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Posts from December 2014

  • December 30, 2014
    Travel editors with three major publications have included Houston in their roundups of "must visit" global destinations in 2015. In recent days, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler and the Boston Globe have all cited Houston as a hot spot for travelers in the year ahead. The accolades come at a time when the Bayou City is experiencing tremendous growth on the culinary, retail and art fronts. More than $1.5 billion is being invested in the area around the George R. Brown Convention...
  • December 30, 2014
    It’s been a little more than three years since the Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) began issuing permits allowing pups on the patios of qualifying Houston restaurants. The initiative required a year of dedicated advocacy by the local grassroots organization, Paws on Patios, but today the movement continues to grow with more than 56 HDHHS approved patios currently making room for Houstonian’s four-legged friends. To see the current list of Houston's...
  • December 23, 2014
    It's one of the most important questions of the holiday season: where will you be when the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve? If you're on the hunt for something fun and different this year in Houston, there are plenty of options. Here are 10 top picks plus more events on our calendar. Felicias Fiestas Ars Lyrica offers a festive evening of celebration and beautiful music at Hobby Center featuring soprano Melissa Givens and mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte. Grammy nominee and...
  • December 12, 2014
    Southwest is headed across the border. The low-cost carrier plans to launch six new international flights from Houston Hobby Airport late next year. The new flights will coincide with the $156 million renovation of Hobby that will add five new gates on an international concourse. Southwest hopes to begin the flights by October to Cancun, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, and Los Cabos all in Mexico as well as San Jose, Costa Rica and Belize City. "Service to Mexico will be the cornerstone of
  • December 5, 2014
    Following an extensive national search, Bradley C. Brooks has been appointed curator of the Bayou Bend Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Bayou Bend, the former home of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg, houses the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's early American decorative arts and painting collection. Considered one of the premier collections in the country, the rare and beautiful objects dating from approximately 1620 to 1876, are installed throughout the 1920s mansion in 28...
  • December 4, 2014
    Tis the season for holiday party hopping and gift-giving, and wine makes a great gift for hosts and that hard-to-buy-for person on your list. Still, if you're like most of us, buying the right wine can be a bit intimidating. Luckily Houston has some great experts on the subject, including Curtis Bagnoli, wine sales manager with The Tasting Room Wine Café, which offers a large selection of retail wines to-go at three area locations. We caught up with Curtis to ask him a few questions on
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