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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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An Outsider’s Guide to Houston’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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Top 13 Labor Day Weekend Deals & Things to Do

Unfortunately, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. Fortunately, it gives us another excellent excuse to party. It's time to start crafting those three-day weekend plans, and what better way to do that right here in Houston. Here are a few favorite holiday-specific things to do and deals going on. THINGS TO DO 1. Annual Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival Date/time: Aug. 31 to Sept. 2; time varies Cost: Varies Location: Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center Beer, barbecue and tequila…

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Houston’s Children’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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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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40,000-square-foot Urban Market Breaks Ground in the Heights

The trendy Houston Heights neighborhood will soon add an impressive low-rise urban market to its retail district. The Heights Mercantile project promises a 40,000 square feet of shops, restaurants, a fitness studio, and a hike-and-bike trail connecting to Donovan Park. Construction began last week on the six-building complex that sits along Heights Boulevard and 7th and Yale Streets. Heights Mercantile will act as an “anti-mall” offering an open park concept with bike paths, green space, and an…

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The Definitive Houston Pokémon Go Guide

Ready to catch them all? Well hold your horseas because we asked local experts about the best places to catch Pokémon around Houston. Rothko Chapel/Menil Collection The Rothko Chapel and Menil Collection are two of the most beloved Houston landmarks among visitors and locals, so it makes sense that they also host a wide array of features for Pokémon Go players. Listed on Travel + Leisure 's list of 101 Places Every Traveler Should Know, the Rothko Chapel has become a pilgrimage stop for thousands…

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Houston's Best Children's Boutiques

When it comes to finding the perfect outfit or gift for the pint-sized person in your life, H-Town has plenty to offer in the way of chic boutiques and well-edited consignment stores. Wondering where to look for that heirloom-worthy christening gown, on-trend crib or game day outfit? Houston’s top children’s shops have you covered. Nestled in trendy Uptown Park, Mint Baby is a one-stop shop for H-Town’s smallest trendsetters. The shop stocks more than 200 luxury brands such as Fendi, Young…

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