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  • Shopping

    Chloe Dao

    Shopping local (designers) is the hottest trend…

    As a seasoned follower of global fashion and of all things Houston, I take great pride in the talented designers that are home-grown from our city and have proven to many that you don’t have to go to NYC or beyond to make a living as a fashion designer. Houston is chock full of fashion-savvy shoppers who travel the globe. They are smart, sophisticated shoppers who know what they like and, in most cases, what works for them! It’s for these reasons that “shopping local” is such a great idea that is really catching on around town.

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    Nick McCann

    Passionista’s Guide: Buffalo Bayou Beer Dinner and The Museum Experience, plus this week’s “worth-it” events

    Each week, Bayou City “Doing” shares our perfect week: curated events that are worth the time, money, drive or dress. Sometimes you’ll find one event that we delve into, sometimes you’ll find a set of related events and often we’ll share enough events to make up an inspired week, Bayou City magazine style. This week: Buffalo Bayou Beer Dinner, “More Real than Reality Itself,” Throwback Thursday at Spring Street Studios, Creative Mornings with Chloe Dao, The Museum Experience, Les Miserables, MFAH Master Tour and dinner with Chris Shepherd and Robert Del Grande.

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    Snapping: What’s in your salad?

    This week’s challenge is to show us what’s in your salad. What’s your favorite salad ingredient, or where do you go to have a cool, refreshing salad in the summer? We recently added peas, yellow squash and diced fresh cherries to a salad with goat cheese and spring mix—now try making your own combinations or try these recipes from Sparrow Bar + Cookshop’s Monica Pope. Then read Top Eats—Field of Greens in the June/July issue of Bayou City Magazine for some great spots around Houston to get a delicious salad.

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  • Dining

    Dining in Chinatown

    A favorite trail of the Houston Culinary Tours and local chefs, Houston’s Chinatown will tantalize every taste bud with seafood feasts, exotic curries, sushi, steamed buns and sweets. Anticipate a savory melting pot of Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Thai and Japanese delicacies in this small empire spanning from Sugar Land to Westchase. Only rule of thumb: Arrive hungry.

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    Throw a fabulous fiesta with help from Bering’s, Arnes Warehouse & more

    Fi-es-ta (noun): In Spanish-speaking regions, a religious festival; an event marked by festivities or celebration. Even the very sound of the word is enough to put you in the party sprit. Fiesta! It’s the sort of word that conjures up the sounds of salsa and images of bright colors and spicy food–it’s enough to make you want to throw your very own! Come on. You know you want to. Houston’s Hispanic roots run deep and what better way to connect to them and bring a little sizzle to our Bayou City summers than with a fun, frolicking fiesta? Here are our tips to help your fiesta be fabulous.

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