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The Weekend Guide

boxal picnic set!

Hungry, hungry hipsters.

EAT UP
Boxsal

What: The urban dweller’s picnic for four ($35) with compostable trays, bowls, utensils, cups, and napkins tucked inside a graphic box that mimics cool stuff like a briefcase or stereo.
Why: Designed by Dallas creatives Three Blind Ants.
When: Life’s a picnic.
Where: Online at boxsal.com.

SHOP
Warren Barrón Bridal Sample Sale
What:
Score a wedding dress by designers such as Angel Sanchez and Oscar de la Renta for 40-80 percent off retail.
Why: No appointment necessary — but patience is.
When: Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 53 Highland Park Village (214-526-8400).

FIND
HireaStang
What: Whether you’re an ex-Pony who wants to trade bartending skills for money or just a Dallas resident looking for a reliable babysitter or Spanish tutor, the new site hooks up go-getters with people who need them.
Why: It handles everything from reference checks to payments for services rendered.
When: You need a stang operation.
Where: Online at hireastang.com.

GIVE
Operation Gratitude
What:
Donate goods for American troops (here’s the wish list), and NorthPark’s Elaine Turner will send them to the charity for care packages.
Why: Get 25 percent off full-price items and 15 percent off sale stuff the day of drop-off; get an additional 10 percent off with a valid military ID.
When: Thru July 8. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 8687 N. Central Expy., ste. 1031 (214-265-1010).

Photo: Courtesy of Boxal 

LOCATIONS
6731 Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX 75205
214-526-8400
8687 N Central Expy
ste 1031
Dallas, TX 75231
214-265-1010
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