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The Finer Things, For Him

Massages, manicures and facials are often go-to gifts for women, but many spas offer the same services for men, with a twist. From whiskey at check-in to plush leather chairs, serene atmospheres and even televisions playing his favorite teams, there’s no shortage of ways for men to be pampered and groomed this Father's Day. Maryam Naderi’s spa Paloma, a non-toxic nail space, is the perfect spot for a bit of male pampering. Offering beverages, including whiskey and beer for patrons that are of…

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Food is the Great Equalizer #BattleOfTheBeans

It started as a 'Battle of the Beans,' with Houston touting our shiny new Anish Kapoor sculpture and Chicago acting Illinois-ed that their Cloud Gate would no longer be the only bean on the block. However, the two cities quickly came to terms when they realized their perfect pairing as two of America's favorite foodie cities. With literally hundreds of world class restaurants, scores of articles in magazines like Food & Wine and Bon Appétit, and 40 James Beard 2018 semifinalists between them…

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Chicago, We Have a Problem. Beans Like Houston Better.

A little background on our feud with Choose Chicago: Houston now has it's own "bean" (Cloud Column), located at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Our friends at Choose Chicago are trying to prove that their bean (Cloud Gate) is better. They are wrong. Nevertheless, they sent us a little gift package welcoming our "newborn" bean; even though, our bean was actually sculpted first... and, is better. Obviously. Well, being that we are super-hospitable, we decided to take Chicago Bean on a tour of…

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A Royally British Day in Houston

The day of the Royal Wedding has arrived! Since you're reading this, we'll guess that you weren't able to make the hop across the pond to celebrate with the newlyweds and their nine million closest friends. Fret not, for you can have your own royal British day in Texas' largest city. Care for a Spot of Tea, My Darling? One of Houston's finest boutique hotels offers a proper high tea fit for a queen (or, newly married princess.) Even though the Hotel Granduca is Italian-themed, cues were taken…

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Inaugurates Glassell School of Art May 20

On May 20, join the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston from noon to 4 p.m. for its Celebrating Community: Opening Day event. The celebration marks the completion of the Glassell School of Art, Brown Foundation Inc. Plaza and BBVA Compass Roof Garden, part of the museum’s $450 million renovation project. The inaugural event includes entertainment for all ages including art-making activities, wearable flower brooches, a story booth, a storybook picnic, lemonade stand, a performance by the Texas Southern…

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A Quick Guide to Comicpalooza 2018

Comicpalooza, Texas’s largest pop culture convention, arrives in Houston the weekend of May 25 to 27, bringing hours of programming for the whole family. Whether you’re into anime, comics, gaming, cosplay or you just want to people watch, this three-day event at the George R. Brown Convention Center has it all. But so much activity can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-timer, so we’re here to give you a quick guide to help you plan your visit. And don’t worry if you’re not a sci-fi…

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5 Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day In Houston

Show your love and appreciation for Mom this Mother’s Day by treating her to one of Houston’s many attractions and activities. Whether she loves shopping, art or a great performance, Houston has something for Mom to enjoy this Sunday, May 13. Read on for our favorite ideas. Treat Her To A Performance Mother’s Day weekend in Houston is filled with exciting performances for moms who love the arts. Pack up a picnic and take her to one of three free performances (May 11-13) of the Houston Ballet’s…

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Houston Grand Opera brings mariachi music to the stage

If you think you know opera, think again. Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon) came onto the scene in 2010 as the world’s first mariachi opera, commission by Houston Grand Opera. Now, the show will soon return to Houston where locals and visitors alike can see for themselves why the story of an immigrant family divided by the U.S./Mexican border has captivated so many. After the opera’s recent New York City premiere at New York City Opera, The New York Times stated the…

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7 of the Best Tex-Mex Restaurants in Houston

Craving Tex-Mex? You won’t be disappointed in Houston. For more than 100 years, the cuisine has held a special place in the city’s culinary scene, making it one of the first items visitors seek out when they are in town. Want to know where to find the best puffy tacos, nachos, fajitas and margaritas? Read on for our top picks. Armando Palacios’ Upper Kirby namesake is as famous for its upscale Mexican fare as it is for its see-and-be-seen clientele. The iconic restaurant has been a style staple…

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