• Treats From Miss Naughty Brownie Make Quite the Impression

    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE

    The company offers everything from place tags to personalized gifts.

Miss Naughty Brownie began in 2012 as a retail bakery based in Dallas. Today, owner Rana Abla ships her company’s 12 varieties of decadent brownies all over the country. Her signature brownie, the Very Naughty Brownie, is a layer of cookie dough topped by Oreos and finished with Abla’s uniquely gooey fudge brownie recipe. Each brownie is individually packaged in its own clear box, and can be ordered in a beautifully packaged box of three, six or 12 assorted flavors. Meeting planners have opted to attach business cards or branded tags to individual brownie boxes on behalf of corporate clients, or used the individual brownie packages as place card holders, says Abla.  

The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed its $24 million renovation of the entire hotel and conference center. Renovations began in 2020. 

The North Dallas conference center hotel renovation includes a full redesign of all 503 guest rooms, lobby and public areas, and food and beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel’s 55,000-square-feet of meeting space was updated with new furnishings, technology upgrades, and the addition of a new 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom. 


South by Southwest (SXSW) returned live this year! The 35-year-old festival infuses on average $16-plus million of consumer spending into the Austin music scene over the course of nine days. The festival returned in March after its cancellation in 2020 and virtual show in 2021. Both the cancellation and virtual show were prompted by health and safety concerns due to the pandemic. 


Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.