"When you get into a hotel room, you lock the door, and you know there is a secrecy, there is a luxury, there is fantasy. There is comfort. There is reassurance." It sounds to me like Diane von Furstenberg was talking about the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria. I had so much fun spending the weekend at this hotel while co-hosting Comp Camp with my buddy Ginger.
Nothing makes me happier than being able to knock a restaurant off of my foodie bucket list, especially when the restaurant is in another city. As soon as plans for Comp Camp Houston were finalized, I knew that there was no way I could leave without making a visit to Peli Peli Kitchen or Peli Peli.
I love visiting San Antonio. Aside from sightseeing and enjoying the Riverwalk, I love the variety of great restaurants the city offers. Before heading off for a visit, a friend recommended that I try Boudro's Texas Bistro. My hubby and I visited for an afternoon lunch.
I love visiting Austin, Texas. There's so much to see and do between the incredible culinary, nature, and music scene. There are plenty of hotels to choose in the Downtown corridor. During my recent visit, I wanted to have a tranquil, yet fun stay that wasn't too far from the action in Austin.
During my weekend trip to Austin, I wanted to take a stab at exploring the Austin food truck scene. Instead of relying on recommendations, I took matters into my own hands and booked the Best of Austin Food Trucks Tour with Austin Eats Food Tours. The tour promised to take us around to some of Austin's best food truck stops while riding around in an executive bus. I had never been on a food tour, so I was extremely intrigued with the concept.
I love visiting museums. I've been to quite a few during my travels over the past year. I decided to keep things local this time around and headed over to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth Texas. The museum is currently running an exhibit featuring Brooklyn based artist KAWS.
Ain't no party like a Diner en Blanc party. I love looking back on experiences that I've had that feel magical. Diner en Blanc Dallas was one of them. Diner en Blanc is a pop-up picnic dinner that originated in France. The event is now held internationally in a multitude of cities. This year's event in Dallas was held at Dallas City Hall.
I closed out my Summer with a Labor Day local adventure. Although I've lived in the Dallas area for a few years, I've never visited Hawaiian Falls. This ended up being the perfect way to bring in the three day weekend.
Brunch is serious business. Before the weekend even hits, I'm already thinking about where I'm going to eat brunch. I recently visited Hash House A Go Go's Plano location and was not disappointed. If you're serious about breakfast or brunch then you must add this restaurant to your list.
I'm a huge advocate of taking local adventures. As a result, I'm always on the look out for fun things to do within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Recently, I spent a day enjoying some of Grapevine's attractions and had a blast! Grapevine is known for maintaining its historical downtown corridor. The city isn't just focused on history but has a plethora of other attractions including Great Wolf Lodge, the Gaylord Texan, Grapevine Mills, and more.