My City

Suzanne Droese is Dallas’ answer to the modern mom about town. Married to an architect and loving mother of twin boys, this Rest + Revolution Public Relations exec divulges all of her favorite things from travel essentials to chic charities.

Way to Start the Day:

With my husband and kids – all in my bed for “snuggle time” – followed by the perfect cup of coffee and the morning newspaper.

City to Visit

San Miguel de Allende – It’s so peaceful and the locals are always so lovely and gracious.

Travel Must-haves:

A stockpile of my favorite magazines, a cashmere wrap, my iPhone, moisturizer and sunscreen, the perfect pair of white jeans, Tod’s driving shoes, and my Lanvin sunglasses. I obviously don’t subscribe to the “pack light” philosophy.

Actress of All Time:

A tie between Ann-Margret and Nicole Kidman – both redheads, of course.

Way to Unwind:

With a glass of red wine or champagne and good friends.

Charitable Cause:

TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art benefiting amfAR and the Dallas Museum of Art, which I’m co-chairing this year. Mark your calendars for October 23.

Best Gift Ever Received:

My Cartier Trinity ring. It symbolizes a number of special and sentimental things to me. In a non-material sense: my children and the confidence, faith and unconditional love given to me by my parents.

Biggest Personal Indulgence:

I have two – beautiful shoes and fine stationery.

I always bring out-of-towners to:

Tillman’s Roadhouse, Fair Park, the Neiman Marcus flagship store, the Dallas Arts District, and Equinox.

Cultural Experience:

The Dallas Arts District is the cornerstone of culture. Not only is it home to the city’s amazing visual and performing arts institutions, the world-class architecture is innovative, fresh and modern. It’s also awe-inspiring and rather humbling to see the generosity of so many Dallas citizens, whose vision and gifts made the Arts District come to life.