10 Things to Do in Houston During Dry January
Do That / It's Culture

10 Things to Do in Houston During Dry January

For the second year in a row, I’ll be doing dry January, which, for anyone who knows me, is a huge challenge for me! I’m very social and, let’s face it, being in your 20s and being social means you go to a lot of bars, wine nights, dinner with a bottle split, breweries for … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Banff, Canada — Hiking, Kayaking, and Spas!
canada / North America / Travel There

The Ultimate Guide to Banff, Canada — Hiking, Kayaking, and Spas!

Hiking in Banff is a magical experience. The views (and altitude) will take your breath away. The trails and turquoise glacier lakes will transport you to another place and time. Banff is brimming with history and Rocky mountain adventures! I was there for 6 days and 5 nights. While my legs ultimately got tired of … Continue reading

10 Reasons to Treat Yourself at Hiatus Spa + Retreat
In Style / It's Life

10 Reasons to Treat Yourself at Hiatus Spa + Retreat

Over the past few years, I’ve fallen more and more in love with Hiatus Spa + Retreat with their many services and H-Circle membership perks. One thing I prioritize in my life is self-care, well-being and doing all things in moderation–work, exercise, food, sleep, etc. Incorporating Hiatus into my monthly routine, gives me the perfect … Continue reading

Love Note to Hou: Celebrating 3 Years of Blogging
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Love Note to Hou: Celebrating 3 Years of Blogging

Dear Houston, You’re the most incredible city that we’ve come to love. You’ve given us friends, jobs, homes, and a community that makes us fall in love with you over and over again. Over the past three years, we’ve grown as bloggers, building our brand and voice, making connections, meeting talented people, and helping people … Continue reading

Go Big or Go Home at the Marriott Marquis Pure Spa
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Go Big or Go Home at the Marriott Marquis Pure Spa

We love a good spa day, and now, downtown Houston has an amazing spa (and pool!) for the ultimate treat yo’self day: the Marriott Marquis’ Pure Spa. Bonus: It’s Not Hou readers and followers get a 20% discount on all services valid until 4/30, AND a glass of champagne on arrival. Use the code ITSME#1 when calling … Continue reading