


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Dine Dish: The Common Table

Posted in Dine Dish by SMUstyle on September 21, 2011

Photo Credit / McKenna Cottam

As the weather starts to cool down, sitting outside to enjoy a nice Saturday brunch is something that actually sounds appealing these days. Cruise on uptown to The Common Table before the Boulevard, or maybe to revive you on Sunday after a long day of  showing your SMU spirit. While your sitting under their giant red umbrellas, sipping on your Tropical Mimosa, the only thing making you the slightest bit upset would be picking what you want to eat! Are you feeling the BCT breakfast sandwich, maybe some southern comfort Chicken & Waffles? No doubt, any of The Common Table options will be satisfying to your taste buds. Open for lunch, dinner and brunch on Saturday and Sundays, this comfortable and tasty spot is the perfect place for everyone.

The Common Table is located at 2917 Fairmount St.

McKenna Cottam


Spotted: Kelly Matthews

Posted in Spotted by SMUstyle on September 14, 2011

Who: Kelly Matthews

Where: Victor Tango’s

What she’s wearing? Blue J-brand jeans, Tory Burch Wedges, Scoop Necklace

McKenna Cottam


Dine Dish: The Pearl Cup

Posted in Dine Dish by SMUstyle on September 5, 2011

Looking for a tasty jolt to get your day going? Head down Henderson to The Pearl Cup Espresso Bar to get your morning fix. This espresso bar has different sorts of coffees, drinks and teas to choose from, but they are known for their signature Pearl Cup Latte. Voted best latte by D Magazine, it is a secret blend of ingredients that only the owners know. Maybe it’s Vanilla? Chai? Dulce de Leche? Who knows! But it’s a kick in a cup worth trying.

Not only does Pearl Cup serve up delicious drinks, but they also have a small, but satisfying menu of yummy pastries and sweets worth munching on. Stop in and you’ll likely find customers chowing down on a Nutella Banana Panini (yum!) or a veggie breakfast wrap.

With delicious drinks and treats, this hot spot coffee shop is a darling little place to post up on a Sunday to relax, eat or maybe even do some studying.

Taste for yourself at 1900 Henderson Avenue or visit The Pearl Cup for more details. 

McKenna Cottam


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