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Category - Shopping

  • August 10, 2018
    Back to school is around the corner and many parents are still scrambling to get that last-minute shopping done. Houston has plenty of big box stores and malls to shop for back to school wears but you shouldn’t miss a visit to these small local shops that offer carefully selected clothes and accessories for your little ones. Tax-free weekend from Aug. 10 to 12 so what better time to pay them a visit? Big Blue Whale , an independent toy store in the Heights, carries an amazing selection of...
  • Bayou Bend Credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    May 7, 2018
    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...
  • Holiday Photo It's Not Hou It's Me Credit: It's Not Hou It's Me
    December 11, 2017
    Ready or not, gift giving season is here! In the past, pleasing the people on your list meant relying on your ability to remember that obscure perfume your mom mentioned or figuring out what your best friend would love but didn’t already buy for herself. This year, we’re happy to make the process of finding a perfect gift as painless as possible with a little help from our friends! Before you make that customary mad dash to the mall on Christmas Eve, check out what these social...
  • Holiday Market Credit: The CKP Group
    November 12, 2017
    It’s hard to believe that the holidays are upon us. And if you’re like most, finding the “perfect gift” can be a daunting task. Instead of heading to the mall and standing in long lines for this year’s highly commercialized “must-have gifts,” head over to one of these holiday markets and find something truly unique. Come support some great local artisans and start your holiday season off in style. Midtown Mistletoe Market at Bagby Park The...
  • September 20, 2017
    It may not feel like fall in Houston but fall is indeed upon us. Which means that Houston’s City Hall Farmers Market is back for the season starting Wednesday, September 20. The market, operated by Urban Harvest , is the perfect spot to grab lunch and catch a midday break in downtown Houston. Open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday through mid-December, the City Hall Farmers Market features more than 40 vendors offering prepared foods, artisanal bread, fresh produce, honey, and...
  • June 5, 2017
    Father’s Day takes place Sunday, June 18th this year. So celebrate dad with these great events, activities and more in H-Town. Rock out with Dad Let dad jam to his favorite classics as Chicago and The Doobie Brothers perform at Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion in The Woodlands. Make it a full experience with a night stay at a top hotel in the area. House of Blues celebrates the day with a Blues Brother’s celebration , where he will receive a complimentary pair of the classic...
  • April 28, 2017
    If you wake up to the pitter-patter sound of rain, you may think “there’s nothing to do today.” Although Houston has many excellent outdoor attractions, there are just as exciting opportunities to escape the rain and have fun doing it. Museum-hopping When the weather is wet, it’s a great opportunity to see many of the museums in Houston ! The Houston Museum District includes great options like the Children’s Museum , Museum of Fine Art , Museum of Natural...
  • December 15, 2016
    Amidst the holiday shopping madness, Simon Property Group debuted its new wing at Houston’s Galleria mall this week. The luxury expanse, Galleria VI, consists of approximately 110,000 square feet and will bring 35 new retailers and restaurants to the center by the end of 2017. Shoppers visiting the area can expect a glimpse at some of the headlining tenants that will soon settle into the extension, including Cole Haan, St. John and Kate Spade, which will relocate to the new wing from...
  • October 7, 2016
    Houston was recently named among the top shopping destinations in America by U.S. News and World Report . So it’s no surprise that an entire neighborhood of the city is named and anchored by Texas’ largest shopping mall, The Galleria . The shopping destination is home to more than 375 stores, two hotels, an ice rink and 30 restaurants. But the shopping district is also surrounded by countless other attractions, restaurants, nightlife, and entertainment. Here’s a guide to...
  • 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...
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