10 Top Women-Owned Business In Houston

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According to the 2016 Women-Owned Business Report commissioned by American Express, “Between 2007 and 2016, the number of women-owned firms increased by 45%, compared to just a 9% increase among all businesses. Therefore, women-owned firms have grown five times faster over the past nine years than the national average.” This means that women are now … Read more

9 Best Thrift Stores in Houston Worth Your Money

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Houston’s thrift stores are the perfect place to visit if you want to support local companies, get a sense of the city’s spirit and save several bucks. There are countless reasons to thrift, including saving money, reducing your environmental impact, curating a vintage closet, or keeping clothes from the trash dump. Houston has you covered … Read more

Best Flea Market in Houston For the Best Bargains

Over the past years, flea markets have developed and become unique shopping markets all over the globe. Flea markets are known for unique, second-handed, and vintage products. Some of these items include household items such as dishes, typewriters, retro furniture, phones, antique sewing machines and many others.  Flea markets are necessary for today’s society for … Read more

8 Best Places to Take Pictures in Houston

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Have you saved all of the discount codes from Shutterfly, Snappish, and Minted? Have you Pinned coordinating outfit selections for the whole family? Have you promised your brother-in-law, who owns the nice camera, a dozen homemade cookies for an hour’s worth of his time? All you need now is to find the perfect location for … Read more

13 Graffiti Walls in Houston: Stylish, Artsy and Picturesque

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We call it beautiful street art, graffiti, tagging, whatever you call it. We believe that graffiti walls in Houston enhance the city’s beauty, natural environment and add value to the surroundings. Houston has been very busy making the city even more beautiful recently by implementing well-placed street art with the Mini Murals. However, what about … Read more

Houston Fashion Designers on Top of The Game

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Wonder what makes Houston’s fashion scene buzz? Or perhaps you’re looking to add a little local flavor to your wardrobe. Here’s a list of some Houston fashion designers that you need to know about. Whether you’re new to the fashion scene or a seasoned veteran, check out these talented individuals. These designers have something for … Read more

I LOVE THIS GAME

“Lakers lost! This SUCKS!!!!!!” -diary entry, June 12, 1984 I was thirteen years old. My handwriting in red marker matched my anger about the NBA Finals Game 7 between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics. My first record of sports writing wished that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson had kicked the butts of Larry … Read more

IMPARTING WISDOM VS. GIVING ADVICE

IMPARTING WISDOM > GIVING ADVICE Imparting wisdom is like baking a delicious dish, taking it to a potluck, and leaving it on the table with a serving spoon next to it amidst the other dishes. Imparting wisdom is inviting. It is intriguing. The choice of whether or not to try to the dish is left … Read more

THE GEOMETRICAL ABSTRACT ART OF DANIEL ANGUILU EXPOSES US TO A ONCE SECRET WORLD

Daniel Anguilu’s artwork gracefully demands my attention as I drive past Midtown. Shattered with gestural swoops and slashes, lines and shapes morph around an apartment complex like a luminous vine. His signature angular and geometrical abstract work stands out in an area of otherwise muted, dull colors. Bold and vibrant–the murals resemble colorful stained glass … Read more

HOUSTON IN CINEMA: HOUSTON’S ALL THAT

When you think of movies and films, you tend to think of LA or NYC as being the hubs of cinema. But what about Houston? Regardless of what Hollywood may predispose you to believe, Houston does have a lure that filmmakers have been attracted to for the past 40 years. So, let’s take a look … Read more