Now a Full-Fledged Texan, ’80s It-Girl Cornelia Guest Shares Her Dallas It List

And Tips for Incoming Californians

BY // 10.15.21

You might have seen in our March 2020 issue that Cornelia Guest has moved to Dallas — yes, the ’80s It-girl and deb of the decade, Andy Warhol acolyte, actress, author, designer, animal activist, and social force. She didn’t fall far from the social branch of her parents, C.Z. and Winston Frederick Churchill Guest. At that time, during COVID lockdown, she was in search of a ranch for weekend escapes and as a home for her extended family, which includes dogs, lambs, donkeys, horses, birds (including a duck that follows her around), and pretty much every other creature that might have needed rescuing. We’re happy to report that she’s bought that retreat, and it’s just a short drive from her home in Highland Park.

Now that she’s been a full-fledged Dallasite for almost two years, we asked what she’s discovered in our city — along with tips for the flock of Californians who are migrating to Texas in droves.



OhZone Medical: One of the most amazing clinics I’ve ever been to. Lauren Snyder the esthetician is the best. I love the saunas, the PEMF mats, and IVs. And Highland Park Spine & Sports Medicine: Dr. Mary Collings has magic hands.


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Grange Hall (part flower shop, part boutique, part very good café) on Knox District’s Travis Street.


(BTW, Guest is an avowed vegan.)

Grange Hall: Two words: shop, lunch. A fabulous assortment of beautifully curated things to buy and yummy food.

Georgie by Curtis Stone: This is my go-to for dinner. They have the best salads, and the chef always makes me delicious plant-based food. Never disappoints.

Belse Restaurant: It’s all plant-based. Some of the best food I’ve ever had.

Dallas Farmers Market: I love browsing there. The Shed on weekends has fantastic produce.


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Cornelia Guest and Olive Guest, photographed by Lauren Withrow for PaperCity at the Virgin Hotel Dallas

Veterinary Care.

Integrative Veterinary Wellness: Dr. Smallwood and Dr. Leska have taken wonderful care of Lila and all my dogs. They keep them in excellent shape. McWhorter Veterinary Acupuncture: Dr. Chaplin McWhorter comes to the house and is an acupuncturist extraordinaire. My four-legged family members are always thrilled to see her.


Shooting Range.

Texas Gun Ranch in Rockwall: It’s a great place to shoot. They have a five stand, numerous sporting clays courses, and are constantly changing the targets.

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Cornelia Guest and one-time suitor, Sylvester Stallone, 1988

Garden Nursery.

Nicholson-Hardie Nursery & Garden Center: Talk about an enchanted garden. I love it there.


Cultural Destination.

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame: It memorializes many of the women that have inspired me my entire life. I always wanted to be a cowgirl. Now that Texas is my home, hopefully that dream will come true.

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