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  • Houston's Top 5 Nail Art Salons Credit: Polish Parker and Roe
    September 23, 2016
    Don’t call it a comeback. These days, the nail art trend of the 90s is stronger than ever. Recently, models at New York Fashion Week were seen sporting brightly-colored and intricately-designed nail art and back in H-Town, head-turning toes and finger tips are making their mark all over the city. Wondering where you can get a next-level manicure in Houston? Reserve a spot at one of these local nail salons. It’s likely that Inner Loopers haven’t heard of Akyish , but westside...
  • An Outsider’s Guide to Houston’s Chinatown Credit: chinatown - culinary tours
    September 21, 2016
    Houston is home to the second largest Asian population in the United States (behind Los Angeles), so naturally a part of the city is full of restaurants and businesses run by the Asian community. The area is known colloquially as “ Chinatown ,” but is by no means limited to only Chinese influence. Originally, Chinatown was located on the East side of Houston (now known as EaDo , now has grown and largely relocated to the Southwest. This section of Southwest Houston is populated by...
  • Beyoncé’s Houston
    September 16, 2016
    Long before she was dubbed “Queen Bey” or “Sasha Fierce” Beyoncé Knowles-Carter spent her childhood and formative teenage years in Houston’s Third Ward neighborhood. Since then, she has sold over 100 million records, won 20 Grammy Awards, and performed all over the world. The international icon is headed home to Houston next week for the final leg of her Formation World Tour . Houstonians know Beyoncé rarely visits Htown without making some...
  • How to Make the Most of Back to School Season Credit: rice university FB page
    September 2, 2016
    The back to school spirit is in the air, and Houston is home to a host of upstanding colleges and universities that offer a variety of activities open to the public, from sports events to farmers markets. Whether you're moving a friend or family member to school or going back yourself, don't limit your trip to unloading trucks and attending orientation. Rice University If you find yourself in the vicinity of Rice University, you’re in luck. The campus and surrounding area is...
  • Houston’s Kickoff to Labor Day Credit: advocare texas kickoff FB page
    September 1, 2016
    Houston is the place to be over the Labor Day weekend. The fall season is officially kicked off each year with the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff college football game at NRG Stadium along with numerous other events around town. From epic tailgating parties to international festivals and world class art, Houston’s got your Labor Day weekend plans covered. Festivals Are you a die hard #GoCoogs fan or a #BoomerSooner? Regardless of who you’re rooting for, you don’t want to miss the...
  • 8 Best Fishing Spots in Houston
    August 25, 2016
    Houston’s fishing community is thriving, thanks to the many well-stocked and beautiful fishing spots in and around the city. For those who find themselves looking for a break from city life, read on to find a fishing oasis in every corner of H-town. Lake Anahuac Lake Anahuac is part of a wildlife refuge along the Texas coastline, 45 miles east of the city. It is one of the few places with access to both saltwater and freshwater fishing. Saltwater fishing is along the East Galveston Bay 24...
  • B-Cycle To Triple in Size
    August 24, 2016
    Houston’s highly successful B-Cycle program is set to triple in size over the next two years. The bike-share system that currently includes 31 stations and 225 bikes will add another 71 stations and 568 bikes with money from a federal grant. B-Cycle would move into areas like the city’s major university campuses, the Med Center and other areas inside the 610 Loop that have not yet benefited from bike share. “The expansion of the B-cycle system will bring bike sharing into...
  • Report: Houston a Top Trip for Labor Day
    August 18, 2016
    Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, but leisure travel is not ready to slow down just yet. And it looks like Houston is one of the top places folks are looking to travel this coming holiday weekend. According to , more people are traveling and booking hotels over the holiday weekend compared to last year thanks to lower gas prices, affordable lodging rates, and a strong U.S. dollar. The site ranked the cities with the highest number of reservations based on data pulled
  • Texans Open 2016 Season with New Stadium Food Credit: Austin Dressman
    August 18, 2016
    Houston Texans and NRG Park officials announced stadium renovations and new food and beverage options just in time for Super Bowl LI in Houston. Along with stadium-wide WiFi and a new artificial turf field, local chefs presented a variety of new Houston-centric dishes and beverages that will be offered throughout the season. Ronnie Killen ( Killen’s Barbecue , Burgers , and Steakhouse ) and Chris Shepherd ( Underbelly ) presented their new dishes alongside Aramark’s latest menu...
  • Acclaimed Architects Compete in Epic Sandcastle Competition Credit: AIA sandcastle galveston
    August 15, 2016
    Don’t miss an opportunity to watch artistic and structural genius in action. The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting the 30th anniversary of its free Sandcastle Competition in Galveston on Saturday, August 20. For years, the competition has enticed some of the most talented architects and designers to compete on the East Beach, as well as drawn an average of 20,000 spectators. This year, more than 60 teams of these innovators have already been planning their