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Holiday Gift Guides

We are within hours of Thanksgiving so I think it is safe to start talking about Christmas gifts right?? (Please don't yell at me Holiday Police!) Ahead of Black Friday and the official start of the holiday shopping season, I created two holiday gift guides with some fun items and outsourced the third one to a surprise guest (read on to find out who).  Some of these items are my favorite things (*in my Oprah voice*), things I am eyeing for myself or just cute gift ideas! Enjoy! The Gadget Lover Gift Guide Vinglacé- this portable wine container is a [...]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Events, Top Lists|0 Comments

Jack Daniels: Art, Beats and Lyrics Houston Recap

Last Friday, I joined a nice group of folks for the Art, Beats and Lyrics event hosted by Jack Daniels in Minute Maid Park.  Now, I do not typically write recap posts, but this event was too fun not to share with you all the details!  Check out my Jack Daniels:  Art, Beats, and Lyrics Houston Recap, plus catch the cocktail recipe at the bottom! The Concept Created in 2004, AB+L combines Jack Daniels, music and urban art.  For the Jack Daniels piece, guests will enjoy cocktails featuring the Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey.  The drinks are flowing and the [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Houston Chronicle Culinary Stars

As a food blogger, one of my FAVORITE foodie lists is the 100 Top Restaurants list curated by Houston Chronicle Food Critic Alison Cook. Every year I use this list as a guide for new food adventures and to pat myself on the back when places I reviewed make the list. I love that it always plays homage to the diverse cuisines that are represented in this diverse metropolis. From Asian standouts, to soul food, and of course Texas barbecue, they all will be represented. There is also great care to ensure the list includes a variety of price points [...]

By |October 20th, 2017|Categories: Events|Comments Off on Houston Chronicle Culinary Stars

Tacolandia 2017 Giveaway!

Hey friends! I am back with another exciting event plus giveaway, Tacolandia 2017!  That's right guys, the annual event is back for a the third year in a row.  Lucky you, I am also back with my third Tacolandia giveaway.  Honestly, I get more excited about this every year!  For my taco lovers THIS is your event, keep reading for all of the details on the Tacolandia 2017 Giveaway! The Event Details On Saturday October 21st, the Houston Press will host the third Tacolandia event at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou.  Attendees will enjoy unlimited taco samples from 4-7pm! There [...]

By |October 9th, 2017|Categories: Events|7 Comments

Issa Brunch Giveaway!

Hey friends! I feel like it is been awhile since I have posted! So what better way to come back than with a giveaway! *Pauses for excitement.*  The second annual Morning After Brunch event hosted by Houston Press is set for September 30, 2017, from 11:30am - 2:30pm at the Bayou Center Event Center Pavilion! As a girl who loves to brunch it should be NO surprise that I will be there with bells on! Best of all, I have a pair of tickets for one lucky winner!  Check out Issa Brunch Giveaway for more event details and for the giveaway [...]

By |September 12th, 2017|Categories: Events|19 Comments

Sweet Treats Benefiting Hurricane Relief

I went on a sweet mission this weekend!  According to social media, several of my favorite dessert spots were offering special treats with proceeds benefiting various local charities and I was determined to find them all! I already made monetary donations to local charities that I like, but if I can sneak in a few more coins and get a sweet treat too? Why not! Check out all of these Sweet Treats Benefiting Hurricane Relief! Dessert Gallery To know me is to know I love me some Dessert Gallery! They typically create themed cookies for sporting events etc, so I was [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|Categories: Desserts, Events, Houston Eats|Comments Off on Sweet Treats Benefiting Hurricane Relief

Volunteering at the Houston Food Bank

In true Houston fashion, Houstonians are around town trying to help and volunteer wherever they can.   Many places have had AMAZING turnout and are having to turn volunteers away!  I have had so many friends reach out and tell me they are having a hard time finding places to volunteer because places are full!  This is so representative of the city I know and love!   Yesterday, I spent the evening volunteering at the Houston Food Bank to help with the increase need after the hurricane.  I thought I would share you with you about my fun experience Volunteering [...]

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: Events, Houston Eats|Comments Off on Volunteering at the Houston Food Bank

Yoga at Revolution Studios

This food blogger *points to self* is knee deep in a two week trial at Revolution Studios and I wanted to share with you all a bit of my experience! No worries, I am not turning into some fitness or health blogger.  That's just not my life!  But lets be honest!  Life is about balance and let me tell you once you cross that 30 year threshold, you need more balance.   So I am trying to increase my activity level a bit and do things that I enjoy like Yoga.  So check out all the fun with this post on [...]

By |August 25th, 2017|Categories: Events|Comments Off on Yoga at Revolution Studios

Week 1: Houston Restaurant Weeks!

August is the month where food bloggers like myself run around like crazy people trying to eat at ALL the good restaurants during Houston Restaurant Weeks for the low.  Add in that a portion of my meal purchase goes to charity?  Yeah I'm in there like swimwear.   For those who do not know, each August Houston's premiere restaurants participate in Houston Restaurants Weeks.  They offer two to three course meals during brunch, lunch, or dinner for $20-45 bucks!  It is the BEST time to try that restaurant that may set you back a few coins. So I being the [...]

By |August 11th, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Events, Houston Eats, Lunch|Comments Off on Week 1: Houston Restaurant Weeks!

Whys Girls Cupcake Wars Fundraiser

So after slaying at the Brunch and Slay event, I hightailed it across town for another great event!  A blogger friend of mine wears many hats.  Karissa works full time, manages to run a pretty awesome travel blog and still finds time to have a non-profit Whys Girls!  Last Saturday I attended the Whys Girls Cupcake Wars Fundraiser, an event that showcased 12 cupcake bakers plus went to a good cause! More about Whys Girls Whys Girls aims to equip local Houston girls with knowledge and wisdom so that they may succeed beyond the classroom.  How do you do that you [...]

By |July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Desserts, Events, Houston Eats|2 Comments