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Sustainable Houston: A Shopping Guide

Earth Day is right around the corner. What better time to make small changes to live more sustainably? One way to do that is to support local businesses, and Houston has some great choices. Here, we’ve rounded up six businesses that aim to make Houston a less wasteful, more sustainable community. Courtesy of @MagpiesPeacocks on Instagram Magpies & Peacocks This non-profit is Houston’s answer to fast fashion. By collecting and reusing post-consumer clothing, scrap textiles and accessories…

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Small Business Spotlight: Museum District

One of Houston’s most culture-filled and pedestrian-friendly sectors, the Museum District is a haven for artists and art-lovers alike, touting 19 diverse museums alongside 4 walkable zones. From the acclaimed Museum of Fine Arts and the Contemporary Art Museum Houston to the celebrated Rothko Chapel and Asia Society Texas Center, the neighborhood's institutions truly offer something for everyone — a quality that also extends to its surrounding small businesses. Nestled between statuesque museums…

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Self-led Hotel Art Tours

Who says you have to travel far to see art? Whether you’re planning a staycation or traveling to Htown, take a look around next time you’re staying in a Houston hotel, you just may feel like you’re in a museum. Hotels in Houston are full of unique pieces and we’re here to let you know which to consider next time you’re booking. When concierge isn’t available to give a tour, not to worry, explore collection highlights on your own with easy-to-use tours accessible right here. Self-guided…

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Must See Asian Pacific American Heritage Sites

It’s no secret that Houston is known for its diverse culture, spanning from its distinct cuisine, artistic community, and vibrant economy. Houston is also home to one of the largest Asian communities in the country. With a blend of many backgrounds, it’s only natural for unique cultural sites to pop up. Spread out to different pockets of the city, here are four of the top sites of Asian Pacific culture to visit. Asia Society Texas Center Address: 370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004 Situated in…

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Your Guide to April

April has arrived, spring is in full force and Houston is buzzing with activities. You’ll find Easter festivities, baseball, performing arts, and opportunities to get outside. Courtesy of @houstongalleria on Instagram Bunny Photo Experience at The Galleria Apr. 1 – 4 If there’s one piece of family nostalgia that makes for great laughs, it’s Easter bunny pictures. From a funny looking bunny to kid’s faces, Easter photos are a must-do holiday activity. For a safe and planned experience head to…

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Sensory Friendly Activities in Houston

Planning an outing for families with autism or sensory sensitivities requires careful planning. Luckily, Houston has a variety of sensory friendly activities and resources to make all visitors feel welcome in their spaces. Since April is National Autism Awareness Month, we selected five sensory friendly activities that we think you’ll love. Courtesy of @WeRockTheSpectrumHou on Instagram Play at We Rock the Spectrum Trampolines, tactile toys, and an inclusive environment make We Rock the…

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Small Business Spotlight: Montrose

Daring, diverse, eccentric — three words that encapsulate one of Houston’s most distinct and beloved neighborhoods. A haven of acceptance and inclusion, Montrose’s charm lies in its undeniable individuality. Within its radius, you’ll find it all — a hefty restaurant assortment, spirited nightlife, quaint cafes, unique mercantile, independent art galleries, plus more. These five small businesses offer a snapshot into Montrose’s ever-unique landscape. PAVEMENT Nestled on Westheimer’s vintage shop…

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Spring Break: Family Friendly Things To Do In Houston

With Spring Break just around the corner, Houston is blooming. The city’s museums, parks and hotels have planned an array of fun – and safe – family friendly activities guaranteed to combat boredom. Take note and plan your itinerary, so you’re ready to head out and explore everything Houston has to offer this Spring Break. Courtesy of @TheHealthMuseum on Instagram The Health Museum’s “Make a Day of It” program takes much of the thinking out of planning an activity by including everything you…

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Last minute Ideas for a Spring Break Staycation

Look no further than Houston for a memorable Spring Break experience. From museums to kid-friendly activities, unmatched dining to incredible hotel deals, your getaway practically plans itself. In case you need a little more help, we've got you covered. Check out these things to do around Houston and where to stay during Spring Break. Scavenger Hunt in CITYCENTRE CITY CENTRE / 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024 Consider taking the family to CITYCENTRE’s property-wide Scavenger Hunt…

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Neighborhood Breakdown and Airbnb Recommendations

Come, stay and play! As the fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston is definitely worth the visit. H-Town’s storied past and continued expansion yields a huge city dotted with intimate neighborhoods perfect for artistic, gastronomic and touristic exploration. Over the last decade, we’ve seen the popularity in home shares increase tremendously. In addition to hotels, travelers are looking to AirBNB and VRBO in search of vacation accommodations. For those heading to H-Town and interested in this…

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