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The Holiday Delights of Downtown’s GreenStreet

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Houston’s city sidewalks are all decked out in holiday style. The scene is complete with laughing children and smiling shoppers, especially in our beautiful, bustling downtown. Treasures abound all over, but the fabulous new mixed-use development, GreenStreet, has some of the best.

Whether you’ve come to dine, stay, or shop, GreenStreet has it all and then some. This holiday season, discover the magic of downtown Houston.


Hotel Alessandra

Hotel Alessandra
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The stunning new Alessandra is uniquely Houston, blending the culture of European lifestyle with the pioneering spirit of the Texas wildcatter. With its convenient proximity to downtown destinations, Hotel Alessandra is perfect for the well-traveled and business savvy.

1070 Dallas St.  |  (844) 204-5851  |




Bardot lounge at Hotel Alessandra
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This luxurious bar is perfectly-appointed above the atrium in Hotel Alessandra. Unwind with a hand-crafted cocktail at the end of the day, or start your evening with a glass of wine and a light bite.

1070 Dallas St.  |  (713) 242-8555  |  hotelalessandra-houston/barbardot

III Forks

III Forks
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Indulge in French-inspired, prime-aged steaks and fresh seafood dishes at this outpost of the upscale Dallas original. Sophisticated, contemporary environs are perfect for a business meal or an evening out.

Toast the New Year in style with champagne, filet mignon, and cold water lobster tail. Make your New Year’s Eve reservations today.

1201 Fannin St., Suite 129  |  (713) 658-9457  |


Lucienne at Hotel Alessandra
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Houston’s premier upscale Mediterranean restaurant serves Continental European Cuisine from the second floor of Hotel Alessandra. Executive Chef Jose Hernandez delights the senses with his French technique and one-of-a-kind spin, crafted from 20 years of experience around the world.

1070 Dallas St.  |  (713) 242-8555  |  hotelalessandra-houston/lucienne



make(her) boutique

(make)her boutique
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This trendy boutique showcases the work of three local ladies, each of whom specializes in unique products. Lyndsey Brantley of Camellia Alise is the skin care maven and offers spa services in the shop; Brenda Grands (Brenda Grands Design) specializes in modern, dainty jewelry with natural stones; and Ellyse Espinoza (Stateline Design) creates Houston-themed keepsakes such as T-shirts and mugs.

Explore the work of these Houston makers and come home with gifts everyone will treasure. Be sure to check their Instagram (@makeherboutique) for updated holiday hours.

1200 Fannin St., Suite 137  |  Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Esperson Gallery

Esperson Gallery
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This fabulous, nearly 4,000 square-foot art gallery showcases both Houston-based and national visual and performing artists.

Something for everyone awaits, including work from Museum of Fine Arts, Houston permanent collection artists like Allison Hunter, as well as pieces from Los Angeles-based Taft McWhorter and Steven Silverstein. In late December and the New Year, come view (and acquire) vintage fashions from Halston, YSL, Dior, and estate-sourced couture pieces. The show will be curated by Houstonian Marci Rosenberg, founder of Mrs. Couture.

1201 Fannin St., Suite 131  |  (713) 412-1771  |

Featured image courtesy of Hotel Alessandra

Mary Cate is a Houston-based writer, photographer, and reading fiend, recently returned to her native city after time in Austin and New York City. She loves sharing the best of Houston with the world — margaritas, anyone? She and her husband serve local businesses through their digital content company, Two Cats Communications.

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