Dear Summer Beats and BBQ Block Party

So have you heard about the Dear Summer Beats and BBQ event?  Hosted at Sawyer Yards by CWP Event productions, this event will give attendees a chance to say goodbye to summer with music, barbecue and drinks!  Originally set for September 9th, the organizers pushed the event back to September 22nd due to rain.  Which only seemed fitting as we say good bye to summer! Anywho, I am selfishly excited about the delay because it gives me more time to tell you about the event.  So check out the details below for the Dear Summer Beats and BBQ Block Party! [...]

By |2018-09-18T21:42:45-05:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Dinner, Events, Houston Eats|0 Comments

Feed A Bee at Sur La Table

*This post is sponsored by #FeedaBee, but all thoughts and opinions are my own!* Yesterday, I had the privilege of visiting the Feed A Bee event at Sur La Table in celebration of National Honey Bee Day!  Our visit was full of education on the importance of honey bees, a great cooking class and of course food!  Read along for all of the details on Feed a Bee at Sur La Table. What is Feed A Bee? Created by Bayer, the Feed A Bee initiative aims at ensuring that we protect honey bees which are essential to our food system.  [...]

By |2018-12-29T13:52:17-05:00August 19th, 2018|Categories: Events|1 Comment

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 |2018-07-20T23:21:29-05:00July 21st, 2018|Categories: Events|0 Comments

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 |2018-07-02T19:06:48-05:00July 1st, 2018|Categories: Events, New Orleans, Traveling Foodie|2 Comments

Blended Burger Project

When you receive an invite from the James Beard Foundation for a weekday lunch, you do not hesitate to respond yes.  You then mark off your work calendar to ensure you do NOT miss this one!  This week I had the pleasure of attending the Blended Burger Project hosted by the James Beard Foundation.  What exactly is the Blended Burger Project you ask? Keep reading to find out! The Mission For the fourth summer, the James Beard Foundation presents the Blended Burger Project which aims at creating sustainable blended burgers using mushrooms.  To be part of this project, the blend [...]

By |2018-05-23T21:51:35-05:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Events, Houston Eats|0 Comments

8 Tips for Houston Greek Fest

Hey friends! I skipped out of work a bit early on Thursday and headed over to day one of the Houston Greek Fest hosted at St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church.  Despite being hot, it was so much fun!  If you are planning to head that way this weekend here are 8 Tips for Houston Greek Fest! Do sip on Greek Wine!  There is a great beer and wine counter near the middle of the festival serving up the best greek wine, beers and cocktails.  There is also hand squeezed lemonade available near the front entrance. Be sure to [...]

By |2018-05-19T17:16:22-05:00May 19th, 2018|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Beauty and the Brunch Recap

Whewwww another Black Girls Who Brunch event is in the books! A few months back, my friend Monica of Mo Knows Hair came to me with an idea to host a brunch powered by Sally Beauty in my hometown of Houston.  Well, you just don't say no to folks like Monica, plus the whole concept sounded exciting!  The opportunity to put together two things black women love brunch and beauty products seemed so perfect.  To make this vision come to life, I also partnered with Chef Vicky to create the perfect menu and decided on the cutest event space Etta's [...]

By |2018-03-31T01:40:10-05:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: Events|2 Comments

Menu of Menus 2018 Giveaway

Hey friends! I am back with another Menu of Menus Giveaway!  This is my third year attending and creating a giveaway, so  I could not be more excited!  The Houston Press' annual event is set for Tuesday April 10th from 7-10pm at Silver Street Studios!  Check out below for more event details and the Menu of Menus 2018 Giveaway! The Event For the cost of admission, Menu of Menus guests are treated to unlimited food samples and drinks from some of your favorite Houston restaurants.  I checked the list and saw a few favorites of mine.  So Johnathan's the Rub is [...]

By |2018-03-19T11:24:26-05:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Events|16 Comments

House of Blues Gospel Brunch

Alright, I am guessing that like me, many of my followers have heard of the House of Blues Gospel Brunch which is held monthly at House of Blues locations around the country.   Also, like me many of you probably have never been partly because you are not sure what to expect.  I mean it is not MY church so will they play OUR kind of gospel music?? And what about the food? Will it be good? These are all questions I wondered after being offered two passes to the House of Blues Gospel Brunch sponsored by Cricket Wireless.  I grabbed [...]

By |2018-03-11T13:57:34-05:00March 11th, 2018|Categories: Brunches, Events, Inside the Loop|0 Comments

BGWB presents Beauty and the Brunch with Mo Knows Hair powered by Sally Beauty!

I am SO excited to finally announce the details of my next Black Girls Who Brunch event!  After the success of my first event last summer, people of course asked for details for the next event.  I tested out options, considered locations all with the goal of topping the previous event and bringing something different to the Houston brunch scene.  I also love creating events with black women in mind.  Well, being intentional and well thought out has its rewards folks!   So here we are after months of planning I can FINALLY announce my next event: BGWB presents Beauty and [...]

By |2018-02-24T12:31:59-05:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Brunches, Events, Houston Brunches, Inside the Loop|0 Comments