Yasmeen Tadia's Guide to the Sweet Life
Our February 2019 CollinChild Mom Next Door's essential guide to travel around the world and in her own neighborhood
Words Alexis Manrodt
Published February 2019 CollinChild
Updated February 13, 2019
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FOR LOCAL BITES
“Zain loves sushi, so we eat out a lot at The Blue Fish at Watters Creek. For Thai food, our favorite is Noodle Wave—amazing food, and I know the owner very well.”
The Blue Fish // Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, 940 Garden Park Drive, Allen // 972/908-3433 
Noodle Wave // Multiple locations

FOR SWEET EATS
“Fried cinnamon ice cream from Noodle Wave and the Nutella and cookie butter Belgian waffle from Press Waffle Co. at Legacy Hall.”
Press Waffle Co. // Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano // 972/665-7148

FOR HAIR CARE
“Use dry shampoo! I use Batiste and travel with it all over the world. I keep a regular size in my luggage and a travel size in my purse.”
Batiste Original Dry Shampoo

FOR MID-FLIGHT BOREDOM BUSTERS
“Zain and I literally travel with a deck of Monopoly Deal and play it all over the world… in addition to a few days a week before bedtime.”
Monopoly Deal Card Game // Hasbro // $9.89

FOR GETTING AROUND
“Zain and I are addicted to Lyft, because it’s the easiest way for us to get to and from places without having to worry about parking!”
Lyft // Free

Park Place Select is an amazing app. It allows you to have the flexibility of changing your car at your fingertips with a variety of options offered by Park Place dealerships.”
Park Place Select // Joining fee starts at $1,000

FOR #MOMBOSS STYLE
“I love a beautiful pair of heels, but most are not particularly comfortable for all-day wear. Except for the Valentino Rockstud—I can wear those all day with no problem!”
Valentino Rockstud Pointy Toe Pumps // $995

“My go-to purse is the Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM with an extra large organizer insert I got on Amazon.”
Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Bag // $1,400