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Visit Houston - 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Visit Houston - 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Holiday Gift Guide - Visit Houston

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My Kemah Summer Guide!

My Kemah Summer Guide!

My Kemah summer guide is now up and has some of the hottest locations for you to visit!  Get out and have some fun in the sun while you become a tourist in your own city and enjoy hidden little gems in Kemah and the surrounding area...

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Freaky Friday at the Alley Theatre

You only have a few days left to catch Freaky Friday at the Alley Theatre!  This is a show you do not want to miss....we literally laughed the entire night.  I've seen many shows at the Alley....because I'm a huge theatre fan, but this has by far been one of the best I've ever attended!  I love the original Disney movie so much....and having three teen nieces makes it even funnier because I know how dramatic and emotional teen girls can be.  You would only understand this if you have been a teen girl yourself at some point in time LOL.  Isn't it crazy how we feel that our problems are the center of the universe at that age, and we treat others based on how we are feeling.  Now looking back... I realize that it was such a great moment in time because you have zero adult responsibilities (but don't you dare say that to a teenage girl)!

This play is based on the popular novel by Mary Rodgers, and it was then turned into Disney movie with Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis that premiered in 2003.  The story is about an overworked mother who is planning her wedding and her rebellious daughter that is having a really tough time fitting in with her high school peers.  A magical night causes them to switch bodies and they are forced to adapt to each others lives.  It takes you through a rollercoaster of emotions because we see the struggles of each character and the switch makes them better understand each other and their feelings.  I won't give you more details on the actual storyline but the characters in this play are amazing!  From the singing to the dancing, to the jokes and the tears, every single moment has the audience captivated.  This is a musical comedy like no other, because we were literally in tears from laughing so much.  Emma Hunton and Heidi Blickenstaff are extremely talented, and bring these two beautiful characters to life....the energy on stage is contagious and the music and dancing are like no other.  We had such an amazing girls night out at the theatre...thank you again Alley Theatre for this special screening and invitation.  If you haven't checked out the Alley Theatre, please be sure to click on their website link because they have amazing shows all season.  Freaky Friday ends July 2, so hurry up and catch the show!

Empty Bowls Houston - Whole Foods Market

Everyone kept asking where I was last night and why I was painting eyes on cute little bowls...well here is a little more info on the fun event I attended on May 10, 2017 at Whole Foods Market on Waugh.

 

 

The Houston Food Bank and Whole Foods Montrose hosted a really fun event in Houston yesterday and my sister and I had the pleasure of attending!  It was an event with light bites provided by Whole Foods and Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company provided samples of some very delicious beers.  Mad Potter was there to provide the ceramic bowls and paints for us to paint hence the hashtag #brewsforbowls that we all used for this event.

This fabulous event was really important to create community and bring us all together to support Empty Bowls Houston "which is a grassroots effort by artists, skilled crafters, students and teachers dedicated to alleviating hunger in the greater Houston area".  

The 13th Annual Empty Bowls Houston will be 

Saturday June 3, 2017 from 11am-3pm

at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main Street Houston, Texas 77002

For a minimum donation of $25, attendees have the pleasure of selecting a bowl from hundreds of one of a kind hand crafted bowls donated by the Houston area ceramists, then receive a simple lunch of soup donated by Whole Foods Market and freshly prepared by Houston Food Bank Community Kitchen.  Pottery and woodturning demonstrations and live music will be featured that day as well.

The empty bowls serve to remind us of of all the empty bowls in our community and around the world.  It is such a neat idea and I'm really excited to have been a part of this.  I gave my bowl a very Leyla Moon twist to it and decorated it with some really eye catching eyes! A very special shoutout to Whole Foods Market for hosting such a fun event with some really amazing people...honestly can't wait for the next one!

FlashBack Friday - The Blue Lagoon

Here are a few pictures of The Blue Lagoon!  It's one of my favorite spots in Texas, and not far from Houston at all.  It is located near Huntsville.  Brian and I have gone out there twice and we never feel like we have enough time there.  It is absolutely beautiful and soooo peaceful to spend the day there.  I honestly can't wait to go back this summer ;)

Cheers to summertime, great friends and more exploring!

Flashback Friday with Michelle

FBF with lovely Michelle.

I randomly found her on Instagram and loved her face :) so I slid into her DMs and we made magic on a beautiful sunny day.  Here are a few of my favorite shots from this photo sesh.

Happy Friday to all.

Cozy Sweaters and Messy Hair...

So we have had a pretty warm winter in Houston this year, but some rainy days just make you want to bring out those cozy sweaters.  I am in love with this pink sweater from Forever 21.  I also recently discovered a new favorite nailpolish from Target and it's called Defy & Inspire!  The color I'm wearing is Pinky Promise.  I usually do my own nails so I'm always on the search for beautiful colors that don't easily chip.  I've gotta tell you that it has been 4 days and not a single chip....so I'm pretty much in love :)

I hope everyone stays safe out in this rainy weather and hopefully we get a few more days of winter before summertime arrives in the H.

La Condesa in Austin, Texas

I started off my New Year day with brunch at La Condesa in Austin, Texas.  It is such a beautiful restaurant with delicious food and drinks right in the heart of downtown.  The decor is truly amazing...shoutout to the interior design group that they hired because I was in awe.  The place is a piece of art and everywhere you turn, you see these tiny amazing details that piece up together to create an amazing vibe with a modern art feel. 

 

So I started my day off just right by ordering a delicious Bloody Mary...New Year same me LOL.  I love Bloody Mary's and I like to see how different each place prepares it.  This drink was savory and spicy and delicious.  I was tempted to sample some Mezcal, but I had a really long day ahead of me so I had to pass.  

We shared a Seafood Ceviche for an appetizer and enjoyed the beautiful morning light coming in from the windows.  I fell in love with their beautiful giant fiddle leaf fig tree that I captured in several of my photographs...I'm determined to find that tree for myself because it's one of my favorites.  Anyway we finally decided on our brunch entrees and I decided to try the Huevos Condesa.  It was ahhhhmmmmazzzzinnnnnnnngggggg!  It had roasted chicken, poblano peppers, potatoes and fried eggs.....so needless to say my little Mexican heart was very very happy.  It came with tortillas on the side but I had to pass because it was extremely filling.  

Next time I am in town, I'm surely coming back but I hope I come in for dinner so I can get my Mezcal sampling on and so that I can try different options on the menu.  If you are in Austin, you need to stop by....I highly recommend this wonderful establishment.  Thank you for having us!