Things I'm Loving This Week!

I love discovering new products and experiences!  Especially if they're local. 

Our goal is to highlight people who are currently adding value to our cities for all to enjoy!  Watching local dreamers' ideas come alive excites me. There's just something special about following the journey and watching it truly take shape.  Part of the fun, and-for City:SHAPERS-the responsibility, is helping them keep their dreams growing.   So, for me, the quest to discover and support is an all-consuming flame.

With that said, here's what I've been enjoying this week...

1) The Perfect Dinner Party Game: 

Oh my gosh!  Last weekend at a Christmas party, I was introduced to one of the coolest games I've played in years!  It's called Quiplash. I just love games that bring people together, and this one does just that.  All you need is a TV and cell phones.  I believe it's only $10.  If you're coming over to my house in the next several months, be prepared to play!

2) Amazing Beef Jerky!!!  

I'm a big beef jerky fan. During my annual Christmas trek to First Monday in Canton, (sidenote...I truly just go for the food) I stumbled across SAAP LAO KITCHEN Laotian-Style Beef Jerky.  This stuff is flat out spicy and delicious. SAAP is based out of Dallas and the owners are great people. The best part is they make their beef jerky fresh weekly! It's truly craft beef jerky!!! This is the perfect stocking stuffer for any dude!  


3) Amazing Coffee!

Our savvy Baristas at BREWED are so great at finding micro-roasters around the country to keep our selection interesting.  

This week I picked up a bag of Ethiopian coffee from Evocation, a roaster in Amarillo.   This bag did not disappoint! Anything with tasting notes of citrus and strawberry has to be yummy.   You can pick up unique bags of coffee from around the country at BREWED weekly. 


4) Another Dude Candle

As I mentioned last week, I love candles as long as they smell like leather, bourbon or something clean.  A few days ago, I found my all-time favorite candle at The 4eleven shops!  Society Candle Shop in Oak Cliff created a line called The Texas Collection, and the Fort Worth candle is my fave.  I mean, who doesn't love a candle that smells like Burnished Leather, Perennial Blossoms, and Fresh Cut Wildflowers.  Dude candle all the way!!!


Please keep me in mind if you're gathering up people to play some Quiplash!  I might have to bring my favorite candle though! 

Have a great weekend. 

P.S.  Be on the lookout for lots of fun adventures from City:SHAPERS In 2018!  We can't wait to share them with you.


Joey Turner