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Present Company

Every few months a new hot spot pops up, someone deems it "Instagram Worthy" then all of the bloggers flock there to take pictures for the gram to impress our followers.  Please know that I am not throwing that shade at anybody but myself because I did JUST this over the weekend.  I grabbed some girlfriends and went to Houston's newest bar Present Company, so I can tell y'all ALL of the tea before you trek over there and spend your coins! The Setup I always thought the previous establishment Royal Oak was fine and was shocked when they closed [...]

Auntie Barbie’s Banana Pudding

So let's talk about my Auntie Barbie's Banana Pudding.   Here is a little background.  I have shared before that my aunts have a catering company in Kansas City, Three Sisters Catering.  They serve up all of the best soul food dishes at the finest church functions!  Of the three, my Auntie Barbie is the dessert queen.  I kid you not, on any given holiday she is rolling up with four cakes, four pies, dozens of cookies and other desserts like banana pudding.  Nobody in our family would DARE bring a dessert because nobody will eat it if ain't made by [...]

By |July 21st, 2018|Categories: Recipes|Comments Off on Auntie Barbie’s Banana Pudding

Bat Tour on Buffalo Bayou

Growing up in Houston, you are all too familiar with our largest most powerful bayou, the Buffalo Bayou, that meanders through the city.  As a kid, I often longed for it be more like the Riverwalk not really understanding the value that it presents to our city as is.  Well, I recently had a unique opportunity to see Buffalo Bayou up close.  Actually on the water.  In a boat.  Oh and with wine!  Yes folks, on a random Thursday I took a Bat Tour on Buffalo Bayou and here is why you should too! Waugh Boat Tour Views of [...]

By |July 21st, 2018|Categories: Events|Comments Off on Bat Tour on Buffalo Bayou

Jazz Brunch at Restaurant R’evolution

It should be no surprise that I HAD to find a brunch spot while in New Orleans for Essence Fest.  We settled on the Jazz Brunch at Restaurant R'evolution.  This restaurant is housed in the Royal Sonesta which sits prominently on Bourbon street in the heart of the French Quarter! So on top of having the perfect location, the other elements of the Jazz Brunch at Restaurant R'evolution are perfection! The Drinks We started the morning with a round of Pimm's Cups.  This cocktail includes gin, liqueur, fruit juices and a bit of spice that gives it a kick.  Before [...]

By |July 15th, 2018|Categories: Brunches, New Orleans, Traveling Foodie|Comments Off on Jazz Brunch at Restaurant R’evolution

Highlights of Essence Festival 2018

Another Essence Festival is wrapped up and a week later I still have so many thoughts! Over 510,000 folks gathered in New Orleans to celebrate black culture, music and just good ole black girl magic!  We spent a whole weekend in New Orleans right in the thick of all of the activities and had so much!  So here are my thoughts, tips and Highlights of Essence Festival 2018! Secure the Bag, EARLY I just love all of these bags! Last year I shared that the day time exhibits at the Convention Center was one of my favorite parts [...]

By |July 14th, 2018|Categories: New Orleans, Traveling Foodie|Comments Off on Highlights of Essence Festival 2018

New Snap Kitchen Meal Plans

If you are not meal prepping are you really a millennial living in 2018?  Everyone seems to be about quick and easy ways to have healthy meals ready to go throughout the week.  I for one never hopped on that train because it seemed like tons of work!  So if you are like me, may I suggest the new Snap Kitchen Meal Plans?  I had the chance to try the meal plan for just three days and honestly it went far beyond my expectations!  Check my experience with the New Snap Kitchen Meal Plans below! How it Works Guests can [...]

By |July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|1 Comment

Prepping for Essence Festival 2018

I am watching Girls Trip for the second time this weekend as I prepare for Essence Festival 2018.  My group chats are popping and I have begun the outfit sorting process.  In short I canNOT wait!  Despite having a pretty detailed breakdown of tips in my recap from last year, I decided to drop a few more gems in this Prepping for Essence Festival 2018 post! Get the Essence Fest App Have you downloaded the Essence Festival app? Looks like they scrapped the one from 2017 and started over.  Quite frankly, this new one is MUCH better than last year.  [...]

By |July 1st, 2018|Categories: Events, New Orleans, Traveling Foodie|2 Comments