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#GirlsNightOut Unicorn Edition

A few weeks back I traveled to a magical place where unicorns roam, women of all colors and creeds can gather for fun AND hopefully calories do not count.  Where is this magical place you ask?  It's curated by Erin, the creator of Ms. Independent.  Every so often, Ms. Independent hosts a fabulous event called #GirlsNightOut.  I had the pleasure of attending Erin's latest event, #GirlsNightOut Unicorn Edition! The Setup Attendees, pay about $30 for tickets to the event.  These events are typically hosted at some fabulous Houston high rise.  The Unicorn Edition was no different!  Guests joined the party [...]

By |May 15th, 2017|Categories: Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|1 Comment

Cochon555 Event Preview and Giveaway!

The Cochon555 14 city tour is making its way back to Houston this month for an exciting food competition. As the name implies this event will feature 5 chefs, 5 pigs and 5 wine makers.   At the heart of the event is charity.  Cochon555 started in 2008 as a means to raise money for family farmers who are raising heritage breed pigs.  As such, the event focuses on old ole' pork!  Other than charity, the other major component is the competition where five local chefs each roast a whole heritage breed pig and prepare a 6-dish menu to pair [...]

By |May 7th, 2017|Categories: Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|15 Comments

Support Houston Black Restaurant Week

Hey friends hey!  Just wanted to drop you all a quick note about an event, or rather "events" going down in Houston the next few weeks, Houston Black Restaurant Week!  From April 17th through April 30th, Houstonians have an opportunity celebrate the culinary contributions of black restaurateurs, caterers, and chefs. Keep reading to learn how you can get in on the action! The Events Houston Black Restaurant Week will feature several events each aiming to showcase the talent within the Black Community.  There is literally something for every type of foodie! NOSH- Thursday April 20th at Ensemble Theatre at 6:30pm [...]

By |April 18th, 2017|Categories: Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|2 Comments

Macaron Festival Giveaway

Get excited macaron lovers! There is a Macaron Festival coming to Houston this month.  On Sunday April 23rd, the Texan French Alliance for the Arts will host a Macaron Festival at the Houston Design Center.  The event serves a dual purpose of displaying French culture to the Houston community and also raising funds for the organization's charitable endeavors.  Keep reading for more info and a giveaway! The Organization You all may have noticed that I have been a tad bit obsessed with France since returning from Paris!  So, after learning of TFAA I immediately hit google to learn more about [...]

By |April 8th, 2017|Categories: Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|14 Comments

Fitzgerald’s Problematic Email

*Puts lawyer hat on.*  Y'all, another Houston spot has been accused of racism, but get this the discriminatory comments are in writing!  Here is the back story.   Today, a Houston based producer named Garrett Brown aka TrakkSounds (who happens to be white) reached out to local music venue Fitzgerald's requesting information on booking two "billboard charting hip hop artists" at their venue.  He received the below email in response. *music stops, mouth hits the floor*  You'd think I would be used to instances of overt racism, but each time my mouth hits the floor and I scream YOU CANT [...]

By |February 7th, 2017|Categories: Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|2 Comments

Black Girls Who Brunch Super Bowl Event & Deals List

I have a few friends coming to town for the Super Bowl so that means I go into planner extraordinaire looking for things to do etc. It is easy to became overwhelmed with all of the events for the Super Bowl so I decided to make a list one for my own planning and because I figured it would be helpful to you as well. I am a foodie so this list will of course highlight the food events! If you know of an event or deal I do not have shoot me an email and I will add it. Also, keep [...]

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|21 Comments

To Split the Check or Not?

So I am an avid twitter user, logging in numerous times a day.  One of the draws for me is the constant conversations about current events, politics, reality tv and a host of other things.  Twitter is often times a focus group of sorts if you want to get a variety of opinions.  I have seen people debate whether a $200 date is acceptable or the best way to approach a woman you are interested in.  Trust me, these debates are reoccurring and hilarious.  A recent debate got me thinking and I decided that this topic deserves a blog post. [...]

By |January 7th, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|4 Comments

The Paris Series: Random Thoughts and Tips

I know it's been over a month since I returned from Paris, but I have more to say!! Spend about a week in foreign countries and you will come home with SO many thoughts.  In this case, all of my thoughts did not fit in my three previous posts so I had to make a whole new posts with my random musings from this trip.  I threw in a few travel tips too :).  Enjoy! Rude? One common thing I heard about Parisians is that they are RUDE.  I did not find that to be true!  While they were not [...]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Traveling Foodie, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Brunch Off- Taste of the NFL

Right before Christmas, I attended a super fun event at Third Coast Houston!  The event, "The Brunch Off"  was a preview to the Taste of the NFL event which is set to be hosted during Super Bowl week here in Houston.  Here are few details about the preview event plus the upcoming Taste of the NFL. The Brunch Off Event As the Texans took on the Jacksonville Jaguars, our Brunch Off featured chefs from Houston and Jacksonville offering up their best brunch dishes for us to dine on while watching the game!  So as a Houstonian I waltzed in there [...]

By |January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on The Brunch Off- Taste of the NFL

Potluck Time: Banana Trifle

I love to start a post with a somewhat relevant story, so here it goes!  When I graduated law school I entered into the suckiest legal market in recent history.  With little experience I was relegated to the document review world or as I called it, the land of the unwanted attorney.  Basically, the work was super boring and simple enough that a trained monkey could do it.  Then the jobs were temporary with no benefits.  When I tell you it was THE worst.  As you can imagine, we tried to make the best of it.  On one project, everyone [...]

By |November 14th, 2016|Categories: Houston Eats, Recipes, Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on Potluck Time: Banana Trifle
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