the most asked questions the Dallasites101 founders receive!



No, we did not grow up with “blogger” even in our vocabulary! Growing up, Kara dreamed of becoming a dentist and Lily of become an entrepreneur (which came true!). After graduating from college, we found ourselves in the blogging world, once we began posting on Instagram.

However, full disclosure, we do not call ourselves or consider ourselves bloggers, but rather a small localized media company, focused on integrating Dallasites into the community here.


What’s the filter you cannot edit without?

The C-Suite filters on the app ‘VSCO.’


What are our opinions on the iPhone vs camera debate for photos?

iPhone for the win! The 7 Plus and X are amazing and to us, rivals a real camera. Before the 7 Plus, 8, X, etc. even existed, we stuck to our iPhones to rep our brand of authenticity and accessibility. However, we recently invested in the Light camera for professional photography!




We got here as fast as we could and we are in no rush to say goodbye! Plus, the airports make it very convenient for us to travel back home to our families on the East and West coasts, respectively. That being said, it is weird to think about owning a company that is exclusive to one city! Looks like we are here to stay!



Yes..well, sort of! We started it and still both do it without any other full-time employees! But now have a few more team members who help us out, as we in fact still both work at our original full-time jobs ourselves!


Do we do everything that we post about?

No, and that compliments the idea that Dallasites101 is not strictly the story of our personal lives - it is the ‘101’ guide for Dallasites’ lives! There are so many local businesses to visit, events to attend, people to meet, causes to benefit, tacos to eat… that it would be impossible for us to do it all! And, again, we do not want to limit our content to only what we do.




Q & A


Q: Favorite margarita flavor?

Lily: The Avocado Margarita from Meso Maya

Kara: Spicy jalapeño on the rocks and with salt on the rim!


Q: Favorite Taco

Lily: The Pollo a la Mexicana from El Come!

Kara: I had a love/hate relationship with Velvet Taco when I first moved to Dallas. Many late nights would end with tacos there. I broke the habit, but still crave the #1 buffalo chicken taco.


Q: Favorite campaign so far?

Lily: Partnering with Lobster From Maine on an industry event in Dallas because I went to college in Maine and fell in love with the state. It was amazing posting about and sharing that love and encouraging people to support the state and lobster industry.

Kara: Our annual Christmas in July Giveaway series! It is a random, fun way for us to give back to our followers and show some extra love to the local businesses who support us. And I always feel like Santa (aka the best human ever) when messaging someone that he or she won! 


Q: One word that comes to mind when we hear ‘Dallas’?

Lily: Inclusive

Kara: New


Q: Best kept Dallasites secret?

Lily: Sandbar

Kara: Eatzi's 9pm sale