Fall has arrived – a time for family, friends, fresh fashion and flavorful food! This season in HHM, we’re highlighting some of our favorite shopping destinations and festive hotspots to help you celebrate the holidays. Let us guide you through the city, so you can experience Houston like a local. 

Gracing our cover is Houston Texans’ star player, Whitney Mercilus. In this issue, the outside linebacker discusses the career that brought him to Houston and his philanthropic efforts to advocate for the rights of special needs children across the country. He’s a force on and off the field, and we’re proud to call this wholehearted, All-American athlete a Houstonian. 

And that’s just the beginning. From non-toxic nail salons to guilt-free fast food, our city is full of places to feed both your mind and your body. Discover our fave finds in “Take Note,” our new health and wellness feature. Then, we’ll whisk you straight to the holy grail of shopping destinations, giving you an in-depth look into four notable retail centers – all of which offer elevated shopping and dining experiences unmatched by anywhere else in the city.  

Since you’re in the culinary capital of the Southwest, be sure to check out “Brunches, Bars and Snappy Hours” for the best deals and newest eateries our foodie town has to offer. Looking for something a little heartier? We’ve rounded up the best chophouses in town in our “Steak Section.” You can’t come to Texas without savoring the local fare, and we know good steak! 

Once you’ve made your reservations and know the dress code, it’s time to think about what you’re going to wear. Discover our “Extended Holiday Gift Guide,” a curated selection of trending and seasonal items that are sure to help you stand out in style. We have something for everyone on your list, including the little ones, and we’ll steer you toward some of Houston’s must-haves for fall. ‘Tis the season to shop! 

Before you go, consult “The Scene,” our entertainment calendar, for an insider’s look at over 300 of Houston’s best upcoming performances, festivals and can’t-miss events.  Spend some time with our comprehensive listing of Houston sporting events (go, Texans!), and browse through some of our favorite places to dine, shop and explore around town. 

Thank you for choosing Houston Hotel Magazine as your guide to the best of H-Town. We’re glad you’re here.