Vibe Dining

Yesterday two friends tossed a term out to me called “Vibe Dining” to describe the current Houston food scene including (but not limited to) many of the new Black owned restaurants.  I immediately latched on to it because it was the perfect way to describe what I was seeing across Houston.  Beautiful new restaurants popping up with carefully curated vibes that draw large crowds plus are Instagram friendly, yet they leave a bit to be desired for a foodie like me.  Here are a few of my thoughts on the vibe dining trend. How Did We Get Here Now listen, [...]

By |2022-04-07T19:05:09-05:00April 7th, 2022|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|1 Comment

Where Black People Live in Houston

Let's talk about Where Black People Live in Houston.  Years ago I created a neighborhood guide with the intended audience being fellow Houstonians or recent transplants.  I never finished part two (my fault), but part one showed my favorite spots in some of the quintessential neighborhoods in Houston.  Google searches are interesting particularly with my blog including the word "Black" in it.  As such, black people who were looking to move to Houston found my blog when trying to find the best neighborhoods for Black families.  So I started getting emails asking me "where should I live" and whew THE [...]

By |2022-03-18T11:29:53-05:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: City Guides, Tips and Tricks|14 Comments

Dining Solo in Houston

One of my followers dropped me a line on Instagram and asked me if I had a list of places that were great to eat alone.  I actually did not, but my general rule is one person has the question there are likely others that do as well.  Plus it seemed like a good question.  So I decided to get some answers from my BGWB Instagram followers plus add a few places of my own.  A few restaurants were suggested by several of my Houston followers so it seemed like a great list to share on my blog.   Here are [...]

By |2022-01-11T23:23:17-06:00January 9th, 2022|Categories: Happy Hour, Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|3 Comments

Black Owned Houston Nightlife

Listen folks, we are in the midst of the new roaring 20s, hot girls summers, vaxxed and outchea'!  As a Houstonian I have been thoroughly enjoying what my city has to offer this year and noticing a lot of new fun places that happen to be black owned.  A friend of my encapsulated this moment so well, stating that Houston is undergoing a Black Renaissance!  While there are still struggles within the city such as genetrication, flooding, and necessary progressive reforms, in many ways Houston is booming floating on population growth.   For me, a lot of the fun and excitement [...]

By |2021-12-24T11:06:57-06:00May 30th, 2021|Categories: Favorite Things, Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|15 Comments

Vejo Review

*This post, Vejo Review, is sponsored by Vejo, but the opinions are my own!* The older I get, the more I hunt for quick and healthy food items.  So often, the quick options are packed with sugar and so many other no nos.  When I learned of the Vejo portable smoothie blender, I was attracted to the convenience first off.  Then I learned more about the products and was excited for the chance to try the smoothies with a convenient portable blender.   I tried the Vejo for about a week before creating this review.  Check out my thoughts! What Comes [...]

By |2020-08-30T02:09:31-05:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

FIVE Things in FIVE Years of Black Girls Who Brunch

Can you believe it? Five years ago, I laid on my living room floor and hit "publish" on a series of blog posts.  Check those first few blog posts here and talk about GROWTH.  My initial blog posts included a few lists of favorites, a trip and one restaurant review.  I truly believed that only my mom and a few of my friends would read my blog posts, but since it was fun I kept going.   Here I am five years later still blogging, still enjoying it.  I have probably shared some of these things before in reflection posts, but [...]

By |2020-06-03T00:46:55-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Events, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

10 Things I’ve Done During Quarantine

Hello long lost friends! Earlier this week I realized that I had not drafted a blog post for the month of April and the month is half over.  In the five years that BGWB has existed that has never happened!  And in my month of absence a lot of "nevers" have happened!  I mean who woulda thunk that a national pandemic would take over 2020, require me to postpone Girls Love Crawfish, force us in to our homes for social distancing, close down all the fun businesses and sadly take the lives of thousands of people worldwide! COVID or as [...]

By |2020-04-29T23:06:26-05:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Tips and Tricks|3 Comments

Not so Basic, Basic Invite

 *This post is sponsored by Basic Invite but the opinions are my own* I am sure paper invites are among the many things that millennials are accused of not appreciating!  While I am one to jump on the latest technology can I just say that I love finding a beautiful invite or thank you card in my mailbox?  There is time and effort that goes in to picking an invite, finding some stamps and asking for people's addresses.  I truly enjoy it!  If you are like me, Basic Invite has you covered.  So get in to the Not so Basic, [...]

By |2020-02-24T19:49:04-06:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Getting Invited to Blogger Events

My friends affectionally call me "the plug" because I seem to have a knack for staying in the know about local events around town especially foodie events.  There are two avenues that keep me abreast of what is going on in my hometown, the first is my blog.  After almost five years in the game, most of the events I am interested in fall in my inbox in the form of press releases, invites or promotion partnerships.   The other side of this is just me being a Houstonian that wants to say informed on what is going on in the [...]

By |2020-02-09T11:15:59-06:00February 9th, 2020|Categories: Tips and Tricks|10 Comments

Butcher Box Review

*Links included in this post are affiliate links, which means I may receive payment (at no additional cost to you) for items purchased through my links*  Whewwww... writing blog posts has been so hard lately!  But since this website remains one of my favorite ways to communicate with my audience, I am pushing through!  For those that follow me on Instagram, you may have caught a few of my posts about the meat delivery service Butcher Box.  I received my first box a few months ago and while I am still making my way through all of the products, I [...]

By |2019-11-29T13:50:02-06:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Tips and Tricks|1 Comment
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