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  • August 24, 2018
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Elaine Turner Credit: Elaine Turner
    August 12, 2016
    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...
  • heights mercantile Credit: heights mercantile
    August 9, 2016
    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...
  • houston pokemon Credit: austin dressman
    July 12, 2016
    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...
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