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Emily Lunstroth

Emily Lunstroth has 121 articles published.

Local Houstonian and Editor of Houston Hotel Magazine. Follow her on Instagram for her latest adventures around the city, @emilylunstroth.

Indulge in Houston’s 2019 Restaurant Weeks

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Houston’s restaurant week(s) is one of the biggest events of the year, where over 25 restaurants participate to raise money for The Houston Food Bank. Since the inaugural event in 2003, Houston Restaurant Weeks has become the biggest fundraiser of its kind in the United States, raising over $14.7 million to date. This week not only were the list of restaurants announced but some of their menus as well. Keep Reading

Monkey’s Tail Bar Opens in North Houston

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Located in the Lindale Park neighborhood, Monkey’s Tail was inspired by the nearby train station – a monkey’s tail is slang for the handle known to move the train tracks. The group of industry veterans that opened the bar combined their Mexican-American backgrounds to create a place where mid-century modern meets hole-in-the-wall vintage vibes. Filled with pool tables, lounge areas and a large dog-friendly patio it is bound to be the newest go-to neighborhood bar.  Keep Reading

McCormick & Schmick’s Has a Fresh New Look

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McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks, a leader in the steakhouse industry since the ’70s, recently debuted their new name, M&S Seafood, Steaks & Oysters, and a new look at their Uptown Park location. The updated modern interiors include fresh white marble walls and light lighting to create an inviting atmosphere to enjoy what USA Today called, the best Happy Hour in America.  Keep Reading

Celebrate the 4th of July in Style

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Even though 4th of July lands on a Thursday this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy America’s 243rd birthday! The city and its’ businesses are celebrating in different ways, and we’ve rounded up a few options for you to enjoy Independence Day in Houston!  Keep Reading

Geometric Collection from Christina Greene Jewelry

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Christina Greene started her namesake jewelry line in 2011 and since then has taken the Texas jewelry world by storm. Each one of the collections is inspired by her world travels and feature genuine semi-precious stones and 18K gold plating over hypoallergenic and nickel-free brass. Her latest collection, the geometric collection, launched today and is full of pieces that are perfect for summer.  Keep Reading

New Heights Restaurant Focuses on Transparency & Global Taste

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Owners Xavier and Mari Godoy are high school sweethearts from Venezuela who have a love of international cuisine. After years of working in the Oil & Gas field in Houston, the couple had the idea to open a restaurant where people left saying “You know what? I felt like I went to a friend’s house and had the best meal ever.” In January 2019 Mastrantos, an intimate and contemporary restaurant with international cuisine was born. 

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Seasonal Menu Update at Relish is Cool for the Summer

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Every season Relish Restaurant & Bar updates their menu to reflect both the on-trend and in season ingredients. The summer menu is all about light, refreshing flavors and creative uses of fresh fruit, all with traditional southern cooking influences.  Keep Reading

Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography

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The boom of fashion photography happened in the 1920’s thanks to the editors of Vogue and Harpers Bazar. The editors began hiring photographers who pushed boundaries and came to make history with their photographs. Today, fashion photography has transformed into a genre of its own that goes far beyond the pages of magazines. The newest exhibit at The Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonIcons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography explores this history with over 200 photographs from both well known and smaller yet influential photographers.  Keep Reading

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