Category: Houston Gems

** Whole Foods Announces Another Houston-Area Opening Date!**

**Whole Foods Announces Another Houston-Area Opening Date!** * Whole Foods will open its 1407 S. Voss Road location on April 8 at 8 a.m. The new 45,000-square-foot store is a relocation of the Whole Foods on Woodway Drive. * The current and future locations are less than a mile away, but the new store is [...]

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Museum of Fine Arts unveils $450 expansion project!

When the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston‘s $450 million master plan expansion is completed in 2019, the city as well as the museum will be poised for an enviable uptick in national and international cachet. The plan, which will be officially unveiled at a museum luncheon today, reimagines the 14-acre campus as a cultural drawing card complete with several [...]

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Memorial Park gears up for a $100 Million Makeover!

Bike and pedestrian trails in Memorial Park will more than double to 50-plus miles as part of the proposed $100 million makeover of Houston’s well-loved 1,500-acre green space. Thomas Woltz, principal with Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, has been highlighting the updates to the Memorial Park Long-Range Master Plan at the many ongoing public input meetings hosted by the firm and key [...]

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A ” Groovy” House Just Hits the Houston Market!

Get hip in Brookshire in an ultra swank ranch-style residence with pine wood-paneled rooms, gold and orange decor accents and, of course, groovyshag carpeting throughout. The time capsule home is for sale at $275,000 in all its mid-century glory. Walk through Located at 6th and Purdy streets in this quiet neighboring town, the rancho deluxe house sits back on the half-acre-plus corner lot. Built [...]

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Historic Home Hits The Houston Market

Known for his bold, highly-personal paintings and sculptures, Bert Long, Jr. served as one of Houston’s most notable living artists for 33 years. With Long dying in 2013, and with his wife, Joan Batson, moving to Nebraska to be with her daughter, Long’s unique former home and art studio is now on the market. The attached double-shotgun row house — [...]

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New Heights Development is all about the power of Porches!

One minute, you’re sitting on your front porch, interacting with neighbors enjoying the same leisurely pastime on a quiet, tree-lined street. The next, you’re in the the hustle-bustle of Houston’s downtown work scene. That’s the vision of Porch Street on Adele in East Sunset Heights, a development now under construction with the goal of offering vibrant urban living paired with [...]

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Salvaging historic trees is business as usual at this unique Houston store!

“Let’s Build Together” is the motto at Made at New Living, where local artisans work hand-in-hand with customers to create one-of-a-kind tables, chairs, planters, whatever the desire, using locally sourced materials — all with the goal of improving the quality of life at home with green products. You’ll see the fast-growing concept from the outside with [...]

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Top 10 Places to Eat in Houston, Texas!

“What’s the best restaurant in Houston?” It’s a question people ask me all the time, and there really isn’t a good way to answer it. Does that mean the restaurant I admire the most? Or the one I visit most often? It depends on the occasion — the best restaurant for grandma’s 80th birthday isn’t [...]

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The New Happy Hour

Happy hour serves two functions in Houston: an excuse to socialize with friends and something to do while waiting for the traffic to clear out. There is definitely some comfort in visiting the same places over and over again. But sometimes, you want to try something new. Our favorite, CultureMap Houston, recently published an exciting [...]

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Walking Westheimer Might be Better than Walking Washington

Washington really took off in the last few years as the most popular nighttime destination in Houston. Some say the bloom is off the flower when it comes to the Washington scene and seek out smaller pockets of culture to enjoy after the sun goes down. One of these pockets is on Westheimer just west [...]

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