Margaritas & Murals: Exploring Dallas with the Locals
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Margaritas & Murals: Exploring Dallas with the Locals

As a proud Houstonian, is it okay to like Dallas? I went on a mission to the Big D to find out for myself if it’s possible. After a lovely day there, I can safely say that Houston’s northern I-45 neighbor has a lot to offer. Over the past few years, I’ve been to Dallas … Continue reading

24 Hours in Palm Springs, California — The Colorful City of the Desert
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24 Hours in Palm Springs, California — The Colorful City of the Desert

A few weeks ago I made a fabulous mid-winter trip to the glamorous and art-filled Palm Springs, California for the 2018 Altitude Summit. I represented It’s Not Hou It’s Me and networked with small business owners, designers, photographers, bloggers, sponsors and creatives of all sorts at the overflowing-with-color Saguaro Hotel. I spent most of my … Continue reading

Houston Day Trip: Hiking Sam Houston National Forest
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Houston Day Trip: Hiking Sam Houston National Forest

This past weekend, I made a point to opt out of all the consumerist trends and commune with nature. Changing up my Sunday brunch routine, I headed up north to Sam Houston National Forest to prove a point that wilderness activities are easily accessible to Houstonians, and I’m capable of doing the nature thing. Getting … Continue reading

Arlington, Virgina in 24 Hours
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Arlington, Virgina in 24 Hours

Whether you’re visiting for work, headed to Georgetown, taking a day trip from DC or avoiding the costly hotel prices in our nation’s capital, you’ll find a lot to do in Arlington! (Note: For all you Texans out there reading, I’m talking the Arlington in Virginia–not the one outside of Dallas ;).) Arlington is absolutely adorable and … Continue reading

A Houstonian’s Guide: 24 Hours in Nashville 
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A Houstonian’s Guide: 24 Hours in Nashville 

 This past weekend I took a girl’s trip to the arguably the biggest bachelorette capital of the US–Nashville, Tennessee. Ironically, I wasn’t going for any wedding related activities and instead of donning matching “bride squad” t-shirts, I was accompanied by my mom for a spontaneous weekend trip to visit her sister. With a bit of … Continue reading

How to Plan a Trip in 2 Hours or Less 
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How to Plan a Trip in 2 Hours or Less 

*Complete title of this post should really be: How to Plan a Trip in 2 Hours or Less While using Free Wifi in the Airport an Hour Before Your Flight Takes off Before your Final Destination I’m not a procrastinator, but since I travel so much (no, really I spend 90% of my days on … Continue reading

How to Survive a Mardi Gras Ball Weekend in Baton Rouge
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How to Survive a Mardi Gras Ball Weekend in Baton Rouge

Louisiana is a familiar destination for most Houstonians. It’s a quick drive (relatively speaking in terms of the size of Texas) and filled with exciting things like casinos, crawfish, gators and, of course Mardi Gras. This past weekend I made my way to Baton Rouge for a Mardi Gras Ball with my boyfriend and some … Continue reading