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Father's Day in Houston

Dad has been looking forward to Father’s Day all year long. Instead of a tie or handkerchief, how about a great father-son or father-daughter experience instead? Houston has a playground of activities on deck for Sunday, June 16, that’ll help create memories to last a lifetime. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 3rd i Visuals 🎞 (@3rd_i_perspective) on May 15, 2019 at 11:17am PDT Museums Galore There are plenty of restaurants around…

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Houston Through the Lens of Luxury

It’s been said that there are two certainties in life, death and taxes. By this point, most of you have probably filed your taxes and hopefully Uncle Sam rewarded you with a nice tax return. Some of us save our returns, but some of us tend to splurge the extra cash. If you’re looking to spend, Houston has no shortage of ways to indulge and live large, even if only for a day. Luxury Living Let's start with where to stay if you’re coming for an overnight trip. First and foremost, check into the…

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An Outsiderā€™s Guide to Houstonā€™s Asiatown

One of the best things about living in Houston is experiencing the diverse cultures that make up the city’s population of 2.3 million people. Similar to other major U.S. cities, Houston has an area dominated by delicious Asian restaurants, exotic shopping and fun cultural experiences. This area, colloquially known as “Chinatown,” is by no means limited to only Chinese influence. Cultural influences in this part of Houston are from Vietnam, India, Pakistan, China, Korea, Malaysia and more. Let…

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Houstonā€™s Childrenā€™s Boutiques for Back To School Shopping

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 toys…

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5 Ways To Celebrate Motherā€™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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Urban Harvestā€™s City Hall Farmers Market Returns For Fall

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 more. If…

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What to Do on a Rainy Day in Houston

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 Science, Contemporary Craft and more. 19…

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New Retail Wing Opens at The Galleria

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 smaller…

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An Outsider's Guide to The Galleria

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 some of our favorite parts…

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Houston's Top 10 Boutiques for Fall Fashion

It’s hard to be excited about fall when it’s hot enough to fry an egg on your car, but trust us, breezier temps are (theoretically) on the horizon and with that means a new season full of fresh fall looks. Wondering where to go to snag the top trends from fall 2016 runways? These 10 Houston boutiques are ready to deliver. For the better part of 20 years, Christina Mitchell has infused a global fashion sense into the offerings at her Rice Village Abejas boutique and recently, she expanded the…

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