The blogger


Leslie Chatman, born in Dallas – raised in Plano

Welcome to Pop Goes the City! My name is Leslie. I am a Dallas business owner, an avid sports fan and I love to watch VH1 Mob Wives.

In addition to writing Pop Goes the City, I blog on The Huffington Post and have contributed to popular online lifestyle and fashion publications Chic Galleria and Fashion Wrap Up.

I enjoy volunteering and am always searching for the next exciting opportunity to serve my community. Currently I am serving as VIP Party Chair for Silver Dollar at the Ranch – an outdoor, country western-themed event, raising funds to support pediatric cancer research initiatives in North Texas. Also, I am serving on the Decorating Committee for the 10th Annual No Tie Dinner and Dessert Party – an event benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas, which provides housing and supportive services for low-income and formerly homeless men, women, children and families living with HIV/AIDS.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, making a silent auction donation, volunteering, attending or supporting in any way either of these events, please contact me. I would love to speak with you!

Previous Volunteer Activities:

2014 Silver Dollar at the Ranch
Silent Auction Assistant

2013 Hope’s Door Evening of Hope
Silent Auction Chair

2012 Silver Dollar Ball benefiting ACS
Secretary Chair

2010 Hope’s Door Evening of Hope
Silent Auction Co-Chair


The blog

Born of the desire to have an honest online destination exclusive to Dallas and Collin counties, I created and launched Pop Goes the City in the summer of 2011. As a reflection of my life, Pop Goes the City is focused on lifestyle and events in Dallas and Collin counties. It serves as a platform for me to share information on local businesses, people, shopping and my must-have finds in housewares, accessories, fashion and beauty.

I love to talk to people and Pop Goes the City is the perfect outlet to interview movers and shakers, business owners and influencers. In turn, I can introduce readers to the people behind the places and things they love most in the metroplex.

Since launching Pop Goes the City, I have had the pleasure of interacting with some amazing people outside of the Dallas area. A large majority of the content on Pop Goes the City will be local information; however, periodically I will write about people and things around the web and beyond the metroplex that I think North Texans should know about.